Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SMILE

Today I have a card for the Less is More Challenge to share with you.
This week's theme over there is Technology. After long brainstorming I decided to go with a symbol which is used in the digital world. 

;) for smile!

I made cutting files for that. The decision for the colors was easy after I've seen Yoonsun's beautiful card on her blog. Kraft card base and bold white elements! 

So I cut the smile and ;) out of a white card stock three times with my Cricut and adhered them stacked on the kraft card base as shown in the picture. To finish off my card I decorated it with two colored vellum flowers which I had from my previous creation and one rhinestone.

Here is the card. It is of course not comparable to Yoonsun's awesome card;) 






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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Vellum flowers

This is the second card I made with the Sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.

This time I wanted to make a fancy card with lots of flowers :)






I chose a beige card stock as my card base because I love the stunning effect of white on beige or kraft cardstock. I stamped small open flowers and leaves from various stamp sets using embossing ink on a vellum and white heat embossed them. I colored the images on the back of the vellum using Stabilo pens and fussy cut them. For the rounded rectangle on the sketch I made a cutting file in shape of a rounded rectangle frame and cut it out of a same card stock as the card base with my Cricut. I cut some small circles too. The cut elements were layered for some dimension. I mounted all the elements incl. gold thread as the picture shows. The sentiment was cut out of a navy card stock with Cricut using a font called Black Jack. Rhinestones on center of some flowers were the finishing touch.

I'm entering this card into these Challenges.

CAS(E) this Sketch #141

Addicted to Stamps and More #162: Make your Mark

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love this Technique (Coloring vellum)


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Umbrella

This is the second card for CASology: Umbrella.

I used to be wondering why most of umbrellas on the market are dark coloured. Of course nowadays there are bright and delightful umbrellas. But I wanted to address this question I had when I was young.

To start off I stamped umbrellas from April Showers stamp set by Penny Black using masking technique, so that it looks like a street scene on a rainy day. The umbrellas was stamped in black and clear heat embossed. I then colored the umbrellas using watercolor brush pens, one with bright coloured flowers and the others in darker colours. I added Glossy accents on the bright umbrella.The raindrops were stamped in light blue and got glossy accents.  The sentiment from Inkadinkado was stamped on a light blue panel. I mounted the light blut panel popped up on the card.





Challenges:
CASology #164: Umbrella
Addicted to Stamps #162: Make Your Mark




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Special friends

This card will be the first entry over at CASology. This week's cue word is umbrella.
I searched my stamp collection:)  for a stamp with umbrella and found some.
This card is featuring Mimi stamp from Penny Black. I love this cute character.

I stamped the image in light grey and coloured using Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pen and silver gel pen. I stamped a few hearts above the image so that they look like raindrops. I drew the umbrella using black glaze pen in order to highlight the cue word :).
The sentiment is from the same set. It was stamped with black pigment ink and heat embossed using Extreme Peacock embossing powder.
I mounted the watercolor paper panel slightly askew on a light blue card base. I added Glossy accents on the hearts for some shine.



Challenges:
CASology #164: Umbrella
Addicted to Stamps #162: Make Your Mark




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Friday, September 18, 2015

Birthday in Autumn

Today's card is a birthday card.
Some of my relatives including my husband have their birthday in October. I thought it's time for me to make some birthday cards for them.

I took the sketch from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch and the code word "Leaves" at Addicted to CAS to make this card.

To start off I stamped leaves from the Scattering Leaves stamp set by Hero Arts on a watercolor paper using Distress inks and some spray of pearlized water. After it was dried out I cut the panel with my Cricut in form of a stretched poundkey. (I made a cutting file for the main element (rounded square) of the sketch. I wanted to stretch it over the entire card, so I made a shape of a stretched poundkey.) I cut another white card stock in the same shape. I then mounted the watercolor paper panel on a white card base. The stretched poundkey shape was layered for some dimension.
The sentiment from Hero Arts was stamped, gold heat embossed on a green card stock, die cut with a banner die from Spellbinders and adhered with a foam tape on the card. I added dots using Liquid Pearls to finish off my card.






Challenges:




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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hope you are doing great

Today I could find some time for crafting and made second card for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #140.
I've been thinking about a card with zentangle patterns for a while. And I wanted to give it a try on today's card.

At first I drew wavy lines using black pen and coloured the spaces between the lines with acrylic paint in peach, yellow and light green. I coloured some areas with my silver gel pen. I then doodled Zentangle petterns. Unfortunately my thin silver gel pen was dry and I had to use the thicker one. So it looks quite rough. The sentiment was made using lable maker and popped up with foam tape.
It was impossible for me to photograph the card without any reflection on the label.



I'm entering this card also into the TIME OUT Challenge, Make your Mark.


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Monday, September 14, 2015

Thanks

Today's card is my take on the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and I used the colours from the Color Throwdown.

