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shimmering fall leaves

Hello, I made this card sample for a background techniques swap. I covered the background in irridencent inks (the shimmer doesn't show up in the picture), then overstamped with the leaf stamp. Thanks for looking!

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faux metal


This card was made for an image challenge- we were each sent the same image to use on a card. I was using some pattered paper that I had for the color inspiration. I'm a little unsure about the bright colors on this one as it's moving into fall season, but it is cheerful nontheless. And of course, the embossed foil doesn't photograph too well. If you've got any tips on capturing metals on film let me know! 5x7 size.
coloring on image- Magic colored pencil and alcohol markers
diamond glaze for shiny finish on the lolipop
embossed tin foil colored with sharpie pens for the background
butterfly- prima flower with a petal removed
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star happy birthday

This is a design I keep coming back to again and again. Perfect for anybody- young/old, male/female. I just change out the patterned paper for whatever I have on hand. Just the card I need to keep in my stash!

Techniques- star cut with Sizzix die, painted, and glittered
Thanks for stopping by today!


Embossed wedding

I love how this one turned out. A client asked me to make a card that she could mail out easily for a wedding. This opens to reveal a pocket to tuck in a check or money. Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies used:
Divine swirls embossing folder
Hero Arts sparkle gemstones
SU sentiment

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a generous gift

Card makers are the most generous bunch of crafty ladies! This card uses a letter stamp set with an interesting history. The card is a thank you for a gal who had this lonely stamp set laying around so she sent it to her friend. I happened to be visiting that friend (hi Lynette!), mentioned how I loved this style of snap together letter stamps, and she promptly passed it on to me. I decided to use the stamp to make a thank you to send to both of them.
This design is inspired by Kristina Werner's blog- She often uses large lettered sentiments with simple designs on her cards. Perfect! I decided to break out the sewing machine for just a little extra embellishing. I'm not too sure about the pipe cleaner centers, but they were already out from something else so I just decided to experiment. Thanks for stopping by!