Thursday, November 30, 2017

Altenew November Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone!

It is the last day of November! I have a card for Altenew November Inspiration Challenge to share with you. Last minute, I know :).

I love the color combination Sveta has picked for this challenge. Maybe it is too late for an autumnal card. But I think it could make an elegant mix for all occasions.

I started off by heat embossing the long greenery from Floral Frame in Gold Pearl EP on dark brown cardstock. I then colored the leaves using Prismacolor pencils in yellow and orange. I sprinkled FineTec gold paint on it and cut it in the shape as shown in the picture using Double Stitched Rectangle die from The Ton.

The floral cluster is also from Floral Frame set. I first stamped it in embossing ink on a beige cardtock, colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I then heat embossed it in Gold Pearl EP with the help of MISTI and fussy cut it. To add some sparkly gold to the card I adhered gold glitter tape from Altenew's New Day Card Kit  on the kraft cardbase and foam mounted the brown panel on it. I picked the sentiment from Persian Motifs set. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the same dark brown cardstock as the front panel and matted it with a strip of white cardstock on which I added the gold glitter tape. I added the sentiment strip and the floral cluster onto the card. I finished off the card with a few sequins from Medallion Gold mix from The Ton.

Thank you so much for looking!
Wishing you a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CAS Christmas Cards - The Ton

Hello everyone! 

I'm on The Ton's blog today with a few :) Christmas cards! I used Folk Art Christmas Tree set to embellish my front panel and added three different focal elements on it. 

Hope you could stop by The Ton's blog!

Thank you so much everyone!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Holiday Floral - EunJi's Digital Stamp

Hello, I have two cards to share with you today. They are featuring a new digital stamp EunJi has designed for November Release at her Etsy Shop: DotBStamp. It is called Holiday Floral.

Holiday Floral
For my first card I used the floral cluster image. I printed it in gray on mixed media paper and watercolored the image.

After done with watercoloring I added details and darker shades on the image using Polychromos colored pencils. The sentiment is from Happy Wishes by Penny Black which I stamped in black and clear heat embossed. I trimmed the panel down and foam mounted it on the kraft cardbase. To finish off I added some golden Sequins.

On my second card I created a floral cluster using solo flowers from the set.

I printed the flowers in gray on mixed media paper and watercolored them. I mixed some pearl watercolor powder to make them shimmer and colored the leaves in gold. I then fussy cut all the images. To give the cardbase some texture I die cut the Heart Breeze(SSS) from the front of the black cardbase and arranged the flowers on it along with some golden thread. I actually finished this card a few days ago. At that time I couldn't decide where to put the sentiment and thought maybe I could come up with an idea with the time. But still I have no idea where is the best place for a sentiment. So I'll leave it as it is :).

Thank you for looking my cards  :)! Hope you'll take a look around EunJi's Etsy Shop: DotBStamp :)!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Christmas Card for CTS 248

Hello everyone! Hope your week has started off well! 

I've managed to play with the sketch of CAS(E) this Sketch #248 during Thanksgiving break! I'm so glad I could do some crafting with two kids at home :). 

This is my take on Chrissy's fun sketch! 

I used Christmas Sweater background stamp by The Ton to create my purple and yellow panel. I stamped it in Grape Crush on white cardstock and heat embossed it using iridescent embossing powder to make it sparkle. I then blended Lemon Drop over the panel and cut it in the shape like the dark part of the sketch.  I added yellow panel on a white cardbase and foam mounted the purple-yellow panel on it. I adhered skinny strip of purple glitter tape on the right edge of the Christmas Sweater panel and added the sentiment strip out of vellum on which I silver heat embossed a sentiment from Holiday Mini Movie stamp set from The Ton.

The girl with the present boxes is from City Girls: Winter Edition stamp set also from The Ton. I stamped her in Caviar hybrid ink and colored her using Copic markers. I added some accents using glitter pens, cut the image with the coordinating die and foam mounted it onto the card.

The combination of purple and yellow has been on my to do list for a while. And I did it once on a previous card. I'm glad I tried it again :).

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments :)! 
Have a wonderful week! 


Friday, November 24, 2017

Ice Winter - EunJi's Digital Stamp

Hello everyone! 

Today I want to share a card with you I made using one of EunJi's digital stamps which were released in November. It is a digital stamp set with cute animals for some wintery scene. 

Ice Winter 
I printed the critters and colored them with Copic markers, added some accents using glitter pens and a white gel pen and fussy cut them out.

I then white heat embossed a starry background stamp from Hero Arts on Canson Watercolor paper. I watercolored the night sky in payne's gray, purple and yellow. I foam mounted the panel on a white cardbase. The ground for the animals was cut from a brown cardstock. I dabbed Hampton white pigment ink on it using a dauber representing some snow and foam mounted it onto the card. The fussy cut animals enjoying the campfire are added using some foam adhesives as well.  The sentiment is from Folk Art Christmas Tree set from The Ton.  I stamped it in Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it on a white banner.

