King for the Day {Mo’s Digital Pencil}

Hi, crafty friends. I have a different kind of card to share today, featuring this King for the Day image from Mo Manning.

It’s a circle card!!! I received an order for a birthday card for a huuuge Liverpool fan. I don’t have a lot of red patterned paper, but came up with the idea to create a circle card to mimic the shape of a football.

I colored the image to somewhat match the Liverpool team colors. Their uniforms are solid red, but I felt like I needed something besides just red, so I gave the guy a white T shirt with a couple of logos on it in proper team colors. I fussy cut the image and rummaged through my patterned paper looking for red and/or football themed papers. I found some football themed scraps and some neutral papers from Papirdesign, as well as some red scraps from P13. I used a stitched circle die set from My Favorite Things to create my card base and also to give the patterned paper scraps the rounded shape on the edge with that nice faux stitch border. I glued some pieces directly to the card base, adding layers of cardstock on the back of others for dimension and interest.

I used the In Stitches Alpha uppercase die set from My Favorite Things to die cut the recipient’s name a few times from white cardstock, adding a layer of red patterned paper from Waffle Flower on top to include more red on the card. I was told the birthday “boy” likes beer, so I added a couple of bottle caps, flipping one of them upside down so I could add his age inside. I used the Alfabet 3 die set from Scrapmagasinet to die cut the numbers, added them to a 1” circle and covered it with Glossy Accents for some shine.

On the inside I printed the lyrics for You’ll Never Walk Alone in red ink and added a couple of circular elements, including a football I fussy cut from patterned paper from Papirdesign. The right side has plenty of space to write a personal message.

On the back of the card I added a few more strips of patterned paper and stamped a sentiment from the Til mannen stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS using Wild Cherry ink from My Favorite Things.

I didn’t have an envelope to fit this very dimensional 5 1/2” circle card, so I created one from patterned paper from Papirdesign. The paper is covered with footballs on one side with a few specks of red here and there (how perfect is that?), and football pitches on the back.

Fairly simple color combination for this one.

 

On our way {Purple Onion Designs}

Hi, crafty friends! I’m sharing a small, super simple card today, featuring this On Our Way image from the I’ll Be Home For The Holidays collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. This is a brand new collection that was released last week, and in it there are lots of images with a running theme: spending time with family & friends while enjoying the festivities and traditions of the holiday season with one another. This On Our Way image is perfect for that, and it reminds me of being a kid going to my grandparents’ for Christmas. It was a long drive, and the car was always packed full with presents.

The shape of the car actually dictated the shape of the card. I love shaped cards, and aside from the side mirrors, this one was pretty easy to fussy cut.

I colored in the car with the critters using my Copics, fussy cut right up against the black lines and added the car onto a top fold white cardbase. I then fussy cut that, making sure to temporarily glue the card shut for the cutting to be a little bit easier. Those side mirrors are fussy, but the rest was a cinch.

To create a truly one layer card would have been easier than having to fussy cut the car, adhere it to the card base and then fussy cutting again, but I didn’t think of it when I stamped my image, so I did it the hard way. Simon Says Stamp has a 120 lb cardstock that’s great for one layer cards with Copic coloring. Copics bleed through on most cardstocks, but the 120 lb from Simon doesn’t and would have been perfect for this card if I’d only thought of it before I was finished. Onto the headlights I put a thick layer of Glossy Accents for shine, and my tiny car card was finished.

Not a whole lot of colors used for this one. I’m loving the green combo I used for this, it’s giving me life. The entire collection can be purchased as a discounted bundle for a limited time, the offer is available until Friday, November 12th, and you can read all about it on the Purple Onion Designs blog here.

You’re even cuter on your birthday {Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios}

Hi, everyone! I’m one of the lucky ones to get to play with one of the new Rachelle Anne Miller stamps coming in the February release from My Favorite Things. Tomorrow (10 AM EST), this cute girl and the coordinating die are available for purchase over at the MFT store, so I thought I’d share my card today.

I don’t often purchase coordinating dies for stamp sets, but boy, they make it easy to add dimension. Once I’d colored up the little girl with the balloon, I die cut her and four additional pieces from white card stock to add dimension behind her. Way more sturdy than foam tape.

