Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hero Arts Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Here is Hero Arts Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for June. Below is the challenge photo:


I decided to make a card for the column of "circles", "background stamp", and "watercolor". And here is the finished card:


I white embossed the background stamp on a watercolor paper. Then, I used a piece of acetate applying Distress ink pad sprayed with water mist to color the background. This is the so-called "Smooshing" technique which is pretty popular currently. I cut a circle in the middle of the watercolor background. I stamped coffee mug and greeting on a piece of circle kraft cardstock with Hero Arts blue Ombre ink pad. I also brushed the clear Wink of the Stella pen on the mug. Finish the card by lifting the background with foam tapes and let the kraft circle show under the circle. Below is another look of the card (to see the dimension):


And here is a closer look of the kraft circle:


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI, watercolor paper
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Hero Arts, Versamark, Distress ink pads
Others: circle die, the Wink of Stella pen, foam tapes, white embossing powder

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

AEIHeartU Challenge #25 - Rainbow!

Here is AEI♥U Challenge #25 - Rainbow! Below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I used Avery Elle's "Write It" stamp set to stamp and black embossed the greeting in the middle of the card. The rainbow background was created by my hand-made triangle stencil and Distress ink pads. 

  
I cut a triangle shape on a piece of acetate, and use the mini blender to brush the rainbow colors of Distress ink pads on the white cardstock. The result of rainbow background is amazing and catching the eyes. Love it. Finish the card by attaching the background on the black cardstock with foam tapes to show the top and bottom black borders.

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Avery Elle
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Versamark
Others: black embossing powder, mini blender, foam tapes

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Virginia's View Challenge #15 - Ombre/Monochromatic

Here is Virginia's View Challenge #15 - Ombre/Monochromatic, below is the challenge photo:


I decided to make a card using the new Hero Arts ombre ink pads to make the ombre look on the stamp images. I used the blue ombre ink pad to make the background and used purple and pink ombre ink pads to stamp the butterfly. 


Below is the finished card:


I brushed the clear Wink of Stella pen on the butterfly and attached it on the background with foam tape. I inked the edge of background with Distress ink pad. For the inside of the card, I silver embossed the greeting (see below).


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Tim Holtz
Ink Pads: Hero Arts, Versamark, Distress ink pad
Others: the Wink of Stella pen, silver embossing powder, foam tapes

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lilac Diamond-Shaped Mini Beads Bracelet

Here is the bracelet I made with Swarovski lilac diamond-shaped mini beads and 6mm & 4mm bicone crystals. 


I attached the heart-shaped toggle for the bracelet:


This bracelet is very easy to make. I love the diamond shaped mini beads. I used two different sizes of the mini beads to make this bracelet. Below is a closer look at the mini beads:


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Monday, June 8, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 107 - Calling All Critters!

Here is Lawnscaping Challenge No. 107 - Calling All Critters! This is a fun challenge because there are so many critters in Lawn Fawn's stamp sets. Here is the challenge photo:


And below is the card I made for this challenge:


I used five different sets of Lawn Fawn stamps to make this card - Belinda's Borders, Chit Chat, Flirty Frames, Hedgehugs, and Life is Good. First, I stamped the frames and cut out with the matching dies. Then, I masked the frames and stamped the critters in the frames and colored with Copic markers. I brushed the clear Wink of the Stella pen on each frame and put Glossy Accents on the frames to make them shiny and dimensional. I stamped the borders and white embossed them on black cardstock at both sides of the card. Finish the card by attaching these frames on the blue cardstock with foam tapes. Below is a closer look from the side view of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI, Stamping' Up
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Lawn Fawn
Ink Pads: Memento, Versamark
Others: Copic markers, the Wink of Stella pen, Glossy Accent, white embossing powder, foam tapes

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - May 24-30

Here is Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - May 24-30 Designer Drafts Challenge. Below are the challenge photos:



And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I used the masking method to mask the background with a circle cut out and applied Distress inks into the circle to make the sun. Then, I cut out a slanted stripe of blue cardstock as well as a strip of vellum (making vellum larger than blue cardstock to show the vellum layer). I stamped the sailboat on a piece of white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I cut out the sailboat and attached it on the vellum stripe and backed up with foam tapes in front of the sun. I stamped the "waving hello" and heat embossed it. Finish the card by stamping the two seagulls and brushing the clear Wink of Stella pen on the sailboat. Below is a closer look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Wicked Nauticool & Luminous Spring)
Ink Pads: Versafine, Distress ink pads
Others: vellum, foam tape, embossing powder

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Altenew May Challenge - From Places Abroad - Tunisia

Here is Altenew May Challenge - From Places Abroad - Tunisia inspiration photo:


I was inspired by the colors in the photo and made the below card:


I stamped the flowers from Persian Motifs set and gold embossed it on the watercolor paper. Then, I applied watercolor with the 36 colors set from Zig Kuretake Gansa Tambi to color the flowers. Once the watercolors dry, I brushed the silver watercolor in this set to make it a pearlescent look. Below is the photo you can see the look better:


Finish the card by gold embossing the greeting and attached some sequins on the background. Below is a closer look of the watercolor flowers:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Versamark
Others: watercolors, gold embossing powder, sequins

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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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