Happy Birthday Whale


Hi peeps,

it's been pretty hot over the last couple of days, so here is a little refreshment ;-) Made this masculine birthday card by combining products from several companies.

I've colored the whale from the Paper Smooches «Surf and Turf» with Copics and fussy cut him out. Next, I created an ink blended background using «Tumbled Glass» Distress Ink. I added some water spatters to lift the color here and there. The «Happy Birthday!» sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp «Circle Sayings» set and I stamped it in VersaMark and heat embossed it with Ranger «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder.

I die cut two Lawn Fawn «Ocean Wave Borders» from patterned paper by My Favorite Things. To add some stitched details, I used the MFT «Wonky Stitched Rectangle» Die-namics. The word «celebrate» was cut from navy cardstock with a gorgeous scripty Avery Elle «Sentiments» die.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Stay cool!

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #53


Hello everyone,

today starts a new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch Blog and it's all about Men/Boys.
This challenge will run until June 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

It's always challenging to create those masculine cards, so I decided to play with the fabulous new Distress Oxide Inks and the «Emboss Resist Technique» for my dad's Father's Day card.

At first, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp «Lattice Grid» background on a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I applied several layers of the Distress Oxide Inks «Broken China» and «Cracked Pistachio» – these two colors go so well together!

For my sentiment, I combined the layered SSS «Love» die (cut from navy and white cardstock) with a text from the «More Sketchy Banner Greetings» stamp set that I white heat embossed on vellum. I assembled my card, added a thin strip of navy cardstock and rounded the corners with a punch.

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

DT Stempelgarten Challenge May


Hi everyone,

TGIF! And that also means that we have a new theme over at the Stempelgarten Challenge – it's an easy one – «Animal Kingdom/Wildlife».


You just can't go wrong with some adorable My Favorite Things critters. These cuties are from the «Friends Furever» stamp set and I colored them with Copics.

For the fading background, I masked off the bottom of my die-cut square and did some light-handed Ink Blending with MFT Premium Dye Inks («Insulation Pink» and «Lemon Chiffon»). I stamped the sentiment from the same set with VersaFine «Onyx Black» ink. The patterned paper is from the «Dots & Stripes Neutral» 6x6 paper pack. I fussy cut my three animal friends and popped them up with foam tape. To finish my card, I added two little die-cut hearts.

You will have time until May 31st, 2017 to join our 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 fabulous day!
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