Saturday, September 13, 2014

Welcome Autumn - Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Paper Smooches has the Anything Goes challenge for this week. Autumn is always my favorite season of the year. So, I decided to make an autumn look card to attend the challenge. Here are the challenge photos:

And below is the card I made:

The background gradient color stripe was made with masking technique and different colors of Distress ink pads. I die cut the maple leaf and colored with Distress ink as well. Then I use the clear foam adhesive (Kool Tak) to attach the maple leaf on top of the gradient color stripe. It creates a dimensional and tone-on-tone look. Love it. Finish the card by stamping the "welcome autumn" text and a little leaf from the Autumn Groves set. Here is another look of the card:

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Memento
Dies: Paper Smooches
Others: clear foam adhesive, masking tape

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Foxy Foxes Challenge - The Moxie Fab World

When I saw this Foxy Foxes Challenge, I know I have to show this faux cross-stitched card to attend this challenge. I got this fox cross-stitch pattern from internet and I used the little "x" stamp in the "Needle Little Love" set of Paper Smooches to stamp the stitches. Below is the fox pattern and the stamp set.

And here is the finished card:

The background stamp is from Hero Arts and I stamped with white ink on the kraft cardstock background. I die cut the stamp stitched fox and the greeting with two different sizes of hexagon dies. Brushed the two hexagon borders with orange and brown ink. Attach some enamel dots to finish the card.

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Paper Smooches, Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Stampin' Up, Memento
Dies: MTF
Others: enamel dots, foam dots, cross-stitch pattern

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Beaded Jewelry Gifts

I started to do beading about one year ago. I think the hand-made gifts are the best gifts for friends (hope my friends also think the same way). Below are the finished beaded jewelry gifts I made and sent to different friends. 

The first one is a beaded pendant made by Swarovski 6mm crystal bicones. Love the different shades of blues. 

The second one is a beaded bracelet made by Swarovski pearls, bugle beads, and Swarovski crystals. The blue crystals were caged in the beaded bugle cages.

The third one is a beaded snowflake pendant made by Swarovski crystal bicones.

Next one is a simple and metal look bracelet made by SuperDuo and bugle beads.  

Below is a bracelet made by Tila beads annd Swarovski bicone crystals. 

This is a bracelet and earrings set made for a friend who received baptism a few months ago.

Below are two beaded strings I made for my Mom and Mother in law for their glasses. I am glad that both of them like it.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Love From Our Home To Yours

I love the text of "love from our home to yours" in Paper Smooches' Bitty Bungalows set. So, I want to use this text and set to make a card. I found the Memory Box's Country Landscape die is a good match to this stamp set and will combine these two products for my card.

Here is the finished card:

First, I cut out the landscape die from the white cardstock. I colored the two houses with Inktense watercolor pencils and cut out, then attached them onto the landscape die. Then, I stamped the text at the bottom of the landscape die with a red heart colored with the clear Wink of the Stella pen. I attached the foam tapes on the back of the landscape die and glue it on the light blue card background to make it dimensional. I white embossed the clouds on the light blue background and colored with silver Wink of the Stella pen to finish the card. Below is another look of the card:

I would like to have this card to attend this week's Paper Smooches Sparks' Anything Goes challenge. Below are the challenge photos:

I also have this card to attend this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes. Below is the challenge photo:

Cardstock: PTI (white), Stampin' Up (light blue)
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Archival ink (black), Versamark, Stampin' Up (red)
Dies: Memory Box
Others: Inktense watercolor pencils, Wink of the Stella pens, white embossing powder, foam tapes

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thinking Of You - Hero Arts One Layer Challenge

I decided to make another card for Hero Arts' One Layer Challenge. 

Below is the card I made for this challenge:

I stamped the Happy Definition (CG269) with light gray ink pad on the white cardstock. Then, I put the Large Lotus Pattern stencil (SA001) on the text background and applied Distress ink pads on the flowers and leaves. After I removed the stencil, I brushed the clear Wink of the Stella pen on the flowers & leaves to make them shimmery. Finish the card with black "thinking of you" stamped on the top of the card. I also shaded the borders of the card with Distress ink pad. Here is a closer look of the flowers to see the shimmery effect:

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Hero Arts, Distress ink pads, Versafine
Others: stencil (Hero Arts), Wink of the Stella pen

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Lucite Beads Earrings

I love the different colors & shapes of the lucite beads. They look like the frosted color glass and are best to make the flower like earrings. Below are the two pairs of earrings I made with lucite beads.

The first pair is made with the trumpet shaped lucite beads (aqua color) with Swarovski round crystals.  It's a very spring look pair of earrings. Here is a closer/another look:

Here is the second pair using amethyst color of lucite beads:

I used two layers of lucite beads - different shape & texture to make the flower shape. I also have Swarovski bicones on top and bottom of the earrings. Below is a closer look:

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Just Because - Hero Arts One Layer Challenge

Here is Hero Arts' one layer challenge:

Since I have lots of scrap stripes of watercolor paper, so I decided to color them with Distress ink and water brush, then I glue these stripes down on the background of the card. Not sure if this will qualify for the "one layer", but these stripes did create a flat one-layer background. Here is the stripe background I created:

Next, I stamped the Leafy Vines (CG509) on this watercolor stripes background and embossed with gold pearl embossing powder. Stamped the "just because" with black ink to finish the card. Here is the finished card:

I still have some extra watercolor paper stripes, and I decide to make a cute ATC for a friend. Here is the ATC which I used Altenew's stamps to make it.

Cardstock: watercolor paper, PTI
Stamps: Hero Arts, Altenew
Ink Pads: Distress Ink pads, Versamark, Versafine
Others: embossing powder

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

You Are Awesome - Runway Inspired Challenge ric#63

Here is the Runway Inspired Challenge #63 - Just Cavalli Resort. Below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made for this challenge:

I combined the Distress Paints (yellow, blue, green, white and silver) and Distress Ink Pad (black) to make this background. Then, I cut the background into this fun irregular shape and mount it on the black cardstock. I glued the background on the white card with foam tapes. At the bottom of the card, I stamped "you are awesome" with Altenew's Super Script stamp set. Below is a closer look of the distress background.

Cardstock: PTI, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Distress Ink pad, Versafine, Simon Says Stamp
Others: Distress Paints, foam tapes, mini mister

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