I wanted to use lots of other goodies from MFT on this card, so I used the cloud stencil with a very light blue ink (Iceberg from Altenew) to create a barely there puffy cloudy sky behind her. It’s really soft, but shows up better in real life than in photos. I used a couple of elements from the Scene Builder stamp set and stamped those near the bottom using Fadeout ink from Inkon3 for a little bit of no line coloring. I die cut the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames four times from Peach Bellini card stock and glued them together for dimension.

I added clear Wink of Stella glitter and a thick layer of Glossy Accents on the balloon, before stamping and white heat embossing one of the sentiments in the Birthday Cutie stamp set onto Berry Sorbet card stock from Papertrey Ink. I die cut the sentiment using one of the Fishtail Flag Frames dies from MFT, and found some scraps in my stash that I’d already die cut using dies from the same set. I use that die set a lot. I added three green enamel dots from the Tropical Forest set from Altenew and my card was finished. I paired the card with a Persimmon envelope, also from MFT. I love their envelopes!

Lots of colors for this one! I was going for a peachy pink jacket and leggings, but it was too close to the pink I’d used for the rest of her, so I added some yellows on top. I also decided to go for a brighter green on the grass than her little stuffie.

Pink floral birthday card

I recently received an order for a 70th birthday card for a lady from the Philippines who loves flowers, pink and purple. I didn’t really feel like coloring and had no idea what to do until Liz came to the rescue and offered me a few sheets from an old pad of images from Lili of the Valley. With the use of my trusted dies from GoKreate, the card actually came together fairly quickly once I sat down and started working on it.

Cards like this come together very easily, it’s basically a bunch of diecutting and you’re done. I use two full 12×12 sheets of patterned paper for cards like this, and the beauty is that there are no scraps left when I’m done. For this one I used two sheets from Papirdesign, one is Roseduft, and the other is stemorsblomst, blå.

I added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt and Papirdesign along the edge of two opposite quadrants on my circle, used letter stickers from Papirdesign to spell her name and some diecut numbers for her age. I finished off the front of the card using diamonds from Kort & Godt.

I kept the insides pretty simple, with plenty of room for a personal message for the birthday lady. I added some more diamonds to embellish a tiny bit.

On the back of the card I used more flowers, more diamonds and stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment using Autumn Rose ink from Papertrey Ink. “Happiness is the art of creating a bouquet of the flowers within reach.”

Baby girl {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! It’s Wednesday, aka Mo day, and I’m still on F in my alphabetic list of unused Mo images, today it was Flidais’ turn. She’s from the 6 Baby Fairies set.

I colored her up with my Copics, focusing on the RV90s that go so incredibly well with the patterned paper from Papirdesign that I used, it’s ridiculous!

I made a shaped card using the third largest die in the XXL Square Frames Frilly #10 set from GoKreate, and did a whole bunch of diecutting elsewhere on the card too. To break up the monotony of a diecut on top of a slightly larger diecut on top of a slightly larger diecut on top of a slightly larger diecut, I cut some Kort & Godt lace and put it across the card. The diecut heart banner, the word banner and all those Wild Orchid Crafts flowers also help. The flower berries and pearls are from Kort & Godt.

There’s a banner hidden behind that image, diecut with a Magnolia die. I tied a bow of seam binding ribbon with the help of a DIY bow easy, I can’t make nice bows for cards to save my life (true story!), so the Bow Easy helps. I stamped a Papirdesign stamp using Memento Sweet Plum ink, which also matches the patterned papers beautifully. On top of the bow I added an old button from Melissa Frances.

Is that an adorable little fairy or what? Those flower berries from Kort & Godt are really old, I think they might actually be from their first production of flower berries. They made some later on that had more of a greenish yellowy tint, but these are more creme colored and perfect for this card. I still have a few left, I only use them on very special cards.

I added another Papirdesign sentiment stamp on the back of the card, along with a few more flowers. I removed the centers of the sweetheart blossoms and added back in some purple pearls from Papirdesign that once again matched the colors of everything else.

As you can see from the above photo, this is a very dimensional card and not at all mail friendly, it’s super thick.

Not too many Copics used for this one. Probably because it’s mostly that one dominating color.

