DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #70


Hi peeps,

it's that time again – today starts a new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch blog with the theme «Fall/Halloween».
This challenge will run until November 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I adore the Birdie Brown stamps Torico illustrates for My Favorite Things and had to ink up the sweet «Fall Friends».

For the background, I stamped the acorns, leaves and pumpkins with Distress Oxide Inks (love how crisp and opaque they stamp) on Kraft cardstock. I die cut the panel with one of the «A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX» Die-namics.

I colored the cute girl and squirrel with Copics and fussy cut them out. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the background next to the images which were adhered with foam tape. To finish off the card, I added Nuvo «Golden Sunset» Glitter Drops.

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

Hello Bluebird • Away in a Manger • Joy to the World


Hi again,

I have another card to share with you using one of the older Hello Bluebird stamp sets which are of course lovely, too.

I re-created a card that I made for the first «Same but different» Challenge that I run together with my sweet friend Francine. I thought this design would be perfect for the two cute angels from the Away In A Manger set.

For the sunburst background, I used an embossing folder from the Lifestyle Crafts «Celebrate» set. I stamped the Country Gingham Background with «Tattered Rose» Distress Oxide Ink. I added the sentiment in black and cut the heart shape using the middle sized die of the Lawn Fawn «Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables». For some dimension, I popped up the heart with foam tape.

I colored the angels with Copics and cut them out using the companion dies. I adhered them on each side of the heart. Finally, I embellished my card with «Ice Cube Mix» Jewels by Little Things from Lucy's Cards and Nuvo «Rose Water» Jewel Drops.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Stay tuned for the amazing Hello Bluebird October Release which goes live tomorrow!

Hello Bluebird • Frosty Friends • Let It Snow

Hello everyone,

only one more day til the new Hello Bluebird October Release will be available! As I did not have the chance to play with the goodies yet, I'm sharing a card with one of my very first Hello Bluebird stamp sets – Frosty Friends.

First, I stamped the Country Gingham Background in «Fog» dye ink onto a piece of «Fog» cardstock (both by Simon Says Stamp). I adhered the panel with fun foam to a top folding card base made from the same cardstock.

For my snowy background, I blended together the two Distress Oxide Inks «Shaded Lilac» and «Tumbled Glass» on some Bristol cardstock. I splattered on white paint to mimic falling snow, let it dry completely and cut it with a circle die. I also added a snow hill cut from white glitter paper.

Next, I colored the adorable snowman and birdie from the Pig Day set with Copics and added details with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the speech bubble in VersaFine «Onyx Black» and cut out the images with their companion dies.

To complete my winter scene, I cut the Halloween Tree Die from plain white cardstock and adhered it with foam tape as well as the images. I finished off this card by adding Nuvo «White Blizzard» Glitter Drops.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Will be back soon with a 2nd card ;-)

Hello Bluebird • Glad We're Friends


Hi peeps,

I enjoy mixing and matching my Hello Bluebird stamps. So I came up with this card that I'm sharing on their blog today.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hello Bluebird • Pig Day • Christmas Blessings


Hi everyone,

today I'm sharing this little Christmas Piggy over at the Hello Bluebird blog. I love to dress up cute critters ;-)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hello Bluebird • Autumn Leaves Thank You


Happy Sunday,

Fall officially starts today and I have the matching card for you. I used the leaves dies which are included in the Gallery Frame Die #3 set.

I had a left-over piece on my desk from when I played with Nuvo Shimmer Powders lately. I thought the colors (a mix of «Catherine Wheel» and «Cherry Bomb») would be perfect for some beautiful autumn leaves. The sentiment from the Fall Friends set was heat embossed with WOW! Gold embossing powder.

To get the look of floating/falling leaves, I randomly adhered them with foam tape across the panel which I had splattered with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine in advance. I finished off the card by applying Nuvo «Gold Coast» Glitter Drops.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Hello Bluebird • Holiday Flurries • Merry Christmas


Hello everyone,

although it's still summery in my area, I created this year's very first Christmas card using the gorgeous Hello Bluebird Holiday Flurries stamp set.

First, I stamped the large sentiment in the middle of a Distress Watercolor Cardstock panel and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. Next, I stamped and white heat embossed several snowflakes to frame the sentiment.

Now we come to the fun part – taking advantage of the embossing which will resist the color you put on top – I sprinkled on Nuvo Shimmer Powder in the pretty color «Blue Blitz». I heavily spritzed my panel with water to get the pigments moving. Finally, I embellished the card with «Ice Cube Mix» Jewels by Little Things from Lucy's Cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
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