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Fabulous Fuchsia

I had long eyed Clearly Besotted’s Fabulous Fuchsias and I finally caved and bought the set. For my first go at this stamp set I made my own version of this card by the über-talented Debby Hughes. The card design is fairly simple but because of the nature of the stamp it still looks elaborate.

I added a lot of wink of stella to the pink part of the fuchsias because it just makes everything better when it has a little bit (or a lot) of shimmer and shine.

I also did a yellow version of the card changing only the colour of the card base – but that really did make the card look completely different and much much more bold.

I’ve added these cards to the Simon Says Make It Colorful challenge.

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Simply Quilled

Once in a while you have to try and stretch your repertoire (or at least I have to) and therefore I decided to order Clearly Besotted’s Simply Quilled stamp and die set. I like the idea of this very clean and simple, yet detailed stamp set. For my first card using the set I CASEd this card by Stephanie Wincott.

I went with bolder colours than Stephanie which I do like but I am not entirely sold on the sentiment I ended up using. I don’t mind the “wishes” part but I had a hard time incorporating the “warm”. Oh well – you can’t make it work 100% of the time. This card will still do nicely as a birthday card (or even a Christmas card actually).

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Laura – O.klasse

Another one “our” little ones starts school today: Laura has her very first first day of school today (actually at the same school as Bertram) and this means I am now adding another first-day-of-school-card to the calendar. I went with a girly version of the card I did for Bertram’s very first day of school and I am fairly certain I’ll be using this model for all of the kids’ very first day of school.

I changed up the sign for the card and went with an ornate label from Sizzix because I wanted a soft, feminin look for the label. The text is stamped using Lawn Fawn’s Milo alphabet which I return to over and over again.

Laura, vi håber,
at første første skoledag var en succes!

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Bertram’s first day of school

And with that another year has passed and it is time for me to send a card out to Bertram for his first day of school! It is the third time I am doing this which is a little hard to believe actually: 1. year and 2. year can be seen by following the links.

This time around I made the card using a technique from Online Card Classes’ Background Check: I made my own stencil using dies. Since I was aiming for a school themed card I chose a Papertrey Ink border die with numbers. I used four different colours of Distress Inks to colour through the stencil, and afterwards I stamped small stars in the same four colours in the spaces between the numbers.

As far as embellishments and sentiments go, I chose a large number 2 and combined it with a banner on which I stamped 2. klasse (2nd grade). I mounted the large 2 on foam adhesive and added some silver thread beneath it. As a final touch I added some silver glittery stars around the embellishment cluster.

Håber 1. skoledag i 2. klasse gik godt, Bertram!

 

I’ve added this card to Lawnscaping’s Back to School challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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