Monday, March 18, 2019

Dry Embossing using Dies - The Ton

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a couple of cards I made using The Ton's new floral washi tapes. I created the background for the beautiful floral elements by dry embossing the panel using dies.
Hope you'll stop by to see the details about the cards!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Flower Challenge #30 - Anything Goes - Reminder

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week and are looking forward to the weekend! 

Today I have a reminder DT card for the current Flower Challenge to share with you. It is Anything Goes Challenge. Any floral card with flowers as main focus is welcome in our gallery! 

I've made a card featuring a floral hat I sketched during The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge in February. It's my third hat. The Nr1 and 2 are shared on the first DT post of March .

I sketched the hat digitally and printed it on a Neenah solar white panel. I colored it using Copic markers and Polychromos colored pencils. I tried to represent a airy Summer straw hat :)! After the coloring was done I fussy cut it out.

Turning the hat into a card wasn't easy. After a long brainstorming I decided to put it on a lady. So I sketched a face in line-art style. To add more floral element I stamped the beautiful bold peonies from Peony Duo set by The Ton after masking the face. I stamped the flowers in Tattered Rose DI and the leaves in Twisted Citron DI. They were colored using Color Burst powders. I splattered some blue and white ink on the background and let the panel dry. After the panel was dry I cut it using a Double Stitched Rectangle die.

The sentiment is from Timeless Icons Sentiment set. It's a beautiful saying by Audrey Hepburn. I gold heat embossed it on the colored panel. The colored panel was mounted flat on a white cardbase and the hat was then foam mounted.

That's it from my side. Hope I could inspire you to play along with us!
Please hop over to The Flower Challenge blog. My amazing team mates have some beautiful projects to share with you.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Seize the Birthday #161 - Dots & Stripes

Hello everyone! 

Today is the first Seize the Birthday Thursday of March. The new Toppings option for the next fortnight is 

But as always you may enter any birthday themed card into our gallery!

I've made a CAS card with a bouquet of dotted and striped flowers :) !!! 

I started off by searching for some patterned papers in happy colors with dots and stripes from my stash. I then die cut the flowers and leaves using Layered Floral Elements Die set by Altenew from those patterned papers. I cut the base layers from some white cardstock and colored them using Copic markers.

I adhered the layers of the die cut elements and set them aside. To add more stripes I've made a small panel by adhering Rainbow Stripes washi tape by Altenew on some white cardstock.

I then assembled my card together. I adhered a panel of white linen cardstock by Ellen Hutson on a kraft cardbase and foam mounted the small striped panel on it. The sentiment from Message Me set by Clearly Besotted was stamped in black pigment ink on the white linen paper and clear heat embossed. I arranged my little bouquet on the striped panel and the card was finished! 

It would be great to see your creations in our gallery!
Please visit Seize the Birthday blog to get more inspiration from my talented team mates and our amazing Surprise Party GuesTenia Nelson !

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

If you arrived here from Kymona Tracey's blog, you're right on track. You can hop over to the Altenew Card blog to start from the beginning of the hop.  

As always it's a huge pleasure and honor to be part of Altenew's Release blog hop along with amazing crafters! Altenew did it again!!! The new designs are so unique and beautiful! I had a blast playing with the new items and have made five cards to share with you all!
Let's get started! 

My first card is showcasing Book Club stamp set. 

This set is designed to be used to create a label for your planner, journal or books. But I've made a thank you card using it. As I first saw this stamp design, the idea to color the main image with alcohol inks popped in my mind. To make it more dramatic I decided to color the background too.

I started by creating the background "wash" on a glossy cardstock in Shell Pink and Flamingo alcohol ink. I applied the blending solution first and dropped the Alcohol ink on it. I then blew the colors to blend them. I also splattered the colors on it. After the panel was dry I gold heat embossed the image on it and colored it using Poppyfield, Valencia, Flamingo, Sunshine Yellow and Limeaid. I used micro applicator to apply the ink on the small area.
I colored the inside of the circle in the center by dripping the inks.

I added thin strip of gold glitter tape from New Day Card kit on both sides of the colored panel and foam mounted it on a dark red cardbase. The sentiment from Thank You Builder set ,also from this release, was gold heat embossed on a vellum circle piece and added onto the circle. I colored the letters using a white gel pen and the card was done. 

