MFT Camp Create Day 5: Glitzy Glitter

21.06.2017

Hello again,

so happy that I was able to make a last card for the first session of My Favorite Things Camp Create 2017.


Thank you MFT for hosting this fun and inspiring event! The final craft for Day 5 is Glitzy Glitter.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blog/camp-create-june-16/

Therefore I picked my favorite glitter cardstock and pretty «Metallic Brass Sparkle Embossing Glitter» by WOW!.

At first, I created a little frame element by cutting the glitter cardstock as well as a piece of white foam with one of the «Stitched Square Scallop Frames». I stacked the die-cuts together for a little bit of dimension and trimmed some vellum a tad smaller than my frame. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the «Lucky» set in VersaMark and heat embossed it with the sparkly WOW! glitter.

The flower is actually from my small stash of pre-colored images from the last The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin. I masked the floral image and added the leaves before coloring it with Prismacolor Pencils.

For my background I chose a piece of patterned paper from the «Proper Pinstripes 6x6 Paper Pack» and matted it onto purple cardstock. To finish my card, I adhered some sequins with a «Platinum Stickles» dot in the middle.

Yippie! So proud that I managed to collect all 5 badges!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening!
Anja

MFT Camp Create Day 4: Sensational Sliders

Hello everyone,

Phew! I was sweating in my craft room creating another card for My Favorite Things Camp Create.


For Day 4 the craft is Sensational Sliders. To be honest, I rarely make this kind of interactive cards, so it took me quite a while ;-)


I created a little ocean scene with the «You Float My Boat» stamps and coordinating dies, Distress Inks and some additional MFT products.

At first, I stamped the cute sail boat with MFT Premium Dye Inks (Blueberry, Blu Raspberry and Chili Powder) and the help of my MISTI. Next, I blended together three Distress Inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch) and added lots of water sprinkles. When everything was completely dry, I cut some waves with the «Stitched Scallop Edges» Die-namics and white heat embossed the sentiment.

The most tricky part was to construct the hidden slider channel for my boat. I really used a lot of foam tape on this card :-)

For the sun in the background, I did some faded Ink Blending with Lemon Chiffon and Insulation Pink. I stamped the birds from the «Party Like A Pirate» set in VersaFine «Onyx Black» and adhered two die-cut and shaded clouds («Cloud 9» Die-namics) with foam tape.

And here is my fourth Camp Create Badge! Woot woot!


Thank you so much for stopping by! See ya soon!
Anja

MFT Camp Create Day 3: Spectacular Shakers

19.06.2017

Hi peeps,

hope you've enjoyed a sunny weekend. I'm glad I could squeeze in another card for My Favorite Things Camp Create.


Spectacular Shakers are the craft for Day 3 and MFT has all the required supplies to easily create them.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blog/camp-create-june-14/

I finally used the adorable Birdie Brown «Mermazing» stamp set. These cute images just make me smile :-)

At first, I stamped one of the mermaids and her little fish friend and colored them with Copics. To create a water background, I quickly draw some wavy lines with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and blended them with water. I also added some water droplets to lift the color here and there. To complete my little ocean scene, I stamped the three little fishes with «Broken China» Distress Oxide Ink.

For my shaker element, I used the new «Ocean View Porthole» Die-namics (cut from silver foil cardstock) and a circle shaker pouch. Before carefully putting my shaker together, I filled it with sequins and seed beads.

The woodplank paper is from the «Tranquil Textures 6x6 Paper Pack» and I cut it with a rounded stitched rectangle die from the «Blueprints 31» set. Finally, I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine «Onyx Black».

Yay! Here comes my third earned Camp Create Badge!


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

MFT Camp Create Day 2: Remarkable Resist

17.06.2017

Hello everyone,

it's almost too hot for crafting, but I managed to create a new card for the My Favorite Things Camp Create.


For Day 2 it's all about Emboss Resist which is one of my favorite techniques in combo with watercoloring.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blog/camp-create-june-13/

I chose the MFT «Etched Flower Background» and heat embossed it on Tim Holtz «Distress Watercolor Cardstock» with clear embossing powder. Love all the detail of this pretty stamp!

I applied a wash of water all over my heat embossed panel and randomly spread the Distress Oxide Inks with a paint brush. I absolutely like how well the colors «Broken China», «Wilted Violet» and «Worn Lipstick» fit together. In-between, I dried the watercoloring with my heat gun and added layer by layer.

After letting my watercolor panel dry completely, I cut it with the largest rectangle die from the «Blueprints 1» set. For the sentiment, I die cut the word «hugs» from the «Words for Friends» Die-namics and used the negative which I popped up with tiny pieces of foam tape.

