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Craftie Cafe: Avery Elle Tea Time : Watercolouring with Distress Oxides

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Hi Everyone and welcome to today’s blog post for the Craftie Cafe Design Team. I will be focusing on the Avery Elle Tea Time stampset again which I have watercoloured with Distress Oxide Inks.

I left my colouring to be a more of a free hand watercolouring effect. I was not concentrating to stay within the lines nor was I  being precise. I let the inks do the work and blending themselves by using a saturated wet brush.

I have ink blended with a range of Distress Oxide Ink colours and an ink blending tool on Ranger watercolour cardstock.  When I personally work with Distress Oxide Ink colours and watercolour cardstock I feel that the watercolour cardstock saps up the inks so I usually add more layers than I would on normal cardstock.  Each panel has been blended then spritz with the Ranger Distress Sprayer and picked up with a cloth (you can use a paper towel also).

TIP: When watercolouring use a Archival type ink so the ink does not run when watercolouring in.

To watercolour Distress Oxide inks however is another matter, I find the pigment picks up really well so if you would like a more watercolour effect I personally use a saturated brush. Everyone find their own methods and tricks , each to their own when it comes to watercolouring. I am no expert by all means and I just love to play and have fun.

I have created 3 different cards using the coloured tea cups and distress oxide blended panels.

The sentiments can be interchangeable with other stampsets. For today I have used those that are part of this Avery Elle stampset but with Mother’s day just around the corner you can use Mother’s Day stampsets that suit tea cups.  My mother in law has the best fine china tea cup collection and I just love going over there as I am mesmerised by the design, details and feminine touch they all have.  This card set will be given to my mother in law as her Mother’s Day gift. I love how my mother in law has taught me so much about hand made gifts as she is a seamstress by trade and can make anything look fabulous.

Let me know which additional stampset you would use to make these more for Mother’s Day.

Check out my video on how these all came together.

Here are the 3 card creations.

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Craftie Cafe: Wine Tags

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Welcome to today’s blog post brought to you for Craftie Cafe Online store. 

Today, I have created some fun tags to place on bottles of wine as hand made gift idea. These tags can be mass produced and were so much fun to make.

Coming to the end of year it is timely that I have some of these ready to give to teachers, work colleagues and friends.

I have used an array of products from Craftie Cafe  wtth MFT, Avery Elle, Wplus9 and more.

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Here is the You Tube on a quick tutorial on how I made these tags –

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I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and would love to hear from you over in You Tube.

Happy Paper Crafting Peeps.

Hugs

Jo

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Craftie Cafe: Congrats Graduation Card

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Hi Everyone and welcome to today’s blog post. This blog post is brought to you for Craftie Cafe online craft store.

Here in Australia the school students graduate at the end of the year. This year in particular is special as my middle child graduates from her primary school at the end of the year. Already she has sparkled like an amazing girl that she is. My daughter Skye has shown great leadership and taken on her responsibilities to these roles quite seriously still keeping to her fun loving self. My heart burst with pride as to what an amazing young lady she has become.  I’ll be making a bunch of these cards for mothers to give to their graduates and write a loving note to them on the inside. Please visit my You Tube channel on how to make today’s card.

 

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Inspired By Stamping: Butterfly Shaker Card

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Hi All, Welcome to today’s blog post brought to you by Inspired By Stamping. Today’s card I have made a fun shaker card with a stamped butterfly acetate that looks like its ready to fly off the card.  I have kept it simple using Inspired By Stamping paper & Stamps with some distress ink blending and co-coordinating sequins.

Check out how I made this card on my you tube channel –

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Craftie Cafe: Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas Card

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Hello paper crafting peeps and welcome to today’s blog post. I am preparing for working on my Christmas in July projects. Now I know it’s a bit early to start working on it but the key for me as a full time worker, mum of 3 very active kids plus having an awesome hobby is to be organised and prepare. Around this time I start sketching out card layouts and designs that I can make in bulk. The colouring of the stamped images are what took the longest however when I mass produce this card I will get the kids to help with the stamping and colouring therefor making it into a family event.

All products and supplies are available at the Craftie Cafe store. Links below in the supplies table.

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Here is the you tube video to show you how I have made today’s card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and don’t forget to visit, like, subscribe or comment on any of my social media platforms.

Happy Paper Crafting.

Hugs Jo

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