Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010

Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010
Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010

woensdag 22 september 2021

Challenge #130 All about the sentiments

 Hi there Riet here,
Today a card that is about the sentiment.
So I kept the environment of the text calm.
I used the Florish (large) with gold embossing powder.
A nice stamp that you can use in so many ways.
And of course my favorite sentiment from Carmen's Veranda, Child of the moon.
I started by applying 2 colors of ink to the background by running the card through ink with water.
Stamp the florish with versamark and sprinkle the print with the gold embossing powder.
Heat the embossing powder with the heat tool.
Colored the florish with pink and green watercolor paint and stamped the sentiment with a dark pink.
I hope you join our challenge, would be so much fun!
And you have a chance to win stamps.
Until next time and have fun stamping.

maandag 6 september 2021

#129 Movie Mania challenge at Lost Coast Designs

Hello everyone,
Today a card for the super fun Movie Mania challenge over at Lost Coast Designs
What a fun topic for a challenge.

Hello everyone, Riet here.
Today a card for the super fun Movie Mania challenge. 
What a fun topic for a challenge.
 I really like the old show movies and they are rarely shown on TV here in the Netherlands.
LCD has a stamp, "Showgirls" which always reminds me of those old movies.

I stamped this stamp 3 times and using paper masks.

After masking I sponged the background with Distress oxide Musterd seed. 

Then I went over it with a stencil and distress oxide Spiced marmalade.

After removing the masks I colored the showgirls in with water based markers, 

Tombow or Zig is fine.
I die-cut the stars and text from black glitter paper. 

And that was it, a wonderful piece of nostalgia from the old days.
Have lots of fun creating your Movie Mania art and join oure challenge here
(click on the banner)

dinsdag 24 augustus 2021

#128 Face On, challenge at lost Coast designs.

Today a card for the "face on" challenge.
This challenge runs until the end of the month, so plenty of time to participate.
And you have a chance to win rubber stamps.
If you want to participate, please read the rules first.
For this card i used the beautiful "Girl with curl"stamp.
I have done this background technique before.
 It's a simple technique with beautiful results, you can find the tutorial here.
Now its your turn to amaze us, the team would love to see your entry's.

maandag 16 augustus 2021

#128 challenge at Lost Coast designs, Face on.

Hello everyone, today this card for a challenge inspiration post.
The challenge this time is "Lets face it".

For this card I used a technique that I wrote a published article about years ago. 
Squeeze fresh flowers on paper. 
I love doing this technique, and make lots of prints so I have a lot of backgrounds. 
All you need is some flowers, paper and a die cut machine. 
You can also experiment yourself. 
For example, you can spray some ink or paint, or sprinkle some mica powders on it. 
You can probably come up with something yourself. 
Here is the tutorial for this card. 

You Need.....
Fresh cut flowers
Ink sprays
Die cut machiene
Black and white paint.

I always press the flowers between 2 sheets of paper.

When you run the paper through the machine, 
sometimes a lot of moisture comes out of the flowers. 
It is wise to keep quite a few sheets of paper towel handy. 
As soon as you see too much moisture coming out of the flowers, 
you should quickly blot it with the paper towel.

In this photo I had sprayed some glimmermist over the flowers and paper.  
Because you use 2 sheets of paper, you get a positive and negative print. 
And that gives very nice effects.

Now you have to peel of the flowers with the tweezers and brush.
Do this very carefully.
The paper has become wet and very prone to tearing.
And look what beautiful prints you have now.
And now the stamping,
I stamped the "Girl with a Curl" directly on to the floral print with black stazon.
Then colored her hair, eyes and mouth with some distress ink in the right color.
Also made some shadow around the stamp.
Splatter with some white and black paint fine splatters over the background.
Add some accents with a white gelpen and you're done.

You can of course make all kinds of designs and combinations.
Experiment and you will be amazed at what is possible.
But most importantly, have fun creating.
And dont forget to enter the challenge.
Maybe you will be oure next winner.

zondag 1 augustus 2021

Challenge #127 Neon Colors, over at Lost Coast designs.

