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    Bright birthday

    Hi crafters. Yet another stitched card. I coloured the Hero Arts Ocean Waves bold prints Background Stamp with Sharpies. I decided to cut it with a series of Hero Arts circle dies all taped together. I also cut red fun foam with the same attached dies. I glued the pieces to the foam. I decided something between the alternate circles was needed. I used an in between circle die to dry emboss a white square card base. I used a pokey tool to make holes along the embossed line. I made mine closer than I needed and ended up not stitching every hole. I used an acrylic red yarn to…

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    Blue sympathy

    Hi crafters. I decided to try and use some of the leftover gel prints from this card to make another sympathy card. I used a print made with the Hero Arts Long leaves stencil for the background. I white heat embossed the Hero Arts Florals Rose stem onto some other prints and fussy cut them out. I glued the pieces to the background as well as some leaves that had been cut off the left edge. I had a little trouble with the heat embossing chipping off the gel prints, I think partly as the paper is thin but I was able to fix that by re-embossing or with a…

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    Foiled rose.

    Hi crafters,I’m back with another card from my foiling experiments. This one uses a Hero arts rose stamp, Minc reactive paint and pink Fab foil. I could have been more thorough applying the reactive paint but the rose is still gorgeous in pink foil. The sentiment comes with the rose stamp. I started by choosing pink and purple Arteza real brush pens to colour it with a water brush. I kept it soft as the foil is the star. After colouring I put it back in the stamping tool and selectively restamped bits with Versafine Clair glamorous to make up for missing foil. I noted while doing this, that the…