Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Fenja 3 years

Well, it has actually been a few months since Fenja turned three but I haven’t gotten around to editing the pictures of the card before now… Good thing I got the card sent in time for her birthday, right? Shaker cards remain a stable when sending cards to the little ones and so I went with yet another one for Fenja. I created the shaker-element separate from the card base so that I could stamp and heat emboss a night sky complete with a half moon for the background of the shaker. I filled the shaker with tiny coloured star confetti (and I wish I had added even more).

To give the card base a little detail, I stamped diagonal stripes using a dark grey. This adds a little something without taking away from the main focus of the card.

I coloured the cute Lawn Fawn dragon using my PrismaColor pencils and blended the colours for a smooth look. It isn’t visible in the picture but I added some Wink of Stella to details on the dragon as well as to the fire it breathes.

Thankfully, the card found a happy recipient who laughed at the card – that means my job was done.

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Diecut birthday

This card was made for Online Card Classes’ Stretch Your Dies class earlier this year. I diecut multiple “birthdays” using Papertrey Ink’s Wonderful Words: Birthday Die in the same white as my card base. I then adhered all of the birthdays directly onto the card base.

Because the background got to be somewhat busy I decided to keep the decorations to a minmum: A diecut banner with an embossed sentiment and a few sequins in a matching colour and that was it. KIIS!

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Ett Trykk: Washi tape

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I had this card picked up by Ett Trykk for their washi theme in the August edition of the magazine, so I haven’t been able to show it until now. For this card I went with various washi tapes in black, white and gold. I added them to a white piece of cardstock in a somewhat random “pattern” overlapping the washi tapes and giving most of them a slight turn to one side or the other.

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Before I went further with my design, I made sure that the die I wanted to use would fit within my washi taped area. Once I was sure it would I die cut straight through the washi tape and the cardstock. Then I die cut four more word using the same die and sandwiched them under the one covered in washi tape before fitting it back into the area the original die cut had left. This meant that my word popped up against the background and thus became visible against the surrounding pattern.
To finish the card I heat embossed a sentiment in gold on a tiny sliver of black cardstock, added it above the die cut word and then scattered some bling around my sentiment.

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