Aug 142014
 

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A Few Bits Of Papercraft

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Had to take my car in for an M.O.T. on Tuesday – thankfully it passed without needing anything this time, but there are a few advisories of things that look to be geting near the end of their life and may need to be replaced over the next few months.  So no major cost this time but it will need a bit of money spent on it before the next M.O.T.

I’ve had one or the other of my youngest nephews in and out of here for periods over the last few days, so haven’t done a huge amount of crafting as I’ve been doing things with them when they are here, from starting to tidy the spare room – one of their Bobcat toys was missing believed to be in the spare room so nephew was very keen to start help with the tidying – toy found!  Same nephew had also bought over a jug full of blackberries that he’d picked so that I could help him make a blackberry tart – he has a wonderful touch with breadcrumbing the pastry and mixing it up – better than me I think, so basicly all I had to do was give him the weights and measures of flour, etc., needed as he couldn’t remember.  And I just sat and watched and gave a couple of hints.  Of course I had to take the pie out of the oven for him.  He then took it home – so didn’t get to taste it.  But he had made some Marmite biscuits with the spare bits of pastry and it was really beautifully made.

Wednesday morning I had my ScanNCut machine out again.  I have started putting what I cut together – some complete which I’ve got to show you today, and some left to finish – so keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks for what I’m working on.

I hope you like the things I’ve got to show you this time.

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CARDS:

(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)

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  1. Digital Stamp Fuschia with coloured version too by Pamela West and 398 Shaped Card 1 *ScanNCut* by Rae Carr (I printed the digital stamp sheet out at a much smaller size than provided onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and then coloured the digital stamp using my ProMarkers and a FlexMarker.  The colours I used were: Tropical Orchid, Spring Lilac, Pink Pearl, Yellow, Olive Green.  I then cut it out and went round the edge using n Imperial Purple FlexMarker. I cut out card shape from Basal cardstock and mat layer from Topsy Turvy cardstock using my ScanNCut machine.  I’d taken the cutting file into the online Canvas application, resized together to keep the proportions, and then downloaded the cutting file to my USB stick to take it to the ScanNCut. I used my Hougie Board to score the fold line of the base and folded in half. I wrapped a piece of lace ribbon around the mat before attaching it to the card front using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I used the same foam tape to attach the panel with the coloured digi-stamp.  I finished off by using glue gel to attach some flowers, also cut using my ScanNCut from the same duo cardstock as the mat but used the darker side here, and placed flat back faux pearls in the centre.  I’ve got room to put a greeting near the bottom left once I know what language it is needed in.)
  2. Angled view of card front showing dimension.
  3. Close-up of coloured in digi-stamp.

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  1. Cute vintage dog topper & decoupage by Toni Martin (I printed the sheet out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the peices.  I scored a pale yellow Adorable Scorable A4 sheet and folded it in half to make my base card.  The card front layer was attached using finger-lift tape and the topper was attached to this using 3mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I don’t know what greeting or language will be needed yet so I’ve attached the blank greeting panel using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.)
  2. Angled view of topper showing the dimension of raised fopper.

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OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE COLOURING:

On the Stamping Dragon Designs FB group our design team leader has challenged us to a fun challenge to “COLOUR A SDD IMAGE IN COLOURS YOU NORMALLY DONT USE”, with loyalty points going to anybody who takes part in the challenge.

Now I took a look at my quite substantial range of ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and couldn’t see anything there that I don’t normally use over time.  What I did realise was that I tend to be quite co-ordinating and that there were some colours I haven’t used on the same image.

So I printed out a Stamping Dragon Design digi-stamp and went a bit mad and messy with the colours – How does a Starfish coloured dragon with Sky Blue coloured feet and tail grab you?

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  1. Lulu Dragon Painting Digital Stamp by Janette Padley (I printed the digi-stamp out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and coloured it in using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  The colours I used were: Starfish, Sky Blue, Poppy, Tropical Orchid, Amber, Terracotta, Island Lagoon, Imperial Purple.  As the challenge was simply to colour in an SDD digi-stamp I’ve not made this up into a card yet.  Hopefully I’ll be able to do that at some point over the weekend or next week.  I’m thinking of a child’s card.)

