söndag 30 juni 2019

Happy 4:th of July

Hello and welcome,

Today I will share a card with 4:th of July theme. I have used lot´s of Tim Holtz products to made this card. I wanted it to have a "vintage look".

Here in Sweden we celebrate our "National day" the 6:th of June, and it´s not with very big celebrations. It has been a bank holiday for 14 years now.

Now to the card,

I started with a piece of designpaper from the "Correspondence" pad, and then I took my Distress ink in Walnut stain and inked the craftmat and spritzed with water and "smooshed" the designpaper piece in that to get a Distressed look. Then I spritzed with water and after that I distressed the edges with Distress ink in Walnut stain. Then I did the same with the tag that I diecut from a Tim Holtz Bigz die, and then I used THS003 stencil and Candied apple Distress Oxide on the tag. Then spritzed a little with water again. Distress ink in Walnut Stain around the edges. I dripped some Distress resist spray on the background and then put Ranger embossing powder on it, then used my heatgun to melt the powder.

The paperdoll is colored with Candeid apple, Chipped sapphire (for the flag) and Wethered wood (for the dress), (a pink for her face and red on her cheeks), Distress crayons.

I stamped a piece of desginpaper treated the same way as above with the USA stamp from CMS146, Mini blueprints 2, with Distress embossing ink and used the same embossing powder as above. then heatset. I used my sewing machine to zigzag the "USA piece" to the tag.

I cut out a "letter" from the same designpaper pad and distressed the edges with Walnut stain. I stamped the letter with a number stamp from CMS225 Correspondence. And adhered it in the down right corner on the tag.

I mounted the pieces together with 3D adhesive between to get some dimension, and also mounted them all first on a red piece and then on a blue piece of sanded Kraft Cardstock with 3D adhesive.

I used a ribbon for the bow which I colored with Candied apple and Chipped sapphire Distress markers and then spritzed with water, dried and then distressed it with Walnut stain ink.

I diecut (using Movers & shapers Mini old glory set) 3 blue stars from Kraft cardstock and sanded, then mounted some small talk occations stickers on with Ideaology mini fasteners. I Distressed the edges with Walnut stain ink, and on the "red, white & blue" sticker I also inked the sticker with red and blue Distress Oxide.

I sanded a Ideaology "Milk bottle cap" and inked it with Walnut stain distress ink.

The "4:th" label is a  Ideaology "Enameled tag", which i have covered in a piece of tissuepaper with Distress collage medium vintage. Before i "glued" the paper to the label I stamped the number 4 from CMS331 Merchant, and "th" masked off from the "enjoy the journey" stamp from CMS090 Going somewhere. For the "dots" between I used a black pen. I distressed the label further with a Distress crayon in Walnut stain. I used a long fastener to attach the label to the card.

I diecut the text "OF JULY" using the Alphanumeric label thinlit die, from sanded red Kraft Cardstock.

I will try this card in Simonsaysstampblog Mondaychallenge -Stars and Stripes.

Thank you for visiting,


lördag 22 juni 2019

Cat card

Hello and welcome!

Today I will show a card I made for my sister in law on her birthday this spring.
My brother and she adopted a beautiful cat named Alfred earlier this year, so I thought a cat card would be suitable 🙂

I have used products from Tim Holtz when making this card.
I used the cat from his stamp set Hipster CMS 288.

I started with the background cut from Distress mixed media heavy stock, using crackle paste through one of Tim’s stencils on the right side of the card. Then I sprayed Distress Oxide spray in Peeled paint. On the right side of the card I used the same stencil with Walnut stain Distress Oxide, and then moved the stencil just a little bit and get over that with Picket fence Distress ink, to get that shadow effect. Spritz the hole background with some water. Then I used Distress Oxide in Vintage photo over the crackled areas and around the edges of the card. 

I then splattered some Distress resist spray on the background. I colored the cat with Distress ink’s. The glasses are cut out and mounted on 3D adhesive, and I used some overhead plastic for the glass in the glasses frame. I cut a frame for the cat in Woodgrain Cardstock from the rectangle stitched die, and used Ground espresso Distress ink pad directly on the frame. Then spritzed with a little bit of water. The tie is cut twice and the second is mounted on 3D adhesive for dimension.

The paper clip is cut from a Tim Holtz movers & shapers die “Miniclipbord top” 658560, and colored with Walnut stain and Cracked pistachio Distress Oxide sprays. I put a Ideaology Swivel clasp in the paper clip to hold the Faceted heart.  

The Faceted heart is cut from Distress mixed media heavy stock and colored with Distress Oxide in Rusty hinge. Then I used Walnut stain Distress ink to Distress the edges of the heart. I also spritzed the heart with water.

I cut the letter “A” for Alfred, with the new Alphanumeric label die set, inked with Distress Oxide and glued it at the backside of the heart. I draw a frame around the heart with a black thin pen. 

I painted some Ideology Numeric with acrylic paint in some "rusty tones". "24" stands for how many toes Alfred have.

I mounted the background on some Cardboard which I sprayed with Spiced marmalade Distress Oxide ink, and inked with Rusty hinge Distress Oxide.

Just to let you know a little bit more about Alfred;
Alfred is a "skipper cat", I´m not sure if that´s the breed name in English ;)
Alfred is a beautiful cat, and he has now came to a calm and harmonic home where he get´s  lot of love, play and care from his new family and from us as well. 

Thank you so much for visiting, 


torsdag 13 juni 2019

Heart wish card

Hello and welcome! 

Today I will share a card which I have made for a person who inspires me a lot😉. 
I have used Tim Holtz products. 

I started with the background where I used the 3D embossingfolder Foundry with metallic Kraft cardstock in silver. After the embossing I sanded the paper, then I used black Acrylic paint, which I let dry a while, then wiped away some of the paint with a semidry baby wipe. Then I applied Grit paste on random areas. Let dry. Then I used Distress crayons on the Grit paste in Rusty hinge, Walnut stain and Peacock feathers. 

I then diecut the Sizzix Globe die from Kraft Cardstock and sanded for a distressed look. 

I diecut chipboard and metallic/Kraft Cardstock with Sizzix Voltage die, and glued the metallic/Kraft Cardstock to the chipboard. I sanded all the pieces. 
I diecut the Sizzix Faceted heart die from Mixed media heavy stock and used Distress inks and Oxides in different red inks. Then I used Walnut stain Distress ink on the edges. I also splattered
some black acrylic paint on the heart. And adhered two mini fasteners on the heart. 
I mounted the card on red sanded Kraft Cardstock, then on a black card blank, with 3D adhesive between, to get some more dimensions. 
I finished the card off with a Ideaology sticker "Small talk" and a paperdoll which I colored with Distress inks.
I marked out the destination from me to the receiver of the card with some silk thread and two mini fasteners.

Thanks for visiting!