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Valentine’s Day card

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! (a little late though)

So yesterday (Saturday) I woke up 3.30 in the morning and couldn’t fall back to sleep. At 6.00 I decided to get out of bed and paint my nails instead…yeah I’m a bit weird like that.. I did a Valentine’s inspired nail design of course. If you want to see how they turned out I have posted a picture on my instagram: @lilla_konstnaren, and have lots of other nail pics there too.

I also found a little inspiration to make a Valentine’s card for my honey. I had this idea to make a background with a gradient/ombré in pink.

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So I diecut some card stock with my hexagon die and stamped every little hexagon with pink ink. I used a circle stamp that was bigger than the paper pieces, just to have something to cover them in color with. At first I thought I’d just take the ink pad and drag it in the paper before diecutting, but since I only have two different kinds of pink it would have been tricky to do. Plus it makes the color a lot darker than if you would just stamp it. Instead I stamped the dark and the light pink a few times to get as much color on there as possible.

When doing the pieces in between those colors, I first stamped the dark pink once and then the light pink, I think, three times over the dark pink. It’s not perfect, the two darkest shades were just a little too close in color and the light shade was maybe too far off, but I think it works overall. Maybe it just means that I need one more pink ink pad, what do I know? ..

Julia

 

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Shaker card

Hello all!

A couple of days ago we decided to clean up our workroom space here at home. We kind of ”forgot” about that room after moving, since we didn’t have a solution for it yet. But now we felt that to be able to use the room properly, before redecorating, we needed to at least unpack the last two boxes that has been standing there all this time, and figure out a temporary solution. We had to compromise to make it work. But even though it might not be a beautiful sight right now, it’s at least practical and I can live with that for a while.

But I haven’t really been feeling like crafting for a long while. Instead I have been practicing a lot of piano and guitar and I think that there is no creative energy left for making cards right now. I have also been doing some nail art lately and if you’re interested in seeing some pictures of that, go check out my instagram: @lilla_konstnaren. But I have a card to share today, it’s one I made for a friend’s birthday back in December. I wanted to try something different and shaker cards have been so popular lately. I’ve been itching to try it out!

 

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The background is put together with patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine Plus One paper pad, which is one of my favorites! To make the window I diecut a circle with my Big Shot and put a piece of acetate, so that you can see the sentiment and all the sequins and glitter behind. I embossed a diecut frame in gold to separate all the patterns from sentiment and draw the attention to the focal point. The sentiment is also heat embossed in gold to match the frame. To make the sequins move, I put two layers of foam tape, making sure that there were no gaps where they could slip out. For a finishing touch I put som gold Stickles on the flowers on some of the patterned paper.

This is actually my second try. The first time I only put one layer of foam tape around the frame and it sort of locked the biggest sequins in. So I had to do some card surgery, as Kristina Werner would say, and take everything of and do it all again. But I managed to save the patterned paper piece. It would have been pretty irritating if I would’ve had to do that part all over again. Luckily, no harm was done.

What do you guys think? Have you ever made a shaker card before? Did you run in to any difficulties? Hope your day has been great!

Julia

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Frozen frenzy

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Hi everyone!

Hope your weekend was great! On Saturday we´re going to my sister’s to celebrate my oldest niece’s birthday. She turns five so it’s a big one. As always I try to come up with fun home made gifts. My niece loves the movie Frozen and I thought it would be fun to make something on that theme.

I found a postcard with Anna and Elsa on it in a toy store and decided to make a frame for it. Of course I had to make a frame in white to match the movie. I wanted the effect of frost and snow, with lots of snow flakes and glitter. Here’s how it turned out:

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I started by layering some modeling paste through a stencil, that I thought fitted well with the theme, on a few random areas on the frame. Then I glued down a LOT of beads on the areas with no modeling paste. Then when dried I painted the whole frame in white. I got the idea with the beads from Finnabair who have used them on a few projects. It’s a great way to add some texture. To give the frame a little more dimension, I put some Inka Gold in aquamarine, violet and platinum on a few places. This also gives the impression of reflected snow.

