Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Blog Named Hero August Challenge - Pop of Color

Here is A Blog Named Hero August Challenge - Pop of Color. Below is the challenge photo:


And below is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped Mum Flower (K6133) on the vellum with black Versafine ink pad and clear embossed it. I also stamped the same Mum Flower stamp with grey ink pad on white cardstock to make the background. I colored the back of vellum with Copic markers under the Mum Flower. Then, I stamped the greeting "just for you" (Just For You by Lia - CL929) on the vellum with black Versafine ink pad and clear embossed it as well. I overlay the stamped vellum on the grey mum background to finish the card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Versafine, Stampin' Up
Others: Copic markers, clear embossing powder, vellum

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Altenew August Inspiration Challenge - Flamingo Inspiration

Here is Altenew August Inspiration Challenge - Flamingo Inspiration. Below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I used the Peony Bouquet stamp set to stamp the two small peonies and leaves on the white cardstock. Then, I stamped the large peony on another piece of white cardstock and cut out with the matching die. I attached this large peony with foam tape onto the stamped background. Finish the card by stamping the Chinese greeting which means auspicious peace brings wealth. Since peony represents wealth in Chinese, so this card is very suitable to send it as either a birthday card or a Chinese New Year card. 

Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Altenew
Dies: Altenew
Ink Pads: Altenew, Versafine
Others: MISTI, foam tapes

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

You Are My Favorite Friend

Here is the card I made for one of my best friends, below is the finished card:


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

1) Paper Smooches August Challenge - Friendship, below is the challenge photos:



2) Simon Wednesday Challenge - Make for the Border, below is the challenge photo:

This card I designed with a special wave shaped opening in front of the card. All of the stamps I used are from Paper Smooches. I used lots of stamp sets on this card - Briny Blue, Surf & Turf, Luminous Spring, Summer Lovin, and have Uplifters and Sentiment Sampler sets for the greetings. The inks used are Distress ink pads and Hero Arts ombre ink pads. I love this ocean sunset theme I create for this card. Below are the photos of the card opened:



And here is the look of the inside of the card when it is completely opened:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, PTI
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Die: MTF
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Hero Arts ombre ink pads, Versafine
Others: clear embossing powder, foam tapes

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ellen Huston Pin-Sights Challenge

Here is Ellen Huston's special challenge - Pin-Sights Challenge. Below is the challenge photo:

I decided to use the Mondo Hydrangea stamp and die set to make a card. Below is the finished card:


I stamped the hydrangea, petals, and leaf on watercolor paper and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, I colored them with ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and cut them out with dies. Once they dry, I used yellow, purple, and green colors of Ken Oliver Color Burst Liquid Metals to enhance the watercolors and added some pretty shimmer on the colored images. I flicked some black watercolors on the white cardstock background. I used foam tapes to attach the cut-out petals on the hydrangea and attached the hydrangea on the background with foam tapes as well. Finish the card by stamping "thinking of you" with black Versafine ink pad and clear embossed it. Below is another look of the card:


And here is a side view of the card to see the two layers dimensional with foam tapes:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Essential by Ellen
Dies: Essential by Ellen
Ink Pads: Versafine
Others: ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, Ken Oliver Color Burst Liquid Metals, clear embossing powder, foam tapes

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Friday, August 5, 2016

You're A Star - Birthday Card

Here is Lawnscaping Challenge #135 - Patterned Palooza, below is the challenge photo:



And here is this week's Simon Monday Challenge - Celebrate! Below is the challenge photo:



I decided to use Lawn Fawn's So Jelly stamp set to make a fun birthday card. Below is the card I made to attend the above two challenges:



I stamped three star fish and two jellyfish on a piece of white cardstock. Then, I colored them with Copic markers and cut them out. I used a wavy patterned paper as the card background and white embossed the "happy birthday" and "you're a star" on it. I also black embossed the "I'm so jelly" at the bottom of the card. I used the foam tapes and attached the star fish and jellyfish on the background to finish this fun birthday card. It's very good to send this birthday card to a kid or one of your best friends. It also made me to think about the movie of "Finding Dory" I just recently watched. Below is a closer look of the card:



Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Karen Foster
Stamps: Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: Versamark, Versafine, MTF
Others: Copic markers, foam tapes, embossing powder

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Virginia's View Challenge #22 - All About Colors

Here is Virginia's View Challenge #22 - All About Colors. Below is the challenge photo:


I decided to play around my alcohol inks with Yupo paper. Below is the background I blended with four colors of alcohol inks.


And here is the finished card for this challenge:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up, Yupo paper
Stamps: Riley and Company
Ink Pads: Versafine
Others: alcohol inks, clear embossing powder

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

I'll Stand By You

Here is A Blog Name Hero July Challenge - Masculine, below is the challenge photo:



I decided to make a card using Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo to make a masculine card. Below is the finished card:



I stamped the first flamingo directly on the white cardstock. The 2nd flamingo was stamped and die cut with the matching die. I attached the 2nd flamingo with foam tapes besides the first one. I also stamped the grass with Hero Arts Ombre ink pad. I cut out the white cardstock with a slanted line and attached it on grey cardstock. Finish the card by stamping "I'll stand by you". This care is especially great to send it to your significant half to encourage him that you will be always with him. Below is another look of the card:



I would like to have this card to attend another challenge - Simon Wednesday Challenge - Things With Wings. Below is the challenge photo:




Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Hero Arts
Dies: Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Hero Arts, Altenew, Versafine
Others: clear embossing powder, foam tapes, Ranger black enamel accents

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

MTF Color Challenge 48

Here is MTF Color Challenge 48 with the colors of wild wisteria, lavender fields, blue raspberry, and sour apple. Below is the challenge photo:



Below is the care I made for this challenge:


I stamped the Roses All Over background in grey ink on the white cardstock. Then, I used the spotlight technique to mask the background and colored the "spotlight" portion of the roses with the four challenge colors. Finish the card by stamping text "be different" (from "Be Original" set) on vellum and white embossed it. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Stampin' Up
Stamps: MTF
Ink Pads: Stampin' Up, Versamark
Others: masking tapes, vellum, ZIG clean color real brush, white embossing powder

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