Sunday, October 24, 2021

Bloom & Grow

Hello friends!

I am delighted to be part of the Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism IG Hop today. 

 The goal of this hop is to continue to raise awareness about anti-racism; to stand with our BIPOC, AAPI, Palestinian, and Indigenous communities, and to encourage everyone to continue learning and to start taking action. Injustice Anywhere is Injustice EVERYWHERE. We are all one humanity and should find a way to #showup for equity and equality, in a way that makes sense for YOU.

 Be sure to check it out today at 3pm EDT at my IG HERE.

 I am not an activist, but I do what I can as any good citizens should. I voice concerns and ideas about Inclusion within my local community. I try to be a good model Asian citizen that I can and promote #stopasianhate #stopaapihate. I created this card based on the belief that we can all bloom and grow if we all stay united and strong. Please support this hop and help share this important message.

Here is my project with Flowing Foliage.

together will will

I am only using two of the dies from this set and created a bouquet with leaves of various colors. The design was inspired by the "same but different" look from the blog hop logo.

bloom & grow

As you can see, I used 6 different color of paper which symbolize the different skin color.

together we will

I paired it up with the sentiment from "Bloom & Grow". The background paper is from Gel Printing Pattern paper.

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I also added a few pieces of Gold Washi Paper to the paper before diecutting. These leaves now have a bit of shine and interest.

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What do you think? I hope that you check out the Instagram Blog Hop and be inspired by the participating paper crafters. 

Thanks for stopping by!

October Winner Annoucement (TWO Altenew $15 Gift Card)

  Hello friends! 

It brings me a great pleasure to announce the TWO lucky random commenters! 

Every month, Altenew offers two giveaway to my followers/readers. I am thankful for your frequent visits and that you take some precious time to leave me a comment. Your feedback and comments are the energy boost that keep me going. Without further ado, here are the two winners.

Cindy C.  in this post
and jordanbev5  in this post
Thank you and have a beautiful day! 
 
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Saturday, October 23, 2021

3 Ways to Get Inky With White Cardstock

 Hello friends! It's my turn to share a project with you over Altenew Card Blog.

White cardstock is the most basic supplies we have in our craft stash. Today I am sharing a project that uses only white cardstock. If you love colors and details, you must check out today's post. With simple color-layering, you can easily build up a bright and colorful design.

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Ink-Blending

Let's get inky with the white cardstock (Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock-110 lb) . I treated it as a white canvas and started adding my first layer of color-blue.  You can choose any of the Altenew sets of ink. I find it therapeutic to ink-blend the Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink with Mini Blending Brush Set. Thanks to the super fine brushes, you will not get any harsh lines with the ink-blending. 

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Apply Washi Tape

Next, I applied two strips of Gold Foil 1Inch Washi Tape across the Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock-80lb). I then die cut it with the newly released Simple Shape Cover Die.  This is the fast and easy way to add shine to your cover die.

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Coloring

Now it's time to die cut and color the Painted Blooms Die Set. You can do ink-blending with these dies. I decided to color them with the Nature's View Artist Markers. I color-layered with each petal and leaves by using various ink with great contrast.You do not need to be a color expert to do this. Simply get your Artist Markers out (preferably in 3 shades) and start coloring!

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The coloring didn't take long at all. I then arranged the flowers and leaves to my liking. You can now see the various depth and textures with each color and layering. For the sentiment (PAF-African Daisy), I white-embossed "thanks" ( Pure White Embossing Powder) over Jet Black Cardstock.

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 Hope today's post inspires you to add your own color-layering to your white cardstock.  I appreciate that you stop by Altenew Card Blog. Have a fabulous day!


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Friday, October 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Rosa Floribunda Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

 Hello friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Paint-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Paint-A-Flower Rose Floribunda with a blog hop! 


