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!

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Hello from the Mountains

Hello! I have finally been on summer holiday :-). I spent some time in the countryside of Austria and visited the mountain range Hohe Tauern (High Tauern). Inspired by the hikes in the mountains I made these cards:

From watercolour paper (Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock) I die cut the Mountain Borders by Lawn Fawn. I coloured them using my Distress Inks as watercolours. The colours I used are: Tumbled Glass (sky), Pumice Stone (mountains in the back), Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, and Mowed Lawn. (For the “Hello” card, I mixed Pumice Stone with Crushed Olive.) The snowcaps are die-cut from plain white cardstock.
I took the tree images from the stamp sets Tobaggan Together and Mom + Me (both from Lawn Fawn) and stamped them with Lawn Fawn ink – the colours are Freshly Cut Grass, Jalapeno, and Noble Fir. From red cardstock (by American Crafts) I die-cut the sentiments using Lawn Fawn Quinn’s ABC and Scripty Hello.
I adhered everything together with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue – only the sentiment “Danke” (German: thank you) was adhered with foam tape.


I liked the design so much that I made a couple more cards. I intend to use them for the InCoWriMo challenge, which I hope will take place again in February 2018…

I hope you like the cards, too. Thank you very much for stopping by!

More Glitter Cards

I had so much fun making the Mother’s Day card that I decided to make more cards like this.

For these cards, I used the Scripty Happy- and Scripty Thanks-dies from Lawn Fawn, placed them onto white cardstock and ran them through my die-cutting machine. On the birthday cards, I stamped the “birthday” from Happy Happy Happy in Versafine ink.

For each of these front panels, I took another piece of white cardstock of the same size respectively and put double-sided adhesive on it. I glued the two panels together – now the “happy” (or “thanks”) part exposed the adhesive and I sprinkled glitter on it. In all cases, I used Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter – the colours are purple sapphire and charoite (on the purple cards) as well as turquoise and lapis lazuli (on the teal cards). To make the glitter stick, I also gently rubbed it onto the adhesive.

From the stamp set Fab Flowers, I stamped some flowers on coloured cardstock. I die-cut them with the coordinating dies of the stamp set.

I wanted to make one of the birthday cards a little bit whimsical, so I stamped the elephant and the birthday cake from Elphie Selfie:

I hope you like these cards! Thank you for stopping by!