Friday, February 15, 2019

The Flower Challenge #29 - Use Your Latest Stamps or Dies - Reminder

Hello and happy Friday everyone! 

Today I have a floral card to share with you. It's time for a reminder post for the current Flower Challenge: Use Your Latest Stamps or Dies. 


I used again one of the Anniversary Release items of The Ton, Smiling Cosmos



I'm enjoying The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin. I love to participate in this challenge, especially because it gives me a great opportunity to try something new. So this card has started with an experimental coloring in white on black paper. 


I stamped the lady from Born Classy stamp set by The Ton in Hampton white pigment ink and colored her in a white Prismacolor pencil. I found a lot of gorgeous sketches of dresses in white on dark paper on Pinterest and was inspired by them.


I stamped the cosmos cluster from Smiling Cosmos set in an embossing ink on the lower part of the panel and white heat embossed it. I colored the floral image using Stardust gel pens. To make the color brighter I filled the image with white Prismacolor pencil before I went with the glitter gel pens. 

I added some dots using a white gel pen on the dress and between the flowers and also using a clear glitter gel pen on the dress and on the hair to add more shine. The little rose in her hand is also from Born Classy stamp set. 

I splattered white opaque ink on the upper area of the panel and let it dry. 


The die cut sentiment was cut using Sweetheart Word Plate Die (The Ton), which is also new to me. I cut it from the colored panel and also from some pink fun foam to raise the sentiment. I cut the front panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die , glued it on a pink cardbase and added the die cut sentiment. The "YOU ARE" from Basic Labels set was white heat embossed on some black cardstock and foam mounted onto the card. I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers Round Confetti


The stardust gel pens work very well on black paper and the base coloring using a white pencil makes a huge difference! 

Please hop over to The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my talented team mates! 
And don't forget to link up your creations made using new floral goodies in our gallery :)! 

Have a happy weekend!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hello and Welcome to Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop!!!
How was the hop so far?  I'm sure you've got lots of inspiration on the way to here :)! If you arrived here from  Lilith Eeckels' s blog, you're right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the hop please head on over to the Altenew Card Blog!

As always Altenew is introducing beautiful and unique stamp and die sets along with the mask stencils. I'm so excited to be part of this awesome blog hop to celebrate the Altenew February 2019 Release.

I've created three couples of cards which are showcasing three stamp sets.

First two cards are featuring Exotic Tulips set.


To start off I've stamped the layered tulips and leaves on some white cardstock. For the yellow tulip I used Maple Yellow, Sunkissed and Orange Creme, for the pink one I used the Rose Petal mini inks and for the leaves Tropical Forest mini inks. I've stamped several leaves and two tulip flowers for each color and cut them using coordinating dies


I also stamped two stems and some leaves on a white cardstock panel and added soft background color using Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Spring Garden Set. I cut the panel in a circle and set it aside. To give some texture to the background I white heat embossed the Baroque Motifs stamp on another white panel in Pure White Crisp embossing powder.


I then started assembling the card. I adhered the background panel on a white cardbase and foam mounted the circle panel offset on it. I cut off the part which stuck out. I then arranged the tulip flowers and leaves on the circle panel using some foam adhesive. The flowers were added twice for more dimension and interest.


The sentiment is from Reason to Smile stamp set, a sentiment set from this release. I white heat embossed the sentiment on two strips of light gray cardstock and adhered them on the leaves. I finished off the card by adding three enamel dots from New Day Card Kit.


The tulips on the second card were colored using Altenew Artist Markers


I stamped the tulip flowers, stems and leaves on a Neenah solar white panel. I stamped the flowers in Rose Quartz and the stems and leaves in Bamboo. I used the Mask Stencil to mask the image when needed.


I then started coloring the image. I used R301, 206, 304 and 318 from Artist Markers set A and C for the two of the flowers. Two other flowers were colored using R400, 403, 304, 206 and 217 also from Artist Markers set A and C. I added subtle yellow tone on all the flowers using C001 from the set B.
The leaves and stems were colored the green colors from Artist Markers set E.


After coloring was done I colored the background using Limeade, Moss and Warm Sunshine from Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Spring Garden Set and added gray shade around the image using the cool gray markers from Artist Markers set E

The sentiment is from Dotted Blooms set. I stamped it directly on the colored panel in some black pigment ink. I narrowed down the panel a bit and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. some clear sequins were my finishing touch. 


Next couple of cards are showcasing Dotted Blooms stamp set. 


To start off I white heat embossed the patterns from Baroque Mitifs stamp set on a Bristol smooth paper panel. I then masked off a rectangle on the upper right corner and added payne's gray and gold watercolor on it. The size of the rectangle was decided after the golden frame I cut using Fine Frames Cover die from the gold cardstock of New Day Card Kit.


