Video – Balloon birthday

Hello everyone! I wanted to create a pretty simple card, but still having enough to it to be a fun card.

I did this by using different textures, colors, glitter, gloss and depth.
By using an off-white, textured paper for the top layer of the cloudy frame, it’s very different to the white plain cardstock that I used for the clouds.

By using a background paper that has some gloss and glitter and also adding some gloss on the unicorn horn, cake candles and decoration those are tied together.

The frame is a little thicker which already adds some depth, but also adding the balloons to that frame will add even more depth.

Everything together, makes a fun but simple card!

I didn’t color on screen this time, but here is a list of Copic colors I used:

Unicorn

  • W7 (hoofs)
  • W5 (dots)
  • W3 (body)
  • W1 (body)
  • R02 (cheeks)
  • RV17 (hair)
  • RV14 (hair)
  • RV13 (hair)
  • V17 (hair)
  • V15 (hair)
  • R20 (horn, inner ear)

Cake

  • RV17 (icing)
  • RV14 (icing)
  • E51 (cake)
  • E17 (candles, decoration)
  • E15 (candles, decoration)
  • R20 (flames)

Balloons

  • V17
  • V15
  • RV17
  • RV14
  • RV13

Below is an overview of the other supplies I used. I’m not showing the obvious ones like scissors and such since I think that speaks for itself, but of course if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Video – Safari friends

Hi guys! Recently I got myself the ‘Car Critter’ set from Lawn Fawn. When I was flipping through my stamps I saw the giraffe from ‘Wild for You’ and then it hit me; he needed to be in a car because that would be totally adorable. And it turns out it is!

The critters included in the ‘Car Critter’ set have the steering wheel included in the image. So for the ‘Wild for You’ critters I needed a separate steering wheel. I went through my stash and found a small round die in the ‘Double Slider Surprise’ from Lawn Fawn that’s perfect for a steering wheel!

Like I said in the video, I only show the coloring of the red car. This are the Copic colors I used for the other cars:

Yellow car

  • YR24
  • YR23
  • YR26

Green car

  • YG67
  • YG17
  • YG63

Below is an overview of the other supplies I used. I’m not showing the obvious ones like scissors and such since I think that speaks for itself, but of course if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Video – Pawsome balloons

Earlier I shared my free balloon stencil cutting file and I also shared some examples of cards in that post. To give you another idea how you could use the stencils and to show you the stencil in use I made this video where the cute Lawn Fawn ‘Meow You Doin’ kitties are floating on their balloons.

I had so much fun creating this card. It’s pretty simple but still a lovely little scene to look at so it will definitely give the receiver a smile on their face.

Below is an overview of the supplies I used. I’m not showing the obvious ones like scissors and such since I think that speaks for itself, but of course if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Free balloon stencil cutting file

Hello there, I’m back with another free cut file!
When ‘Really High Five’ from Lawn Fawn was known to be released, I felt inspired to design a balloon stencil. That set was the only big set I was going to get right away because of my budget and I already had so many ideas for I couldn’t wait to start designing it.

Now you’re wondering, why didn’t you share this earlier? The set has been out for a while now.

Honestly? I forgot I designed it. Yes. I never even used it for a card using Really High Five.

But no fear, it’s here. I found it back, made a card for your inspiration using Really High Five and I made another card using just the stencils and a sentiment. Also, my friend Steph from Whirled Of Papercraft helped me designing a card for you guys!

So, here they are!

The cut file contains three stencils with different shapes of balloons in different sizes. There are also some shapes that help you make highlights on the balloons.

You can cut the stencils out of cardstock, mylar (stencil plastic) or acetate.
For myself, I went for acetate since that’s the cheapest option for a reusable stencil. Also, I kept the pieces I’ve cut out so I can use those as a mask if needed!

Since it’s a .svg file, you can adapt it to your needs, but I think it already is pretty good if I can say so myself.

If you want to share the stencil, please share the link to this blog post and don’t share the file itself.

It’s definitely not mandatory to do so, but if you like my content you can consider to donate (whatever you can miss!) so I can keep improving my content. Thank you.

Download here:

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Enjoy the balloons and be sure to share the card you made with it with me on Instagram (@peterstreasury).

Video – Treasure map

I think everyone once in their life made a treasure map (or something that looks like it) with burned edges to make it look old.
Well, if you have, and also if you haven’t; this is the video for you!

‘Ahoy, Matey’ from Lawn Fawn just screams for a treasure map background with burned edges so that’s exactly what I did.

In my video I show you how I approached getting a nice looking treasure map and also what I did to safely achieve the look.

*PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THIS TECHNIQUE. HAVE A BOWL OF WATER ON HAND FOR SAFETY*

Below is an overview of the supplies I used. I’m not showing the obvious ones like scissors and such since I think that speaks for itself, but of course if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Video – Watercolor ocean

Hello! I have been loving watercolor backgrounds on cards for ages, but I always struggled with them. I didn’t want to use my very best paper for it because that is quite expensive, but my cheaper paper couldn’t handle it well when I was dipping it into my thinned down watercolors.

Especially with the aqua markers that I got a while ago, I didn’t get a good result. Which is a bummer, because I got a bunch of them.

The Aqua markers I have are from Decotime.

I came across an older tutorial from Kristina Werner where she showed a trick to have better control over your watercolors; acetate!

Below is an overview of the supplies I used. I’m not showing the obvious ones like scissors and such since I think that speaks for itself, but of course if you have any questions feel free to ask.

To be clear, I used different transfer foil but this should be a comparable foil.