Thursday, 19 May 2022

Thank you card with red brushstroke flowers

So if you like the red then, it's your type of card. I added my flowers a really bold red colour to pop out from the background. 


For this card I got the background from one of my earlier projects, a tag. But there I didn't post any pictures about the creation and I didn't explain how I made it. 

So I took a 300 gsm paper and covered with an even layer of gesso.


When it was dry, I fixed the stencil on the paper with washi tape. 


With a piece of sponge, I dabbed the grey acrylic paint on the paper through the stencil. When it was dry, I spattered with white acrylic paint.


I inked the edges with Hickory Smoke Archival ink, then I placed and glued on a red panel.

For the flowers I used 300 gsm watercolour paper and blended Distress inks onto the surface. First Candied Apple, then Barn Door. The top layers were coloured with Abandoned Coral marker and with Rusty Hinge the middle part. All the edges of all pieces were inked with Gathered Twigs.


The leaves were coloured with Peeled Paint first, then with Rustic Wilderness.




Here I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs.



What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate (660215)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Brushstroke Flowers 2 (665210)

Stampers Anonymous, Shifter Stripes (THS108)

Ranger Distress inks, markers




With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add texture




Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Wedding card with loving couple

Hello everyone, last time when I was here I posted a wedding card that I made for my friend. But in parallel with that one, I started to make another one, an alternative version. The background and the gold are the same for both cards, but here I put the couple from the The Park die set on the card.


The background was made exactly the same way as I explained in the blog post of the previous card

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, The Park (665204)

Sizzix Impresslits embossing folder, Star Trim (663297)

Sizzix Bigz die, Heartfelt (660233)

Stampers Anonymous, Vines&Roses (CMS298)

My Favorite Things, Connected Die-Namics

Ranger embossing powder, Vintage Pearl

DecoArt, Glorious Gold

etc.


With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add texture




Friday, 13 May 2022

Wedding card with a layered cake

Hello everyone, I would like to show you the wedding card that I made for one of my friends who will be attending a wedding in July. I immediately started to make the card when she asked and I started to make two versions. She chose this one, so I show you this first.



The background was made with one of the Vines&Roses stamps by Tim Holtz. I heat embossed the stamped image with Vintage Pearl embossing powder. I wanted to make this card elegant, so the the gold seemed a good option but there are many shades of gold! In the end, I found the DecoArt Metallics, Glorious Gold to be the best for the pearl roses. 


By the way, there is an earlier version of this card, you can see that here.

Well, the cake is a discontinued Sizzix die, Layered Cake by Brenda Walton, but I rounded the upper edges of the cake layers.

The numbers are from the Captions Numbers die set by My Favorite Things. 

For the letters I used a Sizzix die, Alphanumeric 3/4" by Tim Holtz.

I inked the edges of the white papers with Kraft colour ink by My Favorite Things.

The patterned papers are First Edition papers, I just loved the First Edition earlier designs.



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



Monday, 9 May 2022

Birthday card with a vizsla

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second inspirational project that I made for our May challenge over at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Cats and/or Dogs and the lovely Rachel is your hostess this time.

When I created my first project, the wine tag, I stamped and coloured two vizslas. This is the second one.




And when I made the birthday card for my dad in February, I also made an extra background with the Numeric embossing folder. And it was just perfect for my new birthday card with this lovely vizsla and the snarky text. (If you click on the birthday card word above, you will find the tutorial of the background.)


What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Dogs (CMS271)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things (CMS237)

Sizzix embossing folder, Numeric (661827)

Idea-Ology, Small Talk, Snarky (TH93704)

Copic markers

etc.



So if you have a project with cats and/or dogs, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Craft Shop.

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Wine tag with vizsla

Hello everyone, I'm here with my first inspirational project for our May challenge at the Country View Challenges. This month the lovely Rachel will be your hostess, so she chose the theme, Cats and/or Dogs.

For this challenge, I created a wine tag with my favourite vizsla stamp. 



I cut out a wine tag shape from 300 gsm watercolour paper, then I made a zigzag background with one of the Tim Holtz stencils. For this, I used white embossing powder that I melted with a heat tool.



Then I blended Twisted Citron Distress ink onto the surface. The vizsla was stamped with black Tsukineko Memento ink on Neenah Solar white paper and coloured with Copic Sketch markers.


What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Dogs (CMS271)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk (CMS236)

Stampers Anonymous, Zigzag layering stencil (THS047)

Ranger embossing powder (super fine white)

Ranger Distress ink (Twisted Citron)

Tsukineko Memento ink (Tuxedo Black)

Copic Sketch markers

etc.



So if you have a project with cats and/or dogs, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Craft Shop.


Friday, 15 April 2022

Easter shaker card with Bunny Games by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second inspirational project for our April challenge over at the Country View Challenges blog. The theme is, The Spring Is Coming. For this Easter challenge I made a shaker a card.


Here is my tutorial.

I took a 300 gsm paper and using embossing ink I stamped on it with the Dots background stamp. I heat embossed with white embossing powder then I blended Squeezed Lemonade ink onto the surface.


Then I cut out en egg shape from the middle of my rectangle panel with a Sizzix Framelits egg die.


