Challenged by Family: ep. 1

Hello and happy New Year! I am so excited to start 2021 with a challenge.. or two 🙂

After the holidays I didn’t know what to make so I asked my family to help me out by choosing a stamp set. They not only did that but also gave me a note with details on what my card should be. This was so much fun so we decided to turn it into series 🙂

I am also joining the lovely and talented V. in her Just Stash January.

In Episode 1 I share how I made Glowing Galaxy Infinity Shaker card following the instructions my husband and daughter gave. Here I’m showing just the finished card but you can see the whole process in my video (also how it glows in the dark).

Here is the card.

Closer look.

And here is my video:

Thank you for stopping by!

Boryana

CCC – December Blog Hop

Hello! It’s time for our last Collected Crafty Collabs hop. Theme for the month is Snowman/Snowpeople and the bonus theme is Sparkle.

You should have came from the fabulous Anna’s blog and I’ll tell you a little bit later about your next stop.

It has been so much fun finding all those ‘forgotten’ supplies and making something with them 🙂 I decided to use a stamp set that I haven’t used for a whole year! Avery Elle’s Snow Fun. I love this snowman so much that I had to use him. Just look at his face 🙂 I stamped him on watercolor paper and first I created the background. Kinda just playing with the watercolors and watching the water doing the magic. Once I was happy with the wintery scene, I colored the snowman. And once all was dry, I added white texture paste through falling snow stencil.

For the bonus sparkle theme I applied Nuvo Glacier paste in Frostbite around the edges of a white cardstock piece (same size as my card base). Once that was dry, I adhered the watercolored panel and then all onto my cardbase. I also added 3 glitter snowflakes and clear Wink of Stella to the white part of the snowman’s hat. Lastly, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the nose and the gift’s bow.

I managed to film my process:

So this is all from me. I hope your holidays are merry and bright and the next year better, healthier and happier!

And now please head over to see what lovely Val has created 🙂 After her is the sweet Marie!

Hugs,

Boryana

Christmas Craft Creations – Winter Blues

Hello and welcome to the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for the month of December. The theme is Winter Blues and all the details and rules can be found here.

I had recently bought a new watercolor set so I decided to use it for my cards. I took two blues: Indigo and Ultramarine. But first I stamped and heat embossed in gold snowflakes from Stamperia’s Snowflakes stamp set on watercolor paper. I didn’t do a great job stamping so some of the snowflakes came out partially but that was totally fine. Next step: just playing with the colors and lots of water.

For card number one I added vellum on top with heat embossed sentiment “Peaceful Christmas Time” in Finnish, adhered die cut snowflakes (leftovers from another project) and added sequins for a bit more sparkle.

Card number two: matted the watercolor panel on textured blue cardstock, added vellum strip with the sentiment “Let it snow” and added also sequins.

I hope you will join us in this month’s challenge 🙂

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a better and healthier 2021!

Hugs,

Boryana

CCC November Blog Hop

Hi! It’s again that time of the month for our Collected Crafty Collabs hop and you probably came here from the amazing Karen.

The theme for November is Christmas and/or Texture Pastes or Mousse.

Christmas cards are my favorites to make and I was so excited for this month because I have a stamp set (or two) from last year that I didn’t have the chance to use back then. Well, I didn’t end up using any of these. With all what is going on around and Christmas being right around the corner I just don’t feel like coloring or making any complicated projects. So I went through my stash of backgrounds (a small box with all kinds of card sized pieces of ‘art’ that I have no idea what to do with) and picked 3. All were made with Gloss Sprays and I decided to combine them with stencils that I haven’t used since last year and texture paste. I was recording and was going to post a video of making my projects but as always… life happens, so no video.

Pictures below are screen shots, not the best quality, but I wanted to show what was my starting point.

Gloss Spray Marine.
Gloss Spray Medieval.
Gloss Spray Gilt and stencil.

Card 1

  • Stencil: Falling Snowflakes by Tonic Studios
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter drops in the centre of each snowflake
  • Craft Perfect pearlescent card in Pearl White as a mat.
The sentiment is in Finnish and means “Merry Christmas”.
Closer look.

