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Sunday, 27 October 2019

Interntional Art and Soul Challenge 70

The theme of this fortnight is Celebrate Autumn, which is something that I, as someone who doesn't like hot weather, definitely does!

The basis of this card is paper embroidery. The pattern comes from 101 Ideas for Paper Embroidery by Erica Fortgens. I used machine embroidery thread in shades of red, orange and gold, and matted the result onto some copper coloured mirror card. For the background, I stamped a piece of cream card with leaves using stamps from Crafter's Companion and a Kaleidoscope ink pad.

I do hope you can join us this time.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 243

The theme for this fortnight is Add Some Sparkle, so an ideal theme if you want to get a Christmas card (or several) done, or in fact, a project for any purpose so long as it has a bit of sparkle!

I decided to make a Christmas card, and I kept it fairly simple, and what's more, fairly flat so it won't need a 'large' stamp!

Having decided to keep things simple, I looked through my box of Christmas dies and when I spotted this one, given the theme, I didn't look any further. It's a Sheena Douglass die, and, believe it or not, I cut it using some glitter card. The photo doesn't make that at all obvious, but it is there! The background I created using various snowflake stamps, Versamark ink and Perfect Pearl powder. (The snowflake stamps will be from a variety of manufacturers, as I've placed all sorts of small stamps like that on a single storage sheet for use with the Cardio Majestix stamp holders which are such a good idea for this sort of stamping.) And apart from a little layering, that's it. I suspect there'll be several more cards of this general design before Christmas as it was fairly easy, but still (with the stamping) feels a little bit creative.

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