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:

@Altenew-InspirationChallenge-May2017

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

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“Love”- travel Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! I want to share a layout that involves again lots of stamping and detailed cutting of those stamped images.

Few years ago my husband and I traveled to Bali and had a photo shoot. The photographer used a different lens that captured this photo – it made us look like we were standing on top on the world. It was so pretty and pretty cool!

"Love" travel Scrapbook layout

I used a free cutfile from Paper Issues and cut out the love script heart with my Cameo. I used some papers and embellishments from Altenew Reflection Scrapbooking Kit. I would say I had a blast stamping all those flowers and leaves and then cut them out with my scissors. I probably could have used my PicScan to cut them out but I was worried I might ruined them if I made a mistake with the cutlines.  The flowers are from Altenew Beautiful Day and Garden Treasure stamp sets.

altenew beautiful day stamped flowers

altenew beautiful day stamped flowers

"Love" travel Scrapbook layout

My layout was inspired by Altenew Sketch Challenge :

Altenew Sketch-Challenge-2-Blog-1

I really loved the floral theme in  this layout and loved how it turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!

“Epic Moments” Scrapbook Layout

I made my first layout using my homemade kit ( I decided to name it Floral Frenzy) that I made from the CKC challenge. It was a little bit difficult using all those floral papers, but the end result was quite lovely I would say!

Epic Moments Scrapbook layout :CKC #1

This layout was created using a sketch over at Let’s Get Sketchy

I used a stamped arrow image from Heidi Swapp Arrow stamp and combined stitching from the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy script template to make my title. I heavily embellished my page with florals, afterall I am going for the floral frenzy look this month! The floral embellishment were felt diecuts using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die. I had bought a lot of felt in the past, (for what reason I don’t know lol). But I had so much fun making these.

Felt flowers using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die

Felt flowers using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die

It is quite easy to make;

  • Diecut the middle size flower from the die
  • Fold it in half
  • and then half again from the earlier half of the flower
  • Hot-glue in the middle where the finger is pinching in the middle.
  • Build the flower with 3-4 of the flower petals and hot glue them all together. It can be larger or smaller based on your preference.( I had made larger embellishments for home decor/canvas using the largest floral in the die using the same method.)

I have a lot of stamps with matching die. So I use the Heidi Swapp arrow stamp and die to make part of my title. I can see myself using the other sentiments for other diecuts for embellishments too.

heidi swapp arrow stamp for title

The diecuts I used on the page will make the scrapbook layout a little bit more bulkier but once it is in the page protector and in the album sitting upright on the shelf it doesn’t get squashed up much. It is made from felt, so it is easily fluff up again and made into shape if needed.

Here some close up pictures of the embellishments: ( I added the diecuts leaves from my stash and punched out butterflies)

Epic Moments Scrapbook layout :close up of felt flowersEpic Moments Scrapbook layout :close up of felt flowersEpic Moments Scrapbook layout :close up of felt flowers

I am playing along with:

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day! Happy crafting!

“Remember that..” card share

Sometimes I find it hard to craft; be it a card or a scrapbook layout. I feel that I have no idea or no inspiration. There are times where I just feel like I have lost my crafting mojo. I more or less craft everyday actually.So, sometimes it is a little bit hard for me to start on a project. Sometimes I just stare at the empty page/paper for a really long time before sometimes gets done. That is why I like sketches or draw inspiration from other fantastic crafty people when they share on their blogs, Pinterest and other social media. But really, just get started is my best tip.. just start cutting papers, or dab some ink, or bring out a bunch of stamps and play around. A great work of art will be created somehow.

As I was browsing for ideas, I clicked on a few blogs and I found website called Mojo Monday! (what a perfect name) It is a weekly card sketch challenge to get people to be inspired and get creative. This week is their #400 sketch designed by Julee Tilman. That is a lot of sketches ~amazing~!

