Thursday, April 28, 2016

Season's Greetings

The second card for today is my first christmas card this year :).
I made it for the Happy Little Stampers April Christmas Challenge: Die Cut.

I started off by blending a white CS in blue and a little bit green using Distress inks. I added some clear water splatter to make snowy sky. I then die cut the snowflake border (SSS) from it. After adhering  a silver glitter paper on the card base I mounted the blended panel using some foam tape and glued the snowflake border flat on the silver glitter paper.
The silver heat embossed sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers.
To finish off the card I added some blue and clear rhinestones on snowflakes.

I'm entering this card also into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thank you everyone for sharing your precious time with me :) ! 


Hello and welcome!

The cue word for this week at CASology #195 is SPRINKLE.

I took the word itself and made a card which has a sprinkled donut on it :).

The sentiment, a quote found on internet, was computer generated (Font: Sofia, BD Cartoon Shout). To make the donut I dry embossed a piece of brown CS and cut it in the shape of a donut. The chocolate glaze was made using a dark brown CS and lots of  Glossy Accents. I then sprinkled some beads on it.

I want to enter this card also into the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by! 
Have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Peonies from The Ton

This will be a photo heavy post, as I will show you five cards!
These were made using beautiful peony stamps from The Ton.

The first four cards have the same layout. I used Sending Peonies stamp set for them.

1. Colored using Copic markers and gold heat embossed.
 I stamped the image in soft gray, colored, and then stamped it again using embossing ink with the help of the Misti tool to heat emboss it in gold.


2. The same way like the first card. But here I  colored some of the leaves, too and colored the solid leaves with a gold gel pen.


3. This was made very simplee. I only heat embossed the image using Gold tinsel EP on a dark brown CS.


4. For this card I heat embossed the image using Enchanted Gold EP and colored it using Stardust gelly roll pens. The sentiment was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP. In the picture the peony in the middle looks white, but is actually very soft pink.

Inspired By All The Little Things #12
(inspired by the soft color of the magnolia flowers and the dark background)

5. In the last card for today I turned an idea into a card, which I've had after I saw this large peony stamp set.
The thumbling :).

To start off I gold heat embossed the peony and colored it using Zig brush pens. I then stamped and colored the leaves without heat embossing. I then stamped the bear on another CS, colored and fussy cut him. I cut along the outlines of some petals in the center of the peony to put the bear in. I adhered the party hat, a rhinestone on the top of the hat and added some foam tape behind the head of the bear for some demension.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.


Thank you so much for stopping by and reading this long post ;) !
Have a wonderful day!

Wishing you the most beautiful day

Today I have a few cards to share with you.
I have to split the cards to enter into some of the challenges repeatedly. So it will be two posts for today :)!

The first card I made is featuring the April monthly kit from Hero Arts.

The big flower stamp came with this pop-up die and dies for layering. I used here the pop-up die.
To start off I stamped the flower on a soft pink CS in soft pink and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. I then die cut the flower using the pop-up die. I curled up the petals by hand and added the stamen, which is stamped with Soft Granite ink. I blended white pigment ink diagonal on the front panel to tone down the pink hue. The tiny circles were made using hole punches. I layered a pink CS and mounted it on the white card base. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped it using Soft Granite on a scrap CS, cut it and sponged Spun sugar DI on the edges. A few sequins were the final touch.


Thank you for visiting today! 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Birthday from a bunny

Hello and happy Friday!

Today I have one more cute card following yesterday to share with you :). 
It is my take on the sketch from MFT sketch challenge #277.

I turned the three circles of the sketch into balloons and made a mini birthday shaker card with them.
To start off I made a cutting file for the front panel and cut it from a white CS with my Cricut, after I blended the sky using cloud masks. I then stamped a bunny from somebunny stamp set from MFT and colored her using Copic markers. I gave her a yellow bow matching her yellow dress. I glued a piece of acetate sheet on the back of the front panel. I then prepared the card base by stamping a border stamp from MFT in yellow on the left side and blending pink, yellow and blue DIs for the balloons. After I added the tiny heart glitters I assembled the shaker card together. The sentiment from the same stamp set was integrated in a string which I drew with a black pen.

I'm entering this card also at
Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes),
Time Out #55 (Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting)
I hope cutting with Cricut can be counted as the twist. :)
SimonSaysStamp Work it Wednesday March 2016 (PASTEL).


Thank you for stopping by!!! 
Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Guest Designing at CASE this Sketch

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I'm very excited today, as I am guest designing at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge blog! CTS is one of the challenges where I linked up my card for the first time last year. So I feel so honored to show my card as Guest Designer at one of my favorite challenges.

You can find the sketch of the latest CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #169 from Chrissy further below.

Now to my card...

As I saw the sketch for the first time, I had the idea of something hanging on the bar. After searching through my stash I've found this stamp set from Inky Antics which I had bought a while back. And this monkey was the perfect actor for my card.
I stamped the monkey with a banana in his hand on a white CS, colored him using Copic markers and fussy cut him. I then made a cutting file for the frame and cut it from a brown CS. The frame was too dark for my idea so I sponged some white pigment ink on it and stamped woodgrain from Hero Arts in white.
I then stamped the branches, which were colored with Copics too.  I blended Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio DIs around the branches.
The monkey was glued on the back of the bar and his hand on the front.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped it in black, but it was too thin so I wrote it over using a black glaze pen.
The frame with the monkey was mounted on the card base with some foam tape.
To finish off the card I added some yellow dots using Pico embellisher.

