It’s Pawty Time! {Hobbykunst}

Hi, everyone!

How about a clean and simple birthday card?

I colored up this cute dog and present from My Favorite Things a few days ago, and used a color palette that’s very unusual for me. I decided to keep focusing on the green and glued a piece of patterned paper from the Party Patterns paper pad (also from MFT) straight to my cardbase.

I ran a white cardstock panel through my Gemini Jr with an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers to create some texture in the background. I mounted it on foam tape and centered it on my card front, before adding my colored image with some 1 mm foam squares for even more dimension.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set onto True Black cardstock from Papertrey Ink, mounted that on more foam tape and added some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for a finishing touch.

One sheet of patterned paper – eight cards! {Hobbykunst}

Hi, everyone! Today’s blog post is a long one with lots of photos of lots of cards, so I suggest you get comfortable 🙂

I’m starting with a baby card. I made quite a few baby cards from this one sheet. Usually I make A2 size cards, but this image is so big that the card actually measures 5 x 8 1/2″. I used a knife and a pair of scissors to cut my image, keeping a thin white border along the edge.

I ran a piece of white cardstock through my Gemini Jr. using an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers. The result is a background with a little bit of interest, while still keeping the image in focus. I used foam tape to add my dry embossed pane to my card base and some 1 mm foam tape from Rayher on the back of my image for a tiny bit of extra dimension. I also used 1 mm foam squares to add the sentiment strips to the balloon, and finished off the card with some sequins and crystals from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

The embossing folder I used is 6 x 6″. Since my panel was taller, I had to run it through from both ends. Along the seam I added a strip from another sheet of patterned paper from the same collection. The strip hides the seam and also acts as an anchor for the balloon image.

My goal was to use every little bit of the images on the one sheet, so I glued the left over branches to the inside of the card.

This is the sheet of patterned paper I’ve used for all my cards. It’s called Cuddles and is part of the Little Treasures collection by Kaisercraft.

My second card is along the same lines as the first one. I used the bunny in the pink hot air balloon and the stars that are scattered around the paper on this one. This card is a little more narrow, measuring 4 1/4 x 8 1/2″. On the background I used cloud stencil from My Favorite Things and Distress Oxide in the color Tumbled Glass to create some interest in the background without overshadowing my focal point. This time I glued the image straight to the cardbase using foam tape. I also used foam tape behind some of the stars, while others are glued down using liquid glue.

I used a Papirdesign die set to diecut the word babyjente (baby girl). I diecut the shadow twice in vellum and the actual word several times using white cardstock. I put a few layers behind the vellum, making it look like the vellum is floating, and the rest of the layers on top of the vellum. Diecuts really pop when they’re layered like this.

Even though the card is simple, all the dimension makes it a little bit interesting anyway.

I glued on some sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards on this one too. The leftover stars I glued to the inside of the card.

My next card is a simple birthday card. I’ve gone back to my regular A2 size with this one. I used the largest of the dies in the Stitched Rectangles STAX 2 set from My Favorite Things and used an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers to create a little bit of interest to my background. I glued the panel straight onto my pink card front, with no dimension this time.

I used 1 mm foam squares to glue my fussy cut flower to the front of the card. I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from Mathia design on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to attach it to the card over the stem of the rose.

I finished off my card by gluing on some Pretty Pink Posh sequins in a sort of visual path from the bottom of the card near the sentiment all the way to the top rose. I always glue small embellishments like this close to other elements on my cards, it creates a better visual effect than gluing them far from everything else.

Card number four is a very different kind of card for me. When I started the process of making these cards I drew sketches for each card. The sketch for this one was for a portrait orientation, but when I actually started making this one I realized that the image was a landscape orientation, so I had to flip my sketch and change things around a bit. This image is quite large, so this is an A7 (5×7″) card. I had two sheets of the patterned paper, so I used the back of the second one to create my frame, and glued it to my cardbase using foam tape.

I added the flowers to my cardbase using foam squares.

I wasn’t sure what to do for a sentiment since I had to turn my sketch 90 degrees and make changes to it. The idea I had for the portrait orientation didn’t translate to a landscape orientation. In the end I chose to put my sentiment in the bottom left of my card. That’s not a spot I usually use for my sentiment, but on this card I thought it was the best placement. The sentiment itself is a veneer piece from Rayher that I embossed using four layers of white embossing powder, glued straight to my flowers and frame using liquid glue.

