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.
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.
I made this card for Ett Trykk’s theme on using washi tape on cards but it wasn’t picked up so I can show it here instead. For this card I used washi tape as you might use patterned paper: I simply ran three strips across the paper where I wanted my main focus to be. To give the background some more dimension, I chose to run some baker’s twine down the middle of the three washi tapes.
I added a custom sentiment (Kram means hugs in Danish) to a frame, dressed the frame up with some stamped and die cut flowers and added the whole thing just below the bow I tied on the baker’s twine. As a final embellishment I scattered some sequins on and around the frame.
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.