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A bit different

I love CAS cards and most of the  times I use lots of white.   But I also want to learn to create  cards with more color, layering  and using other materials. 
Speaking of mixed media. 
I tried a few things and I know that   there's a lot of inspiration and  tutorials on You Tube and Pinterest.  But there is so much to learn so I  attended a mixed media workshop  back in May at "Bij Oma Dee". And I discovered a whole new world  of techniques, layers and colors.
The workshop was amazing,  Miranda's hospitality and shop are fab  and it was a great day!  But I wasn't very productive:)  I came home with 2 tags that were almost finished.  The workshop kit was filled to the brim  so there is still more to make. 
To start easy I made my first tag  with shades of blue distress ink.   The sentiment is from Tim Holtz too.
And so are the stencil and 
embossing paste I used:



Back home I added a splatter stamp  from Precious Remembrance, teared some washi tape and  added a few small embellishments.  A bit…

On request

A few weeks ago I made a  birthday gift tag which you can see here. One of my colleagues asked  me to create another gift tag for  a young woman who had to pass her exam. I know she liked soft colours.  I was also asked to add a soft and elegant touch. Feminine but not to sweet; Right up my alley!
A perfect opportunity to use   -what I consider-  my best buy  e-v-e-r. The songbird stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink. Paired up with a sentiment from  the Birthday Cheer set; also from Papertrey Ink.  The Songbird set contains so many lovely elements. And they add enough interesting details  without the idea of "overloading" a card.
So I added: Pale rose cardstock (you can buy it here) Lots of white A touch of gold



I made a mini envelop and  adhered it on the back of this tag. The perfect place to tuck in  some money or a gift card:



Thanks for stopping by! Stella




A new house

For my eldest sister and her husband.  And that's a perfect reason to send them a card.   Which I made this morning while we had heavy rainshowers.  Now the sun is shining and I am off to my garden; soaking up a bit of sun before it's gone again :)



Enjoy your Sunday!  Stella


Supplies: Bazzil Cardshoppe Marshmallow White Stitched rectangles Twine Wooden home