Sunday 30 September 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #125: Inspired by a TV Show

This fortnight The AAA Cards Challenge is all about TV shows, chosen by our DT member Cheryl.
Our sponsor is STAMPlorations.

For my card I used the Kindred Stamps set called Happy Accidents, and it's obviously based on Bob Ross. I loved watching Bob Ross when young. What he made wasn't really my cup of tea, but HOW he did it, was genius...zoof zoof and there's a tree or mountain or lake, little cabin...

I stamped Bob with My Favorite things hybrid black ink and colored him with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers, cut him out.

I diecut a stitched square from a panel, so it
looks like a canvas Bob might be painting.
Stamped the sentiment from the same set  with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Traced the window or canvas onto the cardbase and applied Mermaid Lagoon Distress oxyde ink and Versamagic inks: Aspen Mist, Oasis Green and Hint of Pesto.
Splattered the inblending with a water and bleach solution.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the card base. Used tape runner to adhere Bob.

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

Saturday 29 September 2018

Hey Hey Little Monkey...

I made this card for the Less is More Challenge and the September challenger for Gerda Steiner Designs.

The image is a Gerda Steiner digi (hang in there) and I thought it would fit the card that is to be CAS-ed from Less is More albeit flipped to the other side...As a digi I could have flipped it in Photoshop, but I didn't feel the need, added the sentiment whilst I was there and printed it onto Marker friendly paper, then colored it with my alcohol markers, in this case Copics, Illustrators and Noirs, the whole lot...I made the leaves look like it's Autumn with red and oranges and such. Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

For the Less is More Challenge, see this.
For the Gerda Steinder Designs Challenge, see this.

National coffee day with Craftin Desert Divas digis

I made two card for the Nation Coffee day. On October 1st it is international coffee day.
One with the Coffee Fairy and one with the spooky mocha.

For the first card I used the Coffee Fairy digital stamp, printed her out on marker paper and colored her with alcohol markers, then cut it out using my plotter.
For the background I tried to make a soft focus autumnal forest with watercolors on a watercolor panel. I used fall type colors and dabbed them on randomly, sprayed more water to mave the colors, added some more until I was happy with it.

I diecut a grass border from the Outdoor landscapes 2 set. Glued the watercolor panel to a cardbase, glued the Fairy on top. I love Nuvo deluxe glue for this, perfect stay. Mounted the grass border with foamtape and adhered it on top

The spooky mocha card is a little different. I printed the digi on a panel of marker friendly paper. I used Illustrator markers for this and I found out they do not like big expanses. The smoothblend you get with the Noirs or small items with the illustrator is not there, but I rolled with it anyway.

The "body"of the bat is glittery embossing powder I applied by using the Versamarker to "wet" the area. I had to dip the tip of the marker in the actual inkpad, I think it's running on empty but it worked fine. I chose Halloween like colors for the  image and the sentiment is included in the stampset.

Thursday 27 September 2018

Alcohol lift ink background -Aurora Borealis with alcohol inks

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: anything goes, showcasing Hero Arts products.

I used the Hero Arts Tiny Stars background stamp for my sky.

First I stamped and cut the row of houses from Lawn Fawn (simply celebrate winter) with My Favorite Things Hybrid ink onto Marker paper and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I let the Scan n Cut do the cutting.
Stamped the sentiment from the same set with Versafine onyx black ink onto a panel and cut strips from it, for the bottom and top of my card.
for the Aurora Borealis (northern Lights) kinda back drop I've use Adirondack alcohol inks (purple twilight,botanical,indigo and mermaid) on Yupo paper.
First I sprayed the paper with rubbing alcohol and then dropped the inks onto it, sprayed it again and tilted the paper until I was happy with the coverage, adding a few more drops of certain colors. Heat set it slightly and carefully as it's plastic not actual paper and it might curl as it melts... then I inked up the Hero Arts Tiny Stars with Alcohol lift ink and stamped it on the background, then stamped the lifted bit onto an empty sheet of Yupo, it worked, but I'm not sure I like it  on the white.
Dabbed off extra ink from the background and then rubbed the background to reveal the starts. The show up better in the darker  bits, but there's a faint starry sky.

