Sunday, October 26, 2014

Star Bracelet and Earrings Set

Ever since I watched the famous Korean soap opera - You Who Came From The Stars, I was thinking about to make a star bracelet. After I searched, I found the cutest light blue star beads, and here are the star bracelet and earrings set I made:

Below is a closer look of the star bracelet:

I added the 8mm Swarovski round crystals with bead caps and 4mm Swarovski bicones and pearls to match these star beads. Below is another look of the bracelet:

I also found a perfect silver star shaped toggle to match the bracelet. Below is the close look of the earrings:

This star bracelet and earring set shall be a perfect match with blue jeans.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hero Arts Holiday Challenge - White Out

Hero Arts has a Holiday Challenge with four different categories to enter. Below is the challenge photo:

I decide to pick the "White Out" category and make a Christmas card with the new stamp set "Christmas Crystals" I just got. Here is the card I made:

For the white background, I used Hero Arts background stamp and white embossed on the white cardstock. Then, I applied the matching Sizzix embossing folder to make the white embossed stamp image popping out. I used a circle die and cut a circle on the background. For the crystal ornament, I white embossed it on the watercolor paper, then colored with water brush and Distress ink pads. After the ink dry, I colored the whole crystal ornament with the Wink of Stella pen to make it shinny. Then, I cut out the crystal ornament and attached in the middle of the circle, I also cut a small piece of gold thread to "hang" the ornament. I put foam tapes on the back of the background and attached on top of the crystal ornament. For the greeting of "JOY", I white embossed the wood veneer letters and glued on the background. Below is a closer look of the "JOY":

Cardstock: PTI, watercolor paper
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Versamark, Distress ink pads
Others: embossing folder, white embossing powder, wood veneer, Wink of Stella pen, foam tapes, circle die, gold thread

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge - Oct 5-11

Here comes Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge for Oct 5-11. Below are the challenge photos:

I decided to make a colorful Christmas card and here is the card I made:

The background was made by different colors of Viva Decor's Inka Gold. The colors are very yummy and have pretty shimmering metal finish. The little houses and trees were stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers, then I cut them out and attached on the background. I die cut happy Christmas with black cardstock and use black enamel accent to dress up the "i" in the Christmas.

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Memento
Die: Paper Smooches
Others: Inka Gold, Copic markers, black enamel accent

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Copic Markers - Online Card Classes

I attend the Copic Markers for Card Makers online class currently. This is one of the best classes at Online Card Classes I have so far. The class is still going on. The first two weeks of the classes are fabulous - the content includes all aspects of Copic markers. All of the tricks and techniques can be learned from this class. Below are some samples I practiced on the practice sheets. 

Feathering Trick:

Tip-to-tip Trick:

Gray Shading:

Light Source & Shading:

I have so much fun coloring on these practice sheets. I also learned some new tricks on the Copic markers. This is really a great class.

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