Thursday, May 25, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Something Sweet

Hello everyone! It's a busy day today on my blog :)! 

I'm popping in again with a birthday card! 
Today starts a new challenge for next fortnight at Seize the Birthday! Our Toppings option is SOMETHING SWEET! As always you may enter any newly created birthday card! 

I made a DIY background with some popsicles, Ice cream cones and cupcakes ! It couldn't be more sweet I think ;)!

To start off I stamped some graphic flowers from Simple Flowers Stamp set by Altenew in yummy colors. I then white heat embossed the popsicles, ice creams and cupcakes from Way Too Sweet set also from Altenew on each flower. I colored the cupcake liners in silver, the popsicle sticks and ice cream cones in gold, added Glossy Accents and sprinkled some glitter on it. The sentiment is from Penny Black. I white heat embossed it on a Kraft card stock, which I cut the scalloped edge with my Cricut. I foam mounted the sentiment panel and added some sequins to finish off the card. 

Now it's your turn to have fun with some sweet stamps and dies!

Don't forget to stop by Seize the Birthday blog to see the creations from my talented team mates and our surprise party guest Cathy Roffey from cathyscardspot!!!

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


Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my blog! 
Today I'm participating in a special Blog Hop celebrating Altenew's May 2017 Release! 
If you arrived here from amazing Lydia Evans' blog, you are right on track. If you lost on the way or want to start from the beginning, please head on over to the Altenew blog! 

I was thrilled when I've gotten the invitation for this fabulous Blog Hop from May Park and couldn't wait to play with these new goodies by Altenew! My choice was three bright and cheerful mini stamps along with the cool watercolor frames stamp, and of course some gorgeous floral designs by Altenew. Altenew releases 6 new embossing powders along with stamp and die sets. 

These are the new stamp sets I used for my cards.

On my first three cards I used the Watercolor Frames as background for Latte, Strawberry and Ice Cream sets.
Without further ado, let's get started with my first card.

I chose the splashed rectangle frame from Watercolor Frames stamp set and stamped it on a piece of Canson Bristol paper using Vintage Photo, Antique Linen Distress ink and FineTec gold watercolor. I added the same gold color on the part in Antique Linen and splattered it on the entire panel. After the panel was dry I stamped Latte on it in an embossing ink and heat embossed it in white using Altenew's new Pure White Crisp Embossing powder. I heat embossed it twice with the help of Misti tool for a dimemsional look. I then die cut it with Coordinating die and from some soft pink foam as well.  I rounded all corners of my kraft base and the front panel, which I trimmed into a smaller size. I adhered the front panel flat on the base and added the die cut pink foam into the positive die cut space and adhered the white heat embossed image slightly offset on it.

The sentiment was stamped in black pigment ink, clear heat embossed on a piece of white cardstock and added on a strip of soft pink cardstock, which was placed under the image. To finish off I colored the heart in the cup in pink using a Sharpie pen, added Glossy Accents on the cup and scattered some clear sequins. 

To start off my second card I stamped the brush stroke square shape from Watercolor Frames four times on a linen paper where I used bright colors for a cheerful look. I then stamped the Strawberry on a white cardstock in red except for the stem part, which I stamped in green. I die cut the image using Coordinating die and again from a red foam. I taped the front panel on the card base, rounded the corners and mounted the die cut red foam and the image onto the center of the card. I adhered the image offset so that the red fun foam can be shown. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of red cardstock and foam mounted on the card. To finish off I coated the image with clear glitter and added some droplets using Nuvo drops. 

My third creation is a faux shaker card :). 

To start off I placed a textured pink card stock in my Misti tool and stamped the circular splatter from Watercolor Frames in embossing ink and heat embossed it in white with Pure White Crisp Embossing powder. I then stamped the same stamp on my white card base again using a pink ink. I repeated the process after moving the stamp towards the other corner of the card. I then cut out a circular frame to show the stamped card base and foam mounted the front panel. The Ice Cream image was white heat embossed with Pure White Crisp Embossing powder on a circular clear acetate sheet on which I colored a circle using Flamingo alcohol ink. The sentiment was stamped in black on some shimmer cardstock. I cut it in banner, matted with a silver glitter paper and glued it on the card. To create the look of a shaker card I added a few clear and iridescent sequins in the positive die cut space of the circular frame. 

My next card is featuring Enchanted Iris stamp set, one of my favorites from this release :)! 

It was hard to choose one coloring medium for this card. I decided to go with Zig brush markers this time, but I'll surely try other mediums in the future to color this stamp set;). I stamped the iris image from Enchanted Iris on Canson watercolor paper along with masking when needed. I used Broken China and Twisted Citron Distress ink for stamping. After done with coloring of the iris I added light blue sky and grass with white flowers on the bottom. "Thanks" is heat embossed in Liquid Platinum and the small sentiment was stamped in black. I trimmed the colored panel and foam mounted it on the white A2 cardbase on the left edge of which I added a strip of silver glitter paper. To finish off I added clear droplets using Nuvo drop. 

