Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas card

It's that time of the year again so last week I spent some time making Christmas cards. This card is a pretty quick card because I used some left overs from the personalized Christmas cards I made earlier. I'll show these cards once they are sent :p

Christmas card

I started with stamping the leaves with Altenew Olive and Memento Bamboo leaves. The pine cone is stamped with Memento Peanut brittle.

I added the circle die which was first blended with Frosty Pink and Rouge from Altenew and stamped witch Festive berries distress ink. I used foam tape to adhere this circle to the card.

Christmas card

Finally I added some red Nuvo drops to add a little bit more color to the card.

Supplies
- Christmas icons (don't know which brand)
- Altenew ink: 
          - Olive
          - Frosty Pink
          - Rouge
- Memento ink:
          - Bamboo leaves
          - Peanut brittle
          - Love letter
- Stitched circle die
- Craft Sensations - Merry Christmas stamp
- Distress ink: Festive berries
- Clear embossing powder
- Nuvro crystal drops - gloss - Red berry

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Beautiful flowers card

I'm in a romantic mood so I decided to make a red card with black and white as I think these colors match perfectly.

I first stamped the flowers with Versafine black ink and cut it out by hand.
For the background I blended worn lipstick, festive berries and barn door to create a gradient look.

Beautiful flowers card with a blended background

Next I stamped the sentiment with Versamark on a piece of black cardstock and heat set this with white embossing powder.

Finally I used foam tape to adhere the flowers and the sentiment onto the card.

Supplies
- SSS - Beautiful flowers
- Versafine onyx black
- Distress oxide:
          - Worn lipstick
          - Festive berries
          - Barn door
- Versamark
- White embossing powder
- HP57p - gefeliciteerd
- Foam tape

Friday, November 23, 2018

Fish on card

2 days ago my father-in-law turned 70!
I already made him a card but my mother-in-law wanted to give him a fishing line as he likes fishing very much. So I made him a second card :)



Fish on card

I found a cute fish svg file on Pinterest and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo.
Next I used the waves stencil from SSS and blended 3 blue distress oxide ink colors.
I splattered some water on top of it to get an oxidized look and added some glossy accents. It seems as if the the water droplets are on top of the card :)

Finally I used Black Soot to color the negative space behind the 'Fish on' word to increase the contrast.

Supplies
- Distress oxide ink:
          - Broken China
          - Mermaid Lagoon
          - Blueprint Sketch
          - Black Soot
- SSS - Waves stencil
- Fish on svg
- Ranger Glossy Accents

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Waxed card

I'm so busy lately with my work that I have barely time to make cards. But today I found some time to make one. It's a card for my father-in-law who's turning 70 next week.

I used a gear embossing folder on black cardstock and added some gold and silver guilding wax to create a fun effect.

Masculin gilding wax card

Masculin gilding wax card

So it's a quick post with a quick card :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A get-well autumn card

Today I made another card on demand, a get-well card.

Because the weather is changing and the trees get colorful leaves, I was inspired to make an autumn themed card with a warm orange color.

get-well fall card

First I stamped the leaves with Versamark and heat set this with white embossing powder.
Next I blended Aged Mahogany on the outside with Spiced Marmelade on the inside of the card.


get-well fall card

For the leaves I used a waterbrush to get an oxidized look. I also used Forest Moss to make some leaves a little bit darker.

The sentiment is stamped with Versamark and heat set with white embossing powder.

Supplies
- Craft Sensations - Leaves
- Concord & 9th - Perfectly Penned
- Versamark
- White embossing powder
- Distress oxide ink:
          - Spiced Marmelade
          - Aged Mahogany
          - Forest Moss

Monday, October 15, 2018

Balloon pop-up card

My husbands goldchild is turning 2 next week so I made him a balloon pop-up birthday card.

Balloon pop-up card

I die cut the inside of the card with the balloon thinlits and stamped the balloons with Altenew ink.

Balloon pop-up card

Next I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink on the inside of the card and adhered the inside to the card base.

