Have you ever needed a birthday card but super quickly? Well, I was in this situation recently, when I needed a card for a friend of ours. She is fond of Spring flowers so I came up with a very easy design – perfect for mass production too! All products used are from Newton’s Nook Designs.
First I did some quick ink blending with Scattered Straw and Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide inks leaving a small area white on my card panel. I made sure to fade out the colours, I just simply lightened my hand while blending. Then I took the retiring Bold Blooms stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs and applied Abandoned Coral and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks. Before removing the stencil, I spritzed it with clear Shimmer Mist for a subtle sparkle.
First I stamped and coloured the little frogs from Be Hoppy using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The colours I used are:
frogs: YG09, YG05, YG01, Y21, Y000
leaves: G19, G17, G03
flowers: RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11
Then I die cut the Jump for joy sentiment from green cardstock 4 times and the shadow from black cardstock. On the top layer I did some quick ink blending with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink for a gradient look. Then I adhered all layers together and backed it with its shadow.
I wanted to keep the card simple so on a white card base I used the new Ripple Waves stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxid ink without paying attention to even blending. Therefore in some places the pattern is darker and in some it is lighter. So cool! Before removing the stencil, I added clear shimmer mist to the background, which adds a subtle sparkle to the waves.
I am back today with a clean and simple design for dog lovers’ birthdays. I created this for my son’s friend who is crazy about dachshunds. I love that Newton’s Nook Designs has the Dog Silhouette die set and it has the cutest dog shapes!
I chose patterned papers from the Birthday Party and A dog’s life paper pads to adorn it before assembling the focal panel. I used thin silver thread to attach the balloons to the dog’s neck.
I die cut patterned paper with the Frames and Flags die set as the background for the tag. The tone-on-tone pattern helps the tag stand out.
The sentiment I black heat embossed from the Birthday Oval stamp set on a teal banner and popped it in place with 3D foam squares.
For the matching bookmark I used patterned paper and blue cardstock and cut it twice with the Bookmark die. I added a die cut pawprint and the boy’s name to the front, which I cut with the Essential Alpha dies. I also adhered a dachshund to the bottom. I love to personalize gifts. I adorned it with twine and it was all ready!
I hope you enjoyed my birthday woof idea and will pop in again soon!
I have a fun little card to share with you today, which I made with supplies from Pretty Pink Posh. I am totally in love with layering stencils and I enjoy coming up with different colour combos for each, but I had another idea for the Layering Cherries stencil from their latest release. Let me show you!
First I did a quick ink blending on Neenah Solar white cardstock with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink. Then I used the first layer of the Layering Cherries stencil set with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide ink. I love this red colour, my absolute new favourite! I added a tiny bit of Aged Mahogany to the bottom of the cherries. For the stems I used Rustic Wilderness first and then realized that the cherry stems are rather brown, so I went back with Ground Espresso. This way the result is a brownish green, perfect for the pink background! For the leaves layer I used the same green but wanted to lighten them a little, so I went back with Twisted Citron. After removing the last layer I generously spritzed the panel with water from a mini mister and dabbed it off with a paper towel after 30 seconds.
In my head I visualized smiling cherries, so I added little faces to each using the Ghost Friends stamp set. As I had to ink up only the face of each ghost, I used a black Memento marker on the eyes and noses instead of an ink pad. It worked perfectly! I need to try this technique with sentiments too!
For the sentiment I chose the Love Sentiments stamp set, and simply stamped the text in the middle using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I trimmed the panel down tiny and gave it a dark red mat before adhering to a top folding A2 sized card base.
Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. My kids are super busy with exams at school as they are closing the first term in elementary schools these days. They need all types of encouragement and I thought that the Pencil Heart die is a perfect choice for some little lunch box notes. Let me show you how I made these cuties.
First I die cut the pencils and the shadow die from white cardstock. I used a bunch of alcohol markers to add colours to the pencils. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers this time: PL4, PL2, HB1, PV1, BP2 for the purple one and TB6, TB3, BT6, BT2, JG3 for the blue version.
I used Heffy Memo Tape to hold the little pieces in place while I was colouring and adhered them to the shadow using a waxy jewel picker and liquid glue.
I found the best sentiment in the Fluffy Puffy Unicorns stamp set, I heat embossed it on black cardstock with white embossing powder and cut it down with a paper trimmer.
To fit in my kids lunchbox, I kept it small and adhered the pencil hearts on a white stitched circle. I wanted a colourful background for my own message so I die cut the same die from coloured cardstock and backed the little notes with them. It is sturdier and looks prettier this way.
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For my card I used the cute Potted Roses and Heart Critters set together. I love how these sets are designed to coordinate! I stamped the roses 4 times and the cute panda once, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.
