Cas masculine card

Because of inflammations in my wrists I couldn’t craft for a while and was there nothing to post. But it’s going much better, I’ve to be still careful so I didn’t make a card with an image that is coloured in.

I needed a birthday card for my nephew, besides his study he is in training at the voluntary fire department.
I knew I had a set of vintage scrapbook papers that is fire brigade themed. The papers are unbranded and I’ve had this for so long that I don’t know if there was any brand on the plastic that it came in.

I didn’t like the vintage colour for this card so I scanned my paper, watching that the piece I wanted was on the scanner. The paper is 12” x 12” and I have an A4 scanner.
After scanning I opened an image editing program on my computer ( PSP 8, a very old program) and made the piece I wanted in a square that was two sizes smaller than my folded base card.
I made the colours also lighter by adding a white wash.
Then I printed it on white vellum.
Off course you can skip the part of scanning and printing on vellum and use a piece of scrapbook paper right on to a top panel.

After printing I put it temporarily with some purple tape on to a white panel that is one size smaller than the folded base card.
I punched with my Big Bite in each corner a hole true both the vellum and cardstock and with the same Big Bite I set the eyelets in this panel.
With red wax cord I finished the panel.

I die cut a tag from red cardstock and with VersaMark I stamped the sentiment that says It’s your birthday in Dutch.  I heat embossed this with gold embossing powder.

From red cardstock I folded a base card and with 1 mm. foam tape I stick the panel on top of this.
With 0.5 mm. foam tape I stick the tag on to the panel and that finished the card.
As you see, clean and simple.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Used Materials

Papicolor Red and White Cardstock
Pergamano White Vellum
Scrapbook paper Fire Brigade
We R Memory Keepers Big Bite
Docrafts/Papermania Eyelets
May Arts Wax cord Red
Marianne Design Craftables Die set CR1212 Tags & Ticket
Marianne Design Stamp set EC0096 Eline’s Vintage Text 2
VersaMark ink
Ranger Extra Fine Detail Embossing Powder Gold
Heat tool


Finished card The Daily Marker Challenge

As promised yesterday hereby the finished card.
After stamping and colouring I die cut the word “hoera”, which is Dutch for hooray,
with my Marianne Design Alphabet dies out of the panel. I took care not to lose the little inner parts of the letters, because I have to put them back when I place my stacked letters on the card.
Then I die cut the same letters each 3 times out of cardstock and glued them on
top of each other. The letters from the panel at the top of the stack.
I glued my panel on the blue metallic base card. After this I glued the stacked letters in the right place on the card and also the little inner parts from the panel letters.
I thought the card wasn’t finished but I couldn’t find anything that fitted with the little images.
After looking around and thinking I realized that my gel pens would offer a solution.
I have different kinds and the 3D Rollers where the answer. I used the same colours as I used with my Zig markers and made an all-over pattern of tree little dots.
As with my stamps, I also let the dots run off the paper so that it appears as the pattern continues.
And that finished my card, it’s a simple but cheerful card for a birthday.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Used Materials

WaterArt paper Kippers Hobby ( a Dutch wholesaler brand)
Docrafts Forever Friends Stamp set Black & Gold
Stazon Ink Jet Black
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, for a used colour list please
ask in your comment so I can sent it to you.
Marianne Design Collectables Die set Alphabet Col1449
Scrap piece of White cardstock
Joy Crafts Metallic cardstock Blue
Sakura Glaze 3D Roller pens

Age is just a number – The 30 Day Coloring Challenge

It’s the last day of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Due to health problems this time not many colouring done. But every day I have taken me-time to read on the blog and look at all the beautiful things that were made. Kathy (The Daily Marker) it was great again, thank you so much and I hope next year an other Coloring Challenge.

This week I made a shaker card, it’s a birthday card for a friend. It’s often difficult to make up a male card  especially if you made every year for the same person a birthday card. But a shaker card I never made for him, so this time I did.
I used a stencil and three colours of Distress Oxide to blend numbers on the front panel.
Then I die cutted a heart out of that panel and with the same die and a smaller piece out if the die cutting nest, I cutted  a frame.
Out of three different colours of cardstock I die cutted numbers for the shaker part.
I glued the heart on to my base card and put  2 mm foam tape around it, that is my shaker part. Then I put the numbers in that heart.
Behind the heart opening that I die cut in the front panel I glued some transparent sheet, then I glued this part on top of my base card in such a manner that the transparent closes the shaker part.
To finish the shaker part I adhered the frame on top of the transparent.
The sentiment, Age is just a number in Dutch, I made on my computer, I cut it to the right size and finished my card by putting the sentiment with some foam tape on the card.
You can find the use materials under the images.

