Just in time

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Op de valreep heb ik toch nog wat kerstkaarten om met jullie te delen. Ik maak vaak setjes van twee kaarten met hetzelfde ontwerp, maar net een iets andere uitvoering. Zo heb ik ook de kaarten van vandaag gemaakt.

Just in time to share a couple of Christmas cards. I often make sets of two cards with the same design, they still look a bit different because I use different sentences and papers, but they have the same base to start from.

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Ik heb de teksten en het takje gestempeld met bruine inkt op vellum papier. Dit papier laat net nog wat van de achtergrond zien dus dat geeft meteen een leuk effect. Voor de tweede kaart heb ik op de achtergrond van het vellum ook nog wat groen aangebracht om de bruine kleuren wat beter uit te laten komen.

I stamped the image and messages on vellum. This shows a little bit of the background and that gives nice 'special effect'. For the second card I added a bit of green to the back of the vellum too to make the message stand out a bit more.

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Hierna was het een kwestie van het bij elkaar zoeken van de juiste papiertjes. Ik heb achtergrondpapier gebruikt met gouden accenten, dat geeft meteen een kerstgevoel. Om de papiertjes meer één geheel te maken heb ik op de randen nog wat bruine inkt aangebracht.

Then it's just a matter of finding the right patterned papers. I used papers with golden accents, that gives a Christmas feeling right away. I distressed the edges of the papers with a brown ink too.

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Zo kun je op een vrij eenvoudige manier snel kerstkaarten maken.

Ik heb de stempelset 'Christmas Pine' gebruikt. Deze is op bestelling ook verkrijgbaar bij mij, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This way you can make Christmas cards pretty fast.

I used the stamp set 'Christmas Pine', it's available at Sweet 'n Sassy stamps (USA) or you can order it with me (shipping from the Netherlands). I don't have it in stock at the moment but you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sweet 'n Sassy stamps December release After Party blog hop!

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Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps December Release Hop! I can't wait to share the projects I made! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Monday, December 23.

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I made a card with the Winter Hugs stamp set. This image is just too cute so you don't have to add a lot to it to make a great card.

I colored the image with alcohol markers and cut it out. I had die-cut patterned papers that I used for the background with a soft snowing patterned paper on the bottom of the paper stack. Like I said; you can do a lot with a stamped images and some papers. I stamped one of the messages of the stamp set on a light blue paper and rounded the corners to give it a softer look. Of course I had to add some sequins to finish the card. Do you have something you use often to give your cards a bit more sparkle? Maybe I can get some inspiration to vary a bit with the sequins ;).

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I hope you're inspired to create. And have fun on the blog hop! The next blog on the list is Lyn Tomlin.

If you missed someone on the list: you can find the complete hop list below.

 

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A blizzard of hugs

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Hallo allemaal! Zoals jullie misschien wel weten hou ik van schattige plaatjes, de Winter Hugs set was dus weer ideaal voor mij :D.

Hello everyone! You might know that I love cutesy images so the Winter Hugs set is a great set for me :D.

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Voor deze kaart heb ik een pinguin en ijsbeertje ingekleurd met alcohol markers. Ik had nog achtergrondpapier liggen met bijpassende pinguins dus die heb ik hierbij gebruikt. Ik heb wat cirkels gestanst uit bijpassend papier en zo wat laagjes gemaakt voor mijn kaart. Ik hou ervan als kaarten meerdere lagen hebben, maar moet zelf altijd een beetje zoeken naar de juiste manier om het ook toe te passen.

For this card I colored one of the penguins and one of the bears with alcohol markers and cut them out. I had a patterned paper with little penguins that was perfect for these cute images. So I decided to die cut two circles out of patterned papers with similar colors and to create a couple of layers with patterned papers behind the images and the stamped sentence. I love layering on cards but I'm still learning how to use it on my own cards.

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Deze stempelset heet 'Winter Hugs' en is van Sweet 'n Sassy stamps. Als je interesse hebt in de set kun je even een This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. en kan ik hem meebestellen de volgende keer.

This stamp set is called Winter Hugs from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and you can order it with them (shipping from the USA) or me (Europe, shipping from the Netherlands). You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're interested.

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Sweet 'n Sassy stamps November release After Party blog hop!

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Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps November Release Hop! I can't wait to share the projects I made! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, November 20. 

Today I made two cards; one with Snow Much Fun and the other one with Poinsettia Greetings.

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Let's start with Poinsettia Greetings. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored it with Gansai Tambi watercolors. I did a light wash of the colors the first time. You can still see that effect in the blue background. But the colors turned out a bit too dull so I decided to add another layer of color to the poinsettia. I heat embossed the image before I started coloring it with gold embossing powder, this made it a lot easier to color.

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I stamped the words 'Peace & Joy' with blue ink on a small white piece of paper and distressed the edges of the paper with the same blue ink. I adhered everything to a white card base, added some sequins and that's it.

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For the second card I used 'Snow Much Fun'. I stamped the snowman on marker paper and colored it with alcohol markers. I cut out the image and looked for a couple of matching papers. I stamped the greeting from Poinsettia Greetings and added gold embossing powder to that too.

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I hope you're inspired to create. And have fun on the blog hop! The next blog on the list is Lyn Tomlin.

If you missed someone on the list: you can find the complete hop list below.

 

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Spotlight: Fur-ever Friends

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Hallo allemaal! Vandaag twee kaartjes die ik gemaakt heb met de stempelset fur-ever friends, hij is momenteel niet op voorraad in de webshop, maar mocht je hem willen hebben stuur dan een This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. dan neem ik hem mee bij de volgende bestelling.

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you two cards I made with the stamp set fur-ever friends. You can order it with me (EU, it's not in stock right now so you have to send me an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like me to take it with my next order) or at Sweet 'n Sassy stamps.

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Ik heb de plaatjes weer ingekleurd met alcohol markers en daarna uitgeknipt. De gouden accenten van vorige week waren me wel bevallen bij de bruintinten dus dat heb ik er voor deze kaarten ook ingehouden.

I colored the images with alcohol markers and cut them out. I liked the golden accents from last week so I used them for these cards too.

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Dit keer heb ik alleen wel voor een groene achtergrond gekozen; die vond ik wat leuker passen bij deze plaatjes.

This time I used a green background; I thought it fitted these images pretty well.

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En om het bosthema nog even door te zetten heb ik houten elementen gebruikt naast de sequins.

And to continue the forest theme I used wooden elements next to the sequins.

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