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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 358 – 7th of April – Colour Combo

This week’s challenge is a colour challenge. I had some funny with my distress inks and trying to blend the greens and blues. For the red/pink tone, I simply mqtted the final image on a rose card stock. To make the coloured background, I took various distress inks and smooshed them on my craft matt. Next I sprayed the inks with water, and smooshed a piece of watercolour paper into the ink. I repeated this process until I got the desired finish. Once dry I stamped the paper with a silhouette windflower stamp by Magenta Stamps called Wildflowers – Umbells. The Sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

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Thank You and Sympathy Cards

I make cards for the Belmont Nursing Home as a special “Pay it Forward” for the wonderful care they provided my Mother. They needed some thank you cards and unfortunately Sympathy card, so I made them up a variety of cards for their needs.

For the thank you cards, I used a stamp set by MFT - DC Thankful Thoughts, various Stampin Up inks and gems from my stash

thankyouFor the sympathy cards, I decided to keep things simple and used various embossing folders. The sympathy sentiments come from Verve Stamps - Forever in our Hearts


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Someone so Special …

sympathy4I made my card using Taylored Expressions – SEASONAL TREES Die Set TE448. I wanted to make a sympathy card, so I opted for a white on white feel, with minimal colour. I first cut out the trees. On another piece of card stock I estimated how deep the sky/land should be and with Distress Inks (Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, and Mowed Lawn) Lightly inked the background. I also added a small seagull from Impression Obsession’s – Sea Birds Die. The sentiment is by Verve Stamps - Forever in our Hearts.