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A Birthday Card

I recently had one of those moments of Panic, you know the ones someone important has just have a birthday, you are seeing them the next day and have zero inspiration on what the to do for their card.

It is one of the reasons I love Splitcoast Stampers I can always turn to them for a tutorial and indeed I found an idea to play with called Layered Stamping.

I don’t really have a lot of big background stamps as yet so chose a Hero Arts Clocks one that my sister gave me for a pressie last year. Along with a technique Tuesday butterfly

and here it is my first attempt at layered stamping

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I kept it pretty simple and was surprised at how quickly it came together. I am sure I will have a play with this technique again at some point.

A special Birthday Card

It is my Mothers Birthday on October the 13th she will be 65 and I can post a picture of her card here early because well she doesn’t use the internet or computers so it is safe. I will be popping this in the post next week.
I used a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers. for a concertina fold card. To look at it it looks a bit complex and fiddly but as with all the tutorials I have used so far from Splitcoast Stampers it was a lot easier than I expected. My only edge die at present is scalloped and they were just a little to big for the card so I ended up using my first attempt as a practice one and then Made this one using Kaiser Bonjour Papers, some nestabling (see my prize post), A Fiskars birthday stamp, and some die cuts that you get in the Tattered Inspirations Card Kits.

And so here it is my Mums Birthday Card (I also wanted it to be a bit special as she is always anti me buying her presents her reasoning is there is nothing she needs and she has no need of stuff for the sake of it)
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A little Fairy Magic

Today I would like to share with you two Fairy Valentines cards I made over the weekend.

I used these rather Stunning Midnight Fairy Stamps (my sister showed me and at the time there was only one set left so when I saw them re listed on eBay I had to snag them)

Here is what they look like.

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Now my first card I made with these is purely a flight of my own fancy. I started with the rainbow. Made using alcohol inks. A tip here if you try this put some old paper (from the recycling or copy paper) between your card layers as the ink will bleed through. I used a rainbow of colours. Did one line of each. Honestly just do a couple of small drops in the centre of your felt mine was a bit of overkill. Also add a little pearl Mixative over the top of your colours and a smidge of blending solution. Then just swipe it across your card in an arc to form your rainbow.

The fairies I hand coloured. Have totally fallen in love with the Smooch Pearl Accents as they are wonderful to add highlights to your fairies and also one of the colours in the set of 4 I have I am using as the blonde/gold fairy hair. I used matt multi medium to glue the fussy cut fairies where I wanted them and also to add the glitter to the rainbow and so it looks like it is cascading from the fairies hand. Hopefully the Little girl who this valentine is for will find it magical.
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The second card I used a tutorial From Split coast stampers here is a link to the Tutorial.
  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/acetate_tissue/

The only things I did different was stamp a frame on Acetate, and placed the acetate over my stamp so I could see where to leave clear. I used some homemade blue glaze and a smidge of milled lavender re-inker. Also I put clear triple thick in the middle of the acetate where the fairy was going. That way I got an even glitter shimmer.

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These last few days were a creative whirlwind. About 10 Cards, a couple of presents and a few assorted boxes. Some of which I cannot share as they are for presents and when they have arrived I will definitely share them then. My Martha Score board is getting a huge workout I think since I got it a week ago it has only had two days off!

Have to say I am very impressed with the Splitcoast Stampers Tutorials I am not only learning a lot but find them very simple and easy to follow. I can sometimes get confused easily so it is a joy to find a site that is not only friendly and fun but also I have no hesitation in recommending to others!

Happy Valentines Day fellow creative people.

Hope you used your creativity to spread a little love and joy today.

Amanda