Sunday, July 15, 2018

First look and try of the BeCreative Whizzy inkblending tool, with video

Today I tried the BeCreative! Whizzy tool for inkblending.
I know how you all have the arm workout from Hell, especially with big adreas to inkblend.

The Whizzy tool is battery operated (not included) and has an off, low and high setting.
Without any pressure I found it applies the ink wonderfully on the paper, if you press too hard it will stop turning.
I like the high setting, I don't think it makes any difference, but I like "to get on with it" ;-)

The box only has one blending foam, but there are replacements available, either on the BeCreative website, or Hochanda, possibly elsewhere also.
There's also two brush tool, for paint and two sanding pads for fine and coarse sanding.

I've tried the same inks, and I used Distress inks on purpose as we all know how it is more difficult to blend than say Oxides, Versamagic and Memento inks I use a lot also.

I've used one of my favorite recipes: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock feathers and Cracked Pistachio, but with only one foam it all got a bit  samey.

I've used a variety of papers, my normals cardstock Canon DCP paper , but also:  Bristol smooth, Kippers Waterart, Schut Classic water color paper, Schut hotpressed watercolor paper, Talens Ecoline printable paper, Crafter's Companion Neenah paper.
The results are the same on all watercolor and Bristol paper, much more muted than on the Canon DCP paper and the Neenah paper, but also a bit more splotchy. As with normal inkblending tools it's best to start off the paper and I forgot to do that on occasion, remember it's the first time I use this Whizzy tool, but I already love it.
I will get more foams, say one per color family and one per ink brand/kind.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

1000th blog post...or it would have been

I was so close to the 1000th blog post, were it not I've been deleting old posts I didn't like anymore.
I was looking through my cards from 2015 and, well, my style has changed so  much, also my crafty supplies have grown a lot and I just don't feel I should showcase cards I dont' like

I will do a giveaway wehn I reach the 1000th post, so keep checking ;-)

Regenboog Gefeliciteerd

Today's card is one inspired by a pin from Jennifer McGuire with my own supplies, so the outcome is much different of course.

I started with diecutting the shadow/outline die for Gefeliciteerd from a rainbow of cardpanels and the line die also from black with Stick it on the back.
Then I glued the bottom layer (purple) onto a white cardpanel,so this would help me align the thin word. I used the dies themselves to guide me.
And then I just glued the other colors on top.
I tried to align the panels when diecutting by using the previous color as a guide, but there are always small differences, so I just looked at how they stacked and after that I neated it all up by tracing a pencil line, cutting it with scissors, it's a very thick pack by now and then using a nail file to neaten it up further.

Glued the now smaller panel onto a cardbase on an angle, so if it's not perfectly straight, you won't notice as much ;-)

I used, ik heb gebruikt: Marianne Design Gefeliciteerd by Karin Joan KJ1721.

Deze kaart was geinspireerd op een pin van Jennifer McGuire, maar dan gemaakt met mijn spullen/vooraad.
Ik ben begonnen door een regenboog aan karton (op kaart formaat) door de Bigshot te halen met de schaduw stans. Ik gebruikte steeds de vorige kleur om de stans weer op dezelfde plek te krijgen. Maar er blijven altijd kleine verschillen en dat kun je het beste later  "opruimen". Ik heb ook het woord Gefeliciteerd van zwart karton gestanst waarop de achterkant Stick it zat, zodat het een sticker werd. Ik heb nog een stuk karton op kaart formaat gesneden en de onderste laag (paars) gebruikt, samen met de stansen om het woord Gefeliciteerd op de juiste plek te plaatsen en ook al die haken en ogen rondom het woord.

Daarna heb ik gewoon alle kleuren gestapeld en daarna heb ik met een liniaal en rechte lijn getrokken en de stapel bijgeknipt met een schaar, want nu is het echt te dik voor de stansmachine en waar nodig met een nagelvijl netjes gemaakt.. Ik heb de stapel onder een hoek op de kaart geplakt, zodat eventuele schoonheids foutjes minder opvallen, recht knippen is niet mijn forte ;-)

off the edge shaker cards part two

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Off the edge shakercard part one

AAA Cards Challenge #119: Christmas in July

This fortnight the challenge is: Christmas in July. This theme was chosen by our DT member Ceal.
Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and you could win a $20 gift certificate.

