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.


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.

Summer’s finally here {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi. Another Wednesday, and another Mo day for me. Today I’ve got a bright, cheerful, summery card featuring Angelina’s Balloons. Winter lasted forever this year, so I’m very excited about the fact that summer finally seems to have arrived. In fact, there were still a couple of patches of snow on the ground on Sunday, and last night my home town of Oslo was one of the warmest cities worldwide I have listed on my weather app on my phone. The only place that was warmer was New York City. This was around 11 pm CEST, which is only 5 pm in New York, so no wonder it was warmer there.

Back to the card. I colored up my image with Copics and added some grass and a few freehand flowers to ground her. I added tons of Glossy Accents to the balloons, making them super shiny.

I like making my cards simple, so I put her on a standard A2 sized card base made from Raspberry Fizz cardstock from Papertrey Ink, before adding a scrap of a tiny Doodlebug doily, a couple of strips of patterned paper from Maja Design and Papirdesign diecut with dies from My Favorite Things and a couple of tiny staples.

The sentiment is from a stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I added a couple of enamel dots, the pink ones are from Papirdesign, the teal from My Mind’s Eye. I added some divine twine and tied it in a bow as my last finishing touch. And that’s my card for today.

You’re the best {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! Another Wednesday, and I’ve got a fairly simple card to share with you today, featuring Mo Manning’s Cotton Candy. I wanted to try out the 120 lb cardstock from Simon Says Stamp for my Copic coloring. They say you can make one layer cards with it, so that was my goal for today’s card. Plans don’t always go the way we want, and that definitely the case for me with this one. It has nothing to do with the cardstock, though, I was able to color without any bleed through, and was able to use it as my base. I did, however, put my image a little too close to the corner. What happened? Well, my printer decided to cut off her feet. I didn’t want my image to go to waste, so I decided to cheat a little and cover up her feet using a strip of patterned paper (it’s actually a digital Project Life paper that I printed on white cardstock). That meant I had to scrap my one layer idea, but I can do one layer another time.

I like plenty of white space on my cards, so I kept most of the card pretty simple. I colored my image with Copics, and I must admit, the colors blend very easily on this cardstock, maybe even too easily. It was kind of difficult to get any real contrast, even though I used some very dark and very light colors to get as much contrast as I could. I would also say that the colors look very different on this cardstock compared to the X-Press It blending card I normally use. The skin tones, in particular, look a lot more blue on this one – not really the look I was going for, I didn’t want her looking sick. I used a lot of E13, but it really doesn’t look that way. Just something to be aware of, I guess.

Since my plan to do a one layer card really didn’t work, I decided to go all out and add an embellishment cluster. I found patterned paper scraps in colors that coordinated well with my image and went to town. I also added a few pieces that I had left over on the inside.

There’s plenty of manufacturers represented in that tiny cluster. The patterned paper with the sentiment (“You’re the world’s best” in Norwegian, stamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS) is from Melissa Frances, the yellow one below it is from Chatterbox, the light blue underneath that is from Inkido, and the pink one that you see a little bit of on either side of the banners is from American Crafts. Two of the banners are scraps from Pion Design, the pale pink is from Maja Design, and the one with the yellow stripes is the same digital Project Life paper that I used at the bottom. I’ve also used  a brad from Kaisercraft, a yellow enamel dot from My Mind’s Eye and a pink enamel dot from Papirdesign, in addition to a small paper doily from Doodlebug Design. In other words – a real mishmash, but I think it kind of works. Oh, and I brought out my sewing machine for that stitching detail at the top.



Til konfirmanten {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! I aprilnummeret av Ett trykk hadde vi en mal på et snedig lite brettekort til årets konfirmanter. Brettingen kan selvsagt brukes til andre anledninger også, men nå er det jo vår og konfirmasjonstid, så det passer jo ypperlig.

Jeg har brukt ark fra Grandma’s school book-kolleksjonen til Pion Design. Jeg syns disse arkene er så vårlige med den grønnfargen.

Stempelet jeg har brukt kommer fra Norsk Stempelblad AS, og jeg har stemplet det rett på mønsterarket og stanset ut med en die fra Papirdesign. Jeg har pyntet med blomster fra North Star Design og Wild Orchid Crafts. Midten i de “store” blomstene har jeg erstattet med grønne perler fra Papirdesign.

Kortet holdes lukket med seam binding, og jeg har brukt en kantpunch fra Martha Stewart til å lage en pyntekant på “lokket”.

Når sløyfen knytes opp og kortet åpnes blir det ganske mye større enn de opprinnelige 4×4″ som det måler da det er lukket. Inni har jeg pyntet med minikakeservietter, flere tester fra Norsk Stempelblad AS og sommerfugler, både stanset ut med punch og i finér.

På tagen jeg har i lommen har jeg festet en binders i form av en kleshenger. Tanken er at man kan feste en pengeseddel (som jo er en ganske så vanlig konfirmasjonsgave) i hengeren og samtidig skrive en hilsen på tagen.

Et lite trekkspill {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! I fjorårets februarnummer av Ett trykk hadde vi en mal med bretting, en slags trekkspillbretting.

Jeg brukte papirer fra Pion Design til kortet mitt, og har trekkspillbrettingen foran festet med en sløyfe.

Jeg har brukt et stempel fra Bursdag inch-platen til Norsk Stempelblad AS med en pebble over, og jeg har satt det hele på en scallopsirkel, som igjen er satt på en minikakeserviett.

Når man knyter opp sløyfen kommer hele trekkspillbrettingen til syne. Jeg har brukt forskjellige NSB-stempler på mitt trekkspill. Og jeg beklager de dårlige bildene, men lyset ville virkelig ikke samarbeide med meg da jeg tok bildene, og kortet er gitt bort for lenge siden, så jeg kan ikke akkurat ta nye.

Morsdag {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

Hei og hopp! Det er onsdag, og det betyr Mo Manning-inspirasjon her i gården. Jeg har derfor et kort å dele, men jeg har i tillegg en liten eske og en papirpose, alt laget til morsdagsartikkelen i februarnummeret av Ett trykk.

Jeg har brukt ark fra Sofiero-kolleksjonen til Maja Design på alle tre prosjektene mine. På papirposen har jeg brukt dies fra Rayher til å lage vimpelen og kanten øverst på posen. En minikakeserviett fra Doodlebug fungerer som pynt på forsiden, og jeg har stemplet et lite stempel fra Papirdesign med Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose blekk og satt på en pebble fra Norsk Stempelblad AS. Jeg har også lurt en krystallgren på undersiden og pyntet veldig enkelt med noen sommerfugler fra Wycinanka.

Esken er laget etter brettemal som du finner i februarbladet, og jeg har pyntet den veldig enkelt med bånd fra Papertrey Ink i samme farge som stempelputen, litt rosa twine, en liten tag stanset ut med en die fra Papertrey Ink med en bitteliten stemplet tekst fra Norsk Stempelblad AS og en liten sommerfugl.

Over til kortet. Jeg har skrevet ut Mo Manning-motivet Flower Jar veldig svakt og fargelagt med no lines-teknikk i farger som matcher fargene i mønsterarkene.

Veldig forsiktig har jeg stanset ut ordet klem fra det fargelagte panelet med alfabetdies fra Memory Box og satt hele det fargelagte panelet på 3D-puter.

Til slutt limte jeg på et banner av mønsterarket med en stemplet tekst fra Norsk Stempelblad AS, stemplet med Papertrey Ink Plum Pudding blekk og satte på de samme sommerfuglene som jeg brukte på papirposen og den lille esken, for å få en rød tråd gjennom alle prosjektene.