torstai 13. kesäkuuta 2024

On Your Special Day

I made this card with my new Pinkfresh Studio stamps from the set Anemone Magic. I coloured the image with my Copics before die cutting it with the matching die. The panel in the background is die cut with the Pinkfresh Studio die Hexagon Tiles Cover Plate and the frame is die cut with Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame die by MFT. The heat embossed sentiment says 'On your special day'. I embellished the card with some sparkly gold enamel dots.

torstai 6. kesäkuuta 2024

Graduation Card

Here's another graduation card I made this year. I used Penny Black's gorgeous rose stamp called Prized and coloured the image with my Copics before fussy cutting it out. I then die cut a small label and stamped the sentiment ('To the Graduate') on it and tied it around the rose stemp with gold thread. For the background I layered a panel of white cardstock on top of a panel of gold cardstock and matted them onto my card base. I also die cut the circle frame with Penny Black's Stars & Circles die out of gold card stock. I adhered everything in place and added a gold sticker to the upper right corner.

I'm entering this to:

We Love Stamping: June - Fabulous Florals

* Stamping Sensations: June - Mood Board

tiistai 28. toukokuuta 2024

To the Graduate

I needed to make a graduation card and chose to use this gorgeous floral stamp by Pinkfresh Studio called Miss Your Smile. I die cut the card base with Penny Black's slimline die from the set Slimline Medley and coloured the image with my Copics. I then partly die cut and partly heat embossed the sentiment (loosely translated it says 'Congrats to the graduate') and added a golden sticker to the upper right corner (it's a symbol of this particular type of graduate this card goes to).

I'm entering this to:

* Pinkfresh Studio Challenge: May 2024 - Flower Power

Here's a bit of a close up on the stamped image and the colouring:

maanantai 27. toukokuuta 2024

In the Meadow

I really like the leaves cascading down in this stamp from the In the Meadow stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio. I coloured the image with my Copics and die cut it with the matching die before adding some white gel pen to it. I also coloured and die cut some of the single leaves in the set. I stamped my sentiment (wishing a happy birthday in Finnish) on the panel before adhering the image with some foam adhesives. The single leaves are adhered flat on the card panel. 

I'm entering this to:

* Just Add Ink: Challenge #703 - Just Choose Two (I chose Bright Colours and Birthday)

maanantai 20. toukokuuta 2024

Birthday card

I need to grow my birthday card stash so I made a birthday card with this Altenew Darling Lily stamp. I coloured the image with my Copics and fussy cut it. I then used a couple of dies by Penny Black to create the background, namely All-in-One Oval for the piece with the scalloped edge, and Frame It die for the frame. I also layered panels of white and light blue cardstocks on top of the All-in-One Oval die cut to cover the oval opening on it. For the sentiment, I partly die cut and partly heat embossed the sentiment which says Happy Birthday in Finnish. Lastly, I embellished the card with some gems.

I'm entering this to:

* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #468 - Birthdays

sunnuntai 19. toukokuuta 2024

Artful Entry

I made this card with a new stamp from Penny Black called Artful Entry. This image is perfect to colour with watercolours so I used my Karin markers to colour it. I also added a few dots with a white gel pen to the potted tree as flowers. The sentiment comes from the new sentiment set Brighten the World. I matted the panel onto a piece of black cardstock before adhering it to my card base.

I'm entering this to: 

* Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 781 - Anything Goes

* We Love Stamping: May - Anything Goes

Penny Black products used, available in their online shop:

* Artful Entry (40-927)

* Brighten the World (31-056)

sunnuntai 12. toukokuuta 2024

Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day today in Finland so I have a couple of Mother's Day cards to share. I made the first card for my Mum and used Penny Black's gorgeous Meander stamp for it. I coloured the image with my Copic markers and ink blended the background with Distress Oxide inks in Old Paper and Saltwater Taffy. The sentiment says 'For Mother', I heat embossed it with sparkly gold embossing powder before embellishing the card with some sparkly gold enamel dots.

I'm entering this to:

* The Flower Challenge: Challenge #91 - Colour Your Flower

* Just Add Ink: Challenge #701 - Inspiration (I took my inspiration from the flower wreaths on the wall)

* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Light and Airy

I made the second card for my Mother-in-Law. The stamp I used is Captivating by Penny Black and again I coloured the image with my Copics. I did the background by ink blending Distress Oxide inks in Old Paper and Bundled Sage and used the same sentiment as I used in the first card (saying 'For Mother' in Finnish), this time with no heat embossing though. 

I'm entering this to:

* CAS on Friday: Challenge #283 - Flowers

* Inkspirational: Challenge #315 - Seasonal (my season is Spring as Mother's Day is in May)