Yesterday Thor turned 2 and that means that we sent him a birthday card. This year I went with a colourful scene with dinosaurs from Lawn Fawn. The critters are all coloured using PrismaColor pencils and the colours have been blended using Gamsol. I’ve added some white dots to the critters to give them some texture.
K suggested I could have the purple dino nashing on a leaf from one of the palm trees. I achieved this look by cutting into her lips and the placing the leaf between them. It is fun that it is possible to alter the critters slightly in this way.
I made the background using Distress Ink and a handcut “stencil” that forms the clouds in the blue colour. In order to emphasize the clouds, I diecut a few white clouds and added to my sky.
Happy birthday, Thor!
Today, Charlie and I are posting our monthly Christmas cards over at Operation Skriv Hjem’s blog. I went with a card sporting a fun and happy Santa jingling all the way through a beautiful winter night.
I made the night sky myself combining various colours of Distress Inks, water and paint splashes and a few die cut stars. I dabbed some Wink of Stella around in the night sky to get a bit of shine as well. It is amazing what you can achieve with this technique.
My Santa is coloured using PrismaColor pencils and the colours have been blended using Gamsol. The colours look much more blended in real life… Santa’s beard and the brim of his hat has some Wink of Stella shine, and his belt buckle has been covered with Glossy Accents.
I recently received Lawn Fawn’s adorable Baked with Love stamp set and I had to try my hand at colouring the images and using them for a card (or actually two). The images and the sentiments from this set are really really cute and they make it possible to make really lovely birthday cards.
Essentially, the two cards are the same but I changed up colours and the images I used for the main focus. The images are actually really easy to combine and use to built scenes with.
For the pink card I used more images than I did on the turqouise card. It is difficult to see on the photo but I’ve added Wink of Stella to the metallic parts on the machine, the bag and the butter.
I couldn’t manage to fit in the sentiment, I wanted to use without altering it slightly. But this is where using clear stamps is so cool: You can simply cut the stamp apart, stamp it in a new constellation or in the original one. Perfect!
It took me a few months to decide whether I wanted these stamps or not – now I don’t know why I was ever in doubt: They are so much fun and I can’t wait to make more cards using them.
I’ve added these cards to Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday challenge and there are a few favourite techniques / products of mine going on here: colouring and blending with PrismaColor and gamsol, diecutting, Lawn Fawn stamps etc.
Keeping with traditions, I’ve made a shaped card for Line’s friend Helle’s daughter who turns four today. This year I went with a balloon because balloons are good plain fun!
Of course I had to add Caroline’s name and age to the card so I decided to do a strip across the bottom of the balloon. In this strip I die cut her name and age using Sizzix’ Alphanumeric die set which is brilliant because you can die cut the entire name in one go. Love this alphabet set. In order to make sure that the letters could be seen against the bigger balloons pattern, I mounted some vellum behind the strip with the letters.
When I’d mounted balloons and clouds on the card I still felt it needed something. This led me to add two small birds that I quickly coloured in using PrismaColor pencils.
I added some string to the bottom of the smaller balloons and glued down the loops so they would stay in place over time. And obviously, I had to add some bling to this rather girly card. Now all that is left is to ponder which shape I might chose next year…