The Copic colours I used are:
roses: RV25, RV23, RV21, G46, G14, G12,
panda: W9, W7, W4, W1, W00.
Then I die cut a Scalloped Diamond Tag from light grey cardstock and created a frame from the roses. I popped up the panda in the middle with 3D foam squares. I used my Cropadile to add an eyelet to the top and finished it with a black and white twine.
I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Doodlebug Sweet Things paper pad and popped up the tag with 3D foam squares. The sentiment is from the Potted Roses Stamp set: I white heat embossed it on dark grey cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. I love when handwritten sentiments have coordinating dies, I would never be able to fussy cut it that neatly.
I decided to add another white embossed sentiment from the same set, just this time I chose pink cardstock.
As a finishing touch I used a few Pink Blush pearls around the tag, emphasized the eyes of the panda with a black glaze pen and added a drop of glossy accents to the nose. So cute, isnt it?
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For my card I stamped and coloured the images from Potted Roses stamp set using Copic markers. The colours I used are: R89, R37, R35, E57, E99. E15, E13, YG67, YG17, YG03. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.
Then I created an elegant tone-on-tone background: I die cut the Pretty Petals background die from white cardstock and adhered it to an A2 sized notecard. I love the texture it gives!
I also die cut the Large Hugs Shadow die from gold glitter cardstock and the shadow piece from black cardstock. It really gives a nice contrast and helps the sentiment to pop out. I also white heat embossed the second part of the sentiment from the Potted Roses stamp set on red cardstock and cut it down to be a tiny strip.
I popped up the roses with 3D foam squares and adhered the sentiments. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and added a couple of Sparkling clear gems.
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Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. It is time for the last minute cards and tags as Christmas is in 10 days. I brought you a tag design which is easy to mass produce but still very special. And I also show you how to incorporate it on a card!
First I die cut the tags from kraft cardstock and stars from white glitter cardstock using the Mini Essential die set. I also cut the banner from white cardstock to hold the sentiment.
As a finishing touch I used the Firefly Sparkle mix as mini baubles for the trees, added a red glitter eyelet and green twine.
To use this tag as the focal point of a card, I die cut the rectangle die from Mini Essentials from red cardstock and embossed it with the Swiss Dot mini embossing folder. I gave it a white mat and added a piece of patterned paper from the Wildflowers paper pad. I cut a slightly bigger rectangle from green cardstock and framed the patterned paper before popping it up on a white card base.
To make the tag pop out more, I used 3D foam squares under it.
I cannot believe that it is the last day of November today and from tomorrow it is December…officially winter is here. With the cold weather I definitely want to stay inside more and just craft. But if the snow comes we definitely will look for the winter gloves and go out for a sleigh ride with the kids. I wish I have colourful ones like these on my card!
I wanted to try the Layered Mittens Stencil from Pretty Pink Posh on grey cardstock, so I used Salvaged Patina, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks for the first layer. Then for the patterns, I went a shade darker: Peacock Feathers, Villainous Potion and Blueprint Sketch.
I used a white puff stencil paste for the last layer and heated it with my heat tool. I love how fluffy it gets when heated!
I really didn’t want to cover up the pattern, but needed a strip of white cardstock to hold the sentiment. I die cut the Winter Wishes die from blue glitter cardstock, adhered it to the white strip and have it an aqua mat. I used 3D foam squares to pop it up for extra dimension.
I wish you love this cool and simple design and will try it in different colours. I cannot wait to make the yellow-pink-orange version of this!
November is a very special month for me even though we do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Hungary. With the weather turning rainy and cold, we spend more time indoors. I appreciate a warm drink, a blanket and curling up on the couch watching cartoons with my kids or just playing a family board game. I am truly grateful for the love which surrounds me daily. I realized that I make majority of my “thanks” cards in November too. So here is one in unusual colours using the Layered sunflowers stencil from Pretty Pink Posh.
On a piece of Fog cardstock I used Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated inks with the petal layers: Lilac and Amethyst. For the leaves I used Fawn ink. This was the first time for me to use these inks on coloured cardstock and I really loved that the edges of the stenciled image is not that crisp but soft and rounded somehow. Totally different experience that blending with Distress Oxide inks! For the middle of each flower I chose Picket Fence Studio Polar Ice layers B which is a stunning pearly silver. I love the texture of it too!
While the panel was drying I die cut the PPP Thanks Script die from Purple glitter cardstock (Simon Says Stamp has a wide range) and once from black cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset so it has a shadow.
I cut the stenciled panel at an angle and matted it with purple cardstock before adhering it to a white card base. I added the sentiment on the top and stamped an extra sentiment from the PPP Simply Sentiments stamp set in between two flowers.
As a finishing touch I used PPP Platinum Pearls, just scattered a bunch around the stenciled flowers.