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Rainbow foil balloon

I really must try to finish blogging the last of the cards I made for the Sparkle & Shine class; I got all the glittery ones done and then ran out of steam... So here goes with the first of the foiled cards. For this one, I used the balloon die cut left over from… Continue reading Rainbow foil balloon

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Striped glitter balloon

I’d forgotten how much I like microfine glitter. It gives a subtle shine that you can actually photograph without glare or reflections. It sticks remarkably well without shedding all over the place. And it’s not even that messy to work with as long as you pour it over coffee filters and have a wet wipe… Continue reading Striped glitter balloon

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Thanks: Balloons

This card was created on 4th November; day 4 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I don’t have a lot of full-size background stamps, but I just had to pick up these balloons from Create A Smile. For some reason my brain came up with the bright idea of colouring it and then… Continue reading Thanks: Balloons

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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

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #16

What: Day sixteen of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. Balloons! How: I randomly stamped the balloons in different colours across the card panel and then went over them with coloured pencil in a less than successful attempt to add some shading. The gaps between the balloons were filled in by stamping the… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #16

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #6

What: Day six of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. My mini robot stamp set turned up this morning so I could finish off the birthday card I originally had in mind when I started working on the blueprint stamps. How: I watercoloured the balloon with Distress ink, fussy cut it out and… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #6