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Monochrome Stamped Star


I have another card to share today.


I love collage stamping and here I have utilised the waste from a die cut to create a mask.

I used a selection of stamps from my stash, including a flourish, text, harlequin and filigree and overstamped until the shape was sufficiently filled.


I added some ink with a sponge around the edge of the mask to add definition.


For the background, I used some large diecuts in grey and sparkly black.

I like the grey tones and think this would make a fantastic masculine card.

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Blue Christmas Panel


I have another blue Christmas card today similar to http://wp.me/p385yc-uj using the same technique to create a panel.


In brief this is what I did, if you missed it.

1. In pencil trace through “basketweave” mask.
2. Stamp mini images uniformed within the boundary of the mask.
3. Outline the pencil marks going around the images in fine pen (rub away pencil marks)
4. Shade for added depth.
5. Stamp background using large images but inking only sections for a random effect.


On this card I added Spellbinder borders and stamped a greeting in clear embossing powder.


I hope you like it. Please feel free to leave a comment.


Blue Mini Stamp Square Christmas


It wasn’t going to be long until a blue card appeared and today is the day.  Here it is…


I started with a 6.5” square of white card and in pencil I traced the shapes of the basketweave mask from That Special Touch. I then stamped images from my mini Christmas stamp collection within the mask shape in a quite uniformed manner.  In a co-ordinated coloured pen I re-drew the mask shapes up to each image and rubbed out my pencil marks.

Here is the stamping…


I masked each image off and stamped the background in a lighter ink using a Holly stamp, a Merry Christmas text stamp and a snow stamp. I stamped only sections of each stamp for a random background with no edges.


I added a little pencil shading to the basketweave shapes to make them appear 3D and less flat.

I mounted onto 2 co-ordinated layers to co-ordinate with the ink colours used.


I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting firstly in the darker ink and then overstamped in the lighter ink offsetting slightly to create a shadow effect.  I placed the greeting to hide the one stamp I used which hadn’t been cleaned and stamped rather dirtily.


A little Holly embelishment using a sizzix die and a little faux stitching to finish.

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Butterflies of Paradise


Right. Normal service is resumed following birthday celebrations and today I have a quick card to share which I am really sorry includes butterflies and purple.  Oh what the hec, no I’m not sorry I love them.


I started with my background and stamped 2 butterflies in black ink and masked.  I then stamped in purple ink a Bird of Paradise stamp, a flourish and a text stamp. I chalked over the whole background and coloured the butterflies in using coloured pencils.


I then layered my background onto a co-ordinated colour cardstock and stamped the text stamp and elements of the flourish in black ink.


The finishing touch, as always is to add a 3D butterfly with wire antennae (or in this case add 4)


I hope you like it.

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Floral Butterfly in Blue


I have 2 cards to share today on the same theme.


I started by stamping 2 flower stamps in an oval shape by masking the first image.

I then added 2 label dies and a butterfly, together with some punched corner detail.


In the second card I used an alternative label shape, a different corner punch and added some flowers with the butterfly.



I hope you like them.

See you again soon.

Butterflies In A Round

I love Butterflies and I love purple so here is another card featuring both.

I stamped the butterflies to form a circle by stamping at north, south, east and west points, then masking and stamping inbetween. It is more effective when using a variegated inkpad or inking the stamp with 2 shades of colour.

I stamped the butterfly in each corner and paper pricked the areas inbetween.  Simple matting and layering and with the addition of a double layered spellbinders butterfly the card is finished.



One last tip …. It is always worth remembering to remove any pencil marks before sending …. ooops!