Tuesday 31 May 2022

Online Card Class homework

 Catching up on Online Card Class homework - this was from a Kristina Werner video on Faux Letterpress.

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Sunday 29 May 2022

Colour blocking for Online Card Class

 I'm playing catch up on the Online Card Class - this was the colour blocking day, and I got two cards for the price of one!



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Friday 27 May 2022

Thanks for being so sweet for Hero Arts

 This month's My Monthly hero release from Hero Arts is all about the kitchen.

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Wednesday 25 May 2022

Mandala for Paper Rose

 Hello! Today, I'm sharing a card using the super intricate Audrey Circle Mandala die from Paper Rose Studio.

 I started with a panel of white cardstock, and I cut the mandala from it twice. I then took another panel of white cardstock and used the die to emboss into the cardstock in the top right and bottom left. I used the indentations as a guide to where I should add colour, using Copic markers in blues, dark pinks and blue/greens. I then adhered the intricate die cut over the embossed and coloured panel, and cut of the excess. 

I used one of the blue copic markers to swipe the edges of a white card base, then adhered my panel to the card so that there was a narrow border showing all around. I added some faux stitching likes to this border for some added interest. I finished with a white embossed sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, and some gemstones.

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Monday 23 May 2022

Lilly pilly wreath for Hero Arts

So, here's the deal. I'm not a fan of olives. The plant itself is perfectly fine, and olive oil is fabulous, but olives themselves are not my thing. 

So when I was this new stamp set from Hero Arts, I didn't see olives. I saw Lilly Pillies. (In Australia, we have plants commonly known as Lilly Pilly that have red to purple berries similar in shape and size to olives. The leaves are a slightly different shape to olive leaves, but I'm taking some artistic license here!

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Saturday 21 May 2022

OCC Spring card camp day 5

 Day 5 of the current Online Card Class is all about rainbows - right up my alley!




OCC Spring Card Camp Day 4

 I'm catching up on homework from the current Online Card Class, Spring Card Camp, so here's a couple of cards from Day 4!

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Friday 20 May 2022

Get Scrappy - Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

The Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge this month is to use up your scraps. I dug through my coloured cardstock scraps to create the rainbow background for the Looking Glass Birthday Party dies.


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Thursday 19 May 2022

Online Card Class day 2

 Online card class, day 2 - I tried Jessica Frost Ballas' technique, but had a massive fail (I didn't have the right type of layering die), so here's what I made from Cathy Zielske's lesson.

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Wednesday 18 May 2022

Online card class - Spring Card Camp day 1

 I think I have done every single Online Card Class - they're so much fun! It's just a pity that work has to come first :( 

Day 1 was all about using water with stamps or stencils, and one technique gave two card fronts for the price of one - gotta love that!

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Sympathy card

 Sympathy cards are some of the most difficult to make. I try to keep them simple and elegant.

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Monday 16 May 2022

Floral birthday for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a floral card for Paper Rose Studio.


I started by masking the bottom of a panel of white cardstock, and then stamped the Hayley's Bouquet stamp in the top part of the card. I coloured the image with Copic markers. I also used one of the pale R copic markers to colour the edges of my card base. I stamped the sentiment from Modern Poppies in Versamark ink onto black cardstock, and white embossed the sentiment. I cut the sentiment down with some fussy cutting around the letters below the main line of the sentiment, adhered the sentiment banner to my coloured panel, and adhered it to my card front. I finished with some subtle gemstones.

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Saturday 14 May 2022

Butterflies for Vanessa

 Vanessa Middleton is a shop owner in the craft industry who has been having a really tough time of late, with some serious health issues. A few of us decided to cheer her up with an Instagram party!

I made this card with dies from Paper Rose, some yupo with alcohol inks and hot pink foil, plus some inks and a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.

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