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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tickled pink

The Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday this month is: summer icons.

I chose flamingos as my tropical/summery feel.
Not sure it will qualify for the Monday challenge : let's take a vacation, I would need to hop on a plane to Florida to see them (in the wild), so for me that's a vacation...

Anyway I used Clearly Besotted's set fluffy flamingos and the Simon Says Stamp waves stencil.
I placed the  stencil on the lower part of the cardbase/front and applied Distress inks Mermaid lagoon trough it, to mimic water.

Then I stamped the flamingos and reed on Crafter's  Companion Neenah paper with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink and cut them out.

I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers.
Stamped the sentiment from the set with Versafine onyx black ink.
Mounted the flamingos with foamtape and flush glued the reed to the cardbase.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this
For more information on the Simon Says Work it Wednesdays, see this





Wild Rose Studio Cat with Heart, with video

Of course I couldn't  resist a cat stamp! But I did resist from coloring it as one of my own,  took a lot of will power.
The packaging shows a tabby cat, but somehow I thought he looked a bit scruffy, can't explain why. So my cat is ginger colored without stripes, I have no idea if there's such a cat, but hey there could be...
By the way I used to have a tabby ginger cat....he was called Peter. No white bits on him though, so I guess I still colored him like one of mine? lol
Anyway I stamped the cat with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink and then used the Spectrum Illustrator markers and a few Spectrum Noir markers to color him.
Added Nuvo shimmer pen on the heart and nose and a "shine" with a white gel pen.
As I smudged the panel I die cut a stitched square from it and mounted the panel with foam tape on the card base.
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (playful kittens) and I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink.
This photo is about 20 years old, Peter was 18 when he died about 8-9 years ago and Chess, was just a kitten and she died at 14 about 8 years ago...still miss them I was 36 when Peter died so he was with me all my adult life from 18 onwards...big chunk.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Oldie but goodie #8, with video

Today the oldie part is not an old supply, don't worry I haven't run out yet, but I thought a technique could also be an oldie.
I used to do this acrylic block printing/smooshing a lot, I haven't done so in ages, and I want to breathe new life into it.
As if I have that kind of power ;-)
Anyway...
I used Distress inks: mustard seed, ripe persimmon and picked raspberry, my favorite combo.
Instead of water spray I used the Shimmer spritz in the frost kind to dilute the Distress inks, gives it a glorious shimmer.
I used an acrylic block, but I've been known to use such things as plastic rulers too, for a narrow band of color,CD cases, glass, anything non porous really.
I dabbed the ink pads on the block and then sprayed them with the Shimmer spritz.
Put my piece of (cheap) watercolor on top and then move it around as my paper is slightly bigger.
Not happy with the amount of pink showing I redo the process after heat setting the panel.

I chose a stitched round shape from Marianne design (cr 1360) but any brand or shape will do, I think a heat shape would be cool.

The "groetjes" mean little greetings, or hello more likely. I die cut it from white and black card with Stick it on the back.
Adhered the round panel to the card base with foam tape and them placed the words on top.
Few sequins (neat and Tangled butter cream and others) to fill up some of the space. you could also stamp a sentiment there from the stamp set.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Everyday Christmas #6: 12 different embossed Christmas cards in 30 minutes, with video

I left the video in real time speed, so you can see it did take me just 30 minutes to make all these cards.
You can always skip bits if you want.
I used 12 colored pieces of card, I had scraps and such and cut them all to be 1cm smaller than the cardbase, as a mat, but had never used them as of yet.
For the stamping I used Simon Says Stamp "Merry Christmas" and the tree is from Jeanine's art classic Christmas collection ( jacs10004)
I stamped 6 cards at the same time as I don't have enough desk space to put them all aside.
I used my MISTI and Versamark ink.
Then I sprinkled the panels with different embossing powders, all are from Wow! and I used:
Metallic copper - WC02r
Metallic gold rick - WC04r
Metallic brass - WC03r
Fool's gold - WS80r
Rose gold - WL17r
Midnight dream - WS121r
Velvet - WS147r
Mistletoe magic - WS103r

The process could be quicker is you used the same color for all, or even quicker if you stamped in a colored ink.

