Masculine happy birthday

This card uses up leftovers from a Father's Day card I made last month.

I die cut a square (using a die from Lil' Inkers) from a panel of Yupo with alcohol inks, adhered it to a card base on the diagonal, and added a gold embossed sentiment from Hero Arts.

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Copic colouring for Picket Fence Studios

I haven't done much copic colouring recently, so when I saw this stamp from Picket Fence Studios September release, I immediately pulled out my Copic markers.

I used the "BFF Elise Girl stamp from Picket Fence Studios", coloured with Copic markers and then cut out with the "BFF Elise Girl Coordinating Die" . I created the background using the "Heart of Flowers Stencil" and my "Life Changing Blender Brushes" with some Distress Ink. The sentiment is called "Get Well".

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CAS(e) this sketch #340

I am very excited to be a guest of CAS(e) this sketch today for challenge #340!

I did some Distress Oxide ink blending using a stencil from Paper Rose Studio and Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studio. I then added a sentiment from Avery Elle and that's it - a clean and simple, one-layer card!

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Inspired by Gale at A Blog Named Hero

The challenge this month at A Blog Named Hero is "Inspired By" - I have taken inspiration from a card posted in July by Gale Williams-Thompson.

Gale created a panel of watercolour card with glitter paste and watercolour powders. I don't have glitter paste, so I used Wendy Vecchi embossing paste. Gale used Pixie spray to adhere her stencil, which I don't have, so I used a technique I've seen Kelly Latevola use - put Tombow mono multi glue on the back of the Bold Floral stencil from Hero Arts and wait for it to dry so it becomes repositionable. I spread the embossing paste over the stencil, scraped off the excess, then sprinkled Nuance watercolour powder over the top, and sprayed with water and mopped up the excess water with paper towel. When the panel was dry, I added some Stardust Stickles to give some glittery shine, and added a white embossed sentiment from Many Birthday Messages popped up on dimensional adhesive.

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Fusion: Coffee

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I ignored the photo inspiration this week, and went with the sketch. I made a panel of alcohol inks on yupo, and used it as the background behind the Snowflake Border die from Paper Rose Studio. I added some Star Dust Stickles to the centres of the snowflakes for some shine. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!
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Inspired by A Blog Named Hero

The current challenge at A Blog Named Hero is "inspired by" - I was inspired to make this alcohol ink card by Jessica Frost Ballas, whose alcohol ink backgrounds with foil are just gorgeous!

I made a panel of Yupo with alcohol ink and foil, then added a gold embossed sentiment from Hero Arts.

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Stenciled birthday rainbow

I have a simple happy birthday rainbow to share with you today.

The stencil is from Paper Rose Studio, inked with Distress Oxide inks and Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studio. The Happy Birthday dies are from Hello Bluebird.

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September release at Picket Fence Studios

Today is the day! There are some AMAZING stamps, dies and stencils being released this month at Picket Fence Studios - this one would have to be my favourite!

I white embossed the "Christmas poinsettia star" stamp onto watercolour cardstock. I then used the ink smooshing technique to add some colour using Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves, and then added some depth of colour to the poinsettia petals using more Distress Ink and my water brush. I then sprayed the whole panel in Perfect Pearls in water before drying it with my heat tool and adhering to a card front. The sentiment is from "The Season of Giving" stamp set, and I white embossed it onto a scrap of deep purple cardstock.  (BTW, I have a friend who is a French teacher, so I just had to add the accent tréma on top of the e in "Noël")

I love this Poinsettia so much, I couldn't stop and one card!

I used Zig clean color real brush markers to colour this one, and the sentiment is again from "The Season of Giving".

I have another Christmassy card to share!  I started by creating a diagonal background using the "Candy Cane Lane Stencil" and some red ink using my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I stamped the main image from "Straight from the North Pole" in Picket Fence Black hybrid ink, and then coloured him with Copic markers. I cut him out with the "Straight from the North Pole" coordinating die and stamped an image from the same stamp set.

Make sure you visit the Picket Fence blog, and all of the DT members' blogs - there's some awesome inspiration to be had!

I'll be sharing the first card in this post at The Flower Challenge, where the theme is Anything Goes.

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Blog post for Picket Fence Studios

I have a post up at the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek:

Click HERE to visit Picket Fence Studios to find out how I made this card.

I'll be sharing the first card in this post at The Flower Challenge, where the theme is Anything Goes.

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Floral thanks

I tried something different with this card - I sprayed some water into a palette, and then sprinkled some Nuance pigment powders into the water to create watercolours. This wasn't exactly the look I was going for, but it's still OK, I think.

I used a floral stamp from Simon Says Stamp, and a sentiment die set from Create a Smile.

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