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    Foiled flowers

    Hi crafters. One more stencil card for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Use stencils. The stencil I used is the Pretty petals stencil from Funky Fossil Designs. I thought it would be great to try the coloured foiling that Jennifer McGuire did in a recent video. I took a black square cardbase and stencilled directly on it with Atelier heavy gloss gel ( this is like thick acrylic paint without any colour). After it dried I foiled it with silver Heidi Swapp foil and coloured with alcohol markers. The cheaper markers actually gave the most opaque colour. I added gems and a sentiment from Pinkfresh Studio Classic words die…

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    Happy Anniversary

    Hi crafters. This card was reasonably quick to do but extremely messy. I was inspired by one of Pat Huntoons’s videos and I thought the Hero Arts Tropical Background stencil would be perfect. I started by putting a piece of red cardstock through the Xyron machine. Even though I burnished the piece before I took the release paper off there were some bare bits so it helps if the cardstock matches the glitter. I placed the stencil down onto the sticky side and gently placed Mont Marte designer leaf Copper Starburst over the stencil. I pressed it in with a stiff brush. When I was happy with that and had…

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    Stitched rose

    Hi crafters. I decided to stitch a flower. Before I started stitching I had to create the background as I couldn’t colour it later. I sprayed a piece of cardstock with pink,red and purple sprays. Then I adhered a piece of Pellon rainbow spun. This is synthetic ( I know as I melted some 😟) and apparently has many uses. I found this gold piece at the secondhand store. I glued it over the sprayed piece and sprayed again. The spray didn’t really sit on top but shows through the fibres. I then cut this piece twice with the Paper Smooches cross stitch die (this rectangular die seems to be…

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    Rainbow star

    Hi crafters. I started this card by swiping distress oxides in rainbow order across a piece of photo paper. I waited briefly then wiped the residue off the top with a baby wipe. I cut the piece with the Reverse Confetti tall triangles die. I played with the pieces until I decided on a star shape. I adhered them to each other in places and trimmed a couple of bits. I traced the inside with a pencil onto a card front. I then masked this area with post it notes. I stamped a greeting from the Reverse Confetti Boxes n balloons stamp set. This left some white so I applied…

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    Circular 21

    Hi crafters. I tried out a stencil from Funky Fossil called Broken radius Background , by colouring within the openings. I tried older water based markers plus alcohol markers directly onto the card base. I made a 5×7 card, so I extended the pattern. I cut the Kaisercraft numbers from black cardstock and coated them with a glaze. I put shimmer marker over the circles. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Use stencils

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    Stitched congratulations

    Hi crafters. I have another stitched card. I cut a piece of cardstock with the Paper Smooches cross stitch die and stitched with crochet cotton. The holes in the pattern were filled with rhinestones. I decided to add a frame around this one. I coloured the paper at the edge of the stitching blue so it wouldn’t be obvious. I realised that the leftover piece from the last card would make a good background and a frame would cover the hole in it. I cut the frame using 2 stitched rectangular dies taped together from metallic cardstock. The gold didn’t seem quite right so I added blue and green copics…

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    Birthday wishes

    Hi crafters. I have an entry for the May CAS stencil challenge. I pulled a piece out of the pile which was ink blended ( maybe cracked pistachio and broken china?), with silver and green glitter glue stencilled over that using Kaisercraft Moroccan Lattice stencil. I cut a circle from that and a larger circle from silver glitter cardstock. I also cut the Sizzix Sophie Guilar Make a wish die from silver glitter cardstock. I stamped an ombré sentiment using Technique Tuesday agapanthus set in Versafine Clair warm breeze and green oasis.

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    Stripey Stitches

    Hi crafters. I turned another stitched panel into a card for the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Stitches. I started with a panel which had been die cut with the Paper Smooches cross stitch die and stitched with crochet cotton. I realised if I trimmed close to the edges it would fit across a A6 card. I made a background with scrap strips and adhered the stitched panel with foam tape. I put stripes of cardstock on the edges of the stitched panel. The sentiment is from the Neat and Tangled Birthday tags die, with strips of cardstock behind it.

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    Zig Zag

    Hi crafters. Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week is Stitches, so I decided to make some cards from panels I had stitched. This panel was made from diecutting black cardstock with the Paper Smooches cross stitch die a couple of times to extend it sideways. The stitching was gone with crotchet cotton. Aqua gems were placed in some holes and the panel was adhered to blue cardstock with black foam tape. I decided to leave it without a sentiment for now. I can always add one later.

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    Cheers!

    Hi crafters. I was inspired today by the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge and Simon’s new release. Nina did some lovely cards with the confetti stencil. I thought I’d see what I could do. I started with some peach cardstock and blended abandoned coral distress oxide at the top with a brush. I then applied heavy gel gloss medium through the Kaisercraft celebrate stencil. When it was dry I put it through the Minc on 3 with gold foil and extra paper behind it. I coloured the Katzelkraft les gros chats with watercolour pencils and cut it out. I put Wink of Stellar on the glass and then covered the…