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Saturday, 4 July 2015

A Little Bird Told Me and As Free As A Bird - Gift and Card By Florence

Hi everyone

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Happy 4th of July to our friends over in America.

Today I would like to share a gift and a card made using the new "A Little Bird Told Me" and "As Free As A Bird" rubber stamp sets.  The two new sets are absolutely gorgeous.  The multi-buy option can be seen here.

The birds are so beautiful in both sets and after using the two new sets it struck me that the bird cages make such a fabulous combination and compliment the birds so well.

I know you are going to love these sets.

I decorated the covers of a blank note book for my first project.

My next project is a little card which I made to accompany the note book.

Both projects have been made in the same way.

I used a little mdf bird cage on the book but on the card (below) I stamped and cut out the larger bird cage and used that as part of the embellishments.

The projects have been made as follows

Base coat the surface (the base book cover or thick card) with 2 coats of Gesso.
Apply 1 to 2 coats (depending on coverage) of greyish blue colored craft paint and leave to dry.
Apply a coat of Weathered Wood Crackling Medium and leave to dry.
Apply one coat of white craft paint and leave it to dry and crackle.
Use a light blue ink and stamp the bird cages.
Use a slightly darker blue ink and stamp the script.

Chocolate Baroque script stamps Eccentric Edwardian and Mini Scripts.

Tip:  If decorating a cover of a note book, place a piece of A4 copier paper between the inside cover and the pages.  This will stop any paint from straying onto the nice clean pages of your book.

The embellishments

Stamp the bird onto white card stock, color it and cut it out.
Stamp the bird cage onto white card stock, cut it out and add a little shading to the outside edges using a sponge and ink.
Cut out some flowers, add a little ink to color the petals and attach the buttons.
Attach the embellishments to your project using silicon or hot glue.

 I have used die cuts for this project but there are many flower stamps in the Chocolate Baroque range that would work equally as well ie., Sunny Sunflowers, Diamante Delights and Sketchy Doodle Landscape are just a few ideas.

Larger photos of these projects can be seen on my own craft blog here.

If you have any questions please use the comments box below.

Thank you for looking.
Happy Stamping

Florence x


  1. These are absolutely charming. I love the crackle backgrounds, and the delicate blue stamping really suits the lovely, intricate stamps.
    Alison x

  2. What a gorgeous project Flo! I love the colour pallette. Beautiful!

    Lesley Xx

  3. Lovely work, smashing use of the crackle finish and the lovely soft blue colour palette is really smashing. I love the bird cages, both MDF and stamped. Really beautiful showcasing of these stamps. Elaine x

  4. Beautiful work, love both pieces.
    Love the delicate colours you used, so pretty.

  5. These are both so pretty Florence and I love the crackle background you have given them. The die cut birdcage is delightful with the pretty flowers but love the way you have hand cut the second so precisely and the beautifully coloured bird and background stamping on both. These new/stamps are great. x

  6. Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning creations and that crackle looks fab. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

  7. Totally stunning Florence Kate x

  8. Two beautiful,projects . Wow

  9. soooo beautiful Florence - the white on white look of these projects is sooo pretty - absolutely fabulous - love it xx

  10. Wow I love these such pretty items and a lovely gift for someone having a matching notebook and card.
    Jackie x

  11. Thank you everyone. You are so kind. Always great to have your company.
    Hugs Flo xx

  12. absolutely stunning Flo - love the muted colours you've used and the crackled background

  13. They are both stunning! The bird and the birdcagestamp look so delicate and elegant on both! And love the freh and still muted looking colours!

  14. Wow this looks gorgious, great designs for canvas!! I love them very much!!!


  15. Thank you again everyone. Lovely to see so many friends calling in.
    Hugs Flo x

  16. Wow, these are beautiful! Would like a full size version on my bedroom wall :-)
    You are so talented! Would you mind if I borrowed your ideas ??

    1. Hi Aileen, Lovely to hear from you. Please feel free to take any ideas or case any of my projects. I would be flattered and delighted if you did!!
      Hugs, Flo xx


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