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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Harebell Butterfly - By Florence

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

Thank you to everyone for leaving comments on the previous posts, we always love to hear from you.

Today I wanted to share some cards I made using the beautiful Harebell Butterfly stamps.  A huge congratulations to Sue on another incredible set of stamps.

For my first card I have gone for different layers. A bit of this and a bit of that.  This is a great way to use some of those little bits that you put to one side for...."that might come in" moment.

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One of my hot picks to go with the Harebell Butterfly and the Briar Rose Butterfly stamps are the Vintage Tag printable downloads designed by Lesley Wharton.

I stamped my image, using Black Archival Ink onto one of the Vintage Tags I had printed off in preparation.

I colored the image using water color crayons, just applying the color onto the dry surface and then blending it with a lightly damp paint brush.

I trimmed my stamped vintage tag to size and scuffed up the edges with a blade of a knife and sewed it to a piece of blue backing paper.

I then assembled the card as seen. 

Tip: I never apply glue, foam tabs or tape to the very edges of my pieces.  That way I can slot little pieces of ephemera in where I want to and when necessary.

For my next cards I have gone for CAS style cards.

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For this card I used the little Rose Hip stamp off the sheet.  I did carefully, so that I can still use it, slice the butterfly off this stamp.  No disrespect was intended to Sue.  

I love this little stamp. I know it is one that will come out time and time again.

All I did to make this card was to stamp the image randomly around the edge of a piece of trimmed to size white coated card stock using Black Archival Ink.

  I colored the image in using my jumbo felt pens.  The rose hips reminded me of blue berries hence the color choices.

I assembled the card as seen and adding a stamped Birthday Greetings sentiment to finish it off.

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For the final card, I used the same Rose Hip stamp again.  I stamped the Rose Hip image onto white coated card stock using Black Archival Ink.  I masked the image and stamped over it, using dark Blue Archival Ink, with the script from one of my all time favorite sets the Eccentric Edwardian.  I colored the image with some felt pens.

I made a frame using dies, edged it in gold.

I scored the bottom edge of the card using a score board and assembled it as seen, using foam pad to raise the frame.

That's all from me today.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Do check out the other projects made by the wonderful DT.  They are amazing... the DT and the projects.

Take care
Florence x


  1. I like the clean elegant look of these cards.

  2. They're all gorgeous - and I love what you've done with the 'bits and bobs'! I most certainly do have plenty of those ;)

  3. More beauties. Florence you are really talented. I just got my sets of these new summery stamps the other day, and I am going to get them cut this weekend so I can start playing myself. All these ideas you and the other designers have regaled us with are amazing.

  4. I like the idea of the vintage tags behind the harebell and butterfly image

  5. All beautiful pieces of work, but I think my favourites are the last two because the image with the script behind and that really lovely gold edged frame just on the white card is so elegant, and then the finishing touch with the embossed lines is just perfect. The second one is also very elegant and along the same lines too, and I love the blue you have used making a frame with the stamp. The first is also very pretty, and the papers go beautifully with it. These stamps are so versatile. x

  6. These are gorgeous Florence, I love the beautiful colours and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  7. These are lovely cards Florence, I especially love the rose hips one
    Jackie x

  8. stunning makes Florence - one and all - love them - this set is so versatile xx

  9. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. They are very much appreciated. Good luck in the draw.
    Erika, enjoy your new stamps....They are fantastic. Look forward to seeing what you make.
    Flo xx

  10. Beautiful cards! All elegant and the last so fresh looking!

  11. They are all absolutely gorgeous Florence!!! Although I prefer the first style, the stamps used on the two last ones are so beautiful and you used them so delicately that I also love the result. Well done!! Hugs, Coco xx

  12. Super seeing both the CAS & the more elaborate examples. I love the way your orange butterfly in the first really stands out against the blue & brown elements but it is the second & third cards that are my favourites. Making the rose hips look like blueberries is a brilliant idea & doesn't it just alter the whole feel of the image? Showing the rose hips in their conventional colour alongside the blueberries version is a brilliant idea & I particularly like your use of the script stamp to create a background.
    Paula (PEP)

  13. Wow Florence these cards are really very pretty , I love them all!!



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