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!


Merry Making: Holiday Background

Hello everyone! I am back with a card that I did for Day 1 of the newest Online Card Class: Merry Making. I know that I am a little behind, but better late than never :-).

For this card, I used Distress Inks in the colours Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Black Soot with a ink blending tool to create the background. With a paintbrush and clean water I made circles at random spots to create a Bokeh effect.

I took some stamps from the set Winter Village by Lawn Fawn as my main images. I stamped them with Versamark ink, a sticky ink that enables me to heat emboss. I poured white embossing powder onto the stamped images and heat embossed them with my heat gun. To create the snow-covered rooftops, I used a white gel pen to colour them in. In addition, I created some “ground” for the houses by drawing fine lines, so that they would not look as if they floated.

The sentiment was created using Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Happy and Nuvo Glimmer Paste. First, I took a small piece of cardstock and covered it with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in the colour Silver Gem. I let it dry for about an hour and then die-cut the sentiment with my die-cutting machine.
To complete the sentiment, I took the word “holidays” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, stamped it with Versamark ink onto a piece of vellum, put white emossing powder on it and heat embossed it. The sentiment was then cut with one of the banners from Everday Sentiment Banners (also by Lawn Fawn). Everything was glued together using Tombow liquid glue.

This finishes the card. I hope you like it.
Have an amazing day!

Rainbow Cards

Hello! Today I want to share the homework that I did for the newest Online Card Class: Rainbow Maker.

On all of these cards I used Distress Inks and my ink blending tool. The colours are Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet.

For the “Rainbow Happy Everything” card, I die cut the Scripty Happy from Lawn Fawn and temporarily adhered it on a piece of white cardstock. With my ink blending tool I dabbed the colours onto the cardstock to create a rainbow. I did not do any blending – I really just dabbed the ink onto the paper.
The temporarily adhered die-cut had served as a mask and, so, after I finished applying the colours, I removed the die-cut to reveal a white “happy”.
From black cardstock I die-cut one of the Everyday Sentiment Banners by Lawn Fawn and stamped “everything” from the stamp set Happy Happy Happy in Lawn Fawn’s Yeti ink. I adhered it to the right of the panel and trimmed off the excess.
Here is a photo of the card:

My second card, “Rainbow Hugs”, did involve some ink blending. With my ink blending tool, I lightly applied Distress Ink along the top edge of a piece of white cardstock. From black cardstock, I die-cut Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Hugs twice and stacked them together to create some dimension. I adhered the die-cuts to the panel and embellished the panel with some sequins.
Here is a photo of the card:

My last card for today is by far my favourite of these three: “Rainbow Congrats”. Similar to the “Rainbow Hugs” card, I applied Distress Ink with my ink blening tool along the edge of white cardstock. I then placed the Tiny Hearts stencil from Heidi Swapp over the inked area and applied the same Distress Inks. The open heart areas received a second layer of colour, while the rest was protected by the stencil.
From black cardstock, I die-cut Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Congrats twice and stacked them together to create some dimension. I also adhered some Heart Wood Veneers from Lawn Fawn onto the panel. The card would have been fine without them but I accidentally smudged some colour on the right side of the panel – and the wood veneers cover it up :-P.
Here is a photo of the card. I really love how this turned out!

All of these cards measure DIN A6, that is 10.5 x 14.8 cm folded (unfolded: 10.5 x 29.7 cm).

Just a note: this is the homework for Day 1 of Rainbow Maker. By the time I upload this post, it will probably already be Day 5 of class. I plan on doing more homework for this class, but unfortunately, I have some pretty busy days coming up. I hope I will find some time to create some more cards.

I hope you enjoyed these cards! Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!

Supplies I used:

  • inks: Distress Inks (Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet), Lawn Fawn (Yeti)
  • dies: Scripty Happy, Scripty Hugs, Scripty Congrats, Everyday Sentiment Banners (all from Lawn Fawn)
  • stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • embellishment: Lawn Fawn Hearts Wood Veneer
  • stencil: Heidi Swapp Tiny Hearts 12×12 Stencil (HS00829)
  • other: white cardstock, black cardstock, ink blending tool, sequins