Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Blog Named Hero September Challenge

Here is A Blog Named Hero September Challenge and the challenge theme is Texture. Below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


The background was applied black gesso on black cardstock with the wave stencil (from Simon Says Stamp). Let it dry completely. Then, I applied three different colors of Distress Crayons on the waves and used my fingers to spread out the colors. It creates a beautiful texture background. I stamped the turtle (from Hero Arts July 2016 kit) with Hero Arts green ombre ink pad and cut it out by the matching die. I cut a piece of vellum and white embossed the greeting "just for you" (from Hero Arts Just For You by Lia set). Finish the card by attaching the turtle with foam tapes on the vellum and wave background. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Hero Arts, Versamark
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp
Others: black gesso, Distress Crayons, vellum, white embossing powder, foam tapes

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Altenew September 2016 Inspiration Challenge - Craft Room

Here is Altenew September 2016 Inspiration Challenge - Craft Room, below is the challenge photo:


And below is the card I made for this challenge:


I chose blue, yellow, and red from the challenge photo to make this clean & simple watercolor card. I used the Dodecagram stamp set and stamped on the watercolor paper with black Versafine ink pad. Then, I applied ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to color into the designs. I had never imagined I can use watercolors to color such a bold and bright color effect like this card.  Finish the card by stamping "congratulations" (from Magnolias For Her stamp set) with blue pigment ink and clear embossed it. I attached craft foam under the watercolor paper to make the background dimensional. Below is another look of the card:


I would like to have this card to attend Simon Wednesday Challenge - Clean And Simple. Below is the challenge photo:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Ranger watercolor paper, MFT
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Versafine, Memento
Others: ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, clear embossing powder, craft foam

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Paper Smooches September Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is Paper Smooches September Challenge - Anything Goes. Below are the challenge photos:



And below is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the leaves from "Leafy Greens" set on the white cardstock with Versamark ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, I crimped the white cardstock to make folded lines. I used bone folder to smooth out the folded lines. I applied different shades of Distress ink pad on the background to create an autumn look. The Distress ink will seep into the folded lines to make a batik effect look. Finish the card by stamping "a happy hello" (from Fun & Flirty set) on a piece of vellum and white embossed it. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Versamark, Distress ink pads
Others: clear & white embossing powder, vellum

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Be Merry

It's never too late to start making the Christmas card. Here is the first Christmas card I made for this year. Below is the finished card:


I gold embossed "Be Merry" with Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Uppercase and Lowercase in the middle of the card background. Then I gold embossed with the stamp set from Essentials by Ellen's Mistletoe and Holly to fill in the whole background. I colored all images with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush. Below is another look of the card:


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

1) Essentials by Ellen September Mix It Up Challenge with Concord & 9th, below is the challenge photo:



2) Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge - Weeks #246-247, below is the challenge photo:

Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen, Concord & 9th
Ink Pads: Versamark
Others: gold embossing powder, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Inky Paws Challenge #35 - Burlap and Lace

Here is Inky Paws Challenge #35 - Burlap and Lace from Newton's Nook Designs. Below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I have this butterfly lace sticker for a long time, but not sure how can I use it. Once I saw the challenge needs to use burlap or lace, I immediately link Newton's Nook Beautiful Wings stamp set and my butterfly lace sticker. So, I stick the butterfly in the center of the oval die shape and put some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush watercolor on the sticker. Then, I stamped butterflies and flowers around the oval die shape and colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush watercolor as well. I brushed the blue Distress ink around the oval die shape. Finish the card by stamping the greeting on the bottom right corner and attach the oval die shape in the center of the card with foam tapes. 

Supplies:
Cardstock: MTF, PTI
Stamps: Newton's Nook Designs
Ink Pads: Distress ink, Versafine
Others: butterfly lace sticker, oval die, clear embossing powder, foam tapes

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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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