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Happy Easter!

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I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday and share the Easter cards I made for my family.  In no particular order, here they are:

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I made a batch of egg-shaped sugar cookies, too.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Vic

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Have a Donut!

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I needed to make a card for my honey’s 80th birthday.  I used the sketch from Technique Junkies challenge to create my card (I flipped the sketch):

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My dear one is a donut lover and so when I saw this Birthdays and Donuts stamp I had to buy it in anticipation of his birthday.  I separated the donuts from the sentiment so could create  a background without masking.  Tip: I drew three straight lines on the back of the stamp before I cut it.  That way I can easily line it back up if I want to.

After I stamped the background, I stamped some extra donuts.  I colored the donuts with alcohol markers.  For the extra donuts, I used regular hole punch to cut out the holes and 3/4″ circle punch for the donuts.  I used tiny pieces of foam tape to mount the extra donuts around the card.

Not shown on the inside, I used Donuts Happy Birthday.

I hope you like the card I created and join me in wishing Dick a very happy birthday!

Vic

Back to School

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My grand kids are getting ready to start a new school year next week.  I’ve taken them each out to lunch and shopping.  Tomorrow will be time to finish my grandson’s shopping and getting a haircut.  Over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog the theme for this week is Back to School.  I made each of the kids a card to wish them a successful school year.

I recently got Tim Holtz’ Hipster stamp set and the matching dies.  For Hailey’s card I used the ostrich:

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For Tristan’s card I used the cat, I figured starting middle school makes him a cool cat:

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I had fun coloring the hipsters and then cutting and layering the pieces.  I used a school-themed paper pad from my stash to create the backgrounds.  I used Ranger Enamel Accents and embossing powders to add color and shine.

Thanks for stopping by my long-neglected blog, I’d love to know what you think of my cards.

Vic

Happy Halloween!

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I enjoy giving little gifts to my family and friends for Halloween.  I’ve been playing with creating projects with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board, there are so many great videos on You Tube.  I came across this one for treat mugs and decided to make Halloween mugs and fill them with candy.  Here are four I made:

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Here’s the back of the dark mug.  You can see the handle better.

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I made cards, too:

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This last photo is of two of the mugs with the treat bags I made for my grand kids.  I made tags for each and attached them with curling ribbon to the bags.

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We’re going to give the kids their goodies after Tristan’s football game.  Go, Lumbermen!

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I hope everyone has a happy Halloween weekend.  Stay safe, thanks for visiting.

I entered my Witchy Legs card in the Witchy Woman challenge at Carte Blanche.

Vic

Practicing on a Canvas

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I used some of my Distress Crayon skills (from Creative Chemistry 103) to practice on a 6″ x 6″ canvas board.  I stamped Anneli by Prima with Jet Black Archival ink.  I colored with Distress Crayons and used a water brush to blend the colors.

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I used some gel and pigment pens to add some details.  The finishing touch was an edging with Tarnished Bronze Distress Paint.

It was fun to create this canvas.  Let me know what you think.  Thanks for visiting.

Vic

Day 6, Creative Chemistry 103: Surfaces & Substrates

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For our Day 6 lesson, Tim described various surfaces and substrates.  He challenged us to use techniques from the first five days on one of these surfaces.

I created two cards, one is a sympathy card, the other a thinking of you card.  Here they are with the technique & surfaces used:

 

Distress Highlight Stamping on substrate, mounted on Distress Painted burlap

Distress Highlight Stamping on substrate, mounted on Distress Painted burlap

 

Distress Luminous Mica on woodgrain cardstock, mounted on substrate

Distress Luminous Mica on woodgrain cardstock, mounted on substrate

 

Thanks for sticking with me through all my Creative Chemistry 103 posts.  When I get my reference book put together, I’ll share it.

Vic

Day 5 of Creative Chemistry 103

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Day 5 of CC103 is about Alcohol Ink & Yupo

I’ve had Yupo for a while but had only tried a couple of techniques with it.  Tim’s lessons gave me some new ideas.  Here’s what I came up with:

Alcohol Ink Stamped Resist on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Stamped Resist on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Texture Resist on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Texture Resist on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Faded Layers on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Faded Layers on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Liquid Landscape on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Liquid Landscape on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Splattered Florals on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Splattered Florals on Yupo

Day 5 was fun but I need some more practice with the techniques!  Thanks for coming by for a visit, I love it when you leave a comment.  I have one more post using combined techniques for Day 6.

Vic

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