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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Briar Rose Butterfly (by Asha)

Hello friends! Hope you're having fun with the new June release stamps. Today I'm showcasing the Briar Rose Butterfly A5 stamp sheet. These new stamps make stunning summer projects, but I found out they are perfect for Christmas cards too!

For my first sample I stamped the largest briar rose image and coloured it with water colours. For the background, I did some inking with various shades of blue and stamped random snowflakes from Family Christmas. Next, I stamped the twig-like image from Briar Rose Butterfly all around the die-cut window and added some red liquid pearls - suggestion of a wreath of holly berries. To finish a greeting from Warm Christmas Greetings and some glitter on the butterflies.

My second project is also a Christmas card, this time in CAS style. I stamped the briar rose stalk and coloured it with alcohol markers. Next, I inked the background in shades of pale blue and stamped snowflakes and a greeting from Stained Glass Christmas. To finish, some pale blue bling and deep red ribbon.

The Briar Rose Butterfly A5 sheet is perfect for summer projects but they are so versatile that you'll be giving these stamps a good workout all year 'round. Come back soon for another visit because the rest of the team have more fabulous projects to show you... and you don't want to miss out, trust me!



  1. These two cards are beautiful, really must get the set

  2. Beautiful cards. I love the stitching you did on your first card. Sadly, I got away from sewing on my cards. Maybe I should do it again.

  3. Two great cards! The first is stunning! Great stamping around the circle!

  4. Lovely - so very different for Christmas.

  5. so stunning Asha - love both of these to bits - just beautiful xx

  6. Clever frame on the first card. I always like sewing on cards.

  7. These are gorgeous and loving the sewing on the cards.
    Linda xxx

  8. This is a different use for these stamps but it works, and the blue backgrounds with the pretty snowflakes and on the first card those touches of red like berries or little baubles give that wintry/Christmas feel. The stitching works so well too. x

  9. They are both so beautiful Asha, I love the red poppies.

  10. Both are fabulous and so not expected! They look and work beautifully for Crimbo - well done Asha you knocked it out of the box! Karen xx

  11. Wow Asha , I really love your beautiful work , great colours and such pretty Christmas samples!!!I


  12. A very interesting idea - I particularly like the way you adapted the foliage stamp in the first & created the sense of Christmas lights or baubles by your colouring & the addition of the gems in the background. However, it is the second that made me stop & think - again your use of the sparkling gems for the snowflakes creates that sense of Christmas lights & wintery coolnesswhilst the bright Briar Rose coloured to resemble a Poppy with its connotations of remembrance/sacrifice/war hints at the sacrificial meaning of the Nativity/Christian Christmas.
    Paula (PEP)


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