Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Watercolor Sparkling Thank You Card

Here are the two challenges I would like to attend:

1) A Blog Named Hero Challenge - Watercoloring with Honey Bee Stamps, below is the challenge photo:

2) Simon Wednesday Challenge - A Bit of Sparkle, below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made to attend the above two challenges:


I used Hero Arts Peacock Feather stencil on a piece of white cardstock and spread my custom colors shimmer paste with Distress inks and Nuvo clear glitter paste to create a watercolor ombre effect. Then, I colored the feathers (from Honey Bee Stamps - Ten Things) with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush and the clear Wink of Stella pen. Cut out these two feathers and attached on an oval vellum. White embossed "Thank You" and used foam tapes to attach to the background. I love the shimmering watercolor effect with ZIG watercolor markers and the shimmer paste. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies: 
Cardstock: MFT
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps
Stencil: Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Versafine, Versamark, Distress ink pads
Others: vellum, white embossing powder, Nuvo shimmer paste, foam tapes, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Poppystamps Challenge PSC#32 - Flower Power

Here is Poppystamps Challenge #32 - Flower Power, below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I applied Dixtress Oxide inks over the background using the blending tool. Then, I spritzed water on the Memory Box Floral Mask stencil and "stamp" on the background. Let the stencil stayed on the background for a while and lift it up. The background had the water resist effect. I die cut the Memory Box Honeyblossom Sprig die from white cardstock and attached on the background. I white embossed Happy Birthday on the lower right hand corner. Finish the card by die cutting the stitched rectangle frame from white cardstock and attached it with foam tapes to make it dimensional. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: Distress Oxide, Versamark
Die Cut: Memory Box
Stencil: Memory Box
Others: white embossing powder, foam tapes

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 4 - Black, White, and Bright!

Here is Lawn Fawnatics challenge 4 - black, white, and bright! Below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I used black and white cardstock stripes to make the background. I stamped gumball machine and three extra gumballs on another piece of white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I also brushed the clear Wink of Stella pen on the gumballs and the metal parts to make it shiny. I attached the gumball machine and balls on the background with foam tapes. Finish the card by white embossing "You're so sweet" on one of the black stripes. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT, Stampin' Up, Neenah
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Sweet Smiles)
Ink Pads: MFT, Versamark
Others: Copic markers, clear Wink of Stella brush pen, foam tapes, white embossing powder

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Monday, May 8, 2017

The Ton May Challenge - Tic Tac Toe

Here is The Ton May Challenge - Tic Tac Toe, below is the challenge photo:


I picked the "glitter", "embossing", and "stripes" to make this card attending the challenge.


I stamped six macarons in a row with the "Macarons" stamp set. I used the Quickie Glue pen to put on each filling of the macarons and sprinkled the glitters on. For the background stripes, I used the post-it stripes and applied Distress Oxide inks to make the rainbow stripes. Finish the card by heat embossing the greeting - Life is short. Eat macarons. I love this card because the colors and macarons make me feel happy. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT
Stamps: The Ton
Ink Pads: Memento, Stampin' Up, Simon Says Stamp, Distress Oxide, Versafine
Others: glitters, post-it tapes, clear embossing powder, MISTI

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming. I made a Mother's Day card for my Mom and attend the following two challenges:

1) Rubbernecker Challenge #8 - Mother's Day
2) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #280-281 - Anything Goes, below is the word art:


And here is the card I made to attend the above two challenges:


I colored the Wildflowers in the Wind stamp set from Rubbernecker with Marvy Le Plume II markers, and stamped on the Bristol paper. Then, I used the damp waterbrush to blend the colors. Once it dried, I brushed the clear Wink of the Stella pen on the flowers. I also shaded around the images with light blue ZIG Clean Color Real brush. The Happy Mother's Day was stamped with Smoky Gray Versafine ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. Finish the card by dropping some Tonic Studios Nuvo Jewel Drops (color: sea breeze) on the background. I also die cut the background with a stitched border die and used foam tapes to mount on top of a white card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol paper, MFT
Stamps: Rubbernecker, Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Versafine
Others: Marvy Le Plume II markers, clear Wink of the Stella, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, clear embossing powder, border die, foam tapes

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Faith Hope Love

Here are the two challenges I would like to attend:

1) The Neat & Tangled Challenge #79 - Watercolor, below is the challenge photo:


2) Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes, below is the challenge photo:




And here is the card I made to attend the above two challenges:




I stamped "faith", "hope", and "love" stamps from the Neat and Tangled "Bible Journaling" set all over the background with gray Archival ink pad and MISTI tool. Then, I die cut two set of maples leaves with the Neat and Tangled "Maple Thanks" die and watercolored the leaves. I glued the black die cut veins on the watercolor leaves. Finish the card by attaching the green leaf directly on the background and the purple leaf with foam tapes. Below is another look of the card:


   
Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol paper, MFT, PTI
Stamps: Neat & Tangled
Dies: Neat & Tangled
Ink Pads: Archival ink pad
Others: ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, foam tapes, MISTI

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Paper Smooches April Challenge - Showers

Here is Paper Smooches April Challenge - Showers, below is the challenge photo:



And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the sheep and rain drops on a piece of Bristol paper and watercolor them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush and cut them out. On the rain drops, I brushed the clear Wink of the Stella pen and put Glossy Accent to make them shiny and dimensional. On the background, I stamped rainbow and greetings with Versafine smoky gray ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, I masked the cloud and rainbow and blended the Distress Oxide inks on the background. After removing the mask, I colored the cloud and rainbow with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush and brush the clear Wink of the Stella pen on the rainbow. Finish the card by attaching the sheep and raindrops on the background with foam tapes. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol paper, watercolor paper, Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Luminous Spring & Courteous Cuties)
Ink Pads: Distress Oxide, Versafine
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, Wink of the Stella pen, Glossy Accent, clear embossing powder, foam tapes

