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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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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.

Sue Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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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