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

Day 27 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Happy Birthday

This is a birthday card for a little boy next door. During the Covid-19 social distance he can’t have a party nor have any visitors, so I hope the card and a little present that I will hang on the door, will give him a birthday feeling.

I started by scanning my stencil because I thought it was too small for the card I wanted to make.
After scanning and printing in the size I wanted the stencil to be, I cut the paper to the right size as well as my cardstock panel.
I adhered my panel on top of the print and laid it on my light pad so I could trace the confetti with a gold and silver gel pen. And put this aside to dry.
I put the print on a piece of cardstock that was the same size as my panel and cut the balloons out of both layers. This way I made my own stencil in the size I wanted.

I adhered the self made stencil to the panel where I had already coloured the confetti and coloured my balloons with my Distress blending brushes and Distress inks.
When finished I put the panel aside to dry.
In the meanwhile I cut my frame and acetate sheet in the right size and adhered them together. Next I die cut the word Hoera, what is Dutch for Hooray, out of white and out of black cardstock.  The white word I glued slightly to the right on top of my black which is my shadow layer.
Putting 3 mm foam on the backside edges of the frame for my shaker window.
I peeled off the backing of the foam except the one on top of the frame, that piece I only bent a little so I could easily remove it later on when the frame  was adhered to the panel.

producten
I always want to see where I put my frame so I put my balloon panel on my table, balloons facing up, on top of that I put my roll of purple tape and I poured the tiny beads in the middle of the roll. Making sure the beads don’t roll away before I remove the roll. The roll was only to kept the beads from rolling everywhere.
Then I carefully adhere the frame to the panel. I was so glad I didn’t adhere the top of the frame yet because I had way to much beads in my panel, I just poured out some beads until I was satisfied with the amount. I don’t like to much because you wouldn’t see the balloons anymore.  Then I pulled the last strip of backing from the foam  to close the shaker window complete.
I glued the shaker part on to a base card.
I then glued the word on the shaker window and that way I finished my card.
I totally love it and I hope the little boy will also.

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

kaart
Used Materials

Canson Bristol cardstock
SSS Stencil Celebrate
Distress Ink Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers.
Blending Brushes
Gold and Silver gel pen
Acetate sheet
Mini beads without a hole in rainbow colours (any shaker products will do)
Marianne Design Die and Stamp set COL1348 Hoera
A scrap piece of black cardstock

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

 

 

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

Glitter Swirls

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

De achtergrond van deze kaart, gemaakt met glitter pasta en Distress Inkt, viel iets feller uit dan de bedoeling was. Niet lelijk en zonde om weg te gooien, vandaar dat ik de kaart heb afgemaakt. De vlinders zijn van vellum, gestempeld, heat embost en met een snijmal uitgesneden. Het stempelen heb ik ook met een snijmal gedaan, een techniek die ik een poosje geleden zag op het blog van Jennifer McGuire .
Met een waterpenseel en Distress inkt heb ik heel licht de vleugels nog bewerkt.
De tag is met de handgeschreven. Tot slot is het geheel nog bewerkt met Stickles.
Gebruikte materialen staan onder de foto.

Sparkly Verjaardag
I made the background with glitter paste and Distress Ink, it became a little bit brighter then I wanted. But it’s not ugly and a waste to thrown away, so I finished the card.
De butterflies are made of vellum, are first stamped, then heat emboss en die cut. The stamping was also done with a cutting die, a technique I saw a while ago on the blog of Jennifer McGuire .
I painted a few spots with a water brush and Distress Ink on the wings of the butterflies.
The tag is handwritten and I finished the card with Stickles drops.

Gebruikte materialen/Used Materials:
Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art A5 Swirls
Distress Ink Musterd Seed – Worn Lipstick – Wilted Violet
Nuvo Embossing Paste Glitter Clear
Sizzix Butterflies Dies 661802
VersaMark
Ranger Embossing Powder Detail White
Ranger Dylusions Paint Pen White
Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace
Adhesive Pearls

Verjaardagkaart/Birthday card

Een verjaardagskaart gemaakt voor mijn dochter die 30 werd en een aantal kookboeken op haar verjaardaglijstje had staan, vandaar dit ontwerp.
Het is zoals je op de foto’s kunt zien een pop-up kaart geworden, de drie X zijn vast gezet met stukjes mica.
De gebruikte materialen vindt je onder de foto’s.

