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!

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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

Starry Thank You

I have not been feeling well the past couple of days and so I was unable to submit the rest of the homework for the Online Card Class “Sparkle & Shine” – but that is okay, I’ll just post it here :-). For Day 5: Paste and Mousse, I made this card:

On a piece of white cardstock, I applied Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (in colour Pacific Teal) through a star stencil with a palette-knife. It would probably have sufficed, if I let it dry for 30 minutes or so but I wanted to be on the safe side and let it dry for a couple of hours.

In the meantime, I prepared the front panel by cutting one of the larger stars from Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Star Stackables with my die-cutting machine. On a stripe of teal cardstock, I stamped the sentiment “I thank my lucky stars for you” from the stamp set Lucky Stars in Versamark ink, poured white embossing powder on it and heat embossed it. I glued the teal stripe onto the front panel just below the die-cut star.

I adhered foam tape on the back of the front panel and glued it onto the cardstock with the teal stars. As a last step I wrapped around blue twine around the front of the card.

I hope you like this card. Thank you for stopping by!