Monday, August 21, 2017

Yappy Birthday

Hi and good morning!

I hope you all had a great weekend, even when the weather wasn't summery at all, at least here in Northern Germany... It's my turn on the Cards und More Shop Blog today with this little project.
Perhaps I wanted to escape the rainy wheather with this card with its blue sky and little white clouds. And I had to use a dog on this card - dogs always make me happy.

I started with the cloudy sky which I created by sponging Ranger Distress ink Salty Ocean through the stencil Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art Clouds 2 onto white cardstock. Then I die-cut it with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Cross-Stitch Rectangle Stax and cut a slider channel into it. I always keep the piece I cut out for the channel and stick it later behind the front panel - I like that better than the plain white card base peeking through the slider channel.

Then I stamped the cute little dog from the Penny Black buddy & duck stamp set and the gifts from the Jane's Doodles Mr. & Mrs. Claus stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut them out and colored the images with markers. Isn't that little dog just the cutest?

Then I mounted the dog onto a slider piece and put it into the slider channel, stamped the sentiment from the My Favorite Things stamp set Four-Legged Friends onto a white card base, mounted the whole cloudy rectangle with foam tape onto the card base and added the gifts. For the final touch I added the new Nuvo Drops onto the gifts. Can you see the difference between the Crystal Drops (I used Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean), which dry with a glossy finish, and the Jewel Drops (I chose Jewel Drops Pale Periwinkle), which dry translucent? They are soooo beautiful!

Here you can see the dog sliding down the card to open his birthday presents!

Have a great week!

Materials I used:

Penny Black - Clearstamp Buddy & duck Jane's Doodles - Clear Stamps - MR. & MRS. CLAUS My Favorite Things - Stamp - Four-Legged Friends (CS-186)  Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK  My Favorite Things Die-namics Cross-Stitch Rectangle Stax (MFT-652)  Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Salty Ocean Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Mask Art - Clouds 2  Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 2,5cm round  Tonic Nuvo crystal drops 30ml caribbean ocean Tonic Nuvo jewel drops 30ml pale periwinkle   

Saturday, August 19, 2017

For my prehistoric friend

Recently, a very dear stamping friend turned 50. I wanted to create a very special card for her, so I decided to make a box card. And I wanted it to be a bit funny, so the Your Next Stamp Dino-Mite! set was just perfect. That's what I came up with:

The dinos are colored with these copic markers:
  • V12,V15,V17
  • B23, B45
  • G43,G82

Aren't these dinos just the cutest? And here's a little video of the card!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

August Challenge at Cards und More

There's a new monthly challenge starting today at Cards und More! This month you are supposed to create projects with colors from this color board:

Here's my inspiration card for you:
I created the background with my gelli plate, a lot of stencils and acrylic paints. Look at all the colors and texture:
I hope to see you at the challenge! You can win a surprise envelope with awesome craft goodies!

Have fun!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hi and welcome,

I hope you all had a great wekend!

Today I want to show you a card that is playing with a lot of contrasts - black, white accents and a lot of color. I therefore used bleaching, a very old technique, but still one of my favorites.

I got the Waffle Flower Enveloper Hello stamp set by a dear friend for my birthday, and I absolutely wanted to use it today. First, I stamped several images side by side with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock. I masked the girl's face, then sponged the whole image with mowed lawn Distress ink. Then I fussy-cut the image.
For the background I sponged white cardstock with Ranger distress inks mowed lawn, squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry and salty ocean. First I sponged through the Dutch Doobadoo Stencil Fabric, thenI removed the stencil and sponged with the same colors again. I added some more images of the stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. It looked like ths:

With simple household bleach I then bleached the images - be careful when working with bleach, you should only do this in well-ventilated rooms, and don't you get anything onto your skin or into your eyes! Nevertheless, the effect of bleach is kind of magic!

