Julehilsen {Hobbykunst}

Jula var visst ikke over likevel. Den er jo det, men jeg har et julekort å dele uansett, laget for Hobbykunst, det er jo snart på tide å begynne på årets julekort om man ikke skal niscrappe de siste ukene før jul for å komme i mål.

Noen som husker kortet jeg delte før jul med julestjernemotiver fra Pretty Pink Posh? Vel, jeg hadde en blomst til overs etter det første kortet, så den måtte jeg nesten bruke opp med én gang (jeg er elendig på å bruke ferdig fargelagte motiver som har ligget en stund, så de må brukes så fort som mulig), og da ble dette kortet til.

Som på det forrige kortet har jeg brukt et hvitt ark med folierte gullprikker. Jeg syns den diskrete effekten er veldig fin, og det at prikkene er litt vilkårlig i arket gjør at det ikke blir altfor strukturert og strengt selv om jeg har mange rette linjer.

Julestjernen har jeg satt på 3D-puter, det samme har jeg gjort med teksten, som er et stempel fra Papirdesign. Gullfargen fra prikkene i arket og embossingen på blomstene har jeg plukket opp ved å bruke en stripe av gullkartong på hver side av det prikkede arket, i tillegg til den nederste matten under teksten min.

Siden kortbasen min er såpass mørk ville jeg sette på et eget panel på kortets innside til å skrive personlig hilsen på. Det ga meg en ypperlig anledning til å stemple blomsten på nytt, bare for å pynte litt opp. Maskerte blomsten og stemplet bladene også. Man trenger ikke engang å fargelegge, selve stempelet er pynt nok i seg selv.

Her er fargene jeg brukte på blomsten min. Når man skal embosse og bruke Copics er det viktig at man stempler som normalt og fargelegger først, så stempler på nytt og embosser. Du vil ikke fargelegge etter at du har embosset, det kan nemlig skade tuppen på tusjen. Ved å fargelegge først og embosse etterpå unngår du hele problematikken.

Blue {Mo’s Dream Team}

When I first heard that Pantone chose blue as the color of the year for 2020, I almost did a little happy dance. My favorite color!! The color is 19-4052 TCX Classic Blue, to be exact, and it is a gorgeous, fairly dark blue. I can finally be on trend with all my blue creations.

I’ve got Tall Cake coming at you today, and what better way to kick off the new year than with blue, and lots of it? I’ve set myself a goal (not a new year’s resolution, I hate those, they set you up to fail) to use more of my scraps. I dug through my blue patterned paper scraps (of which I have many) and found a floral one and a darker, more solid one that was perfect for white heat embossing.

I quickly found out that the closest Copic color to that specific Pantone color is B99. How perfect is that, the B90s are my favorite blues in all the land. I colored my image and glued it to my card base with lots of foam tape. All I did embellishment wise was add a couple of those little diecut banners (they’re so wide you can hardly see the V shape) and enamel dots from Papirdesign. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Norsk Stempelblad AS.

I love anything and everything blue – expect to be bombarded with lots of blue this year!

Nisseklem {Mo’s Dream Team}

Another Wednesday, and another Mo Manning creation. Another simple Christmas card, this time featuring Stocking Elf.

I love coloring Mo’s images using the no line technique, and this one was no exception. I don’t remember what my initial plan was, but I printed the image in the top left corner of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ panel, something I pretty much always do with my images. This time I struggled to come up with a card design that worked, so I wound up chopping off everything below the stocking, so I could use it along with pieces of patterned paper on the front of my card.

I try using scraps for my cards, and the plaid patterned paper scrap from Maja Design was exactly 4 1/8″ long. I placed it carefully in the largest of the faux stitch rectangle dies from My Favorite Things for a nicely finished edge, and did the same for all the other pieces of paper, creating a seamless seam along all the edges.

I stamped a sentiment from the B04 stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS using Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel ink and added a couple of Papirdesign enamel dots as a finishing touch.

I mailed my card along with a small Christmas present for my secret Santa contribution at Copic Norge. I used another Norsk Stempelblad AS stamp set to stamp GOD JUL on the gift tag. Very simple.

You’d think I’d use very few colors on such a small image, but no 😉 Considering 7 of these are for the skin alone, it’s no wonder I always use lots of markers!

Merry Christmas! {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! Another Wednesday, another Mo Manning creation. This time, it’s a simple Christmas card, featuring the adorable Little Elf Tippi. He’s so cute tangled up in those lights, I couldn’t resist coloring him!

I went for a no lines version, which is my preferred Copic technique, it makes the image come to life much more than a black lined version ever could.

