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Christmas in July – Day 12

Happy Friyay everyone!

Christmas in July Day 12 (Day 28 of the colouring challenge)!

Today’s card uses the sketch for the current Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge and another stamp by Magenta.

I played around with different ways of recreating that central strip – patterned paper, dry embossing, coloured card! In the end, I pulled our a Studio Katia stencil and applied a layer of distress ink and then glitter paste. I really wanted to ensure that the strip didn’t dominate the main image, so I’m pleased with how it turned out!

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Stencilled flowers

Happy Saturday friends!

I’m playing along with the current CAS stencil challenge. This month the challenge is to stencil over a coloured background.

I love this challenge as it helps me practice/learn some techniques but have rarely entered a card because I find it quite difficult to incorporate the technique in a CAS card. Take my creation today for instance… it’s definitely simple but the ‘white’ (or in this case black!) space is limited. CAS is definitely my preferred style and I don’t usually struggle with other CAS challenges, but to be honest I’d probably prefer a wider frame if I was making it again…

Still, I looked back at the DT inspiration and also their past winners and decided to give it a whirl as the amount of ‘white’ space is comparable to some of those showcased cards…. it’ll be interesting to hear what the DT members think.

To create my card, I used an old blended background created with regular distress inks plus a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencil. The frame was cut with a Studio Katia stencil and the sentiment was created using part of a Waffle Flower Crafts die.

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Day 10 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

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

The sponsor for Day 10 was Studio Katia. I don’t have any of their stamps but I do have a few of their dies and decided to use the Creative Stitched Window die for my take on Laura Volpes’s amazing tag.

I created a blended background with same distress inks that Laura used (Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean) and then trimmed it down before adhering the die cut window to the base.

I stamped and cut the Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins and adhered them to the tag, together with a sentiment by My Favorite Things.

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Day 11 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

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

The sponsor for Day 11 was Studio Katia. I only have a couple of products by them as they are difficult to get hold of in the UK.I do however have a wonderful die set and I used that as the base for today’s tag. I love the elegant tags that Tracy Freeman created for the challenge and pulled out some products from Simon Says Stamp for my take.

I loved how Tracy used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen on her poinsettia, and wanted to add some glitter to mine. I applied Stickles with a paint brush at a card class a few weeks ago and decided to see whether the Tonic Studio Nuvo glitter drops could be used in the same way. I’m happy to say that I ended up with lovely glittery petals! So difficult to capture in a photo!

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