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Xmas card: Ribbon tree

What: I like ribbon, but I’m not a great fan of bows on cards, or at least not the times I’ve tried it. So I needed to find other ways to use the ribbon in my stash. How: Using some green card that matched the ribbon I was planning on using, I cut and scored… Continue reading Xmas card: Ribbon tree

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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