After stamping and heatsetting all 12 panels, I mounted them all with foamtape and then adhered them to their cardbases.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Camp create day 5: glitzy glitter, with video

So how do you use glitter, if you don't have many My Favorite Things stand alone die-namics?
Well you get very creative and use a Christmas die for a dude/dad card ;-)

I started my card with the My Favorite Things Stitched triple peekaboo windows and a sturdy cardpanel (140lbs/300grams) and measured the center, then staggerd the die a bunch of times to fill the whole panel with holes.
I placed a piece of typing paper behind the windowed panel with double sided adhesive, so I could puzzle back all the pieces.
Now all three windows are different, but very similar, I had a spot of trouble with that..ahum..
I diecut  the peekaboo window from 4 colors of glitter paper, first I had pulled more, but there were a few colors that I didn't like in there, like the black and pale blue, so went for 4 as there are 8 (almost) whole holes and 2 bits.
I also had to do some repair with loose glitter as I stuck the wrong bits and stuck is stuck on the Elizabeth crafts double sided tape, see video how I revived this card with surgical precision....lol
I diecut the Happy wonderful Christmas words out of black cardstock, for my sentiment.
I played around with the letters a bit, I could spell I love you dad, or mum, mom, but that was quite a large sentence.
I went to see if I had matching stamps and found "hey" from Paper Smooches' fun and flirty set and thought Hey! dude would be cool, could be for father's day but also for a
man any other time of the year.

I cut a strip of 140lbs card and traced a line, I stamped Hey and then placed the die cut word on the line. I drew in the ! mark.

Cut the strip into fishtails and placed it on the card with foam tape

For more information on the Camp create event, see this

Friday, June 16, 2017

Camp create bonus day: dry embossing

I've had so  much fun making all the cards for this My Favorite things' camp reate 2017.

So a bonus challenge, is always welcome.
Although I don't  have many My Favorite Things dies I think I chose three that work well.
Big Hugs, and the two snowdrifts.
I used my silicone baking mat and 140lbs card base. so I did get a few creases around the "hugs" but I don't mind.

I used the My Favorite Thing Polar pals that I stamped with hybrid black ink on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and then colored with Spectrum Noir and or Illustrator markers, and the scarves have some Nuvo Shimmer pen clear gloss glitter on them.

I mounted the polar bears with foamtape and placed them as if they're standing or sitting on top of  a snow
drift.

The smaller one in the background ads to the illusion of depth, such fun.

For more information on the Camp Create event, see this



Camp create day 4: sensational sliders

 Sliders and Maaike, they don't mix very well ;-)
But I used the magical dragons from My Favorite Things as if the dragon is flying (sliding) atop a city he set on fire.

I started by making the nightsky/fire panel with talens Ecoline and Distress refills, kinda what was on my palette. I sued cheap watercolor paper for this.

Then I stamped the dragon on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper wit the Hybrid licorice black ink and colored him with Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator markers.

The city scape is from Memory box, Ihope that's OK. I diecut it it from black cardstock and use d aglue pen to adhere it to the watercolored panel.
I mouned the panel with foamtape (one layer) and used two layers inside the sliderbit, so the dragon is raised a
bit more

The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it on a strip of the same black card as the city, kind of tying in the top and bottom. I used super fine silver powder from Papermania and then taperunner to adhere it to the card.

For more information on the Camp Creat event, see this

Thursday, June 15, 2017

You are mermazing

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: emboss it, showcasing Wow! products.
Now I had just uploaded the video and card I made earlier this week, so can't enter it. but I liked it so much I made a similar one with the last colored mermaid I had left.
So pretty similar, but completely different :-D

I filmed the other card, so if you want to see the process, you can watch that.

