God jul {Mo’s Dream Team}

We’ve reached another Wednesday, and you know what that means – it’s Mo Manning time! I’ve really gotten into the swing of making Christmas cards, and so far this year, they’re all blue. I’m a sucker for blue Christmas cards, and they’re so much fun to make!

I colored up a nolines version of Happiness is and diecut my panel down to a scalloped square with a Lifestyle Crafts die, before adding lots of Chunky White embossing enamel from Stampendous as snow.

I added my panel to a piece of patterned paper from Maja Design using some dimensional adhesive. Matted it with blue Maja Design cardstock, then glued everything to my cardbase. I’m not a fan of big borders around my panels on my cards, but 1/16″ is perfect!

I diecut god jul using a Papirdesign die four times with the same blue cardstock, stacked them together, glued them to a vellum shadow and glued that directly to my image for a quick, easy sentiment.

Julehilsen {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! Another Wednesday means another Mo Manning creation around here. I’m still on a blue Christmas kick (there really is no better color for Christmas), and I’ve used the Ragged Angel image I colored up for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day challenge earlier in the week.

I printed my image in soft gray and colored her in with Copics, before using a die from My Favorite Things to turn her into a nice panel. I then made snow by sprinkling on chunky white embossing enamel and heating it from underneath the panel.

I absolutely love the effect you get by adding this particular embossing powder.

I just got my hands on this year’s Christmas collection from Maja Design, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use some of them on this very simple card. The one in the bakground is Let it snow, so is the vertical blue on the left (it’s the back), the darker blue is called Snowflakes. I’ve also used the Frost Monochrome paper for the sentiment, which is a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment that I white heat embossed and diecut with another MFT die. It’s a fishtail flag frame die, and you can just see the frame of it on the inside of the card at the bottom right.

I glued my Ragged Angel to the patterned paper with lots of foam tape, and added some snowflake sprinkles from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards to finish it off.

In addition to these colors (and yes, that really is B45 amongst all the 90s), I also used B90, which is a color I’ve made myself.

Cluster Christmas {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi. Another Wednesday, and another Mo Manning creation.

Giggling Snowman is my all time favorite snowman, a fact you’re probably aware of if you’ve seen me speak of him before. He’s got such personality, and he’s super easy and fast to color. Of course I had to make his hat and scarf blue, another favorite of mine!

I printed him out in soft gray lines to be able to color him up and get the lines disappearing, I love the soft look on no line coloring, espesially on snow. I glued my panel of X-Press It onto my top fold card base and added a very dimensional cluster of diecut patterned paper scraps from Maja Design. I stamped and white heat embossed a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment on that top ticket stub, and embellished very sparsely with some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I like making clusters like this, and it’s such a great way to use those tiny scraps, I’m sure we all have them. I rarely make my clusters this dimensional, but it’s kind of fun to see all the layers and view it from different angles.

I didn’t use a lot of Copic colors for this one, it is a pretty simple image, after all. I hope you give clusters a try, they’re fun to make. And let’s not forget about that adorable snowman! Hope you have a nice day!

Kraft + hvitt = lykke {Hobbykunst}

Hei og hopp og god lørdag!

Kanskje litt skummelt å si det, men det er under to måneder igjen til jul! Jeg er langt fra ferdig, men har et julekort til i boks. Hvis du husker det forrige julekortet mitt fargela jeg julestjernemotiv fra Pretty Pink Posh. Denne gangen har jeg brukt det samme stempelsettet, men i en helt annen variant av et julekort.

Kraft og hvitt syns jeg funker veldig bra til julekort, det gir et mye roligere utseende enn rødt. Jeg stanset ut en Pretty Pink Posh ramme flere ganger i kraftfarget kartong og en gang i hvit kartong. Jeg limte alle sammen så rammen min fikk dimensjon, og stemplet en tekst fra Papirdesign i midten av rammen.

Rammen fungerer også fint som et holdepunkt for blomsten min. Jeg stemplet blomsten med kraftfarget blekk, fargela veldig enkelt med en hvit blyant, og stemplet og embosset over i hvitt. Dette gjorde jeg på flere blomster, og til slutt klippet jeg dem så jeg fikk laget en lag på lag-blomst med lave 3D-puter mellom lagene. Til slutt sprutet jeg flytende hvit vannmaling fra Hero Arts over kortet mitt, men maskerte rammen og blomsten, så disse ikke fikk maling på seg. Jeg laget en klynge med mikroperler i midten av blomsten, og pyntet ellers meget enkelt med hvite krystaller.

Blowing in the wind {Mo’s Dream Team}

We’ve reached the middle of the week (middle of the work week, anyway), and that means a Mo Manning creation in this little corner of the web.

I’ve made a tag for a Christmas present with the adorable Season’s Greetings image. The tag is 3″ tall, so I printed my image really tiny and colored her up with my Copics. This image isn’t a very detailed one, so shrinking it works fine, and extending the candy cane by adding a few extra lines is also pretty easy.

I added snow with chunky white embossing powder, glued on the corner of a small paper doily and a diecut ticket stub from patterned paper on top of that with some 1 mm foam tape. I stamped a tiny Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment with Scarlet Jewel ink from Papertrey Ink and decided to also add a few snowdrift sprinkles by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. I love these tiny white clay snowflakes.

Gift tags, by nature, need space for names. I stamped another Norsk Stempelblad AS stamp on another patterned paper ticket stub and mounted it to the back my tag using more of that 1 mm foam tape.

For such a small image, I kind of used a lot of Copics. I didn’t use the BV23 at full strength, however, I used the tip to tip technique with BV20 to add a little extra shading in the corners of the white.

Jul, jul, strålende jul {Hobbykunst}

Hei og hopp.

For rimelig nøyaktig ti dager siden fikk jeg spørsmål fra Connie (eier av Hobbykunst) om jeg ikke hadde lyst på flere rosa Post-it-lapper på veggen min, så nå er jeg offisielt på designteamet til Hobbykunst!!! Woohoo!!! Siden vi begynner å nærme oss jul med stormskritt, har jeg et enkelt julekort å vise frem i dag. De som kjenner meg godt vet at det er to typer julekort jeg ikke lager – julekort med blomster og røde julekort. Jeg har en slags sperre når det gjelder det, men fikk en liten utfordring i et stempelsett med julestjerner fra Pretty Pink Posh. Jeg liker utfordringer, så dagens kort har både rødt og blomster.

Jeg stemplet blomstene og bladene i MISTIen min, fargela dem med Copics, la arket tilbake i MISTIen og stemplet på nytt på samme sted som første gang, bare med VersaMark. Det gjør at jeg får både embossing og Copic-fargelegging på samme motiv. Man bør nemlig ikke fargelegge embossede motiver med Copics, det kan ødelegge tuppen på tusjen. Fargelegger du først og embosser etterpå slipper du hele problematikken.

Jeg ville ha en enkel, men ikke altfor enkel bakgrunn på kortet mitt. Valget falt på et ark med folierte gulldetaljer. Prikkene går litt inn i arket og gir et letterpress-utseende som jeg virkelig liker.

Jeg stemplet en tekst fra en stempelplate fra Huldra designstudio på samme måte som jeg stemplet blomstene. Jeg fargela inni bokstavene, stemplet over med VersaMark og så embosset. Jeg satte tekstpanelet på lave 3D-puter og limte på en tynn strimmel gullkartong over og under for en liten ekstra gulldetalj. Klippet ut blomstene og bladene og limte dem på tekstpanelet og satte krystaller fra Papirdesign i midten av blomstene.

Her kommer gullprikkene i hovedpanelet på kortet godt frem.

Jeg prøver å være flink til å få med hvilke tusjer jeg har brukt på motivene mine, veldig kort og enkel fargepalett denne gangen.

Håper du lot deg inspirere til å prøve deg på litt jul.

Julehilsen fra meg til deg {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone. Another Wednesday, and another Christmas card from me, this time Feed the Birds and Little Birdies. I decided to go with blue this time, so I colored up the birds like Eurasian blue tits.

This card is large, it’s nearly 8 inches wide. Not what I normally do, but I really wanted to use all the birds.

I stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment in blue ink. I actually double stamped to get the right color. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for my first stamping, and then Papertrey Ink Blueberry Sky on top. The combination matches the coloring of the images well, but looking at the photos, I’m thinking there’s a possibilty I should have gone with Enchanted Evening, which is the same color as the blue cardstock I used for my cardbase.

The colors I used for my image. I actually used R39 to deepen my blues, it worked really well for that.