Monthly Archives: September 2015

Black Magic

Sarah introduced me to the Black Magic technique (stamp in white on dark cardstock and add colour using coloured pencils) and I was an instant fan. It is a lot of fun to do Black Magic cards and it is a very different look than when you stamp and colour on a light cardstock.

For my first Black Magic card I used one of my all time favourite Papetrey Ink stamp sets, Stitches and Swirls. I stamped the flowers using Hero Arts’ Unicorn white pigment ink and let the image dry really well before colouring the leaves and flowers using my PrismaColor pencils. For this card I coloured directly onto the black cardstock which is doable because PrismaColor pencils are wax-based.

For my second card I started by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment before I stamped the images using Clearly Besotted’s Dandelion Dreams. When stamping the stems of the dandelions I masked off parts of the flowers as well as the sentiments whereby I achieved some sense of depth in the stamping.

Here I coloured directly onto the stamped part of the card which gives a slightly different Black Magic effect than what I did on the first card. It only goes to show that Black Magic is a technique with many possibilities. I strongly encourage you to give the technique a whirl.



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Ellen 2 years

Today Ellen turns 2 two and that means we’ve sent her a card celebrating her day. When I made Agnes’ card I also had an idea for another card in my head. This card ended up as Ellen’s birthday card. For this card I did the background using watercolours because I wanted a very subtle background with grass as well as a blue sky.

Once the background had dried (and had spend a few hours under something heavy to be straigthened out) I was able to die cut the balloon directly into the background. I filled the balloon with plenty of sequins which I’ve lately discovered makes a lot of sense because the shaker elements look better with more sequins in it (at least I think so). I added some clouds, a smiling sun and even some raindrops to complete the sky above the elephant.

I used Prismacolor Pencils and Zest-It to colour the elephant and prior to attaching it to the card I tied a yellow bow around its trunk so that it would look like the balloon was tied to the trunk of the elephant. I stamped Ellen’s name and age to the right of the elephant and finally I stamped some tiny tufts of grass along the top of my water colour grass.



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Monster god bedring

A few months ago Bertram injured his arm and I wanted to send him a little get-well-soon-card. I had just done a get-well-card for the Norwegian stamp magazine, Ett Trykk where I used Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash and I liked the idea so much I used them again. I love the idea of wishing someone Monster much better health (works better in Danish than in English though). I heat embossed circles of various sizes on the black background just to give it some interest and then I build my scene on top of Neat and Tangled’s Sunburst stamp.

Since Bertram almost (but not entirely) broke his arm, I decided to have the little flying monster sport an almost broken arm. He is saying “Ouch! My arm” which is actually also a saying from Danish television’s most loved series, Matador.

The larger of the two monsters are then wishing that Bertram feels monster much better (again: just works so much better in Danish). Of course all three monsters were supplied with googly eyes – they just seem absolutely right for these cute monsters. For both of the speech bubbles I’ve used Papertrey Ink’s Bubble Talk Dies.



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PL2015: Uge 25

Gosh, I’ve fallen behind on my PL pages during the summer. 2 months of nausea related to the pregnancy has not been good for the progress of my PL2015 album. But! I simply refuse to let this be yet another year where I do not finish this project. This means I am making my pages even more simple, adding few if any details and I’ll be pressing on to catch up.

Week 25 was a week of friendship and elections. The first part was wonderful as always, the second part did not go they way I would have wished it to.

I love the weeks where we have friends (and their kids) visiting because there are always a lot of pictures to chose from when it comes to putting the PL-pages together. This week was no different.



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