I adore making cards but, unfortunately, make many more than I need to send out! I asked my eldest sister if she’d like another collection to use (I made her some in 2011) and these are the ones I gave her.

I have put some brief descriptions where needed – click on the thumbnails for the full-size photos and the wording.

This is the birthday card I made for my sister - embossed through a plastic stencil and then gold-leafed.

Jacqui’s

Sadly, it seems we need these more and more! So, I made three all the same.

3 sympathy cards

Lots of 'Sheena' flowers cut-out and layered.

3DFlowers

Four squares and polka dots.

4Square

Embossing paste through a metal stencil (Dreamweaver) with microbeads.

BareTreesBeaded

Double-sided sticky used, blue glitter and then silver once the stencil was removed.

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Green glitter.

BareTreesGreen

Metal stencil through the Grand Calibur, lightly coloured and cut into 3 panels.

BareTreesPanels

Silver glitter on black card.

BareTreesSilver

Embossing paste through a metal stencil (Sweet Poppy).

Buck

3 images layered on purple and black and then drywall tape on top of ribbon and then an embossed gold layer and a final black layer.

Daisy

Stamps and matching dies used here.

FlowerTrio

Similar to the daisy card.

Ginko

Made for a Michael Strong challenge - he'd just been on a cruise.

Jewel

Chocolate Baroque Mackintosh stamps

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Mackintosh2

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I stamped these tiny flowers behind the apertures and used Crystal Laquer to make them shine.

TinyFlowers

The background paper is from a Clogau Gold catalogue, the trellis is cut with a Spellbinder die, the bird from a Marianne die and the flowers punched from a few coloured papers with a dot of black glue and then a dot of sparkle once the black had dried.

Trellis

The flourishy-flower was stamped several times on the three pieces of card (stacked together) then layers of purple card separate them. The background is from a magazine.

TripleTimeflower

As for the previous one :)

TripleTimetree

Three Birds

Last year, for our Stamp Club Project, we had to take one stamp and use it as many different ways as possible – see how many of the different techniques we’ve learnt over the years we could remember!

I chose this stamp by Crafty Individuals and then decided to use a lot of the finished samples for this card collection.

Very heavy card with the stamp embossed in black and lightly coloured with inks.

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Toilet paper casting!

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The stamp was rubbed with the special marker pen which came with the Crayola Black Magic pad to make this colourful version, sorry about the glare.

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A better image to show the variety of colour obtained with this 'magic pad' but the other colours are washed-out somewhat.

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Another 'Black Magic' but this time layered on some encaustic work and ribbon.

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Spotlight.

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On watercolour paper and encaustic.

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Simply stamped, inked and layered.

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Stamped on acetate and glittered on the back.

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Stamped on acetate, coloured lightly, layered onto 'ribbled' foil and encaustic.

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Another view, has glare but shows truer colours.

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A super technique we did at Stamp Club where you rub an area from behind and stuff with cotton-wool.

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Cut into strips and glittered between the lines.

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Again, but with blue glitter.

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Stamped with a rainbow pad on watercolour paper.

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