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    More stripes

    Hi crafters. It’s a twofer! Sorry I couldn’t waste the stripes from the last card, so made this one. I raised the stripes on white foam and inlaid the black piece from the last card. I the used red glitter cardstock with the Waffleflower Rainbow Birthday die for the sentiment. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Happy Birthday Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Stripes

    Hi crafters. I went along with the stripes trend. I wanted to make a card that could be masculine so I used bold colours but no rainbows. I have trouble making straight strips on my cutters, so I used strips dies from The Stamp Market. After making a large panel I cut a piece out with the Waffleflower Rainbow Birthday die. I cut the same shape from a piece of black cardstock. I then embossed this with a striped embossing folder from Darice. The cardstock cracked but this just adds to the texture. I popped the black panel up on black foam tape and placed it on a yellow card…

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    Topographic birthday

    Hi crafters. Have you lost bits between the diecutting machine and the craft desk? That was part of the journey of this card. It started by dropping stains on dry watercolour paper with a pipette. The colours spread and blended in the paper. I did some foiling which was unsuccessful on the other side. Rather than throw the panel away, I ran it through the laminator you flatten it and the partially die cut it twice with the Paper Rose Topographic Background die. I did the partial diecutting to extend it to 5×7. After carefully keeping everything in tact with tape after the first pass through, I did the second…

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    Yupo birthday wishes

    Hi crafters. This card began with alcohol ink applied to a yupo panel using the Mindy Eggen technique to try to get wispy edges. I pressed gold foil into wet patches of ink before the ink completely dried. The MFT sentiment was cut from gold glitter cardstock as well as purple fun foam. I am entering this card in Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes. Thanks for visiting, Christine

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    Roll with it

    Hi crafters. A while back, I did this background to experiment with colour and technique for a painting I wanted to do. I used acrylic paints and plastic dowels. The current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Art journal) got me thinking I should finish it off as a page. I took some Kaisercraft and Sizzix dies (Stitched circles, Sketch circle and Circle mask) and cut some white watercolour paper that had some stain on one edge. I added some Winnie and Walter circle stamping and teal letters from Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Classic lower dies. This is the painting I did after the experiments. I had bought the canvas years ago…