To embellish my card, I added some clear iridescent sequins in different sizes and a little butterfly.

And this is my second Camp Create Badge :-)


Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you'll have a fantastic weekend!
Anja

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #54

15.06.2017

Good morning peeps,

it's the 15th of the month and this means we have a new theme over at the bastel-traum.ch Blog: we invite you to create something WATER-themed.
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until July 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I made this fun birthday card by creating an underwater scene with Avery Elle products and Distress Inks.

For the ocean background, I blended together «Mermaid Lagoon», «Salty Ocean», «Blueprint Sketch» and «Faded Jeans» on Tim Holtz «Distress Watercolor Cardstock». I generously sprinkled on water droplets and dabbed them off with a paper towel.

The Avery Elle «Horizontal Stripes» die is so much fun – not only because of the striped design but it also cuts this circle window and comes with the «hooray» word die. I stamped all these adorable creatures from the «Swim Team» set and colored them with Copics. I fussy cut them out and arranged them in the circle window – a couple of images were popped up with foam tape for more dimension.

I thought it would be fun to add a balloon to my scene and the Doodlebug «Balloons Shape Sprinkles» are just perfect. I tied some string around the balloon's end and attached it behind the whale's fin so it looks like he is holding it.

For my birthday sentiment, I combined a stacked (3 layers of white cardstock and 1 layer of silver glitter cardstock) «hooray» die-cut with a silver heat embossed sentiment by Simon Says Stamp («Happy & Smile» stamp set). Finally, I applied Nuvo «Moonlight Dew» Crystal Drops which dry perfectly round and clear.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Anja

MFT Camp Create Day 1: Wonderful Watercolor

14.06.2017

Hi everyone,

on Monday started the first session of this year's Camp Create over at the My Favorite Things blog.


I hope to be able to participate in all five crafts presented this week. For Day 1 the theme is: Watercolor Wonder.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blog/camp-create-june-12/

I created this summery floral card using the beautiful «Blissful Blooms» stamp set.

At first, I randomly arranged the images in my MISTI and stamped them in VersaMark. I heat embossed them with white embossing powder and did some watercoloring with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Next, I cut out the watercolor panel with a circle die. I also die cut a blue cardstock mat using the «Stitched Cirlce STAX» Die-namics.

For the background, I chose a pretty yellow paper from the «Watercolor Wash 6x6 Paper Pack» and cut it with the stitched rectangle die from the «Blueprints 29» set. The sentiment from the «Label Maker Love» set was stamped in VersaFine «Onyx Black» and I popped it up with foam tape.

To add even more summer feeling, I die cut some leaves with the «Wild Greenery» Die-namics. I built a little cluster with paper flowers which I haven't used on my cards for ages ;-)

I'm so happy to have earned my very first Camp Create Badge.


Thank you so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow!
Anja

Simon Says Stamp Sail Away Birthday Wishes

12.06.2017

Happy Monday everyone,

after spending the weekend in the warm sunshine, I'm back today with this matching masculine birthday card.

I used the nautical-themed «Sailing» stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. At first, I stamped the waves border with SSS «Mali Blue» Dye Ink directly onto my white card base. The sailboat and clouds were colored with Copics and I fussy cut them out. Next, I heat embossed the beautiful «Sail Away» sentiment with Ranger «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder and also stamped the other sentiment in VersaFine «Onyx Black». Finally, I adhered some leftover strips of patterned paper by Simple Stories.

I'm entering the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme Make it Masculine.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge June

05.06.2017

Good morning everyone,

it's already June and we have a new theme for the Stempelgarten Challenge – «Clean and Simple».

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

Although CAS is one of my favorite cardmaking styles, it often takes me hours to finish one single card ;-)


I had a leftover watercolor piece from when I was experimenting with Distress Oxide Inks and decided to do some Inlaid Die Cutting using the beautiful Memory Box «Gorgeous Gardenia Outline» die.

First, I cut a panel from Simon Says Stamp «Fog» cardstock using the stitched rectangle from the My Favorite Things «Blueprints 29» Die-namics set. Next, I placed the gardenia die in the right bottom corner and run it through my die cutting machine again. I put some Ken Oliver «Stick it» adhesive behind the negative cut out. I die cut the flowers and leaves from the watercolor piece and the outline from white cardstock as well. Finally, I inlaid all the die cuts into the negative space.

The sentiment is from the MFT »LJD Spring Wreath» stamp set and I heat embossed it in white. I adhered two glitter gumdrops by Your Next Stamp to the middle of the gardenias.

You will have time until June 30th, 2017 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful Whit Monday!
Anja

Happy Birthday Whale

30.05.2017

Hi peeps,

it's been pretty hot over the last couple of days, so here is a little refreshment ;-) Made this masculine birthday card by combining products from several companies.