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Here is Rubbernecker challenge #7 - April showers bring May flowers, below is the challenge photo:


And here is Simon Wednesday Challenge - Showers and/or Flowers, below is the challenge photo:


Below is the card I made for these two challenges:


I stamped two different shades of orange for the poppy flowers and colored the flower center stamp with Fintec Artist gold watercolor, then stamped it as the flower center. For the flower outline, I stamped black Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I shaded the images with light gray watercolor and speckled the Fintec gold watercolor on the background. Finish the card by attaching some clear sequins on the card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol paper, Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Ink Pads: Versafine, Memento
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, Fintec Artist gold watercolor, clear embossing powder, sequins

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A Blog Named Hero April Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is A Blog Named Hero April challenge - Anything Goes, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the jar (from Hero Arts CL673 Love Jar) on the vellum with gray ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Cut it out. I stamped the mushrooms (from Hero Arts CM158 You're a fungi) on a piece of Bristol paper and masked them to make a connect mushroom stacking. I colored these mushrooms with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush. I made the background with Distress Oxide ink pads on the watercolor paper. Finish the card by glued down mushrooms and the vellum jars, stamp the greetings, and sprinkled some black watercolor on the background. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol paper, watercolor paper, PTI, MFT
Stamps: Hero Arts 
Ink Pads: Distress Oxide, Versafine, Versamark
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, clear embossing powder, vellum, foam tapes

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Monday, April 17, 2017

The Ton April Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is The Ton April Challenge - Anything Goes. Below is the challenge photo:


I snapped some dahlia photos last summer when we had a trip to Eureka, there is a little garden next to the zoo and planted assorted colors of dahlia. Below are two photos I love the most:



Based on the inspiration of the above dahlia photos, here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the Dahlia Close Up cling background stamp from The Ton on the watercolor paper and embossed with rose gold embossing powder. Then, I applied watercolor on flower petals to create the first layer of colors. Once the watercolor completely dry, I applied prisma color pencils on the flowers to create the second layer of colors and make more depth of the flower image. Finish the card by embossing the rose gold embossing powder on a stripe of vellum with the greeting "You have a heart of gold" (from MFT). Below is the finished card:


And below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Canson watercolor paper, MFT
Stamps: The Ton, MFT
Ink Pads: Versamark
Others: rose gold embossing powder, vellum, ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, Prisma color pencils

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ellen Hutson April Mix It Up Challenge: Waffle Flower Crafts

Here is Ellen Hutson April Mix It Up challenge: Waffle Flower Crafts, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I stamped the images from Waffle Flower's "Enveloper Birthday" and "Enveloper Little Birdie" sets with black Versafine ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder on Bristol paper. Then, I watercolored the images with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens and cut it out. I applied Distress Oxide ink pads on the watercolor paper to make the background. Once the background dry, I stamped "oh happy day!" from Essentials by Ellen's "Bold Blooms" set and embossed it. Finish the card by attaching foam tapes under the cut out panel on the background and embellishing the background with Tonic Studio Nuvo glitter drops. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bristol, watercolor paper
Stamps: Waffle Flower Crafts, Essentials by Ellen
Ink Pads: Versafine, Distress Oxide
Others: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush, clear embossing powder, foam tapes, Tonic Studio Nuvo glitter drops

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

Here is Simon Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the jars on the kraft cardstock with white pigment ink and my MISTI tool. Then, I shaded each jar with white prisma color pencil. I stamped the butterflies with white pigment ink and applied color pencils on top of the white ink. Finish the card by white embossing the greetings to make this birthday card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Neenah kraft cardstock, MFT
Stamps: Paper Smooches, Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: Stampin' Up, Versamark
Others: Prisma color pencils

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Paper Artsy 2017 Challenge #5 - Blue and Ochre

Here is Paper Artsy 2017 Challenge #5 - Blue and Ochre. I was inspired by this below photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


The background was made by Infusions and I brushed the border with Distress ink (Salty Ocean). I stamped the flowers and leaves on Bristol paper and watercolored with Distress inks. I black embossed the flower stems on the background and attached the cut out leaves on it. For flowers, I glued the center down and attached foam dots on each petals to make them dimensional. I black and white embossed "hugs" with shifting the stamp a little bit to create the shadow look. Finish the card by attaching dew drops (blue and ochre colors) on the background. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: watercolor paper, Bristol paper, MFT
Stamps: Paper Artsy, Simon Says Stamp
Ink Pads: Versafine, Distress ink pads
Others: Infusions, clear & white embossing powders, foam tapes

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

Here is the card I made to attend the following two challenges:

1) Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes, below is the challenge photo:


2) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #276-277: Anything Goes, below is the word art:


And below is the finished card:


I used the vase die cut to cut 3 vellum vases and colored them with Inktense watercolor pencils and blended with Dove blender pen. I die cut a stitched rectangle white cardstock and stamped a flower stem on it. Put some Nuvo glitter drops on the flowers. Then I attached the colored vellum vases onto the background. Stamped the "heartfelt thanks" and embossed with clear embossing powder. Finish the card by attaching the white background on a purple cardstock, then on a celery color card. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT, Stampin' Up
Stamps: Paper Artsy, Simon Says Stamp
Dies: PTI, MFT
Ink Pads: Memento Luxe, Stampin' Up
Others: Inktense watercolor pencils, Dove blender pen, clear embossing powder, Tonic Studios Nuvo glitter drops

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