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Sunday, 8 December 2019

Designer paper? Make it yourself!

Hello crafting friends!

Like most crafters, I have a lovely big pile of designer paper that never really seems to go down. And it's not surprising really when it's so much fun making your own! Come and see:


The panel on this card started life as a simple piece of aqua card stock. I stamped it repeatedly with the dotty line in Uniko's Background Builders Classics, using Stampin' Up's Daffodil Yellow ink. Because it's a photopolymer stamp, it's easy to curve into a 'garland of beads'. I stamped over these with the fir branch from Winter Foliage, also by Uniko, using Stampin' Up's Granny Apple Green.


I wanted glitter and shine and different finishes, so I used gold Stickles on some of the beads, my gold Stampin' Dazzle pen on others and left the rest unembellished.


I felt the panel demanded a bold sentiment, so I pulled out Stampin' Up's Letterpress (retired), stamped it with Memento black ink, cut it out with my trimmer and popped it up on dimensionals.


CHALLENGES
I'm joining in with CAS(E) this Sketch where the sketches always get me going - and  it's so lovely to see my friend LeAnne guesting there this week :) The Colour Throwdown has a gorgeous Aqua, Green, Gold and White colour palette which really inspired me, so I shall link up there too. Finally, this is my second entry into the current Uniko challenge - Christmas with optional Tree.




AND IN OTHER NEWS
So, it's December. For many, this is the month for writing Christmas cards, planning family get-togethers, wrapping presents... but for Eva, it's the perfect month for jumping into the river and pretending to be a duck!


So how are you spending your December so far? And please note that I'm desperately hoping someone is going to send me a picture of themselves in a river dressed as a duck!

Hugs,

12 comments:

  1. WOW! you've mad the cardstock into expensive looking card, beautifully designed as always Vicky.
    Faith x

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    1. Aw, thanks Faith. It's that touch of gold isn't it?! Some gold Stickles and silver Liquid Pearls found their way into my basket last time I was in Hobbycraft and now I'm embellishing everything! x

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  2. Completely concur with the need for a big bold sentiment on your beautifully stamped and glittered background. AWESOME!

    Hug, Sarn x

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    1. It's quite a shouty sentiment isn't it, but hopefully not in a Noddy Holder way! Hug. xxx

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  3. These pine boughs and gold berries are beautiful against the soft aqua background, Vicky!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie - I really love the Colour Throwdown's colour palette this week :)

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  4. Love this Vicky - you have a knack for making something cohesive from a bunch of random stamps and bits and pieces. It looks just like DSP - only better!

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    1. It was so much fun! If I hadn't had to go out, I'd have made more 'patterned paper' using other stamps!

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  5. Marisela Delgado said: Vicky, you are AWESOME!!! What fabulous paper. Mari

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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