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 Hi everyone. One of the good things to come out of the pandemic is the reinforcement of how so very special our friends are. So this card is for all our friends, near and far. Would you like to see how it was made? I have a step x step for you. And I made a little discovery that  uses masking (my favourite technique) but on a gel plate this time. The baby penguin, from Playful Penguins ,  is the first thing to be stamped. Mask off the baby penguin, stamp the mum, masking off again. Then stamp the moon from Celestial and the floating ice sheets from Playful Penguins . It's surprising how many stamps are in this set. I stamped the waves once, then masked the top of it so that I could add the seal. I wanted it to look like he is popping up out of the water to say hello. The seal is then masked and more waves are added around him to create the sea. This is where my happy little discovery happens. I wanted to have the reflection of the moon in the water. I decided to use my gel plate f

Textured Mushrooms Atc´s

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  Hi, I'm Vero (@ Vero.kt) and I welcome you to today's inspiration. How's everybody ? I've been playing with     Mixed media marks   Grungy Stuff   ,   Round in circles   and   Textured Mushrooms  to create a  colorful Atc´s , that I hope you like. Very easy to do, we started. We cut watercolor paper to a size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches, if you prefer to work in cm, 6.4x8.9. In my case, the paper is smooth and hot pressed, and I color the backgrounds with pigments. When the backgrounds dry (we can speed up the process with a heat gun) we will add texture and depth with different inks, in my case I have used  distress oxide.To start, I choose a stamp from the  Mixed media marks  , apply the inks, spray water, and stamp, (I'm not looking for definition, I'm looking for a watercolor effect, watery). Help myself with the dryer and go back to stamp with different inks, to continue adding depth and texture. I  I choose one of the stamps from the  Textured Mushrooms   set, s

Bird Postcard by Samantha Read

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Hello, Samantha here today and I'm delighted to be sharing my postcard with you. I just love postcards, they're a great size, 4 inches by 6 inches, to make something simple or complicated and if sealed correctly they can be sent through the post naked, (not in an envelope). I used to organise postcard swaps a few years ago, it was great fun sending and receiving. When my mojo goes walk about and I just can't seem to focus, I nearly always reach for one of my blank postcards and just start something not knowing where it might go. For this postcard I just wanted to see what the back ground tree stencil would look like if done in yello, rather then blue or black for day and night skies. Then of course trees need a bird or two so I reached for the Textured Birds stamp set and thought this bird looked cute looking at the stars through the branches. I couldn't resist adding the leaves from Pencil Marks #3 and Weed Love in brown ink to add some more depth. The stars and text a

Scraplings with Loose Florals #2 by Mariken

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                                                                         Hi everyone,    Mariken here, with a mini tutorial for you,  making these scraplings.    I used Loose Florals #2 Pick a Number Greetings I stamped the background with orange and turquoise, see below.      For the florals I used white embossing powder (love it) and colored them with watercolors. I finished the cards with colorful ribbon.  On the inside I stamped the sentiment and the little flower from Florals #2                                                        And ready...two beautiful scraplings...    The stamps I used:   Greetings   Loose Florals #2 Pick a Number   A little reminder that our beautiful Mood Board September  continues in the  Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge  on Facebook. We hope to see you there.    Thank you for your visit and enjoy your day! Mariken XX

Heart Card by Angie Coomber

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 Hi arty friends, Angie here with a quick card for you. I started by stamping the journaling words onto a gelli print, then stamped some hearts on top of this and cut them out. I also used a hole punch to create some "confetti" from the same gelli print. Next I stamped some lines onto a square piece of white card. I arranged 3 of the hearts on the lines and glued them down, as well as gluing down some of the confetti.  I matted this onto a piece of card in a complimentary colour and glued this to a blank card. I hope you like it! Until next time! Hugs from Angie x Stamps used: Mix A Sentiment 1 I heart art Grungy borders