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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Christmas Candlelight and Sparkling Trees - Cards by Florence

Morning everyone

Today I would like to share with you two cards made using the beautiful Christmas Candlelight and Sparkling Trees stamp sets.  The multi buy offer on these stamp sets can be seen here.

These are great sets of Christmas stamps.  They have been very cleverly designed so that you have very classic images but they are so versatile you can easily give them a modern twist depending on your style of card making.  Brilliant!

For this card I wanted an aged effect but also a contemporary feel about it.


Please click on the photo to enlarge.

 On thing I would like to share with you about the the candle image is that the image has the most beautiful fine lines and stamps perfectly every time.  A really, really lovely stamp to use.

To make this card

Stamp the candle image using a brown Distress Ink say, Frayed Burlap or Walnut Stain.
Color the image with either diluted Distress Inks or diluted felt pen ink and a small paint brush to create a soft watercolor effect.
Flick some lemon juice onto the card and heat it with a heat gun to create the scorched droplets and background.  This is a very old idea that some of you will remember from back in the day.
Take a mask/stencil and Distress Inks and create the circle pattern.
Stamp the sentiment using Archival Ink.
Make up the card as seen.

My next card is a very quick and easy CAS card.


 
 To make this card

Stamp the tree image onto coated card stock using Archival Ink and leave to dry.
Again, using Archival Ink, stamp the tree decorations and the sentiment
Make up the card as seen.

Thank you for looking
Happy Stamping

Florence x







 

11 comments:

  1. two beauties florence. i love the tree especially. gorgeous x

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  2. Two beautiful cards Florence and I love the soft colours on the first and had forgotten about the lemon juice technique, and simply adore that tree image and the way you have added the stars for coloured baubles.. x

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  3. Two lovely cards. The first one I clicked on to make bigger and oh boy, is it ever gorgeous. You do good work.

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  4. Two gorgeous cards Florence, I just love the images and your colours, hugs Kate x

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  5. Two really lovely cards Florence. I agree with you about the fine details of not only the candle stamp but all in these sets. It was the first thing I noticed when I stamped them all out. They are beautiful just like your cards.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  6. Both fabulous cards, lovely fresh colours and a little different xx Zoe xx

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  7. Thank you so much everyone for calling in and for your lovely comments.
    Always great to hear from you.
    Hugs Flo xx

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  8. So great in these colours! Looks fresh and sunny and warm.

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