Jeg har købt Mama Elephants Lunar Animals og Lunar Extras sættene, og de er bare så
fine. Da jeg skulle lave mit første kort med Lunar Extras, fandt jeg dette kort
, som jeg måtte lave min egen udgave af.
Det er et meget enkelt kort, men det får noget ret særligt ved den sarte blå farvelægning langs kanterne på det papir, jeg stemplede tekst og faldende blomster.
Jeg valgte at give mine baggrunde lidt mere farve end det var tilfældet på det originale kort, fordi jeg netop syntes, at det var med til at give kortet mere dybde. Kortene fik også mere dybde ved at jeg monterede grenene på 3d-puder.
Som altid er motiverne farvelagt med PrismaColor farveblyanter og så er farverne blendet med Zest-it. Fordi grenene er tynde og blade og blomster små, har jeg kunnet nøjes med to farver til hvert element. Jeg synes til gengæld, at det er vigtigt med mere end én farve til hvert element, fordi det gør motiverne mere dynamiske og fine.
Et af disse kort er sendt til Moster, som har fødselsdag i dag, fordi vi syntes, det var hyggeligt at minde hende om hendes tur til Bonn sidste år, hvor kirsebærtræerne blomstrede.
When I saw the first card
in this post, I knew I had to lift it and when I did, I stayed fairly loyal to the original card changing only minor details: I used different papers, stamped the penguin directly onto the white paper and used a different sentiment stamp.
While I do like the Arctic Penguins I prefer for them to be entirely black so I ran over my stamped penguin with a black pen. And then I used PrismaColor pencils to colour in his beak, skates and cup. As a final detail I added Glossy Accent over his beak to give it some shine.
I recreated the look of the bow in the corner of the card using Lawn Fawn twine which is a fairly heavy twine. This means it benefits from a little bit of adhesive to stay exactly in place and so that is what it got 😉
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.
In the August edition of Ett Trykk we had a get well theme and I created this card for that theme. In Danish the word “monster” can be used to denominate something huge but also something that is really really good. And I used it in that sense here to wish for the reciepient of the card that he would feel much much better.
I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Milo alphabet which has become one of my stable go-to sets when I want to create unique sentiments. I alligned the sentiment towards the top of the white cardstock so that I could make room for two rows of grass beneath the sentiment.
My monsters need to have googly eyes! It is as simple as that. They are cute to begin with but once you add googly eyes they are simply perfect. This time around I even managed to use one of my googly eyes with eyebrows because the yellow matched my monster perfectly. How lucky was that?!