Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Combining some of my Favourite Stamps


Hi everyone, Justine here again with a video tutorial. I am really excited about this card and I had a lot of time creating it. I wanted to created a collage of colourful leaves since fall is approaching faster than most of us would like. but I wanted them to really pop so I thought I would make them stand out my stamping a black and white background.



  • when inking background stamps, lay them flat on your surface and ink them up. lay the card base on top of the stamps and smooth your hands over the base to get a good imprint of the stamp. If your card base is smaller than your stamp, protect your hands by placing some computer paper on top of the card base while pushing against the stamp. Doing this helps me get straighter backgrounds for those stamps that need to be straight






The new release of stamps will be release on Friday!

August Release Countdown "3" - so much Inspiration!

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome back to our release week! The new release will be available on Friday and the design team had AMAZING projects to share, just for YOU - to get you excited :)



This release is so much fun! 
In case you missed yesterday's post Let's take a closer look:

3 clear stamp sets: 
(well, 5 - but they only differ in language) 

• When you're not around / Wenn Du nicht da bist




• Time flies / Die Zeit fliegt





• Funky Feathers







4 Cling stamps!

• Balloons in the sky (15 x15cm)



• Sophisticated shells (11 x 15cm)




• Woodgrain (15 x 6,5cm)



• Under the sea (11 x 6,5cm)


2 stencils 6x6" :

 Concentric circles


• diagonal grid


And here comes the inspirational part!


 Samantha has two cards to share with you today :)

On the firstone she uses the Balloons in the sky background in such a great way - she kept her background tone on tone and added a colorful sentiment. that makes this card really catch the eye!




On her second card she created a lovely underwater feeling by adding under the sea to her background with clear embossing powder. She also used the new woodgrain cling stamp for her tag. The crazy colores squids from glowing seaside are the perfect focal point on this card:





Nicole played with the brand new stencils:

On her first card she used the concentric circles for some inkblending. This way she created the perfect, outstanding panel for the little submarine from underwaterlove. This card is so clean yet so eyectaching - I am in love!


 For her second card she used the diagonal grid as a backdrop for the little snowman from Cool Buddies. The texture really adds to this simple, well thought design.




I am back with three cards today:

On my first card I used Time flies  for a belated birthday card, You can add multiple expressions to the clocks face and this one feels bummed, obviously. I adhered the clock hands with a brad so they can be moved by the recipient. whatever time it shown - at least one party is missed ;)






For my second card I used When you're not around. The little goat took a bite of chococate and the German sentiment says "comfort-chocolate?" - I thought this was cute.




On my third card I used a mix of cling stamps. I layered under the sea and sophisticated shells onto my inkblended background and added some woodgrain texture to the treasure chest.  Simple but effective ;)



Thanks for stopping by, we really hope you feel inspired by our projects and we try to show the wide range of designs you can achieve.

Have a great day!


Monday, August 22, 2016

August Release Countdown "4" - Revealing the full release!

Hello everyone!

It's release-countdown week!
That means we're introducing our newest products to you, sharing inspiration and also excitement :)





This release is so much fun! 
Let's take a closer look:

3 clear stamp sets: 
(well, 5 - but they only differ in language) 

• When you're not around / Wenn Du nicht da bist




• Time flies / Die Zeit fliegt





• Funky Feathers







4 Cling stamps!

• Balloons in the sky (15 x15cm)



• Sophisticated shells (11 x 15cm)




• Woodgrain (15 x 6,5cm)



• Under the sea (11 x 6,5cm)


2 stencils 6x6" :

 Concentric circles


• diagonal grid


And here comes the inspirational part!


Anja has four super cute cards for you, using both: stamps and stencils.

Oh her first card she used the cute little monkey from When you're not around with the new diagonal grid stencil. And she found out that the bananas from served up habe the perfect size to go with this little guy - how awesome is that!?


On her second card she used the crocodile from the same stamp set with the  concentric circles  stencil. I love this tone on tone look with the cut our circle!


Her third card is also a tone on tone creation with grey and white. using the same products but achieving a completely different look with white pigment ink. And look at those enamel tears! <3


Her fourth card is bright and cheerful. Anja used the diagonal grid but turned it to have a straight pattern indest of the diagnoal one. Strtching supplies is always fun, right?


Marina  created a natural looking card using the woodgrain stamp on a kraft cardbase. what an amazing background for the wonderful flowers that she cut out with the pocket tag dies from last month's release. I super love this card!



Nicole used the Balloons in the sky background stamp and I think this is such a unique way to use it. White embossing with white shading  that's simply awesome!  the pops of red make this card extra special!


On her second card she used the under the sea  cling stamp along the narwhals from Underwaterlove. The inkblending creates a scene in combo with the stamp - what a cute card!



I also have three cards for you today. I made a girly card using the Funky Feathers  stamp set. it's all about colors and pattern and I finally got a chance to pull all my colored inkpads out :)




On my second card I used the sophisticated shells cling stamp with dylusions ink sprays for a cool bold background. The sentiment turns it into a Christmas card :)





On my third card I used time flies  for a fun card that tells us it's time to smile ;) (I think it's always time to smile!)




Now it's your turn: Let us know what you think about the new products and which you like best. We can't wait to hear what you think!


Have a great day/ night everyone - and don't forget to check back tomorrow for more inspiration! :)

Smiles,