Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekly Scrap Page: it is all about the egg

Here my page weekly page for the 
Club Scrap challenge.

This week the thee is:
'tis all about the egg.

Even though I do not celebrate Easter, but Passover,
the egg also has meaning in Jewish life.
During Passover there are a lot of eggs used
in the different dishes.

The paper I used is from Club Scrap Spring Chorus
and the egg is a stamp by Michael Strong.

First i decorated the background with 
white stamped gesso, different colors of distress ink
and colored powder. When all is dry I stamped the
eggs on top in the same blue and green distress
colors and also in black.The letters for the
word egg are also by Club Scrap.
On a different piece of paper I stamped some more eggs,
cut them out and stapled them to the border on the scrappage.

If you want to read the journaling,click on the  picture
and you will get an enlarged version of the photo.

Thanks for looking.
Have a creative day!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

With these cheerful cards I wish you all a very
Happy Easter
and I have made a tuorial for you
on how to make the background.
I took out all my Club Scrap Neon inkpad colors and 
my Michae Strong honeycomb stencil.
Sponges or blending tools come in handy.

Tape the stencil on top of your paper, so it will not move.
Taka a color and one by one sponge it to the paper.

After you have used all the colors, you can take
of the stencil and the background looks like this.
I have cut this into strips of 2" long to use on the card
and matted it with black paper.

Now on to the eggs. First you stamp them with versamark
and use white embossing powder and a heatgun.
Now take the neon inkpads again with the blending tools
and olor the eggs with multi colors.
Use a soft cloth to rub the eggs to get out the white again
 and cut the eggs out.

The sentiment I typed with the computer.
If you like you can safe these to your computer
and use for your own cards.

Here are thw finished cards.
You see here also the small butterfly stamped
and embossed in white on black paper.

On this card you see a bunny added in the
same technique as the eggs. The bunny is
by Tim Holtz.

Hope your Easter is absolutely wonderful
and thanks for taking the time to come and
visit my blog.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tim Holtz April Tag: Happy Easter

I let myself inspired by Tim's tag for an
Easter card this tam. So no tag, but
you can see my inspiration on Tim's blog HERE.
Here is my card. I did use severalof the techniques
that Tim is showing on his blog. I love how the 
background is made with the tissue tape.

Instead of the flower, I used  the bunny die
for the card.I punched out some other flowers
for the Easter atmoshere.
The bunnies are decorated with holographic glitter glue.
The sentiment is printed with the computer.
I used one of Tim's coins, the one with E from Easter,
but also excellent,for I hope you all have an

Oh,yes and there is a bunny iside the card too!

Thanks for looking!

Have a creative day!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Easter card

Here is the sketch for April on

As it is Easter here is my version:
I made this card for friends whose 
chicken is on the card.

The chicken wire on the background is a Tim Holtz stamp
I stamped with black ink.
The mini  eggs are by Michael Strong.
I embossed them with white embossing poder
and then colored themwith distress ink and 
a blending tool.
When you rub with a soft cloth, the 
white embossing powder resists the ink
and looks like it is on topof the color.

The sentiment is printed with the computer.

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Digital Easter cards

Today I share some Easter cards with you
that i made with digitalimages from

All images can be found in the webshopand the link to 
the Easter images is here:
For this card i printed the image with the rabbits
and the background i made with a stencil
and distress ink and a blending tool.
And this is the inside of the card:
This egg with sentiment is a free image
you can find on the Create with TLC blog HERE.
The vintage image is so adorable
and makes a great card with some scrapbook paper
in the background and a few sticky pearls.

This card i made for a friend with a picture
of her animals in combination with the eggs.
And here is the last card.
The grass is cut by hand.
The eggs are colored with water color crayons.
Hope you are inspired.

Have creative day!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Passover greetings

Today I have been playing with a new digital set by 
It is a set for Passover and if you need some quick
cards, it is great and sells for only $ 1.95 HERE.
I just love the subway art with all kind of
words that can be linked to Passover.
With some strips of matzo paper and some pealy accents
a card is quickly made on a large stamped background.

The wine cup on this card is by and can be found HERE.

The cup is first embossed with silver embossing powder
and colored with acrylic distress paint
with the direct to paper technique.
In the middle of the cup I added a sticky gemstone.

Thanks for looking and 
I hope you

Have a creative day!

Sunday Scrap page: Colorful

Here is my page for this week.
With spring all around,a colorful page
is no problem!

I used all different Club Scrap kits
to build this page
and  Michael Strong's tulip stamp sand 
matching dies.
For the border I stamped the tulips with versamark
and used clear embossing powder. When finished heating
I colored the border with different distress inks.
With some waterdrops reacting with the ink I finished this border.
Then I matted the border on dark green and wrapped
a colorful ribbon around it before sticking the border
to the scrappage.

Next to the text I glued some tulips that are cut
out with the dies that match the tulip stamps.

Thanks for looking!

Have a creative day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday card: Springtime

Today I have been playing with my
Hannah's Busy Bee stamp and stenil by Michael Strong.
You can find the stamp HERE.

I have a tutorial for you
how I made this card.
What do you need:
- stamp and stencil
- smooth paper (NL: stampingback papier)
-a few colors of distress ink and blending tool or sponges
- blach archival ink
- heat tool
- baby wipe and paper towel
- fantastix or cotton swab
- water
- (distress) markers
1. Start with using black archival ink and stamp
on paper ( I used 4,5"x 4,5" piece of paper)
2.Heat set the stampwith your heat tool.
3.Color the background with vintage photo.
4. Also color the part of the bee with vintage photo.
5. With the other colors of your choice the rest
of the stamp is colored.
6. Cover the paper with the honeycomb stencil
and take a baby wipe.
7. Use the baby wipe around the stamp to take away
the vintage photo ink.
8. When you take away the stencil, the card
looks like this.
9. Now you need a little water and a fantastix (or cotton swab)
You dip the fantatix into water and put water drops on the flowers 
and the wings and body of the bee.
10. When you dab with a paper towel on the
wet spot, you take away the ink and are left
with a white spot.
11. You can use distress markers for coloring.
12. I left the flowers white (exc two hearts are colored orange),
 colored the stems green and colored the bee's body with yellow.
13. As an extra I added a little glitter glue on the 
wings of the bee.

And here is the finished card:

Thanks for looking!

Have a creative day!