Monday, February 25, 2013

Two Hearts One Love - ric#30

Runway Inspired Challenge is one of my favorite challenges - because the inspiration is from fashion. Here is the challenge from Erdem:

And below is the card I made for this ric#30 challenge:

It's easy to tell the stripe in the middle of the card is inspired by the dress on the right, and the bottom pink and blue posies are inspired by the dress on the left. The stripe was stamped with JudiKins' stamp three times with black ink to form the stripe. Then, colored with yellow, blue, and pink Inktense watercolor pencils. The bottom posies were stamped with white pigment ink, then colored with blue and pink colored pencils on top of the white ink. Finish the card with "two hearts one love" stamp from Technique Tuesday and edge border die from Papertrey Ink. Attached three pink pearl stickers for the final decoration.

Cardstocks: PTI (white), Stampin' Up (black)
Stamps: JudiKins, Papertrey Ink, Technique Tuesday
Ink Pads: Archival ink pad (black), Stampin' Up (white)
Dies: Papertrey Ink
Others: Inktense watercolor pencils, Prismacolor pencils, pearl stickers

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

One Layer Card

I had so much fun attending the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 on-line class for the past two weeks. I enjoyed all of the techniques learned in the class. One of the card techniques I want to try the most is the one layer card. Here is the one layer card I made:

I combined several techniques on this one layer card - masking, embossing folders with embossing diffuser, and glittering. The popped polka dots were stamped with Memento ink pads with different colors. The "love" die is from Paper Smooches' new die. The pink glitters were sprinkled on the 1/8" score tape to make a border. Finish this card by the corner rounders and two heart crystal stickers. Here is a closer look on the masking "love" die:

Paper Smooches also has a trend watch challenge this week with polka dots as focus. I also have this card to join this challenge. Here is the challenge photos:

Cardstocks: PTI (white)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Little Needle Love)
Ink Pads: Memento, Distress Ink Pads
Dies: Paper Smooches (Love), Spellbinders (round die)
Others: embossing folder (Cuttlebug), embossing diffuser (Sizzix), score tape, masking sheet (Judikins Eclipse), glitters (Glitter Ritz Microfine), corner rounder, heart crystal stickers

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Love Letters

Lavender is my favorite color and it means romantic to me. When I see the "Love Letters" challenge (CFC88) from CAS-ual Fridays this week, I just want to make a lavender love card. Here is the challenge:

And this is the card I made:

This card may not look like clean, but it is simple for me (LOL). I just applied three different colors of Distress Ink Pads and spritz with Perfect Pearl water to make the background. Then, I stamped the lavenders on the background with light green ink pad. I used Inktense watercolor pencils to draw the lavenders with purple on flowers and green on stems. I brushed the water brush on the flowers and stems to make a watercolor effect. I also cut out two lavenders with die cuts and attach on the background to make a dimensional effect. The "LOVE" letters were die cut letters from Memory Box. After I die cut the letters with white cardstocks, I applied the white enamel accents from Ranger on the letters. After the letters are dry, I glued them on the top right corner to finish the card. Here is a closer look of the letters (love it!):

Cardstocks: PTI (white)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink.
Ink Pads: Distress Ink Pads
Dies: Papertrey Ink. (lavenders), Memory Box (letter dies)
Others: Perfect Pearls, Inktense watercolor pencils, water brush, white enamel accents

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sending Love

I joined the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 lesson starting from January 28 this week. Just finish the first week lesson and cannot wait for the next week. This class is really amazing and inspiring me so much. The class even assigned a homework everyday - let me feel I am really a student in class. Here I made a card based on the Day 1 homework assignment using one of the sketches. The content of the card was also inspired by Paper Smooches' Picture Perfect challenge of this week. Here is the challenge photo:

This is the card I made for the homework and challenge:

The background stencil template is from Plaid. I applied the orange Distress Ink to create the background. Focal point is the sewing machine from the "Needle Little Love" set and colored with Copic markers. I also stamped the stitched heart from this set on the background circle and highlighted with stardust gelly roll pen. Finish this card by the "sending love" text from Simon Says Stamp's "Handwritten Sentiments" set. The little "X" stitches are also from "Needle Little Love" set. Here is a closer look of the card:

Notice that I spray the Shimmer Spritz onto the sewing machine and make a little bit sparkles? I also attached the white pearl stickers colored with matching colors of Copic markers.

I just realized this card can also attend this week's challenge of Addicted to CAS #5 - Heart. Here is the challenge photo:

Cardstocks: PTI (white), Stampin' Up (gray)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Needle Little Love), Simon Says Stamps (Handwritten Sentiments)
Ink Pads: Distress Ink Pad (orange), Memento (black), Stampin' Up (gray)
Others: Plaid stencil template, circle die, Copic markers, foam dots, pearl stickers, Shimmer Spritz, Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Clear pen
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