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Woodware – Christmas Greetings for the Men in our Lives – Take 2

I am back again with another Christmas card that would be suitable for a man,

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I have used Graffiti Christmas a Clear Magic stamp from the Francoise Collection.

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I have stamped on the Woodware Hairy Manila card.

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I coloured with Sakura Brush pens I have used the Burgundy and the Sap Green.

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I used my Sakura Gelly Roll in Clear Star to add a touch of sparkle

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I used the same colours of pens to make a wishy washy background on my card. I sprayed water on the card and scribbled my pens on my hot stuff mat and then picked the colour up with a wet paint brush.

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I have used my trusty Woodware scruffer around the edges.

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The paper comes from the 8 x 8 Tartan Pad.

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Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the team have been up to this week on Woodware Witterings thanks for visiting see you soon!

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Woodware – Christmas Greetings for the Men in our Lives

On Woodware Witterings this week we are looking at cards that would be suitable for men so I have got out the Stampendous Truck Tidings set

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The set includes four stamps and three matching dies. The Stampendous dies cut the image perfectly on the stamping line.

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I love the way the truck has been drawn.

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I have added some colour to the wheels and the lights with a Sakura silver PenTouch

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For the background of the card I cut strips from the 6 X 6 Seasonal Prints pad and then used the Big Square punch to make the tales.

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I just positioned them on the card.

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The greeting is from the same set, it has been die cut with the Stampendous Build a Wreath die set.

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I inked the edges with Jungle Crafter’s Ink.

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and loaded it into the truck!

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Then I added some snow for my truck to drive through. I used the Emboss Gloss from ClearSnap to draw a rough line along the ground. The added a layer of Stampendous Chunky White embossing powder, and heated from underneath, while it was still warm I added some powder from the Spoonful of Snow kit, this kit has a good mix of powders and glitters. Again heat from underneath.

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Here is a short video from Fran of Stampendous introducing the Truck Tidings set.

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Woodware – From Our House to Yours at Christmas – take 2

Here I am again with another card for traveling across the miles.

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For this card I have used the Stampendous Folk Tree metal stencil and the double glitter technique. I seem to be rather fond of this technique at the moment you will find step by step photographs in this post Things that go Bump here is the Dreamweaver video again too

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The double sided sticky sheet has been attached to some red card and then glittered with the Christmas Micro Glitter kit.

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The word stamp is one of Jane Gill’s a Clear Magic set that has lots of long greetings Christmas Sentiments. I have stamped and embossed with Ruby Red powder. Stampendosu have a great range of coloured embossing powders why not give some colours a try? I have stamped on Mixed Media card and then edged the card with Fire Red Crafter’s I have layered it on Spring Green Recycled card, edged with Jungle Crafters. The corners were punched with the regular corner rounder.

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I tied some red 15mm organza around the card.

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I added a tiny border with paper from one of the 6 x 6 Perfect Print pads.

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The layers have all been taped flat.

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I like the way that the greeting goes over the ribbon, pretty and practical, it’s holding the ribbon in place!

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Woodware – From Our House to Yours at Christmas

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at cards that you would send off to far flung places or to families from families.

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I made this card a very long time ago on a very sunny summer afternoon, can you see the shadow?

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So first stamp out this fun pair of Skating Snowmen and colour in some bits, I have coloured more than I needed…

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Because I have stamped this snowman a second time and the hat and scarf for his dancing partner.

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I have mounted on the Amethyst Recycled Card. I have punched the corners of the coloured card with the regular corner rounder, the white card has been punched with the very useful inverted corner punch. The background tartan is from the Contemporary Tartan  8 x 8 Pad

The greeting comes from a new Clear Magic set by Jane Christmas Cheer a must have set of words with lovely Christmas wishes that will work equally well inside or outside a card. I have used my Tag Top Punch (how did I live without it?) I love that I can do the two sizes (or more) and they fit so well together. I have added a snowflake brad

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I smudged some Stickles on my punched snowflakes to finish off the card.

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I am rather happy with the finished card, I hope that you like it too!

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Woodware – Falling Leaves – take two

I’m back again with more falling leaves, and more House-Mouse

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This is Fall Float a Cling Rubber stamp from Stampendous. The card design is from a SplitCoastStampers it is a Twisted Gate Fold you will find the excellent tutorial and video in the link, but I have photographed as I went along so here goes…

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The card on Splitcoast is only 4.25 inches (10cm) tall and it seemed rather small so I played about with the size. To get a nice twist it is best with a rectangular card. I worked out the ratio from the SplitCoast one, if you are interested multiply the length of your card by 0.56 to get the height that you have to cut you card too.

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My card is 30cm x 17cm and that works well. First score your card in thirds. Then score diagonally from top to bottom on the right hand side, and bottom to top on the left hand side.

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I couldn’t get a photograph until I held the card flat but I hope that you can see what I mean.

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so when it is folded it looks like this.

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Then I decorated the inside with the leaf from Fall Float and the Words come are a Woodware Just Words stamp May All Your. I have used the Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor pad for all of my stamping. I have used the Woodware Mask-it sheets to hold the card to my Hotstuff mat and mask the card.

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The Mask-it made it very simple.

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Then I added colour around the triangles.

