Today I brought a very special card i made for the wedding anniversary of my brother, but i didn’t want to post it until i was sure he got and opened it 😀 So here we go:
First i made my background by blending various distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I love this cardstock for ink blending, it is much easier to get perfect blend. Then i used a starfish stencil and applied the same inks to create a colourful background, which i die cut with the Avery Elle Wonky stitches die. The mermaid and merman are from the cutest ever Lawn Fawn set, i coloured them with Shinhan alcohol markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. The heart is from the flamingo set from Lawn Fawn. I heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of watercolour cardstock with Verdigris embossing powder from Ranger. I stapled it twice to my background and glued my images in place with liquid glue.
The fun part was to cut some glittery sequins in tiny pieces and glue them on the tail of the mermaid and merman. It took a while but i enjoyed the fuss and the final look. A bit of shimmer and a gold pearl on the flower of the mermaid plus the inevitable glossy accent finished of my anniversary card. I used some fun foam under my background panel and mounted it on a simple white cardbase.
I hope you like it and got inspired. I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Monday (Flora and Fauna) and Wednesday Challenges (Create a scene) with this card.
I will have a very special post soon, stay tuned 😉
Quick post only as i am running out of time to enroll for the SSS Wednesday Challenge Photo inspiration. I wanted something funny, and the below image really inspired me.
I started with cutting a cross-stitched rectangle with a Lawn Fawn die, then used the SSS rectangle dies to cut my wooden patterned paper and the glitter paper. I stamped my sentiment in black from Lawn Fawn Life is good on the wooden paper, glued the die cut Enjoy above. The flipflops are from the same set, coloured with Shinhan alcohol markers.
The waves are die cut with the Lawn Fawn wave borders (i double cut it to get slim strips) and glued pieces of it on the glitter paper. I mounted the whole panel on a creamy textured cardstock, for the warm feel.
I hope you like it.
See you soon,
Ma egy gyors nyári lapot hoztam, egy kihívásra készült (ld. fent) és egy fotó inspirált.
Először is egy sötét barna kartont vágtam keresztöltéses téglalap vágókéssel, majd a famintés és a csillámpapírt vágtam méretre egy sima téglalap vágókéssel. A papucsok és a felirat a Lawn Fawn Life is good nyomdakészletből való, a hullámokat egy szegélyvágóval vágtam – kivágtam fehér papírból, majd a kést kissé eltolva újra kivágtam a hullámot, így lett ilyen vékony. A vágott Enjoy felirat egy Simon Says Stamp vágókés, fehér kartonból vágva. Egy kis csillám és glossy accent ay alkoholos filccel színezett papucsokra és már kész is a nyári lap!
Remélem tetszett és hamarosan újra benézel egy kis inspirációért!
It has been so long since my last post, I apologize. I have been crafting but much less due to Ramadan, but now I am back in the normal swing of life. Which means, I have to try myself in my favourite challenges too. This week the SSS Monday Challenge is about red/white/blue, so I came up with this card:
I am not good at really masculine cards as I am lucky enough to have the sweetest husband ever, who appreciates any type of card I make (ok, I don’t give him pinky flowers). But a friend of mine asked me for a masculine birthday card and I tried to be as man-like as I could. The most difficult part was not to add shimmer 😀
The car image if a Joy!Craft image and the sentiment is from an MFT set. I used Lawn Fawn die inks Blue Jay and Lobster for my stamping. It was enough not to make it shimmery but i couldn’t give up on some stitched details, so I used an MFT die for the strip of red under the focal image. The only embellishment I used were a few matte enamel dots from Doodlebugs.
Simple card, but not bad for the first attempt I think. I will challenge myself further and try to make more masculine cards in the future. I hope you got inspired too.
See you soon,