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BAG:

A really sweet little bag that would be great for a little gift. Decorate in a way that’s appropriate for the contents and recipient.

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  1. 239 Tag Bag Template *ScanNCut* by Rae Carr (I took the cutting file into the online Canvas software and downloaded it onto my USB stick after resizing.  I then cut the pieces, including the front panel and whale – which were cutting files inbuilt into the ScanNCut – from a single sheet of blue Topsy Turvy cardstock.  I folded at all the scored lines and made the bag with the darker side out, glueing in place using quick grab wet glue.  I turned the panels front and back over to the lighter side out before glueing in place using the same glue.  I attached the whale and then went round the outside and over the lower jaw with a grey ProMarker before finishing off by attaching a ribbon to the top and flat back faux pearls.)
  2. View of decoration on front.

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CUP UPDATE:

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You can find a list of all the Designers currently offering a 20% discount by clicking – Here!

CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:

  • Tuesday, 12th August – Here! – Prizes Galore, 49p Paper, The Nets Hottest Designs, New Froms and Community Cards

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Further July 2014 Crafting

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Aug 092014
 

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A Small Assortment Of Crafts

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Hi to all visitors to my blog.  Today I’ve got some creations to show you made using digital downloads I got for free as well as some creations made using air drying clay.  Now if you really want a laugh then keep scrolling down to the last creation on the page and tell me what you think.  I’m really not very good at making little characters.  I was aiming for a monkey face but my mother tells me I’ve made a bear.

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CARDS:

(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)

All the digital download elements on this card were free and were created by Janette Padley of Stamping Dragon Designs.

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  1. “Vintage Lady” digi stamp from freebie sample pack, papers and paper ribbon from “Summer Time Freebie” – both from freebies album on SDD FB group, and flower from August 2014 freebie at the SDD store. (I printed papers, paper ribbon and paper flower, as well as the digi-stamp, out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then coloured in the digi-stamp using gold and red Wink of Luna for the frame and frame embelishments and Promarkers for the lady.  The colours I used were: Gold, Amber, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Blush, Cool Grey 3 and Satin. I took a 6″ square, scalloped edge, base card and yellow Dainty Dots cardstock, and cut out everything, rounded a few corners with a corner punch and attached the whole lot together with quick grab wet glue.  I didn’t glue right to the edge of all the elements so that the edges lift a bit to give an illusion of dimension, but the card is in actual fact quite flat and will go through the post in the UK using a standard letter stamp.)
  2. Angled view of card.
  3. Close-up of coloured in digi-stamp.

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SCRAPBOOK PAGE LAYOUT:

I made this for the August Colouring Challenge on the Stamping Dragon Designs Facebook Group.  All group members can request the month’s image provided they promise to upload a photo of a finished article made using the digi-stamp before the end of the month.  This particular digi-stamp – “Pup in Pumkin” – is also available to buy in the Stamping Dragon Design store.

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  1. This is a simple 8″ square scrapbook layout using a photo I’d taken of our pumpkin, the adorable little digi-stamp coloured in with ProMarkers, and pieces from the “Summer Time Freebie” available in the freebies album in this group. (The elements from the free kit, the digi-stamp and my photo of our cut pumpkin were all printed out onto 250gsm Super Smoth white cardstock.  I then coloured in the digi-stamp using my ProMarkers.  Colours used were:  Black, Cool Grey 1, 3 and 5, Gold, Amber, Pumpkin and Pear Green. I cut a piece of brown Basal cardstock to 8″ square to start off with, made mats of yellow Dainty Dots cardstock and orange Blingalicious cardstock, then cut out the elements, mats and layers and stuck everything together using glue gel.)
  2. Angled view of photo and digi-stamp area of scrapbook layout.

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3D CREATIONS:

For this floral wreath I made lots of flowers and a few butterflies – though I wasn’t trying to make any specific type of flowers – which is a good thing because I don’t think they look exactly like any specific flower.

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  1. Ring, 21,5 cm, Polystyrene, 1 pc and Silk Clay – Assortment, Basic 1, 20×40 g  (I took the ring and coloured it with a gold Wink of Luna pen.  I then took several colours from the various Silk Clay pots and made flowers, leaves, and butterflies from them – some made using Martha Stewart silicone molds and some made free-hand, adding faux stamens to some as I built them.  Once the created pieces were dry I put a ribbon around the topof the ring and used glue gel to attach all the pieces.)
  2. Slightly angled view of the floral wreath.
  3. Close-up of some of the flowers.

