Sunday, June 17, 2018

My second HELLO pop-up card

I wasn't satisfied with my first HELLO pop-up card. It seemed easy and my Cricut didn't cut the balloon neatly. I want to send a decent pop up card to my swap partner, so I started a second card for her. I'm more satisfied with my second attempt.

But then I noticed that I forgot to add the flowers. I added two flowers afterwards at the back of the pop up part of the card. For the worst, I forgot to take a picture after I added the flowers:((

The back of the card.

Handmade envelope
This card is also quite large, so I had to make the envelope. I found a nice 12x12" designer paper in my stash and here is my envelope.

card #2:
card stock ~ green, dark green, beige, yellow
decotime designer card stock
Artfully sent cartridge
vlv rubber stamp ~ hallmark handmade card
ctmh exclusive inks ~ black
3-D embellishment ~ flower

HELLO pop-up card

A pop-up celebrate card using artfully sent cartridge. When I finished this card, I felt this it? I wasn't too satisfied with the cuts and I thought the card was too simple.

 Handmade envelope
This is a larger greeting card, so I made envelopes to fit the cards. I didn't tried to make it using my Cricut or envelope board. I find it too much trouble to check the measurements for a suitable envelope. Making an envelope using my score board is a lot quicker, I think.

card recipe:
card stock ~ blue, orange
designer paper
artfully sent cartridge
clear stamps
rubber stamp ~ hallmark handmade card
ctmh exclusive inks ~ black

Shaving cream background ATC

The shaving cream technique is an old technique. It is quite messy, but awesome to play with it once in a while. I've used glimmermists instead of inks and it works well.

Material used:
card stock ~ recycled note card
shaving cream
avec colours unlimited sparkle spray ~ gold
tattered angels glimmer mist ~ cosmos, lemongrass, sweet clover
faber castell artist pitt pen ~ brown
handmade embellishment

Card making challenge #50

This card came out so nice with the green, orange and yellow on kraft card stock. I had no idea where I was going with these colour, but they are oh, so lovely togetheršŸ˜Š

Back of the card.

Card based on this card sketch.

Card Making Challenge #50

card recipe:
kraft card stock
kraft paper envelope
card stock ~ orange, green, yellow
right at home clear stamps ~ sending love
handmade card rubber stamp
su stampin' pad ~ only orange
spellbinders cutting die ~ scalloped circle, circle, square


" a balloon with a broken string". "...bits of yourself stuffed into a balloon..."

aj page rcipe:
recycle greeting card
acrylic paint dabbers ~ yellow, blue, orange
recycled note card ~ greeting, flowers
die cuts ~ circles
faber castell pitt artist pen ~ indianthrene blue 247, white 101
sticker ~ star

Put a "map" on it

Using a map I've received from a swap partner. It is known that Africa (Akhebulan) and South-America (which is not the real name of this continent, as all the others) are the biggest continents, but we still live the big lie(s). (D) Evil has its whole system based on only lies and those benefitting from these lies, continue to do so. But what the hack, to keep the lies going, they're heading for the only thing they know, WWIII. Coutries are preparingšŸ˜¦

aj page recipe:
recycled package ~ card stock
cut out map from a magazine
postcard rubber stamp
ctmh exclusive inks ~ choclate
acrylic paint ~ trinitaria violeta
acrylic paint dabber ~ yellow
faber castell pit artist pen ~ black, purple

Brown and blue mail art

Celebrating colour combos brown and blue on a handmade postcard.


Do you see an image?


postcard ingredients:
card stock
folkart acrylic paints ~  blue rivage, gran de cafe
rubber stamp ~ greeting
rubber stamp ~ postcard
su stampin' pad ~ close to cocoa
golden gel medium ~ matte regular
faber castell pitt artist pen ~ dark brown
washi tape

May flowers

May's Flower: Lily of the Valley.

postcard recipe:
kraft card stock
lily of the valley image
folkart acrylic paint ~ siempre verde
rubber stamp ~ greeting
rubber stamp ~ postcard
golden gel medium ~ matte regular
all material white pencil
brads ~ green
washi tape

Monday, June 11, 2018

Card making challenge #49

Using kraft card stock, designer card stock with soft colours.

The card is created based on the following card sketch.

Card Making Challenge #49

Here comes the SUN ~ May

One can't fool me!

postcard recipe:
card stock
folkart acrylic paint ~ black, red
acrylic paint dabber ~ yellow, pink
postcard rubber stamp
ctmh exclusive inks ~ archival black
golden gel medium ~ regular matte
sharpie painter pen ~ white
marabu acryl marker ~ red

A happy Spring

The idea is to use the watercoloured piece on top of a card to once preference. So I painted a background using watercolours. I took time to let my creative juices flow!
I added a rubber stamped or clear stamped image on the background. I made sure I used an inkpad that's water resistant! I didn't want the ink to smear over my card! I like these colours a lot!

inside of the card

the back of the note card

My decorated matching envelope.

I created a small note card using left over card stock and papers.

card ingredients:
card stock
aquarel paper
designer card stock
angora studien aquarell paint
rubbernecker rubber stamps ~ flowers, greeting
handmade card rubberstamp
cutting and embossing dies ~ scalloped circles
3-D die cut flower
rhine stone