For my card I stamped the stag in Versafine onyx black ink and heat set it. It was a Christmas stamp from Craft Sensations two years ago, but any similar one will work of course. I just love him, he looks like wood.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts (classic Christmas borders) and I also stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink.

I then used circles of rubberstamps scraps I cut and mounted on a block with tape runner.

I have a video of a similar card, if you're curious.
For the dots I used Memento dew drops in three colors (summer sky, teal zeal, nautical blue).

I added the a few enamel dots and or rhinestones, to reinforce the circle look.

For more information, more DT examples, or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Direct to stamp technique

The Less is More Challenge this fortnight is: olive and tangerine.

For my card I used the Penny Black delicate florals and watercolor markers. I colored on the rubber stamp with the brushnibs and then spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it onto watercolor paper.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (it's not secret) and I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink.
Attached the watercolor panel with taperunner to a carbase.

Orange and green are not my favorite colors, but I think it's pretty.

For more information on the Less is More
Challenge, see this.

Craftin Desert divas July release- unicorn

For my card today:
I have used the digi image called Unicorn ice cream. I printed him on marker paper and colored him with my alcohol markers, then cut him out.
I made a panel with the sentiment on the computer and printed it out, my printer takes up to 125lbs or there abouts, so it makes for nice sturdy panels, but you can always add more foamtape to support the panel. Then I diecut a circle from the  panel and trimmed it down to give me a little mat.
I traced the circle onto the cardbase and inkblended Distress inks directly onto the cardbase.
Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase. Mounted the Unicorn Ice cream on  with Nuvo Deluxe glue on the left and foamtape on the right side, to make it flush with the panel.
I always think of rainbows when it comes to unicorns, and you?...
Hope you like  them.

Materials used:

Alcohol markers
Alcohol Paper
Distress inks

Friday, July 6, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas July digi release - Piggy icecream

 For my  card today I have used the digi image called Pig ice cream. I printed him on marker paper and colored him with my alcohol markers, then cut him out.
I made a panel with the sentiment on the computer and printed it out, my printer takes up to 125lbs or there abouts, so it makes for nice sturdy panels, but you can always add more foamtape to support the panel. Then I diecut a circle from the  panel and trimmed it down to give me a little mat.
I traced the circle onto the cardbase and inkblended Distress Oxides Squeezed  Lemonade and Cracked Pistachio directly onto the cardbase.
Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase. Mounted the Pig Ice cream on an angle with foamtape on the top, to make it flush with the panel. The bits that were flush I attached with Nuvo deluxe glue
I wanted a bright and summery card, and contrasting colors, so they make each other pop.

Materials used:

Distress oxides:

Alcohol markers
Alcohol Paper
Distress inks

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Craftin Desert Diva Designer creative challenge: Birthday card stash

For my card I used one of the Aliens in the digi stampset Outerspace.
I printed it on marker paper and cut it out. I put them all on the sheet, but decided this one was the cutest. I colored him with alcohol markers.

For the background i Inkblended Distress Oxides on the cardbase (Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon) then splattered water and to make it sparkly I used the Sheer Shimmer Spritz (sparkle) all over, so a bit of shimmer would peek out my panel.

The sentiment is from the same set and I printed it on normal card and cut it to size.
Then I diecut the Scribble Snowflake but make sure all the bits stayed inside or placed them back. I wanted the opening, otherwise I could have embossed it, but now I just put sticky tape on the back of the panel to keep all the bits together. I appreciate it’s a snowflake, but in this context I think it might look like stars or sparkles in a lasergun fight?…

I mounted the panel with foamtape and tucked the critter inside and outside, mounting it with foam to compensate the height difference  or adhering it Nuvo Deluxe with liquid glue where it sits flush with the panel.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Diva Scribble Snowflake dies

Craftin Desert Diva Outer Space digi stamp set

Distress Oxides:
Spectrum Noir markers
Crafter’s Companion Neenah Paper.

