Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop

Hello everyone! 
Today I'm participating in a special blog hop hosted by Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop
If you came from amazingly talented Marika Rahtu's blog, you are right on track. If not, please start over at Altenew blog to get all the information about the hop and not to miss any stop! 

I'm feeling so honored to be part of this hop with so many talented crafters I admire. I was so excited as May asked me if I could join in. Who would say no to this wonderful opportunity to say crafty goodbye to 2016!!! 

I've chosen 8 cards I've made using Altenew stamps throughout the year of 2016. It's a great pleasure for me to share them here with you. I'll add the link to the original post (please click the month above the picture) along with a short description about each card. 
So let's get started! 

This card was made using Vintage Flowers stamp set and black magic technique. It was my first attempt with this technique and I'm still loving it. I stamped the floral image in white pigment ink on a black cardstock and colored it using Prismacolor colored pencils. The sentiment is from Beautiful Day stamp set. 

Blue floral image colored with colored pencils on kraft is one of my favorite ways to creat a card. I made this one using Beautiful Day stamp set for the floral arrangement and Halftone Hello for the sentiment. I love how the leaves turned out. They were colored mainly by adding shadows around them.

I love to play with alcohol inks, especially coloring heat embossed floral images by dripping the ink. This card  was the result of my very first try with this technique and I was so happy about that. If you want to try this technique I would suggest to use bold and big floral images like Magnolias for her which I used here.

Next card was made with spotlighting or highlighting technique. I chose for this card the Peony Bouquet stamp set.  My spotlight is falling on the part where I heat embossed the flowers in white on vellum. The coloring was done on the back of the vellum panel using Tombow markers.

This card had the honor to be picked at the May Inspiration Challenge by Altenew. It is an one layer card on which I tried to make a partially colored alcohol ink background using masking fluid. The flower from the Best Mom stamp set was gold heat embossed and colored opaque using yellow acrylic paint. 

After the summer break when I couldn't make cards due to family trip and move, I had an idea to make a shaker card with spotlighting technique. I used again the branch with blooms from Best Mom stamp set for this card.  I gold heat embossed it on the card front and on the shaker window as well and colored it using alcohol ink on the back of acetate.  

This card  is featuring a floral arrangement made using Beautiful Day Stamp set. The images were watercolored. I actually am not a watercolor person. But I was very happy with how this turned out. I followed the direction that Marika Rahtu showed once on her video. 

The last card , this was made after I've got the invitation for this blog hop from May. So it is my big thanks to her and Altenew for having me in this blog hop!!! I silver heat embossed the flowers and leaves from Adore You stamp set and colored them using alcohol ink. I love the bold and vibrant colors of alcohol ink.

-----  PROMOTION  -----
Altenew is running a special shipping promotion. Make sure to enter the code at checkout to take advantage of this special deal! 
Offer ends Friday, December 30th at 11:59 pm EST. (Retail orders only. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes.)

----- GIVEAWAY -----
  • Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET to enter, and the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, January 6th.
  • I will also choose one winner from comments left on this post who will receive one of my cards showcased here. Please leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on this post on Thursday, January 5th.

----- Winner of my card (Edited to add) ----- 
 via Random Number Generator

Thank you so much for your lovely and encouraging comments!!! I enjoyed reading all of them! 

Congratulations Ericka! Please email me at with your mailing info! 

----- HOP ALONG -----
Next on the hop is so very talented Anna Kossakovskaya. Below is the complete blog hop list.

TaeEun Yoo <-- You are here.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I wish you all a happy new year overflowing with love and laughter!
Happy hopping!


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cheers - The Ton

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Now are we ready to welcome the new year ?
Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a new year's shaker card!  It would be great, if you have some time to hop over :) !

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Peace, Love and Joy - The Ton

Hello everyone!

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with two Christmas cards I made using one background stamp.
I tried to show how I made cards with focal points using a background stamp :).
Hope you could hop over to see how I made them.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'm so grateful for your lovely comments!

Wishing you all happy holidays!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A year in Review Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone! 

Today I have a card to share with you, which I made for December Inspiration Challenge over at Altenew blog.  It is called A Year in Review Inspiration Challenge where we may choose one of the inspiration challenges of 2016. 
I chose July Inspiration challenge. Actually it was a wedding themed challenge but I took only the color scheme from the inspiration picture. I hope it's okay :).

To start off I stamped and heat embossed the flowers and leaves from Adore You stamp set by Altenew in silver on a glossy cardstock, along with masking if needed. I then applied alcohol inks. I used for the flowers Raspberry, Flamingo snd Sunshine Yellow, and for the leaves Botanical and Citrus. While waiting for the panel to dry I prepared the card base by stamping the Diagonal Stripes from SSS in Soft Garden from The Ton and blended Twisted Citron DI on it. I added silver lines to the stripes for more interest. I then cut the alcohol ink panel along the left and bottom outlines of the flower cluster and mounted it on the card base using some foam tape. The sentiment is from the same stamp set as well. I stamped it in Wild Orchid first and then partially (bottom part) in black to achieve an ombre look. To finish off I added a few sequins.

This is the inspiration picture with the color scheme from July Inspiration Challenge.

Thank you for visiting my blog! 
Have a wonderful weekend! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Warm Wishes


Today I have two holiday cards to share with you. They are featuring floral images I colored using Polychromos colored pencils recently. I inked up rubber stamps from Penny Black in the colors of flowers and in green on the stem and leaves and stamped them on kraft cardstock.

The stamp on the first card is called Sparkler. 

After coloring was done, I masked the image and splattered some gold ink on the card. The gold heat embossed sentiment is from JustRite. To finish off the card I added two lines underneath the sentiment using gold gel pen. 

The stamp I used for the second card is Divine, one of my favorite stamps :).

After coloring and splattering of white ink, I narrowed the right side cutting along the outlines of flowers. I then matted some structured diamond bling cardstock on that side and foam mounted the kraft panel. For more bling I added a few light blue and clear sequins, and glittery shades to the white heat embossed sentiment and the right edge of the kraft panel using clear glitter pen.

The pictures look slightly pale. So please imagine they would be a little bit darker :)!

I want to link up my first card at Addicted to Stamps and More #223 (Holiday)
and the second one at The Flower Challenge #3 (Use an older Stamp or Die : both stamps are from last year and they are pretty old among my stamps :)).

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Have a great day! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Shaker Card - The Ton

Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing well.  
I was so lazy in card making recently. Every four family members of mine went through a tough cold one after another, then four weeks were gone in a flash :).  Now we are all fine and I hope I can make some more christmas cards to send them out on time.

It's my turn on The Ton's blog today, where I am sharing a christmas shaker card.
I tried to integrate the clear acetate window into my little scene on the card front :). 
It would be great, if you have some time to read how I made this on The Ton's blog!

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