Sunday, April 23, 2017

Heartfelt Condolences

Hi there. I'm back with another card for you that features Avery Elle's Banner and Wreath stamp set. It's a sympathy card and the layout was inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketch challenge.
To create this card, I first stamped out the images with my copic friendly Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured it in with copic markers. I don't have the coordinating dies so I used my Scan n' Cut machine to do the work for me. 
Next, I die cut a panel from white cardstock using the largest stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. This will be my background panel. With painters tape, I masked off the sides leaving the center opened. I stamped the center using MFT's Diagonal Stripes background stamp and 3 different colour inks to create an ombre effect. Last thing to do on the panel was to die cut the 2 circles using a stitched circle die.
To assembe the card, I glued the flowers around the arc of the circle and used double sided foam tape for the banner to give it some more depth. Then, with more foam tape, I put it all over the back of the panel and adhere it to a lavender cardstock panel. For the final touch, I added wink of stella inside the circles for a little sparkle. 
That completes the card. I hope you enjoyed it.
Here are the supplies used on this card:
- Avery Elle - Banner and Wreath stamp
My Favorite Things - Diagonal Stripes background stamp
- My Favorite Things Die-namics - Inside/Out Stitched Circle Stax
- Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles Dies
- Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies
- Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Dandelion
- Versafine Onyx Black Ink
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Recollections Cardstock in Lavender
- Copic Markers
- Scan n' Cut Machine
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Scotch 1/2" by 36 yard Double Sided Foam Tape
- Wink of Stella in Clear

This card will be entered in the following challenges. You can click on its badge to learn more about it. 

Freshly Made Sketches #284
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Showers and/or Flowers
Casology Week 245 - Grow
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Nathalie @ natnatbot

Giddy Up - Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 95 - A Sketch

Happy Sunday everyone. Today, I like to share with you a card I made for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 95.  This card features Mama Elephant's Rowdy Raccoons stamp set. 
Here is the sketch for the challenge to create the card from. You can click on the sketch if you like to learn more about the challenge or to participate.
First, I stamped the raccoon image with Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured it in with Copics markers. With scissors, I cut out the image leaving a small white border around it. Then, I used a Simon Says Stamp small stitched rectangle die to cut out a panel out of white cardstock and ink blended the edges with distress ink in walnut stain. Once that was done, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink and coloured in the letters with a red colour copic marker. 
Using the largest stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp, I cut out a panel from kraft cardstock. This will be the a panel with the sun rays. I wish I had a stencil for this but I am going to show you an alternative way to create sun rays. 
I die cut the sun die using MFT Die-namics Sunny Skies from some scrap cardstock making sure to leave a lot of white space around the cut out. I used the negative image to ink blend with distress oxide ink on the kraft cardstock. After that was done, I just followed the lines of the rays and used painters tape as my guide to ink blend the rest of the sun ray. I really like how the distress oxide ink looks on the kraft cardstock. 
I die cut a A2 size panel from black cardstock and adhered the kraft sun ray panel with my ATG. Then I taped the smaller stitched panel at an angle to match the sketch and added the raccoon image with double sided foam tape to make it pop up. Last finishing touches was the addition of glossy accents to sentiment, horse and lasso. 
That completes this card. I hope you enjoyed it. 

Here are the supplies used on this card:
- Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons
- My Favorite Things Die-namics - Sunny Skies 
- Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles Dies
- Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies
- Distress Oxide Ink in Fossilized Amber
- Distress Inks in Walnut Stain
- Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
- Versafine Onyx Black Ink
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Recollections Cardstock in Kraft and Black
- Copic Markers
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Scotch 1/2" by 36 yard Double Sided Foam Tape
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

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Nathalie @ natnatbot

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Enjoy The Ride Charlene

Hey Everyone. Happy Thursday. Today, I like to share with you a birthday slider card for the Lawn Fawnatics interactive card challenge. It features the Lawn Fawn's Bicycle Built for You stamp. I just adore this stamp because you can do so many things with it. 
To set the scene, I combined the banner from Lawn Fawn's Blue Skies stamp set, the trees from Avery Woodland Wonders and the grass from Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border die. All this combined makes this really cute slider card. 
I started with double stamping all the images first with memento ink and then with versamark ink so I can apply clear embossing powder and heat set it. Then I coloured the images with copic markers and cut them all out by hand. I really wished I had the coordinating dies at that moment. 
Afterwards, I die cut two panels out of white and green cardstock with the largest stitched rectangle die. Using distress inks, I did some ink blending on the the white panel. With the green panel, I die cut out two pieces of grass with the grassy border die. The larger piece would have the sliding track.

