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

 

 

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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

Mr. Pumpkin Scarecrow

klaar
Vanaf deze post kun je de Nederlandse vertaling vinden onder de tab Nederlandse versie.

Inspired by the pumpkins on a Fall Art Journal page by Vicky Papaioannou and an awesome digital image by Mariola Budek I finally made my first Art Journal page ever.
I kept everything calm and it is more a scene page than a mixed media page but it is completely the page that I had in mind.
I started with cutting a page out of my journal I did that because this was my first time working in this journal, I didn’t know how my pencil blending would be on this paper and I wasn’t sure what I wanted with the image.
After colouring the image, colouring and blending colours wasn’t hard on this paper, I decided that I would fussy cut my image.
Using the head of the scarecrow as a guide I draw 2 pumpkins and colour them as well with my pencils.
I blended my background with different colours of Distress Oxide Ink, keeping in mind that I wanted to put my scarecrow in a “cornfield” and on the other page I wanted to put a fence.
Used water mixed with Distress Oxideds to splatter on the foreground.
I decided that I wanted to have a crow on the fence, so I mirrored and printed one of the  crows from the image, the same with some rocks that I needed for the front of my background.
Using design paper, ink ( to make the paper colours fit more)  and a cutting die I made my “cornfield”.
Into the green on the left page I added more yellow and red and stamped with a branch stamp to create a tree look to make the corner on the left page more interesting. See the close up photo.
I then put some Distress Oxide Walnut Stain in my TH woodgrain embossingfolder, this ink is great for this technique, and with coloured cardstock I run it trough my die cutting machine. After that I put Distress Oxide Vintage Photo on top of it and let that dry. From this piece I made my fence. The nails I made by hammer some silver brads with my TH Texture Hammer and after that I put TH Alcohol Ink Mixative Copper on top of them. I also put some the ink on one of the “legs” of a brad that I wanted to use as a headless nail. This I used in the pole where the wooden plank “came off”.
I put everything on my pages using Tacky glue, 0,5 mm., 1 mm and 2 mm. foam tape to create dimension on the page.
I finished the foreground by stamping on some places and by adding on some of the rocks Glossy Accents, this is what I also used for the eyes of the crows.

You can find the use materials under the images.
By clicking the images you can enlarge them.

Ranger Dylusions Large Creative Journal
Mr. Pumpkin Scarecrow, free image from Mariola Budek Art
Faber Castell Polychromos
Ranger Distress Oxides en Distress Ink
Joy Crafts Design paper “At the Movies”
Marianne Design Die Creatables LR0150 Branch Forrest
Joy Crafts Stamp set 6410/0067 Silhouette Birds
Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing folder
Tim Holtz Texture Hammer
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Mixative Copper
Silver brads
Viva decor stamp Grunge Hintergründe
Ranger Glossy Accents

Happy Halloween

This is my first Halloween card ever, beside the spider web stamp I don’t even have any Halloween stamps. That’s why I decided to use a flower stamp.
The gorgeous Floral Trimmings from Studio Katia was a great stamp for what I had in mind.
I stamped the flowers on Bristol cardstock and coloured them with my Zig markers.
After fussy cut the flowers I blended on orange cardstock with two colours Distress Oxide a edge to create depth in to the card.
Then I stamped and heat embossed the little spider and spider web on the left side of the card. When this was cooled down I put my flowers on top of the background.
Then I stamped and heat embossed the big spider web and the hanging spider.
The sentiment was handwritten on a piece of black cardstock with a VersaMark marker and heat embossed. By putting Glossy accents on the spider bodies and a few drops on some leaves I finished the card.
You can find the use materials under the image.

Dit is mijn eerste Halloween kaart ooit, naast de spinnenweb stempel heb ik niet eens andere Halloween stempels. Dat is waarom ik besloot een bloemenstempel te gebruiken.
De prachtige Floral Trimmings stempel van Studio Katia was de stempel voor wat ik in gedachten had.
Ik stempelde de bloemen op Bristol karton en heb ze ingekleurd met mijn Zig markers.
Nadat ik dit had uitgeknipt heb ik op oranje karton met twee kleuren Distress Oxide een rand geblend om diepte te creëren.
Hierna heb ik de kleine spin en spinnenweb aan de linkerkant van de kaart gestempeld en met de heat tool ge-embost. Nadat dit afgekoeld was heb ik mijn bloemen hierop geplakt
Toen heb ik de grote spinnenweb en de hangende spin gestempeld en ge-embost.
De tekst is handgeschreven op een stukje zwart karton met een VersaMark marker en ook ge-embost. Met wat Glossy accent op de spinnenlijfjes en een paar druppeltjes op sommige blaadjes heb ik de kaart afgemaakt.
De gebruikte materialen staan onder de foto.

