vrijdag 19 augustus 2011

Home sweet home

I've made 2 cards yesterday:

SUPPLIES card #1
Cardstock: white cardbase, brown cardstock (no brand);
Stamps: A Village (Hero Arts), Home Sweet Home (Kaiser Crafts)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark ink, white embossingpowder
Other: brown ribbon, key trinket and Rustic Jute Button twine (PTI), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

SUPPLIES card #2
Cardstock: white cardbase, Emma's Shoppe (Crate Paper)
Other: Butterfly punch all over the page (Martha Stewart), pink ribbon, Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

x Carlijn

maandag 8 augustus 2011

Make It Monday #27: Custom Copic Striped Ribbon

Just a quick post. We had a great weekend in Belgium, for my birthday. I made a card for the Make it Monday #27, using copic markers to color ribbon. I used Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise card stock (PTI), the Classic butterfly All-over-the-page punch (Martha Stewart) and some sentiments (PTI and Basic Grey). I added some interest with white inks and flowers (after I took the first pictures, I missed something...)

Here's the picture of the 'empty' ones:

When I completed the cards, I thought it would have been nicer to make a pattern of the big and smaller flower before adding the rest. But ah well, that's what paper crafting is all about: it can also be improved, haha!

Have a nice evening!

x Carlijn

dinsdag 2 augustus 2011

Paper Smooches July Sparks Challenge III


The last day for entering the July Sparks Challenge from Paper Smooches.  I made two really cute cards today, which I'm really proud of, haha! :-) The first card is in the first post. The second card uses kraft, navy, light blue and orange. It was a challenge for me, because I ussually don't use dark blue :-)

The colors of the second card were a challenge, but I immediately thought of a goldfish and water using these colors. And it turned out really great! I've used paper from Bo Banny Blast Off, matted on navy cardstock. I stamped the fish and sentinemt from Surf and Turf. I added some orange ribbon (used to be white, inked it with orange Distress ink) and a few rhine stones and called it a day. (I'm sorry for the lighting, it was already dark outside... the patterned paper is light blue in real life).

These and other cute Paper Smooches stamps are available at www.papersmoochesstamps.com.

x Carlijn

Paper Smooches July Sparks Challenge II


The last day for entering the July Sparks Challenge from Paper Smooches.  I made two really cute cards, which I'm really proud of, haha! :-) I've used two color Cool Shades combinations: white, pink, yellow and chocolate on the first card.

For the first card I've inked the monster (again, haha) from Falling for you with Memento Rich Cocoa and paper pieced it. Now it's a sweet little rosy monster, haha! The paper is Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe. I've used Label One Nestabilities to make the focal point (turned it 45 degrees). I added the Friendship definition to the pink mat to give it some more dimension. The sentiment is from Herro Arts Essential Sayings. As a finishing touch I added some pink ribbon and rhine stones.

See my second post for the other card.

You can buy all the super cute, perfectly clear and crisp Paper Smooches stamps at www.papersmoochesstamps.com. I have 4 sets now, but I will definitely (save money to) buy some more. And the international shipping is really cheap! LOVE IT!

That's it for me now, time to relax a little before going to bed. Tomorrow my last day of work before having 2 days off. Because of my birthday on August 4th, my boyfriend and I will go on a trip to Paris. I'm so excited!

x Carlijn

maandag 1 augustus 2011

Make It Monday #26: Decreasing Apertures

This card I made using the technique of Make it Monday #26: Decreasing Apertures. I really loved the card Jennifer Ellefson made! My version uses Berry Sorbet and kraft card stock, the Love Bird stamps and die. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Have a great evening!

x Carlijn