dinsdag 30 juni 2015

Tic Tac Toe

On this last day of June, I want to share a card I made today for Hero Arts "Tic Tac Toe" Challenge.

The fun idea of this challenge is that you can pick three words in a row and use them to make a card. I already made a card with the bottom words, earlier this month, wich you can see here.

The possibilities are endless, but only today I got some inspiration to make a card with another row of the Tic Tac Toe scheme.
This time I have chosen the left row: Circles, Background stamp, Watercolor.
And this is the card I came up with.

First I stamped the Circle background stamp, K5788 "Paint Print", with Versamark Ink, on watercolor paper. Next I embossed it with Opaque White of "Wow" embossingpowders.
Than colored it with Distress Inks and yes, I held it under the streaming water in the sink! After that I came back with my Distress Markers and added some extra color. Dried it with my heat tool.

Next I stamped the sentiment circle of the CL 698 "Not Perfect"stamp set, with Versamark and embossed it and added color on it. Added some flags and gemstones and Enamel dots.

Actually I took the colors of these Enamel dots as my starting point, how fun is that?!
Thank you for visiting. Hope you liked it!

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dinsdag 16 juni 2015


The card showed here is made for Virginia's Vieuw Challenge: "Ombre".
For the background I used a stencil by Prima and Donna Downey Studio's.
I used embossingpaste and colored it bit by bit with Aleene's premium-Coat Acrylique in Terra Cotta.

The sentiment is embossed in gold and is Hero Arts.

And the sequins are also Hero Arts.

My daughter said she liked the card. So I gave it to her. Could there be a better destination?! She is so special for me!
Thank you for visiting!

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donderdag 11 juni 2015


As you can see I have a new blog header. The foto you see is made by me while visiting a craftstore in Rotterdam. The name of the craftstore is Pipoos and is welknown in the Netherlands. You can buy paper as you can see, but also embellishments, beads, stuff for baking a cake or quilting. Of course I asked for permission first! The lady in the store was very friendly and gave me permission to make a photo. I can't go by that store without visiting :)

And now to my card. The card you see here is for my nephew. He has his graduation tomorrow, and I can't go and visit, as I would do if they lived here. They are living in California, and although I would love to go there, it isn't possible right now. So, the best I could do is make him a card, to take part in the Celebration.

In the background a cityscape by Hero Arts. It could be San Francisco isn't it?You see, there's a lot to celebrate out there! The letters of the word "Congrats" and the word "Celebrate" are cut with my Cricut.

And finally I would mention I am going to share it in the CASology Challenge for this week : " Graduation". I don't know if it is Clean enough, but it was Simple to make, thats for sure! And besides that: I had a lot of fun making it. Hope you find a little fun while visiting here!

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donderdag 4 juni 2015

Liquid Masking

This was the theme for day 3 of the Online Card Class.
Now, I don't have a liquid masking in my stash...Have heard about it before, but never saw it or felt the urge to buy it. Until now I have seen what you can achieve with it! BUT... It didn't stop me there. After I saw the beautiful card Shari Carroll made with liquid masking, I had to try it myself. Instead of a liquid masking product I used regular masking note-it paper. By doing so, I got a similar result wich can be seen here.

I used two Hero Arts butterflies( AC030),covered them with note-it paper. Than stamped the "Scratches" background stamp ( IO CC044 C-A-C ) on it with HA Shadow Ink in pool. And over this I added Peeled Paint Distress Ink on a Dutch Doobadoo stencil ( Bubbles). The greeting is from HA CL272.
Thanks to Shari for her design, her lessons and tips!

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woensdag 3 juni 2015

Masked feathers

Today I like to share a card wich is also made as "homework" for the Online Card Class "MASK-erade".
This card is made after an example of Debby Hughes. I am a big fan of hers!!!
You can find her blog here:
Debby is one of the teachers of the Online Card Class.
Her lesson on day 5: "Masking White Area's" , showed two die-cut feathers, covered with clear embossing powder. Than colored the background with beautiful blue colors. And finally ironed-off the embossing.
I followed her example closely. As you can see here.

Where she used die cuts by SSS, I used the outlines of cut out feathers from my Cricut. Where she used aquarel paint, I used my Distress Inks.
Now, I am pretty satisfied how this turned out.
Thank you Debby!

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dinsdag 2 juni 2015


MASK-erade: an Online Card Class given by welknown ( Stamp) Artists.
If your are familiair with this world of card making you probably know the names of Jennifer McQuire, Shari Carol, Laura Bassen.
If not, they are so creative in finding new techniques. And their results are always amazing. So, it is a great joy to be a participant and watch all the video's with lessons, and great tips.
Here is one of the results of "homework".

I made a "Mask" using my Cricut "Don Juan" cartridge, for the word "HI". And I used Post-it note paper for it. Than filled in the gaps of the letters with little flowers almost all of stampsets by Hero Arts, exept for the little leaf, its from PTI.

Than I will say, that this is not my own design, but I followed the example of Jennifer McQuire closely.

I made one more card with this technique and will show it on my Flickr stream.

Thanks for visiting. Its much appreciated!

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