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 24 mei 2023

Challenge at Lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda blog. Woman, (especially Frida Kahlo).

For my DT project for this challenge,
 I chose the Frida skull.
I had an unused background lying around,
 and I thought it was suitable for this card.

What I used:
LCD Frida skull
LCD Pieces of Calligraphy 
Chipped sapphire
Spiced marmelade
Saltwater taffy
Evergreen bough
Black soot
WOW embossingpowder Cake, WL74r(OM)
Versafine onyx black
Vellum or Parchment paper
Die, Nellie's choise vintasia frames 
Color pencils or markers,

How I made it:
To start, we use the distress inks and
 water to make some puddles of ink on the craft sheet.
We dab the paper on that.
Dry it with a heat tool.
We dab black soot on the stencil and spray it with some water.
Now place the stencil with the ink side on the background.
The intention is that you get a faint print, so not on the entire paper black ink.
The colored background should show through.
Take an ornament stamp from the Pieces of Calligraphy set.
Stamp the top left and bottom right corners with Versamark.
Sprinkle the WOW cake embossing powder and melt it with the heat tool.
I wanted to see the colors of the background in the embossing powder.
So it may be that a different color embossing powder is better for you.
With versafine onyx black we now stamp the Frida stamp.
We color the stamp with pencils or markers.
What you prefer.
Cut out the Frida skull and stick foam tape on the back.
Die cut the ornament from the vellum.
Glue the ornament on the card and the Frida skull on top.
Matt on black cardstock.
I hope you liked it.
Get started now and join the challenge.
Maybe you are the winner of new rubberstamps.
The challenge is here.

donderdag 18 mei 2023

The challenge at lost Coast Designs is all about "Woman"

Hi there, I made this card with the beautiful stamp "mother of dragons"
The sentiment is one of the many sentiment stamps by Carmen's Veranda, Girl with a mind.

I colored the stamp with Derwent Inktense pencils.
Those are my favorite pencils.
I made the text with white embossing powder.
I matted the card on a dark blue card stock.
And again on a white card stock.
I hope to see you at the challenge and maybe you will win that great prize.
New stamps are always fun to win.

woensdag 10 mei 2023

The paper piecing challenge at lost coast designs/Carmens veranda stamps

Good morning dear blog readers.
Today my second contribution to the "Paper piecing" challenge.
I chose a Halloween theme.
The LCD stamp Frank is so much fun and definitely suitable for paper piecing.
Here is the explanation for this Halloween banner.
What I used:
Lost Coast Design, Frank.
Lost Coast Design, Spiderwebs background.
Lost Coast Designs, Rustic checkerboard border.
Carmens veranda, Witches go riding.

Stazon black,
Distressink Black soot,
Versafine onyx black.
Die with bats.
Markers or pencils.
Designpapers with a small print.
Black paper for the bats.
Orange paper for the bottom half.

Now we strart.
I started with a basic cardboard in point shape.
For the top half I took an orange paper with a fine print.
And for the bottom an orange paper stamped with the spiderwebs background in stazon black.
I tore the top of the spiderwebs paper,
 and applied some Distressink black soot with an ink blending tool.
Now we glue the two halves on the white cardboard in point form.
Ad some Distressink black soot with an ink blending tool on the edges.

Now we stamp the Rustic checkerboard with the versfine.

With the versafine I stamped the text from Carmens Veranda On a purple die cut.
Ad some Distressink black soot with an ink blending tool on the edges.

First we stamp Frank on white paper with stazon black.
Color only his head.

Then we stamp Frank on three different design papers and cut out all parts.
We cut out the white frank in its entirety.
That is the base where all clothing pieces are glued on.

With a purple pencil I colored the details.
The pockets are done eith a small piec of paper.
I gave Frank gloves in the same paper as the shoes.
I stick the text and frank with some foam tape.
Glue the bats and glitter stars on the text label.

Make two holes and thread a piece of string through them.
So you can hang it.
I hope you liked it.
Our team cordially invites you to join the challenge. 
It's so much fun and you also have a chance to win stamps, so join us!
Please read the rules to avoid misunderstandings.
I wish you good luck in the challenge.

zondag 7 mei 2023

Pink ink designs, Pigtastic set. Ton sur Ton coloring.

 A while ago I won a challenge at Ink Art Designs.
I then chose the Pigtastic set from Pink Ink Designs.
Finally had time to do something with it.
This is such a super cute stamp set. Thanks again Dot Leathbridge

maandag 1 mei 2023

Lost coast designs challenge "Paper piecing".


Hello stampers and other crafters.
Today the new challenge starts at lost coast designs and Carmens Veranda stamps.
Subject is paper piecing.
Well that's not my field at all, but still fun to try out.
So let's get started with some design paper with a very fine pattern on it.
I took 3 different designs.
And stamped the south-west city two times on each paper with black stazon ink.

The base card is a slimline.
I inked the slimline card for a third of the card with Distress Oxide Antique linen,

And worked to the top with the next colors.
Broken China, Blue print scetch and Chipped sapphire.

I sprayed some water on the upper part of the card.
Then I cut apart the houses in parts and puzzled them in a suitable order on the card base

For the text I used the Carmens Veranda text stamp "Dog hair".
I only inked the words I needed.
Never leave home without a kiss.
To do that I used some tape on the words I don't want to stamp,
 then pulled the tape away. 
Then I stamp the text in the right place.
Stick a dark blue mat behind it and the card is finished.

I hope you enjoyed it and maybe give it a try yourself.
Feel free to join the challenge, you have a chance to win rubber stamps.
Please read the rules first to avoid disappointment.
Hope to see your work on the challenge blog of Lost coast designs and Carmens Veranda stamps.

woensdag 26 april 2023

Challenge at lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda stamps.

Its all about celebrations.
The current challenge at Lost Coast designs is so festive.
I have chosen to celebrate friendship.
The stamps I used.
And I used:
Archival ink Coffee.
Distress oxide,
Crackling campfire and Wild honey.
Derwent colorsoft,
Indigo, sea green and lime green.
Brown ink or paint for splashing.
Orange fineliner.

How to make the card.
Stamp the Tres cabbaleros with the archival ink,
 and do the same on the card with the stamp from the Pieces of architacture.
Stamp with the stamp of the Pieces of calligraphy here and there.
Mask off the corners.
With the distress oxide wild honey and a blendingtool,
 we color the card from the outside in.
Make sure to leave the center empty.
With the Cracling campfire we do the same,
 but only on the outer side and along the masks.
With the masks on the corner stamps,
 we are now going to splash with the brown paint or ink.
Whatever you prefer, ink or paint.
Remove the masks and color as you like.
Cut out the guys and gleu them on the card.
Color them in the same colors.
Do the same with the words, and scribble with the orange fineliner on the edge.

Now it's your turn.
The team would love it if you would join the challenge.
Make something festive, anything is allowed as long as it gets stamped on it.
You can even join with other brands.
And you can join the challenge by clicking here.
You might be the lucky winner of new stamps. 
Thanks for stopping by, and see you next time.

maandag 24 april 2023

Two baby birth cards.

 Hi, I made two baby cards.
Love to do that.
I used pencils and watercolor paint to color the stamps.
The background hearts are done with a stencil and distressink.

zondag 16 april 2023

#165 Let's celebrate it! The new challenge at Lost Coast Designs/Carmens Veranda stamps.

 Hi there, there is a new challenge  at Lost Coast Designs. 
Its all about festivities.
This is my take on the theme.

For the background I used a stamp of the Brush strokes sheet.
 I stamped it all around  the card and colored the cirkels in with posca markers.
Stamped the American Gothic Party with versafine and colored it with Posca markers.
I used some words of the "Party words" sheet.
And with the posca markets I made little dots.
Mat everything on a black cardstock.

I hope you like this card.
Come join the challenge, you can be the winner of new stamps.

maandag 10 april 2023

#164 -Challenge at Lost Coast Designs, make a rock or popup card.

Goodmorning and happy easter to all of you.
This is my second card for the rock or popup challenge.
Gail, our dt leader had a great 
idea for a challenge. 
Rock or popup.
I chose a rocker card with a pendulum.

I thought this airship was well suited for that.
Because I have never made an interactive card before, 
I did some searching on the internet.
And ended up with one of the best card makers out there.
Here is a link to the video on how to make a rocking card with a pendulum.

Here's a little explanation of how I made my rocker.
What I used.
Lost Coast Designs, STP Dirigible.
Adventure is from the Misc words sheet.
The small curl in the water is from the Brush Strokes sheet.
The beach (the rocker part) Shrubbery. 

For the ocean, 
Distress oxide,
Peacock feathers and Blueprint sketch.
For the sky, Distress oxide,
Musterd seed, Wild honey, Abandoned coral and Wilted violet.
For the beach (rocker), 
Distress oxide, Tea Dye, ground espresso.
Ditressink, walnut stain.
Amsterdam acrylic ink Titanium white.
Distress micro glaze.
Color pencils.
Die of waves (Leane Creatieve), Lea'bilitie landscape.

The card consists of two halves.
The sky and the ocean.
For the sky I started with ink blending at the bottom.
First with Mustard seed then with wild honey.
Then with Abandoned coral and finally at the top the Wilted violet.
When that is dry, continue with the clouds.
I painted the clouds with white Amsterdam acrylic ink.

The oceaan is cut out in waves with a waves die.
I stamped the bottom half with the curl stamp from the brush strokes sheet with Distress Glaze.
With a inkblending tool, the oceaan at the top with Blueprint sketch.
 the bottom half with Peacock feathers.
When it was dry I painted some foam caps on the waves,
 with a brush with the Amsterdan acrylic ink.
With colorpencils, i used Derwend colorsoft, 
I colored the mermaid and the airship (Dirigible), 
and with a piece of die cut wave I stamped "Adventure".
made a pencil line around it to make it pop.

Now for the rocking part. 
I folded a pieces of 200 grams paper and cut a half circle out.
With a inkblending  tool and distress oxide Tea dye I colored it.
With distress oxide ground espresso I stamped the shrubbery.  
Its a impression of the beach and sand dunes.

Jennifer Mcguire's video shows you how to assemble the card.

I Loved to make this card. It was a real out of the box for me.
Hope you have fun making a rocker or popup card and please show it on oure 
challenge blog or facebook.
Challenge blog:
Facebook challenge: