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Hello friends & happy Fri-YAY!! Brenda, here with you today!! Do you have exciting plans for the weekend? I have a girl’s weekend planned that involves lots of shopping with my best friend!!

I have three cards to share with you today!! They may look like they have absolutely nothing in common, but that’s not true. They are all made with a stamp that has gardenias in it!! By changing up the colors of the gardenias, you can make them into any flower to suit your occasion!

Let’s get started!!

My first card features the stunning Gardenia Garden Cling Background Stamp.

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I stamped the Gardenia Background Cling Stamp onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink and colored it with Copic markers. I added a little colored pencil detail and trimmed the panel slightly. I white heat embossed the sentiment from Gardenia Wishes onto a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the floral panel, adhering it to the back. A sprinkling of Glass Slippers Round Confetti was the perfect finishing touch! I LOVE these background cling stamps…they take the guesswork out of the card layout for you!!

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Next, I turned the Gardenia Wishes stamp into a Christmas card by coloring the gardenias red.

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I stamped the large cluster from the Gardenia Wishes stamp set onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink and colored it with Copic markers and colored pencils. The image was cut with the Gardenia Wishes Coordinating Dies. I quickly watercolored a background panel and added some splatters. I trimmed the top and bottom slightly and backed it with black cardstock. The sentiment, from Blizzard Hugs, was white heat embossed onto black cardstock and trimmed. The gardenia cluster and the sentiment block were popped up with foam adhesive, for lots of dimension. I used a mix of Sugar Cookie and Deck the Halls Couture Mixes to add some shine!

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My last card uses the Certificate of Awesomeness set.

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If you look closely, some of the flowers in the vines are gardenias. This time I colored them yellow! I heat embossed the largest image in the Certificate of Awesomeness set twice with gold embossing powder onto Bristol paper. I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (including the background), and cut them out with the Certificate Coordinating Dies. I chose a panel of navy cardstock and gold heat embossed the wording from Certificate of Awesomeness in the center. The florals were adhered with foam adhesive and a few Medallion Gold Sequins were added for some bling!

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That’s it for me today!! I hope I have inspired you to color your floral stamps to suit your occasion!!

Have a great weekend!!

Video: Holiday Gardenia and Giveaway Winner

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another project and video as well as the announcement for our background stamp release giveaway winner.  Scroll down to see if you’ve won!

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For my card today, I combined our Amazing Gardenia and Holly Branch stamp sets to create a festive Christmas card.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing the gardenia and branch clusters with our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I painted them with some Ken Oliver Color Bursts (Alizarin Crimson, Wisteria, Sap Green, Terre Vert) using the wet in wet technique. Once dried, I die cut all the clusters using their coordinating dies.

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Next, I stamped our new best selling Modern Plaid background stamp (which is back in limited stock) onto an A2 white card panel with our Smoky Quartz Dye Ink. To give my plaid panel a more polished finish, I die cut the edges to add stitching with the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles die collection. Then I used the three tiered banner from our Basic Banners for my sentiment. I also used the Add On Holiday mini set for the christmas sentiments. The banner was stamped in our Smoky Quartz Dye Ink to match the plaid background. Then I stamped the sentiments in our Light Onyx Ink for a nice dark and crisp look.

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Then I assembled my card using some dimensional foam tape. Lastly, I added some of our Medallion Gold sequins. I even tucked some of the larger 10mm and 8mm sequins into the holly branches for added interest.

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I loved creating this Christmas card using a regular floral stamp set. The holly branches and plaid background really gave it that christmas-y feel! I hope you all enjoyed today’s card and video!

Giveaway Winner

The winner of our Background Stamp Release is…

Stephanie Haley: These background stamps are such a great idea – They’re all so versatile! I especially love the Modern Plaid!

Congratulations, Stephanie! Please email us at HELLO@THETONSTAMPS.COM with “Giveaway Winner” in the subject line within 48 hours to redeem your prize. Please send the background stamp that you would like in the email with your shipping address.

Thanks for joining us today! See you next time!

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Cardinal Friends Card

Hello everyone!

Olga is here today. And I want to show you my card with Cardinal Friends.

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I stamped the birds and branches on white cardstock with Noir Dye. Than I colored it with watercolor markers. The next step was applying the Coordination Die to all the colored elements.

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I blended the base of my card with Parisian Blue Dye. Then I applied the Double Stitched circle Die and Double Stitched Rectangle Die to cardstock of natural color.

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I combined all details of my card and decorated it with Glass Slippers Round Confetti.

I love this stamps and I hope you love it too. Thank you by stopping and have a nice day!

Cozy Winter Wishes

Hi peeps! How’s it going? Vera here today to starts off your week with a project for The Ton.

I am currently swimming on a sea of Chritmas/holiday cards as Caring Hearts Card Drive just finished and my team of volunteers and I are sorting through the hundreds of packages that came in and packing them for the various nursing home.

