Sunday, December 20, 2015

Divine from Penny Black

Today I have two cards to share with you, which feature the Divine stamp from Penny Black.

I wanted to give some texture on the card front. So I made a extra front panel with cut out flowers using my Cricut, which I dry embossed with Wave EF from We R Memory Keepers. I then stamped the Divine stamp on the card base with the help of Misti Tool to align it with the cut-out of the front panel.
I colored the poppies using Prismacolor colored pencils, mounted the front panel with foam tape on the card base and drew the stems using black gel pen.
The sentiment from Inkadinkado was stamped in black on the front panel.
To finish off I added some dots using Glossy Accents as dew drops and gold Pico embellisher as stamen.
And The flowers were coated with Wink of Stella as you can see in the close up.

The second card was made in the same way.

I positioned the flowers central and the sentiment was stamped and gold heat embossed on a black CS. I made a bow with gold thread and added it underneath the sentiment.

SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Die Crazy (I used an electronic die cutting machine)

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Wishing you all Happy Holidays!!! 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Merry Everything

Yesterday I made a christmas card. Maybe the last christmas card for this year:)

It is a simple shaker card made with help of my Cricut.

To start off I made a cutting file for the christmas tree and its outline, cut them from white CS and green CS respectively. I used the negative panel from the cut for the front panel and made the shaker window.
I filled the window with silver beads and added some stars on the sponged background.
The santa from My Favorite Things was stamped in black and colored using Zig brush pens. fussy cut and glued on the card front. The sentiment is also from the same set. A big silver star was adhered on the top of the tree.

SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Die Crazy (I used an electronic die cut machine)

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Believe in Yourself

Happy monday!
Today I have a card to share, which I made yesterday, after an idea suddenly popped into my mind.
It is about tree, the cue word over at CASology.

I made this card using Tree Ring Stamp from Concord & 9th.
What I want to show in this card is : Even from an old stump that looks dead at first sight, a new sprout can come out.
And I'm happy with how this card has turned out.

To start off I stamped the tree ring image using embossing ink on a water color paper. After heat embossed it in gold I colored the stump and fussy cut it. The sprout were made using free cutting file from Birdscards. I colored an scrap water color paper in green and cut the branches with my Cricut.
The branches were adhered under the stump. The stump was mounted with foam tape on the card base, on which I blended Mustard seed and Twisted Citron Distress inks.
I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches using purple dye ink first and then with embossing ink to clear heat emboss it.  I scattered some dots using clear and yellow Pico Embellisher and added a rhinestone where the sprout come out.


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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas cards #2

Now the second pair for Today featuring a cute image from Penny Black.

I stamped this image for the first card in black and for the second one in sand. I then colored them using Zig brush pens. The snow part was covered with Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher.
For the front panel I made a cutting file in shape of the window and cut it out from prepared panels.
For the first card I applied white embossing paste using a Stencil I made for the snow fall. And for the second one I used silver shimmer CS which I dry embossed using Darice EF. The front panels were mounted using foam tape to the card base.
The sentiment from Happy Little Stampers was stamped, heat embossed in white and light green respectively and cut using Spellbinders die.


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Have a great start into the week! 

Christmas cards #1

Today I have four cards (two pairs) to share with you.  I will show them on two posts.

The first pair was made with the cue word: Tree from CASology this week.

I had some delicate trees, which I've cut using the Swirl Tree from Cricut online store with my Cricut.
I used a tree here as a mask and splattered some water color in green shades using an old sieve and a toothbrush. These tools make beautiful misty background.
I took another tree, heat embossed it using Gold Tinsel EP and adhered it slightly offset to the masked tree.
The frame of the front panel was made using Spellbinders die from a silver shimmer CS. For the sentiment I am using here the Mixed Christmas Sentiments from Happy Little Stampers which was stamped in gold at first and then shifted in green again. The christmas tree was decorated with some rhinestones.

This card features the tree I used as the mask for the first card. I stamped brushstrokes from Stampin'Up in gold and bronze and adhered the tree on the card base. The sentiment from JustRite was stamped using black pigment ink and heat embossed with Gold Tinsel EP. I added a green star sequin on the top of the tree.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Birthday card with a Gnome

I hope you are having a great week so far!
Today I made a birthday card using the You Gnome Me Stamp set from My Favorite Things.
I had the Less is More Challenge with the colour theme: Green & Blue also in mind.

To start off I stamped the Dots from My Favorite Things on the card base using Distress inks in blue and green after I sprayed some water on the stamp. The gnome was stamped on a water color paper and colored using Zig brush pens. I added a layer of green vellum on the card base to soften the background image on which I silver heat embossed the scripty happy from SSS. I then cut a circle with birthday sentiment using my Cricut. This sentiment is from the Cricut online store. I blended Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress ink on the sentiment piece. After I mounted all the elements, I added Wedding dress Pico Embellisher on the beard and some dots on the pot using Robin's Egg Liquid Pearl.


