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Creating a card from inspiration

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Creating a card from inspiration

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. We love to craft, and I expect we wish we could do it all the time! But we're all human and now and then we might lose our crafty mojo. Therefore creating a card from inspiration can really help get those creative juices flowing. Of course, you don't have to lose your crafty mojo to create from inspiration either. There are so many photos out there that have beautiful colour schemes which can challenge you to create beautiful cards. I took the Color Your Day class on...

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Adding the finishing touches

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Adding the finishing touches

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. I have been taking a few more card making classes over on Altenew and this was inspired from the Beautiful details class. There were many ways to add beautiful details to cards, and I really loved the first video of the class by adding finishing touches in a sketchy manner with a pen. Another video from the class inspired me to do some no-line watercolouring with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. For this card, as I wanted to do some no-line watercolouring, I've used the...

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Coloured stamping on coloured cardstock - Altenew Watercolored Doodles

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Coloured stamping on coloured cardstock - Altenew Watercolored Doodles

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. The cards today show you how to colour stamping on coloured cardstock, show you how to do this on light and dark coloured cardstock. For these cards, I've use the lovely Altenew Watercolour Doodles stamp set along with a great sentiment die. To add more interest, I have added shine to the cards with both embossing powders and metallic cardstock. So let's get started.  Written and photos Coloured stamping on coloured cardstock:  For this first card, we want to stamp on dark coloured cardstock. The trick for...

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Simple colouring with cardstock - Altenew Charming Doodles stamp & die set

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Simple colouring with cardstock - Altenew Charming Doodles stamp & die set

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. We all love to colour our stamped images in, whether that's with ink, pens, pencils or paints. But what about keeping it simple with coloured cardstock. This allows you to play with bold colouring to allow your design to pop and allows you to make many in one go as it is that simple! Written and photos Simple colouring with cardstock:  To start off, stamp a variety of the flowers in embossing ink onto Peony and Azalea Hero Hues Cardstock. Cover these with gold embossing powder and...

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Spotlight stamping with coloured inks and die cutting: Altenew Watercolored Blooms

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Spotlight stamping with coloured inks and die cutting: Altenew Watercolored Blooms

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. This technique speeds up making cards as you can make two cards in one go. Spotlight stamping with coloured inks and die-cutting can create fun and interesting designs adding a focal point fo draw the viewers eye into the card and to the sentiment. For these cards, we're going to use a layering stamp, but if you prefer you can keep it simple with a one layer stamp if you prefer. So let's get started.  Written and photos Spotlight stamping with coloured inks and die-cutting:  Trim two...

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