Anja’s Sun-Kissed Beach Scene Creation

Hi crafty friends! Anja is back today sharing a just because card full of summer vibe! Her card features The Sweetest Truck stamp set & its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts; and the Summer Sunshine stamp set & its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

She created the background by die cutting an A2 sized panel with the large die from Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlay and ink blending it using Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink for the beach, and Mermaid Lagoon to portray the ocean.

She used the little girl server image and the truck from The Sweetest Truck stamp set, combining them with the the girl in swimsuit along with several other cute images from the Summer Sunshine stamp set.

I love how she splattered water onto the ink blended card while adding dabs of white acrylic paint with a bristle brush. This technique really mimics the waves hitting the shoreline!

The extra beverage and the watermelon slices on top of the truck are just too cute! White gel pen details and glossy accents were added for some final touches!

Thank you so much Anja for this summery inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

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A Sweet Birthday Card by Vera!

HI! Today Vera shares a super sweet birthday card that will sure put a smile on someone’s face!

Vera stamped, colored and die cut fun images from The Sweetest Truck and the Penguin Agenda stamp sets.

I just love the overall pastel color palette on her card. This sweet truck is surrounded by super adorable penguins, ready to party! She even had the desserts displayed at the ice-cream truck window!

The white heat embossed “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” was from The Sweetest Truck stamp set. I really like them on pink strips of paper for a nice contrast! I love how the little splash of paint mimics confetti and their colors blend in cohesively with all the images!

Thank you so much Vera for this lovely card!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jo’s Awesome Ice Cream Truck Scene!

Jo joins us today with a gorgeous card with lots of awesome details! You can watch her step-by-step video over on our YouTube Channel!

Jo blended a super dreamy sky with her own cloudy stencil with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. She created a park scene where the ice-cream truck was parked against the sidewalk and a beautiful piece of lawn. All of her images from The Sweetest Truck stamp set were colored using Copic Markers and die cut using their coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts. I love her choices of sharp and vibrant colors!

She used may of the dessert images from the set and I just love how each of the character is holding on to their favourite treats! She also used Copics to sketch out the sidewalk and the grassy details which looks fantastic!

She finished off her card with one of the sentiments from the set, “wishing you truck loads of…” while stamping out “ICE CREAM, SWEETS, and DONUTS” together with a bunch of music notes as if music was coming from the truck!

Thank you so much or sharing this beautiful card with us today, Jo! It’s totally awesome and it just reminds me that Spring is here!

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A Super Sweet Happy Birthday Card by Anja!

Hello crafty friends, happy Thursday! Let’s keep up social distancing and continue to connect virtually with friends and family!

Today Anja’s back to share a super sweet Happy Birthday card with us.

Anja die cut some white cardstock with the largest die from the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangle Overlay stand alone die to give some nice looking boarder details. She stamped out images were from The Sweetest Truck stamp set, Copic colored them and cut them out using the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

I love that she had both the cute bear server and the little girl looking out the window of the truck.

She blended her background using Mustard See, Spiced Marmalade and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. These colors go cohesively with her colored images. I love how she masked of a portion on the panel while blending to leave a thick white boarder for some bold contrast.

She then white heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment with on black cardstock.

For some final touches, she stamped the tiny starts and hearts in matching inks to create a tone-on-tone effect. She also added some glossy accents over the windows of the truck for some shimmer and shine!

Thank you Anja for sharing this sweet creation! A clean and simple card is always the best!

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Fun Street Café Scene with Anja!

Hi Everyone! It’s the second day of Lunar new year and I want to show you a beautiful card that Anja made for us!

Anja made this slimline card using the Rabbit Café stamp set and its coordinating  Penguin Perfect Cuts.

She stamped out the all cute images and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator. I love all the white gel pen detailing she added on her images.

I love how she stamped out three of the cafés and have different sweets put up as the signs of the café. So cute!

She blended her background beautifully with Distress Oxide Inks. I also like the two different golden colors from the Gansai Tambio Starry Colors that she splattered over the blended background.

Her characters in the foreground were adhered with foam tape to create some dimension.

To finish off, she stamped the sentiment “COFFEE LOVER” with VersaMark and embossed it with gold embossing powder on a strip of cardstock that matches her card base. Head over to Anja’s blog for more details on how she made this gorgeous card!

Thank you Anja for this lovely inspiration! I love this cute scene so much!

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