Love – wedding card

Hello! Yesterday I created a “Love” floral themed scrapbook layout. I used my floral stamps and of course I stamped extra to make cards. So today I want to share a card using a technique I saw on a  Youtube  video a while back by Yana Smakula. She shared this “perfect cardmaking formula” for CAS cards. I have been wanting to try it and finally did it. Sometimes I feel that I have so many ideas I want to try that I see on social media but just so little time!

The card I created is for a wedding, but I think it can be used for whatever occasion and for  the loved ones.

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for wedding cards

I diecut the crisscross background from Paper Issues with my Cameo. (They have so many awesome cutfiles for free) I wanted to have a textured background for extra interest but yet subtle, so I cut it in white.

Then I diecut and emboss the frame with a Spellbinders die with a piece of gold cardstock.  The flower is with Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and the smaller ones are from Garden Treasure stamp set. I colored in the smaller flowers with my Prismacolors.

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for wedding cards

I will definitely make more of these CAS cards. I love this “perfect cardmaking formula for CAS”! Next time I probably will try diecutting some frames with the Cameo or even trying it with some similar stamps and heat embossed it with gold. And maybe I should also make my cards by gauging the size of frames with the size of flowers. In this card, the flower seems a little too big for my little frame lol but it still turned out well I think.

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for wedding cards

I am playing along with Altenew May Inspiration Challenge:

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Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Fringed card – thank you card

Hello! It’s the second sketch for Sketch N Scrap birthday bash crop today on the blog. It’s a cute sketch designed by Lisa and it’s versatile for any occasion.

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I created a fringed card. It is so fun because it is a little bit 3D. I have seen these cards and always wanted to try it. When I saw the sketch, I was inspired to create the little fringes!

Fringed card thank you card

I used my Cameo to create the 5 strips of fringes. I probably could have use scissors and it would have been faster but I was diecutting something else anyway, might as well let the machine do the work. I adhered the fringes onto a card panel that I diecut with a stitched rectangle die. I adhered a strip of gold on the side that I punched with a border punch for a little bit more interest. I decided to cut off the the edge of the border to let the border strip pop out more. I made the fringe all the way to the top of the card and stamped my thank you sentiment onto my card.

Fringed card thank you card

The dimensional of the fringed card is so fun!

I hope you will join us on Sketch N Scrap 5th birthday bash crop celebration happening on Facebook. Hop over to Sketch N Scrap for more inspiration from the design team members! We would love to see your creations!

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Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #97

Hello! Today I want to share two cards with you. The first card was inspired by Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #97 designed by Heather.

SNS 97 May 5th 2017

I created this card:

Floral themed cards for birthday

I embossed the background of the card panel with an embossing folder by Martha Stewart Crafts. It was meant for embossing metal but I used it to emboss paper and made it work with my Cuttlebug.

The flower was stamped from Altenew Majestic Bloom stamp set. I stamped a lot of these flowers from my previous project and had some leftover, so I made cards with it. So I guess it’s a good idea, to stamp a bunch of images and get them all ready when you need them for a project. Then I added the birthday sentiment also from Altenew, the Label Love stamp set. I added some metallic red thread behind the flower image for more interest and texture and finished it off with some clear sequins.

From the first card, I was inspired to create another card since I had another piece of flower image.

Majestic bloom stamp set for wedding card

I created a wedding card with the flower image. The composition of this card is similar to the first card. I just love how both of these cards turned out. Maybe because they are in my favorite colors – pinks and reds! 🙂

Floral themed cards for birthday and wedding card

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Come back tomorrow as we celebrate National Scrapbook Day on May 6th 2017! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

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 –

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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

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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!

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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.

card - the ton stamp floral background for coloring

The colored card with white heat embossed floral background.
card - the ton stamp floral background for coloring
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!

Masculine Birthday card

Hello! Today I have another birthday card to share. It’s been a long time since I made a card without any patterned paper. So it was a lot fun just with inks and stamp and a cup of ice water to make my card.

Firstly, I was inspired by this card sketch designed by Heather on Sketch N Scrap.

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I was really inspired by the drips and circular rings. So I wanted that to be the main background of my card. First I blended some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink onto the card front. Then I had a glass of ice water that had been sitting for a few minutes on the table and put in on my card for a few seconds. Then I just moved the cup to a different position where I want the ring next. It’s just really cool how distress inks works with water.

cup drips stain rings

Then I make some splatters by dropping some water droplets onto the card.

cup drips stain rings

It was really fun and easy to make. Then I stamped my imaged and colored it with Distress Inks as well.

masculine birthday card

I think it worked really well for a masculine birthday card. Super fun and simple birthday one layer card.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap to check out what the other design team members had created. We would love to see you play along with our sketches too! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Thank you cards using embossing techniques

Hello my crafty friends! I want to share some cards with you today using a technique I haven’t use in a long time!

Today’s challenge on Scrapbook Challenges is to create a Thank You card using any of the three layout sketches.

Card Recycle It May 18th

Such a fun challenge! I chose the middle sketch, the one with the sunburst/rays as my inspiration and created my card.

Thank you card

How I made my card:

  1. For my background: I took an embossing folder (Sizzix Tim Holtz Rays), and rub on Distress Inks ( Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Festive Berries) on the debossed side of the embossing folder. I spritzed 2 spritzes of water and put my cardstock on it and closed the embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.
  2. After it’s dry, the embossed “rays” are slightly white, and I blended the same distress inks lightly. Then I diecut it with my largest stitched rectangles (Simon Says Stamp)
  3. I used my Cameo and diecut “Thank you”. I layered it 4 times so that it has that dimensional look. I adhered it in the middle of the right corner.
  4. Then I took my all time favourite Thanks stamp set (Hero Arts Stamp & Cut) and actually stamped all the sentiments with Versamark onto black cardstock and heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I cut them into little strips like black label stickers.
  5. I adhered each label onto the rays like a sunburst effect. I adhered the panel onto black card base. Then I spritzed DIY perfect pearl mist on the card for extra shimmer effect!

Thank you card

It was a lot of fun so I made similar ones.

Thank you cardFor this card, I think I spritzed more water so the colors are more saturated.

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Thank you card

Then I decided make another one for a friend – which is more like a ‘hello’/encouragement card.Live Simply CardLive Simply Card

For this card, I use Wilna Furstenberg free cutfile and Tim Holtz small talks stickers. Pretty fun!

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“Today is a good day”

Today is really a good day! A great autumn day – nice, cool sunny weather; leaves are slowly changing color and falling.. it’s so beautiful. Today I have a card to share; it’s a card you would want to send to a crafty friend!

today is a good day card

Isn’t it a lovely card to celebrate a good day and also to encourage a crafty friend to embrace creativity and create endlessy! How I made the card:

  1. Start with a white cardstock 3″x4″. I used the coffee cup stamp from the Tim Holtz Stamptember 2015 stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the image with Ranger Jet Black ink because it’s a waterproof ink.
  2. I colored the image with distress inks. I press them on my acrylic blocks as a palette.  It turned out pretty cool because I was mixing colors to get that effect. I used Cracked Pistachio mixed with Crushed Olive. For the cup, I used Fossilized Amber mixed with Walnut Stain. For the sleeve I used Abandoned Coral mixed with Worn lipstick. And the whipped cream, I diluted the leftover Walnut Stain ink to a very light brown. As for the base of the cup, I just add the left over brown color inks. It’s pretty fun to do, adding lighter and darker shades here and there.
  3. After the image is dry, I added Glossy Accents to the whole stamped imaged for a more glossy finish and added dimension. (It didnt show up on the photo sorry!)
  4. Then I used a scrap piece patterned paper with coffee cups from Shimelle Collection True Stories from American Crafts to add onto the cup. How perfect is that for the card!
  5. Then I cut the banner “embrace creativity” from the same paper collection and added alphabet sticks from October Afternoon to complete the sentiment.
  6. I adhered all the pieces onto a black A2 card base. Since I used white regular cardstock for the colored imaged, it was warped, so remember to put lots of adhesive to straighten it out.

I just loved this stamp set and am excited to be experimenting more watercolor techniques with it. This card is inspired by a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – Use a stamp. Check out the blog for lots of fantastic inspiration!

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