Elephant and Paper Planes

Hello! Today’s card will be quite similar to the Paper Planes card I posted earlier this month. Nevertheless, I think it is a cute card :-).

For the background of the card, I used the stencil Mini Cloud Edges by My Favorite Things and Distress Ink in colour Tumbled Glass.

The images are from the stamp sets Elphie Selfie and Flying By (both by Lawn Fawn) and are stamped in Archival Ink, a waterproof ink. I coloured the images using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens by Kuretake and some water. If you are interested, the colours that I used are 041 Light Green and 047 May Green for the paper planes as well as 093 Green Gray and 028 Pale Pink for the elephant.
I then die-cut the images with their coordinating dies and my die-cutting machine, the Cuttlebug.

I arranged the images to make it look like the elephant is sending off the paper planes. The trails are drawn by hand using a Copic Multiliner (in the width 0.3mm). I noticed that I needed a ground for the elephant to stand on and so I cut a strip from pattern paper (Lawn Fawn’s paper pack Knock on Wood) and placed it on the bottom of the panel.

This ground was also the perfect place to stamp the sentiment. For this, I took the sentiment “Happy Birthday” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp set and used Versamark ink. I applied some white embossing powder on it and heat embossed the powder until it was melted.

I adhered the elephant and the paper plane that he just threw in the air with foam tape onto the panel. This gives some dimension to the elements. The rest is adhered with regular liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed this card. Here are some close-up pictures:

Pssst! Please don’t tell my husband that this will be his birthday card! :-)
Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!


Pattern Paper, Penguin, and Cake

When it comes to pattern paper I am a hoarder! I love the designs so much that I am afraid to use them because once I do, they are gone… I rather have them sit neatly in my drawer, so I can take them out and look at them whenever I want :-). But let’s be honest, their main purpose is to be used in crafting and I have to get a grip and use them! So, for today’s cards I went ahead and used some:

These cards have three things in common: 1) I used 6×6 inch pattern paper by Lawn Fawn, 2) I used a lovely embossing folder by Taylored Expressions and 3) there is cake.

On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the penguin from the stamp set Toboggan Together, the small cake from Elphie Selfie and the large cake from Bake Me Cake (all stamp sets by Lawn Fawn) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured these images using my Copic markers. The colours I used are:
– penguin: N6, YR15 (beak and feet), R20 (cheeks)
– small cake: E25 (cake), BG 49 (frosting), Y15 (candle-light)
– large cake: E25 (cake), BG 49 (frosting), Y15 (candle-light) and C4 (cake-stand)
I then die-cut them with their coordinating dies, except the large cake – for this, I did some fuzzy cutting.

On two pieces of white cardstock, I used the embossing folder Graphic Impressions – Birthday by Taylored Expressions. I trimmed off a few millimeters on all sides and rounded the corners with the 1-inch Mini Corner Rounders by EK Success Tools.
On one the embossed papers, I die-cut a circle using one of the Circle Stackables by Lawn Fawn.

The pattern papers I used are from the paper packs Pint-sized Patterns and Perfectly Plaid Winter by Lawn Fawn.

On the last card, I added some twine in the colour Hot Cocoa by Lawn Fawn.

I want to use my pattern paper more often in future projects. They look much nicer on cards and other projects than in my drawer, don’t you think?

Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!

Paper Planes Birthday

Hello and welcome back! I have another plane-themed card for you today. But this time it is “only” paper planes:

The background of this card was created using the stencil Mini Cloud Edges by My Favorite Things and Distress Inks in the colour Tumbled Glass.

I stamped the paper planes from Lawn Fawn‘s Flying By in Archival Jet Black ink (this is a waterproof ink) on some watercolour paper. I coloured the paper planes with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers by Kuretake, which I got for Christmas :-), and some water.

Before adhering the paper planes onto the background, I tried to figure out where I want to place the sentiment, which is from Lawn Fawn’s stamp set Scripty Sayings. I used the whirly bit of the different sentiments in this stamp set to make it look like trails for the paper planes.
The trail for the yellow paper plane is from the set Flying By.

After stamping the sentiment, the paper planes were adhered with foam tape to give them some dimension.

I hope you enjoy this card. I leave you with some closeup pictures, below. Thank you for stopping by! See you soon.