Friday, April 28, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge: Bouquet

Here we are with anothe Club Scrap Artist Team challenge.
This month all of us received a sheet of unmounted rubber stamps
to play with:
The 2016 Reatreat stamps called Bouquet
and you find them here.

The start of the blog hop is on the
or did you come here from Pam's Blog
and enjoyed seeing her projects. 
A few weeks ago I played in a color challenge. As I am not
very good in coloring, I came across this fun and easy technique
that I want to share with you. Works great with these beautiful
flower stamps. One can have never enough flower cards, for
they are great for any occasion.

1. Start with coloring your panel with a color ink.
I used Club Scrap lagoon.

2. Pick a stamp and start covering your panel fully
with this stamp. Do not stamp full inkted, but stamp
it off on a piece of paper befor you stamp on the panel.

3. A second time use the stamp fully inkted on the panel.
Cover all of the panel.

4. Dry the panel after stamping, maybe use a emboss budy.
Now you stamp the flower with versamark and emboss
the flower with white embossing powder. Stamp as
many flowers as you want. I stamped a horizontal line of flowers.
5. Now the flower is colored with a blue aquarel pencil.
Color heavy around the lines and next take a waterbrush
to fully color the flower.

6.  Stamp the flower on a piece of post-it and
cut it out with scissors.

7. Cover the embossed and colored flower with the cut
out post-it note. 

8. Take a flower stamp with a stem and with black
ink you stamp this over the flower.

9. After stamping it looks like this. Remove
the post-it note and put it on the next flower and repeat.

10. And this is how it looks after all the flowers have
a stem. Now it is time to finish of the card.

Here a version in red (fuchsia ink) and red pencil.

And a version in sandstone ink and yellow pencil.

For more ideas with these wonderful Bouquet stamps
and see what wonderful inspiration she has for you.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

King Day 2017

It is a special day today in TheNetherlands.
We are celebrating King Day:
The birthday of our King Willem-Alexander.
Out on the streets there is a big flee market and
people are all dressed up in  orange, for our king
is from The House of Orange.

Of course I have to show my American friend
around and have her dress up in orange too!
After a great part of the day outside, we end up
stamping in my craftroom.

On top you see a page I made with Club Scraps
digital Delft kit from March.

And here is a birthday card for the king
with Michael Strongs tulip stamps.

I started the card with stamping the small tulip
in orange in for the background.

The tulip i stamped on orange and green paper
and is embossed with white embossing powder.
Cutting the flower from the orange and using the
green leave part together on a gold background
cut with the matching metal tulip die.
Finishing of the card with an orange ribbon
and a bithday sentiment.

With some leftover pieces this 2nd card was made.
First I made the aquarel background with the direct to paper
technique. I used spiced marmalade distress ink. 
With the same inkpad I stamped the small tulip stamp
and added the bees . Then in black the sentiment
(by Penny Black) is added. I thjought there was too
much white and I look some bubble wrap and  the
same ink to spice up the background.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap April blog hop: Cherry Blossom

Welcome to our monthly Club Scrap blog hop.
This month we show case the Cherry Blossom kit.

    On the
                                        Club Scrap Blog 
you can find
           all the participants of this blog hop,
but I hope 
you have arrived here from
Jennifer's Blog
and enjoyed seeing her beautiful work.

I thought with Mother's Day, birthdays or just visiting a friend
these choclate boxes would be a nice gift idea.
You need a 3,5 x 10 inch piece of cardstock
and some chocolate sticks (it holds 4 of them).
Here is the template of the box.
Click on it and you get a larger version
so you can see the sizes better.

Use a score-board and scissors

and a paper punch of die of any shape you like.
This here is a Stampin'Up! punch.

Before folding and glueing the box it is best to
decorate first.

Box 1 has a panel from the design paper
and a stamped and cut out parasol, tiny sequin flower
and a stamped sentiment.

Inside also the same design paper and a few of the
cute flower stickers that came with the kit.
Two more stamped parasols.
Used a piece of velcro for closing.

Box 2: I stamped the complete outside with
the cherry blossom stamp and colored them with
a pink aquarel pencil. Used a tiny flower stamp
and fuchsia ink for more stamping.
Stamped sentiment and tiny flowers made with
aflower punch and sequins.
Used a ribbon (taped to the back) for closing.

 The stamping was more than enough for decorating
the inside.
Box 3: Background and inside panel is stamped with the kanji
text and some open flowers. Next I used the tag that came
with the kit and added all the flowers in the holes of the bottom.
Flowers are made with a punched out flower and the sequins.
Used the ribbon for closing diagonally.

Inside the box I added a few of the flower stickers.

And here some scrapbooking!
I looked ad the ALSB file of this kit and picked one
that was good for my pictures and adapted a little.

Left page: I added these crane birds from Michael Strong 
on my page. I stamped these on the silver vellum kind of
paper and embossed them with black embossing powder.
 They look perfect in place with the cherry blossm branch.

Right page: text printed with the computer,
another smaller crane and the ribbon is stapled
behined the picture.

You can never have enough inspiration, so
please go and visit
Pam's Blog
and see what she has come up with using
the cherry blossom kit.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Sketch Card: Bamboo

Still playing with my cute new panda die!
It is by marianne Designs Collectables
and when this sketch came by in my email
I knew what i wanted to make.

You find everything about this sketch on the
For my card I turned the sketch 
and this is what it became:

For my card I used:
a bamboo embossing folder
a bamboo stencil
a panda die
a crane stamp by Michael Strong
a sentiment by Create with tlc

I also enter my card for 
CAS on Sunday where the challenge is to use a stencil.

Thanks so much for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Keukenhof inspiration

Happy Saturday stamping friends!
I have my friend Jill stayong with me this week
and as she is from the US I am touring The Netherlands
to show her some of our wonderful sites.
As Thursday was a beautiful sunny day we went to the
Keukenhof to see the bulbs. All the blossoms were out too
and as Club Scrap's theme this month is cherry blossom,
Jill took this wonderful picture and with Club Scrap's digital
kit I made it into this postcard.

There was also a nice oriental pat with bamboo and 
more beautiful cherry blossom trees.
So it was easy to get some inspiration for my card.

With some of the new stuf from the craftshow we
have visited I made this card.

My new panda die and

the gilding wax on a pice of black embossed paper

the card looked totally adorable.

Then one of Michael Strong's cranes stamped
on gold paper and embossed in black the
card was finished.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mojo Monday 493 and CS Cherry Blossom

I just had another idea for the Mojo Monday sketch
with my Club Scrap Cherry Blossom papers and stamps.

Today I used the Mojo Monday sketch 493 again,
but this time I turned it upside down.

I stamped and embossed these beautiful lanterns
and colored them with aquarel pencils.

The sentiment is so beautiful for a wedding card.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!