DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #66


Good morning everyone,

today starts a new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch blog and the theme is «Hobby/Leisure».
This challenge will run until July 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

The latest Lawn Fawn release was phenomenal and I loved creating with one of my favorite stamp sets which is called «You Are Sublime». The little diver is just the cutest and of course the submarine had to be yellow.

I created an Alcohol Ink background using aqua, blue and a bit of purple and green tones. Next, I stamped, Copic colored and die cut the images for my underwater scene (BTW, the shell is from the «Life Is Good» set). I white heat embossed the sentiment from the «Elphie Selfie» set on a thin strip of black cardstock.

For some shine, I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles, swimming goggles and submarine portholes. To finish off my card, I adhered two sparkly faceted crystals by Little Things from Lucy's Cards and a Brutus Monroe two-tone pearl.

I'm entering the current Lawn Fawnatics Cards for Guys challenge:


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hello Bluebird • You are my rainbow on a cloudy day


Hello everyone,

today I'm back on the Hello Bluebird Blog with my second post. I'm sharing a rainbow card which features a couple new products from the latest May release.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hello Bluebird • Piggy Picnic


Good morning everyone,

I finally got my hands on the new products from the Hello Bluebird May Release. And what can I say, I just LOVE them all!

I made this card using these adorable pigs from the Farmyard Little Bits stamp set. They are sitting on a polka dot blanket (from the Hippos on Holiday set) enyoing a little cupcake picnic. I did some masking to create my scene. Since I haven't done the No Line Coloring technique for quite a while, I used it for a change. I combined Copics and Prismacolor pencils for details. I tried the new-to-me «Fadeout No Line Coloring» ink by Ink On 3 and I really like it.

In the background, I did some light ink blending using the Tim Holtz Distress Blending Brushes which are great for this. Next, I die cut the My Favorite Things «Snow Globe» shape from «Subtle Plaids» patterned paper. I directly adhered my colored scene to the card base and popped up the plaid window panel with foam tape. The sentiment from the Farmyard Little Bits stamp set was heat embossed in white on a small banner. Finally, I added two die cut clouds (Puddle Play Die) and a small pink heart.

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

Hello Bluebird • Hello Little One


Hi crafty friends,

today I'm back with a sweet Baby card that I made by mixing and matching several Hello Bluebird stamps.

I love coloring these cute critter images! The elephant is from the Jungle Littles set, the duck comes from the newly released Puddle Play set and the little snail you find in the Springtime set. I also added the balloon from the Silly Birds set. I cut all images out with their companion dies.

For the light yellow pattern, I stamped the pretty Country Gingham Background and cut it with a stitched rectangle die by My Favorite Things. I also die cut a stitched frame from yellow cardstock to set my critters in scene. I adhered the images with foam tape for a little bit of dimension.

Next, I die cut the word «hello» (which you can find in the Gallery Frame Die #1 set) from light grey cardstock. I layered three die cuts on top of each other. I heat embossed the «little one» sentiment from the Cheery Greetings set with Ranger «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder. To embellish my card, I adhered three silver star sequins by Little Things from Lucy's Cards.

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

Hello Bluebird • Woodland Littles • Building a Wreath


Hi peeps,

Woot, woot! Today I'm over on the Hello Bluebird Blog with my very first post. Made this CAS birthday card featuring the Woodland Littles stamp set and showing you how to build a wreath by using small images.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hello Bluebird • Flamingo • You Are The Best


Hello everyone,

have you seen the gorgeous new Hello Bluebird May release? It's jam packed with the cutest stamps and companion dies as well as two great stand-alone die sets.

Before I can show you some samples featuring the new amazing products, I have this card for you today.

I chose the flamingo from the fun Silly Birds set. First, I cut a window with one of the MFT «Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Window» Die-namics. For the background, I picked three Distress Oxide Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China. I did the ink blending directly on my card base which goes right behind the circle opening. I also added some ink splatters in the same colors.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Greetings Bear set in VersaFine «Onyx Black» and cut out the word «you» with the coordinating die. I adhered the panel and the flamingo with foam tape. To decorate my card, I stamped and die cut some flowers and leaves from the Silly Birds and Jungle Littles set. All images were colored with Copics. Finally, I adhered two matching enamel dots.

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

Memory Box Drifting Side Butterfly • Infinitely Grateful


Hello everyone,

it's no secret that I love butterflies ;-) So of course, I had to have the Memory Box «Drifting Side Butterfly». It comes with two dies – a solid and an intricate outline one.

This is the simple card that I made:

For the solid part, I used a blue leftover Alcohol Ink piece and cut the intricate outline from silver cardstock. I die cut the chevron patterned paper (Cocoa Vanilla Studio «More Than Words») with the largest of the My Favorite Things «Stitched Wonky Rectangle STAX» Die-namics. Next, I did some random splatters with «Blueprint Sketch» Distress Oxide Ink.

The sentiment is from the MFT «Geometric Greenery» set and I white heat embossed it on a banner. Therefore, I used «Steel Grey» cardstock and one of the «Stitched Sentiment Strips» Die-namics, both by MFT, too. Finally, I popped up the butterfly and banner with foam tape.

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