Partial EF

I only wanted part of the embossing to show, so I made me a shim for my machine out of thin cardboard. By cutting a diamond pattern in the center of the shim I could place it on top of the sandwich before sending only half of the ef through the machine. Focal piece is copy paper cut to fit the lower area. Stamped image in black ink then added blue shimmer gel pen on wings. Fussy cut wings out of vellum. By cutting each side of the wings separately I could cut a tab that was along the body side, score and fold it under. It acts as a hinge and gave me a good place to glue each set of wings in place. I then heat set silver embossing powder after stamping wing details in clear ink. Image is popped up with fun foam cut to slightly smaller size then attached.

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Can You Handle the Pressure: Special

Sweet Stampin: Spring Mood Board

CRAFT: Spring

Red Rose with Wonky Frame

CRAFT Challenge wanted a shaped card so I use this freebie digi of wonky frame and fun rose to create this. Using the Silhouette I outlined the frame and broke the layers into individual shapes. After overlapping mirror images of the background shape and welding together this created the base. My top frame with holes in it as well as the top full piece were cut in white cs and then I painted the whole outline piece with red acrylic paint. The rose image was printed on copy paper and fussy cut to match the inside layer. Colored the rose with the same red acrylic paint and the rest in alcohol markers. Stamped the sentiment in black ink then put all the pieces together. The white dots of the rose have Silver Dust Stickles on them for just a little bling. I sized this to fit an A2 envelope but the card feels much smaller because of the odd shape.

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CRAFT Challenge: Shaped Card

Creative Artiste: ATG

We Love to Create: ATG

Flirty Birds

So fun to watch the birds right now, they are all so busy checking out each other and places to nest. This started with the Silhouette cut birds in white cs that I painted with black gesso. I had been collecting birds from free digis for a silhouette file so they would be available in various posses and could be sized to fit. The bg is from my stash and I would guess that I sprayed shimmer spray in green and yellow then picked up with brayer to gel press for a print. The leaves and branches was stamped in black ink and then the birds were popped up with foam tape. Sentiment strip was created on Silhouette then printed on white sticker paper. Yellow strip is cs with a strip of b&w washi tape added. Black boarder was created with straight edge and permanent black marker. All is mounted on white cs base. Of course Terry wanted the birds to have eyes so used a white gel pen. Also added white circles around edges with stencil and white ink pad to sponge. I will gladly share my svg of the birds if you want it?

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Try it on Tuesday: Spring Colors

Alphabet: A is for Animal Antics

Yellow Forsythia

One of my newer favorite haunts is Notable Ink. Amber just came out with a new release. I got a few things in stamp form and some in digi. This bg is a digi from a while back and printed the plaid on copy paper. I stamped the image in watermark ink then heat set gold embossing powder. Colored with combination of water color, marker and acrylic paint pen. Stamped sentiment in watermark ink and heat set black embossing powder. Added black water color splatters, the gray splatter are part of the digi image. Mounted on yellow cs then on white cs base. Love that this makes a great birthday for that hard to fit guy or a thinking of you for any pal.

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Colorful Options: Yellow

Krafty Chicks: Stamp Act

Challenge Up Your Life: Splatters

Embossed Flower Wreath

I had made this ef from a die cut of a floral wreath long ago and seldom use it. Here I dry embossed white copy paper with ef, then added gold shimmer spray to entire surface. Once dry I layered it on gray cs then on white cs base. the tag is the gray cs base with the sentiment heat set in white on clear vellum. Dragon fly was Silhouette cut on sticker paper that I removed the backing then added gilding flakes to sticky side that was then attached to tag.

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TicTacToe: Top Across

Hand Stamped Sentiments: Sketch

Use Your Stuff: Tag