Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #96

Hello everyone! Today I have a card to share with Sketch N Scrap. It’s the last card sketch of this month. Today’s card sketch is designed by Lisa.

SNS 96 April 20th 2017

I created this card:

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I stamped my butterfly using a stamping tool and used two different inks to create a multicolor ombre effect butterfly. Then I fussy cut the butterfly and added to my card as the focal point. I like making cards with sentiments similar to this where I can use it for an all-occasion card like a hello card or an encouragement card.

Close up photos of the card:IMG_2291

all occasion card for sketch n scrap

Hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog and check out what the other design team members had created. There is still time to play along with our challenges.  We would love to see your creations.

Coming up in May –

5th birthday SNS

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Floral Birthday Card

Hello! I created a floral theme scrapbook layout in my last post, using layering stamps and I loved it. So today, I thought I share a floral themed birthday card that I made.

Birthday card using Altenew Painted Flowers and Painted butterflies stamp set

I created the background stripes using distress inks (Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) I masked off the stripes using washi tape and placed them in different widths for interest. Then I diecut the panel and the frame of patterned paper using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die.

I stamped the flowers and butterflies from Altenew Painted Flowers and Painted Butterflies. It gives a very artsy look to the card. The butterflies were stamped in Hero Arts Soft Pool and Tide Pool ink and outlined with Altenew Jet Black ink. The flowers were stamped with Altenew Mango Smoothie and Peach Perfect ink and outlined with Altenew Jet Black ink. I colored the leaves with my Prismacolors color pencils. (PC 989 and PC 1005). I stamped a lot of the flowers and three of the butterflies and then fussy cut them out with scissors. I stamped the “Happy Birthday” from Waffleflower lotus stamp set with the same Jet Black ink.

My card was inspired by Altenew April Inspiration Challenge. I just love the color scheme!

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Here is a close up – I did add a lot of foam dots to add dimension to the flowers and butterflies.

Birthday card using Altenew Painted Flowers and Painted butterflies stamp set

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Stamping and scrapbooking

Hello and Happy Easter! Today I have another scrapbook layout to share with you, it’s a wedding layout. I used a floral layering stamp set to create flowers on this layout; it’s a lot fun and the effect was pretty cool.

Stamping and scrapbooking

My layout was inspired by Altenew Sketch Challenge #1 and its color scheme.

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I used Altenew Majestic Bloom stamp and die set to create the flowers and leaves. I love how layering stamps makes the image so realistic and pretty. For the leaves, I only used two of the layers and skipped the solid leaf stamp.

For the flowers, I stamped with Altenew inks – Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and the outline image with Ruby Red. I started stamping with the solid image first then the layers and stamped the outline stamp last because I wanted the flowers to have more definition. For the leaves, I stamped with Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades.

Then I die cut all the flowers and leaves and adhered them like the arrangement of the circles in the sketch. I added two doilies as the starting point of my layout. I added some gold thread behind the flowers and gold strip to frame the layout for extra interest and texture. I used some sentiments from the Label Love stamp set for my title and added some Tim Holtz word stickers as well. Then I finished off with some gold sequins. I love the elegance of the gold.

Some close up pic:

Altenew Majestic bloom and label love stamp set with scrapbooking

Altenew Majestic bloom and label love stamp set with scrapbooking

Altenew Majestic bloom and label love stamp set with scrapbooking

This was really a fun layout to make. I love how stamps can be used to make the focal point or embellishments for a project. That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping and Happy crafting!

XOXO Scrapbook Layout for Sketch N Scrap Sketch Layout #127

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout on Sketch N Scrap. It’s another summer photo from last year. I am trying to finish scrapping my summer photos from last year, so you may see similar photos from the same event when I share my layouts. I don’t always scrap my everyday. I usually scrap photos of places I have been or events.

Today’s layout is inspired by the sketch that Heather designed on Sketch N Scrap.

April 15th SNS layout

XOXO scrapbook layout

I liked how the layout turned out. Somehow, the colors I used are very “masculine”  ie browns and greens which is unusual  from my bright colors of pinks and reds and yellows.

For this layout – I did keep to my challenge of using “a tool & a supply”. On my white cardstock, I used the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer with a brown sharpie and spritzed some ink in the background. I used my Cameo to cut the cutfile (for free). Then I used my favorite punch to punch my hearts. (such an accomplishment I tell you, by using these 3 tools lol) I had the starfish ribbon for like forever, and I thought it would be fun for this layout.

XOXO scrapbook layout

Hope you can see the ink spritz close up pics.

This was a fun layout to make and being able to play with the marker spritzer tool was a lot of fun! You can use lots of different markers with it too. It’s a good alternative if you don’t want a wet spray medium for your layout.

That’s it for today! Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other design team members had created! We would love for you to join us for our sketch challenges! News update: It’s will be an exciting month in May as Sketch N Scrap celebrates its FIFTH birthday with lots of sketches, inspiration and prizes and most importantly, lots of FUN!

5th birthday SNS

 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Cupcake Birthday Card

Hello, I have another fun and simple card to share today. This weekend was a fun card making weekend! I created a birthday card.

Birthday Cupcake Card

I stamped a cupcake and a candle and pieced them together. The I adhered them on a small piece of yellow striped patterned paper.  I used a notebook border punch to create interest on the top of it.  I created layers with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die with grey cardstock and a colorful patterned paper and adhered everything together.

Birthday cupcake card

I added some flower sequins on the cupcake for embellishments to resemble cupcake sprinkles for added interest.