Measured how big my panel has to be to fit in between the two white strips, cut it to size and mounted it on the cardbase with strong red tape.mounted the strips and the  row of houses with foamtape and adhered them on top.

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

gift tags on cards- kadokaartjes op een kaart

Today I have two cards to show you.
 They are almost the same, same supplies, just different parts of the stampsets or diesets and different colors.

I started by diecutting the tags (Col1442) from kraft card, then the stage from the same set  out of black card.
Then I diecut all the leaf shapes and stamped them after. Tried it the other way, but my dies kept shifting. I used two colors of Memento inks for each leaf or twig and for the sentiments.

The sentiments are from KJ1718, the leafs are KJ1715.

I wound some string around the tags, adhered the stags and the leaves. Then I glued on googly eyes, one first as the stag is looking sideways, but that looked weird.

I placed the tag so I knew where to stamp the sentiments.
Then I mounted the tags with foamtape and placed them on the cardbase, tucked in some more foliage underneath. I made sure the red berries and the red twine went on the card with the red sentiment en the same for the green.

I think you can still used them on a gift, or just as a card, maybe even a giftcard tucked inside.

Materials used/Gebruikte Materialen:

Marianne Design/Karin Joan KJ1718
Marianne Design/Karin Joan KJ1715
Marianne Design/Karin Joan Col1442
Memento inks

Vandaag heb ik twee soortgelijke kaarten gemaakt. dezelfde sets, maar andere onderdelen ervan of andere kleuren.
Ik ben begonnen door de tag twee keer uit kraft karton te stansen, dan het hert uit zwart karton, beide zijn van Col1442.

Toen heb ik de takjes/blaadjes (KJ1715) gestanst uit wit karton en pas na het stansen gestempeld met twee kleuren Memento inkt. Ik stempels meestal eerst en stans daarna, maar dat ging niet zo netjes als ik wilde.

Ik heb de teksten van KJ1718 in groen of rood gestempeld, ook twee tinten, zoals de takjes.
Het hert heb ik op de tag geplakt en toen wiebel oogjes erop, eerst een, oimdat het hert  opzij kijkt, maar dat zag er vreemd uit.
Toen het ik bakerstwine en zilver lurex om de tags gewikkeld en geknoopt en er een takje achter gestoken.
Ik heb rood bakerstwine genomen, rode besje sen rode tekst, zodat alles mooi bij elkaar hoort. bij zilver had ik ook groen twine kunen gebruiken, maar vond zilver ook wel iets voor Kerst.

Foamtape achter de tag geplakt en toen de tag op de kaart. Daarna nog wat takjes erachter gestoken.

Ik vond dat je deze kaart ook prima op een kado kan plakken, or gewoon als Kerstkaart gebruiken en of er een kadopas in te stoppen, dat dan weer mooi met de tekst samenvalt.

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Craftin Desert Divas: Happily handmade a Halloween treatbag

This is week tow of release weeks from Craftin Desert Divas (CDD)

For my project I made a little treatbag.
CDD sells a treat bag die, but I don't have it, so I used my scoringboard.
And it's really simple.
You need a piece of card 6x12inches.
You score on the short side at 2" only.

then you score on the long side at 2", 5" 7"and 10" from top to bottom
You partially score at 1,6 and 11inches to make the fold line.

cut and notch flaps and stick it together. I like to use hot glue, but score tape or liguid glue, a strong one like the Nuvo deluxe glue will also work, you just have to hold it till the glue grips.

This is totally optional and you don't need to do this to make a cute little treatbag, but since I have the Harvest border dies from CDD, I diecut them from the top. Cut loose the bits on the ends and where they overlap I cut one row of pumpkins. Be careful as they're very delicate.

Then I fold the  box shut and glue all the sides and bottom flaps shut.
For the handle I used orange ribbon as I thought purple and orange are nice and Halloween like.

