Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Elegant birthday card with cake

Hello everyone, I'm here with the second project that I made for the August challenge of Country View Challenges. And this month the theme is Happy Birthday where we welcome birthday cards and/or gifts.

Here is my birthday card that I created for a 80 years old lady. And for this card I used one of my earlier cards as an inspiration, this one.


If you click on the clickable word you can see how I made the background with Vintage Pearl embossing powder and the Vines&Roses stamp set (CMS298). But here I used a nice taupe colour as a background layer and I also used that taupe paper for the cake stand and for the number.

The candles were cut out with an old and retired Sizzix Framleits die set, Happy Birthday Step-Ups by Stephanie Barnard (660142).

The cake is a also Sizzix die, Layered Cake Bigz die by Brenda Walton (658357) but I rounded the upper edges.

For the number I used Tim Holtz Alphanumeric 3/4" Tall die set (660056).



So if you have a birthday project, please don't hesitate to join our August challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Craft Shop.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Happy Birthday!

Monday, 1 August 2022

Birthday card - you are still a chick

It's August and we have a new challenge over at the Country View Challenges. And I'm so happy that this month I can be the host go the challenge and I was the one who chose the theme, Happy Birthday. You can join this challenge with birthday cards or gifts.

Now let me show you the card that I made for my friend who became 50 years old at the beginning of June. 


And if you like this card, please stay with me, because I tell you how I made it.

I took a 300 gsm watercolour paper and blended Dusty Concord Distress ink onto the surface. 


Then I blended Wilted Violet through the Linen stencil.



I inked the edges with Black Soot ink.


I put a little white acrylic paint on a plastic sheet and diluted with some water. Then I took a piece of sponge and dabbed the white paint onto the surface.



When it was dry, I spattered the panel with silver acrylic paint.

The chicken was coloured with Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade. I inked the edges with one of the brown inks.

The number was cut out from thicker paper twice and I glued them together. I painted with Hickory Smoke paint and inked the edges with Black Soot Archival ink.


For the banner, I used leftover patterned papers.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Papercut Chicks Colorize (665854)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Bunny Games (665850)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower (664407)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Countdown (665367)

Stampers Anonymous, Linen layering stencil (THS061)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Gathered Twigs)

Ranger Distress paint (Hickory Smoke, Picket Fence)

Schmincke Acryl Bronze, Silver paint

etc.




So if you have a birthday project, please don't hesitate to join our August challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Craft Shop.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Happy Birthday! 


Monday, 25 July 2022

Tags with red minis

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second project that I made for our July challenge, Travel. Actually, it's not quite true because I made these tags for a friend who saw my tag with the green mini and she wanted one for herself and for her friend with red mini. I assume you guessed that they are red mini owners.


These tags were made almost the same way like the tag with green mini. But for the backgrounds here I used DecoArt paints. Both bottom parts were painted with Dove Grey, but the sky of the left tag was painted with Shoreline and the right tag with Winter Blue.




The cars were painted with Candied Apple Distress paint.

The sun was painted with DecoArt Taffy Cream and 




What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Wacky Transport by Tim Holtz (665220)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cityscape Suburbia by Tim Holtz (661811)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Falling Hearts by Tim Holtz (664415)

Sizzix Sidekick Side-Order die, Beach by Tim Holtz (662713)

Idea-Ology Sticker Book, Small Talk (TH93193)

etc.



So if you have a travel project, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Craft Shop.

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Abstract art with colour pencils

Let me show you the abstract piece that I made yesterday. 


I really enjoyed drawing the lines and then choosing the colours. It was quite a big job to colour the whole piece with colour pencils but the Caran d'Ache Pablo pencils worked really well.

Here are the process photos:





For the circles I used gold pencil.



Monday, 11 July 2022

MFT Picture Perfect Party Animals - birthday card with hippos

And here is the last card that I made with the Picture Perfect Party Animals stamp set by MFT. In the last few days I have shown you 6 cards that I have made with this set. And you will find the tutorial in the blog post of the first card.



Here are the links for all the cards with this set: parrots, monkey, lion, elephant and giraffe.

And a close-up with the happy hippos.





Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Picture Perfect Party Animals by MFT Stamps

I'm here again with the two more cards that I made with Picture Perfect Party Animals stamp set by MFT. If you want to know how I made these cards, please click on my first card where you can find a tutorial. Here I showcase the adorable elephant and the lovely giraffe. 


For the background of this card, I used the Festive Berries Distress ink and the text is from Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings stamp set.


Here I used Ranger Blueprint Sketch Distress ink for the background and Patty Time stamp set by Stacey Yacula.

And the close-up pictures:





Now there's just one more to come!



Saturday, 2 July 2022

Birthday card with MFT Picture Perfect Party Animals

Hello everyone, I'm here with the third card that I made with the Picture Perfect Party Animals stamp set by MFT. This time I would like to show the greedy lion.


In my earlier post, I've already explained how I made a card like this. So here I won't repeat myself. The only difference is that here I used Pine Needles Distress ink for colouring the background. The text is from another set, MFT Pawty Time by Stacey Yacula .



Three more cards to come :-)


Friday, 1 July 2022

Travel card with Idea-Ology elements

Hello everyone, it's 1 July so a new challenge begins on the Country View Challenges blog. The theme is Travel

For this challenge I made a card using almost only Idea-Ology elements.


Well, I had a polka dot panel in my stash. I wanted to use it for another project a long time ago but it ended up in the drawer. But now I took it out and I found perfect for my new travel project.

I selected all the Idea-Ology pieces that seemed good for the travel theme and I started to arrange them on my polka dot paper. In the end, I found this layout the best.



I inked the edges of the ephemera elements with brown Distress ink and I glued them in their place. The only exception was the young man. Then I spattered the surface with white paint covering the baggage with a piece of paper. 



The only Sizzix die that I used is the Bigz Baggage Claim by Tim Holtz.


So if you have a travel project please don't hesitate to join our July challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Craft Shop.


Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Birthday card with Picture Perfect Party Animals stamp set by MFT

Hello everyone, here is my second card that I made with the Perfect Picture Party Animals stamp set. For this card, I used exactly the same technique and design that I used for  my previous card, where you can also find the tutorial.


The only difference is the text, because here I used the Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings stamp set by MFT. And the I blended onto the background paper was Twisted Citron Distress ink.





Monday, 27 June 2022

Birthday card with parrots

Hello everyone, I'm here with a cheerful birthday card that I made with one of the stamps of MFT Birdie Brown Picture Perfect Party Animals set. Since I did a lot of colouring during the weekend more card will come here, to my blog.



Well, I coloured all the images with Copic Sketch markers and stamped with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink.


I cut out little bit bigger squares than my coloured pictures. For this, I used one of the square die from MFT Square Stax Die-Namics set.

I stamped the Number Jumble background stamp on a white paper with Versamark embossing ink, then I heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder. In the end, I blended Prize Ribbon ink onto the whole surface.


I stamped the text with Tuxedo Black ink and you can find it in the same Birdie Brown stamp set.


I hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by!