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    Inchy

    Hi crafters. I hadn’t made inchies before but I was inspired to start by the latest CAS mix up challenge for September. I started with a scrap of pearlised cardstock. I stamped the Penny Black letter background stamp onto some tissue paper and glued it to the right side. I added some more colour with alcohol markers. I stamped the Deep Red woodcut swirls background with an embossing ink dauber so only the bit I wanted would Stamp. I embossed it with Judikins denim powder. I added 2 blue metallic threads and some iridescent glitter before coating with distress crackle paint. By this time it was a bit warped and…

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    Strips, swipes, strings

    Hi crafters. Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is “S” is for…. I started by tearing strips of book paper and gluing to a thin scrap piece. I then smeared paint on with my finger in greens, cream, white and grey. I then used a credit card to swipe black paint along the strips. I swiped again with a combo of raw sienna and rose gold. I then stamped stripes with StazOn Olive with Kaisercraft script, film edges and wood grain stamps. I had been fiddling with making a web of strings with matt medium recently and I adhered that with matt medium. The film of matt medium holding the woven…

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    Happy Father’s Day

    Hi crafters. This card design is based on the sketch from the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 452. I started by clear embossing the MFT Diagonal Design Background Stamp on black textured cardstock. I cut 3 circles from this and red fun foam. I stamped the MFT typewriter text on white cardstock and placed that behind the circles. Red Dymo labels were sandwiched between. I am entering this card in the following challenges: MFTWSC 452 Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.

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    Star shaker

    Hi crafters. I have an entry for the MFT and Simon says Stamp challenges. The MFT Color Challenge #124 has these colours: The MFT Wednesday Sketch #451 challenge prompt is this: I took some liberties with alignment and shape and cut 4 MFT Stitched star peek-a-boo windows from white cardstock. These wouldn’t fit in a straight line so they are a bit jumbled, but they do have stitched borders. I cut a border along one side with scissors and glued acetate behind it. I stamped some white cardstock with the MFT grid background stamp, once with twisted citron distress oxide and once with broken china. I added foam tape to…

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    Mod stripes

    Hi crafters. I have a card for the MFT Color Challenge 124. I was looking at my dies and decided to use the MFT oval word window dies. I cut multiples from the 3 colours and adhered them to a white cardbase with double sided tape and a T- ruler. I cut multiple MFT smile die cuts from black and stacked them before adding a gloss coating. I am also entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: S is for. As S is for stripes and smile.

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    Stencil CAS

    Hi crafters. I watched a Shari Carroll video on distress crayons and thought this would be great for the current Less is More Challenge. I scribbled a few water-soluble crayons directly onto a cardbase, leaving a lighter area for the sentiment. I blended them together with a wet finger and then placed the Visible Image geometric maze stencil on top. I wiped away colour from the exposed areas with a baby wipe. This cardbase was not high quality paper so there is a bit of pilling, but that just adds to the texture, right? I then stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession in Versafine Clair Twilight. I am entering this…

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    CAS thank you

    Hi crafters. I used another piece of the paper towel from the CAS mix up challenge. I glued some onto cardstock and cut a circle out. I cut a frame with the MFT single stitch line circle frames die. A scrap of rose gold foiled cardstock was cut with Waffleflower Magic flower border and Memory Box mini butterflies. With the sentiment, I tried to shadow stamp. I stamped the Lil inkers (spiffy spots) thank you with Versafine Clair glamorous and shifted slightly before stamping again and embossing with rose gold powder. I am entering this card in the following challenges: CAS mix up challenge for August: Paper towel My choice…

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    Tim Holtz ATCs

    Hi crafters. I made a couple of ATCs for the Simon says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge. The theme is Tim Holtz. Both started with manilla cardstock to which distress stains were applied. I then used stencils from layering set 33. The yellow one had green distress inks applied through the stencil and the pink one had paste. Next I stamped the Tim Holtz glorious bouquet stamp in green onto the yellow one. I did use gel pens on the image but it isn’t noticeable. I then glued on diecuts from coordinating scraps to both cards using: Funky floral 2, Funky floral 3 and small tattered florals dies. Finally I…

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    ATC 4

    Hi crafters. I started this one with some book paper with number tables. I sprayed it with brown and orange sprays before cutting to ATC size. I stamped a Little Birdie fine mesh stamp around the edges with ground espresso ink. I used 49 and Market Pascale’s formula in Versafine Acorn, plus Prima Seamstress in Versafine onyx black. I then copper embossed Visible Image Elemental on top. This stamp has some circles. I used a 1/16 inch hole punch to punch holes in some circles and intersections. I threaded rose gold gift twine through the holes, along with wooden beads and copper and rose gold foiled scrap paper circles. I…

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    ATC 3

    Hi crafters. These ATCs could be addictive. I used a background from my paper towel experiments. I fussy cut a photo of Sophia Loren from Marie Clair and coloured her with crayons after gluing her on. I used another phrase from Erin Lee creative Don’t Stamp set. I added some flowers cut from scraps with the Kaisercraft floral branch die and then coated it all in acrylic varnish. I am entering the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Artist trading cards