Moster er nået frem til pensionen, og det skulle naturligvis fejres! Jeg så dette kort hos Betsy Veldmann, og jeg ville forsøge at lave mine egen udgave. Baggrunden er lavet på akvarelpapir, farvelagt med to forskellige farver Distress Inks og udstanset med en stitched rectangle fra Lawn Fawn. Jeg kunne ikke få de sorte blomster sorte nok ved blot at stemple dem, så i andet forsøg stemplede jeg dem i VersaMark og embossede med sort embossingpulver. Det virkede!
Ovenpå de sorte embossede blomster sidder der udstansede farvede blomster, og så har jeg tilføjet lidt pailetter også. Jeg har limet de to ender af baker’s twine fast et enkelt sted, så de fik fine swung frem for at hænge slattent ned.
Jeg har ikke en tekst, der lige passer til et pensionskort, men så er det perfekt at have et alfabetstempelsæt. Endnu en gang er det et Lawn Fawn sæt, der har været i gang.
I cannot claim to celebrate Valentine’s Day but I rather fancy the colour combination you often see at Valentine’s: white, red, black and maybe a light blue. So when I saw the new free digital papers from Sizzix I forgot my reservations towards Valentine’s and printed up a few of the papers as well as the matching decorations. The papers come as pdf files and are easy to just print and use so this proved an easy project as well.
I chose the pink paper with the small white dots for the background of my card and then I decided to tone it down a little by adding a layer of vellum on top. The vellum also gave me a reason to add a few select confetti pieces that will move around when the card is moved.
I fuzzy cut the heart shaped wreath out and then added a small piece of patterned paper behind it. The banner is also fuzzy but whereas the small heart and the tag for the sentiment where cut using two different Sizzix dies. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp and I heat embossed it using a black embossing powder from Wow. I prefer to heat embossed when stamping on vellum because it will take forever to dry otherwise. And I guess I am not patient enough to wait forever.
If you have yet to download these free papers I suggest you go straight to Sizzix’ website and do so. Just in time for Valentine’s (or actually you could easily use the papers for non-Valentine cards / layouts as well).
Day 4 at OCC Clean and Simple 4 inspired us to add texture to our cards in various ways and I was very inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s idea to stitch the card’s main image. I quickly settled on the idea to do a few different images and I first did an orange (which will turn up here eventually). I came up with the idea that I wanted to stitch a very simple snowman and it turns out that that is in fact relatively easy – and fun!
Once I had my stitching done, I knew I wanted to add some extra embellishments to the snowman. I seem to alway add some holly to my snowmen’s hats and a little heart is also a nice addition – both were diecut in thin felt. I struggled more with coming up with a sentiment but I eventually settled on a single word Christmas diecut from Simon Says Stamps Merry Christmas die. I diecut in silver glitterpaper and added it across the belly of the snowman using Tombow Mono Multi Glue.
Choosing what background to add the snowman to wasn’t easy either. I tried a few things but eventually settled on a very simple embossed stripe background. I used an Artemio background stamp and some clear embossing powder to create the tone on tone background.
Once more I’ve joined Online Card Classes for one of their terrific classes. This time around it is Clean and Simple 4: Techniques made easy. The first day dealt with embossing and I gave Kristina Werner’s technique a go. I kept to Kristina’s card design very closely except that I used a different stamp for the sentiment.
I really like this 3d embossing where you add some dimension through a mix of stamped and embossed images.