Thursday, August 17, 2017

Seize the Birthday - No Topping

Hello all! 
Hope your week is going well so far! Today starts a new challenge at Seize the Birthday
This time we have NO TOPPINGS OPTION!!! You can link up any newly created birthday card in the gallery!!! 


Now to my card for today! Do you see the smile on my card? I think I was a little bit silly while I was designing this :) ! 


To start off I heat embossed the glasses decorated with Peony from Sunnies set by The Ton in Rose Gold and colored it with Zig brush markers before I cut it with coordinating die. I then dry embossed a parchment vellum panel using a Next Level EF and glued it on a dark gray cardbase. The sentiment is from Sunnies set as well.  I had the smile in my mind, so I curved the sentiment stamp and white heat embossed it on a pink cardstock. I cut it in a banner and foam mounted it under the glasses which is foam mounted on the vellum panel as well. To finish off I added two clear sequins.


Hope I was able to make you smile today! Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my amazing team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Lindsey from Bashful Blogging!

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

Purple and Blue - The Ton

Hello everyone! 

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with this floral mermaid card! Today's color combination is purple and blue plus a little bit of green. 

Hope you could stop by to see how I made this :)! 


Thank you so much for stopping by!
I'll be back with one more card today :)! See you later!

Hugs,
TaeEun

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pirate Animals

Hello everyone! 

Yesterday I made a card using one of the digi-stamps, Pirate Animals, which EunJi from Eunjoa has designed. She offers her digi-stamps on her Etsy Shop, DotBStamp. If you a lover of critter stamps, you will find some cute ones on her shop :)! 


I started off by making the cutting files for the pirate ship and the ocean. I cut them with my Cricut from a white cardstock and colored them using Copic markers. I printed the digi-stamp, Pirate Animals and colored them with Copic markers as well and fussy cut them. I added some accents using gold, silver and white gel pens. The clouds on the sky were blended using blue DIs on my cardbase. I then foam mounted the animals, ship and the wave onto the cardbase. The banner is also from the digi-stamp set. I added shades using C Copic markers, drew the lines with a gold gel pen and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts in black on it. After I clear heat embossed the sentiment, I foam mounted the banner onto the card and added some aqua, silver and clear sequins to finish it off. 


Thank you so much for looking!
Hope you liked my card!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge #11 - Background Stamping REMINDER

Hello all! 

It's already time for a reminder card for our August challenge at The Flower Challenge
You have still 10 days to enter your projects using background stamping technique! 



For today's card I used one of the stamp sets which I purchased as I started card making two years ago. It is from Inkadinkado and is called Flower Flourishes. The 5 stamps in the set are all beautiful swirly flower clusters. I chose one of them and made my background.


I started by heat embossing the floral cluster on the center of my watercolor panel in white pearl EP, and repeated this until the entire panel was filled with floral clusters. I then colored the panel in Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick and Broken China Distress Oxide inks using wet on wet coloring technique. I left the top right corner not colored. I then colored the small flowers with Ciopic markers. I took the colors from the background. I narrowed down the panel and foam mounted it on a dark gray cardbase.

You can see the heat embossed background better in the picture below!


The sentiment is from the New Day Card Kit by Altenew. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted it onto the card. To finish off I scattered some pretty sequins.


Thank you so much for looking!
Hope to see your projects in the gallery at The Flower Challenge.

Please don't forget to visit The Flower Challenge blog! My amazingly talented team mates have created awesome projects for you :)!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Friday, August 11, 2017

Altenew Card Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to my blog! 

Today I'm participating in a special Blog Hop! This is an inspirational blog hop focusing on the New Day Card Kit hosted by Altenew. 
If you arrived here from amazing Amy Tsuruta's 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

New Day Card Kit includes everything you need to create cards for any occasions, from a floral stamp set (Floral Garden), base cardstocks, patterned paper pack, to embellishments!!! Since New Day Card Kit was released, I've seen so many gorgeous creations using this kit. It is an honor for me to be a part of this inspiring blog hop! 



For today's hop I decided to create three floral cards using the flowers from Floral Garden stamp set in the kit as main focus. I colored the solid flowers in three different ways and created the backgrounds for them using various elements in the kit. 
The floral images are solid, but I defined the petals and added dimension for another look! 


This is my first card. Here I colored the flowers using Altenew Artist Markers and created the background with a hand-drawn-stripe patterned paper from the kit.


To start off I stamped the floral images on some white cardstock in light pink and light green and colored them with Altenew Artist Markers. I fussy cut them all and set them aside. I cut along the hand-drawn lines on the striped paper and glued it on the cardbase using Altenew Glue Tape so that it covers about two thirds of my black cardbase. I then arranged the flowers. I glued the bottom part flat and added some foam adhesives under the flowers to give them some dimension. I coated the flowers with a clear glitter pen. You can see the shimmer better in the close up picture below. The stamen was made using yellow Pico embellisher.


