A flourishing farewell...

I'm finding it hard to believe that we are a mere day away from the end of August, and I feel as though I haven't done some of the retiring items justice.

There are some stamp sets that I have loved a lot and will really miss so I thought I would take a minute to show you some projects that I have made with some particular faves...

I loved Frames with a Flourish from the start and have pulled it out on many an occasion when I have needed a frame of some description in whatever project I was stamping at the time.

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This one is a little box made with two Scallop Envelope die cut-outs and an extra strip of cardstock to form the base.  I have been demonstrating this at most of my workshops this past month, with a little set of four cards to go inside using the Frames plus Pocket Silhouettes as well.

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This is a card that I made absolute ages ago after I had an idea to use the dotted swirly frame in the set as a background.  I made the card, was satisfied that I had got the idea out of my brain and onto paper and never did anything else with it, hence the delay in putting it up here :)

The smudgy effect of the stamping was achieved by first stamping onto Kraft (soon to be Crumb Cake) cardstock in Chocolate Chip ink, then running over the top of the image with an Aquapainter to soften the lines a bit.

Here are some previously blogged cards (and a couple of books!) that I have made using Frames with a Flourish too.

Click on the thumbnails to see them in full size and in their original posts...

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So there was a little trip down Frames with a Flourish lane.  If you love this set as much as I do, I encourage you to get in touch with me before the end of tomorrow and I'd be happy to place an order for it, plus any other retiring products that you find yourself in need of :)

*Retiring products in red*

"Scallop Envelope Box" Stamps: Frames with a Flourish, Pocket Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments Paper: Kraft, Naturals Ivory Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand Accessories: Scallop Envelope Die, Word Window Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

"Thank you card" Stamps: Frames with a Flourish, Occasional Greetings Paper: Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Kraft Ink: Chocolate Chip, White craft ink Accessories: Pretties Kit, Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain, Aquapainter, Stampin' Sponge