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New card Share

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Hi everyone!! Just thought I'd drop in to show a couple of cards I've made.  Received quite a few new stamps and dies over the past little bit...too many really :)
I really wanted to use the new Paper Smooches Paisley dies, they are fab!!  I also need to improve my ink blending skills, love the look and I rarely do it.  I have an incredibly heavy hand and that IS NOT what you want to have while blending!
So I started by partial die cutting the paisley images onto watercolour cardstock (I initially thought I would watercolor this piece).
I changed my mind and decided to ink blend the background instead.  I picked out four shades of Distress Ink:   I started from the bottom of my card base with the darkest color and worked my way up to the lightest.
 Now this is where things got tedious..applying itty-bitty Glue Dots to these die cuts. I wanted some dimension and I thought this would be easier than cutting foam tape.
Now this is where things started to unravel a bit.  I put a s…

Ellen Hutson Mix-It-Up Challenge with Paper Smooches

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Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge with Paper Smooches.  I had so much fun with this card!!  I was so very tempted to make a floral card until I went through my Paper Smooches stamps.  I came across "Boob Tubes", which I've had for awhile but haven't used.  I paired it up with the "Wish Big" stamp set from Ellen Hutson. This is what I came up with:



The sentiments, balloon and party hat fit perfectly into those tiny tvs!!  I stamped the "wish big" sentiment is VersaMark ink to create the background, filled in the hearts with a white gel pen and of course, added Glossy Accents to the tv screens!!

Stamps Used:  Wish Big (Essentials by Ellen) Boob Tubes (Paper Smooches) Hope you enjoyed!!
Laurie


Lawnscaping Challenge #109

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Hello everyone!!  Today I'm participating in the Lawnscaping Challenge #109.  It's all about the Sparkle and the Shine!!

It's also sponsored by Ellen Hutson.  Which if I made add, I've fallen completely head over heels in love with the Essentials by Ellen line of products!!  
Before I get to the card, there is something you must know about me...I am terrible at sequin placement.  I mean terrible.  Whenever I try it ends up looking either silly or way over done.  ( The problem may be that I don't have different sizes of sequins because I'm not bad at adding enamel dots and rhinestones?)  So coming up with a sparkly, shiny card was a challenge for me!
I used Lawn Fawn's Heres the Scoop stamp set with the co-ordinating dies, Cole's ABC's dies and the Stitched Puffy Cloud border dies to create this card. Now in order to actually have sparkle and shine on this project I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush on the ice creams as well as a dollop of Glo…