I glued a piece of acetate to the back of the rectangle panel.  Then I placed double-sided foam adhesive tape pieces to the back side. I put them as close to the open space as I could.


I scattered coloured sequins in the egg shape. 


I glued a white panel to the back side, so my shaker background was ready.



I cut out the pieces of the bunnies from brown, pink and black card stocks, assembled them and places the bunnies around the egg.

What I used:

Sizzix Framelits die, Egg (658691)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Bunny Games by Tim Holtz (665850)

Stampers Anonymous, Dots&Floral by Tim Holtz (CMS220)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk by Tim Holtz (CMS236)

sequins

double-sided foam adhesive tape

Ranger Distress ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Frayed Burlap)

Ranger embossing powder (super fine white)

etc.


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

Happy Easter!!!

With my card, I would like to join the SIMON SAYS STAMP Wednesday Challenge: Interactive


Friday, 1 April 2022

Easter card with Carrot Bunnies

Hello everyone, I'm here with my first inspirational project for our April challenge over at the Country View Challenges. The theme is The Spring Is Coming and my talented teamie, Corrie will be your hostess. 


And here is my tutorial.

I took a rectangle panel and made the background with two Distress Oxide colours (Bundled Sage, Speckled Egg). Then I inked the edges with Walnut Stain ink and spattered the surface with white paint.


The big carrot was coloured with Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide ink and I added Walnut Stain Distress ink (original) to the edges.


The egg was coloured with Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Oxide inks.

For the little flowers, I used Blueprint Sketch and Mowed Lawn markers.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Colorize, Papercut Chicks by Tim Holtz (665854)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Carrot Bunny by Tim Holtz (665213)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Florals 3 by Tim Holtz (662702)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Foliage by Tim Holtz (663087)

Stampers Anonymous, Spring Shadows by Tim Holtz (CMS393)

Ranger Distress Oxide inks (Ripe Persimmon, Bundled Sage, Speckled Egg, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade)

Ranger Distress inks (Walnut Stain)

Ranger Distress markers (Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch)

etc.


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


Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Easter wine tags with Bunny Hop die set by Tim Holtz

Let me show you these super easy and quick bottle tags that I made for friends and family.  You only need the Sizzix Thinlits Bunny Hop die set, the Crazy Talk stamp set or/and some text stickers. The wine tags were cut out with one of my favourite MFT Die-Namics die, the Wine Tag. Unfortunately this product is discontinued.








Friday, 25 March 2022

Easter bottle tag with Bunny Games by Tim Holtz

On this tag, all the elements were first made for another project, but then I didn't use them. 



The tag was made for a Christmas wine tag but I made and chose another one and this stayed in my stash. For the dots I used silver embossing powder and Polkadot stencil by Tim Holtz. The colour? I don't know exactly but I'm sure it was not just one Distress colour and I spritzed with water.

The bunny was made for a future project but I realised that I need darker bunnies so this one is left out from that project. The main parts of the bunny were cut out from Neenah Desert Storm paper. 

The yellow paper of the Easter egg and the banner was made after one of Tim's demos. This one exactly. That time I made 4 pieces of paper in 4 different colours. 


The only die set I used for this tag is the Sizzix Thinlits die, Bunny Game by Tim Holtz.



With this tag, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Bright and Cheerful

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Food and/or Drink



Monday, 21 March 2022

Card with Brushstroke Flowers by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, here is my second inspirational project for our March challenge over at the Country View Challenges where the theme is Mother's DayAs with my first creation, I made a floral card with a striped background. But here I chose the text "thank you" because I think we have a lot to thank our mothers for.


And here is my tutorial.

I cut out a large rectangle panel from 300 gsm watercolour paper. Then I started to blend Faded Jeans Archival ink to the surface through stencil but I changed my mind and used Faded Jeans paint instead. 


I cut out the flowers from 300 gsm paper and started to colour them with Distress paints.


I used Kitsch Flamingo for the first layer.

And Spun Sugar for the second layer.


The third layer remained white. Then I inked the edges of all the edges with Potting Soil Archival ink. When I was ready with this, I assembled the flowers.


I coloured the leaves with Bundled Sage and Rustic Wilderness. 


I inked the edges of the lighter-coloured leaves with Olive Archival ink. Here you can see how the leaves looked before and after.

Then I added to all the edges Potting Soil, even to the card.

Then I stamped randomly onto the surface of the rectangle panel with The Professor 2 stamps using Hickory Smoke Archival ink.



Then I toned back with diluted white paint.


I spattered the panel with diluted brown acrylic paint. When it was dry, I glued the flowers on the surface. In the end, I spattered the panel with diluted white paint.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Brushstroke Flowers 2 by Tim Holtz (665210)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric 3/4" by Tim Holtz (660056)

Stampers Anonymous, The Professor 2 by Tim Holtz (CMS395)

Stampers Anonymous, Shifter Stripes stencil (THS108)

Ranger Distress paint (Kitsch Flamingo, Spun Sugar, Rustic Wilderness, Bundled Sage, Faded Jeans)

etc.



So if you have a Mother's Day project, please don't hesitate to join our 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: Feminine