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    More stripes

    Hi crafters. It’s a twofer! Sorry I couldn’t waste the stripes from the last card, so made this one. I raised the stripes on white foam and inlaid the black piece from the last card. I the used red glitter cardstock with the Waffleflower Rainbow Birthday die for the sentiment. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Happy Birthday Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Stripes

    Hi crafters. I went along with the stripes trend. I wanted to make a card that could be masculine so I used bold colours but no rainbows. I have trouble making straight strips on my cutters, so I used strips dies from The Stamp Market. After making a large panel I cut a piece out with the Waffleflower Rainbow Birthday die. I cut the same shape from a piece of black cardstock. I then embossed this with a striped embossing folder from Darice. The cardstock cracked but this just adds to the texture. I popped the black panel up on black foam tape and placed it on a yellow card…

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    Topographic birthday

    Hi crafters. Have you lost bits between the diecutting machine and the craft desk? That was part of the journey of this card. It started by dropping stains on dry watercolour paper with a pipette. The colours spread and blended in the paper. I did some foiling which was unsuccessful on the other side. Rather than throw the panel away, I ran it through the laminator you flatten it and the partially die cut it twice with the Paper Rose Topographic Background die. I did the partial diecutting to extend it to 5×7. After carefully keeping everything in tact with tape after the first pass through, I did the second…

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    Yupo birthday wishes

    Hi crafters. This card began with alcohol ink applied to a yupo panel using the Mindy Eggen technique to try to get wispy edges. I pressed gold foil into wet patches of ink before the ink completely dried. The MFT sentiment was cut from gold glitter cardstock as well as purple fun foam. I am entering this card in Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Roll with it

    Hi crafters. A while back, I did this background to experiment with colour and technique for a painting I wanted to do. I used acrylic paints and plastic dowels. The current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Art journal) got me thinking I should finish it off as a page. I took some Kaisercraft and Sizzix dies (Stitched circles, Sketch circle and Circle mask) and cut some white watercolour paper that had some stain on one edge. I added some Winnie and Walter circle stamping and teal letters from Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Classic lower dies. This is the painting I did after the experiments. I had bought the canvas years ago…

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    Purple stars

    Hi crafters. I started this card by applying gesso, then texture paste to some cardstock. I then applied various acrylic paints. When the paint was dry I added embossing pen to the texture paste stars, followed by silver powder. I coloured a paper doll with water soluble crayons. The sentiment was cut from silver glitter cardstock with the Simon says Stamp You’re a star die. I added the extra silver stars from the sentiment die along with some star frames from an old Provo Craft die. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Reach for the stars. Happy crafting, Christine

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    I sea you.

    Hi crafters. I’m combining a couple of challenges today. The common factor is the starfish. I found these secondhand a while ago and this seemed the perfect opportunity to use them. I started with a gessoed piece of card stock and added texture paste through the Kaisercraft ripples and Funky Fossil micro dots stencils. I then covered the panel with acrylic paints. When the paint was dry I replaced the ripples stencil and added Seafoam glitter paste from BoBunny over the top in places. At the bottom, I scraped the glitter paste so that the bumps from the stencil would still show. I wiped some silver glitter glue over other…

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    Happiest of birthdays

    Hi crafters. I played with some paint again for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge (play with paint). I gessoed a piece of paper and applied texture paste through the Every Angle stencil from A Colorful Life. Before the paste dried, I sprinkled on some Lime mixed media powder from Ranger. After heating the powder, the panel was roughly painted with acrylic paint. Paint was wiped off the raised areas. The panel was spattered with white and teal acrylic paint. Foliage from Tim Holtz Large Funky Florals and Kaisercraft vines was painted and spattered. A paper doll was set amongst the foliage and a foiled sentiment from Spellbinders More Sentiments…

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    Fluoro paint scrapes

    Hi crafters. The Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is currently playing with paint. This card has a background made by scraping fluoro IKEA paint across paper. I then blue hot foiled a Spellbinders foiled brushstrokes and stripes Glimmer plate. On top of that I foiled a sentiment from Spellbinders More Sentiments. I added a few gold sequins. Happy crafting, Christine

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    Stitched party time

    Hi crafters. I stitched another rainbow using the retired Paper Smooches cross stitch die. I embossed some bursts from Visible image Rays of light, as well as a sentiment from Paper Smooches Birthday sampler stamp set, with gold powder onto acetate. I thought the sentiment was hard to read so I embossed over the top in white. I cut out the acetate and stitched it to the panel. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Paper Smooches Rainbows challenge: Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Bright and cheerful. Happy crafting, Christine