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So Suzy Stamps Swirly hearts

A few DT members of the So Suzy Stamps design team is featuring the same stamp today on their blogs.

The stamp that is featured today is this stunning Swirly hearts stamp.
Swirly Hearts
A great stamp for Valentine's day cards or wedding/anniversary cards.
Here is my creation, I used the distress ink resist technique and another So Suzy stamp: kisses.

It looks like I've used white embossing powder but actually it's clear embossing powder. The white of the paper is shining through.

After I heat set the powder I used several colors of pink/red ink and blended them with a round blending tool.

I've also added some waterdrops and ranger white linen ink spray.
After I die cut the panel I glued it on a dark grey top fold card.

For more examples on how to use this great stamp please visit the following blogs.

Hugs, Henriette.

Shabby Chic flowers

The past few weeks I've taken an interest in Shabby Chic, especially flowers.
I've been watching tutorials and purchased some lace and chipboard/plywood laser cuts (at this great store: http://wycinanka.net/).

I've already made a few cards and some lace flowers like this one.

I adore the pink and grey lace. The ornament in the middle I also made using beads and other bits and pieces I had in my stash.
The big flower on my next card I also made from trims of lace.

The paper on this card I had in my stash for many years, I think it's from Tilda. It's gorgeous paper.
The frame is from Wycinanka. I glued the two pieces together and painted it with white acryl paint mixed with chalk to get the right color. I made the frame look old bij adding brown chalk and silver ink.

The sentiment is from a lily of the valley stamp set from Inspired by stamping.
The big flower is made from white and pink lace and a in the middle a fabric rose. The small silver roses are from metal, so this card combines shabby chic with modern. I thought "why not?"

Finally I've added some pearls and a piece of silver lace.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

simon says stamp: fantastic florals
all sorts challenge: hearts and/or flowers

Thanks for visiting! I would appreciate it if you would leave a comment.

Hugs, Henriette

Mirrow Image Event

Welcome to the February Mirror Image Event with My Sweet PetuniaThe Ton and So Suzy Stamps!

Every day in the month of February, the design team members from My Sweet PetuniaThe Ton and So Suzy Stamps will create a card using the Mirror Image Stamp.  There will be blog posts, videos and a ton of instructions on how we all use the Mirror Image Stamp.

The entire list with links to everyone's post is on the So Suzy Stamps blog so you can go there and see the inspiration on a daily basis.  

As for the prizes, oh my!  There are prizes from My Sweet PetuniaThe TonSo Suzy Stamps and Simply Charming Everyday.
  • 3 - MISTI's in your choice of Original or Mini
  • 4 - $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
  • 4 - $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
  • 1 - Memory MISTI Tote
  • 2 - Regular MISTI Covers
  • 2 - Mini MISTI Covers
  • 2 - Bunkie Bags
All you need to do, is comment on everyone's post throughout the month.  The winner will be announced on February 28 on the So Suzy Stamps blog.

You can find the complete list HERE.

Here is my card I've made using the misti and the mirrow Image stamp in combination with the cute honey bears stamp set from the Ton 

It all started with a sketch. Sometimes I make a sketch of the card I have in my mind.
I was practising the mirrow stamping and made the sketch around the stamped bears.

Here are all my supllies:

Cardstock: light and dark brown and dark blue
Spectrum noir markers
the ton stamp set honey bears
so suzy stamps: mirror image rubber
my sweet petunia misti mini
Paper pad from Joy.
Dies (ebay)
Speech balloons wood veneer

I started by stamping the cute bear on white card stock twice, once using the mirrow image stamp.
Then I colored both bears identically with my spectrum noir markers and cut them out.

The mirrow was a bit of a struggle. I didn't have an actual mirrow stamp so I made one using brown cardstock, nesti dies, corner punch and acetate.

Then I also used the mirrow image stamp to stamp the "hello" on the speech bubbles (they are from create a smile stamps).
In the joy craft paper pad was the perfect background for my card, it looks like a floor and wall.

I hope you have some more inspiration on how to use the misti and the mirrow image stamp.
Thanks for your comments and good luck in the draw.

Hugs, Henriette.

Valentine's Day

Hi and happy 💖Valentine's day💖!!!

Of course I'm sharing a cute Valentine's day card with you today. I also made a little matching treat box.

The sweet bird and the little rose on the heart shaped box are digital stamps from craftin desert divas. I've colored the digital stamps with spectrum noir markers.
The die cuts I used for the card are inside scalloped square dies from craftin desert divas.
Through pinterest I found a template for the little box.
The paper is from a Dutch store (Action).

I hope you'll have a wonderful day!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.

So Suzy Stamps: Someone special and Masking

The theme all So Suzy Stamps design team members were challenged to work with was "someone special" in combination with masking. Here is the card that came to my mind.

First I die cut a circle out of a post-it and placed that on white cardstock.
Then I used distress inks and some So Suzy ink bites to blend the background (I did take some pictures of that process but they are lost, so sorry about that).
After I was happy with the background I removed the masking circle and added some grey shadow in the moon.

With my mini misty I stamped the cats in a tree , such a cute stamp.

Two Cats in a Tree

I placed the panel on a top fold piece of white cardstock that I blended with the same colors as that panel. Beneath  the image I stamped the sentiment you're the bomdiggityshizznit.

For more samples on the theme and masking please visit the So Suzy Stamps blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Hugs, Henriette.