Sneak Peek Day 2 | Rose Window

It is Sneak Peek Day 2 - and it's time to reveal the Rose Window set!

The Rose Window: Digital Paper & Journal Cards are an ode to my fondness of those geometric coloring books of the 80's, and the recent revival of coloring books of all kinds. If you caught my calendar freebie earlier this year, this design should be familiar to you. This time, the design covers the entire page or journal card, and there are a variety of sizes that are packed into this set.

All of the products for this release are DIGITAL and will be available for download at the time of purchase. The descriptions below will give more information about the file types included and suggestions for use.

You can find the Rose Window papers and journal cards, and my other products in my shop.

Product Details:

 
 
 

Rose Window DIGITAL PAPERS AND JOURNAL CARDS

This download contains high resolution 300ppi files of the Rose Window pattern in multiple sizes (all sizes noted in inches) in JPG, PNG and PDF for your crafting/digital needs:

Your download will include the following files:

10 JPG files:

  • Journal Card sizes:  3x4, 4x3, 4x6, 6x4
  • Print Ready with bleed sizes (labeled PP): 3.25x4.25, 4.25x3.25, 4.25x6.25 and 6.25x4.25*
  • Paper sizes:  8.5x11 and 12x12

7 PNG files:

  • Journal card sizes:  3x4, 4x3, 4x6, 6x4
  • Paper sizes:  8.5x11 and 12x12
  • Square single image: 2.5

2 PDF files:

  • PDF - jc_duo - includes 4x3 and 6x4 journal cards
  • PDF - jc_duo-with bleed - includes 4.25x3.25 and 6.25x4.25 journal cards

*You can print the image at home, or at the photo finisher/printing company of your choice.

Suggested Uses:

  • Print pages or cards and color and trim for card making, scrapbooking or other memory keeping.
  • Print and foil with preferred foiling machine
  • Use PNG version of images in digital scrapbooking
 

Projects:

At the moment, I'm really enjoying using the Rose Window images with my Minc foiling machine.  This Hot Pink Minc foil on light pink paper was so pretty after the reveal!  You will get another look at this background during the Sneak Peek on Day 3.

 
 
 

I would say I have loved all of the shiny foils I have tried, but one thing I was dreaming of doing is a watercolor / smooshing technique with this pattern.  However, I wanted the wet colors to resist the lines of the design, allowing the colors to pool, as if the image was embossed.  Then, I came across this post by k.becca where she tests using Minc White Foil & Acetate.  White Foil??? That sounded promising. So I ordered it on the chance it might give me the resist I was looking for. Here are a couple of samples I created.

I was nervous at first because the black image under the foil made the white look almost grey, but after you add the watercolor, the lines look more white against the bright colors. You can see that I tried for more pooling with the yellow/aqua/blue card, and the pink/purple has a more all over water color look.  I love how this white foil worked out to give me a white image for my printed designs!

 
 
 

First, I used the PNG version of the Rose Window image that was a 4x6 journal card size and then cropped it to 4x5.25 so I could keep the circle in the center of each quadrant of the page.  Then, I used the stroke feature in Photoshop to make the line a bit thicker (I added 5px stroke to the center of the line).  I wanted to be sure the white line would be thick enough for this technique.  If you look at the pink foil above, you will see the lines are very thin!

Then, I printed a full 8.5 x 11 sheet of bristol in my black laser printer, and foiled the whole sheet with the white.  I cut the sheet into quarters and began experimenting with my distress inks and water, drying in between second and third layers of colors.  

After everything was dry, I got out my trusty word cutaways from Winnie & Walter.  For this card, I used the In a Word: Hello Cutaway, added the friend stamp from True, and accented the words with strings of pink gemstones. BTW, I need to get a MISTI because I had to draw over my stamp, and the lines are not as crisp as I would like.  The bold font allows the fun Rose Window pattern to show through.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Using the rest of the pink panel, I cut a heart using the Winnie & Walter True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways and then the word thanks from The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways using silver paper.  The silver heart sequins from Pretty Pink Posh add a simple accent to finish the card.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The final card was cut from another panel that I created of a gradient from yellow to green and then to aqua blue. Again, the pattern shows up so nicely inside of the large In a Word: Hi Cutaway.  Add a few Sparkling Clear sequins and the card is done!!! 

 
 
 
 
 

And that's all we have for today!  I hope you liked these projects. Check back again tomorrow for Sneak Peek Day 3 - Elegant Lady!