I am playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. It’s their Wednesday Challenge blog 8th birthday this week – how fun! Happy birthday!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Coloring with Mermaid Markers for cards

I got the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers from Michaels quite some time ago but never used it. So I decided to use these markers for coloring to make some cards. These markers are water brushes filled with dye-based inks that are water reactive, so I used them like watercolors. The colors are so vibrant and pretty!

I used the The Ton Floral Cling background stamp so I have pretty florals to color. I heat embossed two card panels; one with gold and one with white embossing powder. coloring with mermaid markers card - the ton stamp floral background for coloring

Then I just colored with the markers. There were opaque flowers that were heat embossed from the stamp, but I wanted all the flowers to have the colored look. So I stamped and  heat embossed some peonies from another stamp set (The Ton Sending Peonies) and colored them. Then I fussy cut them out and added to my cards with foam tape so it created more dimension and interest to my card. I did fussy cut the center of the card panel so I have a window for my sentiment. I heat embossed my sentiment as well. I added lots of sequins for embellishment and it sort of created a faux shaker card look.

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The colored card with white heat embossed floral background.
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The colored card with gold heat embossed floral background.

the ton floral border cling background stamp

I am playing along with The Ton Challenge Blog

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I will definitely use my Mermaid Markers again for coloring. I never really colored much when I make cards and it was really fun! And also, I must try with a different medium for coloring next time! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Sketch N Scrap Sketch Layout #126 (Scrapping with limited color scheme and supply)

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout with you – I haven’t been crafting for like ~ 3 months due to many reasons but I won’t bore you with details but most importantly I am back! I really want to say thank you to those who kept following my blog and on my social media even though I was MIA for while!

I did reorganized my craft supplies and decided to challenge myself whenever I make a card or layout – whether it’s techniques or using certain tool or supply in my stash. That way, I feel my “investment” in this hobby is much more worth it (and more fun) instead of just hoarding everything. I just kept it simple (so that I will do it), the main challenge is to use “a tool and a supply” (can be more). Tools such as my manual die cutting machine and dies, electric cutting machine, punches, decorative scissors, FUSE tool, stencils,  stamps, etc (things that can be used over and over again). Supply such as twine, embroidery floss, threads, washi tape, embossing powders, glitter, markers, paints and other art mediums, etc (things that can run out of, but it never seemed that way for me, they seem to last forever lol)

The layout I am sharing with you today is inspired by the sketch designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap. It’s such a fun sketch and versatile.

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great people Scrapbook layout (limited color scheme)

The patterned papers were taken from my scrap pile since I scrap different photos from the same event before. I kept things simple and I am only using pinks and purples for this one photo. For my embellishments, I used my challenge of “a tool and a supply” where I used a flower and heart punch and layered on top of my purple twine.

That’s it for today! Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other design team members had created! We would love for you to join us for our sketch challenges! Oh and in May, it’s an exciting month as Sketch N Scrap celebrates its FIFTH birthday with lots of sketches, inspiration and prizes and most importantly, lots of FUN!

5th birthday SNS

It’s so nice to be crafting again and I hope you will join me in this challenge of using “a tool and a supply” ( I probably should come up with a better name but…..) Anyways, I hope I had inspired you and you will create something beautiful with this sketch and share with us. Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Heat embossed holiday card

Hello everyone! Christmas time is coming soon and I can’t wait to be home with the family!

I have a card to share today inspired by Sketch N Scrap card sketch. It’s the last card sketch for this year and looking forward to next year sketches.

My card somehow went in a different direction as I was making it. I guess often that happens in creativity 🙂

This is the sketch designed by Heather on Sketch N Scrap:

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My card:

Heat embossed Holiday card

I stamped a floral border background (from TheTonStamp) and heat embossed it with Hero Arts silver embossing powder. Initially my plan was to add patterned papers and ribbon as inspired by the sketch after I heat embossed it, but that plan didn’t go very well. I just love the background too much and I didn’t want to color it either. So I kept it simple and added a heat embossed sentiment (from TheTonStamp Sending Peonies) with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder which is a slightly warmer silver color.

Although it was a simple card but it took some time with decision making lol I am such a slow crafter! Anyways, I hope you would hop over to Sketch N Scrap to check out what the other design team members had created and join us with our challenges! We would love to see your creations!

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and Happy holidays! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

 

‘Noel’ Scrapbook Layout

It’s almost Christmas time – how exciting! Today I have a scrapbook layout to share with you with Sketch N Scrap layout sketch.

The sketch was designed by Mandy on Sketch N Scrap:dec-15th-sns

Here is my layout:

Noel Scrapbook Layout

The beauty of winter is quite memorable! I just scrap a single 4×6 landscape photo instead of 3 photos. I wanted my title and embellishment in silver so I made my own since I didn’t have anything silver in my stash. I diecut the title and some stars with my Cameo and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder. Then I added some silver splatters with silver metallic watercolors.

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There is it a simple holiday-themed layout. Hop over Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other team members had created and hope you would join us with our challenges! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #86 – CAS card

Hello! I am sharing a short post today,  sharing a simple card inspired by card sketch on Sketch N Scrap.

This is the fun sketch created by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap that is quite versatile for any occasion.

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CAS Have fun card

I had the “FUN” banner cut apart from a 12×12 patterned paper in my stash for the longest time and added the “HAVE” alphabet stickers to complete the banner. I decided to use the sticker “worry about the details later” from Shimelle Go Now Go sticker book. Sometimes we should have fun right now without overthinking, right. I thought it would be a fun card to send to a friend.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap for a lot more inspiration from the design team members. Hope you will play along our challenges – we would love to see your creations, Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!