Mirror die cut – IPC #70

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

I am back with some fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #70.

I felt the sketch was shouting for a masculine card, so I gave it a try and came up with this design.


I started with selecting patterned paper and matching cardstock. I cut a window die from the olive cardstock and backed it with a strip of vellum. Before adhering it with foam tape, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Deer friend stamp set using gold embossing powder.


I really wanted to use the Splendid stags dies to cut some gold glitter deer. But the die I liked faced right. I needed a mirror die cut, so I simply cut it from the back side of the glitter paper. Worked out great, the scratches of my well used cutting plates do not show due to the glitter.


I popped up the 2 deer partially with foam tape and my clean and simple card for him is done.


I wish you like it and got inspired to play along the sketch challenge at IPC. There is still 5 days left for you to enter the challenge and be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook online store.

I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine.


Hope to see you soon,




I am donuts about you – IPC#70

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

It is Monday and time for a fresh new challenge at the Inky Paws Challenge website. #70 is a great sketch which inspired me to make a clean and simple every day card.



I started with cutting a piece of red gingham paper and a strip of red and a strip of white cardstock. On the red one I cut 3 windows with a Simon Says Stamp Tri square die. On the white one I stamped the sentiment and the cute doughnuts from the Love bites stamp set.


I quickly coloured them with Copic markers, added some highlights with a blender pen, some clear shimmer and glossy accents. I adhered the red frame on top and tied a piece of twine around the bottom part.


I used a kraft card base and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape. To make sure the bow will not come undone, I used a drop of Multi Matte Medium on the knot.


I hope you like my simple card design an you got inspired to participate in the Inky Paws Challenge #70. You have 2 weeks to upload your project to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon with more fun projects.


Tons of love

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Hello Again,

This is my second post today, for the IPC#65 inspiration click the link.

I usually play along with MFT Sketch Challenges but not really the Color ones. This week though I fell in love with the colours, so I decided to make a card which fits both.

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I started with die cutting some mod rectangle frames (I temporarily adhered 2 together with little pieces of micropore tape) from black & white patterned paper. I used a pencil to mark where these squares would go on my card base an sponged some Spun Sugar distress ink before adhering the frames.

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Then I die cut a pierced heart from dark pink cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment in white on a piece of black cardstock using the Happy Hippos Birdie Brown stamp. I cut it in a banner shape and popped it up with 3D foam tape on the heart.

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I stamped and coloured a hippo and a bird from the above mentioned set, I used Copic markers, some dot technique for more texture and a white gel pen for more details. I also emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and used glossy accents on the beak and the nose. I scattered a few clear and pink jewels all around.

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I will link this project up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #371 and Colour Challenge #87Colour Challenge #87, also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (It must be love).

Thank you so much for your visit and hope to see you again soon.



You & me card – IPC#65

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #65. The colours are so gorgeous together, I had to make a love card with them.


First I stamped and coloured the cute kitty couple from NND Newton’s Sweetheart set using Copics. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I prepared a stencilled background by applying first some Spun Sugar Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and then through the NND Tumbling Hearts stencil some Worn Lipstick distress ink.

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I die cut the word love (Lawn Fawn) 3 times from Guava cardstock, adhered them together, applied some Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen on them and covered I with Glossy accents.

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To assemble my card, I cut a strip of green striped patterned paper and a thin stitched strip of dark brown cardstock as a contrast. I popped up the kitties with thin foam tape.

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After my scene was all done, I went back and stamped the You&me sentiment from the NND Darling duos stamp set using peach ink. I finished it off with a scattering of clear sparkling jewels from Studio Katia.

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I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Love is in the air) and Wednesday Challenge (It must be love) too.

Hope you got inspired and will join us in the Inky Paws Challenge. You have time until Friday (16th Feb) to link up your project and be eligible for winning the 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store.


See you soon,



Alcohol inked focal point

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Hello Everyone,

I am back with another Love Themed card, inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge #370.

Here is my card:

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I had a pretty alcohol inked background in pink colours and I really wanted to use it as a focal point on my card. So I die cut a pierced heart from it and white heat embossed a sentiment from the new 100% loveable stamp set. I die cut another 2 stitched hearts from some scrap white cardstock and layered it under the heat embossed one. In this way I got instant dimension and also could manage the warping the heat embossing caused.

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I also heat embossed a second sentiment on a black banner from the From the heart stamp set. I used the Rectangle STAX dies to cut a pink and a black and white striped rectangle, I adhered them to a white card base. I added the heart and finally the banner which I popped up with 3D foam tape. 

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As a final touch I added some pink heart sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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I will upload this project to the MFT Sketch Challenge #370 and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

Have a great weekend,



I love you most card ft. MFT

love themed logoHello Everyone,

I continue my Love Themed Card Series with a quick and last minute post for this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge #369MFT Sketch Challenge #369.

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I had a pre-coloured little elephant from the Adorable Elephants set (I used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock) which I wanted to use. First I created the background by sponging Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock, then added more ink through the Staggered hearts stencil. I moved the stencil several times and added more ink for more dimension. The Colours used are: Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick.

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I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die after it dried. I also cut a Linked Chain Circle Frame from white cardstock and a heart using a die from MFT Blueprints 22. On this piece I sponged the same Distress Oxide inks and added some splatters using Aged Mahogany distress ink. I added this darker colour to the edges, to make the heart stand out. I also spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a bit of sparkle.

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When it was done, I put some Crystal glaze Nuvo Drops on the entire piece but it looked like a big blob so I removed it all with a piece of typing paper. Still it left some residue which gives a subtle shine to the heart embellishment.

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The sentiment is from the More Essential sentiments set, white heat embossed on black cardstock. I used 3D foam tape when assembling the card and little heart sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as final touches.

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I will linkthis projct to the MFT Sketch Challenge #369.

I hope you like this simple, technique-driven card design and will return for more inspiration soon.

Have a great day,