Happy Mother’s Day

Normally I never make a card for Mother’s Day because we always visited our mothers.
Now in times of social distance, a mother in law who is 94  and myself in a high risk group we don’t go anywhere. So I made a card for her. My own mother passed away years ago. she is always in my heart.

I started by putting Tombow Multi Mono Glue on the backside of my stencil the evening before I made my card. The glue is permanent when you adhere something when it’s still wet or removable when it is completely dry before sticking it to something.
I saw it used by Kelly Latevola and tried it a few times now and it works great, here is a link to a YouTube video where she is a guest by Hero Arts and shows you how it’s used.:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqPAs4TxFLM

I temporarily adhered the stencil to my cardstock and first put the Squeezed Lemonade with my Blending Brush on the inner areas of the roses. Then I used Abandoned Coral with a second Blending Brush started on the outside of the roses, working to the yellow and blending the two colours together.
I put it aside to dry and in the meanwhile I looked for a heart die.

I die cut the heart out of my stencilled cardstock, put some repositionable E-Z Dots behind the heart and temporarily adhered it to my craft sheet. I temporarily adhered my stencil on top of that, paying attention that the stencil is positioned in the same place as the first time.
With my palette knife I spread some Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the openings in the stencil, this way I only have paste on the roses when finished.
Immediately after I was done, I removed the stencil and cleaned it with water and did the same with my palette knife. I let the paste dry overnight.

The next day I cut a base card out of linen textured cardstock in a matching colour.
And glued the panel on to my base card.
I saw some particles of the glimmer paste sticking outside of the heart and thought I could sand it off. That was a mistake, don’t do that!!  The paste is a hard layer and as a result a piece broke off that covered part of a rose and I had to repair it. Perhaps carefully cutting it will do the job or remove it when it is still wet.
Before I repaired the heart I put some 1 mm. foam tape on the backside, then repaired the little area by using a toothpick to spread a little bit of paste on to the place it broke off. Glad it was a small area.
Carefully not to touch the wet paste I peeled off the backing of the foam and placed the heart back in to the opening of the panel.

I didn’t had a stamp that says Moederdag, that’s Dutch which translates into Mother’s Day, so I decided to print one and printed as white letters on a black background.
After printing I cut it in a strip and adhered it with 0.5 mm. foam tape onto the heart.
I finished the card by gluing some Jewels from Lucy’s  onto my card.

It’s a large card, almost 6” x 6”, and a large card requires a large envelope. I only have these large envelopes in white so I thought I would use the stencil partly on it. I didn’t like that so I went through my stamp map on the computer to search for a rose stamp that looks similar to the roses from the stencil.

I have all my stamps in a map on my computer, the images sorted by category. The most images are the front of the packages they are sold in and found easily on the internet by my favourite stores or brands. The ones I didn’t find an image from I scanned in a stamped image or the package they came in. This way I can quickly find what I have and can use. This way I also have made maps for my stencils and dies.
I found a pair of roses, not as big as the stencil roses, but that didn’t matter. I only used one of them because I didn’t like the other one after a try out. I only stamped the little rose once on the front and once on the closing flap on the back, simple but just that little bit extra to make it pop. I stamped the roses with Distress Oxide, the regular Distress Ink didn’t give me the same colours as on the card because the envelope was a different kind of paper.
After both the roses were completely dry I added Micro Glaze on top of the roses to prevent smudging.
This way I made a fitting envelope by the card and I am very happy with this set.

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

Moederdag

Used Materials

Viva Decor Designo Papier
Rose Stencil unbranded
Tombow Multi Mono Glue
Distress Ink Abandoned Coral and Squeezed Lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress Blending Brushes
Tim Holtz Vagabond
Nellie Snellen Die set MFD060 Straight Heart
E-Z Dots Repositional
Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone
Palet knife
Linen Textured Cardstock Flamingo for the card base
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards – Jewels Clear Iridescent Mix
Sentiment is made with the computer
Little rose stamp, unbranded
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint
Distress Micro Glaze

Another CAS card.

Normally I almost never make CAS cards but this is the second one in a short time.
I didn’t had a lot of time, so what’s better than nothing, clean and simple is the answer!

