Pattern Paper, Penguin, and Cake

When it comes to pattern paper I am a hoarder! I love the designs so much that I am afraid to use them because once I do, they are gone… I rather have them sit neatly in my drawer, so I can take them out and look at them whenever I want :-). But let’s be honest, their main purpose is to be used in crafting and I have to get a grip and use them! So, for today’s cards I went ahead and used some:

These cards have three things in common: 1) I used 6×6 inch pattern paper by Lawn Fawn, 2) I used a lovely embossing folder by Taylored Expressions and 3) there is cake.

On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the penguin from the stamp set Toboggan Together, the small cake from Elphie Selfie and the large cake from Bake Me Cake (all stamp sets by Lawn Fawn) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured these images using my Copic markers. The colours I used are:
– penguin: N6, YR15 (beak and feet), R20 (cheeks)
– small cake: E25 (cake), BG 49 (frosting), Y15 (candle-light)
– large cake: E25 (cake), BG 49 (frosting), Y15 (candle-light) and C4 (cake-stand)
I then die-cut them with their coordinating dies, except the large cake – for this, I did some fuzzy cutting.

On two pieces of white cardstock, I used the embossing folder Graphic Impressions – Birthday by Taylored Expressions. I trimmed off a few millimeters on all sides and rounded the corners with the 1-inch Mini Corner Rounders by EK Success Tools.
On one the embossed papers, I die-cut a circle using one of the Circle Stackables by Lawn Fawn.

The pattern papers I used are from the paper packs Pint-sized Patterns and Perfectly Plaid Winter by Lawn Fawn.

On the last card, I added some twine in the colour Hot Cocoa by Lawn Fawn.

I want to use my pattern paper more often in future projects. They look much nicer on cards and other projects than in my drawer, don’t you think?

Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!


Penguin Carolers

Hello everyone! To get into the holiday spirit, I have been playing with my holiday stamp sets. Today I want to show you a very simple one-layer card:

On a piece of scrap paper I die-cut one of the Lawn Fawn‘s Stitched Hillside Borders and used this as a mask on my card panel.

I then took my Distress Ink in colour: Broken China and my ink blending tool to create a blue sky. After removing the mask, I stamped images from Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go A-Waddling and Winter Village to create a winter scene. I coloured the images with my Copic Marker. The colours I used are:
N6 – penguins
Y35 – penguins’ beaks and feet; window
BG72 – house; music notebook; hats and earmuffs
R24 – roof; scarves and hat
YG17 – tree;Β hat and earmuffs
E25 – door; tree
R20 – rosy cheeks for the penguins
BG10 – the path on the right hand-side and also as the “ground” for the images to stand on

For the snow and the hearts that come out of the chimney, I used a white gel pen. The sentiment is from Toboggan Together and was stamped in Lawn Fawn’s Peacock ink. To finish the card, I used the Wink of Stella glitter pen to create some sparkle in the snow.

Here are some close-up photos of the card:

As I said it was a very simple card to make. I hope you like it.
See you soon!

Merry Making: Paint Resist

Hello everyone! Since the student galleries for the Online Card Classes are open for a limited period of time only, I had to hurry to submit them and only published them on my Flickr accunt so far. Now that I have more time, I am able to describe to you in more detail how I made them. First up is the Merry Making card with the paint resist technique:

For this card, I used the background stamp Romatic Script from My Favorite Things and covered it with Distress Paint (colour: Peacock Feathers) in random places. I stamped the image as I would any stamp but I did not bother to have a crisp impression. After the paint had dried, I took some Distress Oxide Inks (colours: Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers) and my ink blending tool and created the background. The edges of the paper are blended with the “regular” Distress Ink in colour Walnut Stain.

The images on the card front are from different sets by Lawn Fawn: Winter Penguin (the penguin, obviously), Toboggan Together (large tree and the sentiment) and Mom + Me (small tree). I stamped them with Lawn Fawn inks: the penguin is stamped in the colour Hippo, the trees in the colours Hippo and Doe. The penguin was, then, coloured with Copic Markers (N2 and BG 72). The ground for the penguin and the trees to stand on is die-cut from vellum with one of the Stitched Hillside Borders by Lawn Fawn.

I have to admit, I was too afraid to stamp the sentiment directly onto the panel (I did not want to mess up the beautiful background…) so I decided to stamp the sentiment on vellum, also. For this, I used one of the sentiments from Toboggan Together, stamped it in Versamark ink, poured Lawn Fawn’s new Silver Embossing Powder on it and heat embossed it.

Everything was adhered together using liquid glue by Tombow; the penguin was adhered with foam tape. This finishes the card. I hope you like it.

Thank you very much for stopping by!
Have a nice day!