Cards · My Favorite Things

MFT I Hope Your Birthday Is On Point

Hi everyone! The new Let’s Stick Together stamp set from MFT is too cute! I just had to have this set. For the design of this card I was inspired by 2 MFT challenges: The Birthday Project, and the Sketch Challenge.

For the ones interested, I have also created a video on my YouTube channel. If you like watching my videos and don’t want to miss any future videos, make sure to subscribe to my channel.

First I started by stamping the images on Perfect Colouring paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my copic markers:

  • Cacti: YG01, YG13, YG15, YG17, R22, R24, R29
  • Flower pots: E09, E39, E37, E35, E59

After fussy cutting, I adhered the cacti to the pots with tacky glue and set them aside. To create the background, I used the Snow Day stencil from Cleary Besotted together with Distress Oxide ink Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. To add more interest and a bit of sparkle, I splattered Red Gold paint from Gansai Tambi on the background. To get a nice border around the background, I die cut it with the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die.

For the Cheers sentiment, I used the Caption Alphabet die cuts from MFT. This I die cut from paper which I ink blended red with Distress Oxide ink Candied Apple. For the other sentiment, I used gold embossing powder, which matched nicely with the gold splatters on the background.

The Sketch challenge gave me the idea to let the cacti hang from twine. I tied the twine in a knot, and adhered it with tacky glue to the back of the cacti. I adhered the cacti with foam tape to the background, and taped the twine to the back of the card. 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

Mood Board Inspired Glimmer Paste Card

Hi everyone! On the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog they shared a beautiful mood board by which I was inspired. The colors in the mood board are more pastel like, but as you can see, using pastel colors is not my strong suit πŸ˜‰

For the ones interested, I have also created a video on my YouTube channel. If you like watching my videos and don’t want to miss any future videos, make sure to subscribe to my channel.

My idea with this card was to create a gradient of the colors in the mood board. First I ink blended Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon on top of each other and over the Geo Snowflake stencil from SugarPea Designs. Then for the other colors I used Shaded Lilac, Picked Rasperberry, and Carved Pumpkin. To give it the icy winter feeling of the mood board, I applied Nuvo Glimmer paste on top.

While the glimmer paste was drying, I moved on to the sentiment. I die cut the Big Happy Birthday from Mama Elephant 3 times out of white cardstock. One of the dies, I colored pink with Picked Raspberry. To adhere them all together I used tacky glue and offset the top white sentiment a little bit. Finally I adhered the sentiment to the background.

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 · Sunny Studio Stamps

Cruising Critters Going on Holiday

Hi Everyone! I just love using the Cruising Critters stamp set for more masculine cards! It is also a stamp which is really fun to color, and that is always my favorite part. What do you enjoy most about card making?

First I stamped the cruising critters on Perfect Colouring paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with copic markers:

  • Car: BG02, BG05, BG07, B00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C9, Y18, Y13
  • Bird: YR24, Y18, Y13, Y11
  • Racoon: C0, C1, C3, C5
  • Bear: W0, W2, W4
  • Cat: YR24, YR27, Y18, E09
  • Bunny: YR20, YR21, YR24, R20
  • Hedgehog and dogs: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E13, E11, E31, E35, E37

To create the rest of the scene, only die cutting and some heat embossing was involved. For the mountains I used Moonstone cardstock, and for the snowy tops Sugar Crystal cardstock. For the sky I used Spiffy Speckles paper. For the road I chose a dark blue color rather than black, since I felt black would be to harsh. The dark blue cardstock is called Blue Jay from Lawn Fawn. To create the dashes, I used one of the stamp in the stamp set. I stamped them with VersaMark ink, coated it in white embossing powder and heat set it. While I had everything out for heat embossing, I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock.

Now all the elements were ready and I could assemble the card. I adhered all the background elements with double sided tape. The sentiment and the cruising critters, I adhered with foam tape to give it dimension and make it stand out from the background. 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]

Cards · Lawn Fawn

Snowboarding Yeti's in the Fun Park

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Today I’m sharing a new card with the Yeti Or Not stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I recently bought the Stitched Mountain borders and I could not wait to create a snowboard card.

First I stamped all the images on Perfect Colouring paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I colored them with my copic markers:

  • Trees: YG13, YG17, YG67, E55, E57
  • Teal accessories: BG10, BG11, BG13
  • Purple accessories: V01, V05, V09
  • Yeti’s: W0, W2, W4

After all the images were colored, I die cut them with the coordinating dies. The mountains I die cut out of Mermaid cardstock. The tops of the mountains and the snow banks I die cut out of glitter cardstock.