For more inspiration from other Design Team Members, see the Craftin Desert Divas blog.

And you can still get the Fourth of July Discount....

I believe in you

Today I made an encouragement card, with the Karin Joan Encouraged set KJ1724. I stamped the leaves from Karin Joan Folia (KJ1723) with Memento inks onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper, I've used Bamboo leaves, Cottage ivy and Pistachio. On the same sheet I also stamped the giraffes from  Eline's animals ( Marianne Design EC0169) with My Favorite Things Hybrid black ink and  Espresso truffle for the sorts, Had my Scan N Cut so it's thing and then colored the giraffes with Spectrum Illustrator markers.

I cut a circle from some scrap paper and from the card front, aligned the scrap as a mask and inblended Distress Oxide Pistachio in the circle, the I used an array of Spray paints to splatter the circle, I thought it would give the feel of a canopy in the distance.

I arranged the leaves and then decided the sentiment needed to go in the left corner, I thought it would balance things out, but as I used this particular giraffe, I  put most of the leaves in the same corner, so I;m not sure it's well balanced in the end. I either used liquid glue, one or two layers of foamtape to put the leaves around the window. Then I used the basic shapes stencil to trace the circle, making it more interrupted than it actually is, because I felt like it ;-).

Voor de kaart van deze week, was ik alweer fanatiek begonnen met een stappen fotoplan, maar goed, ik kan beter het proces filmen, dan mis ik niets haha...

Ik ben begonnen met het stempelen van de bladeren en beesten, mijn Scan N cut deed het snijwerk/knipwerk. Daarna heb ik een circkel uit de kaart gestanst en ook uit een stuk overgebleven papier en die heb ik als maskeer vel gebruikt bij het inkblenden van de achtergrond, ik vond dat het diepte geeft en dat he top een jungle moest lijken, dus na Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink heb ik divere Distress ink en ander Spray paints gebruikte om te spetteren.

De groet van Encouraged set heb ik met Versafine onyx black gestempeld in de linker hoek.
Ik was eerst van plan alles wat meer aan de rechter kant te plakken, maar ik vond deze giraf het leukst, dus is het misschien niet meer zo uitgebalanceerd als wat ik in
gedachten had, maar nog steeds leuk!.

Ik heb het bladerdek of met lijm, of met een en twee laagjes foamtape rondom de opening geplaatst.
Daarna de zwarte "stikrand" over getrokken.
Ik heb de volgende materialen gebruikt:
Karin Joan Encouraged KJ1724 voor de groet
Karin Joan Folia KJ1723 voor de "jungle" met Memento Inkt : Cottage Ivy, Bamboo leave en Pistachio.
De kleine giraf van Eline's animals: Marianne Design EC0169
en de Basic shapes mal, maar met meer openingen alsof het grote stiksels zijn.

Craftin Desert Divas Haul and an anouncement video

I am honoured to announce I have joined the Craftin Desert Divas Digital stamps design team.
To make nicer  or more elaborate cards I bought some extra supplies like sentiment sets.
AS you, I don't know what is coming out in the next couple of months, so I got a little bit of everything, things I can use all the time, not just for CDD things ofcourse.
I want to stress I paid for these goodies myself, although I got a discount and a few freebies.

I also linked the products here, they are affiliate links for your convenience and a no extra cost to you, but it will earn me a little something if you purchase through these links.

Digi club a monthly subscription :

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Red, white and or blue...

Is the theme over at both the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, showcasing SSS exclusive products.

For my card I used red white and blue and a bit of black, the black is shimmery cardstock and I diecut the SSS birthday circle die from it, also  from the white panel and  put it in place of the white one. Stuck it to the panel with Scotch tape bits and then mounted the panel with foamtape.
On the cardbase I stamped red and white striped pattern,  If you look closely you can count 13 stripes as in the original colonies, yep...thought about details ;-)

The Dutch flag is also red white and blue and it feels too patriotic to me, not my favorite color combo, but little bits are cool, especially if in another hue.
Then I added glittery blue enamel dots and one white glitter star (dot? ) because of the

stars in the USA flag .
The red ink I used is Versafine Crimson red.

