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Ink Smooshing Feature Image Card

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I love ink smooshing with Distress inks!  Another stamp set that I haven’t played with yet is this Altenew Bottleful Of… All the products I used to create these cards are listed and linked at the bottom of this post.  All the supplies are available now over at our online shop Green Card Stamping Onto Textured Card All the cards are on watercolour cardstock. I stamped the bottle outline with black ink and the solid bottle with Forest Glades ink … Read More

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Clean And Simple Border Cards

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I wanted to challenge myself to creating some clean and simple one layer cards.  I didn’t keep all these cards as one layer but they are all clean and simple.  And quite quick to make!  All these cards are 4.25 x 5.5 inches and all the supplies are listed at the end of this post. Thanks Hearts For this Thanks card, I had some beautiful Distress Inked smooshed card left over from another project, that I was able to die … Read More

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How To: Change The Viking Stamp

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I love the “I’ve taken a Viking to you” sentiment but I want to be able to use the Viking for birthday cards, with a different sentiment.   Selective Inking There are three ways to do selective inking. Stamp the image on a scrap piece of paper to create a mask to place on your stamp while you ink it up. Test the material you use for your mask.  I first used a post-it but the ink went through so … Read More

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Thank You Card using Cork Pieces

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I had a packet of these cork pieces on my craft desk while I was thinking of what to do for this month’s challenge.  “Thanks” seemed to be a good theme, since people will be sending Thank You cards for their Christmas presents, and these cork pieces are from the Elle’s Studio Thankful collection. Links to all the supplies I used are listed at the end of this post. Process I created a 5 ¼ inch by 4 ½ inch … Read More

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Challenge One – Thanks

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Welcome to our first bimonthly blog challenge! We have been working out the small details and finding some good prizes for you and are now ready to start our first challenge! We hope that you have fun creating something amazing for our challenges and enjoy looking through other people’s entries. The Challenge Rules are at the end of this post. Please add your entry to the gallery below before the challenge ends at 5pm on 22nd February 2016. 18th FEBRUARY … Read More

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Peek A Boo Window Card

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I was inspired by my Mom (Janet) to make a Peek A Boo Winter card with the Lawn Fawn critters. All the products I used are listed and linked below – along with a template for the window. Poop A Boo Frame I traced the window frame onto a piece of cardstock and used my craft knife to cut out these rectangles, which I kept to one side so I could make another card later. To help you re-create this … Read More

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Watercoloured Floral Art Frame

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I always try to make handmade gifts for Christmas.  My Gran has a lot of grandchildren and great-grandchildren so it can be difficult to find something to give her for Christmas.  This year I decided to get a picture frame and make a piece of art to go inside.  I love these flower stamps and the fact that they look like they are watercoloured!  You can easily just stamp the solid layer and the other layers and get a great … Read More

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How to make a watercolour effect painted poppy

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Painted Poppies are such beautiful stamps.  I love adding a soft colour to the flowers and leaving the rest of the card clean and simple.  Process To help you understand how to made these cards I made this step by step how to – which I hope will help you.  All the supplies I used will be listed at the end, along with some other cards I have made with this stamp set.  Click on the photographs to enlarge them. … Read More

Festive Silhouette Cards

One Stamp Three Cards

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The bauble stamp from the Festive Silhouettes stamp set must be my favourite.  I have used it to create three different Christmas cards.   Card One On this first card, I wanted to try heat embossing the stamp in white with a bold distress ink blended background. Stamping the bauble image with Versamark and added the white embossing powder, then used my heat gun to melt the powder. To create the background, I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to … Read More

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Joyful Christmas Cards

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It might only be October but I like getting my Christmas Cards made early. Then I don’t have to rush and can enjoy making them.  These cards are standard A2 size (4.25”x5.5”). I grabbed some soft pale pink and teal blue cardstock to use as my base card.  Along with five of the Elle’s Studio patterned papers from the Joyful collection, a few embellishments and the Jordon Outline stamp set to stamp the “Merry Christmas”.   Using Patterned Paper I … Read More

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