Thursday, September 19, 2019

Modern Poinsettias

Hello friends! 

I have a super festive card to share.
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The Modern Poinsettia Stamp & Bundle comes with mask and die. 
You can simply get the stamp set alone or choose to get either the mask or die. 

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I wanted to explore with Gelli Plate with stamp and mask and that's how I created this card.  
 I love the process of using Gelli Plate to apply inks. I used various Altenew Ink along with Spray Mist. The colors turned out nicely.

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 However, I realized that it is much like a huge "blob" of red....
Nevertheless, I decided to share it in case you are interested in this stamp set.  
 
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I also enjoy incorporating stencil details into the background. With the Mask Stencil in place, I placed the Sunburst Stencil over and applied shades of yellow into the background.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Favortie Dies

Hello friends!
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I am popping in to share a promotion from Altenew.
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48 HOURS ONLY!  
Save 20% off on *ALL Dies including alphabet dies, cover dies, layered dies, and coordinating dies from 9/17/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 9/18/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. Over 450 dies! No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. *Excludes September 2019 release dies. 

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I am recommending the following dies as they are all now 20% off.

If you click on one of the links, you will most likely to see my samples.
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💕We are counting down on my daughter Stephanie's wedding.... 3 more days!💗

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Add Details with a Stencil (with a Light Bulb Moment)

Hello friends!

How are you? I am popping in with a simple watercolored card. 
It's not a full-on watercoloring, just the images.
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Pen Sketched Flowers

I took out the Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set and started watercoloring.

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It always feels so good and calming to play with watercolors.

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Once I finished coloring, I arranged them in the most pleasing way as best as I can.
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Next comes the Light Bulb Moment...
DING: why not add extra colors or textures by just shifting the stencil a little bit? This was exactly what I did here. With the Warp Speed Stencil, I started with the green ink and then the yellow. Doesn't that warm yellow glow makes a difference? 

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I took the advantage with stencil and stamped the sentiment where where the focal point should be.
I find the card was still lacking a bit of sparkle....so I added the Nuvo Glitter with Glossy Accent.
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Sympathy Cards

Hello friends! 

I am sure you are likely agree that our life can be depicted in cards, right?
Recently I got asked to create 15 sympathy cards by my doctor friend Joe.
I have made a few batches of sympathy cards for his use before. Sadly, he ran out of them.

I set out to create a very simple design and kept the colors neutral.
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Since I am also busy with our daughter's wedding, I didn't want to spend too much time on designing card sets.  In the end, I went with the Dandelion Wishes.

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This stamp set is very forgiving as there is little line-up. You can keep the stems and leaves simple.

I tried my best to utilized the various shades of yellow. Because it is sympathy cards, I envisioned in my mind that one of the flying dandelions evokes a feeling of "fallen". 

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Therefore, I stamped it differently from the rest of the dandelions. 
Many of us struggled to make Sympathy cards. I admit, it is not easy.


Here are a few things to consider when making a sympathy card

~clean and simple
~no bright color combo
~pop of colors are OK....so long as the colors fit the theme (such as the dandelion cards)
~nature-themed cards are generally suitable
~still life and floral image are most popular
~white space is needed

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I am charging $2 Canadian (it's $1.50 US) a card and give my friend a "deal".
I want to encourage him to use my handmade cards.
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What's your thoughts on making sympathy cards? Do you have your go-to images/colors?
I hope my ideas make sense to you. I'd love to hear from you !

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I have listed the extra inks (that I recommend) in the links below for your reference.Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

My Favorite Crisp Dye Ink From Altenew

Hello friends!

I have a quick post about Altenew Crisp Dye Ink.
For two days only, all Crisp Dye Ink are 15% Off.


I am listing my absolutely favorite inks below for your reference.

FREE US Shipping with code "USFREE" order over $100 
or Internaional (code SHIP7OFF) and get $7 Off

I have listed the BEST deals in the links below for your reference.
Please scroll to the end of the post for my sample cards ( with the sales products)
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Grateful For You

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a thank-you card post.
This is the special time for my family as my daughter Stephanie is getting married next Saturday!
Stephanie and her fiancee Greg are both very organized individuals. The planned every details of their wedding, I am actually not stressed out at all. My neighbors even said that I looked so clam with my daughter's upcoming wedding. It's only 120 people. No. big. deal.
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Joking aside, the only two things I need to help was the wedding program and thank you card.
I have been saving all my thank-you cards and went through my pile .....

 We have been preparing for this moment for a long time and now my thank-you cards are going to a great use.  My posts may be a bit more scarce, but you'll understand, right?

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I will continue to update promotions and sales at my right hand side bar.
I truly appreciate your support!
 
TODAY ONLY!
  Receive a FREE Grateful Stamp Set (worth $4.99) with every order from 9/14/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 9/14/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically One gift per order. 
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or Internaional (code SHIP7OFF) and get $7 Off
I have listed the BEST deals in the links below for your reference.
Please scroll to the end of the post for my sample cards ( with the sales products)
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Friday, September 13, 2019

Clean and Simple

Hello friends! 

I am popping in with a super clean and simple card. 
The stamped images are leftover pieces from other projects ....
I merely regroup and assemble them.

It all started with that little lime green strip in the background.
Can you guess what stamp set it is from?
thank you from the bottom of my heart

Birch Impressionism!
Yeah, save every piece as long as they are well-crafted.
I have "SAVE" pile in a zip lock bag. When you save a pile, you can challenge yourself to create a project! YES, this is a great exercise for your mind and.... wallet $!
 And, also... you are making good use of your leftovers.
It's a win win. 

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The purple flower from Simply The Best was previously stamped but it didn't fit into the card design that I had in mind.
I then added a piece of white embossed vellum.
It looks pretty darn good, right?

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I need something to ground the large flower. Then I found the grid pattern paper!

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The only new thing that I did use was this green glitter.
To save time, I have listed all the highlighted products in the following links.

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At the end of  the Inlinkz list are the items that I love and they are now on sale .
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