13 April 2018

Distress Oxide inks on kraft cardstock

Hi Everyone,

I hope I don't jinx it, but it looks like spring has finally decided to come to Helsinki! Woohoo! You cannot imagine how nice it is to start changing clothes to lighter ones, and to walk around in gorgeous sunshine...

To celebrate, I decided to make a floral card :o) This time, it's a card for a guy (I am really struggling with these, as you know!), so I opted for testing out my Distress Oxide inks on some kraft cardstock. I still went with quite cheerful and (some might say) feminine colours, but I think the fact that it's on a kraft base, and that there aren't any glittery embellishments classifies this card as an OK one for a guy!

I wanted to play along with the current "Where Creativity meets C9" challenge, hence I looked through my Concord and 9th stash, and decided to finally try out one of the turnabout stamps. Boy, these are so much fun, now I want more of them! 

And here's the card, what do you think, is it masculine enough?



I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Where creativity meets C9 - Spring

Have a great weekend,
Mirella

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White gesso (for the splatters)
Concord & 9th FLOWER TURNABOUT Clear Stamp Set 10223C9 Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Dies Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM  Paper Pack 25 Sheets Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TDO56355 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO Ranger TDO55891 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger TDO56126 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TDO56348 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TDO56294 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID TRANSPARENCY mistigt Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085

08 April 2018

A trio of cards with Lawn Fawn Year Seven

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're having a great weekend! We had a bit of a hectic one, but it was really nice and full of fun times spent with our lovely girls. We're a bit tired, but happy :o)

Today, I am sharing with you a little trio of cards I made with the adorable Lawn Fawn "Year Seven" stamp set. It's one of those cute small sets that are really inexpensive. I don't actually own a lot of Lawn Fawn sets, but I fell in love with this one, and had to have it! Sadly, it waited a good while to be inked up, but now that I've used it, I wanna use it some more! Those cute piñatas are so much fun to colour that I am sure I'll use this set again!

The idea behind the trio of cards was that I wanted to use one sheet of 12x12 paper for all three of them, hence I went with a slightly smaller size than usual - they're all 4x4. The first card was my initial idea for this stamp set, and the other two cards just happened "by the way" - I already had a few of these piñatas coloured, hence I thought I might as well use them all! :o)

Hope you like them! They're quite simple, but fun. 

CARD 1 - a trifold with a hidden message





CARD 2 - A cheerful wobble card




CARD 3 - For any occasion




I am entering these into the following challenges:
LawnFawnatics - Card sets
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A trio of something
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday



Have a great week,
Mirella

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"Hello" stamp - freebie from Lawn Fawn
Patterned Paper - Lawn Fawn, Perfectly plaid Rainbow (6x6)


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05 April 2018

Hope your birthday is unforgettable - Distress Oxide Water Painting

Hi Everyone,

Has spring come to you, wherever you are? Here in Helsinki, we are still waiting... It's still rather cold, and we had a snow storm on Monday - can you believe it, a snow storm in April? It's rather unusual even for this corner of the world! 

I am trying to make a lot of floral cards, to make myself feel better, and maybe also to convince spring that it's time to wake up! :o)

Today's card was inspired by the Distress Oxide Water Painting technique, introduced by the wonderful Jennifer McGuire. I love how simple and effective this technique is, and I will definitely be using it more often, especially when I'm short for time - you can make really lovely cards in almost no time!

Instead of only water, I used my shimmer/glitter pen to colour over the Distress Inks - that way, I also got some additional sparkle on my card. Looooove me some sparkle! 





I am entering this card into the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy birthday
SSS Monday Challenge - A trio of somethung

Isn't it really pretty? For a card that took maybe 20-30 minutes to make, I think it's pretty impressive! You should try this, too! If you do, and you share your makes on Instagram, feel free to tag me - I'd love to see what you made!

Have a great day,

Mirella

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Sequins & glitter border stickers - from my stash


Wplus9 BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET DAHLIA Clear Stamps CLWP9BBD Wplus9 UNFORGETTABLE Clear Stamps CL-WP9UN Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger TDO56126 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TDO56348 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096 Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089
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