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    It’s a wrap 2

    Hi crafters. This one is pretty simple. I used packaging to make wrapping paper. The brown stiff paper is from the inside of a roll of wrapping paper. I ironed , then stamped it with a firm, foam circle from some packaging. I stamped it with firm acrylic paints. I then used a Judikins spot designers block to add a mod blob of gold in the centre. I then scribbled outlines with a Pitt artist marker. Simple, but it makes nice, bright, sturdy wrapping paper. I am entering this in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: It’s a wrap.

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    It’s a wrap 1.

    Hi crafters. I love the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge. It’s about wrapping. I started with an old yellowing roll of ikea children’s paper. I took the nozzle off a hair treatment bottle and put it on white and black poster paint bottles, and used it like a pen. I then used a small foam roller to apply green paint with stencils from Urban artist and Kaisercraft. I tried to mix a coral colour but didn’t quite get it. I used this with stencils from the Paper Mill and the Merry Christmas stencil by Tim Holtz. Next I added stamping with Impression Obsession ‘Twas the night Stamp in black archival…

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    Full bling

    Hi crafters. This card has been developing in my head for a little while and I was spurred into action by the CAS-ual Fridays and Simon says Stamp current challenges. The tulle and the flat rose gold sequins are from a sequinned top I found secondhand. The sequins had been sewn onto the tulle. When I unpicked the sequins, I thought the tulle and rose gold would be great for the colour scheme for this card. The paper is from Craft stall. I cut that with the MFT single stitch line oval frames die. I kept the rest of the paper to add inside and outside. I cut lots of…

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    Thank you, Tim

    Hi crafters. I am not especially floral but I am in awe of this stamp. The detail is amazing. I had a background done in Daniel Smith watercolours plus a little gold acrylic. I stamped Tim Holtz’s stamp (Glorious bouquet) in Versafine Clair’s: Twilight, Monarch and green oasis. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I edged the panel with gold ink and put it onto blue card. Easy – but the stamp makes it special. I am entering this card in Stamptember Tim Holtz competition on the Simon says Stamp blog. Thanks Tim!

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    The van hijacking!

    Hi crafters. I’ve been thinking about wobbly Christmas cards. I wanted a vehicle so I chose the Flora and Fauna VW van die. Call me old-fashioned, but I didn’t want a self- driving van. I wanted a responsible adult behind the wheel, but I don’t have any teeny Santa or man stamps. I found some old Christmas gift stickers in the cupboard and even reindeer for company. At this point the card was hijacked. The van wanted to be retro and took over the card! I found some retro green card and cut the van from that. This then meant the background colours needed to go retro too. All previous…

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    Papaya plenty

    Hi crafters. Sorry, last one! (for this challenge anyway). 🙂 I took a gel print and brushed over the embossing from the Cuttlebug Papaya halves embossing folder with Versafine Clair Monarch, Warm breeze and Green oasis inks. I edged the inside of the pattern in gold gel pen. I added a gold and teal stacked sentiment from Tim Holtz Sizzix Shadow script dies. The gold echoes the gold glitter in the gel print. Stencils used in print: Dylusions: squares small Stamplorations: stained glass Kaisercraft: grid I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Use more than 1 stencil.

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    Papaya print

    Hi crafters. Still experimenting with gel press prints. I know I don’t have to keep them all, but I’m trying to figure out ways to use them on cards. Today I decided to try them in an embossing folder. The press and paper is 5×7 so I found this Cuttlebug Papaya Halves folder which is also 5×7. This print was loud and busy and I wasn’t holding a lot of hope for it, so there is no before photo. I brushed it over with Versafine Clair Monarch after the folder. It seemed to bring it together and improve it. I decided to experiment with embossing on ribbon. I stamped a…

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    More acetate

    Hi crafters. I didn’t try heat embossing on acetate on the last card, so I did another card! 🙂 This gel print started like this: I arranged the acetate like this: You can see that the embossing was fine. I was careful not to over heat it but it seemed fine. A test run had this super fine Ranger white coming out a bit clearer than silver Zing so I went with the white. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Sassy Birthday. I taped the acetate to the paper and sewed it on with lime and blue thread. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge:…

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    Experiments with acetate.

    Hi crafters. I am using another gel press print for the Simon says Stamp challenge but I wanted to try some secondhand acetate I found. It is transparency film for copiers – colour frame by unistat. There is a pale inner rectangle and a darker frame area. I tried the 4 colours against the print and went for blue. I used the dark and light parts together. I cut a panel with the guillotine. I thought it would be good to have holes to see the panel so I cut a square and rectangle with dies and smaller rectangles with a punch. The sentiment is Tim Holtz Sizzix sentiment words…

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    Stencilled birthday

    Hi crafters. I have had the gel print for a little while and couldn’t decide how to use it. The Simon says Stamp challenge spurred me into action, as it is about using stencils. This print has a few stencils: Kaisercraft grid, Dusty attic dots and on top the most visible is Stamplorations Stained glass. The stencil didn’t cover the whole of the paper, so I had a border area which I wasn’t sure what to do with. I found that this scrap piece of ribbon went well with the gold glitter flecks so I sewed that on with teal and purple thread. The sentiment is from Stamplorations The Bee’s…