Juleklem {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hei og hopp. Håper du får en god Lucia-dag. Jeg burde jo ha hatt et ekte Lucia-kort i dag, men dengang ei, jeg har en liten julerev istedenfor.

Hi everyone! It’s the 13th of December, which is known and celebrated as St. Lucy’s Day in the Nordic countries. In Norway, Sweden and Swedish-speaking regions of Finland, as songs are sung, girls dressed as Saint Lucy carry cookies and saffron buns in procession, which symbolizes bringing the light of Christianity throughout world darkness. This is done early in the morning, before the sun rises, and each girl in the procession carries a candle, with St. Lucy leading the way with a wreath of candles on her head. What I should really have for you today is a card with St. Lucy on it. I don’t, but I do have a cute little Christmas fox to share. 

Mo Manning Winter Fox forsideJeg har printet ut motivet Winter Fox fra Mo Manning i lysegrått og fargelagt med Copics med no lines-teknikk. Hele panelet er satt 3D-teip på en base av Aqua Mist kartong fra Papertrey Ink. Julestjernen har fått et strøk med Wink of Stella, og jeg har satt på tre små perler fra Kort & Godt i midten. Øynene og snuten har jeg brukt en svart Glaze-penn på, så de er ordentlig svart og skinnende, og jeg har brukt en 0,03 mm Copic-penn til å lage værhår.

I printed Mo Manning’s Winter Fox with a low opacity and colored it with Copics using the no lines technique. I popped the entire panel on a Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist card base using foam tape. I added a coat of Wink of Stella to the poinsettia, and three little Kort & Godt pearls in the center for a little bit of embellishment. I made the eyes and nose shine using a black glaze pen, and I used my 0.03 black Copic pen to add the whiskers. 

Mo Manning Winter Fox forside liggendeResten av kortet har jeg gjort meget enkelt, jeg har stemplet en tekst fra Norsk Stempelblad AS med Scarlet Jewel blekk fra Papertrey Ink på en liten bit Aqua Mist-kartong, og satt på noen dotter fra Papirdesign som siste lille finish.

I made the rest of the card pretty simple – stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment on a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock using Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel dye ink, and finished the card off with a few Papirdesign enamel dots. 


God jul {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! I’ve got a simple card for you today for Mo’s Dream Team, featuring Snowy House. It’s such a cosy image! This card was published in the October issue of Ett trykk in an article focusing on simple cards with squares.

I printed my image onto a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4″ piece of X-Press It blending card before lightly tracing three squares with a pencil. I colored my squares and erased the pencil lines before adding embossing paste to the entire panel. When the embossing paste was dry, I cut each of the squares out of the panel using a craft knife, before adding them back in with fun foam behind each square.

My final touch was a white heat embossed sentiment on a strip of red cardstock, which I added with a little bit of foam tape.

Boo! {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! I’ve got a Halloween project for you today for Mo’s Dream Team. It might seem a bit late, but this candy box was published in the October issue of Ett trykk and made some time this summer, so I really wasn’t late at all.

I don’t really make Halloween cards, so I had to think of something else for our Halloween article, and this is what I came up with. It’s a box I made for my niece, for her to put Halloween candy in. She’s a huge fan of purple and lilac, so I made my project a little cute with Mo’s Halloween Fairy and some patterned papers by Maja Design and Papirdesign.

When you open the lid, there’s plenty of room for candy inside.

I made the bat a couple of years ago using black cardstock. I cut the shape of the bat using scissors, then added a thick layer of Wink of Stella trapped underneath an even thicker coat of Glossy Accents. You can sort of see a little of the sparkle in the photo, but it sparkles a lot more in real life. I added a strip that says “scariest of the night” from a piece of Papirdesgn patterned paper, and that’s actually it for my box.

Happy Halloween {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

It might seem that I’m a bit behind, but I made this Halloween treat coffin for the October issue of Ett trykk. Featuring Mo Manning’s It’s all about the Candy! (boy), it even made the cover, which never gets old.

