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Cards of the day 1 – Cowboy/girl

Today i have tried creating more cards for the bow that i will have in my dear mothers workplace in an attempt to sell my cards. When packing the box I have realized that i have few cards that is for younger kids so that have been the goal for today.

This cards is meant for a a kid that likes cowboys, perhaps a bit older sense it’s kind of clean-looking without much embellishments. The papers is from DCWV’s All About Boys stack (6″x4″) and the horse you can see to the left is a part of that specific paper and have a glossy shine to it which is badly reflected in this picture. The Sentiment is Reprint’s text set and have been stamped with Versa Colors 171 Pine cone, (The senitiment says “Happy Birthday in swedish”). All edges have been lightly distressed with Vintage Photo. The embellishments that is put on the cards is simple some black brads.

I tried to keep the same layout on the inside but in a smaller scale, with the papers reversed. I didn’t need to take a new sheet by reversing the papers with i thought was nice.

Challenges: Lili of the Valley – #100 Anything Goes

Caroline in a tealight card

Todays card is one inspired by my pregnant friend, she is expecting her second and I’m really excited. This beautiful stamp landed in my mailbox today so I just had to make something with it. The stamp is Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Caroline. I have used both the main image and one of the texts and the bottle. All the images have been colored with a mix of promarkers and Copics (copics are used on the skin and as one of the three petrol-colors). I did also add some small pearls on her hairclip. The embellishments on the outside is metallic brads and a ribbon i found in my stash. All the papers is Bo Bunny’s Peacock Lane. All the papers have been distressed with either Peeled Paint or Broken China.

The card is a tealight card, another kind then the one i did the last time. I have made a template but in not happy with it, so i will try to make a better one on a later occasion so bare with me until that. You can find the template at the bottom (click to see it larger). I did another size on my pocket then the template shows because i felt i needed a bigger one. This kind of tealight card I first found the StampARTic site were there also is a very nice tutorial that my template is based on.

On the inside I used the same papers and ribbon but adding a light purple bow (made with my bow easy). The scalloped edge on the pocket is made with a scalloped scissor. The purple bubbles are a extra from Provocraft’s alphabet Babyface. The heart-window is made with a Nestabilitie, the frame of the heart is made by me tracing around the edge of the die so i just got a bigger thin frame. The tags in the pocket is Magnolia’s Vintage tag the i have distressed with some Broken China.

And by make a mistake i learned something so here is todays tip: Put the panel together first and glue it on the unmounted box, then cut the window and lastly assemble the box. I did the window and the box which made me make the window twice… Another goo thing to remember is that you don’t blue either the top or bottom flap when the box so the receiver can open it.

And here is a little picture of the card when closed. Something i don’t like with this kind of tealight card is that the tealightbox is so small that the edges probably will be bent in the mailing-process.

I’m really happy with the colors, but they are very me so it’s not strange. But i had another vision from the start which explains why i have the cream base for my card instead of something maybe petrol or green, but i think it looks good anyway. I’m also entering this card from this weeks Simon Says Challenge that is “Anything Goes”.

Basic Grey Waterfall card

This card is made for this fortnights Basic Greys challenge “More the one fold”.

All the papers are Basic Greys Max and Whiskers and the images are cut from a sheet from the same collection. I have for a long time been thinking of making a card with a waterfall feature, but not like the normal ones with the waterfall in the middle and that it. So instead i made it as a side-treatment on a regular square cardbase. I do like the look f it but it’s a bit to much of the main feature right now, i will have to keep experimenting. The frames for the images is a Povocraft die, a free sample I got when o bought my cuttlebug, in shape of a stamp.

The Greeting shape is a nestabilities and the corner treatment and the letters (at the bottom front) is Peel-off and stickers that i have colored with a black permanent marker. Even if the marker is black i have found out that all surfaces that is a bit glossy will turn out dark brown. All light papers have been distressed with Spiced Marmelade and the blue paper with Broken China. The Greeting is stamped with Versa Colors 171 Pine Cone.

For those that want a waterfall-template i have one (click for a larger image). You can switch all the measurements but keep the pulling-mechanism a bit thinner then the frames. Parts 4-7 is the waterfall-mechanism and can be put on all different kinds of card.

Black and White: Cinder

This evening i have made a black and white card with a bit of a flare. The image is Sweet Novembers stamp Cinder. I stamped Cinder on a big white tag that i then trimmed off to the right size. The tag have been distressed with both weathered Wood and Black soot. Cinder himself (or her?) is colored with the cool Grey promarkers.  All the patterned papers are from Canvas Crop, a for me unknown brand but i fell for a couple of their black and white patterns. The sentiments shape is created by nestabilities and i stamped the sentiment “du gör mig glad” (“You make me happy”) with Memento and the swirls with weathered Wood. The entire shape is distressed with weathered wood and black soot and have been embellished with some drops of red pearlmaker. To bring some color in i deiced to add some red with the pearlmaker and the red ribbon. To make the card a bit softer i used a corner punch (EK sucess, medium) and cut all corners i could find.

