Thursday, April 25, 2019

Seize the Birthday #164 - Texture

Hello everyone! 

Today a new challenge has started at Seize the Birthday! The Toppings option for next fortnight is 


I added texture on my card with camouflaging die cut sentiments.

To start off I stamped an A2 sized white panel with Toned Hearts stamp set by The Ton. It is a three step background stamp. I chose Peach Blossom and Warm Hazelnut along with silver heat embossing as my color combination. 

After the background panel was finished I adhered a large sheet of double sided tape on the back of the panel. I then cut "sending love & hugs" sentiment using Love and Hugs word plate die repeatedly from the panel and from some tan and coral colored fun foam. 

I adhered the negative die cut panel on a kraft cardbase. The die cut sentiments were raised on the die cut fun foam and inlaid in their places. The sentiment strip was ink blended in  Peach BlossomWarm Hazelnut  and Dark Roast. I white heat embossed the sentiment from Motorcycle Boss set and foam mounted the strip on the card. To finish off I added clear glitter on the die cut sentiments and glossy accents on some of the little hearts 💕 .

That's it from my side. Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my amazing team mates and our surprise party guest Tenia Nelson
I'd love to see your creations in our gallery! 

Thank you so much for looking! 

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Flower Challenge #31 - Sketch Reminder

Hello again! 

I'm popping in to share my DT card for the current The Flower Challenge #31! It's already time for a reminder post! We're having a sketch challenge this month! 

I used highlight coloring technique to represent the rectangles of the sketch in my card. As the main image I chose the beautiful floral cluster from  At Grace (40-680) cling stamp set by Penny Black. 

First I did heat embossing the image on a Canson Bristol Vellum panel in silver. I added watercolor wash in the background using blue and purple DI and splattered the same colors along with dark blue and white ink.
I left the stamp in the MISTI tool and stamped the image two more times again on Canson Mixed Media paper. I stamped the flowers in Broken China DI and added darker shade using Tombow brush markers. I scribbled the base part of the flower of the stamp with the markers and spritzed pearlized water on it. I repeated the process until I was happy with the result.

I stamped three more extra flowers, this time using Shaded Lilac DI first and added darker shade using Tombow brush markers. I fussy cut the flowers and set them aside. 

I then cut each stamped panel in the rectangle shape shown in the sketch. I cut two more rectangle panels from some white cardstock, slightly larger than the rectangle panels I cut from the stamped panel. I inked the border of the rectangles using Blueprint Sketch DI and adhered them as a mat under the stamped rectangles. The sentiment is from Flower Teddy (30-543) set by Penny Black. I stamped it in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it.

I mounted the background panel with the silver heat embossed image on a white cardbase. The rectangle panels were then foam mounted on it while aligning the images. I then added the three solo flowers and some iridescent sequins to finish off the card. 

That was my reminder card for our sketch challenge!

Please don't forget to stop by The Flower Challenge blog to get more inspiration from my team mates! I'd love to see your creations in our gallery!

Have a happy week!

Fantastic Feathers - The Ton

Hello everyone! 

Hope your week is off to a great start! 
Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a card featuring Fantastic Feathers stamp set from Spring 2019 Release. Have you ever seen a white peacock? They are so majestic! 

Please stop by The Ton's blog, if you have some time to do that :)!

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Poppy Edger - Penny Black

Hello everyone!!! 

Hope you're having a restful weekend! 

I'm popping in to share a CAS card I made for the CAS Watercolor April Challenge.  The theme is POPPY and It's perfect to give some love to my new Poppy Edger die (51-507) by Penny Black. 

I die cut a Watercolor paper panel using Poppy Edger die (51-507) and colored the poppies in Alizarin Crimson Color Burst. I colored the stem and the seed in olive green, pthalo green and a bit of red.

I then cut a watercolor paper in A2 size and added red watercolor wash where the poppies will be placed. My inspiration was a drawing by Jan Harbon which I found on Pinterest. 

The sentiment is from Grateful Sentiments (30-547) by Penny Black. I stamped it on the background panel in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. As a stem covered the letter t a little bit I wrote the part on the stem using a black pen :) ! The panel with the poppies was foam mounted and the card was finished! 

I almost added a strip of red washi tape on the left edge but could resist doing it :). Hope it's CAS enough for the challenge!

I'm entering this card also into this week's Just Us Girls challenge #483 with the theme Off the Edge! Thanks for the reminder, Bobby :)!

Thank you so much for stopping by ! Hope you like my card!

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Seize the Birthday #163 - No Topping

Hello everyone!!! 

It's Seize the Birthday Thursday!!! And we have your favorite challenge for the next fortnight :)! 


Any birthday themed project is welcome in our gallery! 

I've made two birthday cards featuring cute critters from Penny Black. They are both almost-one-layer card :).

On the first card a cute teddy bear from Flower Teddy (30-543) set is my main actor. 

First I've made the background panel by ink smooshing on a Bristol Smooth paper. I applied Peacock Feather, Broken China, Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry DI on a acetate sheet and sprayed pearlized water on it. I then pressed it on the Bristol Smooth paper. I repeated the process several times while drying the panel with a heat tool each time.

I then stamped the cute bear holding a bouquet ( Flower Teddy 30-543 ) on the panel in black pigment ink. I colored the image using Zig brush markers and used a WOS clear glitter pen to blend the colors. As I stamped the image on a ink smooshed panel, I lifted the purple ink on the bear using clear water and some paper towel before coloring.

The sentiment is from Good Wishes (30-541) set, also by Penny Black. I heat embossed it in silver on the colored panel. I cut the panel using a double stitched rectangle die and adhered it on a white cardbase. To finish off I added some highlights on the bear and flowers using a white gel pen and a small pink heart on the little tag. Sadly the shimmer of the pearlized background and the glitter on the image are hard to capture in the picture. I wish you could see the shine..

My second card is featuring a cute mouse from Critter Celebration (30-542) set from Penny Black's Timeless release. 

To start off I made a negative mask for the heart and a mask for the mouse. I stamped the mouse sitting on the mushroom in Shadow Grey Archival ink on a Bristol smooth paper. I didn't ink up the blow-ball to white heat emboss it later.  I then adhered the masks on the panel to ink blend in the heart.

For the heart I chose the same color scheme as in the first card. I ink blended Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, Broken China and Wilted Violet DOX ink, splattered clear water and dabbed them off. I then colored the image using Zig brush markers and a WOS clear glitter pen. 

After the panel was dry I white heat embossed the blow-ball part of the stamp and added some highlights on the image and on the heart using a white get pen. The sentiment is also from Critter Celebration (30-542) set. I stamped it in Majestic Violet Archival ink. Maybe silver heat embossing would have been better for the sentiment. But done is done :)! I cut the panel using one of the Swirly Stitches die set (51-502) and foam mounted it on a light gray cardbase. 

That's it from me for today!

Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my lovely team mates and our amazing Surprise Party Guest Tenia Nelson!

And don't forget to play along :)!

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

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

As you may know Altenew is hosting a Celebrating Parents Card Drive for a great cause. Altenew is collecting cards for seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters to show them they arloved, celebrated, and honored. If you missed the post on Altenew blog, please click hereToday's blog hop is to inspire you to join in this awesome card drive. 

If you arrived here from so amazinAgnieszka Malyszek's blog, you're right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog.

I've made a Mother's day card using Best Mom stamp set. This set is one of the stamp sets, 20% of the profits earned from which will be donated to support seniors in need. (more details further below).

I stamped the image from  Best Mom two times on Ranger watercolor paper in black pigment ink and watercolored them using Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers

I used Citrus Burst, Fresh lemon and Crimson to color the flowers and Limeade, Lime and Sweet Leaf for the leaves.  The sentiment is also from the same set. I stamped it in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it.

I used here a sentiment for Mom but please use a generic sentiment if you make cards for the card drive. Please refer to the guidelines on the Altenew Blog. 

I ink blended the right border of the panel in Pink Diamond and glued it on a cardbase. To finish off I applied Crystal Stickles on the center of the flowers. 

That's it from me. Hope I could inspire you with my card today :)!

Giving Back

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/17/2019.

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Wishing you a happy hopping! 

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Ton's Spring 2019 Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to The Ton's Spring 2019 Release Blog Hop! 

We are celebrating The Ton's Spring 2019 Release with 7 new designs! Have you seen the gorgeous new items on The Ton's blog? Effie did her magic again and created unique designs. 
There are additional promotions with free gifts. Head over to The Ton's blog for more details, if you missed it. 

I've made four cards to showcase some of the new items. 
Let's start with the Beautiful Branches stamp set. It is a small clear stamp set in 3 x 4 inches and includes floral branches of Spring and sentiments. 

I started off by stamping the floral branch image on two diagonal corners of a white panel in Caviar hybrid ink and colored the images using Copic markers. I used RV and V colors for the flowers and YGs for the leaves.  I then colored the background using BG Copic markers and blended Cali Blue and Blue Diamond to smooth out the strokes.

