Hello Bluebird • Oh Nuts!

16.10.2019

Hi peeps,

these cute squirrels from the Oh Nuts! set are on the Hello Bluebird blog today. I just love to create colorful fall cards!


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

Sunny Studio Stamps • Winter Release • Snowflake Frame

10.10.2019

Hi everyone,

I'm back again with another winter-themed card featuring the Sunny Studio Stamps Layered Snowflake Dies. I picked untraditional, feminine colors and one of the adorable snowmen from the Feeling Frosty set.

First, I did an ink blended background with warm-toned Distress Oxide Inks (Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold). I sprinkled on some random water droplets to lift the color here and there. To create the look of falling snow, I added white acrylic paint splatters with a brush.

Next, I die cut the smaller snowflake frame from white cardstock using an additional metal shim because of the intricate details. I stamped the sentiment below in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. For a little bit of dimension, I adhered the snowflake frame panel over the ink blended background with foam tape. I stamped the snowman in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

To embellish my card, I die cut individual snowflakes from white and golden glitter cardstock. I adhered White Pearls to the middle of the snowflake die-cuts (I colored three of them with Copics to match the gold). Finally, I added a little heart die-cut and three white Clay Snowflakes.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge October

06.10.2019

Hi crafty peeps,

I'm finally back again creating inspiration cards for the Stempelgarten Challenge (can't believe it's already October!). The new theme for this month is Halloween.


http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/


I made a CAS Halloween card using some older Lawn Fawn stamps. I love how they are designed to work well together.


Since I only have one Lawn Fawn Halloween stamp set, I turned the girl from the "Bicycle Built for You" set into a little witch. I simply dressed her up with the hat and colored her hair purple and the dress green. I combined her with the cute kitty and some typical Halloween stamps from the "Spooktacular" set. All images were colored with Copics and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background, I did some masking and sponged on Dried Marigold and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink. When it was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment in black. I cut out the panel with one of the My Favorite Things "A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2" dies and adhered it to a black card base. Finally, I adhered the images and two star sequins as well as a heart die-cut.

You will have time until October 31st, 2019 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.–.

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

Sunny Studio Stamps • Winter Release • Season's Greetings

03.10.2019

Hello everyone,

so excited to share my first project made with new products from the amazing Sunny Studio Stamps Winter Release.

Today I'm highlighting the Season's Greetings Stamps which I combined with the Christmas Garland Frame Die.

First, I created a watercolor background using Nuvo Shimmer Powders. I let it dry completely and stamped the oversized 'Greetings' sentiment in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with WOW!  Metallic Platinum Sparkle Embossing Glitter. The other sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of matching silver cardstock.

I also stamped some tree sprigs and berries with Hero Arts dye inks (tree sprigs: Pool to Navy Ombré; berries: Red Royal). In addition, I heat embossed the berries with clear embossing powder to make them shiny. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

I die cut the pretty intricate tree bough frame with the help of a metal shim and adhered it on top of the watercolor background. To finish off my card, I added a couple of Nuvo Dragon Scales Dream Drops.


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

Sunny Studio Stamps 4th Birthday Blog Hop

21.09.2019

Hi everyone,

today I have the pleasure to be part of a special Blog Hop as we are celebrating the 4th Birthday of Sunny Studio Stamps.


The Sneak Peek Week for the upcoming Holiday 2019 Release kicks off today as well. The official release date is on September 27th, but in honor of the 4th birthday the new products will be available as a PRE-ORDER today.

You don't want to miss these offers: free shipping within the USA and a mini light bulb die on all orders (or a $4 discount + a free mini light bulb die on international orders) + a free enamel pin on orders over $50 through September 30th.




Now on to the Blog Hop – you should have arrived from Juliana's blog. You can find the full list of participants at the bottom of this post. And there's also a GIVEAWAY waiting for you!

I created this happy winter scene combining the new Feeling Frosty Stamps and Scenic Route Stamps.

Here's a closer look at the two stamp sets which work perfectly together and make scene building fun and easy:

https://sunnystudiostamps.com/products/feeling-frosty-stamps

https://sunnystudiostamps.com/products/scenic-route-stamps


I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. Aren't these snowmen and little houses just the cutest?! I used the Feeling Frosty Dies and Scenic Route Dies (which only cut the top of the images) to cut everything out.

For the background, I picked a snowfall paper from the Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper pack. I stamped one of the sentiments in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

I adhered the row of houses to the back and popped up the snowy hills and snowmen with foam tape to create dimension.



Your next stop at the hop is Candice, who happens to be the newest addition to our design team :-)

Make sure to hop along as we're giving away a $25 gift code to the Sunny Studio store at each stop of the hop.

Here is the full hopping order:


Please leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win the giveaway. The winner will be randomly chosen on Friday, September 27th. All winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Tuesday, October 1st (the gift code will be emailed to you).

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend and happy hopping!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • September Release • Team Share Day 4

20.09.2019

Hello everyone,

it's the final day of the Hello Bluebird September Release Team Share and I'm highlighting the Fall Banner Buddies set.

I love this beautiful autumn wreath which I heat embossed with gold embossing powder on a piece of Bristol cardstock. I also stamped the adorable squirrel in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The embossing helps with staying inside the lines when doing watercoloring. I used the Altenew watercolors which are so vibrant and creamy.

I cut out the images with the coordinating dies. In addition, I die cut two more wreaths from cardstock for more sturdiness and height. I adhered a piece of brown cardstock, which I had stamped with the Old Oak Background, behind the wreath.

Next, I gold heat embossed one of the Banner Blessings sentiments and added golden splatters with a paint brush all over the panel.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you love this amazing release as much as I do!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • September Release • Team Share Day 3

19.09.2019

Hi peeps,

for the third day of the Hello Bluebird September Release Team Share I created another cute Halloween card. This time I'm showcasing the Little Haunters Stamps and the Boo to You Words Die which are a perfect match!

I never tried ink blending on colored cardstock before but I wanted to darken the edges of this Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grape cardstock. I went with Wilted Violet and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks and carefully blended them in from the outside.

Next, I cut the large Boo to You Words Die from SU Granny Apple Green cardstock and once from black cardstock. The black splatters weren't done with paint but with a rubber stamp from the SU Gorgeous Grunge set instead. I used VersaFine Black Onyx ink for a crisp black impression. I layered both die cuts on top of each other and shifted them a bit to create the look of a shadow.

I colored the images with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a small strip of black cardstock. I finished off my card by adding three star sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow!
Anja
 
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