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.
So long since my last post! Sorry!! But I started in a new job and I have not had much time for crafting nor blogging 😦 But I’m going to try keeping this blog alive and continue with my crafty adventure!
Today I want to share some cards I’ve made lately but I had no time to share anywhere. I hope you like them!
Let’s go with the first one. This is a birthday card I made for my father using Mama Elephant “Little cat agenda” and “Make a wish” stamps. I’m definitely a cat person, I’ve always been. My dad always calls me the “cat girl” so I made him a cat themed birthday card using these fabulous kitty stamps. I just love them!! I went for a galaxy background with the cosmic cats jumping around the sentiment.
Next I have a “thank you” card using Lawn Fawn “Let’s roll” stamp set. I loooooove japanese themed things so I had to have this stamp set. I colored the images with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils my sister gifted me on my birthday. They are amazing! I’m looking forward to use them on more projects. By the way, the frame is made using Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies.
Last but not least, I have another birthday card I made for my beloved friend Nora. Nora was my office mate when we were doing our PhD theses and we both have share sad and happy moments. Now I don’t see her everyday and I really miss her. So I wanted to make a happy and beautiful birthday card for her and I decided to use Lawn Fawn “Year five” stamps, because I love this otter. I also used “Beachside” paper collection and the frame is made nesting two “stitched circles” dies.
Finally I want to tell you that I’m super happy with the new Lawn Fawn challenge blog, Lawn Fawnatics! I want to enter this last card into their first challenge: happy birthday.
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: