Thursday, May 21, 2015

Poppystamps Challenge #8 - It's All About Her

Here is Pappystamps Challenge #8 - It's All About Her. Below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I used the Ashby Corner die from Pappy Stamps to dry emboss the watercolor paper. Then, I applied watercolor on the dry embossed flower area. I used the same die and cut three times on the white cardstock and stacked them together with adhesive. I water colored the background with blue color and drop some blue speckles on the top of the background. I attached the stacked Ashby Corner die on top of the dry embossed watercolor area. Finish the card by stamping "to my special Mother" and heat embossing it. Below is a closer look of the card to see the dimension of the corner die:


Supplies:
Cardstocks: PTI, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp
Die: Poppy Stamps
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Versafine
Others: water brush

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Congratulations - Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made to enter the following two challenges:

1) Mama Elephant's May Challenge - Make ME say "Oooh, that's pretty"
2) CAS-ual Fridays: CFC139 - Our 4th Birthday!


And here is the finished card:


I stamped the bunny and balloon bunch (from Mama Elephant's Up and Away set) on the white cardstock. I also stamped the "congratulations" (from Mama Elephant's Bountiful Blessings set) at the bottom of the white cardstock. Then, I colored the bunny and balloon bunch with Copic markers. For the sky background, I water colored it with Distress ink pads mixing orange and turquoise colors. I love the combination effect of Copic & watercolor. I also applied the clear Wink of Stella pen on the balloons to add a shimmery look. I cut the top portion of the background with a cloud shape (free-hand cut). For the turquoise card, I applied some white pigment ink on top of it to make it more like the sky. Finish the card by mounting the white cardstock with foam tapes on the turquoise card to make it dimensional. Below is a side look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstocks: PTI, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Mama Elephant
Ink Pads: Memento, Distress ink pads, Stampin' Up
Others: Copic markers, the Wink of Stella pen, foam tapes, water brush

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Whale You Be Mine?

Here is the card I made to attend the following two challenges:

1) Lawnscaping Challenge #105 Watercolors


2) Simon Wednesday Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental


I decided to make a card with Distress ink pads to create a watercolor background. Then, I used white pigment ink pad and circle stencils to make the bokeh effect watercolor background. Below is the background:


Then, I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders die to cut vellum and created the waves. I colored the whales with Copic markers and cut out. I attached foam tapes under the whales and stick them in the waves. I stamped the doted water and heart on top of the whale and colored the heart with the clear Wink of Stella pen. Finish the card by stamping and embossing the greeting "whale you be mine?" to finish this top folding card. Below is the finished card:


Below is the closer look of these cute whales:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Tim Holtz watercolor paper, PTI
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Die: Lawn Fawn
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Memento, Archival ink, Versafine, Stampin' Up
Others: vellum, Copic markers, the Wink of Stella pen, foam tapes, embossing powder

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Layered Spring Poppy Card

Here is the three-layered dimensional card I made with Memory Box's poppy die:


First of all, I die cut two negative poppy images on the white cardstock and save the positive image of the left side. I also die cut another positive poppy from a piece of white cardstock.


Then, I colored the poppies with Dover Blender and pigment ink pads. I also colored the negative portion for the right-hand poppy on the white card. For one of the positive poppy images, I die cut the poppy on the white craft foam and back it up with one of the colored poppy images to create dimension (see below photo).


