tisdag 20 mars 2018

:: Tips and Tricks with Ulrika aka LillBlomman #9 ::

Time for a new Tips and Tricks from me. Lately I have tried a new technique how to arrange your stamped images in a circle. It´s really fun and easy and the effect really is cute!

First you need to decide your theme. I wanted to use one of my new sets from Lawn Fawn called Fairy Friends. A super cute set!

I tried out a circle size that fits my background well. Then I use a soft pencil. I use the kind of pencils that you use for sketching. You will erase the lines when you are ready with your stamping and it´s not so nice if you can see the lines after erasing them.

Now the fun part starts! Depending on what kind of theme and how large your stamps are you can arrange them differently. I started with my fairies and used one of the three images two times. Then I added smaller images as flowers and butterflies.

For the smallest images I used two different colors of Archival Ink pads. If you want to you can also fill the gaps with dots made with your Copics. Or maybe dots made with Glitter Stickles. The last step will be to erase the pencil lines.

Time for some coloring with my Copics!

 I hope this tips was useful for you :) On Thursday I will show you another cute card created with this super fun technique!

Supplies List:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border
Lawn Fawn Stitched Border
Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border
Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends Set
Lawn Fawn Yay Kites Set
Lawn Fawn Stinkin Cute
Lawn Fawn Critters At The Dog Park
Lawn Fawn Polka Mon Amie 6x6
Archival Ink Chrome Yellow, Viridian
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers G40, YG05, YG11
Copic Markers R11, Y21, Y23, YR12, YR31
Copic Markers W0, W1, W3
Copic Markers E00, E01, E11

lördag 17 mars 2018

:: Make A Wish Card for Lawn Fawnatics #24 ::

It was so much fun to create with dies for Lawn Fawnatics Fun With Dies Challenge that I created one more card! This time I played with the super cute Winter Unicorn and lots of lilac shades.

My supplies list:
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frame Large
Lawn Fawn Winter Umicorn Set 
Lawn Fawn Party Animals Set
Copic Markers V01, V12, V15, V22, V25
Copic Markers BV02, BV04, BV 13
Copic Markers C1, C2
Memento Tuxedo Black
Versafine Onyx Black
Kaisercraft fairy Dust Collection Enchanted
Ranger Stickles Fairy Dust
Seaquins silver, white and clear
 I wanted the card to sparkle so I added Stickles and some Seaquins.

fredag 16 mars 2018

:: A Card For Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #24 ::

I have created a card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #24. This time the challenge was Fun With Dies. I thought it would be fun and a challenge to only use dies on my card! However I cheated a little bit by using the happy face stamps. 

My supplies list:
Lawn Fawn Plane and Simple Stamps
Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello
Lawn Fawn Spring Showers
Lawn Fawn Rainbow
Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud Backdrop Portrait
Versafine Onyx Black

tisdag 13 mars 2018

:: Time for some flowers ::

My beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts has been calling for some attention for quite some time now! I saw a challenge at the Swedish Copic blog and finally I gave my flowers some love!

List of supplies:
Mo Manning Fairy Finna Digi Stamp
Spellbinders Curved Border Two
Spellbinders Labels Eight
Spellbinders Magestic Labels Eight
Bo Bunny Secret Garden Collection 6x6
Wycinanka Hipp Hipp Hurra Chipboard
Distress Ink Paint Shaded Lilac
Copic Markers
Wild Orchid Crafts Seambinding
Wild Orchid Crafts Sweetheart Flowers White
Wild Orchid Crafts Autumn Blossom White
Wild Orchid Crafts Trellis Roses 35mm Lilac
Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses 15mm Lavender
Wild Orchid Crafts Apple Blossoms Lilac
Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses 20mm Light Turquoise 
Bead Berry Spray Turquoise Wish
Beads Light Turquoise Wish
Ranger Stickles Star Dust

 I just love this color combination! I really hope spring will come soon! Today the sky is white with snow! I´m so over the winter now!!!

I think I will add a couple of flowers on the left side. When I look at photos now I want the flower cluster to go further down along the lilac frame.

