donderdag 20 juli 2017

CARD SET: SEASIDE SEAGULLS (1)

I decided to make three cards with one set again. This time I choose the Seaside Seagulls stamp set from My Favorite Things.


For the first card (bottom left card) I started by using the Cloud stencil from MFT. I didn't create clouds, I made waves with them. I used four different Distress Ink colors. From top to bottom I used: Thumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire. Above the waves, I wanted to create rays of sunlight. I used the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT and applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink onto the paper.

I colored te seagulls (I used the same colors on all cards) and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Seagulls: C0 - C2
Beaks: Y15 - Y17
Pole: E57 - E29

I fussy cut the images. I wanted to create some wave slots, to put the seagulls in. I used the Ocean Wave Accents from Lawn Fawn. I added the seagulls onto the card. I heat embossed the sentiment with White embossing powder from Ranger, onto a piece of Blue Jay cardstock. I adhered the panel onto a Mermaid cardbase.


For card two (bottom right card) is used the Herringbone Brick stencil from MFT. I applied Thumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Ink onto the paper. I then die cut three squares, with the Ouside In Stitched Square Stackables from Lawn Fawn. For the background, the part you can see through the squares, I applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the paper.

I colored the seagulls and fussy cut them. I added everything together and heat embossed the sentiment. I added the panel onto a Blue Jay cardbase.


For the final card (top card) I kept it really simple. I took a piece of watercolor cardstock and die cut a square with the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables. For the inside part, I took the Cloud stencil again and applied two Distress Inks onto it. I used Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire, again to make waves. I left the sky white. For the outside part, I only used Squeezed Lemonade and made it darker on the bottom and lighter towards the top.

I die cut another wave, with the Ocean Wave Accents. I colored the image and fussy cut it. I assembled the card and added the heat embossed sentiment. I added the panel onto a Blue Jay cardbase. And done are all three my cards.


I made three very different cards, but kept the same color pallette and theme. I'm so in love with these stamps, really easy to create pretty cards with.

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dinsdag 18 juli 2017

YOU ROCKED IT! (2)

I wanted to create a card for a friend who is about to get her driver's licence. So I used the Home For the Holidays stamps et, from Lawn Fawn.


I started by die cutting a rectangle for the background, with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. And two hilss with the Stitched Hillside Borders. For the sky I used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks to blend. I then took the Radiating Rays stencil from My Favorite THings and applied Ripe Persimmon Distress on top. For the hills I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink.


I stamped the sentiment on the front hill, which is from the Strike Up the Band stamp set by MFT. I stamped the little car image and colored it with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Car: R14 - R46 - R59/ W0/ W5 - W7/ Y38/ B00


I fussy cut the image and assembled the card. I added the panel onto a Chili Pepper cardbase.  I added some glitter to the car, with the Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir.

I hope she passes, I think she will!

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THANKS (5)

I created this thank you card with The Cat's Meow stamp set from Mama Elephant.


It's a very big stamp, so a tool like the MISTI is perfect for this. It wasn't easy to stamp it though. I colored the entire stamp with Copci Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Cats: W0 - W2/ E57 - E29/ E41 - E43/ W5 - W7/ E31 - E33
Accessories: R22 - R35/ Y11 - Y02


I stamped the sentiment, which is from Whale Wishes by Mama Elephant. FOr the top of the card, I used some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I went really soft, because this isn't watercolor paper and it does not blend that well.

I added the panel onto a Sunflower cardbase. I found that the card needed a little but more. I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in the color Dandelion Yellow. I also rounded off the two top corners.


I just love this large stamp, can't wait to use it again.

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BEST WISHES (1)

For this birthday card, I used the Whale Wishes stamp set from Mama Elephant.


I started by die cutting a rectangle and some waves. I used the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and the Stitched Hillside Borders, both from Lawn Fawn. For the sky, I blended some Squeezed Lemonade onto the paper. I then took the Radiating Rays stencil from My Favorite Things and blended Wild Hones Distress Ink onto it. For the waves, I used Thumbled Glass Distress Ink.


I stamped the images and I didn't need to color them at all. I die cut them with my Cuttlebug and stamped the sentiment onto the background. I also stamped the water splashes, in Manatee Ink.

I assembled the card and added the panel onto a Blue Jay cardbase.


That stencil is just amazing!!!

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zaterdag 8 juli 2017

CRAFTY HAUL (14)

For June and July I got myself a bunch of new craft supplies, from a few different companies. Here is what I got.


