Studio Carabelle

Circles Collage

Hello Friends

Happy Monday! Today I’m playing along with the  Freshly Made Sketches challenge using another part of the fabulous Carabelle Studios Circle Collage background stamp that I used yesterday.

Using my MISTI, I inked up 3/4 of the stamp with Antique Linen distress ink. I then watercoloured the backgrounds of each circle before stamping the image again using Frayed Burlap distress oxide. Colouring the image this way means that the ink lines don’t get too blurry.

To complete my take, I added a sentiment by The Ton Stamps.

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AAA Cards One Inch Strip with small stamps twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using a strip of just one inch of your card base only. Our optional twist for this challenge is ‘small stamps’!

Although I have a zillion small stamps, I didn’t actually use them for this challenge. Instead I used parts of a Carabelle Studio background stamp (Circles collage). I stamped various circles from onto an inky background I created with distress inks some time ago, leaving a space in the centre of the one inch strip. I then lifted some ink from the centre of the circles using water.

I was originally going to add a die cut sentiment, but how many sentiment dies do I own that are less than an inch? The answer is not many…. and those that I do have didn’t really work so in the end I went with a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages set which fit perfectly in the space.

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Asa, who has come lovely cards on her instagram feed!!

Hope you can play along with us!

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Day 11 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 11 was Birch Press Designs. I absolutely love their dies and, having found a super UK retailer this year, I now have a few more sets by them.

I loved Ardyth’s tag – I bought the Frost Flake layering set a few weeks ago and hadn’t managed to play with it… until now! I used a fabulous embossing folder by Studio Carabelle for the background.

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Colourful birthday butterfly

Hi Everyone!

Next, I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I started by adhering some patterned paper to my card base and then added a piece of whit cardstock that I had embossed using a Carabelle Studios folder. I cut the Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly from glitter cardstock and adhered it to the Memory Box Asti Butterfly that I had cut from a panel created with Distress Stains.

I heat embossed a My Favorite Things sentiment on a kraft strip and adhered it to my card before adding the butterfly.

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