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Monstera leaf pair #2

I liked the black background against the green and the clear embossing on the last pair of leaf panels I made, so I thought I'd have a go at a more subtle version with one of the other Brusho/stencil attempts. Once again, I used the stencil as a mask, covered the Brusho with Versamark and… Continue reading Monstera leaf pair #2

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Monstera leaf pair #1

I was catching up on blog feeds and YouTube subscriptions and there was a project that used Brusho, I don't remember exactly what it was, but it got me thinking about whether it was actually possible to use water-activated pigment powders (like Brusho and PaperArtsy Infusions and various other brands) with stencils without making a… Continue reading Monstera leaf pair #1

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Field of Christmas trees

This is one of the two Christmas dies I bought for this year's cardmaking; I do like border sentiment dies and there is enough detail in this one that the rest of the design can be fairly simple. I divided the card into three sections: sentiment, trees and snow. Because I was going to make… Continue reading Field of Christmas trees

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Stencilled roses

I wanted to make something, but I didn't want to have to think about it too hard. I didn't want to have to contemplate colour blends or even basic palettes. So I reached for a handmade background from my stash — a nice mottled blue-green piece — and a flower stencil. Roses are red: grab… Continue reading Stencilled roses

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Barber shop Valentine

  Valentine's Day. We don't make a big deal about it but, as a cardmaker, I could hardly miss the opportunity to make a card for my other half. I spotted this digi the other day while browsing through The Paper Shelter's large catalogue of images (so many lovely digis; I restrained myself and only… Continue reading Barber shop Valentine