Thursday, February 27, 2020

Seize the Birthday #184 - Sentiment as Focal Image

Hello everyone! 

It's the Seize the Birthday Thursday again! My sweet teammate Colleen chose the new Toppings option for the next fortnight and it is "Sentiment as Focal Image". 

I used the Sentiment Suite: Happy Birthday die set by Pinkfresh Studio as my focal sentiment :)! 

I started off by making the floral background using one of the new background stamps by Pinkfresh Studio, called Enchanted Blooms. I stamped it on a watercolor paper panel in Licorice and colored the image using Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors.

I cut the words from the colored panel using Sentiment Suite: Happy Birthday die set and the shadow layer from some navy cardstock. The colored panel was cut with a Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die and added to a navy cardbase.

The sentiment with the navy shadow was then added to the card using some foam adhesives. I finished off the card with some clear Jewels

That's it from my side! Now it's your turn to play along! As always you could enter any birthday themed project into our gallery, if you don't want to take our toppings option!

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my amazing team mates and our surprise party guest  Joyce Mehrberg from Cards by the Sea! Huge thanks to Joyce for being our guest for the past two months!!!

Thanks for looking!
Have a wonderful day!
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Monday, February 24, 2020

Secret Garden I - Penny Black

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

Today I have four floral cards to share with you. Last week Penny Black has released an amazing collection, called Secret Garden. Some cute, whimsical and pretty spring-y floral designs along with very unique stand alone dies, there is everything you need for your Spring card making :)! 

My first card is featuring one of the beautiful outline floral cling stamps. It is called Alluring Arrangement (40-725), a pretty arrangement of Spring flowers! 

I wanted to do some spotlight coloring. But unhappily it failed, because the gray ink was too light that I used to stamp the image on the base layer :). Anyhow I wanted to let you know what I intended to do:).

I stamped the Alluring Arrangement (40-725) on a light gray cardbase in Fog ink (SSS). I left the stamp in my MISTI and stamped the image again on a watercolor paper panel in Shadow gray Archival ink.

I colored the image using Karin brush markers. I didn't pay that much attention on the details, and colored the image only loosely. After the coloring was done, I ink blended Salty Ocean DI on the top part of the panel. I then cut the panel slightly tilted using the second largest die from Simple Stackers die set (51-613).

To add some more interest on the background I dry embossed the front of the cardbase using the largest die of the Simple Stackers die set (51-613). I then foam mounted the colored panel on the cardbase. The sentiment from Blooming Sentiments set (30-703) was stamped on a strip of white cardstock in Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire DI. I cut the strip in a long banner, ink blended the ends of the banner in Salty Ocean and tucked it in the slits of the front panel as shown in the picture. I finished off the card by adding three small clear Nuvo droplets.

The second card is showing Springtime Sigh (40-732) outline floral cling stamp.

I stamped the image on a watercolor paper panel in Antique Linen DI to do no line coloring. Here also I used Karin brush markers for my coloring.

After the coloring was completed I cut off the right side of the panel following the outline of the image. I stamped the sentiment from Blooming Sentiments set (30-703) in a black pigment ink directly on the colored panel.

I splattered white opaque ink on a black cardbase and a bit on the flowers. After the splatters were dry I adhered the colored panel on the black cardbase. To embellish the pretty bouquet I added a bow cut using the bow die from the Red Roses (51-593) die set, colored in the same hot pink ink like the flowers. A dark red rhinestone on the bow finished off my card!

The beautiful floral cluster on the next one layer card is called Unforgettable (40-734), another pretty floral outline cling stamp.

I started off by stamping the image on a Neenah solar white paper in Memento black ink. I then ink blended the panel in Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick DOX, splattered water on it and dabbed it off with a paper towel.

I colored the image using Copic markers. I colored the pink flowers in RV000, 02, 04 and 09; the red ones in R30, 32, 35 and 39 and the leaves in YG 05, 07, 09 and 67.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from Million Thanks (30-680) set on the colored panel. I splattered white opaque ink all over the panel and pink ink on the diagonal corners. 

