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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Eileen Hull - Share a Card Technique

Hello Everyone!

Belated Happy New Year wishes to you!  We have been under the weather in our household so I am a bit late with this post.  This month for Eileen Hull, the DT are concentrating on card techniques.

I have gone for a simple technique, not new by any means but one that is useful for covering up papers that you may not like and a great technique for making quick and easy cards.  Of course, I had to add my all time favourite of Eileen Hull's flower dies - Flower, Heart & Soul - Sizzix 661108.
The technique is very simple.  Using a piece of packaging material and your favourite die, cut two sets of flowers from the same sheet.
Cut your chosen patterned paper to size.
Stencil over the paper, I used some Cut & Dry foam and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Translucent White, but this would work equally well with watered down Gesso, or any chalky paint.  The idea is to create a faint outline and not not a solid print.
The leaves were cut from another of Eileen's dies - Leaves, Spring - Sizzix 661111.
To create the flower I die cut three sets of petals, and used a button from my stash for the centre.
  I die cut a sentiment using a Tim Holtz Thinlits word die and then gathered my pieces together to complete the card.
It was a last minute decision to add some splatting to the card and I did this using Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Picked Raspberry.  In real life the splatting looks beautiful, the light is very poor here today.
It took me less than half an hour to put this card together, the die cutting took the most time but you could have lots of items die cut and you could put cards together in no time - so quick and easy.

As I write this post, Eileen Hull is making her way to Creativation (formerly CHA), in Phoenix, Arizona in her beautiful vintage camper van, Scotty.  Eileen will be taking Scotty onto the convention floor and she will be demonstrating her fabulous new release of dies (they are must haves!!).  I am also thrilled to tell you that my dear and exceptionally talented friend Jenny Marples (Buttons) will be demonstrating for Eileen Hull, in the Sizzix Booth!!  If you are attending, please do try and visit both Eileen and Jenny, they would both love to see you! 

Thanks so much for your visit, I will try and catch up with you all soon. 

Hugs, Anne xx

34 comments:

  1. Such a pretty flower, Anne! Still trying to get organized, I moved two large DP containers yesterday and was wondering how I will ever get through all that paper! Great idea! Hope you are all feeling better now! Hugs!

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  2. This is gorgeous! Love the stencilling on the background paper and the flower is beautiful! The splatters look cool and add a lovely pop of colour! xxx

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  3. This is a tonic of a card Anne! Beautifully bright and cheering, the flower, and its leaves, are stunning! The pink splatters are a fab addition too. Yes, taking photos is very difficult at the mo given light conditions, so I can imagine that it is even more gorgeous in the hand.

    Sending very best wishes to both Jenny and Eileen for great success at Creativation! It's sure to be an amazing experience with lots of fun and meets! Enjoy!

    Nicola x

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  4. Hi Anne. Great card and I love the way you've used the patterned paper which I've seen you do before and it's given me an idea for some new Masterboards, once I'm back at my desk....you know what I mean! happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  5. What a great new die! This is so beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

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  6. Great card and glad you are feeling better. Elaine xx

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  7. Sorry you've been under the weather Anne but Happy New Year to you anyway and hope you're feeling better soon. Great ideas for the quick card - thanks so much for the inspiration. x

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  8. sorry you've been poorly Anne - so many people seem to have been affected this year ....hope you're both fully recovered soon! I love your beautiful card! Wow - Jenny is a lucky lady isn't she??? Super big hugs! Rachel x

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  9. Anne, I am glad to hear that you are doing better. Do you get to go to Creativation or CHA? It sounds like such an amazingly creative experience. I hope to go someday.

    This is a lovely card.

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear that you have been ill, Annie! I hope this post means you are doing lots better! Your birthday card is an inspiration for how to make quick and easy and truly gorgeous cards!! Take care, my friend! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  11. I just love Eileen's dies, and especially the flower ones! LOVE the vibrant yellow. So happy! Thank you for your wonderful words of encouragement as well Anne...I just love you!

