Sunday, October 2, 2022

You Can Do It

Hi there,

today, I am strongly supporting this year's "I Support Design NOT Crime" Day with this "You Can Do It" project:

  • stamp the mushroom cluster from the Create a Smile Mushrooms set with Lawn Fawn Jellyfish ink and color the image with watercolors
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Ink Bundled Sage and add watered-down droplets of that same ink
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiments from the Create a Smile Keine Sorge set with Versamark onto strips of black cardstock and heat-emboss the with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Monday, September 26, 2022

Pastel Leaves

Hi there,

I created this slimline fall card with pastel leaves for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • cut out a panel from smooth white cardstock using one of the Karten-Kunst Stitched DIN lang dies and a second panel from kraft cardstock
  • stamp the Karten-Kunst Herbst-Blätter with Distress Oxide Ink (Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves)
  • add some watered-down splatters with those darker inks
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Clair Pinecone
  • add some golden sequins as final embellishments


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Tuesday, September 20, 2022

You're one in a Melon

Hi there,

I created this sweet summer card using the bear from the Gerda Steiner Designs Melon Friends stamp set:

  • stamp the bear and some melon slices from the Gerda Steiner Designs Melon Friends set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black - use the Masking Technique
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • use a black gel pen to accent the melon seeds
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • add strips of pink cardstock and of patterned paper to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Monday, September 19, 2022

With Love Feather

Hi there,

this is my newest project for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • cut out a panel from smooth white cardstock using one of the Karten-Kunst Stitched DIN lang dies
  • stamp one of the sentiments from the Karten-Kunst Spruch-Kombi Geburtstag set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • add some splatters with Acrylic Ink Neonpink
  • cut out a feather from smooth white cardstock using the larger of the Karten-Kunst Feathers Federn die set
  • add color to the feather using Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry)
  • embellish the card with some stars and dots stamped in Versafine Onyx Black from the Karten-Kunst Kränze und Kreise set


Have a colorful day,

Hugs,



Friday, September 16, 2022

Cozy Time

Hi there,

this is another Christmas Card created with the Anjas Basteltraum Wollige Weihnachten stamp set:

  • stamp the socks from the Anjas Basteltraum Wollige Weihnachten set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the Anjas Basteltraum Kleine Weihnachtswünsche set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Silver embossing powder
  • add a strip of glitter paper to the top and bottom of the panel and adhere it to a cardbase covered with patterned paper


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Monday, September 12, 2022

All my Love

Hi there,

I created this see-through card with the new Karten-Kunst Spruch-Kombi Geburtstag stamp set:

  • cut out a Karten-Kunst Stitched Circle from the front of the cardbase
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Spruch-Kombi Geburtstag with Versamark inside the card and heat-emboss it with Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • re-insert the cut-out circle and stamp some greenery from the Karten-Kunst Doodle Plants set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add highlights with a white gel pen


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Reindeer Gift Card Pocket

Hi there,

I created this Gift Card Pocket using the Anjas Basteltraum Rentierpost stamp set:


  • stamp one of the reindeer from the Anjas Basteltraum Rentierpost set with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf and color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers
  • use Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils for extra shading and a white gel pen for the highlights
  • cut out the CUTplorations ATC/Gift Card Pocket from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock
  • apply Versamark through the Lawn Fawn Snowflake Background stencil and heat emboss the snowflakes with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add a closing mechanism using die cut circles, brads and a string of twine
  • ink up the edges of the pocket with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
  • decorate the envelope with die cuts from the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens and Funky Festive sets
  • add a foiled die cut number "24" from the Spellbinders Be Bold Lowercase Alphabet and Numbers set


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,





Monday, September 5, 2022

Hello Roses

Hi there,

the Karten-Kunst Spruch-Kombi Geburtstag set is great for stamping a message inside your card:


  • watercolor some roses onto a rectangular panel of watercolor paper
  • add some dark green splatters
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Ink Iced Spruce
  • cut out the "HALLO" with the help of the Karten-Kunst Joy Alphabet, grey cardstock and cardstock dyed with Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Spruch-Kombi Geburtstag inside the card using Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick
  • add some patterned paper to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase
  • add some sequins a s final embellishments


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,




Saturday, September 3, 2022

Merry X-Mouse

Hi there,

I created this cute Shaker Tag using the Anjas Basteltraum Happy X-Maus stamp set:

  • stamp the sweet little mouse from the Anjas Basteltraum Happy X-Maus set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black
  • cut out a Karten-Kunst Stitched Circle around the image
  • cut that same circle from acetate and from kraft cardstock as well
  • mask the mouse and add color to the background using Distress Ink Evergreen Bough
  • add some splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolors Gold Pearl
  • cut out the space around the mouse with a kraft knife as an opening for the shaker element
  • color the mouse with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • assemble the shaker and fill it with star-shaped sequins 
  • use a star hole punch to cut out the hole of the tag and thread two strands of twine through it


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Thursday, September 1, 2022

Baking Fox

Hi there,

I created this Christmas project using the sweet little fox from the Anjas Basteltraum Lebkuchenbäckerei stamp set:

  • stamp the image from the Anjas Basteltraum Lebkuchenbäckerei set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background with the help of patterned paper and add a strip of patterned paper to the left and right side of the panel
  • stamp the sentiment from the Anjas Basteltraum Knusperhäuschen Sprüche set with Versamark onto a strip of kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add a little heart cut from woodgrain paper as final embellishment


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Knitted

Hi there,

I created this sweet card using the Anjas Basteltraum Wollige Weihnachten stamp set:

  • stamp the image from the Anjas Basteltraum Wollige Weihnachten set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • mask the image and add color to the background with the help of Distress Oxide Ink Salvaged Patina
  • add water droplets and sparkly splatters for more texture
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • add balls of wool cut from colored cardstock using one of the dies from the Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box Cat Add-On set
  • cut out a stitched panel from white cardstock and run it through your Big Shot in an embossing folder
  • add all the layers to a white card base


Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,



Monday, August 29, 2022

Dear Greetings

Hi there,

I created this watercolor card using the new Karten-Kunst Mini Frames Obst stamp set:

  • stamp some fruit from the Karten-Kunst Mini Frames Obst set with Versamark onto a piece of watercolor paper cut with the help of one of the Karten-Kunst Stitched Rectangles A6 and heat-emboss the with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add color to the background using watercolors
  • cut out another stitched panel but this time from kraft cardstock
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Aus der Schreibmaschine set onto a strip of kraft cardstock with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,