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Xmas cards: Shiny snowflakes

What: Two simple Christmas cards inspired by some shiny wrapping tissue I picked up. How: My starting point was wondering how well the shiny “tissue” would work for snowflakes, so I die cut several of them after first backing the tissue with Stick it. I also die cut one from a circle, leaving the negative… Continue reading Xmas cards: Shiny snowflakes

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Birthday card: Create a Smile

What: A card made to celebrate Create A Smile’s first birthday. How: A lot of fussy cutting and arranging of masks to finalise the layout of the flowers, followed by much stamping and masking on watercolour paper. The flowers and cup were coloured with Inktense pencils blended with Wink of Stella. I went over the… Continue reading Birthday card: Create a Smile

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More Brusho butterflies

What: I wanted to have another play with the Brusho colours to see whether I could get a lighter, brighter finished look. I also wanted to test out the matching dies. How: The butterflies were stamped with Versamark and clear heat-embossed. I knew I was going to be die-cutting these so I didn’t need to… Continue reading More Brusho butterflies

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Smile: Brusho butterfly

What: As is the way on YouTube, some people were unnecessarily negative about a recent video from the wonderful Kathy Racoosin. As is the way with Instagram, the IG Crafty Crew responded with cards of support and I was invited to join in. How: I stamped the butterfly with Versamark on watercolour paper and heat… Continue reading Smile: Brusho butterfly

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Smile: Watermelon kid

What: My second entry for Gerda Steiner’s monthly challenge; as she was kind enough to provide two digital stamps this month, it seems only fair to make cards with both of them. How: The digital stamp was printed and coloured with Copic markers. I found a label die that fit it perfectly and die cut… Continue reading Smile: Watermelon kid

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Birthday card: Shiny googly-eyed bunny

What: A cutesy birthday card with all the shiny thrown at it for my neighbour. How: I sketched out the rough layout I wanted, fussy cut some masks and used them to figure out the correct stamping order for the bunnies, cupcake elements and flowers. I stamped the bunnies and cupcakes with Memento ink and… Continue reading Birthday card: Shiny googly-eyed bunny

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Birthday card: Mermaid

What: A birthday card for an Instagram crafter who, I’m told, loves ocean colours and mermaids. How: I went on the hunt for a mermaid digital stamp that I liked and printed it onto watercolour paper; the inkjet print isn’t waterproof, but watercolour markers can be used with care. This is the first detailed piece… Continue reading Birthday card: Mermaid