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Hello... ... and welcome to another fantastic issue of Australian Simply Cards. We’re really starting to feel the heat of the summer now and of course, that brings with it the build up to the festive season! To help you along with your Christmas crafting, we have some very inspiring projects to share. We start our Christmas features on page 14 with some ideas for using the fabulous Spellbinders stamp set and embossing folder that come free with this issue. Then, get on board with the nautical trend as Teresa Abajo creates some sea-inspired cards over on page 18. For fans of stamping and colouring, look no further than page 28, where Kathy Jones creates some gorgeous Christmas cards using the latest designs from Flourishes. And our masterclass this month, on page 37, explores three brands of spray ink to help you decide which one is best for you. What’s Christmas without a little bling? I know I love to pretty up my Christmas cards with a little sparkle and shine and if you’re the same, head to page 44, where Julie Price joins the Design Team with some sparkling ideas. With the Christmas season creeping up on us, this month we also focus on the latest festive offering from Hot Off The Press with some cute homespun ideas from LeNae Gerig over on page 53. Even at Christmas time, flowers still play a key part in our craft stash and this month, Alicia Barry shares her techniques for making beautiful flowers to suit your papercraft projects all year round. Turn to page 63 to find out more. With everything that’s got to be done around the festive season, we can sometimes find ourselves short on time for making those all-important cards. If you find yourself in this situation, turn to page 82 for some quick-make ideas from Janelle Graham. And don’t forget our Cardmaker of the Year competition is well underway with loads of fantastic prizes to be won. It’s your last chance to enter before our closing date, so find out more on page 26 and get cracking with your designs. Now these are just the highlights of what we have for you this issue and we have lots more including all the latest news and the usual tips and tricks. And if you can’t wait to see what we’ve got in store for you next time, head to our digital preview of Issue 62 at www.ppjump.com/asc62preview So until next month… Happy crafting!

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Heirloom ornaments Tracey Orchard gets you started using your FREE Spellbinders stamps and embossing folder with these five festive card ideas

Tracey Orchard Designer

SIMPLY SHOPPING To see more from Spellbinders, visit www.spellbinderspaperarts.com

TOP TIP THREE BAUBLES Simply make

If you don’t have the matching Spellbinders dies, try cutting around the stamped images and leaving a narrow border

Trim Pomegranate cardstock Stamp the large bauble and 1 to 15x30cm, then score and 2 two medium baubles onto fold to make a card blank. Cut a Pomegranate cardstock and piece of spot-patterned paper to 14.5cm square and adhere to the centre of the card front.

heat-emboss using white powder. Cut out each shape. Die-cut two corresponding 3 medium baubles from Pomegranate cardstock and adhere the two stamped images to them. Arrange the three baubles over the card front as shown, using 3D foam tape for the large shape. Trim three narrow strips of 4 Pomegranate cardstock and attach them as hangers for the baubles. Adhere pearl trim across the centre of the large bauble and add one pearl to the bottom and three to the top. Tie a bow with seam binding 5 and adhere to the top of the large bauble with a piece of pearl trim in the centre.

What you need Materials

u FREE Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament stamp set u Pomegranate Bazzill Basics cardstock & Red Devil Big Dot patterned paper u VersaMark inkpad u white embossing powder u pearl trim u pearls u red seam binding

Tools

u heat tool u Spellbinders Nestabilities 2011 Heirloom Ornaments dies u manual die-cutting machine

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DECK THE HALLS

Simply make Trim a piece of white cardstock 1 to 16.5x22.5cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Cut Pomegranate cardstock 2 to 10.5x15.5cm and stamp it with two baubles before heatembossing. Adhere the stamped panel to the card front. Fix two pearl strips to the top 3 of the baubles, then tie two ribbon bows and attach one to the top of each shape. Stamp and heat-emboss the 4 greeting onto Pomegranate cardstock, then trim and matt onto white cardstock before adhering to the bottom-right corner of the card front using 3D foam tape.

