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    Congrats

    Hi crafters. I recently bought some Ken Oliver liquid metals in the MFT sale. I thought I’d try them out in a card for the MFT Color Challenge 105. I used the MFT geometric grid stencil and masked off an area in centre of the panel. I applied crackle texture paste and let it dry. I remasked it slightly outside the paste and applied the liquid metallics in persimmon and green colours with a wet brush. I mixed the two colours to get a brown. Where the more diluted colours mix there are neutral shades. I flicked gold paint on the panel but later put Versamark pen over most of…

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    Happy CAS

    Hi crafters. I am very proud of myself today. My cards might usually be more described as wild, maybe cluttered. But today I made a proper CAS card! I made this card for the MFT Color challenge 105. I cut stars and sentiments from MFT chevron papers with the following dies: Stacking stars, Stitched star peek a boo window, Bottlecap letters, Big birthday and Happy birthday. I layered everything on 1-2 layers of cardstock. I had a lot of stars and kept rearranging them but wasn’t happy with it. I then decided to dry emboss the brown metallic cardstock layer. This is a 5×7 card so I ended up cutting…

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    Scalloped greetings

    Hi crafters. I’ve constructed another Christmas card. This card uses Reverse Confetti dies. I cut multiple red and white double edge scallop border strips. I stamped the white ones in Barn door with various texture stamps from Prima, Kaisercraft, Carabelle and one from the discount store. I would have used up some pattern paper but I didn’t have red and white paper. I adhered these to the card base in rows, making sure I stayed straight with the T ruler. The sentiment is the Happy pretty panels die, partially die cut, then stamped with a Kaisercraft Christmas word stamp in Versafine Clair Green oasis. I then cut this with the…

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    Copper and plum thanks

    Hi crafters. I decided to make another card for the blog named Hero challenge as I still had some distress oxide on photo paper pieces left. This was originally inspired by Ericka Strange’s blogpost. I cut an oval from a A6 piece of plum coloured card and dry embossed it with the Hero Arts Bold graphic confetti die. I die cut the thank you using the My monthly Hero kit from March, with copper and plum cardstock and glued these together. I am entering this card in the following challenges: A blog named Hero Color Pallete challenge Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Thanks/ Thanksgiving.

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    Pink thanks

    Hi crafters. This card is based around the Stamplorations Framed cherry blossom stamp. I thought it would make a good thank you card. I stamped it with Versafine onyx black and coloured it with watercolours and a waterbrush. I restamped it when I finished colouring. I added gold gel pen to the dots on the flowers. The “thank” is from Stamplorations Baa Baa and the “you” is from Impression Obsession express yourself. I added the panel over a piece of handmade paper. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Stamplorations Giving thanks. Stamplorations CAS card challenge. Stamplorations Never ending anything goes challenge. Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Thanks/…

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    Glittery jingling

    Hi crafters. I made another card for the Stock your Stash challenge at Reverse Confetti where the theme is winter/ holiday. I cut the tall triangle die and the jingle all the way die from Kaisercraft paper and glued the triangle die cuts in a pattern on another piece of paper. I ran a glue pen along the edge of these and poured gold glitter on. I backed my sentiment with gold paper. I sprayed with fixative to try and make the glitter more stable. I’m going to be sparkly all weekend now :).

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    Jingling

    Hi crafters. I have been inspired by the beautiful backgrounds Yoonsun Hur has been doing lately and thought I’d have a try. I decided to try gluing die cuts down and used the Reverse Confetti tall triangle die from watercolour paper and glued them to more watercolour paper. I then blended distress inks on top: candied apple, fired brick, barn door and ripe persimmon. I ran a paint bush over the panel with water that had perfect pearls in it. I then spattered it with white and a mixture of silver and silver glitter paints. I cut Reverse Confetti Jingle all the way from red and placed that over silver…

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    Melted greetings

    Hi crafters. Back to experimenting. I started with this background which was made with copper embossing paste through the Artplorations stencil Merry Go Round. Lindy’s magicals in Autumn Maple Crimson, Grab a guy gold and Bratwurst brown, were sprinkled on and it was sprayed with lots of water. Have you seen fabric slashing? See here for an example. I wanted to try it with a card. I have tulle from the second hand shop. I layered maroon, light and dark purple tulle. Cut them a bit larger so you can trim later. There were 4 layers. I then sewed around the circles using and copper metallic thread on top (…

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    Follow your heart

    Hi crafters. This was inspired by the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge theme which is Take Flight. I started with a street directory page to which I applied some diluted white gesso. I then added texture paste with Kaisercraft stencils Adventure and spotty. I then added a little more gesso then distress stains. I used aged mahogany and ground expresso at the bottom which morphed into a nice purple, and went through fired brick and barn door to spiced marmalade and wild honey. I then tried to bring some more definition to the background and colour the pale patches. I tried rubbing water soluble crayons. I put a layer of…

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    Hugs

    Hi crafters. I couldn’t resist making another card for the Blog named Hero October challenge. I was inspired by Ericka Strange’s cards here. The panel was made with distress oxides on photo paper. I used seedless preserves, aged mahogany, vintage photo, wild honey and antique linen. I matted the panel on brown metallic card and plum coloured cardstock. The hugs die has 2 layers then Nuvo crystal drops. The die is from the March my monthly Hero kit. I dry embossed a strip of brown metallic cardstock with the Hero Arts bold graphic confetti die and placed the hugs on top of that. Thanks for the challenge, these colours are…