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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Thistle Butterfly and Turtle Doves - By Florence

Morning everyone

I hope you are all enjoying the summer.

Thank you for all of your lovely comments and kind words left on the posts.  They are very much appreciated. 

Today I would like to share two cards.  The first card is made with the Thistle Butterfly Stamps and second is made using the Turtle Doves Stamp.

I stamped my image onto some white mat card stock using Black Archival Ink and colored it using a damp paint brush and some ink.

I then edged the card with some Ever Green Bough Distress Ink and some Cut-n-Dry foam.

I stamped the "With Love" Sentiment using one of the Mackintosh Sentiments, punched out the small wholes and then sprayed the whole piece with fixative to fix the ink.

I made up the card as seen.

I stamped my Pear Tree image onto some White Coated Card Stock using Black Archival Ink, colored it in with felt pens and then fussy cut around it.

I then mat and layered the card using my own papers and attached the Pear Tree using some foam pads to make it 3D.  

I finished off the card by attaching a little star embellishment at the top of the tree.

One thing that struck me about this set of stamps, which is gorgeous,  is that, although you immediately think of Christmas when you look at the images, the stamps can be used for all occasions.  There are some beautiful little birds on the sheet that would look right at home in a garden scene, journal page, a fancy borders... anything really.  The ornate Christmas Tree would make fabulous leaves or petals for a flower flourish or just as a background pattern.   This is where Chocolate Baroque Stamp Designs really come into there own.  They are so versatile.

Happy Stamping
Take care
Florence xx


  1. Hello Florence
    I love the colours you have used and the designs are lovely!
    The Butterflies are beautiful too!
    Nice composition on both cards
    Take Care
    love Marg

  2. Two gorgeous cards Flo,fab

  3. lovely cards especially the butterfly one. Love the colours

  4. Two gorgeous cards Florence I especially love the butterfly one but then that's no surprise lol
    Jackie x

  5. two stunning makes Florence - really gorgeous xx

  6. Such great BG! And since Iám enjoying summer; the first is my favorite! Such beautiful colours!

  7. Two really beautiful cards, and the darker Evergreen Bough ink gives a much more dramatic background to them both. The Thistle Butterfly stamp is gorgeous and I think the backing paper had been stencilled in that same green. The Turtle Dove and the PearTree is lovely with the script background too. The colouring is beautiful on both. x

  8. Enjoying another early morning while the family sleeps and enjoyed your beautiful cards . Thanks so much. Joy now. Jan

  9. Two gorgeous cards - love the colours you have used Florence and I know have to get myself another Distress ink pad lol! Thank you for the inspiration Karen x

  10. These are gorgeous Florence, love the stamps and the backgrounds are gorgeous.
    Linda xxx

  11. Two great cards Florence, your colouring is lovely, and I especially like the shading, it gives such lovely depth to your designs. Elaine x

  12. Thank you everyone for your kind words. Have fun with the new stamps....they are amazing.
    Hugs, Flo x

  13. Two gorgious cards dear Florence , the second once has a great background !! I love your colours a lot!!


  14. The Christmas card is lovely and I'm a big fan of the teal colours in both cards.

  15. I have to agree with you about the versatility of CB stamps. I love the way you have circles flowing throughout your first composition from the Mackintosh 'os' to the punched out circles allowing some of the circular patterning behind to peek through. In the second design it's the lovely glow that you created around the pear tree & the way the white 'halo' round the stamped image is reflected in the white matting borders.
    Paula (PEP)


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