I colored my image with Copics before fussy cutting it, leaving a small white border. The coffin is made from Bazzill covered in Papirdesign patterned papers.

I added the image with foam squares to the lid of the coffin.

I put some cheesecloth at the bottom of the coffin, and added candy in Halloween appropriate colors. By the time I gave the coffin to my nephew, all the candy was gone. Imagine that… 😉

I cut my banners from a Papirdesign patterned paper and added sparkly bats. I made the bats using black cardstock that I cut with a knife/pair of scissors, a coating of Wink of Stella, then a thick layer of Glossy Accents.


En mann i sin beste alder {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

Dagens kort er et skikkelig gladkort. Jeg syns hvertfall at denne herremannen ser ganske sprek og glad ut. Motivet heter He’s Still Got It og kommer fra Mo Manning. Kortet er publisert i oktobernummeret av Ett trykk.

Utrolig nok er dette i hovedsak et kort laget med rester. Med ark fra Maja Design, Inkido, Making Memories og 3ndypapir er det et under at det i det hele tatt ble et bruktbart resultat ut av det hele til slutt. Men jeg liker fargekombinasjonen rød og turkis. Tekstene kommer fra Norsk Stempelblad, bokstavene i navnet er fra Panduro. Tannhjulene, klokken og pilen er alle fra Tim Holtz.

Teksten inni er også et stempel fra Norsk Stempelblad, stemplet med Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist blekk, akkurat som stemplene på forsiden.

Den andre innsiden har masse plass til en personlig hilsen, og for å ta igjen temaet med tannhjulene fra forsiden har jeg her satt på et par tannhjul i finér fra Wycinanka.

Baksiden har nok et stempel fra Norsk Stempelblad og flere Wycinanka-tannhjul.

Berries, snowflakes and kindling {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone! It’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time for another Mo Manning creation from me. I was talking to the DT coordinator over at Copic Marker Norge last week, and after establishing the fact that I’ve made many simple cards recently, she told me she was hoping to see a “layers upon layers upon layers upon layers Elin card” soon. I accepted her challenge and this is the result, layers upon layers upon layers, using Gathering Kindling as the focal point.

I printed my image with a very low opacity percentage and colored her with Copics. She’s diecut with a Spellbinders die, and the shape of the card itself is made using a Go Kreate die. I’m a huge fan of blue for Christmas cards, so the new papers from Papirdesign are perfect for me.

I’ve hidden a tag behind my image, diecut with an old Magnolia die. The sentiment is from Norsk Stempelblad AS, as are the rest of the sentiments on the card, all stamped using Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening ink.

I’ve embellished with frosted berries from Kort & Godt, a SnipArt snowflake chipboard border, some cheesecloth and diecut branches with some gesso painted as snow.

I made the insides really simple. A stitched snowflake circle frame from Memory Box and another SnipArt snowflake, in addition to the sentiment. The other inside is pretty similar, but without a stamped sentiment – perfect for writing a personal message to the recipient.

The back is also pretty simple. The rest of the snowflakes from that long border strip on the front, another stitched snowflake circle frame and one last sentiment.

As usual, I leave you with the colors I’ve used for my image. I’ve also used B90, which is a color I’ve made myself, for the background, in addition to BV20, N0 and the blender.

Julen – en tid for glede {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hei og hopp! I dag har jeg et meget enkelt julekort å vise frem, laget med Mo Mannings Dashing.

Det er fargelagt med no lines-teknikk med Copics, før jeg har laget snøfnugg på himmelen, snø på treet og lagt Glossy Accents på alle bilrutene. Stjerna og lysene på treet har fått et strøk med glitterpensel, før de har blitt dekket med Nuvo Jewel Drops i fargen Limoncello. En embosset tekst fra Norsk Stempelblad AS på en rød strimmel med kartong og tre paljetter er all pynten på kortet, jeg ville ha fokus på motivet.

Jeg avslutter som vanlig med fargene jeg har brukt på motivet mitt. For å lage bakgrunnen med himmelen og bakken brukte jeg faktisk refiller til fargene mine og en pensel istedenfor tusjene.