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  1. Have a wonderful day flower bud small gift card

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    Hi Craft addicts!

    Today's card is a small A7 one that could be used as a greetings card or even a gift tag on that special present!

    GC 2019 - Birthdays - Have a wonderful day flower bud alcohol inks A7 white

    How I made this card:-

    • I first off created the background which I made using a variety of alcohol inks - predominately from Tim Holtz Ranger set. 
    • I took a peice of A5 Yupo paper (it is a recycled environmentally friendly paper that is great for alcohol ink) and added greens, reds and blues to it until I was happy with the design.
    • I left it overnight as I wanted to look at it afresh and when I did I saw that one particular spot looked like an abstract red flower bud with leaves so I took a small rectangle and cut it out.
    • I attached it to the front of a small white card (in this case it is A7) using PVA glue.
    • I then took a leaf stamp from of Crafter's Companion Blooming Hydrangas set and stamped it either side of the topper using a Green ink cube (Altenew, Rare Earth or Tim Holtz would be perfect).
    • I then stamped the Have a Wonderful day sentiment (from the same set as the leaf) at the bottom of the card using Gina K Black Amalgam ink.



  2. Happy Birthday Sunflower on hand coloured background C6 card

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    Hi Craft Addicts!

    Today's card is a mix of dies, stamps and Pixie Powder style powders and together they make a really stylish Birthday card...

    GC 2019 - Birthdays - Sunflower on hand coloured bg frame C6 white cards Ha

    How I made this card:-

    • I had been playing (I seem to be doing a lot of that recently) with some Pixie Powders (from Creative Expressions) and Lynette Jasper's Pretty Gets Gritty Explosion Powders and I rreally liked how this background turned out.
    • To create the background, I tapped various colours on to some white card and then spritzed some water on top of it and allowed it to spread. I repeated the process until I was happy with the result.
    • I let it dry and then cut out the middle sized die from the Noel Frames set from Sweet Dixie.
    • I had cut out this Sunflower die (from Tattered Lace) ages ago in white card and coloured it in using Zig Clean Color pens - Yellows, Oranges and Greens predominately. You can of course colour it in using Alcohol markers, watercolour paints etc.
    • I trimmed the stalk a bit as i wanted it to fit the frame and then attached it using PVA glue.
    • I then stuck the whole panel on to the front of a C6 white card (so many Companies produce these such as Hunkydory and Lynda Chapman's World of Paper from Creative Crafting World).
    • I wanted it to have a sentiment so used the Happy Birthday stamp from For the Love of Stamps (Hunkydory) Sweet Sentiments set and stamped it on to a pre-cut circle in white card using Black Gina K Amalgam ink.
    • I cut out a flower in black card, stuck the sentiment to it and then added it to the bottom right hand corner with PVA glue and then trimmed it so it didn't overhang.
    • Finally, I added 3 drops of Black Nuvo Drops (from Tonic Studios) to the top left hand corner and some more into the centre of the flower.

    And there you are - a quick and easy Birthday card that is bright and cheerful.