Today I’m sharing the invitations for my nephew’s birthday. Last year ones required a lot of coloring and for this year invites I decided to make almost all die cut cards. I used Mama Elephant super cute “fba-Monkey” dies. I love monkeys and you can make the cutest with this die set.
First, I made 11 card bases from white cardstock. They are a little bit smaller than an A2 size card. Next, I used my MISTI to stamp the inside of the cards. For me, this is the more tedious part and I try to make it on an assembly line style because is a lot of stamping. I used Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABC” stamp set and Concord & 9th “Perfectly Penned” stamps for the word salvaje (wild). By the way, the text means “Come to my party! When:______ Where:______ It’s gonna be wild!”.
For the background, I used some paper from Flying Tiger stores I found in my stash. This leafy pattern is great for these cards! Then, I die cut the pieces for the monkeys from several colors of Canson Mi-Teintes cardstock. This cardstock is meant for pastels and has a texture that I love and I use it a lot for my projects. In particular, I think it adds a lot to these die-cut animals. You can check this other project where I used Mi -Teintes cardstock too. Then I put together the monkeys. All the monkeys are different and that’s great because I find very boring making the same card twice. Once I had everything glued, I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and the noses and when it was dried, added some detail with a white gel pen. I also used a dauber and Worn Lipstick Distress ink to give some rosy cheeks to the monkeys. I think these last details add a lot to them!
As I had to send these to my sister, I decided to make a box for the invites. I used Kraft cardstock for the box and decorated the lid using some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka in the Meadow” collection and another monkey. I used Neat and Tangled “Celebrate” die on black and white cardstock and glued it to the box lid so the monkey is holding the sentiment.
I’m very happy with this card set! I hope the recipients like them too!
I’m entering this project into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Gift it
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Today I’m sharing a wedding card I made using Altenew “Peony bouquet” stamp set. These flowers are just gorgeous, aren’t they? I think they are perfect for elegant wedding cards.
First, I stamped the flowers and the sentiment (from Mama Elephant “Whale wishes” stamp set) on Arches watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed them using gold embossing powder. I did some masking to have some leaves and flowers behind the big flower. I wanted to color the flowers in some way to get a pearly effect, so I smushed Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress inks on a laminated paper and mixed the inks with Perfect Pearls. Then I colored everything using these homemade pearlescent watercolors. I love the shiny look, it’s so beautiful!
Then, I added Antique Linen Distress ink around the flowers to give some depth. Finally, I adhered the front panel to a blue card base using double sided tape. As you can see, I made a coordinating envelope stamping the big flower and heat embossing it with gold embossing powder.
I’m entering this card into Altenew April 2017 Inspiration Challenge
into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Splash it on
and into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Showers and/or Flowers
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Today I have a birthday card I made a while ago for my sister. Besides, this is my first window shaker card!!
I die cut a star from square pieces of bristol paper, fun foam and a card base using Lawn Fawn “Puffy stars” dies. I applied Cracked Pistachio Distress ink to the front panel. For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Make a wish” stamp set using VersaFine onyx black ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Then I applied Abandoned Coral Distress ink.
I adhered the front panel to the acetate and then the fun foam to it and filled the shaker with a mixture of Lucy’s Things “Winter mint sparkly shaker selection” and “Twinkle lights sparkly shaker selection”, and adhered the back of the shaker to another piece of acetate and to the card base.
For a final touch I adhered some sequins and confetti to the front panel and to the inside of the card.
I’m happy with this card. I think it turned out quite well to be my first shaker card.
And here is the happy birthday girl 🙂
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The current Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges theme is “Thinking of you” and, as I did this card thinking of my sister, I’m entering this card on both challenges.