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Wreaths are not only for Christmas

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Wreaths are not only for Christmas

I cut the wreath twice using our exclusive die, ivy wreath, in moss green. This was adhered to a square of Prima Marketing paper (discontinued), which in turn, was adhered to lime shimmer cardstock before adhering to the velvety touch cream card base of 15x15cm. The butterfly was die-cut from the reverse of the Prima Marketing paper and a touch of Stickes was added. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant, and the white flowers from Memory Box small blooming poinsettia.

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Trendy red and white Christmas card

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Trendy red and white Christmas card

    Thank you for visiting. You are welcome to leave a comment. Materials: El Torro 240gsm white cardstock, scored and folded for cardbase, to be 14,5x14,5cm Red shimmer cardstock square 14x14cm Lady Pattern Paper small stars red pop, 13x13cm White cardstock for die cutting wreath, bauble and poinsettias (the bauble die can be placed in the centre of the wreath die; off-cuts for poinsettias and bow Small red crystal bling Ivy wreath die Poppystamps small blooming poinsettia die set Simply-2-die-4 bow set   Steps: 1. Score and fold card base. Trim to be 14,5x14,5cm so that the card will...

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Cheerful daisies

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Cheerful daisies

I used the daisy-and-leaves embossing folder on water colour paper. I mixed some water colours on the water colourbox-lid and loosely filled in the large, debossed daisy and the debossed parts of the leaves. Then I dry-brushed the smaller, embossed daisy and leaves. The 'happy' is a Mama Elephant sentiment die. Ideal card for any time of the year - to cheer up at the end of winter; to enjoy the renewal of spring; or the warmth of our bright summers.  

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Sea world

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Sea world

Ideal card for men who love the ocean and sea life. I cut a circle from the interesting  timber-effect scrapbook paper that was designed by Scrapbook Direct. This panel was then popped up with foam tape for dimension before I added the fishes and shells die-cut on silver mirror card stock. The 'sea plants' were made using a Marianne die. teh rope stamp is from an old-time favourite stamp set that is sadly no longer available. A piece of wound gauze was used as net.  

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Inlay flowers

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Inlay flowers

Created this card using our new, exclusive dies, flower scroll die. Our cream velvety card stock, which gives excellent die-cutting results, was used for the card base, one layer and the die cut. Peach and grapefruit card stock used for layers and inlays. The flowers and leaves were inlaid.  

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