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!

Thank you for visiting and please don’t forget to subscribe~ ^.~*

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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Hope you enjoyed this card! Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to subscribe~ ^.~*

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.

 

Hope you enjoyed my card! Please don’t forget to subscribe~ ^.~*

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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Hope you enjoyed this card! Please don’t forget to subscribe ^.~*

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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Hope you enjoyed this card! Don’t forget to subscribe~ ^.~*

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! 🙂

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to subscribe~ ^.~*

Happy crafting!!! 🙂

CDD March Product Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the CDD March Stamp Release Blog Hop. 
All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what I’ve created for you…

I created 2 cards for this blog hop! For the first card, I made a fun box card, using various images from the “Magical Wishes” and “Build A Scene” stamp set. For the second card, I used the toucan image from the “Flew By” mini stamp set.

Here is the First card:

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How I made this card:

1. I made a box card, using the 12×12 card stock and decorated it with patterned cardstock. I made the cloud background with stencil and distress ink for the background panel. I Googled for the dimensions for the box card.
2. I stamped, colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut the images. Fairy and the mushrooms are from the “Magical Wishes” stamp set. The tree in the back and the grass in the front is from the “Build A Scene” stamp set. I also die cut the clouds using the “The Sky Is The Limit Dies.” The flower in the front is from the “Busy Bees” stamp set.
3. I stamped the sentiment on the black cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed in white.
4. I adhered the colored images and the sentiment on the box card. Some of the images are attached on the acetate strips to create the floating look.
5. I finished the card by adding a pink handmade bow.
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Here is the second card:

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Here is how I made this card:

1. I stamped, colored with Copic Markers, and fussy cut the toucan image from the “Flew By” stamp set. I added gold gel pen to the image.

2. I die cut a black cardstock with “Heart of Heart dies,” made golden heat embossed stripes with stencil. I turned it into a shaker by adding “Lucky” sequin mix and attaching a gold mirror background with some foam tape.

3. I die cut a banner using the “Mix It Up Dies,” heat embossed the sentiment and the edge in gold. I adhered the banner on the shaker with some foam tape.

4. I wrapped the shaker in bow with the gold thread and attached the shaker on the black cardbase. I adhered the toucan and I also adhered some sequins for the finishing touch.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards! Have a blessed day! 🙂

 

Here are the specials for this release:


**NEW SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE starting at $1.00 !!
 

**FREE SHIPPING with minimum on orders placed!!

Shipping minimum order $10 in the USA use Code 10SHIP 
and $15 minimum every where else use Code 15SHIP
 
Enjoy this special for in stock items only thru 3/13 at 10pm MST

All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.


**We will be giving away $50 DIVA DOLLARS to one lucky winner to spend in the CDD shop. 
All you have to do is join us for our 2 day hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.
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We hope you have enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more design team inspiration.
 
Your next stop is the super talented:


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Magical Unicorn (CDD FB Sneak Hop Day4)

Hello Everyone!!!

Today is Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the March release at Craftin Desert Divas.

We have 4 stamp sets, 4 mini stamps & 4 new sequin mixes that will be available in the shop starting this Saturday! Today we are showcasing “Magical Wishes” stamp set and Chameleon stamp set.

There are specials and sale for this celebration and I will list it at the end of this post!

Please visit CDD- https://www.facebook.com/CraftinDesertDivas for today’s FB Sneak Hop! 

 

I have created a pastel colored shaker card with the beautiful unicorn image from the “Magical Wishes” stamp set for today’s FB Sneak Hop!

This set has so many adorable and beautiful images, and had so much fun coloring them!

