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!
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Altenew Sale!

 Hello friends!

I am popping with the sales info on all dies over Altenew.
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Book Club Die Set
Book Club Die Set

Creative Edges: Lace Die
Creative Edges: Lace Die

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 Hibiscus Garden 3D Die

Leaf Frame Cover Die
Leaf Frame Cover Die

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Stamp Focus: A Walk in the Woods

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

I am super excited to share some ideas about the large background stamp "A Walk in the Woods" stamp set. You might think why would I NEED another background stamp....? Well, this one is not like the other! For one thing, this stamp measures 5 1/2"x 5 1/2" and is more than enough to cover the entire card front. The details in the wood-grain allows you to create from unique and rustic to elegant and beautiful projects. 

Let's get right to my 3 cards! 
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Card #1: you make my heart happy Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-WeekendDoodles-Virginia#1  
Techniques: Stamping, Embossing, Inlaid die-cutting  

Firstly, I stamped "A Walk in the Woods" onto the entire card stock in Espresso Crisp Dye Ink. I then stamped the image from Weekend Doodle in Emboss Ink and then white-embossed the image with Pure White Embossing Powder. Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-WeekendDoodles-Virginia#2 

I then die cut the floral image with the Weekend Doodle Coordinating Die. To add some depth, I stacked 3 more pieces of die cut and popped up the image. You can absolutely skip this step, but I thought the continuity of the wood-grain looks awesome underneath the white-embossed flowers. 
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This design reminded me of the carving on trees because it is so playful. I reached for Enamel Dots and Golden Edge Washi Tape for the embellishment. Card #2: Congrats to Parents-to-be.  Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-HalfToneStars-Virginia#1  

Techniques: Multi-color stamping, Inlaid die-cutting, Embossing, Die-cutting Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-HalfToneStars-Virginia#2 

Since woodgrain is timeless and is always trendy, why not use it for baby-related designs? Here I created a Baby Show card with soft and pastel colors. With the Woodgrain well positioned in my MISTI, I stamped it with Sunray, Wisteria, Iceberg and Baby Pink. I then die cut the entire piece with Halftone Stars Nesting Dies (see below).
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Once I made the die cut, I used the negative die as my guild and popped each star back to the card stock. I love the The "Congrats" sentiment ( Bundle of Joy) was embossed in Rose Gold Embossing Powder.To spark some joy in this playful creation, it is not complete without adding Enamel Stars and silver strings! 
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Card #3: sending hugs to my fabulous friend Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-OrnateFoliage-Virginia#1  

Techniques: Multi-step stamping, Stamping on Pattern paper, Embossing on Vellum Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-OrnateFoliage-Virginia#2 

"A Walk in the woods" stamp is also great for adding textures! By white-embossing the stamp on Vellum Translucent Paper, you can immediately create this white on white textures like no other!Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-OrnateFoliage-Virginia#3 

I stamped the focal point "Ornate Foliage" in Vanilla, Chamomile, Sunray, Baby Pink and Magenta. The sentiment was stamped in grey with Essential Rock Collection Paper Pack. I am still swooning over that background... Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-Virginia#6 

Hope my post today WOOD help you see the amazing possibility of "A Walk in the Woods"!! 
It WOOD be awesome if you can leave me some love over  Altenew Card Blog. 
WOOD you? Could you? Thanks in advance!

ps: I have a BONUS card with ""A Walk in the Woods" 
in the next few days. If you like today's post, you WOOD love my next card!

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Spellbinders "Happy" Collection

Hello friends!

I have a super simple and elegant card to share today.
 The dies that I am using are
Marquis Diamond Pendant Edge Die
 It's Your Day Etched Die

As the wedding season is upon us, it is always a good idea to have a card on hand. 
I know all about the wedding season... as my darling daughter is getting married in September! 
Now, the bride-to-be had found her dress but not me! LOL
That is on my list of things to do this summer....!!
Back to the card....

This card is actually very quick and easy to create because the die does all the work for you. 

The Marquis Diamond Pendant Edge Die has that classy vintage feel.
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This die set also allows you to cut all pieces separately. You can use only part of the die or the entire die create your own design. 

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For my design, I used all the pieces and ran them all through the die cut machine in one shot.
One cut, this entire piece came out as one large intricate piece.

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To keep the design simple, I chose light glitter and color card stock (listed at the end of this post).


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

A Scene Card with Dies and Pattern Paper

Hello friends!
Once in a while, you will see cards that would make us smile.
Well, today's card is most likely will bring you a smile. 

I must say that I am a little stumped about using this cute Peeking Frog Die at first.

But then I happened to have a piece of pattern paper with this Tulip Collage Wafer Die from previous release. 
What do you get when you put the two together!?


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For the froggie, I took out the pattern paper from Sweet Moment Paper Pack.
I purposely chose one with white space.  I then inked- up the frog in Distress Oxide.
paper set.
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The forggie is so I thought the sentiment "Thanks for being there" from "Messages for Everyday" is very fitting.
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I hope this card brings you a big smile!
All products that I used are listed at the end of this post. I also share my favorites from this "Celebrate You" Release.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Build-a-Flower-SnapeDragon (Take 2!) and a Light Bulb Moment

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share my 2nd take with the Build-a Flower (Snapdragon)

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(my first version)
After my first take with the cool color combo, I wanted to do a warm and vibrant version.

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If you follow the stamp guide insert from the package, you will succeed!

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Although it is awesome when you can get precise layer stamping, it is not always easy to get the perfect alignment (ask me how I know!). I do want to point out that stamp set like this set is "forgiving" when you take an "artistic " route.

Ding---> when using a stamp set, pay attention to the small abstract image. You can use it to create a foreground/background! For example, I stamped with one of the floral stamp ( that looks like dots) with Silver Watercolor Brush Markers from Winter Watercolor Set.

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As you can see, the dotty foreground matched wit the pattern paper that I used. 
This truly is a great way to stretch your stamp set and make it work.

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I hope you like today's card and the Light Bulb Moment.
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