Aqua Chess

Susan Robinson
October 6, 2021

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My last card inspired me to find other ways to use up my scraps of patterned paper. Thought I’d go for a softer look with this one. I sponged some black ink over the ‘black’ chess pieces, and around the cat, mouse and table. I used Opal Liquid Pearls over the white chess pieces.

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Green Chess

Susan Robinson
October 4, 2021

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Simple silhouettes. I love this green patterned paper and had only a scrap of it left. I’m glad I found a good use for it.

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Colourful Chess

Susan Robinson
October 2, 2021

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A cat and mouse playing chess, how cool is that?! Another set of cards coming up, using the one design, this time a die cut. Starting off in my ‘colourful inky background’ comfort zone.

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Peach Iris

Susan Robinson
September 29, 2021

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My last card in this trilogy. I used yellow Liquid Pearl in the center of the iris. It looks like a little fire at it’s heart. Really happy with the 3 cards I’ve made with this one flower design. Hope you’ve liked them too.

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Purple Iris

Susan Robinson
September 27, 2021

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Sometimes I employ artistic license when colouring flowers, but for those purists amongst you, here is a purple iris. I found this little beauty in the sale box at my local scrapbook store. Very happy with my find. So now I’m just having a play. This is my 2nd card in a trilogy. I used a little Gold Liquid Pearl for the highlights, which is so effective in real life, but the photos just don’t do it justice. Distress ink background; Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac.

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Soft Pink Iris

Susan Robinson
September 24, 2021

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There are times we all feel the need for a little softness in our lives.

I was attempting a shabby chic look with this one. The background I have had lying around for ages. It was an experimental piece, where I stamped out a background wording, painted over it with white acrylic paint, then wiped the paint partly off with a wet wipe before it dried. The idea being that the wording would partially show through. I wasn’t that impressed with my result, so put it aside. When looking for a background for my iris, I spotted it and wondered what it would look like embossed. More of the paint peeled off after that, but I liked it much better. It was actually a stationary divider, so quite thick card. I cut the tab off and used it for the thank you wording.

stamp: Single Iris CRP327 by Stampendous

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Pink Petals

Susan Robinson
July 30, 2019

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Having a play with my flower dies. As I wanted the inside petals to contrast with the flower outline, I had to cut the die out twice, so made a 2nd card with the leftovers.

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Flowing Flowers

Susan Robinson
February 27, 2019

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Some stamp designs, while beautiful, are not very flexible in their usage. This is one such stamp. Options:

  • apply different colours
  • chop up the design into squares or mosaic pieces, then reassemble
  • stamp out only a portion of the design
  • highlight a section of the design
  • add other elements to the design
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Rose Bed

Susan Robinson
November 9, 2018

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Here are two cards I made using the same swirly rose die. The orange one above uses only a portion of the die. After cutting it out in white, I simply placed an alternative colour card behind the cut-out. After pushing all the little segments of leaves and petals out, I glued the rose outlines back into place.

For the pink card below, I cut the whole die out twice, one in white and one in light brown card. I placed the pink scripted paper behind the brown card background, but glued the white rose outlines in instead. When my card was completely assembled, I highlighted the bottom right rose only with Glossy Accents and sprinkled crystal glitter over.

 

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One Wedding Dress – Pearls and Petticoats

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July 24, 2016

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Shimmer wedding 5   Shimmer wedding 1

Lots of lustrous shimmer and shine in this lovely wedding card with it’s pearls and petticoats.

stamps: Elegant Bride 3207F & Wishes Corner 4075D both by Stamp-it

dies: Trellis siz659431

inks: Sepia Archival pad; Jet Black StazOn pad

  1. Stamp Best Wishes wording into top left corner of shimmer card with Sepia ink pad. Stamp bride in black StazOn ink into centre of cream shimmer card, then again onto patterned shimmer paper. Cut out skirt only in patterned paper. Attach fringe of white organza ribbon along bottom edge of skirt and magic mount into place over stamped image on main card (gluing top of skirt flat to surface).
  2. Colour bride’s top with White Opal Liquid Pearls direct from bottle, running lines down folds of skirt also. Dot pink variations of Liquid Pearls for bouquet and set aside to dry.
  3. Attach card layers.
  4. Using Big Shot, cut out die shapes in embossed shimmer card. Sponge around 4 of them with Sepia pad and arrange at top right of card, magic mounting one. Colour stem of bouquet with green Spectrum Noir pen.
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