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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hearty Words !

  



I have entitled this card in line with the Less Is More Challenge for week 191 whose theme this week is 'Mostly Words'.

The stamps that came to mind and are by Stampers Anonymous by Tim Holtz (Urban Chic) and I had never used these two stamps together.  Often words are more important than pictures in our lives but the two together can hold more meaning too !  I thought that these two stamps were ideal in depicting this.






I started with a 4.5 x 4.5 inch white card blank.  I used Marvey Embossing Pens to selectively colour the heart stamp which was then stamped and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder, heated from below with a heat gun.






The subtle shine provided by the embossing is captured on the pic above and this also enlivens the colours too.  I then stamped the words in Archival black ink.

Finishing touches were to add 4 self adhesive gems to the ribbon garland on the heart and I drew a couple of corners onto the card to frame it with a fine black Micron pen.

Sid xx

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Elegance .....




This 4 x 4 inch card was made from a piece of white cardstock which I trimmed to size.  I started by sticking a short length of TH Tissue Tape with a music theme across the card at an angle.

I then used a 0.2 black Micron pen to draw two lines above and below the tape to emphasize.






Next I stamped the ballerina (by Stamping Bella) in Archival black ink as shown.  Her dress was coloured with Marvey alcohol ink markers.





Finally the printed word 'Elegance' was edged with the same Micron pen before sticking in place as shown.  Very simple but effective I think !

This card also fits the bill for the Less is More Challenge blog for week 190, the theme for which is Face The Music & Dance.

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Three Times A Lady




These three ATC's are for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum.  The monthly themes are song titles and the September title is 'Three Times A Lady'.  These are my trio of ATC's.






The cards were cut to size from 300gsm white cardstock. The backgrounds are from a 6 x 6 paper pad by Basic Grey called 'Infuse' and I have overstamped a swirl design in coloured Impress inks.






The images were collected over time from various websites and have been printed and trimmed out before being glued in place.  They were edged with a fine black Micron Pen.  All edges were coloured with Distress Inks.





Each ATC was then labelled with a DYMO label as shown and finished with a white dot made with a Posca marker in each corner.

Sid xx

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Monday, September 22, 2014

HOME .........




This months postcard swap over on UK Stampers Forum has a theme of Architecture/Stone.  We are to make a 6 x 4in postcard which will travel through the post 'naked' to it's recipient.

I cut the base from white 300gsm cardstock and used some background paper to provide a little colour.





I then stamped a door, windows and brickwork in Archival black using a set of Stampington acrylic stamps.  All stamps came from the set.





Once stamped I coloured in some areas with Posca pens in turquoise, gold and white before edging the postcard with broken china Distress ink.

Finally I sprayed with a thin coat of matt acrylic lacquer to seal.  I liked the simplicity of the card.  What do you think?

Sid xx

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

My Bear 'Felt' Blue !



Couldn't resist the pun and after a period of craft inactivity I decided to make a felt teddy !  So here he is sporting his blue buttons.

He stands 8 inches tall.  He's not perfect but no-one is after all.

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Good Luck




This very windy Sunday I am relaxing after doing the usual household chores and I made this card.  I started with a 4.5 x 4.5 inch white card blank.

I then stamped the bird (pinkpaisley) in Memento tuxedo black ink on a plain white card plate and coloured with alcohol ink pens.  This was matted on black card and the whole plate heat embossed with Versamark ink and detail clear embossing powder to give a glossy finish.






I then adhered a piece of stripey self adhesive fabric strip as shown across the card and mounted the birdy plate over this on sticky dots.






The words were stamped on more white card in Memento ink and trimmed out.  This was mounted as shown on foam pads.




The pic above shows the clear glossy finish achieved with the embossing powder.  This fits the bill for this weeks Less Is More challenge blog for week 185 whose theme is 'Animal'.

Have a great Sunday everyone and thanks to all who take the time to comment and follow my blog ...... it is really appreciated !

Sid xx

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