Friday 1 December 2023

AAA Birthday Card Challenges #56: Add a tag


Hello, this month the Birthday Card we make should feature a tag, or a card with matching tag.

My tag is actually a window in a tag shape, like I saw Michelle from the Card Grotto do on her Youtube channel in May.

For my card I mirrored the window as my element (Toucan) faces the other way. 

I've used all things Marianne Design:

Tag LR0411

Flowers are from the Bee set COl1505

Toucan is Col 1457

Double Sided tape LR0014

Distress inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and  Rustic Wilderness.

lots of colored cardstock.

I started bij cutting the tag shaped window 3 times from the left t make it straight and without smudges, only to realize I prefer it on the other side, so two more panels diecut and it still wasn't straight, looks straight when I stick it on, but I was fed up, so I  cut cut a matte to make it straight.

I traced the opening onto the cardbase, masked the edges outside the matte and applied my Distress inks, then splattered with water and set is aside to dry.

In the meantime I diecut all the elements from Scraps of colored card, backed with the double sided tape, so they  become stickers. I forgot one or two bits.

Mounted the panel with the tag window with foamtape before I realized I forgot to stamp the Happy Birthday and at this point I really didn't want another mess, so I did add it afterwards in photoshop.

I tried the black banner like in the Video from Michelle, but I  didn't know where to put it and at the top is wasn't   that pretty.

I then tucked the branch and all the bird bits into the window and assembled the Toucan and foliage. And lastly I added some details with a white gelpen.

I'd like to wish everyone  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

If you'd like to play along the AAA Birthday Card Challenge, see this.

Sunday 26 November 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #254: Black, White and Gold

 Hello, this fortnight we have a color theme, chosen by Tristan and because of the time of the year our badge and my card feature these colors in ornaments/baubles.

To make the baubles I diecut black cardstock, white glitter cardstock and gold mirrored cardstock, backed with double sided adhesive from Marianne Design LR0014, any will doe, it makes the diecuts into stickers and this brand or tape diecuts beautifully.

My ornaments or baubles, are from Avec Creative (Love 2 Craft available at Action in the Netherlands). I got them last year and they sold out pretty quickly, but again if you like the look and have others, there's many across the industry.

I  have another idea for this theme, might make a second card, you'll see it here if I do ;-).

I've used the packaging to see hiw to layer the embellishments , but also chose other bits and bobs, just to stagger the colors. I wasn't sure about black as a Christmas card, but it looks rather stylish and the glitter and shiny gold make it more festive.

It was hard to take a photo as my cardbase is also white, I hope you don't mind.

The sentiment is from Clearly  Besotted and I stamped it with Versafine black ink.

For my second idea, I watercolored a black gradient and added embossing paste with Perfect pearls in gold (Sunflower Sparkle), then I thought if I wanted it to look like fireworks, why not do a black cardbase, which turned into a panel and a bit left over, could be another card

Thestencil is from Stamperia KSTDL51, embossing paste is Ranger clear gloss transparent; sentiment from Uniko (simply said block Christmas, I then had trouble liking the white rim and well I probably should have stuck to the one card ;-)

As usual you have 2 weeks to play along and you can find more info or enter your card here

#AAAcards #AAACardchallenge #CASChallenge #CASCard #Blogchallenge

#SuperCASchallenge   #Handmadecard  #Cardmakers  #Designteam #Blogspotchallenge 

#inkblending   #guestdesigner #challengewinner #ClearlyBesottedStamps #AvecCreative #Uniko #Stamperia #perfectpearls #rangertexturepaste

Saturday 25 November 2023

Classic Santa


Hello, today marks 1 month until Christmas, so a Christmas Card with the Whimsy Stamps digi: Classic Santa. from the Crissy Armstrong line.

It's a  very simple card, I  printed the digi and the sentiment (from Merry & Bright digital sentiment) and colored it with Copic Markers, white gel pen for details.

Matted the panel and stuck it onto a cardbase.

That's it.

There's a Sale tomorrow and on Monday so grab your favorite images at half price!

You can find the digis in the Whimsy Shop:

Classic Santa:

Merry & Bright Sentiments:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #CopicColoring #CardsbyMaaike  #CrissyArmstrong  #ChristmasCard  #Distressinks    #ClassisSanta #SantaClause #BelieveintheMagic




There's also a new challenge over at the Less is More blog and it's D for Deck the Halls 

so seems perfect, play along here.





Saturday 18 November 2023

Cinnamon with Pumpkin

 Hello, today I'm still in the Autumnal mood, no sentiment as we don't do Thanksgiving here in the Netherlands, well I mean not as a festive thing, we're thankful of course.

I've used the Whimsy Stamps Digi Cinnamon with Pumpkin from the C.C. Designs Line.

I've printed there in Copic paper and colored here with alcohol markers: Copics, and Triblend Markkers too

I've adhered the colored panel to a cardbase, it's as simple sometimes.

You can find the digi in the Whimsy Store:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #CopicColoring #CardsbyMaaike  #Distressinks    #Autumn #ThanksGiving #CCDesigns

Monday 13 November 2023

Gourdy's got a friend

 Hello, this week, I'm using the Whimsy Stamps Digi: Gourdy and friend, from the Dustin Pike Line.

I printed it and colored it with all the brands of alcohol markers I have at hand .

Matted it onto a cardbase, don't know what kind of sentiment to use, something like Thanks Giving, but I don't seem to have those (we don't celebrate it in the Netherlands)

Also it's a dark and dingy day, so I'm so sorry for the picture, i've tried...

Find the digi in the  Whimsy Shop:

#Whimsystamps #Digistamps #Handmadecard #cardmaker #designteam #CASCard #CopicColoring #CardsbyMaaike  #Distressinks    #DustinPike

#GourdyandFriend #PumpkinSeason






Sunday 12 November 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #253: Fall/Leaves

 Hello this fortnight we're all about the Season of Fall, and or leaves, as you can tell by the game badge it's wide open to your interpretation, I chose the color pink mainly.

I really like the little person in her raincoat, I assume it's a girl, but  my hippo could be either.

I chose Clearly Besotted Stamps set Rainy Day Play and I actually colored two of the hippos and there's one with a trenchcoat too, but then I added the background and I felt  it got too full. might add it later though.

The Sentiment is from the same set and the silhouette of the town is the Up My Street Stencil, also Clearly Besotted Stamps. I've used Neenah Desert craft cardstock  and whatever blue was left on one of my blending brushes, just a hint of a scene.

I've also included some of my old garden Clogs I planted when I gave up my vegetable patch or Allotment garden.

Mounted the hippo with foamtape and adhered him on top.

To play along or more  information on the AAA Card Challenge, see this.

I like to enter one card into the Less is More Anything CAS goes challenge.

Let is Snow!


There's a new challenge over at the Less is More Challenge blog: Anything CAS goes.

So I went to my precolored bin of images and  pulled out this Moose from Whimsy Stamps' Winter Sports.

Sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it with a blue Card Deco ink.

For the snowbank I cut a wavy line from masking paper and used what ever was left on my blue blending brush for the shadow or definition.

Mounted the moose with foamtape and adhered him on top.

For more information or to enter your card on the Less is More Challenge, see this.