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Celebrate–You’re a Star

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I hope my son does well on his report card and if so, this is for him to celebrate the end of the year. This card is also for Unscripted Sketches 163, Joan’s Gardens challenge this week to make a card for a kid and this month’s Waltzing Mouse Blog Party which is open for linking right now!

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I kinda got on the confetti craze for this card. I used lots of different papers from 3 packs and Say It Loud from Waltzing Mouse stamps. I wish I’d had one smaller star die so I could layer some even smaller stars pointing off the top right corner, I’ll have to go on a hunt to see which company makes just the right sizes. The photo below is the inspiration for this month’s blog party.

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I’m noticing that I really strayed from the sketch quite a bit. I think you can still see the inspiration though, my large panel is bigger, the square was translated into a star and the right panel shrunk into my banner panel. I was still inspired by it though and that’s the point right? I hope…?

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I hope if you enjoyed my card that you will visit again. I am in the process of making a video for a really cool graduation hat gift box/gift card box and I’ll post the link and measurements as soon as it is done. I have subscription thingies on my sidebar. Have fun with the rest of the party!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
WMS
Ink: pumpkin pie, green galore, teal (the last two blended to get the small sentiment colour)-SU!, broken china distress
Paper: Fancy Pants, Echo Park-Splash, MME-Lime Twist, confetti white, kraft CS-SU!, orange zest CS-PTI
Accessories: star dies-Sizzix, PTI, star punch-Fiskars, foam dots- Jody Morrow, notebook page punch-SU!

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Mojo Moments Card

I needed a bunch of thank you cards for the lovely professionals who cared for Teddy and me in the hospital. I had several great nurses and my OB was great too so I did an assembly line.

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I used Mojo Monday 222 sketch for this card. I really like this layout and I’m certain I’ll use this again.

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Such a simple card, I think I’ll leave it at that!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
PTI-Out on a Limb Sentiments
Ink: Memento black, celery-SU!
Paper: pink CS-PTI, white CS-Taylored Expressions, DP-Echo Park Country Drive, doily-Wilton
Accessories: button-PTI, Divine Twine, foam dots-Jody Morrow, square punch-SU! (used to create banner ends on sentiment)

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Doodle Pantry–Quirky Crab Card

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I love this adorable little crab! So cute! And I just love making beach themed cards.

quirky crab card

If you read my blog regularly, you might remember I had some trouble with my Mudd Puddles sand and shells drying out. I am happy to report that the water I added worked quite well and they were all back to normal consistency when I took them out yesterday.

I used this Monday’s Mojo sketch for this card. Click on the image to link to the blog.

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I tried out a new technique on this card. A few of the Copic designers have been showing a technique taught at the Intermediate class (which I am dying to take, the closest is Ottawa, a 5 hour drive and it’s after school starts, BUMMER) which involves cooling off the deepest areas of shadows with a BV marker. While it is hard to see due to the size of the photo (click to see it larger), it really worked and quite well. I was amazed! I had tried it before but didn’t like it because I assumed if I was shading over a marker ending in a certain number, I should shade with a BV ending in the same number, not so! Way too dark and obviously purplish. Debbie Olson was using a BV000 or 00 over much deeper colours and that’s what I tried. YEAH!

The background was airbrushed though you can’t see the shadows I added underneath the crab because of the sand. I do love the look of the airbrushing beneath the sand! I hand cut the scalloped edge around the fishies. I embellished the embossed corner with shells. OK, so I have a confession to make, I cut apart the embossing folder I used as it has 2 corners making up a square shape. I didn’t think about it but the shape of the cut area also embossed! Maybe I didn’t need the shim? Ooops! So I had some errant embossing to cover up so that’s why I added the shells.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Image:
Doodle Pantry
Paper: DP-Splash-Echo park, kraft, espresso CS-SU!
Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress inks
Accessories: circle Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon-stash, Mudd Puddles shells and sand, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics R24,27, YR02,04,07, Y02,06,11, BG23,34,49, B12, BV00, E43,53, 00