Card | Frog Selfie!

Hi Everyone! I’m back with another frog card! The stamps used are from Gerda Steiner Designs and I thought they would be perfect for a fun frog selfie card.

I stamped the frogs with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This makes watercoloring very easy as it traps the several parts of the frog. I colored the frogs with my ZIG brushes and added small spots on the frogs with a dark brown color and white gel pen.

For the background I blended Distress Ink Mustard Seed on smooth Mixed Media paper. To create the leaves, I blended Mowed Lawn over a leaf stencil ‘Ornament Bladeren‘ from a brand called CraftEmotions. To add a lot of shimmer, I applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the stencil as well.

As I don’t have a picture frame die, I created one myself by die cutting a square from a piece of paper and trimming of the edges so it looks like a picture frame. For the background on the card base I chose pattern paper from the Spring Fling pack from Lawn Fawn.

I added the picture frame with the frogs on top in an angle to make the card more dynamic. For the sentiment I used a Wavy Sayings stamp from Lawn Fawn and stamped it on a Wavy Banner from Lawn Fawn as well.

And that finishes up the card! I hope you liked it and it gave you inspiration.

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Card | No-line watercoloring with Butterfly Kisses

Hi Everyone! I have always loved the look of no-line watercoloring and I really wanted to give it a try. My greatest inspiration and no-line watercolor teacher is Kristina Werner. I watched a lot of her videos and finally had enough confidence to give it a try myself.

If you are interested in how to do no-line watercoloring, it is easiest to watch the video:

I started by stamping all the images from the Butterfly Kisses set with Distress Ink Antique Linen as it is water soluble. Then I choose a number of Distress Inks to color all the images. All the colors I chose are down below in the supply list.

For the background I blended Distress Ink on smooth Mixed Media paper. To add interest to the background I sprayed it with pearlescent water. This is a mixture of water with Perfect Pearls. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink, coated it with white embossing powder and heat set it. Always make sure to prep the surface first with an anti-static powder tool! That way you will only get the powder in the places you want.

For the images I chose to adhere them with either tacky glue or with different heights of foam squares to add more interest and dimension. To frame the focal point I die cut a white border out of heavy weight cardstock. On the card base I adhered the grey flower pattern paper from the Lawn Fawn Spring Fling pack. To make the focal point stand out even more, I adhered it with creative foam and double sided tape at the back.

I’ve had a lot of fun creating this card and will definitely keep practicing the no-line watercolor technique.

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Card | Fluttering by… with the Center Picture Window die

Hi Everyone! When I saw the new summer release of Lawn Fawn I was so excited! One of the things I just had to have was the center picture window die. As soon as I could, I got my hands on it and created this beautiful card in combination with the Butterfly Kisses stamp set.

One of the things I love about the window card is that it is so versatile: you can use it with stamps you already have, and you can be creative with the layout like I did!

Now let’s dive in the card making process. For the assembly of the card I advise you to watch the youtube video as it is much easier to show how it works in a video than in writing.

I stamped all the images with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on Strathmore paper and colored them with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. Since I wanted to use the Spring Fling paper, I choose coordinating colors: blue, yellow, green, and pink. For the background of the scene, I ink blended Distress Ink Tumbled Glass over an MFT cloud stencil.

After the coloring, it was time for a lot of die cutting. I die cut all the images and elements for the center picture window card. For the center of the card I decided I did not want the standard oval shape, but I wanted it to be open. That is why I die cut 3 pieces of grass for the base. For the sentiment I used the wavy banners set.

With the net the fox is holding I combined the stamped image with a die cut net from vellum. Behind the vellum I glued a butterfly. Now it looks as if the fox has caught it!

Now all the little pieces for the card where done and it was assembly time! I adhered all the background pieces with double sided tape, the sentiment with foam tape, and the images with tacky glue.

And that finishes the card! I had so much fun creating it and can’t wait for another round. I hope you liked it and it gave you inspiration!

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

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Card | Lawn Fawn Hoppy Birthday

Hi Everyone! For today I made a colorful card with the Toadally Awesome set from Lawn Fawn. The design was inspired by the MFT Sketch 435 challenge.

Make sure to check out my video to see the whole card making process.

First I stamped all the images with Archival Jet Black ink and colored all the green elements with my ZIG brushes. For the yellow and orange I choose to use my Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens.

With the Lawn Fawn Hillside Die, I die cut the water, and for the grass I used the MFT Grassy Hills die (an alternative is the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border). I paper pieced all the background elements together and placed the stamped images on top.

For the sentiment, I die cut a fancy wavy banner and stamped “Have a hoppy birthday” on top. This banner is 3d which gives a nice touch. And that finishes up the page!

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Card | Llama Happy Birthday with Distress Ink techniques

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend. For today’s card I combined several Lawn Fawn stamps with the Llama as the main feature in the card.

Make sure to check out my video in which I also show several techniques with Distress Inks.

For the main element of the card, I die cut a circle out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper. On this circle, I stamped the clouds and flowers. For the grass and sky, I masked off the opposite area and blended Distress Ink Salty Ocean on the page for the sky, and Mowed Lawn for the grass.

The flowers I watercolored with Distress Inks Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, and Mustard Seed. For the main colors of the Llama I used Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain.

Then I cut 2 purple strips on which I stamped the sentiments. I glued these on the card base with a tape runner. After that I adhered the circle with the scene on the page.

Hope you like it!

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Update! This card was featured at Lawn Fawn πŸ˜€