For the image I sued the new digi from CDD: Frankenstein cake. I have colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Adhered it with the Nuvo glue to the bag.
For the sentiment on the back I just printed it onto 80lbs card from Word.

The haunted house is diecut from black card. It's also from the Harvest border dies, I cut it to fit as it's much longer.

Fille dit with chocolates. Sadly no candy corn as it's near impossible  to get in the Netherlands, or crazy expensive...I went for wrapped chocolates.

Materials used
Craftin Desert Divas:
Frankenstein cake:

Sunday 23 September 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Sneak peek week: Frankenstein cake 18-312

Today I'm sharing another cake card.
This time it's the Craftin Desert Divas (CDD) Frankenstein cake digi.
I printed it onto marker friendly paper and colored it with my alcohol markers, then cut it out.

I let the Scan N Cut make a rounded triangle window in black cardstock, as if it's candy corn.
Then I divided the area into 3 strips and inblended Distress oxides inks on the cardbase.

I mounted the black panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.
I used both foamtape and Nuvo glue for the Frankenstein cake, so it  would be supported where the window is.

I have no sentiment, as I don't know how to add it to black except with a strip of white card and I didn't want to ruin the spooky look. Also no Halloween stamps so I could white emboss it onto the panel, that would be my suggestion.

I will just write Happy Birthday on the inside ;-)

Materials used:

Craftin Desert Divas:
Frankenstein Cake digi:



Saturday 22 September 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Sneak peek week: Googly eyes cake 18-311

It's Sneak Peek week over at Craftin Desert Divas (CDD) and I have the Googly eyes cake to show you and it's so much fun.

Not sure cute comes in with Halloween things, but it's also cute ;-) .
I printed my digi on marker friendly paper and colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out.
Glued on actuall googly eyes with the Nuvo Deluxe glue

I then cut a strip of white cardstock and inkblended Oxides on it:
Carved Pumpkin,
Picked Raspberry,
Seedless preserves
and Dusty Concord
with a mini inkblending tool

I ripped strips of black card and glued them to the back of the inkblended panel and mounted it with foamtape to the cardbase.

The sentiment I made in Word and printed it.
I thought the play on "cookie" into kooky was funny and apt for the occasion although it's a cake...but hey...

Materials used:

Craftin Desert Divas:
Googly Cake digi stamp:

Carved Pumpkin:

Scortape ¼”:

Thursday 20 September 2018

Christmas wishes

For today's card I started by inking up a circle with the use of a stencil I made by diecutting a circle from some acetate.
I've used Distress oxide Tumbled glass and Versamagic Spring Pansy.
Then I stamped the little stars from the Karin Joan set with Versamark and heat embossed Wow! golden  flame embossing powder.

I diecut the geometric looking stag from metallic gold cardstock and adhered it on top with liquid glue.

The sentiment I stamped iwth Versafine Onyx black ink.

Materials used/ Gebruikte materialen:
Distress oxide Tumbled glass
Versamagic Spring Pansy
Wow! golden flame embossing glitter
Marianne Design CR1445
Marianne Design/Karin Joan KJ1719
Versafine onyx black ink
Versamark embossing ink

De kaart van vandaag is gemaakt door eerst de circkel aante brengen. Hiervoor heb ik een circkel uitgestanst uit acetaat/plastic, en die gebruik ik als stencil.
Ik heb aangebracht Tumbled glass en Springpansy.
Daarna heb ik de sterren met Versamark gestempeld en bestrooid met Wow! embossing poeder en verhit.

Het hert heb ik gestanst van gouden metallic karton en met lijm aangebracht op de kaart.

De groet heb ik met Versafine Onyx black ink aangebracht op de kaart.

Sunday 16 September 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Happily Handmade

Today I am sharing how to make a jumbo tealight box.
Mine are from Ikea, but I think they're all the same size.
For mine you need a piece of card  4"1/8 x 7"1/4

you score on the long side at:
 7/8", 3"1/4, 4"1/8 and 6"3/8.
on the short side at: 
7/8 of one inch and 3"1/4

Burnish the score lines and cut and notch as indicated in the pattern, then glue together.
I use a hot glue gun, but a really strong  tape or glue will also work.