I started with a panel of white cardstock, a stencil and Bundled Sage Oxide ink.
I taped the stencil with some painters tape to the cardstock and used a round blending tool to add the ink.
After removing the stencil I used the same blending tool and with a light hand I coloured over the whole panel. When that was done I finished the panel by adding ink to the edges.

Time to get my dies and Vagabond. From white cardstock I die cut and dry embost the orchids and branch.
With the petals still in the die I ink through the die opening with only Wilted Violet for the flower itself, and added also Candied Apple for the stamen.
I also die cut and dry embossed the branch from white cardstock and coloured it with Vintage Photo.
After that I did the branch back in to the die so that I could give the buds only on the embost (raised) areas some extra colour with Wilted Violet and Candied Apple.

My stencilled panel was dry and I adhered it to a slightly bigger white base card.

I then used a ball shaped embossing tool to give the petals and stamen there shape and dimension and glued them into a flower. After some shifting back and forth with the branch and flowers I was satisfied with the place where and how I would adhere them. But before I did that I stamped first my sentiment.
I already put my selected stamp on to an acrylic block and I stamped the sentiment with Wilted Violet.
The sentiment is Dutch for Have a nice day.
After that was dry I glued the branch on to the panel and with some 3D glue I adhered the flowers on top of the branch.
I finished my card by adding some violet and purple sequins.

It is a pity that the Bundled Sage coloured background appears more brown in the photo than the beautiful soft green in reality.

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

Kaart

Used Materials

White Cardstock
Leaf Stencil (unbranded)
Distress Oxide Bundled Sage – Wilted Violet – Candied Apple and Vintage Photo
Marianne Design Collectables Die set COL1379 Orchid
Tim Holtz Vagabond die cutting machine
Ranger Blending Tool Round
Marianne Design Sentiment Stamp set CS0821
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards sequins

 

 

 

Happy birthday to you

this time I made a one layer birthday card, the first colouring for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
I wanted to make my background with Distress Oxide and a stencil but I didn’t had any stencils that fit what I had in mind. I decided to design it myself using the Brother Canvas Workspace so I could, after designing it, cut it with my Scan ‘N Cut. I designed a heart stencil and cut it out of acetate because it is a stencil design you can always use.
For the photo I placed a white piece of paper underneath it.

Small Heart Stencil
I cut a panel from 15 x 15 cm. from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. Using my big brush (in the photo in the upper right corner) and Distress Oxide Wilted Violet I coloured the background lightly, just enough to have a hint of colour here and there, not the same amount everywhere. This brush is my favourite when I want just a hint or a very light variation of colour.
After that I used another brush to darken the outer edges.
When that was dry I put my stencil on top of it, adhering it with some purple painters tape.
Using a tiny brush I coloured the hearts with different amounts of ink and pressure, this way you get different hearts and it even looks as if you used more than one colour ink.
With my inkpad I coloured a piece of Neenah to use it later on for die cutting letters.

Achtergrond klaar
After drying, I put the background into my TH stamping tool and stamped the biggest stamp from the Joy Crafts  Dance to the Music stamp set with Stazon Jet Black ink. Because this is a kind of grunge stamp ( see the last photo) and I didn’t like that for what I had in mind, I filled in the spots where there was no ink with my FC Black fineliner.

STamping tool
I let that dry and placed some single music notes from that same stamp set in the stamping tool and stamped them randomly to finish.

I wanted to die cut letters so I could make the first sentence of the song “happy birthday to you”.
I wanted to cut them not only from the piece of cardstock I coloured but also from craft foam to give the letters more dimension. After I die cut the letters with the Joy Crafts Alphabet & Numbers die, I laid them on my background and I didn’t liked it! But I laid the purple foam letters down and they look great on the background. So I decided that I would use the foam letters without any cardstock on top. I glued them on to my background and the background panel to a white folded base card and that finished my card.

