Monday, February 20, 2017

Stamp a Motif (Part One)

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share how I used my stamps to create a motif. 
Hello Sunshine is the perfect stamp set for that. 


  What is a motif? I googled the definitions and here's one of them.

Definition of motif : a usually recurring salient thematic element (as in arts); especially: a dominant idea of central theme. a single or repeated design or color 


Instead of stamping each image one at a time, I laid out each stamp on my MISTI. When I placed each stamp, I tried to achieve a repetitive and nearly symmetrical design as much as I could. 

    hello (close-up)

    Once I am happy with the stamp design, I tested out by stamping on a piece of scrap paper. I re-arranged some of the stamps when necessary.

    The rest of the process were easy--gold embossing (Gold Embossing Powder, Ultra Fine) and coloring (Altenew Artist Markers, Set A). This method is perfect for mass-producing.


    Since it is so easy to mass produce, I decided to create another project with the same motif and did something totally differently. Stay tuned for Part 2. 

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Garden Hydrangea Shaker Card

    Hello friends!
     Garden Hydrangea stamp and die combo!
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    I happen to create a shaker card with leftover pieces today.
    You can see it "in action" over my Instagram under Your Story.

    thanks (Shaker card)  

     The alcohol-inked hydrangea was a the "leftover" from this project.

     If there is anything that I would do differently is to use smaller size sequins and/or double up the Scotch Double-sided tape. Anyhow it still works fine as a shaker card and is...pretty to look at.


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    I apologize for the poor photos...I took them in the late afternoon, so the lighting was not at its best in my photo area. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    Alcohol-Inked Hibiscus Bouquet

    Hello friends!
    I a popping in to share my VERY colorful project with you.
    If you follow me on Instagram, you can see this very card "in action" under "My Story".  😍


    The new Hibiscus Bouquet is fast becoming my absolute favorite!  


    I have been itching to use this stamp with alcohol inks and boy, I am sure glad that I did. I love the vibrant result and how easy it is to create something like this.

    you are a blessing #2 (Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet)

    The best thing about this stamp set....even though it is a coloring layering stamp, the line-up is easy. AND even if you don't line it up quite right, it gives the artsy and organic look. In my view, it is EFFORTLESS to create a beautiful card with this stamp set, no matter what your stamping level is.

    you are a blessing #2 (Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet)

     I have created similar cards like this one before and will not go into details about the creative process. All supplies that I used in  this card are listed at the end of this post. One thing I did differently is white-embossing on the non-colored side of vellum. The vibrancy of the alcohol inks
    totally came through. I also used the bullet point sides of the Altenew Artist Markers to highlight the center of the hibiscus.

    you are a blessing #2 (Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet)

    I have one more card with Hibiscus Bouquet to share next week. I hope that you'll come check it out since it is a totally different style from today's card.

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    Have a beautiful weekend!