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  12. what a wonderful birthday card Anne! The bright bloom calls for a celebration of its own! How fun that Jenny is going to be with Eileen at the Sizzix booth! Can't wait to see the photos of everything we missed! Hope you and David are feeling better! Julia xx

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  13. This is gorgeous Anne, love that beautiful bloom and great way of using up those designer papers we all have. Hope you'remember feeling better xx

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  14. That yellow flower is just what we need to see. Nice and summery. Roll on the warm weather
    Lynn xxx

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  15. I do hope you're all feeling a bit better round your way, Anne, and yes I'll be avidly following Jenny's progress at Creativation - so exciting!

    I love your card - the flower is charming, and the gentle warm tones are so lovely to see when it's so grey and grim outside (at least snow would be pretty...).
    Alison x

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  16. Very pretty Anne - what a lovely splash of colour.
    Toni xx

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  17. Really pretty and sunshiny card, hope you are feeling a bit better, Happy New year to you too hun. xxx

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  18. Wonderful design Anne and love the dimensional flower.

    Hugs Diane

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  19. Beautiful card, Anne. Hope you're all on the mend.

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  20. Gorgeous card Anne, good to see you making and posting - hope you are recovering. The flower looks lovely on your subtle flowered background - love the splatter too! Nikki xx

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  21. Hope you at feeling a little better Anne. Loving your card full of sunshine. Gorgeous flower and I love the stencilling hang the open area of the Die. Hugs. Tracy x

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  22. So sorry to hear you were under the weather after your Christmas travels, but surely hope you are much better now. I am so loving the sunshine look of this pretty card. Thanks for the tutorial showing how you created the gorgeous background. Looks like something I could try. The blast of sunshine with that flower, really looks stunning with the more subtle background, but using the flower shape to stencil over the dp, was such an interesting detail too. And very pretty. TFS & Hugs

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  23. Wonderful card Anne - I sure hope you all are feeling better. Well or ill, you create circles around me!
    Sandy xx

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  24. I hope you and your family are all feeling much, much better my friend. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I've never thought to alter papers I didn't like with stenciling!! I love that idea!! Thank you so much for the tip!! Your flower is stunning!! Love, love this, Anne!! Thinking of you and hope you are much, much better!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  25. Wonderful cards Anne, and I am loving your technique for altering designer paper! It's simple but very effective and would work on just about any design. Love the flower too, it really is such a fun die to play with!!

    Lucky Jenny, don't you just wish you could pop in and visit them. What a hoot that would be!! Have a great weekend! hugs :)

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  26. As always your creativity is absolutely wonderful! love this card! you'r so inspirational! I adore the flower! barbara

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  27. Hi Anne. So glad I paid you a visit. Your card is so stunning and the flower and leaves are so amazing. I need to get the leaves die. Hope your well honey. Hugs Rita xxx

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  28. Anne, so sorry to be late visiting; I am not sure how I missed this post! I hope you are all feeling much better! Your card certainly brightens my day! What a fabulous way to use up some of that paper stash! I would have never thought to do this! Your splatter is the perfect finishing touch! Sending healing hugs!

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  29. Anne, I hope you are all feeling much better! Your stunning card made my day! What a wonderful and super creative way to alter designer paper! So inspirational, my friend! The flower and leaves are spectacular! LOVE it to bits! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  30. Happy New Year Anne. Sorry to hear you and David have been under the weather hope you are improving. Your beautiful bright and happy card is just perfect for cheering me up on Blue Monday, love it. The feint stenciling over the backing papers is a great idea and Your Yellow polka dot flower is gorgeous! Hugs Lottie xx

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  31. Okay dearie, you know I am going to try this be used it seems like it will make card designs more easy for me. Great tip and tricks! That flower is so reminiscent of Spring and makes me long for warmth. Love the button from your stash. Hope you are feeling better dearie. Sending warm wishes and healing thoughts your way. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  32. I do hope you are feeling much better than you were Anne. please take care .
    Your card is wonderful and brings a sunny glow to these dull, grey days. Really Lovely
    big hugs x

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