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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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Technique: Faux textured metal backgrounds

What: Testing out a new technique for creating backgrounds with Distress ink, Perfect Pearls and an embossing folder. (Note to self: remember to actually post things and not just leave them in my drafts folder.) Inspired by: Jennifer McGuire’s faux textured metal paper tutorial. How: This is a surprisingly straightforward technique. Mask off around the… Continue reading Technique: Faux textured metal backgrounds

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Birthday card: Pisces

What: When I heard that the theme of Kathy Racoosin’s pop-up challenge was going to be “lines”, my brain started ticking over. One of my current aims is to use some of the pieces I have in my stash; both painted backgrounds and images I’ve created for previous colouring challenges. I coloured a full set… Continue reading Birthday card: Pisces

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #26

What: Day twenty-six of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. A birthday card for a cat-owning friend and one of my favourite cards. How: The first thing I did was stamp each of the cat stamps on masking paper and fussy cut them out. The background panel was built up from the bottom… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #26