Wednesday, October 23, 2019

three sheets to the wind

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Spooky.

I made my card using a stamp from Art Impressions (fright night) and colored it with my alcohol markers, then cut it out. I diecut the spooky hill from black cardstock. It's from Crafting Desert Divas, but they've closed their shop.
I traced where the hill would reach and then applied Distress Oxides on the cardbase ( Mustard seeds, Carved Pumpkin, Wilted violet, Chipped sapphire and Blacksoot. I went back and forth to darken the top layer. 
Stamped the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Clair ink.
Mounted the spooks with foamtape and adhered it to the card.

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

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Rudolph the Pink nosed reindeer?

Sure why not, maybe it's his sister? haha...anyway it's for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: All things pink.

As I'm in Christmas cards mode I made one using the Simon Says Stamp HoHo Deer die and cut it out a cardpanel three times. Also cut his/her nose from pink glitter paper.

Stamped the sentiment, also Simon Says Stamp (tiny Words Christmas) with Versafine Clair ink.
Traced the openings onto the cardbase so I could inkblend Distress Oxides in the right place. I've used: Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry.
Adhered the panel on top with tape runner.Placed the glitter nosed back with a Zig glue pen.


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

5 minute tip, protect your stamping tool lid

Saturday, October 19, 2019

CAS on Friday

Hiya, I haven't played with what was then CAS on Sunday for a few years and forgot about it, so sorry.

The challenge is: big word or sentiment and I've used Fijne Kerst stamp from Craft Emotions 1826. I inked it with Versamark and stamped the sentiment on the cardbase. Then I've used Wow metallic brass to heat emboss it. Shine and impact  in one.
Just three little snowflakes I cut from glitter paper, attached with a glue dot. Done.

For more information on the CAS on Friday Challenge, see this.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Halloweeeeeeeen

For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Halloween, showcasing My Favorite Things and I could only use the Extreme black ink as I have little in the Halloween Department, but I just got this set in with my latest SSS haul.

And the Male Room Challenge: Halloween.

I diecut a circle from masking paper and  stuck in on a cardbase. then masked off the sky area and applied Distress Oxides. I started with Carved pumpkin for a moon glow, but ended up covering most of it with Wilted violet and chipped sapphire.
Then I splattered  some Liquid Stardust from Lawn Fawn for awesome sparkly stars.

I left the moon white but stamped the bats
on top with Versafine Claire ink.
I stamped the image from Art Impressions (fright night set) with  My Favorite Things Extreme black ink and colored it with Tri Blend markers, then cut it out.
I cut off the little spider, so re stamped it on the cardbase,mounted the little image with foamtape and stuck in on top. The Sentiment is from the same set.

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

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




24 weeks of Christmas cards #15 gold leafing made easy

Sunday, October 13, 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #151: One Corner + Colour Palette. With Video

This fortnight our challenge theme was chosen by Ceal and it's : one corner and a Halloween like colour palette.

Our sponsor is Stamplorations and you could win a $15 store credit.

The colours had me stumped at first, not really my colours, but then I saw this stencil from Uniko and I thought it was perfect. Just a little big for our "one corner challenge".
So I masked bits off to make is smaller. I left it going off the edge on purpose, it looks more grounded that way I think.

I've used Distress inks for my inkblending (Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron).
Then I went around the stencil openings with my black fineliner (Staedtler 0.1). I think it makes the equalizer pop more.



For the sentiment I've used Versafine Clair ink (Nocturn) and a sentiment from the Your Next Stamp set called Silly Monster Rockstars. Added three enamel dots, one to cover up a smudge ..ahum.


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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Rainbow colour challenge


The new Less is More Challenge is: rainbows, either bright or pastel if you prefer.

I used my go to Distress ink combo for rainbows: Candied apple, Carved pumpkin, Mustard seed, Twisted citron, Mowed lawn, Mermaid lagoon and Wilted Violet.

the splattered the ares I masked off with Brushed pewter and picket fence Distress Spray Stains. Heat set it.
Stamped the village on top with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. It's from Woodware Craft Collection (winter Wonderland) and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp ( tiny words Christmas).

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Autumn birthday

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Autumn, showcasing Tim Holtz.
The AAA Birthday Challenge is: colour palette.

For my card I've used a panel of Kraft card, masked of a strip and inkblended Distress Oxides on there: Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple and Mustard seed.
Die cut the  Simon Says Stamp Stitched Maple trio leaves from green card and adhered them to the card. Traced a line of white gelpen to define the area. then splattered with Lawn Fawn liquid stardust for some shimmer.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp: It's your birthday 3x4 set and I've used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
Adhered the panel to a cardbase.


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





24 Weeks of Christmas cards - #14 Polar bears

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Printing with Distress ink


I think everyone knows how to stamp/print with their acrylic blocks, and you can get round ones, scalloped  or rectangle ones. But I found this acrylic star shape in my local craftstore the other week and I thought that might work the same, it does, but it's very thin, so harder to hold, so I made a little handle with some tape.

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Christmas, showcasing Neat and Tangled. Although I have a few Neat & Tangled products, none fit the Christmas theme.