I used a lot of Wow! embossing powders:
Luscious lime
Earth tone mint
Chartreuse
and then for the coral and fishes I mixed three colors:
Ho Ho Ho
florida sunset
golden flame

I used all the small greenery from the My Favorite Things set (mermazing) and the big kelp is from hero arts (layering goldfish)

To make the card I used a round mask. I traced it with pencil, as I want most green stuff inside, but some of it peeking out the circle.

I used a powder tool to remove stick from the cardbase and stamped and embossed each plant, one by one.

some are transluctent, so it's important to do the stamping and embossing before the inkblending.

After I was happy with the seaweeds and fishes I inkblended Distress inks through the mask.
I used tumbled glass and chipped sapphire, but the ink foam was still a bit wet from a darker blue, so the tumbled glass is now and unknown color , still pretty but I have no idea how to call it lol...

After inkblending I splattered on some water droplets to make bubbles in the water.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.
Attached the mermaid onto the card with foamtape for a little dimension.

There's also a video where I color the mermaids

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


Father's day card, with video

When I say this cute bear stamp fishing I thought of masculine cards, infact I don't even know the terminology, you'll see in the video...;-) I'm sorry..It's not my thing, never was.
The bear stamp is from Your Next Stamp and it's called great catch.

I made also a mask  on Inkadinkado masking paper as I wanted the Avery Elle beside the sea beach huts behind  the fisherman.


When I cut masks I like to cut really closely, in fact I cut ON the stamp line, or even more on the inside, that really prevents white lines around the image, especially apparent when you do ink blending...
I then placed the fisherman stamp on Schut hot pressed watercolor paper 300grams/140lbs.
I placed the mask on top and then placed the beach huts.
I was lazy and only cut the head of the bear out and then decided to put the huts lower and so i masked some of the huts off, but as they're just vertical lines I traced them at the end of the coloring with my Steadtler pigment liner.

I did some partial die cutting to get the oval shape, but also the bits sticking out, I thought that made it more fun and macho.
See the video on how, it's easier than explaining it on paper.

I used Aquablend pencils from Spectrum Noir. I show the colors on screen, but a few from each tin, I'm afraid ;-)
For the fish I thought some shimmer from the Nuvo shimmer pen  (clear gloss) would be fun as fish are always shiny (and slimy)

The sentiment is from Marianne Design, it's a year or two old, but any you have would do.
Don't think I need more than one father's day stamp...unless he keeps them!
Anyway I used Versafine onyx black ink for the sentiment, and heat set it.
There's a cat hair, I also inked up :-(
In fact I'm surprised my cats aren't bald as there's hairs everywhere and I brush and brush and brush..they like being brushed. Sorry for the hairs.
Mounted the panel with foam tape and adhered it to the card base.

This card is not for my dad by the way, his is already on it's way ;-)






Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Camp create 2017, day 3, spectacular shakers

So on the Youtube video from My Favorite Things I said "I immediately thought of the porthole when I saw the title"Now MFT used it on their video I thought I should do something else, but I didn't ;-)

I did take a look at the trio stitched peekaboo die, but that's not very nautical looking.
And I already did a card with three portholes...so here is my card.

I stamped the pirate and the island on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.
I'm not sure what the little "icing" on the island is all about, maybe wet and dry sand? I did do the  bottom bit darker, but it's only slightly visible.

I cut out a gold mirrored porthole.
For the shaker I used double sided adhesive all over a
piece of craft foam, front and back.
cut out a hole from the panel and the craft foam.
Adhered the acetate with taperunner.
Placed the island panel flat, and put on glitter and sequins and then placed the front bit of the card on top.
I usually close the shaker pocket with that island panel, but as I wanted it straight I had to see where I was sticking it. It;s not straight now also, so....haha...well the sea was a bit choppy shall we say?

The sentiment is from the same stampset (party like a pirate by My Favorite Things) and I stamped it with Versafine onyx black.
I splattered some black watercolor on the panel for an aged look, if that makes sense.

