Cards · My Favorite Things

Fun and Messy Distress Oxide Background

Hi Everyone! Today’s card is inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge. The Picture Perfect stamp set was just perfect for this sketch which madethis a great opportunity to pull out this stamp set again. This is actually the first time I’m using this particular stamp from the set.

First I started with creating the background as that had to dry for a bit. For this, I stamped the Abstract Triangle rubber stamp from Simon Says on smooth watercolor cardstock. I used VersaMark ink as I wanted to heat emboss it with white embossing powder. On a craftmat, I smushed different colors of Distress Oxide ink and sprayed it with water. The colors I used are Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, and Picked Raspberry. I then grabbed my heat embossed background and smushed that in the inks. I created multiple layers, each time I dried it first before going in the ink again. This is a really fun technique to do and it creates a beautiful background.

While the background was drying, I moved on to my main scene: the dog selfie. I stamped the dogs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my Copic markers:

  • Grey dog: W0, W2, W4
  • Brown dogs: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
  • Ears: RV000, RV52, RV55,
  • Collar: V01, V05
  • Nose: C1, C3, C5, C9
  • Tongue: R59, R29

The sentiment I heat embossed with white embossing powder and then blended Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry on top. With a paper towel I buffed off the ink on top of the embossed sentiment. Then I cut the sentiment strip in the design I wanted and adhered it to the background with foam tape. The dog selfie I adhered to the background with tacky glue. And that finishes of the card!

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. If you are curious to see all my other cards created with this stamp set, click here. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Cards · Hello Bluebird

Toadally Awesome Fall Card

Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, I’ve been making a number of fall cards lately. I just love the colors of fall leaves and get inspired by them. The fall themed card for today features Hello Bluebird stamps. I’ve used 2 sets: Garden Friends, and Fairy Garden.

I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my copic markers. As this is a fall card, I choose more muted colors:

  • Frog and leaves: YG93, YG95, YG97
  • Mushrooms and ladybug: R24, R29, R59
  • Other elements: YR000, YR01, YR20, YR21, UR24, YR27, YR04, YR07, Y18

After the coloring, I die cut the images with the coordinating dies for the Garden Friends and Fairy Garden set.

For the grass, I die cut white cardstock and ink blended Distress Oxide Ink Mowed Lawn and Cracked Pistachio. To create a fall looking sky, I used Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin, and Mustard Seed, plus the MFT Cloud Stencil. Once the whole background scene was done, I adhered all the images with tacky glue and stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. To finish of the card, I colored the eyes with a Glaze Gel pen and gave the eyes white pupils with a white gel pen.

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies used:

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Jocelijne Design

Succes – Jocelijne Design

Hoi allemaal! Vandaag ben ik weer terug met nog een nieuwe set van Jocelijne Design genaamd ‘Succes’ (6002/1364). Deze set bevat super leuke klavertjes en een stans voor het woord ‘succes’.

Hi everyone! Today I’m back with another new set from Jocelijne Design called ‘Succes’ (6002/1364). This set contains a number of clovers and a die for the word ‘succes’.

Als eerste ging ik aan de slag met het maken van de kikker met de ‘Tumble Friends’ (6002/1179) set. Wist je dat je super veel verschillende diertjes kan maken met deze set? Op de website van Jocelijne kan je allemaal voorbeeldjes vinden. Na het maken van de kikker heb ik een aantal klavertjes van de Succes set (6002/1364) gestanst uit 2 kleuren groen karton. Voor een aantal van de hartjes en het woord ‘succes’ heb ik glitter karton gebruikt. Voor de hartjes die ik uit groen karton heb gestanst, heb ik ervoor gekozen om Wink of Stella en Glossy Accents toe te voegen voor een mooie glans.

First I die cut all the elements to create the cute frog. For this I made use of the ‘Tumble Friends’ (6002/1179) set. Did you know you can create a lot of different animals with this set? Visit the website from Jocelijne to see a lot of examples. After making the frog, I die cut a bunch of clovers from the Succes set (6002/1364) out of green colored cardstock. The word succes and and some of the clovers hearts, I die cut out of glitter cardstock. For the hearts out of the green cardstock, I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to give them a nice shine.

Voor de achtergrond heb ik Distress Oxide Mustard Seed en Twisted Citron gebruikt. Voor de rand van de kaart heb ik de Scalloped Rectangle Frames stans gebruikt van Lawn Fawn. Nu alle elementen gereed zijn kon ik ze op de kaart basis bevestigen en was de kaart klaar!

For the background, I used Distress Oxide Mustard seed and Twisted Citron. To frame the card, I used the Scalloped Rectangle Frame die from Lawn Fawn. All the elements were now ready to be adhered on the card base. And that finishes of the card!

Ik hoop dat je dit een leuk kaartje vind en het je inspiratie heeft gegeven voor het gebruiken van Jocelijne Design Producten. Tot de volgende keer!

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration for using the Jocelijne Design products. Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

Jocelijne Design

Borre The Puppy – Jocelijne Design

Hoi allemaal! Dit is mijn allereerste post voor Jocelijne Design! Het kaartje van vandaag is gemaakt met de nieuwe stempelset ‘Borre the Puppy’ (6410/0519). Zijn de hondjes niet super schattig?

