Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day

Looking after the planet is more and more important these days,
so I try to teach my grandson a little about it. We have planted
seeds to grow our own tomatoes this year.
I hope we will see them grow and eat them!

Of course here is a card too:

I used this sketch from the Mojo Monday Blog.

I made the background with the direct to paper technique
and two colors of distress oxide ink.

The earth stamp is by Stamp Fransisco (a very old
wooden stamp from my stash). The leaves are thinlits
from Sizzix (Tim Holtz)  Wildflower stems #2.
I used some green/blue glitter paper for the leaves.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Caffinated Easter

I also want to wish all my coffee friends a very happy
and caffinated Easter with this fun treatbag topper.
I found these wonderful eggs in the shop.
It is white chocolate on the outside with a cappucino filling!
I made the sentiment with the computer
and printed it on white paper.

Feel free to grab the sentiment by saving it with the
right mouse button to your own computer.

I sprayed a piece of white paper with a variety
of distress oxide spray and stamped the cups and
the eggs on top of it.

With some extra ink I added a litte dark color to the image.

Also a coffee bean stencil is used for the background.
Here you see the finished topper.
The egg is by Michel Strong, and the cup by Studio Light.

And this is the back of the topper where you can add your wish.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative Easter!

Happy Easter

to all my (crafty) friends!
Hope you all have a wonderful celebration.

For my card I used a sentiment by Create with TLC,
rubber stamps by Michael Strong
and an egg embossing folder.

The background pannel is sprays with these colors of
distress oxide ink and after it dried I used an egg
embossing folder. To be honest, you see it better
in person.

The sentiment is punched out with an SU! shaped punch.

On the Michael Strong egg stamp (embossed with orient 
express embossing powder and colored with vintage photo distress 
oxide ink) you can see some lines where to cut to open up
the egg. Inside are some little chicks...a twin!

Thank you so much for looking
and have a creative Easter!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter Eggs

Chocolate and Easter bunnies go together
and are a wonderful gift for friends around Easter time.
I made this cute bag topper with Michael Strong stamps
and a Create with TLC sentiment.

Here a close up on the bag topper:
I started with spraying a piece of paper
with the new distress oxide spray.
The Sentiment by Create with TLC is printed
with the computer.

The chick and the easter egg stamp are stamps
by Michael Strong. The egg is embossed
with orient express embossing powder and colored
with distress ink fossilized amber and a waterbrush.

The chick is colored with the same color ink.

Wishing you de delicious Easter!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Happy Passover

With this card, I want to wish my family and (crafty) Jewish friends
a very Happy Passover. May you have a lovely seider with all
those you love around you.

FYI my card is made with a background of mermaid lagoon 
distress oxide spray and the seiderplaite stamps is by
Zum Gali Gali rubber stamps.
The sentiment is by Stampin'Up!

The leaves behind the seider plate are made with 
a thinlit from a set of flower dies by Tim Holtz
(Sizzix) from the set Wildflower stems #2 .
You also see some shiny sequins in the background.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Washy Watercolor

Yesterday my new Club Scrap April stamps arrived and I just had to get them ready for the wonderful Technique challenge on the Club Scrap Blog: Washy Watercolor. On the BLOG, you find a video tutorial and detailed explanations by the wonderful Julie Heyer.
If you wonder what I used to make my stamps stick to an acrylic block: it is Mount-It adhesive
from Club Scrap, just perfect for unmounted rubber stamps.
Both cards are made with the wonderful
April In Bloom rubber stamps and papers from my
Club Scrap stash.

The background of the card is made with the hyacint stamp
from the set with dusty concord and broken china
distress oxide inks. The green I used is mowed lawn.
"Hello" is cut out with a thinlit and added with some drops
of glue to the backgound.

On this card I used the same colors. The hyacint stam
is also stamped on a seperate piece of paper and stamped in
two colors and with a watercolor brush colored after stamping.

As you can see, the inspiration came from the garden!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Birthday Giveaway

Because April is my birthday month, I have a give away
for you. This Michael Strong stamp set and 
as extra a mini egg stamp.
Ofcource you get this card too!

I made this fun Easter card with all

I started to make the background panel
with the direct to paper technique.
Add distress ink to your craft sheet, spray water

and dab your paper on your craft sheet.
I used wild honey yellow distress ink.
You can do it several times and use the heat gun
inbetween until you have the color you want.

Next i used the tulip stamp and a watercolor
technique. I colored the stamp with zig markers
and then sprayed a little water on top of the stamp.

Next you stamp and have a watercolor impression.
Repeat for more flowers. Then cut out the flowers.

The eggs and the vase are both stamped with
versamark and embossed and cut out.
Then everything is assembled and glued to the
card with foam tape.


Would you like to win my birthday giveaway:
the stamps and the card?
Please follow my blog and leave a comment
here before April 15.

And the winner (chosen by is:

Blogger Shell B. said...
Beautiful card, knew it was Michael Strong’s stamps right away! Love those tulips!
Sending Birthday wishes your way!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!