04 December 2016

The Paper Players: Snowflakes

Hi there!

Nancy is the hostess this week at The Paper Players, with a theme challenge:


                                                                    


I have a shiny blue snowflake card for your inspiration!



up close...


and another angle...


Every time I have to photograph a foiled card, I tell myself... NOT AGAIN!

So pretty and shiny IRL, but oh so difficult to take a good photo!
Even the slightest change in angle , and the color changes or the shine is gone. But I guess that's why it's so amazing IRL !

Anyway, I did my best with the 3 shots above.

The snowflake is from the Silhouette store Design ID #48503.

I used the black fill option, printed the snowflake with my laser printer, cut it out with a small offset, and added Decofoil from Therm-o-Web with a laminator.

I also designed the sentiment in the Silhouette studio, and foiled it simultaneously.

The sentiment, for you to use, if you wish to 😊





Fonts used:

Watermelon Script
Typewriter

I can't wait to see your snowflake cards!

Thanks for visiting me today
🌼
Hannelie

01 December 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #200 !!!

Hi there!

CAS(e) this sketch  time! We are back after a 2 week challenge, with a new sketch!

A milestone challenge this week!

I am thrilled to show you the sketch for our 200th challenge!



My take on the sketch:



A closer look:


I used a beautiful poinsettia from Apex cuttables.

All design work done in my Silhouette studio.

The new improved πŸ‘Œsentiment, designed by me and shared with you:




Spot the improvement from the one on my card πŸ˜†

Fonts used:

Stylish calligraphy
Scartan Floaben


Sharing my card at CAS on Sunday for their Christmas challenge

and

Simon says stamp - Work-it-Wednesday Die-Cutting .


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Please join us for this fabulous occasion!

Hugs and thanks for visiting me today.
Hannelie


29 November 2016

CASology : Candle

HI there!

Candles are a wonderful element to create atmosphere, not only in our daily life, but also in design and more specific on cards!

So this week at CASology we want to see CANDLES!

Will it be birthday candles or Christmas candles?
Can you think of more ways to incorporate the cue in your design? I can't wait to see!

                                                               


Our Sponsor this week , Kitty Bee Designs, had birthday candles in mind with this cute birthday bee:




A closer look:



I opened the image in my Silhouette studio, added a small offset and used the print and cut function to the image as is, as well as a mirror image .

The sentiment is also from the sponsor. The Silhouette program make positioning of all elements really easy.


I colored the cute bees with my Promarkers, and stenciled a soft BG using a hexagon stencil also cut with my Silhouette.

I used Hero arts shadow inks in Butter Bar and Soft Cantaloupe for the stenciling.

Looking for more ides and inspiration ? Click here πŸ‘‡

Guest Designer: Rachel Bergfeld


I hope to see you in the gallery this week!

Thanks for looking
🌼
Hannelie


27 November 2016

The Paper Players #323: A sketch by Sandy

Hi there!

I am so glad you popped in to take a look at the card I made for your inspiration over at The Paper Players !

                                                                      

A lovely versatile layout... Love it Sandy!



A closer look:


The sunflower bouquet is a design from Tanya Batrak : Design ID #150566 in the Silhouette store.

I used the cutting file as a digital stamp by using the black fill option, and applied a small offset to cut the outline. I colored the image with my Promarkers.

The thankful sentiment is also from the Silhouette store : Design ID #159823. 'For you' part is computer generated (Font : Dream Orphans)

The grid BG is from the Pixel Scrapper, you can find it here.

I found inspiration for my card from the following challenges:

The card concept ~ Photo inspiration

CAS-ual Fridays ~ Be thankful .

Happy little stampers  ~  Anything goes with dies.


           

Thanks for visiting me today!
Enjoy your Sunday
🌼

Hannelie

24 November 2016

Peace on earth

Hi there!

Time to join some inspirational challenges with a Christmas card!



Up close:



Another card combining my love for traditional card making methods using stamps as well as my Silhouette.

I used 2 stamps from the Natures Treasure from Uniko. The smallest leaf in the beak of the dove, and the largest outline leaf in the negative space of the circle.

I colored the large leaf with a Promarker (color - Pine). There's a Wink of Stella on those leaves...  not visible on the photo unfortunately. πŸ˜†

The dove was cut from a free clipart image found on the internet.
I finished off the card with 3 red enamel dots.

The sentiment is my own design, and I will share it below (2 versions).



Fonts:
Starfish.
Typewriter.

and



Fonts:
Scriptina pro.
Typewriter.

Challenges:

Freshly made sketches ~ Sketch (Rotated)

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Christmas to die for.

Uniko studio  ~ Christmas

Time out challenges ~ Christmas

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Hugs
Hannelie
                                                             

22 November 2016

CASology : Soft

Hi there!

Time for a new cue card at CASology !


                                                   

Soft... where will the cue take you this week?

I incorporated the following elements to achieve a softer look:

  • A vellum feather (which looks more like a leaf when I look at it now 😲)
  • Soft partial embossing
  • Soft colors, browns/cream instead of my go to B&W


A closer look :



The sentiment is from the Silhouette online store Design ID #159823. I used the gradient fill option to print it.

The feather was a free file, but I am so sorry I don't have a link to share.


Click the links below to be inspired by the rest of my teammates:

Guest designer: Nonni



Sponsor:  Poppystamps

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Hope to see you cards in the CASology gallery!

Hugs
Hannelie

21 November 2016

Roses, lace and pearls

Hi there!

The theme this week at Less is more is vintage, not a direction I often take, because I associate vintage with shabby chic and a layered style of cardmaking, not so much clean and simple.

... BUT... I do think that by carefully picking colors and elements, you can succeed in making a CAS card with the mentioned theme ☝

Also joining the Cas-ual Fridays team were the theme is thankful/gratitude.


altenew golden garden vintage style


For my card I used 3 stamps ranging from very old , NBUS, to the newest set in my stash.


  • Flower from Altenew Golden Garden.
  • Lace background stamp from Kaisercraft.
  • Sentiment from Avery Elle (Petals and stems set.)


I think I have used this background stamp only once before, a long time ago. I just couldn't get a good impression before. I used my Misti this time, and now I am so glad I didn't get rid of it, and I will
definitely use it again... and again. Except for my Silhouette πŸ˜„, the Misti was the best crafty purchase I have made ... ever! Worth every Dirham, Dollar or Pound!

The lace , sentiment and rose were stamped with Vintage photo distress ink on watercolor paper.
I just softened up the lines of the rose with a fine bristle paintbrush and water.

Added golden pearls as a finishing touch.


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Thanks for visiting me today !

Hugs
Hannelie