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Bertram 9 år

I dag fylder Bertram ni år, og da jeg tirsdag skulle lave kortet til ham, så jeg på Heidis facebook-profil, at Bertram skulle holde en MGP-fødselsdagsfest. Så var temaet for årets kort jo klart!

Jeg googlede MGP 2016, fandt et godt billede af logoet, og så var det bare at gå i gang. Det var lidt sært for mig at sidde og bruge lilla og pink karton, mens jeg lavede kort til Bertram, men jeg håber, at han kan klare det. Det er jo nu en gang de farver, DR har valgt til årets MGP-logo.

Jeg har ikke kopieret logoet direkte, men det skulle nu alligevel meget gerne være til at se, at det er en udgave af logoet, der er fokus for kortet. Første skridt i at efterligne logoet var at skære et stykke prikket hvidt karton ud i den rette størrelse og så farvelægge det i blå og lilla toner ved hjælp af Distress Inks. Det er simpelthen sådan en fed effekt, man kan opnå bare med lidt blæk og et blending tool.


For at opnå samme look som logoet skar jeg strimler af karton og vellum i forskellige farver og forskellige breder. Jeg limede dem derefter ovenpå hinanden under inspiration fra ovenstående udgave af MGP-logoet. I stedet for MGP 16 står der Bertrams initialer og alder som teksten på kortets dekoration.


Når jeg embosser forsøger jeg at huske at bruge et anti-statisk værktøj inden. Det er helt afgørende, når man embosser på sort, for ellers bliver det ganske enkelt ikke pænt! Her huskede jeg det, og som det ses, bærer det lønnen i sig selv, da der ikke er embossingpulver andre steder end på teksten.

Nå, Bertram. Vi håber, at du havde en mægtig fest i går, og at du får en dejlig fødselsdag i dag.

Hurra & tillykke Bertram!

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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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Fabulous Fuchsia

I had long eyed Clearly Besotted’s Fabulous Fuchsias and I finally caved and bought the set. For my first go at this stamp set I made my own version of this card by the über-talented Debby Hughes. The card design is fairly simple but because of the nature of the stamp it still looks elaborate.

I added a lot of wink of stella to the pink part of the fuchsias because it just makes everything better when it has a little bit (or a lot) of shimmer and shine.

I also did a yellow version of the card changing only the colour of the card base – but that really did make the card look completely different and much much more bold.

I’ve added these cards to the Simon Says Make It Colorful challenge.

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Simply Quilled

Once in a while you have to try and stretch your repertoire (or at least I have to) and therefore I decided to order Clearly Besotted’s Simply Quilled stamp and die set. I like the idea of this very clean and simple, yet detailed stamp set. For my first card using the set I CASEd this card by Stephanie Wincott.

I went with bolder colours than Stephanie which I do like but I am not entirely sold on the sentiment I ended up using. I don’t mind the “wishes” part but I had a hard time incorporating the “warm”. Oh well – you can’t make it work 100% of the time. This card will still do nicely as a birthday card (or even a Christmas card actually).

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