Sunday, September 29, 2013

Striped Flamingo Card

Today I am sharing a card I made, using the matching die for the flamingo in Lawn Fawns "Gnome Sweet Gnome". If you've followed my blog, you might have seen that I love that flamingo stamp. Here's a peek at a few older projects I've made with it. You can click on the pictures to see more about the cards =)


I will be entering this card into the current Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is Anything Goes.

Watch the video below, or on YouTube



Here's a picture of the finished card:

(Stamps and die by Lawn Fawn and Impression Obsession)

I so love that flamingo, in stamp form or diecut form, even when it is "dressed up" in (technically) zebra stripes =) I like that I was able to diecut it so that only stripes, and not zebra stripes, are shown. If that makes sense =) Anyways, I love how this turned out, so bold and vibrant!


Would you like to see more blogposts featuring this flamingo? Click on either of the images below to see more!
     


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Layered Flower Card

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my second cousin's confirmation. I went for a classy yet modern look for this card, which is why it doesn't look like the fun, cute and graphic cards I usually do. But I still love how it turned out =)



I layered the flower with patterned paper and vellum, and added a button on top for a finishing touch. The sentiment is Norwegian, and I printed that from the computer. 



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Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hello Deer Card

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

Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics

Lawnscaping - These are a few of my favorite things


I used one of my favorite new Lawn Fawn stampsets, and made a square 4 1/4" card. I also used my favorite coloring medium, Copic markers =)

Before I show you the card, I wanted to tell you about my reaction when I first saw this stampset released. I absolutely fell in love with the cute deer, but after looking at it for a few seconds, I thought something looked a litte bit... off. I realized that to my eye, the deer was missing an ear, and it looked a litte bit weird. Cute, and totally pretty, but also in a way a little strange. So, when I got the set in my hands, I decided to use some masking to give the deer a second ear. I wanted to show you quickly the process, so I took some pictures while I was doing it (after having tried it out to make sure it worked =)

First, I stamped the deer normally on my cardstock

Then, I masked the entire deer off with masking paper


I also added some extra masking paper to make sure everything I needed covered up, was covered up.

I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to lign up the second ear

And then I inked up the ear portion of the stamp, and stamped it down

I removed the masks, and voila!


Here's a comparison of the original deer and a two-eared deer

And a comparison of the two with an added sequin/small flower


Here's how my finished card turned out:



After stamping the deer, I colored it in with Copics. I stamped the hello speech bubble in black, and cut off the point to make it a sign instead. I drew in two little lines with a marker to make it look like the deer is holding the sign, curved the sign a bit, and adhered only the top portion to the card to keep it curved. I rounded the top corners, adhered the image piece, and added some pink twine as well. I hardly never use twine, but felt that this card really needed some =)


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Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie