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.

Altenew-2017-March-Sketch-Challenge-Ashley

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!

Happy Lunar New Year 2016!

Hello everyone! Wishing those that celebrate the lunar new year, a wonderful “Happy Lunar New Year” and may all your wishes come true in the Monkey year!

I have a card to share with you today to celebrate the lunar year.

新年快乐 Happy new year 2016 card

I used the small flowers from Altenew’s Vintage Flowers stamp set. The flowers resembles the plum blossoms that are often used for the festive season and decorations at home. I only layered two of the stamps together using Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Waffle Flower Crafts #6 Rose Bud. The branch stamp I used Hero Arts Cup O Joe ink.

For my sentiment, I used my new Silhouette Cameo to die cut “新年快乐” (Simplified Chinese characters for Happy new Year) on gold foil cardstock. It’s so easy – I literally copy and paste the Chinese characters into the Silhouette Studio program and cut it out. I did move the strokes of the character closer and weld it together so that it can cut out as one word. I am so in love with my Cameo and can’t wait to share more projects on the blog in the future.

I adhered the card panel onto red cardstock and added a strip of gold foil cardstock to the card. Most lunar new year cards are usually in red and gold.

A close up of the card to reflect the shiny gold.

新年快乐 Happy new year 2016 card

Just a simple card to share today and wishing everyone good health and good fortune in the Monkey year. Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!