From the Throwdown colours I chose dark blue as my main colour. I made cutting files for the sentiment and a feather. The sentiment is handwritten by my husband :). I cut(Cricut) the sentiment and a feather out of a dark blue cardstock which I used as the card base. I stamped Dot Flourishes stamp from Inkadinkado on an orange, beige, light blue and dark blue cardstock using embossing ink and clear heat embossed them. I then cut them with Distressed Edges die from Spellbinders while aligning the stamped images. I mounted the die cut stripes on the dark blue card base as shown in the picture.
To finish off the card I added three rhinestones.





Challenges:

Color Throwdown #359 ==> Being totally distracted by my kids, I missed the deadline :(
Addicted to Stamps #161: Anything Goes


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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving day)

Today's card is about Chuseok. Chuseok is one of the biggest national holidays in Korea. It is on the 15th August by the lunar calendar and this year it will fall on the 27th of September. Chuseok is korean Thanksgiving day. Family members gather to give thanks to ancestors and to Mother Nature for providing a bountiful harvest. And the full moon is one of the symbols of this special day.

This week's cue word at CASology is "Moon" and the theme of the one layer card at Less is More is "Wishing". So I thought a greeting card for Chuseok will be perfect for these two challenges. And I used the sketch of the Freshly Made Sketches 203 for this card.

I chose a kraft card base for a natural look of my card. To start off I drew some branches of a persimmon tree with ripe persimmons using colored pencils. To create the moon I masked the persimmon tree and the sky and colored the moon through dabbing a silver ink pad directly on the card base. I then scattered some black and dark blue embossing powder on the moon and heat embossed it to show the craters of the moon. For the sky I masked the moon and blended Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks around the moon. 
I wrote the sentiment in korean by hand and it says "Happy Chuseok!"  Lastly I added some Irresistible pico Embellisher on the persimmon tree. 





Challenges: 

Less is More 241: One Layer Card (Wishing)
Addicted to Stamps 161: Anything goes

I hope this card fills the conditions for a CAS card.
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Monday, September 7, 2015

WRITE

Today I have a card for CASology and Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.

The cue word for this week at CASology is WRITE. I've taken the cue word literally.
I started off by making a cutting file for a fountain pen and welded the fountain pen with the sentiment written using the font "Alako-bold". I cut the sentiment and the fountain pen out of a black card stock, the elements of the fountain pen out of silver foil paper, glitter pattern paper and brown card stock with my Cricut. I then die cut a beige green patten paper with the Distressed Edges die from Spellbinders.
I stamped little flowers and leaves using two stamp sets (Botanicals2 and Blossoming buds) from Paper Smooches on the die cut panel and the card base and added some dots using glaze pens. I assembled all the elements as shown in the picture and rounded two diagonal corners to finish off the card. What I tried to show is that the written message flies towards the recipient like fragrance or pixie dust ;)




Entering this card into
CASology Week162: WRITE and


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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Blue poppy

I didn't know that there are blue poppies. For me poppies are blazing red.
As I saw the cord word over at Addicted to CAS, BLUE, blue flowers came into my mind and I googled blue poppy on the internet. And voila! There is blue poppy!

So the poppy stamp from Hero Arts came in action. I stamped only some part of the stamp on the kraft card base, colored with prismacolor colored pencils. I added dots using glaze pens to draw the stamen. For the sentiment I used patterned acetate sheet. Some faux water droplets using glossy accents are the finishing touch.

I'm happy with the way it turned out :), love the prismacolor colored pencils!





I'm linking up this card at these challenges:
Addicted to CAS; Blue
Happy Little Stampers September CAS Challenge; Colouring
TIME OUT Challenge #39; Make your Mark
My Time To Craft Challenge; Flowers





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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thanks with colorful flowers

Today I have a card for the HLS September Sketch Challenge and Virginia's View Challenge.
As I saw the sketch of the Happy Little Stampers on Gloria's blog, it reminded me of traditional korean windows with wooden lattice. And I decided to try to make a card for the challenge.

At first I made a cutting file using the sketch as it is for the look of an wooden lattice, cut it with Cricut three times in white cardstock and cut once in kraft cardstock.  I stamped woodgrain pattern on the kraft lattice in brown. The sentiment is stamped on the card base in black and clear heat embossed. I adhered the lattice in layer for some dimension on the card base. I then punched flowers out of a cardstock which I colored using colored pencils, curled up the petals and glued them on the card as shown in the picture. I chose orange instead of green from the sketch at HLS. I added glossy accents on the center of the  flowers for some shine :).

I missed white korean traditional paper with subtle texture and stamps in korean. It would have been great if I could use some of them.
Here is the card.





Challenges:

Virginia's View Challenge.: Geometric Patterns
and
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Make It Colorful



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Wishing you a good start into September!