donderdag 17 augustus 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN (4)

Half way into August, I think it's okay to make Halloween cards. So here is the first of the year. I used the Booyah stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I started by lating out my design and stamping the ghost shapes and the banner. I'm going to add the faces later. I stamped the word Halloween into the banner. All the accessories I stamped on a seperate piece of cardstock. I colored all the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Ghosts: C0 - C3
Banner: Y38 - YR04 - YR07
Accessories: W5 - W7/ W0 - W2/ V17 - V09/ YR16 - YR07/ G07 - G28/ E33 - E31


I fussy cut all the accessories. I also die cut the word happy with the Scripty Happy. Twice from Narwhal cardstock and once from Black Licorice cardstock. I layered them to give it a little dimension. I adhered all the elements onto the panel and added the panel onto a Narwhal cardbase.


To finish it off, I added glitter to the word happy, with the Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir. I also rounded off the bottom corners.

What do you think of my first 2017 Halloween card?

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THANKS A SLOTH (1)

For this thank you card I used the Hang in There stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I entered the card into the Lawn Fawnatics challenge, where the theme was 'custom sentiments'.


I started on the background. I used two Distress Ink and used a wide paint brush to add strokes of those colors to the paper. I used Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon. I also added some splatter of both colors to the background. I set it aside to dry.

I stamped the sloth images and added a couple of leaves. I colored it with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Branch: E5 - E29
Sloth: E31 - E33/ W3 - W5
Leaves: BG93 - BG96


I fussy cut the images and added it to my background. I stamped the sentiment. I used Violet's Abc's and a sentiment from Love Letters. I added the panel onto a piece of Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper. Then added a white cardbase.


Fairly simple, love the sentiment.

Please be sure to check out the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge .


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dinsdag 15 augustus 2017

SENDING YOU MONSTER HUGS (2)

I created a love card with the Monsters set from Avery Elle.


For the background I used the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT. I used Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.

I stamped the images and also a banner from Bannertastic, by Lawn Fawn. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Pink monster: R22 – R35
Purple monster: V04 – V06/ Y17 – Y38
Banner + hearts: Y17 – Y38


I fussy cut the images and added them to the panel. I adhered the panel onto a Guava cardbase and rounded off the two bottom corners.


I hadn’t used this set in a while, it’s always fun to revisit your older stamp sets.

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A WHALE OF THANKS (1)

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


I started by stenciling the Radiating Rays onto the paper, with Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress ink. I then heat embossed on piece of the sentiment onto the card, with Silver embossing powder from Ranger. The other half of the sentiment I stamped in Hippo Ink.


I stamped the whales and die cut them with my Cuttlebug. I embossed a border, with the Stitched Borders from Lawn Fawn. I added the whales and adhered the panel onto a Peacock cardbase.

I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops, in the color Emerald City, making them look like splashes of water.


Wasn’t sure about the design, but it looks okay.

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SENDING HUGS (1)

I created this simple encouragement card with the Color Drops stamp set from My Favorite Things.


I choose three Lawn Fawn Inks to stamp my pattern with. I used Lobster Ink, Sunflower Ink and Manatee Ink. I randomly stamped the different sized drops onto the paper.


I die cut the word hugs, that is from the Words For Friends die set by MFT. I added a piece of Black Licorice cardstock on the back, so you can see it through the letters.

I added the panel onto a Sunflower cardbase and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the card, in the color Dandelion Yellow. I rounded off the bottom right corner.


Really simple, but lovely. This set is so versatile.

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TODAY THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND YOU (1)

For this space themed birthday card, I used the Out of This World stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I started with the background. I used three Distress ink colors and blended them onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. I used Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire. I added some water droplets onto it and dabbed them off with a paper towel.


I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Skin: E00 – E11
Hair: E57 – E29
Suit: Co – C2/ Y38 – YR04/ C5
Planets: BG34 – G02/ B93 – B95/ BG23 – BG49/ Y38 – YR04


I fussy cut the images and die cut two cloud borders, with the Puffy Cloud Borders dies. I assembled the card and stamped the sentiment with Carrot Ink. I added the panel onto a Blue Jay cardbase.

I love creating those galaxy backgrounds.

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dinsdag 8 augustus 2017

WE BLEND WELL TOGETHER (1)

For this simple love card, I combined the So Smooth stamp set with the Aloha mini set, both from Lawn Fawn.


I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock and used masking paper to create a strip, that I will blend with Distress Inks. I used Crushed Olive and Cracked Pistachio and blended them together.


I stamped the pineapple, the cocktail and the strawberries. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Pineapple: BG93 - BG96/ Y15 - Y17
Strawberries: R35 - R22/ BG93 - BG96
Cocktail: YR15 - YR16 - YR07/ R22 - R35


I fussy cut the images, stamped the sentiment and adhered everything together. I added the panel onto a Guava cardbase. I rounded off the bottom right and top left corner.

