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52CCT October Technique Challenge

Hello everyone, it is the 4th week in October and that means it is time for a Technique or Stash Challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And as you can tell by my post title we have a Technique, Branka has decided for us to try …

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Now, this is a technique that I love doing but for some reason, I don’t do it that often. So this challenge gave me the push to get out my Distress Inks and have a play. This is my card for this technique.

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I used Distress Inks in 2 colours of Fired Brick and Crushed Olive. I did several layers but dried each layer with my heat gun to try and keep the colours vibrant. Then I put some MEGA double-sided tape on the back of some maroon lightweight card stock and used my Christmas Word die set from Kasiercraft. Then I put these onto some green lightweight card stock and cut out an outline as I don’t have outline dies for this set. Each of the words has been popped up on foam tape then I added some red and green sequins to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping in to look at my Design Team creation for the Technique Challenge. I hope that you will come on over and play along with us. We have a lot of fun over at the challenge blog. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought to ponder on.

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Until next time, remember where you are going … and go!
❤ Tracy

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52CCT Septemeber Technique Challenge

Hello everyone, it is the 4th week in September so we are looking at either a Stash or Technique Challenge and Myra has chosen for it to be a technique challenge. And the technique that we all have to play along with is …

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I must admit that I don’t do a lot of different fold cards. I use to do them quite a bit but I think that because I have been donating a lot of my cards I now do mostly flat. But this is the card that I made for this challenge.

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Aren’t these mice adorable! These guys have been hanging out in my stash for quite a while because I just couldn’t find the right design for them. You see this image was part of a set to be used for making 3D cards. I don’t make these cards usually and they came as part of a kit so they have been sitting in my stash and I thought that I would never use them. But I dug through my favourite sketches and found one that first could be used for an easel card and 2nd for these cute critters. And this is the sketch that I used

Once I found the sketch and it had an oval in the design I used the main image from the 3D set and cut the oval out with a die but this cut off the parts of the mice on either side. So to make these guys full again I used one of the layering pieces and cut these out and put them over the oval. Before I cut them out I put some double-sided tape from a large roll on the back so that when I cut them out I could make sure I could fully secure them. The sentiment on the inside was part of the kit as was the paper that I have used.

Thanks for dropping on by and looking at my Design Teamwork for the Technique challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will come on over and play along with us. Before you go from my blog I want to leave you with this final thought

when you live with chronic pain, you learn to make room for pain, that doesn't mean it's gone.This is just a heads up – I will be blogging about my other life – (my walk between being well and not being able to do much at all) – on this blog. I have decided not to hide this side of me anymore. It is a part of me and it’s a part of my story.

Until next time, find your happy and do it,
❤ Tracy B

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52CCT August Technique

Hello Everyone,
This time around on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge it is the 4th week of the month so it is either a Stash or Technique Challenge. And this time around Netta has decided that we are going to explore a Technique.

When I saw this as one of the things for us to play with I must admit that I had never heard of it before so of course, I went to YouTube for assistance. And I found this tutorial by Gina K that helped a lot. This is my interpretation of this technique.

I am really happy with how the card turned out. I think that if I do this technique again I am going to have to buy a wider brayer because you can see how wide the one I used was. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple with just layering a piece of washi tape because I wanted the focus to be on the technique, not something else.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team work for this week. I hope that you will come on over to the 52CCT blog and play along with this fun technique. Look forward to seeing you there. Before you leave I would like to give you this to think about.

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Until Next Time,
Tracy B