The Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome back for another day of Lawn Fawn and Chameleon goodness. Today we have Kasia sharing a 3 D project using Lawn Fawn’s Holiday Party Animal set.

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by Kasia Frezja

SUPPLIES :
Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Pen Set,: Bark (BR5), Hot Cocoa (BR2)
lawn fawn Holiday Party Animal stamp and dies.

  1. Cut the base of the box ( this sample used a Sizzix Bigshot die), add cardstock,a piece of lace, ribbon, and a button.
  2. Stamp the raccoon, and cut using the Lawn Fawn die, colour with Chameleon pens and adhere to box.

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This would make a wonderful gift box for Christmas!

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Did you know that this little critter also works beautifully on cards? Cathy has created this little card that is perfect for any celebration!

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Cathy only used two pens to color this project, the Deep Black and Cool Grey!

Now why not hop over to our friends at Lawn Fawn, but before you go we have a give away! We have a 5 set of Chameleon pens up for grabs! We will add names to the draw over the hop week. So how do you enter?…..leave a comment each day at the bottom of this blog and sign up for our newsletter (sign up can be found near the top of this page on the right). The competition will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 1st November and we will announce the winner on the blog some time in the near future.

So hop on over to our friends at Lawn Fawn now to see some more inspirational creations here.

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The Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog Hop Day 3

We hope you are enjoying this blog hop as much as we are, is is so much fun to see what our friends as Lawn Fawn are creating along with our own team. Today we have our team member Ilina sharing the cutest Christmas tree decoration ever!

 

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By Ilina Crouse

Supplies: Chameleon Pens Deluxe set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together stamp set and die set, Lawn Fawn Snowy Day stamp set, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies set, Buffalo SnowFlakes, circle dies, 80mm clear plastic ornaments, May Arts ribbon, Neenah White card stock, Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores ink pad, Hero Arts Green Ombre ink pad.

Directions:
1. Stamp images on white card stock and color with Chameleon Pens
-Color the penguins using the Black and Cool Gray pens. Infuse each one with toning medium for about 10-15 seconds and color from left to right, do the same for both penguins.
-Color the feet and beak using the Seville Orange pen. Infuse the pen for 2 seconds and color each feet, then do the same for the beak.
-For the sleigh use the Bark pen and infuse it with the toning medium for about 3-5 seconds then color the sleigh.
2. Die cut all the images.
3. Cut 80mm circles using and one scalloped circle for the backing of the ornament.
4. Using the hillside borders cut the circles to create layered look.

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5. Stamps snowflakes on the uncut circle using Lake Shores ink pad.
6. Stamp trees with the green ombre ink pad and die cut.

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7. Layer images using dimensionals.

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8. Add buffalo snow flakes in the center of the scene and adhere the half dome ornament.

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9. Add ribbon around, add bow on the top and make hanger for the ornament.

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Now Ilina got so carried away with all the Lawn Fawn goodies that she couldn’t resist creating another project for us today, we just love this little snow scene.

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Supplies: Chameleon pens Deluxe set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Lawn Fawn Toboggan together set and dies, Lawn Fawn Snow day stamp set, Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh In The Snow petite paper pack, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies, Neenah white card stock, Red twine, Versamark ink pad, Hero arts white embossing powder

Instructions:
1. Stamp images on white card stock and color them.
-Color the penguin using the Black and Cool Gray pens. Infuse each one with toning medium for about 10-15 seconds and color from left to right
-Color the feet and beak using the Seville Orange pen. Infuse the pen for 2 seconds and color each feet, then do the same for the beak.
-For the sleigh use the Bark pen and infuse it with the toning medium for about 3-5 seconds then color the sleigh
-Color the Reindeer using Bark, Hot Cocoa, Fawn and Cool Gray pens. Start with the Bark and color the body and head (infuse for about 15 seconds for the body and about 7 seconds for the head), then use your Hot Cocoa pen to color over it (without infusing it), so you achieve darker color. Then color the eye area using the Fawn pen and infusing it for 6-7 seconds, and lastly the antlers and feet with the cool gray by infusing for 1-2 seconds.

