Best of the Bunch {Mo’s Dream Team}

Wednesdays are funny. They come around every single week, and the calendar says it’s Wednesday AGAIN. Which means one thing around these parts – Mo Manning inspiration from me.

This time I’ve got a cute birthday card featuring the always adorable Best of the Bunch. I saw Liz had colored up this cutie in the most gorgeous way last week, and she inspired me to create this one.

I’ve used the same colors as she did for the skin and the hair (her hair is a lot lighter, though). The greens are also the same, but I’ve changed everything else. The card itself is made with a die set from Go Kreate (XXL Square Frames Frilly #10, try saying that ten times fast) and gorgeous Maja Design papers from the Ska vi ta en Fika? collection.

I embellished with flowers, a couple of diecuts, some sprays and a few Nuvo Jewel Drops, in addition to some lace behind everything and micro beads on the flowers.

I added my Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment on the inside with an ink that matched the color of the patterned paper, and used some green ink for the edge stamping. The other inside has plenty of room for a personal message.

The back of my card. I used some more flowers to embellish, and another Norsk Stempelblad AS text from the same stamp set as the one I used on the inside.

These are all the colors I used for my image.

Gratulerer med dagen {Copic Marker Norge}

It’s birthday time over at Copic Marker Norge. CMN turns 6, and we’re celebrating with a blog hop. If you haven’t already, I suggest you head over to the blog to take a peek at the rules and also the main prize. The deadline for this blog hop is September 25 at 9 pm CEST, so you’ve got about ten days to hop. Here’s the list:

CMN 

Elin – you are here!

Elizabeth

Kjersti

Kristina

Lisabeth

Siv

Kjersti B

CMN 

I’ve made a 25th birthday card. It’s a commissioned piece, and as usual I’ve tried to use some scraps, this time the papers are from Maja Design. I colored up Mo Manning’s Tall Cake for my card, she’s perfect for birthday cards.

The next person on our hop is Elizabeth. She’s got a gorgeous creation for you.

Shabby & simple? {North Star Stamps}

shabby NSS-kortI don’t usually make shabby chic cards. Don’t get me wrong, I like them, I just don’t make them. The same used to be true of clean & simple cards, though I’ve made a few of those in the last couple of years. Combining the two styles, however, is not something I’ve done. Until now. This card is very simple, yet shabby. And to top it off – made entirely from scraps!! I found a piece of a lovely Dotted Swiss cardstock from Bazzill (Sunset Rose), just large enough to make a cardbase (A2 size – 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″), a panel for my sentiment and a few butterflies. While rummaging through my scraps I also found this green patterned paper by Maja Design (The Elegant Wine House from the “Sofiero” collection). I added gesso altong the edges of the cardbase and the patterned paper as well as a light tough of gesso on the sentiment panel and the rest of the cardstock I used for the butterflies. I stamped the sentiment from North Star Stamps with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on the cardstock. The texture of the dotted Swiss cardstock and the layer of gesso makes the stamped sentiment look a little worn – perfect for a shabby card. I distressed the edges of the patterned paper and the cardstock, added a doily from Helz Cuppleditch, butterflies, and some ruffled satin ribbon, as well as a few Kaisercraft pearls on the butterflies.

Shabby NSS-kort detalj båndBelieve it or not, but getting the ribbon just right was the most time consuming process on this entire card. The very lovely Renate has perfected the art of the wrinkled ribbon, but she uses glue, which, for some reason, seems like an impossible task for me. I bet she puts her fingers right into the glue, and since I hate (I really can’t stress this enough) getting anything on my fingers (glue, paint, food, ANYTHING), I do what I can to avoid it.

shabby NSS-kort innsiderrVery simple insides. The pieces of white cardstock (Bazzill Classic Smooth) also happen to be a couple of scraps, diecut with a Spellbinders die (Lattice Rectangles). The stamp on the left is another great stamp by North Star Stamps, and there’s plenty of room for a personal greeting on the right.

Shabby NSS-kort baksideThe back of the card. The rest of the patterned paper by Maja Design, the rest of the doily I used on the front, and a few more butterflies to tie the whole thing together, along with a stamped sentiment at the bottom, also from North Star Stamps.