As the furry friends are roasting marshmallows I'll enter this card into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme:  Food and/or Drink :)!

Thank you so much for looking! 
Wishing you all a restful weekend! 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Monochromatic

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Hope you are enjoying the time with your family! 

My card for today is not a Thanksgiving card but a birthday card :), as it's Seize the Birthday Thursday today! This challenge is the last one this year. 

The Toppings option for our last challenge in 2017 is MONOCHROMATIC
I chose purple for my card.

I white heat embossed the Rose Close Up cling background stamp from The Ton on a watercolor paper and colored it using Wisteria and Orchid Color Burst. I cut it using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die and die cut "happy" with Birthday word die (The Ton) from the panel. I adhered the panel on a white cardbase and popped up the "happy" die cut on a purple fun foam die cut. I stamped "Birthday "from Mountains stamp set from The Ton in Grape Crush on a strip of white cardstock and added it onto the card embellished with a thin strip of purple glitter tape. I finished off the card by adding some sequins from Royal Garden Party and Glass Slippers.

I love purple and how this card turned out :)! Hope you like it too!

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog! Some gorgeous inspiration cards from my team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger are waiting for you!

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


Monday, November 20, 2017

Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop! I'm so thrilled to be a part of this hop! Hope you're having fun and enjoying looking my projects :)! 

If you are arrived here from amazing Kelly Latevola's blog, you are right on track. If you want to start over from the beginning of the hop, please move to Altenew Card blog. Or click here to go over to Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Altenew released two new Artist Markers sets today. The Artist Markers set B has purple (Shades of Purple), yellow (Summer Afternoon) and warm gray lines and the Artist Markers Set C includes cool blue (Glacier Caves), red (Red Sunset) shades and Four Scoups. There is also 36 color set which includes all Altenew Artist Markers. 


For my first card I mainly used the Artist Markers Set B. The big floral image from Sketchy Floral stamp set was colored in purple and yellow. 

I started off by stamping a part of the Sketchy Floral image on a Canson watercolor paper panel in gray ink. I then colored the floral image. The purple petals were colored using all 4 colors of the purple shade from Artist Markers Set B. For the yellow petals I used C001, Y204, Y205 and Y612 from Set B except for Y204 which is from Set C. The leaves were colored in G702, G715 from Artist Markers Set A and warm gray colors in WG01 and WG03 also from Set B

After done with coloring I stamped the image again in an embossing ink with the help of MISTI and heat embossed it in gold. For the background I added some loose watercolor wash in aqua and green. 
The sentiment from the Sketchy Floral set was gold heat embossed on a light blue vellum banner. 
I glued the panel on my A2 card base and the vellum banner onto the card. To finish off I added a matte green enamel dot from New Day Card Kit on the banner and colored the floral centers in gold Pico Embellisher. 

For my second card I created a floral cluster using solo floral stamps from Blooming Bouquet set, which I colored using various Artist Markers. To show off the floral bouquet I created a background panel also using the Artist Markers (A, B and C). 

To create the background panel of the second card I scribbled R823, G554, G702, B002 and B016 on a Yupo panel and blended the colors using rubbing alcohol and a brush. After the panel was dry I added white splatters and set it aside. The flowers and leaves from Blooming Bouquet stamp set were stamped on some Neenah solar white cardstock and colored using Artist Markers. The big red flowers were colored in R301, R206, R217 from set C and R335 (SetA). On the small blue florals I used B002, R902 from Set C and R702 and R705 from set B. For the leaves I used the green colors from the Set A. I cut the images using coordinating dies

I cut the background panel I created using Notebook die in an angle and foam mounted it on the cardbase on which I adhered a purple panel. I arranged the flowers and leaves on that. For some dimension I added foam adhesives underneath some flowers and leaves. The sentiment in black is from Just Because stamp set. I fussy cut the sentiment and added it onto the card. To finish off I added some purple and iridescent sequins.

On my next card I used one of my favorite color combinations, coral and gray.

The coral flowers are colored in R301, R206 from Artist Markers set C and R304 from set A. The leaves are in warm gray from Set B. I colored the yellow berries in C001 and Y205 from Set B.

I started by die cutting Neenah solar white cardstock using coordinating dies of Golden Garden set. I then stamped the images of Golden Garden set in light color on the die cuts and colored them using Artist Markers. After done with coloring I gold heat embossed the images. The watercolor wash in payne's gray and gold on watercolor panel was the backdrop for my floral arrangement. The circled sentiment was gold heat embossed and cut. I added a gold vellum circle underneath the sentiment and added it onto the flower cluster.

My last card for today is a CAS card. I kept the image in blue and green and added some gold accent.

