Monday, February 27, 2012

Reverse Stamping with new Paper Smooches stamps!

Hi everyone!

Today I have a video to share with you, where I show how to do reverse stamping with some awesome new Paper Smooches stamps. I have been so lucky as to get to play with some soon-to-be-released solid stamps from Paper Smooches, that are perfect for my reverse stamping technique! Thank you so much Kim, for letting me play with the solid stamps from your CHA release =) 




Here's a card I made using the reverse stamping technique:

 

Make sure you check out the Paper Smooches blog today. I hear that Kim will be giving away the two solid stamps I've shown in the video today! If you don't happen to be the lucky winner there, fear not! These stamps will be released along with everything else from Paper Smooches' CHA release on March 1st =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Young Crafters Unite - Challenge #7

Hi everyone!

This is my second post today. Please scroll down to see my card for the new SPARKS challenge =)

Today I have my card for the seventh YCU challenge to share with you. Please go check it out on the YCU blog! The challenge this time is:



Here's my card for this challenge:


This was my first time ever making a clear card, and it was quite an interesting experience. I kept getting fingerprints and smudges on my clear acetate cardbase, and finally had to stop thinking about trying to wipe it off and just leave it. I decided to make this a sympathy card. I found a pretty patterned paper in my scraps, and cut it out with a spellbinders die. I also cut the next size up die twice out of white paper. I adhered one of them to the front of the card and one to the inside to be able to write a message on. I stamped my sentiment, and distressed the edges of my diecut pieces and sentiment strip using one color of distress ink. I added a pearl to each side of the sentiment, to finish off the sentiment strip. All of my paper layers were adhered using my pink atg.    


Now, I'f you haven't checked out this challenge over at the YCU blog, please use this link to get there:

We have an awesome design team on the YCU blog. They've all made fabulous creations for this challenge! Please go check out their fabulous creations for this challenge as well =)


Jess Larsen - http://jesslarsen.blogspot.com/  - Jess is not participating in this challenge.

And lastly, my fellow co-creator of the Young Crafters Unite! blog

Britta Swiderski - http://brittaswiderski.com

Before you go, I wanted to let you know that we have an amazing sponsor for our challenge! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their fabulous online store! Thank you so much, Simon Says Stamp =)
If you haven't seen it yet, you should really check out their store. They have a huge selection of cardmaking, stamping and scrapbooking supplies! Just click on their graphic below to go to their store =)


Simon Says Stamp



Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you'll be able to join us for this fun challenge over at the YCU blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


SPARKS Challenge: February 23rd - March 7th

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the current SPARKS challenge. Here's the inspiration photo for this challenge:
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 Stamps by Paper Smooches


For the stripes behind the bear, I colored strips of white cardstock with different blue and grey Copic markers. I adhered them onto a piece of paper, and diecut the whole piece. I matted that circle onto a larger white circle. I stamped the bear onto kraft and white cardstock, added some shading with Copic markers, and paper pieced it together. I stamped the greeting onto white cardstock, and adhered the bear and the sentiment onto the striped circle. I then adhered the whole element onto a kraft cardbase, using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out this new challenge over at the SPARKS blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta



Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cutout Heart Card

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing a card I made to enter into the following challenges:

There She Goes Blog - Negative Die Cut
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Love is in the air 
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 73 Love & Hearts
By The Cute And Girly - Love is in the air
Stamp and Create - Valentine's/Love

Here's my card:


I made a heart shape in Photoshop, and diecut it out from a panel of red cardstock using my Silhouette. I rouned all four corners to soften the look of the panel. I added the red panel to a white cardbase using foam adhesive. I embossed my sentiment onto a scrap piece of vellum, using black embossingpowder. I added one black rhinestone on each side of the sentiment, and used some glue underneath the rhinestones to adhere the sentiment strip down to the red panel.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Thursday, February 9, 2012

SPARKS Challenge: February 9th - February 22nd

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the current SPARKS challenge. Here's the inspiration photo for this challenge:
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Here's the card I made:
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 Stamps by Paper Smooches

I took inspiration from the peach/pink color of the heart, the pinked edge and the grey background in the inspration photo. I also liked the simplicity of only the heart on the background and nothing else, and decided not to add a sentiment to my card.
I sponged some pink distress ink onto white cardstock, cut it into a heart. I then used the same color of ink to stamp different hearts from several different Paper Smooched stampsets. I adherd the heart onto white cardstock, and cut around the heart shape with some old pinking scissors. Looking at the card now, I wish i would have done a better job with cutting around the heart with the pinking scissors. It doesn't look as good as I want it to. I guess I should have taken apart the heart and white layer, and tried again to get a better looking pinked heart. Oh well, lesson learned =) Also, looking at it now in the picture, I feel like the heart pattern in the cutout heart has some blank spots I would have liked to fill in. For the cardbase, I cut it out of grey cardstock. I then went over the cardstock with grey distress ink on a sponge, to make it look a little more textured. I then adhered the heart piece onto the cardbase using foam adhesive.

Update!
As I was looking at the picture of this card on my blog, I felt more and more unhappy with it. I decided to fix and redo what I didn't like about the card, and post a picture of the improved version. Read above to see exactly what I was unhappy with =) Here is the improved version, with new stamped heart and better cut white mat:




Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out this new challenge over at the SPARKS blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lawnscaping #27

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card I made to enter into the current Lawnscaping challenge:



Here's my card:


Stamps by Lawn Fawn

I reverse+normal stamped the dove stamp using Memento ink. I stamped two different hearts in between to look like a banner, and added a curved line. I colored the hearts with Copics, and added some light shading to the doves as well. I added some punched borders out of warm grey cardstock, and matted the image piece with the borders adhered to a piece of red cardstock using foam adhesive. I then added the matted piece onto a white cardbase using more foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Dalmatian Congratulations Card

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing a card I made to enter into the following challenges:








Here's the card I made:


Stamps by Paper Smooches
For this card, I took inspiration from the movie "101 Dalmatians". I stamped the dog from the "Chubby Chums" Paper Smooches stamps set for my card. The dog has one spot on his right ear, but I added more with my black Memento marker. I then shaded the image slightly using warm grey Copic markers, colored the tongue red, and added a shadow under the dog with a neutral grey Copic marker. I matted the image onto black cardstock, stamped my sentiment on a white strip, and matted that onto black cardstock as well. For the aqua piece of paper, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I adhered the embossed piece flat onto my white cardbase using my pink atg. I then colored some tiny white pearls red, and adhered them onto the sentiment strip. Both the image and the sentiment panels was adhered with foam adhesive onto the card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta



Friday, February 3, 2012

Giveaway winner

Hi everyone

Today I have the fun task of randomly selecting the winner of my giveaway from January. I entered the numbers from my sign-up Inlinkz list into a random number generator, and it came out with...


That means that the winner is Melinda! Congratulations, Melinda! Please email me your name and adress, and I'll be sure to get the package in the mail to you soon. My email adress is legojentaAThotmail.com (swap out AT with @)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta