Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Simply Elegant!

 Hello friends! 

First of all, thank you for the likes and comments on my previous card. Today's project is my 2nd take with the same supplies. I aimed for the simple and elegant style. Thanks to the dies, this project was created quite effortlessly.

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I think this card had the most likes over Instagram.  Guess what? I am back with another card that I created with Spellbinders Sealed Bouquet Etched Dies and Essential Floral Reflection Etched Dies. 


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 This time, I dry-embossed the white card-stock with Essential Floral Reflection Etched Dies.  I then added a navy blue piece underneath.

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 I also added some shadowing blue in the background. This gives the overall design some nice details.

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 What makes this card a standout are those stems from Sealed Bouquet Etched Dies. They are soooo delicate and pretty! 

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Another Twist with Emboss Resist

Hello friends!

I am happy to share a new take on Emboss Resist. If you take a look at my card, you may think I applied "Emboss Resist" Technique.  Well, let me tell you.... "Not exactly.".

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This month's "My Forever Person" Clear Stamp Set and Coordinating Die set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more.

I am using this month'"My Forever Person"as an example. I must tell you that there is other way to achieve an Emboss Resist look without failures. Why failures? There will be time that you mess up the inks and embossing during the embossing process. For my card, I did the reverse.

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TWO key elements on successful "Emboss Resist".

1. create a colorful background: I applied gouache to watercolor paper and let dry.

2. embossing: you can emboss as many times as you like to ensure the lines are clear and prominent. I did white-embossing twice to ensure the white lines are showing through. You will need a MISTI for this purpose.

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As you can see, the word "LOVE" is beautifully colored and embossed. It has the emboss resist look, but the process is slightly different.

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I created the border with the letter "L". I simply colored the lower part of L and did some masking.

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As for the sequins? They were added to cover up some "imperfection from stamping. See? It is not what it seems.... this is the beauty of creating. I'm sure you'd agree. Hope you enjoy today's post.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Spellbinders Card Kit of The Month

Hello friends!

I am delighted to share today's project with you. It is a TWEET one!

The December Clubs are now available. Join now through December 27th to receive the pictured kit, plus a Merry Member Appreciation Gift.

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Join the Card Kit of the Month Club and receive an expertly curated cardmaking kit each month, complete with inspiration. Plus, members get store savings, extra deals, gifts, and more

This month's "Love Grows Here" Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!

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The lovely bird die set from the kit really intrigued me. That was the first thing I reached out for. Since the birdies look pretty exotic, I chose an exotic color combo.

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I decided to use various colors on all parts of the birds and that way, it is also easy to assemble.

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 Once I assembled the birdies, I worked on the branches and leaves. With the pattern paper, this card came together rather easily.

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The sentiment thicker and sequins are also part of the kit. I hope you like this exotic birdie card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 2, 2022

Fun Way of Layering Shape Dies

Hello friends! 

I am back with a card that I created with Spellbinders Sealed Bouquet Etched Dies and Essential Floral Reflection Etched Dies. 

 

What do you think? Aren't the textures gorgeous?
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The Sealed Bouquet Die set was super easy to assemble . The delicate stems and branches make it a stand-out.

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Now you probably are intrigued by the layering dies..... I glue two pieces of dies one over another and ran Tile Reflection Embossing Folder through. And it worked!
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It is preferable to use thinner cardstock if you want to use both sheets together. However, you can even try in-laid the die first and then do the dry-embossing! This creates such a neat look, doesn't it?

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Once I got the bouquet ready, I tied the white thread around the bouquet. The sentiment was from November Clear Stamp Club Kit. I hope that you like this card.... because I have more to come!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A Simple Guide to Mastering the Embossing Folder

Hello friends! 

I hope that you are doing well. Today's project is about inking up the embossing folders. I am using Rose Bellevue 3D Embossing Folder as an example.

For this embossing folder, I decided to use all of the new Trailblazer ink (linked below).

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1. Divide and conquer: decide the area and process to ink up the colors.

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2. Mask off the unwanted area: this is easier than you think. All you need is a small piece of paper to cover the area. You can even create your own mask! I didn't use a mask as it is not quite necessary.

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3. Add Depth and Colors: this is the time you make great use various inks. The more, the merrier. For the center of the Rose, I used the darkest shades (see the last photo).

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4. Finishing Touches: I added metallic threads on both sides of the dry-embossing image. This is a great way to show off the entire design without cover-up.

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I hope these simple pointers is helpful to you. You can follow these steps with whatever embossing folders that you may have. Lastly, thank you for using my affiliate links for your crafting purchase. Your action and effort are great encouragement to me. I so appreciate it!

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Split The Stamped Image (and Cyber Monday Sale)

 Hello friends!

colorful CAS design with you. 

I am using Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month and the Coordinating Die of the Month.

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This month's "Diamond & Arch Motif" Clear Stamp Set and Coordinating Die set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more.

 I decided to create two different cards with similar design. Starting from inking up the image, I used Distress Oxide for this purpose

 My project today shows how you use use a large image in two simple ways.  The obvious way is to use the image as it is (like the focal point). 

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 The other way is simply cut up the image and use it as corners or borders. I used the 2nd image of the stamp (the one on the very top) and cut it in half.

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 I took the advantage of the easy use of stamping and coordinating die. That delicate white-embossed "happy birthday" sentiment took it up to a new level.

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 The images were stamped on color paper with Distress Oxide (Vintage Photo) and that's it! Hope you find the ideas helpful.  Thank you for stopping by! 

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

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