You Pixelate Me Spotlight – part 1

Hello there!

This month we are changing things up a little. We will be having 3 spotlights, where we are highlighting a specific stamp set for 2-3 days. The Dream Team have come up with some epic cards and we hope you will have a lot of fun.
The highlights consist of:

  • Dream Team inspiration with the highlight stampset
  • During the highlight days, you can save 20 % on the highlight stampset in the webshop.
  • A challenge! Create projects with the highlight stampsets throughout the month and link your projects up on the highlight post. Information will be in the bottom of the first highlight blogpost.
  • Everybody who places an order for the highlight stampset also receives an extra raffle ticket for the big prize this month (read further down 🙂 ).

So let’s get going!

This week we are highlighting the You Pixelate Me set 🙂

Let’s see the first Design Team cards. The first bunch of cards really speaks to the retro gamer within (which I LOVE!).

Rowena

This card is SO much fun. I mean PACMAN!? I love everything about it.

Tina

A gameboy! With Tetris! Yes – I am very excited. I had one of these in red when I was a kid 🙂

Sharna

This card with My Neighbor Totoro is so much fun! My boyfriend really loves this cartoon, and he got so excited when I showed him Sharnas card. This stampset is perfect for creating cards with games and cartoon characters 🙂

The mushroom from Mario! I love it – we have been playing Mario since forever so this is pure nostalgia. This card speaks to my inner nerd.

How awesome are these cards? Every time a team member e-mailed me their cards for the highlights, I did a little excitement jump 🙂

Now for the challenge:

Create a project using the You Pixelate Me stampset and link it up here:


The challenge runs until May 25 at midnight (where release week kicks off 🙂 ) and we will draw one winner who will win the entire new release for June between all spotlight challenge submissions! Wohooo! 
If you do not already own this stampset – it is on sale by 20 % until May 18 at midnight !

I cannot wait to see your projects !
Maria 

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You Pixelate Me

Introducing New Dream Team Member – Tina Krauer

Hi peeps

Yes I am continuing to expanding the Dream Team with some AMAZING ladies 🙂 I am pinching myself with how lucky I am to have such an amazing team. Today I can introduce a new member, and I have been so excited.
Please welcome Tina from @teenaleee on Instagram 🙂

I love Tina’s happy cards and her cheerful person – I know she will bring something really fun and happy to the table. Please welcome her and leave her some love !


My name is Tina, I was born in 1977. I am living in the heart of Switzerland, near Lucerne, together with my awesome husband and my little daughter. Ah yes, we also have two furry friends in our family – Candy and Chili, the best cats on this planet 🙂 During my pregnancy in 2013, I came across with the Big Shot machine and the adventure of papercrafting and cardmaking has begun. I am hooked to it ever since 🙂 I really love coloring, especially with my copics. But all kinds of coloring media have my heart, I barely can resist when I discover new colored pencils, makers, watercolors & co. :-))

My style of cards is not a particular one – I love everything, except overloaded cards. I hope I can inspire you with my passion for card making and papercrafting!


Hello fellow crafters!

I am SO happy and excited being a part of Maria’s amazing dream team from now on!! For my very first blog post I decided to go with two of my favorite sets of her entire collection. So let’s dive into it!

For my first card, I used the set „Adventures ahead“. I really love these hot air balloons – so many possibilities to put color on them! You even could put a little critter into the basket, peeking out from there… ☺ but this time I decided to create a non-cute card which will be perfect for a male recipient. I stamped the hot air balloons with versamark ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I pulled out my good old fashioned watercolors (just the ones in pans) and colored the balloons in rainbow colors. The great thing about heat embossed images is that the lines get raised. So the watercolor won’t move outside every portion – this is so helpful when coloring with watercolors!

After it was dry, I fussy cut the images with my scissors. I even cut out the inner portion between basket and balloon with my craft knife; I didn’t want to have a white space there.
To match the hot air balloons, I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto my panel, and then I sponged a background over it with different distress inks – just a pretty blue sky. Then I diecut some clouds and added some clear sparkling sequins to create more interest to the card. Voilà, here we go for an almost all occasions fitting card for your card stash! ☺

My second card for today was a bit more intricate. I really wanted to showcase this beauuuuutiful sunflower from the set „For My Sunflower“. I stamped it with a very light distress ink (antique linen) onto watercolor paper and gave the entire flower a first wash with regular watercolors. Then I pulled out my watersoluble colored pencils to define the sunflower and for adding more depth to it. Take your time for this kind of coloring! It took me about 45 minutes for the whole sunflower – but totally worth it, don’t you think? After that, I fussy cut (be careful!) the whole flower and put it aside.

Then I diecut a frame for my shaker window and a base panel. I sponged a pretty cloudy sky to it. Then I glued some acetate to my shaker frame and added a double layer of foam tape behind the acetate. This way, the sequins have plenty space to move. I wanted to imitate some sunflower petals, so I put in some yellow matching sequins and for more interest, some tiny stars and for the nice shaker sound, a few micro beads. I just looove that sound ☺

To add more interest, I decided to put the sunflower in front of a garden fence and some grass behind which is peeking through. When I finished the card, I came up with the idea to put a sentiment on a tiny tag and hang it over a picket there. I really like adding details like that ☺
I hope you got inspired and will get crafty too now!
Have an amazing day! Hugs – Tina

[ Supplies I used ]

Adventures Ahead

For My Sunflower