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OSH Christmas card for October


On October 24th Charlie and I posted our Christmas cards for October on Operation Skriv Hjem’s blog – but I haven’t gotten around to posting my card here on my personal blog. Now must be the time to do so. The card is build up very simply with a tag taking centre stage.

I used PTI’s Tag Sale 5 to cut out a Christmas tree and before continuing with my project, I trimmed off the stem of the tree. Once that was done I stamped over the diecut using a darker green colour with a Christmas text stamp. The last detail I added was a small glittery heart.

I added a piece of seam binding and some golden thread to the tag and it actually matched the red of the patterned paper better irl than what can be seen here.

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Diecut birthday

This card was made for Online Card Classes’ Stretch Your Dies class earlier this year. I diecut multiple “birthdays” using Papertrey Ink’s Wonderful Words: Birthday Die in the same white as my card base. I then adhered all of the birthdays directly onto the card base.

Because the background got to be somewhat busy I decided to keep the decorations to a minmum: A diecut banner with an embossed sentiment and a few sequins in a matching colour and that was it. KIIS!

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Miley’s baptism

Back in January, I got an order for a card for a baptism. This card had to feature a picture of the little girl getting baptized and her grandmother wanted the card to be A5 which is app. double the size I normally use for cards. Actually, it wasn’t too hard making a card this size since it is much like making a letter size layout. I went with a dreamy, girly theme using a large embossing folder to add clouds (and dimension) to the white part of the background.

I was able to diecut a decorative border on the patterned paper using a Papertrey Ink die. Then I added the girl’s name in thickers and a couple of hearts under the picture.

I had tied seam binding all the way around the card and I knew the bow was the perfect place to add a little tag with the date of the baptism.

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Black Magic

Sarah introduced me to the Black Magic technique (stamp in white on dark cardstock and add colour using coloured pencils) and I was an instant fan. It is a lot of fun to do Black Magic cards and it is a very different look than when you stamp and colour on a light cardstock.

For my first Black Magic card I used one of my all time favourite Papetrey Ink stamp sets, Stitches and Swirls. I stamped the flowers using Hero Arts’ Unicorn white pigment ink and let the image dry really well before colouring the leaves and flowers using my PrismaColor pencils. For this card I coloured directly onto the black cardstock which is doable because PrismaColor pencils are wax-based.

For my second card I started by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment before I stamped the images using Clearly Besotted’s Dandelion Dreams. When stamping the stems of the dandelions I masked off parts of the flowers as well as the sentiments whereby I achieved some sense of depth in the stamping.

Here I coloured directly onto the stamped part of the card which gives a slightly different Black Magic effect than what I did on the first card. It only goes to show that Black Magic is a technique with many possibilities. I strongly encourage you to give the technique a whirl.

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