Bloom

I had been wanting to enter the Sweet Stampin Challenge of using book print. The book page layer is a page out of a paperback novel that I scanned then printed in sepia tones. Tore edges then attached with glossy gel medium to a gold and black bg floral piece I made last year. Die cut the label then stamped sentiment in black. Mounted on white cs base then added punched gold dots

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Sweet Stampin: Book Print

Alphabet: Die Cut

Use Your Stuff: Touch of Gold

CAS for Krafty Chicks

While working on my moms thanks you cards I ended up with an extra heat embossed layer. I used the moth 3D die to cut the image. Added purple embossing paste and black modeling paste with my finger. Drew antenna on to the bg piece by hand with black gel pen and some glossy accents in black for body. Glued on the body and popped up the left wings with a hinge made out of a thin strip acetate folded in half lengthwise and only attached to the card. This way, in the mail, the moth can lay flat but once out of the envelope the wings with spring up. Sentiment was cut on Silhouette to white cs then heat set in the silver embossing powder three times and then attached. This was then mounted on kraft cs.

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Krafty Chicks: Guest Designer

Try it on Tuesday: Butterflies

Mix it Up: 3D

Thank You during loss

We loss my dad this week. He was 90 and fell over dead on the street where he lived all his life right after getting his hair cut. Mom drove him there. It was a life well lived, but he will be missed. Mom asked that I make her a dozen or so cards to send to all the great people that helped her through this time of loss. This is my prototype. The swirls are stamped on white cs with clear embossing ink then heat set in silver. I added this to a light turquoise cs that is then mounted on white cs base. The sentiment tag is moms words printed on copy paper then I added the thanks with a mat layer. This was created on the Silhouette that I cut out of white cs. Sponged the mat layer in color to match the other mat layer then mounted the two together and then to the top of the card.

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CRAFT: ATG

We Love 2 Create: ATG

We Love Stamping: For a Gal

Silver Tinsel Poinsettia

Second week into the month as Guest Designer at Krafty Chicks and this week it is Christmas Theme. For mine, I heat set the huge poinsettia stamp in each corner with tinsel embossing powder. The sentiment was also heat set but with white right over the top of the silver. A little black sponging around the edges helped to draw the eye to the center. The navy cs was then mounted on white cs base and a few rhinestone gems were added to the centers of the flowers.

Navy color with stencil

Using navy cs I added Gel Medium in Gloss through a stencil. Once completely dried, I sponged a very light gray pan pastel in the center for highlight. Anxious to see if my homemade shimmer spray would work as a fixative to the pan pastel, I sprayed the entire surface. Worked like a charm, that little bit of white glue added to the water and perfect pearls in a spray bottle also added a shine over the paper. The swirl and Sending part of the sentiment were Silhouette cut in white cs. The sentiment strip was printed on white sticker paper and trimmed to fit. All was mounted on white cs base.

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CRAFT: Happy Birthday to Us

Try it on Tuesday: Stencil

Use Your Stuff: Inspired by Cinema A movie where the navy plays a major role is Hunt for Red October