Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Flower Challenge #32 - Embossing: Heat or Dry - Reminder

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog! 

I'm popping in again to share my DT card for The Flower Challenge #32: Embossing! It's time for a reminder post for the current challenge! You have time to enter till 25th. And there is a prize to win! 
For more details about the prize sponsored by Altenew, please click here.


I did heat and dry embossing to create my background. I used also emboss resist technique. 
For this card I used Watercolor Stripes stencil , Crown Bloom stamp set and Moments in Time by Altenew. 


I started off by making a watercolored background panel in red. I used Brusho powders in various red shades. I sprinkled the pigment powders on a watercolor paper panel and sprayed clear water on it. After the panel was dry I fixed the Watercolor Stripes stencil on it. I first dry embossed the panel with the stencil and applied embossing ink on it to clear heat emboss the stripes. After heat embossing was done, I applied the red Brushos again with spritz of water onto the panel to add more red color to the not-embossed part of the panel. After the panel was completely dry, I added white opaque ink splatters.


I then started working on the floral cluster. I stamped the flower and two leaves from Crown Bloom stamp set on a white cardstock in Memento London Fog ink. I then colored them using Copic markers in C colors (C1,3,5 and7) and cut them using the coordinating dies.


The background panel was foam mounted on a white cardbase. I arranged the flower and the leaves as shown in the picture. The flower was added using foam adhesives for more dimension. The Sentiment from Moments in Time stamp set was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock, cut in a fish tail and added to the card. I thought it needs some black on the right side as a counterpart to the sentiment strip, so I added three black rhinestones. I finished off the card by adding dots on the stamen using a glitter pen. 


Hope you enjoyed looking my card and I could inspire you to play along at The Flower Challenge!

Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my team mates and our guest designer Enna!

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


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Pretty Daisies - The Ton

Hello everyone!

I'm on The Ton's blog today with three pink floral cards. First two cards are featuring a couple of our stamp sets with daisy flowers. Do you love pink? I'm actually not a fan of pink...unless it is paired with gray... no idea why I'm making cards in pink :). I think I have to say "I love pink" from now on :)!

One additional pink card is featuring one of our Digital cut files, Peony Layering Coverplate SVG Cut File.





I hope you could stop by The Ton's blog to see how I made them! 
Thank you for stopping by today! 
Hugs,
TaeEun

Friday, May 10, 2019

Full Bloom - Penny Black

 Hello and happy Friday, everyone!!!

Today I have five cards to share with you. I was having the pleasure to play with some of new items from Full Bloom release by Penny Black as a contributor. Penny Black has released some gorgeous floral designs along with cute critter stamps which are as always so unique and fun!


Today I'm showcasing some of the beautiful floral stamps from Full Bloom Release. This is a very long and photo-heavy post. So please grab something to drink before you start :)!

The first one is showing Bunches for You (30-570) stamp set. Wouldn't it be awesome, if you get an envelope filled with pretty flowers 🌸?


This card design popped in my mind immediately, as I saw Bunches for You (30-570) set for the first time. Watercoloring seemed to be the best coloring medium for this set.

I white heat embossed the image on a watercolor cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment from Special Sentiment set (30-574) in black.


To color the panel I first added light green, light blue and pink watercolor wash on and around the image where the colors are supposed to be and then added the second layer on the image. For some sparkle I colored the flowers using some stardust gel pen in the same colors. 


I cut the colored panel using the largest Stitched Nested Frames die (51-535) and foam mounted it on a light blue cardbase. I finished off the card by adding some clear sequins. 


The second card is featuring Blushing (30-564) set. It's a beautiful single flower. I think it's a peony :).


I started by stamping the image on a Ranger Alcohol ink cardstock panel three times in Memento light pink and light green ink as my guide to do some alcohol ink color wash. I then added Flamingo and Limeade on the panel. The colors were diluted with rubbing alcohol for a light background coloring.

After the panel was dry I gold heat embossed the image three times on it, while masking where they overlap. I then splattered Gold Mixative and let it dry.


I stamped the Blushing (30-564) image again on a separate Alcohol ink cardstock in Memento ink and added alcohol inks directly on the image. I dripped Raspberry, Flamingo and Valencia on the flower and Pool, Botanical and Limeade on the stem and leaves. I gold heat embossed the image again on the alcohol ink colored image and cut it using the matching Cut Out (51-536)


The sentiment die is included in Blushing Cut Out (51-536) as well. I cut it from some golden cardstock and from some white cardstock to stack them together. I then started assembling the card. To tone down the background I added a vellum panel cut using Stitched Nested Frames die (51-535) on the background panel, foam mounted the flower and added the sentiment. My finishing touch for this card was some Medallion Gold sequins by The Ton.