Enjoy your day {Mo’s Dream Team}

It’s Mo day (aka Wednesday). One of the last things I did in 2019 was to clear away all the jars of flowers from the desk in my craft room (I had about 50 of them). I figured I don’t really use flowers all that much on my cards anymore, so I didn’t need them to be easily accessible and take up space on my desk. I put them in a cabinet right below the ceiling, I was able to cram all of them into one single cabinet. The last card I made in 2019 had flowers on it. We’re barely two weeks into the new year, and I’ve made another one with flowers. For both cards I had to climb on a ladder and pull out a bunch of jars to get to the flowers I wanted. Maybe removing those jars wasn’t such a good idea after all?

Good idea or not, this was the card I made. I colored up Mo’s Bubble Love with my Copics (did some editing of the image in Photoshop so I could color the bubble in no lines with the rest of the lines black). I’ve added lots of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, bling and a pearl from Kort & Godt, sentiment from Norsk Stempelblad AS and that lacy ribbon going across is also from Kort & Godt.

I partially die cut my image with some of the bubble hanging out, and glued it to my card using lots of foam tape. I haven’t used my frame dies from GoKreate in a while, so I thought I’d break them out for this one. I usually make my card from the third largest die in the set (the XXL Square Frilly Frames #10 set), but I want to see how far into 2020 I can get with using just scraps, and the third largest die in the set requires a full sheet of paper to die cut two pieces (front and back of the card). The next size down was the perfect size for this scrap of Maja Design patterned paper, and it was also a good size for the green patterned paper from Papirdesign that I used behind my image and on the insides of the card.

Speaking of insides – I diecut an eyelet circle with a Cottage Cutz die, stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment using Memento Sweet Plum ink and again used lots of foam tape. I even diecut a scrap strip of another purple piece of Maja Design patterned paper to go across.

The second inside has plenty of space for a personal message, and I diecut another eyelet circle from patterned paper and added a couple of diecut numbers from Scrapmagasinet to my circle. I thought this card would be the perfect birthday card for my niece, she turns 10 in June!!

I used the same design on the back, but used a green strip instead of a purple one. Another NSB sentiment, once again stamped in Memento Sweet Plum ink, and once again glued on with lots of foam tape.

There’s quite a bit of dimension in this card, and with that great image as the focal point, I think this will be perfect for my niece!

Lots and lots of Copics used for this one, but there are 15 colors in the heart bubble alone.

Til dåpsbarnet

Hei og hopp!

Det går lang tid mellom lag på lag-kortene mine, men i dag har jeg laget et dåpskort. Denne gangen har jeg brukt Nesting Frames 8-settet til Lifestyle Crafts og lagd et fasongkort. Kortet blir liksom mer pyntet med en gang det får en annen form enn kvadratisk og rektangulært, og det er faktisk mye enklere å sette sammen fasongkort enn vanlige kort.

Jeg har stemplet et motiv med barnesko fra North Star Design og fargelagt. Jeg syns barnesko gjør seg så bra på dåpskort. Jeg har klippet rundt motivet og limt det med lave 3D-puterer  på et av mønsterarkene mine fra Maja Design. Jeg har brukt ark fra flere forskjellige kolleksjoner på dette kortet. Noe av det som er så bra med arkene til Maja Design er at de kan brukes på tvers av kolleksjoner, men likevel harmonerer de.

Selv om kortet er lag på lag er det ganske enkelt, alt er bare stanset ut og limt oppå hverandre, noe med dimensjon. Teksten fra North Star Design har jeg stemplet på et utstanset banner i en farge som matcher det brune i arkene. Jeg har pyntet meget enkelt med finérstjerner fra Studio Calico og perler fra FabScraps.

Her kommer dimensjonen bedre frem. Lave og høye 3D-puter er brukt om hverandre for å gi ulike høyder opp fra lagene under.

Innsidene har det samme oppsettet. Her har jeg brukt en die fra Papirdesign til å stanse ut en dekorativ slisse i den hvite kartongen for å lage plass til penger. Jeg har stemplet et bakgrunnsstempel fra NSD på den hvite sirkelen, og limt navnet på dåpsbarnet over med utstansede bokstaver av mønsterark. Den andre innsiden er lik, men der er den hvite kartongsirkelen beregnet til å skrive personlig hilsen på.

På baksiden av kortet har jeg stemplet en tekst på det hvite panelet og brukt den lille varianten av skoene som pynt.

