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Pumpkin Time with Gel Plate Background

Today I'm sharing a card that features a technique that's new to me - Gel Plate printing. I was inspired, as I'm sure many other crafters were, by the video that Jennifer McGuire shared showing how she used a gel plate with distress oxides. I love the texture that the plate gives to a background,… Continue reading Pumpkin Time with Gel Plate Background

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Fall Friends and Autumn Leaves

I've combined some older Hello Bluebird Autumn sets with the new Gallery Frame #5 slimline die on my card today. I began with the embossed background. I stamped the Blowing Leaves background stamp on white card with embossing ink. I then covered the panel with 3 different colours of WOW embossing powder - Apple Red,… Continue reading Fall Friends and Autumn Leaves

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Hello Bluebird Beach Play

Hello Bluebird's latest release includes some fabulous summer sets - Beach Play and Come On In. The critters always look like they are having so much fun! My card today features the Beach Play set.  I created a mini scene on a panel of white card, using a square stencil. I blended on distress oxide inks… Continue reading Hello Bluebird Beach Play

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Hello Bluebird Garden Party

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the fabulous new Fairy Glade Vertical slimline die from Hello Bluebird. Teamed with the Garden Party stamp set, it's easy to create fabulous scenes. I began by die cutting the Fairy Glade Vertical slimline die from Bristol Smooth card. On the main background, I blended an evening sky with distress… Continue reading Hello Bluebird Garden Party

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Hello Bluebird Fairy Dance

I love adding rainbows to my cards. This pretty fairy from the Hello Bluebird Fairy Dance set is leaving a rainbow trail behind her as she skips across the card. I began by freehand drawing a mask for my card on some thin copy paper. I fussy cut out the trail, then taped the mask to… Continue reading Hello Bluebird Fairy Dance