Ikke helt, men delvis {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! I aprilnummeret av Ett trykk hadde vi en artikkel med fokus på flere måter å bruke embossingfoldere på. Her er mitt bidrag til artikkelen.


Som du muligens ser av bildet over er det meste av den blå kartongen embosset, men ikke sirkelen i midten. Ved å lime på sirkler i flere lag (jeg brukte tre, men man må tilpasse antallet til maskinen man bruker) på utsiden av embossingfolderen vil ikke det området på innsiden embosses.

Her syns det tydeligere at området utenfor sirkelen er embosset, mens området innenfor ikke er det. For å forsterke uttrykket lagde jeg en sirkel av flere lag med naturlig twine og brukte som en slags ramme, i tillegg til at jeg tok en pussekloss og pusset forsiktig på de embossede områdene. Med Coredinations-kartong er kjernen i en annen farge enn resten av kartongen, så den egner seg veldig bra til dette.


Jeg brukte en tekstdie med skygge fra Papirdesign i sirkelen. Skyggen har jeg i tillegg til å stanse den ut i hvit kartong også delvis stanset den ut i mosegummi for at teksten skulle stå litt opp fra den blå kartongen. Til slutt pyntet jeg enkelt med noen tannhjul fra Snip Art.

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Småbjørner {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! Dagens kort er nok et kort fra Inpirert av-artikkelen i Ett trykk fra april, der jeg lot meg inspirere av Alice Wertz. Det første kortet hadde ett motiv fra Mo Manning, her har jeg sju bittesmå bjørner fra et stempelsett fra My Favorite Things.

Hi everyone! My card for today is another one from the Inspired by article in Ett trykk from April. I chose Alice Wertz as my inspiration. My first card had one image from Mo Manning, this one has seven tiny bears from a My Favorite Things stamp set. 

0218 Inspirert av 2 My Favorite Things Bitty Bears frontJeg har fargelagt bjørnene mine med Copics, klippet dem ut og satt dem i hver sin polaroidramme stanset ut med en die fra Papertrey Ink. Alle rammene er stanset ut i hver sin farge kartong fra PTI (Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening og Royal Velvet), og fargene på pakker, ballonger, muffins og hjerter matcher fargene på rammene de er i.

I colored my bears with Copics, fussy cut them and put them in polaroid frames diecut with a Papertrey Ink die. I’ve diecut all the frames in differend colors of Papertrey Ink cardstock (Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, and Royal Velvet), and the colors of the gifts, ballooons, muffins and hearts match the colors of the individual frames. 

0218 Inspirert av 2 My Favorite Things Bitty Bears front skrått detaljMåten jeg har stablet rammene på gjorde at jeg hadde et lite tomrom et stykke opp på kortet. Plassen var i akkurat passe størrelse til å stemple en tekst, og stempelet jeg valgte fra Grattis-platen til Norsk Stempelblad AS passet PERFEKT.

The way I organized my frames on my card made a little bit of room for a sentiment towards the top of the card. It was just the right size for a sentiment, and the stamp I chose from the Grattis stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS was the PERFECT fit. 

0218 Inspirert av 2 My Favorite Things Bitty Bears front liggendeBåde bjørnene og rammene er proppet opp fra basen for dimensjon. Bjørnene er satt på 3D-teip, mens jeg har stanset ut mosegummi bak rammene. Da slapp jeg å klippe 3D-teip i småbiter, det smaleste på rammene er nemlig bare 3 mm bredt. Med mosegummi ser det også mye penere ut fra siden. Jeg har farget kanten på mosegummien med farge som matcher kartongen. Et lurt lite triks, da ser det nemlig ut som jeg har mange farger med mosegummi, selv om jeg stort sett bare har brukt hvit mosegummi (av en eller annen grunn hadde jeg oransje mosegummi også, så det er brukt bak den oransje og den røde ramma).

The bears and the frames are popped up from the card base for dimension. I put the bears on foam tape, and diecut fun foam to put behind the frames. That way I didn’t have to cut foam tape into tiny strips, the narrowest part of the frames is only 3mm wide. With fun foam it also looks much better from the sides. I colored the edge of the fun foam with colors that coordinate with the cardstock. A clever little trick, that way it looks like I have lots of colors of fun foam, even though I’ve mostly used white (for some reason I had orange fun foam, too, so I used that for the orange and red frames). 

Smil! {Papirdesign}

Hei og hopp! Det enkle er ofte det beste, sies det. Less is more er en annen variant, som også blir sagt en del. “God is in the details”, sa Mies van der Rohe i løpet av sin arkitektkarriere, og sitatet hans har blitt brukt (og omformulert til å inkludere “the Devil’s in the details”) om igjen og om igjen. Jeg har full tiltro til alle disse sitatene, det er noe ekstra med enkle kort. De er ikke alltid så enkle som de ser ut til, du har nemlig ingen steder å skjule feilene dine. Likevel prøver jeg – hele tiden – å lage enkle kort. Dagens kort er enkelt, men forhåpentligvis ikke kjedelig.

 Jeg har brukt kun to stempler på dagens kort – fra to forskjellige stempelplater. Vimpelstempelet har jeg stemplet i forskjellige blekkfarger, skjært ut og limt på kortbasen. Noen steder har jeg limt dem rett på kortbasen, andre steder med 3D-puter og 3D-teip i forskjellige høyder.

Her kommer den tyske arkitekten med detaljene inn. Ved å løfte noen av vimplene opp fra resten av kortet, ved å overlappe dem over de andre vimplene og ved å sette på noen få krystaller i ulike størrelser skaper man både enkle, diskrete detaljer og interesse. Likevel er det ikke vanskelig å få øye på den svarte teksten, de fargerike vimplene fungerer fint som pynt.

Med enkle kort er det viktig at de får nok luft, så her har jeg masse hvit plass igjen på kortet. Håper du ble litt inspirert til å prøve å lage enkle kort. Jeg digger å lage dem!

Papirdesignprodukter brukt:

Stempler:

Vimpel – PD12814

Gratulerer – PD17254

Annet:

Krystaller

Hooray! {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi! It’s Wednesday, which means one thing around here: time for another Mo make. I’ve got sooo many wonderful Mo images that I haven’t yet had a chance to use. I’ve decided to remedy that, and first up is Aislinn (yes, I’m going alphabetically, saves me the trouble of having to choose). She’s from the 6 Baby Fairies set. I think it looks like she’s flying, so I’ve made a very simple scene drawing in some clouds around her with my Copics.

I used a word die from Kort & Godt on the bottom of my colored piece, diecut it a second time in craft foam, and glued the two diecuts in place, making sure to keep the center pieces of the Rs and the A, so I could pop them back in.

The card is a standard top folding A2 card made from Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select White cardstock. It’s my favorite white cardstock of all the different ones I have tried. It’s bright white, heavy weight and folds beautifully. What more could a girl ask for?

I stamped and white heat embossed part of a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment on a small strip of X-Press It. Before stamping, I colored my strip with one of the pink markers from my image, so my pinks would match. I finished the card off with a few white crystals from Papirdesign.

Hurra for deg {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! I dag har jeg et meget enkelt kort å vise frem, publisert i Helt enkelt-artikkelen i aprilnummeret av Ett trykk.


Fokuset i artikkelen var på kantutstansere, og jeg har brukt Deep Edge Floral Vine-punchen min fra Martha Stewart på en liten bit mønsterark fra Flower Frames-kolleksjonen til Pion Design.


Siden kortet skulle vært til Helt enkelt-artikkelen har jeg gjort det superenkelt, en sløyfe laget av seam binding er den eneste pynten jeg har satt på.


Jeg stemplet et lite hjertestempel fra Norsk Stempelblad AS med Autumn Rose blekk fra Papertrey Ink og satte på sløyfen. Enkelt og greit.

Summer’s finally here {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi. Another Wednesday, and another Mo day for me. Today I’ve got a bright, cheerful, summery card featuring Angelina’s Balloons. Winter lasted forever this year, so I’m very excited about the fact that summer finally seems to have arrived. In fact, there were still a couple of patches of snow on the ground on Sunday, and last night my home town of Oslo was one of the warmest cities worldwide I have listed on my weather app on my phone. The only place that was warmer was New York City. This was around 11 pm CEST, which is only 5 pm in New York, so no wonder it was warmer there.

Back to the card. I colored up my image with Copics and added some grass and a few freehand flowers to ground her. I added tons of Glossy Accents to the balloons, making them super shiny.

I like making my cards simple, so I put her on a standard A2 sized card base made from Raspberry Fizz cardstock from Papertrey Ink, before adding a scrap of a tiny Doodlebug doily, a couple of strips of patterned paper from Maja Design and Papirdesign diecut with dies from My Favorite Things and a couple of tiny staples.

The sentiment is from a stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I added a couple of enamel dots, the pink ones are from Papirdesign, the teal from My Mind’s Eye. I added some divine twine and tied it in a bow as my last finishing touch. And that’s my card for today.

You’re the best {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! Another Wednesday, and I’ve got a fairly simple card to share with you today, featuring Mo Manning’s Cotton Candy. I wanted to try out the 120 lb cardstock from Simon Says Stamp for my Copic coloring. They say you can make one layer cards with it, so that was my goal for today’s card. Plans don’t always go the way we want, and that definitely the case for me with this one. It has nothing to do with the cardstock, though, I was able to color without any bleed through, and was able to use it as my base. I did, however, put my image a little too close to the corner. What happened? Well, my printer decided to cut off her feet. I didn’t want my image to go to waste, so I decided to cheat a little and cover up her feet using a strip of patterned paper (it’s actually a digital Project Life paper that I printed on white cardstock). That meant I had to scrap my one layer idea, but I can do one layer another time.

I like plenty of white space on my cards, so I kept most of the card pretty simple. I colored my image with Copics, and I must admit, the colors blend very easily on this cardstock, maybe even too easily. It was kind of difficult to get any real contrast, even though I used some very dark and very light colors to get as much contrast as I could. I would also say that the colors look very different on this cardstock compared to the X-Press It blending card I normally use. The skin tones, in particular, look a lot more blue on this one – not really the look I was going for, I didn’t want her looking sick. I used a lot of E13, but it really doesn’t look that way. Just something to be aware of, I guess.

Since my plan to do a one layer card really didn’t work, I decided to go all out and add an embellishment cluster. I found patterned paper scraps in colors that coordinated well with my image and went to town. I also added a few pieces that I had left over on the inside.

There’s plenty of manufacturers represented in that tiny cluster. The patterned paper with the sentiment (“You’re the world’s best” in Norwegian, stamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS) is from Melissa Frances, the yellow one below it is from Chatterbox, the light blue underneath that is from Inkido, and the pink one that you see a little bit of on either side of the banners is from American Crafts. Two of the banners are scraps from Pion Design, the pale pink is from Maja Design, and the one with the yellow stripes is the same digital Project Life paper that I used at the bottom. I’ve also used  a brad from Kaisercraft, a yellow enamel dot from My Mind’s Eye and a pink enamel dot from Papirdesign, in addition to a small paper doily from Doodlebug Design. In other words – a real mishmash, but I think it kind of works. Oh, and I brought out my sewing machine for that stitching detail at the top.