Friday, January 15, 2021

Wedding Card no. #8 (bastel-traum challenge #97)

Happy Friday! :o)

It's time for a new challenge over at bastel-traum and our theme for the challenge #97 is Love. :o)


The challenge started today, January 15th, 2021, at 9 AM, CET (UTC +1) and ends on February 15th, 2021, at 8:55 AM, CET (UTC +1). Find all the details about the challenge, rules and prizes in a challenge post (here).


And here is my take on the challenge: Wedding Card. :o)


To make this card I CASEd (copied and shared everything) my own card that I created in September 2019 (here).

To make this card I used BEAUTIFUL Stamping Bella 'uptown couple BRETT and BRENDA get married' rubber stamp. This is my eighth take on this stamp. If you like, you can find my previous cards using this image hereherehereherehere, here and here. :o)


How I made this card...

Like on the original car, I wanted to achieve Sepia look, so I used only one color for coloring: a Distress Ink Vintage Photo.

I stamped the image on a watercolor paper panel and watercolored it in watercolor technique.

First I watercolored a background. After drying, I masked the image (I stamped another image on a white paper scrap and fussy cut the image), splattered the background and dried the panel with a Heat It Tool.

At this point the panel was quite buckled, because I didn't fix the panel to a working surface. I placed the panel between printing paper sheets and run it couple times through Sizzix Die Cutting Machine. Flat. :o)

Next up was the couple. I watercolored them, adding more color and layers on darker parts and less color and more water on lighter parts.

When I was satisfied with my coloring, I glued the panel on a white top folded card base and the card was finished. :o)


Card measurements: 92 mm x 133 mm (3 5/8" x 5 1/4")

List of supplies:
  • Stamping Bella 'uptown couple BRETT and BRENDA get married' rubber stamp
  • stamp seal ('Best Wishes')
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • watercolor paper
  • white printing paper (mask)
  • brown baking paper (envelope)
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo (in bt shop: here and here)
    • UHU universal glue
    • gold sealing wax
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board
    • bone folder
    • scissors
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
    • Marabu fine rounded paintbrush no. #2
    • Marabu fine rounded paintbrush no. #0
    • Marabu fine rounded paintbrush no. 3/0
    • Ranger Heat It Tool
    • paper towels
    • water
    • lighter (to melt the sealing wax)
    • Sizzix Big Shot

    Lastly, I made an envelope from a brown baking paper and sealed it with a gold sealing wax and a sealing stamp 'Best Wishes'.

    I love how the card turned out. :o)



    hope you'll like my card for this challenge and get inspired. For more inspiration, check out BEAUTIFUL cards my super talented Design Teammates created for the challenge. Do join us in this challenge, we are looking forward to see your creations. :o)


    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #396 - Make Your Mark
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    3) Rainbow Card Challenge, Challenge #25 - Nothin' but Neutrals
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Your Next Stamp, YNS Fun Friday Challenge #155 - New Beginnings
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

    It's the little things... Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

       


    Hi everyone! :o)

    This is my 1100th blog post!! :o)


    Today was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this one layer, It's the little things... Card. :o)


    My card is a CASE (copy and share everything) of my own card that I created four years ago (here). Everything same, I just rotated the layout. :o)

    To make this card I used two GORGEOUS Jane's Doodles stamp sets: 'Lily' and 'You Got This'. :o)


    How I made my card....

    For a card base I used Canson XL Mixed Media Paper. stamped a sentiment in the center of the card with a black ink. The sentiment impression wasn't so good so I fixed it by tracing letters with a black fine liner.

    Then I heat embossed in white lilies directly on the card base, creating a lilies frame. I also did some masking, because I didn't want lilies to overlap. I used masks I had from some previous projects. I store masks in a pouch with a stamp set.

    Next up was coloring. I watercolored the card front with Distress Inks Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber. I dried the card with a Heat It Tool and splattered it with same Distress Inks mixed with a bit of water.

    As a finishing touch, I coated lilies and the sentiment with a glossy Wink of Stella and my card was finished. :o)


    Love the shimmer!! :o)


    Card measurements: 106 mm x 140 mm (4 3/16" x 5 1/2")

    List of supplies:
    • Jane's Doodles 'Lily' stamp set
    • Jane's Doodles 'You Got This' stamp set
    • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
    • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
    • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
    • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
    • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
      • Mustard Seed
      • Fossilized Amber
    • Mitsubishi Uni pin 0.2
    • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. clear 999)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • acrylic block
    • bone folder
    • Ranger Heat It Tool
    • Optima fine rounded paint brush no. #2
    • water
    • paper towels
    • pre-made mask from scrap paper



    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #396 - Make Your Mark
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Thinking of You Card B&W Card (CASology Week #381 mid-inspiration)

    Hi everyone! :o)

    This is my second post today. If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow a direct link here.


