Category Archives: Bastel Traum Design Team

Holiday Card Series 2017 – Bastel Traum Challenge #59

Hi everyone! And welcome back to  another monthly challenge over at the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog. This is your chance to play along for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) The subject of this month’s challenge, which will run until 15 Dec. 2017 at 8:45 am GMT+2, is Winter/Christmas/Stardust.

This post is a very special one, since it’s a two for one. On the one hand I’m hoping to inspire you to play along in our Christmas-themed monthly challenge over at the Bastel-Traum blog, and on the other hand I’m kicking off my very first Holiday Card Series!

I’m not sure how many holiday cards I’ll be able to bring you this year, or how frequently I shall be able to share a video. But you can be sure I will do my best to bring you at least a bit of crafty inspiration this holiday season, both here and in the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog (where we’ve got a fun surprise for you all in the making. Stay tuned in the month of December!)

This month I’m sharing a very special card with you since, in a way, this card kick-started my online crafty journey. So, without further ado, here it is!

I look forward to all your beautiful Christmas submissions to the Bastel-Traum Challenge and wish you a beautiful autumn day. Until next time!

Bastel Traum Challenge #57 – Tic-Tac-Toe Card Recipe

Hello Bastel Traum friends! It’s time for another monthly challenge over at the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog. This is your chance to play along for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!)

The subject of this month’s challenge is SUPER original since it’s a tic-tac-toe recipe. The idea is to choose any three elements from the tic-tac-toe board above, forming a straight line horizontally, vertically or diagonally. I chose to go diagonally from top to bottom, left to right, which set my card theme as polka dots – flowers – clean and simple. And this is what I came up with!

Isn’t that the coolest challenge theme ever!? To create my card I used the “Flutter By” stamp and die set by Lawn Fawn. For the sentiment I decided to reach for my “Big Scritpy Words” stamp and die set, also by Lawn Fawn! I did a bit of card stock layering (full product info in my video tutorial, link below!) and kept it clean and simple as the recipe called for!

Please click here to watch my process video.

I can’t wait to see all of your projects for this month’s challenge. To link up your entry, simply click on the image below. May the best card win and… until next time!

Bastel Traum Challenge #56 – Anything goes!

Hello crafty peeps! And welcome back to another Bastel Traum Challenge Blog Post and Video Tutorial. The subject of this month’s challenge is “Anything Goes” and you can play along with us until the 15th of September at 8:55 am MET for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum online shop (they have a great selection and ship worldwide!)

In today’s card I created my own pattern paper through repeat background stamping. To do so, I used a few of the little images included in the “Bear and Bird Stamp Set” by Waffle Flower Crafts. These are originally intended to be slipped into the the bear’s paws, since the coordinating dies are designed to cut little slits in the bear’s arms for this purpose. However, I thought they were the perfect (small) size for this background technique!

I hope you like today’s card. If you’re interested in more details on how to replicate this project, please click here to watch my YouTube Process Video Tutorial! 

I look forward to seeing your entries to this month’s Bastel Traum Challenge. Until next time!

Bastel Traum Challenge #55 – Mixing and matching stamp sets

Hello crafty friends! Today I bring you: not one, not two, but three cards as part of the monthly challenge over at the Bastel Traum challenge blog. This month the Design Team was given a colour scheme to work with and it was just SO gorgeous, I couldn’t limit myself to one project!

For these cards I started off by cutting my front panels from smooth white cardstock using my Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 Dies (very similar to Lawn Fawn’s Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables). I then created different ink blended backgrounds using 3 colours of Distress Inks to match the colour scheme provided: Spun SugarMustard Seeds and Tumbled Glass. The colourful back panels are from the Lawn Fawn Plaid Rainbow 6in x 6in paper pack.

Next up, I mixed and matched 3 different stamp and die sets by Lawn Fawn (Big Scripty Words, Home Sweet Home and Little Bundle) and a gorgeous new stamp set from Altenew (Crafty Friends) for one of my sentiments. I stamped them using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which I knew wouldn’t bleed when I coloured over it with my (alcohol based) Copic markers, before I went ahead and die cut them using my matching dies and beloved Sizzix Big Shot machine. I fussy cut all images for which I didn’t have dies.

I adhered the more intricate images using my glue pen and for the larger ones I went for a few foam squares.  And for a finishing touch, a stroke of Wink of Stella over my images. Here’s the process video:

I hope you enjoy today’s cards and YouTube video. Don’t forget to stop by the Bastel Traum Challenge Blog to play along for a chance to win a 15 CHF certificate to the Bastel-Traum.com online shop (they ship worldwide!) Until next time!

Bastel Traum Design Team Challenge #54

Hello Crafty Friends! And welcome back to another Bastel Traum Challenge video tutorial! Come and join us at the Bastel Traum Challenge blog for a chance to win a 15 CHF certificate to the Bastel Traum online shop (they ship worldwide and Tom, who owns it, is amazing at providing you with honest product advice!)

The subject of this month’s challenge isWater and so it is that I am taking you all under the sea with this super cute mermaid underwater scene!

To create today’s card I used two more adorable stamp sets from Sunny Studio Stamps’ latest release, called “Magical Mermaids” and “Oceans of Joy“, which I stamped and coloured with my alcohol-based Copic markers. I also created a front window for my underwater scene using my Essentials by Ellen “Diagonal Window” die and decorated it with a sea turtle-shell pattern using this super versatile (top layer) stencil from Honey Bee Stamps’ latest release.

For those of you who don’t know it, I love sea turtles. I don’t get to scuba dive very often and I’m not terribly adventurous (meaning a 15 metre / 50 feet dive is plenty enough for me!), but my husband and I enjoy it every time we get a chance. Last time we visited the stunning Mayan Riviera, in Mexico, we had the privilege of diving with wild sea turtles. They are some of the most beautiful creatures I have ever encountered, truly majestic, and I hope the people out there who hunt them and hurt them will realize that before it’s too late. In the mean time, my “water” (or rather, “under water”) card is my little tribute to this beautiful endangered species!

I hope you enjoy my video tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating it for you and that you’ll play along with the design team at the Bastel Traum Challenge blog for a chance to grow your craft supplies collection. Until next time!

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