The beautiful floral cluster is from Just Because stamp set. I stamped it in light gray on a Neenah white panel and colored them using Artist Markers. The blue flowers were colored in B002 and B016 from Set C and the teal ones in B201, B204 and B313 form Set A. I used Copic colorless blender to add the brightest highlight on the petals. For greenery around the flowers I used the green shades from Set A, the blue shades from Set C and warm gray shades from Set B.

After done with coloring I cut the lower part of the outline of the floral cluster using a craft knife, foam mounted the cut panel on the cardbase on which I added a woodgrain patterned paper from New Day Card Kit. The die cut sentiment is from Blooming Bouquet set. I cut it from gold paper included in the New Day Card Kit, stacked it on two die cuts from white cardstock and added it onto the card.
To finish off I added two enamel dots of New Day Card Kit and dots on the stamen using gold Pico embellisher.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, November 27th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Wednesday, November 29th.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Monday, November 27th at 11:59pm EDT, who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store! The winner will be announced on this post on Tuesday, November 28th.

-----Winner (Edited to add)-----
via Random Number Generator

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments!!! I really enjoyed reading them all! 

The Winner of $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store is 
Congratulations, Rebecca! Please contact Altenew at by 12/15/2017 with the subject line "Altenew 11/20/2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's blog".

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Next on the hop is Kymona Tracey's blog! Below is the complete blog hop list.

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On Black Friday and over the Thanksgiving weekend there will be lots of great deals on Altenew Online Store!!! Hope you find some awesome deal for you :)! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 
Happy hopping!


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time Out #96 - CASEing Michele

Hello there! 

I have a Christmas card to share with you today! 
The latest challenge at Time Out is CASEing Michele Ferguson from I Card Everyone. I didn't want to miss the chance to CASE my lovely blogging friend, Michele's card and made one CASE card today :)! 

This is Michele's pretty CAS card. 

I took the layout and the camouflaging die cut sentiment from Michele's card. But mine is not that CAS like Michele's gorgeous CAS creation. 

I used the new background stamp set from The Ton, Christmas Sweater for my background. 

To start off I stamped the Christmas Sweater on a A2 sized white cardstock in embossing ink and heat embossed it in white. I then masked the upper part of the panel and blended Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple DOX on right bottom area of the panel. Next I die cut  "merry" using Holiday word die. As I found the die cut sentiment a little bit short I decided to add "Christmas" on the right side of the die cut. To add "Christmas" from Holiday Ornaments set (The Ton) I cut out a thin stripe from the front panel along the border of the blended area to the white part. I adhered the upper and lower part of the front panel flat on the red card base and white heat embossed "Christmas" on the gap between the two partial panels. I die cut "merry" three more times from a white cardstock, stack them together with the die cut from the front panel on the top and placed it on the negative die cut space

For some bling I added silver glitter tape on the bottom edge of the upper panel and two red rhinestones.

I want to enter this card into Addicted to Stamps and More#268: HOLIDAY too!


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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Ton November 2017 Release - Vintage Christmas Block

Hello everyone! 

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you featuring a very unique stamp set from The Ton. The Ton had a mini release of 4 clear stamp sets this month. Effie's designs for this release were inspired by her own stamp carving art (If you want to see Effie's hand-carved stamps, visit her on instagram @craftyeffie.) The new holiday stamps are very unique and different from other stamps from The Ton. 

Christmas Sweater
Folk Art Christmas Tree

Holiday Ornaments
Vintage Christmas Block

For today's card I used Vintage Christmas Block.

I went with a vintage look like the name of the stamp says.

I stamped the block image on a beige cardstock (Almond Cream from Bazzill) in brown ombre using Found Topaz and Dark Roast dye ink. The black mark on the dark brown part wasn't intended. I tried the stamp using black StazOn on Yupo before I made this card, and the stamp wasn't perfectly clean :). It was an accident but I liked it. I colored the tiny images using Polychromos colored pencils, added some glitter using Spica Glitter pens. I outlined the sentiment and drew the snow on the letters using a white gel pen. It's hard to see in the pic but the letters have glittery coat of a clear glitter pen. To finish off the card I added a thin frame cut from a gold glitter paper.

I don't know why but the close up picture looks a bit bluish :)...

This is a holiday stamp set with which you could create a set of Christmas cards in minutes.  Some metallic or glittery heat embossing of this block image and you have a festive Christmas card in hands! 

If you already have some items of the new release, don't forget to play along at The Ton's November Challenge. The theme is HOLIDAY! 
As always one winner will get a $50 gift certificate* to The Ton shop!

* Gift certificates are only valid on The Ton Stamps, Dies, Ink and Gilding Section in our shop.

I want to enter this card into Addicted to Stamps and More #268: HOLIDAY

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Wishing you all a wonderful day!