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  2. View from the top of the head of my little animal head.

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CUP UPDATE:

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CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:

  • Friday, 8th August – Here! – 49P Heavyweight Crafting Paper, Verse CD Limited Stock, Freebie Vault & CUP News

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Aug 072014
 

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An Update and A Few Cards

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The weather is now back to being changeable – in other words more like what we are use to around here, but still with lots of sunshine in amongst the patches of heavy rain.  It does mean that I have to do less watering in the garden of things like the pumpkins and courgettes, although eveything in the greenhouse still needs watering every day, as does things like the potatoes in the potato sacks as not enough rain water gets into the sacks through the thick leaf coverage.  Two of the breeds of potatos are now in flower with me and the earlies should be ready for picking in a week or two.  I’m really tempted to do a bit of a dig around the side to see what I’ve got now, but I think I’ll give them a bit of a chance to grow a bit more before I go look.

It was good that the weather was nice on Sunday afternoon because I went to a Pig Roast, held to celebrate a family friend’s 90th birthday.  I’d made a card for my parents to give him as well as one for me to give.  You can see both in this blog post, as well as one other card I made lately.

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CARDS:

(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)

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  1. Papers from Create & Craft Members’ Free Gift and foiled topper from Hunkydory spring kit. (For this card I used my ScanNCut to cut out the “Penblwydd Hapus” greeting – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday” – and the number 90 out of gold uncut vinyl peel-off material.  I then took papers and tags and bunting embelishments from the Free Gift pack and went around the edges using a green ProMarker, and I also took a topper from the Hunkydory kit and used fingerlift tape, glue gel, and foam tape to build up the design on an 8″ square card.  I put some bakers twine through the bunting using a large eyed embroydery needle to put the twine through.)
  2. Angled view of card showing the little dimension.
  3. Closeup of bottom tags and penants with age number and greeting.

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  1. 601 Shaped Double Easel *SVG* by Rae Carr (I took the cutting file into the online Canvas software, resized and separated out the layers and saved onto my USB stick before putting into the ScanNCut.  I cut out of brown and cream Basal cardstock. I also cut out a greeting and 90 out of the peel-off vinyl at the same time as I cut the greeting for the previous card.  I then built up the card using finger-lift tape, 2mm deep, foam tape and glue gel.  I finished off with leafy branches from my box of bits that I’d cut out on my ScanNCut previously.)
  2. Slightly different angled view of card.
  3. Close-up of stopper.
  4. Side view showing the easel mechanism.

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  1. 455 Folded End Card *ScanNCut* by Rae Carr (I took the cutting file into the online Canvas application and grouped it before resizing the whole thing a little.  I then downloaded it to my USB stick and put it into my ScanNCut machine.  I cut the main card out of brown Basal cardstock and the inside panel out of blue.  After folding into shape I then decorated the card with a greeting “Brysiwch Wella” – which is Welsh for “Get Well Soon” – and some flowers and leaves also cut using my ScanNCut. I went all round the outside edges using a gold Wink of Luna brush pen.)
  2. Different angled photo of the card.

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  • Tuesday, 5th August – Here! – Crafty Bob’s Pick of the Week, Latest Vault & Crafter Selections

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Aug 042014
 

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Design Team Card

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It’s time for another inspiration post from me on the “The Dragons Den” blog. Hopefully I can inspire you with a crafted creation made using some downloads that are available in the Stamping Dragon Designs store.

I hope that you like what I’ve got to show you this time.

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CARD

This is the card I made –

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Below are closer looks at the card

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Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

  • “Uncle Perrys Gift” – found – Here – in the shop.
  • “Blue Harmony Papers” – found – Here – in the shop.
  • “Simply Lovable Collection CD Rom” – found – Here – in the shop.

