Bear Portrait – Sizzix Handmade Card

Hi crafty friends! Welcome back to my happy place! I hope you’re having a wonderful and creative day.
For today I have a new card for Sizzix UK using two new beautiful die sets called Sizzix Thinlits Die – Antique Doily and Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK – Animal Portraits.
I love these adorable animals! Just look how cute they are! For today’s card I used only the bear from the die set and I kept the card quite simple.
I started by preparing a card base from light apricot cardstock. 
Next, I die cut two doilies from white cardstock and I glued one in the center of the card. Then I glued a piece from the other one in every corner. 
To create a background for the bear I die cut a white circle using the Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK – Circles and glued it on the big doily.
Next, I die cut all the parts for the bear using scraps from my stash and glued everything obtaining an adorable bear. I mounted it on to the white circle, I added a sweet sentiment perfect with the bear and my card was done.
I hope you like it and that you’ll give these cute animals a try! 
Don’t forget that there is a new competition over at Sizzix UK.
They are giving away 3 of the new Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Machine !!!
If you want to enter in this competition, all you have to do is sign up here and you’re in!!!!
You can win a Sizzix® Big Shot™ Foldaway Machine, which come with free bonus content!
You have until Monday 2nd October 2017 at 9am BST to enter the giveaway!
If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow me using this name: @ralucavezeteu . I post almost every day new cards and different process photos so I hope I’ll see you there, too!
 
Have a lovely day!
And thank you so much for stopping by,
Supplies list:
Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

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Sizzix UK | Ellen Hutson

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

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Sizzix UK | SSS | Ellen Hutson

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Animal Portraits

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK – Animal Portraits

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Sizzix UK

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Antique Doily

Sizzix Thinlits Die – Antique Doily

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Sizzix UK

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK – Circles

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Sizzix UK | SSS | Ellen Hutson

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

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SSS | MFT | Ellen Hutson

My Favorite Things BEARY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

My Favorite Things BEARY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

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7HillsCrafts | SSS | MFT | Ellen Hutson

 

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Coffee first – Create a Smile Handmade Card

Hi crafty friends and welcome back to my crafty space. I’m back with a new card showcasing the awesome “Coffee First” stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps.
I just got my hands on this beautiful set and I really wanted to make a card with it.
First I prepared a white card base and I stamped the “Solid Hexagons” cling stamp on it using light pink ink. 
Next, I die cut a white panel with a hill border die and I also die cut a black cardstock with the same die and glued it under the white one, leaving just a small black border.
Then, I stamped a sentiment from the set using the big coffee word and two shades of pink trying to obtain an ombre look. Love how it turned out!
Next, I stamped, colored and fussy cut two cups of coffee and mounted them on the white panel. 
The final step was to mount the white panel on the card base and my card was done.
If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow me using this name: @ralucavezeteu . I post almost every day new cards and different process photos so I hope I’ll see you there, too!
Have a lovely day!
And thank you so much for stopping by,
 
Supplies list:
Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

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Sizzix UK | Ellen Hutson

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

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Sizzix UK | SSS | Ellen Hutson

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

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SSS | MFT | Ellen Hutson

Solid Hexagons

Solid Hexagons

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CAS

Coffee First

Coffee First

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SSS | CAS

Die-namics Stitched Snow Drifts

Die-namics Stitched Snow Drifts

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SSS | MFT

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad

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SSS | Ellen Hutson

 

Today it’s your day – Sizzix Handmade Card

Hi crafty friends! Welcome back to my happy place! I hope you’re having a wonderful and creative day.
For today I have a new card for Sizzix UK using two new beautiful die sets called Sizzix Thinlits Die – Antique Doily and Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 11PK – Brush Numbers.
I wanted a simple, yet elegant card so the Antique Doily was perfect for it! 
I started by preparing a panel from light blue cardstock and mounted it on to a white card base. 
Next, I die cut one doily from white cardstock, cut two parts of it and glued them in two corners. 
Then, I die cut the word from the Brush Numbers die set 3 times using black cardstock and glued them together on the panel. I also complete the sentiment with a stamp from SSS.
For more effect I added a few white splatters all over the panel and I blended some white ink on random spots on the panel.
That’s it! Quite easy, right?! But I find the result really elegant!
I hope you like my simple card ad that you’ll give this look a try! 
Don’t forget that there is a new competition over at Sizzix UK.
They are giving away 3 of the new Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Machine !!!
If you want to enter in this competition, all you have to do is sign up here and you’re in!!!!
You can win a Sizzix® Big Shot™ Foldaway Machine, which come with free bonus content!
You have until Monday 2nd October 2017 at 9am BST to enter the giveaway!
If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow me using this name: @ralucavezeteu . I post almost every day new cards and different process photos so I hope I’ll see you there, too!
 