So, I don’t have a bunch of time for crafting at the moment, but I did manage to play a bit last night.
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This was my first time to finally try out the Snowflake Layering Coverplate Die Bundle. I just love how pretty they are!

To start, I ran the 1st die on a piece of white cardstock and then inked it up with distress oxide inks. Then adhere the piece to the card base. Next, I ran the same dies on a piece of Glossy Adhesive Glitter Paper in Fine Silver.

And, here comes the fun or not so fun, LOL, depends on your level of patience. Adhere the silver snowflake stickers to all  the open snowflake space on the card base. Of course, I couldn’t manage to do the smallest dots. Those I filled with Nuvo enamel dots.

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Next, while waiting for the enamel dots to dry, I worked on the sentiment. I used the sentiment from Cozy Poinsettia set on a piece of vellum and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Wrap it around the card.

Now, I could just stop here, but I feel it’s missing something. So, I decided to layered a couple of the snowflakes. This time I die cut the snowflake from dies number 2 from the bundle. It has different shape of snowflake. I die cut once on a piece of cardstock and then again from the adhesive glitter paper  and layered them.

I did this because I didn’t want to just layer the silver snowflake on top one another flat. I want to adhere it with foam tape to make it pop up a bit more, thus I need to make it a bit sturdy.

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Yep, there’s totally lots of sparkles and glitters on this card!! After all it’s the season to be festive, right?

Well peeps, we have pretty chilly days in Houston, so my winter card is totally reflecting the weather here. LOL, I am a wimp when it comes to cold weather. Anything below 50 and I am bundled up!! That’s all from me today.

Hope your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers…..

Vera

Winter Greeting Cards

Hello and happy Friday, everyone!!! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of winter greeting cards. Christmas season is just around the corner and we all need some winter greeting cards, right 🙂 !

The first card is a shaker card made using Wonderland Print Bundle from our Fall 2018 Release. Using the coordinating die it was quite easy to make a shaker which is framed with the Christmas wreath border!

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To start off I stamped the wreath from Wonderland Print Bundle in Hollywood Star and Crystal Pewter. I inked up the leave layer in green first and wiped it off before stamping to give some green tone to the gray of Crystal Pewter color. The last layer was silver heat embossed. I then cut the wreath using the coordinating die. I cut the wreath shape from some pink fun foam to make the shaker wall.

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The background with the sentiment was created on some white cardstock. I stamped a small solo poinsettia image from Wonderland Print Bundle in Crystal Pewter several times. I stamped the sentiment (TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY) also from Wonderland Print stamp set in Noir and heat embossed it using Extreme Peacock embossing powder. To give the sentiment more dimension and shine I clear heat embossed the sentiment two more times (It’s hard to capture in a picture though.). Hope you could see the glitter and shine on the letters :)!

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As I wanted a pink cardbase I blended Hollywood Star on the background using a Clarity stencil Brush . To make the poinsettia more subtle I colored them over with a white pencil, and cut the panel using coordinating die.

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I assembled the shaker elements together on the background by adding beads and sequins from I Dream in Peach and Wintergreen Frost Couture Mix. I added a few score lines on the middle of the cardbase and adhered the shaker on it.

The second card is featuring Cardinal Friends set from Fall 2018 Release.  I had a blast coloring the images on this card!!!

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I stamped the cardinal and the branch on some beige cardstock in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake. The berries were stamped on a A2 panel of the same beige cardstock as shown in the picture as the background for the cardinal.

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I then colored all the images using Prismacolor colored pencils and cut the cardinal and the branch using coordinating dies. The background panel was cut using Double Stitched Rectangle die. The sentiment from Cardinal Friends was gold heat embossed on the background panel. I foam mounted the panel on a white cardbase and added the cardinal and the branch using some foam tapes. To finish off I added three Medallion Gold sequins.

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I really love how this card turned out :)!

That’s it from me today! Hope I could inspire you with my cards!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Happy Thanksgiving card

Hi friends, It’s Mayline here with you today. Fall is here. A homemade(or handmade ) Thanksgiving card is so thoughtful and makes someone’s day better. We have a perfect stamp set for Thanksgiving cards. It is Thankful Cornucopia stamp set and Thankful Cornucopia Coordinating Dies. Today’s card is a CAS card using these stamp and dies.

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Instructions:

  1. Create an A2 sized panel from 300g watercolor paper.
  2. Stamp an image from Thankful Cornucopia stamp set in Noir ink on the watercolour panel.
  3. Colour the image using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor.
  4. Stamp corn, pumpkin, and barley from the same stamp set on another watercolour paper.
  5. Use Thankful Cornucopia Coordinating dies to cut images.
  6. Colour these images and adhere the images using foam tape to the panel.
  7. Stamp a sentiment from Banners – Holiday Add On Mini Set in Noir ink on the panel.

