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!
Hugs, 

Christiane


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!

Hi!
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

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cards und More Insta-Hop Celebrate

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Today we celebrate the 10th birthday of Cards und More with a BIG Insta-Hop.
You will find amazing creations made by the Design Team and you can win amazing prizes just by hopping to all the DT members Instagram accounts plus special guest Maria from Krumspring stamps, comment the word "CELEBRATE" on ALL the posts (and maybe tag a friend) and, for a special chance to win, on the Cards und More Shop Blog!

I created an explosion box for the Insta Hop using the You're Pawsome stamp set by Waffle Flower.






I hope you like the box - and now rush on to take part in the Insta Hop!
Here's the links to the participants:

Cards und More Challenge - Anything goes With Summer

Today starts a new challenge at Cards und More!


As my DT inspiration card for this challenge, I created a card with the awesome Stay Cool set by Waffle Flower. I love this set, especially the big bear in the swimming trunks!

For the front of the card, I created a slider to make the bear with its diving goggles plunge into the water.


Can you see the gloss on the diving goggles? I added some Glossy accents to achieve this look.


For the inside of the card, I created a beach scene with all the other images of the Stay Cool stamp set. I had so much fun coloring them! 
I put the little bird with his swimming ring onto an action wobble to give the impression as if it was rocking on the waves.

I hope you like the card and take part in the challenge!

Materials I used:

Waffle Flower Stamp Set - Stay Cool  My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Snow Drifts (MFT-546) Distress Ink™ Stempelkissen Tumbled Glass  Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Salty Ocean Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Tea Dye Distress Ink™ Stempelkissen Spiced Marmalade Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Mustard Seed
Additional: Lawn Fawn - custom craft dies "Spring Showers". My Favorite Things Dienamics "Malking Waves"/"Stitches Whimsical Waves"/"Stitched Snow Drifts". Copic Markers.