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Thursday 18 August 2011

A royal crown in my hats and crowns entry for the Octopode factory challenge

Hey there bloggers, well my posts are like buses, you can never find one then they all come at once!!! Thought I would seize the chance to show you this card I have made for the Friday challenge at the Octopode factory, theme hats and/or crowns.

I love the quirky nature of these stamps.The background was made using antique linen distress ink through a stencil.The vintage cream ribbon was stamped with a heart stamp in barn door distress ink and set aside to dry.I coloured the stamped image using pro markers, can't wait to try some copic pens, then I added crackle accents to the heart.
The crown was a Tim holtz stamp embossed with gold and a stone added.
 For the hearts in the corner I used a cosmic shimmer black/red embossing powder which changes in the light and is really cool!!!The flower in the corner was made using some dolls houseplaying cards coloured using distress inks and another heart used as a leaf.

I am entering this for the Octopode factory Friday challenge @

Anyway happy crafting bloggers!
Ta trace
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  1. Love the card. Like the flower made out of playing cards.

  2. WOW this card is stunning, i love Octopode images there awsome, loving your card flower xxx

  3. this is fab, fab, fab, got a few Ocotopode stamps m'self but not used them yet (as usual!!). Don't have the queen tho. Loving all your work Trace xx


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