Sunday, May 27, 2018

Spellbinders - SHAPEABILITIES Nordic Blooms & Dala Horse

Hello everyone! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! 

I have a couple of cards to share with you today. Spellbinders invited me to play with some of their products. Nordic Blooms and Dala Horse are designed by Lene Lok in a style of Scandinavian folk art. 

My first card is featuring Shapeabilities Nordic Blooms dies. You can combine several flower and stem designs as you want.  

I left the white die cuts uncolored and added them onto an ombre navy blue background.

To create the background I colored a 6.5"x 4" watercolor paper panel in payne's gray and french ultramarine. I colored the background in several layers after drying previous layer using my heat gun. After the panel was finished and dry I drew the golden lines using metallic watercolor.

I cut the flowers and the stems from white cardstock three times, stack them together and glued them onto the card as shown in the picture. The sentiment from Clearly Besotted was white heat embossed.  I added three blue rhinestones to finish off the card.

Next card is a CAS card with Shapeabilities Dala Horse as the main element.

I've found several color combinations of dalecarlian horses on google, but decided to go with the traditional red.

I cut the Dala Horse from white cardstock and colored it using Sharpie markers in red and yellow. I cut two more horses to stack them up for more dimension.

I chose some yellow patterned paper to stamp the sentiment from Paper Smooches on it. I stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. On the white panel I blended yellow DOX inks very lightly and cut the bottom edge using one of the A2 Scalloped Borders Three dies. 

I adhered the yellow panel with sentiment on a white cardbase, foam mounted the white panel on it and added the Dala Horse. And finished is the CAS card.

Usually I make cards with stamped images but I had so much fun to play with dies for a change and am quite happy with the results too :) !

Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Patterned Paper

Hello everyone! 

It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The Toppings option for next fortnight is 


What a good chance to use up some of the papers in your stash which are waiting for being used!
I used a patterned paper pack. The papers are color coordinated. So it was easy to make two cards using them.   

I started die cutting birthday sentiment using Bold General Greeting Word Plate die from a patterned paper panel, from some purple fun foam and from a cardstock on which I adhered Gold Foil adhesive paper

To make the first card I mounted a striped panel flat on a cardbase, adhered die cut sentiment on it aligning with the help of gold negative die cut panel. I foam mounted the gold negative panel, which was cut with a Double Stitched Rectangle die, on it and snipped off the overhanging corners.

The sentiment is from Toned Squares set from The Ton. I heat embossed it in white on a strip of patterned paper and added onto the card. The small flowers and leaves were punched and glued on the golden panel. I finished off the card by adding some purple rhinestones on the flowers.

The negative die cut panel of the birthday sentiment on the first card was used for the second card. The second card came together very quickly.

I mounted the negative die cut panel on a cardbase and added golden sentiment, which was raised on the purple fun foam die cut sentiment. I adhered the small sentiment strip on the die cut sentiment and rounded two corners of the card.

It was fun to make some quick cards using pretty patterned papers and die cut sentiment!!!
Hope you will join us and play along!

Don't forget to stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my talented team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Sonja!

Thank you so much for looking!!!

Ocean Tunnel Card - The Ton

Hello everyone!

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a tunnel card! If you've never heard about it before, this is the video tutorial I was inspired from! It's in German but I'm sure you will understand the process by watching the video! 

More details how I made this tunnel card are on The Ton's blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Flower Challenge #20 - Acetate/Vellum Reminder

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!!

Today I have a floral shaker card to share with you I made for The Flower Challenge #20 : Acetate/Vellum. We arrived at the halfway point of this month and this is the reminder post of our 20th challenge!

In the card for the first post I used vellum and this time I decided to use acetate.
Shaker card is the first thing pops in my mind when I have to use acetate on a card. I used Dahlia Bouquet from The Ton to create the background of my shaker window. 

I stamped Dahlia Bouquet image on a piece of Canson mixed media paper in Versafine black pigment ink and watercolored it. I then glued the panel on my cardbase placing the bouquet on the right side of the card. To cut the window I aligned a textured cream cardstock and the coordinating die for Dahlia Bouquet with the colored panel and cut the cream panel. I prepared the front panel by adhering the acetate on the back, stamping the sentiment from Always Cherry Blossoms set in Noir and adding foam tape.
I glued some iridescent rhinestones on the flower center and here and there on the colored panel and added some iridescent and silver sequins as shaker element when I assembled the shaker card.
I finished off the card with a orange ribbon.

Hope I could inspire you to make maybe some shaker card for our challenge :)!

Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my talented team mates!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog !
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day - The Ton

Hello everyone!!! Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there!!!

I'm up on The Ton's blog today with a couple of cards. The flowers were colored using Copic refills and alcohol inks. Hope you could stop by to see how I made these!

Thanks for coming!
Have a happy day!


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Seize the Birthday - It's Just a Number

Hello and welcome to my blog! 

Today is Seize the Birthday Thursday again :)! The Toppings option for next fortnight is 

It's Just a Number

As always you can link up any newly created birthday card, if you want to.

Today I used EunJi's digital stamp Sweet Floral Cake for my card. This digital stamp set contains one floral border and several cake images decorated with flowers. I used the border and one cake from them.

I placed the border and wrote the sentiment with the Toppings option on Keynote (an Mac application similar to Powerpoint) and printed it with my laser printer.

I added gold foil on Happy Birthday and ran it through the laminator two times. I then colored the border and the cake, printed on a separate white cardstock, using Copic markers. I colored the glace in light blue and added some shine using a clear glaze pen. The flowers were coated with clear WOS. 

I mounted the colored panel on a light blue cardbase and foam mounted the fussy cut cake on it. 

That was my DT card for today! Hope you liked it!