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Kvällen kort är gjort med min käre sambo i åtanke. Efter 3 år vet jag fortfrande inte vilken färg eller nyans som han gillar förutom svartvitt så det blev svartvitt med en hint av röd kärlek. Bilden är Sweet Novembers Cinder och jag har målat honom med promarkers cool grey-serie. Jag stämplade honom på en tag som jag sedan skar ner till rätt storlek och distressade med weathered wood och Black soot. Samma behandling har textcirkeln fått och i den har jag även stämlat texten med svart Memento och rankan med weathered wood. De röda prickarna är röd pearlmaker som jag sedan försökt att matcha i bandet som är fäst över kortet. Alla papper kommer från Canvas Corp, är för mig okänt företag men jag gillar deras svartvita mönster.

Jag har länge velat göra ett kort med tag, jag föreställde mig det inte på det här sättet men det är en bra början tycker jag.

Bright Springcard (Mojo185)

Today i have been working with this weeks Mojo Monday (#185) and my Penny Black stamps that i have realized i don’t use as much i would like. The striped paper is from DCVW’s paperpack Baby Boy and the white paper is regular cardstock that is embossed with Provocrafts Swiss dots. The image is from Penny Black clearstamp-set Garden friends and it’s colored with promarker and copics and the cheeks are chalked. The sentiment is from the same stamp-set and have been stamped with Shabby Shutters. The bow is double-looped and made with my Bow-easy. The border is made with Fiskars scalloped border-punch. The image is cut with a nestabilities and a doyle. The flowers are from Reprint and are centered with a brad (there are two different yellow ones). The  card is covered (edged, flowers and image and sentiment) with stardust stickles to match the glitter in the striped paper. You can se the layout and the inside at the bottom at this post.

Dagens kort är ett vårkort med mjuka och ljus färger för att kompensera den grå himlen utanför. Layouten kommer från veckans Mojo Monday (nr185). Motivet  och texteb är från Penny Blacks set Garden friends och jag har faktiskt användt både promarker och copics. Cirklarna är nestabilities och en doyle. Den vita rektangeln är torrebmossad med Provocrafts Swiss Dots embossingfolder och kanten längst ner är Fiskars scalloped borderpunch. Blommorna är från Reprint och är fästa med två olika sorters gula brads. Runt i stort sett alla kanter, blommorna och texten har jag använt stardust stickles. Isidan och orginal-layouten finns underst i inlägget.

Springcard with Pearls/ vårkort med pärlor

This card is made with one of todays experiments with Hero Arts stamp Flower Bird Garden and the emboss resist technique. The papers that is used is from Maja Design’s collection “Ska vi ta en fika?” (translates to “wanna take a coffe?”).  The bow is tide with my homemade Bow Easy (there is a post with a template for those who are interested) and the butterflies are stocking butterflies bought at a fabric shop. The image is cut with nestabilities Labels 10 and the frame is created by me tracing around the die i cut with to make a smaller frame then taking the next sized die. The top horisontal paper is run through a currugator. All the papers have been distressed with either Dusty Concord or Peeled Paint.

The image is made by stamping the Hero Arts stamp Happy definitions with Shabby Shutters on a piece of paper and then clear-emboss Hero Arts stamp Flower Bird Garden onto the paper (make sure the letters are dry when in my case the distress ink stays wet for a while and therefore might take on embossing-powder on places were it wasn’t intended). Then I spongened (and something by take the foam-piece of the blending-tool) colored in the open spaces with Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose.

I’m entering this card for two challenges also, the first is Lily of the Valley Challenges (#90) and the second is The Sweet Stop (SSS102). The first one is simple a Spring Challenge and the second is a sketch.

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Idag har jag gjort ett kort med en av de bitarna som jag lekte med tidigare idag med stämpeln Flower Bird Garden från Hero Arts. Alla papper på kortet är från Maja Designs kollektion Ska vi ta en fika?. Den översta horistontella biten är körd genom min papper korrugator och alla använda papper är distressade med antingen Peeled Paint eller Dusty Concord. Rosetten är knuten med hjälp av min nya fina handgjorda Bow Easy (Det finns ett inlägg med en mall för den som vill göra en egen). Motivet är skapat genom att jag använde nestabilities Labels 10 och stansade ut formen och sedan ritade runt dien så att jag kunde klippa ut en som passade som ram runt, på det sättet får jag en ram som passar runt motivet och jag får en som är mindre än nästa storlek på die.