 

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November 2018 Flash Release + Giveaway

Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today, we’re releasing seven new background stamps with a focus on basic patterns.  When I designed this release, I wanted to create some beautiful, subtle patterns that we could use along with some of our other designs. For example, there were times where I colored and die cut some of our floral designs and then couldn’t figure out what sort of background I would prop them up against. So I created some basic patterns that take the guesswork out!

Here are our seven new designs and some samples that I created. All seven of our new designs are available for purchase and are ready to ship immediately.

PROMOTIONS

To celebrate our new flash release, you can earn double points for every purchase. So instead of the usually 1 point per $1 spent, you’ll receive 2 points for every dollar. This promotion will end on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7pm EST.

In addition to earning double points, you’ll receive our Wonderland Print bundle for orders over $200*. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7pm EST. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

Modern Plaid 6x6 Cling

Modern Plaid, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling Stamp

Our new Modern Plaid stamp is one of my new favorites. It’s a perfect backdrop for holiday florals and elements!

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Created using our Modern Plaid, Holiday Love Poinsettia, Basic Banners and Holiday Add On Sentimentsmod plaid wreath

Created using our Modern Plaid, Christmas Wreath Builder and Holiday Word Dies.

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Bare Tones, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling Stamp

Our new Bare Tones is a beautiful repeat pattern of toned squares. Stamp it in a light ink or emboss it to get some gorgeous texture.

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Created using our Bare Tones and Fresh Cut Poinsettias Coordinating Outlines.

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A glorious close up at the texture created using our Bare Tones background stamp. For this card, I stamped our Bare Tones in our Smoky Quartz stamp for the background and then white heat embossed the border. bare tones ornaments

Created using our Bare Tones (white heat embossed) and Holiday Ornaments.

Confetti Party 6x6 Cing

Confetti Party, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling Stamp

Our new Confetti Party background stamp features a combination of round and star elements. You can repeatedly stamp this design by shifting your paper panel to get a multicolored/all over stamped effect. star confetti folk tree

Created using our Star Confetti stamp and Folk Art Christmas Tree stamp set.

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Created using our Star Confetti stamp and Christmas Tree stamp set.

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Delicate Grid, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling Stamp

Our Delicate Grid stamp is just that – a delicate and subtle background print.

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Created using our Delicate Grid stamp, Loose Peonies and Holiday Flourishes stamps.

Diagonal Stripes 6x6 Cling

Diagonal Stripes, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling

You can never have enough stripe stamps! Our new Diagonal Stripes features thin and delicate diagonal stripes. You can use this pattern for backgrounds or as subtle accent strips.

Glass Window 6x6 Cling

Glass Windows, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling Stamp

Our new Glass Windows stamp features a repeat geometric pattern. This stamp was designed in a way that allows you to stamp larger than 6×6 inch panels.

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Left side card: Glass Windows, Anemone Border and Coordinating Die, Brushed Hugs

Right side card: Diagonal Stripes, Anemone Border and Coordinating Die, Thanks a Bunch

Fresh Linen 6x6 Cling

Fresh Linen, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling Stamp

Our new Fresh Linen stamp features a beautiful textured pattern design.

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Created using our Fresh Linen, Gardenia Wishes and Penned Sentiments.

That’s all for our November 2018 Flash Release! Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments for a chance to win one stamp from this release! This giveaway closes on Wednesday, November 7 at 7pm EST.

Thanks for stopping by!

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You are amazing in every way possible.

Hello Everyone! Anna here with two cards using stamps from The Ton Fall 2018 Release.

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To create the first one, I started by stamping images from Ribbon 3×4 Set (three in blue and three in red) with Cali Blue Dye, Cobalt Breeze, Parisian Blue and Soft Garnet Dye, Red Sangria Dye, Valentine Red Dye. All ribbons were die cut with Ribbon Coordinating Die.

I stamped the Trophy using Couture Color – Citrine Collection and Found Topaz Dye. “The Best Friend” was stamped in Noir. Next, I fussy cut this image.

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I stamped “This award goes to” on the vellum panel with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it in Rose Gold.

I adhered all ribbon images onto my white cardstock card base and covered with the vellum panel and, finally, the trophy was attached to my card.

My second card features Certificate of Awesomeness stamp set.

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At first, I stamped floral corner and ribbon onto a white cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed them in Rose Gold. I colored floral image with Holbein watercolors. “Happy Birthday” was stamped onto the ribbon in Noir. I die cut all images using Certificate Coordinating Dies.

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Then, I stamped a frame on a kraft card base and heat embossed it in white. I stamped “Certificate of Awesomeness – Awarded to You – This award hereby certifies that you are amazing in every way possible.” in Noir as well and attached all images to my card.