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IMG_47622.Die cut all images.

3. Cut 4″ x 5 1/2″ piece from the patterned paper, stamp sentiment in versamark and emboss with white embossing powder.
4. Cut two 4″ wide pieces of white card stock and die cut with the Stitched hillside border dies to create the snowy scene.
5. Adhere white layers to patterned paper panel using dimensionals, then adhere the images and add the twine.
6. Adhere the whole scene/layer to white card base ( 4 1/2″ x 11″ scored in half).

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Now why not hop over to our friends at Lawn Fawn and also to Ilina’s blog for a bonus project,  but before you go we have a give away! We have a 5 set of Chameleon pens up for grabs! We will add names to the draw over the hop week. So how do you enter?…..leave a comment each day at the bottom of this blog and sign up for our newsletter (sign up can be found near the top of this page on the right). The competition will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 1st November and we will announce the winner on the blog some time in the near future.

So hop on over to our friends at Lawn Fawn now to see some more inspirational creations here.

LAWN FAWN

ILINA CROUSE

Here is a sneak peek at Ilina’s card on her blog

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The Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog Hop Day 2

We hope the Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog hop inspired you yesterday, with their cute stamp and die designs. We hope to give you more ideas today with this Autumn card by Isha.

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By Isha Gupta  

Materials used:
 Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Summer Sun (YL2), Seville Orange (OR4), Sky Blue (BL3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Purple Grape (PR4), Fawn (NU3), Olive Green (OL3), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Bark (BR5), Aqua Marine (BG4), Warm Sunset (YO3), Royal Blue (BL6), Cool Gray (CG8); Stamp: Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest; Ink: Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Morocco, Potter’s Clay, Rich Cocoa; Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Instructions:

  1. Die-cut the mat layer.
  2. Scribble some Royal Blue and Sky Blue markers onto a piece of acetate. Spritz some rubbing alcohol and rub this onto the mat layer to create sky.

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  1. Die-cut 2 hills, sponge some inks using finger dauber.

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  1. Color the images. To color the pumpkins, first use Warm Sunset color using the brush nib and keeping the infusion time from 3-5 seconds. Now take seville Orange, use brush nib and keeping the infusion time 3-5 seconds color over the previously colored warm sunset layer. Color the stem green, then color the birds using Summer Sun using an infusion time of 7 seconds. Add a little pink to the belly. Now to color the scarecrow: Hat and shirt, keep the infusion time 5-7 seconds. Trousers, keep the infusion time to 15 seconds. Once the image is completely coloured fussy cut.
  2. Stamp the Corn plants using the dye inks.
  3. Apply wink of stella onto the pumpkins and the hat.
  4. Assemble card as per the card photo.

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We love Isha’s autumn scene, but wait as soon as autumn is over winter breezes in and Ekaterina has created some wintery scenes to share with us on this gift bag.

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By Ekaterina Olienik

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Materials Used: Chameleon Color Tone Pens; Cool Gray (CG8), Olive Green (OL3), Crimson Red (RD4), Seville Orange (OR4), Bubble Gum (PK3), Lawn Fawn clear stamps and dies set “ready, set, snow“.
1. Stamp the snow globe image.

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2. Then stamp the bottom part of the image onto kraft card.

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3. Emboss the sentiment onto black paper using white embossing powder and then cut out using the matching die.

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4. On patterned paper die cut the snow globe.

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5. On the reverse side of the patterned paper adhere an acetate sheet. Then add dimensional foam squares around the edge.

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6. to paint the image of a snow sphere by means of markers.

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7. Line up the Patterned paper  “window” with the colored in image and add glitter before sealing the add the sentiment and paste to the paper package.

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This then completes the beautiful packing ready for your gift!

