Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio Collaboration Blog Hop!!!

If you arrived here from Nichol Spohr's blog, you're right on track. You could go back to Hero Arts blog, if you get lost on the way. 

I'm so excited and honored to be part of this special blog hop celebrating 45 years Hero Arts has been with paper crafters! This month Pinkfresh Studio is collaborating with Hero Arts with this gorgeous stamp set, called You Make A Difference! This stamp set is featuring a border image of wild flowers and many gorgeous sentiments. You can purchase this stamp set also on Pinkfresh Studio shop

I've created two cards using You Make A Difference set and some of Pinkfresh Studio's Essentials. 

For my first card I used alcohol inks and Copic refills to add color to the image. 

I started off by stamping the floral border image on a Alcohol ink cardstock in light Memento ink. The stamped image helped me as my guide while I added colors on the background. To create the background I dropped green, purple, pink and light blue ink on a palette and added rubbing alcohol to them to lighten the colors.

I applied the diluted ink on the alcohol ink cardstock using a small brush. I colored the outer part of the border in green, where the flowers are in purple and pink, and the center of the panel in light blue. I added lots of rubbing alcohol afterwards to blend the colors.

After alcohol ink was completely dry, I heat embossed the image in gold. I then colored the flowers and leaves with alcohol inks. I used micro applicator to color the image. 

The sentiment is also from You Make A Difference set. I gold heat embossed it on a thick vellum. I gold heat embossed the image as well as I wanted it continue on the vellum panel. I cut the vellum panel using the smaller die of Braided Oval die set.

I narrowed down the colored panel a little bit and foam mounted it on a French Mint cardbase. The vellum panel with the sentiment was added using some clear foam adhesives. To finish off I scattered jewels in various colors from the pretty Jewel Mix

For my next card I used a tag from Classic Tags with Fillable Elements set to do spotlight coloring. I colored the image using Liquid Watercolor by Pinkfresh Studio.

I chose a cardbase which is in the similar color like Aquamarine of the Liquid Watercolor. I stamped the image from You Make A Difference set on the cardbase in pool color to get a tone on tone look. I cut the big tag from watercolor paper using a tag die from Classic Tags with Fillable Elements set and white heat embossed the image on it.

I colored the image on the tag using Liquid Watercolor and gold heat embossed the sentiments on it. I added some white highlights on the image I stamped on the cardbase using a white colored pencil.

I tied a ribbon in the tag and foam mounted it on the cardbase. To embellish my card I added some jewels from  Jewel Mix.

That's it from my side! Hope I was able to showcase the beauty of this special stamp set!


There are three prizes, which will be drawn from comments left across the blog hop.
- One winner will receive the stamp set!
- One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Pinkfresh Studio!
- One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts!

The commenting period for a chance to win ends on Sunday, August 18th. and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Your next stop on the hop is Yana Smakula's blog! I adore her cards and can't wait to see what she created! Below is the complete blog hop list.

Hero Arts
Pinkfresh Studio
Angelica Conrad
Ashlea Cornell
Caly Person
Cathy Zielske
Emily Midgett
Heather Hoffman
Ilina Crouse
Ivana Camdzic
Janette Kausen
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kelly Lunceford
Laura Bassen
Lea Lawson
Libby Hickson
Nichol Spohr
TaeEun Yoo --> You are here 😃!
Yana Smakula
Zsoka Marko

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Hopping!


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Seize the Birthday #172 - Butterflies

Hello again!!! 

Today a new challenge has started at Seize the Birthday! My lovely team mate Barbara wants for us to play with butterflies this time around.

But you may enter any birthday themed project into our gallery, if you want!

I integrated lots of butterflies in my card :)! 

I started off by making the background panel. I applied Hazelnut, Pink Sherbet, Peach Bellini and Denim alcohol ink on a Ranger alcohol ink cardstock and blended them using rubbing alcohol and blending solution.

After the panel was dry I cut the Butterfly Swirl by The Ton from the panel . I also cut it from some white cardstock.  I then gold heat embossed the Softly stamp (40-671) by Penny Black on the panel.

