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Chalkboard Technique – Colour Palette #34

Colour Palette #34 has a real traditional Christmas feel to it and I think I managed to use all 4 colours fairly equally on this card. I’ve got my gingerbread man from the Sending Cheer bundle featuring again, this time using it in a more vintage style card.

For the background I used the Chalboard technique which uses White Craft ink on an embossed panel. I used the Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder which has a number of sentiments and images which you can separate to embellish cards as well.

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Oh What Fun – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

I struggled with this theme even though everything about Christmas is fun and a theme of Oh What Fun should have been a breeze. Sometimes, inspiration can take it’s time! In my mind, This gingerbread man came popping into my mind as I mulled over this theme for the #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge . So I went with it and opted for some fun pastel colours to create this card.

I had a negative laying on my desk from a die cut Deckled Rectangle and used it as a stencil to create an unorthodox background. I laid the mask here and there so it created a random pattern. Then I die cut it using the retired Stitched Rectangles dies which I’m sure many of you would have kept in your stash. This was layered on a panel of Specialty Cardstock which provided a lovely textured Fresh Freesia layer.

For the matte base layer, I watercoloured a panel of Fluid 100 Cardstock with Pool Party ink refills and a Water Painter creating a heavy wash. Once dry, this was embossed with the retired, Oh My Stars embossing folder.

The sentiment is from the Oh What Fun stamp set which is a retired sentiment set and this also provided me with the little baubles that adorned the stockings.

I just love this gingerbread man and the stocking layered together which provide such a fun focal point for this card.

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Christmas Letters – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Welcome to Day 8 of the 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge with the theme of Christmas Letters. My initial thought was postage letters and we have a lovely stamp set in our current Mini Catalogue called the Stamped with Love set which would have been perfect. One problem, I didn’t have it. I did however, have the Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder which has sentiments in all types of fonts and that fits perfectly for letters.

I’ve used the reindeer image from the retired Seasonal Chums stamps and dies. This is a gift tag which I cut in half and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The Misty Moonlight panel was embossed with the Christmas Tidings Folder and then I ran my Craft ink pad over the Cardstock to give it a whitewash look.

My card has been inspired by the sketch at Just Add Ink challenges #JAI677. I’ve used the Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper for the larger square and a ink blended panel for the smaller one.

The little Christmas tree is from the dies and I added a piece of Gold Foil at the back to be the twinkling lights.

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Create a Gingham Pattern – Cheerful Daisies

Ah, Gingham – I just couldn’t resist the challenge over at Just Add Ink Challenges. It’s a Choose Two challenge from Flowers, Ginham and splatters but I picked them all. I’ve used the colours from TGIF Challenges as inspiration for this project.

The first element I created for this card was the gingham background using the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks. I blended Coastal Cabana and Lost Lagoon over the mask. When I create a background I generally create it on a quarter sheet of A4 Cardstock then cut it down to whatever size I need it. Any spare can be used to decorate the inside of your card and envelope or or another project.

I added some extra lines within the checks with a Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker. This month the Stampin’ Up! Creative Challege is to use Stampin’ Write Markers in a creative way. Our Markers are water based and there are many techniques and fun to be had with them. Join in the challenge and check out the inspiration at #creativechallengesu

I trimmed the gingham background and die cut the top with the Deckled Rectangles dies for a decorative border. Then I added a little strip of White Cardstock which was embossed with the Splatters (Stripes & Splatters) Embossing Folder. I inked up the Embossing Folder with Coastal Cabana and then ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. This filled in the colour in the gaps.

The daisies and leaves were die cut from Fluid 100 Carsdtock and watercoloured using ink refills. At first, I wanted to create some soft coloured daises but then went for the bolder colours and really loved the contrast. These daisies almost have a tie-dye look to them.

A White heat embossed sentiment die cut with the label from the Cheerful Daisies dies really pops against the pretty summery colours of this card.

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Awow Blog Hop – Spring Blooms

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop. This month we celebrate the start of our 4th year as a group and I want to thank Angie Mckenzie who puts in so much effort to organising everything and keeping us running smoothly. I love this group and am grateful to be part of such a beautiful community.

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This month our theme is April Showers bring May flowers. Over in Melbourne we’re in Autumn so there are showers but not many flowers and it’s getting a little bit chilly.

We were given a double challenge to create something that reminds us of spring along with a technique. Didn’t matter that spring is gone, I still chose some spring colours and have followed the sketch at Sunday Stamps for my creation.

I started off by creating the 3 centre panels using the Emboss Resist technique.

EMBOSS RESIST PANEL
  • Using the Artistic Mix Decorative Mask, add Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana ink randomly with a Blending Brush. Use Lighter tones.
  • Stamp the 2 different leaves with Versamark ink over the entire panel
  • Add clear embossing powder
  • Melt embossing powder with Heat Tool
  • With Blending Brush, go over the entire panel in the same colours. Apply colours a little bit darker over embossed leaves.
  • Wipe back colour from embossed leaves with a paper wipe.

I used the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies to die cut the 3 panels and then matte it onto Kraft Cardstock.

The card base was covered with a layer of Vellum with a subtle leafy pattern. On this, I added the 3 small emboss resist panels which had been layered onto a long die cut piece from the Irresistible Blooms dies. This was then added to an embossed panel matte with the Naturally Gilded Designer Series Paper. For the strip of Textured Shimmer Paper, I used the Balmy Blue sheet and blended Coastal Cabana over it to coordinate with my colours.

The flower was stamped twice, fussy cut and layered with some heat embossed leaves and smaller Early Espresso Leaves die cut using the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies.

I had to include my favourite Linen Thread and some simple pearls to complete this spring blooms card.

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