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söndag 7 juni 2020

Birthday card for my Father

Hello and welcome,

Today I will share a card I have made for my Father’s birthday, which is today. Happy Birthday Dad❤️. He turns 78 this year and we are not able to celebrate together the whole family as usual. But I baked a rhubarb pie, picked some flowers and made this card for him, so that he should feel that it is a special day anyway. I left it off outside their door and talked to him and my Mother in distance.

I have used Tim Holtz products for this card and used some of the techniques that Tim has shown in his FB lives.
I started with the background, cut a piece of Mixedmedia heavystock. Used Distress ink and Distress oxide in the new beautiful color Speckled egg on my craftmat, spritzed some water and started to layer. Drying in between layers. Then I added some Distress ink in Rusty hinge and Ground espresso. Inked the edges with Ground espresso Distress ink. Stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. 
Then I stamped with Inventor 7, CMS374 using Jet black Archival ink. I also used a tiny stamp from Glitch 2, CMS404. Then I spritzed with water and used Embossing glaze in Walnut stain and Rusty hinge. Love the look of it! 
I applied a thin coat of Micro glaze on the upper part of the stamped image. Heated with my heat tool, and then it is “safe” to color with Distress ink’s without bleeding from the ink’s on the background. This is such a great technique that Tim has been demoing. đŸ‘đŸŒ. 
Here you can see all the colors on the stamped image. I also used a stamp from Tiny text, CMS394 on a piece of Speckled egg inked paper. I inked the edges withGround espresso Distress ink, and mounted it with 3D adhesive on a piece of sanded and inked Metallic Kraft stock paper.
I stamped “No 78” with a small stamp from the Correspondence set, CMS225. The original stamp is No 74, but I masked off the number 4 and took number 8 from the same stamp. I love these fiddely things. 😊. I used Embossing glaze in Rusty hinge on an Index clip and then put the clip over the stamped piece. I stamped number 78 because it is how old my Father turns today.
Here you can see the small Glitch stamp.
I used the Steampunk parts Bigz die 664185. First from chip board and then from Mixedmedia heavystock. I glued the two different substrates together.
The propeller is cut from Woodgrain cardstock instead of Mixedmedia heavystock. To color it I used Distress ink and Oxide in Weathered wood. Then I took my Mini Distress ink pad in Ground espresso and drag over the surface, then inked the edges with the same color. I put a Hex fastener in the centre of the propeller. To color the Hex fastener I used Embossing glaze in Rusty hinge. 
I painted the circle part with Distress paint Brushed pewter, let dry. Added translucent Grit paste, let dry. Then I applied Distress crayons in Gathered twigs, Rusty hinge, Black soot and Peacock feathers, to achieve that rusty look.
The bolts are colored with Distress ink Ground espresso, then translucent Grit paste, and finally I used the same Distress crayon colors as on the circle. 
I mounted my card on a background cut from water color paper which I Sprayed with Distress Oxide spray in Faded jeans and Black soot. Inked the edges with Ground espresso Distress ink. Next layer is a Metallic Kraft cardstock #3 that I have sanded and inked the edges on as well. And finally a black card blank. I have used 3D adhesive between all layers for dimension. 

I will try this card in the following challenges: 

Simonsaysstampblog mondaychallenge - Make your own background

Sandee-and-amelie steampunk-challenge June - Anything goes Steampunk/ Industrial

Thank you very much for visiting, 

Take care, 

/ Susanne.  




fredag 5 juni 2020

Mother’s day card

Hello and welcome,

Hope you all are safe and well in these crazy times.

Today I will show a card that I have had in mind for a while. I got the idea when I first saw the Sizzix Tim Holtz dies 664439 Baggage claim. Here in Sweden we celebrate Mother’s Day in the end of May, so this year it took place the 31:st. As the situation is as it is, we took my Mother out for a picnic to a calm lake here in the Swedish forest, and brought some coffee, cake, a homemade card (this card) and some Tim Holtz goodies as a gift for my Mother who also enjoy’s making cards.
I have used a couple of techniques Tim so generously has been sharing in his very inspiring FB lives on this card.

When I was younger I wanted to go to London with my Mother but she was so afraid of flying, so she always said no. I tried so many times and years to talk her in to going with me, and one day she finally said yes. I was so so happy! We had a great time and after that flight she has done a lot of travels. She mostly like to visit big cities. And that’s why my choice of theme ended up in this card. And yes, we have been to London two more times together. Much appreciated time together. ❤️.

