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!


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.

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!