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Quick, pretty mixed media cards with Gelli prints & Polkadoodles stamps

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Quick Gelli print ideas using oxide inks to create Halloween inspired backgrounds

I'm on a mission or should I say, am challenging myself, that when I create any Gelli printed backgrounds, I try and use them as soon as possible rather than just storing them away for another day. I'm also determined to dust off my older stamp sets too & show them some crafty love. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to create some Halloween projects with my printed backgrounds ... Further how, whys & photos are below plus a link to my YouTube video showing the process from start to finish.
  'm slowly going through all my memory sticks & folders on hard drives called either "photos to edit" or "phone dump" and have been sorting them. I didn't realise how many I had & also how many projects I hadn't shared! Today I'm sharing four projects made with the Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments die sets. These are large sentiments that create a commanding statement on your cards.

Meaningful cards with a super cute twist - Giraffilious Collection from JMC Designs

I'm a wee bit of a sentiment geek & think I own more sentiment stamps than anything else! In fact sentiments/phrases in stamp sets can alone be the reason why I buy the stamps & not the images ... ! However the Giraffalicious Collection for JMC Designs actually was a marriage of the two: fab sentiments & gorgeous images too. The giraffe images are so whimsical & cute, that they are very hard to resist.

Kinetic slider cards using Polkadoodles Toadfully Cute & Sunshine Friends collections

Do you get crafty moments/ideas instantly that when you see stamp images? I've really fell back in love with kinetic cards & that was after receiving 2 stamp set collections from Polkadoodles - Toadally Cute & Sunshine Friends .  The images spoke to me and said "make us move!". 

Stamping "hints & tips" to get the most from our stamps - Cleverprints Tribal Collection

Recently I did a Facebook Live where the focus was looking at our stamps with fresh eyes by changing both colour & composition plus ignoring the collections name! The stamp collection I worked with is from a company called Cleverprints & their collection called "Tribal".  Here's an overview of the projects I made during the Facebook Live. You can find loads more details further down in this post.

Stamping, doodling & oxide backgrounds with Dylusions stamps & stencils by Dyan Reavley

I recently discovered that I have lots of art journal pages that I've created on separate pieces of card & rather than let them become "dog eared" - or in some cases more dog eared - I bought myself a new journal to house them all in.  The page I am sharing today is one I created about 6 months ago during a Facebook Live.