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Shimmery butterflies

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Shimmery butterflies

These pretty, shimmery butterflies are easy to  make. Steps: 1. Use a good quality shimmer card stock such as Curious metal 300gsm. The pigments work beautifully on this. I find that the cheaper Chinese version of shimmer crad stock does not give the same, quality effect. 2. Randomly and very lightly sprinkle shimmer pigments such as Cosmic Shimmer Pixie or Brusho - you really need very little. On the sample below, I used Pixie pigments in Candy Pink and  Brusho violet. I also added a bit of Pixie in Peacock Green. 3. Use a spray bottle and mist the whole...

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Protea layers - 5-minute card

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Protea layers - 5-minute card

Card base - velvety cream cardstock 300gsm - 14,5 cm when scored and folded Brown square - Skin mocha cardstock, 14cm Protea printed paper from Ultimate Crafts Aquarelle paper pack, trimmed to 13,5cm square Protea from Celebr8 technique board elements Protea inked with Taylored Expressions Straberry milkshake, Picked Raspberry distress ink, Artistry Fancy Fucshia and Shabby shutters distress ink.

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Petite adornments and daisy circle

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Petite adornments and daisy circle

The Creative Expressions Sue Wilson dies work beautifully, even on heavy card stock such as the 300gsm I used here.   I cut 4 of the Petite Arched Adornment and the inner part (with the circle) from the Circle Daisy Set. The Petite Arched Adornment can be used in so many ways:  

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Navy flowerpot for summer

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MATERIALS: Navy card base of 15x30cm scored, folded and trimmed to 14,5x14,5Printed layer 14x14cmSmall flowerpot template - cut from navyNellie’s Sd045 flowers and stamen (white flowers) - cut 3 setsDiesire Flowers for all occasions 4 - cut from printed paper 1 large and 3 medium; cut from assorted (e.g. purple and printed) 3 smallCheery Lynn Flourish leaf stripPaper smooches banner die - cut 1 from silver mirror cardstock and 1 from white curious metal 300gsm INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Adhere printed paper to card base. 2. Die cut flowers as indicated above. Use Curious metal 300gsm for the white flowers and ink...

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Ornaments and glitter cardstock for Christmas

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Ornaments and glitter cardstock for Christmas

  MATERIALS: Dies: 2-Die-4 Christmas ornament Small poinsettia die set Circle die, just smaller than the ornament’s circle Cardstock: White card base, folded to 15x15cm. Trim down to 14,5x14,5 Aqua glitter cardstock square 14x14cm White square 13.5x13.5cm Other: Ribbon for bows Silver diamante INSTRUCTIONS: 1.Position and adhere the aqua glitter mirror cardstock onto the white card base . 2.Adhere the aqua circles to the back of the ornaments. 3.Position and adhere the ornaments. 4.Use double-sided tape to adhere ribbons to “hang” the ornaments from. Tuck the ends at the top in behind the white square for a neat finish. 5.Adhere...

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