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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Beauty with new Fragment Stamps (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  

I was very excited to see the fabulous new Harlequin and Tangled Fragments stamps for July as I love all the other fragment sets, the possibilities using them are endless.   For my first couple of designs I decided to pair fragments with the beautiful Sunny Sunflowers.

I used the following stamp sets for the card above - Harlequin Fragments, Sunny Sunflowers and Artistic Expressions.

The background was created by using an Acrylic block and Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  I stamped one of the fragments from Harlequin Fragments with the same ink and the more solid design with Peacock Feathers DI.  I embossed the flower and leaves with gold, coloured with Tom Bow markers, decoupaged and popped up to attach.  I added liquid pearls to the centre. 

And below is another design using the same stamps sets but with a green background:

I used the following stamp sets for the card above - Harlequin Fragments, Sunny Sunflowers and Birthday Words.

The background was created by using an Acrylic block and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  I stamped one fragment with Olive Archival Ink and embossed the other one with gold.   Again I embossed the sunflower and leaves with gold.  I stamped the flower twice, coloured with Tom bow markers, decoupaged and popped it  up over the background.

I hope you can come back often as my talented teammates have lots of beautiful designs to show you using the new stamps.

We announced the winner for June's comments in the first post today if you would like to check to see who won!

Thanks for your visits and comments.  
Have a great day,


  1. Love the bright, cheery colours of these creations

  2. Gorgeous creations Shirley. Love how you have used the background stamps on these. The colors are amazing. xx

  3. Oh these are lovely. The colours are so rich and sumptious.

  4. Hi Shirley. Waauw such a beautiful cards,
    I love, love the colors and the design . XXX

  5. amazing colours Shirley - really beautiful work - loving these fragments xx

  6. Wow, these backgrounds are so beautiful! And the flowers too! Love the cards!

  7. Gorgeous backgrounds and loving the fabulous colours.
    Linda xxx

  8. The liquid pearls add a lovely touch to the sunflower in the first & I love the sense of depth & movement you created with those fragment stamps in the background. The fragments images really echo the patterns of those leaves beautifully. Your gold embossing so as to create a frame in the second adds lovely texture & interest & your decoupaged flower sings with brightness. As always your matting in both enhances the designs & is a treat to behold.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Just a fabulous card!!! Coco x

  10. Two totally gorgeous cards using these new fragments and that sunflower is definitely on my list. The colours you have used are so pretty, but I think the first using mustard seed really catches my eye, but the mowed lawn is a close second and the lovely gold embossing of the fragment round the edge works beautifully. x

  11. Two stunning creations and they are perfect for the weather in the UK right now Shirley! Love both of these and the backgrounds are fabulous - something I need to play more at! Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration, have a lovely weekend Karen x


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