Now to the card:

I started with the background. Cutting a card from watercolor paper. Squeezed Distress ink Stormy sky on my Tim Holtz media mat, sprayed it with water and dipped it in Distress ink Stormy sky. Dried between the layers until I was happy with the result. Then I inked a stamp from CMS 397 Faded types, spritzed it with water and then stamped it on the background. This is one of so many techniques that Tim has shown in his FB lives during the last weeks. Then I dried the background again. Then I used Crackle paste through the star stencil from Stamptember 2019. Then I applied Weathered wood embossing glaze on the paste and let it dried completely. When dry I used my embossing gun and heated the glaze. Love this look, that also have been shown in one of Tim’s FB lives. Then I inked the edges with Distress ink in Walnut stain, and stitched around the edges with my sewing machine.

I then cut the city from kraft cardstock with 661804 Cityscape Metropolis die from Sizzix, and sanded all the houses. Then I cut the Destination die 664179 from mixed media heavystock and glazed it with Weathered wood Embossing glace. Then I took a crayon in Walnut stain above the glaze and smudged the crayon in to all small crevices. Another cool technique from Tim.

Then it was time for the suitcases; Sizzix die 664439 Baggage claim.
The brown suitcase is cut from Distress cracked leather paper from Ranger. It is such a cool paper! I used different brown Distress inks, then black Distress paint, and finally Distress crayons in Walnut stain and Rusty hinge to get this look. The corners and buckles are metallic kraft cardstock that I have sanded and inked with Walnut stain Distress ink. Then I cut a tiny tag from Sizzix set 657188. Stamped ”New York” using CMS 108 Travel labels,  then used the new beautiful color Speckeled egg Distress oxide on the background and  colored ”New York” with Fired brick Distress reinker. Then I took a black fine pencil and draw stitches around the edges of the tag. I also inked the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink.
I cut the middle suitcase from mixed media heavystock and used the Textured fade embossing folder. Then inked it with Hickory smoke Distress ink and Distress oxide. Then drag the whole ink pad in Black soot over the surface, and repeated with Rusty hinge Distress ink. Inked the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink. Then I put an idea-ology jump ring and story stick on the handle. To highlight the word travel I used white Distress crayon.
The third suitcase is treated the same way as the globe. The special delivery is an idea-ology ephemera piece
The handles on all the suitcases are inked with Walnut stain and Ground espresso Distress ink, and spritzed with water. All suitcases are glued to chip board to get the thickness.

The tickets behind the suitcases are stamped with CMS 337 Ticket booth and cut with the 662698 die from  media heavystock. Colored with different colors from Distress ink and oxides. Walnut stain Distress ink on all the edges. I have crinkled them to get some dimension. 

The paper dolls are meant to symbolise me and my Mother. The dresses are colored using Weathered wood and Rusty hinge embossing glaze. On the girl I also used Distress crayon in Walnut stain over the glaze. The rest of the dolls are colored with Distress crayons.
The text “go+see+explore” are from stamp set CMS 394 Tiny texts, stamped on mixed media heavystock which is colored with Speckled egg Distress oxide and Walnut stain Distress inked edges.  Then I mounted it on sanded Kraft cardstock on 3D adhesive. 
To symbolise the sun above the city I used an idea-ology milk cap which I sanded and then inked with Walnut stain around the edges and on top of the sanding scratches.
I placed an idea-ology Tiny clip on the pink ticket. I put Rusty hinge embossing glaze on the clip.
I mounted the background on a layer of sanded Kraft cardstock, then on a sanded and inked metallic Kraft cardstock, and finally on a black card blank. 3D adhesive behind every layer for dimension.

This ended up in a veeeery long blog post. But I wanted to describe every detail on this card, because we all know “ it’s all in the details”, right?! 

I will try this card over on Simonsaysstampblog mondaychallenge/ Make your own background. 


Thank you very much for visiting, take care and have a nice weekend. 

/ Susanne. 






onsdag 6 maj 2020

Glitch tag

Hello and welcome,

Another tag with the same techniques as I’m used in my two later blogposts.



I have used the following products:

Distress Oxide sprays, Distress inks, Distress micro glaze, Distress Crackle paste, Embossing glaze.
Stamps: CMS403 & 404, Glitch 1 & 2, CMS394 Tiny text.

I will try this tag in the following challenge:


Thank you very much for visiting, take care

/ Susanne.  


tisdag 5 maj 2020

Crazy cat tag


Hello, 

Another tag made with the same techniques as in my last blogpost. 



I used black Archival ink to stamp the Faded types stamp, then I used embossing glaze in Rusty hinge  above. It almost gives a dark rusty look! 

In random places I used my water spritzer and spritzed water, then used embossing glaze in Rusty hinge. Love that look! 

Products used: 
Mixed media heavy stock
Micro glaze
Distress Oxide sprays 
Distress inks
Stencils: THMS054, THS005 Honeycomb, THS145 Digits
Stamps: CMS397 Faded types, CMS404 Glitch 2, CMS392 Snarky cats
Embossing glaze, Rusty hinge
Archival ink, Jet black

I will try this tag in the following challenges: 

Simonsaysstampblog Monday challenge - Spritz and splatters

Thank you so much for visiting, stay safe

/ Susanne




Crazy dog tag

Hello and welcome,

I have followed Tim Holtz FB lives every week now. I think it is so generous of Tim and Mario to spend so much time and share so many techniques and ideas on the lives. So inspiring.
I have used the Micro glaze resist on this tag and also the new embossing glaze.

