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Monday, May 24th, 2021

Hello crafters, Kia here with you today for Day 24 of the Random Act of Cardness challenges. My challenge is Paper piecing or as I have done, 3-D paper piecing.

For my card today I am using Colorado Craft Company Birthday Wishing. I used the adorable bunny holding a balloon, along with a little critter. The balloon has 3 pieces, the bunny has 5 and the little critter has 3. I build them up by stamping several of each image so I can cut out a foot, the arms, the ears, the hands etc.

After I stamped the pieces I coloured them with Copic markers, all the same. I then fussy cut out the pieces I wanted to use and styled them with my stylist set then set them aside. Using Hammermill card I sponged on Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron Oxide inks. I did not want a 3rd colour added to my background so I blended out toward the meeting spot. Once the piece was dry I attached it to my card base.

I put the card in my stamp positioner and stamped the images on the card that I was using along with the sentiment. These do not get coloured. I then proceeded to add the tiny pieces building up to the top layer, doing the same for the critter and the balloon.

To finish off my card I added a scattering of sequins, adding a 3-D piece in the bunch.

This was a nice change for me, and I hope you will give this technique a try. Thank you for joining us today.

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Serene Winter

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Hello to you all today, Kia here to share my card for the Random Act of Cardness challenge.

I have used Penny Black’s Quietude stamp, along with the Winter Chill sentiment stamp set. I am using Arches Cold Press watercolour paper as I am adding water to this card. My base card is Neenah Solar White.

To start my card I first applied Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers over the entire stamp. With my finger I rubbed off the colour on the grasses. I did several passes this way until I was happy with the look.

I then added the VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, using the same method. I did not stamp below the water line to the beach as I wanted that area to have snow.

On my work surface I put down the Peacock Feather ink, and spritzed with a bit of water. I then used the ink well the same as I would use my watercolour paints, picking up the ink with a brush and applying to the card. As I used the VersaFine Ink for the birds and grasses I did not have to worry about painting over them.

For the snow I am using Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White watercolour, adding my brush to the paint and painting as I normally do. When I was almost finished I decided there should be a Sun, but I did not want to add another colour, so I kept the Sun in the white Bleedproof paint. Some will think it is a Moon, and some the Sun.

To finish up I attached my panel to my white card base and adding splatters in different sizes. I then stamped the sentiment using the Nocturne Ink and added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to some of the snow drops.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Hi Everyone. It’s Susan here to share a card that features one of the birds from the  Happy Hugs stamp set from Penny Black. The stamp comes with one balloon but I stamped it two more times to make a bouquet of balloons. Is three considered a bouquet?

I started with the sky. I used the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things, some Broken China Distress Oxide ink and a blending tool. The Cloud Stencil has 4 different edges so I just kept rotating the stencil and blending on some ink until the panel was covered. I die cut it twice using one die from the Large Stitched Rectangles and one next in size from the Small Stitched Rectangles both from Lawn Fawn creating an outer frame that I adhered directly to the card base. I stamped the bird using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink onto the clouds and again onto some scrap card stock. I colored in the balloons and the bird using Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut each one out and adhered them to the panel covering the original stamping. I used a fine tip black marker to add two more balloon strings.

The sentiment is stamped directly onto the panel and the whole panel was added to the card base with craft foam.

This card puts a smile on my face. I hope it puts a smile onto the face of the person I send it to.


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