fredag 11 januari 2019

Distresser, stämplar och stenciler

Distressdynor (Oxides eller Inks), stämplar och stenciler. Så lyder ingredienserna i mitt favoritrecept på hur man gör ett vackert kort och njuter under processen. Varför? Jo för att hela processen börjar med ett vitt orört papper. Jag finner en enorm tjusning i det.

Idag tänkte jag använda dessa saker från Instila och berätta hur jag gör.

Jag börjar med att färglägga motivet med Distress oxides med vattenpensel enligt bilden nedan. De små detaljerna färglägger jag med akvarelpennorna när motivet är torrt.

Sedan gör jag bakgrunden med hjälp av appliceringsverktyget och stenciler. För blommorna använder jag Nuvos embellishment mousse. Den är krämig att smeta på i stencilen och ger en fin lyster.

Bakgrunden ramar jag in med cardstock i lila och vitt. Sedan fäster jag blomman med 3Dkuddar i mitten av motivet och gör samma sak med hälsningsfrasen som jag stämplar och ramar in.

Jag är själv född i februari och februaris månadssten är ametist – en lila-skiftande sten. Kanske är det därför jag tänker att det här kortet blir bra till ett februaribarn.

Hoppas du blev inspirerad och plockar upp något till dina framtida projekt! Berätta gärna för oss i så fall.

Ha en fin pysseldag!

// Pyzzlot


Distress oxides

Svart vattenfast stämpeldyna

Vattenlösliga färgpennor

Stämpel set blommor

Nuvo embellishment mousse


Stencil triangel

Stencil blommor



Appliceringsverktyg för distresser

Frozen at Valentine? Well, this will warm your heart!

Penguins and butterflies... The scrapbooking world is full of them. And I sure understand why. They are my favourite too.

The penguin stamp I used on this card is yet another old one from my deep in my stash. It is a swedish design, made by Skaparkällarn, Pernilla Nilsson. I colored with Prima water color pencils. I love how the red balloon stands out from the picture. I think this card is perfect as a Valentine card.

I made the background with Distress oxides and splashed some water drops on it with my hand and drying it off with a paper to get the speckled snowy look.

With this card I enter weekly challenge at CASology. This time themed to"Frozen".

Hope you like it and got some ideas for your next project.


torsdag 10 januari 2019

Card made after sketch with some Penny Black friends

It was a long time ago I had my box with Penny Black stamp. Every time I do however I fall as much in love with the old favourites as with my newer ones. For this card I used stamps from to different stamp sets. The whole colouring, both background and stamp motif are made with Distress Oxides. The card is made after a sketch in AAA Cards Game #131 - Sketch + Pastel Colors

As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use the Friends-die and color the background and the letters the same and stamp some texture on the letters. After that I looked for stamps that would go well with the coloring and the friend-theme. I finished it off with the birthday wish and with adding white contours around the letters using a Posca pen.

Hope you like it!


onsdag 9 januari 2019

B is for berries - ABC Christmas challenge

This is the second part of the January challenge for ABC Christmas and now we have come to B in the alphabet, as in B is for berries. And this is my entry:

I used the holly and the berry from a Hero arts stamp set I bought a couple of years back. The texts are from the same stamp set. It is stamped with color from Distress Oxides. I made the back with Distress ink and used the Nellies choice stencil "Swirls 2". Then I dug deep and used the very first Penny Black stamps I bought "Holly day Critters" it's called with this cute little fellow. I put them him on 3D dots to make him stand out from the background. And well I couldn't help using some Nuvo Chrystal drops to finish it off.

Hope you like it!


A is for Anything goes

With these two cards I realise I already made 10 Christmas cards in January. Well that's kind of a good start!! A big reason for the continous production are these fun challenges. One of them monthly challenges has a alphabetic theme, two letters each month; ABC Christmas Challenge. Great idea and inspiration. Here are my card for A. B is coming up as a separate post otherwise the linking will be messy.

A is for Anything goes 
I used my new Nuvo Shimmer powder in green and Solar Flare and Green parade to create the background to imitate northern lights. Then I used the beautiful stamp from Studio Light and the textstamp from Craft Emotions. I sprinkled som Embossing powder Frantage from Stampendous over it to create a snowy feeling. I smudged the ground a bit around the animals using a white art crayon. I didn't want the line from the background to be so sharp there. I used a strip of embossed paper from the pine folder from Leane Creatief embossing folder.

The cardstock behind the picture and the thin strip on the side is actually dark green although the photo makes it look black...

Hope you enjoy it!


Everybody loves a good story

With some stamps you can compose a story, like an illustration for a fairy tale. Lavinia is perfect for those kind of projects and maybe that is the reason why I love them so much. In this card maybe I had a little of game of thrones in my head too. ;-) It is supposed to be a card giving strength and hope to the receiver. 

I used Distress oxides to color the background and then for or five different Lavinia stamps. I participate in with this card in the Lavinia challenge #1901 "A story to be told". It's ending the 25th this month.

Hope you see the story in this card and like it!


Recycling is the new black for everything

When I saw it I just couldn’t resist it. Fab n funky’s challenge no 421 “Recycling your Christmas cards”. It felt a bit taboo but of course I didn’t use a handmade one! But if you think about it it’s a really good idea. And I’m quite satisfied how the card turned out. 

Especially with the text stamp I never used before... though it’s been in my stash for maybe ten years. It’s from a clearstamp set bought in my favorite shop by that time. That same shop is long gone. But it is funny that I think it is the same person who sold that stamp set to me who shared the link to this particular challenge. Funny how things end up making full circle sometimes... Maybe that’s why there’s (beside the obvious need for it) a beauty in recycling.  

I used a snow globe die from Crealies, a pine tree embossing folder from Leane Creative and the bird is from a brand called Ultimate Craft. As you can see I'm quite fond of Nuvo Chrystal drops so I dotted with the bottle as snow in the globe.

Hope you got inspiration and maybe dare to recycle a card you too! It was fun!