onsdag 25 september 2019

Birthday card for my Mother

Hello and welcome,

Time for another birthday card here in September. This time it is for my Mother.
I made a card using Tim Holtz dies, stencil, Distress ink`s, stamps and more.

  I started with the heart. I used the die Faceted heart 664156, from TH Sizzix, and cut it out from Mixed media heavystock. Then I used Distress Oxide in Candied apple, after that Disress ink in the same color. I stamped the text stamp from Entomology set CMS 328 with black Archival ink. Sprayed some Distress resist spray for some glossy details. I also sparayed some water, to get the nice drops. Weathered wood Distress ink around all the edges. I glued two hardware heads to the heart as well.

For the background I used Mixed media cardstock, and Crackle paste through a TH stencil. Painted it with Distress paint in Weathered wood and some Distress Oxide on top. Then Chipped sapphire Distress crayon on top to get the crackle more visible. Then I did some stitching it with my sewing machine. 

I took a Ideaology Baseboard frame and put some Crackle paste on random places, then Weathered wood DOX and again Chipped sapphire crayon. I used a remnant rub in the upper left corner of the frame, with No 74. Suitable, as my Mom turned 74 years. 
The flowers in the heart is from Ideaology bouquet, colored with Peeled paint DOX spray and Distress ink´s. I tied them together with a thin string.The sticker "Let´s celebrate" is an Ideology sticker Quatations.
I took some cheese cloth and colored it with Old paper DOX and then Walnut stain Distress ink, wrapped it around the frame. The greenry is from a Sizzlits die, Spring greenery. I used the same colors for the greenery as for the cheese cloth.

The Ladybug is also a stamp from Entomology set, which I diecut with the coordinating die set. colored with Distress ink, and put some Glossy accent on.

Here you can see the heart and the frame in a close up.

I diecut a plank from watercolor cardstock using the Planks die 662705, and colored it with Weathered wood DOX and Walnut stain Distress ink. On the plank I put a Ideaology Quotechip, which I sanded the edges on and colored with Distress crayon in Chipped sapphire,  with 3D adhesive and two hardware heads. I used Alcohol ink in Mushroom to color all the hardware heads.

I cut a panel out of Coredinations cardstock in light green, sanded and put som Crackle paste on random places and mounted card onto that. 
Then I cut a panel from an old pair of jeans and mounted the card on. Distressed the edges of the jeans fabric. Finally mounted it to a black cardblank.

I will participate in the following challenges with this card;

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, 


lördag 21 september 2019

Another Birthday card

Hello and welcome,

Today I will show a Birthday card I have made with one of my Flower dies, 661808 Wildflowers #2, and 3D folder, Botanical from Tim Holtz.

I started with the backpanels and cut two pieces in different sizes from Watercolor cardstock. Using my ink blending tool and colored with Weathered wood, Iced spruce and finally Stormy sky Distress Oxide. (from bottom to top). Then I sprayed with Walnut stain Distress Oxide spray on the lower part of the panel. Tried also to get some "splaches" on the top part.

On the bigger panel I stamped the Entomology text stamp, CMS328, with Walnut stain Distress oxide on the background.

The smaller panel I embossed with the 3D Texture fades Botanical, inked the raised areas with Distress ink in Stormy sky.

I matted both of the panels on a purple sanded Kraft cardstock panel. Then again matted that panel on a Metallic Kraft cardstock which I also sanded and Distressed the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink. I used 3D adhesive between all the layers to create depth.

Then I started to make the flowers. I diecut them from watercolor cardstock and painted them with Distress ink´s in different purple colors with Tim Holtz watercolor brush.

I also stamped some bumblebees on watercolor cardstock using the Entomology stamp set CMS328. I stamped the wings on wellum paper as well and cut them out and glued just the inner edge of the wing  above the ordinary wings for dimension. I colored them all with Distress inks.

I diecut some borders with 664178 Crochet, inked them with Old paper Distress Oxide and then Walnut Stain Distress ink, crinkled them and glued them in place. 

 I colored a Ideaology pen nib with Mushroom Alcohol ink and glued it on the diecuts with Distress Collage medium.

I glued a Metallic sticker Quotation on a piece of sturdy cardstock, sanded the edges and glued to the panel.

I stamped a small number stamp in the left hand corner, using CMS225, Correspondence and black Archival ink.

Under the smaller panel I tucked two tickets which I have stamped with Ticket booth, CMS 337, and diecut using the coordinating dies. So convenient! I used Distress inks on the tags.

Here you can see all my layers. Finally mounted with 3D adhesive to a black cardblank.

Thanks a lot for visiting, 


Birthday card for my Father

Hello and welcome,

It is a while since I posted something here, so now it´s about time. The summer has been the main reason to why it´s been quiet here. We have had a very nice summer and now I´m looking forward to a snowy winter.

Now to my project; my Father had his birthday back in June and I made him a card with a theme that is very close to my heart, the street where I grew up. First time I saw this Tim Holtz die I knew what to do with it, but it has taken a few years to actually use it for this. Ha ha. . I grew up in a quite small town in Sweden and on a street where many children was raised. We were out playing all free time, in the woods and on the grass, so many happy memories.

I used Distress Mixed media Heavystock for all the paperdetails on this card, and I used Distress ink´s both for the background and to color the diecuts. The die I used is Tim Holtz Sizzix die 661811, Cityscape Suburbia. The text die is a Tim Holtz Sizzlits, called Typeset.

Åsgatan is the name of the street, and number 10 is the house were I grew up, and where my parents still live.

Some close up piqtures:

Here you can see a photo of the real Åsgatan ;)

Thank you so much for visiting, and welcome back another time.