Adhered the porthole on top and then the pirate with taperunner.

Some shimmer pen on the sword for a shine metal.

For more information on the Camp Creat event, see this

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

My Favorite Things Camp Create 2017, Day2: remarkable resist, with video

For day 2 I pulled out the Mermazing set from My Favorite Things.
I stamped her on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and colored her the same as in one of my previous videos, because I just love her purple hair and teal tail.

I used a home made mask/stencil, I  diecut a circle out of some card, which  I then positioned on the cardbase.

For my remarkable resist I used Wow! embossing powders:
Golden Flame 
primary chartreuse
primary luscious lime
velvet
hot gossip
earthtone mint

As some of the embossing powders are transparent it's
important to do the embossing first, so you still have the white base underneath.
I used all the kelp, seaweeds, corals and the shoals.
I mixed some of the powders together to get an unique look.

I stamped through the mask, but then positioned some of the kelp outside the circle,  just for a whimsical look.

For the inkblending I used Distress inks:
tumbled glass, peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon (of course)
I applied it with a mini ink blending tool and splattered on some water for the bubbles effect


After filming I added one more shoal of fishes, you can see it's darker as the background was now blue, I felt it needed more fishies ;-)

Stamped the sentiment from the same Mermazing set with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Mounted the mermaid with foamtape and adhered here to the cardbase.

For more information on the Camp create 2017 event, see this

My Favorite Things Camp Create 2017, day 1: wonderful watercolor, with video


My Favorite things has launched it's camp create of 2017.
Day 1 (Monday) is/was : wonderful watercolor.

For my card I chose to use the Giraffing me crazy.
I made a forest with Talens Ecoline watercolors on some (cheaper) watercolor paper.
I've used many greens  like 600,601,602,640,654,656,657,665,666 and 676 and a purple 548.
I wetted the watercolor paper first and then dabbed on the colors, trying to made a dappled forest with purple flowers.
I know what you're thinking right now...but there are some species of giraffes that actually live in rainforests, I checked before filming lol.

When I was happy with the coverage I dried the panel with my heattool.


For the window I tried making a partial diecut thing, and well I trashed two, wasn't  my day, even cut into my finger as my scalpel knife was a bit sharp...anyway I then decided to just plonk the two critters on top.

Once dry I used taperunner to adhere the watercolor panel onto the cardbase.
To make the window I used a circle die and cut it out. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink. It's also from Giraffing me crazy.
I mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the base.

The giraffes I stamped onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper with MFT hybrid black ink.
I might have switched somewhere to Simon Says Stamp intense black though, as it was on my desk and they look quite similar. But they're both alcohol marker and waterproof.

I colored the beasts with Spectrum Illustrator markers and attached them onto the card with tape runner and where needed with foamtape, because of the height difference.

We flock together, with video

For this fun card I used the Clearly Besotted stamp Fluffy flamingos.
I stamped them on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink and let the Brother scan n cut cut them out.
I colored themwith Spectrum Noir markers PP4 PP6 and llustrator PP6 which is funny enough the lightest color and not at all similar to the pp6 from the noir range.
I need to add a bit more black to some of the eyes and beaks, I've used a Steadtler pigment liner for that.
On the cardbase I sectioned off a small area and used Memento dew drops for my inkblending (summer sky and Bahama blue).
Attached the flamingos with different heights, meaning either just flush with tape runner or one or two layers of foamtape.
I ended up suing of the birds in the set, as I had a smudge to cover.
The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink.
Thought it was funny with the one bird flying away.

Then I added shimmer on the water with the Nuvo clear gloss shimmer pen.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

AAA cards challenge #92

This is my first entry as a Design team (DT) member, I'm so excited to be part of this great challenge blog, I've entered my cards for a couple of years  and now I'm a behind the scenes person,  kind of ;-)....

OK, onto the card: the theme is resist technique. I used the heat embossing resist for my card.