If you arrive from the blog of LauraJane, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 
 
I love this set of Paint-A -Flower for easy coloring. I used Woodless  Watercolor Pencils for a very controlled water-coloring.
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  I love using the Watercolor Pencils for adding shading. I used just the regular card stock (110lbs). 
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The Trellis Stencil was placed over the colored image . since it is very controlled water-coloring, I was able to color through the stencil without messing up with using too much water

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I carefully ran it though the Mix & Match Frame Die. This gives the overall design a very polished look. I added some more silver metallic thread and this card is finished!

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Thank you for your support. 

Giveaway Prizes: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/28/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/30/2021.


Your next stop is the blog of Dana Joy
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Spellbinders Sales!

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share some info about Spellbinders October New release Be Bold Colorblock Words Collection.

SOM (Virginia) - Copy 

Art Studio Botanical-Small Die of the Month

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Bold Love-Small Die of the Month

 love

Spellbinders is offering a Mystery Cardmaking Kit with a purchase of $100. 

Shop and Check out HERE

 

Please see the new Susan's Tropical Getaway Collection by Susan Tierney in the following. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your visits!  

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Altenew Mighty Kind Stand Alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 Hello friends!

Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

Welcome to Altenew Mighty Fine Stand-alone Die Release Collection Blog Hop ! I am super excited to share 3 projects with you. If you arrive from my friend Kelly Griglione's blog, you are in the right place! All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 

Feature products #1: Pop-up Dahlia Die, Mighty Alphabet Die, Mix & Match Frame Die, Rainbow Blots Paper Pad

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  This Pop-up Dahlia is truly intricate and once you die cut it, half of the card nearly made.

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I love adding details and gentled colored the petals in light pink and metallic watercolor. 

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I then added a layer of Rainbow Blots Paper Pad with the Mix & Match Frame.
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 Of course, I had to add a piece of Gilded Glitter Paper to make the design stand out more!
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This die set was super easy to create with. I also stamped the rose background with Rose Tea Stamp Set. 

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 The sentiment is also from the Rose Tea Stamp Set.
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  For the "Lovely Envelope", I added the tiny strip of paper to make the entire die cutting smooth. I love the Inlaid-diecutting.
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Feature products #3: Flowing Foliage Die Set, 24 Watercolor Artist Pan Set, Bird of the Wood Stamp Set

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I used my own watercolor paper for all the foliage. The colors from 24 Watercolor Artist Pan Set
are  so bright and beautiful!

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 I left some parts of the die attached and find them beautiful that way.

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The black card stock (die cut from the Mix & Match Frame).

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 These intricate dies really do require much work and they are absolutely gorgeous!

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I had a blast creating with this collection and I worked really hard! Please let me know which one you like/love. Be sure to come back for more!


Prizes: $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/25/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/27/2021.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Daniel Diaz
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

Sunday, October 17, 2021

A Touch of Elegance

Hello friends!

It's time to share one more Craft Your Life Project with you
This month's CYL Project Kit Garden Rose is absolutely fab!!

After years of card-making/stamping, I can say that I sort of have a formula for creating elegant cards. Today's card seems to fit the formula! 

Altenew-PK Garden Rose-Antique Gold Embossing Powder

 Textures: dry-embossing folder nowadays offer so much depth. It is effortless to add colors.

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Gold-Embossing: Anything that's gold-embossed nearly guarantee a touch of elegance.

 Altenew-PK Garden Rose-Antique Gold Embossing Powder 

Vellum: the nearly see-through paper gives an illusion of hidden beauty. 

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A touch of grey: this is a recent favorite of mine. I simple add some grey color in the mix. Nearly every time, the colors just get more interesting.

 Here's my project with the SAME project Kit.

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 Receive a FREE brand-new Sweet Cake Stamp Set ($4.99 value) with *every order from 10/17/2021 at 12:01 am EDT until 10/18/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. 

The free gift will be added to cart automatically.*Not valid on online class, workshop, gift card, and monthly subscription plan orders. 

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