So for my card I recreated one I made Monday, that ended up not fitting the two challenges I meant it for, I've included it below.

For the green star I've used many green colors of Distress inks, in tow layers as I thought the first was a bit muted, I remember: mowed lawn, shabby shutters, peeled paint, twisted citron. The red one  was made with Candied apple, carved pumpkin and mustard seed. I also made a rainbow one with Mermaid lagoon, mowedlawn, mustard seed, carved pumpkin and candied apple.

I dabbed the mini ink cubes on the shape, spritzed lightly with water and pressed it onto watercolor paper; smooshing the water around where it was needed. Let is dry.

The Christmas is a Sizzix thinlits from Tim Holtz and the trees are from JoyCrafts, that's a Dutch brand,  but there are many similar ones around, I like their tall stature and stem...wish my legs were that long haha...

A few glittery enamel dots to make it more sparkly for Christmas.

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

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Rudolph shaker card

For the Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking day , I made a shaker with my new SSS goodies :-D

I've used the Ho HO Deer circle with a nesting circle around it to cut my shaker pocket.
I've also diecut two acetate pieces for the pocket.

On the cardbase I stamped the SSS  Christmas Sweater background with Versafine Crimson  ink.
Colored the node with the same ink.

To build my shaper I've used two layers of foamtape, that's where the bigger circle comes in handy as it gives me a rim to hide the tape.

I filled the pocket with Crafter's Companion  mixed sequin pack in the iridescent color., to close the pocket I've used the second sheet of acetate and then applied double sided tape to adhere it to the cardbase.

I wanted to use my new SSS set tiny words Christmas, But I thought with the busy background it needed something bolder.
So for that I  pulled out the Carlijn Design snijmallen set Elegante Kerst. and Diecut the words from white and the shadow from the same red. with double sided tape on the back it's easy to attach the two.

On Rudolph's nose I added Midas Touch shimmer pen, not sure I wanted to fill in the eyes, but it might have been nicer..not sure.


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

stay calm and drink tea

For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : think pink, I made this card  with a guinea pig in a pink tea cup.


The image is from Impression Obsession ( H13747) and I stamped it with Gina K amalgam ink, I just got in from my SSS order :-D.

The sentiment I started with both Amalgam ink and then switched to Versafine clair ink as it's watercolor paper, it  needed a deep dark.

The words are from Carlijn Design  (blijf kalm)..
To color the image I've used Ecoline and a too small a brush, but I was lazy, didn't want
to get up hehe..


For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

snowman face diy

For the Male Room Challenge: stay cas, I pulled out the  Happy little stampers' set Mix mash and the carrot nose I free handed.
I've used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink for the stamping of both the dots and the sentiment.
The sentiment is from Carlijn Design Moderne Kerst.
Big of white gel pen in the eyes, no layers, no embellishments, plenty of white space, maybe boring...erhm I mean masculine haha

For more information on the Male Room Challenge, see this

it's beginning to look a lot like...

I'm running out of time haha...
for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: let's get ready for Christmas.

I made along card the whole with of a sheet of cardstock (21cm) the bit I cut off, has become my panel, neat...I  masked off the moon with Inkadinkado masking paper.
Inkblended Distress oxides (tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch and chipped sapphire)...then splattered with water, white and brushed pewter Distress Sprays.

the Santa sleigh is from Tim Holtz, via Stamper's Anonymous (k6-2435) and the trees from Marianne design, but there's
many similar ones across the industry. I stamped both with Versafine Clair ink. Just three rhinestones for glittery stars.


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


Monday, September 30, 2019

Eerie moon

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (from last week) is: stitch it.

For my card I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out a panel, that I adhered to the cardbase with tape runner.

Wit Inkadinkado masking sheets I diecut a moon and applied it to the card, then inkblended Distress Oxides on the back, there's Black soot, Chipped sapphire, Blue print sketch and tumbled glass I believe, I  went back and forth with  a few different ones to make it  look like a night sky.
 I splattered with water, white and silver Distress spray stains.
Let it dry over night

For the stamping I've used Versafine Clair
Nocturne ink and for the trees I've used second generation stamping to make them fade to the background, the wolves and  bat are first generation, a couple of times. I have noticed the ink seeps into the Oxides slowly and fades a little.

I have no clever sentiment for it, I love the wolves howling at the moon,  but is it a Halloween card or not? not sure yet ;-)

Wolves are being reintroduced into the Netherlands, so this marks that occasion. in my suburbs we have bats, It's a leafy suburb haha,

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

Sunday, September 29, 2019

AAA Cards Challenges #150 One Layer + Autumn

This fortnight our sponsor is Winnie and Walter for the ONE layer and Autumn challenge.

For more card I stamped the image from Stamping Bella, playing in the leaves with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and coloured it with  Spectrum Noir markers.
The Sentiment is from the Art Impressions set Happy Fall and I used Versafine Clair ink for that.

ONE layer cards are challenging for a lot of people, but I like them, Falls right into my CAS alley ;-)

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

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Less is More Challenge we pick, you pick, guestdesigner

I'm so honoured to be the Guest designer for the Less is More Challenge blog this fortnight.

