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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Christmas roses (by Veronica)

 My last samples for this month share a theme of Christmas roses, and both stamps are great for colouring in.
The first stamp is called 'hark the Christmas rose'  and has a background of music for the carol 'hark the herald angels', which i thought was a lovely combination.
 The first one was stamped with versamark onto black card and gold embossed before painting with some very ancient mica paints - I think this one used H2Os. Trimmed down, mounted onto gold card, then onto a white card blank that had been randonly stamped with the roses using a gold inkpad.
 The second version is very similar, but embossed in silver and the paints were from an anonymous palette of mica paints - it is so old that the clear lid has disintegrated, but the paints still work fine!
This time i stamped and white  embossed the snowflakes from winter edges to make the background, then sponged a light grey ink round the edges before adding matting layers of black and silver

The serena stamp does count for this theme as it has a small bunch of Christmas roses!
My first card was the simplest, stamped with versamark onto cream card and gold embossed.
Painted again with the mica paints, a thin gold mat and mounted onto a white base card randomly stamped using the Christmas roses which were gold embossed. The sentiment is from 'lets get festive'.

The final version I stamped serena three times,  once onto white card and twice onto black and silver embossed all the images.
One of the black cards was trimmed to size, and a versamark pad dragged roughly round the edges which were then silver embossed.
Serena was painted with the mica paints on the white card and fussy cut out, then glued onto the image on the black card.
The roses and candles were painted on the third image, then fussy cut out and glued on.

I hope that you enjoyed Christmas in July, there are loads of lovely samples coming up from the girls, so keep looking!


  1. Love both these sets of stamps, nice to see them in various colour ways. Gorgeous cards

  2. These are stunning Veronica.
    Linda xxx

  3. Stunning projects, great compilation!

  4. Absolutely stunning Veronica, the black base is fabulous and really shows the brilliance of your paints, gorgeous designs, Kate x x

  5. I adore the two different versions of the Hark the Christmas Rose stamp, and the mica paints really pop on the black card. The two different versions of Serena are beautiful too and so different. I love the Hark the Christmas Rose stamped in the background on the first, and the black with white idea on the second works really well. Four fabulous cards Veronica. x

  6. OH! all of them are sooooooooo beautiful.

  7. Very nice, you've done a great job of showing how different each stamp can look just by changing little things.


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