When I saw The Cat's Meow stamp set, from Mama Elephant, I just had to have it. It's a large stamp, with a group of cats. All different characters, it looks so great. And you don't need to be a cat lover at all. This isn't like any other stamp set I have seen.

I love the Lawn Fawn Inks. In fact, they are the only colored inks I use. I tried the MFT inks as well, but they just didn't gave the finish that the Lawn Fawn Inks have. So to add to my collection I got Peacock Ink and Celery Stick Ink. I was in the need of another blue and green shade.

The Seaside Seagull stamp from My Favorite Things is super cute. I saw so many great projects already with this stamp set. And that one sentiment, with the "mine mine mine", is just fantastic.

The Color Drops stamp set from My Favorite Things is something completely different from what I normally buy and use. But I saw such great cards and I have so many ideas for this set, that I couldn't resist. I just can't wait to use these drops in multicolors.

The Palm Trees set was in my shopping cart the last time, but I had to eliminate some stuff because else I would be poor now. So I waited a while to get this. It's a great set to accompany the Ahoy, Matey set, also from Lawn Fawn. But also as a stand alone die set. I already made one card with this set and it's a joy to work with!

The mini sets from Lawn Fawn are such a great price point and there is so much you can do with them. The Aloha stamp set is this cute pineapple, that I already have a ton of ideas for. Like a white heat embossed background, where I watercolor the pineapples. So be on the lookout for that!

The Radiating Rays stencil from My Favorite Things was sold out everywhere, all the time. I finally got my hands on it. It's such a great stencil. I saw Nichol Spohr use it a couple of times in her YouTube tutorials and I fell in love with this stencil. It adds so much to a card.

I have stitched circles and rectangles, so it was time to add some squares. I got the Inside Out Stitched Square Stackables from Lawn Fawn. And it's a bit different than the others, because it creates a stitched edge on the insed and the outside of the die cut. Amazing!

Sometimes I buy craft supplies from other crafters, who don't use them anymore. I found this Mama Elephant stamp set online, the Whale Wishes set. Killer whales are my favorite animals and I couldn't find this set anywhere. So I was Lucky to find this add online and I got this set with the dies. And besides those great whale images, I love those big words as well. I'm going to use thoses a lot!

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donderdag 6 juli 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (23)

For this birthday card, I used the Up In the Air stamp set from My Favorite Things.


I started by stamping the hot air ballons several times onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. I heat embossed the images with White Embossing Powder from Ranger. I then watercolor the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Here are all the colors I used on the card:
032 - Persian Blue
052 - Bright Yellow
072 - Beige
081 - Light Violet
045 - Pale Green
031 - Cobalt Blue


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with that same embossing powder, onto a piece of Black Licorice cardstock from Lawn Fawn. I trimmed the strip and adhered it onto the panel (that I BTW die cut with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX from MFT.


I added the panel onto a Sunflower cardbase and applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops onto the card, in the colors Dandelion Yellow and Apple Green.

I really love watercoloring with these markers, especially with heat embossed images.

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WAVING HELLO (4)

For this card I used only dies to create a scene. I used the new Palm Trees die set from Lawn Fawn to create this beach scene. I also entered this card into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge .


I started by die cutting all the elements. Besides the Palm Trees set, I also used the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched Hillside Borders, Sun and Moon dies and the Slide On Over dies.


I used Distress Inks to color all the elements. Here are the colors I used:
Sky: Thumbled Glass
Waves: Mermaid Lagoon
Beach: Brushed Corduroy
Sun: Mustard Seed + Wild Honey
Crab: Fired Brick
Palm trees: Vintage Photo + Crished Olive + Mowed Lawn
Coconuts: Walnut Stain


I wanted to create a slider card, where the sun appears behind the waves. I die cut a slider track with the Slide On Over dies and started assembling the card. I doubled up the foam tape, so the sun has plenty of room to slide. I stamped the sentiment, from mermaid For You, onto the sun in Doe Ink. I added the panel onto a Sunflower cardsbase.


This card was a lot of work, but it was worth it. I love the look of this scene. PLease make sure you check out the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge for more inspiration.


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woensdag 5 juli 2017

I'D BE OTTERLY LOST WITHOUT YOU (2)

For this thank you card, I combined a bunch of stamps and dies from different companies. The main focus is on the Otterly Love You stamp set from My Favorite Things.


