fredag 25. mai 2018

Baby card

We have some friends who recently got a baby boy. So yesterday I made this welcome card for the new baby and his mother and father.

It's a fun little shaker card made using stamps from the stamp set "Rub-adub-dub" from Lawn Fawn. I can't tell you how much I love this stamp set. It's just so extremely cute! Just look at those duckies. Awww!

I colored the stamp prints using Copic markers. I also colored a strip of white cardstock to stamp my sentiment on since I couldn't fint the right shade of grey (no wonder I couldn't find the right one since it is 50 of them I have heard...).

The frame with pom-poms is from Crate paper. I glued some acetate on it and filled it with sequins and some blue and see-through seed beads. The frame and the colored duckies and their barthroom accessories to a panel where I have stenciled light molding paste in the shape of a brick wall.

The whole panel was then glued to a top folded white card base and I finished off the card by adding some wink of stella and glossy accent to a few places on the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

torsdag 24. mai 2018

Whales and watercolor

Good morning.

Today I am sharing this sweet killer whale love-card. I find those whales from Avery Elle's stamp set "Whale hello" so very cute. I colored the whales using Copic markers in several cool grey colors.

The background was created using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors wich I smooshed onto a piece of paper and then I spattered some drops of paint as well. I also spattered a little of my Heidi Swapp color shine in gold. 

I used some stitched border dies from Lawn fawn to create the waves. The whales and some of the waves was mounted on foam tape on my raised, white card base.

I am participating in following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's wednesday Challenge
AAACards - CAS Game #115

fredag 18. mai 2018

Have an ice day

The celebration of the Norwegian national day means flags, people everywhere wearing national costumes, smiling children waving flags and shouting "hurray", children's parades and lots of ice cream. The general rule is that on the 17th of May everyone is allowed to eat as much ice cream as they want.

So I made this ice cream card for 17th of May. I have used stamps from Lawn Fawn "critters in the Arctic" and Simon says Stamp "ice cream dream" and colored with Copic markers. The patterned papers are old ones from the pile of left over-papers. I have also embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

mandag 7. mai 2018

Mexican fiesta, please, no vintage frills...

I've always told people that I don't like making cards because they never turn out nice. I've tried many times to copy some of the amazing cardmakers I know and make just as beautiful cards as them, but it didn't work. I was a photo scrapbooker at heart.

That was until it suddenly dawned on me, after watching Nichol Spohr, Kelly Latevola and Tina Smith (and many, many more) on youtube, that I can't make beautiful, frilly vintage cards like my cardmaking friends do, because I'm not a frilly, vintage person. Who knew! So I ordered a couple of stamp sets and BOOM, I am now a card maker! (I still make regular scrapbook pages as well, of course.

How things can change...

So I have been making cards non-stop the last few weeks and I am truly enjoing it (not sure if my husband has enjoyed it quite as much.)

This weekend I got my first happy mail from My Monthly Hero, so it's been mexican fiesta all weekend in my Craft room. Here are the first two Cards I made using the kit. I made another five cards using the kit this weekend. Truly inspired.

Both cards are colored with copic markers and the top one has a background using the reactable ink cubes from Hero Arts included in the kit. So much fun! I'm submitting the first card in A blog named Hero's "Put a flower on it"-challenge.

Wish you all a spicy monday!