Make a thumb notch with a circle punch, not required, but I think it looks more professional.

To decorate my little box I used a Craftin Desert Divas digi stamp that I printed on marker friendly paper and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers, then cut it out.
I mounted tow layers of foamtape with space in between so I can feed the ribbon through this canal.

For the sentiment I stamped the Just because from Say it Big with Versafine Onyx black ink on a small tag.

Materials used
Craftin Desert Divas:

AAA Cards Challenge #124: Imagine

This fortnight we're working with the theme: imagine.
Our sponsor is Winnie and Walter.

For my card I used the Winnie and Walter stampset  called Big Hugs and I stamped the cute puppy and kitten with My Favorite Things black licorice ink onto the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and let the Scan & Cut do the cutting out.
Colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator markers. Nuvo Shimmer pen on their noses, bit small to see on the photo, but I thought pets need wet noses ;-).
The sentiment is from C.C. Design (puppy power) and I stamped it  with  Versafine onyx black ink, heat set it to be sure.

I used a gold like shimmery cardstock for my background and masked off a strip at the bottom, splattered Distress inks in Antiqued bronze and Dylusions White linen spray stain. Then Stamped the paws from the Puppy power set with Versamark and heat embossed them with Wow! metallic copper embossing powder.

Mounted the pets with foamtape. Adhered the panel with taperunner to the cardbase and mounted the pets on top. At first I wanted them to sit in the strip, but I didn't want to cover it now, so they sit on top, which helps to ground them I suppose.

For the "imagine" bit I thought about the anticipation of a child getting their first pet, I was so excited and my pets never let me down.
For more information, more DT examples and or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Thursday 13 September 2018

Warme Winter Wensen

Today's card involves a double partial diecut image and then an dry embossed bit (body) too...and heat embossing as well!

I started my selecting a cricle die that would go with the stag, traced the circle on the cardbase. then I put the stag in place and only cut out the  bit of stag inside the circle.
I then put the embossing mat onderneath and switched tab on the Sizzix to emboss the body of the stag.
Then I placed the circle die in place and cut out the rest.
I traced the opening onto the cardbase and innblenden the night sky. Splattered it with Distress spray and dotted a few glittery silver star diecuts from  Marianne Design Col1442
I stamped the sentiment from Karin Joan KJ1717 with Versamark and heat embossed it with Wow  Metallic  silver sparkle embossing glitter/powder. Added one more of those stars, just because I had cut 5, but lost one somewhere hehe...
Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.
I included a video of  the same technique, but different card. I didn't have the matching die for the yeti, would have been easier ;-)

Materials used/ gebruikte materialen:
Marianne Design/ Karin Joan KJ1717
Marianne design/Karin Joan Col1442
Marianne Design CR 1289 for the stag
Versamark ink
Wow! metallic silver sparkle embossing powder/glitter
Distress Spray stain Brushed pewter
silver glitter cardstock Crafter's Companion
Versamagic Aegean blue and Night Sky

Voor de kaart van vandaag heb ik bovenstaande materialen gebruikt in een dubbele partial diecutting techniek.
Dat houdt in dat je eerst een deel uitsnijdt door de platen zo te plaatsen dat ze niets anders raken. In dit geval het hert en daarna de cirkel. Soms is het lastig omdat je het karton  schuin in de machine moet leggen..dan is een A4 Bigshot eigenlijk wel handig...Maar goed let goed op de randje en knip evt restant met een schaar uit. Het hert heb ik ook met een embossing mat verder vorm gegeven.

