Birthday Flowers | Avery Elle

Hello everyone! Finally I could make a card with the beautiful 'hand drawn florals' from Avery Elle.

I stamped the images with Archival jet black ink and used masking paper to layer the flowers. Then I colored them in with Windsor and Newton watercolors. I stayed in a hotel when I colored them - for traveling I prefer my Windsor and Newton palette because it is handier.

Then I covered the flowers again and blended some weathered wood distress ink. In the centre I stamped the sentiment included in the set.
Then I diecut the  piece with the larger die from the set 'postage stamp' and adhered the frame to a cardbase. I added orange fun foam to the centre and adhered the diecut piece onto the foam. This resulted in a nice dimension.

Last but not least I added some Nuvo drops in gold coast.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!


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Believe | Mama Elephant

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you this card which was clearly inspired by Disney's Mulan :-) I think the sentiment from 'dragon wishes' was perfect for the Mulan theme.
Since I am a huge Mama Elephant fan I enjoy quite a large collection and love combining different sets for my cards!

The card includes several new techniques for me: 1. I watercolored my own background, 2. I used Copic no-line coloring and 3. I combined different coloring mediums (watercoloring and Copics) --- so there are a lot of things I am not 100% satisfied with but I really enjoyed the process :-)

So first I created the watercolor background using Mijello mission gold colors. I wanted to give the illusion of a cherry blossom background. I used the 'hillside cover' from ME to diecut the watercolor piece and prepare it for the card.

Then I stamped the images from the sets 'in my heart', 'dragon wishes' and 'lunar extras' with victorian velvet and antique linen distress inks. I definitely prefer Memento inks for Copic coloring but since I don't have light colors for no-line coloring I went with the distress inks. After the images were done I diecut them and adhered everything to the background.

With white embossing powder I heat embossed the sentiment and adhered the scene to a white cardbase.

Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome day!


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Ahoy, happy birthday | Lawn Fawn

Hi there! I created my very first shadow box card and it's so much easier and faster than I thought!

This time I started by stamping all the images with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored them in again with Copic markers. I used the stamp sets 'mermaid for you', 'ahoy, matey' and 'duh-nuh'.

I set them beside and diecut some elements from the sets 'shadow box card', 'shadow box card ocean add-on'. The basic was cut out from Lawn Fawn mermaid cardstock. On the other pieces I used oxide inks to blend some colors.

I also cut out a piece of rectangle for the back of the card.

After adhering everything together (I used the Lawn Fawn glue tube today) the card was already finished :)

I wish you a nice weekend and thank you for stopping by!


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Waving hello | Lawn Fawn

Waving hello to you all! I was in the mood for another ocean-themed card (and there will definitely come ;-) ) This time I went with the Lawn Fawn stamp sets 'mermaid for you' and 'you are sublime'.

I created a ink blended backround using faded jeans, mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass distress ink. I also added some water and color droplets and soft white "bubbles" with Lawn Fawn yeti ink.
Then I cut two strips from the blended background and adhered them to a pearl white card base.

I stamped the cute images with Memento tuxedo black and colored them in with Copics. After diecutting all of them I adhered them to the background.

The sentiment and some of the bubbles are stamped directly onto the pearl cardbase (using Lawn Fawn dye ink). Last but not least I added some pearls.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!


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