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    Red birthday

    Hi crafters. A red card today. I started with Artplorations Bloomdala #15 masks and sprayed various red shades from pink to coral onto them. When the paper was dry I put the masks back on and stamped Kaisercraft oriental calligraphy and Stampendous textures stamps through the masks with Glamorous Versafine Clair ink. I then cut the small Trendy Spring Bloom dies from CUTplorations from scraps of red coloured photo paper and layered them. The happy diecut from Technique Tuesday was leftover from a previous project so I layered that up and combined it with Stamplorations Celebrate stamps. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday…

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    Diamonds

    Hi crafters. I wanted to experiment with the Gina K wreath builder and geometric patterns. I put a diamond stamp from The Stamp market Detailed diamonds stamp set in the stamp positioner and stamped with ground expresso distress ink. I stamped the small diamonds inside with distress inks then coloured the rest with copics. I decided to fussy cut it and turn it into a card. I clear embossed some diamonds on a square metallic cardbase and added the diamond star on a foam layer. The sentiment is from Altenew Birthday greetings and stamped in Versafine Clair acorn on copic coloured cardstock. A yellow gem finishes the card. It could…

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    Floral wreath

    Hi crafters. Today’s card uses Flora and Fauna stamps with the Gina K wreath builder. I used small botanical images from the Floral aviary, Woodland birthday and Love bug sets. I turned every second corner in the wreath builder template. I coloured these with alcohol markers. I stamped the sentiment from Concord and 9th Bitty burst Stamp set in the centre with Ground espresso distress ink, which is also what I stamped the flowers with. Thanks Therese! I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.

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    Grey love.

    Hi crafters. I have made a Valentines Day card with dies from Pinkfresh Studio. I used Dainty blossoms to cut flowers from some pattern paper with similar colours (though a bit lighter) to the October Pinkfresh challenge. I stacked these on scrap card and edged them with silver paint. I cut a grey panel with the Noteworthy frames die and stamped a Concord and 9th Layers of Love sentiment. (I don’t have Pinkfresh stamps yet, still waiting for the postman!). I adhered the flowers and added some silver dots with a Versamark pen. Lastly, I added a silver bow. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Pinkfresh Studio…

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    Love ya!

    Hi crafters. A masculine Valentine’s Day card today. This cat from The Cat’s Pajamas ( Let’s Party) always makes me smile. I put a heart in his hand and coloured him with alcohol markers. I decided to use some old backgrounds to put him on. One is black cardstock run through an embossing folder with gold wax rubbed over it. The heart was cut from a piece that had had stencils pressed onto it. I rubbed the gold wax around the heart and also over the Lawn Fawn sentiment which I cut from black scrap. I am entering this card in the following challenges: The Cat’s Pajamas #353 love challenge…

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    Dimensional diamonds

    Hi crafters. This card is made from Hero Arts products but can you see what the background is from? I decided to do more of a mixed media card today. I wanted to experiment with the gel press and black cardstock. I used a stencil I made in the past from the Hero Arts Bold graphic confetti die and scrap plastic. I placed it on the gel press and added a small amount of bright paint. I rolled this out a little with a brayer, lifted the stencil, then dabbed the pattern randomly onto black cardstock. I rolled the brayer and pressed the stencil on scrap paper then cleaned the…

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    Blue wishes

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the crafters choice challenge at A Blog named Hero. I started with the Hero Arts tropical background stencil. I applied texture paste through it onto 5×7 watercolour paper. When it was dry I sprinkled Ken Oliver Color bursts in Indigo, Terre verte and Prussian blue, as well as Lindy’s magicals Grab a guy gold. I sprayed it with water and let it dry. I then placed the stencil back on top and daubed the central parts with embossing ink and sprinkled navy and gold powders on top. I did that a couple of times. I cut down the piece with Waffleflower lacy layers…

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    Fluoro flowers

    Hi crafters. I made another card for the CUTplorations January challenge. See the tulle or mesh the girl on the left has? I used one of the gel press fluoro paint backgrounds and adhered CUTplorations Trendy Spring Bloom die cuts around the Miss you die cut from MFT. I then stitched tulle over the top with the sewing machine. I will enter this in the Stamplorations Never ending Anything goes challenge as well. Would it be excessive to do another one? Think I’m getting addicted to fluoro, lol!

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    Seriously…

    Hi crafters. I have another entry for the fluoro inspired challenge at Stamplorations. January CUTplorations challenge. I had some fun making fluoro paper for this with the gel press. I used the IKEA Mala squeeze bottle paints and just did lines back and forth in all the fluoro colours. This piece was pressed in a second time to get more layered colour. I used the CUTplorations seriously die and a bit of stamping from MFT Lava you. I will also enter the card in the Stamplorations Never ending Anything goes challenge:

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    Fluoro smiles

    Hi crafters. I have had fluoro running around in my head since seeing Maria’s fun cards for the Stamplorations cut challenge for January. I made a fluoro background by gluing random strips of card stock onto a cardbase. I agree with Maria, that black works so well with the fluoro. I then made my shaker window in the usual manner, which is to spend 2 minutes cutting and gluing the window, and 30min cleaning the window!! Lol. When will I learn not to rush it? The happy birthday comes from the Stamplorations Baa Baa Stamp set. The window is made from an old MFT smile die. I filled it with…