Thursday, January 12, 2017

You're a Delight

Here is Ellen Hutson Mix-it-up challenge: Avery Elle, below is the challenge photo:


And here is Simon Monday Challenge: Be Square, below is the challenge photo:

Below is the card I made for the above two challenges:


I used Essentials by Ellen Stitches Cover plate die to emboss the white cardstock, and cut into a square. I stamped the pineapple with black Versafine ink pad from Avery Elle's Stay Fresh set on a piece of watercolor paper and embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored the pineapple with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush and cut out. I stamped the greeting on a stripe of vellum and white embossed. I attached the pineapple on the white embossed background and used foam tapes to lift up the leaves. Finish the card by brush the green Distress ink pad around the card and attach vellum stripe cross the pineapple. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT, watercolor paper
Stamps: Avery Elle
Die: Essentials by Ellen
Ink Pads: Versafine, Versamark, Distress ink pad
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, vellum, foam tapes, clear & white embossing powder

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Monday, January 9, 2017

I Love Your Joyful Spirit

Here is Paper Smooches January 2017 challenge - COZY, below is the inspiration photo:




And here is Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes for challenge weeks #264-265, Below is this week's word art:



I made a card to attend the above two challenges. Here is the finished card:



I used Paper Smooches "Crystal Clear" stamp and die set to make this card. I dry embossed the vase dies on the kraft cardstock. Then, I cut two vases (left and right) from another piece of kraft cardstock. I stamped flower and leaves in white pigment ink and colored with color pencils. I also applied white pigment ink on the three vases and colored with color pencils. The blue vase was glued down into the dry embossed area and the green vase was attached with foam tape to create the dimension. I used the Q-tip to apply white ink through the stencil and white embossed the greeting (from "Spiritual Sampler" set) to finish the card. Below is another look of the card:



Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah (kraft), MTF (white)
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Stampin' Up, Versamark
Dies: Paper Smooches
Others: stencil (Tim Holtz), prisma color pencils, white embossing powder, foam tapes

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Simon Wednesday Challenge - New Something

Here is Simon Wednesday Challenge - New Something, below is the challenge photo:



I recently purchased lots of Paper Artsy stamp sets and one of my favorite lines is JOFY stamps. So, I used my new JOFY stamp set 9 to make this card to attend the challenge:



I white embossed the images on the watercolor paper and colored the flowers & leaves with watercolors. I brushed the background with Distress ink pads. I stamped "have a happy day" (from JOFY stamp set 11) on white cardstock and brushed Distress ink pads, and cut them out. I attached them on the background with foam tapes. Finish the card by sprinkling the white watercolor on the background. Below is another look of the card:



Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, watercolor paper
Stamps: Paper Artsy
Ink Pads: Versamark, Distress ink pads, Versafine
Others: watercolors, white embossing powder, clear embossing powder, foam tapes

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Simon Monday Challenge - Start Afresh

Here is Simon Monday Challenge's first challenge of 2017 - Start Afresh. Below is the challenge photo:


This year, I joined Mandy's "children in hospital" program in Taiwan to send blank cards to hospital nurses and social workers. They will use our donated cards to write up something and send to the children in hospital. Here is the card I made for this challenge:


This is my first time to use MTF's "Ewe Are the Best" set which I just got it from Christmas sales. The set is very adorable and I believe all of the children must love these cute sheep on the card. I applied Gelatos on the gesso background with my fingers. Colored the images with Copic markers. Below is another look of the card:



Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Stampin' Up
Stamps: MTF, Simon Says Stamp
Dies: MTF, Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: MTF, Versmark
Others: Copic markers, Gelatos, white gesso, white embossing powder, foam tapes

Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my blog.

Monday, December 26, 2016

MTF Card Challenges - Sketch 312 & Color 60

Here are MTF Card Challenges - Sketch Challenge #312 and Color Challenge #60. Below are challenge photos:





I decided to make a card to attend these two challenges. My colleague Eric will leave our company in January 2017 to work for family business. Eric worked for me almost 9 years and I want to make a card for him on his farewell party. Below is the finished card (size 5 X 7):


I stamped the images from "Get Down to Business" set on white cardstock and watercolored them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brushes. Then mount the background on a piece of teal color cardstock. I stamped "You're in the business of excellence" on a stripe of black cardstock and white embossed it. I also stamped "Eric" on a piece of white circle cut out from a circle die and mount it on a stitched circle die. I assembled them onto the card and make the circle pop up by attaching it with foam tapes. Below is the inside of the card:


I white embossed the greetings on a white label and sponge the color with Distress ink pad. I also made a matching envelope and customized the name as well. Below is the matching envelope:


Hope he will love the card I made for him and wish him all the best in his future business.

Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Stampin' Up
Stamps: MTF, Simon Says Stamp, Kelly Purkey
Dies: MTF
Ink Pads: Versafine, Versamark, MTF
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brushes, white embossing powder, corner rounder, foam tapes

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Altenew - A Year In Review Inspiration Challenge

Here is Altenew's a year in review inspiration challenge, below are the challenge photos:



I picked the colors of March 2016 to make this card for the challenge:


I white embossed the stamps from the Golden Garden set on vellum, then I applied different shades of pink to red ink pads on the back of the vellum to make them blend together. I stamped the plant & snail images from Garden Grow set and colored with Copic markers. I cut a green circle of cardstock to mat it. Then I attached the vellum on the white card base and attached green circle on top of the vellum. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Versamark, MTF, Altenew
Others: white embossing powder, Copic markers, circle dies, vellum

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Tis The Season

Here is Poppystamps Challenge #27 Oh Christmas Tree, below is the challenge photo:

And here is Simon Wednesday Challenge - Ice Inspiration, below is the challenge photo:



I decide to make a Christmas card to attend the above two challenges. Here is the card I made for these challenges:


I used Memory Box die - Tree Branch Circle to cut out the white card front. Then, I cut another circle of white cardstock and white embossed the Christmas tree (from Hero Arts). I applied different colors of Distress ink to resist the white Christmas tree. I attached this circle piece inside of the card to let it show through from card front. I stamped another Christmas tree with Hero Art ombre ink pad and cut it out. I attached this green tree in front of the circle die. I stamped the greeting "Tis the Season" (from Technique Tuesday) on black cardstock stripe and white embossed it. Finish the card by attaching the white snow (made by Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops) on the card. Below is the look of inside circle:


And here is another look of the card (love the dimensional layered look):


Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Hero Arts, Technique Tuesday
Dies: Memory Box
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Hero Arts ombre pad, Versamark
Others: Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, white embossing powder

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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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