Saturday, December 15, 2018

Basteltraum's Challenge #72 Shaker card / special shape




Hi everyone!

Today we are starting with a very creative Basteltraum challenge which is all about shakers and/or special shapes! I paired both themes on one card and created a shaker card with a star shape.

And it is easier than it looks, ha! :-)

I nested two star dies by Lawnfawn in to each other to create a star frame and diecut another piece with the bigger star die as a backside and one piece out of acetate for the shaker window. Be very careful when glueing the acetate onto the star frame, otherwise you will see the glue on the edges.

The background of the star is sponged with dye ink and the stars are stamped with pigment ink.

Then I flipped the window over, put some foamtape (I cut very thin stripes) around the the edges and treated them with some antistatic powder to prevent any stickiness on the sides - those microbeads can be a pain when they get stuck on the  foam tape :-)))

so now I put the backside veeery carefully onto my window and pressed it really well down. You need to make sure that the foamtape gets stick everywhere. I mean EVERYWEHRE. Otherwise, those darn microbeads will season your craft table, and your floor :-)))

For coloring the sweet bunny and its cuddly teddybear, I used some watersoluble colored pencils and a waterbrush.

The bunting is colored with copics - I used a same shade of brown to match the color of the bunny. The name of the boy is written with a white Copic marker.

Two diecut stars finished off my design on the card.

I hope you like this special shaker as I do and got inspired to give it a try, too! Special shapes really give the something extra to a card I think :-)


Happy crafting, enjoy your weekend!

Big hugs,




Thursday, November 15, 2018

Basteltraum's Challenge #71 Winter/Christmas


Hello, crafty friends!

Are you already in mood for Christmas? Well, to be honest, I am not. But this is the second card I made this year for Christmas and it kinda put me closer to it - and let's face it, there are only 39 days left - so I actually should hurry :-)))

And maybe the latest bastel-traum Challenge will bring you the right mojo for it - it's all about Christmas and/or winter themed cards.

My card is a pretty simple one. I used an embossing folder for a knitted background and stamped several leaves,  a pine cone and berries with layering stamps. I love this technique, you get such beautiful results in almost no time (comparing to traditional coloring :-) ).

I made my arrangement with some foam tape to achieve more depth. I think this design would be great for mass producing; although I hat mass producing, Christmas is the time of the year we all have to do it, right?? :-))

I hope I turned your Christmas mojo on, in case it was still absent and I would love to see you playing along with us!

Crafty hugs,


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