Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Beautiful weekend...made some cards

We had a lovely weekend with nice warm temps reaching 21C sunday. I went for a walk and looked at what hubby was accomplishing outside before I headed in and made a few cards.

Distress inks, boy stamp, gear stamp, ferns and filigree stamp. Distress sprays, black dye ink, fern punch, glitter pen, glue, Crystal's.

Penny Black-Male Card
Dream Valley-4 legged friends
Alphabet Challenge- B for Boy's Card

Loved making this and  started off with a square white card piece. I used earthy distress ink pads and sponged on the colours using browns, mustard yellow, dark red and dark green for the background. I took glossy cardstock and stamped the image of the boy with his best friend and used the same colours to cover that piece. I stamped the filigree and fern stamp around the edges to just give a hint of the images as a frame. I layered the card in similar colours ending with a nice copper cardstock. I used evergreen punch in earth colors. I stamped the gears and used a glitter pen to colour the image, cut it out and glued everything together ending with the gem and crystals. This stamp reminded me of my cousin when he was little and he had a similar dog, named Fritz, that he loved.

Rose stamp, gelatos, alcohol inks, saying stamp, white embossing powder and ink, stickers, cuddlebug, plum dye ink.

Color Throwdown- soft pink, hot pink, plum and white
Cute Card Thursday-Feminine
Stamping Sensations- Say it with flowers

Now to something girlie. I missed out on the color Throwdown- again but it was fun to make even though I am not a pink gal. I took 3 alcohol inks of light pink, strong pink and plum, and placed droplets right on the card that had alcohol solution already on to make this effect. I stamped the Roses in white and embossed them in white  I took my gelatoes(they are creamy crayons) in light pink and green painting the colours on with water. I fussy cut them out and adhered it to the layered cardstock with the last one embossed using the cuddlebug. That last card was also coloured up by just lightly brushing the purple plum ink pad across the embossed image to highlight the raised images. I embossed the saying in white and finished it all off. I am sending this card to a co-worker...just because.

Cuddlebug, purple pearl embossing powder, alcohol inks using Pearl's, fish stencil, embossing paste, paint.

Crafty Creations- Anything Goes 
Stamplorations:Stencil- Anything Goes
Simon Says-Anything Goes

My friend, out west, is having a hard time because of this Covid19 because he can't stand staying at home during the day. He loves the ocean, water, snorkeling so I created this card for him. I took alcohol inks using some alcohol pearls I bought and love because it gives a shimmery effect. I have this under water stencil so I used parts of it to create this image by taking the paste and spreading it thinly across the image like icing a cake. I lifted it off and it turned out quite well. I painted the image with paints I have in shimmer effect. The nice blue cardstock I have that also has a nice shimmer (the word for the day), was embossed with shells and inked up with purple ink by lightly brushing it across. I took my pearl purple embossing powder and put it on the image. It sticks to wear the ink was so I can heat emboss it to have that nice look. I glued all the card pieces together and a 3rd card is done. 

Have a beautiful day!


  1. Very nice work! I don't think I've seen your cards before....

  2. Fabulous! That’s a particularly lovely thought for your friend.

  3. Those are stunning. I love the message on the second one.

  4. Hi, Birgit!

    Handsome masculine cards and cute girlie cards, dear friend! I like the first one, the retro style birthday card with the definition of a friend along with man's best friend, the dog.

    Your co-worker will surely (Shirley?) appreciate card #2 with its shades of pink, plum and white and the floral design.

    The third card is both nautical and nice. (See what I did there?) That shimmery greeting is my favorite of the bunch and I'm sure it will lift the spirits of your housebound friend in California.

    You've got the knack! Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend BB!

  5. These are wonderful cards. Looks like you had a bit of crafting fun!

  6. I really like that cute dog stamp and how you used the masculine embellishments to create a perfect card for a boy! Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge!

  7. I like the middle on the best, but all very creative!! Quarantine has been good for your creativity!


  8. Hi Birgit - it's the creativity you give us ... lovely to look - and also how lucky you have a craft you can just enjoy during this time. Stay safe - Hilary

  9. A lovely floral design, very effective with the white embossing. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  10. These are amazing! I love the first one the most.

  11. These are just beautiful. Your friend will love the card.
    Stay safe. Be healthy.

  12. three lovely cards Birgit you have been having fun crafting...I am having difficulties with commenting at the moment as Bloglovin has stopped working for me...having to link back to you when you comment on my blog....the only way I can get to comment.....take care xxxx

  13. You have been busy. They are all great. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  14. Three great ones indeed. The fish one stands out for me. Sure your friend will appreciate it since he is a fish outta water stuck inside.

  15. I love how different each card is - but all equally well done! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  16. Such a wonderful card for any guy! The vintage look is perfectly done. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

  17. A lovely Vintage creation for our 'Men and Boys' theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in. Thanks also for sharing your floral card with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  18. Your vintage make is perfect for our theme. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More challenge.
    Lynn x

  19. Such wonderful creations and a great vintage themed card for our masculine theme at Penny Black and More challenge! Thanks so much for joining in!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  20. Cute cards with pretty colors! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  21. Each card is so unique, Birgit. Three different moods, I like that. Your underwater scene got me thinking about the time I got to snorkle. It does shimmer beneath the ocean just like your card.

  22. The underwater world creation has lovely stenciling and I'm sure your friend love the card Birgit. Thank you for playing along with us at STAMPLorations May Stencil Challenge but we would love to see our stencil challenge graphic display in your post to be eligible for prize winner. Happy creating and hope you will join in June challenge. Have a nice day Birgit :)
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