 I also regreat that I didn´t use my sewing machine around my image! Oh well maybe I´m too picky?

tisdag 6 mars 2018

:: Birthday Card with Mama Elephant Flying Elephants ::

Besides my love for Lawn Fawn I also love Mama Elephant! I try my hardest not to start collecting that brand also! But I have some already. Who can resist the flying elephants?! Not me ;)
I used my Misti and stamped the elephants random. I filled in the gaps with dots made with my Copics and some sequins. 

List of supplies:
Copic Markers N0, N2, N3, N5
Copic Markers BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49
Lawn Fawn Perfectlyplaid Christmas 6x6
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
Mama Elephant Fly With Me
My Favorite Things Die-Namics Stiched Rectangle Scalloped Frames
Darice Foam Sheet 3mm
Sizzix Big Shot 
Memento Tuxedo Black

söndag 4 mars 2018

:: Copics on Kraft for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 23 ::

At the last minute I finnished my card for Lawn Fawnatics #23 challenge! This time the challenge was to try a new technique. I have for a long time wanted to try to color on Kraft.
I got the Jay Kites set from my hubbie at my birthday March 2nd and wanted to create something with the set. I ended up with this cute card!

I think it looks cool with the different layers and stitches on the otherwise clean and simple card.

My list of Supplies:

Lawn Fawn Yay Kitses Stamp and Dies set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles 
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders
Copic Markers R22, R24, R27, R29
Copic Markers E70, E71, E74
Sharpie Extra Fine White
Distress Ink Mini Pad Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon
Sizzix Big Shot
Bazzil Basic Kraft Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black

 To create the sky I used the puffy cloud die together with some blue shades of Distress Ink pads.

onsdag 28 februari 2018

:: Tips and Tricks with Ulrika aka LillBlomman #8 ::

It´s so fun to find new ways to use your supplies! I wanted some kind of jungle feeling background for my previous Shaker card. I thought it could be cute with lians in different green shades. Suddenly I came up with the idea of using my Stiched Hillside dies and use the space after taking off the die-cuts as a stencil.

I used different angles of the dies. Make sure to leave some space on your cardstock so that the stencil don´t break.

Use your favorite white paper that works well with Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.

First I used light green shades random over my paper. You want your lians to show and then your background can´t bee too dark.

Use Washitape to make sure that both paper and Stencil don´t move when you add your colors. I started with Forest Moss.

This is how it looks after the first color. But to get a cool jungle feeling you need to add more layers and colors.

I also used Peeled Paint and Moved Lawn. After every layer you move your Stencil to the right and  to the left or even upside down to get the lians loop to different directions.

The next step is to create the frame and box for the leaves. I always use EK Success powder to stop the static on the OH sheets. For this card I will use 3d tape instead of the foam sheet I used on my Shaker Card with three windows.

Now the background is ready for the sloth gang. You find my list of supplies at my prevoius post where you also can see my finished card.

måndag 26 februari 2018

:: Shaker card with Lawn Fawn ::

You can never create too many Shaker Cards ;)
 I have a a fun Shaker Card with Hang In There stamp set from Lawn Fawn to show you toady.

I thought it was cute to make a whole gang with Sloth hanging in a row and ready for a Birthday party. I also gave them party hats and added some balloons for even more party feeling.

List of suppllies:
Copic Markers W0, W1, W3, W5
Copic Markers N1, N2
Copic Markers E40, E42, E43
Copic Markers E70, E71, E74
Copic Markers E51, E55, E57
Copic Markers YG 61, YG63
Lawn Fawn Outsie In Stiched Scallop Rectangles
Lawn Fawn Stiched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Hang In There Stamps and Dies
Lawn Fawn A BIrdie Told Me Stamps and Dies
Lawn Fawn Year Four Stamp and Die
Distress Ink Mini Pads Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn
Memento Tuxedo Black
Over Head Plastic Sheet
3d Tape

Instead of adding glitter or sequins I stamped and die-cutted a lots of leaves.
If you want to see how I created my own djungle backgrond with lians come back on Wednesday for my Tips and Tricks with Ulrika aka LillBlomman #8.

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.