maandag 4 december 2017

OH HAPPY DAY (3)

I created this simple birthday card, using the Bits & Pieces stamp set from Concord & 9th.


I wanted to use the hexagon shape, the hexagon shape with striped texture and the hexagon shape with dotted texture. I started with the solid hexagon. I used three Lawn Fawn ink colors for that: Mermaid Ink, Wild Rose Ink and Celery Stick Ink. For the textured hexagon I used three different colors, a slightly darker tone then the ones I already used: Merman Ink, Lobster Ink and Freshly Cut Grass Ink.


Inbetween the pattern, I stamped the sentiment. I added the panel to a Sunflower cardbase.

I think I was done within 15 minutes. I just love this set!


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CHRISTMAS TAGS (3)

I already made a card and shaker ornaments with the Stitched Ornaments dies, from Lawn Fawn. Time for some gift tags.


I started by die cutting all the elements. I used four Lawn Fawn cardstock colors: Sticky Note, Ballet Slippers, Peacock and Guava.


I adhered everything together and added "to-from" onto the back of each tag. I also stamped a small message, from the Tiny Tag Sayings stamp set. I added the toppers (from narwal cardstock) and two different colors of twine to the tags.


You can use them as ornaments, but with the little message on the back it's a perfect gift tag.

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WE MAKE A GREAT PEAR (1)

The Simple Fruits stamp set from Altenew is perfect for simple cards!


I started on stenciling a part of the front panel. I used the Halftone stencil from Altenew and blended some Twisted Citron Distress Ink onto the paper through the stencil.


I then stamped the pear, twice. Both times in two different colors. For the left pear, I used Butter Ink and Sunflower Ink. For the right pear I used Celery Stick Ink and Freshly Cut Grass Ink. All are Lawn Fawn inks.

I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Raspberry cardstock and adhered it to the panel. I also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops, in the color Red Berry, to the panel. I adhered the panel onto a piece of Raspberry cardstock and rounded off the top right and bottom left corners.


I wished I didn't add the Nuvo drops, but I still like the card.

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CHRISTMAS TAGS (2)

I created some Christmas gift tags, with the For You, Deer stamp set and For You, Deer Add-On die set. Both from Lawn Fawn.


I started on die cutting the tags, from Chili Pepper cardstock. I stamped the bear and deer, back and front each twice, so I can make four tags. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Deer: E08 - E18/ W2 - W5/ E41 - E43
Bear: E31 - E33
Ears: R83


I die cut all the elements and adhered them together. I stamp the sentiment on the front of each tag, and 'to-from' on the back. I put some Nuvo Crystal Drops, in the color Red Berry, to the nose of each deer. And white dots to the bear's cheeks. I added some twine to the tags and they are ready to add to a gift.


So easy to create, yet so much fun!

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ALOHA (3)

To get away from all the cold for a second, I created this beachy themed friendship card. I used the Palm Trees dies from Lawn Fawn.


I started on the background/ sky, that I blended with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. I then die cut all the elements from the Palm Trees set and waves, that I used the Ocean Hillside Pop-Up Add-On dies for. I used Distress Inks on all the elements. Here are the colors I used:
Ocean: Mermaid Lagoon
Island: Fossilized Amber
Palm trees: Brushed Corduroy, Twisted Citron
Coconuts: Walnut Stain
Crab: Candied Apple


I assembled the card and stamped the sentiment, which is from the Aloha stamp set.


This is my first time using that ocean die. Perfect in combination with the Palm Trees dies.

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CHRISTMAS SHAKER ORNAMENTS (2)

I created some Christmas shaker ornaments, using the Stitched Ornaments dies from Lawn Fawn.


I started by die cutting all the elements. I wanted to create frames, so the shaker is see through. I die cut four layers, plus two layers of accetate. No foam adhesive is going to be added to these shakers.

I used three different Lawn Fawn cardstocks: Noble Fir, Chili Pepper and Cilantro.


When I assembled the shaker ornaments, I added the shaker elements inside before adhering the last layer. I added the toppers, which I die cut from Narwhal cardstock. I added some twine to the shakers, so they can actually hang.


Mixed feelings about these shakers, but I think it will be a fun surprise inside a Christmas card.

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KEEP SWIMMING (2)

For this encouragement card, I used the Ocean Fun stamp set from My Favorite Things.


I started by stamping the sea creatures. I used Lawn Fawn inks for this. Here are the colors I used:
Sword fish: Grape Soda Ink
Fish: Carrot Ink
Crab: Lobster Ink


I fussy cut the images and went over to my scene. I wanted to create a port hole, for the sea animals to peek through. I die cut a piece of Narwhal cardstock, with two circles from the Small Stitched Circle Stackables. For the background inside the port hole, I used Watercolor Wishes paper. I added a piece of clear accetate to the port hole, added my sea creatures to the watercolor wishes paper and added the port hole on top.


I trimmed a piece of Knock On Wood paper and added the port hole to it. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Chili Pepper cardstock and adhered it to the panel. I adhered the panel onto a piece of Chili Pepper cardstock.