Happy Halloween verscherpt

Canson Bristol smooth cardstock
Studio Katia Stamp set Floral Trimmings
Versafine ink Onyx Black
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers : 084 Deep Violet + 080 Violet – 052 Bright Yellow + 023 Scarlet Red – 082 Purple + 081 Light Violet – 020 Red + 070 Orange – 043 Olive Green + 066 Dark Oatmeal – 043 Olive Green + Deep Green – 050 Yellow and 010 Black for the side edges after fussy cutting
Papicolor Cardstock 911 Orange
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet  – Black Soot
Marianne Design Stamp set TC0841 Tiny’s Spider Web
VersaMark ink
Mboss Embossing powder Silver Gray
Ranger Embossing powder Black
Black cardstock
VersaMark Marker –  to handwrite the sentiment for heat embossing.
Glossy Accents

Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd/Happy Birthday

Tussen het kleuren met mijn potloden door een kaart gemaakt voor een jarige.
Hierbij heb ik “gespeeld met inkt”, iets wat ook heerlijk is om te doen.
Eerst heb ik met VersaMark en clear embossing poeder gestempeld en ge-embost.
Hierna de achtergrond met verschillende kleuren Distress Oxide en een kwast geblend.
Dezelfde kleuren heb ik gebruikt op een rest stukje karton waarna ik de vlinder hier uit gestanst heb.  Zowel op de achtergrond als het rest stukje karton heb ik  een laagje Distress Glaze aangebracht omdat ik het geheel wilden sprayen met Perfect Pearls. Zonder Glaze reageert de mix water/Perfect Pearls met de Oxide inkt wat niet mijn bedoeling was.
Dezelfde vlinder nogmaals van wit karton gestanst. Tussen de vleugels van de grote vlinder heb ik foamtape geplakt zodat ze iets op staan.
Nog wat kleine vlinders uit hetzelfde  witte karton gestanst en opgeplakt.
Tot slot wat pailletten op de kaart en druppeltjes Glossy Accent op de vleugels van de vlinder om het geheel af te maken.
Gebruikte materialen staan onder de foto.

Between colouring with mij pencils I made a card for a birthday.
Hereby I was “playing with ink”, what also is wonderful to do.
First I stamped and embossed with VersaMark and clear embossing powder.
Then I blended the background with various colours Distress Oxide and a brush.
I used the same colors on a piece of scrap, where I die cut the butterfly out.
Both on the background and the piece of scrap I applied a layer of Distress Glaze because I wanted to spray the whole with Perfect Pearls. Without Glaze the mix of water/Perfect Pearls reacts with the Oxide ink which was not my intention.
I die cut the same butterfly out of white cardstock as well as a few small butterflies.
I stuck a few little pieces of foamtape between the coloured wings and white wings of the big butterfly and adhere it on my card, just like the little butterflies.
Finally  some sequins on the card and droplets of Glossy Accent on the wings of the butterfly to finish it off.
You can find the used materials under the image.

Diane Jarig 2De kaart is gemaakt naar een idee van/The card is made according to an idea of Debby Hughes ( http://limedoodledesign.com/ )

Gebruikte materialen/ Used materials
Viva Designo Paper
VersaMark ink
Carabelle Studio – Triangles
Ranger Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Clear
Heat Tool
Ranger Distress Oxide Candied Apple – Wild Honey – Fossilized Amber – Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Perfect Pearls in the colour Perfect Pearls
Ranger Glossy Accents
Sizzix 661802 Butterflies
Marianne Design Cutting Die CR1354 (small butterflies)
Elizabeth Crafts 713 Small Butterfly ( only the body)

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
VersaMark
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
VersaMark
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