You’re Plane Awesome

Hello! I have never used embossing folders on my cards before because, frankly, I did not particularly like them. However, I found some beautiful embossing folders at a craft fair that I attended back in autumn and wanted to give them a try. In today’s card I will use one of these as my background:

For this card, I cut a 6×6 inch pattern paper by Lawn Fawn (paper pack Pint-Sized Patterns) to measure 10,5cm by 14,8cm (European standard size card front). I then took a piece of (thinner) white cardstock, insert it into the embossing folder World Map by Carta Bella Paper and ran it through my die-cutting machine.

The focal image is one of the planes from Lawn Fawn’s stamp set Plane and Simple. I coloured the plane with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens by Kuretake, which I received as a gift for Christmas :-). This was the first time I tried them, so the colouring is not perfect – clearly, I need to practice…

For the sentiment, I die-cut banners with Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Sentiment Banners from white cardstock and the rest of the pattern paper that I used for the background. The sentiment, which is from the same stamp set as the plane, was stamped with Lawn Fawn ink in the colour Chili Pepper (on white cardstock) and in Versamark ink (on the pattern paper). I added white embossing powder onto the Versamark ink, shook off the excess powder and heat embossed the stamped word.

Everything was adhered together with glue; the plane was mounted with foam tape to make it stand out.

I really like how the embossed background compliments the focal image. I am particularly impressed how beautiful the raised pattern looks on the paper. Here are some closeup photos to show you:

This was a quick and easy card to make. I hope you like it!
Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!


Rainbow Cards

Hello! Today I want to share the homework that I did for the newest Online Card Class: Rainbow Maker.

On all of these cards I used Distress Inks and my ink blending tool. The colours are Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet.

For the “Rainbow Happy Everything” card, I die cut the Scripty Happy from Lawn Fawn and temporarily adhered it on a piece of white cardstock. With my ink blending tool I dabbed the colours onto the cardstock to create a rainbow. I did not do any blending – I really just dabbed the ink onto the paper.
The temporarily adhered die-cut had served as a mask and, so, after I finished applying the colours, I removed the die-cut to reveal a white “happy”.
From black cardstock I die-cut one of the Everyday Sentiment Banners by Lawn Fawn and stamped “everything” from the stamp set Happy Happy Happy in Lawn Fawn’s Yeti ink. I adhered it to the right of the panel and trimmed off the excess.
Here is a photo of the card:

My second card, “Rainbow Hugs”, did involve some ink blending. With my ink blending tool, I lightly applied Distress Ink along the top edge of a piece of white cardstock. From black cardstock, I die-cut Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Hugs twice and stacked them together to create some dimension. I adhered the die-cuts to the panel and embellished the panel with some sequins.
Here is a photo of the card:

My last card for today is by far my favourite of these three: “Rainbow Congrats”. Similar to the “Rainbow Hugs” card, I applied Distress Ink with my ink blening tool along the edge of white cardstock. I then placed the Tiny Hearts stencil from Heidi Swapp over the inked area and applied the same Distress Inks. The open heart areas received a second layer of colour, while the rest was protected by the stencil.
From black cardstock, I die-cut Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Congrats twice and stacked them together to create some dimension. I also adhered some Heart Wood Veneers from Lawn Fawn onto the panel. The card would have been fine without them but I accidentally smudged some colour on the right side of the panel – and the wood veneers cover it up :-P.
Here is a photo of the card. I really love how this turned out!

All of these cards measure DIN A6, that is 10.5 x 14.8 cm folded (unfolded: 10.5 x 29.7 cm).

Just a note: this is the homework for Day 1 of Rainbow Maker. By the time I upload this post, it will probably already be Day 5 of class. I plan on doing more homework for this class, but unfortunately, I have some pretty busy days coming up. I hope I will find some time to create some more cards.

I hope you enjoyed these cards! Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!

Supplies I used:

  • inks: Distress Inks (Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet), Lawn Fawn (Yeti)
  • dies: Scripty Happy, Scripty Hugs, Scripty Congrats, Everyday Sentiment Banners (all from Lawn Fawn)
  • stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • embellishment: Lawn Fawn Hearts Wood Veneer
  • stencil: Heidi Swapp Tiny Hearts 12×12 Stencil (HS00829)
  • other: white cardstock, black cardstock, ink blending tool, sequins

Homework for “Sparkle & Shine”

Hello! Today I want to share with you the “homework” that I did for the Online Card Class “Sparkle & Shine”.

On Day 1, class was all about glitter. I made a Mother’s Day card for homework:

For this card, I used the Scripty Happy-die from Lawn Fawn, placed it onto a piece of white cardstock and ran it through my die-cutting machine. I took a piece of double-sided adhesive of the same size, and glued the panel with the “happy” die-cut on it. Now the “happy”-part exposed the adhesive and I sprinkled glitter on it (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter in the colours kunzite and tourmaline). To make the glitter stick, I also gently rubbed it onto the adhesive.

The flowers are from the stamp set and coordinating die set Penelope’s Blossoms by Lawn Fawn. I stamped the images in Lawn Fawn Mermaid, Peacock and Freshly Cut Grass ink. For the sentiment, I used the “Mother’s Day” stamp from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and inked it with Versafine (Onyx Black) ink.

On Day 2, foiling was on the curriculum. I have tried foiling before and after this homework, I must admit that I do not like foiling at all! I have been trying to do foiling without the machine (you know, to keep things simple) by inking with Versamark ink and heat embossing Sticky Embossing Powder by Ranger or by using the Deco Foil Adhesive Pen. I struggle with foiling a lot and the time invested in this technique is, at least for me, just not worth it (sigh). I somehow made this card work and I would like to share it with you:

I used the stamp set You’re Koalafied from Gerda Steiner Designs. I made the background with Distress Inks (Scattered Straw, Antique Linen) and some water. I stamped the koala in Versafine ink (because it is waterproof) and coloured the koala with Distress Ink (Pumice Stone) and some water. The sentiment was also inked in Versafine (Onyx Black).

The word “hug” was created with Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s ABC, double-sided tape and with Deco Foil Transfer Sheet in colour Teal. I adhered double-sided tape on a piece of cardstock, I cut the foiling sheet about the same size and glued it onto the adhesive. I gently rubbed the foil on the adhesive to make sure that it sticks and gently peeled off the backing sheet. I took the letters that I needed from Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s ABC die set, placed them onto the foil and ran them through my die-cutting machine. To make it stand out more, I put foam tape on the back of the letters and adhered that to the panel.

I would also like to mention that this card has different dimensions than I usually work with. The main panel is cut to 4×4 inches, the card base is 4.25 by 8.5 inches (scored at 4.25 inches).

I hope you enjoy these cards! Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!