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34 posts categorized "Sue McRae"

Stained Glass Angel
by Sue McRae

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Hello everyone! Can you believe that tomorrow is already December? Yikes, Christmas is just around the corner! I have another holiday card for you that uses the Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue, this time with the Stained Glass Angel.

Just like the Holly Background card I created here, I die cut 3 layers of Neenah 110lb card stock, layered them and attached that to a piece of white card.

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Next I filled all the open areas with glitter glue and let it dry overnight.

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I die cut the angel one more time from silver glitter card stock and used that as my top layer.

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For some visual interest I die cut the Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle from white and glued that to my card base and added the glitter panel on top.

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For the sentiment I went with silver heat embossing on white card stock using the Christmas Quotes stamp and die set.

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Thanks for visiting with me today and wishing you a great week!

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Galaxy Christmas
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a Christmas card using a galaxy sky background for the cute Simple Lantern Oval die.

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This is my first attempt at making a galaxy sky with Distress Inks and I have to say it was a lot of fun!

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I took white cardstock and pounced and blended a few Distress Ink colours randomly over the panel. I added pink and purples first, then light blues and darker blues and finally black. And yes, it looks like a hot mess when you're starting out (as you can see in the pic) and it doesn't matter if you have blotches because as you continue to add colours it evens out and some sort of dark night sky magic happens.

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When I was happy with the inking, I mixed Perfect Pearls with water and flicked it on the panel and let it dry. Then I did the same with white paint and blue metallic paint and these became the stars and/or snow! Totally up to you! It really adds to creating depth in the night sky!

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I die cut the Simple Lantern Oval 4 times from black cardstock and layered them. I added a piece of glitter cardstock behind the lantern for a little sparkle.

For the scene, the house and tree were die cut from white linen cardstock and for the snow I die cut the Whittle Cloud Border from white pearl foil paper from the Polished Foil Pad.

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The Holly Merry Christmas was die cut from the same sparkly platinum cardstock found in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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I hope you get inky and try making your own galaxy background and incorporate it into one of your Christmas cards!

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Wishing you a crafty week!

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Glittered Holly
by Sue McRae

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Hi everyone, Sue here with my first Christmas card of the season and I thought I would sparkle it up big time!

I couldn't wait to use the gorgeous Holly Background die and decided that all the open spaces in the design would be wonderful to fill will glitter glue.

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If you follow along with my posts, you'll remember that I used glitter glue to create a Valentine's Day card that can be found here. Since that card was posted, Memory Box came out with their own brand of glitter glue which I'm using on this project. All the scrumptious colours can be found here.

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First I took the Holly Background and die cut it 3 times from 110lb Neenah Solar White and once from gold glitter card stock. I adhered the white layers together and attached it to my card base.

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I chose my colours of glitter glue and squeezed them into the different die cut areas. I used a toothpick to help get the glitter glue in the corners because the glitter glue does shrink as it dries. Because of this I make sure to use enough glitter glue so it comes to the top of the third layer of the die cut panel. It will drop down after it dries and if you get a little bit of glitter glue on the top portion of the die cut panel it doesn't matter because it will be covered up with the last layer, the gold glitter piece.

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This technique is easy and quick and since there are so many fabulous glitter glue colours out there, the options are boundless!

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I did my glittering in the evening and left it overnight and it was dry in the morning. Then I added my top gold glitter layer and a simple white heat embossed sentiment.

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I had a lot of fun with this technique and I may be eyeing another Christmas die to use with the glitter glues. I hope you give this a try!

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Have a great week!

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Twisted Halloween
by Sue McRae

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Hello, Sue here with my last Halloween card of the year. 

I finally had a chance to use the Twisted Tree Oval die! Love all the details with the cut lines throughout the tree for texture and depth and the gnarly branches add a bit of creepiness!

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The tree was die cut from black card stock so the ink blended background would pop against it.

I used the Whittle Monsters for this card. It's such a fun die set with a variety of spooky critters. I chose the skeleton which was die cut from silver matte card stock and the mummy was die cut from a grey flecked card stock that I inked around one edge in grey.

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For the witch and her broom I did some quick Copic colouring.

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I added the sentiment with silver heat embossing and assembled by card.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I wish you a Happy Halloween!

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Challenge Reminder: Think Pink

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Hi everyone, Sue here with a reminder about the monthly challenge going on at Poppystamps. This month the theme is Think Pink which also coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Think about pulling out different shades of pink cardstock or ink, paints or alcohol inks. Whatever you can think of.

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I made a shaker card using the Graceful Heart Frame and some inlaid die cutting.

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The frame was card from red cardstock (a colour that looks great with pink), 3 shades of pink cardstock and just for a bit a contrast, some yellow cardstock. I did all the inlay first and then stamped the sentiment before working on the shaker part. I used a variety of shaker elements in clear, white and iridescent since the card had so much colour going on.

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You have all month to play along with the challenge and a random winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend in the Poppystamps  store! Yay, for more crafting supplies! Can't wait to see your Think Pink projects!

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PSC#73 - Think Pink

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #72 Cards for Kids is Joyce with this cute card!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Denise Bryant.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#73 Think Pink!  This month we're looking for cards that include lots of PINK!     Pretty in pink, or just tickled pink, we want to have you thinking and seeing pink this month!   A friendly reminder that it's also breast cancer awareness month - have you had your exam this year?   Link up your projects... card, tags, home decor and more!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on October 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on November 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!