Hello there everyone!!! I hope you all are having a lovely holiday season and some relaxing downtime from all the fuss with your family and loved ones! I am enjoying a couple of days off work. So in between eating Christmas cookies and good food, I am dropping by to show you a girly Christmas card. The recipients wish was to have loooots of glitter and pink on the card, so this was my interpretation on that:
I´ve used a die cut Christmas tree I received from am Xmas card swap I join every year. I really like this fliligree tree very much. I´ve frist taken a pink paper and stamped snowflakes with VersaMark ink onto it, then heat set a white embossing powder onto them. The little spots here and there are supposed to be additional snowfall :). then I took another pink patterend paper, covered that with clear double sided adhesive from Elizabeth Craft Designs and placed the die cut tree onto it. After that I poured a layer of pink SIlk Microfine Glitter onto the areas and attached (polished) that with my fingers to the adhesive.
Finally all I needed to do was to add a stamped sentiment (Stampin´ Up!) and glitter glue details (Nuvo and Stickles) and some wood veneer stars to the card. Finished the card off with some faux stitching around the edges. That was it. The recipient really liked her girly card, so I am happy to have accoplished my task to her liking :).
Next up will be a masculine Christmas card, so be sure to come back for that in a few days time :). Merry Christmas and happy crafting,
So these cards started off as a challenge under friends. Some Skyping was involved, as well as lots of good laughs and lovely chatting! And a card recipe of course! We were to use (I hope I get this right): black and/or white, plus one extra color (and/or shades of that color), enamel dots, shapes, stamp. Here is what I did:
Now I still have several Studio Calico kits from previous years which urgently need to get scrapped/used, so I dug through them and found all these lovely bits and pieces. Only the felt bow is by Bella Blvd and quite new, everything else is from kits I used to order „back then“. Oh, and the black paper is by SODALICIUOS.
The 3 cards with pink, yellow and blue color I did according to the recipe (we were only to do one, but I could not stop there). And the last one is mainly in black and white – this one I kept for later, all the others are in the mail, or were delivered personally to my scrappy friends :-). And what did I notice, I quite enjoyed creating after a recipe for a change. Someone else giving orders and making plans and me just following those. So much fun! And another surprise – I really, really like my clean & simple style cards!!! Quite much actually. I hope that the recipients will like them too.
The best part? The chatting and giggling with like minded people! Always the best bit!! Have missed that recently. It has been too long since the last time. And again I have to say that this hobby would be only half as fun without all the friends I´ve gotten through it!
I will be sharing a step-by-step of these ATC´s later, but here are a few close-up shots of them for starters:
I really cannot call myself a survivor, as I have not had to fight the fight so far. But due a family history, I have been going to regular check ups for a few years now and must say it was quite a scary moment to have to have my first biopsy done as a result of a knot showing in my x-ray photographs. I still need to get myself checked on regular basis, but the time periods in between controls have gotten longer as things have not changed for worse during this time. I am aware that they could, but I am happy to have the support of regular controls on my side. When it all gets a little too much, I rely on my crafting for energy and comfort. I get my head sorted out when I am crafting. I can pour all my feelings into my artworks.
So these ATC´s are my first contribution to this important theme month. I have already sent one card on it´s way to a lovely fellow crafter, but if you would like to get mail from me, there are still 5 ATC´s I can sent on their way. Just leave me a message with your postal adress to this post and I will send a card your way (I will edit your comments and not publish you adresses!!!).
Today I´d like to share with you a graduation party invitation card. The graduate had wishes about the colors and the style. It should reflect her personality and have lots of pink, silver and glitter on it. So I first created a few samples and this was the one they went for in the end.
I first created the background with a „faux watercolor“ technique on relatively thick watercolor paper. Here is a process photo. I love, love, love to create this kind of backgrounds! They are so much fun to do!
Next I added some silver texture paste (Imagine Crafts) thru a Tim Holtz stencil.
