Watercolor Roses - Technique and Video Tutorial
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Brayered Roses Technique and VIDEO!

Do you see a THEME starting to develop with my 6x6 Technique Book class this week??  Like... ROSES??  Manhattan Floral, Fifth Avenue Floral...  :)  

Here is project #2... I THINK I actually thought of this all by myself.. as far as I know you can call this a PATTY BENNETT ORIGINAL!


6x6 rose coral 

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Rose cards 

Brayered Roses

Create beautiful softly shaded roses using the Brayer. 

Technique by Patty Bennett


·         Textured Impressions Die – Manhattan Flower from Stampin’ Up!

·         Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform, clear cutting pads

·         Shimmery White Cardstock

·         Brayer

·         2 to 3 coordinating colors – classic ink pads

·         scissors


1.         Emboss the Manhattan Flower die onto Shimmery White cardstock with the Multipurpose platform and the Big Shot

2.        Turn the finished image over so the raised portion is facing DOWN onto your work surface

3.        Ink your brayer in one color (I used Regal Rose) and then ROLL OFF much of the ink onto scrap paper

4.       Roll remaining ink onto “debossed” rose image (raised portion facing DOWN) – in a “hit and miss” fashion – do NOT try to cover the image entirely with color

5.        Repeat steps 3 and 4 with a 2nd color – I used Summer Sun

6.       Cut image out and adhere to your card or project

You are done! Isn’t that quick and easy and BEAUTIFUL!? J

Peachy rose card



Now.. go make one! :)

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What fun new technique, I will definitely have to try this one. It has so many of my favorite items in it, the manhattan flower and shimmery paper. What a beautiful Mother's day card this would be. Thanks for sharing! Your blog is the first I visit everyday. Tonya


Great video. Shame we havenjt got the sizzix in the UK catalogue.


Brenda Cook

Fabulous Patty - I love seeing the written instructions with the additional video!

Question - how did you do the green leaves?


Brenda Cook

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Lovely, Patty! Very pretty. Some of my favorite techniques involve brayering and/or sponging. And congrats on inventing an original technique, too - and for branding it with a name. The techniques I've accidentally invented over the years I've tended to call mistakes - until later on someone gave it a name, called it a "technique", and made it famous, lol!


Thanks for sharing your Technique class with us. I will be trying this technique as soon as I get home tonight!

I didn't have the Shimmery White paper for the watercolor technique (ran out) so I used the watercolor paper. Came out fabulous! Can't wait to try it on the shimmery paper.
Great original idea/technique.

Cheryl Pierce

I just love what you did. It really makes the rose pop out so much more then just having it embossed. Thanks for sharing this awesome new technique with us!

Laura Albertson

Great video, thanks for sharing! Wish I had thought of labeling my 2 brayers in my class last week (different technique with the folder)- they did wind up getting mixed up & the darker inked brayer wound up transfering ink to the lighter pad.
I was sitting here slapping my forhead when you mentioned that-lol.


These are beautiful! I can't wait to go down to my room and try it! This will be a wonderful idea to share with my customers. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas! I look forward to your blog daily.

Cindy Major

Oh wow, the result is so gorgeous!!! I love the mix of colors, it is perfect! Love that you have stamped some leaves, too - it looks beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!


I love how you think, Patty! It's beautiful!


Great video Patty! Thank you for taking the time to make and share it!

When you emboss the Shimmery White cardstock, does it matter which side will become the recessed side? Does that make sense? Is it crucial that the side you're going to brayer is the shimmery side?


Cindee Wilkinson

Love this! Will have to give this one a try. Thanks so much for the tutorial.


Once again, great video! Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing:) Now, I'm off to try that one too - if I can stop making the watercolor roses :)


Wow! thanks so much for sharing! this is beuatiful!

Allison Barber

I believe the Manhatten Impressions Die was made just for you! Love the new technique!

Kim Pebley

What an awesome idea....I can't wait to play! Thank you for sharing.

Diane McCornack

Patty, great video loved it. I'm waiting on my folder from SU :( I'll be trying as soon as it arrives!
Thanks so much for sharing this!

Liz Caires

Patty, these are wonderful projects. I love both the Brayered and Watercolor effects. Thank you so much for such beautiful ideas.


I love the Manhattan Flower Texture die. Everyone will want this one, and the price is right. I did something simular using sponges, but the brayer is so much better, especially on shimmery card stock. Now I have to find a leaf, I think I sold all my retired ones. Wish the Fifth Avenue floral had one.
Thank you for doing the video,that always helps.

Betty Murphy

How beautiful! My texture die is on back order --- oh my. I will have time to think of the color variations I want to do. Thank you so much for sharing this great technique.

