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An unusual Christmas card

An unusual Christmas card

  An unusual Christmas card     A few weeks ago I made an unusual Christmas card, I made some “pressed” paper, just to try it out some time. Not the way it was made years ago but in a surprisingly easy way. I like the pressed paper and the pattern in it so much that I turned it into a Christmas card. One of the DT members liked my card so much and asked me to write a blogpost…

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DIY Stamps

DIY Stamps

  DIY stamps   There is nothing more fun then trying out things, especially when they turn out right. This was the case with these DIY stamps that I made for this weeks assignment of Hobby Alternatief I have always wanted to try to stamp with painters tape and now was the perfect time to actually give it a go. I used my acrylic blocks to wrap the painters tape around, making sure that the tape wouldn’t overlap itself. While wrapping…

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Design challenge: Unusual shapes

Design challenge: Unusual shapes

Design challenge: Unusual shapes     This week we received a sketch at Hobby Alternatief with, at least for me, unusual shapes, I don’t know if my college team members made cards like these before, but I haven’t. For this card, a real challenge for me, I had to sit down for some time and move the dies that I could use several times over the paper to get the best result. I had to do a lot of calculating…

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Christmas card in 3 colours

Christmas card in 3 colours

Christmas card in 3 colours     A while ago Willie and Anita form Hobby Alternatief asked us to choose 2 colours with my base colour being white. It was a nice surprise, we “had” to make a christmas card with only 3 colours. The usual christmas colours where already spoken for so I choose white, as base colour of course and then grey and red. I used a ready made white base card from 15 by 15 cm and used…

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Sketch: world animal day.

Sketch: world animal day.

Sketch: world animal day     We received a sketch again at Hobby Alternatief but this time it had a catch. We had to make a card with the world animal day for next month the 4th in mind. Lucky me that I had bought tons of animal stamps and dies in the past 2 year. For this card I decided to use one of my cat themed stamps. I choose to use a 13cm by 13cm beige base card and…

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Technique: Make a wrapped card

Technique: Make a wrapped card

Technique: Make a wrapped card     This weeks assignment for Hobby Alternatief was to make a wrapped card, at the time I made the card I though that I didn’t have the dies to make these so I improvised. I had to do some calculations to get my card with the correct measurements. But I did it.  🙂 I just used a doily die and I cut it in half to make the wraps that would go around the…

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Diamond pop up card.

Diamond pop up card.

  Diamond pop up card   Sandie from Hobby Alternatief showed us through the chat a YouTube where Demo Donna showed a diamond pop up card being made. I have made a few cards similar like this one earlier, but this one is different and I thought it would be fun to make something like that again. Not like the one in the video of course, would be difficult too because I don’t have most of the materials Donna used….

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Technique: working with dia frames

Technique: working with dia frames

  working with dia frames When I saw the assignment from Hobby Alternatief for this week: make something with dia frames the first time I had loads of ideas that I could make, but as usual my card came out totally different.  🙂  A few of those ideas did make it on this card though. I started with looking for the slide mounts.  Yes I still had some from ages ago, most of the frames had slides in them but I found 2…

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Technique: ink a stamp and squares

Technique: ink a stamp and squares

Ink, a stamp and squares The assignment we had from Hobby alternatief for this week was to use squares, ink and a stamp, I had to think longer over this one then what I usually do. My head stayed blank for a while because the shape stays square how ever you use it and I don’t like working with multiple geometric shapes on 1 project. At first I thought of placing the shape 3 or 4 time side by side…

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Working with sketches

Working with sketches

Working with sketches For Hobby Alternatief we get a theme every week and every month we are working with a template, at least 1 time each month. For this month we had to use the sketch I showed above. I like working with sketches, and then build them up, I have a  board on Pinterest where I safe a bunch of them for when I’m not sure how I want a card to look. To be honest I have saved them there but haven’t…

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