Card 2

  • Stencil: Falling Snowflakes by Tonic Studios
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Purple watercolor spray
  • Sugar Plum Nuvo Glitter drops in the centre of each snowflake
  • Craft Perfect glitter card in Sugar Crystal for the frame and die cut snowflakes.
Again the “Merry Christmas” sentiment on vellum.
Closer look.

Card 3

  • Stencil: Holiday Foliage by Simon Says Stamp
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and water brush to color over the dried texture paste
  • Red pearl cardstock. I believe it’s from Crafter`s Companion.
Again the same “Merry Christmas” sentiment.
Closer look.

These are all of my cards. I hope you will hop along and see what my crafty friends have created 🙂

Your Next stop is the sweet Virginia.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Boryana

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A Special Thank You

Hi, crafty friends! In this post I am sharing photos of my finished card. I have two process videos and you should have came here from Part Two 🙂

Video Part One

Video Part Two

I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you sticking with me and being such a great support to me! This time of the year is always the hardest (it gets better after Christmas though) so all of your lovely comments and friendship mean the world to me! Thank you so very much!

As you know me, you know that I love cute stamp sets. So I couldn’t resist purchasing two: one to keep and one to share with a crafty friend. I am more than grateful for all of you 🙂

The prize is:

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Thanks a lot for stopping by and good luck! Have a great day!

Boryana

Warm Wishes

Hello! Today I am sharing a winter / holiday card with a digital stamp image and watercolors.

The stamp is “Christmas Cheer” by Graciellie Design and I printed it on watercolor paper. The sentiment is by Tonic Studios, stamped on vellum and heat embossed in gold.

I used Altenew watercolors for the whole image. Then added pearl pigment powder in Silky Gold mixed with a drop of water (ot the saucer) and sealed it with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I also added Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to the Poinsettia.

Closer look of all the details.

I am entering the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog challenge

Thank you for stopping by!

Boryana

Sassy&Crafty: Christmas Slimline Card

Hi and welcome to the Sassy and Crafty Colorful Hop! The hop is taking place on YouTube and I’ll have a link to my video a little bit down.

I chose to use watercolors to color the adorable little lamb from Plushies – Sleepy Lamb Stamp set. I gave him a red hat and made a Christmas card 🙂

Card recipe:

Trying to show you the shimmer and shine 🙂

You can see the video here:

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Boryana

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Christmas Card With Stamp Club

Hi! Today I am sharing a Christmas card created with just a normal floral stamp set by Tonic Studios, Stamp Club – Heartfelt Corsage.

Still available at Tonic UK and Tonic USA.

I stamped and die cut few of the florals and colored them in red and white (well, grey and violet for a white look).

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A closer look.

Here is a video tutorial showing how I made this card, as well as a list of what I used in the description box:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Boryana

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Christmas Craft Creations – Music 2

Hi and welcome back to our challenge at Christmas Craft Creations blog. October’s theme is Christmas Music and I have another example to share 🙂

These two little critters are travelling for the holidays and singing (or listening to the radio). If you haven’t guessed it yet, it’s the Jingle Bells song 🙂

To make the ride more fun, I have the car popped on an action wobble.

For the background I used Distress inks: Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves and Scattered Straw for the sky and Tumbled Glass and Broken China for the road/snow.

Here is a link to my video with all the details on how I assembled this card:

I used images from these Lawn Fawn stamp sets and cut them out with the corresponding dies:

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Closer look.

I hope you will check the awesome projects from the rest of the team 🙂 Challenge closes November 10th and I hope you will join us (there is a prize to be won).

Have a great day!

Boryana

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Shadow Box Card

Hi! Today I’m sharing this shadow box card. I have always wanted to make one 🙂 After many tries, I finally got it so that the size is A6 (European) when flat, which means that it perfectly fits in a standard envelope. I’ll post a detailed tutorial once I have a little bit more free time 🙂

I used “Seasonal Scenes” and “Naughty Or Mice?” stamp sets by Clearly Besotted to create the little scene inside my shadow box. I colored the images with Copic markers and also used stencil and distress inks to create wallpapers and carpet inside the home. For the outside I used distress inks and a brick stamp from one of my Tonic Craft kits, so that the shadow box looks like a house.

The sentiment is from “Cosy Christmas” stamp set (again by Clearly Besotted) and the die cuts were just some leftovers from last year’s Christmas projects (from Tonic Craft kits).

With this project I’m entering the PB Challenge #32 – October.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Boryana

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