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    Double crossed birthday

    Hi crafters. This card was started during my recent chipboard experiments, but I finished it off today. I started with heavy watercolour paper and glued on thick chipboard cut with the Tim Holtz crosshatch frameworks die. I gessoed over the chipboard. I coloured it with water- soluble crayons. I rubbed black over the top and put colours in the holes which I moved with a damp Qtip. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and I did 2 colours to help it stand out from the busy background. It was stacked. I had to add extra stacking on the ends to allow for the thick chipboard. The watercolour paper had been…

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    Scrapbooked card

    Hi crafters. In honour of Scrapbooking day I made a card with a scrapbook kit I was given at Xmas. The kit had paper and lots of ephemera so I used those. I cut some paper to 5×7 and stamped a MFT Handwritten Happiness greeting on it. I mixed some coral and red shimmer sprays and painted some elements of the pattern on the paper. I also used a silver Sharpie and a silver pearl. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge:Happy Birthday.

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    Green birthday

    Hi crafters. I started this card by spraying green pattern paper through the Darkroom door mesh stencil with a few sprays. I then cut the old MFT birthday centrepieces die from green cardstock. I backed it with blue acetate and turned it into a double shaker with tiny foam strips. I put silver stars in the outside and gold in the middle, with a gold 21 cut from Kaisercraft dies. I added some grunge to the background with the Kaisercraft film edges stamp and Versafine Clair green oasis ink. I also added some green and gold stars to the background. I am entering this card in following challenges: Simon says…

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    Copper 80th

    Hi crafters. This card started with chipboard cut with the Tim Holtz chevron frameworks die. The pieces were glued to a piece of watercolour paper. I applied gesso to the chipboard. I sprinkled Ken Oliver, Infusions and Lindy’s magicals powders and misted. When this was dry applied Versamark pen to the edges and sprinkled copper embossing over it, letting it pile up in places. I heated until the powder was melted. I applied a mesh stamp from the dollar store plus little crosses from Concord and 9th Rainbow wishes stamp set. I cut the Technique Tuesday happy and copper embossed it. The 80th is stacked from Concord and 9th double…

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    Good luck

    Hi crafters. The background for this card was made on the gel press by dribbling acrylic paint on it, and also some brayering. This was then stamped with the Kaisercraft script stamp in Versafine Clair glamorous. Next I wrote good luck with a signo white gel pen. I cut good luck with Tim Holtz cutout script dies. Lastly I added some more gel pen, sequins and washi tape.   I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.

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    CAS ocean waves

    Hi crafters. When I got the Hero Arts Ocean Waves Bold prints Background Stamp, I had the urge to repeat Stamp it with rotation, like a turnabout Stamp. I put it in the stamping platform and stamped each layer rotating 90 degrees in between. I used Versafine Clair inks: Green oasis, Warm breeze and Twilight. I love the pattern it created. I have just been admiring it, but the time has come to turn it into a card! I cut the side off and layered it on fun foam. The sentiment is from the Hero Greetings Occasions set. I left it otherwise plain as it’s supposed to be CAS, and…

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    Buttoned up

    Hi crafters. Sorry, one more circle card. This one uses the leftover pieces from this card. The diecut pieces were cut from a piece of watercolour paper that had been coloured and put through a WRMK embossing folder. These pieces still have the texture on them. I cut them with the Kaisercraft mixed media circles die, as well as from scrap and used the scrap piece to align the pieces as I glued them to an orange circle. To emphasise the circle shapes I stamped each with a texture stamp from Prima, Studio light, Ink Road, Lil inkers or Concord and 9th. I thought about doing the sentiment in a…

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    Still rolling

    Hi crafters. Another circular card. I was looking for a piece of paper to cut this card from and found this watercoloured piece in my pile. I cut it with the largest Hero Arts infinity circle die and then again with the Kaisercraft mixed media circles die. I glued that over another red circle. I used up some more plastic craft buttons by stamping Happy Birthday on them with the Simon says Stamp grunge alphabet stamps and Stazon ink. I placed each stamp on a small piece of acetate to stamp it so I could press on the edges of the curved buttons. I glued the buttons into the spaces.…

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    Another birthday comes around

    Hi crafters. I’m on a roll! The Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is going around in circles this week, so why not a circular card? I cut a piece of green/blue brayer paper from using the gel press, and cut it with the largest Hero Arts infinity circle die. I had been given plastic craft buttons a while ago and I thought this challenge might be a good chance to use them. I stamped all the buttons with black Stazon ink using Prima stamps: Read to me, Solar and lunar and Messy. I traced a circle inside my green circle and punched holes along the pencil line with a 1/16th…

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    Playful circles

    Hi crafters. I had some orange threads on my craft table that I wanted to use and this is what I came up with. The background is painted paper which was made by brushing acrylic paints on paper or dribbling them on a gel press. I stamped the background with Kaisercraft script and Studio light circles in Versafine Clair Glamorous. I cut some MFT paper and the painted paper with Hero Arts infinity circle dies and glued them together. I arranged threads behind the big circle and adhered it with double sided tape. For a sentiment I used the Simon says Stamp smile circle with coloured photo paper. Instead of…