The SENDING is a part of Floral Garden set in the kit, I heat embossed it on the card in white using Altenew Pure White Crisp EP. For the HUGS I used the puffy stickers included in the kit.
To finish off I added two black enamel dots from the kit as well.


My second card is a soft and bright version. 


I started off by stamping the images, the flowers in Soft Lilac and the stem and leaves in Morning Frost. I colored the images using Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut them all. To represent a vase, I created a small shaker element using a square wood veneer included in the kit. I added some light blue glitter and microbeads, which I colored with Aqua and Patina alcohol inks, to the shaker well. For the background I used one of patterned papers included in the kit. I added bokeh effect on it using circle stencil and white pigment ink, splattered gold watercolor and glued the panel on my white cardbase using Altenew Glue Tape. I then started to assemble my card by arranging the flowers on the right half of the card. I added some foam adhesives under the flowers for some dimension. Next I added the sentiment strip. The sentiment is from Floral Garden as well which was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock with a mat of gold foil cardstock from the kit.  I then adhered the shaker square. I cut a square frame from the same patterned paper I used for the background and glued it on the shaker element.
To finish off I scattered a few clear sequins.


Next is the last card for today. I used the elegant and beautiful frame die included in the kit to embellish this card.


To start off this card I stamped the images using second generation stamping of Wilted Violet and Mowed Lawn DI.  I colored the images with Peerless watercolors. I used pearlized water while coloring so that the flowers have some shimmer. I fussy cut them all and set them aside to create the background. This time I chose a watercolor striped pattern paper in green for my base. I die cut a frame using the frame die and the gold cardstock from the kit. I cut an area with butterflies from a patterned paper and added to the frame. To assemble my card I arranged and glued two purple flowers. Here I added some adhesives to give some dimension to the flowers. I then foam mounted the frame and added a big flower on it.


The sentiment from Floral Garden is heat embossed in Pure White Crisp EP on a strip of purple cardstock and added onto the card. Two green enamel dots from the kit were my finishing touch.


So that was my three cards I created for today's hop :)! Hope you enjoyed looking them! I truly enjoyed making them:)! 

Big Thanks to Altenew for inviting me!!! 

-----PROMOTION-----

Receive a FREE Meadow Flower Stamp Set when you order the New Day Card Kit 8/11 through 8/17/2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders.




-----GIVEAWAY-----

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, August 19th.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Thursday, August 17th 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, August 18th.

-----HOP ALONG-----

You arrived the last stop on the hop!!! YAY!!! Thank you so much :)! If you missed some stops, below is the complete blog hop list!




TaeEun Yoo --> You are here.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Happy Hopping! 
Hugs,
TaeEun

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dot.B - Start On Etsy



Hello and happy Saturday!!! 

Today I have a special card to share with you! Do you know Eunji Jung from Eunjoa? I'm sure you have encountered her beautifully assembled artistic projects in blogland. She recently opened her Etsy shop offering new digital stamps she designed. The shop is called DotBStamp


To celebrate the new start she asked me to make a card using her digi stamps. I chose Middle Age Animal, which includes elegantly dressed animals, and created a party scene. 

This is the card I made. 


I started by coloring the animals, printed on a Neenah solar white CS, using Copic markers and some metallic gel pens. I then fussy cut them all and set them aside.
For the background I blended the ray of lights using a sun ray stencil in Tumbled Glass and Mustard Seed and the floor in Hickory Smoke and Wild Honey. The sparkly decoration is a stamp from Sentiment Jewelry by The Ton. I gold heat embossed it repeatedly and added some glitter using Crystal Stickles on some dots. I added some shadow on the floor using gray Copic markers and foam mounted the party animals on it.


The sentiment was cut in a banner, matted with a gold foil paper and foam mounted onto the card.


Hope I was able to inspire you with my card today ! Eunji is also introducing her digi-stamps on her blog Eunjoa, so please stop by for more inspirations!

Big congratulations to Eunji on the new shop! Looking forward to seeing more fabulous digi-stamps in your shop, Eunji!

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

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Flower Challenge #11 - Background Stamping

Hello everyone! Hope your August started off well! 
Today I want to share my DT card I made for the new challenge at The Flower Challenge
The theme of our #11 challenge is 

FOCUS ON BACKGROUND STAMPING!!! 


I created a DIY pattern using Watercolor Bouquet by The Ton. 


I repeatedly stamped the Watercolor Bouquet on a white cardstock in Crystal Pewter (light gray) to make the background pattern. I then colored the flowers using Copic markers. To add more texture I dry embossed the images using coordinating die. I trimmed the panel slightly and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. The sentiment was cut with Birthday word die by The Ton, once from a white fun foam and again from Gold foil adhesive paper. I adhered them stacked up onto my card. To finish off I added a few clear Dew Drops


I'm not good at background stamping but this time I'm happy with the result :)!

Hope I could inspire you with my card to join us at The Flower Challenge!
Please visit The Flower Challenge blog. My teammates have created some gorgeous inspiration cards!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
TaeEun