Sonntag, 3. Juli 2011

summer cards

Hello Ladies,

Finally i am back home after i had a performance in Frankfurt, and visited my grandchild in Austria.
This weekend it was quite hot here in Freiburg.
I went running through the parc in the morning, practiced my music...and made some summer cards....
i am going to 2 weddings the next 3 weeks, so i needed some cards and gift sets.

I used the 3 colors of DISTRESS STAINS for the first time, togehter with a technique i like very much.
First i rub with a white CANDLE unto white paper.( you can choose which forms you like..)

on the backgrounds you can emboss now or just use MEMORY INK.
for example i made with this technique this card:

 i colored the butterflies with aquarell pastels (white and light blue).

For my summer cards i tried to draw the waves or clouds as a background for the stamp images.
 here you see clouds and waves...
You can see the whole collection here:

 i made different paper with images first, then embossed some of them, and cut out.
Otheres here:


and two other cards of this weekend:

 some evening pictures here:

 i wish you a happy summer week.enjoy the little things.

Sending smiles and good thoughts to you...



  1. WOW! This technique is awesome! Love all of these creations and your photography. You are such an ARTIST!

  2. I agree with Jill. These are exquisite!!!!! Thank you for explaining your technique.

    How did your performance go? What did you perform? I am a piano teacher & accompanist.

  3. I am amazed at the amount of cards you can create at one time! These are all very inspirational and I just love them!

  4. Wow, wow and wow - your creativity goes from strength to strength. I am in awe. Such talent :o)

  5. Franziska! I am so excited that you now have a blog!! I will be visiting often!!
    Your cards are so beautiful ... I love them all. Your technique with wax is similar to what I often used of my large watercolours, only I used rubber cement as it is fluid and flows beautifully!
    Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Susanne

  6. Love the technique you shared Franziska! And your summer cards and evening photos are absolutely incredibe!

  7. Your block cards are wonderful, Franziska! I love the blue ones, of course :) And I like your technique to use only part of the stamps along the edges....must give that a try!

  8. Love your grid cards, they are gorgeous. And so are your pictures!