Here is my card based on the sketch:

 distress inks background remember you are awesome card

This is the #400 sketch:

How I made my card:

distress inks background remember you are awesome card distress inks background re

Die-cut the largest star circle with Spellbinders Star Circles die at an angle of the side. Then inked the background with distress inks to create an ombre pink/purple background. Then spritz some DIY mist of water and Perfect Pearls for a more blended look and shiny background. I also loved the water droplets effect when water mixed with distress ink.

distress inks background remember you are awesome card distress inks background remember you are awesome card

Then I stamped the brush strokes stamped from Pink Paislee Color Wash with Waffle Flower inks on the die-cut circle. Then I sprayed some water on the leftover ink on the stamp, and paint the background with the same color to have a more blended look. I used different sentiments from Hero Arts Stamp&Cut Thanks & Happy set, My Mind’s Eye Beautiful stamp set. I used the dots stamp and the stitch line stamp to make bullet points for my sentiment. Then I used Glossy accents to add glitter to the bullet points.I sealed the glitter with glossy accents again so it will not rub off and also give a dimensional 3-D bullet points.

distress inks background remember you are awesome card

After that, I used We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Script template. I used black embroidery floss as I want to mount my panel onto black cardstock.

distress inks background remember you are awesome card

I added sequins surrounding the circle to make it stand out more as that would be my focal point of my card so I left the background quite simple. I adhered the background piece with foam tape and adhered the star circle flat on the card to give different dimension.

Here is a close up picture:

distress inks background remember you are awesome card

distress inks background remember you are awesome card

Supplies used:

  • Distress Inks: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender
  • Hero Arts Stamp&Cuts- “Happy”and “Thanks”
  • My Mind’s Eye Beautiful Stamp set
  • Pink Paislee Color Wash stamp set
  • Spellbinders Star Circles
  • pink sequins, pink glitter
  • Glossy accents
  • We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Script Template
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Ranger Archival Ink – Watering Can
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls
  • Waffle Flower Petal Inks Spring& Summer blend : #16, #4, #5

Hope you can find time to make a card for a friend or two to remind how amazing they are in your life!

Although this is my first time playing over at Mojo Monday, I would love to be considered for their team.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting.

Ombre Greytones/Black chalkboard card

I love coffee! My friends love coffee too.. such an enjoyment.. So I made a card that goes with the coffee I bought to gift to a friend.

hero arts need caffeine ombre love coffee card

I used the Hero Arts Need Caffeine stamp set, and it was so perfect for coffee lovers!

hero arts need caffeine ombre love coffee card

  1. I actually used most of the stamps as a background to create like a chalkboard art. I arranged how I like it on the card and stamped it on with my Fiskars stamp press. I loved how these stamps are created to give the distressed look.
  2. I inked the stamps with VersaMark ink which is a sticky ink for my embossing powder to stick. Before stamping, I run the EK Success powder tool to remove any static or dirt on my white cardstock.
  3. I used Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
  4. hero arts need caffeine ombre love coffee cardI die-cut the part where the “enjoy” is because I want that sentiment to pop-up and stand out from the rest. I used Spellbinders Labels Five – the 4th die from the largest which fit perfectly for that sentiment.
  5. hero arts need caffeine ombre love coffee cardI used Distress Inks – Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone and Black Soot to create my ombre grey tones inspired by the Hero Arts Grey to black tones ink pad which I have not got a chance to get. The heat-embossed background will resist the ink. Rub excess ink off with a paper towel. Then I spritzed some DIY sparkling mist (some perfect pearls mixed with water) onto the panel to give it some shine.
  6. I mounted my card on white card base and pop up my diecut with foam tape.

Here is a close up picture:

hero arts need caffeine ombre love coffee card

This card was created based on a challenge over at Hero Arts blog:

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-I used the last vertical row: heat embossing, die-cutting and my favorite color (in my case its was grey tones). It was a lot of fun playing the tic-tac-toe challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!