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Gilded triangle sunburst

Before I started the 30-day colouring challenge, I was >this< close to having got completely caught up with blogging my card backlog. I very deliberately stuck to colouring during the challenge so that I wouldn't end it with a stack of thirty cards that needed to be photographed and written up. I even blogged a… Continue reading Gilded triangle sunburst

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Gilding flake swirls

This technique gives gorgeous results. I am always looking out for interesting ways to use my stencils and this one is very satisfying. The background is definitely the star here. Most important tip for using gilding flakes: close all the windows and do not sneeze! They are incredibly light and will go everywhere given the… Continue reading Gilding flake swirls

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Make a splash

I'm used to using glossy accents to highlight eyes or make balloons shiny and things on that scale. I had never thought of using thin lines of it to create rain or water ripples though. For this card, I got out the pico embellisher instead of the glossy accents; it's much more liquid and comes… Continue reading Make a splash

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Glitter butterflies

It’s just as well I got all caught up with the backlog of card write-ups otherwise I would be really stressing about the stack of cards that are waiting to be blogged right now. But that’s what happens when I take a class with Online Card Classes — so many fun ideas that just have… Continue reading Glitter butterflies

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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