You’re My Superhero

Hello! The past few weeks have been extremely stressful for me, so I am very happy that I finally found the time to make some cards again. Today’s card will feature the little girl superhero that I coloured for the “30 Day Colouring Challenge” by The Daily Marker.

I stamped the little girl from the My Favorite Things’ stamp set You’re Super in Memento Tuxedo Black, a Copic-friendly ink, on a piece of white cardstock. I coloured her with my Copic markers using the following colours:

  • skin: E95
  • hair: BG75, E27
  • cape: V06, C4
  • trousers: 100
  • belt: Y15, C4
  • boots: V06, BG72

I coloured her hair this way because that is the kind of hair I always wanted to have :-)

The city is also from the stamp set and was stamped with Archival Ink in colour Jet Black. I die-cut both images with their co-ordinating dies in my Cuttlebug, a die-cutting machine.

For the background, I used Distress Inks (colours: Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean) and an ink blending tool to create the nightsky. Since Distress Inks react with water, I took advantage of this effect and created the stars by flicking some water onto the background.
I stamped the sentiment, which is also included in the stamp set, with Versamark ink. I put white embossing powder on it and heat embossed it with my heat tool.

For the ground, I took some pattern paper by Lawn Fawn (I believe this was from the 6×6 inches Let’s Polka in the Dark paper pack) and adhered the city and the girl superhero on it. The girl superhero was adhered with foam tape to make her stand out.

As you can see this was a fairly easy card to make. I really like how it turned out and I will make more of this… :-)

Thank you very much for stopping by! Hope to see you soon!

PS: In case you have missed it – you can now find me on Instagram (@tealtime.crafting), too!

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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.

Merry Making: Paint Resist

Hello everyone! Since the student galleries for the Online Card Classes are open for a limited period of time only, I had to hurry to submit them and only published them on my Flickr accunt so far. Now that I have more time, I am able to describe to you in more detail how I made them. First up is the Merry Making card with the paint resist technique:

For this card, I used the background stamp Romatic Script from My Favorite Things and covered it with Distress Paint (colour: Peacock Feathers) in random places. I stamped the image as I would any stamp but I did not bother to have a crisp impression. After the paint had dried, I took some Distress Oxide Inks (colours: Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers) and my ink blending tool and created the background. The edges of the paper are blended with the “regular” Distress Ink in colour Walnut Stain.

The images on the card front are from different sets by Lawn Fawn: Winter Penguin (the penguin, obviously), Toboggan Together (large tree and the sentiment) and Mom + Me (small tree). I stamped them with Lawn Fawn inks: the penguin is stamped in the colour Hippo, the trees in the colours Hippo and Doe. The penguin was, then, coloured with Copic Markers (N2 and BG 72). The ground for the penguin and the trees to stand on is die-cut from vellum with one of the Stitched Hillside Borders by Lawn Fawn.

I have to admit, I was too afraid to stamp the sentiment directly onto the panel (I did not want to mess up the beautiful background…) so I decided to stamp the sentiment on vellum, also. For this, I used one of the sentiments from Toboggan Together, stamped it in Versamark ink, poured Lawn Fawn’s new Silver Embossing Powder on it and heat embossed it.

Everything was adhered together using liquid glue by Tombow; the penguin was adhered with foam tape. This finishes the card. I hope you like it.

Thank you very much for stopping by!
Have a nice day!