I think I made this card in 15 minutes. Very simple, yet pretty.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT (1)

For this birthday card, I used the Plane and Simple stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I started by die cutting all the elements. I used the Puffy Cloud Borders, the Sun and Moon dies and the Simple Puffy Cloud dies. For the background, I used two Distress Ink colors to blend. I used Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. For the sun I used Ripe Persimmon and Scattered Straw.


From Plane and Simple I stamped the paper plane. I also used the little cat image from Bicycle Built For You. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Paper Plane: C0 - C2 - C3
Cat: E41 - E43


I stamped the sentiment onto the cloud border, with Hippo Ink and Carrot ink. I then added all the elements together. The panel was adhered to a Sticky Note cardbase.

I really ejoyed making this card and it looks real fun.

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dinsdag 1 augustus 2017

SMILE, IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (2)

For this birthday card I kept it really simple. I used the Color Drops stamp set and the Words For Friends dies, both from My Favorite Things.


I took one of the drops and stamped a pattern from left to right. I used three Lawn Fawn ink colors: Peachy Keen, Peacock and Celery Stick. I then took a smaller drop stamp and one of the dots to finish my pattern with the same colors.


I took some Mermaid cardstock and die cut the word Smile twice. I stacked them and adhered them to the panel. I stamped the rest of the sentiment (which is from Jump For Joy, by Lawn Fawn) onto a strip of Mermaid cardstock and adhered it underneath the Smile.


I added the panel onto a Cilantor cardbase. As a finishing touch I added some glitter to the word Smile, with the Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir. I also rounded off the top right and bottom left corner.

There are so many patterns you can create with this stamp set and so many color pallettes to choose from. I'm going to make a card set with this set too.

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HEY, GULLFRIEND! (1)

For this friendship card I used the Seaside Seagulls stamp set from My Favorite Things.


I started by die cutting six squares from a piece of white cardstock, using the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables from Lawn Fawn. For the background, the piece that is going to show through the six windows, I used a piece of watercolor cardstock and blended Distress Inks onto that paper. I used three colors: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.


I stamped all the seagull images and colored them with Copic Markers. They are really simple to color. Here are the colors I used:
Seagulls: W0 - W2
Beaks: Y38 - YR04
Pole: E57 - E29


I fussy cut the images and assembled the card. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto Black Licorice cardstock, with White embossing powder from Ranger. I trimmed it to a thin strip and added it to the card. I adhered the panel onto a Sunflower cardbase.

I love those multiple window dies, so since I don't have on I created one myself. I really like how it turned out.

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MONTHLY 9: JULY 2017

Bye bye July, hello August. Here are my nine favorite projects for the month of July.


I'd Be Otterly Lost Without You (2)

Whale Wishes (1)

Card Set: Seaside Seaguls (1)

Waving Hello (5)

Ewe Are the Best (2)

It's Your Birthday (1)

Aloha (2)

Hope Your Birthday is Unforgettable (4)

Hang in There (2)

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donderdag 27 juli 2017

ALOHA (2)

For this summer themed card, I used the Palm Trees die set from Lawn Fawn.


I started by die cutting a circle, with the Small Stitched Circle Stackables. I then embossed clouds into it, with the Stitched Cloudy Backdrops: Landscape. I die cut a hill, and all the elements from the Palm Trees die set. I used Distress Inks to add color to them. Here are the colors I used:
Sky: Mermaid Lagoon
Sand: Scattered Straw + Brushed Corduroy
Tree trunks: Vintage Photo
Leaves: Crushed Olive
Coconuts: Walnut Stain
Crab: Candied Apple


I adhered all the elements together and went over to the background. I kept it fairly simple. I took a large brush and did some simple brush strokes from left to right, using Candied Apple Distress Ink as watercolor. I set it aside to dry. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, from the set Aloha, with white embossing powder from Ranger.


I added the circle onto the background and then onto a Chili Pepper cardbase.

I just love these summer scenes.

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HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS UNFORGETTABLE (4)

I created this birthday card with the Mama Elephant stamp set The Cat's Meow.


I started by die cutting a rectangle, with the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn. I also used the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables, to die cut two square windows.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, with white embossing powder from Ranger. The sentiment is from Ella & Friends, also from Mama Elephant. I then blended some Distress Inks onto the paper. I used Squeezed Lemonade and a little bit of Ripe Persimmon towards the top. For the background, that will go behind the windows, I used Ripe Persimmon again.


I set the panel aside and went over to my stamping. I stamped the big cat stamp and also two of the seperate cats. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors i used:
Cat's main colors: W0 - W2/ E57 - E29/ E00 - E11/ E32 - E33/ W5 - W7
Ears + noses: E04
Accessories: YR00 - YR02/ Y02 - Y06/ YR16 - YR07/ R22 - R35


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

When I first used this stamp set, I thought I wouldn't come up with something completely different. But I did and it looks amazing!

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