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;┬áhat 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!

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!