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

4th of July sale

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Video Collab #5: Mermaids with The Joyful Soul Creates, with video

Today's card is a rather big one, 15cm or 6 inches, well almost 6 inches lol.
It's a video collaboration with the Joyful Soul Creates and the link to her video is down below.
I had to cut my own cardbase from a full sheet and also for the diecut panel and white one.
I have listed all the materials together below, I think it's easier to find what I've used.
I have stamped all the mermaids and critters from both sets and let the Scan N Cut do the cutting.
I also diecut the frame from black and the seaweed from green card.
For the sea background I've inkblended Versamagic and Distress Oxide inks. I didn't do any splattering, you can ofcourse, but I thought it was busy enough.
I was thinking shaker card at first, but the frame is very thin at points and I didn't know how to contain glitter if there's gaps, so I abandoned that idea.
Colored the images with my markers, I ended up using the turtle from MFT and the Mermaid from C.C. Designs.
I used Dp and Ap colors for her hair, they work well together in hair in my opinion. I haven't actually tried them on a solid  area to see how they blend then.
To make the mermaid extra shiny and glittery I dotted glitter pens on the tail. These are just cheap ones from Action a Dollar store like shop. Copic actually sells alcohol bases glitter pens if you're interested. I think Stickles might also work or glitter glue, but might be harder to apply.

I used liquid glue to attach the frame. I like that the inkblended panel is bigger, you can cut it smaller if you prefer. It's like a colorful border around all that black.
Mounted the critters with foamtape and tucked in just two of the seaweeds . I thought I had more room ;-).

Materials used:
Versamagic: Ocean Depth, Turquoise gem, Sea Breeze.
Distress Oxides: Mermaid Lagoon.
Mini Inkblending tools
C.C Designs: under the sea
My Favorite Things: Mermaizing
Jeanine's Art: JAD10038
Marianne Design: CR1406
A generic set of seaweed dies I think from Action, but not sure.
Spectrum Noir markers and Illustrator markers.
Crafter's Companion Neenah paper
My Favorite Things Hybrid black ink
Brother Scan N Cut
Collall Tacky glue in tinetip applicator
Glitterpens from Dollarstore (Action)

For the Joyful Soul Creates' video, see this.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Buddy with balloon

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: anything goes, showcasing W+9 products.
Alas I have none, so I used the Penny Black set Buddy and Duck for my card.
I stamped the image and sentiment on watercolorpaper with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink and colored him with Aquablend pencils and Distress spray stains.
Added shimmer with the Nuvo Shimmer pen on the balloon and added the panel to a cardbase.

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

Diy lipbalm pouch giftcard, recycling package, video

Thursday, June 28, 2018

you are in my prayers

For today's card I masked off a strip on the cardbase , then inkblended Distress Oxides (Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade) together with Versamagic inks (Red Magic and Mango Madness)

Then I stamped the dandelion from Marianne design (tc0837) with Versamark and heat embossed it with Wow! embossing powder (opaque bright white). I then stamped the sentiment from Karin Joan (encouraged KJ1724) with Versafine Onyx black ink.
A few glittery enamel dots,but just a few because of the occasion.

Deze week is het een minder leuke kaart, nou ja om te sturen minder leuk, maar resultaat vind ik wel mooi geworden.
Ik ben begonnen met het afdekken van de kaart basis met Post-it tape en dan heb ik met een mini inkblender Distress Oxides en Versamagic aangebracht (Carved Pumpkin en Squeezed Lemonade en Red Magic en Mango Madness).

Daarna heb ik een poeder tool gebruikt op het gekleurde gedeelte en met Versamark ink de paardebloem van Marianne Design (tc0837) gestempeld en met Wow! embossingpoeder (opaque bright white) embossed met heattool.