Next two cards show the beautiful and elegant branch image of Under the Cherry Blossom Tree stamp set.

For these two cards I used the solid image of the branch and added the blossom. The background for both are created using alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Let's take a look at the first one of the set. 

I started by stamping the solid branch from Under the Cherry Blossom Tree on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Aquamarkers. I scribbled several shades of brown on the stamp and sprayed pearlized water before I stamped it with the help of Misti. I stamped the blossom in the same way in bright pink. I extended the branch at the base as I wanted the branch to go further towards inside of the card. The little bird was stamped in combination of yellow and green. I added some glitter on the flowers and on the bird with glitter brush pen. For the eye, beak and legs of the bird and the flower centers I used black gel pen and a dark gray glitter pen. I die cut the images using coordinating dies. Set them aside, I created the background with alcohol inks (Limeade, Citrus, Turquoise, Patina) and rubbing alcohol on a piece of Yupo paper. I sprayed rubbing alcohol first and added alcohol ink droplets and blew them using a straw in directions I wanted. I added some splatters and let the panel dry. 
The front panel with a circle window was cut with my Cricut from a woodgrain textured cardstock, on which I stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed. 

I glued the alcohol ink background panel on the card base, foam mounted the front panel with sentiment on it and added the die cut branch and bird with foam adhesives. For more dimension I stacked three die cuts from some dark brown cardstock under the colored branch die cut. Some sequins were my finishing touch. 

To stamp the branch and cherry blossom on this card I used lighter color than the previous card. The background was created by dripping alcohol ink (Limeade) on Yupo paper. I then splattered Patina on the panel to add some blue to my background. I trimmed the background panel down slightly smaller than A2 and foam mounted it on the card base, on the upper part of which I blended Tumbled Glass DI. I then foam mounted the branch and the bird. The sentiment was stamped in black. I added a long sentiment which heat embossed in Liquid Platinum on a strip of gray cardstock. I finished off the card by scattering some sequins. 


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59pm EDT, who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store! The winner will be announced on this post on Friday, June 2nd.

-----Winner(Edited to add)-----
chosen via Random Number Generator
Thank you so much for your sweet compliment and support, everyone!!! I truly enjoyed reading them all!!!
 The Winner of $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store is
Congratulations Meghan! Please contact Altenew at by 7/31/2017 with the subject line "Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's blog".

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Daisies - The Ton

Hello and happy Thursday! 

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with two floral cards. I wanted to transform our sunflower stamps into pretty daisies and colored them in pink and purple, favorite colors of my daughter :)! 

I hope you could stop by The Ton's blog to take a closer look!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be back soon with two other posts today :)!
Have a great day!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

CASEing Hannelie Bester

Hello everyone!

Did you see Hannelie's card at Time Out Challnege? We are officially allowed to copy or CASE her gorgeous card! I say YAY!!! Her creative design ideas amaze me always, and this card is no exception!

I thought she stenciled that fiery background but it is a cut out window over a blended panel. My first plan was to stencil chevron pattern for my card but a new idea came into my mind and I went with it :). Except for that, I copied her card quite a bit! 

To start off I stamped the snowfall stamp from Altenew in yellow, orange and red and clear heat embossed a chevron background stamp on my front panel. I then masked a circle and blended the same inks. Unfortunately I could not wipe off the colors on the clear heat embossing clearly. So the chevron isn't crisp as I wanted. My B&W flowers are from Wishful Wildflowers by The Ton. I stamped several flowers and leaves in black pigment ink, clear heat embossed them and die cut them all with coordinating dies.

I arranged the flowers around the circle, mounting one big flower on foam tape. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, stamped in black, clear heat embossed and fussy cut, before I foam mounted it on the card.

I hope you like my CASE, Hannelie!!!

Thank you so much for looking!
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Just for you

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! 

Today I have a card to share with you. I made this for the CAS(E) this Sketch #221 and Inspired by All the Little Things #56. So glad I could combine both challenges in a card :)! 

When I saw the inspiration photo at Inspired by All the Little Things, this bicycle stamp by The Ton popped in my mind. It is called Beautiful Day Bicycle. As it has a small flower cluster, which fits on the basket, it looked perfect for my card.
To start off I blended the background using Deep Emerald, Soft GardenCali Blue and Arctic Sky dye inks. To show the rectangle on the sketch of CAS(E) this Sketch I blended Smoky Quartz on the bottom part of the background panel, which gives the bicycle some ground to stand on. The brick embossing folder was used on a Confetti Cream cardstock representing the white wall in the inspiration photo. It was then foam mounted on the background panel. The silver heat embossed bicycle was cut with coordinating die and added on the card. The flower cluster was stamped three times in Caviar Hybrid ink on a snippet of Bristol smooth paper, colored with Zig Brush pens and cut with coordinating die, before being added on the basket. The sentiment in Caviar Hybrid is from Clearly Besotted. To finish off I covered the flowers and the gray part on the background with clear WOS.