Balloon pop-up card

For the front of the card I die cut 3 balloons. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Black ink and the letters are colored with Chameleon markers.
The second part of the sentiment is stamped with 3 different colors of Altenew ink who matches the colors of the word 'happy.
On this stroke of paper I used a stiched rectangle die on the edges to create a border.

Finally I used foam tape to adhere the balloons to the card.

Balloon pop-up card

Supplies
- SU - Balloon adventures + balloon pop-up thinlits
- Altenew ink: - Mountain Mist
                     - Lagoon
                     - Fresh lemon
                     - Industrial diamond
- CZ Design - Birthday palooza
- Versafine black ink
- Memento Black ink
- Foam tape
- Chameleon markers: BG3, BG4, CG8, CG5, YL2 
- Stitched rectangle die

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A fake birth card

A colleague of mine will soon be dad of a baby boy. My father-in-law knows him very well and my colleague told him the name of the baby will be Hypolite :'D
Hahaha and he absolutely believes it lol :)
So he asked me to make a fake birth card just for him.


fake birth card with zebra stamps from MD

First I stamped the donkeys with Memento Onyx black ink and colored them with Chameleon markers. Next I cut them out by hand.

Then I took a stroke of petrol cardstock and die cut the name with the alphabet dies from Hero Arts.
I used this stroke as a guide to stamp the letters on a piece of white cardstock with Ocean Waves from Altenew.

Finally I assembled the card and used some foam squares to adhere the donkeys to the card.

fake birth card with zebra stamps from MD

I really enjoyed making this card and I'm curious to know the reaction of my father-in-law when he sees the card :)

Supplies
- Marianne Design - Eline's zebra EC0170
- Chameleon pens: NG4, CG8, CG9, NU0
- Design paper: - Gummiapan light turquoise
- Papicolor cardstock petrol
- Hero Arts Luggage tag alphabet
- Hero Arts Luggage tag alphabet frame cuts
- Altenew ink: Ocean Waves
- Memento onyx black
- Foam squares

Monday, September 24, 2018

Flamingo baby girl card

Last week our neighbours became parents of a baby girl for the first time!
There was a flamingo on the birth card so I was inspired to make a card with a flamingo too :)

Flamingo card for a baby girl

I started stamping the flamingo with Altenew Rouge and Crimson ink and used the Wink of Stella to add a touch of glitter. For the legs I used Versafine Onyx black ink.
The sentiment is also stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink but here I added clear embossing powder on top of it.

The background is created with the halftone stencil from Altenew and I used the same Altenew colors as at the flamingo.

Flamingo card for a baby girl

Next I mounted the flamingo and sentiment on a piece of gold glitter paper and added a gold ribbon in the middle of it to finish the card.

Now the only thing I need to do is write a text on the card and give it to our neighbours. Hopefully they like this handmade card :)

Supplies
- Altenew halftone stencil
- Altenew ink:
          - Rouge
          - Crimson
- Versafine Onyx Black ink
- Clear embossing powder
- Gold glitter paper
- Gold ribbon
- SugarPea Designs - Let's flamingle
- HP41c
- Wink of Stella
 

Friday, September 7, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #288


http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2018/09/case-this-sketch-288.html

My husband is on a business trip this weekend so I wanted to make him a 'thinking of you' card. I'm sure he'll love it!

Thinking of you card

First I die cut the butterfly from Concord & 9th and colored the left part with Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover distress ink.
Next I blended the same 2 colors on a small piece of cardstock and sprayed this with shimmer spray to add a little bit of sparkle.


Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and heat set this with clear embossing powder.

Finally I assembled the card and used a black fineliner to create a border.

Thinking of you card

Supplies
- Distress ink:
          - Cracked pistachio
          - Lucky clover
- Versafine onyx blak
- Clear embossing powder
- Concord & 9th - Floral & Flutter die
- SSS - Beautiful day
- Shimmer spray
- Black fineliner

Monday, September 3, 2018

Baby elephant card

Time for another baby card again. I love making baby cards since there are some many cute baby stamp sets and dies. I absolutely love it!

