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Just sharing a quick card that I made with some scraps I found in my stash. I used my fiskars cutting board and scoring stylus to create the diamond background. Sorry about the not-so-great photo…still working on the that side of things!!

Supplies:

Stamps: Practicing Creativity – Just Dandy
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink, Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold), Turquoise Bazzill card – 2 shades
Other Supplies: Nestabilities -Labels 4, American Craft White embossing powder, heat gun, Kaisercraft brown grosgrain ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, Fiskars cutting board, scoring stylus, foam dimensionals.

Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Marion

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Saddle Stitch Flower

Not sure about you, but when I come across a card that I really like, I make note of it and its URL so that I have a list of inspirational cards that I can turn to.

Well this is one of those cards that I just adore… and it comes from one of my all time favourite card makers – Laurie Willison. You should check out her blog – Soapbox Creations.

She made this card a while back and posted this video on how she made her flower out of saddle stitch ribbon – so I gave it a go and it was so simple to do. I had fun completely casing her whole design actually.

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Hero Arts Flowing Flowers and Leaves Cling stamp, Hero Arts Blossoms Cling stamp set
Ink: VersaColor – Cardinal, Aged Paper distress ink, VersaMark Watermark Ink
Card: Regal Craft Card (white horizontal single fold), White card, Pale green Bazzill card – 2 shades
Other Supplies: Red saddle stitch ribbon, Nestabilities -Labels 4, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, Computer generated font – CAC Pinafore printed in grey, Zots 3D dots, sponge dauber, white uniball gel pen

So another personalised 60th birthday card made for a friend.

Thanks for taking the time to read and have a look.

Until next time,

Marion

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Birthday Dandelions

Hello there fellow crafty people,

Today I am sharing a card that a colleague of mine asked me to make for her, for a male friend named Cliff who is turning 60. I needed some inspiration as man cards are not my forte, and then into my inbox popped this lovely card from Therese and this was all the inspiration I needed….thanks Therese!!

This is also the first card I have made using my first ever set of nesties – I know – a bit behind the eight ball, but I am in love with them! I want more!! The dandelions are from a set called ‘Just Dandy’ from Practicing Creativity and are white embossed.

A close up of the embossing.

Supplies:

Stamps: Practicing Creativity – Just Dandy
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured single fold), Turquoise Bazzill card – 2 shades
Other Supplies: Nestabilities -Labels 4, American Craft White embossing powder, heat gun, white DMC thread, Kaisercraft pearls – snow, Computer generated font – Segoe Script printed in grey, white striped paper from Fashion Textures Creative Stationery.

This card took many attempts to get to this finished product but I am pleased with how it turned out. Originally I clear embossed the dandelions but they didn’t stand out enough on the card.

Thanks for looking. I have another 60th b’day card to share with you soon.

Marion

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