Consumables:

Equipment:

Method:

For this card I printed out some items from the CD-ROM to use as background elements, cutting a strip of one and putting it across the centre as a paper ribbon.  I went over the edges of this paper ribbon and the shaped panel with a ProMarker to make it stand out.  I also punshed two corner paper punches on the background and the blue Topsy Turvy mat to create interlocking corners.  I printed the dragons digi-stamp out three times, once onto plain cardstock, twice more onto paper already printed with two of the blue backgrounds from the blue harmony kit.  I cut out all of these, making the two blues paper piecing pieces for the two dragons.  I used the blue ProMarker to colour some parts of Uncle Perry and the Blue Grey FlexMarker to put in shading around the lines of both the dragons.  The Wink of Stella pens were used to colour in the parsel and the white gel pen to do Uncle Perry’s eyes and teeth.  I shaped these and used glue gel to attached the pieces image to the card front.

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And that is it from me for today. I hope my little creation will inspire you to visit the Stamping Dragon Designs store and have a play with some of the digital downloads available to buy yourself.

Please keep visiting”The Dragons Den” blog over the next few weeks as you’ll find various “Inspiration by …” posts appear from the other design team members, as well as colouring tutorials and other posts. I’ll be back with more posts for “The Dragons Den” over the coming months as well, so keep an eye out for those too.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Stamping Dragon Designs Links

  • If you fancy trying out some of Stamping Dragon Designs, please do visit the Store to find all sorts of digital goodies for crafting, and the minimum spend is only £2 (you’ll find great digi-stamps and lots more).
  • And why not join the “Stamping Dragon Designs” Facebook group. It’s a small, fun, group where we have lots of different activities which include exclusive challenges, daily inspiration and giveaways – and there’s a loyalty club for those who take part as well where taking part gets you points, winning gets you more points, and get enough points and you get a voucher to spend in the shop.
  • “Like” Us on Facebook
  • While I’m not a fan of Pinterest and especially people’s habit of posting images, digi-stamps, etc., to the site that they’ve got no rights to, you can follow designer Janette Padley on Pinterest!
  • See us on CraftsUPrint
  • Etsy Shop – Instant downloads!
  • Stamping with the Dragon – Challenge Blog : new challenge the first Friday of every month
  • The Dragon’s Den – Blog : a showcase blog for lots of different crafting made using Dragon Designs
  • Then of course there’s the Dragon Boss Lady’s own blog – Straight From The Craftroom

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Aug 032014
 

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An Update, A Few Musings And A Couple Of Cards

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Well we’ve finally had some rain here, which is good for the garden and means I don’t have to water everything outside, though I still need to water the plants in the greenhouse.

I’ve had over 20 mini-cucumbers so far this year – they are as round as ordinary cucumbers but only half as long.  In the hot weather I was making quick chilled cucumber “soup” for lunch using everything straight from the fridge – just peel any marks off the cucumber and drop into a liquidizer goblet with half a large pot of yougurt (natural is good, but it also tastes nice with a honey flavoured yougurt or a coconut flavoured yogurt), then add anything else I felt like – so one day it was a clove of carlic, another just salt and papper, another a splash of wostershire sauce, and once a handful of walnut pieces.  Then just a whiz until completely liquidized and into a bowl or cup.  It was great for a quick something during the hot weather when I just didn’t feel like eating anything else.

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MUSINGS:

I know that most of you love something that’s free – Well! –  there’s a new item for August in the “Free Samples” section of the Stamping Dragon Designs store.

I know that I love a freebie myself, but with so many people putting up things on the Internet, and saying it’s free when it isn’t theirs to give for free in the first place, I’m rather cautious about downloading anything that says it’s free if it’s not from the website or FB group of the copyright owner him or herself.  But in this case it’s on the designers site so is a great freebie.

I just don’t understand why there are so many people who think that it’s not only OK but desirable to pass copies of graphics on to all and sundry without a thought to the fact that the graphics are actually the graphics/artwork/photographs/etc. are their creators/owners means of getting an income and putting food on their table.  But even if the owner is giving things for free, sometimes for a short period, and sometimes always available as freebies on the owner’s site, I believe that passing on the information and link to others is the nice way to go about sharing, not downloading and then posting on FB or sites like Pinterest or E-mailing all over the place, especially as some have been removing details of the copyright holder from the images before passing on.  By pointing people to the original location at least they are aware who exactly is giving the item for free, and the copyright owner gets a visit to their site with a chance that visitors may stay around and buy something else.  It’s so sad that artists/designers are having to spend so much of their time sending notifications to get their work removed from various places on the Internet where they have no permission to be – time when the artists/designers could spend better creating more lovely creations for us crafters like me who are not able to draw their own images.

