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    Grungy anniversary

    Hi crafters. Simon says Stamp has a challenge to create your own background, so I decided to grab a few things in the craft room and see what happened. The basis for the background is a piece of corrugated cardboard with the top peeled off. I put a couple of stencils on top and added some paste. As the cardboard is textured it doesn’t give a clear stencilled pattern. I the gessoed and painted it with metallic and matt paints. I rummaged in my offcuts/unused diecuts and found some cardboard that had been cut with the Tim Holtz Harlequin and the Paper Smooches cross stitch dies. The crosses are from…

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    Holographic birthday

    Hi crafters. I finally cleared the desk enough to play with some alcohol inks. These were some alcohol marker refills which I dropped onto yupo and misted with alcohol. I did rub some silver foil over it later but it was mostly dry so there are only a few specks. I cut the Paper Smooches Loopy Leaf die from white glitter cardstock and the Happy Birthday words die from holographic cardstock. I used the scraps from this with the Paper Smooches mini flowers dies. I adhered the happy birthday to vellum and created a shadow but it isn’t noticeable. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Paper Smooches…

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    Dad

    Hi crafters. I have been watching Laura Bassen and others so wonderful paper piecing with shapes and decided to try something like that. I drew a 5×7 template on scrap paper and drew lines coming out from a point. The point was measured to be the golden ratio. One line is straight through to make cutting easier. I copied the template and stacked 3 pieces of cardstock in Altenew challenge colours underneath. I put some tape around the layers and cut everything at the same time. I pieced some back together and added Altenew Mega letters cut from kraft, with ground espresso Halftone stencilling. The letters have double-sided tape in…

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    Watercolour circles

    Hi crafters. One more circle card. (I didn’t even start on circle stamps!) I cut the Kaisercraft Mixed media circles die twice from watercolour paper. I adhered one, and put some water soluble crayons in the recesses. I blended these out with a waterbrush and then put the second layer of watercolour paper on top. The sentiment was cut 4 times from the Penny Black birthday die. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: We’re going around in circles. Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    MFT sketch 491

    Hi crafters. I had a few goes at this sketch and this one worked out. Here is the sketch: In this card one of the circles is an embossed heart with the sentiment on top. I used some Vicki Boutin paper and a metallic green card stock. The sentiment is MFT Hotfoil impressive happy birthday dienamic foiled with iridescent speckled gold foil. I added some gold stars. I am entering this card in the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge 491. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Grungy circles

    Hi crafters. Another take on circles. I had a piece of gessoed paper which I applied distress stains to. I then added tinted paste through the Funky Fossil Broken radius background stencil. I sprinkled on Simon says Stamp rose gold embossing powder plus WOW Dixon green and Vintage peacock powders. After heating these I added Paper Artsy Green Man and Ken Oliver Terre Verde and Prussian blue powders and spritzed. I cut the Spellinders Seth Apter Fragment X from scrap cardboard and stained it and embossed it with SSS Navy and Rose Gold powders. I backed this with a copy cut from brown foam. As an embellishment, I cut the…

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    Leftover circles

    Hi crafters. I decided to see what I could do with the tissue box leftovers from the last card. There was a piece big enough to cut the Altenew fine circles frames. I also cut some small circles with Hero Arts circle dies and a sentiment from Technique Tuesday. I arranged these and glued them on a white card base. I probably should have had an odd number in the background, so I put the sentiment on a circle of vellum to add a 7th circle. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: We’re going around in circles. Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge:…

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    Going around in circles

    Hi crafters. I didn’t have my mojo together for last weeks Simon says Stamp recycled challenge but I recycled this week. I kept the cardboard from some interesting tissue boxes and used one for this card. I am still experimenting with foil and embossing folders. I foiled the Kaisercraft circles embossing folder in gold onto my tissue box cardboard. I tried a few ideas until I came up with this. I foiled the folder twice to get enough for a 5×7 card. I cut along the outlines and overlapped pieces. I added a couple of yellow gems. I like the colour against the black. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn…

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    Layered dots

    Hi crafters. I have a one layer card full of dots. I made a stencil from copy paper with the Altenew mega A die. I used post it note to make the centre mask. I applied the outside stencil to white cardstock with repositionable adhesive. I then used various dot stencils from Paper Mill, Funky Fossil and Little Birdie. The smallest dots were applied with paint ( some of which spread a little) and the top layer with Catherine Pooler inks. The sentiment is from Flora and Fauna Everyday word party and is stamped in Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Less is…

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    Double foiling

    Hi crafters. Another double foiled card with embossing folders which resulted from a mistake. I foiled the Couture Creations large Hepburn folder in green to represent seaweed, but when I did the seahorse (Kaisercraft), I foiled the wrong side of the folder. I tried again and foiled the negatives of the two layers and got this. It’s a bit grungy but I like it. I had taped the blue foil down so it stayed lined up with the green. The tape affected the foil so I added Kaisercraft Flora branches from silver foiled cardstock to cover the marks. The Papertrey Ink sentiment was navy heat embossed onto Vicki Boutin paper…