DT Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #12 | Breezy Buttercup

16.04.2016

Hi everyone,

today I show you the card that I made for the current Make it Crafty Clean and Simple Challenge.

This time we have a sketch which I really enjoyed:


And here is my take:


I made a spring themed card with the gorgeous Breezy Buttercup Digi Stamp. I cropped the image to make her fit into the circle and did some coloring with Copics. I tried to keep it bright and soft.

I cut a piece of yellow polka dot paper and stamped the sentiment in black. Then I assembled my card and added some embellishments trying to follow the sketch.

You still have time to enter our «CAS Sketch» challenge by the end of the month. You can find all the details HERE.

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

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #40

15.04.2016

Hello everyone,

today starts the new bastel-traum.ch Challenge and it's all about «Shaker Cards». 
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until May 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I know shaker cards are still very popular but this is just my second try:


I made a Mother's Day card using these cute owls from the Lawn Fawn «Mom + Me» stamp set. They were colored with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and I fussy cut them leaving a tiny white border. The sentiment from the same set was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with «Liquid Platinum» powder by Ranger. I also added two little pink die-cut hearts.

For my simple shaker element I cut an opening with the My Favorite Things «LJD Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window» Die-namics. I also used the largest Simon Says Stamp «Stitched Rectangle» die to make the panel a bit smaller than my card base. Then I created an ombré background by softly blending some Distress Inks. I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of my window and added lots of foam tape around it before filling in this gorgeous sequins/shaker mix by Little Things from Lucy's Cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge April

05.04.2016

Good morning everyone,

it's time for a new Stempelgarten Challenge and this month we have a beautiful color chart for you.

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

The pinks and greens along with the neutrals grey and brown are just perfect for spring and flowers:


So I made a Thank You card with the gorgeous «Spring Wreath» stamp set from My Favorite Things.


I really enjoyed stamping all these elements and flowers. Thanks to my dear friend Francine I now own some of the MFT Premium Dye Inks. I love their bright colors and the great results when stamping solid images. I fussy cut some of the flowers and popped them up with foam tape to create some dimension.

The sentiment (really like the mix of fonts) was stamped in VersaFine «Vintage Sepia» for a change. I used the largest Simon Says Stamp «Stitched Rectangle» die (it's my all-time-favorite!) to cut my panel and adhered it with a piece of white fun foam to my Kraft card base.

Since I had all the inks out, I created a second card – this time with the MFT «Beautiful Blooms» set.


I think I went a bit overboard with all the stamping but I just couldn't stop ;-) I framed my colorful flower field using the «Stitched Square Scallop Frames» Die-namics, cut from dark brown cardstock. The stamped panel was cut with the largest SSS «Stitched Square» die and directly adhered to the light pink card base. I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine «Vintage Sepia», too.

You will have time until April 30th, 2016 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #12

03.04.2016

Happy Sunday everyone,

today starts a new Make it Crafty Clean and Simple Challenge. For April we have something different for you – Zoe (the sweet owner of Make it Crafty) created this fabulous CAS Sketch:


Here is a sneak peek of my creation:


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

Thank you so much for stopping by!

April Pinterest Inspired Challenge

01.04.2016

Hello everyone,

the last month flew by like crazy and this means it's time for a new Pinterest Inspired Challenge.

http://pinterestinspiredchallenge.blogspot.ch/

This is the gorgeous inspiration photo for April:


It's so colorful and fresh which totally makes me think of spring. Besides, I just love everything floral! This is my take:


Inspired by the beautiful colors from the photo I did some Distress Ink watercolor washes in coral, pink, aqua and blue tones and let everything dry completely. I also wanted to incorporate the white outlines of the flowers to my design. The fabulous Paper Smooches «Adorable Array» die was the perfect choice to do some Inlaid Die-Cutting. I cut it from Simon Says Stamp «Fog» cardstock, plain white Ranger/Tim Holtz «Distress Watercolor Cardstock» and my watercolored panels. I assembled all the pieces which was really fun!

I stamped the «Thanks» sentiment (a free-with-order stamp from Paper Smooches) in VersaMark and heat embossed it in white. Finally, I embellished my card with sequins by Little Things from Lucy's Cards and Pretty Pink Posh.

Enter your project(s) until Monday, April 25th at 11:55pm EST. For all the challenge details and the inspiring work of my lovely team mates please hop over to the PIC blog. I'm looking forward to see your creations!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great Friday!


DT Make it Crafty CAS Inspiration | Chipboard Love Birds

30.03.2016

Hi everyone,

today I have a new CAS inspiration card over at the Make it Crafty Store Blog featuring again some of the fabulous chipboards. I just love them!


I made a Wedding card with the two birds from the All About Love Elements Chipboard set. I die-cut this intricate Poppystamps «Chochitlan Wreath» once from green and the second time from Stampin' Up! «Naturals White» cardstock. Then I inlaid the inner piece into the wreath cut-out. I also die-cut the wreath a third time from pink cardstock to create the little berries.

The My Mind's Eye woodgrain paper was cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp «Stitched Rectangle» die. I stamped this scripty «Celebrate» from the gorgeous Avery Elle «Sentimental» set in VersaMark and heat embossed it with Ranger «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder. I also stamped the «Your Day» in VersaFine «Onyx Black». I adhered the panel directly to my grey top-folding card base.

Then I took the heart from the Outlined Words With Love Chipboard set and covered it with Avery Elle «Raspberry» pigment ink before heat embossing it in clear. After that I put my little love birds scene together and adhered it to my card using foam tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Quick Easter Cards

24.03.2016

Hi peeps,

when you're running out of time, you'll have to create some quick cards ;-)

Therefore Die Cutting and Heat Embossing are really helpful and time-saving techniques.

On my first card I stamped the chicken from Inkadinkado in VersaMark and heat embossed it with WOW! embossing powder in Copper.

I also did the same with the German Stampin' Up! sentiment which means «Easter Greetings». I really like how the Copper looks on the SU «Naturals White» cardstock that has some little speckles.


For my second card I die-cut a bunny (Poppystamps «Bunny Buddies») out of a easter egg (Whimsy Stamps «Egg»).

The cardstock in this beautiful «Rich Razzleberry» color is also from Stampin' Up!. I stamped the sentiment from Alexandra Renke (which means «Happy Easter») in the matching color. I cut a square using the My Favorite Things «In&Out Diagonal Stitched Square» Die-namics.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a HAPPY EASTER!


 
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