The challenge is a recipe: we pick, you pick. And I've picked matt.

Sparkles in the heat embossing and enamel dots and matt in the Distress Oxides and enamel dots :-D

For my card I masked off the cardbase and then applied Distress Oxides:  Spun Sugar and  Seedless Preserves. Heat set it before stamping the Hi from Woodware  (jgs670-hello) with  Versamark ink and applied Wow! embossing powder (Hot Gossip).

Then I stamped the other bit of the
sentiment from the same Woodware set with Versafine Claire ink.

Applied my enamel dots.

For more information, more Designer team examples and or to play along the Less is More Challenge, see this.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Foute Kerst en meer sarcasme



Voor wie de humor wel kan waarderen (net als ik) heb ik nog twee kaarten gemaakt vandaag, met de nieuwe release van Carlijn Design, die morgen live gaat.
de Eerste kaart, is een groepsfoto van je "worst nightmare" familie hehe, met bijpassende tekst. Op de binnenkant kun je altijd nog "grapje" schrijven, voor als je tante de humor niet snapt ;-)
 De tweede kaart is een combo van Blijf Kalm en ook Fout kerst en odp e binnenkant ( maar niet deze) haha..
De rechthoeken heb ik gestanst met de A6 (10x15cm) rechthoeken en frames stans set, ook van Carlijn Design.
De poppetjes zijn van Katzelkraft (Humanoids en ik heb ze met Polychromos gekleurd.
Zie www.carlijndesign.nl voor de nieuwe release en ook verkrijgbaar bij geselecteerde hobby winkels.

Verder heb ik nog een shaker kaart gemaakt met de A6 frame 6 vensters en de stempel Sneeuwpop in elk venster. Ik wilde eerst de sneeuwpoppen  in regenboog kleuren kleuren, maar ja gele sneeuw....eeew....
dus gewoon de achtergrond. de tekst en banner zijn ook van de set Sneeuwpop en bijpassende stansen.
Spectrum Noir markers om te kleuren en kleine sterren en hele kleine gekleurde diamantjes in elke venster, die zijn van de nail art afdeling van een Kruidvat of dergelijke...

Naughty Christmas - Carlijn Design - English spoken

Carlijn Design - Foute Kerst - Nederlands gesproken





www.carlijndesign.nl


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Monsterhugs interactive card

That's the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week: interactive cards, showcasing Lawn Fawn products.

At first I had a slider card in mind, but not the right Lawn Fawn Stamps, so I made a rotating card with the Lawn Fawn Monsters from Monster Mash. I stamped them with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink and colored them with Nuvo Alcohol markers. I do have the thinlits to go with them, but I wanted an extra lip at the bottom, so I cut them by hand. The extra lip is to glue them onto a ring or cardstock.

The ring of cardstock rotates around a wall of foamtape I cut really thin and made the ring shape on the cardbase.


Added the monsters and a cover plate with the sentiment.

Because the Male Room Challenge has also started today: add embellishments, I thought I'd combine them as I added a rainbow of enamel dots on opposite corners, to match my rainbow of monsters.

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

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
















Updated October 10th:

Ski-sons Greetings

I made this card for the CAS section of the My Favorite Things (MFT) Superstar challenge.

For my card I inkblended Distress oxides through a circle stencil. I made the snowy hill by tearing some typing paper.
I've used: Wilted violet, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon.

Then I  spritzed gold shimmer spray on top and added white splatter with diluted  white acrylic paint.

For the image and sentiment I've used the MFT set Skisons Greetings and colored it with Alcohol markers. Stamped it with Extreme black ink and the sentiment with Versafine Clair ink.
mounted the image with foamtape and added it to the cardbase. Then added three enamel dots for a fun detail, all contained in the circle to keep is as Clean and Simple as possible.
For some this might even be too CAS ;-) but I like  this.

For more information on the My Favorite Things challenge, see this

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Monochrome

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: monochrome.

For my card I've masked of an area on my cardbase and applied (original) Distress inks:Tumbled glass, Mermaid lagoon and Faded jeans.
I then stamped the image from Creative Expressions (Secret Woodland) with Memento Paris Dusk, same as the sentiment from Studio Light (stampsl154).
the sky is more even in real life, I think the flash added too much contrast, will make a new one tomorrow.

Three blue rhinestones to keep it in the color family.

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


2 minute tip diy magnetic workstation

Hallo Herfst

vandaag gebruik ik de Hallo Herfst van Carlijn Design.
www.carlijndesign.nl

video in Nederlands en Engels




Monday, September 16, 2019

Autumn colours

I made this card for the AAA September card exchange, but the Male Room Challenge is also about autumn, and weirdly enough I had and idea for AAA immediately and the Male room challenge is about to expire as I had no clue. I think this card is both male or female, maybe a bit more on the male side?

For the card I masked off an area on my cardbase and applied Distress ink (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, candied apple and fired brick), then splattered it with gold Distress spray stain and dried it with my heat tool.
Stamped the leaves  on top  and the sentiment below with Versafine Clair ink, the leaves are from Marianne Design ( TC0876) and the sentiment is from Simon Says
Stamp (it's your birthday).

Done!.

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