Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tribal Lion 18-266

For this card I used the new Tribal lion, printed him out and colored him with alcohol markers. Then cut him out.
I stamped the sentiment from Animal Antics with Versafine Onyx black ink on the cardbase.
Then I  masked off stripes and inkblended the same(ish) colors as on the lion on the cardbase.
I also used the little paw print from Animal antics and Nuvo drops as an embellishment
I love how smooth Oxides blend and also the matt effect it gives. I mix them with Versamagic ink as I have all their colors and only some oxides, but for this card I stuck of the oxides.

Materials used:

Nuvo drops:

Partial foiling - gedeeltelijk foilen met video

Today I foilet only part of a diecut.
to do this I applied Heidi Swapp reactive mist on the lover half of the diecut with a mangy old brush and a really dry brush too, so I would get the strokes.
Let it dry overnight.
Then covered the diecuts with Deco Foil Pewter and passed it through my laminator.
I  used Oxide inks to make the colored strip and or to color the letters.

for my "snow" I used Distress sprays and let it dry.
I then changed my mind and decided the vilage would look nicer, and as I didn't at first my strip wasn't wide enough in spots.

For the sentiment i used the Karin Joan set KJ1719.
Mounted the village with foamtape and adhered it to the card

Materials used/gebruikte materialen:
Marianne Design/ Karin Joan KJ1717
Marianne Design/ Karin Joan KJ1719
Distress oxide blueprint sketch
Distress spray: brushed pewter.
Dylusions spray white linen
Versafine onyx black ink
Heidi Swap Reactive spray
Decofoil  Pewter

Voor de kaart(en) van vandaag heb ik bovenstaande materialen gebruikt.
Ik heb een hele oude kwast gebruikt om de Reactive spray aangebracht op de gestanste letters en dorp. Dit heb ik 's avonds gedaan en de hele nacht laten drogen. Dit is belangrijk omdat je anders de reactive spray uitsmeert als je het door de laminator haalt.
Om te lamineren warm je een lamineer machine of een Minc goed op. Dan  leg je de Deco foil (of ander merk) met de mooie glimmende kant naar boven op de stansen. Ik gebruik een dubbel gevouwd A4 om ze door de lamineer machine te doen.

Voor de achtergrond heb ik een strip met inkt aangebracht en er spetters als sneeuw op gemaakt.
De letters heb ik met dezelfde inkt bewerkt. en daarna alle teksten gestempeld en met foamtape de stansen aangebracht.

Zie ook de videos in Engels en Nederlands.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tribal Moose- 18268

Today I am sharing a cute card with the Tribal Moose digi and elements from the  Tribal Outdoor set (teepee) and the Camping outdoor set: log, fire and fireflies/

I printed all images on Alcohol marker friendly paper,  cut them out and colored them with alcohol markers. I tried to keep all my tribal critter elements, such as stripes, dots, feathers and such the same colors, so it is all a cohesive collection, might I want to put them in a cardset.
For the backdrop I inkblended Distress Oxides and I stuck  my images to that, either  with liquid glue or with foamtape.
Added Nuvo Morning dew on the bugs to make them shiny.

Materials used:

Crafting Desert Divas
Tribal Moose:
Camping outdoor set: coming soon

Monday, August 13, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas: camping scene

For today’s card I used the Craftin Desert Divas Camping outdoor set (fire, signs, sausage stick, firefly), The Tribal outdoor set (mountains and caravan) and the Tribal lion.

I printed all my images on alcohol marker paper, cut them out and then colored them with alcohol  markers. As with the others I kept to the same palette, I only changed up the fur colors. But to make it all tie in with each other and to keep the color palette to a minimum, all the element colors are repeated. I added orange for the caravan.

For the background I used Distress Oxides (Mermaid lagoon and Cracked pistachio) I applied the most blue behind the  mountains, fading out toward the top.
I kept the background solid (no splatters and such)  as the scene deserves all the attention and there’s lots going on.

