Thursday, March 26, 2020

Seize the Birthday #186 - Cards for Kids

Hello and welcome to my blog! 

Today is the Seize the Birthday Thursday! Our new toppings option for next fortnight chosen by our lovely team mate JoAnn  is " Cards for Kids "! Easy peasy, right  :)?



I chose this cute little girl by Penny Black. This mini clear stamp is called Lolly (30-688). The perfect sentiment for our challenge is also in the stamp set included. 


I stamped the girl in Antique Linen DI on a Bristol smooth paper to do some no line coloring using Karin brush markers. After the coloring was done I ink blended on a rectangle in the size of the third Simple Stackers die (51-613) in light blue, light green DI. I added a little bit of pink to the sides.


I stamped the sentiment in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. I then cut the colored panel using the largest die of the Simple Stackers die (51-613) and mounted it flat on a soft pink cardbase.


Next I cut the frame using the second and third Simple Stackers dies (51-613) from some textured soft pink cardstock and foam mounted the frame on the card. I finished off the card by adding a clear rhinestone to the flower center on her head.


That's it!  Hope you'll play along with us! As always you may enter any birthday themed project into our gallery!
Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my amazing team mates and our surprise party guest  Stef Perry!

Thank you so much for looking!
Have a happy day!
Hugs,
TaeEun


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop!

As you may know Altenew is hosting a Celebrating Parents Card Drive for a great cause. Altenew is collecting cards for seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters to show them they are loved, celebrated, and honored. If you missed the post on Altenew blog, please click here. Today's blog hop is to inspire you to join in this awesome card drive. 

If you arrived here from the amazingly talented Jaycee Gasper's blog, you're right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog.

I've made a card using Extra Special stamp and die set. This set is one of the stamp sets, 20% of the profits (until Father’s Day, June 16th, 2019) of which, will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.


I started off by creating the background. I stamped the Extra Special stamp three times on a teal cardstock panel in Emerald ink and colored them using Prismacolor colored pencils. I used light pink, white along with various shades of teal colors. After the coloring was done, I ink blended the bottom part of the background panel in Lagoon and Emerald to make the area darker.



I stamped and heat embossed one more Extra Special image on a separate heavyweight white cardstock in Copper embossing powder. This time I colored the image using metallic acrylic paint in iridescent white, silver, gold and copper. After the paint was dry I cut it using the coordinating die.


On the front of a white cardbase I ink blended Vintage Photo and Antique Linen DI and foam mounted the background panel on it after I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set in white. 


I added the floral cluster onto the card using some foam tape and finished off the card with three yellow rhinestones on the center of the flowers. 


That's it from my side! I hope I was able to inspire you with my card today!

GIVING BACK

20% of the profits from these products (Thanks, Dad Stamp Set, World’s Best Dad Stamp Set, Best Mom Stamp Set, Extra Special Stamp Set, Beautiful Lady Stamp Set, Painted Butterflies Stamp Set, Sweet Bow Enamel Pin, Stay Awesome Enamel Pin) until Father’s Day, June 21st, 2020, will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

PRIZES
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/5/2020.

HOP ALONG
Your next stop on the hop is Virginia Lu's blog! Below is the complete blog hop list.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a happy hopping!
Hugs,
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, March 23, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio March 2020 Essentials Slim Cuts Release Blog Hop


Hello and Welcome to Pinkfresh Studio March 2020 Essentials Slim Cuts Release Blog Hop!


You've arrived here from Suzy Plantamura's blog, if you're following the blog hop order. In case you're lost on the way or want to start over, please hop over to Pinkfresh Studio blog!


Pinkfresh Studio is releasing another series of Essentials which fit on the slimline size. The dies cut to 3 5/8 x 8 5/8 ". You can find the Essentials designs we already have in the new nine Essentials Slim Cuts. This time we are releasing also a black hybrid ink named Detail Black.

I've made three cards in 3 7/8 x 8 7/8 ".


My first card is featuring Slim Diagonal Stripes from the Essentials Slim Cuts along with Full Bloom set and Phrase builder: you die set from January release.


I started off by stamping the Full Bloom image on a watercolor paper in a light gray archival ink two times. I then watercolored the floral clusters loosely using Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors. After the coloring was done I cut them using the coordinating die and set them aside.


