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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Junk Journaling too. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing, but am plagued by a bad back. I like walking which I couple with Geocaching and sometimes Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I guess I am officially retired now. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Monday 8 April 2013

Another New Craft Club - Tadworth

Gosh, craft clubs seem to be like busses at the moment, nothing for years and then 3 turn up at once! I went to my 2nd today, it is my closest and a spin off from the next one I hope to go to at the end of the month.

We did some stamped cards. Gosh they had LOADS of stamps to choose from. I just have one Tim Holtz binder full but have just ordered a second binder and am even debating de-backing my few wooden block ones?

Anyway we used the technique of stamping and or inking through a pre-cut hole in a piece of paper, cut using a Cuttlebug and Spellbinders. Then we added a feature over the edge afterwards.

Also the technique of using mini stamps and creating a sense of the shape by stamping over the edge.

I did better with the former as you can't really make a circle lopsided, but my heart was wonky so I have since cut that out and made up a card with it as a topper.

A really useful technique for a quick "flat" card.


kaybee said...

Hi BJ - glad you enjoyed Tadworth today. Look forward to seeing you again at Ashtead. Kay

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, these are lovely - love the technique. I've done similar with squares shaped using post-it notes but didn't thinking of taking it further by using the Cuttlebug to cut out a mask ... such a good idea.

How nice for you to have a few clubs to go to - sounds good fun.

Elizabeth xx

Dawn said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun sweetie, well deserved methinks. I love you cards, what gorgeous colours and the technique is so very effective.
Huge hugs x

Anonymous said...

I love these cards,I have some Spellbinders circles, so they're definately on my list of "must do's". My you have been blogging a lot recently, I'm only just catching up with all your posts ;)
Karen xxx