It’s your day! Masculine B-day Card

Hi there!

 

Hope your Easter holidays went great. Mine were good, with two little girls very happy to look for the chocolate eggs in our garden, and eat them as soon as they were discovered 🙂

I still have a lot to do to unpack the last boxes from our move, so that’s why I don’t have much time to craft. The card I’m sharing today is an old one I made for my husband’s bithday and forgot to show it here… I always struggle to make masculine cards, so I thought I’d share it for inspiration.

Here it is:

Shimmer and Shine - It's your day! Masculine Bday Card - #StampinUp, #Birthday, #Masculine,  #Fabulous Four, #FourFeathers, #Star

I die-cut a star shape in white felt using the Star Framelit dies. I love mixing textures with paper and felt… 🙂 Then I stamped the feathers with Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi, before die-cutting them with the corresponding die. I used a little string I had in my stash to tie them together and give a “rustic” look. The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip and means “It’s your day!”. Then I spritzed some Vanilla Shimmer Spritz on the card base… Quite happy with the shimmery effect 🙂 Shimmer BUT still masculine 😉

Shimmer and Shine - It's your day! Masculine Bday Card - #StampinUp, #Birthday, #Masculine,  #Fabulous Four, #FourFeathers, #Star

Does this card remind you of another one? Yes, it was made the same day as this one. I had to play with felt and feathers 😉 Do you like them?

 

Supplies (Stampin’Up!):

  • Stamp set: Fabulous Four, Four Feathers
  • Dies: Four Feathers, Star Framelit Dies
  • Inks: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
  • Papers: Crumb Cake
  • Embellishment : Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Best wishes

Hello!

Today’s card is about textures. I wanted to have different materials on the same card, so I used felt for softness, embossing powder for relief and vellum to add a bit of depth. The card in itself is pretty simple :

 

Shimmer and Shine - Gold Feathers and Felt Star wishes #Stampinup #FourFeathers #Star

 

I die-cut the star using the star framelit, then gold embossed the feathers on vanilla paper and vellum (you can’t really tell on the photo but one of them is actually embossed on vellum). The dots on the background and the sentiment are gold embossed too. I tried to hide the glue dots to stick the vellum on some of the dots and behind the star and feathers, to make sure it doesn’t show too much through.

Shimmer and Shine - Gold Feathers and Felt Star wishes #Stampinup #FourFeathers #Star

The result is a soft and yet shiny card, perfect to whom it was intended 😉

Supplies (Stampin’Up!):

  • Stamp set: Four Feathers, Dotty Angles, Quelques lignes
  • Inks: Metallic Gold Encore pad, Versamark
  • Embossing powder: Gold Stampin’Emboss Powder
  • Dies: Star Framelit Dies, Four Feathers
  • Papers: Very Vanilla, White vellum

If you would like to order any of the items used on the project above, you can click on my on-line shop or just send me an e-mail, I’ll be very happy to help you with your order.

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Felt and decorated vellum

Hi there 🙂

It has been a bit complicated to take good photos these last days because of the horrible weather here near London and the lack of natural light… I managed to make some cards and have fun anyway!

For this one, I wanted to use the new (for me) die I got. It’s one of the retired products from Stampin’Up, but I’m glad I got it, as the butterflies are just gorgeous. I’ve got plenty of ideas to use it!

First I stamped the vellum with a polka dot background stamp with Versamark ink, then I covered it with a pretty Pink embossing powder and heat-set it. I die-cut the biggest butterfly but my vellum (folded in two) moved when I put the plates in the big shot, so instead of having a beautiful butterfly from the side, I ended up having the two wings with a 0.5 cm large bit in between… I didn’t want to discard it so I managed to create a body and antennas for my butterfly. I think it went quite well for what was a mistake at first 🙂

For the other butterflies, I just used felt and plain vellum. I used mini glue dots to hold them together and coloured two pearls with a silver Promarker to tie it together with the string of silver glitter paper below the butterfly.

The sentiment from Dovecraft is one I absolutely adore, I love this font. I cut the fishtail banner and off-set it to match the butterfly.

Shimmer and Shine - Decorated vellum and felt butterfly

Supplies :

  • Stamp :  Dovecraft Handmade with Love, Darkroom Door – Background stamp (polka dot)
  • Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock, Vellum, glitter paper and felt : from my stash
  • Embossing powder : Papermania Pink
  • Pearls : from my stash, coloured with Promarkers
  • Promarkers: Silver

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely day 🙂

Just a note to say…

Hello there!

Sorry I’ve been away for so long, time flies…

Today’s card made me happy, because I’ve been able to use unloved and forgotten stamps to make a lovely card!

I first stamped the flowers in SU Melon Mambo, coloured them with Promarkers and then stamped once again the flower on a post-it note, to create a mask. I then used the mask to stamp the leaves in SU Lucky Limeade without stamping on the flowers.

Shimmer and Shine - Just a note to say

 

Another view to catch this wonderful Wink of Stella shimmer on the flowers:


Shimmer and Shine - Just a note to say...

Another close up:

Shimmer and Shine - Just a note to say...

 

 

Here is the inside:

Shimmer and Shine - Just a note to say (inside)

Supplies :

  • Stamps : Hobbycraft Flower mini clear stamp, Aladine Bambous et Feuilles (leaves), Hobbycraft General Sentiment
  • Inks : Stampin’Up Melon Mambo, Stampin’Up Lucky Limeade, Stampin’Up Basic Black
  • Cardstock : Stampin’Up Lucky Limeade, Black and White from my stash
  • Effect: ZIG Wink of Stella clear brush pen
  • Rhinestones: from my stash, coloured with Promarkers
  • Promarkers: Mulberry, Cerise, Carmine

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely day 🙂