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2017-02-23; L is for Latice

2017/02/23

For February the letter is L on one of my Alpha Swaps. I went with “Lattice”
I found a lattice on the Cartridge Wild Card, added vines and butterfly’s.

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The butterflys are punched from DP with a Martha Stewart punch. I added a crystal gem.

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And one last look before you go on about your day….

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Thanks for stopping by.

2017-02-22; Lacy Labels & roses

2017/02/22

I am still trying to convince a stamping friend that she needs to make space in her craft room for her cricut. In that end I continue to make Cricut cut cards to exchange with her.

Today’s card was one that was sent to her using the cartridge Lacy Labels, a pre-printed note card and a sentiment by Jillian Vance Designs.

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This close look at the flower lets you see that I stacked two flowers and added a rolled ribbon rose on top. I also added some stamped and punched leaves (Martha Stewart punch & stamp set) and some gold netting.

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The sentiment is by Jillian Vance Designs from the set called Flower Power and mounted on a couple of Spellbinder die cuts.

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And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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Thanks for stopping by.

2012-02-21; January Stamp Camp – Project #4 – Heart & Arrow and Review

2017/02/21

The last project at the SU Stamp Camp was this paper pumpkin design. My Demo, Ms. Sally brought out a paper pumpkin kit and let us choose whatever we would like to make. I looked at the brochure and picked this cute valentine to re-create.

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I kept it super simple as it was late in the evening, starting to snow and I was thinking at the time that when I got home I’d have to head straight to bed so I could get up the next morning for work.
Sally sent me home with some extra pieces from the kit as well. Mini boxes, vellum pennants and some tooth picks. I’ll have to see what I can do with those at a future date.

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One last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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And a review off all of the projects in case you missed any of them…

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My thanks to Sally for her opening her home to let us create and have a fun evening.

2017-02-20; January Stamp Camp Project #3 – reverse resist stamping

2017/02/20

When I was at the stamp camp we made a reverse resist piece. I decided to bring the pieces home to see if I could pretty up the design just a bit.

This reverse resist was made by first sponging color onto white card stock
stamping with embossing in and adding clear embossing powder
Then covering the whole design with black ink.

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In the prettying up process I added 2 kinds of DP, lace & glitter glue

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Here is a close up of the reverse resist. The colors that you see are sponged on in the 1st step and ultimately covered with black ink. The resist of the clear embossing lets them shine through.

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For whatever reason, I decided to dot the lace with glitter glue. I am surprised to say the the finished piece looks pretty good with a hint of glimmer.

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One last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2017-02-19; January Stamp Camp – Project #2 – Let your light shine

2017/02/19

Card #2 from the January SU Stamp Camp featured another pretty die. This time cut from a bright red.

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The sparkly border grounds the die cut. I added just a couple of gems too.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2017-02-18; January Stamp Camp-Project #1 – metallic copper die cut

2017/02/18

I have more cards to share from January. This next group is from the SU stamp camp.

this is the first card that I made using a lovely die cut onto bronze metallic card stock. It makes the whole card.

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The close up look shows some new SU ribbon. It has gold threads running through it but it being so close to the bronze card stock you can’t really tell there is a color difference.
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And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2017-02-17; Stenciled background

2017/02/17

Today’s sample just started out with me using 3-4 stencils and adding color. I have learned that you really don’t know what something will look like unless you finish it off; so I did. It leaves something to be desired as I know not all experiments work out to my satisfaction.

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The sentiment was a gift from a girlfriend who inadvertently bought the same set twice. She passed out the pieces from the set at random and this is one I ended up with.

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The flowers are an item that another friend sent to me. She said they didn’t sell in a rummage sale that she had had and knew I would put them to use. I have used them on quite a few projects actually.
I added a couple of punched leaves and a gem to finish them off.

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One last look at the card. I think the card was just ok until I added the acrylic dots. I think it pushed the design down the hill and up to the ugly plateau on the other side lol! I did try to pry them off, but they wanted to take paper with them so I let them be.

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Sentiment and flourish by Stampin Up
Stencils by Tim Holtz