Hi everyone! As this blog is for a dutch brand called Jocelijne Design, I wrote it both in English and Dutch. This is my first post as part of the design team! I’m very excited to work with this amazing brand. Today’s card has been made with the new stamp set called ‘Borre the Puppy’ (6410/0519). How adorable are these cuties?!

Als eerste stempelde ik de hondjes met Memento Tuxedo Black ink en kleurde ik ze in met copic markers. Daarna knipte ik ze uit en ging ik aan de slag met het uit stansen van alle andere elementen. Het hekje, de bloemetjes, het gras en het gietertje, zijn van de ‘Tumble Friends Farm’ set (6002/1193). Het hondenhok heb ik gemaakt met behulp van de Build-A-House die set van Lawn Fawn.

First I stamped the dogs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my copic markers. After this, I fussy cut them and moved on to die cutting all the different elements for this card. The fence, flowers, grass, and watering can are from the ‘Tumble Friends Farm’ set (6002/1193). I used the Build-A-House die set from Lawn Fawn to create the dog house.

Voor de lucht heb ik gebruikt gemaakt van de MFT Cloud stencil en Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass. Dit was ook meteen de kaart basis en daarop heb ik alle elementen geplakt. Het hondenhok heb ik met foam tape bovenop het hondje bevestigd om het meer diepte te geven. Nu ziet het er meer uit dat het hondje echt in het hok zit. Als laatste heb ik nog highlights aangebracht met een witte gel pen. Dit maakt echt een wereld van verschil.

For the sky, I used the MFT Cloud stencil and Distres Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass. After this it was assembly time. I adhered the dog house with foam tape on top of the dog, to give the illusion the dog is really in the house. As a finishing touch, I added highlights in a couple of places. This really makes all the elements pop from the card.

Ik hoop dat je dit een leuk kaartje vind en het je inspiratie heeft gegeven voor het gebruiken van Jocelijne Design Producten. Tot de volgende keer!

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration for using the Jocelijne Design products. Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

Cards · Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn Build a House in Autumn

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing 2 fall themed Build-A-House cards with you. By using different Distress Oxides for the background, and different colored cardstock, you get a completely different look! For the non-Dutch readers: The sentiment on the card says “Gefeliciteerd met jullie nieuwe woning” which means “Congratulations on your new home”.

For the card making process check out my video below or hop over to my channel. If you like watching my video’s, do not forget to subscribe.

For the background of the pink colored house, I used Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, and Mustard Seed. For the other background I used Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Mustard Seed. For the grass I used Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron.

From some left over cardstock of the ink blended background, I die cut a bunch of leaves. That die is part of the Birch Tree die set which I also used to cut out the trees from Speckled Eggshell cardstock. From that same cardstock, I also die cut the base of the house. The other elements like the door and windows, I die cut out of peacock and guava cardstock which is part of the Rainbow Pack. All the die cut elements are part of the base Build-A-House set from Lawn Fawn, except for the door which is from the Christmas Add-On.

As I wanted to heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder, I stamped it with VersaMark Ink. This sentiment is from a Dutch brand called Carlijn Design. To finish of the card, I added Glossy Accents to the windows to make them a bit more realistic.

I hope you like these card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies used:

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Cards · Hello Bluebird

For a Fairy Good Friend

Hi everyone! One of my favorite brands is definitely Hello Bluebird. I just love their style and it was long due I created another card with these beautiful stamps. To create this card I combined 2 stamp sets: Garden Friends, and Fairy Garden.

For the card making process check out my video below or hop over to my channel. If you like watching my video’s, do not forget to subscribe.

I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my copic markers. For the grass, I die cut white cardstock and ink blended Distress Oxide Ink Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. To create a fall looking sky, I used Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, and Mustard Seed. To add sparkle to the background, I splattered Shimmer Spray on top.

From some left over cardstock of the ink blended background, I die cut a bunch of leaves. That die is part of the Birch Tree die set. Now all the elements are done, I assembled the card and added dimension in a couple of places with foam tape. And that finishes of the card.

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies used:

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Cards · Mama Elephant

Fuzzy Hugs and Warm Wishes

Hi everyone! The latest Mama Elephant release is just so amazing! I really like a lot from this release. For this card I decided to go with the adorable penguins holding a heart.

The background of this card is created with this beautiful stencil from SugarPea Designs called Geo Snowflake. The Distress Oxide colors I used are Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass which go beautifully together. The sentiment I also stamped with those same colors with a gradient effect.

I stamped the penguins from the Fuzzy Hugs stamp set on Perfect Colouring paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my copic makers in colors that match the background:

  • Penguins: YR01, YR07, C0, C1, C3, C5
  • Penguin Hat: BG72, BG75, BG78, BG15, BG13, BG11
  • Heart: BV00, BV02, BV04

For the snow bank I die cut white cardstock with the Stitched Hillside Border die from Lawn Fawn and popped it up with foamtape. This helps the penguins stand out a bit more as well from the busy background. I thought about adding shimmer and glitter as well, but I actually liked the card like this already so I decided to leave it.

It was really fun to create this card and I hope it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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