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!

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Merry Making: Snow-Covered Sentiment

Hello! Like my previous post, this will cover a card for the Online Card Class: Merry Making. This is actually also the homework for Day 1, but slightly different. We learned to make snowy backgrounds, but since I do not have the supplies to recreate the techniques taught, I decided to take away one small element that I was intrigued to try out myself: snow-covered sentiments.

For the background of the card, I used a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolour Paper, took the Distress Ink in the colour Broken China and my ink blending tool. To make it snow, I took advantage of Distress Inks’ quality to react with water: with a paintbrush and some clean water, I made some spots on the coloured background and blotted the water with a clean paper towel. The water “removes” the colour from the background – and, thus, creates falling snowflakes.

On white cardstock, I stamped some images from the stamp set Winter Village by Lawn Fawn and coloured them with my Copic Markers. If you are interested in the colours that I used, they are mentioned below (under the close-up picture of the village). I die-cut the images with their coordinating dies in my die-cutting machine.

The sentiment was die-cut with the Scripty Happy die from the brown Knock on Wood 6×6 patterned paper (all by Lawn Fawn). I stamped the top half of the “happy” die-cut with Versamark ink. (The tiny areas, e.g. the lower part on the letter Y, was marked with an embossing pen.) I poured white embossing powder onto the Versamark ink and heat embossed it to create the snow-covered effect.

The banner on the bottom corner of the card was die-cut using one of the banners from Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Sentiment Banners and from the same brown patterned paper as the “happy” die-cut; the word “holidays” is from the stamp set Happy Happy Happy by Lawn Fawn.

All elements on this card were adhered together using liquid glue by Tombow.


The Copic markers that I used for colouring the village are: Y35 (windows), E34 and BG72 (houses), E27 (doors), YG17 (fir trees), as well as E25 laid on top of R24 (roofs).

I really like the snow-covered effect on the die-cut sentiments. I am now toying with the idea to use this technique on this year’s holiday cards. We will see… :-)

I hope you like this card. Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Merry Making: Holiday Background

Hello everyone! I am back with a card that I did for Day 1 of the newest Online Card Class: Merry Making. I know that I am a little behind, but better late than never :-).

For this card, I used Distress Inks in the colours Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Black Soot with a ink blending tool to create the background. With a paintbrush and clean water I made circles at random spots to create a Bokeh effect.

I took some stamps from the set Winter Village by Lawn Fawn as my main images. I stamped them with Versamark ink, a sticky ink that enables me to heat emboss. I poured white embossing powder onto the stamped images and heat embossed them with my heat gun. To create the snow-covered rooftops, I used a white gel pen to colour them in. In addition, I created some “ground” for the houses by drawing fine lines, so that they would not look as if they floated.

The sentiment was created using Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Happy and Nuvo Glimmer Paste. First, I took a small piece of cardstock and covered it with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in the colour Silver Gem. I let it dry for about an hour and then die-cut the sentiment with my die-cutting machine.
To complete the sentiment, I took the word “holidays” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, stamped it with Versamark ink onto a piece of vellum, put white emossing powder on it and heat embossed it. The sentiment was then cut with one of the banners from Everday Sentiment Banners (also by Lawn Fawn). Everything was glued together using Tombow liquid glue.

This finishes the card. I hope you like it.
Have an amazing day!