Sunday 29 August 2021

Thinking of you sunset

Some ink blended oxide inks, some paper glitz sparkle splatters, and a silhouette stamp from Simon Says Stamp.


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Saturday 28 August 2021

Faux tiles for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a faux tiles card using dies from Paper Rose Studio.


I cut a piece of white cardstock with the Chloe's coverplate layer 2 metal die. I also used the same die to emboss another piece of white cardstock. I coloured the embossed panel (using the lines as a guide to where to colour) with Copic markers. I then sprayed the panel with Perfect Pearls in water before adding 3 layers of clear embossing over the top. I then adhered the original die cut over the top, as well as the die cut sentiment.

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Friday 27 August 2021

Zodiac girls at Picket Fence Studios

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

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OCC Day 4

It's day 4 of the current Online Card Class. I used Jennifer's idea of scrunching up some cardstock to give it some texture. I added some Perfect Pearls spray to the pink and green pieces behind the J and Y in the die cut window, as well as some Paper Glitz mixed with water flicked onto the green and pink cardstock. I added some texture to the pink and green panels in the background with an embossing folder.

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Day 27!

 I've made it to Day 27 of The Daily Marker's Colouring Challenge! Yay!

 I use the gorgeous floral stamp from Altenew's Simply Spring stamp set, with a sentiment from Waffle Flower. I coloured it with Copic Markers followed by Derwent Pencils.

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Thursday 26 August 2021

OCC Day 3 - pleating

 Jennifer McGuire's class in today's Online Card Class was all about folding and pleating. 


I could have made the flower smaller, but my arthritic hands would not cooperate!

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Wednesday 25 August 2021

Online Card Class Day 2

 Day 2 of Online Card Classes "Crushing on Cardstock". Jennifer McGuire's video today showed some inlaid die cutting techniques, so I gave one of them a go (don't you love 2 for 1 techniques?)

 The coverplate die is from Altenew, the heart is from Hero Arts, the sentiment on card 1 is from Waffle Flower and the sentiment on card 2 is from The Ton.

I'll be entering these into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme this week is Anything Goes.

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Rainbow birthday cards

 I made a bunch of card bases with rainbows in an unconventional way, so you will be seeing more cards like this!



I have a very, VERY old Colorbox Paintbox pigment ink pad that has a rainbow of colours on a series of little foam pads. The foam has degraded so much that the pad was unusable, so I swiped the pad over some card bases and then scraped the degraded foam off the surface with a stencil scraping tool. Very messy, but effective! (I think you might be able to get a similar result with a stencil scraping tool and Distress Oxide reinkers. Alternatively, you could mask off stripes and ink blend with a heavy hand in a rainbow of inks.)

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Tuesday 24 August 2021

Online Card Class Day 1

Day 1 of Crushing on Cardstock - I made a herringbone panel with 4 different shades of cardstock from Stampin Up (I used a slightly different technique to what Kristina showed in her video, but the results are the same). I cut a heart from the panel (using an infinity die from Hero Arts) and used it on a 2nd card. The sentiment on my first card is from Waffle Flower, and the sequins are from Picket Fence Studios.

The sentiment on my 2nd card is from Taylored Expressions.

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Purple poppies

 Some colouring for Day 24 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Colouring Challenge. This started off OK, then went seriously down hill when I added one particular copic colour whose shade I misjudged. I spent a fair bit more time fixing it, and finished with Derwent pencils, but the flowers ended up mostly purple instead of the pale pink I had originally planned. Oh, well!


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Monday 23 August 2021

Blended butterflies

 I've made a bunch of card like this recently - ink blended panel, white text stamped and some Paper Glitz splashed over it, then a black image stamped over the top and a sentiment banner. Here are just two of the cards I made with this recipe: 


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Sunday 22 August 2021

Blue and red flowers

 Today, I'm sharing a couple of cards using a floral stamp from Uniquely Creative (sadly, I think this stamp is discontinued).

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Saturday 21 August 2021

Thank you flowers

 I tried out a different kind of colour scheme with this card.

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