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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Poppy Edges - By Florence

Hi Everyone
 
Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments and kind words left on the posts.  We all love to hear from you.

Today I would like to share with you all two cards made using the beautiful new Poppy Edges Rubber Stamps.
 
These stamps are brilliant for making tags, cards, altered art projects, lovely boarders/embellishments for scrap-booking.  They also stamp brilliantly onto wood.

For my first card, I mixed the Poppy Edge stamp with one of the boarder stamps from the Elegant Edges set which was released a few months ago.
 



For the main focal piece I coated a piece of basic white card stock with White Gesso.
 
I stamped the purple flowers first, masked them with Masking Tissue and then stamped the poppies.
 
I then, using a piece of Cut'n'Dry, covered the surface, avoiding the flowers as much as possible, with Distress Ink. 

I dribbled some water, mainly around the flowers, onto the background to give it a mottled look. 
I placed a mask/stencil over the card and applied more of the Distress Ink.

I then cleaned up my stamped images by removing any unwanted ink.  By using Gesso for the base, it is easy to remove any unwanted ink from the stamped images using a clean damp paint brush and paper towel.
 
I stamped my little bees. They are adorable!! 

I colored the flowers and bees with felt pens and added highlights and shadows by moving around and removing the ink with a damp paint brush.

I gave everything a quick spray with a fixative, made up the card as seen and added a touch of Gel Medium to just the flowers.
 
 
For my second card I just used one of the flower boarders from the set and repeat stamped it using Masking Tissue.


 This was a really quick card to make.
 
I stamped the images using Archival Ink onto Coated Card Stock for my main piece.  
 
I colored the flowers roughly using some diluted Distress Ink and a damp paint brush and then fussy cut around the stamped piece.
 
I punched some holes in the top of the card and thread some ribbon through.

I made up the card as seen using pretty papers which I scuffed up the edges and added a little bit of bling to the center of each flower.

Thank you for looking.

Happy Stamping.
Florence x

14 comments:

  1. These cards are so different. A lovely way to use the stamps

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  2. Both are lovely, you say the second was really quick? I guess once you've cut a mask then the process *will* go pretty fast :)

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    1. Hi Jo, The mask wasn't hard to cut out. No fiddly bits at all with this stamp. A lovely set to use.
      Hugs, Flo x

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  3. Two beautiful cards Florence
    Jackie x

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  4. Two fabulous makes Florence and the pretty blue background on the first really makes a wonderful backdrop to the flowers, and the repeat stamping makes a wonderful topper. The ribbon looks great threaded through the top and the distressed edges gives it a pretty but different look. x

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  5. Two fab cards Flo! Love the background on the first card :) xx

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  6. oh so pretty Florence - they're fabulous xx

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  7. Great samples Florence, I really love them both!!!
    Greetings
    Maria

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  8. Two beautiful cards! Repeating gives a different effect! And the BG on the first is so beautiful for these flowers...

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  9. Wow, two fabulous cards Florence!!! Love them both. Coco xoxo

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  10. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and kind words. Always great to have your company.
    Hugs, Flo xx

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  11. Lovely cards! The blue stencilling on the first card really gives motion to the card, like the circling of the butterflies. Great combination. The second card reminds me of beach and sun, and the beach/sun clothes of expensive brands. Even though it's scuffed up - it's fashionably scuffed up! Great weathered feeling to it.

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