I adhered all the elements with either liquid glue or a bit of foamtape for dimension.
I made a slit in the lions arm so I could tuck in the stick, but in hindsight I could just have cut it on an angle…oh well you live and learn

I attached a firefly onto the lion’s nose as he’s smiling in such a way, it looked like one needed to be there. Then I added Nuvo drops morning dew on the bug to make it shiny.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:

Nuvo drops:


Distress Oxides:

Video Collab #6 with Gerry's Craftroom and a giveaway, with video

For  video collab #6 we've chosen the theme : Geometrics.
And I made two cards and two videos, because we've decided to do a giveaway and I prefer this one, so another video and blogpost is going live at the same time.

For this card I used the Simon Says Stamp Grid stencil and I inked a rainbow of Distress inks through it.
For this I used:
Candied apple, Spiced marmalade, Mustard seed, Mowed lawn, Mermaid lagoon, Faded Jeans and Seedless preserves with mini inkblending tools.
After i applied all the inks  I made my own glitter paste with the Ranger texture paste, transparent glossy and glitter powder. But it you have  ready made glitter paste..please go ahead with those. I like making my own, but the smell of that texture paste...not so much...I let it dry in another room.
I applied it randomly, I  kind of like the distressed look and little gatherings in the corner, like snow in a window, and so it;s not glittery all over.

For my sentiment I diecut the Simon Says Stamp Big Hello from Crafter's Companion glitter paper and I punched 3 stars. This card was inspired by another i made with a beehive stencil and butterfly punches.

Now for the giveaway: please comment on both videos, you have a week. then we will pick  the winners and leave it in the comment section underneath our videos. You then have a week to claim your prize.

Gerry's Video:

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Tim Holtz Wildflowers

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, is: Distress it, showcasing Tim Holtz products.

The Male Romm challenge is : birthday/

For my card I diecut a circle from a panel and then used the circle bit to diecut the  flower (Tim Holtz/Sizzix 661190 Wildflowers dies). I traced the opening onto the cardbase, masked off the edges and inkblended, Distress Oxides : Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled glass.

Stamped the sentiment from SSS it's your birthday 3x4 with Versafine onyx black ink.
Mounted the panel with foamtape and the flower too, adhered it to the card.

There is a die that makes a similar cut, I think it's Memory box (probably) and that
was the inspiration for the card.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

For more information on the Male Room Challenge, see this.

Craftin Desert Diva Canoe scene

For my little outdoor canoe scene, I used lots of Craftin Dersert Diva digi stamp sets:

Camping outdoor set for the signs
Tribal outdoor set for the mountains, Totem and Canoe
Tribal moose set for the moose.
I printed them all on Alcohol marker friendly paper and cut them out, then colored them with alcohol markers

For the backdrop I inkblended Distress Oxides : Blueprint Sketch, Cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon, masking off the edges to make a lake and a  grass bit and sky, I wanted to keep the background calm, but still give definition. I think there’s a lot going on the card, without adding texture, like
water droplets or splatter on the solid background.

I kept to the same colors on the images for all my August cards, to make a coherent set, also to keep the palette small as more colors make it even more busy.

For the mountains I did add a line at the bottom, to make it easier for my plotter to cut it out, you don’t need to do this, if you cut by hand, or make one layer cards of course.

I adhered all elements with liquid glue and or foamtape for dimension. I did also color a paddle and wanted to add it in the background as if the Moose lost it, but I decided against it.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Tribal Outdoor set:

Distress Oxides:


Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator markers
Crafter’s Companion Marker paper

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14 new inkblending recipes for Versamagic and Oxide inks, with video

I came up with 14 new recipes as I was re stamping my inks in a new swatch list.
I also included the new Oxide inks I got recently.
From the Oxide chart that Mary sent me I matched them to the Versamagic inks. But it being a different paper, the colors might not show up the same on mine, so I re stamped all the Oxide inks on the same paper. This meant I had to make a new chart to accommodate all the inks and I have added more names to colors that I think will match or be a good combo.
Also there's empty bits as I wasn't  sure where I would put really different colors in the chart yet. Picked raspberry is so different from any other Versamagic inks, much like Wilted Violet, or the bright blues, they got a spot and I wrote the names in the chart.

