Monday, February 27, 2017

Coral and Gray - The Ton

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

I'm on The Ton's blog today with three cards in coral and gray color combination. 
It is a color combo that is out of my comfort zone. But I wanted to give it a try. 

I used Coral Collection and Pewter Collection Couture Color inks from The Ton.
Hope you could come over to The Ton's blog to see how I made them.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a happy week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

with Love

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a nice day!
I enjoyed sunny spring weather over the long weekend. Today it's a bit cloudy but okay. 

I made a floral card for Less is More #316 and SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge: Fantastic Florals. The theme at Less is More is Alphabet. So I integrated a big L of my "with Love" sentiment into my Beautiful Dahlias Bouquet from WPlus9.

First I colored clear heat embossed bouquet with Zig brush markers. I blended the colors with clear Wink of Stella. I then sketched the L with a pencil and cut it out. I cut along the outline of the big dahlia to keep it intact on my front panel. The open lower case alphabets are from Lawn Fawn. I clear heat embossed them too and colored them with Zig markers and then added "with" in light gray. I glued the cut out L flat on my card base and the front panel using some foam adhesive. I finished off my card with some sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Wishing you all a happy week! 


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Inlay Die Cuts

Hello and happy Thursday!
Today starts a new challenge at Seize the Birthday

The new Toppings option for next fortnight is INLAY DIE CUTS.
As always you can link up any newly created birthday card! 

For my part I created water color background using embossing resist technique and a rose background stamp from Impression Obsession and inlaid a sentiment die cut on it. 

To start off I stamped the rose background on a watercolor paper in embossing ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then colored the roses with Peerless watercolor and Zig brush markers. I die cut the birthday from the panel and again from a silver glitter card stock with Birthday word die from The Ton. I placed the silver sentiment into the watercolored panel and foam mounted the panel on my white card base. I added the happy from Basic Labels stamp set by The Ton in Grand Fuchsia. To finish off I added some pretty sequins.

I had so much fun making this card. Hope you are having a fun crafty time with our Toppings option as well!

Please don't forget to hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog to see the awesome creations of my fellow DT members and our Surprise party guest Rahmat Gouse.

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge Reminder - CASE

Hello all! 

We are half way through February and it's time for a reminder post for The Flower Challenge #5: CASE our Guest Designer. 

Our guest designer Therese Calvird from Lost in Paper has created a beautiful CAS card for us.

And this is my second CASE of her card. 

This time I went with the same layout like Therese's card with the elements moved to the top of the card, but I chose bold colors for my flower. The die cut hibiscus is my own design I made for my previous card. I cut it from a white card stock with my Cricut, blended DIs and placed it again into the negative panel and glued a piece of acetate underneath the panel like Therese did for her card. Set the panel aside, I colored a piece of watercolor card stock in red and orange using Gansai Tambi watercolor, mounted it on the card base and added the front panel on it using some foam adhesive. My hubby wrote the sentiment for me to make it into a cutting file. I really like his handwriting :). I cut it four times from white card stock. I blended yellow and orange DIs to give it an ombre look, heat embossed it using clear glitter EP, stack them all together and glued it on the card. To finish off I added some dots using Pico Embellisher.

I hope I could inspire you with my card. Please visit The Flower Challenge blog for more inspirations from my fellow DT members!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Looking forward to seeing your CASE of Therese's card in the gallery!

Happy crafting!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Ton - Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamp

Hello everyone!
Are you having a restful weekend?

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a special card. During February we are having a special collaboration with So Suzy Stamps. It is to showcase the Mirror Image stamp by So Suzy Stamps and its use on Misti tool. It is a thin rubber on which you can transfer the actual image to stamp it on a paper as a mirror image. If you haven't heard about it, there is a video tutorial by Justine Hovey.

I've made a card using the girl from our Born Classy and poppies from Fresh Cut Poppies Outlines. The bokeh background was created using Bokeh Burst Round.

Hope you can hop over to The Ton's blog to see how I made this.

Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a great day!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Alcohol ink flowers

Hello everyone!
It was a quiet week on my blog:).

Today I have a card to share with you I made for Altenew February Inspiration Challenge. The inspiration picture with bougainvillea flowers, Aga provided for us, is so delightful, just right to brighten up these cold and gray winter days.

I took the black (or dark brown) window door, the rough texture of the outer wall and of course the bougainvillea as my inspiration.