Then I decorated with a bunch of snowflakes in different sizes and shapes. I painted wood veneer snowflakes in white and a little Inka Gold to match the rest. I also filled them in with my clear wink of stella marker for added shimmer. I punched out som snowflakes from a hand punch I had laying around and embossed them with platinum embossing powder. Then I dry brushed on some white paint to make them blend in a little more.

The focal point of the frame is the roses with leaves in the front. The roses were originally white, but I decided to paint them anyway to match the rest of the project. Then I embossed both the roses and leaves in platinum embossing powder and then painted on some more white in a few places to imitate snow. I then finished it of by drowning them in glitter. I used some stickles in crystal, aqua and starry night and also some transparent dry glitter.

Then I put everything together and after I glued down all the snowflakes I decorated the frame some more with rhinestones and transparent sequins in different sizes. I put small dots of stickles all around the frame and also areas of the dry glitter.

It’s a lot going on here, but because everything is cohesive, it doesn’t come off as busy.

And a few detail shots:

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It was hard to catch all the glitter and shimmer with the camera. It looks so much better in real life.

I also made a birthday card for her (of course):

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I used the oh so cute Sugar Rush stamp set from Paper Smootches to make the cupcakes. In the set there’s three different smileys that you can put on the cupcakes, which I think is adorable! I stamped all the different parts of the cupcakes on different pattern papers and embossed them in white embossing powder. Then I cut everything out and paper pieced it together. To top it off I decorated the cupcakes with my clear wink of stella pen for a little shimmer and filled in all the topping with glossy accents. I also put a little wink of stella on some of the stripes on the background paper to bring it all together.

This was a long one! Thanks for reading to the end and I hope you enjoyed it!

 

Julia

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Update

Hej allihopa!

Nu var det väldigt längesen jag tittade in här! Jag har haft en massa plugg att göra så tiden har bara runnit iväg. Men nu har äntligen sommaren börjat för min del! Så från och med nu kommer jag kunna uppdatera här mer oftare. Jag har en massa kort att visa er! Jag har också bestämt mig för att börja skriva på engelska här på bloggen. Så kan många fler ta del av vad jag skriver.

I det här inlägget tänkte jag visa två grattiskort som jag gjorde nyligen. Det första kortet jag tänkte visa er är ett grattiskort jag gjorde till min morfar som fyller år snart.

Hi everyone!

It’s been a really long time since I posted here! I’ve been busy with school. Time flies. But now my summer finally has started! Yay! Which means I’m going to be able to post here more often. I have a lot of crafty projects to share with you! I’ve decided to start writing in english on my blog so that more people can read my posts.

Today I’m gonna show you two birthday cards that I made just recently. The first card I’m going to show you is one I made for my grandfather, his birthday is coming up.

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Förra fredagen var vi förbi Slöjddetaljer i Stockholm där jag passade på att köpa på mig lite nya grejer. Bland annat ett par embossingfoldrar från Sissix, inklusive den på bilden. Det var första gången jag testade att använda en embossingfolder och jag måste säga att det var väldigt roligt! De ger mig många idéer! Den här embossingfoldern är faktiskt från ett set med jultema (mönstret ska tydligen vara julgranar) men det går ju att använda till andra projekt också. Mönsterpapperna är också nya, jag köpte en paper pad från Basic Grey med en massa papper med olika geometriska mönster och mycket färger. Den gröna remsan är en bit washitejp som jag fäst på cardstock och klippt ut. Bokstäverna är från en nyinköpt bokstavsdie från Tim Holtz som jag testade för första gången. Det är kul att kunna variera sig med text på många olika sätt. Jag satte på lite glossy accents på bokstäverna, knöt en bit natursnöre runt kortet och satte ett litet utstansat hjärta nära knuten på snöret.

Nästa kort är också ett grattiskort. Vi var på inflyttnings/födelsedagsfest i helgen. Ett väldigt bra tillfälle att få leka lite med några nya distress inks!

