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Monday, 17 November 2014

Autumn Edges - 10 minute Cards By Florence

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Today I would like to share with you two quick and easy cards made using the new Autumn Edges Rubber Stamps.  These stamps are so beautiful and are perfect if you make cards in a clean and simple style or if you are new to stamping these would be a great set to start you on your stamping adventure.

I used one of my own backing papers for this project but any pretty papers or pages out of an old book or magazine will work in the same way.

I stamped my image and sentiment on to the backing paper using Archival Ink and trimmed it to size. The Happy Birthday sentiment I have used is from the Birthday Words set.

I then mat and layered my card as seen.

For my second card

I used a piece of the same backing paper and trimmed it to size.

I stamped the mushrooms using Archival Ink and colored them using water color crayons and a damp paint brush.
I find it easier to color the image with the crayons and then just smooth and blend the colors with a damp brush.

I stamped the spotty pattern using one of the stamps from The Harlequin Fragments set and VersaMark ink.  I then dusted over the stamped pattern image with some chalks using a small piece of cotton wool.   

I stamped the sentiment using one of the stamps from The Essence of Nature Set and Archival Ink.

I made up my card as seen just adding some embossed lines at the side.

Thank you for looking.

Happy Stamping
Florence xx


  1. Beautiful samples your

  2. I love your use of patterned background paper with the script and layers of colour already added to make quicker designs. The colour of the ink you have chosen for the trees works so well. Your painted colour on the toadstools is smashing and the added stamping with the fragment stamp works really well. Two great designs. Elaine

  3. Both lovely cards mushrooms are defenately growing on me

  4. Tolle Hintergründe und eine feine Arbeit.
    Zwei wunderschöne Karten.

    Sophie xx

  5. Fab makes, Flo. So clean fresh and breezy. Awesome backgrounds!
    hugs, Asha

  6. Great cards I do love that tree stamp I wish it was available as a single
    Jackie x

  7. Your cards are just gorgious Florence, I raelly love them both!!!


  8. I particularly like your way of creating a central halo for the focal images in each of these - was that by applying something like gesso to start with, allowing to dry then stamping over it? I love the way the edges of the 'halo' gradually blur into the background script. My favourite of these is the mushroom one with the lovely embossed lines adding texture & interest yet keeping the whole CAS look.
    Paula (PEP)

    1. Hi Paula, You can use Gesso to get the same effect. I made the background paper using some old title deeds and then Photoshopped the piece I wanted and reduced the opacity in the center of the script. Hope this helps.
      Hugs, Flo xx

  9. These are both beautiful Florence and the script background works so well with both sets of stamps. I love the colouring too. x

  10. Great colours! The trees look great in blue; how did you come up with that colour... And the toodstools look dangerously beautiful!

  11. Thanks so much for lovely fairly simple cards

  12. I would *not* like to have to chose a favourite - they're both so lovely.

  13. I love your cards Flo, fabulous stamping and coloring!!!! If really they are quick to do, I would LOVE having your skills to do such quick cards but just wonderful too, I'm jealous!!! :D Your makes are always so beautiful, I'm a big fan! Hugs, Coco xxx

  14. Thank you so much ladies. Always lovely to have your company.
    Hugs Flo xx


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