Monday, January 30, 2012

Retirement card

Making a birthday card for my father in law who's retiring. Was thinking that the Flying High ballons from my favorite magazine Craft Stamper symbolizes freedom.

A close-up on the stamping.

And here is the finished card. :-)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gustav & Evelina 2012

Needed two birthday cards for a couple of siblings, one is 2 and the other 4. The eldest loves Winnie the Pooh, so I wanted to use those stamps.

On the white card I stamped directly, but on the pink I made a white panel. Colored the stamps with Promarkers.

Then I used my eyelet punches to make small holes.

On the white card I colored the inside with Distress ink Fired brick to match the red shirt.

And here are the finished cards. :-)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Birthday and new job-card

Used a new stamp from Panduro that capture the new job equals money equals shopping. ;-)
Colored it with colors corresponding Hero Arts color challenge.

Had a prestamped paper with my favourite HA Magical bg where I used glue as a resist and some purple distress in between. Added a couple of pink pattern papers to match.

Added pink eyelets in the shape of mouths to cohere with the sketch challenge at Skipping Stones design.

And here is the final card. :-)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Old cards at Flickr

I was missing my old cards at Flickr, so I added all those I had already taken photos of... I have a couple more that aren't digital yet, so they will be added later. It's fun to see how I've developed... :-)

Here is the very first card I made (at least as I remember), a Christmas card from 2003.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Henrik 40 years

For this card I wanted to use my new toy, a circle cutter from EK Success. Made a ring from a beige paper.

Then I took the pre-printed card with the Hero Arts digi Woodgrain Pattern and cut a 4-shaped hole in it (by hand this time), and chose a white paper for the card.

Glued the wood paper on the card, and cut a hole for the 0. I then wrote Grattis on the ring and mounted it on top of the hole.

I then stamped the owl from The Greeting Farm's Forest Friends inside the card. Also trimmed the card to it's proper size.

Finally I colored it with distress inks Weathered Wood and Dusty Concord. And a little Spun Sugar for the sky.

And here is the finished card. :-)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Matteos 4th birthday

First I stamped the bush from Tim Holtz in gray twice on white card, and the snowman from Hero Arts Share the Joy on a separate one. Also teared a couple of scraps for the front message. Finally I stamped the greeting on the biggest scrap.

Then I added chrystal stickles on the scrap edges, and painted the snowman with distress inks, and decorated with stickles as well (orange peel, black diamond and walnut stain). I chose the colors accordingly to this months color challenge at Hero Arts.
After the stickles had dried, I glued the smallest scrap at the bottom left corner, and then the snowman with 3D foam, and finally the one with the sentiment at the bottom right corner. 
And here is the finished card for 4 year old Matteo.