    Last Tuesday, January 5th, 2021, a new challenge started at CASology
    This fortnight's cue word is Memories. :o)



    I didn't manage to prepare my blog post earlier, so I'm bringing it today as mid-inspirationThere's still plenty of time to join the challenge, which ends on Monday, January 18th, 2021, 9 AM, CDT (UTC -5).


    And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), Thinking of You Black & White Card. :o)


    Design defined: 
    Black & white cards with a lot of white space work well in CAS design.


    My card is a CASE (copy and share everything) of a card I shared in my first blog post today (here).


    Jane of Jane's Doodles drew the beautiful 'Hope' digital stamp for charity to sell for $5 to raise money for all who are in need and suffering the effects of earthquakes in Croatia.


    Jane already donated an amount received by January 5th, 2021, but is keeping the image in the store to raise even more money and to donate it where needed. Please check all the details on Jane's Doodles blog (here). Thank you all who joined or will be joining this noble action. 

    If you like, you can read more about the earthquakes situation in the central Croatia that I shared on my blog earlier today (here) and on December 30th, 2020 (here).


    How I made the card...

    First I created a layout on my computer using the digital image and printed it on a white cardstock paper panel.

    glued the panel on a black side folded card base.

    heat embossed the sentiment in white on a black cardstock paper. After an embossing powder set down and cooled, I cut the sentiment to a desirable shape and size, glued 3-D square foams on the back of the sentiment stripe, glued the stripe on the card and my card was finished.

    Card measurements: 133 mm x 102 mm (5 1/4" x 4")

    List of supplies:



    hope you'll like my today's card and get inspired. For more inspiration, check out GORGEOUS cards my Design Teammates and our Guest Designer created. Do join us in this challenge, we are looking forward to see your CAS creations. :o)


    Milka Gubo (you are here)
    Sue Symens
    Shawna (Guest Designer)


    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Sending Hugs Black & White Card (Jane's Doodles DT) + Earthquakes in Croatia update

       


    Hi everyone! :o)

    I hope you're all well and healthy.

    Earthquakes are still shaking daily the central part of Croatia. Although there wasn't such harsh earthquake like the one that hit on December 29th, 2020, 12:19 PM local time (6.4 magnitude), there were quite of earthquakes that made even more damage in cities Petrinja, Sisak and their surroundings. 

    Many families lost their homes, city Petrinja and some nearby villages are totally devastated, county hospital in Sisak is unusable, schools damaged and won't be able to start their work on Monday, January 18th, 2021, after winter holidays. Everything is so sad to watch and process....

    There were some damaged buildings in earthquakes in my town Ivanić-Grad (houses, radio station and museum, church, one primary school). I truly hope everything will be fixed soon.

    My family and I are safe and well. We feel earthquakes on daily basis, as we are around 25 - 30 kilometres away from epicenters, but we are very grateful and happy that we didn't suffer any damages.

    Once again, I would like to thank you all who contacted me to check on how me and my family are and for all your supportive messages and comments here on my blog in this awkward time. 

    This is a hard time for Croatia. We are all trying to help as much as we can to families that lost everything in a second of time, helping with donations to renew schools, hospitals etc.

    Jane of Jane's Doodles drew a beautiful 'Hope' digital stamp for charity to sell for $5 to raise money for all who are in need and suffering the effects of earthquakes in Croatia.


    Jane already donated an amount received by January 5th, 2021, but is keeping the image in the store to raise even more money and to donate it where needed. Please check all the details on Jane's Doodles blog (here). Thank you all who joined or will be joining this noble action. 


    Today I want to share with you this CAS (clean and simple), Sending Hugs Black & White CardIt was my spotlight project for Jane's Doodles on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. I didn't manage to share it here on my blog earlier, so I'm sharing it today. :o)


    For my card I used beautiful 'Hope' digital stamp for charity and a sentiment from 'All Occasions' stamp set.


    How I made my card....

    I created a layout on my computer using the digital image and printed it on a white cardstock paper panel.

    I glued the panel on a black side folded card base.

    I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a black cardstock paper. After an embossing powder set down and cooled, I cut the sentiment to a desirable shape and size, glued 3-D square foams on the back of the sentiment stripe, glued the stripe on the card and my card was finished.


    Card measurements: 133 mm x 102 mm (5 1/4" x 4")

    List of supplies:

    Simple but very effective design.



