2 Stamps + a Light pad = 1 Image

This card I made for a friend who I wanted to give a big hug because she is always thinking of others.
But she lives too far away for a physical one so I send her a mail hug.

I thought I had a critter  stamp with a bouquet of flowers behind his back, I didn’t. What I had in mind was a embossing folder I used to have.
So I had to look through my stamps where I found this lovely shy mouse from Docrafts and a Magnolia Tilda stamp with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. I decided to make from these two stamps one image.

I first stamped the mouse and Tilda on a piece of copy paper. I had in mind to put them on the lightpad so I could trace them, copy the image and print it with my laser printer on to some watercolour paper.
After stamping both I realised that I could do it much easier by stamping my  mouse on my watercolour paper directly en than trace the bouquet with a lead pencil on to my paper using my lightpad.

Muis lightpad
When I was satisfied, I added more flowers than in the original bouquet, I traced them with my  Pit Artist Pens.
I also drew a little tag on the bouquet with my pencil with the word Zomaar (Dutch for Just Because) on it and traced this as well with my Pit Artist Pen.
I let the pen dry well, although I didn’t plan to use a lot of water with my colouring. Better on the safe side.

I pulled out my Distress Inks, waterbrush, a paint brush and some water and started water colouring my image.
I had almost forgotten how I love to watercolour with my Distress Inks, lately I used only my coloured pencils and Zig markers.
To make the stripes on the mouse’s shirt I coloured them first with Peacock Feathers, let them dry and then I coloured the whole shirt using the same colour. This way, the stripes get a second layer and are darker than the rest of the shirt.After finishing the colouring, I put the image aside to dry.

I took a other piece of watercolour cardstock and put some Aged Mahogany and Rusty Hinge on my craft mat and sprayed it with some water with my Distress Sprayer. I dragged my paper through the ink to make a background. When I was satisfied I put this aside to dry.

My image was dry and I die cut it in to a panel with a Nellie Snellen Dotted Rectagle die.I used my Dark Red pencil to shade the flowers a little more. And to make the flowers a bit more of interest I used my white gel pen to make some dots. This I had seen Kelly Latevola do (http://www.kellylatevola.com/) and loved it.

My background was also dry and I used the same die to cut this in a panel as well.
To incorporate the Peacock Feathers also on the background I added splashes with a small paint brush and did the same with Aged Mahogany and Rusty Hinge. When I was satisfied I put this aside to dry.

I took a piece of white cardstock for my base card, I glued a panel that was a bit smaller from turquoise cardstock.
Then I added my background panel with 0.5 mm. foam tape on top of the turquoise panel.
After that I placed my panel with the mouse on top of this, using 0.5 mm foam tape where the panel was on top of the background panel and 1 mm. foam tape where it hits the turquoise panel.
And with some writing and a big hug inside I finished this card.

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

Muis
Used Materials

WaterArt paper
Stazon Ink Jet Black
Faber Castell Pit Artist Pen Black Fineliner
Docraft Stamp PMA CCP907201 Mouse
Magnolia Stamp – Tilda with Helleborus
Light Pad
Distress Ink – Aged Mahoganie, Rusty Hinge, Peacock Feathers and Pumic Stone
Waterbrush and a small paint brush
Ranger Craft mat
Ranger Distress Sprayer
Nellie Snellen Die set MFD088  Straight Dotted Rectangle ( Dutch brand)
Faber Castell Polychromos 225 Dark Red
Sakura Gelly Roll pen White
Turkoois and White Cardstock

 

 

 

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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

 

 

New Year New Home

End of last year whe received a card from a lovely couple of friends with New Years wishes and the announcement that they bought a house and where move to a new adres.
So I made them a New House card in New Year style.

I started with white cardstock and Distress Inks to make a night sky.
Splattered with some water and put this aside to dry.

