Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Cards Galore!


Fairytale Stampers-Anything Goes
CHNC-Anything Goes Christmas
Addicted To Stamps-Clean and Simple
52 Christmas Card Throwdown- Colours-Blue, Grey and Kraft

OK, I have been neglecting my card making and now I am back like the glitter vixen I am. This first Card was fun to create since it brought out my Christmas stamps. I used my sizzex and cuddlebug for the cutting and the design. Blue dye ink and pearl blue powder for the ornament stamp and distress ink for the evergreen. Some silver stickles and silver pen completes the look.


Holly Jolly-Lots of layers
Happy Little Stampers-Inlaid Die-Cutting
Glitter N' Sparkle- Use Ribbon or lace
Dream Valley Challenges-Use Ribbon, Lace and Pearls

Girly card alert! Glitter, Pearls, Lace and ribbon! This was actually the previous week's challenge for 52 Christmas Cards and I missed it. I used the sizzex machine to cut out the village twice...once with the glitter paper and the next time on basic white paper. I coloured the village with tombow markers and inset it into the glitter paper. I surrounded it with lace, added the ribbon and adhered it to a mauve cardstock that I used the cuddlebug on-there are layers from the lace to the ribbon and beyond! For some dimension, I rubbed versamark pad across the raised areas and placed perfect pearls over top.


Happy Little Stampers-CASE the designer (she used black background, Butterflies and flowers)
Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes

This was fun to play with (so is my husband but that's probably TMI). I have some basic black cardstock, stamped the image in versamark pad and used perfect pearls and brushed the powder over the image to create this scene. I used some greens, violet, teal, and white sparkle. I adhered it to...get this....wallpaper circa 1972! You only see it as a border but I thought it was kind of funky. I finished it off with some border stickers that I coloured in blue with markers.


Retro Rubber Challenge-Inspired by a photo rrcb38
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies

Distress dye pads were used for the background and believe it or not....super easy! You take these pads and put the colour down on some surface that is easy to wipe off. You can choose as many colours as you wish but I chose 3-I can't remember the exact names but one was a yellow, one was an orange and one was a strawberry. You take a spray bottle and spray on the surface to wet the dye ink and then take your basic white paper and place it on top of the ink...Voila! I stamped the tulips (the stamp is about 4 years old) with basic black dye pad and used my gamsol pencils to colour the tulips. I used the sizzex to cut out the butterfly, added the stickers and some glitter. Colouring just relieves the stress....



77 comments:

  1. 4 lovely card Birgit and all so different, you have been busy, really love the tulips and butterfly card and the contrast with the stamped flowers on the black background....I agree crafting is a great stress buster I go into a world of my own ....xxxxx

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    1. It is relaxing and I enjoy it so much

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  2. I particularly like the second and third cards Birgit.

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  3. The fitrst card is so classic! I like the minimalist punch it has!

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  4. Hi, dear Birgit!

    There's some fine work on display here! My favorites are #3 and #4 because I like the color combos, the natural elements and their artistic arrangement within the "frame."

    Thank you very much for showing me your latest set of cards, dear friend BB!

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    1. Glad you like these cards and gives me an idea as to your favourite colours

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  5. You're good...I could never bring myself to touch Christmas stuff off-season!

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    1. Hahahaaa...I love making Christmas cards

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    2. I agree - Christmas all year for me!! Why limit the fun!

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  6. Those cards are so beautiful! You had me at glitter. (And butterflies.)

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    1. Hahahaaa...glitter is all one needs

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  7. All great works indeed. The third one really popped for me at my sea.

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    1. Yes...I had fun creating that card

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  8. WOW!! all of this cards are awesome, the one you submitted to our Retro Rubber challenge is just gorgeous. I love the texture of the snipped tulips and detail and the color combination is just stunning.
    I totally agree with you, coloring does relieves stress, you get into the mode, with your pencils or water colors and brushes and, for little while, you are somewhere else.
    Beautiful work, thank you so much for sharing.
    We hope to see you again in the gallery.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am really happy you like the card and that it fits the challenge

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  9. Love them all, all unique in their own way.

    Betty

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  10. I adore the last picture, Birgit. It's my favourite due to the vibrant, warm colours! The butterfly's wings are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks. I tried something new with the butterfly and then added glitter

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  11. As always, your cards are beautiful. I especially love the tulips and butterfly card.

