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 another newborn baby card. This time I used the super cute dinos from Neat and Tangled “Prehistoric” stamp set I previously colored for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I can’t get enough of this stamp set!
I stamped the images on Strathmore Drawing paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. Then, I fussy cut everything. For my background, I blended several colors of Distress Inks on a piece of Bristol paper, spritzed it with water and dried it with a paper towel after few seconds. Next, I flicked watered down White Fence Distress Paint using a paintbrush. I love using this technique for galaxy backgrounds!
I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies on a piece of brown cardstock to make the ground. I stamped the sentiment from SSS and Neat and Tangled “Cute chicks” collaboration stamp using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I wanted to frame the scene, so I made a frame from white cardstock nesting two dies from Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies. Finally, I adhered the background panel to a card base and glued the rest of the elements. For making the heart I used Lawn Fawn “Valentine borders” dies on a piece of Dymo embossing labels and glued 5 tiny hearts together.
I used my WRMK envelope punch board on a piece of Bristol paper and stamped the cute cavegirl, the little dino and the bubble with the sentiment. I masked everything and used Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies on a piece of post-it roll tape to make another mask. I used again my Distress Inks to make a galaxy background and then, I masked the sky and blended Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to make the ground. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and, finally, I used La Vida en Scrap “Escríbeme” stamp set to stamp the names of the future parents on Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. This card is not going to be mailed, so I could use this beautiful calligraphy stamp set, which I love ❤
Today I’m sharing some birthday party invitations I made for my nephew’s birthday. In fact my nephew’s birthday is in December, but I know that by that time I will be more in the mood of Christmas cards and decorations, so I’ve decided to make them now. I had to make ten invitations and after making them I think I didn’t choose an easily reproducible design.
The cards are 4” x 3”. I used Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies to die cut the panels: 10 from Bristol paper (where I stamped and colored the images) and 10 from white cardstock (where I stamped the message). First, I stamped the messages using Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABC” stamps. I used my MISTI, which is the perfect tool for mass producing cards.
Next, I stamped the super cute images from Neat and Tangled “Prehistoric” stamp set on the Bristol panels using Versafine Onyx black ink. It involved a lot of masking. Again, the MISTI was a time saver! Then, I blended Tumbled Glass for the sky and Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress inks for the ground. I thought the scene was a little bit plane, so I decided to stamp the mountains from Lawn Fawn “Dad + me” stamp set. As I had previously blended the blue ink for the sky, I used a white gel pen to color the tops of the mountains. After that, I colored all the stamped images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.
I made the envelopes with the WRMK envelope punch board, using Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka in the Dark” papers. On the front of the envelopes I stamped the recipient’s name using La Vida en Scrap “Escríbeme” stamp set and the little cavegirl, and on the back side I stamped a message that means “Telmo’s birthday party is going to be dinomite” using the same Lawn Fawn stamp set than before. For the green envelopes, I stamped everything with white pigment ink and once it was dried I traced everything with a golden gel pen. It was time consuming, but I love the result.
I plan to make a cute box to give these to my sister. And I’m thinking on making some birthday party decorations too!!