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    New and old

    Hi crafters. This journal page uses new and old things. The book is a 2021 diary/planner I was given, with a purple, embossed, leather cover and gold on the edges of the pages. It is lovely but I don’t write in diaries as they create an extra job to do. But I don’t mind journals, so I turned it into a journal. I have collaged scraps, unused diecuts, old book paper onto this page. It felt good to tidy up the unused bits that seem to accumulate. I applied white gesso and off white paint to the page before adding more texture with a Kaisercraft stencil and some texture paste.…

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    Gel print celebration

    Hi crafters. I did some gel printing recently and have been working out what to do with them. This rainbow print needed something so I used the Simon says Stamp Geo leaves stencil with some texture paste. In the light areas the texture paste wasn’t standing out so I put the stencil back on top and partially scraped over some Champagne Viva Modellier Creme. This made the stencilling partly shiny and much more visible. The celebrate is from the Sizzix balloon and phrase die. I cut the word from blue and purple cardstock as well as circles from the same card stocks. I ended up coating the purple circle in…

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    Rainbow glitter

    Hi crafters. I needed a rainbow card for a birthday. After doing custom glittering on a recent card, I decided to do a rainbow glitter card. I cut some black cardstock and applied Couture Creations Die Cut and Bond ( wide roll double sided tape) to it. I peeled the backing off the adhesive at an angle and added red glitter, burnishing it in. I don’t have fine orange glitter so I used chunky. I continued exposing just a section at a time, and adding the next colour. It is super glittery. I decided to put just the letter A on the card. I cut it from holographic cardstock, which…

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    New baby

    Hi crafters. This card celebrates the arrival of a new baby. I used a cute stamp set from Elizabeth Crafts and did some masking so the baby is tucked under a wing. The image was coloured with watercolour pencils and a waterbrush. I used similar colours to the packaging. The sentiment is from Concord and 9th ( City Stacks) plus handwritten to match. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Celebrate. Happy crafting, Christine

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    12

    Hi crafters. I had a stained piece of book paper which I decided to use for this card. I added some stencilling to it. The top layer of stencilling used a Stencil Girl stencil and some Dina Wakley white gloss spray which gives a lot of shine. I decided to glitter up a balloon with the same stencil ( S798 Borloz) by cutting the cardstock with Die Cut and Bond double-sided adhesive on one side. I placed the stencil down and rubbed in fine silver glitter. I burnished it in with a bone folder and then removed the stencil. I repeated with fine green glitter. The stencil pattern has a…

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    Time to celebrate

    Hi crafters. The background for this card is stained and gel printed canvas paper. I did some stencilling on top ( the white stencilling uses a stencil from Stencil Girl). I used the Simon says Stamp Burst die behind the ladies. The top Burst layer is alcohol ink coloured, silver, Christmas cracker, glitter cardstock. The sentiment is a hot foiled Spellbinders sentiment from More Sentiments. A Tim Holtz paper doll finishes it off. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Celebrate Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Sparkle and shine Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Celebrate the little things

    Hi crafters. The challenge at Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is celebrate. My card celebrates getting through each day. The wonderful stamp is Celeste from Art Impressions and the fabulous sentiment is from Impression Obsession. I used some pattern paper, Stickles and a scrap of upholstery fabric which I rubbed wilted violet stain onto ( it seems to have soaked in). Surviving the holidays and 2020 deserves a celebration. Merry Christmas everyone. Christine

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    Stencilling

    Hi crafters. The Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is: Favorite Technique. This card features stencilling. It is harder to make cards at the moment. I find it easier to get started if I pick up something in the craft zone and try to use it. The background for this card had strips of scraps adhered to it. I tried to unify it by stencilling on top. I didn’t think it worked so I stencilled some more layers on top. By then it was too busy, so I rubbed white paint on top. I took another piece of teal paper with stencilling and drew some hair for a Tallulah die cut…

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    Recycled sprays and a grungy cupcake

    Hi Crafters. I do like sprays. When my old printer died, I was left with lots of ink. I filled mini misters with the 3 primary colours of ink with a syringe. I then mixed secondary colours in 3 more misters. I tested them on some paper in the spray box. That is the background paper for this card. I also misted with a bit of water so the inks would merge. As the paper was already grungy I decided to go with that. I stamped the Darkroom Door cupcake stamp on a scrap of shimmery paper and added some glittery nail polish to the frosting. The Concord and 9th…

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    Layered discs

    Hi crafters. This weeks Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is: Favourite Technique. I like diecut cards. I’m hoping that counts as a technique. This card started with background which was paper from cleaning up during gel printing. I found scraps in the same colours and cut some circles. The larger circles were cut with a 1.75 inch punch. The rings and the layer beneath them, were cut with the Simon says Stamp Geometric Builder circles dies. I also added extra layers of scrap cardstock to make them more dimensional. I was going to add a diecut sentiment when I remembered an old Kaisercraft stamp set with a circular sentiment. This…