Thursday, October 15, 2015

Guest designing at TIME OUT


Today I'm honoured to guest design at the TIME OUT Challenge!
It was my very first participation at TIME OUT, when I linked up my card with blue poppies.
I was so lucky and my card was chosen as the winner of the challenge and on top of that I've got a chance to guest design at TIME OUT!!! Thank you so much, ladies!!!

I was so thrilled about that but also had self-doubt whether I can do guest design at TIME OUT,which so many talented crafters love.
Fortunately I had enough time for my brainstorming and in the end could come up with some cards, which I think are not that bad :). Because I have no stamps about halloween, my cards were created mostly with my Cricut.
I hope you like them.

This fortnight's challenge at TIME OUT gose with this awesome inspiration photo.

I was thinking very simple and took each of the classy pumpkins with painted patterns on the photo for my halloween cards.

Here is my first card.

The first pumpkin with chevron:)!
I made a cutting file for the pumkin and wavy lines to split the top panel. I combined the sentiment with the same cutting file so I could have one top panel with everything I need. For the top panel I chose Bling CS Diamond from Bazzill and let my Cricut work.
For the chevron pattern, at first I blended Distress inks (ripe persimmon, spiced marmalade) on a white card base and applied Perfect Pearls mandarin on it with a brush. (You can find a tutorial for this faux metal paper technique on Jennifer Mcguire's blog.) It shines beautifully in real life but I couldn't catch the shine in the picture.
The chevron from Clearly Besotted was stamped with black pigment ink and clear heat embossed.
I mounted the top panel with foam tape on the card base and added three rhinestones for final touch.

My second card features the pumkin in diamond pattern.

For this card I used the same cutting file for pumkin but made an additional layer with slightly smaller pumpkin, which I cut out in black for outline. I arranged the pumkin offset and welded the sentiment (font: Powerhouse Era). The pumpkin was coloured in orange using the same technique like the first card. Before I applied the Perpect Pearls biscotti, I created black diamond pattern with a stencil I made for this pumpkin.
Lastly I mounted the layers as shown in the picture, added a thin glitter stripe (is actually for nail art, but I use it for my cards:)) and glued some rhinestones on the pumpkin.

I hope I didn't make you bored with this long post:) and could inspire you a little bit for the TIME OUT Challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing your card at the TIME OUT gallery!

I'm entering these cards also into 
Addicted to CAS #74: Sparkle (the second card)

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy crafting!



sandie said...

We are so pleased you are our Guest Designer for this challenge and your cards are stunning-you had no worries as they are so very creative and just stand out in our gallery. Your creative seems to have no limits. Your bold designs are a delight to see and I love you joined out last challenge so much x

Joyce said...

Both of these cards are amazing. Such varied and creative ways to interpret the challenge photo. Your negative die cut of the first pumpkin is so unique--having the chevron fill in the space, and you have managed to have so much dimension and perspective in the diamond pattern of your second card. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer. You did a bang up, first class job.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Superb design TaeEun!!! your cards are amazing I can't pick one, love them both!!

Bobby said...

I'm so happy to see you as guest designer, Tae Eun. You are so creative as your wonderful pumpkin cards show. I love them both.

Lisa Kind said...

Your cards are beautiful! Great job with the Cricut and your techniques! So happy to have you guesting with us at Time Out!

Anita in France said...

What a funky pumpkin on your first card, TaeEun ... so cool with the swooshing sentiment sweeping down to it! Gorgeous, rich colours on the second one ... the sense of dimension and depth is fantastic! So delighted to have you guest designing and sharing your talent with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Loll said...

Two great cards using your Cricut! LOVE the pumpkin with the gold diamonds and the sparkle from the rhinestones. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

Jill V said...

Amazing designs - especially the first one - I absolutely love how the cutaway goes down into the pumpkin and you lined the sentiment up to match! Amazing inspirations - so glad you joined us as a guest designer for this challenge! JIll

Doni High said...

Both pumpkin cards are fab! You are very talented in using your cricut to design such beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Gerrina said...

Great cards! Love the original design on your first one! Thanks for being a Guest-Designer at TIME OUT; with this card I'm sure you'll inspire!

Bobby said...

I'm back, now commenting as a member of the ATSM Design Team. This is such a creative design, Tae Eun. I'm glad you sent it to our Anything Goes challenge.

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful cards! Such wonderful designs!! So pretty!

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