3/29/2015

Galaxy

Hey everybody! I wanted to make a card for my husband's 40th birthday and loved the galaxy cards I saw from various cardmakers. Here comes my take on the galaxy:


I inked a panel of watercolor paper using various Distress Inks and an ink blending tool. Then I added drops of pearlescent spray ink. After everything was dried, I stamped and foiled the stars and the hearts. (find a video on how I foil my stamped images here) 
Then I adhered the panel to a blue cardbase. I stamped the little aries onto another piece of cardstock, colored him with Copics an cut him out. Then I applied Wink of Stella to his horns and adhered him to the card with foam-tape.
I think the card was too cute for him. Considering it afterwards, it would have been better to just create the galaxy. But I couldn't help it :o)
I'll enter this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".
Have a great Sunday everybody and thanks for visiting!

Vanessa

   
   
   

3/25/2015

Fox

I really love fox images and this cute Penny Black fox from "woodland friends" is no exception. Coloring him was so much fun:


I created my background inking the card with Distress Inks and an ink blending tool. Then I stamped the grass using the little Penny Black stamp set "so lucky". I die-cut a frame from two rectangles and adhered it to the card. Now I stamped the fox onto another piece of cardstock and colored him and his bee with Copics. I fussy-cut them and adhered the fox to the card with foam tape. Then I die-cut the banner, stamped the sentiment from the "snippets" set and adhered it. Finally I adhered the bee.
I'll enter this to the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday March Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".
Thanks for visiting!

Vanessa

Penny Black stamps: woodland friends, snippets, so lucky


   
   
   

3/22/2015

More Yellow

Hey there! It's spring, I am happily digging in my garden, waiting impatiently for the flowers to bloom and I am in the mood for more yellow. So I created a card combining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring Pinterest Inspiration and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge Springtime/Easter. I have a big, beautiful bunch of daffodils sitting next to my desk, so I created this card:


I started with a white cardbase and softly inked the background using light blue Distress Ink. Then I trimmed a panel of the same cardstock slightly smaller and die-cut the stitched circle from it. I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment to the bottom and adhered the panel to the card. Now I stamped and heat-embossed the daffodils from PTI's Year of Flowers set onto another piece of cardstock and colored them using Distress Inks mixed with water. I cut them out and adhered them to the card. Finally, I added clear sequins.
Here are the inspiration photos of the challenges:

Have a great day everybody and thanks for visiting!

Vanessa