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Now don’t forget, before you hop over to our friends at Lawn Fawn, we have a give away! We have a 5 set of Chameleon pens up for grabs! We will add names to the draw over the hop week. So how do you enter?…..Leave a comment each day at the bottom of this blog and sign up for our newsletter (sign up can be found near the top of this page on the right). The competition will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 1st November and we will announce the winner on the blog some time in the near future.

So hop on over to our friends at Lawn Fawn now to see some more inspirational creations here.

LAWN FAWN

The Lawn Fawn Chameleon Blog Hop

Today is the first day of the Lawn Fawn Chameleon blog hop, we are so excited to be partnering with Lawn Fawn all this week.  Our designers have been having fun with their super cute stamp images and their precision cut dies. Annette has created this wonderful snow globe design to start the hop off!

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By Annette Allen

Supplies Used: Chameleon Color Tones Pens: PK3, NU3 and YG3, Lawn Fawn: Baaah Humbug stamp and matching die set, Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes dies, Lawn Fawn Forest Border die, Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka. Mon Amie 6×6 petite paper pad, Lawn Fawn Snow Day 6×6 petite paper pad, Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black ink pad, Neenah white card-stock, E6000 adhesive, Misc Snow-globe and snow flakes.

Instructions:

  1. Make card from card-stock, on separate pice of card-stock stamp images.
  2. Color the lamb with PK3 infusing for 10 seconds. Color the lamb again with NU3 infusing for 10 seconds. Overlaying the colors. Repeat again with PK3.
  3. Color the small images infusing for 5 seconds each.
  4. Using matching dies trim images.
  5. Using designer paper die cut Lawn Fawn Forest Border twice,  adhere the Forest border to card.
  6. Using designer paper die cut Snowflakes. Adhere the snowflakes together and then adhere to the card.
  7. Piece together the colored images. Adhere the colored image to card.
  8. Carefully place a lump of loose snowflakes on top of image and then adhere the clear snow globe to card with the image being the center.

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  1. 9. Let dry before picking up card. Stamp sentiment on separate piece of card-stock, trim and adhere to card.

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Don’t just just want to pick this up and “shake it” to get that snow falling around the cute sheep!

Now before we pass you over to our friends at Lawn Fawn, how about a give away? How about we put a 5 set of Chameleon pens up for grabs?  We will add names to the draw over the hop week, so how do you enter?…..Leave a comment each day at the bottom of this blog and sign up for our newsletter (sign up can be found near the top of this page on the right).  The competition will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 1st November and we will announce the winner on the blog some time in the near future.

So hop on over to our friends at Lawn Fawn and Annette’s blog now to see some more inspirational creations here.

LAWN FAWN

ANNETTE ALLEN

(Here is a sneak peak of Annette’s card)

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Pumpkins and Halloween

With halloween soon upon us, pumpkins are being carved and displayed all over the world!  Ilina’s pumpkin has acquired a new resident, anyone else have this problem?

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By Ilina Crouse

Supplies: Chameleon Pens deluxe set, Neenah white card stock, Tangerine tango and Basic black card stock from Stampin’ Up!, Hey Pumpkin Simon Says Stamp stamp set, sequins, Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon by Stampin’ Up!, Memento ink in Tuxedo black, Lil inkers designs stitched rectangle dies.

Instructions:
1: Die cut white card stock using one of the stitched rectangles dies.
2. Stamp image and sentiment in black ink
3. Color image using Cool Gray, Seville Orange and Summer Sun Chameleon pens. Color the pumpkin using the Seville Orange pen by infusing it for 4-6 seconds and coloring from the middle of each section towards the top and then towards the bottom, repeat this for each section. For each half section infuse the pen. Then color each section with the Summer Sun pen, again following the same pattern of coloring and infusing the pen for the same amount of time. Color the cat using the Cool Gray pen and infusing it with toning medium for 3-5 seconds for the tail and about 8-10 seconds for the head.
5. Cut orange card stock 1/8 or 1/4 larger than the white card stock, or  use Perfect Layers mini by Perfect Paper crafting this will give an even mat all the way around your design.
6. Tie ribbon and add sequins.  Adhere the whole panel onto black card base.

