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Feeling Sheepish

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For this week’s post, I used a new stamp and die set that I purchased from Craftstash last month called On The Farm and features Shaun the Sheep.   There are lots of sheepy puns in the set and also some pigs.   I bought them as I think they’ll be very versatile and can be used for cards for men and women.   I’ve gone for CAS style (Clean & Simple) for these cards and didn’t bother with the dies this time.   They were really quite straight forward and quick to make.   First, I stamped the images using Versafine, added clear embossing powder and heat set. Then it was just a case of quick colouring.   I used Copic markers C-1 and C-3 for the sheep and R85 and RV13 together with 0, the Colourless Blender, for the pigs.   The panels were backed with black card and then mounted on DL card blanks.  

Cheers for Cocktails

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You may recall that I mentioned that I retired a few weeks ago and my card this week is the one I sent my workmates to thank them for their generous gifts. For the decorative elements, I used Visible Image’s Cocktails & Dreams stamps and dies, together with the ‘CHEERS’ from Bring On The Beers.   The cocktails were stamped and clear heat embossed. I like to clear heat emboss as it gives me options of how to colour the images and I chose alcohol markers.   My collection of markers is a mixed bunch, consisting of Copic, Spectrum Noir, Prism and Nuvo and I just mix and match.   After colouring, I die-cut using the coordinating dies, although I had to do the martini with partial die-cutting as I’d stamped the olives in the glass. For some glassy effect on the cocktail glasses, after adhering the decorations, I covered the whole glass with Glossy Accents and set aside to dry. Whilst the glasses were drying, I made the background panel by lightly blending Salty Ocean Distres

Serenity

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Hello and welcome to my second DT post featuring the brand-new release.   This time, I’m using   Calm Over Chaos , a stunning stamp set that it’s difficult not to create beautiful cards with, together with Painted Grid stencil. To begin, I stamped the lady with Versafine Onyx Black and added clear embossing powder and heat set.   Whilst the image was still heated, I applied more clear embossing powder and heat set again.   I repeated this several times until the image was well covered. I stamped the lady again onto masking paper and fussy cut.   Next, I applied the mask and then taped the stencil in place and added some sticky notes to make the horizon and land and used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a blending brush to create the land.   The sticky notes were then removed and black ink was stencilled around the outside of the panel, leaving the centre part white. After removing the stencil, I replaced the sticky note along the horizon, but this time covering the sky, and lig