Author Archive | Hetty Sanders

Iris Folded Dragon

 

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Hello, Hetty here with a fun technique card. Have you ever tried iris folding? It does look very complicated, but in fact is is super easy. It is just a bunch of folded papers and some cellotape and a template to follow. I found this free template of the dragon HERE. Now you can give it a try too. Click on the image, it will get larger and you can safe it to your computer with a right mouse click.

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For the dragon I used various gold colored papers and the eye is a brad. The background is embossed. I did that before I cut out the dragon shape.

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You find the birthday sentiment with kanji here.

Thank you for looking

and have a creative day!

Hetty

 

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Birthday Card

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Hello! Hetty here.

I have a masculine birthday card for you. It so happens today is the birthday of my husband and he loves fishes, especially koi fishes. We did have a pond, but now that we have grandchildren, we decided to cover the pond. I am sure in the future we will have one again. So for this card i used the koi stamp here and a wave stamp for the background here.

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I started with the white panel and cuting a circle out of it, stamping the wave for background. Then I stamped the fishes on a separate piece of paper with black ink and colored them with orange distress ink and a water brush. After the fishes were cut, I placed one behind the circle. A piece of blue holographic paper behind the white panel and then the other fish was placed on the card.  On light blue I stamped the birthday sentiment and cut it out with a circle die. With one that was a little larger I cut also a circle from the holographic blue paper. Glued together and punching 2 holes I attached the circle with white scrappers floss to the card. Finishing off the card with sticky gemstones.

Thank you for looking and I hope you have a creative day!

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Dragonfly Pocketletter

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Hello! Hetty here again.

I was making some atc’s (cards of 2,5 inch by 3,5 inch) for trayinding and had so much fun that 3 cards suddenley were 9 cards and I had enough to make a pocketletter. You see them quite a lot these days. The main stamp I used on all the cards is the dragonfly background stamp. All other stamps I used are the large winged dragonfly pair, dragonfly medallion, dragonfly triplets, flower and sentiment.

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Here a little close up of the first 3 cards. I started with stamping the dragonfly background stamp on different surfaces in the blue color (salty ocean distress ink). Next I stamped the dragonfly medaillion on yellow paper with black ink and colored the wings with light blue glitter glue. On the middle one I sponged yellow ink as the moon through a piech of a 1 inch punched out circle. On top of the blue I stamped the set of 3 dragonflies with black ink. On the left card I used a left over gold embossed piece of the dragonfly stamped background. On all the 3 cards I added tiny red sticky pearls.

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For the center cards I first used two pieces of black paper and embossed the background stamp with white embossing powder. The center piece of these cards are a stamped flower and paper cut out with a honeycomb dye. The middle card is totally different. Here I stamped and gold embossed the background stamp on brown paper. Then cut out a circle with a die and used a crumpler. With the black strips on top and bottom it looks like a chinese lantern. The dragonfly on top is punched out with one of those handheld punches.Top and bottom of this card are glittery washi tape.

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And the bottom cards are different again. Stamping the background stamp on various papers. Left to right: regular cardstock colored in blue ink and dragonflies stamped in black, middle watercolor paper, first backgroundstamp in blue and next larg winged dragonfly pair in black and right the background stamp on top of a piece of bookpaper. On all these cards i used the dragonfly sentiment.

Hope you get some ideas. For more info about what  exactly is a pocket letter go HERE.

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Dragonfly Tag

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Hello, Hetty here with a tag for you. I am a big fan of Tim Holtz and I follow his blog. Every month there is a tag with a tutorial on how to do it. This is the August tag. Tha base of the tag is colored with red and mustered seed distress stains, then I used a Asian text and colored with vintage distress ink and some water drops. On top the honecomb cut out with Asian papers inside. On top you find the Starry Eyed Dragonfly stamped in versamark and embossed with camelion embossing powder. The tag is finished with some sewing on the lefthand side and a poem stamp.

Hope you all have a wonderful and creative day!

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