Then I colored the bleached images with markers and added accents with a white gelly pen. Finally, I stamped the words "Hi" and "Happy Mail". I glued the main image onto the background, then everything onto black cardstock and onto a white card.
Here's a close-up of the finished card:

It's kind of a cheer-up card, I think.
I hope I could make your Monday a bit happier with this, and perhaps you got inspired to play with bleach and white accents, too!

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Material-Liste/List of materials:

 Waffle Flower Stamp Set - Enveloper Hello Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn 
 Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade  Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry  Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Salty OceanDutch Doobadoo Dutch Mask Art - Fabric

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tou-can do it!

Hi and happy weekend to you all!

Today it's my turn on the Cards und More Shop Blog!

Did you know that there are 12 new colors of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks? I just love the Distress Oxides because they are so easy to blend, have wonderful colors and achieve just amazing effects when you stamp into them with water. So I am just over the moon because recently there were launched 12 new colors of the Distress Oxides. I got them two days ago and couldn't resist using them immediately. So I created this card with my new Distress Oxide inks and some beautiful stamps by Krumspring!

 I started by stamping the Krumspring Toucan stamp onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and masking it.
Then I blended Distress Oxide inks twisted citron, lucky clover, peacock feathers and seedless preserves onto some white cardstock with my Ranger blending tool. I spritzed my Krumspring One Triangle at a Time stamp with water and stamped onto the inked cardstock. This removes the Oxide ink and creates a beautiful oxidated effect.

Then I sprayed the whole panel with Prima Color Bloom Spray Glistening Waves. It creates a wonderful shimmer. I removed the mask from the toucan and colored it with markers, then I added some clear Wink of Stella onto its wings and some Ranger Glossy Accents onto the beak.Look at the sparkle!

I die-cut some leaves out of leftovers from my Oxide-inked cardstock and glued them onto the panel, stamped the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder and added a dot of blue Ranger Enamel Accents. I mounted the whole panel onto a black card. That makes the colors pop out even more.

Hope you like the result! And yay, Tou-can do it! ;-)

Have a great weekend!


Materials I used:

Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pad Twisted Citron
Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pad Seedless PreservesRanger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pad Lucky Clover Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pad Peacock Feathers  Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 2,5cm round   KRUMSPRING - One Triangle At A Time 105 x 150 mm KRUMSPRING - Tou-Can Do It! 105 x 90mm Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK   PRIMA Color Bloom Spray Mist - Glistening Waves - PM573942 ZIG Wink of Stella Brush Clear Glitter MS-55/999  Ranger Glossy Accents Lindy's Stampg Gang 2-Tone Embossing Powder .5oz - Pure White Ranger - Enamel Accents  - Caribbean Coast 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Oh Crab!

Today it's my first turn on the Cards und More blog, and I hope you like what I prepared for you!

My vacation is over, but I'm still in maritime mood, so I used the Under the Sea set by Jane's Doodles for my card today. I wanted the sand and the rocks to look more realistic, so I colored my modeling paste with Ranger Distress inks and some water.
I prepared a panel for the sand and one for the rock with the colored modeling paste and die-cut the ocean ground and tore the rocks. Then I prepared the background panel with blue Ranger Distress inks and spritzed it with some water to create bubbles. I stamped and colored the fish, crab and shell and stamped the sentiments on some leftovers from my background panel. Then I created a slider for my crab to hide behind the rock and fixed the sentiment strip on the backside of the slider element so that you can pull it out to the left and the crab appears. I decorated my card with all the fish and other elements - finished!

Here you can see some details of the sand and rock structure created with the colored modeling paste:

Don't you just love the colorful and fun characters?

Thank you for reading! Have a great day, y'all - perhaps somewhere on the beach?

Materials I used:
Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Salty Ocean Distress Ink™ Stempelkissen Antique Linen Prima Marketing Inc. - art basics - PM961350 - Modeling Paste (16 oz) Jane's Doodles - Clear Stamps - UNDER THE SEA