Lastly, I added a few sequins from Coral Necklace Couture Mix to add a touch of sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a great Monday, friends!

Anna

Blizzard Hugs

Hello and happy Halloween everyone!!!  It’s TaeEun here today with two wintery cards made using our new stamp set, Blizzard Hugs and it’s coordinating dies! Of course there is a Halloween card at the end of this post 🙂 !

Blizzard Hugs  has three unique snowflake images in different sizes. The largest one measures approximately 4.25 x 5.25 inches at its widest points. The snowflakes are halo images, not outlined snowflakes. The coordinating dies cut the actual snowflake shapes.

I fell in love with the large snowflake and decided to use it for my cards for today :)!

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To start off I’ve created a watercolor washed panel in Purple and blue. I used liquid watercolors and blended Grape Crush and Cobalt Breeze on the panel to make it more vibrant. After the panel was dry, I white heat embossed the largest snowflake on it and cut the matching snowflake using coordinating die.  I used the negative panel for this card.

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To inlay a sparkly snowflake I cut one more snowflake from a white cardstock on which I adhered Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy Fine Silver. The panel with the inlaid snowflake was foam mounted on a white cardbase.

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To add the sentiment I went with a coordinating die of Holiday Chic Tags set. I cut the fishtail tag from a heavyweight white cardstock and dry embossed the snowflake using the coordinating die on it. I aligned the snowflake on the tag with the one on the front panel. I cut out the part of the snowflake, which is on the tag, from some Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy Fine Silver and adhered it onto the tag. The dry embossed snowflake worked as the guide.

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The sentiment is from Blizzard Hugs as well. I silver heat embossed it on a strip of vellum and added it on the tag and foam mounted the tag onto the card.

The second card is showcasing the sparkle of the Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Transparent. My absolute favorite glitter paper!!!

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I cut the Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Transparent  in A2 size and cut the snowflake from it.  I adhered the glittery adhesive snowflake on the snowflake I’ve gotten from the first card. And the negative die cut of the adhesive paper was adhered on a A2 sized white cardstock.

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I cut one more snowflake from a light blue fun foam to raise the snowflake from the front panel. I then assembled the card together.

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The sentiment was stamped in ombre using Grape Crush and Cobalt Breeze on a strip of white cardstock. I adhered Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Transparent  on it, matted it with Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Silver. I hope you could see the sparkle on this card!!!

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So you’ve seen two cards I made using positive and negative die cut snowflakes! Hope you liked the frosty holiday cards!

As I couldn’t let you go without a Halloween card today, I made one for you :)!

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I transformed a bear from Honey Bears set into a witch. The cape and witch hat were hand drawn. I stamped a pumpkin from Thankful Cornucopia set as a Jack o’lantern. The images were stamped in Caviar Hybrid ink to color using Copic markers. I then fussy cut the witch bear and set it aside.

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The letters for halloween were cut using Bold General Greeting Word Plate dies, once from white cardstock and once from purple fun foam. I blended Coraline Hybrid ink on the bottom of each letter and adhered it on the purple fun foam die cut. As the letters were together longer than A2 size, I made a 4′ x 6′ card.

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I cut a smaller white panel, blended Lemon Drop and Coraline Hybrid ink where the Jack o’lantern would be and foam mounted the panel on the cardbase. I added a purple glitter tape and adhered the die cut letters on the bottom of the front panel.  The witch was also foam mounted. The “happy” from Basic Labels set was stamped in Coraline Hybrid ink.  To finish off the card I added Glossy Accents on the pumpkin and on the heart of the bear’s chest and scattered some sequins from Valentine Frosting, Flamenco Sunset Couture Mix and Lemon Chiffon sequins mix.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!

Wishing you all a fun and crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

BOO! Halloween Card

Hello friend! BOO! Scary times are coming with Halloween soon upon us and I can hardly wait. I hope your Halloween is all treats and no tricks … enjoy the candy and festivities! For today’s card, I used Honey Bears stamp set,Pyrotechnics stamp set and Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies. Hopefully, today’s my card will help you have Halloween card ideas.

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Instructions:

  1. Create an A2 sized panel from 300g watercolour paper
  2. Stamp bear images from Honey Bears in Noir ink on some white cardstock.
  3. Colour images using markers and make two bares as a zombie
  4. Use coordinating dies to cut the images and set aside.
  5. Paint background using  Color Burst – Marigold and Orange on the panel.
  6. Add watercolour splashes to the panel.
  7. To make a spider web, stamp an image from Pyrotechnics using Noir ink on the penal and then draw few lines and spiders hanging on the web.
  8. Adhere three bares to the panel.
  9. To cut the word “boo”, use Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies to cut the letter “b” and “o” only and adhere them to the panel.
  10. Stamp a sentiment using Noir ink under the “boo”

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