I started with the background, on mixed media heavystock. Used some Distress Oxide sprays and Distress inks. Micro glaze and the following stencils, THS145, Digits, THS005, Honeycomb.

Then I used the water spritzer and spritz some water, then some embossing glaze in Rusty hinge, to make some splatters and texture on the background.
Then I used some stamps from CMS403 and 404, Glitch 1 & 2. Stamped them on the background with Black Archival ink. 
I stamped the dog with CMS271 Crazy dogs and colored it with Distress inks. The text “Hello” on the food bowl is from CMS394 Tiny text. 

The “snarky” text is from the Snarky cats stamp set, CMS392.
I have really enjoyed making this tag, just for the fun to play and try out the techniques. 

I will try this tag in the following challenges:

Simonsaysstamp challenge Monday - Spritz and splatter

Thank you very much for visiting and take care, 

/Susanne   




söndag 12 april 2020

Yellow spring birthday card

Hello and welcome,

Hope you all stay safe and healthy in these “crazy” and unusual times.

Today I will show a birthday card for a women who turns 50 in May. I have made the card with Tim Holtz products.



I started with the background. Cut a piece of Watercolor cardstock. Inked it with my ink tool with Scattered straw and Fossilized amber Distress Oxides. Then I sprayed it with Rusty hinge and Fossilized amber Distress Oxide sprays. Then I splattered Walnut Stain Distress Oxide spray with the splatter brush. I inked the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink, and used my sewing machine and made some stitching. I stamped one of the Faded type stamps (CMS397) with Walnut stain Distress Oxide ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I also used a stamp from CMS225 Corresondence with Walnut stain Distress Oxide. I mounted that background on a sanded green Kraft cardstock. Then on a sanded Metallic gold panel, with Walnut stain inked edges. All mounted with 3D adhesive to get some dimension.

The next panel is also made from Watercolor cardstock and first I used the THMS091 stencil with resist spray in two of the corners. Then I used the same stencil with Texture paste opaque crackle in the other two corners. Then I sprayed the whole panel with Fossilized amber Distress Oxide spray, and then inked the edges with Gathered twigs Distress Oxide ink and a little Walnut stain Distress ink. I then stamped another stamp from CMS397 Faded types with Sepia Archival ink. I also mounted this panel on a green sanded panel of Kraft cardstock. I put a long fastener in the upper left corner on this panel. And behind the panel I used the new Idea-ology Type clips. “N” is for the first letter in this cards receivers name, and “50” is for how many years she turns.

Next step are the decorations. I diecut the Sizzix Destination die, 664179, from Metallic kraftstock, sanded and then colored with Distress crayon in Black soot and Walnut stain in random areas. 

I diecut a flower from Wildflower stems #2, 664164, from Watercolor cardstock and colored it with Tim’s waterbrush and Distress inks. The white dots in the middle of the flower is made with a white Posca pen. I put a twine around the stem and used my sewing machine to attach the flower to the card. 

Then I die cut a Trinket frame, 664186, from chipboard, spread some Texture crackle paste on random areas of the frame, let dry. The spray the frame with Walnut stain Distress Oxide spray. Then ink the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink. 

Time for the Idea-ology paper doll; which I colored with waterbrush and Distress crayons, the same with the little dog. I put a pair of Transparent wings behind the girl as well. And a Tiny clip on the frame. These clips are so cool! 

At the bottom of the card I placed a Star border, cut from Metallic craftstock gold and colored with Walnut stain Distress crayon to get this aged look that I wanted. The crayons are so versatile! On that border I placed a Small talk sticker, mounted on a piece of green sanded Kraft cardstock.


Thank you for following me through this blog post. 

I will try this card in the following challenges; 

I wish you all a continued Happy easter 🐣, 

/ Susanne.  








söndag 5 april 2020

Bunny hop spring card

Hello and welcome,

Today I will show a card I made with Tim Holtz products. I will give this card to a women on her birthday.
With spring and easter approaching I thought it would be suitable to use a rabbit from the Sizzix Bunny hop die, 664421 and flowers from Funky florals #3, 662702, and Wildflower Stems. #2, 664164.



For the background I used the Flourish 3D embossingfolder, and inked the folder with Distress Oxide ink Stormy sky and then run through my Big shot with Watercolor cardstock. Then I sprayed the background with some water and dried it with my heat tool. Inked the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink.


The flowers and stems are diecut from Watercolor cardstock and colored with Distress inks with Tim’s water brush. 


