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Northern Lights

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Technique Time -- Northern lights is a favorite of mine and my friends.  It can be done so many different ways ... here is one rendition. Mask bottom with painter's tape or post it note.  Using sponge or dauber use yellow (this one is crushed curry, we also used pineapple punch ink in class) and swoop up a couple of times). Next, do the same with rich razzleberry. Repeat again with granny apple green. Sponge over everything with night of navy, darker on the outside edges leaving the middle slightly lighter. After sponging spritz lightly with a mixture of rubbing alcohol (or water) and champagne mist shimmer paint over the top.  It will give it a look of stars (see pic below for results). Remove mask. Add stamping (sentiments and images) Experiment with different colors.  Bermuda bay works as one of the swishes.  The direction of the swishes can also be sideways for a different look.  Give it a try! My Stampin' Up! project supply list i

Toile Birds

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More birds ... still don't know why I like them so much.  Not a bird watcher or anything LOL. The cardinal card is a CASE from Mary Fish, Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I added the leaf, but otherwise just like hers.  Not everyone like the cardinal, so I saw this bluebird on Pinterest and incorporated pretty much into the same layout as the cardinal.  LOVE the way this turned out.  If you'll notice, the heads are different, for I colored in the black around the cardinal face with white.  I also redid the wing a bit.  I used the coordinating dies for the set, but on the bluebird and branch, I also trimmed off all the white,  and made a few modifications on the branch. The birds were colored with Stampin' Blends ... cardinal was light and dark real red, and the bluebird was light and dark night of navy. My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.   Interested in an item (or two, or three)?   Just click the links below and order online, and don't forg

Fall Sunflowers

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The daisy punch is so versatile.  It's not just for daisies.  It can also be used to make sunflowers by adding a larger espresso textured center made using the hammered metal 3D embossing folder then punched with a 1" circle punch.  The birch background stamp is a perfect backdrop for this card. My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.   Interested in an item (or two, or three)?   Just click the links below and order online, and don't forget to use the hostess code for October CPAEE47Q. Product List Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set [ 149325 ] $23.00 Daisy Punch [ 143713 ] $18.00 Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder [ 150646 ] $9.00 1" (2.5 Cm) Circle Punch [ 119868 ] $13.00 Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 120953 ] $8.75 Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 119686 ] $8.75 Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 101650 ] $9