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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…

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    More foiled birthdays

    Hi crafters. I had foil waste from the last card so I used it on this one. I heated the flat metal plate and the Vicki Boutin paper in the foil press. Then I placed the circular blue scrap from the last card, onto the paper. I ran this through the diecutting machine with a couple of shims. This foiled the blue waste piece onto the paper. Then I heated the MFT Hot foil impressive Happy Birthday dienamic. I foiled this with copper/chocolate hot foil on top of the blue foil. I also used this foil to foil a scrap of blue cardstock from which I cut MFT bottlecap letters…

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    Hot foiling with an embossing folder

    Hi crafters. I looked at the MFT sketch challenge 490 and decided to hot foil some distressed dots onto my background paper. I put a flat metal plate on the bed of the machine then my paper and let it heat up. Then I placed a circle of foil, the raised side of the Kaisercraft embossing folder and then a shim and my cutting plate. The door of the foiling platform was left open. I ran this through with a cutting plate on top and got foiled dots. I placed the MFT Swirly Birthday die cut from black glitter paper on top. I am entering this card in the following…

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    Hot foil machine tips 1

    Hi crafters. I bought myself a hot foil machine for Mother’s Day. It is a Couture Creations Go Press Foil. My first attempt was missing some foiling on the edge so I increased the shim. During my second attempt, I was distracted by getting everything lined up and put the foil upside down and foiled the hot foil stamps! Tip number 1: When under-caffeinated and accidentally foil the metal, just use alcohol spray and a rag to rub it off the metal. On my third attempt, which is in the picture, the foiling turned out perfectly. Did you notice what I missed? My background paper is upside down! The most…

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    Stencilled male card

    Hi crafters. As I crossed the messy craft room, this Dylusions stencil beckoned and asked to become a card. I taped it at the top edge and put other stencils underneath, one at a time. There are Kaisercraft Speckles and typography and Dylusions squares small, all in acrylic paint with Catherine Pooler inks blended on top. When I went to wipe the ink off the paint, the black paint smudged a bit. I then stencilled the Funky Fossil stencil on top in white. The sentiment is a Pinkfresh Classic words die cut. I am sending this to the CAS stencil May challenge. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Layered stencil birthday

    Hi crafters. I had a chance to make a card for the CAS is stencil May challenge. I used scraps for this card. I used about 7 stencils with paint and heat embossing. I added bright distress stains over the top. I trimmed the panel and placed it on a copper matt. The sentiment die is from Tonic with a copper embossed wishes from Paper Smooches. Thanks for a great challenge Hilary.

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    Diecut twofer

    Hi crafters. I made a card for the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge and it became a twofer. I have some shiny, translucent, rainbow vinyl which I thought would be great with the Waffleflower Rainbow birthday die. I decided to cut it from gold glitter cardstock as a contrast to the vinyl. I backed the glitter cardstock with Diecut n bond and diecut it to make it more like a sticker. I was influenced by Jennifer McGuire and cut it and another sentiment from the centre of a 5×7 area and then cut Simon Says Stamp A7 thin frames from the remaining. It was pretty thick with the diecut n…

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    Outback birthday

    Hi crafters. I needed a 60th birthday card. The person likes cycling and running in the bush. I took a piece of Kaisercraft Scrap studio paper and cut it to background size. There was another piece of paper in the Anthology pad which looked like dark cracked leather. I tore the top edge and adhered it to the bottom edge. I think it makes a great mountain. The bicycle is from Couture Creations and embossed in SSS gold. I added a shiny brown MFT bottletop ‘60’ and a Pinkfresh Classic words Happy Birthday. I did use something for the first time: Couture Creations Diecut ‘n Bond. I added some to…

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    An udder birthday

    Hi crafters. I created this painted background a few days ago by coating ugly pattern paper with gesso and paint. Today I created a scene with it. After all, Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is create a scene and this cow needed to graze somewhere. The cow is from Tim Holtz’ Funny Farm and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions If cows could talk. The tree in the background is a Darkroom Door gum tree. I stamped the cow and tree in archival ink and then painted inside the cow with acrylic paints before restamping on top. I drew a bit of grass with a Fude pen. Thanks for visiting,…

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    Sweet dreams

    Hi crafters. The current challenge at the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is to create a scene. I needed a new baby card. I found this gel print with stars and thought it would make a good background for a sleeping fox from Funky Fossil. I coloured the fox with blue and purple alcohol markers and added some iridescent and watercolored foliage. (Paper Smooches loopy leaf and a Kaisercraft die). The sentiment is also from Funky Fossil but I customised it. Thanks for visiting, Christine