Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Creative friends

Hi everyone! Raluca here with a fresh and spring card using the "Magic Flowers" stamp set.

I love coloring so I look through my stash to see which flowers I haven't colored yet and I saw this beautiful flower. On that moment I decided to make a card with it.

I stamped the images using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and I colored them with alcohol markers and colored pencils. Then I fussy cut them. On a white panel die cut with the largest stitched rectangle I used the "Diamonds" stencil with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I added some white splatters for a bigger effect. On a strip of black card stock I stamped and heat embossed in white the sentiment from the "Friends like you" stamp set. I assembled everything and I added a few clear sequins and my card was done.

I hope you got inspired and that you'll add this beautiful set to your stash. There are so many gorgeous flowers in it.

Magic Flowers

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Just because .......

Hi there it's Anja again on this Monday with another card for you.

I wanted to use the feather stamps in a different way and use watercolor paper and offset stamping.
To bring the card together I used for my embellishments the same colors as the stamping.

I cut a scrap piece of watercolor paper at an angle and stamped the feathers randomly onto the paper.
I colored the solid stamp images with distress ink and spritzed some water onto the stamp before stamping onto the paper.
Set the paper aside to let it dry.
The cardbase is embossed with a dotted embossingfolder.
I diecut several fishtails out of vellum and colored paper.
White heat embossed the sentiment onto the vellum.
After drying I adhered the paper onto some purple cardstock and adhered it to my cardbase with some foamtape.
I adhered the fishtails to the card and finished of with some enamel stickers.


Funky feathers and  Decorated wishes- mixed add on.

Cool cuts ( dies)

Stacked pierced banners

Enamel stickers;

Sending Sunshine

Make sure you use the same colors for your embellishments on your card as you did for your stamping or coloring this makes the card more in harmony.
You can stamp solid images a bit offset to give the stamped image more interest.

There is still time to join in the fun in our monthly challenge, see you!!!!!!

Have a great week;

Hugs Anja

Sunday, February 19, 2017

No Stamping Today

Hey crafters! Today, I'm using my previous card as an inspiration for today's card. Last month, I shared this card  where I used dies to create a background. For the card that you see below, I've used the same technique but instead of die-cutting for the entire panel, I've only did half. 

As usual, I've used my Prima watercolour to create a vibrate pink background. It's just a random wash of colour. Then, I took a cardstock and started my die-cutting. I've also added tiny dots of pink stickles all and die-cut sentiments. 

It was really that simple :) I'm actually looking forward to explore this technique further and hopefully I can share with you more ideas. 

Pocket Tag - Die Cut
Kleine Worte - Die Cut
Prima Watercolours

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Friday, February 17, 2017

I'm Here for Yo

Hi there!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a card with the CUTEST little koala ever!


Do you guys ever create a background for a card, then think: "nope this won't work" or "this didn't turn out the way I wanted it" ? Yeah, so that's how this card came about! I save ALLLL of my 'failed' backgrounds. So when I was starting to make a card, I saw this background, and knew instantly what to make! So FUN!

I really LOVE this card, so let's make it, shall we?
- stamp and color your image (I used Copic Markers, just to give my Zig's a break! Lol!)
- fussy cut out the image and set aside
- heat emboss the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock

- to create the background, I did some Distress Ink blending in Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers
- splatter some water and let dry
- splatter some white acrylic paint let dry
- using the stencil, apply some transluscent embossing paste and let dry
- with a Craft Knife, cut along one of the waves and insert the stamped image
SO FUN, right?

I colored this image with copics, but you could easily paper piece this image if coloring isn't your thing! It's so easy to cut out and that koala is just plain cute, no matter what! Ha! 

For this card, I used the Bad Day stamp set for the sentiment, the All Hands on Deck for that CUTE pirate, and the Curved Lines stencil for the 'waves'! LOOOOOVE! 


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thanks with Shells

Hey stampers, Anni here!
Today Ihave a simple and fast card for you.

I didn't feel well the last days (the flu got me) and I wanted to make an easy and fast card. I remembered a technique I have seen in a video by Queen Jennifer McGuire. It shows a technique dying vellum with ink. It is a fun technique and I love the effect.

You can watchthe video by Jennifer McGuire here.

  • Watch out: The ink dries very SLOWLY on the vellum! Dry it with your heat gun or put it somewhere safe to dry - or the ink gets anywhere - believe me!
  • The word die cut gets dimension by a added layer of foam pad. The die cuts it easily!
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

You're creepy cute!!

Hi everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!! 
Raluca here with a new card using the adorable "Creepy Cute" stamp set.

Going through my stash, I always look for stamps that I can use for more that one occasion or one specific holiday. So when I saw this stamp set I knew that I can make a cute Valentine's Day card using these 2 cute little ghouls.

On a white piece of cardstock I used the Hexagon Web stencil, adding color with Distress Inks and an ink blending tool. After I was done with the background I die cut from another piece of white cardstock a heart in the middle and I added foam tape and adhere it over the ink blended panel.

Then I stamped the 2 ghouls using Distress Ink Black Soot and I colored the images with Nuvo markers.
After that I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white on a strip of red cardstock.
I adhered everything as shown in the photos and as my last step I glued the entire panel on a grey card base. 

I really hope I gave you some inspiration to make some cute and easy Valentine's Day cards!

Stencil: Hexagon web

Double Stitched Rectangles

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