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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

DOODLED BIRDS

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This stamp set is a JustRite Set Of 20 Clear Stamps and I think it is so very cute and as we have had a few days of lovely sunny weather I thought it fitting to use this Doodled Birds Stamp Set.
There are many ways these stamps can be used but I've chosen to stamp them as if they were planted in a garden, hence the green below the birds and flowers.
My white base card is an 8" square with a mat of Teal, White and Green Foundation Card by Creative Expressions.
I stamped the images using a Perfect Medium Clear Stamp Pad by Ranger, applied a pearlised white embossing powder by WOW and heat set.
I used Spectrum Noir's Watercolour Pens to colour all the images.
I added a bottom panel using the remainder of the above card stock and used a Distress Ink in  'Black Soot' by Ranger to stamp the sentiment, which is by Clarity.
Spellbinders's Labels 24 was used to die cut the sentiment and to complete the card I added a few silver sequins from my stash

Click on the card to see a close up of the design

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June x

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

TUESDAY TUTORIAL ~ FLIP CARD WITH FAUX PEARL BORDER

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This is an 8" square, white card base.  I used Spellbinders Triple Flip Card Creator Die to die cut onto Bright White Foundation Card by Creative Expressions as shown below
You can see the complete die cut of the triple flip below.  It is advisable and much easier to decorate this prior to adhering onto the base card
Using one of the stamps from Phill Martin's Sentimentally Yours Range I stamped the sentiment around the four corners of the largest flip using Ranger's Black Soot Ink Pad.
On the next flip border I dressed all four corners with lilac gems, from my stash.
I cut to size a very pretty piece of embossed lilac paper, that I have in my stash, and adhered it behind the largest flip as shown below
I then cut to size a piece of lilac paper from Joanna Sheen's Pastel Lace Collection and adhered that to the back of the middle flip as shown below

Using the Cascading Hearts Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions I embossed a piece of Lilac Foundation Card then adhered it to the top flip.
I used a Memory Box Die Swirly Die (that's my name for it so my apologies as I can't find the correct name!) on the white and lilac card, overlapped them slightly, adhered them together, added a piece of mounting foam to the back prior to placing it on the card and finished that piece with a Pearl Dazzler by Creative Expressions
I then adhered the decorated flip to the card base and using Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA I created a faux pearl border, in various sizes, around the remaining card as shown below
This is an easy method to create, as the PVA is top quality and available in numerous colours.  It is also very economical as imagine what the cost would be having to buy all the pearls used on this card!
I only need to add a verse to complete the card.
There are numerous ways to decorate this type of flip card, the reason the flips are not lying flat on my card is because of the number of times I've been lifting each one up for photographs etc but later today they will all be lying flat!



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June x

Monday, 27 March 2017

#185 SPRING INTO SPRING

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Hello again bloggers

Over at Crafty Cardmakers today is the start of a new challenge, namely,
please pop over to see what my talented teamies have made... you may want to join in the challenge too!
This above is my contribution.  I love these two Clarity Stamps! 
I used several colours of Distress Inks, by Ranger, for the background then stamped the floral element as well as colouring the poppies with a red ProMarker.
I added this onto white pearlised card by Crafter's Companion then onto a thin black mat then applying mounting foam to the back to give some dimension.  This was then adhered to the base card of white pearlised card

Until tomorrow...

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June x

THE WINNER IS

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Good morning bloggers
I used Random Number Picker.org  to choose a winner, the number picked is
4
and that is you...

Pam Gordon
please email me your postal details

I will be back later with today's card


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