I die cut my colored piece with a faux stitch rectangle die from My Favorite Things. I added a red piece of Maja Design patterned paper to my card front and glued my elf panel on top, effectively creating a 1/16″ red frame around my image.

I wanted to keep the focus on the cute little elf. The best way to do that is to keep it super simple and subtle. I added a piece of a Doodlebug Design mini doily before gluing on a Papirdesign button that says Merry Christmas in Norwegian. That’s it.

This is a pretty mail friendly card, the only thing that adds a little bulk is that button, everything else is glued on without any dimension.

I try being good at showing the Copics I used, but sometimes I forget. This time I didn’t.

Merry Christmas to my friends in warmer climes {Mo’s Dream Team}

A little over a month until Christmas, and I haven’t bought a single present yet. Who else hasn’t started? Please tell me I’m not the only one. I’ve got a non traditional Christmas card to share with you. Non traditional both in the image itself and in my colors. This card is going halfway around the world, so I thought I’d go all out with the non traditional.

I put together the floating presents and the image itself from Mo Manning’s Christmas Pool Tot in Photoshop, before merging the images and lowering the opacity to 15%. Merging the layers is necessary to avoid intersecting lines when lowering the opacity. I colored my image in yellows (though I did use an orange for the darkest yellow), pinks and aquas. Not my normal Christmas color scheme, but that was kind of the point on this summery Christmas card.

I used a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things to cut out my panel, glued it to a Hawaiian Shores cardbase from Papertrey Ink and added a simple cluster with a sentiment. The cluster is made from a Doodlebug doily, a pink Maja Design monochrome banner, a scrap of yellow patterned paper from Papirdesign and a sentiment banner made using a scrap of patterned paper from Studio Light. I realized after I’d glued my banners on that I hadn’t cut my sentiment banner on the one end like I normally do, so my banners are a little longer than normal, but once I realized they were already glued down, and I was not about to start over. I added a few clear crystals from Little Cards by Lucy, and that’s my card for today.

Lots of colors used on this one, even though it might not look like it.

Grattis – Det er bursdagen din {Ett trykk}{Hobbykunst}

Hei og hopp! I dag har jeg et enkelt kort å dele igjen. Kortet ble laget til en artikkel i Ett trykk om alternative layouter på kort. Om det er så veldig alternativt vet jeg ikke, men gøy å lage var det i det minste.

Jeg stemplet et av monstrene fra Monster Sized-platen til My Favorite Things med MFT Extreme Black blekk i Mistien min. Jeg fargela monsteret med Copics, stemplet over på det samme stedet med VersaFine Onyx Black for å få ordentlig svarte linjer og stanset ut med tilhørende die.

Jeg svertet Distress Oxide-blekk i fargen Twisted Citron på en relativt stor bit kartong og sprutet noen vanndråper over for å få den litt oksiderte effekten. På en annen bit kartong brukte jeg en stensil (Modern Radio Waves) fra Memory Box med mer Distress Oxide blekk til å få litt interesse på bakgrunnen. Jeg brukte fargene Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers og Twisted Citron. Panelet limte jeg på kortbasen min med 3D-teip, så det har litt dimensjon.

Jeg stemplet en tekst fra Monster-platen til Huldra designstudio med VersaMark på svart kartong og embosset i hvitt, før jeg kuttet det ned til en strimmel og limte på kortet med 3D-teip. Jeg stanset ut ordet grattis fem ganger med en die fra Papirdesign og svertet det øverste laget.

Til slutt pyntet jeg enkelt ved å legge på noen dråper Nuvo Jewel Drops i fargen Key Lime rundt teksten. Jeg liker veldig godt å lage kort der alle elementene på kortet er samlet på ett sted. Da får man enkelt fokus på riktig sted, man får masse ledig plass som gjør at kortet får et rent og enkelt uttrykk, og man sprer ikke møkka, som jeg så fint pleier å si 😉

God jul {Mo’s Dream Team}

We’ve reached another Wednesday, and you know what that means – it’s Mo Manning time! I’ve really gotten into the swing of making Christmas cards, and so far this year, they’re all blue. I’m a sucker for blue Christmas cards, and they’re so much fun to make!

I colored up a nolines version of Happiness is and diecut my panel down to a scalloped square with a Lifestyle Crafts die, before adding lots of Chunky White embossing enamel from Stampendous as snow.

I added my panel to a piece of patterned paper from Maja Design using some dimensional adhesive. Matted it with blue Maja Design cardstock, then glued everything to my cardbase. I’m not a fan of big borders around my panels on my cards, but 1/16″ is perfect!

I diecut god jul using a Papirdesign die four times with the same blue cardstock, stacked them together, glued them to a vellum shadow and glued that directly to my image for a quick, easy sentiment.