DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #318


Good morning peeps,

Easter is just around the corner and I have a lot to do ;o) So I will keep this post shorter than usual.

This week's theme over at the Everybody-Art-Challenge is an easy and popular one: Anything goes.

I created a «Good Luck» card using the «Off the Grid» stamp from Stampin' Up! which I heat embossed in silver. Then I sprinkled on some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in «Citron». I die-cut Mama Elephant's «No Peeking» tag from white cardstock and also from vellum and layered them slightly offset. This gorgeous shamrock die is from Memory Box and I coated it with Glossy Accents to create my own embellishment.

I enter my card to the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Same but different #7


Hi everyone,

it's time again for our monthly «Same but different» challenge. Do you want to know more about this challenge? Please click HERE.

This time we used the beautiful «Doodlie-do» stamp set from Papertrey Ink:

And here is my take:

At first, I wanted to color in all these pretty flowers but then I thought they would also look great on vellum, which I cut to the same size as my ivory cardstock. I arranged the single images on my Fiskars stamp press, stamped them in VersaMark ink and heat embossed everything with white embossing powder. On the back of my card, I adhered the vellum with double-sided tape. Because of the soft and elegant look, I decided to make this a wedding card. So I stamped the «Happy For You» sentiment, which I also heat embossed in white and added some sparkling clear and golden Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

If you have the same stamp set 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!

We want to thank Stéphanie and Kymona for joining our last challenge! If you'd like to you can grab our badge and display it on your blogs. Hope to see you soon ;o)

Now hop over to Francine to see her awesome creation.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #317


Hi everyone,

it's time for a new Everybody-Art-Challenge and this time we have a color combo: Turquoise/Brown.

OK, in my case it's more Kraft and Aqua ;o)

I created another Easter card with different Stampin' Up products. The colors are «Aquamarine» and «Crumb Cake». I heat embossed the silhouette girl image from the retired «Easter Blossoms» stamp set. The debossed background was made using the «Spring Flowers» embossing folder. I love dies with a stitched border and they are from Simon Says Stamp (circle and rectangle) and Lil'Inker Designs (banner). For the layered flower I used three different SU punches and put a brown pearl in the middle. The natural twine is from May Arts.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Homework OCC | Stretch your dies | Day 2


Hi peeps,

I want to show you another homework for the Online Card Class «Stretch your dies».

This is my card for Day 2 – Flower Dies:

Kristina Werner showed this great technique called «Die Cuts Within Larger Die». This means die-cutting an arrangement using small dies.

At first, I die-cut a bunch of the flowers and leaves with a Paper Smooches dies set. I arranged them close to each other and put a piece of masking paper on top to keep everything in place. Then I run it through my die-cutting machine using a MFT heart die. I glued my die-cuts to a kraft card base before carefully removing the masking paper. Love how it turned out!

I added some glitter using my Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen.

To finish my card, I die-cut the beautiful «Hand Lettered Hello» by WPlus9 from white cardstock and adhered it on top of the heart.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Homework OCC | Stretch your dies | Day 1


Hello everyone,

as some of you already know, I'm a big fan of the Online Card Classes. The current class is «Stretch your dies» and I love die-cutting, too.

Here is my homework for Day 1 – Word Dies:

I was inspired by Julie Ebersole's trifold card where she did some partial die-cutting on the edge of the front flap. Unfortunately, I cut away too much and couldn't make this clever «tuck-and-fold» feature work. But since I didn't want to start all over again, I just created a different version ;o)

To make the «hello» pop even more, I added a blue glitter paper die-cut on top. For the background I did some stenciling using the My Favorite Things «Sun Ray» stencil, Simon Says Stamp «Goldenlocks» ink and Hero Arts «Butter Bar» shadow ink. The sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps and I stamped it in Versafine «Onyx Black».

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #316


Hello peeps,

today starts a new Everyody-Art-Challenge and this time we have a sketch for you that I designed (that's my first sketch ever *hehe*).

I like this sketch more than my actual take on it ;o)

I created a love themed card. For a romantic and soft look I chose Stampin' Up!'s «Very Vanilla» and «Sahara Sand». Since I pulled out some of my neglected Hero Arts stamps lately, I used this lovely bird on my card. The background stamp «I love lace» is from Stampin' Up! and I stamped it in «Fog» ink by Simon Says Stamp because I wanted it to be very light. I also stamped it in «Sahara Sand» and die cut two strips with an MFT die. I added them to the background making sure it fits the pattern. Then I took the SSS «Stitched Square» die to cut out my final panel.

I found out that the «Wet Cement» shadow ink from Hero Arts matches the «Sahara Sand» cardstock even better than the SU  ink and stamped the bird with it. I die cut two circles, stacked them together and adhered them with foam tape. The sentiment (means «With Love»), the matching banner die and those beautiful fabric flowers are from Stampin' Up!, too.

I'm entering my card to this challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Things That Fly

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge March


Good morning everyone,

first of all, thank you so much for your sweet get well wishes. Not 100% healthy yet, but feeling better.

it's time for the new bastel-traum.ch Challenge with the theme «Easter». The challenge will run until April 15th, 8:55 am CET.

I don't send a lot of Easter cards although I enjoy creating them ;o) Since I LOVE the look of white on kraft, I created this simple card:

One of my favorite kraft cardstocks is «Crumb Cake» by Stampin' Up!. I think polka dots are just perfect for Easter, so I stamped the Hero Arts «Raindrop Background» in VersaMark and heat embossed it with white powder. Before stamping, I masked off a strip for my sentiment which is from Stampin' Up! (it's from the German stamp set «Frohe Osterbotschaft» and means «Happy Easter»).

This beautiful floral frame is from an older OhDeerMe stamp setFreckled Fawn and Hero Arts did it in collaboration and I just bought it on sale because of the frame ;o) I stamped it on vellum, white embossed and fussy cut it. Then I die-cut this cute little bunny (Memory Box «Springtime Bunnies») and adhered it with foam tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope your day is full of sunshine!

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #315


Hello everyone,

I missed last week's Everybody-Art-Challenge because my kids were sick. Unfortunately, I caught the bug, too :o(

But I managed to create this card for the current challenge with the theme «Something Old»:

Therefore I used the «Floating Blossoms» background stamp from Hero Arts. It was released in 2009 – that's old, isn't it? ;o) I love how timeless these flowers are. I stamped in VersaMark onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Tim Holtz and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I did some watercoloring with Distress Inks.

The scripty sentiment is also from Hero Arts and I white embossed it on a strip of navy cardstock. For some dimension, I adhered the sentiment strip and my watercolor panel with foam tape.

I'd like to join the following challenges:

Hero Arts Nature Challenge
Stempelküche-Challenge #14: Es grünt so grün
Virginia's View Challenge #13: All Things Embossed

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge March


Good morning everyone,


it's time again for the Stempelgarten Challenge and the new theme is «Spring».

I created a simple Easter card using the Memory Box «Garden Flora» stencil and the Poppystamps «Chocolate Bunny» die. For the stenciling I dabbed «Coral Reef» ink from Simon Says Stamp with a mini ink blending tool.

Unfortunately, you can't see it very well on the photos but I also created a little texture to the background by stamping the Cover-a-card «Beauty Text» from Impression Obsession in VersaMark and heat embossing it with Ranger's clear embossing powder.

I die-cut the bunny three times and glued the pieces together. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! and I heat embossed it in white onto a strip of vellum.

Now it's your turn – pull out your spring themed craft items and join our challenge. You will have time until March 31st, 2015 to enter and this is the prize you could win:

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

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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