 Hello everyone,
Today a new challenge starts at Lost Coast Designs.
Use neon colors, that's so much fun.
And you know what's so nice, you can participate with all stamp brands. 
But of course we prefer LCD or Carmens Veranda stamps.

This time I have a fairly easy card, so also suitable for the novice stamper.
I started with the fourth dimension and versamark Onyx Black.
Before printing the stamp, I wiped the outer edge with a cloth to get a faded outside.
Then stamp the cat on the center line of the background stamp.
Stamp the cat again on a piece of paper.
Color the cat with neon colors and glue it on the cat in the background.
Draw a frame around the card with a fineliner.
Stamp the text 4 times around the card.
Glue the card to a black cardstock.
If you like it, we'd love to see you join the challenge.
And of course there is a prize to be won.
Please read theRULES first to avoid disappointment.
Good luck and maybe you'll win new rubber of your choice.

donderdag 22 juli 2021

#126 Challenge at Lost Coast Designs. Critters

Hello, today my contribution to the Lost Coast Designs challenge.
Subject is Critters. 
Well, when we think of critters we usually think of very sweet and nice creatures.
But of course there are other critters as well.
Just look at this card and you'll see what I mean.
This card was made with the LCD evil eye stamp.
The "devil in disguise" words are from the stamp of the same name.

The evil eye stamp is designed by Teri Sherman, and LCD has a lot of stamps by Teri's design.
Take some time and look at them on this page.
These stamps are so gorgeus, I just love them.

I used for this card.....
Distress Oxide Black Soot, Rustic Wilderness andTwisted Citron.
the cobweb background is stamped with Distress Micro Glaze.
The speckles that you see in the background and the card are applied with a plastic sponge.
I colored the critter with Derwent coloursoft.
I really enjoyed making this card for this challenge.
The lost Coast Designs team is very curious about
your interpretation.
So come on and join in, you don't even have to use LCD stamps, you can join whatever stamp brand you want.
And did you know that you can win rubber?
That's always nice of course.
Well good luck with the challenge.

donderdag 15 juli 2021

#126 challenge at Lost Coast Designs, all about CRITTERS


Hello stampers and card makers.
Today no extensive tutorial, but a short explanation of the bookmark.
For this bookmark I used the stamps from "Mother Goose, mice" and "Dictionary words".
This bookmark is very easy to make. 
All you need are the LCD stamps and paper, Versamark black and colored pencils or markers. 
I also used a stamp ruler (stamp-a-ma-jig).
 It takes some patience to place the mice neatly on the text. 
But when it's done, it does give a very nice effect. 
Color the mice as you see fit and matte with black cardstock. 
Punch a hole in it and hang a nice tassle on it. 
And you have a nice bookmark. 
Very nice to give as a gift.
And as for the challenge, join the fun. 
It's fun to do and you have a chance to win stamps. 
The more people participate, the bigger the prize. 
You can read all about it here. 
So hop on over and join us. 
You don't even have to use LCD stamps. 
But read the rules first.

donderdag 8 juli 2021

#125 Christmas in July challenge over at Lost Coast Designs.

Hi stampers, here a tutorial from me, (Riet), hahaha.
For the christmas in july challenge, 
I made this wooden heart wall hanger.

To start, I painted the heart dark brown with acrylic paint.
When the paint was dry I used crackle medium from Americana Decor.
I let this dry overnight.
I'd rather not do it with the embossing tool.
I don't think the cracks work very well this way.

When the crackle medium was dry I went over it with a beige/sand colored acrylic paint.
I also let it air dry.
I love the way it turned out.

In the meantime I colored the Santa with distressink.

I used these colors for this:
For his suit, Shabby shutters, Rustic Wilderness.
Face, Tattered rose, Cheeks Aged mahogany.
Bond edges, Antique linen, Pumice stone.
Stripes on Santa's pants, Antique linen.
Santa's boots, Gathered twigs.
Santa's bag, Fired brick.

