woensdag 15 november 2017

CARD SET: OCEAN FUN (1)

I made three cards with the Ocean Fun stamp set from My Favorite Things. Three similar cards, only exchanging the color pallette and the sentiment.


I used my MISTI for these cards, because I wanted to create a pattern and it had to be the same on all three cards. Only the colors are different. I used three color pallettes. Here are all the Lawn Fawn Inks I used on each card (from left to right):
Left card: Celery Stick Ink, Moontone Ink, Merman Ink, Fish Tank Ink
Middle card: Minty Fresh Ink, Peacock Ink, Lobster Ink, Wild Rose Ink
Right card: Butter Ink, Peachy Keen Ink, Fresh Lavender Ink, Ballet Slippers Ink


For the sentiments, I used the Words for Friends dies from My Favorite Things. I used all the three words that come in the set and used one for each card.


I used Ballet Slippers cardstock, Mermaid cardstock and Peacock cardstock for the cardbases and added everything together.

They were pretty time consuming, lots of stamping. But it was so much fun and the cards are pretty simple overall.


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HOLIDAY GREETINGS (2)

For this holiday card, I used the Winter Village and Home For the Holidays stamp sets from lawn Fawn.


I started on the background. I heat embossed the sentiment with white Ranger embossing powder and then did some ink blending. I used two Distress Ink colors: Peaock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch. I the die cut some hills, with the Stitched Hillside Borders. I trimmed a strip of white cardstock, embossed a stitched line with the Stitched Borders dies and added Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to it.


I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Trees: G21 - BG96/ E57 (Ruby Romance embossing powder from Wow, for the ornaments)
Car: R14 - R17 - R46/ B00/ W5 - W7/ C3/ Y17
Houses: C3 - C5/ E31 - E33/ E08 - E18/ Y15 - Y17/ R14 - R17 - R46


I fussy cut the images and assembled the card. I added the panel onto a Rasperry cardbase.

I really enjoy creating those wintery scenes with these houses and trees.


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maandag 13 november 2017

THANKS, YOU'RE ONE IN A MELON (1)

Time for a clean and simple card. I used the Simple Fruits stamp set from Altenew.


I used the melon image, because I wanted to create a thank you card with that fun sentiment. Because it’s one solid image, I had to be a little creative with the stamping. I didn’t want the melon to be one color. I used two Lawn Fawn inks: Lobster Ink and Freshly Cut Grass Ink. Every time I stamped the melon, I covered the entire melon in that one ink and whipped off the part that I didn’t want in that color. It takes some time and it’s not always perfect, but eventually it worked out really well.


After stamping all my melons, I die cut the word thanks with the Thanks Word die from paper Smooches. Before I die cut it, I covered a piece of white paper in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Gloss embossing powder from Wow. This way I get a little bit more dimension to the word. I added this die cut word to the panel and stamped the rest of the sentiment underneath it.


I added the panel onto a Cilantro cardbase, rounded off the top right corner and added some Crystal Drops from Nuvo to the card. I used the colors Red Berry and Apple Green.

Such a fun card to create, I just love all those fruit images.

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THIS IS A BEARY GOOD BOOK (1)

I wanted to create some bookmarks with the For You, Deer stamp set and the add-on dies.


I started by die cutting the book, which is usually meant to create a tag. I used three different carsdtocks: Blue Jay, Mermaid and Peacock.

I heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger embossing powder, in the color white.

I stamped the bear images six time, both the face and the back. I colored the bears in three different colors. I used Copic Markers to color them. Here are the colors I used:
Bears: C0 – C3/ W5 – W7/ E31 – E33
Ears: RV10


I die cut the images with my Cuttlebug and assembled the tags. I added some twine to them and done are my bookmarks.


I think I will add these to a few of my Christmas cards this year, to the bookworms in my family and friend circle.


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY (24)

For this birthday card, I used the Up in the Air stamp set from My Favorite Things, combining it with the Radiating Rays stencil.


I wanted to create a bold and bright background, with the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT. I used Distress Inks, but I didn’t want them to fade into white. I used a heavy hand to apply the colors and made them as dark as possible. I used three color of Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon and Abandoned Coral. I added some water drops and dabbed them off with a paper towel. Because I used such a heavy hand, the water droplets don’t show up as much as they usually do. So I decided to add some extra splatter, with the White Gold watercolor, from the Starry Color watercolor set. I also added a blended circle onto the middle of the rays, that I die cut with the Small Stitched Circle Stackables from Lawn Fawn.


I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Big hot air balloon: B12 – B14/ Y00 – Y02/ B18 – B39
Small hot air balloon: B12 – B14/ Y00 – Y02
Baskets: E57 – E29
Cat: W2 – W3 – W5/ E04
Clouds: C0


I die cut the images with my Cuttlebug, stamped the sentiment and assembled the card. I added the panel onto a Sticky Note cardbase.

At first I wasn’t sure about the bold background, but when I put it all together I was very pleased with this design.


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CARD SET: CHEERY CHRISTMAS (1)

Another card set, three cards made with one stamp set. This time I used the Cheery Christmas stamps from Lawn Fawn.


For the front panel, I wanted to create similar designs, but with different borders, colors and images. I die cut three panels with the Scalloped Borders from Lawn Fawn. There are three designs in this set and I used a different one for each card.


