Monthly Archives: August 2015

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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My Favorite Things: I Knead You

When my mother asked me to do a thank you card and preferably one with a cat on it, it gave me the perfect opportunity to branch out and actually buy a stamp set with cats. I had to look long and hard to find one I liked. But when I found My Favorite Things’ I Knead You the search was over! This set is absolutely adorable and I can see myself using the cats for many projects. And colouring these little guys is a lot of fun too.

While researching fun ways to use this stamp set, I came across Barbara Anders’ cute card using the kitty in the box and I wanted to do a card just like it for the thank you card. It was just the right amount of cutesy and the colours were spot on too. So off I went 🙂

What I’ve really come to love about colouring stamped images is that you can make them your very own. My kitty for this cat is a classic black and white one and I think he’s adorable (I had coloured him before I even started looking at designs for the card so I was just lucky that his colours fit with the black, white and read of the original card design).

Once I had my card done I was left with materials that were just right for another similar card. So, I decided to make a card for my card stash using the same general design but changing a few elements.

I left out the red on this card and went with a very simple colour scheme. This kitty was also one I had coloured prior to doing the cards, but he too fits perfectly in this colour scheme. To make the card a little less cute, I decided to change the hearts out for stars.

(I know the bow on the right is crooked – it’s been fixed)

Here are the two cards side by side: I often find that doing two very similar cards will actually yield two rather different results which to me is definitely the case here. Yes, the cards are based on the same scheme but changing colours, embellishments etc. makes the card diffferent from one another.

I’ve added these cards into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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Agnes 3 years

Yesterday our very favourite Agnes turned three years old and this of course means we sent her a card. I decided to use Wplus9’s adorable elephant from Unforgettable in combination with Sunshine Layers and a balloon.

I used my PrismaColor pencils to colour in the elephant and her little party hat. For some reason I struggled using these elephants to begin with but now it seems I’ve found a way to colour them and that means I want to use them too.

Shaker elements are just plain fun and so perfect for smaller children. So for Agnes’ card it seemed very appropriate to have the balloon be a shaker. I die cut it directly into my background before I used distress inks to add some blue to the sky. To complete the sense of the balloon (and the elephant) flying through the sky, I added a sun, some clouds and well yes some stars… Guess, the stars should be seen mostly as reflections in the sky – at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

I filled the shaker with brightly coloured little thingies that I got in Papertrey Ink’s shaker set from last year. I don’t know what these things are but they are absolutely perfect for shakers. I’ve tried finding some online and it seems you can buy some that look very similar on Etsy, which I just might do!

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