DT Make it Crafty CAS Inspiration | Gorgeous Hydrangeas


Happy Sunday everyone,

today I'm back with another Make it Crafty Clean & Simple inspiration card.

I wanted to use one of the new beautiful floral images from the Blooming Flowers Digi Stamp Collection. So I decided to color in the Gorgeous Hydrangeas Digi Stamp with my Copics.

I really enjoyed coloring this image! I stamped the «happy birthday» sentiment from the Make a Wish Asha Red Rubber Stamp set in Versafine «Onyx Black». To finish my card I added some matching sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Skipping Stones Design | Stamp & Share Challenge #1


Hi everyone,

today starts the first Skipping Stones Stamp & Share Challenge!

The challenge will be the last Friday of every month and will run for a week. We will be challenging you to sketches, colors, inspiration and themes – whatever strikes our fancy! One random person will win a Skipping Stones Design stamp set of their choice and each of the design team gals will be sharing their favorite card for the week.  
Skipping Stones Design stamps are not required, but highly encouraged. Challenge will end on Friday, September 4 at 5:00 pm EST. If you are on social media sites use #skippingstonesdesign and #stampandshare and if you upload to Splitcoaststampers use the keywords ssd and skippingstonesdesign.

This weeks challenge is Christmas. Let's start on those Christmas cards, shall we?

Here is the card I created:

I heat embossed these filigree ornaments from the new Joy stamp set in silver. I added silvery thread to hang them up. To mimic some kind of candy cane stripes I cut thin strips of silver foil cardstock and adhered them at an angle.

So now head over to the Skipping Stones Design Blog to see all the creations from my team mates.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Skipping Stones Design | Butterfly Hello


Hello everyone,

today I have my very first post over at the Skipping Stones Design Blog. I created a card with some colorful butterflies.

When I received the Breathtaking Butterflies stamps, I realized that they would be perfect for the Two-Step Stamping technique. At first I stamped the solid butterfly image three times in a lighter color. I arranged my butterflies as they would flutter across my card. Then I chose darker shades to stamp the detailed butterfly image on top.

The «Hello» is from the Heartsong 2 set and I stamped it in Versafine «Onyx Black». I adhered a piece of diagonal striped patterned paper to my card base. Finally, I adhered my panel which was cut using a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die with foam tape.

To add some sparkle, I went over the butterflies with a Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

DT Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #4 | Tress Dancing


Hi everyone,

Today I want to share with you my latest card for the Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #4 where we want you to use a «Cropped Image». If you don't know how to crop your digital image you can find Zoe's helpful video HERE.

For my card I've chosen the adorable Tress Dancing Digi Stamp.

I've never colored such a large image before and the hair was quite a bit challenging for me ;o) Also my darker brown Copic markers were clogged so I ended up with some ugly strokes here and there. But in the end I like how it turned out.

You can't see it on the photo but I added Glossy Accents to the apple and some sparkle to the bow and earrings with the ZIG Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. To create my own kind of sentiment embellishment I die cut the word «hello» (WPlus9 die) from black cardstock and heat embossed it with three layers of clear embossing powder. Love the shine and dimension you achieve.

To create the curve I used a stitched border die from My Favorite Things and added a piece of Lawn Fawn's patterned paper to my card base. The tiny chipboard stars are from the Shooting Stars Elements set.

There's still time to enter our «Cropped Image» challenge by the end of the month. You can find all the details HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge August


Good morning everyone,

today is the 15th of the month, so it's time for the bastel-traum.ch Challenge.

This time we have a beautiful design-seeds color palette for you – love these yummy colors!

The challenge will run until September 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I hope you don't get bored because I stamped another random floral background using the pretty «Freestyle Flowers» from Mama Elephant.

The dye inks are from Stampin' Up! and Studio Calico and the cardstock is from SU, too. I white heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set «More Than Words» by The Alley Way Stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Essentials by Ellen | Mondo Magnolia by Julie Ebersole


Hello everyone,

I totally forgot to post this card which I already created a couple of weeks ago ;o) It features the beautiful and huge Essentials by Ellen «Mondo Magnolia» which was designed by the talented Julie Ebersole.

I stamped the magnolia twice on the opposite corners of my panel and heat embossed them in white. Then I did some Prismacolor Pencils Coloring (I know there are no turquoise magnolias in reality but I simply love this color *lol*). The «Tip Top Taupe» cardstock (one of the new Stampin' Up!  In Colors) is a bit darker than the usual Kraft cardstock I use.

The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set and means «Thinking of You». I white heat embossed it, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Homework OCC | Background Check | Day 1+3


Hi everyone,

although I'm pretty busy at the moment, I didn't want to miss the current Online Card Class Background Check.

I created a card using one of the fun techniques with ink reaction shown on Day 1 by Jennifer McGuire: Distress inked background and using a baby wipe over a stencil on top.

I inked up my background with three Distress Inks: «Salty Ocean», «Peacock Feathers» and «Cracked Pistachio». Then I positioned the Hero Arts «Leaf & Flourish» stencil on top and carefully wiped a baby wipe over it to remove some of the ink. I really like this kind of bleached/washed out look.

I was inspired by Jennifer’s card design and cut my inked panel in two pieces and adhered them to my card base leaving a gap. Then I stamped my sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp stamp set with Versafine «Onyx Black» in between. The word «happy» was cut from silver glitter cardstock using a SSS die.

I link up my finished card to the Day 3 Student Gallery. If I'd like to make another card for this class I will have to hurry because it will end pretty soon ;-)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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