What you need Materials

u FREE Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament stamp set u white & Pomegranate Bazzill Basics cardstock u white embossing powder u VersaMark inkpad u pearls u white ribbon

TOP TIP Pearl strips can be picked up really easily from discount shops. These make it easier to adhere pearls in straight lines

Tools

u heat tool

HAPPY CHRISTMAS Simply make Trim a piece of white cardstock 1 to 15.5x23cm, then score and fold to make a card blank.

TOP TIP White pearls can be coloured using Copic markers to match your project

Cut a strip of white cardstock 2 to 3x15.5cm and emboss. Gently swipe the red inkpad across the embossed strip to colour the raised areas. Layer the embossed strip onto 3 a wider piece of Pomegranate cardstock and adhere across the card front as shown. Stamp and heat-emboss 4 the large bauble onto Pomegranate cardstock, then die-cut using the corresponding die and adhere to the centre of the card front as shown. Stamp and heat-emboss the 5 bauble top then fussy cut and adhere to the top of the bauble using 3D foam tape. Tie a loose knot and attach to the top of the bauble. Finish with four pearls.

What you need Materials

u FREE Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament stamp set & border embossing folder u white & Pomegranate Bazzill Basics cardstock

u Rocket Red Brilliance inkpad u VersaMark inkpad u white embossing powder u red pearls u red satin ribbon

Tools

u manual die-cutting machine u Spellbinders Nestabilities 2011 Heirloom Ornaments dies u heat tool

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FREE GIFT

Simply make Trim a piece of white cardstock 1 to 16.5x24.5cm, then score and fold to make a card blank. Cut Pomegranate cardstock to 11.7x15.3cm and adhere to the card front. Trim white cardstock to 2 11.2x14.8cm, randomly stamp it using the holly image and red ink, then adhere to the card front. Trim a piece of Pomegranate 3 cardstock to 3.3x15.3cm and emboss. Gently swipe the VersaMark inkpad over the raised areas, then adhere across the centre of the card front. Stamp and heat-emboss the 4 bauble and bow onto Pomegranate cardstock, then cut

JOY What you need Materials

u FREE Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament stamp set & border embossing folder u white & Pomegranate Bazzill

Basics cardstock u Blazing Red StãzOn inkpad u VersaMark inkpad u white embossing powder u red diamanté

Tools

u heat tool u Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements Beaded Circles dies u manual die-cutting machine

out. Adhere the bauble to a white die-cut circle and attach to the right-hand side of the card front as shown. Fix the bow to the top of the bauble using 3D foam tape and add a diamanté to the centre.

TOP TIP Using the VersaMark inkpad on its own will create a watermark effect

CHRISTMAS BAUBLE Simply make Fold a piece of white cardstock 1 and die-cut it using the largest bauble die, making sure the top of the bauble is hanging over the fold. Die-cut another bauble shape from Mosaic patterned paper and attach to the card front. Stamp and heat-emboss 2 the largest bauble onto Pomegranate cardstock, then

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stamp and heat-emboss the verse across the centre of the bauble. Die-cut around the image using the corresponding die, then adhere to the centre of the card front as shown. Tie a ribbon bow and 3 adhere to the top of the large bauble. Thread baker’s twine through the button and tie in a bow, then adhere to the centre of the white bow. Add some red pearls to the bauble to finish.

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What you need Materials

u FREE Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament stamp set u white & Pomegranate Bazzill Basics cardstock & Red Devil Mosaic patterned paper

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u VersaMark inkpad u white embossing powder u white satin ribbon u baker’s twine u button

u red pearls Tools

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Want to see your card on these pages? Don’t be shy and send your creations to: Readers’ Gallery, Australian Simply Cards, Practical Publishing, GPO Box 1457, Brisbane, QLD 4001 or email a photo/scan of your card to letters@practicalpublishing.com.au Don’t forget to include your name, address and a list of the materials you used to make your card

