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Golden ivy

YouTube videos are a great source of inspiration, whether it's the finished image that sparks the imagination or just the techniques used. Combine that with your own supplies and a sprinkling of other ideas and you end up with something unique to you. It was the process as much as the end result in this… Continue reading Golden ivy

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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

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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