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Heart stems

Hello friends!

I am so honoured to be the Guest Designer over at the Case This Sketch challenge this week.

There’s a fabulous new sketch to play with – I had a lot of fun coming up with my card!

I cut four thin strips of cardstock to create an ombre-effect base. I then cut the Impression Obsession heart stems and added four of them to my card. Finally I added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted to finish off my take on the sketch.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

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Hello there

Today I have a card that I made for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

To start with, I chose an image from an older Penny Black set called Enchanted Garden, stamped, coloured and fussy cut it.

I created my background panel by gently applying a layer of Bundled Sage distress ink using a Tim Holtz blending brush to create an ombre effect. I then used an Ultimate Crafts embossing folder that seemed to match the image very well but which, somewhat worryingly, was brand new but I have no recollection of buying!

I stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment on a strip of grey card an then cut a slightly longer strip of clue glitter card and then set about assembling the card. I added a few glitter drops as a finishing touch!

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Flower Vine Birthday

Hi there!

I love the dainty Flower Vine set that Altenew released just before Christmas and was really looking forward to inking it up and colouring it in! Isn’t it a pretty stamp?

I also got the coordinating dies and used them on this card for a sweet crafty friend who is celebrating her birthday today.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

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Dear Daffodils

Hello everyone!

Happy Friyay! As sad as I am that the festive season is over, I really enjoyed making a spring birthday card today.

As soon as I saw the colour palette for the first Color Throwdown Challenge (yellow, green, black and white), I knew I had to do something flowery! This coincided with the arrival of my Clearly Besotted order and I could not wait to inck up the Spring Daffodils stamp. I coloured them using my Twinkling H2O paints and then adhered the image to a smooshed background I created some time ago using distress oxide inks. And I finally used the My Favorite Things label die which I have had for ages but which I haven’t used….

I added a Brushed Sentiment also by Clearly Besotted and a few Nuvo glitter drops to finish off my card.

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Snowflakes all around

Hello Everyone!

So my Christmas cards are all written/sent, but that doesn’t mean my festive supplies are getting put away just yet! Here’s the card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The DT call is still ongoing, so I’m throwing my hat into the ring with this one as well and keeping my fingers crossed!

I used a great 3D embossing folder from Crafter’s Companions – Sparling Snowflake – to create my centre panel. I love how this folder embosses snowflakes with differing depths. Quite unique I think! I haven’t got any other folders like this! Some snowflakes are really raised but others are very subtle. So clever!

Anyway, I added the Alicia snowflake die cut by Simon Says Stamp and stamped a small sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

To finish off the card, I added a few Nuvo glitter drops.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is die cutting.

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