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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fancy Flourishes Challenge at Creative Knockouts

Hey there and welcome. Today I want to share with you my DT card for Creative Knockouts. This week we want to see some “Fancy Flourishes” on your projects. Star Stampz is the fabulous sponsor offering 3 images to one lucky winner, and that could be you, so I really hope you will find some time to play along with us!
 

The image of my choice was 'My Sweet Rose’. It is such an adorable and beautiful image, I’m sure you agree with me :) For coloring, I used Alpha brush markers. I also  wanted to create a card base full of flourishes, and decided to draw them myself. Using the broad tip of my embossing pen, I drew flourishes all over my card base, added embossing powder in the color verdigris (Ranger) and heat embossed the drawing. I also heat embossed the entire image using some sparkle embossing powder. It is so hard to capture on the photos, but in real life the sparkle is absolutely gorgeous! This card is pretty CAS, but as I mentioned before, in real life it shines and sparkles so beautifully that no other embellishments were needed.
 



Here you can see my card base full of hopefully fancy flourishes :)
 

I hope you like how my card turned out, and I really look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge!
 


Hugs,
 
Jinny
 

Stamp used: My Sweet Rose (Star Stampz)
Dies used: Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies (Hero Arts)
 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters Favorite Technique (heat embossing the entire colored image the heat embossing makes it look like some store bought embellishment, I think it looks like stickers :D)

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A CAS Birthday Card

Hello and welcome. Today I have a CAS card to share. To make it, I first printed off the adorable image and colored it in with markers. Using a white gel pen, I also added a lot of dots to my image. I then cut it out and applied Stickles on the flowers. After it was completely dried, I decided to clear heat emboss the whole image. Lately, I have really enjoyed heat embossing my (stamped) images. The embossing intensifies the colors and makes the images look like some store bought stickers, just beautiful! I then chose a white square card base and added some die cutting accents.
 



I hope you like how my card turned out.
 
Thanks for stopping by and keep safe!
 
Hugs,
 
Jinny
 

Stamp used: Sunbonnet flowers (Bugaboo)
Dies used: Braided Circles, Lacey Edgers1 (Pinkfresh Studio)
 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug Challenge May Bingo (Die/Punch, Bugaboo Image, Player’s Choice: Heat Embossing)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Sincere Thanks Bridge Card

Hey there and welcome. Today I want to share with you a bridge card. Although I love making interactive and fun fold cards, I don’t like them to be too complicated, for example if I have to use some special (complicated) dies or tools. But these bridge cards are sooo easy to make, so I am definitely going to make more of them. How to make those card bases can be found on Jennifer McGuire’s channel :)


After stamping the images with black pigment ink, I sprinkled some clear embossing powder and heat set them.
Then I used watercolor pencils to color them in. The flowers were easy to fussy cut, but around the cute fairy girl I left
a white rim. I then used some scrap patterned paper to decorate the card base. After gluing down the images, I realized that I had forgotten the sentiment, so I stamped the greeting on some scrap vellum. To adhere the sentiment strip, I first glued down some gems and then applied liquid glue on the back of the gems. This way I could avoid the glue showing through the vellum.
 


 
I hope you like how my card turned out.
 
Thanks for stopping by and keep safe!
 
Hugs,
 
Jinny
 

Stamps used: Posey (Whimsy Stamps), 4 Flowers (Hero Arts), Sincere Thanks (Kraftin’ Kimmie)
 
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, May 16, 2020

A Birthday Card

Hello and welcome. I hope all of you are staying safe and well. I got a little crafty again to help my indoor isolation, and this is the card I made. After stamping the beautiful (big) flower image, I colored it in with my watercolor pencils. I kind of messed up some parts of the image, so I decided to fussy cut it and save what I could. I then heat embossed the entire image using sparkle embossing powder. Some parts of it are pretty thin and fragile, so I heat embossed it twice. To assemble the card, I followed the sketch provided by MFT challenge blog. It’s hard to see on the photos, but I also stamped the front of my card base using VersaMark ink and a woodgrain stamp.
 



 
I hope you like how my card turned out.
 
Thanks for stopping by and keep safe!
 
Hugs,
 
Jinny

 
Stamps used: Fresh-Cut Flowers Background, Birthday Buds (My Favorite Things), Woodgrain (Hero Arts)
Dies used: Lacey Edgers 1 (Pinkfresh Studio)
 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
(I actually like to use purple on my cards and love to pair it with yellow. They are complementary, so they enhance each other so beautifully)

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Funny Cards at Creative Knockouts

Hey there and welcome. Today I want to share with you my DT project for Creative Knockouts. This week’s theme is “Funny Cards”, and Jan’s Digi Stamps is the fabulous sponsor. One lucky winner has the chance to win a $10 store gift certificate, and that could be you, so I really hope you will find some time to create something and share them with us!

The image and sentiment of my choice were from the set called Glasses. I used the image to create my own background which was really easy and fast to do (one of the advantages of using digis: resize, copy and paste :D). I then colored in the background using bright rainbow colors to make it match the funny sentiment (this one is by far one of my most favorites, so hilarious and original!) Then I cut the background in three pieces and glued the outer ones on some black card stock. The sentiment I placed just between them. As final touch, I added some gems, and the card was finished. The remaining piece I am planning to turn into a bookmark later.
 


I hope you like how my card turned out, and I really look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge!
 
Hugs,
 
Jinny



Dies used: Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies (Hero Arts)
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 

Bold Rainbow Stripes

Hey there and welcome. Today I have a super bright and bold card to share. I first created the background using Distress Oxide inks. I wanted to get very clear and crisp lines, so I masked off each section before applying the rainbow colors. I don’t have an orange in Distress Oxide, so I used the normal Distress ink. You can definitely see that the orange part is not that opaque, but I’m okay with that :)  Then I used this beautiful and super intricate background die and 
die cut it from white card stock and adhered it to my inked panel. I then used sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. My card was inspired by a card made by the Pinkfresh Studio DT member Natalia, and I wanted to add my sentiment like the way she did. But a thin black strip seemed to get lost on my bold panel, so I die cut the letters and adhered them. The sparkle is so hard to capture on photos, but it is so pretty in real life, I love it :)
 



 
I hope you like how my card turned out.
 
Thanks for stopping by and keep safe!
 
Hugs,
 
Jinny

 
Dies used: Folklore, Adore Alpha Set (Pinkfresh Studio)
 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, May 11, 2020

Happy Birthday to YOUUUU!

Hello and welcome. I hope all of you are staying safe and well. This time I want to share with you a birthday card.
I wanted to make a OLC, so following the sketch provided by My Favorite Things Challenge I created the front panel.
All the images I colored in using markers. Everything worked out really well and then boom! I accidentally spilled water,  and drops and splatters landed on some balloons at the bottom and on the music conductor bird... But I didn’t want to throw it away, so I paper pieced the damaged images. That accident also caused the markers really bleed through the card stock, so that I had to cut off this panel and adhere it to a top folding note card. Some days can be really tough! And these things naturally happen when you’re almost done :(   Not a ‘real’ OLC anymore, but I am sooo happy that I could fix that :D
 


I hope you like how my card turned out.
 
Thanks for stopping by and keep safe!
 
Hugs,
 
Jinny
 
 
Stamp set used: Birthday Buds (My Favorite Things)
 
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Use a Stencil Challenge at The Crafter’s Cafe

Hey there and welcome. Today, I want to share my DT project for The Crafter’s Cafe . The theme is Use a Stencil , and    Dr Digi as our fab...