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52 posts categorized "Sue McRae"

Seas the Day
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! I have an ocean card with the Underwater 3D Embossing Folder as my main product.

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I started by taking a piece of watercolor paper and swiping Distress Inks across it.

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I sprayed it with quite a bit of water to get the colors to blend then heat set it.

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I took the same ink colors and added more layers using an ink blending tool.

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I flicked on some plain water and blotted it with a paper towel and ran the piece through the die cutting machine with the embossing folder. Lots of amazing detail!

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Using my finger, I took white pigment ink and rubbed it on the raised designs to make them stand out better.

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I cut the panel down slightly to leave a border on an A2 card. I die cut the Whittle Fish Trio from silver foil paper and added them with foam adhesive.

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I die cut a Word Balloon, trimmed off the tail and stamped the sentiment on it and I added a few Fairy Drops to finish off the card.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

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Art Deco Joy
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using products from the new Summer Theater release which has quite a few beautiful art deco dies.

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I’m using the Geometric Deco Plate. It is actually two dies that can create several different looks. If you use both dies together you will end up with 4 die cut pieces. I used 3 of the 4 die cuts on my card.

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I really wanted the art deco design to be the star so I decided to make a colourful background for it using Alcohol Pearl Inks. I squeezed a bunch of rainbow goodness colours onto Yupo paper and moved the alcohol ink around with a blower. I got a lot of pretty ridges and ripples for some great texture.

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I adhered the art deco panel onto the inky background and then die cut the panel 3 more times so I could get four layers of some of the inner sections. I wanted to layer up the square pieces from the design and glue them back into place.

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I used one of the sentiments from the new Art Deco Birthday Greetings and heat embossed it in platinum embossing powder. I popped this up with foam tape and added a few gems for a little more sparkle.

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You can see in this photo that there’s a variety of heights on the card and this makes the card more visually pleasing.

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Thanks for visiting with me today and make sure to stop by the shop here to see the new release.

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Ocean Shaker
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters, today I have a sea shaker card for you using some of the cute Whittle ocean critters.

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I created my focal panel by die cutting the shaker window with the Whittle Wave Background die. Next I embossed the piece with the Waves 3D Embossing Folder. There is so much wonderful swirly depth with this folder. Love it!

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I added acetate and foam tape to the back of the panel and used sequins and beads for the shaker bits.

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For the background of the shaker window I coloured a panel with alcohol inks in shades of blues and turquoise and adhered it to the back of the shaker window.

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I added the dolphin, seahorse and jellyfish with foam tape and gave them googly eyes.

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The Whittle Sea Life Sentiment Stamps have a bunch of fun sentiments to go with the all the new Whittle animals. I used one of them along with a Word Balloon Die and a few Fairy Jewels to finish the card.

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

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The Snail Mail Trail
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using some products from the Whittle family of dies and stamps.

I’ve had my eye on the Whittle Snails because they’re so adorable! There are two snails in this set and I used the smaller one. I die cut the snail multiple times from white card stock and inked up the snail bodies in grey ink and the shells in a mix of pastel colours and then spritzed everything with Perfect Pearls for a little bit of shimmer.

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The Whittle Sun was die cut from white card stock and was inked and sprayed.

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The Wavy Long Picket Fence was die cut from some new Woodgrain Paper in cream and I used a strip of the Kraft Woodgrain Paper for the ground. The Woodgrain Paper also comes in white. Love this stuff for adding subtle texture to my card designs.

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My scene was created on a piece of blue paper from the Ocean Blue Paper Pad. I added a Whittle Cloud Border and a sentiment from the Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments Stamp Set. The snails were popped up with foam dots and I cut a thin strip of glitter paper for a snail trail.

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Once my card was finished I felt like something was missing and figured out it was googly eyes! Yes, the googly eyes make these snails even more cute!

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Thanks for visiting with me today!

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Stuck On You
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using some of the new dies from the Whittle Wonders release. There are a lot of cute Whittle critters and I chose to use the lizard along with some cacti.

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I made the background first by die cutting a bunch of the lizards from white cardstock and adhering them to a white panel. I like the subtle texture and pattern it gives to the card.

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Next I die cut the lizard and the cacti from watercolour cardstock. I used Zig Real Brush Markers to randomly swipe different shades of green and turquoise on the cacti and blended it out with water. I was in the mood for a fun lizard so I swiped the Zigs across it in rainbow colours and of course I had to add googly eyes to complete its cuteness!

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I attached my lizard panel to the card base with foam tape and used foam tape to mount the cacti and lizard. The sentiment is from the new Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments set that has some fun puny sentiments to go along with all the new critters. The finished card is 4 ¼” square.

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I hope you check out the new release here. Along with dies and stamps there are some jewels and woodgrain paper.

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Have a great crafty week!

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Intricate Butterflies
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a slimline card that is fairly quick to make when time is of the essence.

I started by die cutting the Leafy Vines Slim Plate from white cardstock and attaching it to my white card base. I like the simple elegance of tone-on-tone die cuts.

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Next I took the Intricate Butterflies and die cut two sizes (there are 4 to choose from) from white cardstock and inked them with Distress Inks. The large butterfly was inked with a darker shade of the same hue as the smaller butterfly.

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I sprayed the butterflies with shimmer spray and they sparkle so beautifully (the photo doesn't capture it)! Then I  layered them and I added a black gem to the body centre.

For contrast I decided to die cut the Brilliant Rings from black cardstock, added those to the card base with foam tape then adhered the butterflies to the rings. I really like how the colourful butterflies pop against the black!

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I took two separate sentiments from the Birch Press Blooming Spring stamp set and used them for my card. The stamp for the top sentiment actually reads “sending you hugs this” but I didn’t ink up “this” and now the two sentiments “sending you hugs, happiness and joy” work well together.

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I always enjoy making butterfly cards, I feel they work for many occasions and if you are ever stuck for a card design, repeating the same elements over is a great choice.

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Wishing everyone a crafty week!

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