The banner is from the Blue Skies stamp set. I stamped out the heart and letters on each flag. Then with a needle and pink embroidery thread, I thread the top of each flag connecting it to each other and leaving long strands on each end. The banner comes with the flags connected so after it was threaded I used scissors to cut the connecting paper making sure not to snip the string.
Time to put the card together. First I glued the trees and the lighter grass panel on the ink blended panel. Then I mounted the sliding track panel with single foam tape and attached the bicycle. Lastly, the front grass panel has triple foam tape so it doesn't interfere with the bicycle sliding back and forth. 
That completes my slider card. Hope you enjoyed it!

Here are the materials used on the card:
- Lawn Fawn - Bicycle Built For You
- Lawn Fawn - Blue Skies
- Lawn Fawn - Party Animal
- Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
- Lawn Fawn - Grassy Border Die
- Avery Elle - Woodland Wonders
- HoneyBee - Sentiment Alpha
- Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass
- Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Grape Jelly
- Versamark Watermark stamp pad
- EK Success Powder Tool
- Recollections Embossing Powder in Clear
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Recollections Cardstock in Lime Green, Evergreen
- Copic Markers
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Scotch 1/2" by 36 yard Double Sided Foam Tape
- Wink of Stella in Clear

This card will be entered in the following challenges. You can click on their badge to learn more about it. 

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #2 - Interactive Cards
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Color Inspiration
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #237 - Make Your Mark

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Nathalie @ natnatbot

Monday, April 10, 2017

Have a Beary Special Birthday! - MFT Color Challenge #66

Happy early birthday to my cousin!!! It's a birthday card that features the bear from the MFT Beary Special Birthday stamp set and the color combination by the latest MFT Color Challenge.
For the challenge, we were inspired to use the following colours: light orange, cranberry, teal and orange.
I started off with ink blending an ombre effect on the panel with distress ink in Spiced Marmalade. Then, stamped a snow falling background with Memento Luxe ink. Since this a pigment ink, I quickly added clear embossing powder on top and heat set it. 
I created the banner using the Stitched Banner Alphabet die. I die cut the letters in teal cardstock and die cut some blank individual banners in a light orange cardstock to be used as the backing so the letter will show through. I glued them together and adhered it on top a strand of embroidery thread. Then, I glued the banner on the card and taped the thread ends on the back of the panel.  

Next, I stamped out the images and coloured it in with copic markers. I used wink of stella and glossy accents on the balloon, present and party hat. Once dried, I adhere it to the card with double sided foam tape to prop it up. Lastly, with copic markers I drew shadows under the bear. That completes this card. Hope you enjoyed it. 
Here are the materials used on the card:
My Favorite Things - Beary Special Birthday
My Favorite Things - Stitched Banner Alphabet
- Lawn Fawn - Snow Cool
- Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
- Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Memento Luxe Ink in Teal Zeal
- Versamark watermark stamp pad
- EK Success Powder Tool
- Recollections Embossing Powder in Clear
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Copic Markers
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Scotch 1/2" by 36 yard Double Sided Foam Tape
- Wink of Stella in Clear
- Ranger Glossy Accents

This card will be entered in the following challenges. You can click on their badge to learn more about it. 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #236 - Anything Goes
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Nathalie @ natnatbot

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Make a Wish !