So here is a card I made for a baby boy. It's a pretty quick card I made last week.
I started with partially embossing the background with the Little Dots stamp set from Nellie Snellen. 
Then I colored some cardstock with 4 different Altenew inks. I used the mini cubes from the Sea Shore cube set for this and die cut 4 elephants with the Jumbo Hugs dies from Clearly Besotted.

Baby elephant card

Next I stamped the sentiment with Pure Graphite from Altenew and used clear embossing powder to heat set this. In the picture it looks like black ink but it's actually a dark grey color.
To finish the card I used a ribbon to add that extra cuteness.

Supplies
- Nellie Snellen embossing folder Little Dots EEB017
- HP57r geboorte tekstjes mini
- Altenew ink:
          - Mountain Mist
          - Volcano Lake
          - Lagoon
          - Emerald
          - Pure Graphite
- Versamark
- Clear embossing powder
- Clearly Besotted - Jumbo hugs die
- Ribbon

Friday, August 17, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #350

When I saw the Freshly Made Sketches challenge of this week, I immediately knew I had to use the Christmas ball stamp from Scrapbook Atelier. I think it's a very elegant bauble.
So here's my first Christmas card of the year :)


http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2018/08/freshly-made-sketches-350-sketch-by.html


Christmas card with rose gold embossing powder

First I stamped the Christmas ball on a piece of black cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed it with rose gold embossing powder from Lawn Fawn. Then I die cut this Christmas ball with a circle die.

Next I stamped the sentiment from Marianne Design also with Versamark and used the same embossing powder to heat set it.

Since I used a strip of vellum on the card I decided to mat the sentiment also with a piece of vellum and adhered it with foam tape.

I thought there was something missing on the card so I cut out a small border of about 5mm with my Silhouette Cameo and used the rose gold embossing powder again to heat set it.

Finally I made a bow with some ribbon and added this on top of the Christmas ball. 

Christmas card with rose gold embossing powder

Christmas card with rose gold embossing powder

Supplies
- HP29a - Christmas ball
- Circle die CLNestXXL49
- MD - Christmas sentiments
- Versamark
- Lawn Fawn rose gold embossing powder
- Vellum
- Ribbon
- Foam tape

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #349

I thought is was time again to compete with a sketch challenge so I made a card, actually 2 cards, for Freshly Made Sketches #349. But I am too late to submit my card for this challenge.
Allthough I'm pretty happy with the result :)


http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2018/08/freshly-made-sketches-349.html

2-for-1 card

2-for-1 card

I started by stamping the sentiment and the butterfies with Versamark onto a piece of coral cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

While the stamps were on the same place on my stamping tool, I stamped the same with Coral Berry onto a piece of white cardstock.

Then I placed the 2 cards on top of each other and cut a stroke of about 1 inch out of the cards. This way the coral and white pieces have equally the same size. To assemble the cards I mixed the coral and white cards together and ended up with 2 cards.


2-for-1 cards

Supplies
- Dovecraft - Birthday girl
- SSS - Birthday messages
- SSS - Beautiful day
- Papicolor fuchsia cardstock
- Versamark
- White embossing powder
- Altenew ink: Coral Berry
- Sequins
- Enamel dots

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tropical card

With this tropical weather I thought it would be fun to make a tropical card.
I used the Tropics stamp set from Avery Elle to stamp the leaved and cut them out by hand. 

Next I stamped the smaller leaves in the background. I used both the leaves from Flower Friend and Oh Happy Day from SSS.
With the Clarity stencil brushes and Twisted citron distress ink I created a subtile color in the background.

Then I used foam squares to adhere the tropical leaves to add a bit of dimension.

Tropical card

For the sentiment I die cut the word Hooray twice and pasted them together to make it more like a 3D word and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I like the way it turned out.