Have a lovely day!
And thank you so much for stopping by,
Supplies list:
Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Shop at:

Sizzix UK | Ellen Hutson

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

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Sizzix UK | SSS | Ellen Hutson

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 11PK - Brush Numbers

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 11PK – Brush Numbers

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Sizzix UK

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Antique Doily

Sizzix Thinlits Die – Antique Doily

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Sizzix UK

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

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SSS | MFT | Ellen Hutson

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad

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SSS | Ellen Hutson

Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad WHITE

Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad WHITE

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SSS

 

03 – Card Design Superstar Contest 2017 – MFT Stamps

Hi crafty friends! Welcome back to my blog! Hope you’re having a wonderful day.
This card is for the 2017 Card Design Superstar Contest where you can be one of the 15 lucky winners to win a $250 voucher from My Favorite Things!!! There are 3 categories and today I show you my card for the Coloring Virtuoso category.
I love to spend my time coloring and I really missed playing with my cuties from MFT. 
It was really difficult to create this card because I wanted a background for the adorable hippos drawn and colored by me and I wasn’t sure I had it in me 🙂 In the end I love the result and I’m pretty proud of it!
First, I drawn some lines (for the floor and walls) with a pencil on a white panel. 
Then I colored the floor with alcohol markers (trying to mimic a wood floor) and accentuated with colored pencils. Next, I colored the walls keeping half of them white. For the other half I tried creating like a purple wall paper using alcohol markers. The result was ok, but I didn’t like that the markers didn’t blend in smoothly, so I decided to add some white elements to it and I’m really happy I did 🙂 
After I was done with the background, I took a look at it and it really looked like a room. I can’t tell how proud I was of my work :))
With my background ready, I moved on to coloring the images for the card. For my project I used the absolutely adorable Happy Hippos stamp set. I colored the images with a combination of alcohol markers and colored pencils. Then, I fussy cut and arranged them on my panel, but I felt that something was missing. That was the moment when I decided that the room needed something else, so I took out the Merry Christmoose set (which I believe is retired 😦 now ) and colored the little rug and I placed on the floor. It was the perfect match 😀 So, I mounted all my images on the panel, stamped a sentiment, glued a few clear sequins and my card was finally done! Yay!
I hope you like my card and that you’ll try making your own background.
If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow me using this name: @ralucavezeteu . I post almost every day new cards and different process photos so I hope I’ll see you there, too!
Have a lovely day!
And thank you so much for stopping by,
 
Supplies list:
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

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SSS | MFT | Ellen Hutson

Happy Hippos

Happy Hippos

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MFT

 Merry Christmoose (RETIRED)

Merry Christmoose (RETIRED)

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MFT

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad

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SSS | Ellen Hutson

Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins

Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins

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SSS | MFT | CAS | Ellen Hutson

 

02 – Card Design Superstar Contest 2017 – MFT Stamps

Hi crafty friends! Welcome back to my blog! Hope you’re having a wonderful and creative day.
This card is for the amazing Card Design Superstar Contest – 2017 where you can be one of the 15 lucky winners to win a $250 voucher from My Favorite Things!!! There are 3 categories and today I show you my card for the Innovation Master category.
Since the first Camp Create 2017 I had an idea in mind. I wanted to make a card using all the techniques learnt that week at camp 😉 A hard thing to do, so I kept postpone it util I saw the category for this year’s Superstar Contest. That was the moment I knew what I want to create 🙂 Here is a photo with the 5 techniques from the Camp create – 2017/part 1
First two techniques are watercolor and resist. 
After I prepared a panel from watercolor cardstock, I white heat embossed some of the solid stamps and a sentiment from the Mermazing Birdie Brown set. 
Next, I added color to the whole panel using Distress Inks, a brush and water. I started with the lightest color and finished with the darkest. After everything has dried I added a few splatters of clean water and I created some rays with a brush and clean water.
The next two techniques are shaker and slider. For these techniques I used the Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1 and I die cut the panel 3 times with 3 different size dies. Then, I glued the inside parts for the slider and the shaker onto a white card base. 
Next, I created the shaker part and filled it with different sequins.
After I finished the shaker I moved on to the slider. I knew that I will use 3 elements for it so I prepared 3 little parts that slid through the sliding channel.
After I finished the slider I stamped and colored a few stamps from the same stamp set. For coloring I used mostly colored pencils. 
After coloring I fussy cut them leaving a small white border and then I mounted the images on the card. 
The 3 little images were adhered to the slider and the beautiful mermaid near the shaker. Love how they look!!!
The last technique from the Camp Create is glitter so it fit perfectly with the ocean/ fantasy theme of the card. I added some Stickles Glitter Glue on every image because I love the sparkle and the effect from it.
Well, that’s it from me today! A not to easy to make card but a beautiful result! Loved the process and I hope you’ll give it a try!
If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow me using this name: @ralucavezeteu . I post almost every day new cards and different process photos so I hope I’ll see you there, too!
Have a lovely day!
And thank you so much for stopping by,
 
