Hooray, hooray, hooray!

Hi, everyone!

I have a fairly simple birthday card to share with you today, featuring this cutie pie from Tiddly Inks. I colored up this image for day 21 of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day coloring challenge in April, so it was about time I turned it into a card (though to be honest, I have images that have been sitting colored and unused way longer than that).

I like printing (or stamping) my images close to one corner of a quarter sheet of X-Press It blending card. That way, I know I’ll have lots of white space to play with and for the final card to breathe, I don’t like cards that are too busy and “crowded”, if that makes sense. I die cut my panel using my favorite stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things, then actually went in with Memento Dandelion ink over my Geometric Landscape stencil from Altenew using a blender brush from Taylored Expressions. I rarely use yellow, and I rarely use stencils, but I wanted something other than my regular half mini doily behind my cluster of diecut scraps, and one of the hedgehogs is carrying a yellow heart, so I thought it was only fitting.

For the actual cluster I used scraps, which is a great way to use up all that oooold patterned paper (some of this is ten years old) I have laying around. These pieces are small, so it’s going to take me a while to use everything in my stash, but I’m working on it, one die cut at a time. I used the XCut Happy Days Ticket Stubs die for my cluster pieces. It’s one die that cuts nine different sized tickets in varying shapes, and I use it a lot on my cards. The papers are from (bottom layer to top layer) Imaginisce, Kaisercraft, and StudioLight. The little swirly line at the bottom of the cluster is a piece of paper from Fancy Pants, diecut using a die in the Tag Builder Blueprint 5 die set from My Favorite Things, the banner with the sentiment is from the same die set. The sentiment itself is from Norsk Stempelblad AS, stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. I thought it matched perfectly with the cardstock from My Favorite Things that I used as my card base. Those enamel dots from Papirdesign matched also.

Green is not a color I use often as my main color, but I’m trying to be better at using the entire rainbow and not just those gorgeous blues that I love so much. Even though blue IS the color of the year. Beautiful color for a crappy year, how’s that fair? 😉

Inspirert {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

0218 Inspirert 1 front liggendeHei og hopp! Dagens kort er publisert i aprilnummeret av Ett trykk, i Inspirert av-artikkelen som vi har begynt med i år. Jeg lot meg inspirere av Alice Wertz, hun lager enkle kort, der fargelagte motiver får være fokus. Hun pynter enkelt med små biter av mønsterark, washi og enamel dots, og det er akkurat det jeg har prøvd på på dette kortet. En stor takk sendes også til Anne, som sendte meg litt washi til kortet mitt.

Hi everyone! My card for today is published in the April issue of the Norwegian cardmaking magazine Ett trykk, in a new article we’re doing this year called Inspired by. We choose one person to be inspired by and make two cards. I chose Alice Wertz for April, she makes simple cards, keeping the focus on her colored images. She embellishes very simply with pieces of patterned paper, washi tape and enamel dots, which is exactly what I’ve tried to do with this card. A big thank you to Anne, too, for sending me some washi tape to use for my card.

0218 Inspirert 1 frontMotivet jeg har brukt er Wagon fra Mo Manning. Hun er fargelagt med Copics på Rustic White kartong fra Papertrey Ink. Tekststempelet kommer fra Til mannen-platen fra Norsk Stempelblad AS.

I chose Wagon from Mo Manning for my image. I colored her with Copics on Papertrey Ink Rustic White cardstock. The sentiment is from the Til mannen stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS. 

0218 Inspirert 1 front skråttJeg har satt panelet med det fargelagte motivet på 3D-teip, og pyntet bak med mønsterark. Det stripete gule er et digitalt Project Life-ark, det turkise med stjerner på er fra Papirdesign og det grønne er fra Imaginisce. Dottene jeg har satt på kommer også fra Papirdesign.

I put my panel on foam tape, and put patterned papers behind it. The striped yellow one is a digital Project Life paper, the turquoise with stars is from Papirdesign, and the green from Imaginisce. The dots are also from Papirdesign. 

Store ønsker {Mo’s Dream Team}

Det er onsdag, og tid for Mo Manning-prosjekt fra meg.

It’s Wednesday, and time for another Mo Manning creation. 

Jeg har brukt motivet Big Present og fargelagt som vanlig med Copics. Krona og det grønne har fått et strøk med Wink of Stella glitterpensel.

I used the Big Present image and colored it with my Copics. I added a layer of Wink of Stella to the green and the crown. 

Jeg har laget en liten cluster oppe i det høyre hjørnet av en liten kakeserviett, to bittesmå vimpler laget av mønsterark og en vimpel med en stemplet tekst fra Norsk Stempelblad AS. Til slutt limte jeg på en knapp fra My Mind’s Eye med litt twine tredd gjennom.

I made a little cluster in the top right corner using a paper doily, two tiny patterned paper banners and another banner with a stamped Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment. I added a My Mind’s Eye button with some twine as a last touch.