Morsdag {Ett trykk}

I dag er det morsdag, og i februarnummeret av Ett trykk i fjor hadde vi en artikkel med en litt annerledes eksplosjonsboks med morsdagstema. Den ser ganske vanlig ut når den er sammenbrettet, men når den åpnes er det skuffer inni istedenfor vanlig eksplosjonsboksoppsett.

Jeg brukte rester fra en gammel serie fra Pion Design til å kle eksplosjonsesken min. Serien er Grandma’s School Book, og jeg brukte dies fra Cottage Cutz til å lage sirklene på toppen, og pyntet enkelt med kirsebærblomster fra Papirdesign og pyntegrener fra Kort & Godt.

Sidene på boksen er hylser til skuffer, og skuffene har jeg dekt i bunnen med mer mønsterark. I midten av bunnen har jeg stemplet en tekst fra Kort & Godt med Memento Espresso Truffle. Enkelt og greit.

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.

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.

A pull up confirmation card {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! Wednesday, and I know I haven’t posted any Mo goodies in a while. I broke my shoulder a couple of months ago, and I still have a long way to go before my arm is back to normal, but I’ve got a card for you today made before my accident. It was published in the April issue of Ett trykk, which was the last ever issue of the magazine, and it was only in a digital format, no actual pages to flip through in that last one, which is kind of sad, but that’s just the way it is. Anyway, in each issue we had a template for a special type of card to follow, and this was my card for the April template.

I used Mo’s Prom image for the front of my card. I think it totally worked for a confirmation card. By cutting off the bottom, the corsage is gone and I can use the image for lots of different occasions!

The pink I used for the dress matched perfectly with the roses in the Vintage Romance collection by Maja Design. I stacked white konfirmant diecuts on top of each other and finished off with a pink one on top colored with the darkest Copic I used for her dress. I’ve added dimension to pretty much all the panels, and a few flowers to embellish a little.

When you pull on the front of the card, there’s a neat little suprise behind it, four accordian folded “walls”, one on each side. I stamped confirmation sentiments from Norsk Stempelblad AS in Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose ink on punched circles of patterned paper and added them to my accordian folds.

Inside the “walls” of the card, I put a sentiment from Stempelglede, stamped in the same Autumn Rose ink from Papertrey Ink that I used on the punched circles.

Christening card {Mo’s Dream Team}

Another Wednesday, and another card with a Mo Manning cutie. This time I’ve colored up Christening, for a little boy.

I’ve gone with a tried and true layout on my card. I didn’t have a whole lot of time to make this, so I needed to not reinvent the wheel. I colored up my image with Copics and used patterned papers from the Vintage Baby collection by Maja Design.

I embellished with blue and white flowers and rose buds, along with a few Kort & Godt diamonds scattered around my flower clusters. I diecut the letters in the little boy’s name twice and stacked them for a little bit of dimension. I added the letters to a fishtail banner in the perfect size.

I stamped a North Star Design sentiment on the back of the card using Papertrey Ink Blueberry Sky ink.

Christening card {Mo’s Dream Team}

We’ve reached the middle of the work week, also known as Wednesday, which means a little bit of Mo Manning goodness around here. I’ve made a Christening card featuring Baby and Bunny, for a little boy whose christening was this past Sunday.

I started by coloring the bunny with different blue Copics, before adding texture to it with a piece of cloth soaked with blending solution. When I was happy with that I colored in the rest of the image before diecutting it using a cute circle die from Cottage Cutz.

I decided to go with patterned papers from Maja Design. These are from the Vintage Baby and Sofiero collections. I added his name in tiny diecut letters and embellished simply with flowers, some Kort & Godt diamonds, and some Studio Calico veneer stars. I thought they went well with the stars in the patterned paper.

I printed a sentiment for one of the insides with blue ink and diecut it using that same circle die as I used on the front of the card.

I kept the back of the card pretty simple, a few more flowers and stars and another printed sentiment on a diecut circle.