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    Happy Anniversary

    Hi crafters. I made another card with the MFT Diagonal Design Background Stamp while I had it out. I stamped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in copper. I then sprayed the whole panel with water and added distress stains in ground expresso, walnut stain, forest moss, black soot and brushed corduroy. I decided to swipe them across under the stamping to fit with the sketch challenge. I heat embossed the sentiment in copper from MFT Essential sentiments onto black paper. I dry embossed a chevron pattern underneath that with a folder from Marianne design. I swiped embossing ink around the edges after adhering the panel and heat…

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    Lol!

    Hi crafters. I decided to try out the MFT Diagonal Design Background Stamp for a masculine card. I stamped it in light Grey ink and coloured it with YR09, Y17 and N4 copics. The chisel point is just the right width for the spaces. I then restamped in Versafine onyx black and heat embossed with black powder. The paper was not exactly aligned so I coloured it again. I had a 5×7 card base so I put Heidi Swapp washi tape at top and bottom the the cut panel with more Heidi Swapp washi tape as the sentiment strip. I trimmed a little excess card base off the bottom. The…

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    Santa goes for a ride

    Hi crafters. How did they know I was making a coffee card? The fall/winter coffee lovers blog hop is on. I started working on this gradually recently, but now I have incentive to finish it. I stamped MFT jingle all the way Santa on a Rubber Moon scooter. He is holding his coffee in a Hero Arts March My monthly Hero kit cup. He may have had too much as he seems a bit hyped! But he needs the caffeine to get round the world in one go. Lol. He was coloured with Arteza real brush markers. I glued the coloured panel on 2 layers of cardstock before cutting it…

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    You’re a deer

    Hi crafters. I was looking at the MFT sketch challenge 413 and came up with this card. I also used the colours of the Color challenge 106. I rarely use alcohol markers as I don’t have a lot of experience with them and don’t have very many, but I decided to practise with them for this card. The stamps are all from MFT jingle all the way. I stamped them all with memento tuxedo black and coloured them without adding any shading. I was going to add the green as grass but decided to keep it simpler and put it in the collars and the list. I did a quick…

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    Pink thanks

    Hi crafters. I made a thank you card for A blog called Hero challenge. I started by making a stencil from the Hero Arts Bold graphic confetti die and some acetate. I wanted to use Viva modellier creme in rose so I found some paper that matched. I applied the paste then sprinkled some silver embossing powder on it. When the paste was dry I melted the powder. I cut the thank you with the dies from March My monthly Hero kit from scrap white and silver paper. I dyed the white die cuts pink with distress stains. I put a nest of silver thread under the stacked die cuts.…

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    Merry Everything

    Hi crafters. A non-traditional CAS Christmas card today. I based the colours on the current MFT Color challenge 106. I mixed distress reinkers and stains with texture paste and applied it through the MFT geometric grid stencil onto a kraft card base. I Swiped Viva modellier creme in gold between the 2 colours. I didn’t quite get the right persimmon colour at the top but with gold on it, it turned persimmon :-). The pastes dried a bit lighter in colour. The sentiment is from MFT Jingle all the way Stamp set in Versafine Clair acorn. I added a gold glitter line top and bottom with Ranger gold tinsel embossing…

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    Wavy greetings

    Hi crafters. I made another Christmas card with Reverse confetti dies and added gold for the Simon says Stamp challenge. I cut pattern paper and gold painted paper with Doin’ the wave die. I applied these direct to a card base which had many strips of double sided tape on it. I trimmed it with the guillotine. I added some gold trim and a sentiment cut from the Give Thanks label dies and the Happy pretty panel die. I stamped “Christmas ” from Kaisercraft underneath and adhered it with foam tape. I put some Nuovo crystal glaze over the Happy. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon…

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    Gold jingling

    Hi crafters. This card looks simple but there were some failures along the way.  I made a panel with red distress stains but the foiled sentiment didn’t work and I had no more of the cardstock I had used. I tried again with some red cardstock and sprayed it with Distress resist spray, then put gold foil on top and ran it through the Minc machine on 3 with no transfer folder. The sentiment is a combination of The Cat’s Pajamas Keep calm stamps with a stencil of jingle made from Reverse Confetti Jingle all the way die. I initially just cut the stencil from paper but later did it…

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    Smile shaker

    Hi crafters. Still doing MFT challenges. I’ve been thinking about this card for a few days. Just before I started, I realised this would fit the sketch challenge as well if I gave it a minor tweak. I started by cutting the MFT smile die 475 from brown cardstock and an extra backing piece from neutral MFT chevron paper. I stamped images from Sketched Blooms 2 directly onto the card base as well as the neutral paper. I stamped the flower and leaves onto persimmon and green chevron paper and cut them out. I edged these with black marker then paper pieced them onto the stamped images. I filled any…

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    Kraft thanks

    Hi crafters. I wanted to try the Ken Oliver liquid metals on kraft. I started with the Artplorations tribal triangles stencil direct to a thick kraft card base. I masked it in the centre and added crackle texture paste. I remasked the area when it was dry and added the liquid metal colours. I finished the card with a stacked Lawn Fawn Thanks line border die. The shine of the liquid metals shows on the kraft but the colours are subtle on the kraft. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Thanks/ Thanksgiving Stamplorations Giving Thanks Stamplorations Never ending anything goes challenge. Stamplorations…