Please head on over to Seize the Birthday blog to see the cards my talented team mates and our new Surprise Party Guest Sonja from Th Art of Stamping have created!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser Blog Hop hosted by Lea Lawson. She is raising money to purchase gift cards that can be given to the parents of NICU patients at The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. This all happens in honor of Lea's little prince Layton Caleb. For more details behind her story and this incredible event, head over to Lea's blog

The Ton stamps is participating in this Blog Hop and sponsoring with prizes. The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate* to the shop and a stamp set of choice.  (*Gift certificate only applies to The Ton branded stamps, dies, ink and gilding.)

This gorgeous moodboard created by Lea is the inspiration for my card today. 

The color combination is so lovely. I love the wall deco of the baby room in the top left picture in grey, yellow and gold which gave me the inspiration for my card. I added one little fox picked from the right bottom picture. 

I started by gold heat embossing the Bokeh Burst Round stamp on a textured white cardstock and die cutting the circle using the coordinating die. To created the mountain I stamped the second layer of the Mountains in Hampton White pigment ink on some gray cardstock. The third layer was silver heat embossed. I cut the mountain using coordinating die. I silver heat embossed Minor Stripes background on a piece of the same gray cardstock like mountain.

The yellow background for the shaker window was created by blending Lemon Drop on the white cardbase. I added dots using yellow Wink of Stella on it. I assembled the shaker and filled the shaker with Lemon Chiffon sequins. I then foam mounted the mountain and silver striped piece onto the shaker card. 

The sentiment is from Eagle set. I gold heat embossed two sentiments on a strip of yellow cardstock embellished with a thin strip of Gold foil adhesive paper. I foam mounted it onto the card. 
The fox from Hey Foxy set was gold heat embossed, watercolored, fussy cut and foam mounted on top of the sentiment strip. To finish off the card I added some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins. 

That's it from me! Hope you liked looking my card.

There are awesome prizes sponsored by various stamping and papercrafting companies! And there are several ways you can help. You can donate, shop and/or create to support this fundraiser event. Head over to Lea's blog for more details on how to contribute and to stay updated on the fundraising progress.

Below are the links to the participants on this blog hop!!!
Next on the hop is Taylored Expressions!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Wishing you all a happy hopping for this great cause! 


Friday, May 4, 2018

The Flower Challenge #20 - Acetate/Vellum

Hello and Happy Friday!!!

I have my DT card for the latest Flower Challenge to share with you today! 
The theme for this month is to use


I used vellum to soften my bold background and on my main floral image.

I started by stamping Blooming Peony Garden cling background stamp by The Ton in Pink Derby. I stamped it again in embossing ink and heat embossed the image using iridescent EP for some sparkle. I gold heat embossed the biggest peony of the background image on some vellum, colored it on the back using Tombow brush markers and fussy cut it.

I mounted the background panel on a dark red cardbase and added a sheet of vellum cut with a Double Stitched Rectangle die on it. I then glued the vellum flower onto the card over the same big peony image.

I cut the birthday using Birthday word die from some red fun foam and from a cardstock on which I adhered the Silver Adhesive Glitter Paper. I glued the silver sentiment on the red fun foam and mounted it onto the card.  "Happy" was borrowed from Perfect Fit sentiment set. I gold heat embossed it on a dark red cardstock. To finish off I added some Medallion Gold sequins.

The vellum flower is so bold that it looks almost like an colored image on a normal cardstock. I was surprised how bright and bold the colors look even though it was colored on the back of the vellum!!!
Hope you give the vellum or acetate in your stash some love and join in our challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please visit The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Geo Mountain Coverplate Dies - The Ton

Hello everyone! 

I'm on The Ton's blog today with a couple of cards made using Geo Mountain Layering coverplate dies and new floral stamps from the Spring release. Geo Mountain is a set of three coverplate dies, actually designed to use in layers. I used them separately as backdrops for my watercolored florals. 

Hope you could stop by The Ton's blog for more details!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Bloom Rose - EunJi's Digital Stamp

Hello everyone! 

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you. They are featuring EunJi's new digital stamp set: Bloom Rose. Bloom Rose set contains two gorgeous and unique rose diffuser images, one large rose background and one single rose image. I used the rose diffuser images for today's cards. You can see EunJi's beautiful cards using other stamps on her blog

Before I started printing, I prepared the image file by cutting them into individual images using GIMP. 

I kept my first card simple. I printed the diffuser bottle with a rose on Canson mixed media paper and watercolored the image. I printed it with a reduced opacity so the lines look subtle. I'm using Keynote app. It's very handy as you can adjust quite everything on it. 

After done coloring I cut one side of the panel using a border die from A2 Scalloped Borders 3 by spellbinders, tied some natural twine around the panel and foam mounted it on a yellow cardbase.
The sentiment from Painted Peonies by The Ton was gold heat embossed on some yellow cardstock, cut with a stitched circle die and added onto the twine. I added some yellow and clear sequins to finish off the card.

This is the second card.

To print the image for the second card I cut out the diffuser bottle and the butterflies on GIMP and placed them as I wanted on a Keynote page. The paper is Canson mixed media paper, which I use if I want to watercolor the digital images.

I used Color Burst to watercolor the image. After done coloring I added golden and white dots using gel pens, and doodled some swirls and dots on the butterflies.

I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die (The Ton). I trimmed the edges a bit to make the panel slightly smaller than A2 to show the hot pink cardbase on the right side and the bottom of the card.

The sentiment is from Grateful Heart by Penny Black. I stamped it directly onto the colored panel in Noir. I finished off the card by adding some iridescent and clear sequins. 

Hope you stop by EunJi's blog for more inspiration! She posted a few amazing cards using Bloom Rose stamp set!!!

I'm entering the second card into SimonSayStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 
Have a wonderful day!