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I cut 4 triangles to decorate the ends of the card, i am not sure what happened to the colour of this photograph. the rectangles were 8 x 15 then cut in half, giving a one cm border all around.

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Then I started on the front. The panel has been punched with the Squared Corner Punch and the thread wrapped around. Start with the tale at the back and come down the front then loop behind the cut out corner and carry on around the card. I love that you don’t waste thread that is not seen.

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Then I added a green panel from the Perfect Prints 6 x 6 pads.

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I added the mouse, and a kraft card panel at the back to hide my threads workings.

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I am really please with the finished effect!

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Woodware – Make Christmas Special with Metallic F/x – Take 2

Here is my second attempt at making Christmas special with Dreamweaver’s Metallic F/x

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I have used Jane’s Snowflake Flower Clear Magic stamp, I think that it is one of my favourites this year.

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first I stamped it with my watermark pad and then I added two colours of Metallic F/x Navajo Sky and Golf Finch

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Then I brushed off the excess with the soft blending brush and used the corner rounder to finish off the layer.

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something that I have not done for a very long time is to use my Watermark pad just to stamp with, I remember being very excited by being able to do this many years ago when the pads first came on the market. How brilliant is it that you can stamp with one ink pad to make a background without having to find an ink pad that will match? Oh simple things!

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I added some plain 15mm organza ribbon and attached the panel to the card.

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Then I tied on some dotty organza

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The greeting is from the same stamp set and I have edged the panels with the gold finch Metalic F/x. Just run your card along a Watermark pad and brush the powder on.

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Woodware – Pop of Colour… Take 2

You may have noticed I love houses and house stamps, I really can’t get enough of them.

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this stamp comes from a set designed by Nathalie Kalbach of N*Studio, in the box you will find a cling rubber stamp, a foam stamp, and a stencil/mask. the foam stamp is great for using with paint and it is eally 2 stamps in one, the plain back can be used as a solid stamp to put colour behind the image. The possibilities are endless for cards, scrapbooks and mixed media work.

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My card is a 12 x 12 sheet folded in half, I love his size of card, but envelopes are not easy!

Here I have stamped the Urban Scribble twice, I don’t think that you can see the join. I have used the ColorBox Licorice Dye Ink Pad.

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I made two masks for the images, and stamped them with the Dylusions number stamp from the Basic Backgrounds cling rubber set.

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Here you can see the mask on half of the image. (sometimes I get so interested in what I am doing that I forget to take photographs)

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The words are also from the Dylusions range, this one comes from Laugh ’til You Leak. These words are perfect for art journals and scrapbook pages! But or a card to send I felt it had to be changed, and I know that I have done this before.

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I then stamped it twice on black card, I stamped in white and embossed with clear powder.

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My pop of colour was done with Dylusions paint and I have deliberately made it rather scribbly.

I love my card, but it was a surprise to see that Nat has used the stamps in an art journal page on her blog yesterday so pop over and see what the artist has created in her post My Art Journal Today, but don’t judge me to harshly!

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Woodware – Pop of Colour…

This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at Pops of colour, I have used more that one colour, but only coloured a very small part of the image

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I have used the lovely Flowering Bike Clear Magic stamp designed by Francoise, it is a very pretty image

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first I stamped it twice, I have used Bark Crafters ink and stamped on the woodware Mixed Media card

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Then I punched the flowers out with the blue Super circle punch this was the best size.

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I coloured with Sakura Koi brush pens. Then I highlighted the basket with the Sakura Clear Star gellly roll pen. This pen is a must have for adding some fast sparkle.

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I have used my edge scruffer on the panel, and then mounted it on some ribbed kraft card.

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Then I added some brown gingham ribbon, I love the Woodware gingham ribbons.

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Then I added some of the self adhesive lace in cream.

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popped the hearts from the same stamp set down the side and then layered up my pops of colour.

I hope that you like my card, I do, it is so nice to make a card that you like the look of, it never gets old!

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Woodware – Sketch 54

This week on Woodware we have a Sketch

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and here is my take on it

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I have used the Stampendous Snowman Tree and the trees from the Truck Tidings set of cling stamps and matching dies.

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first I inked the edge of a panel with Aruba Crafters Ink and attached it to a folded card.

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I have stamped the snowman on paper from  one of the 6 x 6 Perfect Print Pads, and coloured them with Sakura Koi Brush Pens and the added a touch of Stickles.

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I added the strip across the card with some of the patterned paper.

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The trees have been stamped on the same paper and die cut the Stickled

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The bow has been made from the Distressed Cotton Ribbon.

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Woodware Traditional Christmas – what does it mean to you? – take 2

Me again with another traditional Christmas card

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I have gone with red and green again and a fat robin, very traditional.

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The bird is from the Stampendous Winter Tweets there is two sets one is cling rubber stamps and the other are the dies that cut the shapes. These are really easy to use and they cut beautifully. I have stamped with Bark Crafters and the coloured with Sakura Water Colour Pencils.

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I love the way that the water colour pencils adds texture to the colouring.

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the holly leaves are from the same set. I have added glossy accents to the berries.

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The stamp, which I have used a lot comes from an older set of Clear Magic set designed by Jane Fluffy Robin.

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down the side and at the bottom of the card I have stuck some 3mm satin ribbon. All of the pieces have been attached with foam pads at various heights.

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