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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Rustic Fragments - Simple cards by Florence

Hi everyone

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Today I would like to share with you two simple cards made using the new Rustic Fragments Set.  

For my first card I have made a masculine card and I would like to dedicate this to all crafting Fathers and Grandfathers out there.  I hope you have a wonderful Fathers Day.



For the background stamping I stamped the image using brown Archival Ink but then added a little bit of embossing to give it a little bit more depth and to give it an abstract feel.  
I used an embossing pen for this and just applied the ink to the card in a brush stroke fashion.
I stamped the Eccentric Edwardian onto a separate piece of card stock, cut him out and attached him using foam pads.  I used a 350 gm board for this because I wanted him to be a chunky embellishment.

For my second card I have used the same stamp as above to make a basket of flowers. 


I embossed the image on card stock and cut out the basket shape.
For the flowers in the basket, I have used the Sunny Sunflower set of stamps. The flowers are stamped and then fussy cut out. To color them, I used a sponge and some Distress Ink.

Little baskets would look beautiful stamped in pastel colors for Easter projects.  Maybe with some chicks from the Steampunk Birds or maybe a basket of Daffodils from the Spring Bird Daffodil Set.  Or, what about a basket of Poinsettias for Christmas cards!   This is a really versatile stamp set to have in your stash. 

These are only a few suggestions for the basket idea.  Maybe you have some of your own that you would like to share with us using the comments box below?? 
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Thank you for looking.

Happy Stamping
Florence x

8 comments:

  1. Wow you have done it again, I so love both your cards.
    Would never have thought of the basket idea but it's gorgeous and I have
    just bought that set. Must try that with my daisy chocolate baroque set of flowers.
    Thanks again for the inspiration.

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  2. These are both beautiful Florence and I must admit I thought of basket work when I saw that particular fragment but you have made it even better with the embossed finish which really gives it the look of cane or raffia, and I love the masculine and feminine versions which are both fantastic. x

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  3. Wowza, such amazing cards. You did such a great job with the basket.

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  4. Brilliant cards Judith, incredible inspiration, fab male card and the stamp turned into a basket is so creative, hugs Kate x

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  5. gorgeous makes here florence ...still not played with more than one of my elements yet but starting to get a little impatient! lol! soon xx

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  6. Beautiful cards again! Love the colours that you use for the BG-stamps!

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  7. Thank you everyone. Lovely to hear from you.
    Take care,
    Flo x

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  8. Love the colours of both cards - bike one has to be my favourite though..

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