To create a focus in the center of the card I cut a oval label from the colored panel and from a vellum using the coordinating die of Modern Labels set. I cut also a oval label from a bright blue fun foam to raise the die cut panel later.

The sentiments were cut using Love and Hugs word plate die. I cut the words from Glossy Fine Silver adhesive glitter paper and three times more from some white cardstock. The & was cut from a piece of blue DIY glitter paper I made for another card which I shared on The Ton's blog

I then started assembling the card. I cut the colored panel with the largest Double Stitched Rectangle die and glued the panel on a white cardbase. The oval piece cut from the colored panel was raised on the blue fun foam. I stacked the die cut words together and glued them on the oval vellum. I applied liquid glue on the back of the vellum, behind the words and adhered it on the oval panel.
I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins and yellow Stickles on the center of the flowers.

The next card is showcasing the Daisy Fields. It is a 6 x 6 inch clear stamp with all-over Daisy images. 

I started off by white heat embossing the Daisy Fields on some watercolor paper and colored it using Color Burst powders. I white heat embossed a big daisy from the image on a separate watercolor paper piece and colored it as well.

After the coloring was done I cut the panel using two Double Stitched Rectangle dies  to make the frame. The center piece was adhered flat on a white cardbase and the frame was foam mounted on it.

I then fussy cut the extra daisy and added it on the place where the same daisy is on the colored panel using some foam adhesive. The sentiment is from City Girls: Spring Smiles set. I stamped Yay! directly on the colored panel in Noir . The long sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of watercolor paper. I colored the strip in sap green Color Burst and added it onto the card. 

To finish off I adhered some sequins from Bell's Dress Couture Mix and Lemon Chiffon sequins on the card. I added some sparkle on the sequins and the center of the big daisy using yellow Stickles.

Next one is a watercolor floral card in clean and simple style. 

I stamped the flower image from Mini Bud set four times on a watercolor panel in black pigment ink. The leaves are from Large Peony 1 and 3. I then watercolored the flowers in purple, pink and light brown. I colored the leaves in teal and purple.

I didn't color the background to give the card a clean look. After the coloring was done I mounted the panel flat on a white cardbase. I added bright accent on the flowers and leaves using a white gel pen. 

The sentiment from City Girls: Spring Smiles set was white heat emnbossed on a strip of black cardstock. I adhered a thin strip of Glossy Fine Silver adhesive glitter paper on the bottom edge of the sentiment strip and foam mounted it on the card.  My finishing touch was some Glass Slippers sequins. 

My last card is featuring City Girls: Spring Smiles set. I made a scene in which a girl is looking outside of a window feeling fresh Spring air filled with floral scent.

To start off I masked the outside of the square window on the middle of an A2 sized panel and stamped the floral branch from  Beautiful Branches  and the falling flowers stamp of City Girls: Spring Smiles set on the square. I then watercolored the flowers.

I stamped the girl on some white cardstock in Caviar hybrid ink and colored her using Copic markers. I fussy cut the image and set it aside. I then cut a thin frame from a shimmery cardstock using Double Stitched Square die and a craft knife. The curtain was cut from pink vellum. I stamped the sentiment in Noir on the front panel and on the dress of the girl with the help of MISTI tool.

I then assembled the card together. I adhered the colored panel on a white cardbase, glued the vellum curtains on the window and foam mounted the thin frame and the girl. I added a bit of Glossy Fine Silver adhesive glitter paper on the curtain to tie it. To finish off I added little clear sequins.

That's it from me for today! Hope I was able to show you how unique and awesome The Ton's new items are :)! 

We have a 30% promotion for everything in our shop excluding new items, digital, boutique items and our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Use code “HELLOSPRING19” at checkout.
*This 30% promo does not apply to prior purchases or on backordered items. This 30% promotion can be combined with our New Release GWP promotion. However, please note that there are restrictions on the threshold amount. Please see below for more details.
For our Spring 2019 Release,
  • Spend $50* (threshold amount) and receive our new Mini Bud, 2×3 stamp with your order.
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*Our 30% promotion and New Release GWP promotion will end on 4/13/19 at 11:30pm EST.


Three winners will receive a stamp set of choice from our new Spring 2019 release (excluding Fantastic Feathers). To qualify, please leave a comment on each blog or youtube video. Comment period will close on 4/10 at 6pm EST. Winners will be announced on the The Ton's blog after.


Your next stop on the hop is Heba Alsibai's YouTube channel! Below is the complete blog hop list.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Have a wonderful weekend!