Saturday, May 25, 2019

Add Splatter with Embossing Paste

Hello friends!
Here is an extra post for the weekend....hope you are enjoying it!
I am popping in to share another idea on using Altenew Embossing Paste.
First, I want to share bird photo. This Mr. Cardinal has been visiting me in my front yard in the last few days. I had many chances of snapping some great photos. This is one of them.

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 Isn't he sweet? 

 Please know that there are GREAT SALES info for this Memorial Weekend.
I have listed the details at the end of this post and updated at the side bar daily.

In the Altenew stencil release, I shared the rainbow-themed hello card.
Many of you commented how you love embossing paste with colors
I used Altenew Brush Watercolor Markers because the colors are just the right intensity.

One thing for sure, you have to wait till the embossing paste to DRY!
You can use heat gun, I believe. But I'd rather do the natural way, this would definitely avoid cracking or warping.
You can get these Weekend Doodles for 15% off over Simon Says Stamp
 today and tomorrow. Quantities are limited, so do hurry if you want this bundle!
Today's card has a touch of splatter on the paste.
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I stamped the Weekend Doodles on pattern paper.
 I then  die cut two of the wreath and doubled it up.
Not only this added some color, it also creates some depth to the wreath.

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The Teal Shadow Washi Tape fits quite nicely with my wreath design.

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For the splatter, I used Dusk Mist Spray .
๐Ÿ‘‰You can create ink splatter by using Watercolor Brush Markers or add water to any of the water-soluble ink (such as Altenew Ink, Distress Ink, Distress Oxide....etc).

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Hope you enjoy today's post!
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use coupon: MEMSAVE19
Coupon expires Monday, May 27th at midnight MST.  *Only one coupon code per order. Offer excludes gift certificates and SKU sbc-ds19-7.

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Create with Alcohol Ink

Hello friends!
Please know that there are great sales over the Memorial Weekend. 
I have listed the info at the end of this post and right side bar (updated daily).
I am sharing a card with bubbling water effect. 
 This stamp set from Penny Black was my inspiration.
Friendship Stamp set

This time I used Alcohol In Pearl to do the water work.
It's absolutely simple and effective.
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I took out the Yupo paper and inked up the Alcohol Ink at the bottom with the stamped image in mind. I am not an expert in coloring, I manged to color the image without any problems.
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I think it is because the images are easy to follow and are not super complicated.  

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Once I took my time ( the hardest part) to color the image, I die cut it with the coordinating die and then popped up the image over the "troubled water"!

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Thank so much for stopping by!
Simon Says Stamp offers 15% Site wide Sale (till May 27th)
use code "CRFT898"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ offer 5% off the entire store

use coupon: MEMSAVE19
Coupon expires Monday, May 27th at midnight MST.  *Only one coupon code per order. Offer excludes gift certificates and SKU sbc-ds19-7.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Stencil Your Way

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a post about using the larger size stencil called Floral Garden Stencil. 
This is a TWO-step stencil.
 You are supposed to flip the stencil once you apply colors the flowers or leaves.

Please know that I did NOT follow instructions and I did my own stenciling.๐Ÿ˜
Therefore, the pattern is completely random.
It is kind of amazing how each flower can easily match with the leaves.
To me, that was fun to stamp my own background. I have yet to try the normal way ....

I chose pink and purple and inked up the floral images with various angles.


For the subtle golden touches, I used Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink.
See the small dots? I inked up the Q-Tip/cotton tip and "stamped"...
The Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink is so rich and juicy that it produces the perfect impressions.


To tone down the busy pattern, I added heart vellum ( with stacked dies) and adhered the stickers "XO" and that's it.

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Edited on May 24th: offer 5% off the entire store
use coupon: MEMSAVE19
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Stretch Your Stamps and Dies!

Hello friends!
I have fun post about stretching your stamps and dies.
The concept is nothing new. 
However, it is always fun and refreshing to see how the stamps and dies are used in creative ways. I hope today's post sparks your creativity and imagination. 

