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]

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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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Cards · Lawn Fawn

To Some Bunny Special

Hi everyone! Recently I received my package with the Stamptember Snow Bunnies set from Lawn Fawn and I thought the bunny with the scarf was very cute. That bunny inspired me to create a fall themed card with the bunny having its own vegetable or carrot garden.

For this card I used quite a lot of different stamp sets and dies, and I just love how it worked beautifully together. To start, I stamped one bunny and a bunch of carrots from the Snow Bunnies set, and the other bunny is from Butterfly Kisses. I colored everything with my copic markers:

  • Bunnies: YR20, YR21, YR000, YR01, YR02
  • Scarf: YG93, YG95, YG97
  • Carrots: YR04, YR27, YG95, YG97

After coloring there was a lot of die cutting involved. Basically all pattern paper on this card is from the Fall Fling pack, which I absolutely love. From that paper pack I die cut the grass, the mushrooms, and the foliage of the trees. The birch trees themselves and the stems of the mushrooms are die cut from the Speckled Eggshell cardstock. I really feel the mushrooms add a lot to the fall look. These are from a dutch brand called Jocelijne Design.

To get even more of a fall feeling, I used Distress Oxide Inks to blend a beautiful fall looking background. The colors I used are: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, and Mustard Seed. To add more interest to the background, I sprayed water with Perfect Pearls on top. After that was dry, I assembled the card and added dimension in a couple of places using foam tape.

I really love the fall look of this card and the bunny with his own carrot garden is just so cute. I hope you like this card too 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]

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Cards · Sunny Studio Stamps

Fun Distress Oxide Ink Technique with Gel Plate

Hi everyone! A while ago I bought a gel plate but had not used it that much yet. And as I now have Distress Oxide Inks, I wanted to see what cool effects you can create. For the techniques of today, you could use a large stamp, or as I’m doing, a bunch of smaller stamps. The stamps I used are from Sunny Studio Stamps and were perfect for this technique.

I’ve also made the video down below in which I explain how this Distress Oxide technique with the gel plate works. It is really fun to do, and so easy! If you ever need to create a card quickly, this technique is perfect. I’m actually showing a couple of Distress Oxide techniques in the video. So if you are looking for inspiration on what you can do with Oxide Inks, this video is perfect for you. If you like watching my video’s, make sure to subscribe to my channel.

These cards is quite easy to make and I hope it gave you inspiration for working with Oxide Inks and the beautiful Elegant Leaves stamp set. 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]

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Cards · Sunny Studio Stamps

Stamping Fall Leaves with Distress Oxide Ink

Hi everyone! Distress Oxide Inks have been on my wishlist for quite some time now. Recently I finally bought a beautiful collection of colors. I love how much you can do with the Oxide Inks. Today I wanted to try stamping with the Oxide Inks. There is this gorgeous set from Sunny Studio Stamps with fall leaves and this set was perfect for the idea I had in mind.

First I stamped the sentiment as I wanted to make sure the leaves wouldn’t go in the sentiment area. For the sentiment I created an ombre look with 2 colors: Candied Apple for the bottom, and Carved Pumpkin for the top. From the stamp set I chose 2 solid leaves and 2 outlined leaves to stamp everything with. For all the leaves, I first stamped them partially with 1 color, wiped of the stamp, and stamped it again with the other color. Next to the same colors for the sentiment I also used Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn.

I really love how the stamping turned out, it really looks as if the leaves are changing to the beautiful fall colors. To add a bit more interest, I also splattered the Oxide Ink on the card but I made sure the sentiment itself stayed clean by putting a piece of paper on top. And that finishes of the card!

This card is quite easy to make and I hope it gave you inspiration for working with Oxide Inks and the beautiful Elegant Leaves stamp set. 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]

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Cards · Heffy Doodle

Baby Boy Card with Heffy Doodle

Hi everyone! In today’s card I wanted to showcase what a fun addition the Sprinkled with Fun stencil can be. This baby boy card is somewhat elegant with a playful style to it thanks to the stencil.

To create the card I started with blending Distress Ink Salty Ocean on Neenah cardstock. Through the Sprinkled with Fun stencil I applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste. On the base of the card, I created speckles by splattering on some diluted Distress Ink. While those elements were drying, I die cut the scalloped border and the word ‘baby‘ out of white cardstock and craft foam to give it dimension.

Once everything was dry, I could assemble the different elements. To finish it of, I added Nuvo Drops in a couple of places in 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]

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Cards · My Favorite Things

No-Line coloring with MFT Picture Perfect Part 3

Hi Everyone! I just can’t stop coloring these cuties from the Picture Perfect stamp set from MFT. This card is also my entry to the Clean & Simple Genius contest of MFT.

First I stamped the images on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with Copic Sketch markers:

  • Small Monkey: E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E53
  • Big Monkey and Sloth: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
  • Background: YR24, Y18, Y13
  • Tree: YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11, W0, W2, W4

To create a frame around the card, I blended Distress Oxide ink Carved Pumpkin on white cardstock. This frame really helps the 2 cute scenes pop from the card. To add dimension, I adhered the scene with foam tape to the card base. 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!

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