Friday, April 28, 2017

Card making challenge #38

I am using cute papers for this card. It is the first time that I am using this deco block. The colours are matching and I welcome that, because I have to use two pieces of designer papers on this card. The base of the card should be of a darker colour. I didn't want to use my black card stock and I looked around in my stash. I once received a note card and I already had cut the note card to re-use the card stock of it. So this is a nice opportunity to do so. The card stock is almost black with dark brown old lettering. I will use this as a base for all the pieces and adhere it on the card base. The card base will be of kraft card stock but the dark base will cover the card base totally and will not be seen from the front of this greeting card.

Most of the time I have pieces of card stock and designer paper left. I create  small note cards with these pieces, just to use all papers:)

Card Making Challenge #38 

card stock ~ beige
designer card stock (recycled note card)
colours unlimited deco block basics ~ designer papers
Artiste ~ tag
cutting dies ~ leaves
whiff of joy rubber stamp ~ sentiment
su classic stampin' pad ~ night of navy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Purse gift card holder

These are two very cute gift card holders. They can be used to put gift cards in it or just money. But another idea is to use this holder for a teabag. Just cute;)

Masculine pockets for gift cards

These masculine pockets can be used as gift card holders or to put money in the slot. This pocket can also be used as a tea bag holder. These are small and nice pockets and they are so easy to make. I used a label paper punch to make the slot and I used the cut to stamp the greeting on it. I ink embossed the three pockets with ctmh exclusive inks ~ grey wool. The greetings are from a Hero arts clear stamp set and are stamped with ctmh exclusive inks ~ black.

back of the pocket

back of the pocket

Another batch

It was time or another batch of shea cream, since we're out of stock;))

Chalkboard technique

On this ATC I stamped an image on black paper using white pigment ink. Then I coloured over the image with prismacolor verithin pencils. I didn't wait for the pigment ink to dry, but the pigment ink didn't smudge. The white lines from the pigment ink is still showing. I finished the ATC by adding card board to create a sturdy backing (kraft card stock) to my ATC.

paper ~ black
kraft card stock
ctmh exclusive inks ~ pigment ink
clear stamp ~ image and text

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Art journal page ~ die cuts

This is a resend of this swap.

card board
acrylic paints
ctmh exclusive inks ~ black
die cut ~ flower
faber-castell pitt artist pen ~ fine

Using painters tape or masking tape

Resending this swap, an ATC background using painters tape or masking tape to create a nice background. I used painters atape and dabbed ctmh exclusive inks (bubblegum) and su stampin' pad (bordering blue) on the background.

stampin back ATC stamping card stock
ctmh exclusive inks ~ bubblegum, grey wool
stampin' up stampin' pad ~ bordering blue, real rust, creamy caramel
clear stamp ~ bird, feather

Red & white handmade greeeting card

I did cheat on this greeting card, since the base card is kraft card stock;) I welded the hearts and fonts in cricut craft room. I didn't want to leave the heart white, so I used a rubbernecker background stamp and stamp on the hearts.  As a finishing touch I ink embossed the borders of the hearts. It is very nice;))

kraft card stock
card stock ~ white, red
corner die cut
border paper punch
glue gems

Red & white note card

card stock ~ white
paper label punch
ctmh exclusive inks ~ tulip
clear stamps ~ just smile

Monday, April 17, 2017

Card sketch #3

This time I am sharing a card based on a card sketch that I've found on paperplaysketches.blogspot. This my take on the card sketch.


embossed card stock
card stock ~ white, turquoise
designer card stock (matching)
embossing folder
clear stamp
marianne designs clear stamp ~ greeting
copic markers
rhine stones ~ purple

Naturally cute

I have this awesome colouring book named Naturally cute by the illustrator Chris Miller. I choose to colour the first page, with the title Queency Crown. I'm happy to finally have a colouring book with my reflextions:))

I don't want to colour in this book with my markers, because the markers will bleed on the paper. So I  printed the first page on Make it crafty card stock. My intention is to print all fifty (50) pages and scan them. I will create my personal digital Naturally cute book, so that I can use the images for my card making. That will allow me to make the images smaller to fit cards, art journal pages and other artsy projects.

Reflextions, I love mycelf!

copic markers:
skin: E53, 55, 57
lips, cheeks: R20, 22
shirt, hairband: B12, 14, 16
dress, earrings: Y00, 02, 08, YR 16
flower: Y00, 02, 08, YR14, 16, R24, 29, 89

shirt: grey, brown
crowns on the background: yellow

used: twinmarkers

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time to be happy

I choose to make this card in black and white, because I was delighted to do some heat embossing. Yes, I just wanted to do some heat embossing and in fact I like to make cards with interesting techniques. Techniques I wish I tried more.

Card making challenge #37

Card created based on the following card sketch:

Card Making Challenge #37

card stock ~ white
paper ~ black
Wild card cartridge ~ text box
cutting die ~ feather
embossing powder ~ white
versamark watermark stamp pad
ctmh exclusive inks ~ black
clear stamp
rubber stamp
sewing machine
thread ~ black
ribbon ~ black

Spring is here!

I think Spring is here, but there are entities here blocking the SUN, which surely will have massive consequences, just wait! We have to expect really cold weather Saturday to next week;(( So I don't think I can celebrate. Luckily I can play indoors and watch the SUN coming up now and then.

The layer (designer paper) is an image of the ccr basics. I used the caterpillar image on the Create a critter cartridge and cut the card stock green and yellow at 3,5x1,625". The tulip is cut at 3x3,042". All images are cut with the help of ccr. Yes, ccr is still working, but I too many times I have to do an update and that is a downfall.

card stock papicolor ~ green
card stock ~ yellow, white
paper ~ black, green, orange
designer paper
Create a critter ~ caterpillar, tulip
Cricut sampler ~ tag, tag layer
american crafts clear stamp collection ~ sentiments
peachy keen stamps ~ critter faces
versafine onyx black ink pad
prismacolor nupastel