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Sunflowers bring Sunshine

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Hello everyone and happy Monday! I Love Sunflowers! I was extremely excited to get my hands on this beautiful stamp called Large Sunflower from I Brake for stamps.
This was such an easy card to create. I used some acrylic paint and randomly added it to some thick card stock. Once it was dry I stamped the Sunflower using my MISTI. I used distress crayons and Faber Castell big brush pens to color the leaves and stems.  
If you would like to see how I created this card and a few other examples, you can check out my video below.




I then stamped the numbers using the numbers background stamp and some black archival ink. As a final embellishment I added some black and white butterfly washi tape and outlined it with Black soot distress crayn.
Don't forget you can save 10% over at I Brake for Stamps when using coupon codeSAVE10MONICA.
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Learn...Live...Hope...

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Hello everyone and happy Monday! I tried something new on this card...it didn't do exactly what I had hoped it would do, but still kind of interesting. I added some embossing powder to my texture paste to see what would happen.  The results were a gritty texture paste which is still kind of a cool look!

More recently I have become a bit more experimental with my products. Not every experiment will be a success, but it definitely is a learning process.  The sentiment I used for this card is from I brake for stamps and is called "Learn Live Hope".
I really love how this card turned out. It is grungy with a feminine twist. Hope you like it too.
I have listed all the products I used to create this card below.  Don't forget you can save 10% over at I Brake for Stamps when using coupon code SAVE10MONICA.
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Vintage Layered Cards - Video Hop!

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Welcome to save the Crafty Youtuber video hop. Due to some changes over on You Tube, many crafty friends (including myself) no longer qualify to monetize our videos. While this is not the main reason we create content for you, it does help us to purchase a lot of the supplies that you see in our videos.


So to help promote each other's channels, 50 Crafty Youtubers have gotten together, along with some sponsors to share with you some great channels. Our hope is you will love what you see and subscribe.
You can find my video below where I am sharing with you my process for creating a vintage inspired layered card. 


To create my layers, I am using some paper from the Tim Holtz Correspondence paper stack. I am also using some great ephemera as well as two stamp sets. 


On a layered card, I usually do have a focal point and for this card that is one of the Film strips from the idea-ology collection from Tim Holtz. I framed the middle picture using a wooden frame and added a great sentiment.…

You Are Loved...Reverse masking techinique

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Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a technique that I used on this card that I call reverse masking.  Typically when I mask an image, I am covering the image, but for this card I used the negative portion of my mask to stamp in the hearts you see on my background.
If you would like to see how I created this card, I have created a video which is linked below. 



After I stamped the hearts, I did add a few more background images to create this grungy background. The sentiment I used is from STAMPlorations and is called "It's all about you".

For your convenience, I have listed all the products that I have used to create this card.  I hope you like it. 




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