Another year older… {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! I’m currently in the mountains on Easter vacation, but I still have a card for you. It’s a colorful birthday card this time, featuring Tall Cake. I know I’ve used this image a lot, but it’s a favorite of mine. I teamed it up with a doily, some pieces of Lawn Fawn patterned paper, a few sentiment strips and some enamel dots. And that’s pretty much it. Simple, right?

I wanted a very colorful cake, but had a hard time deciding what color her dress should be (and subsequently what color cardbase I needed). I went with a really bright green. It really is super bright. A Granny Smith apple is pale in comparison, this green is so vivid! I recently spent a crafty weekend with some really good crafty friends. I borrowed a die from one of them and a few sentiment strips from another.

I wanted to use enamel dots that matched the colors of the patterned paper matted behind the sentiment strips. The purple one matches better in real life, purple is a color that’s really hard to get right in photographs.

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Congratulations… {Mo’s Dream Team}

… on your little one! Hi, everyone, another Wednesday, and I’ve got a Mo Manning cutie to share with you today.

My card today features Cadi. She’s one of the fairies in the 6 Baby Fairies set. I colored her with my Copics before diecutting her with a faux stitched circle die from My Favorite Things.

I stamped the polka dot turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th on my white background using VersaMark ink, before brushing Perfect Pearls pigment powder over. The result is a subtle shimmer on the polka dots. So subtle, in fact, that it’s hard to pick up in the photo.

I glued my white background onto a cardbase I made from Melon Berry cardstock from Papertrey Ink and popped up my image using foam tape, before adding a white heat embossed sentiment from Huldra designstudio and a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish my card.

Ooops, I forgot… {Mo’s Dream Team}

…your birthday. Okay, so I didn’t really forget a birthday, but I thought I’d follow up last week’s grumpy little girl with another grumpy, yet equally adorable girl. I turned Bossy into a belated birthday card by adding a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment. I guess I need to start forgetting birthdays, huh?

I colored my image years ago, so I have no idea which Copics I used. I added more contrast to the image at some point last year, but that doesn’t mean I remember any more. My memory’s pretty good, but not THAT good!

I rummaged through my blue scraps of patterned paper for this card. The dark blue one is from the Muligheter collection by Papirdesign, and the paler blue is from the Denim & Friends collection by Maja Design.

I chose stitched STAX sets from My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles STAX Set 2 and Stitched Circle STAX) to diecut all the panels on my card except for the blue circle I used as a mat for my sentiment, I used a Spellbinders die for that, it was the only “oddly” sized circle die I found in my stash, and it fit perfectly around my other circle with a 1/16″ border, which I happen to think is the perfect border size!

I glued my matted sentiment circle to the card using foam tape, and decided to add a few dark blue Papirdesign enamel dots to add more circular elements.For once I decided to put something on the back. I don’t usually do that on my simple cards, but I really wanted to use that pale blue diecut strip I’d made, and I really love that Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment (What? Aren’t you older?) that I stamped in Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening ink.

Did I forget again? {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! Another Wednesday means another Mo Manning cutie on my blog. This time I’ve turned Two Jill into a belated birthday card. She’s adorable even when upset, so I thought she was perfect for a belated birtday card. Not that I tend to forget birthdays, I’m pretty good at remembering them, so I’m not sure when I’ll get to give this one away, but it’s still nice to have on hand.

I colored her up on X-Press It blending card with my Copics. It’s been a while, so I don’t recall which Copics I used, but I’m guessing I chose the R80s for the pink and the E40s for the brown.

I decided to diecut my colored piece using one of the rectangle dies from My Favorite Things with faux stitching. I also ran a white cardstock panel through a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder to give some interest to the background. I glued the dry embossed piece to the pink (Hibiscus Burst cardstock from Papertrey Ink) cardbase, and added my stitched rectangle on top of that with some dimensional adhesive.

 I needed a sentiment that matched my image, so I decided to go with a belated birthday greeting from a Huldra designstudio stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment on some pink cardstock and diecut it into a banner using a die from My Favorite Things. I added another fishtail banner behind it in brown and popped them both up from the image with some dimensional adhesive.

Here you can see the dimension, with the stitched rectangle popped up from the background, and the banners popped up from the stitched rectangle. I decided to add a few Papirdesign enamel dots as a finishing touch.

The first of many {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi everyone!

Towards the end of 2018, I decided that 2019 would be the year for at least three Christmas cards each month, in an effort to not have to rush making the last few in November. I plan to make some gift tags each month, too, so I’m hoping to keep it up and share Christmas projects all year. I’m starting with this one. I’ve made a card that is very me, clean and simple with a colored image and a cluster.

I’ve colored up Got the Wreath with my trusty Copics in reds and grays. I’m not normally a fan of red, but I’m happy when I can make it a deep, brownish red and pair it with gray. That works in my world. Red and green, not so much. I had to color the wreath with greens, though, and I don’t think there’s too much of it, so it kind of works and the green doesn’t compete with the red for all the attention, which is sometimes an issue when using complementary colors.

I diecut some scraps of Maja Design patterned paper from different Christmas collections and added them in a cluster in the top right corner. I’ve got Fröjdefull Jul, Home for the Holidays, and red monochromes from the Joyous Winterdays collection all in a neat little cluster, diecut with dies from Docrafts, Craft Emotions, and My Favorite Things.

