Purple Peony

Hello everyone!

I would like to share a card I made for a dear friend of mine. I used an Altenew stamp set called “Peony Bouquet.” It’s a beautiful set and it was so popular, it got sold out almost immediately when it was released. I had to patiently wait for the restock! 🙂 For this card, I wanted to keep it simple and elegant. I hope my friend likes this card! ^.~*

Here is the card I made:

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Here is how I made this card:

  1. I made a top folding vertical A2 size kraft card base with Neenah Desert Storm card stock. I placed  polka dot stencil on top of the card base and applied Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment ink with round ink blending tool, mainly on the right bottom corner. I let it dry completely.
  2. I layer stamped the peony and 2 big leaves with Altenew Crisp dye inks. The colors I used are “Lavender Fields,” “Deep Iris,” “Midnight Violet,” “Frayed Leaf,” Forest Glades,” and “Evergreen.” Then I fussy cut out the images. I added some more depth by applying some Tim Holtz Distress inks on the edge of the images. The colors I used are “Wilted Violet” and “Mowed Lawn”
  3. I decided where to place the cut images on the card. With this in mind, I put the fussy cut images aside and layer stamped the rest of the images directly on the card base with the same ink colors.
  4. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using Misti tool. Sentiment is from Altenew “Beautiful Day” stamp set.
  5. I adhered the fussy cut images where I decided to place them. I used foam tape for the Peony flower to give a bit of dimension.
  6. I finished the card by adding some Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets.

 

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Hope you enjoyed this card!

Thank you for visiting and have an amazing day! Happy Crafting! 🙂 

Woodland Friends (Birthday card)

Hello everyone! I hope you are having an awesome start of the week! ❤

I would like to share this card I made over the weekend for my dear friend’s little one’s birthday! Since she is such a special girl, I also made a matching envelope. 🙂

The stamp set I used is from Avery Elle’s recent new release, and it’s called “Woodland Wonders.” This set has adorable images that you can create some awesome woodland scenes with cute critters.

Here is what I made:

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Here is how I made this card:

  1. I stamped the images on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb. paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and fussy cut them by using Brother’s Scanncut2 machine. I fussy cut the woods with scissors, instead. I colored the images with Copic markers.
  2. I die cut the hills and grass by using Lawn Fawn “Grassy Border” and “Stitched Hillside Border” dies. I color blended the die cuts with Tim Holtz Distress mini ink pads. (“Twisted Citron” and “Mowed Lawn”)
  3. Using die cuts from Lawn Fawn “Puffy Cloud Border” dies as stencils, I created the cloudy background on Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock (standard A2 size), by flickering “Broken China” Distress mini ink pad with round ink blending tool. I stamped the sentiment, and adhered the cloudy background panel on a A2 size white card base (Neenah Solar white 110lb.).
  4. I adhered the hillside and grassy borders and all the Copic colored images, on the card. I added shimmer with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen on some of the images to add interest.
  5. For the envelope, I stamped the images and the sentiment on the Kraft envelope with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Prismacolor color pencils.

 

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Hope you enjoyed my card!

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Happy Crafting!!! 

Chirpy Chirp Chirp – Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone!

I would like to share a last minute Easter card I made tonight for my little one. I wanted to surprise her tomorrow, but she saw it already and claimed it hers! lol!

Since it’s holiday and all… I’ll keep the posting brief and skip the step by step how I made this card this time. ^.~*

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  • I used Lawn Fawn “Chirpy Chirp Chirp”stamp set for the images and the sentiment.
  • For the pink border I used MFT’s “Pierced Frame”dies.
  • I used We R Memory Keepers’ “Woven” Next Level embossing folder for the white embossed background.
  • Patterned paper is from Doodlebug’s “Bunnyville” 6×6 paper pad.
  • Sequins are Darice Clear Crystal sequins

 

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Happy Easter and happy crafting! ❤ ❤ ❤  

Black Resist Rose Background

Hi everyone!

I recently watched both Jennifer Mcguire and Gina K’s tutorial on the Black Embossed Resist technique. It’s a super easy technique that produces an amazing effect, and I wanted to give it a shot! The links to those tutorials are listed on the bottom of this post! 🙂

Here is what I made:

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Here is how I made this card:

  1. I used The Ton’s “Rose Terrace” background stamp to create this card. I first scribbled the Clean Color Real Brush pens on the stamp (Purple, Violet, Light Green, and Deep Green), sprayed little bit of water, and stamped onto Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper trimmed down to standard A2 size. I dropped more colors and spread the colors around, and let it dry completely.
  2. I cleaned the background stamp, and stamped right over the dried watercolor panel with Versamark ink. I heat embossed with WOW super fine clear embossing powder.
  3. I applied generous amount of Altenew’s Jet Black Ink all over the panel. The heat embossed area will resist the black ink. I gently wiped off the surface with dry paper towel to clean off the resist area.
  4. I die cut the panel with Lawn Fawn’s Scallop stack dies, swiped the edges with Versamark ink, and heat embossed with Ranger’s Gold Tinsel embossing powder.
  5. I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from MFT’s “Written in Watercolor” on a wide strip of velum with Versamark ink. I heat embossed with WOW super fine gold embossing powder, and adhered it on the watercolor panel.
  6. I wrapped gold embroidery around the panel, tied in bows, and adhered it on black cardbase.
  7. I finished the card by adding gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Clear Crystal sequins from Darice.

