Welcome Baby!

Hello! Today I want to show you a baby card that I made recently. A childhood friend and his wife had a baby boy in early February. And this is the card I am sending them:

For this card, I used the stamp set Little Onesie by Clearly Besotted . I stamped the different onesies and the little stamps from the set onto a piece of watercolour paper to make it look like patterned paper.

I also stamped one onesie separately on a light blue piece of paper and die-cut it with the coordinating die. I stamped the little star from the set onto this onesie. This will be my focal image.

I, then, coloured all the images with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens using only shades of blue and some water.

I trimmed the “patterned paper” down to a square; it measures 4×4 inches.

From blue cardstock (by American Cardstock), I die-cut some letters (Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s ABCs) to customise the card. And as you can guess from the picture, the baby boy’s name is Max. :-)

I adhered the focal image and the blue letters with foam tape. As a finishing touch I added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen onto the letters.

I hope the happy parents will enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it.

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!

Hello from the Mountains

Hello! I have finally been on summer holiday :-). I spent some time in the countryside of Austria and visited the mountain range Hohe Tauern (High Tauern). Inspired by the hikes in the mountains I made these cards:

From watercolour paper (Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock) I die cut the Mountain Borders by Lawn Fawn. I coloured them using my Distress Inks as watercolours. The colours I used are: Tumbled Glass (sky), Pumice Stone (mountains in the back), Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, and Mowed Lawn. (For the “Hello” card, I mixed Pumice Stone with Crushed Olive.) The snowcaps are die-cut from plain white cardstock.
I took the tree images from the stamp sets Tobaggan Together and Mom + Me (both from Lawn Fawn) and stamped them with Lawn Fawn ink – the colours are Freshly Cut Grass, Jalapeno, and Noble Fir. From red cardstock (by American Crafts) I die-cut the sentiments using Lawn Fawn Quinn’s ABC and Scripty Hello.
I adhered everything together with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue – only the sentiment “Danke” (German: thank you) was adhered with foam tape.

I liked the design so much that I made a couple more cards. I intend to use them for the InCoWriMo challenge, which I hope will take place again in February 2018…

I hope you like the cards, too. Thank you very much for stopping by!