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Craftie Café: A WPlus9 Wedding Card + Video

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I’m back sharing a few cards I made for Craftie Café. Though it may not be wedding season here in Australia, it is in many other parts of the world – hence a whole bunch of really beautiful flower stamps and dies currently available.
So I’ve made a few wedding themed (congratulatory/best wishes) cards to add to my stash for those special moments where I really don’t need to be rushing to create a card. The first card I made is very simple whilst the other two cards require a little more time. But this card series is a great way for me to share how I generally start creating. The first card is a single layer card and probably my go-to design for cards in terms of layout. I pretty much stamp a small area to see what it will look like – colour choices, medium choices, card focal point are decided here. If I have more time (which is an amazing event with three kids under 5) then I like to challenge myself by adding more to the layout of the card. In the video I share how this was done. The…

Yay! For the Weekend...

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Who's glad its the weekend - ME!
It's been crazy busy - add three sick kiddies and I haven't stopped or slept. So this will be a super quick post to share a card that I've been trying to write up since Monday...
I recently shared a card I made using some watercolour cards from a Simon Says Stamp kit. (Blog post here). This card was made soon after that - this time testing out some new Jane Davenport pens I got from Paper Flourish! I'm in love with this new watercolour medium. It was really easy to work with and the colours are so vibrant!
Anyways here is the card and hope you all have a wonderful weekend! (Fingers crossed I'll get some much wanted craft time - I've posted a few goodies on Instagram I received during the week and really want to make a few cards).



Happy Crafting!
Entered into this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenges - view here and here.
Samantha

Watercolour Cactus Card

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Today I wanted to share a watercolour card I made during the week. The card came with the Simon Says Stamp May 2017 card kit and I finally decided to colour it in! I used my Zig brush pens and it was super easy to colour - the card is quite a thick card and good quality. I also really like that its a white white base rather then the slightly yellow watercolour card I've seen around.
The card kit came with two of these pre-printed, colour in, watercolour based cards so I look forward to sharing another card soon - I got the new Jane Davenport pens too, so a perfect way to try these out!




For those who follow me on instagram - I was a little hesitant to die-cut the card (especially once it was coloured) but I am quite happy I did and love how it turned out.

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

Samantha

Magical Holidays

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Today I am sharing some more Christmas inspired cards for Craftie Café!
However, when I got this set I already knew how versatile this Waffle Flower stamp set was that I was also able to create some birthday cards with it.
Below you will find a supplies list (with links) as well as some written instructions on how these cards were made. I originally thought I would colour the horse/unicorn but once I stamped it I really just wanted to create a background with it and make the ‘magical’ die the central focus.



Craftie CaféLawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy Martha Steward – Mini Scoring Board Waffle Flower – Magical Stamp Waffle Flower – Magical Die Waffle Flower – Magical Word Die Lawn Fawn Ink – Black Liquorice Glue Pen Anti-Static Pad OtherTape Runner Vellum StazOn Ink - Black Scissors/Paper Trimmer Black Card/Pattern Paper/Silver and Gold Glitter Card My Little Paper World – Rectangle Nesting Die TRIBAL MISTI Cuttlebug Silver Embossing Powder VersaMark Heat tool Jelly Roll Glitter Pen Instructions: