Friday, April 27, 2018

A Good Day to be Happy

I looooveeee manatees, so of course I had to get my hands on the Oh Manatee stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs. I colored the manatees with copic markers (BV23, BV25, BV29), added the fish and reed and created a background with Ranger Distress Oxides (Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass) and the WPlus9 wave boder die.

I added the sentiment from the Be Batman set by Katzelkraft and some Nuvo Drops. Ready! Happy!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Happy Bath Day

I want to show you a funny bathday, umh, birthday card today ­čśŐ. I used the cute crocodile stamp by Scrapadile, colored it with Copic markers and added some accents with Derwent Inktense pencils.

To make the bubbles look more real, I added some clear Wink of Stella and coated them with Ranger Glossy Accents.

Can you see the gloss and sparkle?
To finish the card, I die-cut the panel with some decorative rectangle die by WPlus9 and glued it onto a dark blue card. Guess this would make a great card to accompany a giftcard for a day in a Spa or some bath pearls or so.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Beautiful Orchids

It’s my MIL‘s birthday today. As she loves orchids, I created this card with the beautiful stamp by Penny Black.

I colored the rubber with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, then misted it with water and stamped onto watercolor cardstock. I added some color with a brush here and there snd splattered some diluted color over the panel. The sentiment is by and says „a little birthday greeting“. To finish the card, I die-cut the panel with a stitched border rectangle die by CreaLies and matted it with some purple cardstock onto a white card.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Today I want to show you a fun slider card with the little kiwis by Scrapadile.

For the egg, I blended Distress Oxides Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron on a panel of white cardstock. I sprinkled some water and some diluted Distress Oxides Vintage Photo and Salty Ocean on it. Then I die-cut the egg with the crackle by Craft Emotions from the panel.

I stamped the cute kiwis by Scrapadile with black Memento ink and colored them with copicmarkers. To get some texture on their feathers, I dipped a piece of paper towel into Copic blending solution and dabbed it onto the image. I learned this technique recently from Kathy Racoosin and think it’s a great way to achieve subtle texture on small images where it can be tricky to use a lot of different Copic markers.

Here’s a close-up where you can see the texture better.

For the background, I stamped an full-cover stamp by Impression Obsession with light green dye ink onto a panel of textured white cardstock. I used the My Favorite Things Circle Spinner Channels Die-Namics to create a small channel into my background, then mounted the upper part of the egg onto a slider replenishment by My Favorite Things. The sitting kiwi and the lower part of the egg were glued below the slider channel, the upper part was put into the channel, the standing kiwi glued right from the egg. Oh, and I forgot the sentiment - it’s by Kartenkunst and was stamped with black Versafine ink onto the background. I mounted the whole background panel onto foam tape and glued it onto a green card.

Here's a little video of the slider card in motion!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Get Well Soon!

Almost everyone I know is suffering from the flu right now ­čĄž­čĄĺ - so I decided to create a Get Well card with those cute Kiwis by Scrapadile stamps.

I colored the Kiwis with Copic markers and fussy-cut them, then added the injection from an Art Impressions set to one of the Kiwis‘ pecker. 

The background is blended with Ranger Distress Oxides in several green hues, then I stamped a very old stamp by Just for Fun with water onto it to remove some ink and create more interest. I added the sentiment and glued the Kiwis onto it, the one with the injection is sitting on an action wobble.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Cook Card-in-a-box

Yesterday it was the 50th birthday of a friend who owns a Portuguese restaurant. I made this card-in-a-box for him:

The images are from the My Favorite Things set Recipe for Happiness. I colored the images with Copic markers and fussy-cut them. 

The design paper I used to decorate the outside of the box is by BoBunny.

A card-in-a-box always makes a big WOW, but they are quite easy to make. Give it a try ­čśë!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Scrapadile Stamps DT

I feel very proud and honored that I’m part of the Scrapadile stamps DT now! They have such unique and fun stamps - I‘m totally in love especially with their Kiwi sets!
So, this is my first card for the Scrapadile DT!

I stamped the Kiwis and colored them with Copic markers, then fussy cut them. For the background I used a Poppystamps die set and a My Favorite Things stencil. The little fly is from a Your Next Stamp set. I stamped, colored and fussy cut it, too, then glued her onto the background and added some glitter with my Wink of Stella marker. As the wings still were not eye-catching enough, I added some Ranger Glossy Accents.
Hope you like it ­čśŐ!