I started by wiping my card with a powder tool to remove stick.

I stamped the dandelion stamp from Marianne design onto my card base with Versamark ink, sprinkled on Zing white embossing powder and heat set it.

Then I masked of the area where around the dandelion with Post-it tape.

For the ink blending I've used Memento inks: Grape Jelly, Lilac posies and Lulu lavender and a  mini round ink blending tool.
I love how you can blend with Memento inks and how smoothly it dries out.

The sentiment is from Sizzix (659798 birthday by Stephanie Bernard) and I used Versafine onyx black ink. I thought it to be a perfect match as somehow people started making wishes on dandelions, it is said to see if the man you liked, would like you back, if you blew off all the seeds , then he would, if not then nope...superstitions, superstitions....I looked it up and humans make all sorts of wishes on strange objects, like the wishbone in a chicken, or candles on a cake, dandelions, falling stars are the most common ones.

For more information on the AAA cards challenges, see this



You are mermazing, with video

I think everyone has this stamp set, and rightly so, it's too cute.
I used is for an under the sea collage.
To start I die cut the Memory box under the sea collage die from sturdy 140lbs card stock.
I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink, and something went wrong there.
So started again. I put the sentiment a little to the left, so I could use a shell image from the stamp set as a sort of embellishment.

I stamped the images onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and cut them out with the Brother Scan n cut. I then colored them with Spectrum Illustrator and Spectrum Noir markers.

For the background I masked off the edges of the card base and inkblended Distress inks onto the base: tumbled glass, salty ocean and mermaid lagoon.
I then splattered water over it and then Dyslusions white linen spray, it's not opaque, so together with the real opaque white from Talens eocline you get three layers of bubbles adding a lot of depth...which you can't see much of in the end, but I know it's there! Also sprayed the lot with Shimmer spritz sparkle version for a glorious glitter.
Stuck the mermaid in place with tape runner.
Added the panel, i had mounted with foam tape. I'm sorry the camera cut off, it was 31 minutes or so into the filming. but you know how to apply foam tape and tape runner ;-)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sweet things

The Less is More Challenge this week is : one layer sweet things.

So for my card I stamped the image and sentiment from Art Impressions' Old goat set with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink.
I left the stamp in the WRMK stamp press as I wasn't 100% happy and thought after coloring I would restamp it with Versafine, But then I chickened out, after all that coloring I didn't want to chance anything moving on me and messing it up.
I think the coloring covers up a lot.
I used Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator markers to color the image. The cardbase is made of Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and I will glue a panel to the inside to hide the seepage.

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

Friday, June 9, 2017

Bee happy

This is my second card to enter for the Paper Smooches Guest designer for July spot.
It's very similar to the "you're a hoot", but can't  help it, it's my style ;-)
I did make an arrangement with the feather or leaf digi stamp and have been cutting patterned paper for it, but I discarded it.

For this card I did some paper piecing in the Dainty flower a Paper Smooches die.
I printed the free digi stamp and in Photoshop I've put the sentiment and the oval vignette around it; I've used Crafter's Companion Neenah paper.

Colored the image with my Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator markers.
Adhered the diecut flower with a glue pen and adhered the colored panel to the cardbase.

For more information or to enter the Paper Smooches call as well, see this

You're a hoot

I made two cards to enter into the Paper Smooches Guest designer spot for July.
I downloaded four digital images and resized them in Photoshop.
Made a little scene with the branch, owl and leaf/feather image.
Put it all in a circle and printed it onto Crafter's  Companion Neenah paper.
I colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator markers.
Cut down the panel to make a mat and mounted it with foamtape to the cardbase.

I only have a few Paper Smooches products at this time, a sentiment set (fun and flirty) and a few dies, tried the sunglasses on the owl, but it was way too big, funny but nah.

I hope they like the CAS design.

For more information or to enter for the spot, see this

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Everyday Christmas #5: polar pals, with video

Number 5 already!. For this card I used the cutest Polar bear pals from My Favorite Things as well as their happy wonderful Christmas die and snowflake dies from Art Impressions.

