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    Diamonds

    Hi crafters. Another fluoro card. I explored stacked fluoro with gold edges recently but I wanted to try it on white. This time I used The Stamp Market detailed diamonds stamps and dies. I white heat embossed diamond stripes onto gel press fluoro paper and cut these out with the die. I also cut 4 layers for each from packaging and glued them together. The edges of these stacks were painted with gold paint. The fluoro diamonds were glued on top and then coated with gloss. The sentiment is The Stamp Market’s Hooray Yay Stamp which has been retired. I embossed this with gold and popped it on a white…

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    Sugar Pea Designs

    Hi crafters. I took a panel out of the pile and cut it with the Sugar Pea Designs Arrow cover plate die. The panel had been made with distress stains with crackle medium over it and stains rubbed into the cracks. I found another brown spotty piece of paper to place behind the die cut. The sentiment was gold embossed on Vellum using the Sugar Pea Designs Handwritten script alphabet stamps. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Stamptember Sugar Pea Designs collaboration challenge Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge:Anything goes

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    Sparkly teal

    Hi crafters. I started this card by spreading some Bo Bunny turquoise glitter paste through the Clearly Besotted diamond lattice stencil. I wanted something between the stencilling and the sentiment so I cut the smallest Tim Holtz adorned die from pool cardstock and layered it. I wanted to make it glittery but the first sparkle powder made it go almost white. To give it back some colour, I put more embossing ink on and added Twinklebelle glitter from WOW. I added a clear layer of embossing over that to make sure the glitter was stuck. At this point it was sparkly but a different colour to the original. I then…

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    Fluoro Hugs

    Hi crafters. I found my fluoro gel print paper to make more cards. The current challenge at A Blog Named Hero is about being inspired by other crafters. My fluoro experiments originated with posts by Riesling Mama. Maria was making fluoro cards using a fashion inspiration photo she found. She often experiments with different techniques and colours and I like her designs. The paper used in my card was made after reading Maria’s blog. I dribbled IKEA fluoro paints across a gel plate and pressed the paper in. For my card today, I took the Hero Arts Bold graphic confetti die and cut it from white cardstock. The fluoro can…

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    Winnie and Walter

    Hi crafters. This is the Winnie and Walter inspiration photo: This such a fabulous room. I decided to try to recreate that wall with distress oxides on photo paper. I smushed faded jeans, wilted violet, worn lipstick, cracked pistachio and antique linen. When it was all dry I wiped off the oxide on top to reveal the bright colours. I thought it would be nice to stitch the light cables hanging down. I tried to sew them on the sewing machine but the silver thread was messing up and breaking and the panel was getting marked. I decided to just stitch it by hand instead. The marks rubbed off luckily.…

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    Stitched acetate

    Hi crafters. Another acetate card. I wanted to see if the Tim Holtz crotchet dies would cut it. This is a very intricate die but with a shim and going through twice it did cut satisfactorily. I stitched these to a white panel. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Simple sayings stamp set and is stamped on clear acetate with black StazOn ink. I tied this on with some ribbon. The panel was placed on a black matt. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Stitch it Simon says Stamp Stamptember Tim Holtz collaboration challenge.

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    Acetate shaker

    Hi crafters. I’ve been experimenting with coloured acetate. I used the acetate scraps from my stitched acetate card to create a shaker card. I stamped various sentiments from the Clearly Besotted Say What Stamp set with black StazOn onto coloured acetate and cut them out with circle dies. I made a frame and covered it with spotty washi tape and put acetate behind it. I went to clean a smudge with alcohol and found the dots on the washi smear with alcohol. In order to make it less noticeable, I stamped a couple of greetings from the Clearly Besotted Simple script Stamp set over the top. I filled the shaker…

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    Brown 2

    Hi crafters. I couldn’t resist trying a more CAS monochrome card. I embossed the Neat and Tangled Punchinella Stamp onto ivory cardstock with Judikins Jasper embossing powder. I used 3 different sized circle dies to cut from book paper and wood grain paper scraps. I added a little watercolour to the middle one and then stitched all 3 down with brown thread. The sentiment from Neat and Tangled’s Scandinavian prints was stamped in Versafine Clair acorn. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Monochrome Simon says Stamp Stamptember Neat and Tangled collaboration challenge

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    Brown

    Hi crafters. Back to monochrome for the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge. I started with a page from a scaffolding handbook. I cut the Neat and Tangled Hexastar cover plate die from packaging. I used that to stencil texture paste with brown chalk pastel in it, onto the book page. When I was done, I tore the stencil and glued it to the page as well. I flicked some distress resist spray onto it and added distress stains. I coated it with clear gesso and then used Lindy’s magical Bratwurst brown and another brown spray. I used a Versamark pen to add copper, antique gold and brown embossing powders. I…

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    CAS pastels

    Hi crafters. I have been experimenting with chalk pastels. I’ve been wondering how I can use them on cards. I tried them out on some sketch paper with the technique for the current CAS stencil challenge. I masked off an area with post it tape and applied the pastels. I blended them a little with my finger and tipped off the dust. I covered the area with the Kaisercraft lattice stencil and removed colour through it with a baby wipe. I then sprayed with a workable fixative spray which I recently acquired. This seemed OK at first. I removed the tape. I was able to erase some stray marks. I…