I am using the following stamp "Bunches For You" as my example.
Obviously, we can stamp the image and color it as is. 
Done. End of the story.
First comes with the "stretch the stamp" part.
I decided to use it as a fancy border stamp and came up with this.
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See the background? I stamped the "Bunches For You"

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I also added a piece of hand-town vellum to underneath the die cut.
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Next comes the "stretch the die" part....
I die cut extra pieces of the die and used them as part of the embellishment.
This also helps create a sense of movement.
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I hope that you enjoy today's post. 
Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Altenew May 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

Yay, it's a Stencil Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share 4 stenciled projects with you.

If you arrive from the blog of Svitlana Shayevich, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog
First up, it is my favorite stencil of this release:

1. featured stencil: Broken Chevron
The pattern of this stencil is simply beautiful no matter what angle you look at it.

 The Altenew Embossing Paste is just the right arsenal for your stencil project. 
Here I added  the embossing paste with the Broken Chevrons. 
Once the paste was completely dry (the HARDEST part is to wait), I applied the rainbow colors with Watercolor Brush Markers. If you have never tried embossing paste, this method is a must-do!


 For the sentiment, I applied Gold String Washi Tape over a piece a card stock.
Then I die cut it with Fancy Hello Die with Mini Blossom Die Cut Machine. 

I did stack two more dies underneath the Fancy Hello to make the sentiment stand out and not as fragile.  The Fancy Hello Die fits the entire design so nicely!

2. featured stencil: Deco Wonder Stencil
 I tilted the stencil in angle and applied all colors and shades with Delectable Delights Oval Ink.
What can I say, the colors blends like BUTTER!


I decided to take a golden approach with this stencil. So, I inked up Hazelnut and the Gold Enchanted Pigment Ink with the Dare To Dream Stamp Set


3. featured stencil: Illusion Spiral Stencil


I thought it will be cool to use Spray Mist with this stencil and that was exactly what I did. 
I used Antique Gold Metallic Spray for this purpose.
I took out the Galaxy Washi Tape and Die cut it with Halftone Stars Nesting Die.


The Hooray sentiment from  Speech Bubble and Die Bundle  is just right for this celebratory card.
4. featured stencil:  Heart Builder Stencil

This 2-step Heart Builder stencil is just too fun!
You can use any colors for each step.
I applied Fushia Pink as my first and Chamomile as my 2nd step.


When you see the reveal, you will LOVE this stencil so much that you would want to try any colors!
I used Parchment Paper becuase the colors are so striking!
I also kept the focal point (from Weekend Doodles) super simple. 
Hope you like my 4 stencil projects. Do you have a favorite?

You can now get the entire stencil release along with the Altenew Embossing Paste here

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by May 28th  for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this release. All winners will be announced on May 31st, 2019.
Your next stop is the blog of Lilith Eeckels
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

Monday, May 20, 2019

Color-Layering with Distress Oxide

Hello friends!
I am sharing a super colorful card.
You see, I used Distress Oxide and they have chalky-like pigment in them.
Once the colors are mixed, you get the fun color pallet! Totally fun and unique.
Youthful from Penny Black Full Bloom Collection
I have created nearly the same kind of cards before. 
But with each new stamp image, it gets all the more exciting each time.

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The fun part about creating cards like this is that you can add any colors as you wish and the results are always so pretty and the process is never boring....
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I started out with stamping the main image with various colors.
Gradually, I added colors to one small area at a time and this can be easily achieved with the help of MISTI.
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Before I inked up the background, I clear-embossed the entire image. After that, I then added more colors to the background.  The hardest part is that you need to allow the colors the blend and dry in between. 

For the embellishment, I used part of the Burlap Edge Border Die to complete the design.
I kept the sentiment super simple as well.

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I hope that you are inspired by today's post!
For more product info, please click on the list provided below. I am also listing the Penny Black products that I will be featuring in the near future. I hope that you check them out, too!

edited: it's Funday Monday over
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and it is featuring MY previous card (with the same techniques used in today's card).

Thanks so much for stopping by!