Supplies list:
Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Shop at:

Sizzix UK | Ellen Hutson

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

Shop at:

Sizzix UK | SSS | Ellen Hutson

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

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SSS | MFT | Ellen Hutson

Mermazing

Mermazing

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MFT

Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1

Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1

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MFT

Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9x12 140lb Pad

Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb Pad

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SSS | Ellen Hutson

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO

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SSS | Ellen Hutson

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS

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SSS

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE

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SSS

Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark

Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark

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SSS | MFT | Ellen Hutson

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

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SSS | Ellen Hutson

 

01 – Card Design Superstar Contest 2017 – MFT Stamps

Hi crafty friends! Welcome back to my blog! Hope you’re having a wonderful and creative day.
This card is for the amazing Card Design Superstar Contest – 2017 where you can be one of the 15 lucky winners to win a $250 voucher from My Favorite Things!!! There are 3 categories and I’m planning on participating in all of them. 😀 
This is my first card for the contest and it’s for the first category: Clean & Simple Genius
I’m gonna be honest with you. I don’t consider myself a genius when it comes to cardmaking. I do love my work, but I always feel that I should do better! I do love the clean and simple style, so I tried to show what I think a CAS card should look (just my opinion) and I hope that you’ll love this card.
For me, a clean and simple card should have a lot of white and empty space and just a pop of color. And this is exactly what I tried for my project.
First I prepared a white panel and I run it through my Big Shot machine, die cutting a circle using the Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1 by My Favorite Things. Next, I took another white panel and just slightly ink blended some Distress Ink Peacock Feathers. 
I adhered the first panel on to the ink blended one and mounted it to a jam card base. 
Then, I stamped some of the adorable images from the Beary Special Birthday stamp set and I colored them using some grey alcohol markers and colored pencils. I chose this color combo because I don’t use it often and I felt that this card needed something special. 
I mounted the images on the card, stamped a sentiment from the same set, glued a few clear sequins and my card was done.
I hope you’ll join me in this contest ad you’ll have fun!
 
If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow me using this name: @ralucavezeteu . I post almost every day new cards and different process photos so I hope I’ll see you there, too!
Have a lovely day!
And thank you so much for stopping by,
 
Supplies list:
Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Shop at:

Sizzix UK | Ellen Hutson

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White 660340

Shop at:

Sizzix UK | SSS | Ellen Hutson

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool

Shop at:

SSS | MFT | Ellen Hutson

Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1

Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1

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MFT

My Favorite Things BEARY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

My Favorite Things BEARY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

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7HillsCrafts | SSS | MFT | Ellen Hutson

Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins

Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins

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SSS | MFT | CAS | Ellen Hutson

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS

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SSS

 

Sizzix Giveaway!!!

Hi crafty friends! Welcome back to my blog! I hope you’re having a wonderful and creative day.
I’m just stopping by to let you know that there is a new competition over at Sizzix UK.
They are giving away 3 of the new Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Machine !!!
If you want to enter in this competition, all you have to do is sign up here and you’re in!!!!
Don’t forget! You can win a Sizzix® Big Shot™ Foldaway Machine, which come with free bonus content!
You have until Monday 2nd October 2017 at 9am BST to enter the giveaway!
 
That’s all for today!
If you love Instagram like I do, you can follow me using this name: @ralucavezeteu . I post almost every day new cards and different process photos so I hope I’ll see you there, too!
Have a lovely day!
And thank you so much for stopping by,