Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Basteltraum's Challenge #119: Snowflakes


Hello everyone!

Wow, it's mid November and only 5 weeks left until Christmas! So if you didn't start making Christmas cards yet, it might be a good opportunity now :-)

The latest Bastel-Traum Challenge is all about snowflakes. I created a cute and simple card which is nice for mass producing but still looks festive and elegant.

I diecut a piece of watercolor cardstock and brushed some distress ink in tumbled glass on it. Then I grabbed my Snowflake stencil and brushed again with tumbled glass over it. A quick dry with my heat gun, then I spritzed some water over the panel, dried it again and spritzed a few droplets of liquid stardust for the extra sparkle.

The "merry" sentiment is a retired one from MFT, but you can go for any similar sentiment that is stacked vertically, there are so many out in the market - and I am pretty sure you will find something in your own stash, hehe :-)) I diecut it from red sparkling cardstock and glued it down with liquid adhesive. The snowflakes are also diecut from sparkly white cardstock and adhered with liquid glue. Now I glued my panel onto a folded red card cardstock (do this BEFORE you add liquid embellishments ;-) ) To finish off my panel, I put some clear nuvo drops allover the panel for the extra sparkle.

I hope you will play along with us and I will see your creation over at Bastel-Traum's blog!

Happy crafting and a big hug,

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Basteltraum's Challenge #118: Oh Christmas Tree!


Hello everyone!

Can you believe it?? It is already mid October and there are only 71 days left until Christmas! This might sound still a lot, but you know exactly how this works with prepping, crafting and so on and so forth... all of a sudden it's here and we are in a hurry!

So better start now than later with making Christmas cards, right? So the best opportunity to get inspired is playing along with the next Bastel-Traum challenge! It is all about Christmas trees, falalalala! :-)

I used a stamp set by Lawn Fawn (you will find the link down below) to create this adorable and cozy living room scene. I colored everything with watercolors and colored pencils. Then, my plotter did the fussy cutting for me (heck yes, so worth the investment, it's such a time saver!). The background is made with different patterned papers, I just papier pieced the floor/carpet, skirting and wall together on a white cardstock panel. Then I just put all the images onto my panel with tiny pieces of foam tape. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder. To match the carpet, I painted a white piece of cardstock with the same red watercolor and heat embossed over this after it was completely dry. The frame (yes, it's literally a frame, hahah :-) ) was diecut with a rectangle die, but I only cut off the edges with the cute dotted line and glued this super thin stripes around my image.

I hope you got into a kind of Christmas mood and I will see your creation over at bastel-traum's blog!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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