Hello crafters! After the resounding success of the first Insta-Girl blog hop, my fellow German crafters decided it was time for round two and here we are! I know you are probably in your last frantic preparations for Halloween, so I thought a nice, calming fall bouquet would be just the thing that you need right now to take a deep and relaxing breath.
My card features stamps by Paper Smooches and Wplus9, and of course the new gorgeous Decorative Tag 1 by Pretty Pink Posh. It’s also the first time I really used my Brother Scan ‘n Cut machine: I don’t have the matching dies for the Paper Smooches stamps, but I also didn’t want to fussy cut them. My SnC recognized the stamped shapes except for the bright yellow ones. I guess the contrast to the white card stock was simple not good enough, so I had to fussy cut those two twigs. All the other floral shapes were cut by the SnC. Neat, huh?
Just in case you are wondering, these are the depth settings I found useful. Please test this with your own machine, it might vary slightly:
- Neenah paper (80lbs): 3.5
- SSS Ultra Heavy Card Stock: 5.5
- Torchon/Tim Holtz watercolor paper: 6-6.5
For decoration, I added some sequins by Pretty Pink Posh in the 4mm size and the new droplets in both the 4mm and 6mm size. And it wouldn’t be my card if I had not added some dots with my gold gel pen, wouldn’t it? The border on the bottom was stamped with the Clearly Besotted Diagonal Stripes. I felt it was the perfect finishing touch to the card (I should have taken a photo of how it looked before. The difference is astounding!)
Now, it wouldn’t be an Insta-Girl hop if we hadn’t sent cards to each other, right? So, this card went off to the wonderful Nina and I hope she liked it!
My own mailbox surprised me a few days ago with the card by Jeanin, which is Halloween themed. Here’s a snapshot of it:
Wonderful traditional halloween colors and great coloring on those cute ghosts, don’t you think?
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the project and hop along to the other German crafters and leave them some love. They speak English, so no worries if your German is a little rusty. I know for sure they’d love to hear from you.