Friday, July 30, 2021

Create With Scraps

Hello friends!

It's time to clean my the craft table and make something out of the scraps.  Let's start with the Decorative Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

Here I highlighted the surface of the embossing folder.

 Since I trimmed it to odd size, I added the layer with the green card stock. To keep the edges interesting, I added Faux Stitching. 
 with love

You might wonder why I used such a large sentiment....well, behind the lavender card stock, there was a tear mark from the strong Washi Tape! 

And that is how this design came about!! I think the received would not know all the boos that I made and that is a success! 

with loves of love
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Christmas In July -Take 2!

 Hello friends!

I am back with another take of the new July release from Spellbinders.

This iconic Christmas image is easy to achieve. The set consisted of the car and presents with a large bow. Once you know what the little parts are for, it takes little time to assemble. 

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My original plan was to die cut the car in green....but I fell in love with the silver car once it's die cut. The metallic sheen and details are absolutely amazing! 

Special Delivery-Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies

I kept the color scheme simple and thought the white, blue and red are festive and eye-catching. I also created the white snowy hills with Color Blocked Scenic Scape Etched Die. 

 Christmas blessings (Special Delivery-Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies ) 

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Add Depth to One Layer Wonder

Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog today. This time, I made a one layer card and had a blast creating it! 

I have a love of creating one layer cards. The reasons? First, it is mail-friendly and no extra postage required. Secondly, one layer card is clean and concise and conveys the sentiment perfectly. Last but certainly not the least, it is just plain fun to create! To me, stamping  one layer cards makes me to be a better stamper. I have to go that extra "mile" (inch in this case) to make the card shine!

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I am using Watercolor Extravaganza for my card. This solid stamp set is perfect for beginners and expert stampers. The lining up is very forgiving. Even when you are not perfectly lined up with the stamps, it makes an unique and artistic design!

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I started out stamping the top left corner. The fun part of this process is also mixing up the colors and shades. I highly encourage you to go beyond your regular sets and mix other colors into your floral designs.

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 *All inks are listed at the end of this post. For example,  I used many colors for the flower petals ( Pastel Sunrise, Canyon Clay), Center(Vanilla Cream, Honey Drizzle, Antique Gold Pigment Ink, Sicilian Amber) and leaves (Butternut, Marshland and Bamboo).

07272021-Watercolor Extravaganza-Simple Frame Mask Stencil

After stamping the flowers, it looked pretty good already. Now what? I decided to add a subtle framed corner at the bottom. Unfortunately, I left a fine brownish line on the right. This was a "mistake"! However, I didn't want to start a new card and proceeded to stamp more leaves. This makes the lines look intentional! Problem solved.

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With this process, you will learn to about placement, balance and composition. I would love it if you can leave me your comment over Altenew Card Blog! Your comments are always appreciated there.
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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Stamped Birthday Cards By The Decade!

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share one of the cards that I made with Cool Decades Stamp Set.  Today's card was my first take with this stamp set. However, I didn't like the color placement, so I did my 2nd take. So, this card below was my 2nd take/a re-do, so to speak. 

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However, I think my first take still has some good merits and therefore, I think might serve a learning purpose. So, for the sake of sharing and learning, here it is! 

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What I love about this card is that I stamped the sentiment onto the the "Speech Bubble" image. I then cut it out and popped it up. This gives the card some fun and cute element. 


What I didn't love are the color distribution of the image. The browns are on the right side and the orange on the other. Aesthetically, it didn't look symmetrical and pleasing to the eyes. When it comes to CAS card, these must be taken into account

This is a card analysis post and I hope you enjoy the share! I'd love to know if you enjoy seeing this type of posts. I will keep them in mind and hopefully, I will share more!

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Christmas in July

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I am joining the Christmas in July inspiration.  When it's hot outside, I feel cool to create indoors and see the winter magic through my ink and dies!  The latest one here is from Spellbinders July new release called Holiday Decorations.

Holiday Decorations Etched Dies is part of the Tis the Season Collection with a set of six thin metal dies that create sweet holiday ornaments. Also included are three different designs each of snowflakes and stars.Tis the Season to truly sparkle! This collection is full of wonderful traditional holiday icons that is a perfect addition to your holiday paper crafting projects. Mix and match within this ensemble or with other Spellbinders’ holiday offerings.

Holiday Decorations Etched Dies-Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies -001

This set may have many small pieces, but once you die cut them, it doesn't take long to assemble.  

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 There are two sets of ornaments and I used silver paper for the bauble topper. This proves to be easy and effective.

Holiday Decorations Etched Dies-Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies

For the panel, I die cut the Color Block Scenic Scape Die.

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This die can be used all year round. I love how this die help grounded the baubles. I will definitely share more use of Color Block Scenic Scape Die.


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July Altenew Gift Card Winner Announcement

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It brings me a great pleasure to announce the TWO lucky random commenters! 

Every month, Altenew offers two giveaway to my followers/readers. I am thankful for your frequent visits and that you take some precious time to leave me a comment. Your feedback and comments are the energy boost that keep me going. Without further ado, here are the two winners. 

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Paint-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Paint-A-Flower Fashion Monger Dahlia with a blog hop!

If you arrive from the blog of Carol Hintermeier , you are in the right place. If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

This set of stamp is so very detailed. I decided to use Artist Watercolor 24 Pan set because the mix of pigment is not too heavy or too light.

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I started out with painting each flower and enjoyed the slow coloring. In fact, if you do not rush coloring, this is really a totally satisfying process.
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For the background, I mixed the Sea Shore paint with a tint of blue and that really made the flower colors pop.
Altenew-PAF Fashion Monger Dahlia-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set-Floral Lace Die

I added part of the Floral Lace Die and loved how this framed the entire image. Altenew-PAF Fashion Monger Dahlia-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set-Floral Lace Die-003 
 If you find the Floral Lace Die too large to use, you must try to use it in smaller scale. You will never have to buy any lace die ever again once you try the Floral Lace Die
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 I hope you like my interpretation with this month's Paint-a-flower Fashion Monger Dahlia. 

Giveaway: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 28/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 30/07/2021.

Your next stop is the blog of Jenny Colacicco
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