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Monday, 16 June 2014

Briar Rose Butterfly - by Florence

Hi everyone

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Today I would like to share with you a card I made using the new Briar Rose Butterfly stamps.  I know I keep saying this about all of the stamps but these are one of my favorites of this year.  They have a real country feel about them.  I just love everything about them.  I am ear marking this set and the Harebell Butterfly set to make some Christmas and Birthday presents with.  They stamp beautifully on to paper, card, wood and fabric.

For this card, I used the larger stamp on the sheet.  It is a lovely size about 12.5 cm x 7.5 cm.  This would be great decoupaged on a card.  Nice clean lines to cut.  I think you could get 4 layers with this.

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Just to share,  I recently went to the Butterfly Park on the coast here in Spain.  Oh, it is a wonderful place to go.  So serene and peaceful.   Anyway, in the park there were some giant blue butterflies that just gently floated around.  It was magical.  So, I have taken my inspiration from there for the color of my butterflies on this card. 

As for the roses,  I took inspiration from my garden.

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 When you look at a Briar Rose, the petals are never the same color.  Some are all white or pink, some have hints of yellow and orange on them.  This is my interpretation of the colors.  I hope you like it.

I stamped my image using black Staz-On ink (Archival ink can be used) onto one of the  Vintage Tag digital downloads, designed by Lesley Wharton, that I printed off.

I colored my image using water color crayons.  I colored the image with the crayons and then smoothed and blended them with a just damp paint brush.

I sewed my stamped image sheet to a piece of backing paper and then layered it.  Firstly, on to the country gingham card and then onto my base card.

I stamped my little "With Love" sentiment using Black Staz-On onto some coated card stock, trimmed it to size and then attached it using some foam pads.

That's all from me today.  

If, you have not seen them already, do check out the wonderful projects made by the other members of the DT.  As always you are in for a real treat.

Take Care

Florence x


  1. What a pretty card Florence. I really like the rustic feel with the stitching and the gingham. Your main image stamped on the digi download works really well and the colouring with water colour pencils is great too. A smashing design. Elaine x

  2. Gorgeous. You can see your inspiration in this card.

  3. This is a beautiful card Florence, I really like the country kitchen feel to it and you can certainly see where your inspiration has come from. The roses from your garden are lively
    Jackie x

  4. I love the country garden feel to this card.

  5. stunning card Florence - the colours are so soft and beautiful - lovely xx

  6. Such perfect colouring, love how you did this card.

  7. This is gorgeous and loving the background. I love this stamp too!
    Linda xxx

  8. A beautiful & very elegant card Florence.

  9. That's an exquisite card Flo, using delicate colours and wonderful stamps, I love it!! Coco x

  10. This is so pretty, and goes perfectly with the gingham layer. The lovely delicate watercolouring of the image is beautifully done and the way it has been stamped on the printed vintage label.
    A truly elegant card. x

  11. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. They are very much appreciated. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Flo xx

  12. What an unusual flower card. I like it.

  13. Thank you for your description of the inspiration for your colouring, especially coupled with the Briar Rose photo. The vintage music background is so effective with the stamped butterflies & I particularly like the way your rose petals colouring is echoed by the tones in it. The gingham panel provides a lovely contrast & I love your offset positioning of the stamped focal panel with the eye led into it by your sentiment.
    Paula (PEP)

  14. Love the vintage music background. It really sets of the image


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