Paperbag Christmas Card

This card is one of my favorites this year, besides the big A Capella angel stamp which I also used excessively. The Paperbag Studios stamp once more shows an incredible versatility which I really love about the stamps from that company. The star stamp is quite dear to me as well: My sister-in-law brought it back to me from her stay in Sydney, Australia, and I really like this image a lot. The scaloped square was made using gold-colored oil pastels and watercolor on watercolor paper.

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Sunburst

This is another entry for the challenge this week at Wednesday Stamper. The paper is painted and treated with the Xyron X2 glue tool. I bought this once and while I found that it was not working at all well as a glue applicator, one can make great backgrounds using metallic foil on it 🙂

The sunrays have received all kinds of embellishments, sequins, pearls, nailheads, rhinestones. Border is black German scrap.

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Embellishments

Great theme for this week at Wednesday Stampers! I love embellishments, all kinds of embellishments! Especially, I like pearls, sequins, rhinestones, German scrap, flowers, metals, natural materials, etc.; But mostly I like to make my own embellishments using scraps of hand-decorated papers, vellum or other nice materials, for small co-ordinating punchouts, free-cut forms or strips to weave into a border – See an example with some of these uses here. I own a Spellbinders Wizard and use it to create die-cuts and emboss them for embellishment, like in my Leo card. Fibers – not so much. Ribbons: I love them in other people’s artwork, but do not use them myself a lot.

For my entry this week, I used German scrap and tiny purple nailheads of 3 mm diameter. They are originally made for ironing on, but I just glue them on.

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I also like the possibilities bottle caps can offer. The one on the schoolboy card has a handmade heart in it which was made by passing a textured (dotted) Ikea shelf liner piece through my Wizard and then sanded for creating some distressing.

More B&W

OK, OK, I will not tell you that this was already made beforehand for a Stamper’s Sampler challenge for which the procrastinator in me had never put her act together and actually submitted it. And because you don’t know (and I already have created my new entry), I will just share it with you for this week’s Wednesday Stamper. Stamps are A stamp in the hand (large face) and Hero arts (all others).

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With that same face stamp and a homemade B&W paste paper I also have created another entry. Have I already told you that I love paste paper?

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