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Stencil Technique – Bastel Traum Challenge #73

Hello crafty friends! In today’s post I’m bringing you a card with a background created using a Heffy Doodle’s Starfall stencilsome Nuvo Glimmer Pasteand a few images from Purple Onion Designs, illustrated by Stacey Yakula. It was my first time ever using a stencil with glimmer paste (I’d used them with ink blending before) and I had a blast, so I hope you’ll give this technique a try too.

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This card is part of out monthly challenge over at bastel-traum.blogspot.ch, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 February 2019 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject this month is: “Die Cut/Stencil”.

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Four new houses were built on our road at the end of last year and over the Christmas break we went for a walk and discovered new neighbours had moved into one of them. So I dashed back to my craft room and decided I’d put together a little “Welcome to the neighbourhood!” card to bring over with a tin of home-made biscuits. Have you ever been on the giving or receiving side of a kind gesture by a neighbour? Leave me a comment here or over on my IG account (link on the top right of my blog) and give me some more ideas to welcome the other three neighbours when they move in. In the mean time, I hope you will pull out your stencils and play along with us in this month’s challenge. Until next time!

Halloween Card – Bastel-Traum Challenge #70

Hello Crafty Friends! And welcome back to another one of our monthly challenges, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 November 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject this month is: “Halloween/Fall”.

In today’s card project, I decided to pull out my Big Bear and Bird Waffle Flower Crafts stamp and die set called “Boo” to create a Halloween-themed thank you card. My son’s school is about to break for half-term and I thought it might be a nice gesture to give his teacher a thank-you card for all her awesome work so far.

To create the cob-webs on my background, I stamped using some Versamark ink and covered the stamping with some Liquid Platinum embossing powder by Ranger. I then stamped my images, coloured them using my colour pencils, and positioned them over my card base. My sentiment comes from the My Favorite Things “Essential Sentiments” stamp set, and I slightly raised the little banner using some double-sided foam adhesive.

That’s it for today! If you decide to play along with us, make sure to tag us on social media and link your holiday/travel themed creations over at the Bastel Traum Challenge blog. Until next time… happy Halloween!

Australian Holidays Card – Bastel-Traum Challenge #69

Hello Crafty Friends! And welcome back to another one of our monthly challenges, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 October 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject this month is: “Journey/Vacation”.

The card I created for today’s post will be for my office mate. She’s Australian and she will be heading back home for the holidays at the end of 2018. So I decided to make her a thank you for all your work and happy holiday card using the cute Australian-themed “G’day Mate” stamp and die set by Ellen Hutson and Avery Elle.

The sub-sentiment “Take it easy” is from the “Hang in there” stamp set by Lawn Fawn and I used the “Stitched Alphabet DIE-namics” by MFT to spell out “ENJOY”.

I created that stitched circle window in the middle of the card using my Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Circle Stackable” dies and I added stitching to the edges of my card panel using a wonky stitches die (there are a few out there, mine is by Avery Elle).

That’s it for today! If you decide to play along with us, make sure to tag us on social media and link your holiday/travel themed creations over at the Bastel Traum Challenge blog. Until next time… happy trails!

 

Happy, Happy, Happy Summer! – Bastel-Traum Challenge # 67

Hello Crafty Friends! And welcome back to another one of our monthly challenges, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 August 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject is easy-peasy this month: “Anything Goes”.

My project for this month’s challenge is a sweet little summer card.

I created this card using a combination of products from some of my favourite crafty companies. The little girl and the stamped sentiment are from the “Summer friends” stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh; I created the big “SUMMER” sentiment using the “Stitched alphabet” die set by MFT; and my scalloped frame is part of a set by Waffle Flower Crafts called “Lacy layers 2 die“.

To create the sand line I used a stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps called “Oceans of joy“, whilst the little seagulls I sketched myself by hand.

I hope you’ve enjoyed it and that it inspired you to get crafty and play along with us this month.

And make sure you check out the beautiful projects by the other Bastel Traum DT members. From dragons to helicopters, you are sure to find something that inspires you to create today. Until next time, happy crafting!

Fantasy-Themed Card: Bastel Traum Challenge #65

Hello crafty friends! And welcome back to another Bastel Traum Challenge blog post, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 June 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject will be “Rainbow Colours / Fantasy”.

The subject of this month’s challenge was “Rainbow Colours or Fantasy”. I have seen so many beautiful rainbow cards lately, that I decided to work with the “Fantasy” theme instead (but do click here if you’re in the mood for rainbows!)

To create this card I used a few images from the “You Gnome Me” stamp set by MFT. I don’t actually own that set. My friend Nicole sent it to me last autumn, when we had a stamped-image swap ahead of one of Kathy Racoosin’s 30-day colouring challenges. It was such a fun experience and an affordable way to colour and play with a few stamps I haven’t bought yet and share a few of my own collection with a friend.

After I coloured my images with my Copic markers, I fussy-cut them out to position on my card. I used a shimmery blue card base, Lawn Fawn’s “Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop” die over some kraft cardstock for my front panel, the “Stacked Edges 1” dies by Pretty Pink Posh for my sentiment strip, and an actual sentiment from the “Fairy Friends” stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

What is your favourite fantasy-themed stamp set out there? Let me know in the comments section below. I do hope you’ll play with us in this month’s challenge. We look forward to seeing what you create!