Happy STAMPtember! I love this month-long celebration created by Simon Says Stamp, my favourite one stop shop.
For this occasion I created a congrats card using Heffy Doodle goodies – mixing older sets with newer ones again.
I started with stamping the cute crocodile from Happy snappy crocs and also 2 cotton candy images from the newly released Treat Yo’self stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I adhered the two cotton candies to the hands of the croc as pompoms – I wanted him to be a cheerleader 🙂
For the background I die cut a postage frame rectangle die (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) and masked off the stitching part. I applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.
The sentiment I stamped from the Everyday sentiment duos stamp set on a black postage frame rectangle with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white detailed embossing powder. I repeated the process once more for a bolder look. I cut it down and added a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock.
I mounted the croc with 3D foam squares and added clear shimmer to the pompoms. I also scattered a few gold crystals from Studio Katia. Finally I adhered it to a jelly bean card base.
I created a Distress Oxide inked background using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Oxide inks and an ink blending tool. I added some Tsukinko Shimmer Spritz droplets and also splattered some white acrylic paint all over for a textured look.
Then I used the Silver Lining Cloud border dies and cut it from white and also from silver glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I love the little silver lining we get in this way!
I assembled the card and popped up the cake with the two fairies with 3D foam squares. I added Diamond Stickles to the wings of the fairies and the flame of the candles and covered the frosting on the cake with glossy accents. It looks so yummy in real life!
I also scattered a few silver jewels from Studio Katia on the cloud border.
A sweet friend of mine was invited for a wedding party today and asked me to make a card for the happy couple. I love to make wedding cards, it always cheers me up when I can create cute wedding scenes.
I have recently got my hands on the Heffy Doodle Happily Ever Crafter stamp and die set and I also received the free Hay there stamp and die set. I could not wait to use them together! I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut the images out.
For the background I die cut the Lawn Fawn Vertical Stitched cloud backdrop from Neenah Solar white cardstock and added a bit of Tumbled glass Distress Ink with a small blending brush. I love the texture I got with the stitching details and a bit of soft colour.
I assembled the scene, adhering the hill and grass first and then the trees and the cart. I adhered the bride on the horse and popped her and the groom up with 3D foam squares.
The sentiment I stamped on a thin strip of vellum using black Staz-on ink and wrapped it around the background panel. Using double sided adhesive tape on the back ensures that no glue shows through the vellum on the front.
I also die cut the word Magical from gold glitter cardstock. I embellished the card with some gold jewels on the trees.
I added clear shimmer to the dress and glossy accents to the gold parts of the cart, the crown, the bow tie and shoes of the groom. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes to make them shiny.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will pop in again tomorrow for some more fun!
This is just an extra little post to wish all my muslim friends and family a blessed and very happy Eid!
For my card I used the Hello Bluebird Springtime, Heffy Doodle Happy Snappy crocs and the Altenew Eid Greetings stamps along with dies from MFT (Mini stitched scallop rectangles, Stitched Rectangles) and Simon Says Stamp (Hearts). The patterned paper is also from MFT (Tiny check brights).
I coloured the cut sheep with Copics, and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I added a slot with a craft knife around the arms to be able to hold the present. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock and die cut a white scalloped rectangle, a stitched rectangle from patterned paper and a red heart. I assembled the card on a kraft card base and popped up the sheep with 3D foam squares. I added some clear shimmer and shine with glossy accents to the present, and emphasized the eyes and nose with a black glaze pen.
I hope you like my clean and simple card today and wish to see you later with another mermaid card 😉
I have recently got my hands on some Heffy Doodle stamps, dies and stencils, and I was finally able to get some play time and make some cards with them. I am in love with their style, the stamps are really versatile and easy to combine. Today I played with the Party Palooza and the Happy Snappy Crocs stamps and dies.
I started with stamping, colouring and die cutting the images. Then I just sat down and played with them – it is really relaxing. I came up with a few Croc-cake combos, and I adhered them together as I wanted to put them on my cards. I also embellished each with Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and Glossy accents.
Then I created the backgrounds. I die cut 3 postage stamp edged rectangles (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) from Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the stitched edge and applied Distress inks through the Numicon Stencil. I wanted a variation so I used different ink colours on each panel.
Then I mounted these on kraft card bases and stamped the sentiments on each. On some cards I white heat embossed parts of the sentiments on dark brown cardstock and used the coordinating dies to cut around them. I just love the look!
When all was stamped and arranged, I adhered the cards together. I used 3D foam tape to mount the crocs with the cakes.
I am back from a mini vacation with my kids and my parents, we had a gorgeous relaxing time together in a small city in East-Hungary. I feel so recharged and still fully in summer mood 😀
Today I want to show you an ocean-themed card I made with Heffy Doodle products. I just simply adore their designs, so cute!
I started with sponging very lightly Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock: Salty ocean, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint sketch. Then I placed the Bubble Waves stencil over it and went back with the same inks. Before removing it I sprayed Tsukineko Shimmer Mist all over for a subtle sparkle.
I stamped and coloured the images from the Oceans of love stamp set using Copic markers. I added some dotted details too for a textured look. Using the coordinating dies I die cut them out.
I also heat embossed a sentiment (from the same stamp set) in white on the stencilled background.
I added a doubled up frame with double stitching (Poppy stamps). I created my ocean scene with adhering the coloured images with liquid glue. As a final touch I added some white gel pen dots to the cheeks, black glaze pen on their eyes and glossy accents on the stones and the star. A few iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia finished off this cheerful summer card.
I am popping in today with a very summery card, I made for the Heffy Doodle Summer Loving Challenge.
I had a little beach scene in mind for a week now, where the little mice from the Hello Squeakheart set can have a bit of water-fun. So I stamped and coloured the little critters with Copics, used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I altered the house a bit to look like a beach house and drew a rug and a ball free-hand.
Then I was working on the scene using Distress inks. I cut waves (Mama Elephant die), a palm tree, a sun and clouds (MFT) and masked off the sand and then the sky. I added some water splatters to the sea and went over them with a Tonic Shimmer pen to give it some sparkle. I also added some light and darker brown splatters to the sand to give it a more realistic look.
After assembling my scene, I added some extra leaves to the palm tree with 3D foam squares, some matte enamel dots to look like coconuts and some glossy accent to the roofs and hearts on the houses.
The sentiment is a simple black “hello” from the same stamp set. I also added a house and a little mouse inside the card.