You can find the original reicpes here.

Via messenger on my CardsbyMaaike page you can request the emtpy chart(s)

Swatchlist or recipe list, they are free.

You can then print them on your favorite paper and make your own blends. Please keep in mind my paper is A4 metric, so make sure it fits if you work with Imperial paper.

Saturday, August 11, 2018


I thought I would enter the newest one , I just made, but I kind of also wanted to show everything else GSD I made over the past few years ;-)

Reindeer with bird

I made this card for the Gerda Steiner design Team Call.
I used the digi image (that also comes as a stamp) and printed it on the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper , cut it out and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.
I used the snowballs from another digi ( Penguin in sweater) and colored them like  tree ornaments instead. On all the ornaments I put some Nuvo Shimmer pen and I used a white gel pen  for shimmer.
Printed the sentiment on a cardpanel, and then diecut a cricle from it.
Traced the opening onto the cardbase and applied Distress inks Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean. Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.
then I mounted the little reindeer also with foamtape and taperunner where it sits flush with the panel.
Added the ornaments with tape runner also.


If you would like to enter the DT calso, see this.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Never let go of your ghouls

hehe..already smiling...
The Craftin Desert Diva Designer challenge is: smiles across the miles.

I like punny sentiments, usually they're the corny ones that make me giggle, and I so hope the recipients do too.

For my card I used the Craftin Desert Diva Stitches digi, it also comes with a tombstone, but as I diecut the Harvest border with the graveyard, I thought that was enough to set the scene. I cut it from black cardstock.
I made and printed the sentiment on a cardpanel, then chopped it, mounted it with foamtape and attached the Harvest border, then mounted it again with foamtape.

I traced the horizon/hillside line on the cardbase and applies Distress inks, masking off the full moon, then later using the negative of the mask to safeguard the sky whilst I was inking the moon.

I printed my little guy on alcohol markers paper and colored him with alcohol markers, I used both Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator for this on Crafter's Companion marker paper, then cut him out. To attached him, I used liquid glue on the lower half of his body and foamtape to support his head, with the height difference I needed two layers. Then added dots of white gelpen to his eyes. I know he's dead, but this made him more lively...less scary I suppose.
If you’re a member of the digi club, you can get this image at 50% off.

Materials used:

Craftin Desert Diva:

Digi club a monthly subscription :

Distress Inks:
Chipped Sapphire
Seedless preserves
Mustard Seed
Wild Honey

Paper votive, papieren windlicht, met video

For today's project I made a votive out of a sturdy cardstock.
I gave it green tones with a variety of Distress Oxide inks and Versamagic.
As my base I used a Marianne design paper from the pretty papers bloc.

Then I diecut the little bird twice , once from the front and to make it look the other way, once from the back.

Lined the inside of the votive with vellum, making sure the glue is in every little corner, so when you  "fold" the paper round it won't stick out.
Then I secure the votive with glue and a pretty washi tape.
Make sure your paper is the right size to go through your diecutting machine.
Materials used/ Gebruikte materialen:
Marianne Design/Karin Joan Col1443
Marianne Design pretty papers bloc PK9149
Distress oxides and Versamagic inks
Washi tape
Voor vandaag heb ik een windlicht gemaakt met gebruik van karton uit het Pretty papers bloc.
Daar heb ik allerlei groen en blauw tinten inkt op aangebracht.

Daarna heb ik de vogel uitgestanst, een keer van de voorkant, en een keer vanaf de achterkant, zodat het beeld gespiegeld wordt.
De binnen kan heb ik bekleed met kalkpapier. Zorg er goed voor dat alle kleie stukjes lijm hebben, want anders steken ze uit als het het karton rond "vouwt".
Om het windlicht dicht te lijmen, gebruik ik zowel lijm als ene mooie washi tape.