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FOOD, FUN & LAUGHTER by Sue Bentley MATERIALS u pink cardstock u Webster’s Pages patterned paper

& co-ordinating die-cuts u gold holographic cardstock u gemstones u red glitter glue

FLOWERS by Jenni Hawthorne MATERIALS u yellow cardstock u digital stamp u decorative floral

paper u flower brads u paper doily u pearl embellishments

HOW SWEET IT IS by Sue Plummer MATERIALS u white cardstock u Penny Black stamps u Papermania

patterned paper u white embossing powder u green ribbon & gemstone u manual die-cutting machine u honeycomb embossing folder

BUTTERFLIES by Lynne Chiverston MATERIALS u white cardstock u gold,

silver & red shiny cardstock u pink inkpad u purple inkpad u Letraset ProMarker u silver peel-offs u sentiment stamp u sentiment topper u silver die-cut circle u manual die-cutting machine u daisy punch u butterfly punch

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THINKING OF YOU FLOWERS by Lorraine Wood MATERIALS u white & red cardstock

u 7gypsies patterned paper u docrafts Heartwarmers topper u polka-dot flower embellishment u flower brad u pink button u Sakura pen u Gütermann silk thread u Ranger Liquid Pearls u docrafts flower punch

THINKING OF YOU by Nichola MATERIALS u white & yellow cardstock u blue

& green sequins u blue, pink & yellow patterned paper u sentiment topper u polka-dot ribbon


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Add a bit of sparkle and shine to your Christmas creations with these gorgeous cards by Julie Price

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hiny tinsel and colourful baubles surround us at Christmas time and sparkle and bling are all part of the festive appeal. There are many ways to incorporate a bit of bling into Christmas cards. There are a lot of glitter glue brands including Derivan Kindyglitz and Ranger Stickles and these can be used with a variety of pearls and rhinestones in lots of different shapes and sizes. Self-adhesive and iron-on

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a wool setting (no steam). Place the iron on top of the clear plastic transfer and hold for 5-10 seconds if working with cardstock or 25-30 seconds if working on clothing. Do not move the iron around as this may move the stones. The clear plastic will not melt when the correct heat settings are used. When cooled slightly, you can then carefully peel back the plastic. If the crystals have not adhered properly, repeat the

heating process. Rhinestones and pearls can then be coloured to co-ordinate with your card design using Copic markers. Don’t be afraid to experiment with contemporary colours when using gemstones and bling. You will have a much wider choice if you don’t limit yourself to red and green tones. I hope these card designs will inspire you to add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas and fill it with bling this year! l


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Christmas bling CONTEMPORARY

Simply make Trim a piece of Gypsy Rose cardstock to 11.5x30cm, then score and fold to make a card blank.

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Cut Vanilla Cream cardstock 2 to 11x14.5cm and attach to the card front. Cut a piece of La Vie en Rose patterned paper to 10.5x14cm and adhere to the card front. Cut Voilà! patterned paper to 6x10.5cm and fix across the card front as shown.

JOY Apply a rhinestone flourish to the bottom section of the card. Stamp a sentiment onto cream cardstock and punch it into a ticket shape. Ink the edges, punch a hole in the top and tie with twine.

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Tie an organza ribbon bow and 4 add the ticket to the centre knot by tying the twine into a bow. Attach the bow to the top-left corner of the card front to finish.

TOP TIP When applying a rhinestone flourish, remove part of the backing sheet, then position your flourish and remove the rest of the backing

What you need Materials

u Gypsy Rose & Vanilla Cream Bazzill Basics cardstock u BoBunny C’est La Vie Voilà! & La Vie en Rose patterned paper u pink Zva Creative rhinestone flourish u Flourishes Poinsettia & Pine stamp

u Victorian Velvet Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u twine u organza ribbon Tools

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MERRY & BRIGHT

Cut Gypsy Rose cardstock to 1 11.5x23cm, then score and fold to create a card blank. Trim a 10.5cm piece of Voilà! 2 patterned paper, then matt onto Vanilla Cream cardstock. Adhere to the card front and stamp the sentiment across the top as shown. Colour three rhinestones using 3 the RV95 Copic marker and attach to the top-right corner of the card front. Tie an organza ribbon bow, add a brad to the centre and fix to the card.

