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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Using a die for backgrounds....and a giveaway

Here's another idea I picked up from the Online Card Classes latest class called Stretch your Dies...........


 I die cut this wavy border die by Lawn Fawn out of acetate, then just used it as a guide to blend panels of different distress inks across the cardstock........

My intention was to use to with the 'stripes' going horizontally across the card, but then I stuck on the 'happy' die cut word (from Clearly Besotted) and it was too late...never mind. The stamp is by ???, sorry I can't get to my stamp supplies at the moment, and it's one I coloured ages ago using Prisma pencils and outlining with my Letraset fine liner pen


Fine Liners

Talking of which, I have a set of all four black fineliner pens from Letraset to give away to one of you. They really are the bees knees - you can colour in tiny details that haven't stamped properly, outline stamped images to make them crisp, add detail to a stamp and so on. The beauty is that you can colour right over them with alcohol markers and they don't smear. Just leave your name under this post if you would like a chance to win them.  

The winner of the Polkadoodles CD - Glennis - hasn't come forward. I will give her until Saturday to claim her prize, and if I haven't heard from her I will draw (yet another) winner from the original comments, and let you know on Sunday who has won the fineliners and possibly the CD if it hasn't been claimed

A couple of you have noticed that I haven't been making my usual posts on the Letraset blog for a while, yes, I am still on the team, I have just had a bit of a break, I have been on the team since it started, and I think a bit of a sabbatical is good every so often, but I will be back over there very soon

See you tomorrow x


48 comments:

  1. What a great idea simple but very effective :)

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  2. Love your colorful card! And I would love to win these pens!

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  3. Love your card as always. Just love seeing your blog when it gets posted. Love also getting a chance to win the markers in your give a way. Keep up crafting .....

    jdaisy9402 - Jan

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  4. Beautiful card - love the colours- thanks for the chance to win .

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  5. awesome colors on your card! I love the idea of the acetate mask and blending the inks.... I'll have to give it a try! The pens sound great! Thanks for the chance to win them!

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  6. I've seen others do the wavy line inking technique. I love it and plan to try it soon to make a gift set of cards. Love, love, love your card!

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  7. I love the background on this card and the colors are very pretty. What inks are you using?

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  8. I love that technique!
    Carol Carratt

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  9. I love the wavy line technique you've used - I've used die cuts as masks for circles and ovals but never thought of extending it further. Your finished card is gorgeous, really magical
    Jane

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win the pens Enfys, have a wonderful day. Sue x

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  11. Getting some great ideas from you as usual, keep up the good work.
    Would love a chance to win the pens, thank you.
    Cheers
    Chris x

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  12. What a lovely card Enfys - the colour combo is beautiful.
    Thank you for the chance of winning a set of the pens.
    Toni xx

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  13. This is gorgeous Enfy..is it a PaperArtsy stamp? Love the ripples of colour. Thanks for offering up the pens they sound great x

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  14. Beautiful card Enfys.Love the stamp and colors.

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  15. The colours are gorgeous, fab card. Thanks for the chance to win the pens x Sharon x

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  16. Love the technique Enfy looks fabulous
    Dianne xx

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  17. Oh I love the colours on this one..so spring like..thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!

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  18. This is a lovely card. The colours you chose are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win the pens.
    Zoë .

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  19. Love those wavy stripes! Great idea, maybe I need to take a class. Thank you for the generous offer to win.

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  20. The colors of your card are really pretty and the technique is interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pens. I'd love to try them.
    sue

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  21. Love the colours on your card. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Hazel x

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  22. Ha, I wouldn't be surprised if the idea for this technique came from Laura Bassen. That background has her signature (cf. https://laurafadora.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/mama-elephant-magical-moments/).
    Anyway, I love the result, especially the way the coloured areas are 'nestling' at the top.
    Thanks for the chance to extend my collection of Letraset fineliner pens. At this point, I only have 1 size.

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  23. I love this idea! it would not have occurred to me, and now I want to give it a try. Love the colors, too. Thank you for the chance to win those awesome markers!

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  24. Happy Hump Day!

    Your card is just stunning, I love the softness of the colors and they are blended so beautifully! Awesome job Enfys! Thank you for sharing and thank you for offering such a great giveaway!

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  25. Hi Enfys,
    this is absolutely fantastic, I love it and the idea, it makes me think of some things that I can do. Thank you so much.
    I hope that you have a fantastic day.
    Love and best wishes.
    Anne

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  26. Very cute! It all looks like it came out of a fairy tale. I don't have a lot of dies because I have my Cricut. I am trying to get some basic shapes to stamp on. But it's slow going. Thanks for sharing what you've learned in your classes. Hugs, Jess

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  27. love your card. Looks like a fairy tale setting.

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  28. Great card, very inspirational! Love the colours! Thanks for sharing how you did the beautiful background. :)

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  29. Love the beautiful background you've created. Thanks for sharing. Would love some fine liners as I often tend to miss stamping some parts. Glad you'll be back with Promarker posts.
    ~Leanne S

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  30. Love the ideas you share with us. The fine liners would be soo useful! Thanks for the chance to win them. :)

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  31. This is so very pretty! I love the wavy colors and your mushrooms are so cute. Thanks so much for another chance at winning! Hugs, Robin

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  32. What a gorgeous card! So many wonderful creations you share. Thanks for the offer of some candy too.

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  33. Love the colours in this card Enfys and the funky toadstools are fabulous! Pat x

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  34. I just love this card! It reminds me of Dr. Suess. I'm loving all of the posts from your class.

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  35. Love how the card turned out! Thanks for the chance for the pens
    Barb D from Michigan

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  36. super card, love the wavy lines, those fineliners sound just the job for patching up images! xx JennyP

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  37. Wow, the colors on that card really pop out at you. I like it. You always come up with the most unusual cards.

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  38. Love this card! So whimsical and fun, love the colors and the look of that background. TFS!

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  39. Beautiful card, love the inking :)

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  40. Love your creations. TFS and a chance at winning.

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  41. Amazing technique, I love the background! Great job Enfys!

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  42. Great idea! Thank you for sharing what you learn in class and for the chance to win the black pens!

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  43. Luv your card..it's sooo colorful and cheerful....and thanks for a chance to try for the pens...
    A little break helps every now and then....

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  44. Great background technique! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

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  45. A gorgeous card Enfys. Love all the colours and the great design.
    Mags
    x

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  46. Lode this technique. It seems easy enough to do but packs a big punch! Well done.Sure would be nice to win those pens...........they sound delightful!

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x