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Jacob 3 år

Søndag fyldte Jacob tre år, og jeg havde sendt et kort af sted til ham. Det kom desværre retur i går, fordi der manglede 0,05€ i porto… Prisen må være blevet sat op 1.1., og der er ingen nåde. Oh well – kortet blev udstyret med mere porto, og så kom det retur i postkassen. Forhåbentlig er Jacob ikke ked af at måtte vente lidt på sin fødselsdagshilsen fra os.

Kortet er bygget op som en himmel, hvor Jacobs navn og alder svæver af sted i form af Mama Elephant balloner, mens et par Create a Smile pingviner springer ud i faldskærm omkring ballonerne.

K mente, at jeg skulle farvelægge den ene faldskærm i de samme farver som ballonerne, og det var jeg med på.

Den anden pingvins faldskærm blev ensfarvet. Jeg kan godt lide, når motivet på kortet “forsvinder” ud over korts kant, som her hvor pingvin #2 er fløjet så langt, at han er halvvejs ude af kortet.

Jeg måtte selv skære ballonerne ud, fordi der (endnu) ikke findes matchende dies. Ballonerne er monteret på 3d-puder, og så er hver eneste ballon blevet dækket af et lag Glossy Accents, så de skinder.

Tillykke Jacob!

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Happy Birthday, Nora

Today is a special day in Oakland: Nora turns one! We’ve sent a card and hopefully it has made its way across the big sea in time for the little lady’s birthday – if not it is enroute.

The penguin comes from the adorable Cool Buddies set from Create a Smile and the speech buble and the sentiment is from Penguin Party also from Create a Smile. I coloured the penguin using my Prismacolor Pencils and I must say I am still really happy with those pencils. They blend beautifully and are so easy to work with. Naturally, you can tell the difference between images painted with Copics (or similar markers) and images coloured with pencils.

For the background I used the technique learned at the latest Online Card Classes’ Class of using Black Soot Distress Ink to create the darker night sky. And once I’d done that I used the Starry Night Stencil from Hero Arts to add moons and stars to the night sky using embossing paste. Love that stuff! It creates so much texture and dimension without being too busy.

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Online Card Classes: Snowscape


I have joined yet another class at Online Card Classes – the holiday class and it is great fun. On day 1 Kristina Werner showed how easy it is to create a night sky using dark blue cardstock and Distress Ink: Black Soot. I can see this technique becoming a fast favourite for me.

Last week I discovered the German stamp company Create a Smile and I ordered a set of stamps and some stencils from them – they arrived yesterday. One of the stencils is called Winter Day and I knew it would be perfect to use these two stencils for a card inspired by Kristina’s.

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I did the lower part of the stencil by pressing VersaMark through the stencil and adding white embossing powder, while the snowflakes are made with embossing paste.

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For the sentiment I went to one of my favourite sets for small Christmas sentiments: Wplus9’s Heartfelt Holiday. I stamped it in VersaMark and heat embossed it in silver. The banner on which my sentiment is stamped is my own addition to Kristina’s overall design but I wanted to have a sentiment on the card and this was the way I could get one in there.

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