I cut the panel using Swirly Stitches die (51-502) by Penny Black and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. I then added several white butterflies onto the panel and one butterfly cut from the colored panel on a tulip. 

The sentiment was gold heat embossed on a strip of vellum and adhered on the card. To finish off I added blue rhinestones on a butterfly and on the end of the sentiment strip. 

That's it from me! Hope you like my card!

Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my team mates and our surprise party guest Su Mohr from Aromas and Art! And don't forget to play along :)!

Wishing you all a happy day!

The Flower Challenge #35 - Use Your Favorite Flower - Reminder

Hello everyone! 
It's a busy day on my blog today :)! 
I'm popping in to share my reminder card for the latest Flower Challenge! We are asked to use our favorite flowers on our projects. 

I love poppies. There are so many beautiful poppy stamp sets out there and some of which are also in my stash. But this time I wanted to draw some by myself. I searched for some poppy images on Pinterest to use them as my reference.

I sketched the poppies on a watercolor paper panel and colored it using Color Burst. I didn't pay much attention to the details. After the coloring was done I splattered red watercolor and white opaque ink on the image. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from Message Me set by Clearly Besotted on the panel in black pigment ink. I clear heat embossed the sentiment and foam mounted the panel on a pale pink cardbase.

Clearly Besotted is sponsoring our challenge this month! Please hop over to The Flower Challenge blog to get more inspiration from my team mates and for more details about the prize!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you'll play along with us!
Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Summery Cards - The Ton

Hello everyone!

I'm popping in to say I'm on The Ton's blog today with three Summery cards!
Effie released five stamp sets recently and I love how refreshing the ocean themed stamps are!

Hope you could hop on over to The Ton's blog for more details!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Kids Summer Vacation Callenge

Hello everyone! 

Today I want to share a cute mermaid card which my little girl Yerin (7yo) has made for Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge. She loves giving me helping hands when I make cards and enjoys making her own cards in my craft room. 

She chose one of her favorite stamps, Mermazing by MFT. She did stamping, masking and coloring all by herself to create the one layer underwater scene.  As the theme of the challenge is "Anything Goes with Sparkle", she used glitter gel pen along with colored pencils to color the image and lots of Crystal Stickles went over the mermaid and sea critters! She even traced the sentiment with a blue glitter gel pen to add sparkle :) !!!
The only part I helped her was placing the sequins as a finishing touch!

She was so proud of her mermaid card !!!

Thanks for looking :)!

Yerin & TaeEun

Hibiscus & Hummingbird - The Ton

Hello everyone! 

Today I'm on The Ton's blog sharing a friendship card made using two digital cut files. 
I used Hibiscus Layered Coverplate Bundle SVG cut file and Hummingbird Layering SVG cut file to make my card. Hope you could hop over to The Ton's blog to take a closer look! 

Have a lovely day! 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Calm Waters - Penny Black

Hello friends! Hope your new week is off to a great start!

I'm starting the new week with a scenic card made using Calm Waters (40-693) cling stamp by Penny Black. Penny Black released some gorgeous scenic stamp designs recently. Jill Foster makes stunning cards using the scenic cling stamps and I'm always in awe of her creations. After watching some of her video tutorials I pulled out Calm Waters (40-693) set and made this card :) !

I started off by stamping the scene on a alcohol ink cardstock using Memento inks. I used Memento Dew Drop ink pads to ink up the scene partially in different colors. I then colored the image using alcohol inks which was diluted with rubbing alcohol. I used a small brush to add colors on the panel.

After the panel was completely dry I gold heat embossed the boats and the bottom parts of the bush and the trees. I then cut a circle using one of the Stitched Circles (51-551) die set. To add the sentiment I stamped the scene on a white cardbase in the same colors and stamped the sentiment from Destination Sentiments (30-590) set in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. Lastly I foam mounted the colored panel on the cardbase. 

It's not that gorgeous like Jill's cards but I'm happy I gave this a try! Hope you liked looking my card!

I'm entering this to Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Have a wonderful week!