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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!


Whimsical Snowman


Hello, it is Hetty here with a snowman card.

I started with making the background with an embossingfolder. This one is called Brick Wall. I added two different colors of blue to the insside of the folder, before adding the paper. Then I ran it through the bigshot and afterwards i sprayed some mica silver spray on it. Next I stamped the whimsical snowman on a new piece of white cardstock and colored the image with pencil. When finished the image is cut out and fastned to the background with a little spiral, so it wobbles. I hope you will hop over to my personal craftchaos blog and see how it is done and a little video. It takes up to much room here. The Season’s Greeting was stamped with black ink and taped to the background and 2 shiny gemstones were added for a festive look of the card.

Thank you for looking and have a creative day!



Woodgrain Chickadee



Hi folks, it’s Holly posting today.  I am sharing this Woodgrain Chickadee with y’all, and this was such a joy to color.  I started by stamping the ATC Chickadee from Art Neko’s State Birds and Flowers, Set 6 sheet with some permanent black ink.   I sponged the background with a soft blue color first.  After that was completely dry, I then pulled out my Zig Clean Color markers and went over the pine needles with two different colors of green and I colored the branches with two shades of brown.  I had to Google chickadees to see how to color this little cutie, and I used both brown and gray markers to color him.

After my piece was completely dry, I cut it out and matted it with some black cardstock.  Some brown cardstock was embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder and I sponged the raised areas with some brown ink to help them stand out.  I matted that woodgrain embossed paper with a white cardstock layer before wrapping some linen thread around the bottom.  Once the thread was secure, I adhered this piece to a black cardstock base.  The watercolored chickadee panel was adhered with some foam tape over the linen thread.

Have you seen all the fabulous State Birds and Flowers stamps in the Art Neko store?  There is one for every state in the US, so go look for your state!  🙂




Napkin Art


Hello, Hetty here with a  card for today with a napkin background. It is the technique of the month in the Art Neko stamp group. I took one of my napkins and only used one layer. I glued it to a piece of white cardstock. Then I embossed it and added some fossilized amber on the raised parts. For the center part i stamped 2 images on top of each other. First a script stamp in the fossilized amber distres ink and on top the Birds on a Blossom Branchhs_artneko_birds_on_flowery_cherry

In the center of the flowers  there are some sticky gemstones. I have not yet added a sentiment for this card can be used for all kind of occasions.

Thank you for looking and until next time. Have a creative day.


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