What you need Materials

u Gypsy Rose & Vanilla Cream Bazzill Basics cardstock u BoBunny C’est La Vie Voilà! patterned paper u Flourishes Poinsettia & Pine stamp u Early Espresso Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad u Copic marker (RV95) u organza ribbon u Kaisercraft rhinestones u pearl brad

TOP TIP If you have trouble positioning stamps, the Stampin’ Up! Stamp-A-Ma-Jig tool is a handy tool to use

Simply make Cut Gypsy Rose cardstock to 1 12x30cm, then score and fold to create a card blank. Trim Vanilla Cream cardstock to 11.5x14.5cm, ink the edges and attach to the card front.

REJOICE What you need Materials

Attach ribbon down the left 3 edge of the die-cut border and adhere the ends at the back. Fix

u Gypsy Rose & Vanilla Cream Bazzill Basics cardstock u BoBunny C’est La Vie Voilà! & La Vie en Rose patterned paper u Victorian Velvet Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u Le Crystelle Classic Petal BLING-abilities u organza ribbon u Flourishes Poinsettia & Pine stamp u Early Espresso Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad u Green Tara flower

the panel to the card front.

Tools

Cut an 11x14cm piece of 2 Voilà! patterned paper. Die-cut a strip of Vanilla Cream cardstock, fussy-cut the edge and apply BLING-abilities. Attach to the right side of the patterned paper.

Stamp the sentiment onto a 4.5x8cm piece of Vanilla Cream cardstock and matt onto La Vie en Rose patterned paper. Matt again onto Gypsy Rose cardstock using 3D foam pads and attach to the left side of the card front as shown.

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Tie a double ribbon bow, add a 5 flower to the centre and attach to the card as shown to finish.

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u Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Petal die u manual die-cutting machine u iron

TOP TIP When sponging the edges of the card, place it on a scrap piece of paper. Start the dauber on the scrap paper moving in a circular motion towards the card for a softer look


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Christmas bling CONTEMPORARY

TOP TIP To create a double bow, hold the ribbon between your thumb and second finger, wind it over the top of your index finger, behind your second finger and in over the front of your third finger. Continue down over your little finger and up behind, creating a figure-of-eight. Continue this twice, then tuck the end of the ribbon down between your fingers to create the knot

PEACE ON EARTH Simply make Trim a piece of Gypsy Rose 1 cardstock to 12x27cm, then score and fold to make a card blank.

card front. Cut La Vie en Rose patterned paper to 11x12.5cm, then prepare the bling using the step-by-step guide below before adhering across the bottom section of the patterned paper.

a ribbon across the top of Vanilla Cream cardstock to 3Add the border, tucking the edges 2Cut11.5x13cm and attach to the

at the back of the patterned paper panel, then adhere the finished panel to the card front.

Vanilla Cream scalloped square. Attach the sentiment to the topright corner of the card front using 3D foam tape.

Stamp the sentiment onto 4 Vanilla Cream cardstock and Tie a double ribbon bow and die-cut. Layer onto a Gypsy Rose 5 add a pearl brad to the scalloped square die-cut using 3D centre. Fix to the left side of the foam tape, then onto a larger

card front as shown to finish.

What you need Materials

u Gypsy Rose & Vanilla Cream Bazzill Basics cardstock u BoBunny C’est La Vie La Vie en Rose patterned paper u Le Crystelle Classic Petal BLING-abilities u pink ribbon u Flourishes Poinsettia & Pine stamp u Early Espresso Stampin’ Up Stampin’ Pad u pearl brad

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Tools

u Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Petal, Nestabilities Squares & Scalloped Squares dies u manual die-cutting machine u iron

the petal border from along the edge of 1Die-cut Vanilla Cream cardstock. 2Fussy-cut the pattern as shown.