Happy Sunday! I like to share a card with you that was inspired by the all-square sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the colour palette: red, yellow, green and aqua blue from the current Color Throwdown. This card features the Lawn Fawn's Fairy Friends stamp set. 
To create this card, I first started with an A2 size cardstock panel that was die cut from the largest stitched rectangle die. Then, I used the ink smooshing technique with distress inks in Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass. Next, was to die cut out the rounded square frames from white cardstock and ink blended with the distress inks in each colour. Afterwards, I stamped out the images, die cut them and coloured them in with copic markers. Then, I stamped the sentiment 'Make a Wish' from the Lawn Fawn Party Animal stamp set. It was double stamped first with memento tuxedo black ink then with versamark ink to be heat set with clear embossing powder.
Lastly, was to glue everything to the card panel. I applied double sided foam tape on the red and blue square frame to prop it up and give it some dimension on the card. Then, I adhere it to the card along with the flower and fairy images. As a final touch, I added clear wink of stella on the fairy wings. 
That completes this simple card.
 Here are the materials used on the card:
- Lawn Fawn - Fairy Friends
- Lawn Fawn - Party Animal
- Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
- My Favorite Things - In & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX
- Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Versamark watermark stamp pad
- EK Success Powder Tool
- Recollections Embossing Powder in Clear
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Copic Markers
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Scotch 1/2" by 36 yard Double Sided Foam Tape
- Wink of Stella in Clear

This card will be entered in the following challenges. You can click on their badge to learn more about it. 

Freshly Made Sketches #282
Stamp Ink & Paper #93 - Coming Up Flowers
Color Throwdown #437
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #236 - Anything Goes
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Nathalie @ natnatbot

Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Day to the Mr & Mrs...

Hi everyone. Welcome to April. Today I like to share with you a card that was inspired by this week's Muse challenge. It so nice to see the bond of two people grow together. I call this card a happy day to the Mr & Mrs. 
To create this card, I first die cut with the stitched rectangle die a panel out of black cardstock as well as a circle out of scrap paper. The circle will be my mask and placed in the center of the card. Next, spelling out Mr & Mrs out of Violets ABCs stamp set on an acrylic block with grid lines and started stamping left to right with versamark ink then staggering the sentiment on each line. I removed the circle mask and used the white embossing powder and heat set it. 
For the groom cat, I stamped the top hat with versafine onyx black ink, then stamped the cat image from the Three Amigos stamp set making sure to align the head so it looked like he was wearing the hat. I covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  For the bride cat, I stamped the flower with versamark ink and heat embossed it with red embossing powder. Then I created a mask for the flower so that I could align and stamp the cat image with versafine ink to look like it was wearing the flower. I removed the mask, applied clear embossing powder and heat set it. I did the same with the message happy day and the heart image with red embossing powder. 

I attached the bride and groom cat on the card with double sided foam tape on the center of the card. The last finishing touch was the silver jewel on the flower head band. 
Materials used on the card:
- Mama Elephant - Three Amigos
- Lawn Fawn -Violet's ABCs
- Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
- My Favorite Things - Stitched Circle STAX
- Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
- Versamark watermark stamp pad
- EK Success Powder Tool
- Recollections Embossing Powder in Clear and White
- Zing! Embossing Powder in Rouge
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Recollections Cardstock Paper in Black
- Copic Markers
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Scotch 1/2" by 36 yard Double Sided Foam Tape

This card will be entered in the following challenges. You can click on their badge to learn more about it. 

Muse Challenge #210
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #236 - Anything Goes
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Nathalie @ natnatbot

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Welcome Baby Girl!

Today, I stepped out of my comfort zone to create a clean and simple card. For some reason, CAS cards makes me nervous leaving so much white space but I think on this card it worked out quite well. The baby sheep sitting in its wagon is so adorable. 
To create this card, on white cardstock paper, I used an ink smooshing technique with distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet. 
While I let the background air dry, I stamped the images with Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured it in with copic markers. Then, I cut them out by hand since I don't have the coordinating dies and attached double sided foam tape on the back of the images.
Then, I stamped the sentiment and attached the images on the card. I made sure to stick the piece of string on the foam tape before attaching it to the card. It's so cute having the little ducks behind the wagon. For the final touches, I glued heart sequins and used wink of stella. 
Materials used on the card:
- Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons
- My Favorite Things - Ewe Are The Best
- Simon Says Stamp - Handwritten Borders
- Lawn Fawn - Love 'n Breakfast
Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet
- Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Elmers Foam Sheet
- Copic Markers
- Sakura Gelly Roll in White
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Scotch 1/2" by 36 yard Double Sided Foam Tape
- Wink of Stella in Clear
- Heart Sequins

This card will be entered in the following challenges. You can click on their badge to learn more about it. 

Freshly Made Sketches #280
Muse Challenge #208
Addicted to Stamps and More #234 - Clean and Simple
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Nathalie @ natnatbot