Sunday, April 30, 2017

More tulips and Mojo Monday sketch 494

When in The Netherlands play with tulip stamps!

So that is what Jill did when we where stamping.
She will share her cards later, because she is on her way home now.

We let ourselves inspired by pinterest
and these where the cards we made;

Focal point the large  tulip stamp by Michael Strong.
Twice stamped on white paper and embossed
with orange and green ink with the help of the misti tool.
The background is created with different pieces
of white embossed paper. 
The sentiment is also one of Michael Strong. 

The 2nd card is created with a Stampin'Up! die
in the background. The tulips are stamped on craft paper.
After coloring it with pencil the tulip was cut out with 
the matching metal die. Tied together on a white background
with a Michael Strong sentiment.
On the behive background a few bees are stamped from
the busy bee stamp set by Michael Strong.

Now how about that card for Mojo Monday??
Here it is:
Yes, more tulips!

I had shown Jill a fun aquarelle background
technique and I still had a piece of it left.
About that background technique I have a
picture tutorial HERE.

All about the Mojo Monday sketch 
can be found here.

For the card I used the small michael Strong tulip stamp
and a sentiment by Penny Black
The bees are from Michael Strong's busy bee stampset.
The background paper is a piece of kraft paper with golden 
birds from a 6x6"paper block.

Thanks very much for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Panda cards

Today, I have been playing again with my panda die
from  Marianne Design Colectables collection.

The sentiment is not a stamp, but I created this in word.
Here is it as a freebie for you:
Save it with a click of the right mouse button to
your own computer and feel free to use it.

For this card I printed some bamboo paper
and used a few pieces of washi tape as the background.
the panda is made with the die
and the sentiment is printed.

For the 2nd card I stamped the coffee cup by
Michael Strong on black paper with versamark and embossed
it with white embossing powder. The background is stamped
with the coffee ring stamp from Club Scrap.

I was having so  uch fun stamping together with my
friend Jill Pechauer from the US, who stayed with me
this week and wanted to craft with me. Well we did
and more (see tomorrow!).

Thank you for looking 
and have a creative day!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge: Bouquet

Here we are with anothe Club Scrap Artist Team challenge.
This month all of us received a sheet of unmounted rubber stamps
to play with:
The 2016 Reatreat stamps called Bouquet
and you find them here.

The start of the blog hop is on the
or did you come here from Pam's Blog
and enjoyed seeing her projects. 
A few weeks ago I played in a color challenge. As I am not
very good in coloring, I came across this fun and easy technique
that I want to share with you. Works great with these beautiful
flower stamps. One can have never enough flower cards, for
they are great for any occasion.

1. Start with coloring your panel with a color ink.
I used Club Scrap lagoon.

2. Pick a stamp and start covering your panel fully
with this stamp. Do not stamp full inkted, but stamp
it off on a piece of paper befor you stamp on the panel.

3. A second time use the stamp fully inkted on the panel.
Cover all of the panel.

4. Dry the panel after stamping, maybe use a emboss budy.
Now you stamp the flower with versamark and emboss
the flower with white embossing powder. Stamp as
many flowers as you want. I stamped a horizontal line of flowers.
5. Now the flower is colored with a blue aquarel pencil.
Color heavy around the lines and next take a waterbrush
to fully color the flower.

6.  Stamp the flower on a piece of post-it and
cut it out with scissors.

7. Cover the embossed and colored flower with the cut
out post-it note. 

8. Take a flower stamp with a stem and with black
ink you stamp this over the flower.

9. After stamping it looks like this. Remove
the post-it note and put it on the next flower and repeat.

10. And this is how it looks after all the flowers have
a stem. Now it is time to finish of the card.

Here a version in red (fuchsia ink) and red pencil.

And a version in sandstone ink and yellow pencil.

For more ideas with these wonderful Bouquet stamps
and see what wonderful inspiration she has for you.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

King Day 2017

It is a special day today in TheNetherlands.
We are celebrating King Day:
The birthday of our King Willem-Alexander.
Out on the streets there is a big flee market and
people are all dressed up in  orange, for our king
is from The House of Orange.

Of course I have to show my American friend
around and have her dress up in orange too!
After a great part of the day outside, we end up
stamping in my craftroom.

On top you see a page I made with Club Scraps
digital Delft kit from March.

And here is a birthday card for the king
with Michael Strongs tulip stamps.

I started the card with stamping the small tulip
in orange in for the background.

The tulip i stamped on orange and green paper
and is embossed with white embossing powder.
Cutting the flower from the orange and using the
green leave part together on a gold background
cut with the matching metal tulip die.
Finishing of the card with an orange ribbon
and a bithday sentiment.

With some leftover pieces this 2nd card was made.
First I made the aquarel background with the direct to paper
technique. I used spiced marmalade distress ink. 
With the same inkpad I stamped the small tulip stamp
and added the bees . Then in black the sentiment
(by Penny Black) is added. I thjought there was too
much white and I look some bubble wrap and  the
same ink to spice up the background.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap April blog hop: Cherry Blossom

Welcome to our monthly Club Scrap blog hop.
This month we show case the Cherry Blossom kit.

    On the
                                        Club Scrap Blog 
you can find
           all the participants of this blog hop,
but I hope 
you have arrived here from
Jennifer's Blog
and enjoyed seeing her beautiful work.

I thought with Mother's Day, birthdays or just visiting a friend
these choclate boxes would be a nice gift idea.
You need a 3,5 x 10 inch piece of cardstock
and some chocolate sticks (it holds 4 of them).
Here is the template of the box.
Click on it and you get a larger version
so you can see the sizes better.

Use a score-board and scissors

and a paper punch of die of any shape you like.
This here is a Stampin'Up! punch.

Before folding and glueing the box it is best to
decorate first.

Box 1 has a panel from the design paper
and a stamped and cut out parasol, tiny sequin flower
and a stamped sentiment.

Inside also the same design paper and a few of the
cute flower stickers that came with the kit.
Two more stamped parasols.
Used a piece of velcro for closing.

Box 2: I stamped the complete outside with
the cherry blossom stamp and colored them with
a pink aquarel pencil. Used a tiny flower stamp
and fuchsia ink for more stamping.
Stamped sentiment and tiny flowers made with
aflower punch and sequins.
Used a ribbon (taped to the back) for closing.

 The stamping was more than enough for decorating
the inside.
Box 3: Background and inside panel is stamped with the kanji
text and some open flowers. Next I used the tag that came
with the kit and added all the flowers in the holes of the bottom.
Flowers are made with a punched out flower and the sequins.
Used the ribbon for closing diagonally.

Inside the box I added a few of the flower stickers.

And here some scrapbooking!
I looked ad the ALSB file of this kit and picked one
that was good for my pictures and adapted a little.

Left page: I added these crane birds from Michael Strong 
on my page. I stamped these on the silver vellum kind of
paper and embossed them with black embossing powder.
 They look perfect in place with the cherry blossm branch.

Right page: text printed with the computer,
another smaller crane and the ribbon is stapled
behined the picture.

You can never have enough inspiration, so
please go and visit
Pam's Blog
and see what she has come up with using
the cherry blossom kit.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!