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Good Things Come in Pairs – Technique Lovers Challenge #858

It’s Monday and that means it’s time to Try a New Technique!   Sabrina has challenged us to try the Burst Through technique.  I love a fun and easy technique and that’s what we’ve got for a challenge today! I was glad that I watched Dina’s video for the tips about curling the paper with a quilling tool. I don’t have a quilling tool, but my tweezers worked great.

I thought this technique would be fun for another Expecting Twins card. This is what happens when a friend has a big life event. I have to make cards not just from me, but from everyone else as well. I’m certainly not complaining about this. It’s very good to be needed. These two mischievous twin bunnies are bursting through the paper with my own computer generated sentiment.  You can right click and save the PNG file to your own computer here:

It’s done using the Bumble Bee font that I got for free at fontbundles.net.

This is going to the great-grandparents, so the inside says “You put the GREAT in great-grandparents.” Here is that sentiment as a PNG file.  You can right click and save this to your own computer as well.

This one is made using the Baby Crab font that I downloaded from The Hungry JPEG.

Babies are such a great reason to celebrate and twin babies are an extra good reason to make cards!  Let me know if you like my computer generated sentiments and if you do use them, please tag me with #thestampingactuary

I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:

ANYTHING GOES

ANYTHING GOES

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Glow in the Dark Stars – Inspiration Challenge #814

Saturday means Inspiration Challenge.  I found this picture that I had the perfect stamp for!

The only thing I really had to think about was how to do the sky. I decided I wanted it to glow in the dark. You can pretty much sell me anything if it glows in the dark, so I had to have this Lawn Fawn EP. Unfortunately, I don’t have success with it as embossing powder. I decided today to just treat it like glitter. I’m happy to report that it worked quite well and glows beautifully.

The background is made with Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided adhesive tape on a piece of cardstock. It allowed both the glow in the dark embossing powder  and the Glitter Ritz microfine glitter to perfectly stick.

The fox is colored with E18, E08, E99, E21, and E51.  The bird is B05 and B24.  The grass is YG13, YG25, and YG17.

It doesn’t get much better than this.  Sparkly, glittery fabulousness in the light and glow in the dark.

This will be my last post for at least a week.  We’re going to take a week long family vacation down the Cape.  I’m excited, but I sure will miss my craft room!

This fits into these challenges:

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Many Mermaids – Inspiration Challenge #812

I had fun with my boys making mermaid cards for this week’s Inspiration Challenge.  I wanted to combine the challenge with Nichole’s mermaid VSN challenge. Desmond chose this surf board for our inspiration.

The mosaic design made me think of the splotchy look of a wrinkle free distress background. So we got to work making a light blue and a dark blue. I liked Desmond’s background better than mine.

For my card, I die cut an oval frame as an approximation to the surfboard shape and popped my mermaid up in front. Raleigh left his background plain with solid blue cardstock and some glittery accents.

I love it when my boys craft with me.

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Love You Deerly – Featured Stamper #749

This week’s Featured Stamper is ScrappyHappy. What a fun and lovely gallery! I browsed the entire gallery, but I came back to this gorgeous scene.

I was looking for inspiration for a Father’s Day card that a friend asked me to make and I thought a scene like this would make a nice masculine card. I loved the dreamy kind of glow that Laura’s card has with the darker edges, so I kept that look as I stenciled my scene using my new Mountain Scene Builder Stencil from Erin Lee Creative. I had to dig around in my scraps for a mask to sponge a white moon because I forgot I was going to mask a moon. I do like the very soft look of this moon.

I wanted a very woodsy feel because my friend does live very much near the Freetown State Forest and this sweet deer stamp really looks like the adorable little fawn that walked through my yard with her mom the other day. I also realized I had the perfect sentiment for this card. I decided I wanted to cut it with my ScanNCut, but I wanted to emboss it in white on black. So I first stamped the sentiment on white with black and scanned it to recognize and make the cut file. I cut it out of black and then embossed in white.  I also had to draw a border around the deer and teepee in order to cut them out with the ScanNCut.

The sentiment is popped up on foam squares and I finished with some stars in white gel pen. I’m very happy with this card and can’t wait for my friend to see it! Thanks for the inspiration, Laura!

Linking two these two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Create a Scene
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

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Do Epic Stuff – Ways to Use It Challenge #848

Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge is torn paper.  I always love the look of torn paper masking, so that is my choice for Sabrina’s challenge. I tore some mountains and sponged them and stamped them with the Weathered stamp according to the Faux Tearing Tutorial. Then I tore another paper to sponge the ground and stenciled in some clouds. I just got this stamp set in the mail yesterday. The Cat’s Pajamas has 1/2 off everything right now and you know I can’t resist a sale like that.  I was excited to get this and another graduation stamp set.  I’ve felt like I don’t have any graduation card mojo lately.

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