To create the background using Slim Diagonal Stripes, I first did watercolor wash on a watercolor paper panel in 3 7/8 x 8 7/8 ". I colored the panel lightly in green. I mixed a tiny bit of Espresso and Sunshine to Key Lime and Emerald City to make an olive green shade that I wanted. After the panel was dry, I splattered the same ink on it.


I cut the panel using Slim Diagonal Stripes. The die cut panel was mounted flat on a white base and the cut out stripes were added to it using some foam tape.
I adhered the Full Bloom floral clusters on the background cut off the excess.
The sentiment was cut using Phrase builder: you two times from some black cardstock and once from black glitter paper. I stacked them and added to the card.
To finish off I scattered some pink, yellow and clear Jewels.


The second card is showing one of the dies from Slim lacy edgers.


I started off making a alcohol inked YUPO panel in Citrus, Aqua and Shell Pink. I also added some Silver Mixative to add some shine to the panel. I used lots of rubbing alcohol to blend the colors.
After the YUPO panel was dry I cut one side using the Slim lacy edger.


I cut a heavyweight white cardstock using the same die to back the YUPO panel to make it sturdier.
Before I adhered the YUPO panel on the white panel I cut the letters from the YUPO panel using Kelly Alpha Lower case dies.
I cut the same letters from some heavyweight white cardstock to inlay them into the places of the YUPO panel. I added the tiny pieces from the YUPO letters to the white letters.


Now I foam mounted the front panel on a white cardbase. Some yellow, light blue and pink Jewels were my finishing touch for this card.


For the last card for today I used the Slim diagonal stitched rectangles. I created a scene using Falling for you stamp set trying to make it look like an asiatic landscape drawing.


I started off creating a black to red ombre watercolored panel. I used Licorice, Lavender and Candy Apple from the Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolors. I left the bottom part uncolored.


After the panel was dry I white heat embossed the waterfall, mountains and trees from Falling for you stamp set on it. The waterfall on the right side was stamped as the mirror image. I added the fog (clouds) to the scene by stippling white acrylic paint using a brush. I cut the colored panel using a die without stitches.


I ink blended a white cardstock in black-gray ombre in the Urban Raincoat Premium ink colors. I cut the panel using the largest Slim diagonal stitched rectangle die and mounted it on a white cardbase.
I foam mounted the colored panel on it. The sentiment is from Full Bloom stamp set. I simply stamped it in black directly on the colored panel.


That's it from my side! Hope I was able to showcase the unique Slim Cut designs and inspire you with my projects today!

GIVEAWAYS
Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full MARCH 2020 Essentials Slim Cuts release on the Pinkfresh blog, and on their IG feed.

Also each of the designers participating in this blog hop will be giving away a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio store. The winners will be picked from the comments.

*All the winners will be announced on the Pinkfresh Studio Giveaway Page on Monday, March. 30th.

*Please check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks !

SHOPPING PROMO
Free US shipping or discounted international shipping on all orders $35+ from March. 23. 7am CST - March. 29. 11:59pm CST.

HOP ALONG
Your next stop on the Hop is my amazing team mate, Yasmin Diaz' blog!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thank you so much for stopping by and hopping along!

Hugs,
TaeEun

I participate in the affiliate program of Pinkfresh Studio. 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 :). 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Guest Designing on Spellbinders blog - Destinations Japan Collection by Lene Lok

Hello everyone!

Today I'm sharing four cards on Spellbinders' blog! I'm featuring Destinations Japan Collection designed by Lene Lok, including six sets of dies with Japanese vibe.

I tried to add some artistic feel to my cards by coloring the die cut elements. Hope you stop by Spellbinders' blog to take a closer look!


Thank you so much for looking!
Have a restful weekend!
Hugs,
TaeEun

I participate in the affiliate program of Spellbinders. 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 :). 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Secret Garden II - Penny Black

Hello everyone! 

Today I have three cards to share with you. I used some cute critter stamp sets and floral sets from Secret Garden Release by Penny Black. Hope I can brighten your day a bit with my cards today!


The first card is featuring the Exquisite Envelope (30-702) stamp set and Classic Stackers die set (51-620) from Secret Garden release. 