I've colored the whale from the Paper Smooches «Surf and Turf» with Copics and fussy cut him out. Next, I created an ink blended background using «Tumbled Glass» Distress Ink. I added some water spatters to lift the color here and there. The «Happy Birthday!» sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp «Circle Sayings» set and I stamped it in VersaMark and heat embossed it with Ranger «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder.

I die cut two Lawn Fawn «Ocean Wave Borders» from patterned paper by My Favorite Things. To add some stitched details, I used the MFT «Wonky Stitched Rectangle» Die-namics. The word «celebrate» was cut from navy cardstock with a gorgeous scripty Avery Elle «Sentiments» die.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Stay cool!
Anja

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #53

15.05.2017

Hello everyone,

today starts a new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch Blog and it's all about Men/Boys.
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until June 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

It's always challenging to create those masculine cards, so I decided to play with the fabulous new Distress Oxide Inks and the «Emboss Resist Technique» for my dad's Father's Day card.

At first, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp «Lattice Grid» background on a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I applied several layers of the Distress Oxide Inks «Broken China» and «Cracked Pistachio» – these two colors go so well together!

For my sentiment, I combined the layered SSS «Love» die (cut from navy and white cardstock) with a text from the «More Sketchy Banner Greetings» stamp set that I white heat embossed on vellum. I assembled my card, added a thin strip of navy cardstock and rounded the corners with a punch.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great start into the new week!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge May

05.05.2017

Hi everyone,

TGIF! And that also means that we have a new theme over at the Stempelgarten Challenge – it's an easy one – «Animal Kingdom/Wildlife».

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

You just can't go wrong with some adorable My Favorite Things critters. These cuties are from the «Friends Furever» stamp set and I colored them with Copics.

For the fading background, I masked off the bottom of my die-cut square and did some light-handed Ink Blending with MFT Premium Dye Inks («Insulation Pink» and «Lemon Chiffon»). I stamped the sentiment from the same set with VersaFine «Onyx Black» ink. The patterned paper is from the «Dots & Stripes Neutral» 6x6 paper pack. I fussy cut my three animal friends and popped them up with foam tape. To finish my card, I added two little die-cut hearts.

You will have time until May 31st, 2017 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
Anja

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #52

15.04.2017

Good morning peeps,

we have a new challenge theme over at the bastel-traum.ch Blog – this time we invite you to create something for Mother’s Day or a project for a woman/girl.
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until May 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I made a Mother's Day card for my mom. She likes owls as much as I do and this cutie is from the My Favorite Things «I’m Owl Yours» stamp set.


I also stamped the branch from the MFT «Harvest Buddies» set and colored both images with my Copics. Since I don’t have the coordinating dies, I did some fussy cutting.

For the watercolor background, I used the brand new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks «Worn Lipstick» and «Wilted Violet». I love their chalky finish. When everything was completely dry, I heat embossed the sentiment from the MFT «BB Happy Hedgehog» set with «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder by Ranger.

Next, I cut a frame using the largest MFT «Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frame» die. I popped up my colored images with foam tape and added two little die-cut hearts as a finishing touch.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a very HAPPY EASTER!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge April

05.04.2017

Hi everyone,

time really flies – so today already starts a new Stempelgarten Challenge with the theme «Colorful Spring».

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

I combined two of the sweet Pure Innocence stamp sets by My Favorite Things for my little Copic colored spring scene: «Happy Together» and «Spring Friends».

Next, I created some masks using the MFT «Cloud 9» Die-namics and sponged Simon Says Stamp dye inks (Sea Glass and Maliblue) through the negative cut-outs. I also incorporated some fun and colorful My Favorite Things patterned papers («Sweet Celebrations» and «Dots & Stripes Sorbet» 6x6 paper pack). The stitched inlaid frame was made with «Blueprints 27» (large scalloped die) and «Inside And Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax» Die-namics.

You will have time until April 30th, 2017 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a sunny day!
Anja

My Favorite Things Blissful Blooms Hello Gorgeous

21.03.2017

Hi everyone,

Spring is finally here and today I'm sharing this pastel card I made using some fabulous My Favorite Things products.

At first I created my floral background stamping the images from the «Blissful Blooms» stamp set in VersaMark and heat embossing them in white. Next, I did some soft ink blending using MFT Premium Dye Inks (Lemon Chiffon, Insulation Pink, Bubblegum). I die cut the panel using the stitched rectangle from the «Blueprints 29» Die-namics set. I also cut a piece of golden glitter cardstock slightly larger than my floral panel and adhered them to my white top-folding card base.

