Play time…. ;-)

Yes…., I finally found some time to play! (I got my shipment from Simon Says Stamp and couldn’t wait to try these new stamps and dies). Instead I ended up in the hospital with my eldest daughter for some X-rays… (everything is OK!)

I took my Distress Markers to colour the Danville Wreath and thought of an other way to use it on a card. I cut the wreath in little pieces (like flowers growing….) and I’m very pleased with the result!

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Challenge

Day 7 of Kickstart is all about challenging yourself… 😉

I was inspired by the challenge from CAS-ual Fridays to create a clean and simple project inspired by autumn and combined it with the challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog: Emboss it!

I’ve used clear embossing powder to keep the ‘natural look’ of the cardstock and chose the Prima Marketing Reflections paper stack for the warm colours to paper piece the flowers….

Honestly, I am not completely satisfied with the result: I love the warm (autumn) colours, but I want to give the ‘clean and simpel’ another try… !

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5 after 1 buy…. ;-)

I got so excited after seeing both videos from Kristina and Jennifer. Especially the ‘tiles’-idea got my creative mind running….! I couldn’t fall asleep and thought of other ways to use a little square punch (a bit like the Jennifer ‘rule’: 5 before I buy 1). This morning I went shopping right a way… :-). This first card is inspired by the one Kristina made yesterday (I liked the strip with fake tiles so much!).

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What also came to mind, especially with a little size square, was making embelisshments the way Jennifer did earlier this week. I made ‘scrabble’ letters… 🙂 (and used the punch and white paper to give the letters some height….)

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I furthermore wanted to use the square punch to create a kind of ‘puzzle’ effect and a mosaic.

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The 5th idea was to use the little squares as sparkling embelisshments on a card.

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I used a scrap bundle of 5 different papers and was surprised that the cards became so different. I really enjoyed the creative proces of collecting ideas, materials and techniques.