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Thursday 31 December 2015

Make A Wish

I've been rooting through my file of backgrounds I've made over the last few months and thought I really need to start to use them.  This is the first one.
For this one, I spritzed a piece of cardstock with water, then scrunched it all up until I was happy with all the wrinkles and creases.  Once it was dry, I spritzed the cardstock with various ink sprays, sorry I don't have the colours but they're a mix of Cosmic Shimmers and Dylusions.  Once I had the effect I wanted I dried it off with the heat gun then spritzed again, but with just plain water with a bit of mica powder added, to give it a pearly sheen.  Once it was all dry, I ironed it as flat as possible, then stamped the dandelion fluffies (that's what my kids called them when they were little and still do.... lol) with Black Versafine, then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  The fluffies and sentiment are all from the same set of stamps from Inkylicious.
I'd like to enter this into the present challenge at That's Crafty (8.1.16)
Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday 30 December 2015

A Bit Masculine

I've had this stamp set for ages and it's never been used, so thought I'd use it for this mans card. (we all know how difficult they are to make..... lol)
I started off by blending distress ink for the background, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye and Aged Mahogany.  I then did some random stamping with a script stamp from a Tim Holtz set, and the various small stamps from the main set, sorry I have no idea what make the stamp set is, I think it was free on a magazine.  I then stamped the main image and sentiment in black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I also did the edges the same.
I have no one in mind for this card, but it will come in handy at some point.
I'd like to enter this into the present challenge over at That's Crafty, where their theme is 'Anything Goes'. (8.1.16)

Monday 28 December 2015

First Christmas card for 2016!

This is my first Christmas card for next year...... can't beat starting early...... lol.  Ok, I'll admit, I make them all year round.
I started with a 'shaving foam' background which I'd done a while ago.  I added hills with Stormy Sky distress ink, and added the stamping using stamps from Lavinia of course.  Finished off with some sparkle.  The sentiment was computer generated and then foiled.
I'd like to enter this into the present challenges at Lavinia Stamps (31.12.15)
and That's Crafty (8.1.16)

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Long time no post!

I didn't realise how long it was since I last posted, been that busy with Christmas cards and other Christmas stuff.......   I have a couple of birthdays in the next week, so I've finally got round to making them.
I used Distress ink in Tumbled Glass and Tea Dye for all the colour on this one.  The sentiment is a stamp by Woodware, the others, of course are Crazy Birds.
I used the bubble stencil from Clairty, inked through with Adirondack Inks in Pink Sherbet and Egg Plant.  All of the stamps are from a set by Marion Emberson called On Your Special Day.