I stamped the floral elements from the Exquisite Envelope (30-702) set several times in an embossing ink and gold heat embossed them. The envelope was stamped in a gray archival ink. I stamped the hearts on the envelope in light blue and violet DI and colored the floral elements using Karin brush markers. Then I cut them all using the coordinating Exquisite Envelope Cut Out (51-632).


To create the background I did some watercolor wash in violet and cerulean blue Color Burst on a watercolor paper. After the panel was dry I cut it using the largest die from the Classic Stackers die set (51-620).


I foam mounted the background piece slightly offset on a navy cardbase. I stamped the sentiment from Million Thanks set (30-680) in a black pigment ink on the envelope and clear heat embossed it. I then arranged the flowers in the die cut opening of the envelope and added it to the card using some foam tape. To finish off I added some Like Magic sequins.


I made the second card using Flying By (30-681) and Daisy Collection (30-696) mini clear stamp sets.


The cute bunny was stamped in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed. I colored him using Karin brush markers and Zig brush markers. I cut the bunny using Flying By Cut Out (51-626) and set it aside.


I created a daisy field where the bunny can land on. I stamped the daisies from Daisy Collection (30-696) set on a Bristol smooth paper in Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron DI. I colored the daisies in various pink shades using Picked Raspberry DI and the brush markers. To finish off the background I drew the grass and ink blended light blue sky with some clouds.


I silver heat embossed the sentiment from Flying By (30-681) on the background panel and cut it using the Leaf Stitched Frames (51-552) die and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. I added the bunny to the card and the card was finished.


The last card is showing the cute bear from the Plant Sunshine (30-687) stamp set. To create a flower bed for him I used a floral cluster from In My Garden (30-699) set.


To start off I stamped the floral cluster from In My Garden (30-699) in the front of the scene in Memento black ink on Neenah solar white panel.  Next I masked the flowers and stamped the bear from Plant Sunshine (30-687) set. After I masked the bear as well I added the flowers in the background.


I colored the images using Copic markers. I colored around the flowers in light green and ink blended the bottom part of the panel in Twisted Citron. For the sentiment I used the Sign (51-608) die set. I cut the sign from some white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Magical Friendship (30-707) stamp set in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. I ink blended the pole and the panel in brown DI and adhered them together.


To tuck the sign in the scene I cut the outline of a flower. The colored panel was mounted on a white cardbase. I then fixated the sign using some foam tape. I finished off the card by adding some yellow Stickles to the center of the flowers.


I hope you enjoyed looking my cards. I had fun to play with the cute stamp sets :)!

Wishing you all a restful and crafty weekend! Stay safe and healthy!

Hugs,
TaeEun

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Ton Spring 2020 Release Instagram Hop


Hello and welcome to the first day of The Ton’s Spring 2020 Release Instagram Hop! 

The Instagram hop is of course running on Instagram :)! You can hop along there and leave comments for a chance to win the prize. I just wanted to share my card with my crafty friends, who aren't familiar with Instagram. 

My card is featuring Wild Rose Close Up stamp set.


I white heat embossed the image on a watercolor paper panel and colored it using Color Burst in Violet and Cerulean Blue. The leaves were colored in Sepia and gray watercolor. I cut the panel to a smaller size than A2. 


On a dark brown card base I white heat embossed the sentiment from Story Rose stamp set. I cut my colored panel into two pieces taking off a thin strip and foam mounted the pieces on the card base aligning them so that the sentiment can be shown between the two pieces of the panel.


I finished off the card with some Medallion Gold sequins. 



That's it! Please follow this link to hop along on Instagram. Some amazing crafters are participating in the Instagram hop!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Ton Spring 2020 Release

Hello and Welcome to The Ton's Spring 2020 Release!
The Ton is releasing 11 new stamps today! We have a mixed collection of grouped layered stamps, coloring outline stamps and a variety of sentiment, alphas and number stamps for this release!
The Rose of Sharon and the Floral Bits are layering floral stamps with coordinating dies in a coverplate style, which cut the whole set of images with a single pass! Also we have some beautiful outline floral images (Floral Balloon, Lily Bloom, Wild Rose Close Up and Story Rose) which you could color in as you want! The Recipe Card is a unique design for some of you who love cooking:)! The sentiment set Sister and the various number and alpha stamps like Fill it In Classic Numbers, Jet Alphas and the pretty Layered Spring Alphas would be great addition to your sentiment collection!

