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Paint Strokes

Here's another clean and simple card - needed something for my brother's birthday and decided this would suit a male card as well as being quite modern.

Used a Tim Holtz stamp for the paint effects together with a selection of Distress Oxides which I then applied around the second layer of cardstock and finally added a large bold sentiment from Stamp By Me.
These are very quick to make so made a few more for my card box with slightly different colours.

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The Final Ones!

Here are the last of the cards and because I wanted quick ones, I went for my old favourite of the Altenew butterfly with the watercolour effect.  Again, different sentiments were added.

Batchmaking Part III!

Here are the penultimate cards from last weekend.  This time I used a technique demonstrated a year or so ago which allows you to make two slightly different cards at the same time.  I used a Tattered Lace dragonfly die to stencil through for one card and then used the actual die cut for the second one.  Add different sentiments and you have a few cards made in little or no time at all.

Batchmaking Part II

Here are the next set of cards I made.  When I first made the original new home card, I painted the whole sheet of chipboard shapes in one go, that way I only got covered in paint just the once!

I used different sized cards and different sentiments - these were from Wonky Tonk and thought they were ideal to go with the quirky houses.

Batchmaking Part I

I have now finished photographing all the cards I made last weekend (nearly 30 in total!) so thought I would share how I batchmake.  I showed a card last week with was very simple and quick to make and this is an ideal card to change slightly with colour and wording to enable me to build up a supply of finished cards.  So here we go, there are quite a few of them I'm afraid and more to come!

Simple "With Love"

Today I'm showing another card I made recently which I had seen demonstrated by Lydia of Altenew.  I loved the simplicity of the card but didn't have the stamps in question so improvised and found a heart stamp from Inky Doodles and chose some colours from the Distress Oxides.

I found a sentiment which matched the image and heat embossed it onto black card.  Unlike Lydia's card, I didn't want the sentiment placed through the hearts as it blocked out most the image (my hearts must have been a lot smaller!), so placed it underneath.

More Free Hugs!

I really loved using these stamps and dies from Sizzix so here's a few more variations of cards with them...