The second card is featuring One Day at a Time set. This set includes 4 blocks of marble pattern and some beautiful sentiments.

I started by stamping the marble patterns. I chose two patterns with bigger area and stamped them in Rose Quartz and Soft Lilac respectively. I then use another pattern with more lines than area and stamped it in Puffy Heart and Lavender Fields on the top of the previously stamped pattern. I cut them in squares and scored border lines to add more interest. I applied the darker ink colors also on a white cardstock which I cut in squares slightly larger than the marble squares.

I adhered the bigger squares on a black cardbase and foam mounted the marble squares on top of them. I splattered white opaque ink on diagonal corners while covering the marble squres. The sentiment from One Day at a Time was stamped in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed on the pink marble piece.

The branch is from another set of this release, Wallpaper Art. I heat embossed it partly in silver and partly in Liquid Platinum and cut it using the coordinating die. I added the branch onto the card using some foam adhesives. I finished off the card with some iridescent sequins.

The next card is showing Prettiest Pomander set. It is a layering stamp but I used the outline image to do no line coloring.

I stamped the pomander slightly offset on the right side of an A2 Bristol smooth paper panel in a light color and colored it using Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Spring Garden set. 

To create the front panel I adhered Rainbow Stripes washi tape on a white panel and cut the pomander out. I mounted the base panel with the colored pomander on a red cardbase and foam mounted the front panel with the stripes. 

The sentiment is from Versatile Vases stamp set. I've made a red ombre stripe using Copic markers and white heat embossed the sentiment on it and added it on the card. I finished off the card by adding some enamel dots from New Day Card kit and a red-white bakers twine to the pomander. 

Next two cards are featuring Wallpaper Art stamp set, my absolute favorite from March release!

I stamped the flower first in white pigment ink on a dark teal panel and colored it using Prismacolor colored pencils. I used a dark teal cardstock from New Day Card kit. After the coloring I gold heat embossed the outline image. It was possible as I left the stamp in the MISTI. I then masked the flower and went with the branch images in the same way. 

After the stamping, coloring heat embossing were all done, I scored lines on the top and left border of the panel and adhered the panel on a white cardbase. 

The sentiment is also from Wallpaper Art stamp set. I gold heat embossed it on a strip of gray cardstock and foam mounted it onto the card. I finished off the card by scattering some golden sequins.

On my last card I combined Wallpaper Art stamp set and Versatile Vases stamp set.

I stamped the flower bouquet in a vase in a light color on Canson watercolor paper and watercolored the image using Altenew Watercolor 36 pan set. I used mainly Crimson mit Rubellite and Grape Vine to color the flowers. 

I colored the ground in brown and splattered Jet Black while masking the image.  I added very light blue on the top of the panel and let it dry. The sentiment is from One Day at a Time set. I heat embossed it directly on the colored panel in black EP.

I cut the panel slightly smaller than A2 and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. I finished off this card with some clear sequins.

That's it from my side. I hope I could show you how beautiful and unique the new release items are!!!

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 3/19/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 blogs on 3/23/2019.

Your next stop is Therese Calvird's blog ! Oh, I love her card making style! Below is the complete blog hop list. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Have a happy hopping!

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Sending Hugs - The Ton

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a fiery floral card. I colored this beautiful peony cluster from Coming Up Peonies stamp set during The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. If you're following me on Instagram, maybe you've seen this. Please hop over to The Ton's blog to see how I turned it into a card :)!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 
Wishing you a wonderful week! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Ton Washi Tape Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to The Ton Washi Tape Release Blog Hop! 

If you've arrived here from amazing Laurel Beard's blog, you are right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please visit The Ton's blog

The Ton is celebrating their first washi tape release with two new washi tapes! There are some free gifts with purchase promotions ongoing. Head over to The Ton Stamps' blog for more details. 

Effie is our stamp designer and an awesome watercolor artist as well. She has designed two washi tapes based on her own floral watercoloring. The washi tape with elegant pink peonies and rose gold accents is called Pink Peonies and the other one with more cheerful design and colors is called Wildflowers

I've created two cards each of which is featuring one washi tape. 

The first card is showcasing the Pink Peonies washi tape.

This washi tape is so beautiful. I wanted to show it as it is on the whole panel. The  Pink Peonies washi tape is 4.5 inch wide, so you can cover a A2 panel completely with it. I added floral images as focal point of the card.  