I stamped the white cardstock background with light grey text stamp and used the die cut inlay technique to attach the left-hand side poppy into the text background. Then, I attached the text background with foam tapes on top of the white cardstock - make sure to align with the right-hand side colored poppy. Final step is to attach the poppy backed with white craft foam in the middle of the poppies. Finish the card by stamping the greeting and glued some silver dots of Irresistibles Pico Embellisher. Below is a side look of the card to see the three dimensions of poppy layers:


I would like to have this card to attend the following two challenges:

1) Poppystamps Challenge #7 - Spring Fever, below is the challenge photo:

2) Virginia's View Challenge #14 - Layers and Dimensions, below is the challenge photo:


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp, Impression Obsession
Die: Memory Box
Ink Pads: Memento Luxe, Avery Elle, Simon Says Stamp, Versafine
Others: Irresistibles Pico Embellisher, craft foam, foam tape

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Altenew April Challenge - From Places Abroad - China

Here is Altenew April Challenge - From Places Abroad - China. Below is the inspiration photo:


This photo is the palace roof from the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. I visited the Forbidden City about 12 years ago and these palace buildings gave me a great impression and memory. I decided to use the red, blue, purple and gold colors from the palace to make this card:


I gold embossed these butterflies from Ori Kami set and colored them with Distress ink pads. I also made a separate butterfly and hand cut it. I brushed Distress ink pads at the bottom of the background to create the blended stripes and stamped the greeting in black. I attached the cut out butterfly with foam tape besides the greeting. Finish the card by brushing the clear Wink of Stella pen on all butterflies.  Below is a closer look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Versamark, Versafine, Distress ink pads
Others: gold embossing powder, foam tape, the Wink of Stella pen

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

AEI♥U Challenge #23–Watercolor!

Here is Avery Elle challenge #23 for April - Watercolor! Below is the challenge photo:


I decided to use both Story Book and Ellie sets to make this story book watercolor look card. Here is the card:


I lightly stamped the deer, elephant, and balloon with ink pads and applied watercolors on them. The grass and little bird were stamped with Distress ink pads and used water brush to spread the colors. The background was brushed with light blue Distress ink pad and sprayed the blue Distress marker with the Spritzer tool. Finish the card by stamped the Welcome Little One on a piece of cardstock and cut out as a flag. Attached it on the card with foam tape. Below is a closer look of the card (The eyes on deer and elephant were two drops of black enamel accent):


Supplies:
Cardstock: Watercolor paper, PTI
Stamps: Avery Elle
Ink Pads: Archival ink pads, Distress ink pads
Others: Distress Spritzer, Distress marker, black enamel accent, watercolor, foam tape

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Bouquet

Here is the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Bouquet, below is the inspiration photo:



And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped Penny Black's Divine on white cardstock and stamped the two large flowers again on another piece of white cardstock. I colored all of the flowers with Distress ink pads and Dove Blender. After coloring, I cut out the two large flowers and stacked on the background flowers with foam tapes. Silver embossed greeting horizontally to finish the card. Below is a side view of the stacked flowers:


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Penny Black, Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Archival ink pad, Versamark
Others: Dove Blender, foam tapes, embossing powder

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Focus - Kung Fu Panda

Every time when I saw Mama Elephant's Pandamonium stamp set, I will think of the Kung Fu Panda movie. 



So, when I found Mama Elephant has this April Flickr Challenge with "Make Me Laugh!" theme, I immediately pulled out the Pandamonium set and started to think about what can I make with this set. Here is the challenge photo:



And this is the card I made:



I let these three panda to stack up playing some Chinese Kung Fu (Are they just adorable and funny?). I used my MISTI tool to stamp them exactly on the place I want. The lantern was stamped and colored with Distress ink and the clear Wink of the Stella pen. Then, I cut out the lantern and used foam tape to attach it on the stick. For the FOCUS, the stamps are from Flashy Letters set and I stamped them with MISTI tool with different colors of ink pads. "You're the best" is from Origami set and I stamped with dark grey ink. Finish the card by putting some white enamel liquid glue on panda's eyes and mount the panel on a dark grey card base. Here is another look of the card and you can see the shiny 3D lantern more clear:



Supplies:
Carstock: PTI, Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Mama Elephant
Ink Pads: Archival ink pad, Memento, Hero Arts, Distress ink pad
Others: MISTI tool, clear Wink of Stella pen, foam tape, white enamel liquid glue

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