zondag 17 januari 2021

Happy Birthday

I needed some birthday cards for Januari. Nothing better than a birthday bouquet of flowers! For this card I used a Simon Says Stamp stampset:” Mom’s meadow”. I used the separate flowers and leaves.
The flowers and leaves are heat embossed and cut by hand, and arranged above the wish. That wish is made using Spellbinders heat foil system. 
Used “Abandoned Coral” Distress Ink and some pencils to color the flowers. Love all the shine!
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maandag 4 januari 2021

Happy New Year 2021

The new year 2021 has started. Hope it will be a year full of happiness and a good health!
I made this banner with a Free Download from the blog of Heidi Swapp. After I had printed the letters on a sheet of black paper I foiled it using my Minc machine. 
It was so fun to do! Thank you Heidi!
You can find it, if you like it for yourself,
here .
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zondag 13 december 2020


Last weeks I was busy making Christmas cards. One of them I will share here.
The little lantern is a die by “Simply Graphic”. I was searching for lanterns for ages. And finally found these. I also bought some greenery dies at “Simply Graphic” and they are just the right size and so elegant and stylish.

Added a Hero Arts sentiment, a little snowflake on the lantern, and some “snow” on the leaves and berries.
The Pine Branch in the background is a Impression Obsession stamp.
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donderdag 17 september 2020


This thinking of you card was so fun to make. Loved it to color all the swirls and dots of the background stamp by Hero Arts, CG330,  with shades of green, blue and silver.
The little flowers are cut with my Cricut machine. The sentiment is Simon Says Stamp. 

Used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the coloring.
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maandag 24 augustus 2020

Delfs blauw

When we visited Amsterdam a while ago I saw this.
These are tiles in blue and white. They are attached to a wall at half high up. I saw it through  a window and sneeky took a photo. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a livingroom, I think  it was a hall.
This photo was the inspiration for this card.
The stampset used here is “Center cut hexagon Floral”. SSS 102097. The sentiment says Sending Love in dutch. The woorden shoe stamp is from a dutch stamp set by Aurelie. AUSC1023.

I used several shades of Distress Inks. Doing so I tryed to reach a “Delfts blue” look. 

I glued a piece of dark blue paper behind the tiles to make it more stand out. And a silver lining at the bottom to give the card a bit of elegance.
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dinsdag 21 juli 2020

Beautiful day

We have a beautiful sunny day today. Blue sky, big white clouds. Just perfect! 
In our garden you see so much flowers. Now and than I pick some for inside the house and that was inspiring for this card.

First used a stencil to put some pink color on white paper. Than used a die  to give it some texture. SSS111856.

Put a Altenew sentiment on top and a Altenew image, from a garden stampset: Garden Grow. I had so much fun with this particular stampset. Colored with Copics and Pencils.
Thank you Virgina Lu for your constant inspiration! I have seen you done this again and again: using a cover plate die over a stamped background. Wonderful!
And that’s it for now!

zondag 12 juli 2020

Birthday Wishes

Not so long ago I saw a video of Yana Smakula, were she showed a coloring technique wich spoke to me. So I wanted to try that myself.
Instead of blending the Copic Marker coloring, you see each color used in a certain area without trying to blend it.
Yana explains it here.

Could not stop with one card. Had to try more, you see here.
Recommend this technique, it’s so much fun!
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