If You Need Me, I Am Here

Hello! I have a quick and simple yet, in my opinion, powerful encouragement card for you today:

The focal image are the hugging bears from the stamp set Happy Hugs by Clearly Besotted. I stamped the bears in Archival Jet Black ink onto a 4×4 inch piece of watercolour cardstock. I coloured the bears with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. The colours I chose are 060 Brown and 065 Mid Brown. I, then, used Drawing Gum Liquid Frisket by Pebeo to mask off the image, so I could work on the background.

After the drawing gum had dried, I made the background with Distess Inks: using the stencil Radiating Rays by My Favorite Things, I applied Distress Inks in the colours Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber to make the sun. The ground on which the bears are standing was created using the colour Peeled Paint. After the background was finished, I rubbed the drawing gum gently away. I mounted the panel onto a black cardbase that measures 4.25 x 4.25 inches (unfolded) using regular glue.

The sentiment is German and is from the stamp set Ich bin hier by Klartext-Stempel (Dani Peuss). It literally translates to “If you need me, I am here”. It was also stamped in Archival Jet Black ink to match the focal image.

Using the other hugging critters from the stamp set Happy Hugs, I will make more cards similar to this one.

I hope you like this card! Thank you for stopping by!

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Summery Hello

Happy Friday! I have a quick and easy card for you today. I was inspired by the warm and summery weather we’ve been having:

I stamped the pineapple image from the Aloha stamp set by Lawn Fawn multiple times in Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock. In every pineapple I stamped the smiley face and the sunglasses included in the set. I coloured the pineapples with my Copic markers. The colours I used are Y15 and RV13 (yes, really) as well as Y03 and YG06.
The images were then cut out with their coordinating dies in my Cuttlebug, a die-cutting machine.

The background is a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of watercolour cardstock. I die-cut this panel using the largest Stitched Rectangle-die from Lawn Fawn. I took my Mini Distress Ink Pads, which can be used as watercolours, and made a colourful background using (if I remember correctly) Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, and Peacock Feathers.

The sentiment is Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Hello-die that I die-cut multiple times from white cardstock. I glued them on top of each other, so the sentiment has some dimension.

The card was assembled using regular liquid glue; the pineapples are adhered with foam tape.

I hope this card was able to brighten your day! Have a nice weekend!
See you soon!

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!