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Here are the cards I created for my online class featuring the Spotlight on Nature stamps and dies.

For the first card I was inspired by a card I saw from Create With Christy. I thought I would add some texture to the background by using an embossing folder on the panel after I stamped the leafy image over it. I added the embossed panel to a basic white mat to tie in with the white focal point and to make the background stand out more from the Pretty Peacock card base.

Check out the video below to see how I made this card. I made a slight change to this card when I made it for the video by using a different one of the decorative circle dies for the Pretty Peacock layer, as I thought the one in this photo is a bit heavy for the sentiment. I also show my trick for saving cardstock by die cutting from mat layers.

For the second card I adapted a card by Mary Deatherage to a (slightly cut down) metric card size. The Deckled rectangle dies are made for American sized cards which are different in proportion to Australian standard metric card sizes.

Watch the video to see how I made a slightly different version of this card.

For my third card I used a fun background technique that I had seen done by Heidi Collins of On Y Go Stamping.

The thing with this background technique is that you never get the same results twice. I coloured the floral image with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, and I also used one of the markers to colour a plain rhinestone pink!

Watch the video below to see how I created this card.

Click here to download the printable PDF of instructions and measurements.

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Happy Stamping,

Tina

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