3D decoupage old style

20 odd years ago when I was first discovering paper crafting it was 3D decoupage that drew me in.   You would buy packs with the same design printed maybe 5 times, sometimes there was a cutting guide but as often as not you were left to figure the layers out for yourself.   They could be very fussy to cut out as well, fur was probably the worst.

When rubber stamping became the main attraction 3D would still figure in my hobby often a stamp would lend itself to it, so the image would be stamped and coloured several times.

Today I've done much the same thing with a lovely rose stamp from Inkadinkado.   I think Inkadinkado took over the pattens when PSX stopped.   They are among my favourite style of stamps, big enough to make a feature on a card and they are "proper" wood mounted rubber stamps.  I've got several some the original PSX stamps others Inkadinkado.

It occurred to me that August is our driest month and the height of summer when the roses look their very best.

Image stamped 4 times but only 3 imprints used.   The design has been coloured with Chameleon Pens they are perfect for this kind of colouring where you do not want a flat colour but are aiming for light and shade.   The whole flora spray was fussy cut first and then the 3 main flower heads individually cut out.   Keeping it old school the layers were attached with silicon glue not glue buds.    Before the layers were added the edges of the base card were dusted with different and darkening shades of DI.

Challenges this is a response to are

Retro Rubber - Old is New Again, and you have to use a stamp that is more than a year old.  Honestly I've no idea how long I've had this stamp but it has been years.

Ellibelle's Creative Moments - A monthly challenge that I've not visited before, their April Prompt is Say it with Flowers.

Everybody Art - This fortnight their prompt is Flower.

City Crafter - They are celebrating their 8th birthday this month, inviting people to CASE the work of 4 previous designers.  The card from Char caught my eye with it's lovely bold rose design.

Simon Says - This is one of the weekly challenges in this group running from Monday and this week their prompt if Flower Power.

It has been do nice being able to dust off this stamp and join in with so many flower themed challenges.


  1. Wow, this card is gorgeous! Love your layered flowers!! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  2. Beautiful card with the lovely roses...so pretty!!

  3. Love the vintage style (nothing looks or smells better than an old rose)!

  4. Gorgeous, great CASE of Char's, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  5. Love the £D effect of the layering of those pretty roses which are so beautifully coloured x

  6. Beautiful card, the layers really make it pop, Cathy x

  7. What a gorgeous card, the decoupage roses are amazing!! Beautifully colored too.
    Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.

  8. What a lot of work in colouring and fussy cutting those gorgeous blooms but it was so worth the effort. They are gorgeous! The sepia toned background really makes them stand out. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  9. What a pretty card, love how you popped up the flowers for that 3D effect. Just beautiful and I am so happy you decided to join in my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!

  10. Oh my what a layering!! Love the roses and their 3D effect. Cute and clean card. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  11. Wowo, Gorgeous Card. I can also remember ob These Technique ... cool effect on a Card! Thanks for joining us at EAC. Michi DT

  12. OMG your layering is amazing!! I love this, so vintage, the roses are so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT


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