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Monday, 19 September 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 173

This time, at Crafty Cardmakers, our theme is Autumn. You can interpret that pretty much any way you want to, but it would be useful if you could explain your thinking - especially if it isn't obvious!

I, on the other hand, have been pretty obvious.

Autumn leaves in Autumn colours ... I started with some white card, and I stamped it with three different leaf stamps using a Kaleidoscope ink pad in Autumn Leaves shades. Then, using the colour of the outline, I coloured the leaves with Promarkers. I added a little texture using Distress Ink, then brushed the background with more Distress Ink to take away the pure whiteness of the background. To finish the card, I've due cut a sentiment, mats, and a butterfly with some sticky gems and some ribbon.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 172

The theme this time at Crafty Cardmakers is Layer it up!. So, anything you like, so long as you use lots of layers.

I had to make a 50th birthday card for a colleague, and came up with this.

I started with some watercolour paper, and then tried out something I've been meaning to have a go at for ages. I scribbled with some Promarkers on an acrylic block, then spritzed that with blender, and let the paper soak up the result. I did that three times with shades of blue, green and pink. Then, I stamped the sheet with a couple of flower stamps, and coloured those, again with Promarkers. To complete the background, I dusted the surface with some Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose before edging with Iced Spruce.

The accent, is a bit of fake 'Spirelli' that i did ages ago. I used a Spellbinders die to get the base. The silver layer is another Spellbinder's die, as are the pink circles and the ovals. I finished with a die cut greeting and a computer generated 50, and layered everything together.

I hope you can join us this time.

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