I wanted to share with you the last Christmas card I made last year. I shared it on Instagram but I wanted to publish it here on my blog too. I used Mama Elephant “Pix’s happy holidays” stamps, which are super cute, and Lawn Fawn “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on”. These dies are fantastic because you can create the most amazing shakers, not only for Christmas but for any occasion.
First, I stamped the bunny with Versafine Onyx black in on Bristol paper, colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut it. I added Wink of Stella to the bunny’s wings. Next, I stamped the snow globe from “Ready set snow” stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Bristol paper, colored it with ShinHan Touch Twin markers and used the coordinating dies. Then, I stamped the plaque with Versafine Onyx black ink, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and colored it with a gold gel pen.
I wanted the shaker element to be an ornament that could be hung and also a magnetic decoration. I had some magnetic leftovers from a super cool set of Mario Bros. magnets a friend gifted me that I could use on my project. So I glued a piece of magnetic sheet to the center of the card base and then adhered the pattern paper panel from Lawn Fawn “Knit picky” collection. By the way, I love this paper collection because I’m a huge fan of Christmas sweaters!
Next, I mounted the shaker element. I used “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on” twice on some fun foam and glued the two pieces together. I glued some clear thread to the backside of the bunny and adhered the thread between these two layers of fun foam, because I wanted the bunny to be a suspended element but apparently there is not enough room for it to move. Then, I glued the fun foam to the back side of the snow globe that is die cut from some pattern paper too. I added a piece of magnetic sheet in the lower part of the snow globe, between the fun foam and the back panel. After using my anti-static tool to remove the stickiness, I added some Lawn Fawn glitter (I used both, chunky and prisma) and close the shaker with a piece of acetate and the front piece of the snow globe. Last, I added the sentiment plaque with foam tape and place the shaker element on the front of the card, where is attached thanks to the magnets.
Today I’m sharing my last minute Christmas cards for my family. I made these on Saturday so I could give them to my relatives on Christmas Eve. I think I’m going to be making cards till the 7th of January since in Spain Holidays are not over until the 6th of January, when the Three Wise Men bring us the presents. So maybe some people will be receiving very late Christmas cards 😉
Well, these cards were super easy to make. I was wishing to use my Mama Elephant “Me and my Yeti” and “Sentiments from Yeti” stamps and dies. Plus, the Yetis are perfect for quick cards since they are big, super cute, and don’t need much color. I stamped them on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them with ShinHan Touch Twin markers (I bought some in Phnom Penh during my honeymoon). I also stamped the garlands and color the stars with silver and gold pens. Then, I run everything through my Big Shot with coordinating dies.
I went for bokeh backgrounds in different colors. I blended different Distress Ink colors on five pieces of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock trying to get a color gradient. I splattered some water with a paint brush and dry it with a paper towel after few seconds. Next, I used Lawn Fawn “Lets’ bokeh” stamp set stamping different solid circles with the same ink I used for the background and with Lawn Fawn yeti ink. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, except for the purple card, where I used silver embossing powder.
I adhered the background panels to card bases and used foam tape to glue the Yetis. I glued the garland and used Glossy Accents on the Yetis’ horns. Last, I glued some matching sequins from several mixes from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.
It’s been a while since last post! It’s been very busy here. We got married in November and, although we had a familiar wedding, I had been a little bit busy with the wedding and honeymoon preparations and have not had time for crafting. Actually, today I’m sharing the cards it was supposed to be the invitations, but in the end they have become in thank you cards! That is my fault because it took me ages to choose a beautiful design and when I come up with something I liked, I couldn’t make it on time. I’m a really slow crafter and I’m starting to think mass producing cards is not my thing.
So, let’s move to the cards! I knew I wanted florals for the wedding cards, and I choose Mama Elephant “Brushed florals” because they are soooo pretty! Using my MISTI, I made an oval wreath stamping some of the florals with Distress Inks on a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. Next, I laid some of the same color I used to stamp the flowers with a water brush and, when it was dry, I added a darker shade. It took me ages, but I enjoyed it so much!
Then, I stamped our names and the date of our wedding using Concord and 9th “Perfectly Penned” stamp set. This calligraphy stamp set is so beautiful! I used my MISTI to stamp it with Versafine onyx black ink on an assembly line style.
I decided to use the computer for the sentiment inside the card. I chose a font which matches the outside of the card and printed the sentiment. I made some in Spanish and some in Basque (like the one in the picture). Last, I adhered the front panels to the card bases.
Now, I’d like to talk a little bit about our wedding. We got married after 6 years together. It was a civil ceremony held at San Sebastián City Hall, which is a former casino and is so pretty! We shared this day with our close relatives, 13 people in total, and I’m super grateful to them. Especially to my sister Arantza, who helped me to choose the wedding dress and all the accessories. I don’t know what would I have done without her help! And last, here you have a picture of this beautiful day.
Today I’m sharing a card featuring the fabulous “Boo” stamp set from Waffle Flower. I think the bear and the bird look great in their costumes! Although Halloween is not very popular in Spain, I have weakness for all Halloween themed things. Plus, as a child I loooooved witches, and I still love them. It was a very strange thing, because 6 year-old girls don’t have witches all over their room, but I did! So when I saw this stamp set immediately fell in love with it.
For making this card, first I stamped the images on Strathmore Drawing paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. Then, I fussy cut all the images. For my background I blended Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord Distress Inks on a piece of Bristol paper, splattered some water and dried it with a paper towel after few seconds.
Next, I die cut some trees from white cardstock using Mama Elephant “Birch trees” dies and some grass from black cardstock using Lawn Fawn “Grassy borders” dies. Then, I used Lawn Fawn ” Puffy cloud borders” dies on a piece of vellum spritzed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water and on a piece of Bristol paper. On the latter, I blended Pumice Stone Distress Ink, stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Meowlloween Extras” stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.
I adhered the trees and the vellum clouds to the background panel and then I glued some clear thread to the backside of the bear, because I wanted it to be suspended. I glued the ends of the thread to the upper and lower parts of the panel and then adhered the grass and the clouds using foam tape. Last, I adhered the rest of the images using foam tape and added some Wink of Stella on the witch hat.
I hope you have a wonderful Halloween filled with candy.
Yesterday was my sister’s birthday (¡Felicidades, Arantza!) and we had a family meeting. It was great because I hadn’t met my family in a while and I really missed them. So today I’m sharing the birthday card I made for my sister using Waffle Flower “Sweets” stamp set, designed by Big Beard and Bird. First time I saw this stamp set it immediately reminded me of my sister, because the little girl looks just like her when she was a child.
I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. I did some masking so the little girl is standing on the top of a pile of sweets. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and I added a very light shade of blue around the image to make it pop against the white background. Next, I ran that panel through my Big Shot using Lawn Fawn “Stitched ovals” dies. Then, I used the same oval die on a piece of pattern paper from Dear Lizzy “Lovely day” collection I previously had trimmed down to A2 size. I adhered the pattern paper panel to a card base and glued the oval with the stamped image.
Next, I stamped the first part of the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I used Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies on a piece of the same pattern paper to die cut a banner and stamped and heat embossed the second part of the sentiment. Last, I adhered this banner with foam adhesive.
Honestly, I wish I was that girl because I looooove candy.