Friday, June 28, 2019

Weekend Workout Stripes and stars

The Simon Says Stamp  Monday Challenge is: Stars and stripes.

I pondered on it all week and when the AAA Cards Challenge Weekend Workout on the Facebook page came out it prompted this card as their theme is multi colour and CAS.

We do not celebrate 4th of July, but Independence day is kind of the birthday of the USA, right? 
Because I don't have independence day stamps,  I used the Simon Says Stamp You Matter with  Versafine Clair nocturne ink.

The Sketched Stripes are from Concord and 9th,  with Memento grey ink and then stamped the stars on top, also Memento. I maske most of the cardfront with a torn
piece of paper, just to get a hint of stripes, but to keep as much white space as I can.

The stars are from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons set. I  placed all three stars on a block and inked them each time with two colours, rotating the block as I went down the card front.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
For the AAA Facebook group challenge, see this

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thanks for being so mice

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes, showcasing Stampendous products.

For my card I used the Stampendous mice "willow climb"with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink, and colored it with Polychromos pencils.

For the sentiment I've used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and the stamp is from Craftin Desert Divas.

I've used a panel of Crafter's Companion Pencil paper and adhered it to my cardbase with tape runner.

Bit of shimmer pen from Nuvo on the Cattails.

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


I also made a portrait version with watercolor pencils from Derwent as I thought the pencil was maybe a bit too pastel like?

Lawn Fawn Keep on swimming reveal card

Sunday, June 23, 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #143: One Corner + flowers. With Video

This fortnight our Sponsor is Uniko and my card is heavily inspired by a card Beverley (the Uniko owner) made last year for Remembrance Day.
It is a bit early perhaps, but I thought these stamps and our challenge and the optional twist just called for this card. I didn't look up her card, I made it a bit as I remember it and also to fit our challenge.


The sentiment I've printed onto the cardbase, I've used Photoshop for this, but Word or alike will also work of course.
Then I used the biggest solid flower from the Uniko Style set and stamped it with Memento Love Letter red ink.
Heatsetted it to be sure and then used  Black Soot Oxide ink for the centre. I Versafine inks or
a black heat embossed dot would also work.
thought it would be nice and opaque, instead of the Memento black, so it would layer better, but of course

Then I watered down a little of the Memento red ink and  covered the cardbase to expose only the right lower corner and splattered a bit of a poppy field. Luckily the red turned a little pink, due to being watered down I suppose. Red splatter is very dangerous, it can looks like a crime scene. I didn't add anything else, black splatter or gold would also be cool, but as a CAS Challenge, we like our uncompromised empty space :-D

It literally took only 10  minutes to make this card, so perfect for mass production, you can use the flower in different colours and add a different sentiment to fit any occasion.

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

Spots

Spots is the new One Layer challenge over at Less is More this fortnight.

I made a card with lots of spots last time,so now I went for a different kind of spots,those on a Leopard.It reminds me of that phrase "a leopard never loses it's spots".

I used a digi from Stamp on it and printed it first, then stamped the sentiment from Uniko (All occasion sentiments #6) with Versafine Clair nocturne ink.

At first I thought of colouring the"cat" but I kinda like it B&W, more masculine and also a different  kind of beautiful ;-), which ties in with the sentiment.so super easy and super quick card this time, even though it's 1am ;-), I started really late after work. Hope you like it, I do

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Polar Express?

Well I think the Polar Express from the animated movie was blue, but I chose Christmas red as the sky is also blue and I wanted it to stand out.
I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :vacation/travel and Iwas so happy to see at least one Christmas/winter card from the DT. I wasn't sure if I would  fit the theme, but I guess I do ;-) I'm Showcasing Lawn Fawn with the stampset Param pa pum pum and the slide on over dieset.

I'm also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: transport it, and I thought my little train would be perfect.


I stamped my images with My Favorite
Things Extreme black ink and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Triblends.

For the background I've inkblended Distress oxides: tumbled glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire.
I then splattered it with water, Distress spray stain Brushed Pewter and White linen Dylusions spray ink.

I heat set it to dry it,then diecut out the slider portion.
My city scape is from Craftin Desert Divas and the sentiment is from the same Lawn Fawn set and I heat embossed it with Wow metallic silver regular embossing powder.

I adhered my train onto a strip of acetate so I can move it as one.
Mounted the panel and city with foamtape and put it all together.

