lördag 24 februari 2018

:: Tips and Tricks with Ulrika aka LillBlomman #7 ::

I really love to crate Shaker cards! They are fun and easy to create. There are different techniques how to create them and here is one of them. You find my list of supplies in my previous post.

For this card I use a piece from a 3 mm thick foam sheet. I like to use foam sheets because you get at sturdy and even background. 

You can use any shape for your windows. I use a stiched square from Lawn Fawn. Measure where you want your frames and windows. I drew lines on the inside of the frames. Then I die-cut a slightly bigger hole than the inside of the frame. You don´t want the foam too close to the frame edges.

After that you cut out the holes in the patterned paper you do the same with the foam. Draw inside of the windows.

This is how it should look.

This kind of thick foam don´t work in my Sizzix. I use a scalpel instead.

Now it´s time to add my plasic sheet. I use a OH sheet. I think a double-sided tape is the best choice when you mount the OH. You want to make sure that none of the glitter can escape.

On the other side you mount your frames. For those I use Tacky Glue. I want to be able to correct the frames in the exact right position. If you find that the edges aren´t perfectly tight to your patterned paper you can use the plastic thingie from the double-sided tape and add a tiny amount of glue and push it under the edges.

Time to choose images for the windows. I picked some darn cute monkeys from Lawn Fawn.

I also wanted some speech bubbles with sentiments on my card.

Now I add the foam on the back. For this step I also use Tacky Glue. I always use EK Success powder on both windows and papers. That provent static. It not so fun if all of your glitter or sequins are stuck on the OH. Add glitter and sequins in the windows and mount your front to your card base.  I decided to add patterned paper and only one of the monkeys inside of my windows. I fussy cutted the other two and mounted with 3d tape.

torsdag 22 februari 2018

:: Monkey Birthday Card ::

Today I have three cute birthday monkeys on a shaker card to show you.
In my next Tips and Trix I will show you  one of my techniques when I create shaker cards.

List of supplies:
Copic Markers E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Copic Markers BG000
Copic Markers B01, B02, B04
Lawn Fawn Perfectlyplaid 12x12 Blue Raspberry
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Square
Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me Stamps and Dies
Lawn Fawn Year Five Stamp and Die
Lawn Fawn Crittters In The Jungle Stamp 
Darice Nested Squares
13arts Glitter and Sequins
Over Head Plastic Sheet
Darice 3mm foam sheet
Memento Tuxedo Black
EK Success Powder
Sizzix Big Shot

tisdag 20 februari 2018

:: Easter ATC Part Five ::

These two are the last ones, I promise ;) , Of my serie of ten Easter ATC. Six of them are for a Easter Swap. The rest of them will be up for trade.

My list of supplies:
Melissa Frances Spring Die Cuts
Prima Marketing flowers
Panduro Flower Punch
Panduro White Glass Beads
Reprint Rhinestones
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Tim Holtz Small Talk Occasions
My Favorite Things Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frames
Paper: Prima Marketing Princess collection, Maja Design Vintage Spring Basic 9th of April, Pion Desin A Day In May Beige Ornament.
Ranger Stickles Stadust

söndag 18 februari 2018

:: Easter ATC Part Four ::

I have even more Easter ATC! 

My list of supplies:
Melissa Frances Spring Die Cuts
Prima Marketing Wild and Free Midningt Walk Flowers
Prima Marketing mini flowers from old glass bottles with flowers
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly Punch
Prima Marketing Art-Stones
Panduro White Glass Beads
EK Success Dotted Scallop Edge Punch
Lawn Fawn Stitched Border
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border
Spellbinder Fleur De Lies Rectangles
Tim Holtz Small Talk Occasions

fredag 16 februari 2018

:: Easter ATC Part Three ::

Time for part three of my ATC with Easter theme. It will be a part four in  acouple of days.
On my cards today you find chickens and bunnies.

For the bunny ATC I worked with pink, white and brown. 

To get some textures I used white Sisal and brown feathers together with Art-sones from Prima and glitter.

My list of supplies:
Melissa Frances Spring Die-cuts
Prima Marketing mini flowers from old glass bottles with month names as April
Prima Marketing Wild and Free Flowers Midnight Walk
Sisal Feathers
Prima Marketing Art-Stones
Prima Marketing Finnabair Loose Glitter
Panduro Glass Beads
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals
Cheery Lynn Designs Polynesian Sail Oval
EK Success Dotted Scallop Edge Punch

By adding some 3d Tape under my die cut I get even more depth.

By using a iridescent loose glitter I get both the pink and the white colors.

onsdag 14 februari 2018

:: Easter ATC Part Two ::

I wish you all a warm and creative Valentine!

Although it´s Valentines day or Alla Hjärtans dag in Swedish I have more Easter ATC to show you.
I will show you even more Easter ATC the following days and for all of them I used super cute images from Melissa Frances called Spring Die cuts.

For this card in peach, orange and gold colors I used a girl holdning a Easter egg.

I mixed flowers from Prima with Glass Beads, Art Stones and Star Shaped Gold Seaquins.

My list of Supplies:
Scraps of papers from Pion Design and Blue Fern Studios
Melissa Frances Spring Die Cuts
Cheese Cloth
Prima Marketing Art-Stones
Prima Marketing Art-Stones Mini
Prima Marketing Finnabair Loose Glitter
13arts Amber Microspheres
13arts Copper Flower Glitter Confetti
Wycinanka Chipboard Frame
Prima Marketing Travelers Flowers
Prima Marketing Vintage Emporium Wood Variety
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Ranger Stickles Gold

You can also make Easter theme in brown!

Love all textures and layers!

måndag 12 februari 2018

:: Easter ATC ::

I´ve started with some ATC for a Easter swap. Most of the time I create editions for swaps but this time I will do a serie with the same theme but different cards. Today I show you the first two.

 All of my images are from Melissa Frances and called Spring Die Cuts Images.

List of Supplies:
Scraps of papers from Bo Bunny, Maja Design, Pion Design, Blue Fern Studios, Papirdesign
Spellbinders Lacey Circles
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals
Martha Stewart Puch Around The Page Crochet Loop
Martha Stewart Leaf Branch Punch
Doily Doodlebug
Prima Marketing Arts Stones
Prima Marketing May Lily
Prima Marketing Traveler´s Journal 
Prima Marketing Finnabair Loose Glitter
Nellie Snellen Floral Punch
Panduro Flower Punch
Panduro Beads White
Ranger Stickles Stardust
Wild Orchid Cafts Flower Stamens

onsdag 7 februari 2018

:: Green Valentine Card ::

It was so much fun to take on Lawn Fawnatics last challenge that I wanted to start with the next right away! I played with my Distress Ink Mini Pads and created really simple but cool backgrounds. And to make my super cute images to match the background I colored them all in green.

This is how my green background looks.

And when I was at it I made a whole bunch of backgrounds!

 My list of supplies:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Square small
Lawn Fawn Stitched Square large
Lawn Fawn My Silly Valentine Stamp Set
Distress Ink Mini Pads Twisted Citron
Distress Ink Mini Pads Mowed Lawn
Distress Ink Mini Pads Forest Moss
Distress Ink Mini Pads Crushed Olive
Copics W0, W3
Copics YG03, YG05, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG23
Copics G14
Memento Tuxedo Black
3d Tape

I love to use black as a contrast color. I think it makes the other colors to really pop! 
I also used 3d tape under both the black and white squares to get some depth in my otherwise really clean and simple card. I think my card is super cute!