Supplies
- Avery Elle - Tropics
- SSS - Flower Friend
- SSS - Oh Happy Day
- Distress Ink: 
          - Twisted citron
          - Mowed lawn
- Clarity stencil brushes
- Altenew ink:
          - Parrot
          - Turqoise
- Foam squares
- Versamark
- Clear embossing powder
 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Perennial Birthday card

I haven't found much time to stamp lately because of the hot summer this year.
But I'm glad I have airconditioning in my house :)

So today I made a card with the Perennial Birthday stamp set from SU.

SU - Perennial Birthday

SU - Perennial Birthday

I first started by ruling the black lines with a Sharpie pen.
Next I placed a sticky note along the edge of the black lines and stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento Tuxedo Black. After stamping I colored them with Twin Markers.
The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.
Finally I added some glossy accents on the berries to create a little bit of dimension.


Supplies
- Stampin' Up! - Perennial Birthday
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Versafine Onyx Black
- Twin Markers:
          - 4 Vivid red
          - 47 Grass green
- Black Sharpie
- Glossy accents

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cactus card

This week my niece is going to camp and I want to send her a card with her favorite plant, a cactus :)

Cactus card

First I stamped the cactus and colored it with RD2 and GR1 Chameleon markers. Then I used a clarity stencil brush to color the bottom of the card lightly with Cracked Pistachio distress ink.

The sentiment is stamped with the Groetjes stamp from Karin Joan. I used the coordinating die to die cut the word and made an inlay effect with it.

Finally I stamped the 'free hugs' sentiment and added the heart which is also colored with RD2 and covered with Wink of Stella. The wobbly eyes give the card a funny look :)

Supplies
- Pink and Main - Sticky Note
- Karin Joan - Groetjes stamp + die
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Versafine Onyx Black
- Cracked Pistachio distress ink
- Clarity stencil brush
- Chameleon Pen RD2 + GR1
- Clearly Besotted - Little onesie die -> Heart
- Wink of Stella
- Wobby eyes

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Baby in a circle card

My sister just had a baby girl and a few weeks ago she told me the colors would be green, old rose/salmon and dark yellow/gold. So I was inspired to make a baby girl card with these colors.

Baby girl card

I started with stamping the wreath with the Folia stamp set from Karin Joan and used Memento Cottage Ivy and Altenew Blush.
Then I die cut the circle on the inside of the wreath.

For the sentiment I used HP50c from Hetscrapbookatelier as I think it's a wonderful sentence for a baby card. I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with Lawn Fawn rose gold embossing powder.

Next I added the Nuvo drops in the wreath to give it some dimension and I also added some Fossilized Amber splatters.

Baby girl card

Finally I stamped the baby girl on the inside of the circle and added some embossing glitters on the bow.

Supplies
- Karin Joan - Folia
- Memento Cottage Ivy
- Altenew Blush
- Nuvo Jewel Drops Rosewater
- Crealies CLNestXXL49
- HP97r Baby meisje
- HP50c Een nieuw leven
- Versamark
- Lawn Fawn rose gold embossing powder
- Fossilized Amber distress ink
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Wow Neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing glitter

Thursday, June 14, 2018

AAA Cards CAS Game #117 - Geometrics

A quick & easy masculine birthday card was on my to-do list this week. The AAA Cards CAS Game #117 - Geometrics made this one come together quickly.

https://aaacards.blogspot.com/2018/06/cas-game-117-geometrics.html

Geometric card with Scrapbook atelier webshop stamps

Geometric card with Scrapbook atelier webshop stamps

I only used Altenew inks and the stamps are all from Scrapbook Atelier webshop.

Supplies
- Altenew inks:
          - Sea Glass
          - Ocean Waves
          - Dusk
          - Desert Night
- HP stempel 75g vierkanten
- HP stempel 35f Hoera jij bent vandaag jarig
- Stitched rectangle die
- Stitched square die

Monday, June 11, 2018

Folia & Floralia card

After a weekend of birthday parties and baby showers I went straight to my studio to make a new card with the Folia & Floralia stamp set from Karin Joan.

