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Delicate flower frame and turquoise butterfly

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Delicate flower frame and turquoise butterfly

Card base: A5 scored and folded on 10,5 cm - curious metal (shimmer) card stock Flower frame die-cut from curious metal card stock an matted onto mint shimmer card stock. Flowers in left corner made using Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood stamp an die set, using Versamark embossing ink an bridal embossing powder. I use silver micro beads in the centres. Butterfly made using the shimmer technique demonstrated in last week's post - Sara Signature dies will be back in stock by middle August. Thank you for visiting. If you enjoyed the post, please leave a comment. Warm wishes Marie Smith...

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Vintage flowers in coral shades

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For this card, I created a background paper on velvety smooth card stock by using one of the stamps from the Altenew Vintage Flowers set and Frosty Pink from the Altenew Red Cosmos ink pad set. I used a stitched square die for a finishing touch. This was matted onto peach shimmer card stock square, also die-cut with a square stitched die, before adhering to the cream card base. The flowers and leaves were stamped using different combinations of the ink pad colours and layering stamps. Here is a close-up of the flowers. After die-cutting these elements, they were arranged...

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Dazzling blue and dogwood roses

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Dazzling blue and dogwood roses

White card base of 14,5 cm square covered with a 14,5cm square from the Lady Pattern Paper Hello Card sheets in Dazzling Blue. I then made a diagonal cut on a another piece of paper 14,5 cm square. The daisy-like border was cut twice, using one the Tattered Lace border dies that came with a magazine. One was slipped in under the top border of the paper piece with the diagonal cut and the other one on top. Before this piece was adhered to the printed base, I cut a circle using a die from the Crealies double-stitched circle set....

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Opal flowers and oval wishes

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Opal flowers and oval wishes

Materials: Curious metal silver ice 300gsm for card base (14,5cm square card) Squares 14cm and 13,5cm from Kaisercraft Lilac Whisper Collection - Opal Smooth American Craft card stock in Blue Jean for the oval and some of the flourishes Oval die: Spellbinders floral ovals Flowers made using a Nellie's die (no longer available) and finished off with silver micro beads in the centre. Small leaves and flourishes made using Taylored Expressions Bloomers Greenery - I love these dainty leaves and flourishes. Just look at the pretty double-sided Opal paper: Thank you for visiting! Please do leave a comment if you...

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Come catch some rainbows

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Come catch some rainbows

We are chasing rainbows! Today's post is part of an exciting blog hop, initiated by Sharen Thumboo-Govindsamy. Rainbows symbolise hope and excitement. For me, a rainbow creates a glow of serenity around the environment over which it arches. I experience a feeling of peace of mind when looking at a rainbow. That is why I decided to focus more on the cool, calm colours of the rainbow when I designed my card. I used a heavy curious metal silver ice for my card base and the rainbow-coloured panel, because this heavy shimmer cardstock gives such beautiful results with Cosmic Shimmer...

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