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 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!!
Today I’m sharing a birthday card featuring Mama Elephant “Party animals” stamp set. I love these cute rabbits having fun!
For the background I used Mama Elephant “Brushed florals” stamp set. This stamps are gorgeous, and getting beautiful backgrounds with them is so easy! I stamped the flowers and leaves with Distress Inks, stamping white pigment ink on top of some of the images for mutting the color a little bit. Then, I used Lawn Fawn “Large stitched ovals” dies on this background panel and on two pieces of Bristol paper. I inked one Bristol paper oval with Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose Distress Inks. I ran the second Bristol paper oval through my Big Shot using Lawn Fawn “Grassy border” die and inked this piece with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.
I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. For the sentiment, I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Indian Gold on a piece of Bristol paper and after it was dried I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn “Ready, set, shake” stamp set using Versafine Onyx black ink. I had to let it dry for quite a long time. If I did it again, I would heat emboss it for sure.
I adhered the background panel to a card base, and next glued the oval, the grass, and the images. As a final touch, I used Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen on the stars on the hats and on the glasses because they are drinking champagne 😉 and added Glossy Accents to the balloon, the candles, the glasses and the stars on the hats.