Tuesday 23 August 2022

I totally forgot how awesome embossing folders can be....

 Nothing like a blog post title saying it exactly like it is! ;)
So I found my dusty, neglected embossing folders in the cupboard and felt really sorry for them so I got them out to have a play.

The first couple turned out crap as it has been so long since I used them I forgot how to get nice crisp impressions.

I did get there in the end though.
I used a basic happy birthday folder for this card then inked it gently with salvaged patina distress oxide.

I cut out the sentiment with a die from lawn fawn, once in white and again with patterned paper from Rosie's Studio.  I added some sequins, matted in the same patterned paper and called it done.

So easy and turned out pretty cool I think.

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Saturday 20 August 2022

Hey there Foxy

I have been making cards a pretty long time, since September 2007 to be precise, and I have just had a giant epiphany, I love orange and yellow on a card.  
All of my favourite cards over the years, probably 80% percent have this colour combo.

To make this card I used the Avery Elle Sending Hugs Stamp and die combo.
I love this set as it cuts the envelope separately so you can tuck your selected animal image inside.
The background was make with a lawn fawn layering stencil which I have lost the packaging for, but it is pretty recent.  I used die inks from SU for the layering, blending with makeup brushes which look exactly like ink blending brushes and cost a quarter of the price of repackaged, branded ink tools.
I am all for buying original stamps and dies, but when those same companies buy cheap tools, brand them and sell at an enormous mark up, I am not so keen to buy those!

So yup, that's my card.
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Wednesday 17 August 2022

Beary Cute Wishes

 Todays card is the second that I made with my practice backgrounds.
I like the sky colour on this one a lot better.

The image is from Penny Black and is called Balloon Ride.

Coloured with copic markers and cut on my scan n cut.
Cloud stencil is from MFT and hill stencil is from Kraftin Kimmie's

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Sunday 14 August 2022

Kitty wishes

 I was playing with some background colours and made a couple of cards.
The first one uses an image from Newton's Nook called Newton's happy mail

My image is coloured with copic markers. 
I tried to make the cats face look like stripy markings, I almost got it right.  A bit more practice will do the trick.
The image was cut out on my "new to me" scan n cut.
Not sure of the cloud colour, a little too green toned.
The cloud and grass dies are from Lawn fawn.
Copics used 
Cat - E31, E35, E57
Mail box - W1,W3,W5
Flag- R05.R17,R46
Post - E15,E25, E37

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