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  1. Nesting Heart Distress Oxide


    Helloo from Lynn

     This is such a clean card and I really love it. I hope you do too.

     Using the largest Nesting Heart in the set Nesting Hearts and Flowers. I stamped onto white card with versafine ink. Using a mask I created, I only had exposed the area inside the heart, I used Distress Oxide and blended them together. I used the Cheer sentiment from the Solid Rectangles set.

     Using the same colours I blended around the edge of a mat and mounted the heart image onto 3D foam.



  2.   Hello again everyone, today i am super excited to share my Zodiac Elemental cards i have made using Imagine Design Create's large A5 Zodiac stamp set. This set comes with all 12 star signs in both picture and script form, the bonus is that Imagine Design Create also has this stamp set in A6 size too! 

      As you can see from this blog i couldn't wait to use all the stamps in this set, and after going through my stash of Imagine Design create goodies i decided to try and create Elemental themed cards.

      As i have four cards to share with you today I'll try to keep this blog short(ish) by listing the products used underneath each picture.

    zodiac elementals


     Water Elements - A5 Zodiac stamp set, Mini Shape Layers stamp set and Fishes stencil all by Imagine Design Create. Distress inks Tumbled GlassCracked PistachioPeacock Feathers and Broken chinaGold Embossing powder.

     Fire Element - A5 Zodiac stamp set and Fishes stencil both by Imagine Design Create. Distress Ink in Squeezed LemonadeCarved Pumpkin. Memento ink in Love LetterGold embossing powder

     Earth Element - A5 ZodiacMini Grasses and Doodle Flowers stamp set all by Imagine Design Create (the doodle flower stamp set is no longer available but Imagine Design Create have recently released Floral Sketches stamp set that would look lovely.) Distress ink in Mowed lawnTwisted Citron and Vintage PhotoGold embossing powder.

     Water Element - A5 Zodiac and Sketchy Textures stamp sets by Imagine Design Create. Distress inks in Tumbled GlassBroken China and Shaded Lilac. Archival ink in Shadow Grey. White embossing powder.


    I hoped you have enjoyed my blog today, I'll be looking forward to sharing with you again next week Eli x

  3. Hello everyone, as promised i couldn't put Imagine Design Create A5 Zodiac stamp set away so this week I'm back with another project to share with you. 

    Instead of a card this week i have made a gift bag using Xcuts A4 gift bag die, that's not to say that this process couldn't be applied to a card or any other crafty project you can think of.

    I really like how this turned out, I have never been happy with my attempts at a galaxy background before so i came up with this idea and I'm really pleased with the results. 

    zodiac gift bag

    To start i cut cut four pieces from the gift bag die to create the gift bag from 300gsm card, i put two of these to the side and cut away the tabs and sides from the remaining two so i would have a surface i could work on without getting ink on the sides of the finished bag..


    Using distress inks in squeezed lemonademermaid lagoon and wilted violet and the smooching technique with a light touch, i applied each colour in turn drying between layers so i could control where the colour ended up, i made sure to leave lots of white space so i could blend more ink over the top without loosing any of the pattern of colours i have just created, repeat with the other piece.


    I blended tumbled glasschipped Sapphire and black soot distress ink into the white space i had left behind. All of the zodiac signs are stamped in onyx black versamark ink, here is where i thought you could personalise this project by making one of the zodiac signs stand out with embossing powder and add the appropriate sign name maybe? 


    I glued both pieces to the front and back sections i had put away earlier before constructing the bag and voila.



    I hope you have enjoyed today's blog, as always I'm looking forward to sharing with you again next week. Eli x