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Isn’t this flower just wonderful? My friend Leonie made a similar card a while back and I thought I needed to try the technique too. It’s apparently called the ‘Pulled Colour’ Technique. You stamp your image and then using an Aqua Painter you pull the colour from the ink to colour you image.

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I probably could have left a bit more white space inside the image, however as a first attempt, I’m fairly pleased with it. I did go in with a Delightful Daffodil Stampin’ Write Marker and colour the stamens.

20150729_140646 I’ve used the sentiment from the Build A Birthday Photopolymer stamp set and the butterflies on the front of the cards are from Papillon Potpourri with the coordinating Bitty Butterfly Punch.

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It is winter here in Australia and whilst we can have some gorgeous sunny days many have very cold starts and very crisp, cold nights. I was inspired by Linda Geater to make this card. She shared one on a forum we’re on together and she kindly shared the instructions.

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I used Lovely As A Tree stamp set for the trees and the image inside the card and on the outside of the envelope. For the fence I used the rake handle from Sheltering Tree and drew in the wire and barbs.

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The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts. The close up above hopefully shows the Dazzling Details used to make it look like it was snowing. I enjoyed doing this technique as it’s quite different to my usual style. Thanks Linda.

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Here’s another in my set of birthday cards for those special years which most of wish to forget. However, some want to celebrate and cherish these years, so they deserve a card which is fitting for the occasion.

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I just love the white embossed look of the flower on the Elegant Eggplant card. The Silver Glimmer Paper just sets off the whole card, including the numerals in the centre. This si the last of this type of card for the time being and I hope you liked me sharing them with you.

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Want to have some fun? Come to a class. These ladies came to my Gift Bag Punch Board class last weekend. Full of concentration with a sample in front of them, they made a Medium sized bag with a turn over cuff to start.

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They also made a little purse with a velcro closure. It was just a small size and made in Lost Lagoon and used the In Color DSP Pack. We used some Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon which is now retired, for the handle of the purse.

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We finished off by making a Tuck Top Lid Box, some chose to decorate their boxes and some chose not to.

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Of course there were also bottomless cups of tea or coffee and water along with Chocolate Slice and Raspberry Swirl Cup cakes for afternoon tea. Lots of fun. Perhaps next time I have a class, you’ll consider coming.

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Now I know shortly my children will probably contact me for a birthday card for their father. It’s his birthday in August and seeing as they told me I could make my own, I guess I can make his as well. Just as well I love them to the moon and back. So here’s another set of cards using Typeset specialty designer Series Paper.

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This one uses a good old favourite of mine, The Open Sea and I’ve used a stamp from the set to embellish the inside of each card and the outside of all the envelopes.

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So this one is the same image, however a different sentiment stamp set has been used, Tag Talk which co-ordinates with the Label Bracket Punch. It punches nicely around the sentiment.

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This is the last of my cards in this set and I think both the stamp sets I’ve used are great for masculine cards and suitable for most occasions. The sentiment sets are the same in suitability. I hope you liked my set of 6 cards.

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As some of you may know, I’ve been asked by a local shop for some of my cards. Connie wanted some special birthdays, so I looked around Pinterest and adapted a couple of designs I saw there and this is what I came up with. I made a few the same, just in different colours.

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I’ve used Whisper White as the base of all the cards and added a colour as another layer. This one is Blackberry Bliss. I inked up the stamp and stamped the image on the Whisper White and used what was left on the stamp to embellish the inside of the card and the envelope.

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Here’s another, this time with Delightful Dijon as the background and ink colour. The image is stamped on the Delightful Dijon with Versamark and then White Embossed. Gives a great effect, don’t you think?

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I’ve used the Deco Labels Framelit Dies to cut the sentiment/image piece and the Silver Glimmer Paper piece as well. The ribbon just finishes it off. The numerals are cut by using the Little Numbers Thinlit Dies and Silver Glimmer Paper. Be careful, you don’t lose one of these they’re a bit on the small side and easily swept into the bin with the rubbish.

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These will last until Tuesday 4th August. Some are only available in limited quantities, so be sure to get in quickly. Here’s this week’s great bargains:

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I had the Typset Specialty Paper and felt I could use it to make some cards. I searched Pinterest and amongst all the cards I saw, came up with this set of cards using this designer Series Paper and Traveler Stamp Set.

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I also used a stamp from The Open Sea to stamp the inside of the cards and the outside of the envelopes.

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Although the photos make the background look white it’s actually Very Vanilla and I used very Vanilla to add and insert for each card and used the C6 Very Vanilla Envelopes as well. Stampin’ Up! Envelopes are a beautiful quality and just finish off the card I feel.

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Recently I’ve needed to think outside the box for some cards suitable for Same-Sex Couples. I still have some more ideas floating around in my head, but here’s one of my last shares for a while of a card suitable for Same-Sex couples.

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Two tuxedos, one with the black tie and one with a red tie. I’ve used Stampin’ Write markers to draw in the buttons and colour the heart on the sentiment.

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I only made one of these cards as I’d used up all my hearts I had punched out. I used one of the sentiments from “For The New Two”. The Real Red Ribbon is retired.

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In previous posts I have mentioned I provide cards to a local Giftware and Fashion Store. When visiting the shop the other day Connie asked me for cards for Same-Sex Couples.  One of my previous posts also had a rainbow effect for the front of the card.

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The rainbow has become the symbol for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It signifies pride at having not only survived, but thrived in a world which has often been a hostile place. In addition to being the symbol of pride, the rainbow is a symbol of hope. Tremendous progress has been made in the fight for equal rights. The rainbow affirms hopes for an even better future. Finally, the rainbow is a symbol of diversity. Across all races and cultural backgrounds, across all languages, with or without disabilities, across all religions, our communities continue to flourish.

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I made two cards and used a different sentiment inside each card. I decided the ‘bling’ up the card a bit with the addition of Rhinestones to the centres of the bow ties. The ties are made with the Tree Punch and the 1/2″ Circle punch.

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