A Happy Place

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It’s almost the end of the summer vacation; have you done anything nice? My mother-in-law bought a small caravan, so I made something for her to decorate her caravan.

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This is a 3D image in a photo frame. It may look very difficult, but if you can make 3D cards, this is the same idea. This takes about two days to make, ultimately about 4 hours of work! Continue reading “A Happy Place”

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Butterflies make everything beautiful!

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I think butterflies are really beautiful and I asked myself, “Why is that?” I think it is because butterflies are so symmetrical and people are generally attracted to things that are symmetrical. But I’m also a very analytical and have a scientific mind set.

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The technique for today is “die cut monoprint”. Using this technique, I created two cards witht he butterfly monoprints, but you can also use the prints for a scrapbook or art journal. This easy technique takes about 15-20 minutes and the two cards took over an hour to make. Continue reading “Butterflies make everything beautiful!”

Shining flowers

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It is now the 6th month of 2019, time flies, doesn’t it? Stencils are a crafting supply that can be used with many techniques. They are also inexpensive or you could make them yourself! Today I will let you see one of the many techniques you can use with stencils. Let’s check out the card.

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The yellow background is made with a stencil. The card took about an hour to make and it is pretty easy to do. Continue reading “Shining flowers”

You can’t Resist this technique!

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Good day! As always, thank you for your lovely comments on my last post.

Before I begin, I would like to share a little joke. When I first got the assignment for this card, I asked aloud, “What’s ‘color resist’?” My husband replies, “Make a black and white card and say that you resisted using colors.”  Well, I guess that’s one way to look at it! But I will stick to using my lovely colors….

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So the card for today showcases the color resist technique. Unlike what my husband thinks, color resist is the resist of color going into the paper due to a layer of wax, an embossing/watermark ink, or a layer of melted embossing powder applied to the paper.  My card will showcase the latter: color resist with embossing powder.

This card is rather easy to do and takes about one hour or less to complete. Continue reading “You can’t Resist this technique!”

This card is for RUUD!

Hey everyone! A friend asked me to make a card for her father-in-law and his name is Ruud. So I thought of making him a card similar to a card I made a while back for my husband’s grandfather. But as I started working on the card, I kind of consider this card version 2.0 because it just seems that much more cooler.

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Please read on because there are some tips and techniques here that might help you have an easier time making a similar card! Continue reading “This card is for RUUD!”

For the Worldly Baby (and news!)

Before I write about the card, I want to let you know that I have joined a Design Team!  The DT is for Hobby Alternatief, a Dutch craft store and blog.  Since I’m new to all this and still learning about it, I can’t tell you much more except that I will start writing blog posts starting in November for the website.  I will still continue with Happy Lucky Creations, no changes here, except that I’ll probably be posting more. Without further ado, my latest card!

I’m at a point in my life where many of my friends and family are having babies!  So I feel like all I make now are either birthday cards or baby cards.  My latest card is for a baby girl named Lotte.  It’s not your traditional baby card in the sense that it’s not pink because it’s for a baby GIRL.  I generally prefer baby cards not to be pink or blue because it’s boring that way!
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