I wanted to give some movement in my background. So I made a cutting file with the wavy lines and cut the white panel with my Cricut, which I dry embossed using Fabric Weave EF from Spellbinders. I splattered bright gold on this panel and on a black card base. After the ink splatters were dry, I mounted the white panel on the black card base using foam adhesive. Next I colored two glossy A2 card stock with alcohol inks: one in Shell Pink, Flamingo and Raspberry, and the other in Citrus, Limeade and Botanical. I then heat embossed the flowers and greenery from Striped Florals stamp set from Altenew on colored panels in Liquid Platinum and fussy cut them all.
I arranged the florals as shown in the picture and added two gold rhinestones on the flower centers. The sentiment is from Sketchy Cities Abroad stamp also from Altenew. I stamped it in black on white and clear heat embossed it before I foam mounted it on the card.

It looks quite different from what I had in my mind :). I like it though.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Flower Challenge - CASE

Hello all!

Today's post is for my debut card as the newest design team member over at The Flower Challenge!
I've accepted Aileen's invitation with pleasure, as I think there is no better place for me to play cards than The Flower Challenge :) !

The Challenge for February is to CASE our Guest Designer. And the first Guest Designer at The Flower Challenge is no less than Therese Calvird from Lost in Paper! I adore her clean, beautiful and feminine card making style!

And this is the card she created for us to CASE !  So beautiful!

I decided to take her layout, soft colors, die cut window for colors to peek out and die cut sentiment.
But I went with a cut out in feather shape and placed my roses on a lower layer.

To start off I made a cutting file of a feather in two layers and cut them out from a white cardstock and a white woodgrain cardstock with my Cricut. I cut small circles too with which I replace the embellishments on Therese's card. The roses are from Hero Arts. I stamped the rose twice using Tattered Rose and Twisted Citron DI on Bristol smooth paper and colored them with Zig brush pens. I used orange and pink shades for the roses and added pink for the background. The sentiment die is from The Ton. I die cut it from a snippet of paper which I colored with Zig brush pens in the same colors like the roses. The YOU ARE in orange is from Avery Elle.

Hope you enjoyed my CASE of Therese's beautiful card :)!

Now it's your turn to create some gorgeousness with Therese's card in mind!
Please hop over to The Flower Challenge blog to get some inspirations from other DT members!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Felt

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today I have a card I made for the new Seize the Birthday Challenge to share.

The Toppings option for the next fortnight is Felt. How fun is it! I've never used felt for my cards before but always wanted to try it when I saw the beautiful examples in blogland :)! 

Of course you can link up any newly created birthday card, if you want to.

Here is my card with some felt roses.

First I cut the white panel with heart window with my Cricut from some white cardstock with texture. I made it slightly smaller than regular A2 size. On the yellow card base I stamped the Freestyle Stripes stamp from The Ton in yellow. I foam mounted the white panel on the card base and glued the felt roses in the heart. To make the rose I rolled a thin strip of felt I cut, one side in scallop and the other side straight. I added a red rose among yellow roses and added a tiny pearl on it. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black and mounted with foam adhesive.

Hope you like my card and join us at Seize the Birthday!
Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to get more inspirations from our DT and our Surprise Party Guest Rahmat Gouse!

Thank you so much for looking!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Ton February Challenge - LOVE

Hello everyone! It's already the first day of February! 
The Ton started with a new challenge this year. The Ton Challenge is a monthly challenge, where you can show your creations in which The Ton's products are the main focus. And of course there is a chance to win a $ 50 gift card to The Ton store! 

February's theme is... yes! of course LOVE :)! 

I've created a card using Brushed Love and Beautiful Butterflies1 stamp sets from our Anniversary Release. 

I started off by stamping the big love from Brushed Love on the upper part of my watercolor panel. I then clear heat embossed the Monarch butterflies from Beautiful Butterflies1, the biggest one towards the sentiment and small ones to the bottom of the panel. I added watercolor wash in rainbow colors using Peerless watercolor. After the panel was dry I fussy cut the panel along the bottom outline of the big love sentiment, added gold heat embossing on the edge using embossing pen.
I aligned the panel on my card base, placed the Brushed Love stamp and stamped it in Noir dye ink with the help of MISTI. I added small sending in gold and finished off the card by adding some sequins from Glass Slippers, Flamenco Sunset, Princess Glam, Royal Garden Party and Winter Thaw Couture Mix.

Join us at The Ton Challenge , if you have some goodies from The Ton!
Hope to see your projects in the gallery!

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