Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sparke Your Creativity with a Tag (Part 2)

Hello friends!
I have a special TAGspiration post for you! 
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I'd say that creating a TAG is a good idea when you are experiencing a creative slump.

You can use your larger shape dies to cut out a few tags or you can create your own.
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I am writing out all the easy steps (you know this already...) in case you are in need of this reminder.
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Step 1: gather your favorite new/old stamps and dies (tag-shape of your choice)
Step 2: start stamping and add a die cut or two
Step 3: use some smaller stamps for border or background

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Step 4: add some stencil details if you are into it
Step 5: embellish the tag with sequins, liquid drops, gemstones. 
Step 6: add your twines and strings and you're done!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Stamp Focus: Classic Beauty

Hello friends!
It is my turn to share Stamp Focus with you over Altenew Card Blog.

One of the outstanding stamp sets in the November release is the "Classic Beauty". The name says it all. This set comes in 4 layered stamps for the rose and multiple leaf images that will make you want to try out the stamping possibilities. 
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I am sharing my 3 examples with this set and hopefully, the various designs would make you want to stamp, stamp and stamp. Let's dive right in!

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 For the first card, I started out with stamping a leafy border. The solid leaf stamps in this set deserve our attention. The leafy border was stamped in yellow and green.  I stamped the rose in  Citrus Burst, Sunray and Snapdragon.

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 TIP: use one of the layering stamp for embossing. Here I embossed the 3rd layered stamp in Antique Gold Crisp EP. Not only this give the focal point some textures, it also adds a lovely shine!

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To keep the center free of splatter and white space, I covered it with a piece of scrap paper. I then used Antique Gold Metallic Spray for the splatter.

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  My next card is all about stamping. I am partial to the 3rd layering rose stamp, so I stamped a floral background with Crimson, Magenta and Cotton Candy. For the leaves, I stamped them in Silver Lake and Gray Denim.

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TIP: when stamping a busy pattern background, it is best to start from the main images. For example, the rose in Crimson was stamped first. You can then stamp around the images and keep the space in good balance.
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 The Metallic Silver Brush Marker (Winter Watercolor Brush Markers) is great for the added splatter!  I stamped the sentiment in grey paper( from Essential Rock Collection) and added s sliver of Silver Washi Tape. 

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 My last card involves masking, stenciling and embossing. The masks in the Classic Beauty Stamp , Die and Stencil Bundle used in stamping the focal point. I love the contrast of yellow (Sunray, Citrus Burst and Marigold) and purple (Wisteria, Hydrangea and Andromeda) roses.

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 The roses and leaves were easy to line up. With the masks, I was able to layer each color accordingly. The background was stenciled with Doily Frame Stencil in Tropical Forest.

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TIP: to elevate the colors of the stamped images, it is always a good idea to add a piece of Washi Tape. The Gilded Ombre Washi Tape accentuates the color of gold and deep purple.

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 I hope my 3 designs with Classic Beauty gives you some inspiration and ideas.  I sure had a blast creating these cards since the stamp set is so fabulously and thoughtfully designed.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Bold Numerals Die Set

Hello friends!

I am popping in with quick post about using Bold Number Die Set.
Recently my Father-in Law celebrated his 93rd birthday.
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I made a card to remind him how old he has turned.
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Since he has dementia and hardly recognize us, sadly, a card with number seems like the best idea!
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 Bold Number Dies Set is great for making birthday. 
Regardless of age and gender, this die set is a good stand-by!
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 Here is the birthday boy.... 93-year young!

Yeye's 93rd birthday

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I am listing the stand-alone dies that I recommend.



Another Take with Spellbinders Snowflake Die

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a quick post about Spellbinders Small die of the Month.
This is my 2nd take with this die. Honestly, you can never use enough of it because the variation from this set of dies is seemingly endless.
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Because the details are so fine and dainty, I really enjoy to stacking and arranging them. 
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 Here is a close-up of my 2 cards from this die set.
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No matter what you do, you can't go wrong with a die set like this.
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You can ink your own, use pattern paper or just die cut them in white... they would all look amazing!

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Fancy Thanks Die and a Stamp Set Winner Annoucement

Hello friends! 
I shared this post before and am re-posting it.
The Fancy Thanks Die is part of the Altenew November Stamp/Die release!
I have now linked the products at the end of the post. 
The Sweet Season Stamp set winner is announced at the end of this post.
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I am popping in with a quick post about using Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set.
I did a quick video over My Story on Instagram.
Here's the result of this quick coloring.

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This card involves white-embossing and coloring and that's it.
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I mixed the blue and purple of watercolor pan set and it was so fun and easy! 
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You may know that using this dark card stock is not my usual style. However, I may try my hands using colored card stock more for watercoloring!
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I decided to add a simple "Fancy Thanks" Die with vellum. 
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Thank you so much for your support. 

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🎄🎅The winner of Sweet Season Stamp Set is......
Blogger Jen P said...
Your tag is beautiful! That intricate snowflake really caught my eye! I also loved your thoughts on taking a few minutes to be creative each day.
November 8, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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and I will send you a card and this lovely stamp set!
Thank you once again for your awesome support!
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Scene Card with a JOY Die

Hello friends!
The November Show and Share is announced!
You can find out the details at the top right side bar or click here.
Hope you are able to join the fun and share what you create! 

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(Penny Black Jumbo Joy Die) 
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Part of the fun in stamping, for me, is combining stamps sets that may not seem to belong together.
Today's card is one of those....
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 Both of the stamp and die are great on its own. 
However, combining the two seems to make a lot of sense!
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I started out with stamping the Christmas tree in Distress Oxide. I love the feeling when the image started to "reveal itself" once stamped.
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Next comes the die cutting part. The great thing about this "JOY" die is that it is already set and there is no need to worry about positioning it. BUT wait.... see the Washi Tape? 
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Yeah, if you want to add an extra something something...
 I added a piece of silver Washi to the stamped tree first. And then I did the die-cutting.
Of course, you can totally omit this Washi Tape part.

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I then added Glossy Accent over the colorful "ornament" to add some shine and 3D effect.
There you have it!


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