Next I gold heat embossed the outline image from Dotted Blooms set on some watercolor paper, colored the flowers in pink watercolor and cut it using the coordinating die


I then assembled my card. The white background panel with the colored rectangle was adhered flat on a white cardbase and the golden frame was foam mounted on the rectangle. I foam mounted the branch onto the card and added some golden sequins to finish off. The sentiment from Dotted Blooms set was stamped in Jet Black ink.


For the next card I colored the floral branch using Prismacolor colored pencils.


I chose a gray cardstock for my coloring. I stamped the image two times on a gray cardstock in a white pigment ink and colored them using Prismacolor colored pencils. I blended the colors using white pencil or a very light tone of pink and it worked great on the gray paper. After the coloring was done I cut them using the coordinating die.


I then prepared the cardbase. I stamped the image two times in white pigment ink on the gray cardbase as shown in the picture.  I used the mask stencil to mask the previously stamped image.  To add more white onto the card I decided to go with a white partial panel.


I cut a white panel using the coordinating die of the Dotted Blooms set two times like I wanted to place the colored images. I then inlayed the image into the negative die cut panel and foam mounted it together on the prepared gray cardbase. The sentiment from Dotted Blooms stamp set was stamped in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed. To finish off the card I added three pink flatback pearls. 


Next up is a couple of cards featuring Baroque Motifs set. 


Here I wanted to use the mask stencil as a stencil. So I gold heat embossed the biggest image from the Baroque Motifs set on a white cardstock and colored the image partially in yellow and pink. After that I cut it using the coordinating die and applied clear glitter paste on it using the mask stencil


While the glitter paste was drying I prepared the gray background panel. I stamped a background pattern using various stamps from the Baroque Motifs set. I used an embossing ink to heat emboss the images in clear iridescent embossing powder. I then cut the biggest pattern using the coordinating die to inlay the paste embossed piece.


I adhered the background panel inclusive the inlayed shape on the white card base. To add more sparkle and a smaller focal point I added small die cut florals along with the sentiment. The little flowers were cut using Layered Floral Elements die from some glitter paper. I white heat embossed the sentiment from Reason to Smile set on a strip of gray cardstock, matted it with a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted it onto the card.


For my next card which is featuring the gorgeous image of the Baroque Motifs set, I've created a vibrant background using Altenew Artist Marker refills.


I started by applying R705, C002, Y205 and WG01 from Artist Marker refills set B on a glossy cardstock. I blew the inks with a straw and added rubbing alcohol on the panel to blend the colors. Even before the panel was completely dry I placed a gold foil on the panel and pressed it to the panel with a brayer to add golden accents. 


The biggest image of the Baroque Motifs stamp set was gold heat embossed on some white cardstock on which I ink blended using Citrus Burst, Honey Drizzle, Sun Kissed and Orange Creme to create an yellow orange ombre color. The image was cut using the coordinating die.


I narrowed down the background panel a bit, foam mounted it on a white cardbase and added the gold heat embossed image on it using some foam adhesives. The sentiment was cut using the hello die fron Blooming Bouquet set from a gold cardstock of New Day Card Kit.


That's it from me today! I'm so glad you're staying with me until the end of this long post :)! Hope you loved looking 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 2/21/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/24/2019.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Tuesday 2/19/19 at 11:59pm EDT, who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Wednesday 2/20/19.


HOP ALONG

Your next stop on the hop is Sandra Dietrich' s blog! Below is the complete list of this blog hop!

TaeEun Yoo --> You are here :) !

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

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Seize the Birthday #159 - No Topping

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

Today a new challenge at Seize the Birthday has started. And we have no Toppings option this time around. So you can enter any birthday card into our gallery!!! 


I've made a couple of cards by swapping the center part of two stamped panels. 

The main peony cluster is from Painted Peonies set by The Ton.


I started off by stamping the peony flowers in Soft Garnet, Cosmopolitan Pink and Grand Fuchsia and the leaves in Soft Garden and Deep Emerald on a soft pink A2 sized panel. I stamped the black and white peony cluster at the same time to place it on a same spot on the white panel. With MISTI tool it was an easy job!  I used Pewter collection ink by The Ton to stamp the gray florals.


I then cut the circle from both panels using a Double Stitched Circle die. At that point I thought the front panel is a bit too empty. So I decided to add a smaller peony cluster from Timeless Peonies Print set (The Ton) on a corner. I stamped the image in softer colors using Rose Quartz and Soft Garnet and two gray tones.


To soften the soft pink panel even more I blended Hampton White Pigment ink around the cut out circle of the soft pink front panel. I also blended the Hampton White Pigment ink on the small peony clusters of both panels to tone down the colors.

