Spring Hello

Hello! The card that I want to show you today features one of the very few stamp sets that I completely bought on impulse. Usually, I always think of at least three card ideas before I purchase a stamp set. However, this one was just too cute to leave behind: the Little Girl Agenda stamp set by Mama Elephant.

Because I had no real plan as to how to use this stamp set, I played around a little bit. I then decided to cut four squares with one of the smaller Stitched Square Stackables by Lawn Fawn. I stamped some images of the Little Girl Agenda stamp set onto the squares and coloured them with my Copic markers. The colours I used are:

  • YR18
  • YG17
  • BG49
  • Y15
  • E95 (face)
  • E25 and E29 (hair)
  • BG10 (sky)
  • YG03 (grass)

For the sentiment, I die-cut the word “Hello” with Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Hello-die from green cardstock by American Crafts (collection Spring). I die-cut another “Hello” from craft foam to give the sentiment some dimension.

I arranged the pieces onto my card and adhered them with regular liquid glue. As a finishing touch I added Glossy Accents to the balloons and the umbrella (unfortunately, this is hard to see in the photos…).

Here are some close-up photos:

I like this card – it is fun and cheerful and very suitable for spring! I hope you like it too! Thank you for stopping by! I’ll see you soon!

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Have a Magical Day

Hello! I am very sorry that I have not posted in over a month! I am currently juggling multiple jobs and as you can probably imagine there is little time for cardmaking… I should be able to get back in full swing by the beginning of May. For today I would like to share some unicorn cards with you. I coloured these unicorns as part of the 30 Day Colouring Challenge by The Daily Marker back in January/February and I finally found the time to make cards with them.

All these cards are made the same way – only the colours of the unicorns and cardbases are different. And the cards are fairly easy to make.

On white cardstock, I created a sky using the Mini Cloud Edges stencil by My Favorite Things, an ink blending tool and my Distress Inks (colour: Broken China). I then took one of the square dies from Lawn Fawn‘s Stitched Square Stackables to die-cut the sky.

The unicorn and the rainbow are stamps from the set Be A Unicorn from Avery Elle. I stamped them in Archival Ink (colour: Jet Black) on some piece of watercolour paper and coloured them with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens and some water to achieve a softer look. The colours I used are:

  • 051 Lemon Yellow
  • 052 Bright Yellow
  • 022 Carmine Red
  • 036 Light Blue
  • 045 Pale Green
  • 028 Pale Pink (unicorn’s nose and hoofs)
  • 063 Ochre (unicorn’s horn)

The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the unicorn and the rainbow itself. I stamped it in Archival Ink to match the other images. The rainbow is adhered with regular liquid glue and the unicorn is mounted on foam tape to give it some dimension. The panel is then adhered to a heavyweight cardbase. As a cardbase I used American Crafts Cardstock (collections Spring and Earth Tones). The card front measures 4×4 inches (unfolded: 4×8 inches)

As a finishing touch I added Wink of Stella on the unicorn and the clouds right beneath the rainbow. Sparkle and unicorns go very well together! :-)

I hope you enjoyed these cards!

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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!
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