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2017-09-10; Color Burst & Art Neko

2017/09/10

Today’s sample was made using Color Burst pigment powder to create the background. This was also stamped & stenciled. The branch stamp image is by Art Neko and an inheritance gift from Sonia. (I make sure to state which images are inheritance gifts so that the administrator of the “estate” knows that I really use the things I’m gifted!)

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Here I used a plain stapler to add a staple. You can also see some of the background stamping (a large background text stamp by Stampin’ Up)

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The background was also glimmered up by using a Tim Holtz metalic spray ink. The white highlights are a gel pen that I added hit or miss where ever it looked a little dark.

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

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Sorry, today I forgot to take a photo of the background that I started with. As usual, it looks nothing like the finished product.

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2017-09-09; butterfly’s only swap

2017/09/09

In a swap I joined in on the theme was simple, “butterfly’s”. Totally easy swap for someone who has quite a few stamp images of them.

I started out by making a couple of backgrounds using Color Burst watercolor concentrated pigment powers. One turned out really dark (I’m still thinking about what to do with this one) and a lighter one.

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Here is the lighter background made into my finished card design & the dark background. The background stamp is all butterfly’s (Northwoods Stamps) which has been embossed with clear (dark background) or white (light background) embossing powder. The watercolor was added afterwords.

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Now a closer look at the card
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The hello is a die cut by Lawn Fawn. I cut 5 hello’s out of black card stock, carefully glued and stacked each one on top of each other and then topped with crystal effects. This was set aside to dry overnight.

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The tiny butterfly’s are punched out of black card stock using a Martha Stewart punch and topped with glitter glue.

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

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I added this card to the CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #12

2017-09-05; blue-green Color Burst background & sketch challenge.

2017/09/05

Here is a blue green background that I made and using it I used a sketch design from Clean & Simple Stamping to make a fun colorful card.

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Here is the card sketch card. I used the Cricut cartridge Creative Cards and cut the base & mats at 4.25″. The stamped trees are by Stampin’ Up.

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The butterfly’s are a tiny punch by Martha Stewart.

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This angle lets you see the layers & tiny sentiment. Tiny Sentiment is by Hero Arts.

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

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I entered this card into the Clean & Simple Stamping sketch challenge Fall to Layout #32 Take 2
and
also entered into the challenge at CardzTV
Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge #11

2017-09-04; One of a kind

2017/09/04

Today’s sample is an experiment with some color burst pigment powder. I went a little wild with the spray bottle, but here is the card.

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The sentiment was a clearance item at Joann’s a few weeks ago. It is from an acrylic set by Heidi Swap. I’m looking at the package now but I don’t see a name of the set, only an item number of 313671.

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Here you can see some of the layers to this really simple card. The bottom layer is edged with a bronze leafing pen.

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And one more look at today’s card sample before you go on about your day…

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The leaves in the background are an old retired set my Stampin Up (called Foliage) that have been heat embossed in white as a resist to the color burst pigment powders

I’m off to make more backgrounds!

2017-09-03; scrap card

2017/09/03

My card parts box is overflowing.

What’s a card parts box you ask? When you make a project and stamp/cut extra pieces that are left over, rather than tossing them, I place the extras in a box. In my case it is a 12×12 iris box for scrapbook paper storage. This box is so full right now that when I pop the lid, stuff starts to fall out. Nothing is in order in this box, it is all just heaped in. It’s like sorting through a discount bin 😉

I pulled out the box today and only using what I found inside, was able to make this card from start to finish. Trust me, I never put a dent in all the bits & bob’s in this box.

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Today’s card parts card is a flip card that my friend Maggi die cut for me. All the other pieces including the DP were scraps from the box.

I see different pieces in the box each time I sift through it. Lots of die cut pieces, stamped pieces, some even colored and die cut out. I may have to make this a weekly effort, to open the box and see about putting some of these “finds” onto a card.

2017-09-03; soap making

2017/09/03

Yesterday I shared a different kind of crafty fun, cheese making. Today it’s soap making.

I was the photographer and assistant to the originator of this blog, Vigilant aka Viggie. She sorta let me take over the blog when she slowed on crafting and picked up in gardening and urban homesteading. You can see all of her endeavors here at the Nourished Homestead

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Here are the finished little soap bars.

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There are lots more ingredients than I ever imagined there would be in order to make soap “from scratch” rather than the popular glycerine bars. I wouldn’t mind doing this again, and maybe bigger bars with an additive for beauty, say lavender or some kind of emollient?

2017-09-02; Other things I’ve been doing: cheese making

2017/09/02

There were quite a few day’s last month where I was not card making. I know, right?

I was the photographer and assistant to the originator of this blog, Vigilant aka Viggie. She sorta let me take over the blog when she slowed on crafting and picked up in gardening and urban homesteading. You can see all of her endeavors here the Nourished Homestead

I took photos of cheese making!

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We separated the curds from the whey, kneaded and pulled and finally had a taste testing.

This was a fun night and something I’ve never done before. Very interesting too!