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57 posts categorized "Sue McRae"

Snowflake Shaker Card
by Sue McRae

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Happy Tuesday crafters! Sue here with my first Christmas card of the season using products from the new Holiday 2021 release. There’s lots of amazing dies, stamps, paper and embellishments available for your holiday cards. Check them out here.

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I created a shaker card using the Snowflake Corner Frame die cut from gorgeous black glitter cardstock that has flecks of blue and purple in it. It is so sparkly in person, the camera doesn’t capture all its shimmery goodness. You must run out and buy this paper pad along with the two other ones in this release. They are so pretty!

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I created an inky background for the frame with purple Distress Oxide Inks.

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Then splattered the background with inks and paint.

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I added white, silver and iridescent shaker bits to keep it light.

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I mounted the frame onto a white card base that I embossed with the Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder. The frame hides a good portion of the design but I love all the texture and detail that you can see peeking out around the edges.

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I debated whether or not to add a sentiment and decided to go with a small one tucked in the corner. I used a leftover piece from the inked background for this.

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To add a bit more glam and glitz I added Fairy Gemstones and Jewels to the snowflake centres.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Let me know if you’ve started making your Christmas cards yet.

Have a great week!

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Crystal Lingo
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday crafters! I have two colourful cards today using the Crystal Lingo stamp set.

I started by heat embossing the cool geometric slim line rectangle shape twice in clear embossing powder on watercolour paper.

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To ink the designs I took my Distress Inks and just swiped and smooshed them onto the panels. One panel was done in rainbow colours, the other in green, aqua and blue. I then liberally sprayed each piece with water and let it dry on its own.

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For the rainbow card I die cut the Marzipan Alphabet from black cardstock to create the word because. I like the fun shapes of these letters and the added cut lines the dies create for each letter. It’s a great detail and adds texture to the letters. It is kind of hard to see this on the black cardstock.

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To finish off this card I stamped the sentiment and added a bunch of Fairy Jewels that match the Distress Inks perfectly.

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For the birthday card I stamped the sentiment in black ink on white cardstock and coloured the letters with two shades of yellow Copics. There are matching dies for the sentiments making it quick to get a close cut for the words. To finish off this card I added clear Fairy Drops.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great crafty week!

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All the Happiness
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday everyone! Sue here with some stamping today! I feel like I don’t do as much stamping as I used to. It seems to be all about the die cutting.

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I inked up a floral image from the All the Happiness stamp set with embossing ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder.

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To add colour to the image I used a small blending brush and a variety of dye inks. No need to stay within the lines for this technique. By inking up the image this way you can get the job done quickly. The image was die cut with the matching die.

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I die cut the Double Scallop Oval from White Woodgrain Paper and temporarily positioned it on the card front so I could figure out where to stamp the sentiment. I used foam tape to adhere the oval frame to the light gray card base.

I attached the floral piece with thinner foam tape to the frame and added a variety of Fairy Jewels for a little bling!

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Thanks so much for joining me today on the blog and I wish you a great week!

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Sweet Friend Shaker Card
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! I’m finishing off my summer posts with this sweet ice cream shaker card. It’s still really hot where I live and am looking forward to the cooler fall temps!

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This card is a mini slimline, my first time making one! Using the Whittle Ice Cream Cone, I die cut it five times from white card stock.

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I took the cones and inked them up with Distress Ink. Here’s a little tip for you. To prevent your ink pads or die cuts from sliding around when you’re trying to ink blend, lay them on a Silpat or silicone baking mat. The texture of this mat grabs the ink pads and die cuts and keeps them in place. No more inky fingers! They are inexpensive at Amazon.

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They also come in this style. Works the same way.

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For the background of the ice cream I inked up a piece of white card stock with Distress Inks and spritzed it with Perfect Pearls for a little shimmer and texture.

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I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the cones and added foam tape. I used clear seed beads for my shaker bits then attached the rainbow inked panel on top.

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For the sparkly lines on the card front, I sprinkled clear iridescent glitter over two lines of double sided tape and burnished it in with my fingers.

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The sentiment was created with the Poetic Uppercase Alphabet. These letters are a great size for card fronts and the die cuts several of each letter at once. It’s a great way to customize your cards and it also comes in lowercase.

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I attached my panel to a light grey card base and it’s all done!

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This card could be used as a birthday card, missing you or just to say hello.

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Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Art Deco Happy Birthday
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday everyone! Sue here with an easy card that comes together quickly with the use of patterned paper.

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I’m using the new Reeded Deco Curve Border that goes with the Art Deco theme that was released a few weeks ago.

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I die cut the border twice in purple from the Frosted Glitter Pad and adhered them to a plaid design from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet Paper Pad, making sure to centre the borders on the design. It’s more pleasing for the eyes.

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For the sentiment I used silver from the Polished Foil Paper Pad and the Happy Birthday Poe Script.

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To finish off the card I added Fairy Jewels in clear on the four corners. You could definitely add more Fairy Jewels to glitz it up. I also think this is a great card design for a guy with the plaid. Just choose a different colour palette!

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Thanks for visiting with me and have a great week!

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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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