donderdag 12 december 2019

A LITTLE TOUCAN OF APPRECIATION (2)

For this thank you card, I used the Hello Toucan stamp set and Jungle Frame die from Hero Arts.


For the frame, I used Rainforest cardstock.

For the background, I wanted to do some watercoloring. I used Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Inks. I love how it turned out.


I stamped the toucan image and colored it with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Toucan: W7 – W5/ YR21 – Y38 – YR68/ BG18

I fussy cut the image and assembled the card. I added the frame onto the watercolored background with foam tape.


I stamped the sentiment, added highlights to the toucan and added Nuvo Drops in the colors Bubblegum Blush and Buttermilk.

Super simple, but a bright and cheerful card.

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CHRISTMAS TAGS (10)

I’m seeing all these great Christmas tags and a lot of the crafters are using the Build-a-House die set from Lawn Fawn. So I was inspired and tried it too.


I wanted to create three gift tags and I had to do a lot of die cutting for this. I used the Build-a-House Christmas Add-On as well. All the cardstocks I used are Lawn Fawn: Fog cardstock, Storm Cloud cardstock, Cilantro cardstock, Kraft, cardstock, Chili Pepper cardstock, Sticky Note cardstock, Noble Fir cardstock.

I ink blended the houses with the Small Brick Wall stencil from My Favorite Things, using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.


For the little lights, I used gold Sparkle cardstock.

I assembled the houses and added some twine between the front an back piece. I knotted them.

I stamped “to” and “from” on the back, using Lobster Ink. These stamps are from Say What? Holiday Critters stamp set.


I can’t wait to add them to my Christmas presents.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS (9)

For this Christmas card, I got creative with the Tiger, Oh My! die set from Spellbinders. I combined it with the Stitched Ornaments die set from Lawn Fawn.


I started by die cutting the elements for the tiger. I used Lawn Fawn cardstocks for this: Canned Pumpkin cardstock, Vanilla Malt cardstock, Black Licorice cardstock, Chili Pepper cardstock and Noble Fir cardstock.

For the ornaments, I used Chili Pepper cardstock and noble Fir cardstock. I added the little topper and strings to it, using Fog cardstock.


For the background, I took some Kraft cardstock. I stamped a plaid pattern onto it using Cranberry Ink and Noble Fir Ink. The stamp set I used is from Concord & 9th, the Happy Plaid stamp set.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, using silver embossing powder from Ranger.

As a finishing touch, I added some dots and highlights to the images.


I had no idea what I wanted for this card, I just knew I wanted to use the tiger die. Well, it turned out real fun!

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maandag 9 december 2019

HAPPY HOLIDAYS (8)

For this dinosaur themed Christmas card, I used the cute Rawrsome stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


For the background I used Sage Leaf cardstock and I ink blended the top edge with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.

I die cut two hills, using the Stitched Hillside Borders and some white cardstock.


I stamped the images. I also used some additional images from Cheery Christmas, Butterfly Kisses, Christmas Fishes and Toboggan Together. I colored all the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Dinosaurs: W0 - W3/ YR21 - Y38/ R22 - R35/ YG11 - YG13
Hats: R22 - R35
Volcano: E41 - E43/ YR21 - Y38 - YR68
Grass: YG11 - YG13
Rocks: E41 - E43


I fussy cut all the images and assembled the card. I added the sentiment and also some footprints in the snow. The footprints were stamped in Manatee Ink.

As a finishing touch I added highlights and dots to the images and snow to the sky, using a white gelly roll pen.


Isn't this the cutest Christmas scene? I just love it. It turned out way better than I thought it would.

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donderdag 5 december 2019

CONGRATS ON YOUR BUNDLE OF JOY (3)

On request, I created this baby card. I used the Critters Down Under stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


For the background I used Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Oxide Inks. I splattered some water drops at the end. For the grass, I used the Simple Grassy Hillside Borders and Cilantro carsdtock. I ink blended the edges with Lucky Clover Oxide Ink.


I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Kangooroo: E31 - E33 - E35
Koala: C0 - C3 - C5/ RV10 - R83/ W7
Bird: E71 - E74 - E79/ E41 - E43/ BG000 - B00/ YR21 - Y38
Crocodile: G43 - G46
Trees: E71 - E74 - E79/ G43 0 G46
Rocks: E71 0 E74 - E79
Leaves: G43 - E46


I die cut the images and assembled the card.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, which comes from the Plus One stamp set. I also added some dots and highlights with a white gelly roll pen.


I adhered the panel onto a Guava cardbase.

I love using older sets after a long time not using it. It feels like a new set again.

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woensdag 4 december 2019

WOODLAND CRITTER HUGGERS (4)

The new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is up and running and today one of my projects is featured on theit blog. I used the Woodland Critter Huggers die set, the Bat Add-On die set and the Winter Add-On die set for this gift card holder.


I used Lawn Fawn cardstock for all the elements. Here are all the cardstocks I used: Narwhal cardstock, Storm Cloud carsdtock, Guava cardstock, Peacock cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Chili Pepper cardstock and Black Licorice cardstock.


I assembled the bat and added some highlights and dots, white my white gelly roll pen.

How cute is this Christmas bat?


Please make sure to check out the challenge on the Lawn Fawnatics Blog and join us!!!


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maandag 2 december 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS (18)

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy card. I used the Home for the Holidays stamp set from Hero Arts for this simple card. I only used the tree image.


I took a piece of Cilantro cardstock and stamped and heat embossed the tree image, with Gold embossing powder from Ranger. I ink blended the edges of the panel with Lucky Clover Oxide Ink.

I took the Starry Colors watercolor set from Gansai Tambi and added some metallic paint to the ornaments on the trees. I added some platter to it as well, with the same watercolors.


I used the Merry Script die and die cut it from Sparkle cardstock. The rest of the sentiment was stamp and heat embossed with Pearl Gold Sparkle embossing powder from Wow.


Super simple, but a more classic and elegant look. Sometimes you just need to do something different.

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