Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Briar Rose.


One of my sisters will be eighty-six at the end of the month, so last night I made this card for her, using a new set of stamps I have just bought from Chocolate Baroque. Their June release is two A5 sheets of stamps, one featuring the Briar rose, and one the Harebell, and both have several butterflies as well. For this card I chose the main rose stamp.


I stamped it onto white card, then masked it off and used ink dusters to add a little blue and green to the background. I then coloured the image gently with copic markers. I stamped it again a couple of times, and used the second print to add an extra layer to the lower butterfly, and the front wing of the top one. The third print I coloured in the same way and covered it with adhesive glitter acetate, to use as a final embellishment.
The frame is cut using a snippet of pink card and a Spellbinders, Decorative labels 8 die with the centre removed, and I cut around the outside of the die so the main image made its own mat.
For the base I made a white card and delving into my pink patterned snippets, I came up with some pale pink gingham paper from a very old pack I bought from the QVC seconds shop, years ago, which I used to cover the front of the card. Before sticking it down I passed it through a floral,  'Peter Rabbit' embossing folder from Crafter's Companions, which just adds a bit of interest, and I took the green from the image out to the egdes with  two strips of washi-tape across the background. I finished  it off with my 'extra' butterfly and a tiny stamped sentiment from again, an old but loved, Elusive Images stamp.
So for once I have a card ready to post without the usual last minute panic!
As I have used some snippets I am linking this to Pixie's Snippets Playground, week 128
Also, Pink , Butterflies, and Dry Embossing is a Bingo line in Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge this month, so I shall pop over and link up there too.

14 comments:

Maxine D said...

Oh Kate, this is gorgeous - love the dimension you have obtained with the layering of the butterflies.
Blessings
Maxine

Di said...

Wow Kate, this really is fabulous! Gosh your colouring is beautiful and I just LOVE how you used the Labels 8 dies. I just bought mine recently and am still getting to grips with ideas - did you trace and then hand cut round the largest layer (ie. the image) - absolutely great!!

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

What a gorgeous card Kate. Very summery indeed.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Thanks for the reply Kate! I thought that might be how you did the outside part (with scissors) but didn't realise you hadn't used a plain labels eight die for the inner. Sheesh - a craft knife, more than I'd dare to risk but a beautiful result!

Hugs, Di xx

Saskia said...

Wow, love the soft colours!

Lynne K said...

Love this, Kate, it's SO pretty. Beautiful design and colours. I think those stamps will end up in my stash too before long, they are gorgeous, aren't they?

Lynne x

Jean Straw said...

This is really very pretty Kate,the colours and colouring are lovely.I love the diecut frame and the embossed flowers.
Jean x

Mrs A. said...

I love your card Kate. Superb colouring and so effective with the butterflies cut in 3d. I love that Spellbinders die too. One I have been trying to get for ages. Thankyou for fluttering by my bingo challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Chris said...

Love the card,beautiful decoration.
As you can see i'm back at last after my 1 year + break.
Chris P

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card. The layered butterflies are perfect on this pretty image.
You did a wonderful job on this card. Your sister is going to love it!

Jopez said...

Lovely card..... I love butterflies. X

veronica said...

very pretty card - those stamps are top of my need list at the moment, dropping heavy hints to daughter for upcoming birthday............

Cara Malmrose said...

Such a lovely card Kate.

MaryH said...

Kate, Sorry to have been MIA for a bit, but slowly trying to get back in the groove. I saw this magnificent card spotlighted at the Playground, and well deserved accolade too. You've used one of my favs of the fancy S/B shapes and it looks stunning with the lovely CB stamps. A perfect birthday card for a sweet lady's 86th, and the colors are beautiful. The hovering butterflies are so pretty with all the other elements. She will adore it. WTGo, and TFS. Hugs