Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy birthday to you..!

I have been working on this card for the last few days. It’s a good friend of mine’s birthday today, and she’s having a party tonight. So I’m glad I got this done in time – although I tend to work best under pressure.

Here’s there card, and I’m really pleased about how it turned out. It’s my first try on a Tri fold shutter card, but certainly not my last. Thanks to Bonnie Szwalkiewicz who has made a great tutorial for the
Splitcoast Stampers webpage. To see it and learn to make the card yourself, click here.

Front:Kort 4 front Stamps: The only stamp on the front is Inkadinkado's Happy birthday. I stamped it using the Tsukineko Memento Danube Blue Ink Pad.
Dies: The dies I’ve used here are from
Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Large, Classic Lace Border Grand and Doodle Parts.
Paper: The royal blue cardstock is from Bazill. I’ve sadly forgotten where I got the silver embossed paper and the white floral paper from, as they’ve been sitting in my paper box for quite a while.
Embellishments:  I’ve used some paper flowers from Avec, and included rhinestones on top of them. I’ve also used a charm called
Made with Love, which I got from Joann's. The ballons and the little flower brads I got at a Norwegian store and I don’t remember the name of the brand. The ribbon I’ve used I got at Joann’s and it’s called Offray Floral Edged Ribbon.


Kort 4 open
Stamps: I’ve used the
Heidi Grace Quotes by Fiskars, which I bought atAmazon. I’ve also used a stamp from the Pansy Clear Acrylic Stamps set from Clear Dollar Stamps. These were also stamped with the
Tsukineko Memento Danube Blue Ink Pad.
Dies: I’ve used 2 more dies from
Spellbinders: Labels Six Nestabilities and a die from the Contemporary Hearts Pendants.

Embellishments: I’ve added rhinestones to the flowers. I’ve used some more paperflowers from Avec, and also Got flowers LG Yellow from Prima. I’ve added another charm from Joann's webpage, called Blue Moon Metal Charm Pendant - Large Heart.

Kort 4 detail

I should go get ready for the birthday party now. Thanks for looking and have a good weekend!

I’ve uploaded my card to the Timeless Tuesday FTTC89 Challenge at Flourishes, where you’re to focus on the sentiment. Submissions are ending soon, so hurry – or just pick a more recent challenge and add your project. There surely is a lot of beautiful creations to see!

Monday, October 25, 2010

For a sweet friend

This is the card I’ve been working on most recently. I’ve finally included the supplies I’ve used. My favorite is the sentiment: “A friend is somone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words”.

Stamps: to make the background I used the stamp “Floral Swirl” from Clear Dollar Stamps. I stamped the image with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad. I then used my heat gun to dry the ink. Afterward I dipped the sheet of paper on my crafting mat, which I had sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink Pad (also from Tim Holtz) and sprayed water on with my minimister. I then dried the paper with my heat gun.

For the sentiments, they both came from
AmyR Stamps Friends Sentiments from All That Scraps. Both sentiments were stamped with ink pads from Tsukineko Memento. ”For a sweet friend” was stamped with “Rich Cocoa”, and the other sentiment was stamped with “Rose Bud”. I bought the inkpads from I also added some Victorian Velvet Distress Ink around the rectangle.

The little leaf under "A friend” is from the Rosebud Scrolls set from Clear Dollar Stamps. I’ve sadly forgotten where I got the two other small decorative stamps next to it, so if anyone recognize them, let me know so I can give credit to the company.

Dies:I’ve used several dies from Spellbinders, including a little die from the Renaissance Hearts Shapeabilities Pendants, a die from Labels Nine Nestabilities and one of the Large Decled Mega Rectangles. The flowers were made using several sizes of the Peony Nestabilities. I used a pink stamp pad from Colorations to color them, called the “jumbo washable ink pad”. I bought this ink pad at a dirt cheap sales price at the local book shop, and it was definately worth the very little money I spent. After finishing the flowers, I added some Tattered Angels Glimmer mist (Color: Pink Bubblegum).

I also used a die from
Heartfelt Creations called HCD 702: Decorative Butterfly-Border Diecuts. To add some color to the butterfly I used the jumbo inkpad, and also added some color from the Brilliance Pigment Ink Stamp Pad (color Pearlescent Orange), and some Smooch ink (color: Molasses) by Clearsnap.

I bought the ribbon at a local store and I don’t remember the name of the company.

Dies: The flowers were created just like the ones in the front. Using glue dots I fastened them to a Spellbinders die, the Large Decled Mega Rectangles. I cut out 2 of these, just one size bigger than the one at the bottom. That way I can write a note to my friend in the middle.

At last I decorated a bit with a few rhinestones called
Basic Grey Bling It! Rhinestone Embellishments (Color: Pink).

That’s it for now, but I’ll hopefully be back soon!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Music Gives You Wings

I have another card to show today. I have a friend who is really into music, so I figured this would fit her perfectly.

These are the supplies I used for my card:
Music Gives You Wings 3

Stamps: “Music Gives You Wings Collage” by Cornish Heritage Farms.
Punches: Martha Stewart “Layered Arches” corner punch and “Garden Trellis” pucnh.
Embossing folders: Spellbinders “Tulips” Impressabilities


Music Gives You Wings 2

“Joyful Noise clear art stamp set” from Layer of Color Art Stamps. Sentiment from My Favorite Things’ “My Heart Sings”.

That’s all for today. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My first card!

After fumbling a bit around with my new Big Shot die cutting machine, I finally made a card. It has a rather simple design, and I’ve used one of my favorite color mixes – pink and green. I’m also a big fan of plain white, I just love the looks of embossed lines on white paper.


These are the supplies I used for my card:
Bruk 1

: The two smallest flowers from Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals. I used plain pink paper, and sprayed with “Pink Bubblegum” Glimmer mist afterwards.
Leaves: I stamped the middle size leave from Heartfelt Creations “HCPC 2252 Stem and Leaves PreCut Set”. Heartfelt creations is my favorite stamp company – they have so many wonderful stamps, I wish I could buy them all. I stamped the leaves with Versafine “Olympia Green”, and colored them with Tim Holtz Distress re-inker “Peeled Paint”. I added some Distress Stickles too, also of the color “Peeled Paint”.
Background: I took a white paper, 5”x5”, and punched around the page with Martha Stewart’s “Layered Arches” punches. I then used my ScorBuddy to emboss a pattern.

Inside:Bruk 4
I didn’t want to add any stamps here, I just felt like making a border. I first punched 3 “squares” using MS “Layered Arches” and the right angle punching technique. I then cut out the Spellbinders “Lotus Border Petite”, first on white paper, then on pink. I colored the border with “Peeled Paint” to resemble the color of the leaves in the front. Then I put the parts together using regular glue and glue dots. At last I added some rhinestone embellishments

Bruk 2

I cut out one of the Spellbinders “Large Octagons” dies, and colored it with “Peeled paint” ink. I’ve filled an “Inkssentials Minimister” with water and a few drops of ink from the re-inker, so I can get an even sprayed surface. Then I also embossed a few lines using my ScorBuddy. Afterwards I stamped out Stampendous “Worth It” clear stamp with Tsukineko Memento’s “Bamboo Leaves” inkpad, and cut out the stamp with one of the dies from Spellbinders “Labels Nine”. I then placed the shape on top of the octagon.

That’s all for now. Thanks for looking! :)