A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins around the sentiment finished off this card.

My next card is another baby card. A square one, measuring 4 1/4 x 4 1/4″. No white border around the fussy cut bunnies, simply because the tip of the tail on the largest bunny intersects with a rose bud on the patterned paper, making me have to cut a little bit off his tail. Once that was done, I decided it would be best to cut right up to the edge of the rest of the bunnies as well.

The background paper I used on this card is part of the Little Gem sheet, so is the sentiment I used. I diecut an eyelet circle using a Cottage Cutz die and added it in the center of my card using foam tape. I added the bunnies with 1 mm Rayher foam suares, and did the same with the sentiment, staggering it.

I finished off the card with some matte gold sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. As usual when I add sequins to my cards, I glued them on near the sentiment. There’s another yellow bunny on the sheet of patterned paper, I fussy cut that one and glued it on the inside of the card.

The next card is a slimline card. I used a Memory Box stencil with some acrylic paste from Kreul to make a little bit of interest to the background, once again making sure it still remains a background element.

I glued the bunny to the cardbase with 1 mm foam squares and diecut Gratulerer (Congratulations) from Papirdesign multiple times from white cardstock, then glued them to a shadow made from colored cardstock (Fine Linen from Papertrey Ink). The stamped sub sentiment is from a Papirdesign stamp set (100 år), stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink on the bottom strip of the patterned paper. I added it with some foam tape below the diecut.

I finished the card by adding sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in a visual triangle. They’re all in close proximity to the sentiment and the bunny. Some of them glued on top of other elements, some of them tucked behind.

My next card is another regular A2 size card. I covered the cardbase using the same sheet of paper I used on the square card, only the reverse side. The small flowers are from that main sheet I’ve used throughout each of the cards in this blog post. These flowers were on the edge of the sheet, so they’re flat on one side, so I had to put them along an edge. I figured that this polaroid frame from My Favorite Things was perfect.

I made a white, dry embossed background on this card also and mounted it using foam tape. It makes the background a little less busy, and the little flowers I fussy cut a little more prominant. I stamped a sentiment from fra Mathia design onto the patterned paper and used it as my “photo” in the polaroid frame, which I created from several layers of white cardstock that I stacked on top of each other. Here you can also see a little bit of the inside of the card, as well, where I glued the flowers that didn’t fit on the front of the card. I was determined to use every single image from that one sheet of patterned paper.

I embellished with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. This time in two clusters near the flowers to keep the focus on them and not so much the sentiment in the center.

The final card. I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with this one. The feathers were the only images remaining from that one sheet, and I didn’t know how to use them in a good way and turn them into a nice card until I realized I could make a background from them. There was only one turquoise feather on the page, so I fussy cut the turquoise feather from the second sheet to get a good balance of color between all the feathers.

Embossing folder on white cardstock once again, and I created a pretty wide margin on the outside with this one. I usually like my margins fairly narrow, but I think this turned out good. I added my feathers to the dry embossed panel using 1 mm foam squares, cut off the excess and used those bits to cover the empty spots left behind in the corners.

The sentiment is from a stamp set from Mathia design, stamped in black on a white cardstock strip. The turquoise strip behind it is from that other sheet of patterned paper that I’ve used here and there in the course of these eight cards. There’s a sentiment in white on that strip, but the strip I glued on top started and ended between words on the turquoise one, so only the turquoise is showing, I was really lucky that way. I finished off my card with some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins. This time I glued some near the sentiment and scattered a few others tucked between some of the feathers.

Happy birthday {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone!

Another Wednesday, and another card with a Mo Manning cutie.

For this card i used Jessie, an image I colored during Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day challenge back in March. I haven’t really done any coloring since the last challenge ended in early May, but I still have images to use and I’ve even made quite a few cards lately with no coloring whatsoever.

I used a stitched circle die from My Favorite Things to diecut the image, used a bigger die to cut from Sweet Blush cardstock from Papertrey Ink and glued the two circles together. I used an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers to create texture to my background by running it through my Gemini Junior. I love that little machine.

