Author Archive | Hetty Sanders

Grape celebration

For today’s card I have been playing with the Asian Woman Picking Grapes stamp. For the background  I used a technique called Shaped Stencil Technique by the Technique Junkies. You find the tutorial HERE.

The card is started with making the stencil shaped background, before adding the stamp. For that I used my misti, so to be sure that the stamped image would come out right. Then I colored the Asian Woman with pencil and added a sentiment that is cut out with a thinlit. I cut it out twice: one black and one in the color of the base of the card. Thanks for looking, hope you like it. Have a creative day!

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ATC’s for Mom

Today I created a serie of atc’s for Mother’s Day with some of the images from the teacups, the dragonfly medallion and the Chikanobu Collage Sheet 3. I cut them to the size of 2 x 3 inch so i could use them on the atc’s in combination with some other images. After mounting the iimages to the background href=”http://www.artneko.com/displayItem/A209-0008″>Oda Nobunaga Family Crest. All the stamping is embossed with black or gold embossing powder.

The letters that make MOM are die cuts from a Tim Holtz die and glued to the cards after I added a little ink all around each letter.

On my Craftchaos Blog you can see all the atc’s one by one and I have another cute little giftbox idea there.

Hoppe all you crafty moms have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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Flowers

Flower cards are always great to have on hand, you can use them for any occasion. As I had this background paper laying on my table, I think it was just perfect to use for this stamp. I used the cherry blossom stamp, that you find here and stamped it in black on the background paper. Let me tell you a little about that paper….well it is not really paper it is yupo. I colored it with alcohol ink and this makes such wonderful surprising backgrounds.

For coloring I used a white and a pink gel pen.

Here you see the finished coloring close up. the flowers look so real..

The sentiment is HERE and just stamped in black ink and the corners are cut with a punch. I know it is a different flower but i just love the sentiment and it goes great with the water. Thank you for looking and have a creative day!

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Happy Easter

As it is nearEaster, I got my bunnies out to make a card for you to wish you all a very Happy Easter.

For my card I used the following stamps: sakura blossom circle frame, rabbit and joy sentiment stamp.

I started with stamping the blossom circle in versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. After heathing this I took out orange and green dylussion spray ink ansd sprayed all over. The white embossing powder works as a resist. Inside the circle I stamped joy with black ink. The rabbits are stamped and colored seperately, cut out and added with a piece of foam tape. On the flowers a purple gemstone is added in the heart.

Thank you for looking and have a Blessed Easter.

Hetty

 

 

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Spring is here with lots of tulips

Hello, Hetty here again with some cute little cards.

Spring has arrived in my art room! Not outside though….too much rain and very heavy winds today. So it was a good day to start using my new distress oxide inks for these ATC’s. I used the tulip stamp set. For each card I used another color. After stamping the tulip. I covered it with a post it note image. Then I stamped with the same color the text behind it. If you want to see more detailed pictures, please hop over to my personal Craftchaos blog.

Now as for the gemstones, don’t they fit nicely and are the same color? Well, I used the same colors of distress markers to color the gemstones before I glued them to the card.

Thanks for looking and have a creative day!

 

 

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Spring is around the corner

Hello! Hetty here and some of you know I live in The Netherlands, country of the bulbs, All around me the bulbs are popping their heads out of the ground and looking so festive.

So I choose this Iris stamp for my card today. If you are not a coloring person, this is a perfect stamp. Only a little coloring on the flower with aquarel pencils. With a strip of beautiful paper of a thousand wishes (great for birthday cards!) and a yellow paper behind the stamed image this card needs hardly anything else.

To make this card a little more bling, I added a few shiny sequins to this card. This image is great for quick cards. Hope you are inspired and get your fingers inky too. Have a wonderful creative day!

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Happy Birthday

Hello there, it is Hetty with a birthday card idea for you. I made this card also for a color challenge (all details on my Craftchaos Blog). The background is made with the Forget Me Not  stamp. I stamped it with versamark ink on white paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I took red ink and a blending tool and colored the background red. With a soft cloth I polished the paper and take a way the red ink from the flowers. The embossing powder works as a resist.

On a seperate piece of paper I stamped the Love Birds with black ink and the birthday sentiment underneath. Then I cut it freely with scissors, glued it to black paper and cut it out again with a border. After adding the black ribbon to the border the birds were added on top with foam tape. Thank you for looking and i hope you all have a creative day!

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Happy Year of the Rooster

Hello, Hetty here again and I have another Rooster card for you. As the New Year is very near, you might need a quick card and i share with you how to do this. I use the Year of the Rooster stamp and a rooster charm. For the background you need an acrylic block, red ink, water and aquarel paper.

This is what you do: take your acryl block and add red ink direct on this block. Than spritz a little water on the ink. Put the block on the table with the inkside towards you. Now take the paper and lay it on top of the block. Rup with your hand on top of the paper, to get all the ink on the paper. Carefully lift the paper off the block and you will see the red ink on the paper. Every time you do this, you will have a different, but quick background. Now take the rooster stamp and with black ink stamp it randomly on the card. Add the sentiment and spritz some black drops to make the background a little more interesting. The brass rooster is added with a piece of foam tape.

On my Craftchaos Blog you can see the technique with a few pictures and another sample. Wishing you all a wonderful celebration and Happy Year of the Rooster!

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Chinese New Year: Rooster

rooster for chinese new year

Hello Hetty here with a card for Chinese New Year that will be the Year of the Rooster, so here some inspiration with the stamp of the rooster that you can find here. This card looks complicated, but I can assure you it is not. I have some pictures on my Craftchaos Blog. This is how it works: first you stamp the background. Stamps some roosters with versamark and emboss them with white embossing powder. Take red and orange ink and color the paper with a blending tool. The white embossing powder works as a resist. Then I stamped the words Year of the Rooster (that comes with the rooster stamp) at random in black. A few drops of water and the background is finished.

For the red circle i stamped the rooster in black and colored him with pencil. After adding some red/white twine around the card I added the circle with foam tape on top. The Happy New Year sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings and after stamping it, I cut it apart and added it to the card like the rooster called it out.

I hope you will visit my blog too and besides seeing the tutorial, there is an ather card with the rooster. Thank you for looking and have a creative day!

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Paper Lanterns for the New Year

Hello. Hetty here and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. Now we are only  a few days away from the New Year, so i had to come up with a new year card for you. I made these paper lanterns with the snowflake background stamp.

You find a complete picture tutorial on my Craftchaos Blog, here I will explain a little too. First I stamped  the image with versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. The embossed flakes work as a resisit and when I colored the paper with blue distress ink, the snowflakes were popping up. Then I cut out the lanterns with a circle and an oval die. The shapes where run through a crimper and little strips of paper where added on top and bottom of the shapes. The tassels I had in my stash and where ready made and just perfect for my card. The background of the card is a now embossing folder from Stampin Up! and the sentiment for the New Year can be found here as Holiday Greetings.

Leaves me to wish you all a very Healthy, Energetic, Peaceful, Loving and Creative New Year!

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