Leeftijd is maar een getal
Used Materials

Canson Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Joy Crafts Poly Besa Stencil Numbers
Distress Oxide Candied Apple – Salty Ocean – Black Soot.
Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Die MFD060 Straight Heart
Papicolor Original Cardstock 906
Nellie Snellen Die SD064 Text and Numbers

De tijd vliegt/Time flies

You can find the English translation of the text under the image.

Niets leuker dan spelen met inkt, ditmaal een vintage verjaardagkaart.
Ik heb op een vierkante oplegkaart de achtergrond geblend met Distress Oxides, hierna een stencil licht met water besproeid en deze op mijn achtergrond gelegd. Even het water in laten werken en daarna het stencil verwijderd. Wat achtergebleven druppels drooggedept .
Op de achtergrond gespetterd met Distress Stain Antique Bronze en Distress ink Vintage Photo.
De randen bewerkt met D.I Vintage Photo en daarna met Walnut Stain.
In de linkerbovenhoek een vliegtuigje gestempeld met Stazon Timber Brown.
Hierna  Oxides en Stain op mijn craftmat gedrukt en besproeid met water. Een rest stukje karton hier doorheen gehaald, droog geblazen met de heat tool en net zo lang herhaald tot ik tevreden was. Na drogen de tandwielenrand en losse tandwielen hieruit uitgestanst. Deze bewerkt met VersaMark en Distress Embossingpoeder Vintage Photo voor een roestige/vintage look.
Op een stukje bruin karton, dezelfde kleur als waar de kaart van gemaakt is, de tekst met VersaMark gestempeld en met Embossingpoeder  en mijn heattool ge-embost.
Tag uitgestanst en bewerkt met Distress Oxides.
De achtergrond op een kaart geplakt en de kaart afgemaakt door de tandwielen en tag met 3D kit verhoogt op de achtergrond te plakken.
De gebruikte materialen staan onderaan de post.

De tijd vliegt
Nothing more enjoyable than playing with inks, this time a vintage birthday card.
On a square piece of cardstock I blended the background panel with Distress Oxides, then I sprayed a stencil light with water and placed this on my background. Left that for a few moment and lift it gently up. Any residue of water I dabbed away.
Splattered with Distress Stain Antique Bronze and Distress ink Vintage Photo.
Edited the edges with D.I Vintage Photo and then with Walnut Stain.
In the left corner I stamped a little airplane with Stazon Timber Brown.
I put some Oxides and Stain on my craft mat and sprayed some water on top. I pullet a left over piece of cardstock through the ink, dried it with my heat tool and repeated it again until I was satisfied with the result.
When this piece of cardstock was completely dry I die cut my gear border and loose cogs out of this. After die cutting I used some VeraMark and Distress Embossing powder Vintage Photo to give it a rusted/vintage look.
On a piece of brown cardstock I stamped with VersaMark my sentiment and heat embossed it with Sea Foam embossing powder. Die cut this piece and edited it with Distress Oxides.
I put the background with double sided adhesive to my card base.
I finished the card by using 3D Kit for the gear border, tag and cogs to glue them with dimension on my background.

The used materials:
Neena Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Papicolor Original 919 Chocolate brown
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers – Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Clockwork
Distress Ink Vintage Photo – Walnut Stain
Distress Stain Antique Bronze
Stazon Ink Timber Brown
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo
Ranger Embossing Powder Sea Foam
Marianne Design Die Cut LR0327 Anja’s Circle
Joy Crafts 6002/0288 Gears Border Die
Xcut Chronology Dies – Cogs
Joy Crafts Clear Stamps 6410/0022 Time
Little Airplain Stamp

het is JOUW verjaardag / it’s YOUR birthday

Een dekbedovertrek in een tv reclame bracht me op het idee voor deze kaart.
De achtergrond heb ik geleerd tijdens een van de Online Card Classes (Mery Making)
die Kristina Werner gaf. Heel erg leuk om te doen en ik vind met een groots effect.
De gebruikte materialen staan onder de foto.

I got the idea for this card from a duvet cover in a TV commercial. The background I learned during an OCC (Merry Making) from Kristina Werner. A lot of fun to do and, I think, with a great effect.
The used materials are listed under the photo.
verscherptKippers Aquarelle paper
Distress Oxide Twisted Citron – Peacock Feathers – Cracked Pistachio – Salty Ocean – Faded Jean – Black Soot.
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background
Ranger Super Fine Detail embossing powder Gold
Craft Emotions Clear Stamp Veren / Feathers
Marianne Design Eline’s Vintage Teksten EC0096
Wink of Stella Clear
May Arts Waxed Cord Navy