Ik heb een vergelijkbare video toegevoegd. Aleen daar had ik geen tweede stans voor de yeti, maar werkt hetzelfde.
Daarna heb ik de opening op de kaart ondergrond overgetrokken en er Versamagic inkten op aangebracht. Distress Spray Stain gesplettered en een drietal uigestanste sterren van KJ 1442 vast gelijmd.
Daarna heb ik met Versamark de groet van KJ1717 gestempeld en met Wow  embossing poeder verhit. Nog zo'n glitter sterretje erboven.
Dan heb ik de bovenkant met foamtape op de kaart basis gemonteerd.

Every Week one Christmas cards #6: build a tree

Thursday 6 September 2018

Use left overs - gebruik je restanten

I used the letter's I diecut from this panel with gilding flakes a while back.
I did diecut it nicely from the panel so I could use this bit too. And today I used it as a stencil to ink Distress oxides onto the cardbase. Then splattered it with white Ecoline ink.
Let it dry.

Stamped "wensen" with Versafine Onyx black ink and glued on the little bird diecut I also had left over from another project, the votive. You can go to those previous post, by clicking ont he photos below.

Materials used/ gebruikte materialen:
Marianne Design/ Karin Joan KJ1717
Marianne Design/Karin Joan Col1443
Marianne Design alphabet col1449
Distress oxides: Picked raspberry and Seedless preserves
Talens Ecoline white (100)
Versafine Onyx black ink

Voor mijn kaart van vandaag heb ik restanten gebruikt van eerder gemaakte projecten, namelijk de theelicht houder (vogel) en het paneel waaruit ik Kerst heb gestanst, voor de partial foiling kaart, je ziet de beide hieronder, klik op de link voor de blogpost.

Het gestanste paneel heb ik als een stencil gebruikt om er Distress Oxides door heen te blenden. Daarna heb ik het gespetterd met witte Ecoline inkt.

De uitgestanste vogel had ik over van het maken van het theelicht en heb ik aangebrackt met een beetje lijm.

De "wensen" van Karin Joan set KJ1717 heb ik met Versafine Onyx black inkt gestempeld.

Monday 3 September 2018

Craftin Desert Divas - Stunning Stencils- 18-329

Today I am sharing a Bee you tiful card, no pun intended...or yes? hehe

I have used the Craftin Desert Divas (CDD) digi stamp bee you tiful and I printed it on marker friendly paper, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, then cut it out. I used some Nuvo Shimmer pen on the wings. Remember that with the Digi club you can get all digi files for half their price.

I then printed the sentiment, included in the same set onto a panel.
For the background I simply used the CDD stencil Sorted shapes 2. It's a small square, smaller than the cardbase, but I just moved it over and used it again.

I love that the CDD stencils have 4 designs on one sheet. Feels like 4 for the price of one to me :-D.

I masked off the stencil next to it to be safe, the designs is made so the hexagons just fit into each other.

I inkblended Distress oxides: Squeezed lemonade all over, then with a finger dauber I applied a little Carved Pumpkin for added interest/dimension.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the card.

Then I mounted the little bee with foamtape too and adhered it to the panel.

Materials used:

Craftin Desert Divas:
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Distress oxides:

Sunday 2 September 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #123: Sketch

This fortnight we're working with a sketch for our cards.
Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and you could win a $20 gift certificate.

For my card I used the Memory Box Tree branch circle die to diecut the window from Kraft card. I also diecut the deer from the same card, but then inked it with Distress ink Gathered twigs. The deer is from Yvonne Creations (YCD10029).

The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers ( Every day sentiments) and I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with Wow! metallic copper embossing powder.
Mounted the panel with foam tape.

I left the "forest" white for our CAS challenge, as it needs empty space. Also it reinforces the look of the sketch.

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

Saturday 1 September 2018

Happy Haunting

A new challenge has started over at the Less is More blog and it's: Black and white and one color.

For my card I used a purple panel on the cardbase for my color bit.

Then I diecut from black card the borders.
The one with the house is from Craftin Desert Divas (harvest border dies)and the other is Memory Box (graveyard landscape)
I attached some double sided adhesive on the back to attach them.
The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti and I embossed with opaque bright white from Wow!.

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