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

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Swinging monkeys

Hi!!

Today I have a card featuring Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hutson “Love ya bunches” collaboration stamps. These monkeys are the cutest!! I’m very lucky, because a super kind crafty friend sent me some stamped on Neenah cardstock (Thank you ❤ )

First, I colored the images with alcohol markers and fussy cut everything. I wanted to die cut the word hello from some pattern paper, so I blended Scattered Straw Distress Ink on a piece of Bristol paper, stamped one of the Lawn Fawn “Sharp backdrops” stamps with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next, I blended Fossilized Amber Distress Ink on top and used Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies to die cut the word “hello” from this pattern paper.

For the background I used the ink smooshing technique. Honestly, this is definitely out of my comfort zone. I can’t hardly stand the feeling of not having control over the inking. But when I see backgrounds made with this technique I love them! I used Scattered Straw and Twisted Citron for my background and splattered some drops of these Distress Inks with a paint brush. I’m quite happy with the way this turned out! Next, I used Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies on a piece of black cardstock to die cut stitched panel which I turned into a frame using my craft knife.

Finally, I adhered the background panel to a card base and glued the stripe with the sentiment, the black frame and the rest of the elements. I love the monkey holding the E letter backwards 🙂

I’m entering this card into Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #10: Custom Sentiment

and into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Splatter it

I hope you like this card! Have a wonderful day!!

So jelly

Hi!!!

Today I’m sharing an interactive card featuring Lawn Fawn “So jelly” stamp set. These are the cutest starfish and jellyfishes I’ve ever seen!

First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. Then, I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. I blended Peacock Freathers Distress ink and Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink on a watercolor panel, drop some water and dried it with a paper towel. Next, I nested two star dies from Lawn Fawn “Puffy stars” dies and run the panel through my Big Shot.

I made a stripe pattern on a piece of Bristol paper using Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks and masking using Post-it tape. Then, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Next, I glued the striped panel to a card base and mounted the slider card using double foam adhesive. I added some rays applying a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water with a brush, and used Wink of Stella on the starfish and added Glossy Accents to the jellyfishes. Finally, I rounded the bottom corners using the Corner Chomper.

Here is a video of the slider card. I love how the three jellyfishes move and spin around the starfish!

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I’m entering this card into Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #9: color inspiration board

and into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeWe’re Seeing Stars 

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Sea you soon

Hi!!

Today I have a super fun summer card featuring Lawn Fawn “Baaah humbug” stamps. Yes! A summer card using a Christmas stamp set! I’m totally in love with these sheep, I love sheep and these remind me of “Shaun the Sheep” tv series 🙂

First, I stamped the images on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored them using ShinHan Touch Twin Brush markers and fussy cut everything. For the sunglasses I used Lawn Fawn “Lovable legends” stamp set. I think the hearts included on this set are the perfect size for the glasses, and I stamped them with Memento Lady Bug ink. For the shark fin I used the bottom of one of the ghosts from Lawn Fawn “Booyah” stamp set. The glass is from Mama Elephant “Otterly adorable” stamp set. Next, I made the float using the smaller die from Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” on a piece of paper from Lawn Fawn “Let’s polka in the dark” paper collection. I used my craft knife to cut a slot in the float for the sheep and also to cut around the sheep’s paws.

I used Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies to die cut two panels from Bristol paper and one from vellum. Then, I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies on one of the Bristol panels, and Mama Elephant “Ocean Waves Trio” dies on the vellum panel. I used Lawn Fawn “Slide on over” dies to die cut a slide on my background and vellum panels. Next, I blended Wild Honey and Dried Marigold Distress inks on the background panel, Peacock Feathers on the vellum panel and on the front panel, I used Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs for the sand and Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers for the sea. On the sand I used some brown alcohol markers, my Sakura Stardust clear pen and also applied some Picket Fence Distress paint with a brush.

Next, I used La Vida en Scrap “Escríbeme” stamp set to stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. Last, I adhered everything together and to a card base, and added some details with a white gel pen and Glossy Accents to the float and to the sunglasses.

I love this sheep, I think she looks so cool with her float!! I hope you like this card.

I’m entering this card into Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #8: Summer fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeSummer Sunshine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and into Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday June 2017: Summer icons

 

 

 

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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 María, 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 ChallengeUse Patterned Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

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