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Making your own Patterned Paper


Brushstroke stamps for a handmade look


Masking, Sponging, Heat Embossing and Glitter Xmas Cards

Since our seasons are upside down to the Northern Hemisphere we usually sweat it out on Christmas Day, go swimming or hide under a shade tree and eat cold foods… but we can’t help but have a hankering for a white Christmas.Since our cold winter weather is in July, I thought some Christmas cards might be in order!
This first one uses sponging, masking and heat embossing… my craft table was full of embossing jars, pieces of paper and pieces of sponge lol.
I’ve rarely done masking before but it was certainly easy enough.Using a torn strip of paper, longer than the cardstock,hold it there in position while sponging above it.I started at the top :)Then move the piece of paper around a bit, angle it etc., and repeat, ensuring your sponging doesn’t reach the top of the previous line.Repeat. 
To sponge, it’s just a matter of dabbing the ink pad with the piece of sponge and dabbing it on. The tree was heat embossed in white (stamped in versamark, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat…

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