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Saturday, 4 August 2018

Hark the Christmas Rose by Brenda

Good morning Peeps, Brenda here with some Chrismtas creations from Lesley's recent Hochands shows which featured some rather beautiful seasonal stamps. And a heads up that she has two shows today at 8am and 2pm which you won't want to miss, it's all rather Eastern!

My first piece of artwork features the lovely Hark the Christmas Rose which really is the most beautiful image. I am sure the shape of this card has a name although I'm afraid I don't know it. I used a sheet of A3 card which gives you two base cards, I score twice at 6" intervals then cut vertically to create the two cards, then cut the two end panels diagonally so that they fold in on onanother.

This is the central panel stamped and coloured with sparkle pens, I then stamped the flowers several more times and cut out to decouapge on the frot panel and layered over the background with I stamped with Large Crackle Background.

A nice inky background using Distress Oxides, then the Pears from Pears and Baubles, the first stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with detail silver, masked to stamp the second pear stamped and embossed with purple embossing powder, then repeated again to add the thrid pear. Finally three sentiments from Let's Get Festive.

Another appearance for Robin the Spruce, he seems a very popular fellow with the DT and viewers, stamped with Versafine Black, twice onto the back panel and a third time onto a small piece of card, cut our and coloured and raised centrally over the background.

A final share using the beautiful Serena. I brayers white acrylic pain onto a piece of Kraft card purposely leaving uneven edges. I then added a wash of Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Oxide Inks, to get the ink where I wanted it I put the ink onto a pice of acetate, water down and then dabbed the piece of painted Karft into it.........messy but works a treat as you can see the ink and are in more control of where it goes.

I then stamped Serena with Versafine black, added some seam binding and coloured and cut out a couple of flowers from Hark the Christmas Rose.

Thank you so much for your visit today.


  1. Beautiful cards and gorgeous stamps, I feel a purchase coming on xx

  2. Amazing samples!! Fabulous ideas here, wonderful cards with the gorgeous stamps, love especially the unusual folding of the first one and the stunning effect of the third!

  3. Stunning selection of cards Brenda, your designs and colours are fabulous, Kate x x


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