I wanted to do some ink blending on each panel. I used a different Distress Ink color for each panel. I used: Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover and Candied Apple. I added some water drops to the panels and dabbed them off with a paper towel. I stamped the sentiment on the panels, I used the same for all three.


I stamped the images that I will use on the cards. I colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Deer + squirrels: E18 – E08/ E41 – E43
String of lights: R14 – R46/ Y02- Y08/ YG06 – YG07
Presents + ornaments: R14 – R46/ G06 – G07/ Y02 – Y06
Acorn: E57 – E29
Bird: YR00 – YR02/ YR07
Tree: Noble Fir Ink


I fussy cut all the images and assembled the cards. I added a piece of Perfectly Plaid Christmas paper on each card, a different pattern for each. I used thee different cardstocks for the cardbases: Noble Fir, Cilantro and Chili Pepper.

Another card set done, so simple and handy, because I made three cards in one go!

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dinsdag 7 november 2017

WITH SYMPATHY (3)

When I bought the Modern Trees stamp set from My Favorite Things, I thought it would be perfect for a sympathy card. They are Always difficult to make, but not with this set.


I started on the background. I trimmed a cardbase and blended Tumble Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks onto it. I die cut two hills and blended Twisted Citron onto those. I love this green! I stamped the sentiment on one of the hills.


I stamped all the trees in Lawn Fawn Inks: Doe Ink, Butter Ink, Peachy Keen Ink, Cranberry Ink, Lobster Ink and Carrot Ink.
I fussy cut all the trees and adhered them onto the panel. I added the panel onto a Sticky Note cardbase and rounded of the top right and bottom left corners.


It's a very simple card to create, but I really love how diverse this set is.

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IT'S PENGUIN-ING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS (2)

For this Christmas card, I used the Here We Go A-Waddling stamp set by Lawn Fawn.


I die cut a square frame, with the Stitched Square Scallop Frames from My Favorite Things. I wanted the frame and the inside piece to stay together, so I taped them together on the back. I blended two Distress Ink colors onto this panel: Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. I left a little white towards the bottom, to make it look like a snowy ground.

I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Penguins: W5 - W7/ C0
Beaks + feet: Y38 - YR07
Accessories: R17 - R46/ B14 - B37/ YG07 - G07/ Y06 - Y15
Street Light: Y06 - Y15


I stamped the speech bubble three time and stamped it in Lawn Fawn Inks: Sunflower Ink, Lobster Ink and Freshly Cut Grass Ink. I fussy cut all the images and assembled the card. I stamped the sentiment and added the panel onto a piece of Knit Picky pattern paper. The card was adhered onto a Chili Pepper cardbase.


I just love these singing penguins!

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SENDING JOY FOR THE HOLIDAYS (4)

For this simple snowy Christmas card, I used the Snow Much Fun stamp set from Avery Elle.


I started with the background. I used the Cloud stencil from MFT and blended three Distress Ink colors onto some watercolor cardstock. I used Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch.

I die cut a snowy hill, with the Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the sentiment onto it, with Celerey Stick Ink and Wild Rose Ink, using the Merry Messages stamp set.


I stamped the image and colored it with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Bear: C0 - C2
Bunny: E33 - E31
Scarf bear: G07 - YG07
Scarf bunny: R22 - R35
Goggles: R22 - R35/ B14 - B12
Sled: E57 - E29


I fussy cut the image and assembled the card. I added the card onto a Peacock cardbase and rounded off the top right corner.

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maandag 6 november 2017

THANK YOU (2)

For this thank you card I used the Harvest Mouse stamp set by My Favorite Things.


I started on the background. I used watercolor paper and Distress Inks as watercolors. I used five Distress Ink colors: Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar. I wetted the paper and added the colors one by one to the paper. Trying to blend it and create a soft look.


I stamped and heat embossed the big sentiment, from Thank You Wishes by Mama Elephant, with Ranger embossing powder in the color white.

I added some white paint to the background, by flicking a paint brush over the panel to create splatter.

I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Mice: C0 - C2
Clothes: B18 - B39/ YG41 - G02/ V17 - V09
Apple + berries: R17 - R46


I fussy cut the images and added them to the panel. I adhered the panel onto a piece of Ballet Slippers cardbase.

I'm not completely sure about this design, love the colors though.

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DROPPING BY TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS (1)

For this card, I was inspired by my favorite crafty YouTuber Nichol Spohr. I used the For You, Deer stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I started by die cutting the back panel. I used the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I used Blueprint Sketch to blend this panel and heat embossed snow onto it, with the white embossing powder from Ranger. I also had a white panel die cut. I added both panels to my cardbase, which is an accetate cardbase. The blended one goes on the inside, the white one on the back, to hide the adhesive.


I trimmed a white piece of cardstock, twice. One for the front an one for the inside. I added some stitching detail to the top of both strips, using the Stitched Borders. I stamped the sentiment in Lobster Ink and Fish Tank Ink.

I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Deer: E57 - E29/ E11 - E21/ E41 - E43
Bear: C0 - C2
Ears: R22


I die cut the images with the coordinating dies and assembled the card. I added a red nose to the deer facing the front, using Nuvo Crystal Drops in the color Red Berry.


I Always love to be inspired by fellow crafters.

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