18 June 2018

Forgot someone's birthday? Blah bunny to the rescue!

Hello Everyone,

Today, I would like to share with you a fun belated birthday card. We all surely have forgotten about someone's birthday at least once, right? And even if you never have, I suppose having one or two belated birthday cards in our stash is always a good thing - for that exceptional circumstance... 

I've had the "Blah bunny" and "Blah blah blah" stamp sets in my stash since the day they released - there was something in these sets that I just couldn't resist. Yet, strangely, I have not used them... until now. I had no idea where I was going with the card design when I started colouring the image, but as I kept creating, this fun idea started clarifying in my mind... 

For some reason, I kept giggling throughout the whole process of putting this card together - the sentiments are just so fun to play with, and their versatility allowed me to go along with my plan - to make a long sentiment in rainbow colours. 

The end result is pretty much uni-sex, I believe, which is a great thing - as I struggle with cards appropriate for guys. For sure, it's not a card you'd send to anyone, but for this friend  or family member who has a bit of sense of humour - it will be perfect! 

I hope you like it as much as I do:



I am entering this into the following challenge:
SSSWChallenge - Frame it

Well, what do you think? :o)

Have a great week ahead,

Mirella

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

VELLUM - by Crafter's Companion
PATTERNED PAPER - old paper pad by Papermania


Honey Bee BLAH BUNNY Clear Stamp Set HBST59 Honey Bee BLAH BLAH BLAH Clear Stamp Set HBST60 Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Dies Studio Katia SATIN RAINBOW Confetti sk2706 Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tombow N15 BLACK Dual Brush Marker 56621 Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153 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 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01

14 June 2018

Altenew Educator Certification Program - For the guys

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing another card I made for the AECP. This time, the class is called For the Guys. Do you, like me, struggle with masculine cards? If so, you should definitely check out the class and get some inspiration! 

I was inspired by quite a few of the cards & ideas showcased in the class videos, and I will surely be using some of the tips on my future masculine cards, but the idea I just had to try straight away was to turn the card into a Pop Art like "masterpiece" a'la Andy Warhol. There's something about the bold and crazy colours that immediately drew my attention and got the creative cogs of my brain turning. 

I created a rather simple card for my first attempt, and it will be sent to my dad for Father's Day - I hope he likes it. I didn't use any sentiments, since I don't have too many in Polish (and none of the ones I do have were appropriate for the occasion)... I usually use alpha stamps/dies in such circumstances, but somehow I didn't feel they would work for my design this time... 

I am hoping to revisit this idea very soon, and maybe try a few more but smaller images, to have even more fun colours on my card. By the way, this is also a great way to use up scraps of colourful cardstock! 

Here's my first attempt at this technique/idea. The colourful panel is popped up on some foam tape, but it's not too visible in the pictures: 



I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Frame it

Well, what do you think? Fun, right? I am super scared of simple cards with little to no embellishments, but I try to get out of my comfort zone sometimes...

Have a great day,

Mirella

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):


Altenew INDOOR GARDEN Clear Stamp Set ALT1756 My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT Altenew RED SUNSET Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack 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 BLUEPRINT SKETCH Ranger tdo55822 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TDO56348 Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153 Tombow N15 BLACK Dual Brush Marker 56621 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 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01

11 June 2018

Baby Cards with HoneyBee Stamps

Hi Everyone,

Today, I would like to share with you two baby cards (one for a boy, and one for a girl) that I made with the adorable "Heaven sent" stamp set by HoneyBee Stamps. 

I was lucky enough to win this stamp set, and I am truly delighted that I did - it's so cute! Having played with it a bit to make the cards I'm showing you today, I believe it might soon become my go to stamp set for any future baby cards I might need - these bunnies (both the "baby" bunny and the tiny plushie) are too sweet! 


The card layouts were inspired by the current HoneyBee Stamps challenge over on their Facebook page. I didn't follow the sketch precisely, but it gave me a good basis for my design. 

The bunnies are coloured with Copic Markers and fussy cut. Their outfits are paper pieced, with some additional shading added with my markers. 

I hope you like my cards:









Have a great week ahead,

Mirella

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Hexagon Stencil - By HoneyBee, it was a freebie at some point
Sequins on the Baby Girl card - by Neat and Tangled

Honey Bee HEAVEN SENT Clear Stamp Set hbst-108 BoBunny SUGAR Glitter Paste 12740919 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger TDO56171 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO Ranger TDO55891 Simon Says Stamp Stencil TINY SPACED HEARTS ssst121369 Better Together Tonic PEONY PINK Nuvo Embellishment Mousse 800N Altenew SIMPLE ALPHA Die Set ALT1773 Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT Tombow N15 BLACK Dual Brush Marker 56621 EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01 Studio Katia CRYSTAL RAINBOW Confetti SK2702 Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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