I am here today with a fun aquarium shaped card. I love big dies like the one in the Fintastic die set from Pink and Main which allows me to go creative and make shaped cards. So unique!
I started with making my card base. I had a top folding white notecard and just placed the aquarium die on it with the top hanging off the folded part tiny so it does not cut through. I had to run it through my die cutting machine a few times to cut 2 layers of heavy weight cardstock.
Then I stamped the images from the Fintastic stamp set and coloured it with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and arranged my little scene. Before adhering the images to the aquarium, I used a clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the water.
I stamped a sentiment from the set on the top using black ink and adhered the scene to the card base.
As a finishing touch I used a Copic blender pen to add some dots to the water and made the same with a white gelly roll pen too.
I added some white highlights to the images and used glossy accents on the pearl, the fins and the wave. I finished the mini card with 3 iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia.
I hope you like today’s inspiration and you will give it a try. Until next time, happy crafting!
I started with stamping the cake and the champagne from the Happily Ever After stamp set on smooth white cardstock and coloured them with Copics. I imagined a pink-gold card so I kept the colours simple. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I also die cut 4 frames from gold cardstock using the Cloudy frames dies and used liquid glue to adhere them together. I added heavy weight vellum to the back of it.
Then I worked on the background. On Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped the Sprinkles background stamp with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. As this ink is a slow drying one, I could easily heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. Then I applied Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink on the whole panel very gently.
When the background was dry I die cut it with the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle 2 die set. I assembled the card on a top folding white card base using 3D foam squares to pop up the cake and the parts of the champagne glasses hanging off the frame.
I also stamped a sentiment (I love the pretty hand written font) on white cardstock with Delicata Gold Pigment ink. It matched my frame so well! As I was afraid that the ink smears, I covered it with clear embossing powder and melted it with a heat gun. I fussy cut it with my scissors leaving a bit of a white frame and popped it up on the bottom of the frame.
As a finishing touch I covered the champagne with a clear shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the decoration. Such a happy card with a lot of shiny details to “touch”.
I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will come back soon for more!
It is the best part of the month as we start revealing the fantastic May Release of Newton’s Nook Designs! Who is excited? Today is for the movie lovers – Newton is having a movie night!
There are also 2 new stencils revealed today! Look at the popcorn one! So unique! All new products will be available on 17/05!
Here is my card for today:
I started with stamping and colouring the kitties in the cinema using Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.
I masked off one inch on the bottom of a top folding white note card and applied Black Soot Distress Oxide ink very gently.
On this I stamped the sentiment and some popcorn using black ink.
After masking off the bottom part of the card, I mixed some Antique Linen Distress ink to white texture paste and applied it over the Popcorn stencil. It is not so visible on the picture but the texture is gorgeous in real life!
When it was all dry, I added the die cut image and emphasized some details with glossy accents. Isn’t it cute?
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I pictured a little pizza scene in my head and looked through my Lawn Fawn stamps to select the right critters. I stamped them from the Pizza my heart, Cheery Christmas and Love letters sets on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I coloured them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
Then I used the Outside in stitched scalloped rectangles die on a piece of alcohol inked background (I have a few I created earlier waiting to be used on cards). I used a metallic purple cardstock rectangle as a mat in between the layers.
I also cut grass from metallic gold cardstock with the grassy border die and ran it through again with the same scalloped rectangle to have the right shape.
I white heat embossed the I love you sentiment from the Love letters set on the heart shaped pizza and assembled the card. I used Black Staz-on ink to stamp the sentiment on the top of my scene. When it was done, i adhered it to a white card base.
I hope you liked my card today (even if it is REALLY pink), and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!
I am here today with a fun and oh-so-cute card featuring the new Breakfast Fun stamp set. It has a lot of adorable images and fantastic sentiments.
I started with cutting a piece of alcohol marker friendly white cardstock to be a bit smaller than an A2 sized card front in length. Then I arranged a couple of the cute images along with some matching sentiments in my stamp positioner and stamped it with black hybrid ink. I coloured the panel with Copic markers.
I added a thin strip of light green cardstock to a top folding white notecard and stamped “I love you” from the Vertical Greetings stamp set. I added a thin black metallic shimmer cardstock strip and a yellow one under the coloured panel before adhering it to the card base.
As a finishing touch I just added glossy accents to some of the images like the seed of the avocado, the egg yolk or the label of the jam.
I hope you like my card and got inspired. The new release will be available on 20/02, just watch out for more sneak peeks till that time! Happy crafting!
Then I die cut another 2 small rectangles: one black and one from metallic red cardstock. I layered them under the focal panel and adhered them to a wooden patterned paper from the Happy Fall paper pad which I cut to be 4,25*5,5 inches.
I believe that finishing touches can take a simple card to another level, so I used a black and a white gel pen to add some details to the cheeks of the critters, and covered the hearts and balloon with glossy accents. I also scattered some heart shaped and some golden jewels from Studio Katia across the card.
I hope you like this cute Valentine’s Day scene and I inspired you to mix and match your stamps. Until next time, happy crafting! And Happy Valentine’s Day!
I started with stamping and colouring the owl couple using warm grey copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut some white and grey trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set and also some speech bubbles (Lawn Fawn die) to hold my sentiments which I stamped in black.
I chose an orange plaid patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pad and a grey toned one from Reverse Confetti. I cut the latter to a strip, matted it with dark grey and arranged the scene. I layered the grey trees and speech bubbles under the white ones tiny offset to create a shadow. It makes them pop off the background.
The owls I mounted with 3D foam squares and stamped an additional sentiment on the orange patterned paper to finish the card. A little bit of glossy accent I had to add to the beaks, but I did not use any further embellishment this time.
I hope you like my card and got inspired. Hope you pop in again tomorrow for some more fun projects!