DT Skipping Stones Design | Butterfly Hello


Hello everyone,

today I have my very first post over at the Skipping Stones Design Blog. I created a card with some colorful butterflies.

When I received the Breathtaking Butterflies stamps, I realized that they would be perfect for the Two-Step Stamping technique. At first I stamped the solid butterfly image three times in a lighter color. I arranged my butterflies as they would flutter across my card. Then I chose darker shades to stamp the detailed butterfly image on top.

The «Hello» is from the Heartsong 2 set and I stamped it in Versafine «Onyx Black». I adhered a piece of diagonal striped patterned paper to my card base. Finally, I adhered my panel which was cut using a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die with foam tape.

To add some sparkle, I went over the butterflies with a Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

DT Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #4 | Tress Dancing


Hi everyone,

Today I want to share with you my latest card for the Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #4 where we want you to use a «Cropped Image». If you don't know how to crop your digital image you can find Zoe's helpful video HERE.

For my card I've chosen the adorable Tress Dancing Digi Stamp.

I've never colored such a large image before and the hair was quite a bit challenging for me ;o) Also my darker brown Copic markers were clogged so I ended up with some ugly strokes here and there. But in the end I like how it turned out.

You can't see it on the photo but I added Glossy Accents to the apple and some sparkle to the bow and earrings with the ZIG Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. To create my own kind of sentiment embellishment I die cut the word «hello» (WPlus9 die) from black cardstock and heat embossed it with three layers of clear embossing powder. Love the shine and dimension you achieve.

To create the curve I used a stitched border die from My Favorite Things and added a piece of Lawn Fawn's patterned paper to my card base. The tiny chipboard stars are from the Shooting Stars Elements set.

There's still time to enter our «Cropped Image» challenge by the end of the month. You can find all the details HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge August


Good morning everyone,

today is the 15th of the month, so it's time for the bastel-traum.ch Challenge.

This time we have a beautiful design-seeds color palette for you – love these yummy colors!

The challenge will run until September 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I hope you don't get bored because I stamped another random floral background using the pretty «Freestyle Flowers» from Mama Elephant.

The dye inks are from Stampin' Up! and Studio Calico and the cardstock is from SU, too. I white heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set «More Than Words» by The Alley Way Stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Essentials by Ellen | Mondo Magnolia by Julie Ebersole


Hello everyone,

I totally forgot to post this card which I already created a couple of weeks ago ;o) It features the beautiful and huge Essentials by Ellen «Mondo Magnolia» which was designed by the talented Julie Ebersole.

I stamped the magnolia twice on the opposite corners of my panel and heat embossed them in white. Then I did some Prismacolor Pencils Coloring (I know there are no turquoise magnolias in reality but I simply love this color *lol*). The «Tip Top Taupe» cardstock (one of the new Stampin' Up!  In Colors) is a bit darker than the usual Kraft cardstock I use.

The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set and means «Thinking of You». I white heat embossed it, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Homework OCC | Background Check | Day 1+3


Hi everyone,

although I'm pretty busy at the moment, I didn't want to miss the current Online Card Class Background Check.

I created a card using one of the fun techniques with ink reaction shown on Day 1 by Jennifer McGuire: Distress inked background and using a baby wipe over a stencil on top.

I inked up my background with three Distress Inks: «Salty Ocean», «Peacock Feathers» and «Cracked Pistachio». Then I positioned the Hero Arts «Leaf & Flourish» stencil on top and carefully wiped a baby wipe over it to remove some of the ink. I really like this kind of bleached/washed out look.

I was inspired by Jennifer’s card design and cut my inked panel in two pieces and adhered them to my card base leaving a gap. Then I stamped my sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp stamp set with Versafine «Onyx Black» in between. The word «happy» was cut from silver glitter cardstock using a SSS die.

I link up my finished card to the Day 3 Student Gallery. If I'd like to make another card for this class I will have to hurry because it will end pretty soon ;-)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge August


Good morning peeps,

Today starts the new Stempelgarten Challenge with the theme «Hmm, yummy!». This means you'll have to add something food related to your project like a cake or cupcake, fruits, chocolate, BBQ etc.


I combined this cute little panda from the Your Next Stamp «Love and Smiles» stamp set with the C.C. Designs «Cupcake Die» to create a sweet birthday card.

I colored this lovely image with Copics and fussy cut it. For the cupcake die-cut I simply used some scraps of patterned paper (I wish I'd added some shading to the cupcake because it looks really flat). In the background I sponged some light aqua stars using the Memory Box «Starry Nights» stencil. The striped paper on the card base and the sentiment from the «Baked with Love» stamp set are by Lawn Fawn. To embellish my card I added a thin strip of silver foil and a couple of pearls.

This challenge will run until August 31th, 2015 and you can win a voucher with a value of CHF 20.– for the Stempelgarten Online Shop.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a sweet day!

DT Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #4


Hi everyone,

today starts a new Make it Crafty Clean and Simple Challenge. This month we want you to use a «Cropped Image».

Here is a sneak peek of my card:

Now hop over to the Make it Crafty Store Blog to see the full card and all the beautiful creations from my lovely team mates. We also announced the winner and the Top 3 of our «Shaker Cards» challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

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