Best Wishes From New England {4 cards}

Hello! I have been away for a long while due to personal issues and then I went on a well deserved holiday in New England, in the United States. I am now happy to tell you that I am back :-) and have a total of four cards that I would like to share with you! As you can tell, I was heavily inspired by my holiday in New England. The cards have originally been posted in the week of 19 November on my Instagram page.

All these cards have been made using stamp sets and dies by Lawn Fawn. For one card, I additionally used a stencil by My Favorite Things. I did the colouring of the stamped images with Copic markers and the backgrounds with Distress inks. Please read on to see photos and close-ups of my cards as well as details on the colouring.

Card 1

For this card, I first made the background. I took a European standard sized panel (10.5 x 14.8 cm), the stencil Mini Cloud Edges by My Favorite Things, the Tumbled Glass Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create some clouds. For the ground, I applied Shabby Shutters Distress ink with my ink blending tool.

While I let that dry, I stamped some buildings and the bench from the sets Village Shops and the trees from Happy Village onto a Copic-friendly paper and coloured the images with Copic markers.

The markers I used are:
– buildings: W2, W4, E25, BG72, BG10 as well as 0 (colourless blender) to soften the colours (especially in the windows) a little bit
– trees: R24, R29, Y38, Y15, E25

The stamped images were then die-cut with their coordinating dies and adhered to the panel.
The sentiment “Happy Birthday” is from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, while “treat yourself” is from Village Shops.

Here are some close-ups:

Card 2

Card 2 in my “New Enland series” is fairly similar to card 1 but it has a different colour scheme:

For this card, I also started with the background (a European standard sized panel) and used the Stitched Mountain Borders to make mountains. I added colour by applying Distress inks in the colours Peeled Paint (from top to roughly the middle) and Mowed Lawn (from about the middle to the bottom).

While it was drying, I stamped some images on Copic-friendly paper. The buildings on the left-hand side, the church in the middle as well as the trees are from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Village. The other buildings are from Village Shops. I coloured these with Copic markers:
– buildings: BG10, W2, W4, B95, B97, R24, R29
– trees: R24, R29, Y38, Y15, E25

I adhered the images to the mountain background and stamped the sentiment, which is from Fab Flowers, in Deep Sea ink by Lawn Fawn.

To make the buildings a little bit more interesting, I added some tiny details such as bricks (red and blue buildings) and wooden slats (church). You can see the details here:

Card 3

I have to confess that I did not see what is depicted on card 3 in real-life. For this, I was actually inspired by the travel guide that we used. It had a white church among foliage near a lake (or pond) on the front cover.

Like with card 2, I used the Stitched Mountain Borders to make mountains and applied Distress inks in the colours Peeled Paint (from top to roughly the middle) and Mowed Lawn (from about the middle to the bottom).

The images were coloured with Copic markers. I used the colours
– BG72 and W4 for the church
– R24 & Y15 as well as R29 & Y38 for the tree leaves
– E25 for the tree trunk

To make the pond, I used a stamp from the set Dad+Me by Lawn Fawn and stamped it in Fish Tank ink (also by Lawn Fawn).

The sentiment was die-cut from regular white cardstock using the Scripty Hugs die by Lawn Fawn.

I added some lines with a Copic Multiliner (size 0.3) to create some dimension. In retrospect, it would probably have been better to use colour to create depth. I like how this card turned out nevertheless.

Card 4

My last card for this “series” is slightly different from the others. It does feature the typical white church with foliage but it also includes pumpkins and squirrels to underline autumn. Also, I have never seen so many squirrels as on this holiday :-).

The frame and background are coloured cardstock by AC Cardstock (I believe that both the green and brown are from the “Earth” 12×12 paper pack). The frame is a die (Peekaboo Backdrop) by Lawn Fawn.

The images are from various stamp sets: the church and trees are from Happy Village, the pumpkins are from Happy Harvest, the squirrels are from Pick of the Patch, and the cake is from Elphie Selfie.

I coloured the images with Copic markers as follows:
– church: BG72, W4, and E25
– squirrels: E33 and E35
– pumpkins: Y38, YR18, Y15, YR07, and YG67

The sentiment is from the stamp set Fab Flowers (also Lawn Fawn). I stamped it with Versamark ink, a sticky ink, poured white embossing powder over it, and heat-set it with my heat tool.

This card is a US standard sized card: 4.25 by 5.5 inches (folded).

You can see some close-ups here:

So, this concludes my “New England series”. I hope you liked the cards that I made. I certainly had a lot of fun making them! Though I must admit that I miss New England already and I hope to return there soon!

Thank you very much for stopping by! I hope you have a nice day! And I wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving!
See you soon with another project!

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Happy Mother’s Day

It took me a long time to decide on a design for a Mother’s Day card. While working on the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge (stay tuned for this post :-), I was inspired by a card made by Kate, one of Lawn Fawn’s Design Team Members. She inspired me to use pink plaid paper and fairies. Unfortunately, I do not have any fairy stamp sets, so I went with flowers – which is always good for Mother’s Day, don’t you think?

From the largest of the Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangles-dies, I die-cut a panel out of white cardstock. Using the second biggest rectangle, I die-cut another panel from pink plaid paper from Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Spring paper collection. From this paper, I die-cut one of the Circle Stackables-dies to make an opening for the sentiment. I glued the white panel and the plaid panel together using tape runner.

The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Happy Happy Happy. I inked it in Wild Rose ink (by Lawn Fawn) and stamped it inside the circle.

On white cardstock, I stamped some of the flowers from the stamp set Fab Flowers (by Lawn Fawn). For these images, I used the following ink pads by Lawn Fawn:

  • Mermaid and Peacock (roses)
  • Grape Soda and Sugarplum (flowers)
  • Jalapeno and Freshly Cut Grass (leaves)
  • Sugarplum and Walnut (butterfly)

I adhered everything together using liquid glue. Only the rose in the middle and the butterfly were added with foam tape to make them stand out. The panel was then adhered onto a US standard sized cardbase (4.25 x 5.5 inch).

As a finishing touch, I added glitter to the butterfly with the Wink of Stellar brush pen and added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic Studios (colour: Ivory Seashell).

I am wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there! Have a happy day!

More Glitter Cards

I had so much fun making the Mother’s Day card that I decided to make more cards like this.

For these cards, I used the Scripty Happy- and Scripty Thanks-dies from Lawn Fawn, placed them onto white cardstock and ran them through my die-cutting machine. On the birthday cards, I stamped the “birthday” from Happy Happy Happy in Versafine ink.

For each of these front panels, I took another piece of white cardstock of the same size respectively and put double-sided adhesive on it. I glued the two panels together – now the β€œhappy” (or “thanks”) part exposed the adhesive and I sprinkled glitter on it. In all cases, I used Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter – the colours are purple sapphire and charoite (on the purple cards) as well as turquoise and lapis lazuli (on the teal cards). To make the glitter stick, I also gently rubbed it onto the adhesive.

From the stamp set Fab Flowers, I stamped some flowers on coloured cardstock. I die-cut them with the coordinating dies of the stamp set.

I wanted to make one of the birthday cards a little bit whimsical, so I stamped the elephant and the birthday cake from Elphie Selfie:

I hope you like these cards! Thank you for stopping by!