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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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Dimensional Birthday Card

Happy Easter everyone! Here I made a layered/dimensional birthday card with Simon Says Stamp's Birthday Balloon stamp & die set. Below is the card:


I inked the balloon stamp with Hero Arts Ombre ink pad for the first layer, then stamped and die cut two balloons and used foam tapes to attach them on top of the first layer. I colored these two balloons with the clear Wink of Stella pen to make them shiny. For the left and right white cardstock with black border panels, I also attached foam tapes to let them have the same height as the two balloons on the top. I also lined up the greetings Happy Birthday and heat embossed it. I attached some sequins to finish the card. Below is the side look of the card to see its layers and dimensions:

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

1) Simon Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday (Happy Birthday to Simon's 6th birthday!)

 2) Virginia's View Challenge #14 - Layers and Dimensions


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: Hero Arts, Versafine
Dies: Simon Says Stamp
Others: Wink of Stella pen, clear embossing powder, foam tapes, sequins

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

AEI♥U Challenge #22 - Stripes

This is my first time to attend AEIHeratU Challenge and it's the Stripes challenge. Here is the challenge photo:


And below is the card I made for this challenge:


I used Avery Elle's Get Well stamp set to make this card. First, I stamped the flower bouquet image and black embossed it on a piece of watercolor paper. Then, I used the post it tape to cover the watercolor paper and brush different shades of green watercolor (ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 colors set) to make the stripes. I also used this same watercolor set to color the flower bouquet. This watercolor set has gold and silver colors in there and I used the silver color to brush on top of the blue color on the wrapping paper of the bouquet. The shimmer effect is absolutely gorgeous! Finish the card by stamp black "sending big hugs" on top and silver embossed "get well" at the bottom of the card. Below is a closer look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Stamps: Avery Elle
Ink Pads: Versamark, Versafine
Others: watercolor set, water brush, clear and gold embossing powder

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #102 - Distress Addicts

Here is Lawnscaping Challenge #102 - Distress Addicts. Tim Holtz's Distress line products are my all time favorite. Below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I used Lawn Fawn's Flirty Frames and Stuck On You stamp sets as well as Flirty Frames matching die to make this card. For those succulent plants frames, I used a piece of watercolor paper and masking half of them with a post it tape. Then, I applied different green Distress ink pads and mini water mister to make green Distress background (see below):


Next, I mask the finished green part of the watercolor paper and applied different shade of brown Distress ink pads with mini mister to make the other half of the background. Below is the finished background:


I stamped the pots and succulents in between the green and brown Distress background with Versamark ink pad and clear embossed them. I stamped three little frames and gold embossed them from the Flirty Frames stamp set and cut them out with the matching dies. I also cut out the middle part of each frame and use the space as the guide to trace around the clear embossed succulent and pot.  Then, I cut out the succulent plants a little larger than the traced line and use black ink pad to wipe the ink on the paper. The clear embossed plants and pots will be resisted with the black ink. Below is the photo:


Then, I mount these resisted Distress plants on the gold frames and attached them with foam tapes on the kraft cardstock. I also brushed the edges of the kraft cardstock with Distress ink pads. Finish the card by gold embossing the "best wishes" greeting. 

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Lawn Fawn
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Versamark
Others: clear and gold embossing powders, foam tapes

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Russian Spiral Bracelet

Here is the Russian Spiral Bracelet I made with seed beads. I followed this Youtube video from Potomac Bead Company to make it. The video is well instructed and easy to follow. Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQdTTJkvt_0&index=77&list=PLNou-_XjTYRts6l0lL2YaAsRCDClDESrD

Below is the finished bracelet:


I love the color combination I picked for this bracelet. Here is another look:


It is a little hard at the first beginning, but once you know the pattern, it's very easy to make. You can also use crystal beads to replace seed beads to make a thicker bracelet.


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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Embossed Thank You Card

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

1) Virginia's View Challenge #13 - All Things Embossed


2) Altenew March Challenge - From Places Abroad, and I was inspired with these two photos:


Below is the card I made:


First, I chose Altenew's Persian Motifs and Hennah Elements stamp sets to arrange and stamp them on a round cut piece of vellum, then heat embossed them with gold and white embossing powders. I cut out a white round stitched circle to frame on top of the embossed vellum. I attached the foam tapes around the white stitched circle and some clear foam tapes under the white embossed area under the vellum, then stick the whole round piece on top of the gold cardstock. Finish the card by white embossed "thank you" on the right bottom corner of the gold cardstock. Below is a closer look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Versamark
Others: vellum, circle die, embossing powders, foam tapes

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge - March 8-14

Here is this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge. Below are challenge photos:




Below is the card I made for this challenge:


I simulated the arrangement of pictures and wall accents on the inspiration photo and made this card. I colored these images from Green Thumb stamp set with Inktense watercolor pencils and Dover Blender Pen. I loved Dove Blender Pen to give the watercolor pencils a controlled watercolor look. After coloring, I cut out each image and arranged them on a piece of dark grey cardstock with foam tapes. Then, I attached this arranged piece on a light grey card with two white thin stripes. Finish the card by stamping "hey there" (from Sentiment Sampler stamp set) at the bottom of the card and embossing it. Below is a closer look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp, PTI
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Archival ink pad, Versafine
Others: Inktense watercolor pencils, Dove Blender Pen, foam tapes, clear embossing powder

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