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Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Blog Hop – Masking

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Welcome to Technique Tuesday Blog Hop where we are sharing Masking Techniques with you. Don’t get confused by the title of this blog hop, it is indeed early hours of Wednesday morning in Melbourne!

There are so many Masking Techniques and I’m sure you are going to see a lovely variety through our hop today. I’ve chosen to use our Artistic Decorative Masks for my project. Masks (or stencils) are a great way to add depth without adding bulk to a project.

To create this background, I ink blended a Basic White Cardstock panel with Flirty Flamingo, Parakeet Party and Balmy Blue. Then I laid the mask over and reapplied the same colours through the mask which created this fun background.

This is a bit of a ‘twist’ for a Valentine’s Day card which you could make for next week using the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set. Take your pick of Cocktails, Cookies or Chocolates and add the coordinating images for a cute card.

I die cut the word ‘cocktails’ 3 times from White Cardstock gluing them all together. Then I die cut another from Black Cardstock gluing it slightly offset to form a shadow effect.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope this gives you inspiration for creating with Masks. Please follow the hop through for more fun ideas.


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Cup of Cheer Day 19 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Although it’s summer during the Christmas season in Australia, a cup of hot cocoa is always reminiscent of the festive season. There is something warm and homely about having a warm cup of cocoa and some marshmallows sitting with your family.

I’ve used the TeaCup dies to create the festive cup that hold our warm cocoa. Some cookies from the Nothing’s Better than stamp set makes me feel like I can smell the chocolate in the room!

Watch the video below for details on how to create this card for the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge.

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aWow Blog Hop – Basic Essentials Challenge

Hi crafty friend, Thanks for joining me today for our trip Around the World on Wednesday. We are a group who love all things Stampin’ Up! and we hop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month with amazing organization by Angie Mckenzie. It’s our Basics Essentials Challenge and I can’t wait to check out what the essentials are for the rest of our team.

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For this challenge, I’ve gone back to basics with stamping and created a set of 3 stepped up cards for the Casual crafter, Avid Crafter and Artfully Avid Crafter. I’ve also kept the products minimal making it basic in supplies required as well.

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Measurements:

  • Basic Black – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • Basic White – 6cm x 11cm
  • Real Red – 6.4cm x 11.4cm
  • DSP – 14.2cm x 9.9cm

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I’m creating a fun Valentine’s card as the Feb 14th is only 5 days away. I couldn’t resist the chocolates from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp because of course, that is a craft room basic!

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SIP (stamps, ink and paper) are basics for creating any projects and I reckon on 99% of my projects I will add some Designer Series Paper. I LOVE Stampin’ Up! paper. DSP gives you great results with no effort. I also use my Paper Trimmer for cutting that beautiful DSP (straight!). On this card I’ve used the new release All Together Designer Series Paper. Being Black and White, it coordinates with anything really and you can colour it to suit your project.

Stamp your image outline on Basic White Cardstock in Early Espresso and fill-in image with Soft Suede stamped off. Two-step stamping is a quick basic way to add colour to your images.

If you’re a beginner crafter, I encourage you to give this card a try.

Avid

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I stepped this card up a notch by adding a bit of colour to the background paper. I love colouring and find it therapeutic. Lots of my projects include some form of colouring – whether it be our Markers, Blends, Watercolouring.

Here, scattered hearts across the sheet were coloured in with the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker. This just adds a pop to the background and brings out the ‘Chocolate’ in the sentiment. The chocolates were stamped and fussy cut and a cute gingham bow added. I think I add a ribbon to nearly every project I make!

Artfully Avid

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Have you checked out our latest release of Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends? These are an early release from our 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue. Ideal for skin tones and …. ideal for shocolates too!

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I die cut the sentiment from Real Red cardstock 4 times and layered it together to add depth. I glued the 4 sentiments together because sometimes I do things on a whim! Use Adhesive Sheets to make this a much less fiddly task.

Of course the inside of the card – how fun is the sentiment. Great for Valentine’s or to just make someone happy.

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I created a version of this card on my FB Live tonight. Click the button below to view.

Thank you for stopping by to visit me in Melbourne. I hope you have been inspired to create no matter what stage of crafting you are at. Products used on my cards are listed at the end of this post. Until 16th March you qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration reward with every $90 you spend in store.

Next on our hop is the fabulous Cheryll Miller. Make sure you click on the Next button to check out what she’s created. Please leave us some love with your comments as you travel around the world with us.

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Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Emma Goddard – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Teri West – US

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