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Sun 13

Almost Spring

Thanks for stopping by today and hope your weekend has been wonderful.  I have a couple of cards to share with you today.

The first card has me hoping that today's snow storm is the last one for the season.


Apparently I had an issue getting my Small Alder(98792) tree straight, but I say, hey the wind is blowing in this scene.  The beautiful blue birds are from the set Resting Birds (98527), the clouds (one of my sets and so versatile) are Puffy Clouds 98172 and the fence is a Poppystamp Picket Fence (827) and cut in two pieces to make an opening.  This is one of the cards we'll be making in class this coming weekend.

I'm always in need of all occasion cards and this next card was relatively quick and simple to make and can serve many different occasions.



The stencil used for this card is Heartwood (88540).  I used white embossing paste and mixed in Copic various ink (refill) BG45 to create the teal color.  Since Copics are alcohol based, the adding of the ink to the embossing paste doesn't change the viscosity or the performance of the paste (the alcohol evaporates leaving behind the ink/color) and the dry time is the same. I found this stencil to be very versatile and by changing the color of the ink (or paste), a feminine or masculine card can be created. We'll also be playing with some embossing paste and stencils in this coming weekend's classes!

I hope you enjoyed your visit today!


Thanks for the idea of mixing alcohol ink into the embossing paste - love both of your cards !!

Both the cards are beautiful. I like the alder tree leaning it gives movement to the card. Thank you for the mini tutorial on the alcohol ink, I will use this tip. The stencilled card is elegant and I can see myself making a bunch of these in different colours. It would be nice to make sets of these and give them to people who are shut in or in nursing homes. Thank you for sharing these inspiring cards today.
Jacquelene L

Great windy tree. Love your all occasion card, and the great tip on mixing ink into embossing paste.

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