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge - CASE a DT Member - Reminder

Hello and hopefully happy Monday :)!!! 

Today I have a CASE card on which I'm CASEing my own card for The Flower Challenge
We are already in the middle of the month of May and it's time for a reminder card for our Challenge Nr. 8! 

I chose the same layout (on another diagonal position of the card) and technique to CASE my previous DT card. If you missed it, here is my card I shared on May. 4th. 

And here is the CASE! 

I made the front panel first by coloring loose watercolor wash on a watercolor paper using DIs. I then cut the Large peony from Large Peony1 with the leave from Large Peony3 and the buds from Loose Peony by The Ton using coordinating dies from the watercolored panel. I then stamped the images on a white cardstock, the flowers in Ballet Slippers and the leaves in Soft Garden and colored them with Copic markers. This time I didn't use colored pencils. I mounted the panel with the colored images on the card base and added the front panel on it using foam adhesives. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Violet Sprinkle and Royal Garden Party Couture Mix from The Ton. 

Oh, I've almost forgot to mention the perfect pearl splatters :)!
The sentiment die is also from The Ton and I added purple "You are" from Brushed Love stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed looking my card and join with us!
There are more inspirations from my fabulous fellow DT members on The Flower Challenge blog!!!

Thank you all for stopping by!!!
Have a happy and crafty week!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Animals

Hello and happy Seize the Birthday Thursday :)!!! 

We have ANIMALS as our Toppings Option for the new challenge! Of course you can link up any newly created birthday card, if you want to.

I chose cats as my animals!

I used the fun cat stamp from Art Impressions which I have for a while. I decided to make a front panel with the cats' backside and stamped it on a white card stock in A2 size. I stamped the faces of the cats on a separate cardstock. I used Memento black ink for Copic coloring. After done with coloring I cut out the window. I used a square as my guide, which I cut using a Double Stitched Square Die from The Ton. I then glued the face side on the back of my front panel. I cut out a square from my card base using the same die and glued the front panel flat on the card base. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped it in Memento black and drew a wooden panel hanging on the wall and colored it with Copic markers. For the inside of the card I cut a panel with Double Stitched Rectangle Die, stamped the balloons and the fish from MFT and colored them with Copics as well. 
To finish off the card I added a strip of a washi tape under the cats to give them something to stand on. 

Still I think this card looks too empty, but I don't know what I can add to :)! Maybe more colors like ink blending or dry embossing?

Hope you will join us at Seize the Birthday! Stop by the challenge blog to see the gorgeous projects my teammates and our surprise party guest Cathy Roffey from Cathys Card Spot created to inspire you!

Thank you so much for looking!
Have a happy day!

Floral Shaker cards - The Ton

Hello everyone!  Hope you are having a great week so far! 

I'm on The Ton blog today with these two floral shaker cards. 
Using floral stamps and coordinating dies it was not that complicated to assemble a shaker card :)! 
Hope you have some time to hop over and read how I made them. 

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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Get Well Soon

Hello everyone! 

I'm popping in to share a card with you I made for two challenges! 
Today's card is my take on the sketch of CAS(E) this Sketch #220 and as I have pretty flowers on my card, I want to enter this into Time Out #82 as well, without optional twist. 

I started by dry embossing a white cardstock in A2 size and blending some green DIs on it. I then stamped the flower cluster from Wishful Wildflowers by The Ton on a Bristol smooth paper using Aquamarkers and colored it with Zig brush markers. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black card stock and mounted it flat on the card. The colored image was cut with Coordinating die and foam mounted on the front panel. To finish off I added some clear Dew Drops here and there :)!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
So happy to play along at some of my favorite challenges again!
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Flower Challenge - CASE a DT Member

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying your May? 

It's time for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge and we have a fun theme for you all! 
We want you to CASE one of the DT cards shown on the blog. 

And here is my card I've made for you! I used negative die cut panel as background (maybe foreground is a better term for this :)) and placed my main images on the base. Of course you could take the layout or color combination as inspiration for your project. 

To start off I made the front panel by blending some DIs and die cutting two diagonal corners using coordinating die of Sunflower Bouquet stamp set by The Ton. I then dry embossed the panel to add some leaves to the flower image. I placed the Sunflower Bouquet stamp on Misti aligning with the help of the front panel and stamped it on a A2 white card stock twice. For no-line coloring I used inks in the same color like the bouquet. Coloring was done using Copic markers and Polychromos colored pencils.

I taped the panel with flowers flat on the card base and foam mounted the front panel. The white sentiment on black is from Dearest Peony stamp from The Ton. To finish off I coated the flowers with clear Wink of Stella and added some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.

That's it from me. Please visit The Flower Challenge blog. My talented teammates are sharing awesome cards there. I'm sure you could find a DT card which inspires you to CASE !!!

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