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!

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Birthday Girl

Hello! Today I want to share a one-layer card with you where I did some masking. I have been watching a lot of Sandy Allnock’s videos lately and she inspires me to mask. I have to admit that I have only done it a handful of times (the “cute & whimsical” Christmas card from 2015 was my very first attempt) because I usually die-cut all my stamped images and then create scenes with them. However, I plan on doing more masking in the future. The card today features the lovely Little Girl Agenda stamp set by Mama Elephant. Here is a previous card that I made using this stamp set. For now, I thought it would be nice to have the little girls on a birthday card:

On a piece of white cardstock, I first stamped the little girl holding the banner/poster because she is in the very front. I drew a heart inside that banner with a black Copic Multiliner. I then created a mask for her using Eclipse Masking Tape and masked her off. I then stamped the girl with the cake and the girl with the gift. After removing the masking tape from the girl with the banner/poster, it looks like the two other girls are standing behind her. I then masked off the girl with the gift and stamped the girl with the balloon. Now the girl with the balloon looks like she is standing behind the girl with the gift. A little bit off to the left, I stamped the little girl that is leaping for joy – there was no need for masking tape here.

I then coloured all the images with my Copic Markers. If you are interested, these are the colours I used:
– YR18 (red hair, dress)
– YG03 (dress, gift, balloon)
– Y35 (blonde hair, dress, balloon)
– BG72 (dresses, banner, shoes, candle on cake)
– E34 (cake)
– RV13 (cake, balloon)
– E25 (brown hair, shoes)
– R27 (heart in the banner)
– E29 (other brown hair)
– 100 (black hair, shoes)

With a very light grey Copic marker (I believe, it was C2), I drew a ground for the little girls to stand on.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn‘s Happy Happy Happy stamp set and I stamped it in Jet Black Archival Ink.

I trimmed the cardstock down to measure 4×4 inches and adhered it to a brown coloured cardbase. The card measures 4.25 by 4.25 inches (unfolded: 8.5 x 4.25 inches).

As a finishing touch, I added shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen to the green dress, the heart in the banner, the frosting on the cake, and the balloons. I also added some Glossy Accents to the frosting of the cake, balloons, and the heart in the banner.

I really love how this card turned out!! And I hope the recipient will enjoy it, too.

Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!

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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