To emphasize the watercolored look I chose the floral images from Watercolor Wreath stamp set. I kept the color combination of the Pink Peonies washi tape by heat embossing the images in Rose Gold,  colored the flowers in Fuchsia, Peony and Wisteria Color Burst powders and the leaves in Payne's gray watercolor. After done with coloring I cut the images using coordinating dies  and set them aside.

I adhered the Pink Peonies washi tape on a white A2 panel, cut off the excess and added it on a white cardbase. The white frame was cut using Double Stitched Rectangle dies. I glued a vellum panel behind the frame after I heat embossed the sentiment from Watercolor Bouquet set in Rose Gold

I adhered the frame on the card and arranged the floral elements using some foam adhesives as shown in the picture. I finished off the card by scattering some Glass Slippers sequins. 

On my second card which is featuring Wildflowers washi tape I used the florals from the washi tape as my main image. 

I started off by adhering the Wildflowers washi tape on a white cardstock and fussy cutting the floral clusters. The main image is the biggest floral cluster from the washi tape. I cut out solo flowers to add them on the main cluster image for some dimension and fussy cut smaller elements too.

The colors for the background were chosen regarding the colors of the main floral cluster. I blended Soft Garnet, Lemon Drop and Iris Blooms on a white A2 panel and let it dry. I then clear heat embossed Modern Plaid background stamp on it and blended the same colors again. I splattered white opaque ink and gold ink on the background panel and let it dry.

I then started assembling the card. The background panel was adhered on a white cardbase and the cut out floral clusters were arranged as shown in the picture. I white heat embossed the sentiment from Penned Sentiment set on a strip of black cardstock and added it onto the card. My finishing touch for this card was some clear Dew drops

That's it from my side. Hope you enjoyed looking my cards :)! 


Win one of The Ton's new washi tapes! To enter, leave a comment on each blog. Effie will choose three winners and announce the winners on The Ton's blog by March 9. The comment period for this giveaway will close on March 8 at 7pm EST. 


There is a discount o30% off running on The Ton shop until this Friday, March 8 at 11:30pm EST. The discount code is BYEFEB30.


Your next stop is Kymona Tracey's blog! Love her clean and simple designs! Below is the complete blog hop list.

The Ton
Tae Eun Yoo --> You are here.
Heba Alsibai (Youtube)
Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Wishing you a happy hopping!

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Flower Challenge #30 - Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends! 

Today a new challenge has started at The Flower Challenge blog! For the month of March we have a ANYTHING GOES challenge! YAY!!! But please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card! 

I enjoyed The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by amazing Kathy Racoosin in February. I couldn't participate everyday but tried to color something as often as I could. 
Today's cards are results of my trial to draw and color something during The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge .

As I was searching for some pretty floral images to use as references, beautiful floral hats caught my eye and I decided to sketch a few of them. So I sketched some hats digitally and printed them on Neenah solar white cardstock. If you follow me on Instagram, maybe you have seen these hats there :). 

I colored this hat with a wide brim in black and white. I thought the floral image on this hat must be bold red! First I colored the image using Copic markers and then added more details and shading using Polychromos colored pecils. I highlighted the petals with a white gel pen and fussy cut the hat.

The background image is Folk Art Florals background stamp by The Ton. I white heat embossed it on a watercolor paper panel and colored it loosely using red and yellow Color Burst powders. After the panel was dry I cut it with a Double Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it on a white cardbase.

The hat was foam mounted onto the background panel. The sentiment from Magnificent Magnolias set was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and added on the card using some foam adhesives. To finish off the card I added clear glitter on the floral cluster on the hat using a clear glitter pen and adhered a few red rhinestones.

The second hat was integrated into a scene.

I colored this hat using Copic markers first and then with Polychromos colored pencils. After the hat was done I started drawing the scene using Copic markers. It turned out okay, even if it's not in a 3D look as I wanted :) .  I splattered opaque white ink on the panel and let it dry.

I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. 
I used the same sentiment like the first one, white heat embossed on some gray cardstock. Some clear, yellow and light blue sequins were my finishing touch.

Thank you so much for looking my cards!
Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my lovely team mates.
Hope to see your projects in our gallery!

I want to enter my first card into Time Out Challenge #130 with the theme UNIQUE.  I think it is unique as I sketched the hat by myself !

Have a great day!