I made an album for my niece and her parents to put pictures in. It was supposed to be a christening/name giving gift but they got it a bit earlier since I didn’t want them to forget to take pictures and write down memories each month. It’s my first big album, with 20 12×12 pages. I mostly used the collection Let’s polka, mon amie by Lawnfawn and some other pieces that matched the colors in the collection.
My youngest cousin turns 4 tomorrow and I was invited to a birthday party today. I made him this card to go with the gift and he liked it (maybe a superhero card would have been more interesting, but I had no inspiration for that yesterday ;-) )
My brother’s girlfriend got a quick look at the card and said “What a cute rhino!” and Lukas quickly replied with “It’s a hippo!” and then he opened the card and asked my mum to read the inside. He usually just rip off the wrapping and ignore the cards so I was very surprised that he wanted to hear the inside too! I’ll have to write something nice next time I think.
Basic cardstock, white
DCVW – Cardstock stack neutrals
Echo Park – Bundle of joy
Basic Grey – Mini alpha stickers
Lawn Fawn – Year four (hippo birdie) clear stamps
Spellbinders – Nestabilities Labels 4
Pro- and flexmarkers by Letraset
Noname ink pad and Brilliance
It’s been a quite crafty weekend I must admit. I made three cards using up a lot of time, as usual! I often find myself spending most of the time just figuring out what to do and what paper or stamp to use. This weekend I found a layout I liked a lot and thought would be fun to make a card of. It took me several hours to come up with something following the sketch! So while pondering I made two other cards, one of them for my brother as his birthday is tomorrow!
I’ll just write the challenges used above each card to make it a bit easier to read.
Seize the birthday – anything goes with the option to use washi, which I did not do. I did however get to use my new hexagon die jenandtricks got me from UK! <3
The paper used is a mixture of some scraps, don’t rememeber the brandexcept for the brown (Echo Park) and the glittery one (DCVW). I cut out the letters using my Memory Box alphabet dies, which I love!
And for this happy card; Veckans skiss # 38 – layout. I colored the stamp from Some odd girl and messed with colors on the cardstock. Punched some red and pink hearts from my scraps and I even got to use my new pearl mists I found on a sale, woho!
March, the busiest month of the year when it comes to birthdays among my friends and family. I feel I’ve started strong this year by making two cards and it’s still February! Not sure I’ll use the second card but it’s always good to have some backup cards.
I always make my masculine cards very dark I’ve noticed, not sure why. I guess my next challenge will be to make a bright masculine card, hehe. I made this for my stepfather but I might make a new one with another theme. Now I have one as a backup if I don’t get the time to make him a second card.
I was inspired by this week’s Fab Friday sketch! I went for some matching colors from a few of my bo bunny papers I’ve sliced into 6×6’s. I added some gloss to the bike but it doesn’t show properly on the image below, and I used some stickles on the arrow to make the card a bit more fun. I had a hard time choosing the color of the card base.. white, grey or brown? I thought the brown brought the colors to life more than the white base, the grey one just made the card very meh.
The stamp is colored with pencils! That was a loooong long time ago and the only reason is me being lazy. I stamped the bike on a paper that bleed and I was too lazy to redo it on a proper piece of paper :-)
I did another rookie mistake and assembled the card before I had the sentiment stamped so I stamped on the card when almost finished! First I was going to put his age in the circle but I realized that I’ve done that for the last 10 birthday cards so I had to rethink.
My mom asked me to make her another card for another friend who just turned 50.
I decided to use this stamp which I haven’t really got to use yet, I’ve just been practicing coloring and waiting for the perfect moment to use it!
The pink paper was one of the first things I decided to use for this card and my plan was to use it as a background or at least use it for a large piece, I wanted it to be a main part of the card. Today when I assembled the card it was just too much with the pattern and all the colors (I decided to go for the I love promarkers challenge this week which is the color combo blue and pink). I wanted more white space. So I decided to just keep a stripe at the bottom and some decorations in blue and pink. All the flowers and the butterfly are sprayed with pearl mist and some color mist or distress stain to make them more interesting, plain colored flowers are often quite boring and the nuance wasn’t what I was looking for either. Luckily my distress stain broken china and spun sugar was just perfect together with the Plain Jane simply sheer spray Rosey. I also added some stickles on the stamp and the butterfly and a few too many rhinestones. These are, however, just taking up space in my stash so I was very happy to use them! And since the theme of the daring cardmakers challenge this week is forgotten treasures, I just had to add a few more and some paper flowers too!
I’m not completely satisfied with the card, I find it a bit too much. I should have left more white space and skipped the tag plus some of the bling, but you live and you learn, next time!