Apply BLING-abilities using an 3 iron, following the heat-setting instructions on the packet. Apply even pressure and avoid moving the iron back and forth.

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HOLLY & BERRIES Simply make

TOP TIP When colouring with Copic markers, apply a base wash of your lightest colour to make blending easier

Trim Gypsy Rose cardstock Stamp the sentiment onto 1 to 15x24cm, then score and 4 cream cardstock and die-cut fold to make a card blank. Cut a an oval around it. Die-cut a piece of Vanilla Cream cardstock to 11.5x14.5cm and adhere to the card front. Trim a piece of Voilà! patterned paper to 11x14cm and adhere to the card front, then cut a strip of La Vie en Rose patterned paper measuring 7x14cm and adhere across the centre of the card.

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Attach two pieces of lace across the middle of the card and add a ribbon across the centre. Add a ribbon bow to the right-hand side of the card.

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beaded oval from La Vie en Rose patterned paper and apply the BLING-abilities. Adhere the sentiment panel to the beaded oval die-cut using 3D foam tape, then adhere to the card front as shown. Stamp the holly and berries 5 image twice onto blending card using Memento ink and colour using Copic markers. Fussycut the holly images and add to the left side of the oval sentiment. Finish the card with rhinestones in the bottom-right corner.

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What you need Materials

u Gypsy Rose & Vanilla Cream Bazzill Basics cardstock u X-Press It Blending Card u BoBunny C’est La Vie Voilà! & La Vie en Rose patterned paper u scalloped lace u pink ribbon u Le Crystelle Beaded Ovals BLING-abilities u Flourishes Poinsettia & Pine stamp u Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad

u Early Espresso Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad u Kaisercraft rhinestones u Copic markers (RV99, RV95, RV03, RV91, E47, E44, E43, E40, BG96, BG93, BG90) Tools

u Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals & Decorative Elements Beaded Ovals dies u manual die-cutting machine u iron


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Christmas bling CONTEMPORARY

POINSETTIA Simply make

TOP TIP Add lace across the bottom of the card front and a rhinestone flourish over the patterned paper as shown.

4 Trim Gypsy Rose cardstock to 1 13x30cm, then score and fold to make a card blank.

Stamp the sentiment onto cream cardstock and punch into a ticket shape. Tie a pink ribbon bow and attach the ticket to it using twine. Fix to the bottom-right corner of the card front.

Cut Vanilla Cream cardstock to 5 2 11x14.5cm and attach to the card front as shown, leaving a gap at the bottom for the lace. Cut a piece of La Vie en Rose 3 patterned paper to 10x14cm and attach to the card front. Trim a strip of Voilà! patterned paper to 8x10.5cm and tear down one edge. Colour the torn edge using Early Espresso ink and attach to the right side of the card front.

Stamp the poinsettia onto 6 blending card and colour using Copics. Cut out the image and attach to the left side of the card front using 3D foam tape.

After cutting out the coloured image, hide the white edges using a touch of E40 Copic marker

What you need Materials

u Gypsy Rose & Vanilla Cream Bazzill Basics cardstock u X-Press It Blending Card u BoBunny C’est La Vie Voilà! & La Vie en Rose patterned paper u Early Espresso Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad u Victorian Velvet Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink u Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad u scalloped lace

u Zva Creative rhinestone flourish u Flourishes Poinsettia & Pine stamp u pink ribbon u twine u Copic markers (RV99, RV95, RV03, RV91, R32, E47, E44, E43, E40, BG96, BG93, BG90) Tools

u Stampin’ Up! Ticket Duo punch

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Keren Baker Designer

Take it with a pinch of salt

Keren Baker shows you how to create colourful kids’ cards using items you already have in your home

s crafters we’re always looking to learn new techniques and expand our existing skills. However this can come with a great deal of expense, so luckily this technique uses household items that you probably already have in your cupboard. When you want to experiment with this technique, sea salt or salt crystals are the best to use. They tend to soak up more water and paint and create a stylised pattern. The technique is simple; start by creating your colour using acrylic paints – I used paints that I’d bought for my kids. When you’ve got the right shade, thin it down with water,

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but not too much, so you’ll still have a vibrant colour. Some colours work better than others. I find that adding white makes it harder to create the salt pattern while using primary colours worked the best.