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Well at least we know that Ilina’s cat has found somewhere cosy to hide this halloween!  Let us know any strange places you have found your pets.

 

 

Autumn Leaves

As Autumn takes it hold, the leaves on the trees start to fall and provide the perfect inspiration for fall cards. Ilina has used Autumnal leaves as one of her focal points on this card.

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By Ilina Crouse

Supplies:
Chameleon Deluxe pen set, Neenah white card stock, Ripe Avocado PTI card stock, pico embelisher clear, Vintage leaves stamp and die set by Stampin’ Up!, Vintage Gold linen thread by May Arts ribbon, Expressions natural elements by Stampin’ Up!, Memento ink Tuxedo black, sequins.

Instructions:
1.Stamp and die cut leaves.

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2.Color leaves use Summer Sun and Seville Orange pens. Infuse each pen for about 10-12 seconds and color each half of the leaf starting from the middle going towards the end. Color one side with the Summer Sun and the other one with the Seville Orange. Infuse the Olive green pen for about 15-17 seconds and color each half of the leaf (over the orange and yellow), starting from the top going down. Do the same for each half of the leaf.

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3. Score the leaves along the middle and fold them little upward so they get dimension.

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4. Take one of the expressions natural elements and draw lines with the detailed Chameleon pen, then using a nail file of sand block sand the top.

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5. Then apply the clear Pico Embellisher to get little shine and dimension.

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6. Cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel from white card stock. Adhere the linen thread is a circle to create a wreath, then adhere the leaves and the sentiment.
7. Mount the whole panel onto Ripe Avocado card base. Adhere sequins using the clear Pico Embellisher.

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We love Ilina’s card and if you are anything like us you would rather be making leaf cards than sweeping them up from the yard!

Autumnal Journal

This autumnal journal is perfect for recording all your adventures as you head into winter, Kasia shows you how you can create your own today here on the blog!

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by Kasia Frezja

Supplies: Chameleon Color Tones Pens Deluxe Set; Fawn (NU3), Bisque (NU1), Bark (BR5),
Hot Cocoa (BR2), notebook, lace, scrapbook cardstock, flowers, paper doilies and lace.

Instructions:

  1. Print digital image and color it using Chameleon Pens.
  2. Cover the notebook with designer papers. Add lace to the side.
  3. On the center of the cover put 2 paper dollies and rectangle of dotted
    paper.
  4. Attach the digital image with foam tape.
  5. Arrange the flowers on the front of the journal and add ribbons to the spiral side.

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Please leave some love for Kasia’s project in our comments. We would also love to see your autumn journals using Chameleon pens, so why not share them on our Facebook page.

We Want You – The Chameleon Design Team Call!

It is that time of year when we invite you to apply to join our design team. We are looking for talented designers and artists to showcase our unique alcohol pens as well as sharing knowledge on general crafting techniques. This year we have two types of application, one for the main design team and one for an adult colourist.

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Whether you are a card maker, scrapbooker, mixed media artist, home decor artist, adult colourist,  or upcycler we are looking for diverse people to join our happy team. Entries are welcome from all corners of the world, our only requirement is that you can submit your projects and written instructions and videos in English.

 

In return for being on the main design team  you will get a Deluxe set of pens and partake in cross company promotions, such as blog hops. Our adult colourist will also receive a Deluxe set of pens and a full set of our brand new color cards. All team members will be given credit for work on the company blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and in our newsletters. We will also share a link back to your own blog and an artist biography and you will  have the opportunity of having your work shown at consumer and trade shows and on TV in the UK and USA.

