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Archive for August, 2010

Fall Preview

Fall is in the air – well, not really, but it’s fall in the new mini. This card was made with the new set French Foliage, which will be available September 1st. I used felt and re-inkers to make an ink pad. This allows different colors on the same stamp, which blend together after a few uses. I stamped the little background in Sahara Sand and set the card on Old Olive with an Early Espresso mat. Cute, huh? I love matching bookmarks, so I had to make a few of those.

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More brayering

A few more cards using the brayer. The first one was made with Elements of Style. I also stamped my French Script stamp with Sahara Sand to add a little interest to the background.

The second was made using Lovely as a Tree and masking for the moon. I used a little hemp twine in the corner for interest.

The third was made with Friends Never Fade. I used the brayer to ink up the Elegant Lines embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot. I didn’t have Pear Pizzaz ribbon so I used my bone folder to break down the fibers of a strip of Pear Pizzaz, pulled it apart, then stamped with the squiggly stamp from Sweet Scoops in the mini. It almost looks like ribbon.

Still can’t decide which ones we’ll do next week.

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Brayer fun

We’re pulling out the brayer for the next club/workshop, so I’ve been practicing and came up with these cards. The trick for using the brayer is to start off the cardstock and work the ink down. I had forgotten that, so on my first one, you can see the where the colors begin and end. I like it anyway. The last card is a new stamp from the Holiday mini (available September 1st), Sweet Snowglobe, and the new Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the Big Shot. It might be too white, but this was my first crack at it. Even though we rarely get snow here, snowflakes are still fun, especially with a snow globe.

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Here’s my third purse, made with some old jeans. It went pretty quickly, now that I know what I’m doing! I used the rivet for the button and as I couldn’t sew it on, I used our Scallop #2 die to cut a small scallop, used some iron-on webbing as backing, then carefully cut a small hole and inserted the rivet. I ironed it down and now it should stay in place. Looks cute too! The tutorial for this purse can be found on YouTube. Now I should probably get back to making cards – until I get material for the next purse!

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These are so much fun to make! No stamping involved, but I used the Big Shot and our clear Scallop Square die to cut out the squares. The first one wasn’t perfect – well, neither was the second – but practice does make better, if not perfect. I’m working on a third made with an old pair of jeans.

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