Saturday, 30 April 2022

GDT at the Sisterhhood of Snarky Stampers

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm honoured to have been invited to be the guest designer over at Sisterhood Of Snarky Stampers for their new challenge #209. Here is my GDT piece ...


#209 - U is for Underwater

Ooops, underwater was a bit challenging and had me take a deep dive into my stash to find a few stamps I could use in my creation.

I created a background using brusho powders and added a bit of stencilling and stamping. Fuzzy cutting the meermaid was rather delicate work, but well worth it. I finished off with some sequins and one of Chris' sentiments from her new stamps.



Pop over to the Sisterhood to check out how their DT interpreted the challenge theme and, of course, to join the fun.

That's it from me for today.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!
hugs
Monika 💕


here is what I used:
Evolution stencil and Some Snark stamp set by STAMPlorations
bubble stamp by Create A Smile stamps
all other stamps are from a set which came with a magazine a few years ago

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Gardening Bunnies #2

Hi Crafty Friends!

A different version of the gardening bunnies today ...


They're a bit more minimalist in look, but still having fun.


Wishing you a lovely day!
hugs
Monika 💕

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Here For You

Hi Crafty Friends!

Here is today's project, my DT piece for the Inspiration Post over on the STAMPlorations blog ...


Another CAS card with a stencilled background from me today. The die-cut butterfly has a solid vellum layer to help it stand out.


Here are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:


 

Sketched Blooms for sentiment, now retired; the blooms themselves can now be found as digi stamps here

Should you feel like browsing STAMPlorations' shop, check out their latest offer below.


I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamies' beautiful makes.

I shall be back soon with more crafty makes. Until then ... have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika ❤

Monday, 11 April 2022

Gardening Bunnies #1

Hi Crafty Friends!

The bunnies were helping me out in the garden the other day. Here they are having a little rest on some plant pots ...


Amazing what one can do with a bit of ink blending, stencilling and die-cutting. The post have a bit of added dimension.


Wishing you all a lovely day!
hugs
Monika 💕

Friday, 8 April 2022

Make Today Amazing

Hi Crafty Friends!

Last one of the tulip cards ... for now


It's a one-layer card, simply stamped with a stencilled background.


Trudy Spring Corner for the tulip corner stamp and sentiment stamp by Crafty Roo Designs, Brick Wall square stencil by STAMPlorations.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!
hugs
Monika 💕

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Framed Die-cutting Tutorial

Hi Crafty Friends!

I got a little tutorial for you today. I've basically been playing with some dies to get a framed look.

You may remember my card here from a few weeks ago with the poppy die-cut and the colourful background. It was my first time trying out this idea.

Today's cards will give you a couple more ideas, let's have a look ...


On one card the colour extends to outside the frame through the wings of my butterfly whereas on the other card the colour stays within the rectangle.


To start with I picked the Flutter Zen #1 layering dies and one of the smaller frames from the Basic A2 Panels nesting dies and laid them out on my card base and front to decide on the layout.


Next I die-cut first the butterfly and then the rectangle.


At this point I thought it might be fun to add a variation by cutting the rectangle first and then the butterfly. I cut the rectangle placed it into the one from the first card front, aligned the butterfly and secured it to my rectangle before cutting which gave me the two card fronts below.


I cut two more butterflies for extra layering.


I then masked off around the edges of my base cards and applied some colour. Apologies for swapping the two base cards around in the photo, the sponged rectangle is the one for the butterfly cut from the rectangle, the unevenly blended one for the one with the die-cut wings extending outside of the rectangle. 


The next step is to simply attach the card fronts to their bases before inlaying the butterflies.


I added the partially cut one to the rectangle and added a fully cut shape on top for extra dimension. It looked pretty the way it was, but I wanted the wings to extend into the uncoloured space.


For the second card, I simply double-layered the butterfly before adding it, finishing both cards off with a stamped sentiment.


Here are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:


  

The sentiment is from one of their retired sets called Bloom Sketches

Should you feel like browsing STAMPlorations' shop, check out their latest offer below.


I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.

I shall be back soon with more crafty makes. Until then ... have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika ❤

Tulip Hugs

Hi Crafty Friends!

Got another tulip card for you today. This one has been inspired by a border from my garden where I planted some tulips in front of a sandstone wall. They'll be in bloom very soon.


I picked a stencil from my stash, did a bit of blending, added the coloured tulip, stamped my sentiment and finished off with a sequin. 


Trudy Spring Corner stamp set for the tulip and sentiment stamp by Crafty Roo Designs, Brick Wall square stencil by STAMPlorations.

Wishing you all a lovely day!
hugs
Monika 💕