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Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – December 2019

For this month’s card, I used the card layout Blueprints #26 by MFT. I added some extra fun by also decorating the inside of the card using the same patterned papers, a balloon diecut and Hambo’s stamp, Newt. I coloured Newt with Copic markers. The inside sentiment is by SSS.

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I look forward to seeing how you used patterned paper this month.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – 52CCT32-19 – Technique- Joseph’s Coat

Joseph’s Coat Technique

How to Directions:

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/josephs_coat/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNjbefcI90I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPAGsavMQ9g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn0GopxdLf8

Netta from the 52CCT Design Team is inviting us to try a new technique. I have provided some directions on how to do the technique above. I went in a slightly different direction. I used Distress Inks and sponged them on Neenah White Cardstock in various colours. Next, I stamped a bear, bucket of fish, and tree in Versamark ink and embossed in clear powder. Next, I  blended Versamark black ink over the cardstock. Finally, I wiped the ink off the embossed images with a paper towel. The bears are from MFT (My Favorite Things POLAR BEAR PALS), the trees (Clearly Besotted LET’S PRANCE) and sentiment by SSS.

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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 447 – Diecut or punch

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This week at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge, we are looking for a card using a punch or diecut. I had a lot of fun making this card, as I love shopping for that perfect gift for everyone. I used a digital Pure Innocent Digi stamp from Heather Ellis and a 2 part die by Penny Black. I colour the little shopper with Copics, layered a solid yellow city skyline with a black one and added a sentiment by SSS.

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I look forward to seeing your cards!

Simply Create Too – Challenge #151 – July 5 to July 26 – AG/Opt Twist Use Pattern Paper

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This month at Simply Crete Too, the design team is looking for a project that uses patterned paper. My little grandson just celebrated his 6th birthday. When he was born I made him a lovely picture for his wall using the saying “what are little boys made of.” Fast forward 6 years, and he feels it is a little too “baby” for him. So me, in my wisdom, told him I would make him a new picture, I problem, I asked him what he would like. His immediate response was Black Panther!. OMG, how do I do a 3D picture of BP? Well, I search the web and was able to purchase an SVG file of the Black Panther character, one of Africa and one of the BP script. Hours later I put it all together-never again!

I found fabulous 12 x 12 leafy patterned paper for the background. I cut all my main images using my Cricut Explorer Air. I welded the BP logo on the map of Africa and cut it out approximately 7″ tall from a map patterned cardstock. I backed the logo with black cardstock then added it to the background using one layer of foam tape so start the 3D effect. Because the Cricut will not cut edge to edge on the 12 x 12 mat, I created a grass border frame 11 x 11 and layered it on the background using 2 layers of foam tape. Next, I added Black Panther figure with 3 layers of foam tape. For the final steps, I added various die cut leaves from my collections of die -Memory Box, MFT, Penny Black, SSS.

The Black Panther SVG was my first attempt at a multi-layered image. I think the SVG was designed more for a t-shirt then for my purpose and the details were extremely hard to do. I had problems with glue showing as I had to lift and reposition lines multiple times. To resolve the issue, I sprayed it with semi-matte lacquer. After 3 coats it covered the glue.

I also made Brock’s birthday cards using the same BP character but I printed the image on my colour HP printer and layered it on the Africa cut. He loved it. If you have any questions, please email me for more details.

3D Shadow Box Picture

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Birthday Invitation

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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 444 – use a snowflake or two or more

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This week at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge we are looking for a snowflake or two. I love the little popup box card. I used the rounded edge box card by Simply Crafty SVGs. I added snowflake die cuts by various companies, plus a snowman by Marianne Designs,

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I look before to seeing everyone’s cool Snowflakes!