Folia & Floralia stamp set from Karin Joan 

I used different Altenew inks for the flowers and the leaves.
For the sentiment I used Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder and I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish the card.

Folia & Floralia stamp set from Karin Joan

Supplies
- Karin Joan - Folia
- Karin Joan - Floralia
- Altenew ink:
          - Citrus Burst
          - Fresh Lemon
          - Mountain Mist
          - Volcano Lake
          - Maple Yellow
          - Honey Drizzle
          - Blush
          - Rouge
- Versamark
- Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder
- HP35b - Gezellige verjaardag
- Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Bubblegum

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Shaker card

Next week my godchild Elvin is turning 2 so I made him a shaker card.
This card is based on a Youtube tutorial from Jennifer McGuire. She is such a talented card maker!

Shaker card



Shaker card


Supplies
- Scrapberry's - Forest Friends design paper
- Peacock Feathers Distress ink 
- Star die
- Versacolor Turqoise
- Versamark
- Wow Clear gloss super fine embossing powder
- HP78a - Hieperdepiep hoera
- Fuse tool
- Clear plastic bag 
- Glitter and sequins

Friday, May 18, 2018

Stencil and embossing card

I made this card last week but I wasn't able to share it until now :)
On Youtube I saw a tutorial how to emboss with a stencil and I wanted to try it myself.

I started with blending the distress colors with a blending foam.
Then I sprayed the stencil with water and put it on my card for 2-3 minutes with a paper towel on top.
 
Embosing with a stencil

After that a put it through my Big Shot to emboss with the stencil. I really like this fun technique and the effect it creates on my card!

Embosing with a stencil

Supplies
- Dutch Doobadoo stencil A6 stars
- Distress oxide ink:
          - Blueprint Sketch
          - Mermaid Lagoon
          - Peacock Feathers
          - Cracked Pistachio
- Versamark
- Neutral ultra shimmer embossing powder 
- Gold embossing powder
- Distress sprayer

Saturday, May 12, 2018

MtS Sketch 228

Today I'm back with a card I made for MtS Sketch 228.

MtS Sketch 228

I just flipped the orientation on mine to be a landscape card and came up with this for my entry.

SU - Hey Chick

SU - Hey chick

Supplies
- Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs
- Memento Rich cocoa
- Design paper
- Stampin' Up - Hey Chick
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Versafine Black
- Chameleon markers: BG3, Y02, OR3
- Stitched circle die
- Ribbon
- Foam tape

Friday, May 11, 2018

Let's celebrate you

Next week it's my oldest sister's birthday so I needed to make her a birthday card. She likes blue so I decided to use Faded jeans distress oxide ink in combination with the Amazing you stamp set from Stampin' Up!

First I stamped the flowers and the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
Then I used a blending tool to color the background with Faded jeans distress oxide ink.

SU Amazing you

I wanted the flowers to be a bit lighter than the background so I used a brush and some water to color the inside of the flowers. This way the oxide ink reacts with the water and it creates a softer look.


SU Amazing you

Finally I added some white Nuvo crystal drops as a finishing touch.
 
Supplies
- Stampin' Up - Amazing you
- Versamark
- Wow opaque bright white embossing powder
- Faded Jeans distress oxide 
- Nuvo Crystal drops gloss simply white

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Double slider card

Today Noortje, my niece's daughter, is doing het first Communion.
We are invited to the party but I didn't know which gift I had to buy her. So as I like making cards, I decided to make a double slider card with a money gift. This way she can buy whatever she likes.

First communion card

First communion card

Supplies
- Pink cardstock
- Design paper
- Circle punch
- HP Stempel 98a - Speciaal voor jou
- Versamark
- Mboss embossing powder silky gold
- Wow Opaque Bright White embossing powder
- Marianne Design - CR1354
- HP Stempel 97e - Gefeliciteerd
- Mama Elephant - Lots of letters
- Concord & 9th - Perfectly Penned
- Eyelet
- Ribbon
- Stitched rectangle die