Friday, May 19, 2017

Coffee and Mojo Monday 497

This card is made with the Mojo Monday sketch of this week.

You find the sketch and all the details

Background embossed with a coffee stain 
embossing folder and coffee bean embossing folder.
The sentiment behind the cup is part of
an Stampendous "wave words" stamp.

The cup is a stamp by Verve Stamps (Le Typewriter)
and  added a cute little spoon as a carm.

And of course I wanted to use my new washi tape.
This totally cute washi tape is from Doodlebugdesigns.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A bit of bling on ATC's

I made these atc's for the challenge on the 
This week it is to add a little bling to your card.

For the background of the cards I was inspired
by the tutorial of monoprinting on Splitcoaststampers here.

This was the result and after cutting them all to ATC size
(3,5x2,5 inch) I had some bits left that I used for the
fourth card by weaving the strips together.

All papers and rubber stamps are by Club Scrap
but are from an old kit called Transformations.
The panda die is from Marianne Design.

card 1: gemstones and gold embossing

card 2: gemstones and gold embossing

card 3: Here is the woven background
and bamboo out of golden paper.

card 4: silver embossed bamboo 
stamped on the monoprint background.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Panda for Fresly Made Sketches 287

Having fun with my  Marianne Design panda die.
Here a birthday card and I used this weeks
Freshly Made Sketches design for it.

The bamboo stamps and birthday sentiment
are by Club Scrap.
They come from a 2015 September kit 
called Transformations.

The details of the sketch can be found here.

The bckground panel is embossed
with littleflowers and twigs.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Club Scrap May Technique Challenge: Stamping on the Edge

Every month their is a technique challeng on the
One of the members of the Artist Team will come up with
a fun technique to try, this month it is Roni Johnson.
She came up with the idea of doing this "stamping on the edge".

As I neede a birthday card for my SIL, who loves to cook, I got
out my Club Scrap 50's Kitchen stamps from March 2015.
After stamping the big collage stamp and coloring some of 
the images with pencil, I cut them out with a scissor.

The blue background is embossed with this fun kitchen
embossing folder (sorry no firm is mentioned on this).
The sentiment is also a stamp from the 50's kit.

For the technique of the "stamping on the edge" you see 
a tutorial on the Club Scrap blog HERE.

So after I finished the embossed panel I arranged the tableware
on the edge and cut away part of the blue embossed paper.
I used some of the left over scraps inside the card.

Isn't this a fun technique?
I hope you give this a try too and link your card to the Club Scrap blog,
using at least 50% Club Scrap materials.

Thanks for looking and have a creative day!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Here is another chocolate box.
This one is for my own Mom.
The picture you see here is the first day she
became a mom. Yes, I am her firstborn.

I am fantasizing, that maybe I am born with a cup
of coffee near me! Hi hi :-)
Well, it is a great day for choclates, coffee
and a starbucks gift card!
Here is the cutting template for the boc.
It is a piece of cardstock of 4,5 x 11,5 inch
and on top it hides a gift card.
You can safe the template to your computer and print it
for all the score lines. Let me know if something is
not clear. The striped parts of the template need to be cut away.

The little 1,5 x 1,5 inch square is glued to the sides 
of the box and closes it off, so you need to enter
the chocolate before you glue them on.
I made this opening by using a thinlit,
but you can use any shape, or leave it closed.
On top of the box I used a little left over piece
from yesterday with Michael Strong's Lily stamp,

Here you see the box before I added
the picture frame. The top is folded towards the
front and glued with tape, then you can add
the gift card inside.
You can also decorete the front directly on th
cardstock, but because the frame is a little bigger,
I added it later on.

The coffee cup and the frame stamp
are stamps by Michael Strong.

The semtiment , banner and banner thinlit are
all by Stampin'Up!.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day
to all Mom's.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

More chocolates for Mother's Day

Here you see our gift for my Mother-in-law: a plant
a box of chocolate (oh and she gets a bottle too).

I want to share with you how I made the chocolate box.
I found a nice video on youtube here.

The chocolate box is made out of two parts.
The inside with the chocolates and the cover.
For the box you need a piece of cardstock
measuring 9 x 6,5 inch and the cover meausres
6 5/8 x 4 1/16 inch.

Scoring for the box: @ 1inch and @2 inch on all sides
(for cutting see the video).
Scoring for cover: 1/5 - 2 - 2 9/16 - 5 1/19
and this is how I decorated the cover:

Using the honeycomb stencil again and 3 colors of ink.
Leave a part of the top center empty (better for glueing
the paper on top).

I used these left over parts of stamping for decoration.
It is the Lily stamp by Michael Strong stamped and 
embossed with white embossing powder. Then it was 
colored and the embossed parts serve as a resist.

Out of the dark red piece I cut a 3 7/8 x 1 2/8 inch
and out of the dark brown a 4 x 1 3/8 inch piece.
These are taped down on the center of the box.

I used the little lilly stamp from Hannah's Busy Bee
stampset on top of the honeycomb stencil.

Out of the lighter red piece I cut a lilly and with a 
Stampin'Up! sentiment and a dragonfly pinched
out the cover of the box is finished.

It looks way more complicated than it is. 
A tip for a quick box is to use decorated paper around the box.

And of course you need a little card
for the plant. I used the same technique
as for the cover of the box with
a honeycomb stencil and there was another flower
on the paper left that I could cut out.
The butterfly is a thinlit from Stampin'Up!

Hope all you  creative moms will be spoilt!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Friday, May 12, 2017

ATC's and chocolates for Mom

I am over at the Art Neko Blog
with these ATC's, but I want to share them on my own blog too.
These 3 little cards belong together, because together they make
the word MOM.

I created a serie of atc’s for Mother’s Day with some of the images from the Chikanobu Collage Sheet 3. I cut them to the size of 2 x 3 inch so i could use them on the atc’s in combination with some other images. After mounting the iimages to the background (black paper) and an atc card (green, blue and yellow 3,5 x 2,5 inch), I started stamping the teacups, the dragonfly medallion and the Oda Nobunaga Family Crest. All the stamping is embossed with black or gold embossing powder.
The letters that make MOM are die cuts from a Tim Holtz die and glued to the cards after I added a little ink all around each letter. Below you can see them more close up. especially if you click on the picture.

Now what is a card without a little gift on Mother's Day?!
So I added a little decorated chocolate box.
The sentiment is from Stampin'Up!
and the teapot and cups from Art Neko
as well as the ribbon. 

The template for the box is NOT my own
and I wanted to share the link to where I found it,
Unfortunately I cannot find the website anymore.

After cutting the template and adding double sided tape

I added the cocolate before closing the box.
I should have stamped the sentiment before closing the box,
but now I stamped it on paper. The word MOM is done by hand.
The ribbon is folded around the box and taped with red - strong - tape.
The teapot is embossed with blue embossing powder.

An easy project is you need a quick (late) idea.
Tomorrow I have another chocolate box!

Thanks for looking and 
have a creative day!