Next I added droplets of my all time favorite black Glimmer Glaze (by Tattered Angels) here and there. After that I just needed to use my Silhouette to cut the sentiments from black cardstock and add some glitter cardstock flowers here and there (punched with a Martha Stewart hydrangea craft punch). Finally I just outlined the watercolor paper pieces with black ink for additional contrast and then glued them on white card bases.
Here is a close-up of the finished card:
and one more shot of the full card:
I think it was a little bit over 80 cards in the end, when I finished creating. I kept only one for myself as a sample and sent all the others on their way to their new owner. Both the mother and her daughter had been very thrilled about the cards which is the best kind of thank you I can imagine getting! I must say I enjoyed this commission work very much and it made me feel very special that someone wanted to have handmade invitation cards for her graduation party created by me!
Happy April, everyone! How´s the weather at your end? We´ve had our share of rain, storms and hail mixed with beautiful sunshine days – typical April weather, so to say. And how´s your gardening getting along? We have started..but mainly kept with sowing some seeds and waiting them to grow. We like to work in our little garden with cherry and plum trees and a small vegetable garden. Here is a garden themed layout, I created with the new Watering Can collection while waiting for this years season to start:
and here is a little step-by-step about how this page came together:
Next I started adding all kinds of little bits and pieces in clusters around the photos. Some paper roses, spray inked pieces of tissue paper, pearl swirls (now that sounds funny written like that :)..). The watering can and the journaling pieces are from the Garden Sayings on Ivory paper.
The are also some wood veneer hearts here and there as well as some sticker words to add to the journaling of the page.
I´ve even added some clay elements here and there which I made myself with molds. These are also colored with Glimmer Mist to add to the color scheme of the page.
Thanks for coming over and taking a look! Always lovely to hear from you guys, so would love if you left me a comment <3 !
Hello lovelies, it is my turn today to share a project at the Paperilla blog. This time I tuned an empty metal coffee tin into a pink flower dream :). I´ve also prepared a video for you. Hope you enjoy!!!
..and here are some detail photos:
You could fill the tin with candy or cookies or something else lovely and take it with you as a little present for a family member or a friend.
Like mentioned earlier, I seem to be drawn to pink colour at the moment. Here is yet another pinkish coloured card.
For this one I first applied Versa Mark ink onto the „harlequin in love„-stamp and stamped a wide strip onto the pink patterned paper. Next I applied some white embossing powder over the stamped area and heated it with a heat gun.
I wanted to add some glimmer to the background so I took out a paint brush and applied some pink Glimmer Mist onto the stamped area and a few random splatters here and there. When the ink spray was dry I added a row of pearls next to the stamped image. After that I glued a flower cluster where I had left an open space before. I also cut some rose ribbon into small pieces and added white rose ribbon roses to go with the paper ones for extra interest. And as this was turning to a relatively romantic card, I also added some pearl elements to go with the flowers. After that I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white paper, cut a banner out of it and colored the hearts with a pink marker! Can you see how I pressed the image a bit too hard onto the white paper and the edges of the stamp created lines. That was a total mistake, but I left it as it is, as I really liked the effect it created on the banner. Finally I just applied some glitter glue onto to the flower petals for more glimmery shine.
Let´s see how long this pink fever will continue or if my next projects will have a new colour scheme. But sometimes it feals really good to make projects using just one dominating colour :).
Hei! Tässä seuraava pinkki kortti, jonka tein 3rd Eyen tuotteita käyttäen. Saas nähdä, jatkuuko värin viehätys vielä pitkään vai ovatko seuraavat työt toisen väriteeman hallitsemia. Taidan jo malttamattomasti odottaa kevättä, kun väriskaala on jo sen mukainen?
Hallo! Hier kommt noch eine Karte in pink. Gestaltet mit 3rd Eye Produkten. Wir werden sehen, ob diese Farbe mich weiterhin in ihrem Bann halten wird oder ob die nächsten Werke von einer anderen Farbkombination dominiert werden. Oder vielleicht ist mir einfach schon nach Frühling und ich wähle bewusst schon Frühlingsfarben aus?