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OLS #2 Repeats

Over on One Layer Simplicity the challenge is to do repeat stamping. Now this isn’t quite as easy as it sounds, well not for me as I’m challenged in many ways such as straight lines or properly spaced images! I don’t think my brain copes well with these things so it is definitely a challenge. I only had to throw one piece away though so not so bad.

Repeat stamping

Repeat stamping

As the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed there isn’t a sentiment yet on this card, this will be added when I use the card. I quite often make up a batch of cards and don’t add any sentiments until I come to send the card.

I have used a smooth 300gsm white card base tent folded DL shape. The home made foam shadow stamp has been inked with Versamagic Aegean Blue; the butterfly image is a freebie from Craft Stamper by Chocolate Baroque and is inked with Versamagic Ocean Depth. The butterflies were masked to add the flourish ‘tails’, the flourish stamp is from PaperArtsy (HP1005) inked with Brilliance Cosmic Copper.

For the inside I used second generation stamping of the butterfly and tail to add extra interest!

Thank you for looking x

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A few more Christmas cards

Sorry to be showing these cards now but I didn’t want folk to see what cards they may be receiving for Christmas! I don’t make a huge amount of Christmas cards as sadly most of the people we send cards to just do not appreciate hand made; I have read on many forums the rude remarks some card makers/crafters have received when handing out hand made cards or art work which is very sad. I am fortunate that I have only witnessed one rude action regarding something I have made, sadly it was from a family member – I had made a rather special wedding card (in my opinion!) and when it was handed to my step daughter she immediately gave it to her toddler to play with!!! Suffice to say she didn’t receive any more hand made cards!

Anyway onwards and upwards! Here is a selection of cards I made for those that appreciate them and my apologies to my overseas friends for not sending cards to them but time ran out – I swear Christmas creeps up on us unawares and then suddenly leaps out at the last minute 🙂

Christmas Card using free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine

Christmas Card using free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine

The whole idea for this card came from Craft Stamper magazine – love that magazine for the inspiration and talent of its creative team.

Xmas card 2 with sig

Another free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine!

Another free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine!

Look Leslie I’ve used ribbon!!

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These three cards were all made in a similar way – post it notes were used to mask off an area, the unmasked space had blue inks (Versamagic  Ocean Depth and Aegean Blue) stippled over using a stencil brush and then the image stamped with Archival black ink – the last two cards used a free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine.

Thank you for looking x

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