Washi tape and flowers

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I made this card for Ett Trykk’s theme on using washi tape on cards but it wasn’t picked up so I can show it here instead. For this card I used washi tape as you might use patterned paper: I simply ran three strips across the paper where I wanted my main focus to be. To give the background some more dimension, I chose to run some baker’s twine down the middle of the three washi tapes.

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I added a custom sentiment (Kram means hugs in Danish) to a frame, dressed the frame up with some stamped and die cut flowers and added the whole thing just below the bow I tied on the baker’s twine. As a final embellishment I scattered some sequins on and around the frame.

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Ombre stencil pattern

Ombre is still going strong and I did this card for a feature on Scrapsister’s blog when the site still existed. I used a Memory Box stencil and distress inks to create the ombre background. Once I had all my colours down I added a few splashes of water to the background to give it an even more dreamy effect.

When it came to decorating the card, I went with some delicate seam binding, a few tiny tags and some sequins. Some times that is all that is needed when the focus is on the work done to the background.

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Stamp-a-faire 2015: Bridal Challenge

On Saturday Papetrey Ink hosted their fourth annual Stamp-a-fair which is an online all-day stamping event. I didn’t manage to do much during the week-end but I’ve now finished my card for the first of the challenges: The Bridal Challenge. Here you had to create a card using all white with only a neutral colour for the sentiment.

I decided to use the Heart Cover Plate to diecut a piece of vellum that I cut down so that it would fit in the middle of my card. I stitched it to the card at the top and bottom leaving a few strands of thread visible at the top of the card.

To add some detail and interest I added four clusters of hearts, stitched them down and added some pearls to each cluster.

For the sentiment I diecut the word “celebrate” in a silver glitter paper and added to the card.

 

I’ve added this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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Congrats – welcome baby Sejr

A penpal from my youth just had a baby last week and I knew I wanted to send her and her son a little something. And with a little something you have to have a card. I was very inspired by this card by Nichol Magouirk.

But I did want to add a little prince-frog to the mix, just because he is totally adorable and Louise’s little son is certainly her little prince. I coloured him using Prismacolor pencils and Zest-it to blend. For the crown I added both Wink of Stella and glossy accent to make sure it stood out as a fancy crown.

Nichol Magouirk had added Wink of Stella to the rainbow and I loved that look so I had to do the same thing. And oh my, does that make the rainbow into something extraordinary! Love me some Wink of Stella.

To underscore the fact that this is a baby card, I stamped a little welcome-greeting inside the card and drew some lines around the sides of the card. While I don’t add something to the inside on every card, I do like it when I do so.

I added some glittery stars around the greeting and that finished this happy bright card. I am very happy with the results you can achieve with the new puffy clouds dies from Lawn Fawn and I can see myself using them often.

Endnu en gang tillykke, Louise
– og velkommen Sejr!

I’ve added this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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