Thursday, June 22, 2017

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge

Hello again :)! 

I want to share this card I've made today with you. 
The inspiration picture at Altenew June Inspiration Challenge, which Debby Hughes is hosting, shows a beautiful bouquet. I tried to recreate the bouquet on my card. 

I started by making a watercolor background panel. I smooshed gray, pink, green and purple DIs on a piece of Canson watercolor paper and stamped the flowers from Extra Special stamp set in Memento black. I stamped it twice, once after masking the end part of the stamp and then the whole stamp again under the previously stamped image. I then colored the image with Altenew Artist markers and Copic markers. I then gold heat embossed the roses and leaves from Amazing you stamp set on some Mixed Media paper, watercolored it using Koi watercolor and fussy cut them all.
I foam mounted the colored background panel on a creme card base.
I toned down the background by adding a sheet of vellum with a torn edge on the right side and then arranged the roses on that. I glued the small rose flat and foam mounted the bigger ones. The sentiment is from Amazing you. I gold heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and added it on the left edge of the front panel along with a strip of gold glitter paper. To finish off I scattered some clear and iridescent sequins. 

It is not as beautiful as the bouquet in the picture. It was one of those projects which don't work as I planned. Hope you enjoyed it though! 

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


Seize the Birthday - No Topping

Hello again!  :)

I'm popping in to share my DT card for Seize the Birthday with you! 
This time we have no Toppings option!!! Anything Goes! But you know already, our gallery is only for birthday cards :).

I've made a simple one.

First I stamped the Macarons from The Ton and die cut them using coordinating die. The colors I used are :  Pink (Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid), Yellow (Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine, Coraline Hybrid), Light blue (Blue Diamond, Cali Blue, Cobalt Breeze), Red (Coraline Hybrid, Lipstick Red, Pink Derby) and Purple (Soft Amethyst, Plum Wine, Iris Blooms).

I found a mint pattern paper with silver foiling, cut it and foam mounted it on my card base. I added a thin strip of Adhesive glitter paper-Glossy fine Silver on the bottom edge of the panel. I then silver heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on a strip of vellum, adhered it on the card and glued the macarons on the bottom edge of the front panel. The tiny flower cluster is from Beautiful Day Bicycle stamp set from The Ton, which I had already colored in my stash. 

That's it from my side! Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog! My team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Cathy from Cathys Card spot have created some gorgeous projects for you!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Hope to see you in the Seize the Birthday gallery!

Guest Designing at Time Out

Hello everyone!!! 

Today I have the honor of being the guest designer for Time Out #86 !
My CASE of Hannelie's beautiful card for Time Out #83 brought me this chance to be part of this challenge! 

The theme of Time Out #86 is 
Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards

This challenge is sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays stamps and for today's card I've used Floating stamp set, which was the prize I got at the 3rd Birthday Challenge of Time Out :)! 

I mixed up the hot air balloon from Floating with a MFT bear. First I stamped the bear after masking off the lower body, then I masked the bear and stamped the floral balloon in Memento black. Coloring was done using Copic markers and some glitter pens. After done with coloring I masked the whole image and added the clouds using cloud mask I cut from some scrap paper and blue DI. I used Clarity Stencil Brush for blending. So I could blend the subtle sky on the bottom of the card:)!
The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.  I stamped it in Violet Fringe. I went over the sentiment with a violet glitter pen to add some sparkle. For the chevron I used a border stamp from Paper Smooches. I stamped it in Crystal Pewter from The Ton and drew over it with a silver gel pen. To finish off I applied Shimmer Pico embellisher on the tiny hearts of the basket and on the nose of the cute bear.

Thank you so much for looking! I hope I could inspire you with my card today! 
You can find more gorgeous inspirations at Time Out challenge blog
Looking forward to seeing your projects in the gallery :)! 

Have a happy crafty day, everyone!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day - The Ton

Hello and Happy Father's day, if there is any father looking at my post :) ! 

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a Father's Day card (of course :)) using Mountains and a watercolored floral card using our Summer Blooms from Summer 2017 Release. 
I hope you could stop by to see how I made them :)! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Have a happy one!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge #9 - Anything Goes Reminder

Hello everyone! 

We are already in the middle of June and it's time for a reminder post for The Flower Challenge #9
It is Anything Goes challenge, so you can link up any newly created project, on which flowers are the main focus. 

I've created a CAS looking floral card. My original plan was making a one layer card like one of my previous cards. I've got new Distress Oxide inks recently and I wanted to make the similar card like it using them. So I've made a background panel using smooshing technique with Oxide inks on some Mixed Media paper. And stamped the Anemone Bouquet from The Ton in Caviar Hybrid ink (Copic-friendly) and colored the bouquet with Copic markers keeping the colors of the background on the flowers. But I didn't like the background at all and so I decided to cut out the bouquet. 

