zaterdag 4 juli 2020

You are amazing

Speaking about amazing: I recently came by Stacy’s blog with the name Tattered Nest Designs. I came there via Debby Hughes “Lime Doodle blog”. The card I saw on Stacy’s blog was amazing! Super beautiful! And there was a perfect lesson on how she made it.
I had to try this myself, with my own supplies.

Stamped the Hero Arts “Friendship” background stamp with TeaDye Distress Ink on watercolor paper. Inked the back of the flower stencil (Prima Marketing, #922139) with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. Pushed in on the background. Than cleaned it and layed it again on the background and added red Distress Inks in the openings. Stamped some flowers hearts in Aged Mahogany.
Used a stencil with dots to add some glittery paste. And a sentiment and a string. And Done!
LOVE the technique and the result!
Give it a try yourself. So much fun!
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zondag 28 juni 2020

Sympathy card

Made a sympathy card today because I needed one.
For this card I used a Penny Black stamp.  “Butterfly dance”. Simply stamped it on a light blue/gray paper. Found the exact same color ribbon by Sostrene Grenes. And added some sequins.
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vrijdag 26 juni 2020

A little....

Hello to all, on this sunny and warm summer day.
I recently made a serie of cards with a Hero Arts stamp set wich I didn’t use much so far. Mostly because I had no inspiration  for it, even thinking: why did I but it at all?
But than came the day, I got some wonderful ideas. One of these cards I am going to share here, and also going to insert this in the SSS Wednesday challenge:”Anything goes “.

The stampset “A little..” CL758 was used for 5 cards so far, I used as a base. Stamped with “Soft granite “ ink. And used CL416 “Whats Perking” for the mug and the little spoon. The cup cake is also Hero Arts. The coffee bean is from CL187 sparkle clear:Coffee.

dinsdag 23 juni 2020


Lately I made a card with birds for a birthday of a man. I think birds are perfect for a mail birthdaycard.
For this card I used an Altenew stamp set with the name:
“Birds of a Feather”.

Added some clouds and a sun  with a stencil. And some little flowers from a Hero Arts stamp set because of Spring.
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woensdag 17 juni 2020

Ink smooshing technique

I recently saw some cards with the ink smooshing technique.
And that did me want to play with this technique myself. Here is the result of plating with inks and smooshing around.

The flowers are cut out using my cricut machine and the “mothersday bouquet” cartridge.
The background die I got once from a friend. The “happy” word is also cut with Cricut and the “birthday” word is from a “Altenew” stampset.
To see more of the smooshing technique you can visit my friend Virginia’s blog 
I always admire her style of cardmaking!
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woensdag 10 juni 2020

Birthday Wishes

I always love to make birthday cards. Here is one I like to share today.
The frame is a SSS die cut. The flowers are from Hero Arts and Altenew stamp sets. And the little envelope is also of Simon Says Stamp. 
Used Copic Markers to color the images.
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woensdag 3 juni 2020


Bloomville is the name of the beautiful papers of “Mintaypapers”. Lovely designs of flowers, birds and butterflies. Here I used it to frame my stamped butterfly.
The butterfly is a stamp by Unity Stamp Company. Stamped it with several Distress Inks. The background is a Hero Arts stamp “Old Letter”. The wish is a stampset by Magenta.

Here a closer look on my card.
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