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Have a nice day! 


Today I have a card with lots of glitter to share.
I took this week's sketch of the CAS(E) this Sketch for this card. 

After I designed the layout in Inkscape, I printed the sentiment (font: Peas & Carrots) first and then cut the circles with my Cricut. I then trimmed the negative cut to A2 size. I covered the front of a white card base with double sided tape and mounted the panel on this card base. I then rubbed the glitter powder onto the positive spaces with my finger. I chose clear glitter for large circles to avoid the card looking too busy.
The purple glitter balloon got a silver thread as its string.
Unfortunately I couldn't capture the sparkle on a picture.


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Happy crafting! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Guest Designing at HappyLittleStampers CAS Challenge

Today I have the honour to be a guest designer over at Happy Little Stampers December CAS Challenge.
The theme for December's Challenge over there is Use Your Favourite Technique.
I think we all have one or another favorite things to do during card making.

For me as a beginner in this crafting world I am still trying techniques I see on other crafter's blogs. So it is hard to name a technique as my favourite:)
Because I use my Cricut for almost every card I make, I've picked "using Cricut" as my favourite technique for this challenge.

Here is what I came up with.

I've made a shaker christmas card in CAS style. To make this card I made cutting files for the scene. I create my cutting files using Inkscape, which is a free vector graphic editor.
Before I cut the front panel with cut out trees, I blended the bottom part of a white CS in light blue and dry embossed it using Wave EF from We R Memory Keepers. I then blended a small panel in various shades of green and brown Distress inks and cut the outline of the trees from it. The inner part of this cut was used as the background for the shaker window. I added silver dots on the window background using silver gel pen. I then mounted all the elements as shown in the picture. I filled the window with silver beads to give the card some christmas feelings.
The banner for the sentiment and the hill was cut from a CS which I blended in light green.
The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers' Mixed Christmas Sentiments.
To finish off my card I adhered star sequins on the top of the trees.

I hope I could inspire you with my card to play along at HLS December CAS Challenge.

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Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 29, 2015


I've managed again to make a card with my kids around my crafting place, yay!

Today's card is for CASolgy this week with the cue word "OWL". And I added a dimensional owl for the Addicted to CAS, which is celebrating it's 3rd birthday with the code word "DIMENSION".

After I've seen the cue word at CASology "OWL", I've searched for an owl in my stamp sets but I couldn't find any. What I've found were owl buttons. Not bad! I chose a blue one from the package.
I then colored water color CS using Distress inks in blue+teal for the heart panel and in pink+yellow for the balloon die cut. Since the owl button is about 2mm thick I made a branch also with the same thickness for the owl to sit on. The heart was cut with my Cricut. The Balloon Bouquet die is from Cottage Cutz.
Before I've mounted all the elements together, I had blended some Distress inks on the card base and applied pearl pigment on the card base and the heart panel with a brush.
The sentiment from Paper Smooches was stamped using embossing ink and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP. For more shine I added a coat of Wink of Stella on the branch and on the bow of the balloon bouquet.


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Season's Greetings

I hope you are having a great weekend!
Today I have a holiday card to share with you which I've made with two challenges in mind.

The Addicted to CAS challenge celebrates the 3rd birthday with the cord word "Dimension". Congrats!!!

On the Time Out blog runs a 'inspired by word' challenge. And the phrase is "Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies".
I took the word "snowflakes" from that phrase and made a holiday card.

I started off by stamping the snowflakes using embossing ink on my card base. After clear heat embossing it I blended various Distress inks in blue and purple over the images.
I then cut the front panel with a circle window from a silver shimmer CS and mounted it raised on the card base using foam tape for some dimension. The sentiment from JustRite was stamped and silver heat embossed on the front panel.  The die cut snowflake is from Cricut online store and was cut with my Cricut.
I colored the snowflake using a silver pen and ink it up with embossing ink to heat emboss with glitter EP.
The final touch were the tiny stars between the snowflakes in the window and a rhinestone on the center of the die cut snowflake.


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Friday, November 27, 2015

Thank you

Yesterday I made another card featuring Oriental Orchid stamp set from Altenew.
I had a quite de-stressing time with coloring.

I stamped the outline images of the flowers using white pigment ink on a kraft CS. I then colored the flowers with Prismacolor colored pencils. The stem was drawn by hand. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts using white pigment ink and then slightly offset in pink. I added some dew drops on the flowers and two tiny rhinestones on the sentiment.


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