Saturday, May 26, 2018

With Sympathy

It's one layer week over at Less is More, I almost missed that bit of info as I immediately focused on the  "thinking of you bit"...Lucky for me I was working on a one layer already ..phew...Although I did dismissed my first inking: I had an oval mask, i first placed it upright, but it took too much white space, so I  rotated it and put it near the top, inked it, but didn't like the placement.
So instead I masked off a strip, about 1/3 of the cardbase and inked it with Versamagics (Eggplant, Purple hydrangea and Spring pansy)

Then I stamped my Katzelkraft crows (silhouettes des corbeaux) with Versafine onyx black ink as I did with the sentiment also (Nellie Snellen)

For more info or to play along hte Less is More challenge, see this.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Rainbow background with B&W contrasting panel

For this card I pulled out the Folia set from Karin Joan/Marianne Design (KJ1723)and I stamped a few of the leaves with Versafine Onyx black ink on a panel. then traced and outline and cout it out. I also used Gefeliciteerd from KJ1721.
For the background I wetted paper and used Talens Ecoline for my rainbow.
Adhered the rainbow panel, once dry, to the cardbase and mounted the foliage panel with foamtape and adhered it  on top. Few rainbow colored glittery enamel dots, one may be hiding a mistake ;-)

Voor mijn kaart heb ik eerst een regenboog  gemaakt met Talens Ecoline en deze laten drogen.
Daarna heb ik de folia bloderen met Versafine Onyx black inkt gestempeld op wit paneel. en met poltlood een lijn getrokken waar ik hem wilde knippen. Ik wilde geen rechte rand maar ik wilde dat het leek alsof de blaadjes uitstaken.

Ik dacht dat het contrast tussen zwart/wit en regenboog erg mooi zou staan.
Tussen de blaadjes heb ik wat glittere enamel dots geplakt, een dekt een foutje af ;-)...
Folia KJ1723 en Gefeliciteerd KJ1721.
Het paneel heb ik met foamtape verhoogd, de regenbood gewoon met dubbelijdig plakband vastgemaakt aan de kaart basis.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Merci Chocolates giftbox, with video and free pattern

Today I made a giftbox, or hostess gift, party favor, what every the occasion any one could use a "thank you" I'm sure. I'm thinking teacher gifts.

The little box contains 4 Merci  bars, this because I have bought the 32 box and so can make 8 with one box.

For the giftbox you need a piece of paper 9" wide and 7 3/8 tall, I used a 12"x12"paper, but you can use a 8.5"x11"of course, just mine aren't sturdy enough I feel.

Score on the long side at 3",3 3/8, 6 1/2, 6 7/8 and 7 1/2 inches.
On the short side score at: 1 3/4, 2 1/8,  5 1/4 and 5 5/8 inches.

Fold and burnish the scorelines and cut away bits as shown in pattern (//////).

I used a fancy edge scissors to enhance the edges ( funny enough), it doesn't fit through the Bigshot, Gemini maybe, I haven't measured, but you can use  a rotary cutter as well, some have fancy edges, dies, punches or just leave them straight. You should just be able to see the Merci name peeping out of the pocket.

For the contrasting piece I use some of the cut offs and cut a square 3 1/8th, but it's easier to measure as sometimes the box size shifts a bit with the thickness of the score lines.
Used tape runner to attache it to the biggest flap.

I then added a nice colored bit of ribbon to tie is shut.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

CAS minimalist eclipse card, with video

For today's card I used an old die from Marianne Design, but any you have will do, even separate letters.
 I diecut the word 4 times from the same white cardstock I sue for my bases and panels.

Then I masked off  about 1/3 of the card and applied Versamagic ink with inkblending tools, I've used: Ocean Depth, Turquoise gem and Aquatic splash.
At thsi point, you could splatter with water or spray  paints, like I use a lot, p.e. Brushed pewter and white linen, but again ....going for  really CAS card.

I think it would be for a man or woman, depending on the color choices, this would be ideal for a man in my opinion.

After the inkblending I lined up the die with a T-square ruler to make sure it's straight and passed it through the diecutting machine.

I've put some packing tape on the back of the panel and placed one of the white diecuts back in place, added the little inserts with color and then stacked up all the diecuts with liquid glue, so to have some wiggle time...if you're really accurate you could use Stick-it on the back of the diecuts, might be a little quicker, but I prefer it this way.

You can choose you high you want your stack, lower or higher, it's up to you.
I added the panel to the cardbase using taperunner and added a few enamel accents to finish the card.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Yellow, blue and Grey

That is the challenge over at Less is More this fortnight.
I used blue on the monster body, grey for the grounding and yellow on it's teeth, I hope that's enough yellow, I did try yellow spots, but nah didn't like them lol.

It's a Monstre des Carpates from Katzelkraft, a Carpathian Monster if you will, I stamped him with My Favorite Things Hybrid black ink and colored him with Talens Ecoline.

The sentiment is from Riley and Company and I stamped it with the same ink.
Mounted the panel with foamtape and cut off 1cm, so I could fill the gap on the cardbase with blue glittery washi tape.

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.

Sweet elephants

Both the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and Wednesday Challenge is: stencil it.

For my card I used the SSS grid stencil and inkblended Versamagic inks through it.
I wanted it to look like grass and a watering hole, but also have the feel of a baby boy card.

I diecut the Sweet Elephants from SSS from grey and pink card. I filled in the eye with pencil.
I placed the little elephant the wrong way, so I smoothed out the edges with my bone folder. I kinda wanted them to snuggle, like mommy and baby.
Adhered the elephants with liquid glue.

The sentiment is from Marianne Design
(ec0171) and I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #115: Inspired by Nature

This fortnight our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and you could win a $20 gift certificate.
The theme is: inspired by nature.

For my card I chose to do a chlorophyll print, meaning using leaves (or flowers) and your diecutting machine to press out the "juices".
Now when I filmed this, lots of plants were still dormant and not a lot of juice is flowing, I've tried fern, my favorite for this as it's not too wet and quite sturdy. But on this occasion it didn't really want to play. On my way home from my vegetable patch I also came across this grass like plant, I think it's cowsparsley but I'm not sure.
The technique is really simple you put your leave(s) on a cardfront or panel, in between kitchen paper, and then pass it through your machine as if you were diecutting.

The kitchen paper will soak up a lot, but not all juices in this case the "weed" I used was really juicy.
In the video you can see a few try outs as I had quite a few happy accidents as Bob Ross would say ;-).

As I got a lot of bleeding I decided to tuck the print behind a diecut opening, so to preserve as much white space as possible.

I used the Everyday Sentiments from Happy Little Stampers, with Versafine onyx black ink.
Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered a few semi precious "rocks". I found this in the nail art section and I thought it would go perfectly with our theme.
I only put them in the recessed area, so not to add anymore bulk.

Happy Mother's day if you're one, my cats brought me a toy mouse once, that melted my heart :-D

For more information, more DT examples or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.