Regina Cornelius


Natalie S

Another WOW! I love how easy this is, yet the results are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Brown

Keep the great ideas coming, Patty! Thanks!

Susan Shields

Once again you've done an outstanding job! Thank you so much for sharing!!! I can't wait to try this one too!


This card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this technique.

Eileen McClean

this looks great, I have amde a few of the other roses thanks to your video ,and now will have to order some more re-inkers as I do not have a great ceollection. Can't wait to try this.Thanks for sharing

Charlene Monroe

Absolutely love your card and technique. I can't wait to give it a try. Love the video tutorials along with written instructions. Thanks for sharing!

Shelley G in Iowa

Wow! Another great technique, Patty! Thank once again!

June Ferguson

Wow Patty, this is a gorgeous card with a quick and easy technique! Great job!
June in KS

Judy Elting

Thank you so much for sharing this great technique. I've been struggling with the misting and re-inkers. I can do this!!!
Can't wait to try it!

Corinne (aka Roxy) Somerville

You're AMAZING !!!! GORGEOUS !!! After the wedding I'm definitely going to have to give this a try !!! I posted the cake box yesterday on my blog :) Cait & Ben love it which means so much to me !!! Friday's their big day....I'M SO EXÇITED !!!!

Alicia Coulombe

This is absolutely stunning! I must try this technique. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love visiting your blog, Patty!


The technique is awesome, I need to get a brayer. I have the embossing folder, it combined with the matching stamp set are my current favs! Thanks for sharing, Sue

nancy l

This was a fun video, thanks for making the time to share, beautiful card!




Hi Patty,

Your tutorials have been very easy to follow and have surely made SU! some bucks. I know several times I've seen something on your blog, then just "had" to order it. Congratulations on sooo many hits. You provide daily inspiration to stampers all over the world.

:) Aimee (you have my email address!)

Gail Beezley

I want to be YOU when I grow up!!


This is awesome! I love techniques that look like you worked all day on them and they are really very simple. Thanks for sharing such a great technique! I love your cards and ideas and look forward to checking out your website every day.


This is awesome! Thanks for the great video.

Krista  Rill

I can't wait to try this brayered rose technique.. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with me!!

I love roses and I love your technique.

BRAVO!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!!!


Krista Rill

Jeannette Haynes

Thanks so much for your great written and video instructions. All your projects are great inspirations. Don't have the shimmery cardstock, but will have to order some right away!

MaryE Munson

Patti, You have outdone yourself w/ your brayered Rose technique. I love it.
You have a wonderful blog and I refer it and refer to it frequently. Thank you


Too cool! Love this card and want to try the technique.

Pam Browne

Another really great video! I love your work, Patty!

christina vizcarra

I love this Patty, it looks super soft yet it really pops! I will be trying this on Saturday!!!


I love your new idea here! Thank you for the tutorial and video. I need to get some shimmery cardstock to try this gorgeous technique!


That is such a great video! I've been a follower of your blog for awhile now and you just keep getting better! Thanks for the inspiration! I have cased more than one prodject of yours!

Susan F.

LOVE this technique! thanks for sharing


holy monkees, you are so totally amazing!!
thank you for sharing your genious with us meer mortals.

Michelle Bentrum

What a beautiful card! I definitely have to try this one!

Hope Keene

You have inspired me in so many ways, Patty. I absolutely adore this technique and the way you've designed the card itself. Thanks for sharing you with us!

Tracy Dahlberg

Beautiful cards Patty...you are very talented!

Carolyn Ekman

You amaze me! You have been given such a creative talent. Thank you for sharing you love of flowers and cardmaking !!

Windy Ellard

Congrats on the hits! I look at your blog sometimes twice a day myself. I love these new techniques and really thank you for making the videos. I am purchasing the die and the stamp set. Thank you the chance to win and the inspiration. Have a great week.
Windy Ellard

Susan Sucher

Beautiful technique! Your blog is so inspiring!

Becky Jensen

Thank you for always sharing so willingly Patty! You have such great ideas. I can't wait to try this one out!

Candy Diaz

Patti, I loved your video of the brayered flowers. I am going to try this right after I look at your other video. Thanks for sharing, your technique is great!
Candy Diaz

Darlene L

Patty--your card is just stunning. I love this new idea--the Patty Bennett original technique. Very cool and easy to do! Congrats too on all your hits--have a great rest of the week. I am so glad I am a subscriber!

Wanda McGlamery

Beautiful colors Patty; and thanks for the video - hope I can get a great chance to win some of your blog candy.

Judi Szyndrowski

Wow. Another great technique. TFS.