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






Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Carlijn Design Regenboog Beterschaps kaart, met videos in NL en UK

Vandaag laat ik jullie zien hoe ik deze beterschaps kaart maak.
Ik heb gebruikt de Carlijn Design Beterschaap set, de pleister stempels en de tekst Beterschap, met één A want ik heb geen schaap op mijn kaart. Ik vind het een leuke woord speling, maar zonder schaap snapt niemand dat denk ik ;-).

Dus voor mijn regenboog met in Distress inkt aangebracht op Mixed Media papier van Veassen: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet  en Picked Raspberry.

Daarna stempel ik de pleister en de hartvormige pleister en stans ik ze uit.

Op de kaart plakt ik zwart/witte chevron washi tape en een ik een soort mint blauwe kleur, dat vond ik mooi passen bij de huiskleur van Carlijn Design ;-). De wens stempel ik , net als de pleisters met Versafine Clair Nocturne inkt en ik droog hem voor de zekerheid even mijn mijn heattool.

Ik plaats mijn regenboog op de washi tape met foamtape, zodat ze een beetje zweven. Ik begin mij de randen, dan het midden (hartje) en dan weer de randen en als laatste de middelste (paars en oranje) zodat ik de  ruimte tussen de stempels, mooi gelijk kan maken.


Ik vind de kaart zo af, maar voel je vrij om lovertjes of steentjes of enamel dots o.d. toe

Monday, June 17, 2019

Bon Voyage

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is:transport it.

I chose to use this high speed train as my mode of transportation.It's a dieset from Amy Design,a Dutch Company, but there are mane similar sets across the industry, mainly from SugarPea Designs,but I do not have them.
For the sentiment I had a bit of trouble choosing a fitting one. I settled on this Bon Voyage (happy travels) from Happy Little Stampers and I stamped it with Versafine Clair ink.
The background I made with Versamagic inks: Aspen Mists,Oasis Green and Hint of Pesto. Distress Oxides would also have the same effect if you have the right colors.

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


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

bbq card

There's a new Male Room Challenge: cooking and baking for the males in our lives.
Now all men like to BBQ, me too,but it seems men love to char meat.

So for my card I used a Lili of the Valley digi/stamp and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.
Father's day is also coming up in the Netherlands, but I made a different card for that.

I adhered the Crafter'sCompanion Neenah marker paper to a cardbase with tape runner.

Quick and easy card I think I kept masculine with the colours..I hope...there's a dog not a
cat as well haha....

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









Edited July 3rd:


Monday, June 10, 2019

Duck egg, plum and white

Duck egg, plum and white is the new challenge over at Less is More.

I also made it a one layer card, just for fun lol.

For my card I used the Happy Little Stampers' set called Mix Mash and Memento inks.

A few matching enamel dots, one looks darker onthe photo than in reallife, but then it's close to midnight

The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.


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

Sunday, June 9, 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #142: One Layer and Black & White only, with video

This fortnight our challenge theme was chosen by Design Team  member Asa.
It is : one layer and the optional twist is B&W only.

Our sponsor is Stamploration.

For my card I cut a  panel of Spectrum Noir marker  paper to the exact same size as the cardbase. I had to ask our dt if it is still one layer, as I felt it wasn't. As it looks like one layer is was deemed OK, but if you were to cut it smaller it would appear a layer, so be aware.

I stamped the Dog with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink and the sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturn ink.

The dog is from Katzelkraft: les Chiens and the sentiment is from Stampers Anonymous- Tim Holtz collection- E1-1696 the Heart.

I made a video for the card, I left it in real time, so with the coloring and stamping and such, it only took ten minutes.

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



Thursday, June 6, 2019

Masculine birthday

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Masculine, showcasing Tim Holtz.

For my card I used Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxides: Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Mowed lawn en then Peacock Feathers on top of the Mowed Lawn as it turned out too samey to the Cracked Pistachio.

I diecut triangles from a panel , these are Joy Crafts! but there's many across the industry.
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (Birthday Balloons) and I stamped it with Intense black ink from SSS.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it on the inkblended cardbase.

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

Monday, June 3, 2019

Cherry Blossom

I think at least it should be a cherry blossom.on the package from Studio Light (STAMPSL378) it's coloured  blue and  maybe meant to look like something else,but I see cherry blossom lol.

I made the card for the AAA Birthdays Challenge: use watercolour.

I stamped the image with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (Birthday Balloons) and colored it with Talens Ecoline, a fluid watercolour medium. Then applied Spectrum Noir Sparkle ink (clear) on top.

Adhered the watercolour panel to the cardbase.


For more information on the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this.