I used foam squares without too much dimension on the back of my circles, added them to the center of my card and added a stamped Mathia design sentiment with more foam squares. I finished off the card with a few pink pearls from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

I really like the peachy pink combo I used for this one and colored many images around the same time using that same combo.

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.

Å prøve noe nytt {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp! Jeg har prøvd noe nytt. I juninummeret av Ett trykk hadde vi en artikkel med fokus på bryllup. Jeg forbinder bryllup med blomster. Det er i og for seg ikke noe nytt. Jeg har brukt fargelagte blomster på mitt kort, men jeg har fargelagt motivet jeg brukte på kortet med Zig-tusjer, og det har jeg ikke prøvd på før. Jeg kjøpte tusjene på Stempelscrapmessa i fjor sammen med et stempelsett med blomster fra Altenew, så jeg har kombinert dem på dagens kort.


For å gjøre livet litt enklere for meg selv embosset jeg motivene mine i sølv. Det gjør at fargeleggingen holder seg innenfor strekene.


Jeg stanset ut både blomsten og bladene mine med koordinerende dies og satte dem på 3D-puter. Jeg hadde en chipboardramme som jeg også embosset i sølv som ga fokuset på teksten inni.


Jeg syns kombinasjonen av sølv og blått er veldig fin, så det var enkelt å gå for blått på fargeleggingen.

På innsiden har jeg også embosset en ramme, men denne har jeg bare laget av et par lag kartong. Inni har jeg brukt et stempel fra Stempelglede.

Enkel bakside. Det lekre hjertet er to dies fra Papirdesign, skyggen har jeg beholdt som normal, mens jeg har embosset det intrikate hjertet. På alle fire sidene av kortet har jeg kjørt hovedpanelet gjennom BigShoten med en embossingfolder fra We R Memory Keepers. Jeg har også sprutet litt av tusjfargen jeg har brukt på blomstene på bakgrunnen for litt ekstra liv.

Juleklem fra meg til deg {Mo Manning}

Hei og hopp. I dag har jeg et veldig enkelt julekort laget for Dream Team-bloggen til Mo Manning, med verdens skjønneste snømann, nemlig Giggling Snowman!!! Jeg har som vanlig fargelagt ham med Copics, og han er klippet ut og satt på en veldig enkel base.

Kortet er i A2-størrelse (4 1/4 x 5 1/2″) og er laget av Bazzill Marshmallow. Jeg har brukt en embossingfolder fra We R Memory Keepers til å lage struktureffekten på bakgrunnen, stanset ut en liten snøbakke med en die fra Lawn Fawn og stemplet to stempler fra en av de nye stempelplatene til Norsk Stempelblad AS med Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening blekk. Til slutt har jeg pyntet veldig enkelt med Nuvo Jewel Drops i fargen Sea Breeze her og der.

Jeg avslutter med fargene jeg har brukt. Ikke voldsomt mange, men jeg har faktisk brukt hele seks farger til snøen (de seks første).

Litt kvadratisk fargeteori {Ett trykk}

Hei og hopp. I juninummeret av Ett trykk skrev jeg en artikkel med fokus på fargeteori og bevisst bruk av fargehjul, med eksempler. Her er kortet jeg viste frem med fokus på kvadratiske farger. Ved bruk av kvadratiske farger bruker man fire farger som alle står like langt fra hverandre på fargehjulet.

Jeg har brukt mønsterark fra We R Memory Keepers og Maja Design på kortet mitt. Det rosa er fra Maja, resten er WRMK. Ved bruk av kvadratiske farger er det viktig å passe på balansen mellom varme og kalde farger. Her er den oransje mest fremtredende i bakgrunnen, så jeg har ikke brukt den i clusteren nede i det høyre hjørnet.

For å lage selve bakgrunnen har jeg brukt en die fra Papertrey Ink med sekskanter som jeg har stanset ut i hvit kartong, og så i mønsterarkene som jeg har lagt inn i hullene som et slags puslespill. Clusteren er laget med mønsterark og kartong stanset ut med dies fra Project Life og Papertrey Ink. Bannerne og hjertet er PL, den bittelille tagen er fra PTI. Jeg har stemplet et stempel fra Grattis-platen til Norsk Stempelblad AS og satt på 3D-puter. Hjertet henger litt utenfor kanten for interesse. Innsiden er pyntet enkelt med biter av mønsterark i det nedre høyre hjørnet.