    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by a bit later, I'll be sharing one more card. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Monday, January 11, 2021

    12 Days of Christmas - Day 4 - Giveaway

    Hi everyone!!! :o) 

    Today I'm continuing with my 12 Days of Christmas Series. Today is 4th Day of day of my series.

    I took a short break from sharing my series due to the earthquakes situation here in Croatia, just to get my mind in peaceful mode and to get will to write. I wrote about the earthquakes situation on my blog on December 30th, 2020. If you missed it, check my post here.

    Earthquakes are still shaking the central part of Croatia, but I won't write about it today. I will share a short update about the situation here on my blog in a day or two.


    I'm continuing my 12 Days of Christmas Series with another giveaway for all my Blog Followers.

    I had two giveaways at the beginning of my series, but these two are closed and winners announced yesterday here on my blog (here).

    Today I'm giving away one Lili of the Valley (LOTV) 'Jenny Bear Gifts Galore' Unmounted Rubber Stamp to one lucky winner. :o)

    Important note: unmounted rubber stamp is from grey rubber and it's unmounted. I won't provide materials for mounting this stamp.



    To be able to win this prize, all you have to do is (both are required):
    1. You have to be or become a follower of my blog.
    2. Leave a comment on this blog post. Only one comment per person, please. :o)


    This giveaway is opened international (+18) and it will be open for ten days, until January 21st, 2021, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).

    I'll draw one random winner using Random.org and post winner's name here on my blog on Sunday, January 24th, 2021, during the day.

    Prior you enter this giveaway, please read Giveaway Terms, Rules & Privacy Notice.


    GIVEAWAY TERMS, RULES & PRIVACY NOTICE

    By entering this giveaway you are confirming that you have read these terms, rules and privacy notice and you accept the same.


    • This giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

    • To enter the giveaway, you have to be or become my blog follower through blogger and leave a comment on this blog post.
    • All other following options, such as following via e-mail etc., are permanently shut down on this blog.
    • There is no other way to enter this giveaway than mentioned above. For example, if you are following my accounts on social medias and not through the blogger, you will not be considered for a prize. So only for blog followers who leave a comment.
    • Only one comment per person, please.

    • Entering a giveaway each person do so in the knowledge that their name, link to their profile or blog, as well as comments they leave are visible to all those who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.

    • If you entered the giveaway by leaving me a comment and changed your mind, you can delete your comment, as the Blogger provides that option. If any technical difficulty occurs you should contact me and I'll delete your comment through my blogger account or contact Blogger or Google by yourself.
    • You are free to delete your comment left on this blog post (or anywhere on my blog) any time you want.


    • Giveaway opens January 11th, 2021, 11 PM, CET (UTC +1).
    • Giveaway closes January 21st, 2021, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).

    • 1 prize will be given away to 1 winner.
    • Prize is one Lili of the Valley (LOTV) 'Jenny Bear Gifts Galore' Unmounted Rubber Stamp.
    • Prize can't be exchanged for money.
    • Prize can't be exchanged for any other goods.
    • Prize is sponsored by me (it's not sponsored by any third person or company).
    • Important note: unmounted rubber stamp is from grey rubber and it's unmounted. I won't provide materials for mounting this stamp.

    • Winner will be randomly picked using Random.org from all blog followers' comments left on this blog post.
    • Winner's name (he or she provided) will be announced in winner's post here on my blog on January 24th, 2021, during the day.
    • Winner has to confirm prize in a week, by Sunday, January 31st, 2021, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).
    • If unconfirmed, prize will be redrawn and new winner's name announced on my blog on January 18th, 2021, during the day.
    • Prize will be redrawn until it's given away.

    • After winner's name announced here on my blog, winner has to contact me via e-mail to arrange prize delivery details.
    • Winner's name will be permanently deleted from winner's post on this blog as soon as the prize confirmed (or redrawn), as well as correspondence with the winner and any comment revealing winner's name, latest one month after the giveaway is closed. 
    • Winner's post will not be deleted from my blog.
    • Comments left on this blog post will not be deleted by me, you can delete your comment, as the Blogger provides that option. If any technical difficulty occurs you should contact me and I'll delete your comment through my blogger account or contact Blogger or Google by yourself.
    • You are free to delete your comment left on this blog post (or anywhere on my blog) any time you want.
    • No data from this giveaway will be kept neither shared with any other party.


    Link to this post will be in a right sidebar until this giveaway closes.


    Thank you for taking part to this giveaway and good luck everyone! :o)


    Milka

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