De tekst is van de Karin Joan Encouraged lijn (KJ1724) en die heb ik met Versafine Onyx black ink gestempeld.
Een paar glitter enamel dots, maar niet teveel, wilde het toch wel sober houden i.v.m. de tekst.

Monday, June 25, 2018

BBQ Boss

I got  this cute digi stamp from Lili of the Valley yesterday, and I colored him up whilst watching some scary movie, once it gets really scary I look down a lot ;-)..It wasn't  scary just lots of blood...anyway I printed it on the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers.

I think it's a him as most man claim to BBQ and pretend burning food is a specialty lol...
I'm sorry the image is not available on SSS, but the markers and the markerpaper are :-D.

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

Sunday, June 24, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #118: frame

This challenge was chosen by our DT member Ksenija and it's Frame.

Our sponsor this fortnight is: Stamplorations.

For my card I made the frame by choosing two sizes of a stitched nesting die set. Any you have will do.
I made the sea by coloring a strip of Talens Ecoline (indigo) on waterart paper by Kippers.
Splattered it with Dylusions white spray as if it was sea foam.
I  diecut the sailboat from Joy! Crafts from sturdy card.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted ( brushed greetings II) and I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink.

I  used taperunner to adhere the watercolor panel to the cardbase, then mounted the frame with foamtape and placed it on a slant. I also mounted the sailboat with foamtape.

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.

For more information, more DT examples or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

more birthday fishes

 But this time, not actual fishes, although I am not sure what category a Mermaid fits in ;-).
The Less is More Challenge this week is: from your bits box and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is : Bright and cheerful.

For my card I inkblended a circle as sea onto the cardbase (Versamagic Sea breeze and Turquoise gem and a little Distress Oxide Mermaid lagoon).

I had a stash previously diecut and left over from another project.
The mermaid is from My Favorite Things ( Mermazing) and the turtle is from C.C. Designs (under the sea). The seaweed i diecut from blue green colored card.
I used foam for the mermaid and the other bits are stuck down with liquid glue.
I also had some black starfishes in the bowl, but they didn't go, but they left glue spots, so I covered it with a bit more seaweed.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (birthday balloons) and I stamped it  with Hero arts hybrid ink.
There's a curved sentiment in the set, that's why I pulled this set, but the curvature wasn't the same as my scenic circle, so I chose to use the tiny one, keep more of the space empty .

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, see this.

More digi club images

I made a few more card with the Craftin Desert Divas digiclub  images I got.
I still have to do something with the aliens I also got, haven't had the chance.

This one's Over the Moon,  and it features the cutest cow I've ever seen, I colored her with my Spectrum Noir  markers and Crafter's Companion Neenah Paper.
The chicken wire is Tim Holtz/ Sizzix and behind it I inkblended the cardbase in blues, as if the sky : Distress Oxides Mermaid Lagoon and Blue print sketch (I believe).
I added a white gel pen dot on the eyes, I forgot one , but added it after I saw  whilst editing the photo...oops..also onthe bell to make it shiny.

The second card I hadn't shared yet is: No Bunny Like You

And again so so cute. I have a vegetable patch and in real life carrot stealing bunnies are not cute at all!, But I couldn't resist this one, also colored with Spectrum
 Noir markers and then I cut it out. Same colors of inkblending the sky and as "fields" I have torn some kraft card and stuck it on with glue or foam to the cardbase.

The sentiment I printed on the cardpanel and then cut the panel down so to make the window. I just eyeballed it, so real rhyme or reason to it's size.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Zomer kaart- Summer card, with video

Today's card is a summery beach card.
I was inspired by my AAA dt member Xenia, for the letters, When I saw it, I saw Hawaiian shirt and wanted to emulate it.
So for my card I measured the alphabet dies from Marianne Design (Col1449) so I knew where to stamp and color on the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper. I used my Illustrator markers for this, and I started with some shading, but quickly left that avenue.
For the "shirt print"I've used the Karin Joan Folia set (KJ1723) and I stamped it with My Favorite Things hybrid ink so I could use my markers, then cut them out.

