Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Layered Butterflies!

Hello friends!
S4-920 Spellbinders LAYERED MONARCH Etched Dies
S4-920 Spellbinders LAYERED MONARCH Etched Dies

I am fluttering by with a quick post on the Layered Butterfly Dies.


These dies are beautifully designed and they make creating an easy task to do.

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I simply used pattern paper form Altenew Reflection  Scrapbook Collection and die cut them.


It was so fun to assemble the butterflies once you have all the die cut pieces.
To go with the theme and colors, I stamped some leaves and hearts from Cherished Memories in the background.

 The sentiment and hearts from from Watercolor Dots Background.

I love it when it's so effortless....
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Summer Giveaway

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Virginia's Stencil Sunday #5

Hello friends!
Welcome to Week Five's Stencil Sunday!
Stencil Sunday

This weeks' stencil is

Altenew - Stencil - Spring Garden
Altenew - Stencil - Spring Garden

What can I say? This stencil is gorgeous!
You can stencil it with one color or apply various inks like I did here today.

to you my sweet friend

I am dissecting this card into the following elements:

1.stenciled background: with various ink colors and help of Washi Tape, you can create a colorful stenciled background.
2 textured vellum: vellum? Always a good idea. Clear-embossing with Rustic Linen? Yes, please!
3 sentiment with glitter Washi Tap: the Fine Alphabet Die are so versatile. I jazzed it up with a touch of Washi Tape.


I love that this card is rather flat, yet it has textures and depth.


Enamel dots serve two purpose in this: it adds pops of colors AND it hides the glue on the vellum.
I hope that you enjoy seeing today's stencil feature.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Spellbinders Cut and Emboss-a TWOfer!

Hello friends!
I am popping in with another "Cut and Emboss" project.
Previously, I had shared this very card with the same Embossing Folder.

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from: Spellbinders
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I shared how I applied the colors in my video.
Here it is again, in case you miss seeing it.

I decided to take a different color combo. Also, this time, the 3 pink colored flowers were CUT through. The bright pink you see are from a piece of bright paper underneath.

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Again, I used double-sided white foam tape (on an acrylic block) to color the images. 
The white foam are great with Distress Oxide. 
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as I was coloring the dry-embossed image, I thought to myself...I am NUTS to color the small bits.
However, perseverance is the key. It is very do-able and relaxing.

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I did mess up a few spots. But you will never know because I covered them up with Liquid Pearl (Mint Green).

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I stamped the sentiment AFTER I did all the coloring. It is not perfect, but it will do.
Here is photo of the two cards with the same embossing folder.

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I love that these embossing folders allow you to have a very detailed design and yet it has textures and very very flat.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

My One Layer Wonder

Hello friend!

I don't know about you, but I find creating one layer cards are oh....so. satisfying.
This time, I am using as my main image.


Beautiful Heart Stamp & Die Bundle
Here is my latest addition.

This one layer card does involve a few elements and techniques.

1. color-laying: with the leaves and flower, this actually was easy. The stamp set has it all covered.
2. die-cutting: you may not see the matching dies were used in this, BUT I used the matching dies for the next step

3. masking: without masking, I could not have done the stenciling
4. stencil: color blending the grey area seems like a good idea. You can never have too much gradient
5. coloring: you may not see the coloring, but I did add med-gray shading with Artist Markers.
6. embossing: there is something about the embossing just makes the cards go WOW.


This one layer does look like it has lots going on....so, I skipped sequins and strings.

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I am traveling with this set currently. Love love it!

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

It's an exciting blog hop event today as Altenew is releasing its own WATERCOLOR!
For the complete list of blog hop, please visit  Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbooking Blog. You should be arriving from Mayline Jung's blog. 
Congratulations! This is also the very last stop for this blog hop....you made it! 😁

There are tons of fun and inspiration in this hop. Don't miss out! 

This beautiful set of 36 vibrant watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with our line of ink. They are intensely pigmented, fade minimally when drying, and some colors have lovely granulating effects. They are stored in a convenient plastic case, designed with space for your brush (included) and a palette in the lid for mixing. Some of the case lids snap off upon opening and can easily snap back on after you are finished creating so you can store your mixed paints with the rest of the pan colors. 

This Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set contains: 36 Artist Grade Watercolor Half-Pans, Plastic Case,m Water Brush.

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Let me tell ya, this set is absolutely lovely! It is great for doing some fun coloring on the go. I also love the "blend-ability"!!

The watercoloring process is always so soothing and relaxing. I didn't have trouble coloring the image from Peony Spray Stamp.

For my coloring, I started with the image and gradually build on each layer of colors. It is best to let it dry in between (if possible).

I die cut the vellum border ( from Creative Edges: Lace Die) to create a subtle layer! 

PRIZE: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbooking Blog by 8/15/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/19/2018.


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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Creative Use of a Word Die

Hello friends!
I am sharing a project that I absolutely LOVE.

This card has two of my favorite elements: layered stamping 
Life Is Awesome Stamp Set
Life Is Awesome Stamp Set

from: ALTENEW  
and word dies.

I started out with stamping the images in the most colorful way as I can.
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 The next step, I ran the Simply Thank You Die (Gasp! It take a leap of faith to do this step) with a piece of glitter Washi tape through the die cut machine.

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Ta-da! You got the word die. I then offset the die a little bit to show a bit of white underneath.

I have done similar designs before and I absolutely love adding this little bits of glitter in it.
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It's unusual for me to stamp floral designs with the color gray/grey... this works!

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Then I added sequins and Pico Embellisher (white) for extra details.

I hope that you enjoy today's post.
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