After the panel was dry I mounted it on a white cardbase and added some clear iridescent sequins.

So now to the last card for today! This card is showcasing one of the images from Wings & Vases clear stamp set (30-704).

I stamped this pretty bouquet in the vase in Versafine black ink on Canson watercolor paper panel. I colored the image using Karin brush markers and cut it with the coordinating cut out (51-619).

To create the background I watercolored a watercolor paper panel in yellow, orange and brown. After the panel was dry I splattered orange ink on it. To add some texture to the background I dry embossed the panel using the whole set of the Simple Stackers die set (51-613) and foam mounted it on a kraft cardbase.

I adhered the vase with flowers on the background panel using some foam adhesives. The sentiment from the Magical Friendship set (30-707) was white heat embossed on a piece of kraft cardstock. I cut it in a fishtail banner and added it to the card.

Hope you enjoyed looking my cards today! Thank you so much for staying with me through the long post :)!

Check out the new designs from Secret Garden release by Penny Black ! It is a huge release and I'm sure you'll find something you love!

Wishing you all a happy and crafty week!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Peony Memories - The Ton

Hello everyone!  Hope you're having a wonderful week so far!

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards on The Ton's blog which are featuring Peony Memories Cardmaking stamp set. This stamp set is designed for an easy layering and die cutting of multiple peony flowers and leaves.

I combined the flowers with Lean Back and Hey There Sentiments stamp sets from our Anniversary Release.

I hope you could stop by The Ton's blog for more details!

Have a lovely day!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio February 2020 Background Stamp Release Blog Hop

You've arrived here from my lovely team mate Ivana's blog, if you're following the blog hop order. In case you're lost on the way or want to start over, please hop over to Pinkfresh Studio blog!

At Pinkfresh Studio nine background cling stamps are debuting today! From floral to graphic and abstract, surely you will find something you love!

I have four cards to share with you featuring three of the background stamps that are debuting today.

The first two cards are showcasing Diagonal Bars and Do What You Love stamps. These two stamps could be combined together or used alone. I've created the backgrounds for my cards by combining them.

The first one is showing the Diagonal Bars and the Do What You Love  background stamps along with the beautiful Curvy Floral Vine form the January Release. 

I started off by stamping the layered image of the Curvy Floral Vine  in brown and orange using Wild Truffles ink set and Rise and Shine ink colors. I stamped two pieces, cut them using the coordinating die and set them aside.

To create the background I stamped the Do What You Love  in Warm Buff on a white cardbase and heat embossed the Diagonal Bars  in white pearl EP. The oval panel was cut uinsg the small Braided Oval die from some vellum. The sentiment from the  Curvy Floral Vine  set was white heat embossed on a strip of dark brown cardstock. I think the sentiment goes so well with the words in the Do What You Love background!!! 

I adhered the sentiment strip and the two Curvy Floral Vine image on the vellum panel and added it to the card using some foam tapes. I finished off the card with some yellow Jewels

The second card featuring the Diagonal Bars and the Do What You Love stamps was embellished with a floral cluster of the Layered Bouquet set.

To stamp the Layered Bouquet image I used the same color combination like the first card. I cut it using the coordinating die and set it aside. The Diagonal Bars and the Do What You Love stamps were stamped in Regal Kiss on a Mulberry cardstock panel which was cut using the Stitched Rectangle die.

To keep the background tone on tone I cut the Ornate Oval Frame from some shimmer cardstock in mulberry. I foam mounted the background panel on a Walnut Cream cardbase and added the oval frame to it using some tiny foam tapes. I then tucked the Layered Bouquet inside the frame. 

The sentiment, also from the Layered Bouquet set, was gold heat embossed on a piece of heavyweight vellum. I finished off the card by scattering some orange Crystals.

