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Saturday, 27 August 2016





I started with an 8"x 8" white card base and added a black matt.  I then embossed the background with another piece of white card. I used 3 distress inks to create the sunbeam.  The sentiment was stamped on white card with black ink and I die cut this and highlighted it whilst it was still in the die with the blue ink I'd previously used.  I added foam tape to the sentiment to add dimension and to finish I added 4 blue pearl brads to each corner


INGREDIENTS

white and black card
Sunbeam Burst Embossing Folder by Crafter's Companion
King of Dads stamp by Woodware
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Die
Ranger Distress Inks in 'Broken China', 'Victorian Velvet' & 'Spiced Marmalade'
Smoothies by Creative Expressions
Brads by Hobby House

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CAS

This is my third and final entry to:

MAWTT - CAS

I matted and layered a piece of red mirri card and pearlised card (by Crafter's Companion) onto my base 5"x7" pearlised card. I then embossed another piece of pearlised card using an embossing folder by Crafter's Companion and cut a strip to matt onto a piece of red mirri card. 
I cut and embossed a poppy die (Creative Expressions) twice but kept only the flower head from one.  I also cut and embossed the filigree vase also from Creative Expressions.  I used a small piece of pale blue card behind the vase to give the impression of  it being filled with water, moulded the vase slightly before I adhered it over the blue card.  I then coloured the leaves and stem of the flower and covered the flower head with Ranger's Glossy Accents and repeated this to the other flower head and  put it to one side to dry overnight.  The sentiment is stamped in Adirondack 'Pitch Black'.  When the flower heads were completely dry I attached the single head to the main flower, added a small black gem to the centre and tweaked the flower to give it a natural look and added the embossed strip to the side of the card

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Friday, 26 August 2016


CAS

This is my second entry to:

MAWTT - CAS

Shaving Foam Technique

I love using this technique from time to time!

I started by filling a plastic A4 container with a very cheap shaving foam.  I added Alcohol Inks by Ranger in Lemonade, Bottle and Raspberry to the foam then 'swirled' the colours around.  Next I scooped the foam and placed it onto a Clarity stencil that I had previously secured to a piece of white card, I covered the stencil with the foam then gently removed the excess.  Next I carefully removed the stencil and put the design to one side until it was completely dry (I prefer to leave it overnight but you can heat dry it).  I matted and layered a pink then black matt onto a 5"x7" white card blank then adhered the design to this.  I added two gems to two alternate corners

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CAS

The above is my 1st entry to:



MAWTT - CAS


My base card is a 5"x7" white card that I matted and layered with ivory then silver card.  I embossed a piece of white card using the 'Cascading Hearts' embossing folder by Creative Expressions.  I cut and embossed the background die from the 'Scandinavian' collection by Sue Wilson onto ivory card and added it to white card.  The sentiment was stamped onto white card using a Memento Ink 'London Fog'.  I then cut and embossed several layers of ivory card from the Greek Collection - 'Kefalonia' also by Sue Wilson and adhered them together to create a frame around the sentiment. I then added two hearts to one corner to complete the card


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