Thursday, August 21, 2014

Graphic Ombre Birthday Cards

Hi there!

On Day 8 of Stretch Your Stamps 2, Kelly Rasmussen made some beautiful cards using graphic stamps to create a border. Her cards inspired me to pull out this great border set from Simon Says Stamp. I made three variations of the same card.

Graphic Ombre Birthday Card | Small T Creations

This version is my favorite. I think the sentiment first perfectly to the design, and I like the ombre stamping on this card the best. This was actually the last one I made, so it took me some tries before I got it the way I wanted it. :-) The sentiment is from this fabulous set from WPlus9

Graphic Ombre Birthday Card | Small T Creations

I was planning for this card to be portrait instead of landscape, but after stamping the border, I couldn't find a sentiment that I thought fit. So then I made it a landscape card instead. :-) The sentiment is from an oldie but goodie Hero Arts set.

Graphic Ombre Birthday Card | Small T Creations

For all three cards I've used the same inks: Hero Arts Mint Julep, Tide Pool and Soft Granite, as well as Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue.

I'd love to know which version you like the best! :-)

Hugs,
Tone

Challenges: Simon Monday Challenge: Anything Goes, Addicted to CAS: # 45 Geometric, A Blog Named Hero Challenge #50: Ombre, Simon Says Stamp: Work It Wednesday July 2014: Blue, Addicted to Stamps & More #109: CAS 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Retro Birthday Card

Hi!

On Day 8 of  Stretch Your Stamps 2Nichol Magouirk made a card using graphic stamps that inspired me to finally ink up this great stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Retro Birthday Card | Small T Creations

This card was a bit of a challenge for me. I always love the cards that other people make with graphic stamps, but somehow I don't tend to choose these stamps myself when I sit down to make a card.

If I would make this card again, I would probably change out the light yellow color. I still think the card looks cute as it is in real life, but you can barely see the yellow outline shapes in the picture.

I stamped all the shapes in three summery colors of Hero Arts shadow inks (Mint Julep, Passion Flower and Soft Yellow). The Hero Arts inks are by far my favorite inks! I stamped the birthday with Versamark Ink and heat embossed using this amazing embossing powder.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,
Tone

Challenges: Simon Monday Challenge: Anything Goes, Simon Wednesday Challenge: Summer, Addicted to CAS: # 45 GeometricCure For The Monday Blues Challenge #27 (colors on the vases), One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #8: Shades of Summer (Shades of Summer #5)

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Feminine Love Card with Ombre Background

Hey you!

In yesterday's post I shared a masculine love card featuring this fabulous heart background from Hero Arts, and today I have a feminine card with the same stamp.

I actually made this card for myself, haha! ;-) Like I mentioned yesterday, my boyfriend and I just had our 5 year anniversary, and my boyfriend asked me to make a card that he could give to me. He doesn't want to buy a card, because he says that no store-bought card will ever be as nice as the cards I make myself. Isn’t he sweet? :-)

Feminine Love Card with Ombre Background | Small T Creations

For this card I was inspired by a card that Laura Sterckx made during Day 2 of Stretch Your Stamps 2 (I'm absolutely loving this class!!). I used the same design and the same colors of Distress Ink for my ombre background as she did.

Laura used a die cut for her sentiment, but since I don't have a die cut machine, I used a punch again. I was so happy to discover that this cute sentiment from Simon Says Stamp fits perfectly within the punched shape.

To attach the vellum piece, I used some clear dimensional adhesive from Kool Tak. The adhesive was showing through the vellum a little, but I positioned the tiny squares just behind the letters so you hardly notice them.

Feminine Love Card with Ombre Background | Small T Creations

If you have any questions about this card, let me know in the comments!

Are you taking the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class?

Hugs,
Tone

Challenge:  A Blog Named Hero Challenge #49: Die A Little

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Masculine Love Card - Metallic On Black

Hei hei!

I was so lucky to win a spot in the Stretch Your Stamps 2 Online Card Class, and I have really been enjoying it!

Jennifer McGuire made a card on Day 2 where she used perfect pearls on black cardstock. I needed a card for my boyfriend for our 5 year anniversary, so I thought this technique would be perfect for this card.

Masculine Love Card - Metallic On Black | Small T Creations

I used a combination of mint and white perfect pearls for the heart background.

Jennifer used dies to cut out a sentiment and a window on her card. I don't have a die cut machine, so I used a circle punch instead and heat embossed my sentiment on a vellum strip so that my sentiment also could float over the circle window.

Masculine Love Card - Metallic On Black | Small T Creations

I'm so happy with how this card turned out! And my boyfriend also thought the card was really nice. One of my best, he though. Always nice to hear! :-)

As I'm stretching my stamps these days, I also made a feminine card using the same background stamp. I will share this card with you tomorrow.

Have a great day!

Love,
Tone

Challenges: Simon Wednesday Challenge: Make It Sparkle, Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark, Crazy for CAS #50, A Blog Named Hero: Die A Little, Fusion Card Challenge: The Beach House 


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Radiant Orchid mt Washi Tape Set

Hi and Happy Friday!

Let me introduce you to the newest addition to my shop: the Radiant Orchid mt Washi Tape Set!

Radiant Orchid mt Washi Tape Set - 2 x 15 meters | WashiTapesNL www.washitapes.nl

As you probably know already, Radiant Orchid is Pantone's color of the year 2014, and in this washi tape set you get two shades of this beautiful purple color. Each roll is 15 meters long, not the usual 10 meters! So you get a total of 30 meters of high quality Japanese mt washi tape.

I have limited quantities of this beautiful set, so get yours while supplies last!

Radiant Orchid mt Washi Tape Set - 2 x 15 meters | WashiTapesNL www.washitapes.nl

Have a great weekend! :-)

Love,
Tone
    

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Instagram Card Shares

Hi lovelies!

How are you? I hope you're doing well!

I have shared some cards over on Instagram that I would like to share with you as well. You can click on each picture to see it on Instagram.

This first one is for you today: I'm sending lots of happy thoughts your way! :-)

I'm sending lots of happy thoughts your way! | Small T Creations

The flowers are from a great new stamp set by Hero Arts and BasicGrey, the lovely stencil is by Heidi Swapp, and the sentiment is from an older Hero Arts set. The ink colors are Soft Purple and Soft Vanilla by Hero Arts.

I think it's always hard to make sympathy cards. This was for the mom of a friend of mine, so it was extra sad having to make it. I took inspiration from the funeral card, and I think it turned out really nice. 

With Sympathy Card | Small T Creations

The butterflies are from a Papertrey Ink set and are stamped in Hero Arts silver ink and clear embossed. The flowers and sentiment stamps are from Hero Arts.

I've also been working on some more birthday cards. That seems to be the type of card I need, or that people order from me, most often.

Birthday cards in the making | Small T Creations

To make these cards I'm using an awesome background stamp by Hero Arts & BasicGrey and a really great sentiment set by Mama Elephant. If you don't have these two already, you should get them right away! :-)
And it's so hard for me to not use this ink color on every single card that I make, haha! Definitely my favorite color right now!

Are you on Instagram?

Inky hugs,
Tone

Challenge: Hero Arts One Layer Challenge

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Giveaway winner!

Hi everybody!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the giveaway!

And thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left here on the blog and on Flickr! That really means a lot to me! :-)


And now for the winner of the three Hero Arts stamps: it's Char M.!

Congratulations, Char! :-) Please e-mail me with your address so I can send the prize to you!

Have a nice weekend!

Hugs,
Tone

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