Get the look It’s also important to use the right paper – you’ll find you might need to experiment to find which paper works best for you. Watercolour paper is great for this technique, but I didn’t want the texture ‘fighting’ with the salt look. Whatever you choose to use, thinner cardstock isn’t suitable for this technique. You’ll get the best results when using thicker

cardstock coated with a waterresisting finish. This will stop the paint from soaking directly into the paper. Let the paint sit a little while before adding the salt to create the best effect. After adding the salt, let the paint dry completely to create the best effect. Once dry, gently brush the salt from the cardstock. Some of it may stick to the cardstock – just rub if off gently using your fingers.

Embellishing I’ve used the technique in many different ways – as both backgrounds and embellishments. This is also a technique that works really well in conjunction with stamps.

Creating cards for kids can be very tricky as you don’t want to make them too cute. The new stamp sets from Hero Arts were perfect for this – they are great for kids in all age groups. This technique also works well in combination with ProMarkers and paper piecing to give it even more interest. l

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Create a 10.5x19cm card 1 blank from kraft cardstock. Cut a panel from white cardstock measuring 14.5x8.5cm. Paint the centre of the panel using thin yellow acrylic paint and sprinkle salt on top. Colour some extra cardstock using blue, yellow and orange paint. Set aside to dry.

Cut a piece of orange 2 patterned paper measuring 9.5x16.5cm and attach to the card front. Affix the yellow painted panel to the centre.

Stamp ‘BAM’ ‘POW’ ‘SUPER’ 3 ‘BOOM’ onto different painted cardstock and cut out as shown.

What you need Materials

u kraft & white cardstock u American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes Please paper pad u yellow, orange & blue acrylic paint u salt crystals u Hero Arts Knee High & Bow Ties Bam & It’s Your Day stamp sets u Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad

Stamp ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ onto Fix the sentiments across the Adhere die-cut circles across 4 grey patterned paper and cut 5 painted panel, alternating 6 the card front to finish. into a banner shape. Attach to the between glue and 3D foam pads. bottom-left corner of the panel.

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paint effects CONTEMPORARY

Simply make Create a 16x12cm tent-fold card blank from kraft cardstock. Cut out a 14.5x10.5cm panel of white cardstock and matt with a 13.5x9.5cm panel of blue patterned paper. Attach the panel to the centre of the card front.

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Create a panel of white cardstock and colour using orange and yellow paint. Sprinkle

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salt onto the paint while it’s still wet. Once dry, brush off the salt, cut into a flame shape and stamp the sentiment on top. Stamp the car onto patterned paper, cut out and attach on top of the flames as shown.

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Cut a 16x1cm strip of green 4 cardstock and secure across the bottom of the card front as shown. Fix the car and the

flames on top of the green strip using 3D foam pads. Colour adhesive gems using a grey ProMarker and stick to the wheels to finish.

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TOP TIP Think about other ideas to combine with this technique. Cutout strips would look great in bold colours for modern men’s cards

What you need u kraft, green & white cardstock u American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes Please patterned paper u yellow & red acrylic paint u salt crystals u Hero Arts Knee High & Bow Ties Bam & It’s Your Day stamp sets u Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad u adhesive gems u grey Letraset ProMarker

HAVE A GREAT DAY

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ONCE UPON A TIME Simply make a 14.5x13.5cm tent-fold 1Create card blank from kraft cardstock. Cut a 12x10cm panel of white 2 cardstock and paint using orange acrylic paint. Sprinkle with salt and set aside to dry. Once dry, stamp the sentiment 3 onto the orange paint and colour using ProMarkers. Stamp ‘happily ever after’ onto 4 white cardstock using pink ink and cut out. Fix to the panel using 3D foam pads. Attach tape onto the top and 5 bottom edges of the panel and secure to the centre of the card front. Fix silver gems to the panel as shown to finish.