Last friday we stopped by Slöjddetaljer in Stockholm and I bought some new fun stuff to play with. A few embossing folders from Sissix, like the one in the picture, among other things. It was my first time using an embossing folder and I must say that it was a lot of fun! I get a lot of ideas allready! This embossing folder were actually from a christmas themed set(the pattern is supposed to be christmas trees) but I think it’s OK to use them whenever. You can’t really see that it is christmas trees anyways. The patterned papers are also new, I bought a paper pad from Basic Grey. It has a lot of geometric prints and bright colors in it. The green strip is just washi tape that I adhered to a piece of card stock and trimmed. The letters are from a (also new) die from Tim Holtz that I tried out for the first time. I think it’s fun to have a lot of different options for the sentiment. Then I put a little glossy accents on the letters to dress them up a bit, tied some twine around the card and put a little punched heart near the knot of the twine.

The second card is also a birthday card. On saturday we were invited to a housewarming/birthday party. A perfect time to break out some new distress inks and play a little!

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Här skapade jag en färgglad förgrund i färgerna Ripe Persimon, Picked Raspberry och Squeezed Lemonade. Så klara och glada färger! Härligt! Sen embossade jag en text med silvrigt embossingpulver. Till bakgrunden testade jag en annan embossingfolder från samma set som den på det förra kortet. Det här mönstret får mig att tänka på gammaldags tapeter. Som pricken över i:et strödde jag några paljetter runt texten. Sen ritade jag fejkstygn för att rama in det färgglada pappret och knöt en rosett runt toppen av kortet.

Here I made a colorful centrepiece. The colors I used were Ripe Persimon, Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. Such bright and cheerful colors! Love it! Then I heat embossed a sentiment using silver embossing powder. For this background I used the other embossing folder from the same christmas set as on the first card. This pattern makes me think of vintage wallpaper. To finish the card off I sprinkled some sequins around the sentiment. Then I drew som dash lines around the inked piece to frame it a bit more and tied some twine around the top of the card in a bow.

Julia

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Nytt år, nya tag

Hej hej!

Det var över en månad sen jag lade upp någonting här, och förmodligen nästan lika längesedan jag pysslade med något över huvud taget. Har haft så mycket annat att jag inte har känt mig särskilt inspirerad att sätta mig vid skrivbordet och skapa. Eftersom jag inte har något nygjort att visa upp tänkte jag dela några alster jag gjorde i december (oroa er inte, det är inte julkort, jag lovar). Det är ett kort, örhängen och en liten ask:

Kortet har jag dekorerat nästan enbart med washitejp, som man kommer ganska långt med.

Jag hoppas att jag ska kunna komma igång med skapandet igen snart. Men jag har börjat kolla bloggar och videos på youtube igen för att bli inspirerad. Nyligen hölls CHA:s vintermässa (The Craft & Hobby Association) i Anaheim och Noell Hyman från Paperclipping har lagt upp en massa videos både på sin hemsida och på Youtube där hon rapporterar nyheter från mässan. Det kliar lite smått i fingrarna när man ser alla nya produkter. Det verkar ha blivit mer populärt med stenciler och det tycker jag är roligt! Jag är också väldigt nyfiken på Dina Wakleys nya grejer för Ranger, många roliga mixed mediagrejer!

I december fick jag en Big Shot i födelsedagspresent av min snälla pojkvän. Så nu finns det ännu fler grejer på min ”vill ha-lista”.

Kram Julia

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Födelsedagsfirande och julpysslande

Ja, det är vad den här helgen har bestått av. I fredags var jag och Jonathan och firade en kompis och igår var vi ett gäng som julpysslade, spelade spel och bara umgicks. Det har varit skönt att ha fått tagit en liten paus från allt pluggande och träffa lite folk och slappna av. Men idag var det dags igen. Tar en liten paus nu bara för att visa lite bilder:

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Det blev ett kort (ja, jag är fortfarande lite smått besatt av washitejp… ) och ett par örhängen med tillhörande smyckesask till födelsedagsbarnet.

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Igår hann jag göra tre kort och påbörja ett, men det blev jag inte riktigt nöjd med så jag redigerade det lite idag…eller ja, det enda som fanns med från början var blomman.

Nu ska jag återgå till tentapluggandet och återkommer sen när tentorna är gjorda!

Kram Julia

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