I hope you can join in the fun over at CAS(E) this Sketch!
Please hop over there to see what the wonderful DT ladies have come up with!

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

perfectly Wonderful

Hello! Hope you are having a great spring (autumn) week so far! 

The idea for today's card has been floating in my head for a while. And finally today I could turn it into a card.  I used the color palette from the April Inspiration Challenge at Altenew blog (From Places Abroad: Thailand) and the spotlighting technique from Joyce's card over at Happy Little Stampers April CASE the designer challenge

For the front panel I chose a gray CS and for the spotlighted panel a vellum which I've torn in shape I wanted. Misti helped me to align the images perfectly. I stamped the flowers and leaves from Peony bouquet stamp set from Altenew using white pigment ink on both panels. I white heat embossed the images on the vellum and colored them on the back using Tombow dual brush pens. I adhered the vellum on the back of the gray panel, mounted the silver heat embossed sentiment using foam tape and added a few sequins.

It is my second CASE of Joyce's gorgeous card:)...


Thank you everyone for visiting! 
Have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lotus flowers

Hello everyone! 
It's been a while since I posted my last card. It was a busy week :).

Today I have a set of 4 cards to share with you, which I made using the Lotus stamp set from Waffle Flower. As I saw the Inspiration photo over at Waffle Flower Challenge blog, I thought the color palette could be a perfect one  for this stamp set. And I used  various coloring media here to compare them.

The lotus on the first card was colored with Copic markers. I added shadows in grey (Copic) and blended DIs for the background. The gold heat embossed sentiment is from the same stamp set. The frame is a negative die cut which was in my stash. 

I used the watercolor lifting technique for the second card. First I white heat embossed the image and blended blue DIs. I then removed the colors from the image using clear water and colored them again with Zig brush pens and clear Wink of Stella. The bottom area of the petals and the back of the leaves which look grey here are the glittery part. I mounted the watercolor panel slightly tilted on a kraft card base and added some sequins. I really like the blue shades showing through the flower petals. 

These lotus flowers on the third card were colored using Prismacolor pencils. I added some gold paint on the edges and gold splatters. 

For the last card I stamped the images using Distress inks and colored them with Zig brush pens. I made the background by blending some DIs. I then cut the rectangle frame from a textured light blue CS with my Cricut and mounted it as shown in the picture after I cut the outline of the leaves and stems.

I want to link up the second card over at Waffle Flower Challenge April 2016 and the last card at SimonSaysStamp Work it Wednesday Challenge March 2016: PASTEL.

Thank you for stopping by!
Enjoy the spring! 

Monday, April 11, 2016

I knead you


I want to share a card with you today, which I made yesterday for the MFT Sketch Challenge #275.
I used the I knead you stamp set from My Favorite Things.

I started by making a cutting file for the front panel with the fish bowl. I cut this panel from a white CS, on which I added some ink blending in silver and dry embossed using wave EF.  The cat and fishes were stamped using black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I added some glitter on the fishes.
I then blended Tumbled glass DI on my white card base after masking the water surface, mounted the plaid pattern paper on a side of the card base and glued two fishes flat, two fishes using foam tape on the water. I adhered an acetate sheet representing the fish bowl on the back of the front panel, a very thin strip of an orange CS on a side and then mounted the front panel onto the card base using foam tape.
To finish off I placed the cat and the sentiment and added a few sequins.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Have a great week!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Birthday card with Frieda

Hello! Hope you are having a restful weekend so far! 

Today I have a card with a cute mouse named Frieda to share with you.
This mouse image is one of the Freebies which Wiebke from Bunte Bastelecke created. 
Wiebke and Birka from Tast for Two Tuesday Challenge ask us to use these Freebies for this week's challenge.  I follow these creative young ladies from Germany on Instagram and their fresh and cheerful creations always catch my eyes. 

I printed the image in grey for the no line look. Frieda has a small flower in her hand but I gave her a big rose from SSS. I colored Frieda using Polychromos colored pencils and the rose using Copic markers and Polychromos.
I made the background by white heat embossing the roses and leaves from the Best Mom Ever stamp set by SSS on a water color paper and coloring them using DIs. I tied the sentiment on a grey shimmer CS using pink twine to give Frieda something to stand on. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.


Thank you for stopping by! 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Color Isolation

Hello and welcome!

Today's card is featuring a beautiful stamp set from Papertreyink, which is called Harvest Berries.
I've made this card for the Make it Monday at Papertreyink (#245), where the technique for this week is Color Isolation.

After I watched Ashley's video tutorial for the color isolation technique, I decided to use this beautiful ginkgo branch stamp.

I stamped the big and small branch randomly on a grey CS using embossing ink and clear heat embossed them to make a neutral background. I then gold heat embossed the big branch image on a piece of grey CS and fussy cut it. The sentiment is from Altenew. I mounted the gold heat embossed ginkgo branch and the black strip with the sentiment using some foam tape.

I want to enter this card also into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday.

I have something other than a card to share with you today.
I want to say thank you all of my crafty friends who encourage and support me.
So I made an outline image for the hibiscus flower which I drew for my previous cards (here and here).
If you want, you can download the image and play with it :).  But please only for personal use!


I made it in two versions, one with thin line for someone who wants to try no line coloring :).
I hope you have fun with my hibiscus image!

Thank you for visiting today!