torsdag 31. mars 2011

Birthday girls!

My son is going to a double birthday party tomorrow, two of the girls in his class are celebrating their 13th birthday, and the entire class is invited. Buying gifts for 13 year old girls seems like an impossible task, and so I decided to go with a money-gift.
I have been twisting my brain all afternoon trying to come up with a good design for these triangle birthday boxes, and finally settled for a very simple design, since I loooove this pattered paper from My Mind's Eye:
The flower is from the Hero Arts digi kit flower faces, colored with Copics.
These little boxes are great for holding money gifts, and there's room for a greeting inside.

Oh, and I got some Distress Stains in the mail today, and BOY are they fun to work with!! I'll be sharing the result of playing around with these stains this weekend, but for now I just want to say that they are GREAT for coloring ribbon! SO EASY!! These ribbons right here were colored using Wild Honey and Broken China.

See you around!

Anette :o)

onsdag 30. mars 2011


Hello there,
today I'll be sharing a DT card i made for Kreative Fornemmelser:
The sentiment is from the Hero Arts set my type, and it was stamped directly onto the card base, wich is Sea Design Paper. I added Glossy Accent to each letter, it makes them pop so wonderfully! The telephone is from the Hero Arts Vintage set, isn't it super charming?? Added Glossy Accent to the telephone also, love that stuff!
Have a great day!
Anette :o)

fredag 25. mars 2011

March CCC

Today Janet told me that my March Card Chain Challenge card for here arrived, so now I'd like to share it with you also.
If you are not familiar with the Card Chain Challenge, you can check it out here. All the cards (I hear it's over 50 of them!) will be revealed April 2nd. Stay tuned!
Have a great weekend!
Anette :o)

fredag 18. mars 2011

Silhouette grass

It's snowing again here today, so I thought I'd share some "warm" cards - colorwise.
I dug out the silhouette grass stamp and my Distress Inks, and got to it:

First I added ink to water color paper using a sponge, creating the background, Distress Inks Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw, Stormy Sky, and Chipped Sapphire. Then I inked up the magical background  with Versamark, misted with water/Perfect Pearls-mix, and stamped on top. Last, but not least, I stamped the silhouette grass in Walnut Stain (also misted). Cut the panel in 2, and used one half on each card..

The last card I'm sharing today is my first DT assignment for Kreative Fornemmelser:
I am proudly part of a great design team, go check it out!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Anette :o)

søndag 13. mars 2011

Water and Perfect Pearls

This has been a good Sunday, after spending some time outdoors I managed to get some me-time (translates to: stamping), and this is the result:
I love watercolor paintings, and I love that Distress Inks lets me play with my stamps to make a watercolor look! The floral brocade was inked up with Distress Inks Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain, then misted with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls and stamped on watercolor paper. I wasn't sure what to with the flowers in the image, but decided I didn't want to cover them up with buttons, paper flowers etc, so I ended up using colored pencils.
Enjoy your Sunday!

lørdag 12. mars 2011

Resist technique

Hi there,
I am so overwhelmed and happy  about the way you all greated me here in blog-land, thank you all so much for your kind and supportive comments!

The card I am sharing today features a technique that makes you feel like a magician, resist stamping! I have used gloss cardstock, and stamped the floral brocade using Versamark ink.

When completely dry I covered the entire piece heavily with Hero Hues chalk ink "grass", let it set for a few seconds and wiped off the excess ink with a cloth, and like magic the stamped image appears. What fun! Stamps and ink, you know! And isn't that the most gorgeous green you ever saw??
Enjoy your Saturday!

søndag 6. mars 2011


So, I caved!
I have been visiting so many wonderful cardmaking blogs the past couple of years, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the jorney and all the inspiration they have provided, and so I finally decided to be a part of the FUN. The name of my blog says it all, really, being creative with stamps and ink is what I enjoy the most, and if I can inspire someone with my hobby I am a happy camper, eh...stamper!

The first card I will be sharing is made for the current Hero Arts challenge, and I chose to work with layered backgrounds. I started by adding four different Distress Inks to the leaf cluster (CG288), Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Broken China, and Wild Honey, spritzed with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls, and stamped on watercolor paper. Spritzed again without reinking, for a second generation print. Repeated the same procedure with the friends definition (CG125), using Distress Ink Pumice Stone. The ribbon is Hug Snug Seambinding, colored with Distress Inks Shabby Shutters and Peelend Paint.
Thanks for looking!

Hugs, Anette :o)