I colored a sheet of paper with Shabby shutters, Rustic Wilderness.
And a sheet colored with Fired Brick.
I did this by applying ink to a craft sheet and spraying it with water. 
Then you pass the paper through it.
With a number of dies I made the poinsettia and the holly leaves.
I did the same with the bow and the merry christmas.

Color the edges with a brush.
Colored the berries with a red marker.
And punched the heart of the poinsettia with a yellow piece of paper.

Now put it together and you're done.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.
Well this was my contribution to the challenge.
I'm curious what you make of it, and we would love it if you would also participate in the challenge.
And you know what's so nice, you have a chance to win beautiful Lost Coast Design or Carmens Veranda rubber stamps. Please read the rules first to avoid misunderstandings. 
Good luck and see you next post. 

entering in challenges:

maandag 5 juli 2021

maandag 28 juni 2021

Man and planes.


This card is made with the Indigoblu set,
" The draughtsman" and "Fly high". 
I used my watercolorpaints.

zondag 27 juni 2021

Winner at Inkart designs May challenge.

Because I had won the May challenge at #InkartDesigns, Dot sent me the beautiful stamp of #Crafty Individuals CI-559 Of the sea.
(And some pre printed stamps).
Beautiful, this stranded ship.
Dot, thank you very much, I am very happy with it. 
So I immediately made a card with it in watercolor paint. 
I have combined the seagulls, text and seal stamp, from the Crafty Individuals set CI-278 Beside the sea.

woensdag 23 juni 2021

Carabelle studio/Birgit Koopsen, chocolate bar wrapper

 Hi there, 
My granddaughter is leaving her nursery.
So I made these wrappers for chocolate bars.
The nursery caretakers were very happy with it.
I used Distress Oxide and Carabelle studio stamps and Dutch doobadoo masks.
The words "Thank you" are from a local store,  Action.

zondag 20 juni 2021

#124 Inchies and twinchies, Victoriana inchies.

 Hi there, Riet here.

Today a card with inchies. 

Completely new to me, and what a small size that is. 
In the end it became this card. 
Made with the beautiful Victoriana sheet.
Step 1.
I dabbed a blank card in distress antique linen and frayed burlap. 
Cut 9 inchies and stamped them with parts of the stamps. 
I used stazon timber brown for that.

I colored the inchies with markers and a white gel pen. 
I sponged the edges with distressink walnut stain. 
The inchies are now ready to glue onto the card. 
The team would love to see your work.
So join us in this fun challenge. 
And who knows, you might win that prize. 
Good luck and most of all have fun creating your Inchie/Twinchie.
Click on the banner to join the challenge.

maandag 14 juni 2021

#123 Save the trees challenge.

Hi there, 
What a special challenge it was this time. 
I have seen a lot of beautiful things pass by from my teamsters. 
Did you enjoy it s as much, as I did? 
Here is my last contribution for this challenge. 
I used the stamp from the Victoriana sheet.
I sponged the background with different shades of green. 
I stamped the head with Stazon Olive green. 
And scratched into the stampbord with a fine knife. 
I attached  a green cord to it. 
And now I have a beautiful necklace. 
I hope you make something for our fun challenge to. 
We would love to see your work on our challenge blog.

Come and join, there is rubber to win.
Please read our rules before you enter the challenge.

zondag 13 juni 2021

Challenge bij de Foamtastische Huiskamer.

Voor de challenge bij Foamtastische Creaties.
Het olifantje van Craft Emotions ontworpen door Carla Creaties is zo cute.
De challenge, grijs-zwart-wit en een klein beetje kleur.
En natuurlijk is er een leuke prijs te winnen voor de winnaar.

For the challenge at Foamtastic Creations.
The elephant from Craft Emotions designed by Carla Creaties is so cute.
The challenge, gray-black-white and a little bit of color.
And of course there is a nice prize to be won for the winner.