 

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Happy crafting!!! 

Here are the links to the Black Embossed resist tutorials if you’d like to check them out!

  1. Jennifer Mcguire – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-A_XRcRo40
  2. Gina K – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgOw6Ofygp0

Watercolor Flower Canopy

Hello Everyone! Hope you are doing well! My little girl and I just gone through a horrible stomach flu! We couldn’t even hold down liquids so Zofran was prescribed to prevent further dehydration. It was a horrible one and I’m so glad we are ok now. Phew!

Well, I wasn’t well enough to create anything for days, but I did create some cards last week and I’d like to share one today. I’m quite fond of Avery Elle‘s new release, and I did purchase few sets on the release day. One of the set I fell in love is called “Canopy.” It’s an amazing floral image, perfect for watercoloring. 

 

Here is the card I made:

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Here is how I created this card:

  1. I stamped the image on the Arches Coldpress 140lb Watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Superfine white embossing powder. I wiped the watercolor paper with the EK Success Powder Tool before stamping, so the embossing powder would only stick on the ink.
  2. Then I dropped some colors on the centers of the flowers and the leaves with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and blended them out with the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen. The colors I used are (Blue, Persian Blue, Light Green, and Deep Green.
  3. When the watercolor panel was dried, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx Ink, using the MISTI tool.
  4. I trimmed the panel to 4″x5.25″ and adhered it on the 4.25″x5.5″ black card base.
  5. I finished the card by adding some clear dropplets from Pretty Pink Posh, and thin twine on the top of the card.

 

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Happy Crafting!!! 

Mondo Hydrangea – Thinking of You

Hello Everyone! Hope you are having an awesome day!

I would like to share this card I made using Ellen Hutson’s “Mondo Hydrangea” stamp set.

The Mondo Hydrangea is so beautifully illustrated, I can’t stop coloring this beauty! And Hydrangea happens to be one of my favorite flowers along with Plumeria and Cala Lilies. 🙂

I already had colored this live on Periscope maybe a week ago, and was finally able to finish this card yesterday. A wonderful friend of mine sent me a jar of European embossing powder (Artemio in Silver Snow). I was immediately in love with this powder when I saw it on my friend’s project. So when the powder finally arrived all the way from Belgium, I just had to try it right away! 🙂

Here is the card:

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Here is how I made this card:

  1. I first stamped the hydrangea in 4 corners on standard A2 size Arches 140lb. watercolor paper with Versamark ink. I heat embossed with WOW Super fine White embossing powder and Wagner heat tool.
  2. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to drop some colors near the center of the flowers and blended out with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen. The colors I used are: Violet & Purple for the petals, Light Violet for the center of the flowers, and Light Green and Deep Green for the stems.
  3.  I accidentally smudged colors on the background, so I gently wiped it off with baby wipe and covered up the entire background with Cobalt Blue Zig Pen, blending out with the water brush. I let it dry completely, then trimmed the panel to 4″x5.25″.
  4. I made a standard A2 size cardbase with Neenah Solar White 110lbs, swiped the edges with Versamark, and heat embossed with Artemis Silver Snow embossing powder. It creates beautiful subtle silver sparkle background.
  5. I stamped the sentiment on a black cardstock strip with Versamark and heat embossed in white. I trimmed it down to fit on the card.
  6. I wrapped silver embroidery thread around the watercolor panel and adhered it to the cardbase with Scor-tape. I adhered the sentiment banner with 3m foam tape.

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Happy crafting!!! 

Fairy Treat bag

Hi everyone~ Hope you are having an awesome week.

I would like to share this adorable fairy tote bag I made for my daughter.

My daughter and I had fun crafting time this weekend, while hubby was out playing golf with his buddies. It was perfect time to make this bag I promised her.

I used Lawn Fawn “Tote Bag” die and “Fairy Friends” stamp set to make this tote bag. 

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All the images are from Lawn Fawn’s “Fairy Friends” stamp set. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut them out with ScanNCut2 machine, and I colored them with Copic markers. I used Signo White gel pen and Copic Multiliners to add dots and fine lines to add interest to the images. I also added some sparkle with clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.

I die cut the bag by using Lawn Fawn’s “Tote Bag” die and Sizzix Big Shot die cut machine. I used double side printed 12×12 cardstock from Michaels Stores, but the die works perfectly with 6×6 cardstocks. It is required to make 2 pieces to assemble the bag. I also die cut 2 pieces of grass by using Lawn Fawn “Grassy Border” die.

I assembled the bag, adhered the grass on the bottom, and adhered all the elements on the bag by using scor-tape. I recommend using strong adhesive for assembling the bag, and Scor-tape does the job perfectly. I finished the bag by tying a bow on the handle with pink baker’s twine.

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I hope you enjoyed this little bag! My little one certainly did! 🙂

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Happy crafting!!! 🙂