  



*All stamps and the coordinating die for Floral Bits are available to ship now
*All the other dies (Rose of Sharon and Layered Spring Alphas) will be available to ship around 3/27.

I have four cards to share with you today!
My first card is featuring our new layering floral stamp sets, Rose of Sharon and Floral Bits. There are coordinating Coverplate dies for this sets, which cut the several flowers and bits through one pass.


I started off by stamping bunch of  Rose of Sharons and Floral Bits on Neenah solar white paper. The rectangles and small squares on this stamp set make the aligning of the layers super easy! 


To stamp the five layers of the Rose of Sharon I used Ballet Slippers, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink, Grand Fuchsia and Spiced Chai. The stamen was stamped in Lemon Drop and the leaves in Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Everglade Moss.  For the Floral Bits I used Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine, Coralline hybrid, Soft Garden and Bright Fern. I cut them using the coordinating dies (Rose of Sharon, Floral Bits) and set them aside. 


To create the background I white heat embossed the Modern Plaid background on a white cardstock panel and ink blended the center part of it in Soft Garnet, Lemon Drop and Soft Garden.  I foam mounted the background on a white cardbase and arranged the flowers and leaves on it as shown in the picture. Some of them were placed using foam tape.  The sentiment is also from the Rose of Sharon stamp set which I heat embossed on a strip of gray cardstock. 
To finish off I added some sequins from Summer Soiree Couture Mix, Lemon Chiffon and Glass Slippers sequins. 


The next card is featuring the Wild Rose Close Up and Layered Spring Alphas stamp sets. The Layered Spring Alphas set is another awesome alphabets embellished with tiny floral elements in a modern font. There is a coordinating die in a coverplate style.


The Wild Rose Close Up was white heat embossed on a panel that I watercolored first in Color Burst in violet and cerulean blue. To add some highlight to the image I lifted the colors by adding clear water on the area of highlights and dabbing it off. For darker shades I used my Polychromos colored pencils.


I narrowed down the colored panel a little bit and mounted it on a navy cardbase. I added a strip of vellum on it on which I white heat embossed the sentiment from Layered Spring Alphas set. The letters from Layered Spring Alphas were stamped in Noir, the flowers in Plum Wine, Cali Blue, Lemon Drop, Soft Garden and Hot Tourmaline and cut using the coordinating die .


 I added the letters using some foam adhesives onto the vellum strip. The finishing touch for this card was some Glass Slippers sequins.


The third card for today is showing the beautiful Story Rose image.


To start off I stamped the Story Rose in a light ink to do some no-line coloring. I colored it with Mijello Mission Gold watercolor and added more shade using Polychromos colored pencils. I cut the right side of the image using a kraft knife. 


I chose a light green cardbase for this rose, stamped the Diagonal Stripes in Soft Garden on the front of it and foam mounted the image on it. The sentiment is also from Story Rose. I white heat embossed it directly on the cardbase.


To finish off I scattered some clear Dew Drops on the card. 


My last card is showcasing the Floral Balloon stamp set. 


I stamped the image in a black pigment ink on a Bristol vellum paper, slightly offset to the top. I then colored the image using Karin brush markers. I colored the hot air balloon in rainbow colors and the flowers in pink. 
I masked the floral balloon and ink blended the clouds using a DIY cloud stencil and Soft Garnet, Cali Blue, Soft Garden and Lemon Drop inks. 


I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted it on a light gray cardbase.  The sentiment from the Floral Balloon set was white heat embossed on a scrap of white cardstock. I ink blended it in Soft Garnet and cut using a Double Stitched Rectangle die . I added a thin strip of cardstock to the card, which I inked in Lemon Drop and foam mounted the sentiment on it. Some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins were added and yellow Stickles on the florals, and the card was finished!

GIVEAWAY
We're giving away one stamp set of choice (excluding Spring Layered Alphas) from our Spring 2020 Release. To qualify, leave a comment on each blog (The Ton Stamps blog and each design team member).
Comment period ends on Thursday, March 19th. The winner will be announced on The Ton's blog on March 20th.

PROMOTION
For our Spring Release promotion, receive triple rewards points from today until March 20th.

HOP ALONG
Hope I could inspire you with my cards today! Don't forget to visit The Ton's blog and my teamies blogs for lots of inspiration! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a happy hopping !
Hugs,
TaeEun