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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Elegant Edges - By Florence

Hi everyone

Thank you for calling in.  It is great to have your company.

This week I have been playing with the Elegant Edges rubber stamps.  

Love, love, love this set.  This is a set that I would like to have with me on a desert island.  You guys will know what I mean.  When you start using a stamp for the first time and know it is going to be a favorite, one that will cover every eventuality and every occasion......Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, creating backgrounds.......the list is endless.   This set is one of those.

The other thing that struck me with this set is that it would be great for scrap booking and for making mini albums

If you are new to stamping this would be an ideal set to have in your stash. 


I have gone back to basics with my first two cards.  

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I have just changed the colors and the format for the second one.





I used the small honeysuckle stamp for both of these cards.

I stamped randomly over a piece of white card stock.  Some times I re-inked my stamp and some times I didn't. 

When the ink was dry I used a punch to cut out the squares.  I added the dragonflies here and there.

I then just mat and layered my stamped squares onto some pretty papers and card.


50th Birthday Card

For my next card I used the little leaf stamp to create a background.  




I started by stamping all over a piece of white card stock using the small leaf stamp and Orange Blossom Archival Ink.  I then stamped randomly over the top of my first stamped images using Red Geranium Ink.  These are both fabulous colors. 

When the ink was dry.  I used a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and Old Paper and Pumice Distressing ink.  I then removed some of the ink with a damp paint brush to high light some of the leaves.

I cut out the numbers and stamped over them again using the leaf stamp and Walnut Stain distressing ink.  I applied just a hint of the same ink to the edges of the numbers.

I then just mat and layered my card up using pretty papers and adding some ribbon.

That's all from me today.

Happy Stamping
Florence x

14 comments:

  1. Love your gorgeous projects Florence,fabulous designs and colours.xxx

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  2. These stamps are so versatile, aren't they? Mix up the colours, LO and you get a stunning new look every time. Absolutely beautiful collection of cards, Flo.
    hugs, Asha

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  3. Love the patterncards you made!

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  4. I agree with you about how versatile this set is. I love the background techniques & the way you gave the square panels a wide right hand border in the second one - very effective indeed. The way you picked out the aqua in the background patterned paper is particularly striking & I love the dragonflies joining in the aqua dance with their bodies. It's lovely to see the long oblong first sample - not a shape seen much these days but very striking in that orientation. Your final card is delightful with its gingko theme running throughout the whole of the design. Again I'm struck by your matting adding wider vertical borders than horizontal which add such a good balance to the basically horizontal orientation of the whole design. The red & brown with the white is pure delight.
    Paula (PEP)

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  5. Lovely cards Florence, you are right that this set is very versatile and your cards demonstrate this too

    Jackie x

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  6. Three gorgeous cards Florence. I love all of them especially the last one, the stamp makes a lovely background.

    Sue xx

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  7. gorgeous cards florence - these are really beautiful! Just ordered the new landscape stamps - I couldn't help myself! Hugs rachel x

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  8. I'm glad you found a favourite stamp set. I have one or two favourites that I always turn to too. Your cards are so pretty. I like those red dragonflies. They really pop.

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  9. Your cards are super Florence, nice colours , great design , you inspire me!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  10. Three gorgeous cards, I am loving the panel design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. Gorgeous cards, the colours look great.

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  12. Three lovely cards and congratulations on your joining the DT. The elegant edges are gorgeous stamps and the first card is so fresh with the orange honeysuckle echoed in the gingham paper and the green mat which each of the squares sits on complements it beautifully. The second looks so different with the more grungy background, but lovely colours and the sweet dragonflies on both cards. I particularly like the third card with it's more monochromatic colours. The gingko makes a great background, and the colours you have used are bright but suit it beautifully. The panel across the middle having the darker background makes those large letters stand out wonderfully.

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  13. A delightful trio Florence, you've certainly thought outside the box to create thes very diverse

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  14. Gorgeous cards! I love both color variations of the honeysuckle cards!
    Pretty leaf stamp in the birthday card also!

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