CARDS:

(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)

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  1. Simply Lovable Collection CD Rom by Janette Padley, Dragons Lair Designs  (Various papers and elements from the CD-ROM were printed out onto 250gsm Super Smooth cardstock.  I then took an 8″ square white base card, cut out pieces, matted and layered and attached using finger-lift tape and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I used some of the printed cardstock to make paper flowers following the same style as in my tutorial – No Tools Paper Flowers 02.  I took some leaves I’d cut previously from my box of cut bits and attached these and the flowers using glue gel. )
  2. Angled view of card showing dimension.

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  1. 20 Crosses for all Occassions by Vicki Avcin and Lace Frames – White by Lynne Crosskill (I took two of the crosses together with a lace mat into one of my graphics packages and resized the lace to be smaller than an A5 card front.  I then layered up the two crosses, slightly offset, to give a different look.  The topmost cross was also placed a 2nd time on my working area.  This was printed out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I cut out the card front and also the butterflies from the 2nd copy of the cross.  I took an A5 white base card, attached the card front panel using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape, and then used glue gel to attach the extra layers to the butterflies after I’d shaped them a bit.  I finished off with a greeting “Gair o Gysur” – which is Welsh for “A Word of Sympathy” which I’d cut out of silver holographic peel-off sheet using my ScanNCut.)
  2. Diferent view of the card which shows up the holographic nature of the peel-off material used.
  3. Close-up, angled view showing the decoupaged butterflies.

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CUP UPDATE:

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CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:

  • Friday, 1st Auguast – Here! – IT’S BACK – 1p Penny Paper Offer, CUP News & Latest Freebie Vault Contents

Craftsuprint have a “Mailer Archive” where you can go to get links to mailers sent out over the last few months. This can be seen by clicking – here.

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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
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Aug 012014
 

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Design Team Card

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Today a new challenge starts on the “Stampin’ with the Dragon” Challenge Blog.

New July 2014 - Challenge TeamPrizeEach ”Stampin’ with the Dragon” challenge goes live the first Friday of the month with a new theme each time. The winner will get picked by “Random” so that it is fair for all levels of crafters. The winner gets a kit, full of papers and digital elements, from the Stamping Dragon Designs store. Although we’d love to see Stamping Dragon Designs items on your creation, you may ENTER the challenge using ANY MATERIAL you wish as long as you clearly follow the set theme. You may enter the challenge with 1 entry per month. So why not consider joining in with us this month – go to the challenge blog and have a look at the rules and the inspiration created by my fellow Design Team members.

For August the theme is : SAND, SEA & SUN

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CARD

As the theme this month is “SAND, SEA & SUN” I had to pick a digi of one of the fun loving dragons on the beach.

Jiggy Dragon at the Beach Stamp - card01

Thumbnail photos of angle from both sides of card.

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Please click on these thumbnail images to see the larger close-ups

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I printed out the digi-stamp twice at smaller than the size required.  I then extended the palm tree on the right outside the box a bit on one of the images before colouring in the images using my ProMarkers, only colouring the palm tree and ball, plus the bucket and spade on the second copy. The first image was cut out as a rectangle and the corners rounded with a punch while the coloured in elements were cut out of the second copy.  Having measured the main image I used my ScanNCut to cut out mats to go behind it as well as waves and the sun (using cutting files inbuilt into the machine). I stuck the waves, overlapping each other, onto the base card and used the white gel pen to give white tips to the waves. I stuck on the sun layers.  I then matted and layered the coloured in digi-stamp and attached it to the card front.  I used glue gel to attach the cut out pieces of the digi-stamp to give some dimension to the card. I used one of the brown ProMarkers I’d used on the image to put a dotted line around the outside of the card.

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Please go over to the “Stampin’ with the Dragon” Challenge Blog and have a look at my fellow Design Team members’ inspiration pieces and to register your entry for the challenge.

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