My next card is showing the Abstract Cube background stamp and the Frame Builder: Botanical oval die set from the January Release. Actually I was planning a card in bright colors and flowers but changed my mind after my niece suggested black or gray ombre for this background :). 

I white heat embossed the Abstract Cube on a watercolor paper panel and colored it in Licorice Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolor in an ombre fashion. I mixed the Licorice watercolor with a bit of Iridescent Medium to achieve the shimmer effect.

The Frame Builder: Botanical oval was cut three times from some white cardstock and once from a watercolor paper. I stacked them all together for some dimension. I mounted the background panel on a dark gray cardbase and added the Frame Builder: Botanical oval to it as shown in the picture. I colored the inner pieces using Licorice and Bubble Gum watercolor and inlaid them into their places.  

To finish off the card I scattered some gray Crystals on the card and covered the inlaid pieces with glitter using a clear glitter pen. You can see the shimmer of the Iridescent Medium and the clear glitter pen in the picture above. 

My last card for today is featuring Lush Vines background stamp and the word dies from Phrase Builder: you die set. 

For this beautiful background I used the Rainbow with Splatters washi tape. I adhered the purple and teal part of the washi tape on a white cardstock and white heat embossed the Lush Vines on it. I colored the leaves using V15, V17, BG13, BG18 and G28 Copic markers and cut the panel using a Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die.

The words were cut from some white cardstock three times using the Phrase Builder: you die set. I also cut the shadow layers from some vellum. I stacked the die cut words all together. 

I foam mounted the background panel on a white cardbase and added the words to it. Glittery Stickles was added to the little berries for some shine. Some Jewels in teal and purple were my finishing touch!

That's it from me today! I hope I was able to show you the beauty of the new background stamps with my cards! 

Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full February 2020 Background stamp release on the Pinkfresh blog, and on their IG feed.

Also each of the designers participating in this blog hop will be giving away a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio store. The winners will be picked from the comments.

*All the winners will be announced on the Pinkfresh Studio Giveaway Page on Monday, Feb. 24th.

*Please check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks !

Free US shipping or discounted international shipping on all orders $35+ from February 17 -21. 

Your next stop on the hop is Kelly Griglione's blog!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and hopping along!


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Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Flower Challenge #41 - Add Leaves - Reminder

Hello everyone! Hope your having a wonderful weekend :)! 

It's time for a reminder post for the latest Flower Challenge. The theme for February is "Add Leaves". Of course floral image should be the main actor for your projects! 

To add leaves to my card I used the Foliage Frame die from Pinkfresh Studio.

To start off I stamped a bunch of flowers and leaves from Wild Flower Sketches set by Pinkfresh Studio in their dye inks. The leaves were stamped using the inks from Over the Hills ink set. For the flowers I used the yellow colors from Rise and Shine set, the pink colors of Fairy Dust set, purple ones from Soul of Provence set and the light blue ones from Morning Sky set. After stamping I cut them all using the coordinating dies and set them aside.

Next I cut the  Foliage Frame from some watercolor paper. To make the die cut frame sturdier I cut one more frame from some heavyweight white cardstock and adhered them together. I the colored the frame using Key Lime and Emerald City watercolor.

While the frame was drying, I prepared the cardbase. I ink blended the border of the cardbase in Grassy Knoll and Key Lime and splattered Key Lime watercolor and opaque white ink on it.

The word hello was cut using Sentiment Suite: Hello die set , also by Pinkfresh Studio, from some white cardstock which I ink blended in the same green colors in an ombre fashion. To add some shine I clear heat embossed the die cut sentiment two times and adhered it on the cardbase.

To add the little flowers from Wild Flower Sketches set I arranged them on the bottom part of the Foliage Frame. I then added the frame to the cardbase using foam adhesives.
To finish off the card I scattered some clear iridescent sequins.

That's it from my side! Please don't forget to visit The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my amazingly talented team mates!

Thank you so much for looking ! I'd love to see your entry in our gallery!
Have a great day! 

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