I started by stamping the polar bears onto the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and then let the Scan n cut cut them out.
I used a sturdy piece of card stock (140lbs or 300grams) for the panel and die cut the words out of it and then the snowflakes.

I used Distress inks for the background (tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon) I just swiped the ink pad across the card base. I wanted an ombre effect, but of course with swiping you get harsh lines and they didn't really fit  behind the openings, so I went all over the blues with Mermaid lagoon to even the whole thing out.
Mounted the panel with foam squares and attached it to the card base.

Colored the polar bears with Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator markers and then attached them to the card with tape runner.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Masculine card with video

Ok I think it's masculine, men might disagree, but look not pinks, no purple, NO glitter, I mean if that's not masculine, I  give up lol.
I see lots of technical stamps, like cameras, cars, tools, ties, or their hobbies/sports and I wanted to do something else.

The card is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: masculine, showcasing Darkroom door products, but I don't have any.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is also: masculine showcasing Tim Holtz products (Distress inks)


So I stamped my fish from Avery Elle (that bites)  onto Crafter's companion Neenah paper with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink and had the Brother Scan N cut cut them out.

For the background I used Distress inks: mermaid lagoon (is that girlie lol), blue print sketch and chipped sapphire.
Lightest at the top, where the sun might still hit the ocean and darker further down.
I inked the whole background as I'm mounting the frame with foam tape and you can see the edges, I think it looks neater that way and it's only a little bit more effort.
Splattered the ink with water as that's mandatory with Distress inks ;-), makes it look like bubbles.

For the fish I used bright colors that would pop against the blue, and I colored the fish in one color to keep it clean...I was tempted to use my Nuvo shimmer pen for glitter, as I think fish are slimy and shiny ;-) BUT I didn't ...
I cut a panel into strips for the front and stamped the sentiment from the same set with Versafine onyx black ink.
Mounted the strips with foam tape.I positioned the fish and adhered the lime green one flush to the background and the other two with foam tape, making sure the antenna of the angler fish stuck out the frame.

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





Oldie but goodie #6: Inkadinkado Baby love

For #6 I chose to use a set from 2009, Inkadinkado baby love. I got it second hand, from a sales group on Facebook, it was still new! I also used the My Favorite things  stitched triple peekaboo windows die and a sentiment from a Wibra set.

I started by stamping the images onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper. I've never seen this before, but the sentiments are attached to the images, and I only wanted the images, so I cut them off, carefully.
I used Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink and only had to stamp it twice, being new stamps. Had the Brother Scan n cut do it's magic.

I  cut a panel 1cm smaller than the card base and die cut the  windows.
I then traced the openings onto the card base and stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.

I masked off the areas around the window openings and erased the pencil line. I intended to do some ink blending, but decided the "swipe" the ink pads across the card base, much quicker ;-).
Then I sprayed the card base with Shimmer spritz in the frost variety for a pearlescent effect.

I colored the critters with Spectrum Noir markers, mounted the panel with foam tape and placed the little image, in and outside the windows, popping them up with foam tape where needed. The little bubbles I attached with some mini home made glue dots.

I understand the Inkadinkado set might no longer be available, but similar images are widely available. It's an oldie but goodie after all ;-)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

playful seals spinner card

For my card today I used two new stamp sets, one is seaside seagulls from My Favorite things and the other is playful seals from Marianne design.
I stamped the images on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers. I had the Brother Scan n cut cut them out.

For the background I made a mask or stencil with a circle die, from some scrap paper, sturdy paper though. I used Distress inks Mermaid lagoon and blue print sketch for my ocean, then splattered water on it, for bubbles.


