Valentine’s Card with Cats

Hi!

Today’s card is a Valentine’s one for my husband featuring Neat and Tangled “Purrrfect” stamps. I love this stamp set because it reminds me of my two cats, Grumpy and Sakura. They don’t love each other (yet) and I can’t imagine them napping like that!

So I stamped the kittens on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored the image as my two cats with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Next, I used the coordinating dies. I used the dies to diecut some hearts too which I colored using alcohol markers.

I knew I wanted to use this super pretty paper from Dear Lizzy “Lovely Day” paper collection. It’s perfect for a Valentine’s card, and I didn’t wanted to cover it too much, so I made a white oval frame nesting two “Stitched Ovals” dies from Lawn Fawn. For the sentiment, I trimmed down a strip of black cardstock, stamped “Purrrfect Together” and a heart with VersaMark ink, and heat embossed it with rose gold embossing powder. Finally, I adhered the pattern paper panel to a card base and glued the rest of the elements. I used foam tape to glue the kittens. As a final touch, I cover the hearts with Glossy Accents.

I hope you like this card. I’m entering it into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: It must be love

Thank you very much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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Start every morning with a smile

Hola!

Today I’m sharing another pop-up box featuring Lawn Fawn “Love ‘n breakfast” stamps. This stamp set is fantastic! Super cute images and I really love the sentiments.

I recently ordered Lawn Fawn “Scalloped box card pop-up” dies because I really had fun making pop-up cards and I wanted to do more since it’s kinda addictive! So I used this die on Simon Says Stamp “Sunshine” cardstock to die cut the two main panels and the inside panels. As I wanted some pattern on the outside of my pop-up box, I used one of the Lawn Fawn “Sharp backdrops” stamps on the main panels using Memento Tangelo ink. These backdrop stamps are fantastic to create your own pattern paper! Next, I put together the pop-up box and glued the inside panel using double sided tape. It was easy peasy! I’m so glad I bought this die!

Then, I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn “Love ‘n breakfast” stamp set on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink, colored the images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. I used the dies included in the “Scalloped box card pop-up” dies to die cut the decorative panels from some pattern paper from Lawn Fawn “Perfectly plaid chill” collection and stamped the sentiments on three of them using Verafine Onyx black ink. Next, I glued the decorative panels and adhered the images using double sided tape and foam tape. I used a strip of acetate to glue the toasts so it looks they are popping up from the toaster.

Last, I stamped the sentiment “popping up to say” on the outside of the card and added the three dots with a black pen.

I had this card design on mind long ago and I wanted to make it for Lawn Fawnatics “fun with food” challenge. I’m really happy with how it turned out and I hope you like it too!

I’m entering this card into Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #20: fun with food

and into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeUse Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Birthday pop-up box cards

Hi!

Today I’m sharing a couple of birthday cards I made for my hubby and my nephew, whose birthdays were back in November and December, respectively. I decided to make them pop-up boxes.

First, let’s take a look to the card I made for my husband. I used Avery Elle “Band Camp” stamp set which is super cool and my first Avery Elle stamp set.

For making the pop-up box I followed an amazing tutorial by Laura Bassen, and it was really easy to make! I used Lawn Fawn pattern paper from “Let’s polka in the dark” collection and run the pieces through my die cutting machine using Lawn Fawn “Valentine borders” dies to make the scalloped edge. I inked some Bristol paper with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink, trimmed it down to the size of the pop-up box flaps and used the same border die. Next, I stamped Lawn Fawn “Flirty frames” and the sentiments from the Avery Elle stamp set on these pieces with Versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Then, I glued these pieces to the flaps of the pop-up box.

For decorating the inside of the pop-up box, I trimmed down to the size of the background piece some blue cardstock and glued it. Then, I used Mama Elephant “Home Collection” dies on white cardstock and colored the pieces with alcohol markers. I glued the houses and the trees to the background to give some interest. For the grass, I used Lawn Fawn “Grassy border” die on green cardstock and adhered the pieces to the inside of the pop-up box.

Next, I stamped all the images from Avery Elle “Band Camp” stamp set on Bristol paper using Versafine onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images.  Next, I added these super cute critters to the pop-up box. I used a strip of acetate to glue the parrot so it looks he is flying.

For my nephew’s pop-up box I used Neat and Tangled “Prehistoric” stamp set, because I made his birthday party invitations using that same stamp set and because he loves dinosaurs.

I stamped the images on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored them with ShinHan Touch Twin markers and fussy cut everything. For the pop-up box, I used Lawn Fawn  pattern paper from “Perfectly plaid chill” collection and for the flaps I used light green cardstock. I made the hills using Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies on kraft cardstock and I used the same kraft cardstock to make the background mountains using Lawn Fawn “Stitched mountain borders” dies.

To decorate the flaps I did some die cut inlay. I used Neat and Tangled “Celebrate”die on some black cardstock and on some Simon Says Stamp “Glimmery Sunshine” cardstock. I love this cardstock, it’s sooo pretty! It has a shiny look and a wonderful texture. I glued these die cut pieces on the central flap. For the side flaps I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched circle stackables” dies and Neat and Tangled “Journaling numbers” dies.

Zorionak means “happy birthday” in basque.

Finally, I used Neat and Tangled “Journaling alphas” dies to spell  the sentiment “Zorionak Telmo!” on the outside of the pop-up box.

I’ve had a great time making these cards, I think it’s kinda addictive!! I hope you like them!

I’m entering these projects into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New, because the Avery Elle stamp set was new, and because is the first time I make a pop-up box, so they are new to me.

and into Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday December 2017: New

Have a nice day! And thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Yetis

Hello and Merry Christmas!

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.

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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.

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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.

I’m entering these cards into Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday December 2017: New, since this is the first time I used all these stamps and dies!

And into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

I hope you like these cards. Have a nice day!!

Newborn baby card

Hola!!

Today I have a card for some new parents using Neat and Tangled and Simon Says Stamp “Cute chicks” collaboration stamp set. How cute are these chicks? I think they are adorable!

I colored these images for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, so I grabbed my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. I stamped the images on Strathmore Drawing paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink and I tried to color them like Francine Vuillème did on this card. I think Francine’s coloring is amazing! I love the depth and dimension she achieves on her images.

For my card base I used a piece of folded Bristol paper I ran through my Big Shot using Lawn Fawn “Stitched party banner” dies, so the card base has a banner shape. I blended Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Scattered Straw Distress Inks for the sky and Twisted Citron for the grass. Then, I spritzed some water and dry it after few seconds with a paper towel.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink, added some notes using Memento Peanut Brittle ink and some grass using Twisted Citron ink.

Next, I fussy cut the images and glued the hen and two little chickens to the front of the card. I added the other chicken and the egg to the inside of the card and stamped some more grass using Twisted Citron ink. Last, I added some baker’s twine and some details to the images with a white gel pen. I also inked the backside of the card using Neat and Tangled “Star” stencil and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. I thought this would be cool in case they want to hang it and use it as decoration for the baby’s room.

I’m entering this card into Little Tangles Challenge #84: Inside of Card/Matching Envelope

into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp it

into Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #79 : Just Stamp it

and into Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!