22 January 2018

We blend... A Valentine shaker!

Hi there!

I hope your week is off to a good start 💗

It's less than a month to Valentines day, one of my favorite card making occasions. Mainly because I love hearts... all shapes , sizes, colors & patterns!

I found this cute design at Apex Cuttables called We Blend, and immediately saw an opportunity to make a shaker card!







I used distress ink to create a blended ombre background for the shaker element to which I added hearts and sequins. Some glossy accents were added to the heart framed by the blender's cable.

Sharing my card at :

CAS on Friday ~ Love/ Valentines day
The paper players ~ Love Notes
Addicted to CAS ~ Ombre



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Hannelie

21 January 2018

One design: Three ways.

Hi there!

I had so much fun in my craft room yesterday combining Silhouette cuts with watercolor, like I did last week with THIS card!

After I finished the first card with the colorful background, I used all the bits and pieces that were left over and created another watercolor background to use those pieces. It was almost like building a puzzle :)

I have cut an extra flower frame to use for the rough planning and positioning of the colors for my background. It picked up some of the colors from the background, and a third card was born!

So here's number one:



Number 2:


Number 3:


The collection:


I used distress inks, rubbed on a piece of acetate , spritzed  with water. and smooshed the paper onto the acetate. I repeated the process several times until I had something I thought can work.

I added a birthday sentiment from Altenew, stamped with Versafine ink and my Misti.

The Calla Lilies are a design from Tanya Batrak Design ID #208553, in the Silhouette store. I cropped the image by welding a frame to it.

I have this perception that Calla Lilies are "funeral flowers" but decided to break away from that thought  and use happy colors to make birthday cards!

Love the way all 3 cards turned out... I would love to hear which one is your favorite ?

Sharing card number 3 at :

CAS watercolour  challenge ~ Birthday.

Sharing card number 1 at :

Seize the birthday  ~ no topping.

&

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Add a sentiment.


                                    

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Hannelie

17 January 2018

Sweet as you are !

Hi there!

Happy Wednesday to you ! I hope you're having a great week so far!

I have a stamped and colored card to share today :)








I used :

  • Cupcake stamps from an unknown South-African manufacturer.
  • Sentiment stamp from Clearly besotted.
  • Versafine black ink.
  • Zig markers.
  • Circle die.
  • Fun foam for dimension.
  • Enamel dots.

Playing along at:

The card concept ~ Inspiration photo (clean and graphic).




                                                       

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Hannelie