Kortet er såpass tykt at det ikke får plass i en vanlig konvolutt. Jeg har derfor laget min egen. Jeg har brukt minivarianten av skoene også her, og rammet dem inn ved hjelp av en polaroidramme stanset ut med en die fra My Favorite Things.

Til konfirmanten {Papirdesign}

Hei og hopp.

Det kan virke som om bloggen min har støvet ned de siste månedene. Skaden jeg pådro meg i høyrearmen i påsken var verre enn først antatt, og det viste seg at jeg hadde et brudd i skulderen. Det har dermed ikke blitt noe scrapping på meg disse månedene, men nå er det konfirmasjonstid igjen. Jeg har laget et bunadskort. Niesen min fikk dette kortet da hun konfirmerte seg i begynnelsen av juni, men det er like relevant for årets høstkonfirmanter.

Det ser ikke ut som en typisk norsk bunad, og det er det heller ikke. Konfirmanten har nemlig islandsbunad, og den går i svart, hvitt og gull.

Jeg brukte ark fra forskjellige Papirdesign-kolleksjoner for å lage denne islandsbunaden, to av arkene jeg har brukt er fra Bryllupsfest-serien, ett ark fra Velkommen lille venn-serien og ett ark fra Gledelig jul-serien. De passet sammen til noe som ligner ganske bra på islandsbunaden.

Baksiden gjorde jeg ikke noe spesielt med, lagde et belte med det ene arket fra Bryllupsfestserien og har ellers holdt meg til svart kartong fra Papertrey Ink på skjørtet.

Papirdesignprodukter brukt:

Ark:

Bryllupsfest – Til lykke, grå PD 18448

Bryllupsfest – Til lykke, beige PD 18449

Velkommen lille venn – Klovnestreker PD 17284

Gledelig jul – Stjerneskudd PD 16227

Dies:

Bunad, stor PD 18400

Konfirmant PD 17262

Konfirmasjonslomme {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp!

Jeg er ikke helt ferdig med konfirmasjonskortene ennå. Dagens kort er fra aprilnummeret av Ett trykk. Det ble den aller siste utgaven av bladet, og kun som digitalutgave (som du for øvrig finner her). Oppgaven var kort med plass til gavekort eller pengelomme. Jeg hadde en gammel bukselomme som hadde ligget en liten evighet i en skuff på scrapperommet i påvente av den rette anledningen, så jeg tok pengelommeoppgaven bokstavelig og lagde kort av bukselommen!

Jeg stanset ut en die fra Papirdesign i fem lag av Berry Sorbet kartong fra Papertrey Ink og limte dem rett på lommen. Jeg pyntet enkelt med blomster og blader fra I am Roses og Wild Orchid Crafts, limte på noen perler fra Papirdesign og et par sommerfugler fra Snip Art.

Kortet for øvrig er laget som et vanlig dobbelt kort, med paneler til skrivefelt inni. Kantene på selve bukselommen er ikke 100 % rette, så resten av målene måtte tilpasses deretter. Det var også en av grunnene til at jeg valgte å rufse kantene på papirene, da er det ikke så farlig at det ikke er helt perfekt. Av en bit mønsterark fra Summer Crush-kolleksjonen til Maja Design stanset jeg ut en sirkel med pyntekant med en die fra Cottage Cutz og stemplet en tekst fra Stempelglede med Espresso Truffle blekk fra Memento. Følte at jeg måtte ta igjen litt av pynten fra forsiden, så det ble en liten sommerfugl her også.

Fill Christmas with joy {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re having a great Christmas. Today’s another Wednesday, the last one in 2018, in fact. I’ve got my last Christmas card for 2018 to share with you today, using Mo’s beautiful Sharing a Song image.

I printed my image with a low opacity setting in Photoshop and did no line coloring with my Copics. I added chunky white embossing enamel for that wintery, snowy feel.

The card itself is made by diecutting Maja Design patterned papers from last year’s Christmas collection, using a set of dies from GoKreate. The sentiment from Norsk Stempeblad AS is heat embossed, and I added tiny little cones I’ve picked myself.

The insde has the same patterned papers, another Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment stamped in Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening ink, as well as some heat embossed Huldra designstudio snowflakes, and a Crafty Moly veneer snowflake that I also heat embossed.

I did the same thing for the back of the card. Sentiment, heat embossed snowflakes and veneer snowflakes for that extra little bit of dimension.