In de meanwhile I die cut and embossed 4 houses with my Leane de Graaf Lea’bilitie Die.
The fourth house I dry embossed on the wrong site of the die so that I got a opposite house, that will be the last house in the row.
I cut from two houses the chimney, these two will be in the middle of the row and adhered the four houses with a thin strip cardstock on the backside together on a way it looks like one row of houses. Then I putted a piece of black cardstock behind the rooftops to create one roof.
By placing a light yellow piece of cardstock behind one house, the house is illuminated and refers to their new home.
To finish my panel I heat embossed some stamps in different sizes that look like firework with gold and a little bit of red embossing powder. With a gold Gell pen I made the fireworks a little more realistic.

I adhered the panel to a white cardstock base , put my row of houses on top of the panel with 0,5 mm. foam tape and number stickers for 2019.
That finished my card for their new home.

You can find the use materials under the image.

nieuwe woning
Papicolor white and black cardstock
A scrap piece of yellow cardstock
Distress Ink Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Black Soot
Leane de Graaf Lea’bilitie Dies 459012 Houses
Versamark Ink
Crealies Bits & Piece 29 Sunburst Stamps
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Gold en Red
Heat gun
Starform Number Stickers

Delfts Blue in the snow – The 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Even though I did not coloured the images on this card, I made it with The 30 Day Coloring Challenge in mind, because I took every day a little “me-time” to make it!

Delfts Blue is a famous blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in The Netherlands.
The most highly-regarded period of production is about 1640–1740, but Delftware continues to be produced. Why I am telling this? I am Dutch and I made a Holiday card in blue and white, Delfts Blue in mind.

I used several stamp sets from different brands to make my winterscene. Starting with stamping the ice skating couple by Marianne Design and stamped them again on a piece of scrap paper so I could mask them while stamping the fence ( Viva Decor).
After that, I stamped a tree on the left side and also one on scrap paper so I could stamp the second tree behind it. I let this dry for several hours because I stamped with Distress Ink and I wanted to ad snow.
All the snow I have is water based so look for you work with snow, what base it is and when it is water base and you are stamping also with an water base ink or ink reacting with water (most dye inks are)  make sure the ink is dried well enough  otherwise you can get bleeding of the ink through your snow.
Added my snow and a little extra glitter on top of it, just an extra hint by blowing a little from my hand into the air (not in my room LOL but outside) and holding the card under the falling glitter. So I don’t get a lot of extra glitter because there is already glitter in my snow.
I added some Aqua Shimmer on the area where the ice is, to give this also a little shine.

I wanted to finish the card with falling snow made with my snow stencil, but where the stencil supposed to be it wasn’t. I turned my whole craftroom ( on that moment I was glad he is small) over but the stencil is gone and stays gone.
After doing a bunch of other small things I had to do, I returned to my craftroom in the hope that I would find the stencil in my daughters stencil map, but no, still gone.
Because I wanted to finish the card so it could dry overnight I picked some Acrylic paint and put this on a acryl stamping block with a little water and Perfect Pearls. I used a small paint brush, took a little bit of paint on my brush and tapped gently on my brush while I held it above the card. I wanted small flakes and not big blobs and not too much, just enough to put a little bit interest to the background. I masked the faces from the boy and girl. If you don’t, you will see that there is a splatter in a place where you don’’ t want it, for example on a eye. So masking is the answer.

The next day everything was dry and I put the panel on to a blue card with foam tape for some dimension and (at last) my first Holiday card for this year is finished.
You can find the use materials under the images.
The second image shows the glitter and shine on the card.

Delfts Blauw

Delfts Blauw2

Used Materials
Canson Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch
Marianne Design Cling Stamp  Set CS0906 Happy Winter
Studio Light Stamp Set 120 Sweet Winter Season
Viva Decor Weinachts Landschaft (Christmas scenery)
Marianne Design Stamp Set EC0138 Eline’s Sentiments
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen Glitter Gloss
Aleene’s Glitter Snow
Ultra Fine Glitter (brand unknown)
Acrylic paint with Ranger Perfect Pearls
Papicolor Original Cardstock 936
1 mm. Foam tape