As a finishing touch, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the port hole. I used the color Silver Moondust.

So much you can do with this set!

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dinsdag 28 november 2017

HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS UNFORGETTABLE (5)

For this birthday card I decided to used Mama Elephant's The Cat's Meow a little different. With silly colors!


I stamped the big cat stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper. I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Blue cats: 031 - Cobalt Blue
Dark yellow cats: 052 - Bright Yellow
Yellow cats: 050 - Yellow
Green cats: 045 - Pale Green
Purple cats: 081 - Light Violet
Inside ears + noses: 026 - Light Pink


I fussy cut the image and went over to my background. I took another piece of watercolor cardstock and die cut a circle from it, with the Small Stitched Circle Stackables from Lawn Fawn. I left it in, to give that background some extra interest. I used Wilted Violet Distress Ink and an ink blending tool to add some color to the background. I used a wet paint brush to add some splatter and dabbed the drops off with a paper towel.


I stamped the sentiment, from Ella & Friends, and adhered the cat image. I also added two balloons and a sign to the top of the big cat image.

I adhered the panel onto a Sticky Note cardbase, and done is the card.


This stamp set is so cool, love working with it.

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HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (2)

I created a card with die cuts only (aside from the sentiment of course). I used the Stitched Ornaments dies from Lawn Fawn to create this Christmas card.


I started by die cutting all the elements from Lawn Fawn cardstock. The cardbase is Peacock, the rest I used is: Mermaid, Guava, Ballet Slippers and Narwhal cardstock.


I adhered all the little detail elements to the ornaments. When that was done, I adhered the ornaments to the cardbase. Added the little bows and strings and then went over to the embellishing.


I used Nuco Crystal Drops to add more details to each ornament. The colors I used are: Red Berry, Caribbean Ocean, White and Bubblegum Blush.


I stamped the sentiment and my card is done.

Although it's a very simple card, it's pretty time consuming with all the detailed elements.

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SO THANKFUL THAT WE'RE FRIENDS (2)

For this friendship card, I used the Love Letters stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I used a rainbow of colors.


I started by stamping the birds in a row. I colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Red bird: R14 - R29
Orange bird: Y38 - YR16
Yellow bird: Y02 - Y06
Green bird: YG06 - G14
Blue bird: B12 - B14
Purple bird: BV000 - BV02
Pink bird (only partially seen on either side of the card): RV10 - R83
Beaks: YR16/ R14


I trimmed the piece of cardstock with the birds on it into a strip. I adhered it to a piece of Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Paper, that I embossed on either side with the Stitched Borders dies.

I adhered the strip onto a piece of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment (from Jump For Joy). I used four colors to stamp the sentiment, giving it an hombre look. For the top part I used Sunflower Ink and Carrot Ink. For the bottom part I used Fish Tank Ink and Freshly Cut Grass Ink.


I adhered the entire panel onto a Raspberry cardbase. As a finishin touch I added white dots to the bellies of the birds.

It's always so much fun to create a rainbow colored card.

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SEASON'S GREETINGS (4)

I created a Christmas shaker card, using the Happy Easter stamp set from Lawn Fawn. Perfect for Easter, but as you can see it can be used for other holidays.


For the background panel, I used a piece of Mermaid cardstock. I stamped snow onto it, over the entire panel, using the big snow drops stamp that comes with the Snow Cool set. I heat embossed it with White Ranger embossing powder.

I die cut a frame, using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I added accetate and a double layer of foam tape. I put some sequins and stars inside and added the shaker window onto my panel.

I stamped the bunny, the santa hat from Toboggan Together and the present from Gleeful Gardens. I colored the images with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Bunny: W5 - W7/ RV13 - RV21
Santa hat: R14 - R29/ C0 - C2
Present: B12 - B14/ R14 - R29


I fussy cut the images and added them to my panel and shaker window. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (from Home for the Holidays) onto a srip of Blue Jay cardstock. I adhered it to the card. The panel was adhered to a Narwhal cardbase. I rounded of the two right corners.


I don't create shakers often, because the aren't easy to make. An many times I don't like the result. For this one, I'm okay with it!

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zaterdag 25 november 2017

OH HAPPY DAY (2)

I used the new Bits & Pieces stamp set from Concord & 9th for this birthday card. I used Lawn Fawn Inks for stamping.


I used the big solid stripe stamp to create a stacked cake. I used four Lawn Fawn Inks: Grape Soda Ink, Butter Ink, Bubblegum Ink and Mermaid Ink. For the sentiment and candles I used Hippo Ink.


I trimmed the panel to a square and embossed stitched lines on all for sides, using the Stitched Borders dies from Lawn Fawn.


I adhered the panel onto a piece of Watercolor Wishes paper and then added it to a Sticky Note cardbase. As a finishing touch, I added Silver Moondust Crystal Drops from Nuvo to the flames of the candles.


Clean and simple. This card took me about 10 minutes to make.

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