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UIUS! Batch of ten completed!

Yes I have managed to complete a batch of 10 cards as part of my Use it up Saturday pledge!

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I grabbed ten cards which had a fabulous tree paper backed with Old Olive cardstock, this was my batch!

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The paper worked perfectly with the Festival of Trees stamp and punch of course… So these were next… On some scrap (of course) whisper white…

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Then a delve through the scraps box gave me some lovely Raspberry Ripple to go with the greens, punched and embossed!

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A quick rummage in the ribbons basket secured some lengths of ribbon.

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Ten cards then assembled, including sentiments stamped from Henry Says and stickles added for some quick and easy bling!

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Apart from the cardstock for matting the DSP and the card blanks… A perfect example of how to Use It Up!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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UIUS! First cards completed!

Why there is a moose loose about this hoose!!!

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So my first use it up Saturday did not entirely go without using new stash… I carved a new stamp! Oops! The reality is I was dying to carve a stamp, and thought the best way to test it out was to make a couple of cards using it!

Here is my moose!

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Those of you who are eagle eyed will know I did test him out on an art journal page a few weeks ago… But know he wasn’t super clear on that… Here he gets to be focus of all attention!

Isn’t he the cutest… I used google images to come up with the idea and drew him out on paper several times till I was happy with him. Then I transferred him onto some easy carve rubber (I bought this before Xmas as I fancied the idea of carving a larger stamp and hadn’t got a big enough mount in the Undefined kit that SU sell… So spotted the easy carve and thought it would work for the job … And so it does!

So then I grabbed a couple of the cards I had set aside ready and decided the small piece of Papermania DSP I had for each of them would look good with a small amount of Gorgeous Grunge stamping behind it in Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler. Then I stamped the moose onto some white and fussy cut them out with an outline before layering them onto the card blank. The sentiment is an old freebie with a magazine which seemed perfectly quirky to go with my moose! As you can see they didn’t ink up evenly or perfectly, but I was really happy with this as it makes them slightly more in keeping with the grunge stamping. Next time I might try kissing the moose… To another stamp to create a pattern to the stamping too… Think that will work well with a solid stamp like this. I also stamped the envelopes to finish them off.

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So first of my UIUS cards made … And a hand carved stamp thrown in too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine