Birthday {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! We’ve reached Wednesday, you know what that means. It’s Mo Manning day!!! Yay!

This time I chose Birthday Fairy Lee and colored her up in yummy, summery colors. I found some scraps of patterned papers that matched and turned all of it into a fairly clean and simple card.

I diecut the banners, as well as the main panel, using dies from My Favorite Things. MFT dies are my favorite, they’re so versatile. I glued part of a doily underneath my banners and stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment on the biggest one (It says “BIRTHDAY – a special day that brings together people you love” in Norwegian).

I used a small star punch for my yellow stars, and added a few veneer ones from Studio Calico to put something on the front that wasn’t made from paper. I added a couple of enamel dots to finish it off, simply because the pink color matched everything else perfectly.

I put a tiny cluster on the inside. Another banner diecut using an MFT die, another veneer star and also a polaroid frame, diecut with another MFT die – told you they’re my favorite. A couple of punched little pink hearts and another Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment (Happiness is being one year older),  and my card was done.

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Blomsterguri {Ett trykk}

I juninummeret av Ett trykk hadde vi en artikkel med fokus på blomster. Ikke av typen man kjøper ferdig hos flere forskjellige produsenter og bruker som pynt, men blomster man lager lag på lag selv, enten med stempler eller med dies.

Jeg lagde et meget enkelt kort til artikkelen, med en blomst jeg stemplet i tre lag og så stanset ut. Jeg embosset et par blader i hvitt på lysegrå kartong, satte blomsten min på 3D-teip og stemplet en tekst nedenfor i blått. Jeg skar til det grå panelet så jeg fikk en fin ramme av den mørkeblå kartongen rundt. Kartongen er i den samme fargen som den mørkeste blå på stemplingen.

Nærbilde av blomsten. Disse blomstene ser veldig realistiske ut når du får stemplet alle lagene.

You’re the best {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone. I’ve got another simple card with a Mo Manning cutie today – it is Wednesday, after all. This time I chose Baby Fairy Amanita and went with colors that are totally not me. I never do reds or yellows, and this card’s got both. I colored my fairy, die cut her with a faux stitch die from My Favorite Things and put her on a red card base. I found some scraps of My Mind’s Eye patterned paper that fit well with my colors and embellished very sparingly. I wanted to embellish the inside, too, but make it very simple. I took the diecut frame left from the banner on the front and glued it to my white cardstock before stamping a sentiment in red. I diecut a small yellow patterned paper circle for an extra bit of detail, and that’s it.

Enjoy your day {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! Another Wednesday has come around, which means another creation with a Mo Manning image around here. This time I went to town with reds, not a color I use a whole lot. I chose Bake Me a Cake, she’s kind of adorable stirring her batter in that big bowl.

I colored her with my Copics and cut my panel down. I wanted to use some scraps of Maja Design patterned paper, so I glued the plaid one and a tiny sliver of red right next to it before putting my panel on foam tape and gluing it to the front of my card.

I stamped and heat embossed a birthday sentiment on a 1″ circle I made from the patterned paper, and glued it to my panel with a pebble on top.

The pebble adds a little bit of shine to an otherwise simple card. So do the enamel dots I put on the left.

A little bit of rain… {Mo’s Dream Team}

… never hurt anyone. We’ve had stable, dry, unseasonally hot weather for weeks, so when it started raining over the weekend it was most welcome. Hopefully the forest fire danger is reduced, and crops will survive, I’m crossing my fingers. I decided that Mo Manning’s Avril was perfect for a bit of rainy day weather coloring.

I printed her in 10 per cent opacity from Photoshop to color her in no lines, I haven’t done that in a while, and decided that she was perfect for it.

I printed a Vivian Greene quote next to her and colored her up with Copics. The majority of the colors I already had lying on my desk from another image I colored the previous day, so I made things easy for myself.

I cut down 1/8″ in both directions and glued her straight onto a cardbase made from Papertrey Ink Melon Berry cardstock. I added Pretty Pink Posh sequins in various sizes around my sentiment, and that’s the finished card – pretty simple, keeping most of the focus on that no line coloring.

Make a Wish {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! Another Wednesday, and you know what that means – it’s Mo Manning day. I’ve colored up the adorable Make a Wish image for my card today. I made it very simple, so there’s not too much on the card to distract from the image.

I colored her up with my Copics in mainly RVs ang BGs. I diecut her with a stitched rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles STAX Set 2 from My Favorite Things – try saying that ten times fast. I put her on lots of foam tape to a panel of Ocean Tides cardstock from Papertrey Ink, diecut with another stitched rectangle die from MFT, this time from Set 1. I added that to a Plum Pudding cardbase.

I tend to make my cards simple with clusters of embellishments. This card is no exception. I dug through my patterned paper scraps and found some papers that matched my cardstock pretty well. The light teal is from My Mind’s Eye, the dark teal is from Pion Design, and the purple is from Papirdesign.

I also added a doily. Well, half a doily, another signature of mine. I diecut my teal banners with a couple of My Favorite Things dies, and glued a little vine from Snip Art on top. This chipboard piece is very delicate, so I used spray adhesive on the back of it to avoid having to deal with liquid glue oosing out the sides. I added my diecut heart with some liquid glue, put a layer of Wink of Stella on top, and then Glossy Accents on top of that.

Here you can see the Glossy Accents on the heart heaps better. I also added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents on the heart on her shirt.

Du er best {Papirdesign}

Hei og hopp i sommersola! Vi har en ny utfordring hos Papirdesign i dag – vi vil se oransje og rosa! Min fargeteoretiske hjerne sliter litt med den kombinasjonen, så jeg har dratt den oransje helt over til gult og lagt til litt turkis. Burde hatt med litt eplegrønt for balansens skyld også, men det får duge som det er – jeg har i det minste tatt med oransje og rosa!

Jeg har stemplet alle smileyene fra Smileys-platen på Stamper’s Select White kartong fra Papertrey Ink med Soft Stone blekk, også fra PTI. Jeg har fargelagt utvalgte smileys med Copictusjene mine og så stemplet over disse med Extreme Black blekk fra My Favorite Things.

At jeg endte opp med å fargelegge to av smileyen med store øyne var helt tilfeldig, det var plasseringen av smileyene som bestemte hvilke som ble fargelagt, ikke hvilke smileyer det var snakk om. Egentlig var planen en bredere og lengre tekststripe som gikk helt bort til den nederste rosa, men den lange, brede tekststripen funket ikke. Sånn sett burde jeg sikkert ha fargelagt den med briller som er til høyre for den nederste rosa når jeg endret planen min, men da måtte jeg ha stemplet hele bakgrunnen på nytt, og det var nok presisjonsarbeid den første gangen, så jeg lot det være som det var.

De første gangene jeg lagde CAS-kort gjorde jeg alltid noe på innsiden også, for det var det jeg var vant til fra mine lag-på-lag-kort, men etter kort tid gikk jeg bort fra det. Enkelt skal liksom være enkelt, det trenger ofte ikke noe mer enn forsiden, har jeg tenkt. Linda har fått meg litt tilbake i sporet igjen med å pynte bittelitt på innsiden også, så jeg stemplet en ekstra smiley som jeg fargela, klippet ut og limte inni kortet.

Teksten embosset jeg på den samme turkise kartongen som jeg brukte til basen (Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores), stanset den ut til et banner og proppet den opp på noen lave 3D-puter. For å forankre tekststripen litt brukte jeg noen dotter i farger som matchet den ensomme, oransje smileyen øverst på kortet, for å ta igjen fargen litt. Og det er all pynten. Easy peasy. Håper jeg kanskje kan inspirere deg til å se på stemplene du har og finne nye bruksmuligheter til dem.

Papirdesignprodukter brukt:

Stempler:

Smileys PD 12687

Lille frøken PD 13764

Annet: 

Dotter, oransje og gul, Nr. 866