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!


You’re Koalafied

Hello and welcome back! Today’s card is a shaker card using products by My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn and adorable critters by Gerda Steiner Designs.

For this card, I used the Stitched Collage Frame by My Favorite Things and die-cut it from 6×6 inch pattern paper by Lawn Fawn (paper pack Let’s Bokeh). I saved the “inner” pieces of the frame, so that my critters have a background. I die-cut the collage frame once again from fun foam, so that I have some dimension to put the sequins in.

For the critters, I stamped the koalas from Gerda Steiner Designs’ You’re Koalafied and What’s New? in Memento Tuxedo Black (a Copic friendly ink) onto white cardstock. I coloured them with Copic markers (C2, C4, N6) and fuzzy-cut them with my scissors.

I adhered the critters onto the background pieces with liquid glue and trimmed off the excess. The sentiment is from the stamp set You’re Koalafied by Gerda Steiner Designs an was stamped in Archival Jet Black ink. The dots above the koala, who is reading, were done with a Copic Multiliner. On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment “surprise” from the same stamp set and added some dots and the exclamation point with Copic Multiliner.

I glued the collage frame made of fun foam onto a (European) standard-sized panel and adhered the background pieces. I added some sequins and placed a piece of acetate on top of the collage frame. The collage frame die-cut from pattern paper was added on top.

Since the collage frame is smaller than my panel, I trimmed it to leave a small white border.

This finishes my shaker card. Here are some close-up pictures:

I hope you enjoyed this card! See you soon!

Penguin Parade

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the new year so far. Today I want to share a birthday card with die-cut camouflage:

For this card, I used the penguins from Arctic Penguins by Mama Elephant and stamped them with black ink on white cardstock. I coloured them with coloured pencils and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The background is a 6×6 pattern paper from the pack Let’s Bokeh by Lawn Fawn. The snow hills are die-cut from white cardstock with one of the Stitched Hillside Borders also by Lawn Fawn.

For the die-cut camouflage, I used the technique I had used before in a previous card. For this, I used Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Happy to die-cut the word “happy” from the pattern paper. The dimension of “happy” was created by die-cutting the word again from some fun foam.

From another pattern paper by Lawn Fawn (Knit Picky), I die-cut one of the Everyday Sentiment Banners and stamped “birthday” from the stamp set Happy Happy Happy (also Lawn Fawn).

I adhered everything together so that the “happy” disappears in the background and that one of the penguins holds the banner that says “birthday”.

Here are some close-up photos (please click on the image to enlarge):

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do!

Thank you for stopping by. See you soon.