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

Afbeelding1
Used Materials

Brother Canvas Workspace
Scan ‘N Cut
Acetate
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Ranger Distress Oxide ink Wilted Violet
Tim Holtz Stamping Tool
Joy Crafts stamp set 6410-0068 Dance to the Music
Stazon Jet Black ink
Faber Castell Pitt Artist pen Black fineliners S and F
Purple Craft Foam
Joy Crafts Die 6002-0139 Alphabet & Numbers nr.1

Pop-Up Flowers

The first week of January Rina Krupsky was a guest designer by Jennifer McGuire.
When I saw the card she was making, I knew immediately that this should be the card for a friend’s birthday.
You can find the link to the post with the video under this text.
There be a few blurs on the photo’s, that’s done because of privacy reasons.

I also knew that I wanted to make the card with the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral.
I looked true my paper stash for paper in that colour scheme. I found it in the gorgeous background papers by Nellie Snellen.
From these paper I cut 7 pieces of 4”x 4”.
Then I used a Crealies stamp and Distress Oxide to stamp the heart of the flower. I used my TH Stamping Platform  that way I only have to position my stamp once and can stamp all the papers one after the other . Afterwards I was so glad I did this because after the first few papers where dry I noticed that I had to stamp them again to make them darker.  I even put some Distress Oxide in the middle of the heart with a small brush to darken it. I then put the papers aside to dry well.

bloempapiertjes
I couldn’t find any stamp that would fit what I had in mind, so I made them myself.
I used Eva foam, a thin craft foam,  a die and double sided adhesive sheets. I adhere a piece of adhesive sheet on one side of the foam, then I die cut it on the other side .
I removed the other layer of  protective sheet from the foam so I could stick the die cut on to a piece of acetate. By trying the stamp I noticed that the foam was much too thin.
I decided to cut two new layers, the same way I did before ( two layers at once won’t work). I cleaned the foam stamp that I already tried out with a baby wipe. Which was easy because I used Distress Ink.
I then adhered both layers on top of the first one and my new stamp was ready.
Because I also like to have a opposite stamp, I repeated the process as before with the difference that I now had the side where I put the adhesive sheet on the foam at the upper side when I die cut.
To stamp you can adhere your acetate to a acrylic block with some painters tape.
After you used the stamp, you can clean it and use it again later. Always try before you use it with another colour if the stamp is really clean.

stempel 1

I started my front panel ( 3.9 “x 5.6”) with white Neenah cardstock, a Joy Crafts stencil and Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral. I put the stencil down on the paper in different angles with space in between, because I didn’t want a full background. The Oxide gave a soft look so I could stamp over it with my home made stamps and Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, what is a more bright ink but the same colour.
Used a Marianne Design stamp for the Sentiment, it’s Dutch for Have a nice day.
Put  this a side to dry.

In the mean while I cut a base card (folded 4.1 “x 5.8”) from Turquoise glossy cardstock on the outside and white on the inside. I used the same Joy Craft stencil inside but this time with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers.
Stamp the sentiment in the upper corner, this is Dutch for Congratulations.
Put this also aside.

Time to make the flower bouquet, I folded, cut and glued the square papers I made before, as shown in the video by Rina.
And glued the bouquet into the inside of the base card.

open kaart

Glued the front panel to to base card and finishing the card off with pearls and sequins in a matching tint. And that completed the card.

But I was enjoying myself so much I wanted to make more. So I decided to stencil also the envelop to match the card. I did this with the Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral and after drying I put some Distress Glaze over it to seal the ink. I don’t want rain to ruin my envelope and so I know that will not happen now.

Used materials are under the picture.

kaart met envelop

Used Materials

https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2019/01/guest-artist-rina-krupsky-with-pop-up-floral-card.html

I used the following Nellie Snellen Background Papers, they are double sided and I used both sides.
Neva044 Salmon Flowers 2
Neva043 Salmon RetroNeva042 Salmon Dahlia
Crealies Bits & Pieces 29 Stamp set Sunburst
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Eva Foam, Craft foam 1 mm.
Double sided adhesive sheets
Marianne Design Creatables LR Branch Garden to make the stamp
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral
Distress Ink Abandoned Coral
Neenah Classic Crest solar white cardstock
Joy Crafts Stencil 6002/0608  Swirl A6
Metallic cardstock Turquoise this is white inside, brand unknown
Marianne Design Stamp CS0917 Gefeliciteerd (Dutch for Congratulations)
Little Things from Lucy’s cards Snowfall
Joy Crafts Decorative Pearls 6020/0008
Distress Micro Glaze