The simplest birthday card ever {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi! I’ve got what I believe to be the simplest birthday card I’ve ever created today. I had to go with Bee Mine from Mo’s Digital Pencil, colored during Cathy Racoosin’s last 30 day challenge back in June.

I colored her with my Copics in the colors shown at the bottom of this post, and diecut her using a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things. I added her with lots of foam tape to a piece of Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist cardstock that I embossed using a quilted backdrop die from Lawn Fawn, and added some 2 mm Kort & Godt pearls to the background for a little bit of extra interest.

I diecut my sentiment using a small stitched circle die, also from MFT. I punched out a 1″ circle out of some Aqua Mist cardstock that I glued my stitched circle to. I stamped a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment in a combination of Doll Pink ink from Simon Says Stamp and Autumn Rose ink from Papertrey Ink. Neither of the colors matchet my image on their own, but together they were perfect.

As you can see from this photo, my main panel is popped up from the rest of the card, keeping the focus on her.


Hooray! {Mo’s Dream Team}

Welcome, August. And welcome, Wednesday, to another clean and simple birthday card with an adorable Mo Manning image.

I chose another one of my favorites today – Make a Wish. She’s happy, and soooo quick and easy to color, you’ve got to love that. I colored her in blue this time, my favorite color!

I diecut her using the largest of the dies in the Stitched Rectangles STAX 1 set from My Favorite Things. It cuts the perfect rectangle to use on an A2 card front and gives you a perfect 1/16″ border around it.

I added part of a tiny Doodlebug doily and a Papirdesign sticker that I glued to a scrap of blue cardstock and popped up from the background. I embellished a tiny bit with some grey Marianne Design enamel hearts.

For the inside of the card, I diecut another one of those rectangles, used more of that tiny doily and added another Papirdesign sticker – in blue this time. I thought I’d used a different sentiment for the inside, but I didn’t realize that I’d used the same one twice until the card was finished. There was no way I was removing (and destroying) either of the stickers, so they both get to stay put.

Litt magi {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! Dagens kort er litt magisk. Ikke bare fordi stempelsettet jeg har brukt tilfeldigvis heter Magical Dragons, men fordi jeg har speilvendt det ene stempelet. Disse dragene er kjempeskjønne, men jeg ville at dragen som flyr skulle vende motsatt vei av det den egentlig gjør på stempelet, så derfor måtte jeg jukse litt. Fremgangsmåten finner du i juninummeret av Ett trykk. En stykk speilvendt drage. Det var noe galt med selve stempelet, så dragen min er enøyd og mangler tuppen av det ene øret, men dette var mer for å vise at det faktisk går an.

Over til selve kortet mitt. Her stemplet jeg med lysere blekk enn på eksempelet mitt, jeg ville nemlig fargelegge med no lines-teknikk med Copic-tusjene mine. Den lille dragen var en fryd å fargelegge, jeg slet mer med den store. Grunnen er såpass enkel at jeg var tom for de rosafargene jeg helst ville bruke, så hun fikk en annen farge enn planlagt. Nå har jeg fått tak i refiller til de riktige rosafargene, så neste gang jeg vil bruke dem går det mye bedre.

Jeg stanset ut panelet med dragene mine med en rektangeldie (Stitched Rectangles 1) fra My Favorite Things med juksesøm og limte panelet mitt rett på kortbasen av Raspberry Fizz kartong fra Papertrey Ink.  Jeg stemplet en tekst fra et stempelsett fra Altenew med Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide og embosset med klart embossingpulver fra Ranger. Til slutt limte jeg på noen krystaller fra Papirdesign.

Bryllupsbrett {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! I bryllupsartikkelen i juninummeret av Ett trykk hadde vi en (for meg) ny form for bretting. Den er litt fiffig, for kortet kan faktisk brettes flatt og legges i en konvolutt selv om det er et 3D-kort på sett og vis.

Jeg har brukt kartong fra Papertrey Ink i fargen Autumn Rose til basen på kortet mitt. De hvite panelene på siden og på midten er alle laget med en bakgrunnsdie fra Lawn Fawn. På sidene har jeg stanset den ut i kartongen, mens jeg har embosset den på panelet i midten bak motivet mitt.

Motivet kommer fra Altenew og er stemplet og embosset med embossingpulver i gull, før det er fargelagt med Zig-tusjer fra Kuretake og stanset ut med en die som passer til stempelet. Banneret som går på tvers er først stanset ut i kartongen fra PTI, så i hvit kartong med en die med juksesøm. Teksten fra Kort & Godt er stemplet med Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose blekk for at den skal matche fargen på kartongen. De hvite halvperlene kommer fra Kort & Godt.

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.

You’re the best {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone. I’ve got another simple card with a Mo Manning cutie today – it is Wednesday, after all. This time I chose Baby Fairy Amanita and went with colors that are totally not me. I never do reds or yellows, and this card’s got both. I colored my fairy, die cut her with a faux stitch die from My Favorite Things and put her on a red card base. I found some scraps of My Mind’s Eye patterned paper that fit well with my colors and embellished very sparingly. I wanted to embellish the inside, too, but make it very simple. I took the diecut frame left from the banner on the front and glued it to my white cardstock before stamping a sentiment in red. I diecut a small yellow patterned paper circle for an extra bit of detail, and that’s it.

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.