July 18, 2018

A Rainbow Happy Birthday!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Middle of the week. School restarted after the winter break. One child off to school today. That is good. University still on break so the other is still at home. Not so good. Anyway, I am here today sharing a rainbow background card using Altenew’s new Step Builder Stencil.

I have channelled my inner Laura Bassen here. She is the queen of rainbows on her projects. Thank you so much Laura for your fabulous inspirations.

To create this rainbow background I used distress inks in two shades of each colour. On my first tep with the stencil, I used the lighter shades of rainbow colours. The colours of distress inks I used are Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. Then I cleaned the stencil and flipped it over and sponged with the darker shades of the rainbow colours. The colours of distress inks I used are Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Fossilised Amber and Spiced Marmalade. Removed the stencil and there is the gorgeous shaded rainbow background. I am in love with it. I also like the depth the shading gives.

I didn’t want to take away the highlight from the rainbow background, so I kept the rest of the card simple with a contrasting big sentiment die cut. I have used Altenew’s Happy Birthday Die. I die cut one using SImon’s Black glitter cardstock and three out of white cardstock. I stacked and glue them all with the black glitter die cut on top. Then adhered this to the top centre of the rainbow background. Then added a few Studio Katia diamonds.

I am loving rainbow background and simple cards at the moment. Stencils are great way to achieve it. I have another rainbow background card coming next week using another of Altenew’s Stencil. So stay tuned. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below for you.


Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

July 17, 2018

Hello There!

Hello there!

I have a wobbler card to share with you today. I have used Simon Says Stamp stamp set, stencil and dies to make this card.

I have meaning to use the Koala image form Hello There stamp set for a long time. Finally, I managed stamp and colour that cutie. Then I die cut the image out using coordinating die. I also die cut a small heart shape from the coordinating Hello There die and adhered to the Koala hands.

For the background I used the Leafy Frame stencil to sponge distress inks. I first inked Twisted Citron distress ink on a white card panel. Then placed the Leafy Frame stencil and sponged Candied Apple and Ripe Persimmon distress inks. Then die cut the panel using one of Simon Stitched circle die. I spattered some clear water to add texture on the circle die cut and also added details to the leaves using copic markers.

I adhered the koala on the circle die cut using a wobbler. I love the interactive element on a card. This one is so cute. I cannot stop tickling the koala.Lol!


For the background on the card front, I stamped the same koala image using Simon’s Stone ink repeatedly to fill the entire panel. I trimmed the panel to 4’x5.25′. By the way, I am used cream cardstock here. I also die cut the same cream cardstock using Simon’s Woodgrain Block die. I adhered this woodgrain die cut on the centre of the stamped panel. The whole panel is adhered on a cream card base.

Then I adhered the circle die cut with the koala on the wobbler on the top of the woodgrain die cut. The sentiment is also from Hello There stamp set which I white heat embossed on a strip of cream cardstock and sponged with Twisted Citron distress ink, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally I added some clear sequins filled with sliver Stickles.

All supplies used to make this card are below.


Hope you enjoyed the card today. Many thanks for visiting. Have a lovely day!

July 16, 2018

Warm and Cool Birthday cards!

Oh Hello everyone, 

Hope you had a lovely weekend. I certainly had a relaxing weekend. Got back into craft after a minor finger injury. So I have a set of cards to share with you just using W&W’s Cutaways.

I actually started with the intention of making just one card. I got carried away and made lots of elements that I ended up making two cards and plenty of die cuts left over as well. I love the large floral dies from the In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers Cutaways. I wanted to use the dies on its own and spruce the die cuts to create colourful background.

So I sponged four white panels with Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks. So each panel has two colours each. Then I used just a few of the dies from In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers cutaways to die cut through all the panels. I now have six coloured sets of the same die cuts to use.

To spruce them, I sponged a darker colour of each colour to one side of each die cut to add a bit of depth. The colours I used are Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Lucky Clover, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Blueprint Sketch and Seedless Preserve distress oxide inks. Then used white gel pen to add details to each of the die cut.

Then I glued the die cuts on to two white panels trimmed to 4”x5.25”. On one panel I used all the warm coloured die cuts and on the other I used all the cool coloured die cuts. So I have two panels to make two cards. I adhered the panel on white card base using foam adhesives.

For the sentiment I used In a Word: Happy and Birthday Cutaways. I die cut them using black glitter cardstock and adhered directly on the background panels. The secondary sentiment is from the The Big, the Bold and Party stamp set. I stamped them using black ink on a white strip of cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally, I added white Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish up the cards. The white drops picked up some colour from the die cuts on the edges. It looks so cool. I love it.

Here are the photos of the cards individually and closeups.

No stamping at all. Just using Cutaways to make a set of two cards. Something different to try right? If you make a card using this technique, share it on social media and tag us. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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