Good luck… {Mo’s Dream Team}

… with new challenges! Another Wednesday, and another Mo Manning creation. I’m trying to be better at using all the different images I have from Mo’s Digital Pencil, and I’ve kind of started at the beginning of the alphabet when coloring up previously unused images. I colored up this one for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day coloring challenge back in June 2018, so it’s about time Alice with Baby made it onto a card.

This isn’t exactly the easiest image to add to a card. I decided to stamp and heat emboss a couple of sentiments from a Huldra designstudio stamp set. The top one says Good luck… and the bottom one says “with new challenges”, which I thought was very fitting with the image. That red cardstock is Pure Poppy from Papertrey Ink, and I added foam tape behind both strips to create a little bit of dimension.

I added the colored image to the center of the card front and a strip of Kaisercraft patterned paper (P214 Periwinkle) on either side. I topped everything off with a few blue enamel dots from Papirdesign.

Ballet slippers

Last year around this time, I received an order for a confirmation card for a ballet dancing girl. May is confirmation season in Norway, and the lady who ordered the card wanted it to be pink and green and very similar to a card of mine that she’d seen.

I was able to scrounge up scraps of paper from three different paper collections from Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book, Till Mor, and Play Time. I wet and curled the edges to soften the look a bit, and also added a paper doily from Bo Bunny.

Til konfirmanten is a stamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS. I stamped it using Espresso Truffle ink from Memento, I didn’t want it to be stark black, and that ink is a nice mix of grey and brown that I really like. I used some tiny letter stickers from Kaisercraft to add the girl’s name below the banner, and fussy cut a few butterflies from one of the patterned papers and glued them on.

I kept the insides fairly simple. The sentiment stamp from Stempelglede is a Goethe quote (Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen). The panel on the right side is perfect for a personal message.

I decided to also keep the back of the card simple. I added another butterfly and stamped “Handmade” below in the same color ink that I used on the front of the card.

Til konfirmanten {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! I disse konfirmasjonstider er det kanskje passende å vise frem et konfirmasjonskort som ble publisert i Ett trykk i fjor.

Kortet er ganske mye mer sukkersøtt enn det jeg pleier å lage, men det er greit en gang i blant det også. Jeg brukte papirer fra Grandma’s school book-kolleksjonen til Pion Design og stempler fra Stempelglede.

Jeg har fuktet og krøllet kantene på mønsterarket, brukt kakeserviett, perleswirl, blomster, blader og perler til pynt. Lag på lag på lag, men veldig enkelt kort å lage.

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.



Vinterbryllup {Ett trykk}

I juninummeret av Ett trykk hadde vi fokus på bryllupskort i sesongartikkelen. Sommeren er jo høysesong for bryllup, men ett av mine bryllupskort til artikkelen var faktisk med snøfnugg og vintermotiv. Det ble nemlig laget til et par som giftet seg i desember i fjor.Jeg brukte herlige vinterbruk fra Pion Design på kortet mitt, og krøllet kantene på mønsterarkene for å få det litt mer shabby. Jeg bygde opp alle panelene dobbelt med to matter med kartong bak hver mønsterarkbit og brukte et bilde fra et utklippsark som motiv.

En kakeserviett og litt blonde myker opp uttrykket fra alle rektanglene litt, og snøfnuggene understreker at dette er et vinterkort. De er forøvrig malt hvite og så dekket med glitter. Perlene fra Kaisercraft er i en farge som matcher mønsterarkene, og tekstene fra Norsk Stempelblad AS er satt på tvers av kortet for å få et lite brudd i alle de vertikale panelene. Bølgepappen understreker kraftfargen på basen og bidrar samtidig til å skape litt interesse og dybde.

Robot {Ett trykk}

I aprilnummeret av Ett trykk hadde vi en artikkel med fokus på guttekort. Dette er et av mine bidrag.

Kortet mitt er digert, ene og alene fordi teksten var så bred. Akkurat den fonten var den jeg syns passet best til roboten min, så da ble resten av kortet (selv om det er uhyre enkelt) basert på det.

Mønsterarket og chipboardelementene kommer alle fra Kaisercraft. Teksten fra Norsk Stempelblad AS er embosset i hvitt, og på det hvite panelet har jeg sprutet bittesmå dråper med Dylusions i fargene Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime og Black Marble.

Dance like no one is watching… {Mo’s Dream Team}

mo-manning-mummu-bjorg-front-skratt-psDet er onsdag og min tur til å inspirere på DT-bloggen til Mo Manning.


Jeg har laget et lilla kort med Mummu denne gangen, på bestilling til en sprek dame som fyller 80 år. Jeg har brukt en die fra GoKreate til å lage formen på kortet med de herlige papirene fra Skal vi ta en Fika?-kolleksjonen til Maja Design.

mo-manning-mummu-bjorg-80-frontEgentlig har jeg gjort kortet veldig enkelt, jeg har pyntet med blomster fra Wild Orchid Crafts (og også noen med ukjent opphav), pyntebær fra Magnolia og perler fra Kaisercraft. En kakeserviett fra Unique Industries har jeg også fått plass til. Jeg delte den i to og la hver halvdel i motsatte “hjørner” på kortet.

mo-manning-mummu-bjorg-80-tagBak motivet har jeg gjemt en liten tag med en stempeltekst fra Norsk Stempelblad og utstansede bokstaver.

mo-manning-mummu-bjorg-80-baksideBaksiden gjorde jeg også ganske enkel, med enda en tekst fra Norsk Stempelblad, stemplet med Memento Sweet Plum.


Jeg avslutter som seg hør og bør med fargene jeg har brukt til å fargelegge. Jeg har også brukt V97, som er en farge jeg har laget selv.