My next card is a one layer card.


I stamped this floral border using the beautiful Bouquet Ballet (40-674) and the floral clusters from Flower Fantasy (30-565) set in Memento black ink.


I then had a happy coloring time!!! I used Copic markers to color the images.
The colors I used:

  • Yellow, Orange: Y02, 08, 17, YR1, 04 and 09
  • Blue: B00, 12, 14 and B16
  • Purple: BV00, B63, 66 and 79
  • Red: R27, 29, 46 and 39
  • Coral: R20, 21, 22 and 24
  • Pink: RV02, 13, 14 and 17
  • Green: YG01, 05, 07 and 17 / G00, G14, G05 and YG95
After the coloring was completed, I blended Salty Ocean DI on the edge with a very light hand. 




The sentiment is from  Special Sentiment set (30-574). I stamped it simply in black on the colored panel. For a finished look I dry embossed the largest Stitched Nested Frames die (51-535) on the panel and mounted it on a cardbase. I added some shine on the stamen of the flowers using Glaze pens in various colors. 


My fourth card is featuring Golden Dance set (30-562).


I started off by stamping the image in Versafine black ink on some watercolor paper to watercolor it.
I colored the image with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolor and let it dry. After it was completely dry, I cut the image using the matching Cut Out (51-533) and set it aside.


I then prepared the background panel. I did some watercolor wash in Payne's gray and gold on a Canson Mixed Media Panel and let it dry. The dried panel was cut using one of the dies from  Stitched Nested Frames die (51-535) set.  I cut a navy cardstock slightly larger than the background panel and adhered them together to add a thin navy border to the background panel.


I adhered the background panel on a white cardbase and stamped the sentiment from Golden Dance set (30-562) in Navy on the cardbase. I then foam mounted the colored image and added some golden sequins to finish off the card.


My last card for today is showing the beautiful bird from Peaceful time set (30-571).


For a no line coloring I stamped the bird on a branch in Antique Linen DI on a watercolor paper. I watercolored the image with the Mijello Mission Gold watercolor along with gold and silver watercolor. I did a fancy coloring on the bird. I love the fairy-like look of him (her)!


After the coloring was done I cut the image using matching Cut Out (51-532) and set it aside. I cut a front panel with a circle window using my Cricut from a shimmery cardstock. I then cut the panel with the largest die from  Stitched Nested Frames die (51-535) set.


To match with the color scheme of the bird, I blended Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Twisted Citron DOX on a white card base as shown in the picture. I masked the left side to leave a white border. I splattered clear water and dabbed it off and also added white opaque ink splatters on it. 


The sentiment is from Family Sentiments set (30-555). I heat embossed it in silver on the front panel. I added some white die cut leaves on the cardbase, which were cut using the dies included in the Peaceful Time Cut Out (51-532), before I foam mounted the front panel on the cardbase. I then adhered the colored image using some foam adhesives and added some clear sequins to finish off the card.



You did it :)!!!  Thank you so much for staying with me through this long post! I hope I was able to inspire you with my cards today!

Wishing you all a wonderful and restful weekend!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Altenew May 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink/Enamel Pin Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to Altenew May 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink/Enamel Pin Release Blog Hop!!!
You've surely gotten lots of inspiration on Erum Tasneem's blog! Hope you would like my cards as well :)! If you want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please head on over to Altenew Card Blog

Altenew has released unique stamp designs again along with some new ink pads and enamel pins! If you want to have a look at all the new items, please click here. It is always an amazing experience to play with Altenew's new designs! Huge thanks to Altenew for inviting me! 

I've created three cards for today's blog hop.
The first card is featuring Basic Blooms set.


I stamped bunch of flowers from Basic Blooms set in Pocketful of Sunshine, Cherry Blossom and Rock Collection and the leaves in Tropical Forest. I die cut them all using coordinating dies and set them aside.


I adhered Dotted washi tape on a white cardstock panel and cut a side of it in a wavy line. The sentiment from Basic Blooms set was stamped in Jet Black on a white cardbase. I foam mounted the panel with Dotted washi tape on the cardbase and arranged the die cut flower images on the bottom edge of the front panel as shown in the picture. The yellow and pink flowers were adhered using some foam adhesives for more dimension.


To finish off I added black Enamel Accents on the center of the flowers and two black enamel dots from New Day card kit onto the card. 


The second card is showcasing the beautiful and airy floral image from Everlasting Happiness set. 


