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Tracing Elegant Lines

March 31st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tracing Elegant Lines
This is a little bit of a twist on Tasnim Ahmed’s “Tracing Images” technique from Day 7 of the Clean & Simple 3 online card class. Instead of tracing a stamped image, I dry-embossed the card front and traced part of the “image” with a gold pen. Then I colored inside those traced, raised lines with Twinkling H2Os. It had been a long time since I used those watercolor paints, and I’m glad this class inspired me to dig them up.

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Stamps: On Your Birthday (SU!)
Paper: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paint Brush (SU!); Olive Vine, Sea Glass, and Icy Iris Twinkling H2Os (LuminArte); Gold atyou Spica Pen (Copic)

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Faux Layered Die Cuts

March 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Faux Layered Die Cuts
Here’s another card that uses the die-cut inlay technique, taught by Debby Hughes on Day 1 of the Clean & Simple 3 online card class. No stamps or ink were used in the making of this card. Well, I did splatter some shimmer paint (aka all-purpose ink) onto the Early Espresso panel before I assembled the card.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Word Bubbles Framelits Die, Champagne Mist & Frost White Shimmer Paint, Paint Brush

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Ghost Stamping

March 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ghost Stamping

I combined the die-cut inlaying technique with the ghost stamping technique on this one-layer anniversary card. It is really fun to puzzle these pieces together, although I did run into a bit of a snag because my banner dies were too small to contain the sentiments. I managed to extend the cuts on both sides with a craft knife.

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Stamps: Wishing You, Love Notes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Brushed Silver (SU!)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark (Tsukineko); Unicorn White (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Big Shot, Hobby Blade (SU!); Banner Bundle (Verve Stamps); Classic Hearts Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

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Graffiti Stamping

March 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Graffiti Stamping

Clean & Simple One Layer Cards 3 started at onlinecardclasses.com on March 10, but I haven’t posted any of my homework until now. This card was inspired by Shari Carroll’s Graffiti Stamping card on Day 5 — I just loved her design! I stamped the sentiments on a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered the panel to a Pool Party card base.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Countless Sayings 2, A Dozen Thoughts, Friendly Phrases, Kind & Caring Thoughts, Smarty Pants, Yippee-Skippee!
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots, Pool Party & Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

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Featured Stamper: Mynnette Kitchen

March 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Featured Stamper: Mynnette Kitchen

Browsing through Featured Stamper stamping_mynn‘s gallery on SCS last Sunday, my eye fell on her striking Girl Hexies card. Since I had some new stamping supplies that included hexagons, my choice was made! I don’t think I did Mynnette’s card justice with my CASE, but I had fun making it. And that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set, Geometrical
Paper: Smoky Slate, Prints Pack, Patterns Pack II, Designer Series Paper Patterns Pack – In Color
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, VersaMark
Accessories: Big Shot, Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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