For my sentiment, I combined a stacked «hello» (once cut from golden glitter cardstock and twice from white cardstock) with the golden heat embossed word «gorgeous» from the «Label Maker Love» stamp set. To finish my card, I added little Nuvo Jewel Drops.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #51

15.03.2017

Good morning everyone,

it's time for a new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch Blog with the theme «Easter/Polka Dots»
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until April 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I'm totally in the mood for Spring and created this Easter card using the adorable bunnies from the Reverse Confetti «Hippity Hoppity» stamp set, that I got as a gift from my sweet friend Francine.


I colored the images (love the little accessories) with Copics and fussy cut them out. I created a circle shaped card using the Hero Arts «Nesting Circle Dies» and My Favorite Things Die-namics («Stitched Mini Scallop Circle», «Grass Edges») along with patterned papers by Lawn Fawn («Let's Polka In The Meadow») and MFT («Dots & Stripes Sorbet»).

I adhered the bunnies with foam tape and tucked the basket with easter eggs behind the grass. Finally, I white heat embossed the sentiment on navy cardstock and cut it using a MFT banner die («Tag Builder Blueprints 5»).

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge March

10.03.2017

Hi everyone,

not much crafting going on these days but I recharged my batteries during a few days of vacation.

So finally I'm sharing my card for the current Stempelgarten Challenge with the new theme «Mmm … Yummy!».

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

I colored this cute Stamping Bella penguin for Kathy Racoosin's fun The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge using my Prismacolor pencils.

The plaid patterned paper and the white embossed sentiment are from My Favorite Things. To finish my card, I added some random Ranger Stickles «Platinum» dots and sequins from my stash.

You will have time until March 31st, 2017 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Good night ;-)
Anja

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #50

15.02.2017

Good morning everyone,

it's already time for another challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch Blog. We invite you to choose between or even combine the themes «Birthday / Birth / White and one color of your choice»
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until March 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I made a CAS card to welcome a baby girl by re-creating this card which I made almost 3 years ago ;-)

I cut four strips from different shades of pink Stampin' Up! cardstock using a My Favorite Things Blueprints 29 die. Next, I temporarily adhered them to a piece of scratch paper with the same spacing in between. I placed the Papertrey Ink «Wonderful Words: Baby» die on top of my ombré stripes and run it through my die-cutting machine. I carefully removed the die and made sure I didn't loose any of the tiny cut-outs from between the letters.

To create some dimension, I die cut the word «baby» five times from white cardstock and stacked all layers on top of each other. I adhered it to my card base at an angle and then inlaid the cardstock stripes. It really took a little patience, but it was so worth it in the end. Finally, I added a white heat embossed sentiment (which means «Congratulations»; Dani Peuss Klartext-Stempel «Glückwunsch») and a small die-cut heart.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge February

05.02.2017

Hi peeps,

sorry for being MIA lately, but I somehow lost my mojo after the holidays and really struggled with making cards.

Today I'm finally back sharing a card for the Stempelgarten Challenge with the new theme «Non-cute».

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

I was in the mood to create a floral card with a red and blue color scheme. Stamping backgrounds is so relaxing ;-)

I used images out of four My Favorite Things stamp sets («Bold Blooms», «Desert Bouquet», «Fall Florals» and LJD «Spring Wreath») along with some beautiful Savvy woodblock stamps («Flower Cube», «Outline Posey»).

The red inks are from My Favorite Things (Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Persimmon) and I combined them with Altenew blue inks (Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire) and Blue Jay by Simon Says Stamp.

I stamped the sentiment from the MFT «Geometric Greenery» set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in white on a strip of navy blue cardstock. I used a die from the MFT «Blueprint 27» set and adhered the banner with foam tape.

You will have time until February 28th, 2017 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a cozy Sunday!
Anja

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #49

15.01.2017

Hi everyone,

today starts a new bastel-traum.ch Challenge and this time it's all about «Friends» :-)
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until February 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I created this scene using some fabulous My Favorite Things products as well as my Distress Inks for a beautiful ink blended night sky.

I stamped the adorable girl and her cute dog from the MFT Birdie Brown «You Have My Heart» set and colored them with Copics. I fussy cut the image leaving a small white border and added a bit of sparkle to her blue dress with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen.

For the Distress Ink background, I patiently blended together the gorgeous colors Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and a little bit of MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. When everything was completely dry, I used the MFT «Stars in the Sky - Horizontal» Die-namics right onto my ink blended panel. I also die-cut the stars from golden glitter cardstock and inlaid them into the negative.

The text from the MFT «Essential Sentiments» set (one of my current favorites) was heat embossed in white. Finally, I adhered the image with foam tape and added a red die-cut heart which I covered with Glossy Accents.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!
Anja
 
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