16 August 2011

Single-layer mother's day cards

Yesterday, we celebrated mother's day in Antwerp.
For this weeks finally friday challenge, I created 2 single-layer mother's day cards.

I kept the first card very simple. I masked 3 squares and sponged them with distress ink.
In the masked squares, I stamped little flowers.
Rounded the corners of the card and finished it off with a sentiment of stamped red letters and black handwriting.

For the second card, I clear-embossed a few swirls on a piece of white cardstock.
Then, using a mask, I sponged the rectangular shapes with 6 different colours of distress ink (top to bottom: victorian velvet, fired brick, wheatered wood, stormy sky, peeled paint and forest moss).

Rounded the corners of the card and finished it off with a sentiment of white letter stickers and black handwriting.

Here's a little close-up of the letters:

Hope you like it!


14 August 2011

Good Luck!

For my sister-in-law who started a new job this week, I created a quick card to wish her good luck.

I used cream cardstock, cut out a rectangular card and rounded the bottem two corners.
Stamped the Leaf Flourish stamp on the same cream cardstock and used a green, handmade paper as contrast.
As a sentiment, I stamped a 'succes' greeting, attached it to a Tim Holtz fragment and tied it to the card with some green ribbon to finish it off.

Tomorrow, we celebrate Mother's day here in Antwerp and I've got some more card to show you, so watch the blog :)

Have a great Sunday!

19 July 2011

Embossed resist - part two

So, as I promised in my previous post, here's the second part of my resist embossing adventures.

Again, I used the embossed resist technique to create a background, this time a more feminine one.

This background is made using the Hero Arts antique flower backgroundstamp and the flower circle is the poppy background.
Distressed with victorian velvet and fired brick distress ink, added a sentiment and: voilĂ , done :)

I also made a blue variation using stormy sky and weathered wood:

Hope you have a great week!


13 July 2011

Embossed resist - part one

Last weekend, I experimented with the embossed resisted technique.
I used the technique to create some backgrounds.

For this card, I first stamped the friend definition stamp with archival coffee ink.
Next, I stamped a diamond-shaped backgroundstamp with versamark en clear embossed it.
Then I sponged over the card with some distress inks (I think I used peeled paint, forest moss and walnut stain).
To finish it off, I added a strip of cardstock and a greeting (I didn't have the right colour of cardstock, so I took a piece of green and sponged it with the distress inks I used on the background to make it match the rest of the card).

And here is the result:

Here's another picture. I made a few of them, and they all have slightly different backgroundcolors (the one on the left has less green, but more walnut stain).

I'll be back soon with a more feminine card using the same technique.

Thanks for dropping by!

02 July 2011

Nature card

Here's a quick post with a card I made for my nephew last week.
For this one, I decided to go with a nature-theme.

So, a simple stamped background with distressed edge. Added an embossed and sanded tag, a little bit of twine and some letters and the card was finished :)

More cards to come soon!


22 June 2011

Wedding splendour

After a few weeks of silence, I thought it was time to make myself heard again...
I may have stopped blogging for a while, but I haven't stopped crafting, so I have a few creations to share over the next few days / weeks.

First, I'll start with a weddingcard I made for a friend who got married about a month ago.
I wanted to use simple, elegant colours, so I went with cream and red.

Here's the card I came up:

I stamped the background with a script stamp in old paper distress ink.
On top, I stamped swirls with versamark ink and embossed them with pearl embossing powder (this was a new purchase from a few weeks ago and I'm totally hooked!).
The two hearts were cut out of a red metallic-shiny paper and then covered with glossy accents.
The '2 hearts'-sentiment is stamped on a piece of vellum (hard to see in the photo).
Als main focal point, I took the Hero Arts Leaf Flourish stamp, stamped it with bright red en embossed with clear embossing powder.

To show you the great pearl embossing shine and the glossy hearts, I took a second photo from another angle. Here you can see the reason why I fell in love with the pearl ;)

What you can't see (forgot to take a picture :-s) is the sentiment on the inside that says: '1 dream' to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoy it!!

15 April 2011

Black & white

Decided to make a masculine card to enter in the Hero Arts April challenge :)
So with some pieces of black and white cardstock a bit of staming and embossing, this is what I came up with:

Hope you like it!!

Have a great - and sunny - weekend! :)