A card I made for my daughters 30e birthday. She had some cookbooks on here wish list, therefore this design.
As shown on the photo’s it’s a pop-up card. The tree X are secured with pieces of transparent sheet.
The used materials are listed under the pictures.

Kaart Joyce vkKaart Joyce b1Kaart J 2

Papicolor  Karton/Cardstock  Aubergine
Wit karton /White cardstock
Dutch Doobadoo Stencil – Patch A5
Distress Inkt Seedles Preserves
Marianne Design Craftables CR1246 Apron and CR1247 Kitchen Set
Design Paper en Spiegelkarton/Mirror cardstock
Lint/Ribbon
Mica/Transparant sheet
Marianne Design Tekst Stempels/Stamps

Kerstbal

Druk, druk, druk en dan schiet het plaatsen van een creatie op mijn blog erbij in.
Deze lag al klaar om te posten.
De kaart is gemaakt met een stencil van Dutch Doobadoo en IndigoBlu Flakes en lijm van hetzelfde merk. De Flakes, ook wel Gilding Flakes genoemd, zijn kleine stukjes dunne  metallic folie en deze worden op een ondergrond van lijm, dit kan gestempeld zijn, dubbelzijdig tape of zoals hier lijm opgebracht door een stencil, gewreven. Hierna wordt het geheel gepolijst. De gestanste Kerstbal is een Creatables van Marianne Design.
Gilding Flakes

Dag 3 Merry Making

Bij dag 3 was het de bedoeling dat er geen Kerst stempels gebruikt werden. Er werd verwacht dat je eens goed door je spullen ging en keek wat je wel kon gebruiken voor het maken van een Kerstkaart maar wat niet specifiek voor het maken van een Kerstkaart is. Uitgezonderd de wens/sentiment op je kaart.
Mijn eerste kaart werd zeker een uitdaging want ik had geen achtergrondstempel die gebruikt werd voor het abstracte patroon die Kristina Werner had gebruikt. Wel had ik echter een stencil met ruitvormen, dus die heb ik ervoor gebruikt.
Ditmaal de kaart gekleurd met alcohol markers en de spetters en enkele ruiten gemaakt/gekleurd met Distress Stain.
3. Fijne Kerst

Dag 2 Merry Making

Bij dag 2 draaide het om de verschillende technieken die je met je stempels/inkt kunt doen. Erg leuk.
Ik heb gekozen voor de layered techniek voor mijn eerste kaart omdat deze een moderne uitstraling had.

2. Fijne Feestdagen

Helaas had ik geen driehoekige stempels, geen driehoekige stansen en moest ik hard nadenken hoe ik dit zou gaan doen.
Ik heb echter wel Nesting Dies Ruit, die ik voor deze gelegenheid half gestanst heb in diverse maten.

Driehoek ongekleurd

Hierna ben ik aan de slag gegaan met Distress Oxide en FC Polychromos Kleurpotloden,
Van links naar rechts op de foto hieronder:
– Peeled Paint – 168 Aardegroen/geel
– Peacock Feathers – 156 Kobaltgroen
– Salty Ocean – 145 Phthalobaluw midden
– Wilted Violet – 134 Donker Rood, hier pakte ik het verkeerde nummer dit had 135 Rood Violet moeten zijn, die past beter.
Picked Raspberry – 128 Purper fel
De zilveren randen zijn gemaakt met Sakura Gelly Roll pen Stardust Silver Star.

Driehoek gekleurd

Hierna heb ik de kaart afgemaakt met een zwarte strip karton met kleine letterstickers, want zo’n smalle tekststempel heb ik ook niet.
En ter versiering enkel doorzichtige ronde pailletten opgeplakt.