Wednesday, September 23, 2020

One of a Kind Wreath

Hello friends!

(Simon Says Stamp has the latest " Autumn Extraordinaire" Penny Blacks in stock)

I am excited to share a wreath project with you. I have created many wreathe cards in the past, however, this time...it is totally different. You see, I was inspired by the stamp set and when I saw the Fall wreath, I  thought to myself...could there be too much of a good thing? I think not.

It's always good to try new things...sometimes the result is not what we had envisioned. BUT that's OK. It's all part of the creative learning process.

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I started out stamping, coloring and die-cutting the wreath. I love how easy it is to color the small images without too much about shading.

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Once that was done, I came up with an idea to stamp the other image. I partially masked off the pumpkin image from Harvest Wishes. AND it fits nicely!

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It was not hard to mask of the image as the MISTI came in handy for multiple stamping. I even added a few extra colors and added a tint of  minty green.

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It was SO much fun to dress up the wreath. I added small sequins and gold thread.

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 A few splatter was all what's needed at the end of this therapeutic stamping session.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Scrapbook.com doesn't have the  " Autumn Extraordinaire" Penny Blacks in stock yet. 

They do have a Fall Clearance Sale going on.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Carnations Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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

If you arrive from the blog o Nichol Spohr, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 
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I absolutely love the outlines of the carnation and thought it would look really beautiful with white -embossing.
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I anchored the stamps and stamped them strategically on the corners to achieve the maximum blooms.
This set of stamp is rather large and yet it still allows you to move around to get it positioned. 

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For water-coloring, my go to is almost ways the Altenew 24 Pan Set. I don't use the color red enough. I am glad that I did because the red carnations truly stand out.

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I hope that you are enjoying the blog hop.

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Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Sept. 27th for a chance to win.
AND Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew Gift Certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list (including mine!)! The winner will be announced on the
All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on Sept. 30th, 2020
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 21, 2020

More Grape Leaves

Hello friends!

Are you ready to turn a new leaf yet?

As the temperature is starting get cooler in North America, I do feel that Fall is definitely in the air. I am starting to see the changing colors of the leaves..... Last week, I share 4 projects on "Unbe-LEAF-able" Grape Leaves. Well, I am back for more NEW LEAF inspiration. With today's card, it definitely will get you into Fall mood.

I know Grape Leaves are nearly sold out in all of the big online store (including Altenew). However, Simon Says Stamp still has a few stamp sets left (no dies though).sening you love

The brown/green/red/orange leaves were colored, stamped, die cut and embossed (in that order).

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I started out creating my own colors of the leaves by inking up white card stock with Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers. sending lots of love -001

Although it is nice to have coordinating dies, it is most feasible to cut out these leaves. For the embossing, I used Ranger Color Embossing Buddy to ink up parts of the leaves. I love the organic look of the leaves.  Hope today's post give you some fall inspiration. 

Thank you for stopping by!

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Spellbinders Fall Warehouse Sale and a Crafting Tip

 Hello friends!

I am popping in with a post about Spellbinders Fall Warehouse Sale.

Since the sale is time-sensitive, this is my 2nd post of the day. For Altenew September Stencil Release Blog Hop, please click HERE or scroll down.

(many of these embossing folders are now $2-$3 each!)

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I have linked the best deals in the following. By the time you click the link, just be prepared that they may be sold out as the price is unbelievable.

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 If you are new to card-making and die-cutting, Spellbinder's products are always great for the quality and value, especially they are such of great bargain right now.

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Did you know? Drying-embossing foloders are great for decorating your envelopes? Cut and Emboss (Spellbinders) 
 I also love to add colors as you may know. 
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰IMPORTANT TIP: 
In my last few cards with embossing folders, I added these colors with a piece of foam or two.
Yes, the kind you get from craft store or Wal-mart. They are a bout 3mm thick.
Simply adhere one of two pieces of foam onto your acrylic blocks and ink away each part to your heart's desire! You can re-use them or discard after use. They are super inexpensive and this is the way I find the best for coloring the ridges of dry-embossed images.

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Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Altenew Geometry & Nature Stencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

Welcome to Altenew's Nature and Geometry Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share 4 stenciled projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of LauraJane, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 
Please note that all products used at listed at the end of this post.
Feature products #1: Leaf Bed Stencil, Rounded Rectangles, Fancy Hello Die

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I decided to create a cool color combo, so I used my trusty Cerulean Skies 6 Mini Cubes

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 I also applied a small stripe of Radiant Rainbow Washi Tape. 

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Feature products #2: Color Block Stencil, Blooming Ephemera, Birch Impressionism Stamp & Die

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I had a lot of fun to ink up the color blocks. This stencil is absolutely awesome.
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While I was having too much fun, I embossed 3 of the blocks in Copper.
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Feature products #3: Castle Motifs Stencil, Leaf Mix Die Set, Featured Sentiment Die Set

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  With the ink pray, I sprayed the red , pink and orange colors of ink.

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For the sentiment, I used Featured Sentiment and this was perfect for this vibrant background.

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 Feature products #4: Sphere Stencil, Poinsettia 3D Die, Holiday Flower Stamp Set

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I love the mod and trendy look of the Sphere Stencil.

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I used Poinsettia 3D Die for this card. 
Imagine you can use any style dies or stamps for your focal point?

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For a little extra pizzazz, I added some green glitter and splatter.
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Receive a FREE Gift (worth $5,99, brand new Geometry & Nature Stencil Release Inspiration Guide) with every order of the Geometry & Nature Stencil Release Bundle from 9/18/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 9/20/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Sept. 23rd for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this release. All winners will be announced on Altenew Winners' Page on Sept. 26th, 2020.
 
Your next stop is my friend Vicky Papaioannou's blog

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Multi-color Layering with a Large Cling Stamp

 Hello friends! 

I am popping in with a fun post with color-layering.

Not sure if you have tried slapstick/cling stamps, but they are one of the east type to work with.

Penny Black's new release "Autumn Extraordinaire" is here! You will find many awesome Fall cling stamps over Penny Black online shop here.

The reason that I love using cling stamps is that they are often detailed and easy to ink up.

The Rise And Shine Stamp is fairly large and can stick nicely with the stamp positioned such as  MISTI. When using cling stamps, be sure to remove the foam to ensure the proper stamping.

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When stamping a large image, it is best to plan out the position of your focal point. I started out with the sunflower and then leaves. I add one color at a time and gradually built up the colors.

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 I then clear-emboss the sunflower and stamped some more with leaves and finally colored the background.

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Lastly, about the sentiment, I stamped "Hello" from "Falling Leaves" because the space looks just right for my stamped image.

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 It only makes sense to dry-emboss with the Dainty Dasher Die ( available at Scrapbook.com) with the entire image. I highly recommend this shape die as you have probably seen that I used a dozen time this spring and summer.  You can find them over Scrapbook.com HERE

From Scrapbook.com 
For a limited time, grab a FREE add-on Photo Play Paper 'ColorMe' Sentiment Sheet + Bubble Die Set!

I am listing all the new products that I will be featuring in the coming weeks! It's going to be fun and exciting!  Thanks so much for stopping by!