Friday, November 30, 2018

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway




Hello and welcome to Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day2 !!! 

Have you enjoyed the Day1 of this special blog hop hosted by Altenew?  I'm so excited to be a stop on Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day2 along with other amazing crafters!!! 

If you're coming from Agnieszka Malyszek's blog, you are right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the hop, please hop over to Altenew Scrapbook Blog, today's host!

I'm so thankful for the opportunity to celebrate our unique community today. I started cardmaking in 2015, 2 years after my family had moved to USA. This online community has been the window to the world for me through which I learned about so many people and cultures and made my crafty friends! And Altenew was one of the stamp companies I have got to know as I started cardmaking. As I love their floral stamps, especially the large and delicate images, I chose one of my favorite stamps for today's card : Crown Bloom.



I started by stamping the outline images from Crown Bloom stamp set on some Canson watercolor paper. I stamped the flowers in Sand Dune and the leaves in Minty Mint to do no-line coloring. I watercolored the images with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers: Spring Garden Set and cut them using coordinating dies


To add some texture on my background I added clear glitter embossing paste through Sketched Lines stencil on a shimmery cardstock. I cut the shimmery cardstock along a curved line I drew to follow the floral arrangement.


I then searched for a thin and long sentiment and found a beautiful one from Build A Flower: Anemone set. I white heat embossed it on my gray cardbase using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

 

I then assembled the card together. The stenciled shimmery panel was foam mounted on the cardbase. The flowers and leaves were adhered partly flat or using some foam adhesives as shown in the picture. I added yellow dots on the small flowers using yellow Pico embellisher to finish off the card.



PRIZES
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:



Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.


EXTRA GIVEAWAY
I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Saturday 12/8/18 at 11:59pm EDT, who will win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Sunday 12/9/18.

-----WINNER (Edited to add)-----

via Random Number Generator


Thank you so much for your lovely and encouraging comments!!! 
The Winner of a a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store is 

Congratulations Denise !!! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 12/20/2018 with the subject line "Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's Blog".



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HOP ALONG
Your next stop on the hop is super talented Sara Naumann's blog! Below is the complete hop list. 

TaeEun Yoo --> It's me :)!


Thank you so much for stopping by, everyone!!! Hope you're enjoying the blog hop and getting tons of inspiration!!! 

Happy Hopping!
TaeEun

I participate in the affiliate program of Altenew. It means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you each time you click through and purchase the product(s) shared here. Thank you for your support :). 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Altenew November 2018 Stencil/Ink Spray Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to Altenew November 2018 Stencil and Ink Spray Release Blog Hop!!!

If you're coming from Zsoka Marko' blog you are right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the hop, please hop over to Altenew Card Blog. 

Altenew November 2018 Stencil and Ink Spray Release includes 9 new unique stencil designs and 6 new metallic shimmer ink spray colors. I've had the pleasure to play with three new stencils and 2 gorgeous ink sprays and made three cards showcasing Sunburst, Flowing Butterfly and Feathered Leaves stencil. 

Let's get started with this holiday card featuring Sunburst stencil and Holiday Bow stamp set.


I started off by making the background panel. I inked the Sunburst stencil using an embossing ink, put it on a soft teal cardstock from New Day Card Kit, sandwiched it on an embossing mat and ran it through my cutting machine. I then white heat embossed the dry embossed panel using Pure White Crisp EP. The smaller central panel was cut using Fine Frames Cover die and dry embossed with Sunburst stencil. 


I then started coloring the poinsettia and the bow from Holiday Bow set. I stamped the bow in Lagoon, the poinsettia in Midnight Violet and the leaves in Frayed Leaf mini inks to do some no line coloring. I colored them with Altenew Artist Markers and fussy cut them all. 


I cut the teal panel slightly smaller than A2 size and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. I stamped the sentiment from Season's Greetings set in Jet Black on the small white panel and foam mounted it onto the card.  I adhered a thin white frame on the front panel to add more interest. I then arranged the poinsettia and the bow as shown in the picture. 
To finish off I colored the poinsettia with a clear glitter pen. 



On my second card I embellished an watercolored panel using Flowing Butterfly stencil and a clear glitter embossing paste. 


I started by stamping the gorgeous floral images from Floral Art stamp set on Canson watercolor paper. I stamped the flowers in Sand Dunes and the leaves in Bamboo and colored them using Altenew Watercolor Pan set.