As one of the yeti’s fell in the snow, I also die cut a small slit with the Sandy Beach Accents in one of the snow banks. To create the sky, I ink blended Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet on white cardstock. To create a nice shimmering sky, I splattered Liquid Stardust on the background.

After putting the card together, I did some final touches by adding liquid stardust with a paintbrush on the snowboard accessories. To give it a nice glossy finish, I also added Glossy Accents to the glasses and scarf.

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 · Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn Gingerbread House

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing 2 Christmas cards with gingerbread houses. These have been created with the Build-A-House die from Lawn Fawn. The design is the same, but thanks to the different color scheme they look like totally different cards.

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 both houses I used Desert Storm cardstock from Neenah for the base. This cardstock already has a nice gingerbread look which I highlighted even more by adding splatters with white acrylic paint and Distress Ink Vintage Photo. For the red house, I chose red cardstock I still had in my stash. For the teal colored house, I chose Mermaid cardstock from Lawn Fawn. From these cardstocks I die cut al the elements with the Build-A-House die and the Christmas Add-On.

After assembling the houses, I first got started on the backgrounds before adding the frosting elements. For the backgrounds I used pattern paper from the Snow Day Remix and Spiffy Speckles paper pack. The speckled background for the red house I made myself by splattering Distress Oxide ink Candied Apple on white cardstock.

To create the sentiment, I stamped Merry Christmas on a wavy banner with VersaMark ink. I then heat embossed the white embossing powder. After adhering the houses on the backgrounds I could get started on all the detailed elements. To create the frosting, I used Nuvo Drops Gloss White. For the small teal and red elements such as the hearts and lights, I put Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents on top to give it a nice shine. And that finishes of the cards!

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:

Jocelijne Design

Mistletoe Kisses – Jocelijne Design

Hoi allemaal! Nog een laatste kerst kaartje van mij voor dit jaar! En tevens mijn laatste kaartje als gast designer. Jocelijne zelf heeft vorige week een super leuk ornamentje gemaakt voor in de kerstboom. Deze heb ik als inspiratie gebruikt voor het kaartje van vandaag.

Als eerste maakte ik de twee sneeuwpoppen met behulp van de ‘Tumble Friends’ (6002/1179) set. Voor het maken van de sjaals heb ik de Santa Claus (6002/1329) set gebruikt. Om de sneeuwpoppen meer tot leven te laten komen, heb ik op bepaalde plekken highlights aangebracht met een gel pen. Voor de marretak heb ik de ‘Jingle Ornamenten’ (6002/1330) set gebruikt. Op de strik en de bessen heb ik Glossy Accents aangebracht.

Voor de achtergrond van de kaart heb ik Distress Oxide Ink Mowed Lawn en Twisted Citron geblend op wit papier. Om het wat extra’s te geven, heb ik met een penceel en goude waterverf spetters gemaakt op de achtergrond. Om de kaart te framen, gebruikte ik het marretak papier van de Snow Day Remix van Lawn Fawn.

Ik hoop dat je dit kaartje leuk vind en ik wens jullie allemaal fijne feestdagen!

Jocelijne Design

Flower Power – Jocelijne Design

Hoi allemaal! Vandaag een nieuw kaartje met Jocelijne Design! De laatste release is deze super toffe Hippy Van (6002/13650) stans waar ik het kaartje van vandaag mee heb gemaakt.

Als eerste ging ik aan de slag met de bus zelf. Deze stanste ik uit Spring Fling papier van Lawn Fawn. Om de ruiten er als glas uit te laten zien, heb ik acetaat over geel papier aangebracht en dat als de ruiten gebruikt. Om de koplampen te laten schijnen, heb ik er Glossy Accents over heen gedaan.

Voor de andere decoratie elementen zoals de muzieknoten, bloemen, en bril, heb ik ook het Spring Fling papier gebruikt. Op de glazen van de bril heb ik ook Glossy Accents aangebracht. Als achtergrond heb ik geel papier gekozen en uitgestanst met de Polka Dot stans van Lawn Fawn. Om het flower power effect nog meer te versterken heb ik voor een bloemetjes rand gekozen die ik heb gestanst met de Stitched Scalloped Frames van Lawn Fawn. Als laatste voegde ik de tekst ‘You’re the best’ toe op een Fancy Wavy Banner.

Ik hoop dat je dit kaartje leuk vind en het je inspiratie heeft gegeven voor deze leuke stans!