I die cut the Anemone Bouquet using Coordinating die and foam mounted it on my black card base. Before I mounted the bouquet, I adhered some multicolored twine on the bottom part of the card base and white heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set. A bow to tie the bouquet was added. I drew the black stamen using a black glaze pen and added glitter drops on the flower center using White Blizzard Nuvo Drops. I finished off the card by rounding a corner.

If you want to know which card design I actually had in my mind, you can watch the video tutorial for the Oxide background + Copic coloring by Kelly Latevola HERE.
Hope I could show you other project using that technique soon :)!

Thank you so much for looking! Please visit The Flower Challenge blog to get more inspiration from my team mates :)! And don't forget to join us!

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Have a Lovely Day

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

Today I've made a card using the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #225. It will be a last-minute entry :).
I saw a square frame on the sketch and some flowers peeking out from it. 

This is what I came up with!

First I've made a cutting file for the square frame welded with a vertical line. The anemones are from Fresh Cut Anemones Coordinating Outlines stamp set from The Ton. I stamped the anemone flowers in Tattered Rose and the leaves in Twisted Citron DI on Canson watercolor paper and colored them. I used Color Burst Peony for the flowers and Gansai Tambi watercolor for the leaves and the flower center. I cut them all with coordinating dies. I cut the frame from some watercolor paper with my Cricut and colored it with  Color Burst Peony too. On my black card base I gold heat embossed the sentiment, from Fresh Cut Anemones Coordinating Outlines as well, and added some gold splatters (I drew them with my brush- so it's faux splatter :))

I then assembled all the elements together. One leave was glued flat on the card base and the frame along with arranged florals was mounted with some foam adhesives. I added the purple stamen using a glaze pen. 

I want to link this up at Addicted to Stamps and More #246 as well, as they have a Anything Goes week!

Kylie reminded me of the Happy Little Stampers June Watercolor challenge. I'll enter this into HLS June Watercolor challenge- Anything Goes as well :)! 

Thank you so much for looking! 
Wishing you all a lovely day! 

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Ton's Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to The Ton's Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop! 

If you arrived here from amazingly talented Laura Sterckx's blog , you are right on track! If you want to start from the first stop please hop over to The Ton blog!

We revealed during our Release week 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies, 1 new couture mix and 6 new backdrop board designs! 

Hope you enjoyed the Release presentation from our design team ladies! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and support during the release week! There are still time to get a chance to win the giveaways from daily Release posts of The Ton blog and design team members blogs!


For today's hop I've made two cards! 

I couldn't resist to color the anemones from Fresh Cut Anemones with alcohol ink :)! 

I silver heat embossed my anemone cluster using Fresh Cut Anemones Coordinating Outlines stamp set on a glossy cardstock along with some masking. I then colored the flowers and leaves by dripping the alcohol inks. I used for the flowers Raspberry, Flamingo, Salmon and Shell Pink and for the leaves Limeade and Botanical. I splattered Flamingo, Limeade and Gold mixative on the panel after covering the images. After the panel was dry I gold heat embossed only the stamens. I trimmed the panel slightly and mounted it flat on the card base on the left and bottom edges of which I adhered thin green Glitter tape. The sentiment on the banner from Basic Banners is from Penned Sentiments. I gold heat embossed the banner and stamped the sentiment in Noir. The fussy cut banner (you can use the coordinating die :)! ) was foam mounted on the card. To finish off I added some holo gold sequins from Princess Glam on the flower centers and some from Kiwi Smoothie and Glass Slippers here and there. 

For next card I used Wave and Sunglasses from Sunnies stamp set. 

You will love this Wave stamp set! It is so easy to create a dramatic scene using this layering stamp. I stamped it using Cali Blue, Azurite and True Navy on a A2 sized white card stock. I heat embossed the sunglasses from Sunnies set in Rose Gold and cut it out. I blended Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz on the frame of the sunglasses and adhered some vellum as the glasses and colored it in pink on the back of the vellum with Tombow markers. I stamped the sentiment from The New Pretty stamp set in ombre using AzuriteTrue Navy and Noir. I foam mounted the sunglasses on the wave and added some sequins from Royal Garden Party, Cotton Candy Puff, Pink Diamond and Princess Glam Couture Mixes.

I hope you enjoyed looking my cards today!


Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton's shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies, ink and gilding categories.

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Next on the hop is amazing Laurel Beard!!! Below is the complete Blog Hop list! 


The Ton's June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” 
*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

Thank you all so much for stopping by today and for the support during The Ton's Summer 2017 Release Week!!! I hope you've got plenty of inspirations for a crafty Summer!!! 

Happy Hopping!!!