For the interactive/spinner bit I used a piece of mica (sturdy acetate), but a bit of packaging if you have it would work great too. I pierced a hole in the card base and the acetate and put a brad through it, to make the acetate spin more easily I used two layers of card stock underneath the brad, you can see me fiddle with those little circles in the video...quite funny if you;re not the one doing it ;-)...
the glues the seals and seagull in place with Aleene's fast grab tacky glue.
I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink and heat set it.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

you are fabulous

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: we're going around in circles.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Anything goes showcasing Technique Tuesday.
The Work It Wednesday Challenge is: sunshine.

So I combined all three into this card.
I used the Simon Says Stamp circle dots stencil with Distress inks in sunshiny colors ( picked raspberry, carved pumpkin and mustard seed) and mini ink blending tools.
The sentiment is from  Technique Tuesday ( Fabulous by Ali Edwards) It's an older one, but I still love it, I've used Versafine onyx black ink to stamp it.
Few matching rhinestones...I actually don't have any orange rhinestones, so I used an orange Spectrum Noir marker to color a silver or clear one.



Everyday Christmas #4: Henry Claus

Henry is a series of images under  "Roberto's rascals" from C.C Designs. I also used the Henry Chicken before, now Henry Claus.

I stamped the image with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper.
I colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Illustrator markers.
I stamped the image in the lover right corner on purpose.
I want a cover up with red card and a circular window in the lower right corner.
I used some generic red card stock and cut it to size. To emboss it I first passed my powder tool all over and then inked the stamp from (Action - Craft sensations) with Versamark ink.
I used Wow! embossing powder rose gold by Marion Emberson and heat set it,
I used tape runner to add the stamped panel onto the cardbase and  mounted the red panel with foam tape.
Trimmed where necessary ;-)

I didn't use a glitter pen, but I think some shimmer on the presents might look pretty. I thought the rose gold was enough shine ;-)


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Oldie but goodie #5: thinking of you, with video

This week's oldie but goodie takes less than 10 minutes to make, in fact I only had to speed up the video 1.5 times the normal speed.
Once you have all your supplies ready that is ;-).

I use a mask/stencil I made once from acetate with a square die. I ink blended three Distress inks, from one of my recipes: Dusty concord, Shaded lilac and tumbled glass.
I used the mini ink blending tools.

After ink blending I positioned the bird stamp and the sentiment over the card. I like that the branch sticks out, but  you can also put the stencil/mask back if you prefer.

I used Versafine onyx black ink for both, then heat set ti to be safe.

I don't think it's the kind of card, for rhinestones or sequins, but you can always add them if you like.
Also think about other shapes of stencil, like oval or round ,or if you have it a big leaf and or flower shape.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

AAA cards challenges

fom the next challenge (june 11th) i'll de joinng the AAA cards design team. I'm so excited!

it's your birthday, go wild!, with video

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is about to run out, but it's about little critters.
The AAA card challenge is their 3rd birthday!

For my card I chose to use Gerda Steiner set called go wild.

And I used a Simon Says Stamp die called birthday circle.

I started by die cutting the birthday circle from the card panel, which is slightly smaller than the card base (1cm) and I've also cut if from Crafter's Companion sturdy black glitter paper.


Then I traced the circle onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and stamped the giraffe with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink. The circle is a bit on the small side, but I like how the critters look like their photo bombing the occasion ;-).


I pulled out my Twin markers again for the alcohol coloring, just to show you again what a 35 cent alcohol marker can do ;-)


I fiddles with lots of tiny strips of Scotch tape to keep the black circle in place, as there's no backing I couldn't stick it to anything.

I could have cut another panel from printer paper and a smaller circle, but I really like the look of the colored panel continuing underneath.

I stamped the sentiment, also from the go wild set, with Versafine onyx black ink.

Adhered the colored panel with tape runner to the card base and then mounted the panel with foam tape and placed it on top.

I've added mini googly eyes to all critters and used small homemade glue dots for that.


I've colored all the giraffes the same, so some of the shading is in the wrong corner, but I don t care, I really wanted a homogenic look and so they all had to be the same.


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



For more information on the AAA cards challenge, see this