Today I brought you an inspirational card. From time to time when I feel down or life is a bit more hectic, I like to make some cards which can really cheer me up. I recently got the Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s rainy day stamp set and the quotes in there really fit my yesterday mood. I just had to use that on a card.
I have a small box of pre-coloured images and I remembered that I started a card exactly a year ago with the cute images from SSS Abby’s Spring stamp set. I found that cute girl and the little bear just sitting in that box and I decided to finally put them on a card. I used Zig Clean Colour Real brush markers to colour them, so now I just had to fussy cut them and add little finishing touches (black glaze pen for the eyes, little dot with a white gel pen on the cheeks, Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the boots and the heart and of course glossy accent).
The background is a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock which I blended with Tumbled Glass distress ink making sure to fade the colour towards the bottom. Then I took a SSS Raindrops stencil and added more ink (same shade). Before moving the stencil I covered the raindrops with Transparent glossy textured paste (Ranger). After drying I die cut an A2 sized stitched rectangle and adhered it to a white card base.
I also cut some ovals from an inked background as puddles and adhered it under the girl and the bear.
For the sentiment I cut a stitched banner (Mama Elephant) from blue cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment. I used 3D foam tape and 2 blue pearls as embellishment for it.
I will submit this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Flowers and/or showers.
That is it for now, I hope it inspired you also and will check back soon.
I promised that I will show you a card set I made for my friends. I am struggling with Hungarian sentiments, I have only a few stamps and printing them is not my preferred way as I love the flexibility a stamp gives. Finally I have found some basics for mother’s day and birthday wishes, and I wanted to make a set of cards. This is a group photo:
I started with stamping the Clearly Besotted Miniature florals on Bristol smooth cardstock, and coloured them with Zig clean colour real brush markers. I helped the blending of the shading with a Wink of Stella glitter pen, I love the delicate shine I get like this. When they were dry, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
For each card I chose matching coloured cardstock and adhered the mat to a white card base. Then I die cut a large stitched rectangle (SSS) from cream cardstock and cut a window (MFT die). I chose different sentiments in Hungarian and heat embossed them with gold/silver and rose gold embossing powders.
I also chose coordinating patterned paper (Lawn Fawn) for each flower and glued that piece on the mat where the window would be.
I used a thin 3D foam tape to adhere the frames and to pop the flowers in the windows.
On some cards I used sequins, on some I used tiny pearls. On others I simply added a bit more sparkle and glossy accent to emphasize some details.
All together I made 7 cards, but I could easily make 15 even. I love the simplicity of the design and that I can mix and match the sentiment to fit any occasion.
I made only one card in English, but this is my favourite 🙂
I will submit this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Showers and/or flowers.
Come back soon again for more inspiration if you liked my cards,
Have a nice evening!
Quick post on my latest card, using the same ink smooshing technique I shared yesterday, just using different shades of blue/purple distress inks. I wanted a clean and simple yet cute birthday card which is unisex and let the beauty of the background take centre stage.
When my backgrounds was ready I simply added a blue purple oval stitched frame (MFT die) layered together (3 pieces). I curved a sentiment from the Under the sea Lawn Fawn set – which was the very first set I owned from Lawn Fawn (my obsession started with this set) – and white heat embossed it.
I stamped and coloured the whale from the set with Shinhan alcohol markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.
I also white heat embossed the water sprinkles o the background where I thought the head of the whale is going to be. I used 3D foam tape to add the whale, covered it with clear shimmer (Spectrum Noir shimmer pen) and added a google eye.
A few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh finished it off.
I will submit this to the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #3: Outstanding occasions.
I hope you like my card and pop in again soon for the promised flowery card set.
See you soon and have a nice day!
I am popping in today with a card I made with a fun Distress ink technique.
I had that cute unicorn coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers a year ago almost, waiting for the prefect card to be its new home. Finally I came up with an idea which I liked enough to give in and use that cutie.