Then I inkblended the cardbase with Distress Oxides (mermaid lagoon and Blueprint Sketch) and splattered with a water and bleach solution, then with white spray paint for the sea effect.

I diecut the sea critters from Marianne Design (Col1433) from colored card, but you can also use white card and use your markers of course. Out them together with glue and foamtape, added a white dot with a Sharpie on each eye, makes them look

Vandaag heb ik deze mooie zomers kaart gemaakt.
Ik heb er een Engelse en Nederlandse video van gemaakt, zodat je het proces stap voor stap kunt volgen.

Ik heb gebruikt: Marianne Design Col1449 voor de letters, Marianne Design Col 1433 voor de zee besten en Karin Joan KJ1723 Folia set voor het Hawaii shirt idee.

Ik ben begonnen door de letters te meten, zodat ik wist waar ik moest stempelen en kleuren. Ik heb dit gedaan met alcohol vriendelijke inkt op Crafter's Companion Neenah papier en heb Spectrum Illustrator markers gebruikt voor het kleuren, daarna het woord Zomer uitgestanst.

Voor de achtergrond heb ik Distress Oxides gebruikt  en een water met bleek oplossing voor de spetters en witte spray paint. Achteraf was dit wellicht niet het beste idee, want , ookal speels, het maakt het een beetje druk voor mijn gevoel. Wel super vrolijk en zomers.

Voor de beestjes heb ik gekleurd karton gebruikt, maar wit en dan zelf inkleuren kan natuurlijk ook.
Voor het strand heb ik een stuk kraft karton  in een golf gesneden en met foamtape op de kaart geplaatst. dan de beestjes erop of er achter en met lijm het word Zomer op de zee geplakt, vandaar  de gele letters, die springen er echt  uit zo.

For Xenia's card see this, voor Xenia's kaart, klik hier.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Time Traveler card- inspired by David Tennant's dr Who

The Monday Challenge from Simon Says Stamp  is: transport it.
I recently got this set from Kindred Stamps: timer traveler and to  me it's David Tennant, my favorite Dr Who to date so I kinda colored him like I remember him.
His means of transportation is the Police Box time capsule rocket ship thing, the Tardis.
For a time lord Dr. Who seems to have a preference to spend his time in present day London..funny.

I started my card by making the galaxy background, for this I used 300grams watercolor paper from Schut (classic) it's textured so no good for stamping, but great for these things.
I used Talens Ecoline, Distress and Dylusions
Spray Stains for the splatter.

Mounted the panel with foamtape onto a cardbase.

Stamped the image with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and cut them out.

The sentiment is also from the same set and I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with Papermania ultra fine silver. Mounted the bottom of the strip with foam and used taperunner on the upper bit. The Tardis always seems to travel at an angle and so I mounted it with foam also because of the watercolor paper and stuck "the Doctor" on top.

I have included two videos where I make similare galaxy backgrounds, but using Distress ink refills.

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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Using unloved stash - Stickers and Thickers, with video

For today's cards I dug through my stash again, I get gifted these creative stash things, but I never use them as I feel like a stamper, but then they sit there and sit there, so I thought I would use some of this unloved stash. And actually I thought these Llamas and Cactii were  quite funny.

So I decided on an inkblended sunset (Memento inks: Love Letter, Morocco and Tangelo and for the ground Rich Cocoa)

For the blue ones  I used : Summer Sky, Bahama blue and Danube blue.
The Purple one: Eggplant, Sweet Plum and Lulu Lavender.

It's pretty straightforward: diecut a circle, this one's a stitched one, but any will do, any shape too, trace the opening on the cardbase and inkblend there.

Stamp sentiment of your choosing on the panel and mount the panel with foamtape and adhere to the cardbase.
Adhere the Thickers and or Stickers and raise with foamtape if needed.

I used Sizzix Birthday by Stephanie Barnard with Versafine Onyx black ink for the sentiment, but again any will do.