Graduation cards

Hi!!

Today I’m sharing with you some graduation cards. Two of them are for a couple of workmates, Izaskun and Alex, who are defending their PhD theses these days. The other two are for my nephew Telmo and for my sister-in-law MarĂ­a, who just finished their school year. In fact, I just wanted to use all the images from Mama Elephant “Page huggers” stamp set, because they’re sooo cute 🙂

First, I stamped all the images on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I don’t have the coordinating dies, so I fussy cut everything and used my craft knife to cut the paws.

 

Next, I die cut four pieces of watercolor paper using one of Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies, the one with rounded corners. As I wanted to use emboss resist technique, I stamped repeatedly different stamps on each background with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder, except for the bunny card, where I used Wow “Bluetiful” embossing powder. Then, I inked these panels with different Distress Inks: you can check the products I used on each card in picture captions (click the image).

 

For the sentiment, I die cut four times the words Celebrate (Neat and Tangled) and Hooray  (Mama Elephant) from white cardstock and layered them together. I also die cut four different pattern papers using Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” big die. Next, I adhered these pattern panels to card bases, and glued the rest of the elements.

I added Glossy Accents to the glasses and some Wink of Stella to the die cut words. I also glued some sequins here and there to add some interest.

I hope you like these cards!!

I’m entering this project into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Patterned Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Wedding Card

Hola!

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

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!

All I Want for Christmas is You

Hi!!

Today I have another Christmas card featuring La Vida en Scrap stamps. The stamp I used is from a spring themed stamp set called “Faunia”, but combined with some Lawn Fawn stamps is perfect for a Christmas scene.

I stamped the bow and the mistletoe from Lawn Fawn “Baaah humbug” stamp set on Bristol paper with Memento lady bug ink and with Memento bamboo leaves ink. Then, I stamped the hares with VersaFine onyx black ink on Bristol paper masking the hearts, and masked the hares to stamp the hearts with red ink. I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut them.

I blended some Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Distress inks on a watercolor panel with very light hand to get a soft look, and then spritzed it with water to get some texture. I die cut two hills from white cardstock using Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies and spritzed some water mixed with Perfect Pearls for a frosty touch. It can’t be seen on the pictures, but the result is beautiful! When it was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn “Baaah humbug” stamp set, masking the “ewe”, and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the word “you” from Lawn Fawn “Believe in yourself” stamp set and heat embossed it using WOW Red Glitz embossing powder. Next, I die cut some trees using Mama Elephant “Birch trees” dies and added some shadow to the edges with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush markers.

I mounted the scene using foam tape for the hares and the mistletoe. Finally, I adhered the scene to a card base and added some Wink of Stella to the hearts and the mistletoe.

I love how this turned out. The shimmer on the snow is so pretty! And I think the scene is very sweet 🙂

I hope you like it!

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Lawnscaping Challenge #143 – Let it snow:

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Ice Inspiration

 

Huge Thanks

Hi!!

Today I have a card featuring Paper Smooches “Surf and turf” stamp set. I really like these stamps because I love creating ocean scenes.

I stamped the images on watercolor paper using VersaFine onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and then cut them with scissors. Then, I cut out two circles from watercolor paper using Martha Stewart Circle Cutter (circle dies added to my Christmas list!) and die cut the sandy hills using Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies and the waves using Mama Elephant “Ocean waves trio” dies. I die cut the clouds from the other circle using Lawn Fawn “Puffy clouds frames”.

I blended Antique Linen Distress ink for the sandy hills, Tumbled Glass for the sky and Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers for the ocean and adhered these pieces together. I cut parts from the cloud frames to make the white waves and adhered these and the other images to the scene.

For the striped background I did some masking with Post-it tape and blended Mama Elephant winter pigment ink. Then, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using Wow Bluetiful embossing powder. Finally, I adhered the circular panel and the clouds to the striped panel and then everything to the card base.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Smooches November challenge: Giving Thanks.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving

Birthday card for my sister

Hola!

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 🙂

Thanks for stoping by!

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.

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