Jag började med att skapa motivet genom att stämpla Hero Arts Happy definitions med Shappby Shutters och sedan embossade Hero Arts Flower Bird Garden med klart embossingpulver på detta. Jag färglade sedan motivet med hjälp en en svamp och distressfärger. Det här motivet är färglagt med Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick och Tattered Rose.

Jag är med i två olika utmaningar med det här kortet den första är Lily of the Valley Challenges (#90) och den andra är The Sweet Stop (SSS102). Den första är helt enkelt en utmaning med temat vår och den andra är en layout.

Mojo Monday 184 – Cup of Tea

This card is made with this weeks Mojo Monday challenge as inspiration but also thinking of my friend Helena that loves tea. I want to make a card to her as a welcome-home-gift.

All the papers are from Maja Design’s collection “Ska vi ta en fika?” (it translates to “Wanna get a cup a coffe”). All the papers is distressed with Dusty Concord or/and Peeled Paint. The main image and the texts are from basic Greys stampset Cup of tea and the teabag on the sentiment is from a stamp that is a free sample with the paper “Craft Stamper”. The circles are nestabilities and the scalloped border is Fiskars border punch. All the ribbon is used were a lavender color that i then colored with copic V17. I also made an matching inside with a large area for a message.

Filmstrip: Thank You

This card is made as a thank-you-card for my friend that help me download new and exciting episode of my favorite series. The Card is a stepcard with a one center front panel. I started out with making a lots of filmstrips with my Tim Holtz Filmstrip Frames and then i picked some papers from DCWV’s All About Boys stack that i used as stills from different films. After putting them together i realised that the colors were very diffrent and that it would be very hard to make a nice colored cardfront to it so i choose to make the rest in black and white with a hint of red to coordinate with the superman cape and the robot.

I did google a lot to get the measurements right on the card but i wasn’t happy with any of the descriptions so I made my own. I wanted the folded card to be a 15x15cm card so i fitted the rest to that measurement. You can change all the measurements but the tip is to make the first folds at the sides the same width so that the card can stand steady. Click the image to see a bigger picture or to copy it. Hope you enjoyed this one.

Basic Grey’s Challange 40

Todays card is made and inspired by the ongoing Basic Grey challenge. The theme of the challenge is recycled so i have recycled the ribbon used (it was from the beginning an embellishment on a skirt) and the pendant in the lower left corner (it’s an brokendown necklace). The Papers that is used are from Basic Greys collection Max and Wiskers. The words in the corners is a ribbon of unknown origin that i have distressed with Spiced Marmelade and then spritzed water on to make a more subtile color. The dots on the card, both yellow and orange, is brads of different brands. The image is Magnolias Lion and he is colored with Promakers (Mustard, Gold, Henna, Terracotta and apricot). The lions nose is coated with crackled accent but since i was a bit impatient i heated it with my heatgun and something happened that made it more like melted plastic then anything else. But my idea with it from the beginning was to create a texture like the nose of a cat and dog (and maybe lion?) i think it worked out OK anyway. The frame behind the lion is made with nestabilities. The inner frame is made by tracing on the inside of a die, the brown one is the same die but run through my cuttlebug and the last and yellow frame is the same die again this time traced round the outside.

I’m more and more often finding myself make a double frame on my card and i think that is a bit of waste of papers so i have started to cut out a square in the middle (in this card of the yellow backgroundpaper) and saving it for a later project. The first time i make this I thought that it might make the card unbalanced due to the layering in the middle of the card. But so far and with the bazilpapers that i most often use that isn’t a problem so i think that is a good tip for anyone that feels the need to save paper.

Grattis till mig!

I dag har det blivit ett kort till mig själv. Jag utgick från att alla papper skulle vara mickisblå men så blev det inte i slutet. Det är enkelt men jag gillar det trots att jag inte brukar gilla pynt så mycket så blev det inte allt för raka linjer. Jag använde Whiff of Joys Puff heart dragon idag igen och bakgrunden är nestabilities och distressad med Broken China. Jag har även använt broken China på det lila pappret (Bo Buny) och det är det som skapar en lite mörkare gloria runt kanten på pappret. Bakom den 8kantiga nestabilitiesen är det en bit doyle från panduro. Hörndekorationen är en av Cuttlebugs die Vintage.

Todays card is once again the Puff heart dragon from Whiff of joy and  it is colored with promarkers. I used the octagons nestabilities for the image and behind that i used a doyle from Panduro. Sence the nestabilties octagons are a size bigger then i wuold wish between the dies i have created the frame for my image by tracing around the outside of the die and the cut it with scissors. I often do that with the dies that dont come in diffret sizes. The image and the purple paper, wich is Bo Bunny, is distressed with Broken China, and that is what creates the dark light on the edges. Teh cornertreatments are one of the four dies in Cittlebugs Vintage-set.