Place to Start June, 2020 Challenge: Create A Shaped Card

Good morning everyone, how are you doing! The month flies by, as usual. Here everything is reasonably under control and life goes on again. There are many discussions going on about whether or not to wear a mouth mask or whether or not to keep it 1.5 meters distance. Anyway. I have to tell you honestly, I use my common sense and I try not to worry too much. In addition, I rely on all those clever minds who are currently working on vaccines to eventually suppress the virus and that we can quickly return to the old normal! In the meantime I am overjoyed with my hobbies and I love to be able to tinker in my craft room!

Today, the first monday of the month, is the start of a new A Place to Start Challenge.

This month the prompt is: Create a shaped card!

So, I have made a Flowerpot Card!

Inside the card there is space for a little note;

I had so much fun making these cards and they are always handy when you need to send out a little friendly note, so that is why I made two of them 🙂

This is how I have made my card:
1. I first break my head how to shape the flower pot, than I made a sketch and a pattern out of that sketch.
2. I cut the pattern out of the cardstock.
3. I die cutted some paper flowers in pink, red and whites.
4. I cut a little rectangle, placed some note paper on it en glued all the flowers at the top.
5. The vintage labels come from the Graphics Fairy Premium Member Website. I thought they would look very cute on the flowerpots and gave them a somewhat vintage look.
6. I added some paper stripes at the top of the flowerpot so it looks like they have a ribbon border.
7. I distressed everything with some distress ink.
8. I stamped the Happy Birthday stamps on the labels.

Challenges entered:
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
let’s craft and create-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
crafty catz-ATG
catch the bug-ATG
pink gem-ATG
we love to create-ATG
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design-ATG
love to craft-ATG
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
crafty calendar-flowers

Thank you all for visiting my blog and I hope you will find some inspiration here to make a shaped card your own! I hope you will join us this month! Can’t wait to see your cards!

Bye for now,
hugs xxx

First post as a DT member!

I’m so excited to announce that I have joined the Creative Knockouts Design Team! I look forward to sharing some super fun challenges with you for this super creative team.
I’m jumping right in with Challenge #334 – In Stitches sponsored by The Artsy Stamper!

I was excited to work with the Love Birds Digital Stamp. It’s beautiful! I think you can use this stamp for various occasions too! As a Valentine’s Day card, a card for a wedding couple or a card to offer someone sympathy. Everything is possible!

Here is what I have created:

I first printed out the digi. Then I started to color the print with distress inks (mustard seed, picked raspberry, spiced marmalade and mowed lawn). I stamped the distress inks on a piece of plastic and sprayed some water on it. Then I dipped my digi print in the inks. I have repeated the entire process one more time to get nice, bright colors. I have put my print aside for a while to let it dry very well.
I then pasted a bright pink card onto a blank card. And I splattered on a square white card with some blue colors of watercolorpaints. Then I cut out and pasted my “Lovebirds” stamp on my card. I have colored the eyes of the birds a bit with a white gel pen.
Finally, I stamped a line with my “stitch stamp” and placed the birds on the card so that it looks like the lovebirds are on it. And of course I stuck some sequins to the card and then my card was ready.

With the Lovebirds stamp the card has become a beautiful mixed media artwork! It was very nice to make, simple and with a good result! I love that.

I want to thank you for visiting my blog and wish you lots of fun with the challenge on Creative Knockouts!
Until next time!

Anything goes with some aquamarkers and cute flora stamps

Today is Sunday in the Netherlands. A lot of time to make a card. I finally wanted to get started with my aquamarkers. I bought them but have hardly used them yet!

First I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder from Lawnfawn. (Stamps are from Aliexpress).
Then I picked out a number of aqua markers from Craft Sensations. Beforehand I made a color scheme that I thought would be nice, first on a sketch sheet .
The markers are very clear in color, so I had to be very careful when coloring. Some leaves only needed a small dot of color!
After each “dot” of color, I immediately spread the colors with a little brush with a little water.
To bring a little more life into the brewery, I sprinkled a few splashes of watercolor on the card with a wet brush.
And finally I stamped a text with Ranger Distress Archival INK (dusty concord). And very carefully with regular distress ink (tea dye) a very light border around the card.
Finally I mounted the card on a black piece of cardstock and then stuck everything on a green card.

I really think that the color combination has become beautiful.

Have a great sunday, and thanks so much for looking xxx

With this card I want to participate in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – anything goes
A Perfect Time To Craft – anything goes
Addicted to Stamps – anything goes
Craft-Dee BowZ – anything goes
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – Flora and or fauna
Love To Craft Challenge Blog – anything goes

A little sympathie card

I thought I use my “leaves stamp set” to create this little sympathie card (started with the letter “S”). I also have used my circle dies to die-cut a circle card and I have stamped some leaves and some acorns.

I have die-cutted several circles out of different pieces of cardstock. I die-cutted one circle out of glitter cardstok. I die-cutted the smallest circle from white cardstock and I cut this circle in half and then snip the top half into two sections and the bottom half into two sectinons.
I used memento ink to stamp the leaves and acorn, because I planned to colour them with my alcohol markers. I added a little distress ink around the white circles.
Then I placed each of the segments onto the glitter cardstock, leaving narrow gaps. Layered all the pieces onto the card front using 3D foam pads to finish. When I was almost ready I thougt a little text would be nice too. So I stamped this with a little Distress Archival Ink in the color “ground espresso”.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you again soon! Bye,

With this card I would like to enter in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations – Trees and/or Leaves and/or Autumn
Color Crazy Craft Challenge – Anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog – Anything goes
Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge – Autumn Halloween
Cardz 4 Galz – Something beginning with the letter S

Christmas on the way

Not so very long ago, I was writing about the fall that has arrived here in the Netherlands. And now, I have already started working on Christmas cards. I did one, for me completely new, technique: gesso circles! I have been playing around with it a bit, so now I have 2 nice Christmas cards to send this coming Christmas!

I used stamps that are in my stash for many years, I think! I can not get rid of them, they far to cute and you can use them over and over again! Don’t you think?