Elephant and Paper Planes

Hello! Today’s card will be quite similar to the Paper Planes card I posted earlier this month. Nevertheless, I think it is a cute card :-).

For the background of the card, I used the stencil Mini Cloud Edges by My Favorite Things and Distress Ink in colour Tumbled Glass.

The images are from the stamp sets Elphie Selfie and Flying By (both by Lawn Fawn) and are stamped in Archival Ink, a waterproof ink. I coloured the images using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens by Kuretake and some water. If you are interested, the colours that I used are 041 Light Green and 047 May Green for the paper planes as well as 093 Green Gray and 028 Pale Pink for the elephant.
I then die-cut the images with their coordinating dies and my die-cutting machine, the Cuttlebug.

I arranged the images to make it look like the elephant is sending off the paper planes. The trails are drawn by hand using a Copic Multiliner (in the width 0.3mm). I noticed that I needed a ground for the elephant to stand on and so I cut a strip from pattern paper (Lawn Fawn’s paper pack Knock on Wood) and placed it on the bottom of the panel.

This ground was also the perfect place to stamp the sentiment. For this, I took the sentiment “Happy Birthday” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp set and used Versamark ink. I applied some white embossing powder on it and heat embossed the powder until it was melted.

I adhered the elephant and the paper plane that he just threw in the air with foam tape onto the panel. This gives some dimension to the elements. The rest is adhered with regular liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed this card. Here are some close-up pictures:

Pssst! Please don’t tell my husband that this will be his birthday card! :-)
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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: Die-Cut Camouflage

Hello! Today will post about another card that I submitted earlier this month for Online Card Classes: Merry Making via my Flickr page:

I made the background by using my blending tool and my Distress Oxide Inks (colours: Iced Spruce and Peacock Feathers). With a clean paintbrush and some water, I painted some circles to create a Bokeh effect. After it had dried, I took the letter dies Quinn’s ABCs by Lawn Fawn, spelled the word “holidays” on the card and ran the whole panel through my die-cutting machine. I made sure that all insert pieces were saved.

I stamped one of the “Happy” sentiments from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy above the die-cut “holidays” with Versamark ink, poured Lawn Fawn Silver embossing powder over it and heat embossed it with my heat tool. I adhered the panel onto a white cardbase.

I die-cut the word “holidays” from regular white cardstock about four or five times and stacked the resepctive letters on top of each other – this way I can create some dimension for the letters. On the very top of each letter, I put the letter that was die-cut from the panel.

I nested the stacked letters with liquid glue into the corresponding openings of the panel. The insert pieces were carefully adhered using a glue pen.

This card is actually quite simple to make, yet looks so elaborate and very elegant.
I hope you like it. Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!