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.
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).
Another one “our” little ones starts school today: Laura has her very first first day of school today (actually at the same school as Bertram) and this means I am now adding another first-day-of-school-card to the calendar. I went with a girly version of the card I did for Bertram’s very first day of school and I am fairly certain I’ll be using this model for all of the kids’ very first day of school.
I changed up the sign for the card and went with an ornate label from Sizzix because I wanted a soft, feminin look for the label. The text is stamped using Lawn Fawn’s Milo alphabet which I return to over and over again.
Laura, vi håber,
at første første skoledag var en succes!
And with that another year has passed and it is time for me to send a card out to Bertram for his first day of school! It is the third time I am doing this which is a little hard to believe actually: 1. year and 2. year can be seen by following the links.
This time around I made the card using a technique from Online Card Classes’ Background Check: I made my own stencil using dies. Since I was aiming for a school themed card I chose a Papertrey Ink border die with numbers. I used four different colours of Distress Inks to colour through the stencil, and afterwards I stamped small stars in the same four colours in the spaces between the numbers.
As far as embellishments and sentiments go, I chose a large number 2 and combined it with a banner on which I stamped 2. klasse (2nd grade). I mounted the large 2 on foam adhesive and added some silver thread beneath it. As a final touch I added some silver glittery stars around the embellishment cluster.
Håber 1. skoledag i 2. klasse gik godt, Bertram!
I’ve added this card to Lawnscaping’s Back to School challenge.