The pink part was foam mounted and the white part was adhered flat on the cardbase on both cards.


The sentiment banner is from Basic Banners set and the sentiment is from Penned Sentiments set. Both from The Ton. For the white card I white heat embossed the banner and the sentiment on gray cardstock. The gold heat embossed banner with black sentiment was added on the pink card.


I finished off the card by adding Glass Slippers and Medallion Gold sequins.

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my team mates and our surprise party guest Julie Beech! I'd love to see your cards in our gallery! 

Have a happy Valentine's day!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Friday, February 8, 2019

Sending Hugs and Kisses - The Ton

Hello and Happy Friday!

I'm on The Ton's blog today with a Valentine's Day Card.
I used the beautiful floral image of Coming Up Peonies as a backdrop for the red lips from Smooched set :)!


Hope you could stop by  The Ton's blog to take a closer look!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Altenew Artist Markers Set D Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to Altenew Artist Markers Set D Release Blog Hop!!!
Are you enjoying the blog hop :) ?  If you are coming from Svitlana Shayevich's blog, you are right on track! If you're lost on the way, please hop over to Altenew Card blog to start over!

I'm so excited about the new addition of Altenew Artist Markers in my favorite colors! The set D contains the coordinating colors of Rose Petal, Coffee Break and Sea Shore ink sets by Altenew. The markers of Altenew Artist Markers set D are as always super easy to blend and you have already the right color gradation to color with!



I've created two cards using Artist Markers Set D and Handpicked Bouquet stamp set.


On my first card I colored the beautiful floral cluster from Handpicked Bouquet stamp set using only Artist Markers Set D and created the background also using the same markers. 



I stamped the floral cluster image in a gray alcohol marker safe ink on a Neenah solar white cardstock and colored it using Artist Markers Set D. I used all 12 colors on my image.  After done with coloring I cut it using the coordinating die



On the background I decided to use Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and some circle acetate pieces in different sizes to create a bokeh effect. First I placed the circle acetate pieces on a Yupo paper panel and spritzed R601, R603, B802, Y911 and Y821 on it. I sprayed rubbing alcohol on the panel and let it dry.  I then added some small circle acetate masks and spritzed the markers and rubbing alcohol again. I removed the circle masks and let it dry. After the second layer was dry I splattered Gold Mixative on it to add some golden accent. 


I narrowed down the Yupo panel and glued it on a soft pink cardbase. I then foam mounted the colored floral image on it. 


For the sentiment, also from Handpicked Bouquet stamp set, I used a circle clear acetate. I stamped the sentiment in an embossing ink and heat embossed it in black. I applied the embossing ink also on the edge of the circle and gold heat embossed. I added a thin strip of gold glitter tape from New Day Card kit on the acetate. I foam mounted it by adhering the foam adhesive on the back of the acetate where the glitter tape is adhered. 


To finish off the card I added three pink enamel dots from New Day Card kit .

On the second card I did a background stamping using Handpicked Bouquet stamp set. 


To create this card I first made some stamped background samples. I picked one from them and used it as my guide for coloring. My plan was to create a doodled look. So I added colors first on the glossy cardstock and then gold heat embossed the image. 


I scribbled Rose Petal colors (R series from the Artist Markers Set D) on the spots of the glossy cardstock panel where the flowers would be placed. I then added some green tone (G804, G935 from Artist Markers Set E) and the blue colors from Artist Markers Set D. I sprayed lots of rubbing alcohol on the whole panel to blend the colors. It softened the harsh strokes of the markers. 


I gold heat embossed the  Handpicked Bouquet  image four times as shown in the picture. I masked the image and splattered Gold Mixative on the panel. While the panel was drying I cut the sentiment. 


The Thanks die was cut once from a gold cardstock from New Day Card kit and three times from Mulberry cardstock. I stacked them together, the gold die cut slightly offset, and adhered it onto the card. I used the same Mulberry cardstock as the cardbase.  I finished off the card by scattering some pretty sequins in pink tone. 


That was my two cards I created to showcase the new Altenew Artist Markers set D! Hope you enjoyed looking my projects! 

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 2/13/2019 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/16/2019.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Tuesday 2/12/19 at 11:59pm EDT, who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Wednesday 2/13/19.



-----WINNER (Edited to add)-----
-via Random Number Generator-



Thank you so much for your lovely comments, everyone !!! 
The winner of a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store is

Congratulations, Andrea!!! Please contact Altenew at  winner@altenew.com
by 2/28/2019 with the subject line Altenew 2/7/2019 Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's Blog.



HOP ALONG

Your next stop on the hop is Kossakovskaya Anna' s blog! Below is the complete list of this blog hop!

TaeEun Yoo --> You are here :)!


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Wishing you 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 :).