DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #71


Good morning,

Eep! Only 38 days til Christmas! So let me invite you to join the new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch blog with the theme «Christmas/Winter».
This challenge will run until December 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I inked up the adorable Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember set «Merry Mail» they did in collaboration with Mama Elephant.

For the soft sky background, I ink blended some pastel Distress Oxide colors (Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar). I added water droplets to create a little bit texture. I colored the images with Copics and fussy cut them out.

When the background was completely dry, I white heat embossed the large word «merry». Next, I cut the cloud border with one of the Mama Elephant «Landscape Trio» dies. I heat embossed the sentiment with Silver embossing powder before adhering the clouds with foam tape. To finish off my card, I added a tiny red heart next to the sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hello Bluebird • Yeti or Not • Love, Joy and Happiness


Hi peeps,

I'm over at the Hello Bluebird blog sharing a card using the adorable Yeti or Not set and a non-traditional snowy sky.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge November


Good morning,

YAY! The Stempelgarten Challenge is finally back! The new theme for November is «Favorite Colors».


How fun is this sweet My Favorite Things «Cool Christmas» stamp set?! I had to have it from the moment I saw it!

My favorite colors are aqua/turquoise, blue and bold colors in general. But I also like plain white and neutrals like my favorite light grey «Fog» cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I tried to incorporate my favorites in this Christmas card.

First, I sponged the background with «Tumbled Glass» Distress Oxide Ink. I die cut the row of houses (MFT «Our Town» Die-namics) and the road (MFT «Open Road» Die-namics) to help build a scene for my snowmen car. I heat embossed the sentiment with «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder.

I stamped the images with VersaFine «Onyx Black» ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brushes. For a little bit of dimension, I popped up the car and one of the trees with foam tape. I also adhered a small die-cut heart to one of the houses.

You will have time until November 30th, 2018 to join the Stempelgarten Challenge and this is the prize you could win:

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

I'm entering the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme «Anything Goes».

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

Hello Bluebird • Snow Play • Tis the Season


Hello everyone,

I'm catching up on using more of the fabulous Hello Bluebird October release products. Today's card features the cute Snow Play set, Tis the Season sentiment and Hill and Dale Die.

These cuties are so much fun and I colored them with Copics. For the background, I blended together «Blueprint Sketch» and «Mermaid Lagoon» Distress Oxide Inks. I sprinkled on some water to lift the color. I let it dry completely and white heat embossed the large sentiment.

I die cut two snow hills from white cardstock and arranged all my sweet critters – some were popped up with foam tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a nice weekend!

Hello Bluebird • Halloween Fun • Boo!


Hi peeps,

made this Halloween card just for fun using the ghosts from the Hello Bluebird Halloween Fun set along with one of the Spooky Script sentiments.

I stepped out of my comfort zone to create this 'uncontrolled' background with Nuvo «Violet Brocade» Shimmer Powder. Love the mix of purple, blue and pink! I cut my panel with a rounded stitched rectangle die from the My Favorite Things «Blueprint 31» Die-namics set.

The sweet ghosts were colored with Copics, cut out with the companion dies and adhered with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine «Onyx Black» and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Finally, I decorated my card with black die-cut stars.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hello Bluebird • Christmas is Coming • Merry Wishes


Hello everyone,

I just can't get enough of Distress Oxide ink blended backgrounds, lately. Tried a new color combo with Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch to create a purple night sky for my little critter gang using the new Hello Bluebird  Christmas is Coming set.

I colored these cuties with Copics and cut them out with the companion dies. Next, I die cut a snow bank using one of the Hill and Dale dies. You can't see it on the photo but I covered the die-cut with Judikins «Iridescent Sparkle» embossing powder. I popped up the hill and critters with foam tape.

I built my sentiment by combining the word «merry» from the Christmas Words Die #1 (cut from purple glitter paper) and the masked off «wishes» from the Snow Play set which I heat embossed with «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder). To finish off my card, I adhered three silver star sequins by Little Things from Lucy's Cards.

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

Hello Bluebird • Pumpkin Patch • Thanks


Hi peeps,

today I'm back with this colorful autumn-themed card featuring products from the latest Hello Bluebird October Release. I used the fabulous Pumpkin Patch and Autumn Script stamps.

The images were colored with Copics. I chose colors that would compliment the «Woodland Forest» patterned papers by Pebbles. I used one of the My Favorite Things «Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Window» Die-namics. To make the sentiment stretch around the die cut circle window, I carefully curved it before stamping it with VersaMark ink and heat embossing it in white. But this meant, I had to fussy cut the word with my scissors and craft knife ;-)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
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