So long since the last post! Sorry for being MIA. We went on a vacation to Canada: Montreal, the Rockies, and Vancouver. We had a great time and I got amazed for the beauty of Canadian natural parks, the kindness of the locals and the vivid cities. I’m sure I’ll return to Canada in the future!!
Today I’m sharing a pop-up card I made more than a month ago, for Spanish Mother’s Day, and that I haven’t given to the recipient yet. Anyway, I hope she likes it! So, with the hype of GOT final season, I decide to make an ASOIAF themed card. Mama Elephant “Me and My Dragon” and “Dragon Wishes” stamp sets have absolutely darling images! These may be some of my all time fav stamp set!
First I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I tried to match the colors of the dragons in the books, but I couldn’t color a Viserion I liked (white and gold) so I went for a blue and pink dragon. I used a white gel pen to add details to the dragons and die cut the images using coordinating dies. For the card front, I used a piece of pattern paper from Dear Lizzy’s Lovely Day collection. I think this paper is perfect for the card, with Dany riding Drogon, adhered with foam tape. The word Mom is stamped with Lawn Fawn Narwhal ink using La Vida en Scrap “Escríbeme” caligraphy stamp set.
For the inside of the card, I used Mama Elephant “Kingdom Trio” dies on several colors of Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I know I’ve said it before, but I love the texture of this paper! I used Lawn Fawn “Everyday Pop-ups” dies to build the scene. For the background, I blended Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold Distress inks. Last, I adhered the images and stamped the sentiment from “Dragon Wishes” with Versamark ink and heat embossed it on white.
Today I’m sharing a card using my first Hello Bluebird stamp set. I wanted these bees since the first I saw them and eventually added them to my collection. I love them!! And I think this stamp set is so versatile, with cute critters, beautiful flowers, and geometric shapes.
First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Next, I fussy cut everything. I blended Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar Distress Inks on the background panel and then splattered some water and dried it with a paper towel after a few seconds. Next, I spritzed some Perfect Pearls mixed with water and also added some flicks of Salty Ocean and Worn Lipstick. I stamped the sentiment “just bee-cause” using Lawn Fawn Fish Tank ink.
I used Lawn Fawn “Slide On Over” dies to make the slider mechanism for me little bee. I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a card base, using a cent coin and a little piece of double foam tape to make my bee fly through the slider track. Then, I added a white frame die cut using Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies. Next, I glued the flowers to the background, tucking them behind the frame. As a final touch, I added Glossy Accents to the honey jar and Wink of Stella to the wings.
I love how this turned out! I hope you like it too! Here you have a short video of the bee flying from flower to flower 🙂
Today I’m sharing a card featuring Mama Elephant “Little Fairy Agenda” stamps and dies. These fairies are the cutest and I think they look wonderful on a pop-up box card!!
I stamped the images on Fabriano Artistico hot pressed watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. I also used some images from Mama Elephant “Sun and Moon” stamp set, I think the greenery of that set pairs wonderfully with the fairies. Next, I colored the images with Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. I really enjoy coloring with pencils and I must say I gave this paper a try because I read somewhere that it is a good choice for color pencils and I love it! Anyway, I have to practice more, especially hair coloring, because I’m not super happy with the result.
I used Lawn Fawn “Scalloped Box Card Pop-up” dies on a piece of Lawn Fawn pattern paper form “Let’s Polka in the Meadow” collection and on a piece of Canson Mi-Teintes paper to decorate the inside of the flaps. For the grass I used Lawn Fawn “Grassy Hillside Borders” and “Grassy Border” dies on some light green cardstock, blending Twisted Citron Distress Ink on the lower edge to give it some more depth. Then, I adhered these pieces to the inside panels and formed the box.
Once the box is formed, I glued all the greenery and the fairies. I used a thin strip of acetate to make some of the fairies fly, I put some of them on the grass, some others on top of the greenery… I love this part of the process! Last, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Tandem Extras” on a white panel using Lawn Fawn Sage Leaf ink and added the little fairy with the magic wand. Although it’s not noticeable in the pictures, all the fairies have Wink of Stella in their wings 🙂
I hope you like this card!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!