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    1. Thanks and so glad you like that one

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  12. Each is so unique, Birgit the Artist. The creamy texture of the first one, that cool purple lace in the second, that wallpaper in the third, and those amazing colors you achieved in the bottom one.

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  13. The last one kind of reminds me of a watercolor technique (that I saw described in a video I showed to an art class). Very pretty cards. I especially like the second one.

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    1. Thanks...yes, so much is used with water. Glad you like the glitt card too

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  14. Those are so professional. Do you sell them or just give them?

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    1. That is so nice Alex. Right now I give them but if you see one you like I am happy to send some to you.

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  15. Love all the cards, especially love the colours in the one for Retro Rubber, I do love that bright orange and purple together..Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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    1. Thank you! I do love that colour combo also

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  16. They're so pretty! I love the Christmas card with the tree and church and little houses. It looks cozy.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It does actually. Glad you like it

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  17. Girl, you are sooooo creative and talented! Wow, I'm just blown away by your cards and the amount of work that goes into each one. I love the layered look. I really like the last two especially, although the first one is very cool too. It looks vintage. Beautiful!

    Do you sell your cards online?

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Oh wow...thank you so much. I'm happy you like them. I don't sell them but if you would like one or two I can send them your way

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  18. Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter 'N' Sparkle!

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  19. All lovely, but I particularly like the black background one. I was looking through the bundle you gave me the other day - haven't parted with any yet!
    The Glasgow Gallivanter

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    1. Thank you Anabel. I'm glad you liked the cards I gave you

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  20. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  21. Love all your cards, but especially love the one you submitted to Retro Rubber Challenge. The coloring and the background is just beautiful. Love the addition of the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge!

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    1. So glad you like the card. I enjoyed making it

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  22. Oh WOW! What a collection of great work. I can't pick a fav, but #1 & #4 might come close. I love the white & blue, and on 4, the hot colors. Especially loved the way you've tucked those gorgeous tulips in the corner. Each card has something unique & beautiful to admire, lots of good designing & use of color on each one of them! TFS

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    1. I'm so glad you like my creations. Means a lot

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  23. LOVE the color... all of the color!! Wow is a great word for this work of art. Thanks so much for sharing it with Retro Rubber!!!!

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  24. What a gorgeous selection of cards. Your blue baubles and grey branches are so elegant, but I do like your two butterfly cards - the mica looks great on the black background, and the colours in the last one are so happy making!

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    1. Thank you so much. It was fun creating these cards

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  25. What a stunning background and design! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  26. I agree, coloring does relieve stress! The background is gorgeous and fun to create too! Thank for for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks. It is very stress reducing

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  27. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  28. What wonderful cards, Birgit! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley with your fabulous glittered card!

    love Mags B x

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  29. charmante création Birgit, classique, sobre mais si élégante, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

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    1. Glad you like the card..thank you so much

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  30. Lovely cards and lovely CASE of my card. Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CASE the Designer for May. :) Melissa

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    1. Thank you so much...enjoyed making it

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    2. Oh! And thanks for playing along at ATSM with your lovely CAS Christmas card too!

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  31. So many lovely textures on the card you have entered into our challenge.. love the ribbon banner behind the image - Thanks for sharing your talents with us this week at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

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    1. Thank you...I had a fun time making all of these

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  32. What a wonderful collection of cards. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers Case the Designer.

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  33. Very nice cards, thank you so much for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu; good luck in the challenge.

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  34. Wow! Such lovely cards! All so beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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  35. look at that scene shine! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    Toni
    HLS DT

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  36. I love all the shimmer on your cards, thanks for joining us at HLS.

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  37. What a wonderful array of cards here, Birgit! Sorry it's been a while since I've visited. I'm so glad I had the chance to see all this beauty in one post! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers May challenge!

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  38. Those cards are works of art. I love them.

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  39. Fabulous cards ... love your little winter scene. Thanks for playing along with the HLS CAS challenge xx

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  40. Love your cards. Each a work of art. Thank you for sharing at EE!

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  41. Great set of cards!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  42. All 4 are soo different yet each card is uniquely gorgeous. The texture on your winter card makes me want to reach out and grab it. And the explosion of colours on the last... I mean, WOW or what?!
    x Asha

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