Thursday, May 18, 2017

CASEing Hannelie Bester

Hello everyone!

Did you see Hannelie's card at Time Out Challnege? We are officially allowed to copy or CASE her gorgeous card! I say YAY!!! Her creative design ideas amaze me always, and this card is no exception!

I thought she stenciled that fiery background but it is a cut out window over a blended panel. My first plan was to stencil chevron pattern for my card but a new idea came into my mind and I went with it :). Except for that, I copied her card quite a bit! 

To start off I stamped the snowfall stamp from Altenew in yellow, orange and red and clear heat embossed a chevron background stamp on my front panel. I then masked a circle and blended the same inks. Unfortunately I could not wipe off the colors on the clear heat embossing clearly. So the chevron isn't crisp as I wanted. My B&W flowers are from Wishful Wildflowers by The Ton. I stamped several flowers and leaves in black pigment ink, clear heat embossed them and die cut them all with coordinating dies.

I arranged the flowers around the circle, mounting one big flower on foam tape. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, stamped in black, clear heat embossed and fussy cut, before I foam mounted it on the card.

I hope you like my CASE, Hannelie!!!

Thank you so much for looking!
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Just for you

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! 

Today I have a card to share with you. I made this for the CAS(E) this Sketch #221 and Inspired by All the Little Things #56. So glad I could combine both challenges in a card :)! 

When I saw the inspiration photo at Inspired by All the Little Things, this bicycle stamp by The Ton popped in my mind. It is called Beautiful Day Bicycle. As it has a small flower cluster, which fits on the basket, it looked perfect for my card.
To start off I blended the background using Deep Emerald, Soft GardenCali Blue and Arctic Sky dye inks. To show the rectangle on the sketch of CAS(E) this Sketch I blended Smoky Quartz on the bottom part of the background panel, which gives the bicycle some ground to stand on. The brick embossing folder was used on a Confetti Cream cardstock representing the white wall in the inspiration photo. It was then foam mounted on the background panel. The silver heat embossed bicycle was cut with coordinating die and added on the card. The flower cluster was stamped three times in Caviar Hybrid ink on a snippet of Bristol smooth paper, colored with Zig Brush pens and cut with coordinating die, before being added on the basket. The sentiment in Caviar Hybrid is from Clearly Besotted. To finish off I covered the flowers and the gray part on the background with clear WOS.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Have a crafty day!!! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge - CASE a DT Member - Reminder

Hello and hopefully happy Monday :)!!! 

Today I have a CASE card on which I'm CASEing my own card for The Flower Challenge
We are already in the middle of the month of May and it's time for a reminder card for our Challenge Nr. 8! 

I chose the same layout (on another diagonal position of the card) and technique to CASE my previous DT card. If you missed it, here is my card I shared on May. 4th. 

And here is the CASE! 

I made the front panel first by coloring loose watercolor wash on a watercolor paper using DIs. I then cut the Large peony from Large Peony1 with the leave from Large Peony3 and the buds from Loose Peony by The Ton using coordinating dies from the watercolored panel. I then stamped the images on a white cardstock, the flowers in Ballet Slippers and the leaves in Soft Garden and colored them with Copic markers. This time I didn't use colored pencils. I mounted the panel with the colored images on the card base and added the front panel on it using foam adhesives. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Violet Sprinkle and Royal Garden Party Couture Mix from The Ton. 

Oh, I've almost forgot to mention the perfect pearl splatters :)!
The sentiment die is also from The Ton and I added purple "You are" from Brushed Love stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed looking my card and join with us!
There are more inspirations from my fabulous fellow DT members on The Flower Challenge blog!!!

Thank you all for stopping by!!!
Have a happy and crafty week!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Animals

Hello and happy Seize the Birthday Thursday :)!!! 

We have ANIMALS as our Toppings Option for the new challenge! Of course you can link up any newly created birthday card, if you want to.

I chose cats as my animals!

I used the fun cat stamp from Art Impressions which I have for a while. I decided to make a front panel with the cats' backside and stamped it on a white card stock in A2 size. I stamped the faces of the cats on a separate cardstock. I used Memento black ink for Copic coloring. After done with coloring I cut out the window. I used a square as my guide, which I cut using a Double Stitched Square Die from The Ton. I then glued the face side on the back of my front panel. I cut out a square from my card base using the same die and glued the front panel flat on the card base. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped it in Memento black and drew a wooden panel hanging on the wall and colored it with Copic markers. For the inside of the card I cut a panel with Double Stitched Rectangle Die, stamped the balloons and the fish from MFT and colored them with Copics as well. 
To finish off the card I added a strip of a washi tape under the cats to give them something to stand on. 

Still I think this card looks too empty, but I don't know what I can add to :)! Maybe more colors like ink blending or dry embossing?

Hope you will join us at Seize the Birthday! Stop by the challenge blog to see the gorgeous projects my teammates and our surprise party guest Cathy Roffey from Cathys Card Spot created to inspire you!

Thank you so much for looking!
Have a happy day!

Floral Shaker cards - The Ton

Hello everyone!  Hope you are having a great week so far! 

I'm on The Ton blog today with these two floral shaker cards. 
Using floral stamps and coordinating dies it was not that complicated to assemble a shaker card :)! 
Hope you have some time to hop over and read how I made them. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Get Well Soon

Hello everyone! 

I'm popping in to share a card with you I made for two challenges! 
Today's card is my take on the sketch of CAS(E) this Sketch #220 and as I have pretty flowers on my card, I want to enter this into Time Out #82 as well, without optional twist. 

I started by dry embossing a white cardstock in A2 size and blending some green DIs on it. I then stamped the flower cluster from Wishful Wildflowers by The Ton on a Bristol smooth paper using Aquamarkers and colored it with Zig brush markers. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black card stock and mounted it flat on the card. The colored image was cut with Coordinating die and foam mounted on the front panel. To finish off I added some clear Dew Drops here and there :)!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
So happy to play along at some of my favorite challenges again!
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Flower Challenge - CASE a DT Member

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying your May? 

It's time for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge and we have a fun theme for you all! 
We want you to CASE one of the DT cards shown on the blog. 

And here is my card I've made for you! I used negative die cut panel as background (maybe foreground is a better term for this :)) and placed my main images on the base. Of course you could take the layout or color combination as inspiration for your project. 

To start off I made the front panel by blending some DIs and die cutting two diagonal corners using coordinating die of Sunflower Bouquet stamp set by The Ton. I then dry embossed the panel to add some leaves to the flower image. I placed the Sunflower Bouquet stamp on Misti aligning with the help of the front panel and stamped it on a A2 white card stock twice. For no-line coloring I used inks in the same color like the bouquet. Coloring was done using Copic markers and Polychromos colored pencils.

I taped the panel with flowers flat on the card base and foam mounted the front panel. The white sentiment on black is from Dearest Peony stamp from The Ton. To finish off I coated the flowers with clear Wink of Stella and added some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.

That's it from me. Please visit The Flower Challenge blog. My talented teammates are sharing awesome cards there. I'm sure you could find a DT card which inspires you to CASE !!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
Have a happy day!

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Ton May Challenge - Tic Tac Toe

Hello everyone! Hope your start into May was great!

May challenge on The Ton Challenge blog is a fun one! How about a TIC TAC TOE board to play with!!!

I chose the bottom horizontal row and made this card! A circle card with a front panel with an off the edge tulip.

To start off I made the shaped panel and a circle base first. I die cut the front panel from Bristol smooth paper using Double Stitched Circle die and the coordinating die of Lucky Tulip with partial die cutting technique. The card base was cut from a folded white cardstock with Double Stitched Circle die. I stamped the Lucky Tulip on the front panel, the flower in Ballet Slippers and the stem and leaves in Cali Blue, and colored the image using Zig Brush pens and Gansai Tambi pearl colors. You can see the shimmer better on the close-up picture. I then added some splatters in green and white and silver heat embossed the sentiment from Sunflower Bouquet. Before I mounted the front panel on my circle card base I adhered a piece of light blue Adhesive Foil Paper on the base.

 To finish off I added a thin strip of Adhesive Glitter Paper silver on the stitch line of the front panel and scattered a few sequins from Violet Sprinkle and Royal Garden Party Couture Mix.

Could you find your favorite combination on the Tic Tac Toe board?
Hope you'll play with us this month!

Please visit The Ton Challenge blog for more inspirations from our special guest and fabulous DT members. You could be the one who get 50$ gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer for The Ton Challenge in the future.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous day!