What you need Materials

u kraft & white cardstock u red & yellow acrylic paint u salt crystals u Hero Arts Knee High & Bow Ties Bam stamp set u Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad u Petal Pink VersaColor inkpad u Letraset ProMarkers u docrafts Spots & Stripes Capsule Collection patterned craft tape u adhesive gems

ALIEN FRAME Simply make Create a 16x14cm tent-fold 1 card blank from kraft cardstock. Cut a 14.5x12cm panel of white cardstock and colour with green paint, then sprinkle the wet paint with salt. Once dry, attach the panel to the card front.

What you need Materials

Stamp the alien onto white cardstock, colour using ProMarkers and cut out. Affix to the card front as shown, but don’t glue the hands down.

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Cut out one of the green 3 frames and two clouds from patterned paper. Secure

u kraft & white cardstock u American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes Please patterned paper u green acrylic paint u salt crystals u Stampin’ Up! Make A Monster stamp set u Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad u Letraset ProMarkers

the frame behind the hands of the alien and fix to the card front. Affix the clouds to the card front, using glue on one and 3D foam pads on the other.

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Cut a 1cm-wide strip of grey 5 striped patterned paper and fix on the right-hand side of the card front to finish.

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paint effects CONTEMPORARY

PRETTY PRINCESS Simply make Create a 12.5x16cm tentfold card blank from kraft cardstock. Colour a piece of white cardstock using pink paint and sprinkle with salt while it’s still wet. Once dry, cut into the shape of the fabric part of the hat.

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What you need Materials

u red & white acrylic paint u salt crystals u kraft, green & white cardstock u American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes Please patterned paper u Bazzill Basics Vintage Marketplace patterned paper

u Hero Arts Knee High & Bow Ties Bam & Once Upon A Time stamp sets u docrafts Spots & Stripes Capsule Collection patterned craft tape

with a panel of grey and pink patterned paper.

Cut out the rose from 4 Bazzill Basics patterned paper. Stamp the sentiment

Affix the circle to the bottom5 right corner of the card font, then attach the hat to the left

Cut pink patterned paper into 3 a triangle and attach to the coloured shape to form the hat.

onto a white cardstock circle and pleat Washi tape around the outside edges.

side of it using 3D foam pads. Finish with the rose, slightly overlapping the hat as shown.

Cut a 15x10.5cm panel of 2 white cardstock, attach to the centre of the card front and matt

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CONTEMPORARY paint effects

TOP TIP Try punching out circles and other shapes from large pieces of salted paint to add to your card projects

WISHING ROCKET STEPBYSTEP

Create a kraft 12x15.5cm card 1 blank and cut a 9x13cm panel of white cardstock.

Paint the panel using blue 2 acrylic paint as shown, sprinkle salt into the wet paint and set aside to dry. Colour a piece of spare cardstock using yellow, orange and red paint using the same technique and set aside to dry.

What you need Materials

Attach the blue coloured Stamp the fire boost onto 3 panel to the centre of the 4 white cardstock using red card blank and stamp the rocket ink and cut out. Cut three

Stick the rocket to the card 5 front at an angle. Stamp the sentiment using black ink

several times on different patterned paper. Paper-piece the rocket together to create a multicoloured image.

in the bottom-right corner and add a strip of orange patterned paper across the left-hand corner as shown to finish.

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different-sized flame shapes from the coloured cardstock and attach to the rocket.

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u kraft & white cardstock u red, blue, & yellow acrylic paint u salt crystals u American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes Please patterned paper u Hero Arts Knee High & Bow Ties Bam & It’s Your Day stamp sets u Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad u red docrafts Artiste inkpad


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