Sunday, November 27, 2016

Paper Smooches November Challenge - Giving Thanks

Here is Paper Smooches November Challenge - Giving Thanks, below is the challenge photo:



And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I used gesso and Paper Artsy's Infusions to create the background. I stamped the coffee cup (from Cyber Cafe set) and acorn (from Autumn Groves set) on the white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I used a circle stitiched die to cut it out and mounted on a glitter black cardstock. I used a border stitched die to cut a corner of the background and stamped "a cup of thanks" on the corner of the black cardstock. Below is a closer look of the card to see the dimension of the curved background.


Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Stampin' Up, DCWV
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Dies: MTF
Ink Pads: MTF, Versamark, Archival ink pad
Others: Copic markers, white embossing powder, foam tapes, Infusions, gesso

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Paper Artsy 2016 #22 Alcohol Inks and Pens Challenge

Here is Paper Artsy 2016 #22 Alcohol Inks and Pens Challenge. I recently got lots of Paper Artsy stamps from my friend Mandy in Taiwan - she is Paper Artsy's distributor in Taiwan. I used two stamp sets from Eclectica (Kay Carley) line - love all of her stamp sets to make two cards. I was inspired by the below mixed media project made from Louise Christian. I loved her linear movement of the alcohol inks with the flowers. 



I decided to make the pastel background with alcohol inks (shell pink, willow, cloudy blue, and silver) on the Yupo paper. Then I stamped the flowers with black Archival ink pad on the background. I stamped the flowers on white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I also cut out the flowers and attached them on the background. Below is the first card I made:





I applied silver glitter glue to decorate the flowers. "Thank you" stamp is from Simon Says Stamp. Here is the second card I made (a top folding card):




I applied white liquid pearls on the top flower to make it a little dimension. I made the movement of the flowers to go with the background.

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI, MTF, Yupo Paper
Stamps: Paper Artsy, Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: Archival ink pad, MTF, Versafine
Others: Ranger's alcohol inks, glitter glue, liquid pearls, Copic markers

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Altenew October 2016 Inspiration Challenge

Here is Altenew October 2016 Inspiration Challenge, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I made this beautiful background with Strathmore Acrylic paper with linen finish. I brushed a think coat of white gesso and spray Brusho Crystals, then applied another coat of white gesso immediately to make the different colors of Brusho Crystals blended together. Let the background dry completely. I stamped flowers & leaf from Hennah Elements stamp set and water colored with Distress ink pads. Cut out the flowers & leaf and spray it with Shimmer Spritz. I stamped "thank you" from Label Love stamp set and cut it out. Finish the card by attaching the flowers & leaf cut out with foam tapes on the background and tucked in the "thank you" greeting into the flower. Below is another look of the card to see the shiny from Shimmer Spritz:


And below is another look of the card to see the dimension:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Acrylic linen paper, MTF
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Versafine, Archival ink pad, Distress ink pads
Others: Brusho Crystals, white gesso, foam tapes, Shimmer Spritz

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge

Here is Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge, below is the challenge photo:


And below is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped Newspaper Skyline (S5573) in black soot archival ink pad on the white cardstock. I also stamped the small Newspaper Skyline (K5736) in hickory smoke archival ink pad on another white cardstock and cut out. Then, I colored the windows with Finetec watercolor pan set of pearl colors in different shades of gold. I stamped the speech bubbles from Holiday Conversation set (CL618) in different Hero Arts ombre ink pads and cut them out. I sprayed Shimmer Spritz on these speech bubbles to make them shiny. Finish the card by assembling the small skyline and speech bubbles with foam tapes on top of the black skyline background. Below is another look of the card:


I love the sleek look of this city style Christmas card!

Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Hero Arts (S5573, K5736, and CL618)
Ink Pads: Distress Archival ink pads, Her Arts ombre ink pads
Others: Shimmer Spritz, Finetec watercolor pan set - 6 pearl colors, foam tapes

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Poppystamps Challenge PSC#25 Back To Black

Here is Poppystamps Challenge #25 Back to black, below is the challenge photo:

And here is the care I made for this challenge:


I cut the Deer Trio die on a piece of black cardstock and cut the Peace On Earth Channel die on a piece of white cardstock. Then, I attached foam tapes on the back of the Peace On Earth white background onto a piece of black cardstock. I also attached the black deer with foam tapes above the Peace On Earth die. Finish this card by glued down the white Nuvo crystal drops to mimic snow. Below is another look of the card to see the dimensions:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Stampin' Up
Dies: Poppystamps, Memory Box
Others: foam tapes, Nuvo crystal drops

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Paper Smooches October Challenge: Fall Color Story

Here is Paper Smooches October Challenge: Fall Color Story, below is the challenge photo:



I would like to use this color combo to create a non-traditional color Christmas card. Here is the finished card:


I clear embossed the greetings with MISTI to make three rows on top of the card background. I also clear embossed the stars. Then, I applied different colors of Distress ink pads to brush this color combo of background. I stamped the image from A Blessed Christmas set on a piece of white cardstock and colored with Copic markers and brushed with the clear Wink of Stella. I cut out the image and use the foam tapes to attach it on the background. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Versamark, MTF, Distress ink pads
Others: clear embossing powder, Copic markers, the Wink of Stella pen, foam tapes

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

Here is Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the Altenew card I made for this challenge:


I used MISTI tool and stamped the pretty stamp set of Altenew "Freeform Greenery" with dark grey ink pad. Then, I colored with Copic markers. I also applied glitter glue and clear Wink of the Stella pen on some flowers and berries. Finish the card by stamping "thank you" (from "Label Love" stamp set) with dark grey ink and clear embossed for the whole label. Attach this label with foam tape on the background to finish the card. Below are other looks of the card:



I would like to have this card to attend this week's Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes, below is the challenge photo:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Memento
Others: clear embossing powder, Copic markers, foam tapes

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Oriental Style Necklace

Here is the long necklace I assembled and made with a rectangle purple stone, a Chinese knot element, and a chain tassel. Below is the finished project:


I love the marble look of the purple stone, I used two Swarovski purple biones to connect the Chinese knot with the purple stone and chain tassel. Below is another look of the necklace:


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