Rudolph Day challenge at Sarn's blog Stamping For Pleasure, where we are required to make two or more Christmas cards or projects. I set out to make two identical CAS cards using this quirky little Christmas tree stamp from Chocolate Baroque. I first cut and folded two white 4.25" square cards and stamped the image with Versafine olympia Green ink. As I went to add a little colour I realised that I had stamped one of them upside down so I cut the front of the card off and trimmed it down a bit and then looked for something to mount it on. I found a sheet of red pearlised card that would do the trick, and then decided that while I was cutting one small card from it I may as well cut two.I then stamped the image once again on what had been the back of the original card and hey presto! three cards from two. I used Sakura sparkle pens for the colouring and alternated the colours on some of the baubles so they weren't quite exactly the same.The greeting is also from Chocolate Baroque.
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my Crafty Corner
Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw
Sunday 23 March 2014
My brother in law, who very fit and healthy for a 90 year old had a lovely birthday. My sister arranged a tea party for him and all the people from the flats where they live were there as well as some family, and now they are on holiday in the south of France.
I am off to Pixies snippets Playground now to show this snippety card. No matter how many snippets I use the box just keeps getting more full up !!
I am also entering at Allsorts Challenge - All About The Boys
Ruby's Rainbow - Happy Birthday
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Thursday 13 March 2014
I had fun playing with this and as I now have a large roll of the tape I might well be using it again soon.
As I used little snippets of card for the samples I am going to pop over to the Snippets Playground with it and see what they have been getting up to this week.
I am also entering at Crafty Creations Challenges - Happy Birthday
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
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Wednesday 5 March 2014
Anyway I decided to give this set an airing and began by stamping the fairy onto white card with Memento Tuxedo black ink.I then stamped the lavender around her using first,second and third impressions without re-inking to give the illusion of depth. I coloured with Colour Soft pencils using Sansodor to blend. For the wings I used a little pencil colour and Sakura sparkle pens and just blended with a water brush. I stamped the butterfly from the set twice and coloured them first with a cream pencil and the blended in a little colour and sparkle with the sakura pens. I don't think the sparkle shows in the photo, it is quite subtle but pretty in the right light. Next I trimmed close to the image and then using duster brushes and Distress Inks I shaded in the background with bundled sage and milled lavender at the bottom and broken china at the top. I used some purple pearl card for a mat cutting it a bit longer than the picture and trimming the bottom edge with a Memory Box scalloped die. This was then stuck to an A5 card, and the birthday greeting stamped below with dusty concord Distress ink, and a Chocolate Baroque clear stamp from the Amazing Birthday set. I have added two pieces of toning ribbon attached at the top of the card with a staple and left them hanging free. I looked for a button to hide the staple but couldn't find one the right colour so I used this one which was a pale blueish lilac and coloured it with a promarker to match. In fact all the elements tone with each other much better IRL than it looks here, I think it probably it's the purple card that hasn't photographed very well. Anyway I tied some purple metallic cord through the button and stuck it on with a glue dot.
I am entering this at Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Fashionable Stampers Challenge - Anything Goes
and Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - 3 B's where she has asked for butterflies, buttons and bows, at least one of each.
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