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Mouse in a hot air balloon

My mum's birthday means, as ever, finding some cute little critters (preferably rodents) for her card. Luckily, I recently discovered Isabel Cristina who creates some absolutely adorable digi stamps. I did the colouring for this during the Daily marker challenge, but I knew that it would end up on a card for my mum; I… Continue reading Mouse in a hot air balloon

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Birthday: Copic on acetate

Another technique learned in the Clear and Sheer class: using Copic markers to create a watercolour-like effect on heat-embossed acetate. This gives a really pretty effect and makes a nice alternative to colouring on cardstock. How: I started by preparing the acetate for heat embossing. Acetate is a remarkably static-y thing and you will end… Continue reading Birthday: Copic on acetate

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Embossed acetate cards

So many new ideas to try in this class. The next step on from just having a plain acetate card base is to have an embossed one; it’s an interesting technique, but it does warp the acetate so, depending on the embossing folder used, it could be more appropriate for creating embellishments. How: For the… Continue reading Embossed acetate cards

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Celebrate: Uplifting acetate card

Another thing ticked off the “must-try techniques” list: creating a card using acetate for the base. I kept the design simple in the hope that it wouldn’t take too long to do, but I didn’t factor in all the fussy cutting that is needed to create not only the coloured elements, but also the plain… Continue reading Celebrate: Uplifting acetate card