DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #302


Good morning peeps,

only one month to go until Christmas! That's why I created another holiday card for the Everybody-Art-Challenge with the theme «Snowflake».

For the focal point of my card I used two awesome snowflake dies from Memory Box. Love the «Dazzling Snowflake» – it is really big, intricate and cuts a negative. The other one is called «New Castle Snowflake» and I heat embossed it two times with «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder by Ranger. It almost looks like a metallic embellishment. The dark blue cardstock («Night of Navy») is from Stampin' Up!,
as is the rhinestone in the center of the snowflakes. I heat embossed the beautiful scripty sentiment (also by Memory Box) on vellum with the same embossing powder and attached it diagonally.

That's all from me for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Same but different #3


Happy Monday everyone,

and welcome to the third «Same but different» challenge. Do you want to know more about the challenge? Please click HERE.
Here is the stamp set that we used this time – «Painted Flowers» by Altenew:

And here is my take:

I really love this beautiful multi-layer stamp set! To achieve a soft and feminine feel
to my card, I decided to do some watercoloring with Distress Inks. I also wanted the flowers to look like they are actually painted.

I stamped the two solid layered flowers in «Worn Lipstick» and «Picked Raspberry». Then I slightly touched them with my paint brush and some water and also added a light color wash to the background. After that I completely dried it with my heat gun. The gorgeous flower outlines were stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold («Super Fine Silver Detail Embossing Powder» by Ranger).

For the sentiment I combined the «Happy Script» die from Mama Elephant and the golden embossed word «birthday» («The Big, the Bold and the Happy» by Winnie & Walter). To finish my card, I randomly scattered some sequins (Pretty Pink Posh and from my stash) and golden enamel dots (My Mind's Eye).

If you have the same stamp and get inspired by our challenge, feel free to play it with us! Leave a direct link to your project in the comment field below (No back links, please! It will be funnier to see new creations!). You can also upload your cards to our Same but different challenge Flickr gallery!

Now hop over to Francine to see her awesome creation.

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

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #301


Good morning everyone,

wow, time is really flying by these days! And although there are a whole bunch of holiday cards that I still need to make, I created a also required wedding card for the Everybody-Art-Challenge. The new theme is «Circle on the card».

Aren't these two bunnies just the cutest? They are from the «Honey Bunny» stamp set by Mama Elephant and I really like all the tiny accessories that are included, too.
I colored them with my Copics and did some fussy cutting along the edges. For the background I used the «Falling Hearts» die from Simon Says Stamp. I put a piece of KARS Glitter Cardboard in Lavender behind it – love all that sparkle! The sentiment («Bountiful Blessings» by Mama Elephant) was stamped onto vellum with VersaMark ink and heat embossed using the beautiful «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder by Ranger. I also punched out a heart (SU «Heart to Heart» punch) and covered it with the same embossing powder to match my sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

With love

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge November


Good morning everyone,
it's time for the bastel-traum.ch Challenge with the new theme «Shaped cards».
The challenge runs until December 15th, 8:55 am CET.

I created a circle card for Christmas.

When I bought some patterned tapes (actually for gift wrapping) I immediately knew
I wanted to create a card background with them. I adhered them to white cardstock leaving just a little gasp between each strip. Then I cut out a circle using one of my Spellbinders dies. I also cut a round card base with the same circle die without cutting the top where the fold is meant to be. I adhered my panel with an angle so the strips are orientated diagonally. Since I love deers on my holiday cards, I cut two of those cuties using the «Deer Trio» dies from Impression Obsession. Because of the big pattern in the background I decided to add a vellum circle before attaching them to my card. I went a bit crazy with die cutting on this card ;o) and created this gorgeous white frame with the Marianne Design Craftables «Circle & Flower Stitch» die and another Spellbinders circle. For my sentiment I cut a banner with a Simon Says Stamp «Small Folded Banner» die out of red cardstock. I slightly curved my text stamp (Stampin' Up!) to fit the banner and heat embossed it in white. I adhered it using foam tape. To finish my card I added some metallic red sequins ans white enamel dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #300


Good morning peeps,

did you see it? Today starts the 300th! issue of the Everybody-Art-Challenge! Unbelievable how quick time flies!

I didn't made another Christmas card (although I should have done *hihi*) but this time I created a card for a special birthday!

This turned out pretty colorful and totally reminds me of Spring ;o) – quite a change to these grey and cold November days.

My card is based on the sketch that we are provided by Andrea/Emmi41 for this week:

I used some Stampin' Up! products from this year's SAB time: the «Petal Parade» stamp set and the Designer Series Paper called «Sweet Sorbet» – love these colors! Because of the busy patterned paper I cut my front panel from SU «Pool Party» cardstock using the Lawn Fawn «Stitched Journaling Card» die.

The vellum doily was cut with a die from SU (Sizzlits «Large Delicate Doilies»). Then
I gold embossed one of the flowers from the stamp set which is also printed on the patterned paper in the background. On the front panel I continued with some heat embossing in clear and white. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted Stamps («Say It
In Style»).

On this close-up photo you can see all the heat embossing a bit better – I really like the look of it:

The numbers were cut from KARS Glitter Cardboard with the «Typewriter Numbers» die from Memory Box. I punched the butterfly (SU «Bitty Butterfly» punch) from vellum and added some tiny pearls to the body. For adhering the front panel I used some foam pads for a little bit dimension. To finish off my card I stuck some golden thread and a piece of chevron ribbon underneath.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge November


Hi everyone,

it's time for a new Stempelgarten Challenge and the theme for the month November
is «All Kinds of Animals».

Since I desperately need to start making my cards for Christmas I decided to use two gorgeous Memory Box dies.

At first I cut a piece of patterned paper (Kaisercraft «Confetti» Paper Pad). Then I created a window using a Spellbinders circle die. To give it some dimension I adhered the panel with foam pads to the cardbase.

I die-cut the «Leaping Deer» three times from Stampin' Up!'s «Early Espresso» cardstock and used some dimensional adhesive, too. The «Starry Wreath» was cut from KARS Glitter Cardboard and placed directly over the window so it looks like a frame. I also used all the tiny bits from the die-cut to sprinkle around my sentiment which is from Clearly Besotted Stamps («Christmas Sparkle»). I heat embossed it with ZING! «Copper» embossing powder – love that metallic finish!

You will have time until November 30th, 2014 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:

A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of over CHF 20.00.

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

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #299


Good morning everyone,

it's time for a new theme at the Everybody-Art-Challenge and for this week we want to see some «Gears».

I used this cute little robot from the «Beep Boop Birthday» stamp set by Lawn Fawn to create a birthday card for a boy.

At first I masked of a diagonal stripe on my card base and sponged the area with two Distress Inks («Mowed Lawn» and «Peacock Feathers»). Then I dried it with my heat gun and stamped a couple of the gears in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in «Liquid Platinum» by Ranger. I left the nuts without embossing powder.

After that I repeatedly stamped the «beep boop birthday» text and a gear in «Fog» ink by Simon Says Stamp. I colored the robot and the present with my Copics and fussy cut both. I stamped the balloon string as a ground directly onto my Distress Ink panel. I then adhered the robot with foam pads. Lastly I stamped the speech bubble and heat embossed the sentiment.

I'd like to join this challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow with another card.

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