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For the Main Design team we ask that you be an active team member  for 1 year commencing 14th December 2015. During this time we would like you to submit 2 projects per month, one to be a general crafting technique, in addition to this you will be required to participate in any Partner Company hops that are organised and be active on our Social Media pages.  From time to time you will also be asked to submit projects for magazine publications for Chameleon Pens.  If we make any additional requests for work beyond this you will be compensated, and if you independently have projects published in magazines that promote the pens there will be additional rewards.

The Adult Colourist will be required to create one colouring project per month for the blog and also post 2 projects each month on one of our preferred adult colouring group pages on Facebook.  We also ask that this person be active on our Social Media pages too.

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The projects submitted for the blog should include an unwatermarked photo and written instructions (at least one video post a month will be required by one of the design team members to go on the blog). We ask that you only use Chameleon pens in projects for our blog (but you are welcome to use other alcohol pen systems in conjunction with Chameleon pens on projects you make for your own blog or other design teams). Chameleon will have the right to use all artwork and projects across all advertising, mixed media and TV mediums.

So how do you apply?

There are two submission rounds this year, in the first round we would like you to submit a project with step out photo and written instructions showcasing your colouring talents, we will be looking for skills in shading, highlighting and blending.  Your project can be a card, scrapbook page mixed media piece or if you are applying for the adult colourist post then it should be an adult colouring page. All projects must be new and not shared anywhere else on your blogs or other social media sites. If you wish to include a video tutorial too that would be a bonus (Please remember videos should be no more than 5-7 minutes in length). Your projects can be coloured in any medium, e.g. pencil, watercolour or alcohol pen. We ask that you do not share these projects elsewhere until the design team call ends and we have announced the team.

Photos of your projects should be taken against a neutral background with no dressing of the design and should be of a high quality. Please do not include a watermark.

Please provide details of your name, address and phone number.

List all links to your blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and tell us about existing and past design teams and publications you have had.

The deadline for submission of the first round will be 6th November 2015, our chosen finalists will be contacted and invited to partake in the second round.  We will be sending out product for use in the design process for the second round project, which will need to be submitted by the 12th December, we then plan to announce the new team on the 14th December 2015.

Send your entries to nickwatt@chameleonpens.com

Fall into Fun

The leaves are turning here at Chameleon HQ and it appears they are doing the same stateside too, with Annette’s fall themed card.

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Supplies:

Chameleon Color Tone Pens Deep Violet (VO4), Bubble Gum (PK3), Spring Meadow (YG3), Summer Sun (YL2), Seville Orange (OR4), Hot Cocoa (BR2), Warm Sunset (YO3), Bark (BR5), Sky Blue (BL3), Fawn (NU3) and Bisque (NU1), Some Odd Girl (Fall Friends) stamp set, Tim Holtz (Dot Fade) stencil, Ranger Malted Milk, Seed Packet, Chicken Feed and Lemon Drop ink pads, Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black ink pad and Neenah white card-stock.

Instructions:

  1. Make card from card-stock
  2. Stamp images on separate piece of card-stock.
  3. Infuse each color for 5 seconds before coloring each section.
  4. Trim images leaving a hint of white.
  5. Using stencil and ink pads create a fun fall colored background.
  6. Adhere images using foam adhesives to give them a little dimension.
  7. Finish card with stamping sentiment.

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Well with all those leaves on the ground, we will have to get our Nick out with the broom to tidy them up, any one else need him to sweep their leaves?

Vellum Pansies

Today we have the last of the design team’s Vellum projects, Monica shares this beautiful pansy card using Chameleons and Parchment.

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Materials used: Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Vellum, Staz on Jet Black ink and Pansy stamp.

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Instructions:

Stamp image onto vellum using Staz On Jet Black ink.

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Turn vellum over before colouring, so that the ink doesn’t react with the alcohol pens.

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Infuse the pen and then color the image, repeat infusing the nib once the color darkens.

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Once the image is colored cut out the design and mount onto the card base.

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Now you have seen our design team’s vellum projects we would love to see yours, so why not share them on our Facebook page!