I white heat embossed a Norsk Stempelblad AS heart on one of the diecut pieces, and that’s my card for today.

I’ll try to be better at including the colors I’ve used, so here they are.

Fill Christmas with joy {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re having a great Christmas. Today’s another Wednesday, the last one in 2018, in fact. I’ve got my last Christmas card for 2018 to share with you today, using Mo’s beautiful Sharing a Song image.

I printed my image with a low opacity setting in Photoshop and did no line coloring with my Copics. I added chunky white embossing enamel for that wintery, snowy feel.

The card itself is made by diecutting Maja Design patterned papers from last year’s Christmas collection, using a set of dies from GoKreate. The sentiment from Norsk Stempeblad AS is heat embossed, and I added tiny little cones I’ve picked myself.

The insde has the same patterned papers, another Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment stamped in Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening ink, as well as some heat embossed Huldra designstudio snowflakes, and a Crafty Moly veneer snowflake that I also heat embossed.

I did the same thing for the back of the card. Sentiment, heat embossed snowflakes and veneer snowflakes for that extra little bit of dimension.

Blå julekortkvartett {Papirdesign}

Hei og hopp og god jul.

Det er første juledag i dag, og jeg tenkte jeg skulle vise frem noen av de siste julekortene jeg lagde for i år. Når tiden begynner å bli knapp liker jeg å lage kort i serier. Da blir det en slags rød tråd gjennom alle uten at de er like, men de tar ikke like lang tid å lage som når man lager ett kort av gangen, siden jeg da pleier å bruke flere av de samme produktene på alle kortene i serien. Disse fire ble laget på én kveld.

Jeg har brukt papirer fra årets julekolleksjon på alle kortene mine, de er alle stående kort i A2-format (4 1/4 x 5 1/2″), jeg har splattet blekk på bakgrunnen på alle kortene, flere av dem har lik type pynt og alle har hovedpanel som er limt på kortbasen med 3D-puter.

Dette første lagde jeg i clusterstil. Jeg fjernet den store runde biten som er på toppen på de store chipboardsnøfnuggene, limte et lite chipboardsnøfnugg oppå og erstattet den lyseblå krystallen midt i snøfnuggene med en litt mørkere krystall som matchet de andre to krystallene jeg limte på kortet.

På kort nummer to skjærte jeg til et mønsterark så det ble nøyaktig like stort som kortbasen min, og her valgte jeg en tilleggsfarge til splattingen min siden jeg hadde såpass mye kraftfarget på kortet. Endret litt på designet fra det forrige kortet – jeg speilvendte mer eller mindre hele kortet.

Den utstansede kransen erstatter kakeservietten fra det forrige kortet, jeg har brukt dotter istedenfor krystaller, og det store snøfnugget har kun fått en blå knapp med sløyfe istedenfor et lite snøfnugg på toppen. Teksten er den samme som på det forrige kortet, men stemplet med kraftfarget blekk. Den lille biten av den utstansede kransen som stakk utenfor på forsiden av kortet skar jeg forsiktig av med en liten kniv og limte på innsiden. Her går ingenting til spille.

Kort nummer tre er helt uten stempling. Her er kakeservietten tilbake, kun splatter i én farge og jeg har stanset ordet juleklem ut av et mønsterark og limt på et finérsnøfnugg som er embosset i hvitt og dekket med glitter. Som på de forrige kortene er også teksten på dette kortet på et banner.

Her ble ikke hele kakeservietten brukt på forsiden, så deler av den ble limt inni kortet, akkurat som kransen på det forrige. Det er en veldig grei måte å bruke opp rester på, samtidig som det gir en helhet til kortet og pynter innsiden litt i samme slengen.

Det siste kortet har fått tilbake mønsterark like stort som basen, akkurat som kort nummer to. Det lager en veldig fin ramme til enkle kort og gjør litt mer ut av kortet. Heller ikke her er det stemplet noe, jeg har stanset ut ordene god jul og limt dem på julekulen min.
Granbar er stanset ut i hvitt fra det samme diesettet jeg brukte til kransen på kort nummer to, og jeg har limt på tre blå perler på sløyfen øverst på julekulen.
Jeg håper disse kortene kan gi deg inspirasjon til å lage kort i serier neste gang du vil lage flere kort på kort tid, det er utrolig moro å se hvor ulike kortene kan bli selv om man bruker flere av de samme produktene.

Papirdesignprodukter brukt:

Ark:

Hjem til jul – Melisglasur PD 18500

Hjem til jul – Stjernesludd PD 18512

Hjem til jul – Blåtime PD 18513

Stempler:

Stress ned PD 18471

Dies:

Granbar, krans PD 17315

God jul 9, sirkel PD 18466

Julekule PD 17313

Hjerte 3 PD 17327

Annet:

Chipboardsnøfnugg, nr. 711

Krystaller, nr. 872

Kakeserviett 10 cm, nr. 816b

Dotter, nr. 865

Trefigurer, vinter PD 14955

Perler, blå, nr. 819

Utenom produktene fra Papirdesign har jeg brukt blekk og knapper fra Papertrey Ink, bannerdies fra My Favorite Things, embossingpulver og glitter fra Ranger, og twine og hemp fra henholdsvis May Arts og Hemptique.

Kreativ juleklem fra Elin