I gold heat embossed the big floral image from Everlasting Happiness set on a Ranger Alcohol ink cardstock. I then colored the image using Altenew Artist Marker refills.


I used for the flowers Cotton CandyCoral Berry, Soft Lilac and Midnight Violet. The little yellow flowers are colored using Warm Sunshine Artist Marker Refill and the leaves in Forest Glades. On large petals I dripped the refill ink directly and for the small areas I used Micro applicators.


The background was colored in Ocean Waves Artist Marker refill. I diluted it with rubbing alcohol to make the color brighter. The sentiment from Everlasting Happiness set was gold heat embossed. The stamp set has some gorgeous sentiments in mixed fonts and sizes. I love them!
The finished panel was adhered flat on a white cardbase and I added some iridescent sequins onto the card and yellow glitter Stickles on the flower centers to finish off this one layer card.


The last card for today was made using the elegant images from Ornate Foliage set. 


I started off gold heat embossing the outline images of Ornate Foliage on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I then watercolored the petals/leaves. I used Desert Night, Midnight Violet, Lime and Limeade from Altenew Watercolor Brush Marker sets and Lagoon Metallic Shimmer Spray. I used also gold watercolor to add some golden shimmer to the image. 


After the images dried I die cut them using the coordinating dies. For the background I used Peach Gold washi tape and Dotted Swirls Debossing cover die.  I adhered the Peach Gold washi tape on a white A2 sized panel and debossed it using Dotted Swirls Debossing cover die.  



I mounted the background panel on a white cardbase, foam mounted the die cut images on it as shown in the picture and added the sentiment strip. The sentiment is from Ornate Foliage set as well. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and matted it with a piece of gold cardstock from New Day Card kit.


That was my three cards I made for today's blog hop! 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 5/15/2019 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 5/18/2019.

HOP ALONG
Your next stop on the hop is so talented Sveta Fotinia's blog! Below is the complete blog hop list !



Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
Hope you enjoy hopping today!

TaeEun
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Seize the Birthday #165 - Balloons

Hello everyone!

I'm popping in again to share a birthday card with you! It's Seize the Birthday Thursday and we have a new Toppings option for you, which my team mate Shirley chose.

Balloons


But as always you may enter any Birthday themed project into our gallery! 

I've made a CAS card with a "huge" balloon :)! 


I started off by making a cutting file for my Cricut. It was a easy one. I welded a large circle and a triangle to make the balloon. I measured the length of my sentiment and placed the balloon on the panel accordingly.


I cut a yellow patterned paper using the cut file. I then stamped the sentiment from Handwritten Borders set by SSS. I stamped some little flowers and dots from Handwritten Floral Greetings set (SSS) on the cardbase to embellish my balloon :)! I foam mounted the yellow panel on the cardbase and added three little rhinestones on the balloon to finish off the card. 


Hope I was able to inspire you to join us !

Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my team mates and our Surprise Party Guest for May and June, Linda from Lin's Craft Corner!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a great one!
TaeEun

Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Flower Challenge #32 - Embossing: Heat or Dry

Hello everyone! 

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! 
I'm here today to share my DT card for The Flower Challenge #32 with you! Our theme for May is Embossing! And we have a PRIZE for a lucky winner of this Month's challenge!!! 
Altenew is our generous sponsor this Month and they will give away  Cross Stitch Flower stamp set to one lucky winner of this challenge! Please visit The Flower Challenge blog for more details about the prize! 


I heat embossed the gorgeous peony cut using Peony Dream 3D die by Altenew. 


I cut the elements of the  Peony Dream 3D die from some white cardstock and heat embossed them in yellow, orange and shimmery green shades. The embossing powders are from Stampendous, which I bought when I started cardmaking in 2015. I heat embossed a detail layer and the flower center in gold. I assembled the peony as shown in the picture and set it aside.


To create the background panel I did some watercolor wash in yellow, orange and gold on a Canson Mixed media paper panel. I used Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers in Fresh Lemon and Citrus Burst. After the panel was dry I cut it using a Double Stitched Rectangle die (The Ton) and also dry embossed two leaves onto this panel to add some texture. 


I foam mounted the background panel on a white cardbase and adhered the floral cluster on it. The sentiment from Frosted Garden set was white heat embossed on a strip of dark brown cardstock. I added a few tiny golden sequins on the center of the peony to finish off the card. 


That's it from me!
My amazing team mates and our guest Designer Enna have created some gorgeous inspiration cards for you. So please don't forget to stop by The Flower Challenge blog before you go creating :)!

Thank you so much for looking my card!
I'd love to see your creations in the gallery!

Have a great weekend!
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 :).