Friday, 27 June 2014

More cute critters

A while ago I posted these cards I made with the free stamp set I got with the June issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. I couldn't resist inking up the remaining two cute little creatures in the set and give them the same treatment as the other two with banners and cute DSPs for background. The text In the banners is in Finnish again, as I thought it might be good to stash some Finnish cards as well, the bunny card says "Congratulations" (so happy the Finnish is ma much shorter word, much nicer for die cutting the letters, hehe) and the badger card says baby.

Inside of the bunny card and envelope

The idea for these cards was the same as for the previous ones, stamp and heat emboss using clear powder and colour using Tim Holtz and Stampin' Up markers. I really want to buy some alcohol based markers for colouring, and am debating between starting a collection of Copics, or buying the new Stampin' Up alcohol markers first. The Copics are so expensive, and it would take forever to get a good selection of colours, whereas the Stampin' Up ones would match the cardstock and inks I already have, and they come in handy packs of three matching colours, but the selection of colours is very limited compared to the hundreds of Copic colours. Well, I guess with all my money spent on the summer holiday I don't need to worry about buying any of them anytime soon! Anyways, back to the cards at hand, I also did some stamping inside the cards and made matching envelopes as well.

Inside of the badger card and the matching envelope.


Card: Leonardo Stationery 350 gsm Smooth White Card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm trio yellow, Hobbycraft 160 gsm trio blue, Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Free Lilly Bimble Paper Collection from an old issue of Quick Cards magazine
Ink: Hobbycraft black pigment ink, Tim Holtz Distress markers Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, Stampin' Write markers in Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Soft Sky
Stamps: Free Oscar the owl & Pals stamps from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine
Other: Sizzix Bug in a Rug alphabet die, Stampin' Up Banner punch, Ranger ultra fine clear embossing powder

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