After the colored panel was dry I applied clear glitter embossing paste on the panel over the Flowing Butterfly stencil and let it dry. The sentiment is from Leaf Canopy set. I gold heat embossed it on some vellum and cut it in a circle. I glued it on a small yellow circle and foam mounted it onto the card on a nest of some silver thread. 



My last card for today is showing the colors of Lagoon and Sunkissed metallic shimmer spray.


To create the two toned background I masked the borders of an A2 panel, placed the Feathered Leaves stencil on it and applied my embossing paste mixed with Lagoon and Sunkissed metallic shimmer spray. I sprinkled some gold and green fine glitter on it before the paste was dry.


I gold heat embossed the branches from Leaf Canopy on some watercolor paper and colored them using Lagoon and Sunkissed metallic shimmer spray. I then cut them using the coordinating die and set them aside. The shimmer of these sprays is just gorgeous! The photos don't do justice to these beautiful colors and shimmer!


After the background panel was completely dry I adhered it on a white cardbase. I cut the Leaf Canopy branches from some yellow fun foam using coordinating die to raise my colored branches. 


The sentiment was then gold heat embossed on a strip of dark teal cardstock from New Day Card Kit, embellished with a thin strip of golden cardstock and added onto the card. 


That's it from me for today! I hope I was able to inspire you with my cards!

PRIZES
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 12/3/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/7/2018.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Sunday 12/2/18 at 11:59pm EDT, who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Monday 12/3/18.


- WINNER (Edited to add) -
via Random Number Generator
Thank you so much for your lovely and encouraging comments!!! 
The Winner of a a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store is 


Congratulations Kathy !!! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 12/15/2018 with the subject line "Altenew November 2018 Stencil/Ink spray Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's Blog".



HOP ALONG

Rowena M

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!
Wishing you all a happy hopping!

TaeEun



I participate in the affiliate program of Altenew. It means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you each time you click through and purchase the product(s) shared here. Thank you for your support :). 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Holiday Cards and Tags - The Ton

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a couple of Holiday cards and some tags.

I used our new Snowflake Layering Coverplate Die Bundle and some digital files from The Ton's store to make my projects. And in one card is a surprise inside!!!





Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hope you could visit The Ton's blog for more details!

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Tags

Happy Thanksgiving!!! 

Today is the last Seize the Birthday Thursday of the year 2018!!! And the last Toppings option for this year is TAGS !  As always you may enter any birthday card into our challenge!


I've made a gift tag for a newborn baby. So it is for 0th birthday :)!


I stamped the giraffe from Petite Plushies stamp set by Clearly Besotted in black and colored it using Copic markers. I fussy cut it and set it aside.
The sentiment was cut using Handlettered Greetings die by SimonSaysStamp. I stacked some white die cuts and topped it with a die cut from white glitter paper.


The background is from a patterned paper which I used to make the paper bag as well. The tag shape was cut using A2 Distressed Edges die set by Spellbinders. I glued the giraffe and the sentiment on it and added some white dots using white gel pen. I punched a hole and tied some twine. 


This is how the tag looks like on the gift bag :)! 


Thank you so much for stopping by today!!!
I hope you play along with us before our short break starts in December!

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my talented team mates and our surprise party guest Marianne!

Wishing you all a great day!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Flower Challenge #26 - A Special Occasion Reminder

Hello everyone!!! Hope you're having a great week so far! 

Today I have a get well card to share with you. The theme for November at The Flower Challenge is A SPECIAL OCCASION. We arrived already the half way and it's time for a reminder card.



I did some no line coloring on the beautiful gardenia cluster from Gardenia Wishes stamp set by The Ton. The cluster of Gardenia Wishes is out of three flowers but I cut one out to make it smaller. 


I started by stamping the image on Canson watercolor paper in Antique Linen DI and watercolored it. I cut it using the coordinating die and cut off one small flower from it.

I clear heat embossed Minor Stripes cling stamp (The Ton) on a soft pink cardbase and blended Soft Garnet ink on the area which is picking out under the white panel.



The sentiment is from Sending Peonies set (The Ton). I stamped "Sending" in black pigment ink and heat embossed only the upper part in gold. The small sentiment was then gold heat embossed. The white panel with the sentiment was cut using a Double Stitched Rectangle die (The Ton). I cut it narrower than A2 panel and foam mounted it on the cardbase.


I adhered the gardenia cluster on the white panel and added some clear dew drops. And the card was done! 



Hope you like my DT card ! Please visit The Flower Challenge blog to see more inspiration cards from my lovely team mates!
I'd love to see your projects in our gallery!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
TaeEun