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Two cards One sketch FTL263

Gosh I have a lot of cards to make at the moment, lots of babies coming along plus birthdays too. The two cards I have for you today are based on the same sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping.

FTL263I started off making a baby card but then didn’t think the wee girl image from retired stamp set Easter Blossoms quite did it for me so it became a birthday card! For both cards I used the Doilies Sizzlit die to frame the images and the same colour way of Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar inspired by the CASE Study Challenge #163

I added lots of Paper piercing and faux stitching to the birthday card too

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And now for the baby card, a much cleaner design but still with little touches of wow!

P1020202 (640x443)           The butterflies came from two retired sets I had and the pink dotties are the lichen stamp from the also retired French Foliage.  I’m looking forward to getting my hands on my new set of Gorgeous Grunge which will be here soon. The onsie is of course from the  Baby Tees Jumbo wheel. I have just unmounted mine and I’m in the process of mounting them separately onto Clear mount Cling Foam ( page 197 of the annual catalog 2 sheets 21.6 X 28  cm for $22.95) The sentiment is Itty Bitty Banners and the card was finished off with some rhinestones and faux stitching

 

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Two Cards One Sketch

Two cards one sketch

Hello folks I have for you tonight another pair of cards in my series Two Cards One Sketch.

Here is the sketch I came up with which was based on another card I saw on Pinterest which of course I didnt save the creator of.

36323125b I have used mostly retiring product tonight to showcase some of those with the first card using three stamp sets, Kindness Matters (love it AND its down to $14.97 in clearmount!!!), French Foliage and Itty Bitty Bits, the papers are from Tea for Two DSP pack in the Seasonal Catalogue. Colourway is Chocolate Chip, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral and Bashful Blue with a touch of Island Indigo

P1010836 (439x640) And here comes version two using a colour that is coming back into the catalogue, Blushing Bride, with Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Primrose Petals which I THINK is finally growing on me! The stamps I have used are Greeting Card Kids, Itty Bitty Bits, Every Little Bit (which are ALL retiring) and  Teeny Tiny sentiments. I have of course used the Honeycomb Embossing folders to create the hexagons for this card using paper from both the Comfort Cafe and Twitterpated DSP packs which I have then sponged the edges of. I even got to use my new Oval Framelits!

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If you check the catalogue image for the Greeting Card Kids set you will find that the wee girl is actually pulling along a Christmas Tree, which I have replaced with a present. To do this I inked the stamp in chocolate chip ink then used a blender pen to take the ink OFF the tree part of the image. Just lift the ink with the blender pen and scribble off onto scrap paper until there is no ink left on that part. Lucky for me the present fitted perfectly on the back part of the wee sled, positioned with the help of my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig. I just drew a line up to her scarf to make the box 3 D and added some more dots. Aren’t I a clever bunny, I was impressed with myself. Both the Seam binding ribbon and the lace threaded through the tags on these cards is from the about to retire Artisan Embellishment Kits on page 10 of the Seasonal Catalogue.

It’s easy to place your orders through my Online Store HERE or just Email me!, I will be placing an order early next week and remember all of the retiring product is WHILE STOCKS LAST.

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards - Get Well and Sympathy

Shadow Smiles

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For this card I used only the shadow parts of Reason To Smile rather than stamping the line images over the top. I also added the splotchy image from French Foliage stamp set. The colours I used were Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait, Island Indigo and Pool Party for the flowers and Crumb cake for the Splotches. I cut the patterned card BEFORE I embossed it with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder otherwise you risk it tearing when you go to cut it. This was then matted on Crumb cake, Lace and Bakers Twine added  and then finally mounted onto the Cherry Cobbler card front.

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Close up you can see the detail a little better Best Wishes comes from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set. I left the sentiment un-embossed to make it stand out a bit more.