zaterdag 24 december 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks challenge: Hi!

 The next card I made using my new Paper Smooches stamps for the Sparks Challenge 15-28 dec. I stretched the challenge a bit, because I wanted to make a springtime card (enough of the winter, haha). I used the colors from the challenge: red, green, brown and white, finished with red glitter.  I stamped a tree using Gently Seasoned (PS) and the bird from My Peeps (PS). I added a piece of green patterned paper to create grass. The patterned paper is from Lime Twist - Life othe Party (My Mind's Eye). The sentiment is from the My Peeps stampset too, stamped in the same brown ink as the three and the bird: Rich Cocoa (Memento).

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x Carlijn

Lawnscaping Challege #24: Happy Winter Birthday

For the Lawnscaping Challenge #24 Texture I made a non-Christmas card. I used the gorgeous embossing folder of Basic Grey/Sizzix to make the textured white background. The frame was made by using two Nestabillities Labels 1 dies (Spellbinders) on Aqua Must cardstock (PTI). I added some Aqua Mist ribbon and rhinestones. For the centerpiece I stamped two cakes from Bake me a cake (Lawn Fawn). I stamped on a blue patterned paper from Echo Park and added glacing by stamping on white cardstock and adding Diamond Stickles (Ranger). The sentiment is custom made: I stamped the words of the Happy Birhtday sentiment from the same Lawn Fawn stampset separately and added 'winter' in between using Harold ABC (Lawn Fawn).

I really LOVE the result!! Such beautiful winter colors and the glitter in real life is so gorgeous! To finish the cake, I added a lightblue rose from my stash glued on using Glossy Accents (Ranger).

Have a great Christmas!

x Carlijn

dinsdag 6 december 2011

Make It Monday #44 - Glitter Masking

For the new Make It Monday #44 - Glitter Masking I made my last Christmas card for this year... I already have enough of them! (that's a pity :-P). The task is to create glitter on different areas (ex. by masking parts off). I do not own a Silhouette or any digital cutting machine, so I made a sticker border by hand :)

I used acetate to make a cardbase and I die cut the focal point, using Styled Labels (Sizzix). I stamped some images from the Little Bitty Bird (PTI) stampset. Still love those birds! I colored the tree and birdie with Copic markers. The bird has become a Robin ^-^ (also my boyfriend's name). I put the focal point on sticker paper and cut and edge of 1/8 inch around the border. I added red glitter to the sticky border to create a more Christmas feeling. A few pearls and rhinestones finished the card!

The background is Sheet Music (PTI) stamped in Stazon Cotton White. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Have a nice evening!

x Carlijn