The rabbit is also cut from Watercolor cardstock and then I used gritpaste on it. Then I sprayed it with Black soot Distress Oxide spray. I like the achived texture. Then I took a white string and colored with Mustard seed Distress ink, and tied around his neck. I used a white Posca pen as highlight on some of the flowers.
In the corner I also used a Number stamp from CMS225 Stampers anonymous Correspondence.


The Quote chip is sanded and inked on the edges with Distress ink in Seedles preserves. 


I mounted some of the flowers on 3D adhesive to get some dimension. I mounted the background on a sanded gold metallic Kraftstock, then a panel of Distress ink colored (Seedles preserves) Watercolor cardstock and finally on the back a piece of cardboard.


I will try this card in Simoonsaysstamp mondaychallenge , Spring mood board.

Thank you very much for visiting and take care in these crazy times, 

/ Susanne. 


lördag 21 mars 2020

Snarky tag

Hello and welcome,

I have been on a weeks vacation with limited supplies with me, but enough to be able to make some crafting. I made this tag with the very cool “Snarky cats” from Tim Holtz. All other supplies are also from TH accept from a white Posca pen.

For the background I used Distress ink in Walnut stain on a Mixed media heavystock tag. Then I used Distress ink in Walnut stain through the Eye chart stencil. Forest moss Distress ink through the star stencil. I also stamped one of the stamps from CMS397 Faded type with Aged mahogany. I distressed the edges with Walnut stain as well.


I used a white Posca pen and “doodled” around the stars.


I stamped the cat from CMS 392 Snarky cats on the background with Archival ink in Jet black, and the same cat on watercolor card stock. I love the cats and this one really looks totally hilariousđŸ˜». I colored the cat on watercolor cardstock with Distress inks. And cut it out, then mounted it with 3D adhesive above the cat which was stamped on the tag. I made it this way to get the hair around the cat to be visible without the difficulties to fuzzycut the hair. 

Then I stamped the snarky sentiments on watercolor cardstock with Jet black Archival,  mounted them with 3D adhesive and “ colored” them with Black soot Distress ink. 


I really love this set, the cats are so cool and the sentiments are so funny.

I will try this tag in the following challenges:
Simonsayssstamp mondaychallenge - Stencil fun
Craftstamper magazine blog - TIMI March challenge

Thank you for visiting, and take care in these crazy times,
/Susanne.






söndag 2 februari 2020

Masculine grungy Valentine card

Hello, welcome!

Today I will show a card that will be my Valentine card for my lovely husband. My husband is a genuine nice person, he is always so supportive and kind. He is helpful and cheering. I’m so thankful for all we have together! He really mean’s the world to me❤️
I have used Tim Holtz products for this card.


We start with the backgrounds; first I cut a piece from Heavystock, smeared Walnut stain Distress ink on my craft mat, spritzed with water and dipped the paper, I repeated this until I was satisfied with the look. Then I used Walnut stain kink through a number stencil, THMS054. Then I used Distress crayon in Walnut stain for the edges. I used some crackle paste on random places around the edges, then let air dry. Then some Distress crayon in Walnut stain. I used my sewing machine and zigzagged around the edges. I also used a “received” stamp from CMS225, in Archival ink, Plum.
I mounted that panel on to a Meatallic-3 Kraft stock, Onyx. (Sanded and inked edges with Walnut stain Distress ink). Then I mounted it on two red sanded Kraft card stock, (corners). 


Then I die cut the Globe (660214), from the same Onyx metallic paper, and sanded. Then I used Distress crayons in Rusty hinge, Walnut stain and Black soot on the globe. Walnut stain Distress ink around the edges. 
The heart is die cut from the Faceted heart in heavystock, inked with Candied apple and Aged mahogany Distress ink. Then spritzed with water. I used black sewing thread around the heart. The “love you” label is made with a stamp from Stamptember 2019 on watercolor paper, inked with Walnut stain Distress ink. Spritzed with water and inked with the same ink around the edges. 


The text “You mean the world to me” is diecut from red  sanded Kraft card stock with Alphanumeric label (664177). The ideaology Heart charm is seen by hand to the card. 


“Love” is diecut in both chipboard and watercolor paper. Colored with Candied apple and Aged mahogany Distress ink. Spritzed with water. I used Deco alphabeth (661815).


For the ticket I used a stamp from Odds and ends CMS100, “Happy Valentine”, stamped with Plum Archival ink. “True love” is a Small talk sticker. (Sanded and inked). 

The two back panels on my card is a piece of designpaper from “Abandoned”. (Awesome papers). Stitched with sewing machine. Then a piece of cardboard, inked with Walnut stain ink.


I painted two paper dolls with Distress crayons. Stitched them to the card. 



I will try this card in what I think is a suitable challenge: 😍

Thank you so much for visiting, 

/ Susanne