Birthday Numbers

Susan Robinson
September 8, 2017

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I have had this numbers die (Antiqua Numbers siz658338) for many years and normally cut out the numbers and use them individually, but have seen some ideas lately utilising the silhouette  as well. Thought I’d have a play.

Of course this only works for birthdays with sequential numbers. I caught up with a girlfriend last week and was showing her some of the cards I had made recently. She really liked the number ones and reminded me she has a birthday coming up. And how old will she be? 57!! A challenge indeed.

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Heart Art

Susan Robinson
July 16, 2017

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Hopes and dreams and the possibilities of it all…

stamps: Empowered Words DD-960A by Unity Stamp Co

inks: Jet Black & Sepia Archival Pads; Clear Embossing Pad; Scattered Straw & Shaded Lilac Distress Stain Sprays; Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray; Black Paint

paper: Watercolour Paper; Raven & Quartz Bazzill Cards; Creative Imaginations Paper; Black Corrugated Card

accessories: Texture Paste; Gold Embossing Powder; Fusible Web

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

tools: Bubble Stencil THS002; Big Shot Machine; Heart dies; Sponge Blocks; Palette Knife; Paint Brush; Heatgun; Satay Stick

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Spritz watercolour paper with water, then the ink sprays. Dry with a heatgun. I then cut this card in half and got 2 card fronts out of it.

2. Using a palette knife, smear texture paste through bubble stencil. Dry with a heatgun.

3. Dilute black paint and drip with paint  brush onto card randomly. Spritz with a water to dilute further if needed.

4. Cut Fusible web into short strips. Fold in half and hold in position on card with satay stick.  Start to melt with heatgun, then pour embossing powder quickly over. Heat with heatgun to create webbing effect. Repeat as many times as desired, but remember not to cut your web too long as it becomes harder to control the melt.

5. Cut heart shape out of black corrugated card. Rub clear embossing pad over right side then pour gold embossing powder over and heatset.  Cut smaller heart out of scrap watercolour paper. Colour with inks, then melt web over (as per instructions 4).

6. Attach black heart onto card with two-sided tape. Put Magic Mount beneath smaller heart and overlap it larger black heart. Stamp wording into bottom left corner of card with black Archival pad.

7. Sponge around card with sepia Archival ink. Attach card layers with two-sided tape.

 

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Jackpot Jean

admin
June 8, 2017

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May all your dreams come true Edna. Another 12 months clocked up on the birthday register! As soon as I saw this stamp I knew just who to make a card with it for. This feisty old dame (who refused to let me take her picture) just turned 80.. something last week (also refuses to state real age, but I know it’s creeping closer to 90 than 80). She enjoys her independence, gardening and going to the casino occasionally to play the pokey machines. Lady Luck was smiling on her last week and let her win a cool $1,000 for her birthday!! Lucky lady. (Maybe that’s why she didn’t want her photo taken, haha).

stamps: Slots Jean UMP3500 by Art Impressions; Dreams come True 4070F by Penny Black

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Japanese Tea

Susan Robinson
May 23, 2017

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Teabag cards are quite addictive, and I do drink a lot of tea. I replaced the teabag tab on this one with a circular seal which I made by stamping into molten black UTEE then smudging some gold rub-on over to highlight the pattern. I coloured her dress in with watercolour pencils and painted White Opal Liquid Pearls over her paddle board. The patterned paper is from Daisy D and I used a piece of cork as my middle layer to add texture and give it an earthy look.

 

 

stamps: The Japanese Lady (I’m assuming she is Japanese, apologies if that is incorrect) I bought in Honolulu from Stamp Plantation; Asiaglphs #3 L499H & Seal both by Penny Black.

broke a bit off the seal, doh!

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Dance Away

Susan Robinson
May 21, 2017

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Dance Collage 1592LM by Lucy’s Stamps. Stamped in black onto white card and coloured in with pencils. Antique Linen Distress mini pad used direct -to-paper around frame and pulled in outward motion to colour surrounds. Layered onto Sherbert & Casa Bazzill Cards.

Dancing Couple by Inkadinkado, Life Dances JM2663 by Hampton Art Stamps. Stamped in black ink, coloured with watercolour pencils. Sponged around couple with Antique Linen Distress ink, and around edges with Sepia Archival. Layered onto Raven, then Sweetheart Bazzill Cards.

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Shell Pink

admin
May 7, 2017

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One of my favourite stamps – Shell Collage by Impression Obsession D13024

       

The oval embossing folder is from PortaCraft. I have highlighted the shell inside with shimmer chalks. The other shell was just cut from a scrap of stained paper.

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Going to Market

admin
April 5, 2017

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20161230_154536I was brought up in West Africa and can always remember being in awe of the mammies carrying such heavy loads on their heads.  They made it look so effortless with their erect posture and perfect balance. I used to try and emulate them by walking about the house balancing books on my head.

 

stamp: Market Day 1089J by Embossing Arts Co.

inks: Jet Black Archival Pad; Rust, Pine needles & Crushed Olive Distress Stain Sprays

papers: White Matt Card; Pinecone & Raven Bazzill Cards, Gold Foil Boar20161230_154616d

accessories: Small Oak Tree by Memory Box; Harvest Pot Pourri, Colour Pencils

adhesives: Sailor Glue Pen; Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

 

 

 

 

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alternative version made using Batik technique

 

 

 

 

 

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At the Market

admin
March 29, 2017

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20170107_144241stamps: Zulu Lady 400E by My Stamps; Clay Pots 1972E by Stamp-it

inks: Jet Black Staz-On Pad; Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany & Walnut Stain Distress Pads

papers: White & Ivory Matt Cards; Honeycomb & Pinecone Bazzill Cards

accessories: Frosted Shrink Plastic; Gold Beads; Gold Fab Foil; Colour Pencils; Clear Embossing Powder; Gold Thread; Metallic Chalks; dried grass

adhesives: Glossy Accents; Sailor Glue Pen; Two-sided Tape; magic Mount

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tools: Heatgun; Tiny Hole Punch; Sponge Blocks; Sander

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Fashionista

admin
January 26, 2017

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20170121_171145This mannequin stamp is perfect for using up all those small scraps of paper you may have lying about. Too pretty to throw out, but too small to be much use for anything. These came from the front cover of a Basic Grey paper pack so all co-ordinate. But otherwise I store my cut papers in drawers by colour, so it’s easy to find scraps of paper with complimentary patterns and similar tonal values that I can use successfully together on a card.

stamps: Mannequins 3281F and Tiny Birthday 4092C by Stamp-it

inks: Jet Black, Coffee and Sepia Archival Pads

papers: Ivory Matt Card; Aqua & Adobe Bazzill Cards; Pink Corrugated Card; Romani Basic Grey Paper

accessories: Ideology Coat Hanger Paperclips; Silver Stickles; Liquid Pearls

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

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Race Day

admin
November 1, 2016

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at the racesBest of luck for the Melbourne Cup today! Hope you back a WINNER!!

 

stamps: In Vogue 3242F, Jockey 3980C & wording from set082 all by Stamp-it

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