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Here is how I created this card:

1. I stamped the unicorn image on a Copic friendly cardstock, colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it. I applied some sparkle with clear Wink of Stella.
2. I cut some random shapes of clouds out of the sturdy cardstock and used it as a stencil to create the background. I held the clouds stencil on the cardstock and gently flickered Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress inks upward using the round blending tool. I also stamped the sentiment on this panel.
3. I created the frame for the shaker with Fancy Frames Dies.” I applied Versamark all around the negative cut and heat embossed in silver. I glued both white positive and silver negative cut of the larger scalloped frames on the acetate.
4. I adhered foam tape around the frame, filled the shaker with “Fairy Dust” and “Pastel Paradise” sequin mix, and closed it up with the clouds background.
5. I wrapped and made a bow around the shaker with silver thread and adhered it on the white card base.
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Here is the list of the CDD products I used on this card:

1. Magical Wishes stamp set (New Release)
3. Fairy Dust sequins (New Release)
4. Pastel Paradise sequins (New Release)
 
 

Here are the specials for this release:

**Win it before you can buy it! Each Sneak Peek day we will give the featured stamp set away. There will be 1 winner for each stamp set showcased! Be sure and leave a comment and “Like” each facebook fan page at every stop for more chances to win! Winners will be announced the following day.
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New SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE as low as $1.00 each!!! FREE SHIPPING on orders placed (Minimum order $10 in the USA use Code 10SHIP and $15 minimum every where else use Code 15SHIP) Enjoy this special for in stock items only thru 3/13 at 10pm MST. All stamps & Dies are made in the USA.
Join us this Saturday & Sunday for our blog hop that will begin at the Craftin Desert Divas blog: craftindesertdivasblog.com. We will be giving away $50 DIVA DOLLARS to one lucky winner to spend in the CDD shop. All you have do is join us for our 2 day hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.
 
We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Shop at http://craftindesertdivas.com. We would love for you to join us in the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428163220758119/ and share your creations using Craftin Desert Divas’ stamps.
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Tropical Toucan (CDD FB Sneak Peek Day1)

Hello everyone! 

Today is Day 1 of the sneak peeks for the March release at Craftin Desert Divas.

There are specials and sale for this celebration and I will list it on the bottom of this post.

Today’s Sneak Peek hop starts here: CDD-  https://www.facebook.com/CraftinDesertDivas

We have 4 stamp sets, 4 mini stamps & 4 new sequin mixes that will be available in the shop starting this Saturday! Today we are showcasing “Build A Scene” stamp set and “Flew By” mini stamp set.

I have created a colorful tropical themed card with the adorable toucan image from “Flew By” mini stamp set.

 
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Here is how I created this card:

1. I stamped the toucan image and colored with Copic markers. I gave the image a little more interest by adding some white gel pen, wink of stella on the beak, and glossy accent on the eye.
2. I water colored the background panel with 4 tropical colors and added some white splashes to add interest.
3. I dotted the edge around the card base with Copic markers, using the 4 similar colors I used on the background panel.
4. I die cut the text bubble from the “Mix It Up” die set, stamped the sentiment with watermark ink, and heat set it in white.
5. I prepped the layers using “Fancy Frames dies” and “Mix it up Dies.”
6. I adhered the background panel with some foam tape, and rest of the layers with Scor-tape.
7. I finished the card off by adding “Bumble Bee” and “Limeaid” Sprinkles.
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Here are the list of all the CDD products I used on this card:

1. Flew By mini stamp set (March Release)
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Hope you enjoyed this card! Have a blessed day! ^.~*

Here are the specials for this release:

**Win it before you can buy it! Each Sneak Peek day we will give the featured stamp set away. There will be 1 winner for each stamp set showcased! Be sure and leave a comment and “Like” each facebook fan page at every stop for more chances to win! Winners will be announced the following day.
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New SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE as low as $1.00 each!!! FREE SHIPPING on orders placed (Minimum order $10 in the USA use Code 10SHIP and $15 minimum every where else use Code 15SHIP) Enjoy this special for in stock items only thru 3/13 at 10pm MST. All stamps & Dies are made in the USA.
Join us this Saturday & Sunday for our blog hop that will begin at the Craftin Desert Divas blog: craftindesertdivasblog.com. We will be giving away $50 DIVA DOLLARS to one lucky winner to spend in the CDD shop. All you have do is join us for our 2 day hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.
We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Shop at http://craftindesertdivas.com. We would love for you to join us in the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428163220758119/ and share your creations using Craftin Desert Divas’ stamps.
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