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.

From a fairy tale {Mo Manning}

I’m back! I’m slowly getting back to this paper crafting thing after fracturing my shoulder in April. And now that I’ve started, I’m finding inspiration everywhere. From stamp sets that aren’t my style, from patterned paper that’s not my style, from color combinations in sequin mixes, I just hope it will translate once I actually get around to playing with paper and making stuff.

I’m rusty, there’s no doubt about that. So rusty, in fact, that I die cut the purple patterned paper behind my main panel instead of the main panel. The result is a slightly smaller card, and hopefully I’ll die cut the right pieces next time. I used Mo’s Kissing Frogs image on this one. I actually colored the image in April, before I fractured my shoulder, but only just now put the card together. I love Mo’s images, they have such wonderful character, and each image tells a story. This one, straight out of a fairy tale, is no exception.

I love the line of frogs waiting to kiss the princess, and the frog peeking out from inside the hollow log is such a great detail!

I added a piece of a small Doodlebug paper doily in the top left corner, along with some scraps of patterned paper by Pion design that I die cut using a couple of banner dies from My Favorite Things. Stamped a Huldra Designstudio sentiment in Memento Sweet Plum ink on one of the banners, and popped both banners up using foam squares. A few Papirdesign enamel dots, and my card is finished.

I love how the patterned papers from both Papirdesign and Pion Design match both the soft coloring I did on the image and those purple Papirdesign enamel dots.

Another year older… {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! I’m currently in the mountains on Easter vacation, but I still have a card for you. It’s a colorful birthday card this time, featuring Tall Cake. I know I’ve used this image a lot, but it’s a favorite of mine. I teamed it up with a doily, some pieces of Lawn Fawn patterned paper, a few sentiment strips and some enamel dots. And that’s pretty much it. Simple, right?

I wanted a very colorful cake, but had a hard time deciding what color her dress should be (and subsequently what color cardbase I needed). I went with a really bright green. It really is super bright. A Granny Smith apple is pale in comparison, this green is so vivid! I recently spent a crafty weekend with some really good crafty friends. I borrowed a die from one of them and a few sentiment strips from another.

I wanted to use enamel dots that matched the colors of the patterned paper matted behind the sentiment strips. The purple one matches better in real life, purple is a color that’s really hard to get right in photographs.

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.

God jul {Mo’s Dream Team}

Another Wednesday, another Mo day. Today I’ve got a Christmas card to share with you. Is modern vintage a style? I think it looks kind of vintage, yet modern, but I’ll let you decide. I chose Winter Present, colored her up with Copics and turned her into a fairly clean and simple card.

I chose muted colors with lots of grays in them, diecut my colored panel with a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things and sprinkled on chunky white embossing enamel from Stampendous which I heat embossed. It gives the look of falling snow, which I really love for Christmas cards. No pattern, completely random, which really is how snow falls in real life.

I added my panel to my card base using dimensional adhesive without too much dimension. The card base is Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I stamped a pinstripe stamp from Altenew across it in Scarlet Jewel ink, also from Papertrey Ink.

I tend to add little embellishment clusters on my simple cards, and this one is no different. Part of a mini doily from Doodlebug, some patterned paper diecut with a Docrafts die, a ticket with a white heat embossed sentiment from Papirdesign, and diecut pine branches from patterned paper. I added three Papirdesign crystals as a finishing touch.

Du er fantastisk {Ett trykk}

I fjorårets desembernummer av Ett trykk hadde vi en artikkel med fokus på rester. Dette kortet er et av mine bidrag til artikkelen.

Ett trykk 0617 Restepapir AnnieKortet ble laget da vi hadde en DT-helg i Ett trykk hjemme hos Annie høsten 2016. Og det er på en måte et lite samarbeidsprosjekt, selv om jeg lagde kortet selv (med Camilla som selskap i de sene kveldstimer, resten av teamet hadde gått og lagt seg). Mønsterarkene kommer fra Åshild, blomstene fra Elsi og Camilla, perler fra Camilla, sisal fra Annie, dies fra Cathrine og tekststempel fra Elsi. Kakeservietten var min egen (og muligens også noen av perlene, det er så lenge siden at jeg ikke husker helt). Det var pyntebærene også.

Ett trykk 0617 Restepapir Annie liggendeDet ene mønsterarket er revet i kantene og limt oppå det andre. Banneret har jeg satt på 3D-puter helt i kanten, og innerst under blomstene er det limt rett på kakeservietten.

Ett trykk 0617 Restepapir Annie liggende detaljEt lite nærbilde. Ved å lime kun stilkenden av bladene innunder banneret får bladene litt 3D-effekt og gir liv til kortet. Det revne mønsterarket og sisalen bidrar også til at kortet virker løst og ledig og ikke så stramt.

Velkommen til verden {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! I dag har jeg en eske å vise frem, publisert i babyshowerartikkelen i augustnummeret av Ett trykk. Hun som lagde esken opprinnelig lagde den stor nok til å romme et slips i farsdagsgave, men med babytema passer den ypperlig til et par hjemmestrikkede babysokker eller kanskje også en lue.

Esken var overraskende enkel å lage. Jeg valgte ikke å ta mønsterark på de korte endene, men det kan du selvsagt gjøre.

Jeg har brukt ark fra Vintage Baby-serien til Maja Design for denne esken. Vimplene med sømkant er stanset ut med en die fra Rayher, og jeg har tegnet rundt kanten av dieen på den hvite kartongen jeg har brukt som matte bak vimplene og skjært til for hånd med en liten tapetkniv. Teksten kommer fra Småtekster-platen til Norsk Stempelblad AS, og jeg har stemplet den med Spring Rain blekk fra Papertrey Ink.

Jeg har ikke pyntet voldsomt mye. Jeg startet med en minikakeserviett fra Doodlebug og har limt blomster fra North Star Design, Wild Orchid Crafts og kort & Godt oppå. Pyntegrenene og de små blå diamantene kommer også fra Kort & Godt.