Vielen Dank

Cards, Colour pencils, Stamplorations, Stencil

This card was made to order to thank a very generous parent couple who have been providing free drinks to all our PTA events in school. It was hard for me to come up with a fairly neutral card which would be nice but not too feminine or masculine. And as they own a local supermarket in town, I wanted to impress them too, so I had to make a card that would be more “commercial” than artistic but I hope I managed to do both with this card.

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I was inspired by the challenge at CAS Mix Up Card challenge which was requiring to use two stencils, stamping and another technique while keeping it clean and simple! So I first brushed in some distress oxide inks, with my smallest stencil brush, through the beautiful Peony Number 1 stencil from Stamplorations. To add some interest, I coloured in some detail with my Prismacolor pencils.  This is the first time I’m using this stencil and I’m in love with it as peonies are my FAVOURITE flowers, so I can’t wait to play around with it more!

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I then laid the butterfly stencil from Efco on top of my Peony and added gold embossing paste through it. Once it was thoroughly dry, I stamped in the German “Thank You” stamp from Efco, added my panel onto a blue card base and the card was done! (The little dot on the flower is a gold one but unfortunately it looks like a black spot!)

I hope they will like it and I hope you liked it too! Thanks for stopping by and I really love reading your comments.0aablog-signature2-1

the flower challenge The Flower Challenge – Its their 1st birthday celebration and the theme is “Use your favourite flower”, so I used a peony of course as I LOVE them! They are having so many prizes this month and all of them so amazing. But if Random org chooses me, I would pick the prize from Power Poppy as I don’t have any of their products yet.

CAS mix up I added colour pencils to my stamping and layered stencils

addicted to stamps Addicted to stamps and More – Make your mark. I did it with colour pencils

stamplorations CAS Stamplorations Anything CAS goes – Without the twist

Paru Paru’s cardmaking challenge – A touch of gold

case this sketch CAS(E) this sketch


Vielen Dank

Cards, Colour pencils, Heat embossing, Stamplorations, WoW embossing powder

While I was away, my kind neighbours looked after some Roses I recently bought when I was at a recent Rose fair here in Ulm, so I made a card with a rose on it to thank them for taking care of them so well.

Thats the Ulmer Munster in the background, the cathedral which has the tallest steeple in the world! The yellow and pink rose in the photo gave me the inspiration to colour my roses for this card.

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The beautiful stamped rose comes from Stamploration’s “About a Rose” set, and its surprisingly the first time I’ve used it! As I was inspired by the challenges at AAA Cards and Less Is More to create a one layer card on a coloured card base, I wanted everything I stamped on it to stand out. So I first stamped the rose with Versamark clear ink, sprinkled Wow embossing powder over it and then melted it with my heat gun. I coloured in the rose with my Prisamacolor pencils as I knew they work well on the dark base. You have to use a sharp pencil though to really get in right beside the embossed areas but as my eyesight isn’t that good, I still missed some areas! Lol! But don’t those colour pencils just pop?!

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To get the ombre look for the sentiment from Efco, which means “Thank you very much”, I stamped it in Versamark too, then first poured the white Wow Embossing powder on the bottom half, heated it, then poured the gold embossing powder over the top half. To make it pop even more, I added Spectrum Noir clear sparkle brush over the rose. See how it shines in the light!

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I added a few clear sequins to it and the card was finished. I do hope you liked it and I would love to hear what you think of my card!

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Weekend!


I’m also playing along at:

stamplorations CAS.png Stamplorations CAS – Its an “Anything CAS Goes” while they’re on Summer

the flower challenge The Flower Challenge – My 2nd entry to their Embossing heat/dry challenge and I’m going with heat embossing again!

Wow Embossing Powder – Multicolour embossing