I started with pressing some distress inks in rainbow order on my craft mat and sprinkled them with water. I took a piece of watercolour cardstock and dipped it in the distress mess. I heated it with my heat tool to make sure it is dry before I repeated the dipping process. After drying I spritzed it with a Shimmer Spritz for more shine and cut it down to be 3 1/4 inch wide. I adhered it to a black mat and glued it on a white card base.
For the sentiment I used a Wplus9 die on a recycled packaging – I love the shiny look to that thicker carton. The other half of my sentiment is white heat embossed on a thin black banner. I popped this and the unicorn up on the rainbow background with 3D foam tape and added a few Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins for more interest.
I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration. I have some floral cards waiting in the line to be published 😉
I finally managed to get some of the Distress Oxide inks from Ranger and I played with them a bit the other day. I made a few backgrounds just simply blending them together and spritzing some water on from a spray bottle to see the effect. Lovely. I need more time to play, but for now I pulled together a card to reflect the weather nowadays.
I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended Fossilized amber, Cracked Pistachio, Faded jeans and Wilted Violet oxide inks with a mini ink blending tool. They are much more creamy and blend easier than the regular distress inks. I spritzed the ready background first with water and when it was dry I did the same just with Shimmer Spritz. I wanted it to look like raindrops. When it was all dry I cut it with a stitched diagonal die from MFT and heat embossed some clouds with sparkling silver and the lightning with sparkling white embossing powders (PS Spreading Sunshine stamp set).
I also black heat embossed the sentiment in the middle, just under the clouds. I matted it with a slightly bigger black cardstock and adhered it all to a white card base.
As a finishing touch I added some Nuvo Clear Crystal drops for more interest.
I will submit this to the Paper Smooches April Challenge (Showers), to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Splash it on) and Wednesday Challenge (Showers and/or flowers).
I hope you got inspired by my card and will return soon.
As you probably know by now, I am a big fan of Newton’s Nook Designs and love to play on their biweekly challenge at Inky Paws Challenges. The current one (#45) is about doilies:
I made a spring-coloured sweet card for this challenge:
I started with choosing my patterned paper (Doodlebug) and cut a 2inches wide strip. I looked for some cardstock scraps in matching colours and cut some cute little doilies (MFT die). I cut also 2 tin strips of glitter paper to frame my patterned paper.
I stamped and coloured the little sweets from the Love and Chocolate stamp set using Copic and Shinhan markers. I die cut them with their coordinating dies and popped the on the doilies in mixed order with 3D foam tape.
I stamped the sentiment on a white card base and adhered my strip above.
As a final touch I covered the wrappers around the sweets with clear shimmer (Spectrum Noir shimmer pen) and added glossy accent on the sweets themselves. While the glue was drying I sprinkled it with Flower Soft to look like icing sugar or coconut.
I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.
See you soon,
The spring break is almost over, we have another free day from KG tomorrow and then everything gets back to normal. I love holidays when both my kids are free and we can have some quality time together without the every day rush. While they were napping today I made 2 cards using cute bunnies. I can never have enough of critter cards, they are my favourites.
The base was the MFT Sketch Challenge #328:
I started with cutting a Pierced frame from gingham patterned paper and a strip of dotted patterned paper which I adhered to a white card base. I ran the same frame die again on plain white cardstock and added a tiny touch of distress ink blending in the middle of it – I used coordinating colours to match the patterned paper.
Then I stamped the cute images from the new Springtime critters stamp set, coloured them with alcohol markers (Shinhan and Copics) and die cut them with the coordinating dies. The sentiments are from different sets (Your Next Stamp, Lawn Fawn) white heat embossed on coloured cardstock strips.
I foam mounted the sentiment strips on the ink blended panels, added the main critter with a mini action wobble and adhered the birds and butterfly around. A little Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen, some glossy accent and cute googly eyes finished off my interactive cards for different occasions.
I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #328
I hope you like my cards and will return soon.