Wednesday, January 28, 2015

one panel of water-colored paper, makes 3 cards

I was playing around with Distress inks, perfect pearls and was dabbing away on a large piece of watercolor paper. 
I like the result, but what to do with it?
I have this problem a lot, I like making backgrounds, but then...
I used some dies, sequins and glossy accents on the front panel, raised it up from the pink(ish) water-colored background.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Baby girl card

There's a girl I made a card to send as soon as she arrives.
I;ve made an ombre background in pink tones. Used some Dutch Doobadoo embossing paste, Heidi Swapp stencil,I've kept the hearts to the side, so the sentiment would show up well.
For the sentiment I've die cut BABY with the Lawn Fawn Finley's ABC and for the stamped sentiment i've had to cut up a sentiment from Eline's sweet sentiments, but now it works ;-)
Some embroidery silk and a heart shaped button. The white panel is raised.
I really must remember the little inset in the A is a pain in the you know what to raise up on foam before I decide to die cut
Anyway I'm pleased with how it turned out.

I have entred this card into the Cas this sketch challenge, see this for more info

also i entered on the Less is more challenge grey and pink

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Raised and camouflaged sentiment

I saw this technique on Youtube for Papertrey ink by Laura Bassen. I liked it a lot and made a few versions myself.
the hearts were a bit of an after thought, as they are covering up a boo boo, although i masked off the upper bit when splattering the lilac bottom some got on there anyway :-(
I didn't want to scrap everything i had done so far, but to me it's a little too busy now...

previous ones:
This is the one most resembling the card Laura Bassen made, I always try to make the cards I like with stuff  I have, loved her font, but don't have it ;-)
These green ones were a bit more difficult to make, well a lot more difficult as they took some pretty precise die cutting  as I used the one greeting in the other card and they had to match up with the background...not easy...

Is black ok?....

for a happy birthday card?
I thought it would make the purple/pink glitter paper pop out more. which it does, but I wonder if the black is appropriate for a birthday.
I'm in two minds about it ;-)
I like wearing black and purple, but yeah torn on this one ;-)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy birthday

yesterday I made a Happy birthday card for the Lawn scaping challenge.
I had die cut Birthday out of blue and red cardstock, already planning i might use the negatives so I die cut them  in place ;-)
mounted them on contrasting color cardstock and added....sequins..ofcourse lol

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lawnscaping challenge: stamped background

For this Lawnscaping challenge (my first!) I used 2 stamp sets for the background the happy from winter penguin and the little heart from sending hedgehugs.

Although not strictly meant for stamping i used all kinds of blue toned Distress inks and some blue/green colors.

I die cut Birthday with Lawn Fawn's Finley's ABC and raised it a little to create dimension.

At first i thought of using the same stamped background or blue, but I went with red, so it really pops.

for more info on this challenge see this


Sunday, January 18, 2015

lots and lots of sequins

I love, rhinestones, enamel dots, crystals, but i especially go nuts for sequins.
So i've put them to good use ;-)
Lawn Fawn scritpy love, and Nellies multiframe hearts.
Red, white, black and silver indeed ;-)

Monday, January 12, 2015

watercolored, embossed and die cut

I've watercolored on hotpress water color paper the panel behind the die cuts. the hearts'one also has embossing paste applied through a Heidi Swapp stencil from my latest haul :-D 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

inlaid and raised hearts

I saw something similar on Pinterest, sorry don't know who came up with the idea, but I made my own version with the supplies I have.

Double compartment shaker card

OK as if a simple shaker isn't hard enough to make, I challenged myself to make a double shaker.
Basically it's a small compartment contained in the bigger, sounds simple enough eh.
I wish I had big frame dies, instead I had to cut the red border by hand, measure four times everything and then exacto knife it out.
I filled the outer compartment with sequins and the small (I love u) with seed beads.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Punched hearts card

I really love splatters to create a background, as I don't have many stamps, let alone background stamps.
I feel it's whimsical and yet trendy, might be wrong, but I love them ;-)
White splatter is Dysulsions spray from Ranger, silver is Distress stain Brushed pewter and the purple is from Colours unlimited.
the small hearst are brushed with Wink of stella clear glitter pen.
the hearts re die cuts from Nellie's Multiframe mfd060.
Silver twine to tie in the splatter.
the panel with the die cuts is mounted up with foam.
Variation on the theme, instead of twine i used some purple glitter paper.

Valentine shaker card with Technique Tuesday stamp

This shaker card was created with Nellie's multi frames  mfd060.
I placed different size of the stack-able hearts randomly on one side of the card. Making sure to leave enough space for foam tape, or fun foam as i used here.
Instead of filling it with glitter and or sequins i opted for punched red card stock in different hues.
the Love you is from the  say it- love you set by Technique Tuesday.

Hurray (hoera) shaker card

Hoera is a die cut from Joy Crafts.
I die cut it from white card stock and filled it with blue confetti and glitter.
As the openings from the font are so small i also made a little banner on the bottom with the same glitter.
To make it i used double sided sticky tape and just sprinkled the confetti over it. Then i pressed it in tightly, so it will stay put.
I also intend to make a pink one and a few other colors, someday ;-)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Distress inked backgrounds

i've been so inspired by the colour combo i saw in the January cardkit from Simon says stamp.
On YouTube a few ladies used a patterned paper similar to the one i created.
I don't have a close up of the patterned paper they used, but that doesn't really matter, it's the graduation and colours that grabbed me, the rest is my own interpretation.
I recently purchased some snowflake dies from Marianne creatables. I matched  the sequins I have as best as i could, and the purple snowflake is actually Lindy's stamp gang embossing power
I also  made a similar one with blues and green as in sky and grass for this cute shaker card.

To remember how i did it, i took a picture with the various Distress inks in the order I used them.
I added yellow to the bottom two (green) ones as I thought they were too blue-ish.
then let it dry to even out and started the splattering (is that a new word?)