Melissa Buecher

It's great to see more techniques we can try with the embossing folder. I can't wait to see what SU! offers next! Thanks for sharing

Lynn Larson

Absolutely beautiful card and technique Patty. I am doing a demo with the Fifth Avenue Floral set and also the Manhattan Flower Impressions Folder on Saturday. I will be adding the "Patty Bennett Brayer" technique to my demo:)) Thanks so much for sharing, Patty!

Britt C

You know, I think cutting them out has a HUGE effect on the finished project! These are sooooo cool!

Laura Jaroscak

I guess it's time to purchase this die. I can't resist any more. Beautiful work!


Wow, wow, wow! You have done it again. Thanks so much for sharing.

Wendy Janson

Congratulations on 2 million hits! These are absolutely beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Innis

Thanks for sharing, Patty. I love the Manhattan die, and love seeing the new innovative ways to use ith that you have demonstrated for us.

Ellen McCarthy

You are amazing and an inspiration to us all. I LOVE these roses and can't wait to try them, then teach them! Thanks for all you do


I love this technique and can't wait to try it out!

Carol K. Smith

You have such an eye for color ~ I absolutely LOVE this combination!! PLUS you are a Princess of the Garden - - this is a "Perfect Patty Card"!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Carol K. Smith

Mary Campbell

Thanks for sharing. Love this idea. Gotta try it.


How creative and original! Love the mixture of the two colors on the "debossed" card.


Wow, what a great tutorial! I can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing. AND congrats on 2,000,000 hits....but I'm not surprised.


This is a totally awesome technique! I immediately went home after work and started playing around with it. It's so pretty and so easy to do! Thanks so much for sharing, Patty!

Nancy Dawson

I watched your video this morning and immediately made a card. I did reverse it and brayered the embossing folder instead and it turned out as well! Thank you for your continuing inspiration and as usual ALL your projects are WOW! Nancy

Cassie Collins

What a great technique...thank you for sharing!

BettyAnn Arrasmith

These are gorgeous cards. I will definitely be trying it when my next order arrives!

Danita Roberts

Beautiful Job they are gorgeous. I love all of your idea's you are so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win!!!



I already have the Manhattan Flower texture embossing folder and I'm so looking forward to trying your two new techniques for it. I check your blog most every day; love your ideas and flowers. We're so lucky you share all of your talents with us.


I can't wait to try this! Sign me up for the blog candy...what fun!


WoW your brayer Rose card is Gorgeous, and
you do a wonderful Job doing your Videos, I want to go and make one right now. Thanks for sharing this techique.


Okay these samples just pushed me over the edge to order my very own textured impressions folder! I can't wait to try these out.


Patty, I love your blog and I wish I had met you in Seattle. You inspire me! Thank you! Please let me be one of the 10 winners for you incredible 2,000,000 hits. WOW! Keep the ideas coming! kt
(I love your flowers!)


I just love, love your blog. I can not wait to try this Technique. I have shared your blog with all my friends and they love it too. Thanks so much.

Judy Podkranic

Gee Patty, I never thought of turning the paper over and having the design cut down into the paper. I almost think I like it better then having the raised side up. Thanks for the great directions.


What fun! Can't wait to try this one.

Claudine Fujii

You've done it again! Pure genius, Patty. Love, love, love your blog and the best part is that you have such great demonstratable techniques and projects. All your roses are beautiful. Thanks a million, more than a million.

Sue Tapia

Loved the techniques - I have tried both and they came out so pretty - thank you for the detailed help - will bring my samples to our Love 2Stamp meeting

Sue T

Angela B

This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your 2 million hit!

Cula Parker


I just ordered the fitth avenue floral set because of your tutorial, i knew i had to have it! You are simply amazing!!

cindy ziliak

I can't wait to try this! Gorgeous card.

Marisol Gutierrez

What a Great Technique and love that it is quicker than the watercolor roses although I do love both techniques...Thank you for sharing and CONGRATS on 2 mil hits...after looking thru your blog YOU CAN SEE WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY HITS! Here is to another 2 mil!


Love all the dimension on this! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Burton

You are a great teacher!! I cannot decide which "rose technique" I like best - they are both beautiful- thank you for sharing with us in so many ways

Bonnie Wyke

there is only one word for both the rose tutorials and that is, WOW!!!!
I can't wait to do both of them.

Dawn Hoelzel

I just love the look of this. Thanks so much for sharing.


This card is stunning. Thank you for sharing your talant. tumeeows@verizon.net

Ermajean Marr

This process is a real winner! Easy to do and the result is fabulous! Congratulations on reachng 2,000,000 plus hits on your blog. It really is the best one around.



Wow! I thought the water color roses were the most beautiful I had ever seen, but now I am torn, which are more beautiful? I guess it doesn't matter because they are both stunning! A definate WOW factor in these ... thanks for sharing!


AWESOME card Patty! GREAT toot, this card is just beautiful!

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