3D printed 21st birthday

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My eldest nephew has just turned twenty-one (!). So I had to make a card. A masculine card. While terminally uninspired… I was just going to keep it super simple: fussy cut numbers from something shiny and then do some paper layering. Then my other half said that he could 3D print some numbers for me.

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In bloom

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I was in the mood for two things: using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers — hereafter known as ziggies for the sake of brevity — and doing a bit of heat embossing. After a couple of busy days creating the mouse at the lake card, I had thought that I would keep that day’s colouring for the Daily Marker challenge simple; that plan didn’t last long.

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Spotlight embossed flowers

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Inspired by Seven Hills Craft’s September challenge, I thought I would have a go at spotlighting not only the colour but also the embossed outlines. Technically, this turned out pretty much how I hoped it would. If only I had remembered to keep my hand out of the still-damp marker, which meant I had to adjust my colour choices. I would have started over, but I’d already done that once because I forgot to use the powder tool before heat embossing. Not one of my better days…

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Hello: Orange and grey

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Once again, I’m cutting it fine creating a challenge entry in time… where does the month go? It took a while to figure out what I was going to do for this; there were three palettes to choose from and either of the others would have been easy choices for a floral card (both had pinks and greens), but I was drawn to the third with its more graphic greys and oranges.

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