I took a piece of Mermaid cardstock and repeatedly stamped the words 'thank you' onto it. I used Merman Ink from Lawn Fawn, the stamp is from Mama Elephant's Bear Hugs. When I finished the stamping, I die cut the panel with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn.

I stamped on of the otter images and the two fish that come in the set. I colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Otter: E31 - E33
Fish: C3 - C5


I fussy cut the images. I die cut a scalloped circle, with the Scalloped Circle Stackables from Lawn Fawn and blended some Abandoned Coral Distress Ink onto it. I stamped the sentiment onto the scallped circle and assembled the card.

I added the panel onto a piece of Let's Polka in the Meadow patter paper, adhered it to a white cardbase and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to it in the color white.


For this card I was winging it, it just happened. It turned out pretty good.

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EWE ARE THE BEST (2)

For this friendship card, I used the Ewe Are the Best stamp set from My Favorite Things.


I started by die cutting a watercolor piece of cardstock, with the Stitched Hilsside Borders. I used Distress Inks to color all the different pieces. I used Crushed Olive for the grass portions and Thumbled Glass for the sky. I stamped the sentiment onto one of the hills.


I stamped the images from the stamp set and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Sheep: W0 - W2/ E41 - E43/ W7
Fence: E31 - E34
Trees: YG11 - G21/ E34
Windmill: E18 - E29/ W3 - W5 - W7/ R14 - R17


I fussy cut the images and assembled the card.

It wasn't easy to line up all the die cut pieces, but I'm super happy with the result!

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dinsdag 4 juli 2017

YOU'RE SEW THOUGHTFUL (1)

Sometimes a card is created along the way. You have a vague idea, but you see it come to life in front of you. That's that happened with this card, where I used the Sewn With Love stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I started by die cutting a piece of watercolor cardstock with the Fancy SCalloped Rectangle Stackables and the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, both from Lawn Fawn. I wanted an inlay here, so I kept the pieces together and taped them on the back.

I used an ink blending tool and two Distress Ink colors to give the panel some color. I started with Abandoned Coral and then added Ripe Persimmon. I added some waterd rops onto it and dabbed them off with a paper towel. I set the panel aside to focus on my coloring.

I stamped several images from the stamp set and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Sewing machine + Scissors: C0 - C3/ R14 - R46
Buttons + Pin cushion: R14 - R46/ Y00 - Y02/ YG11 - G21
Jar: C0/ C3 - C5
Spool: E31 - E33/ YG11 - G21


I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies and assembled the card. I heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing Powder from Ranger. I added the panel onto a white cardbase and done it is.


This card is so perfect to say thank you to someone who Always thinks of you and other, before thinking of themselves.

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IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (1)

I wanted to watercolor, so I used the So Jelly stamp st from Lawn Fawn to create a summer themed birthday card. I entered this card into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge where the theme is 'Summertime Fun'.


I die cut a piece of watercolor cardstock with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I stamped the starfish repeatedly onto the paper and heat embossed it with white embossing powder from Ranger. I then went ahead and watercolored all the starfish with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Starfish: 052 - Bright Yellow, 070 - Orange, 050 - Yellow


I stamped the banner from Bannertastic and heat embossed it with Clear Gloss Embossing Powder from Wow. I used the two yellow markers from before, to color the banner. Then I heat embossed the sentiment, from Jump For Joy, with White Embossing Powder from Wow.

I fussy cut the banner and adhered it to the panel. Then I added the panel onto a piece of Beachside paper, that I die cut with the Fance Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. I adhered the panel onto a white cardbase.


Summer fun? Did I meet the brief? Be sure to check out the challenge.



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REMEMBER, YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME (3)

I got this great idea for a card, featuring the mouse from the Wild For You stamp set from Lawn Fawn. It turned out very cheesy.


I started by die cutting severel sizes of circles from watercolor cardstock, using the Small Stitched Circle Stackables. I then used an ink blending tool to apply Distress Ink onto it. I used Squeezed Lemonade for the front and the panel that goes behind it was blended with Fossilized Amber. I wanted it to look like a piece of cheese.


I stamped the mouse image three times and colored it with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Mice: W0 - W2/ W3 - W5/ W5 - W7


I fussy cut the mice and started assembling the card. I stamped the sentiment in Hippo Ink. It's from the Ella and Friends stamp set, by Mama Elephant.

One idea in my head and done within 15 minutes.

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