Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #250

Hello  :)! 
I hope you don't mind I'm here again... After I saw the beautiful sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #250 last week. I had some design ideas and made several cards. But I had no time to take pictures of them. Yesterday I spent all day taking pictures and editing them. So here they are (not all of them, I have a few more for another post).

I used Holiday Love Poinsettia from The Ton to stamp them on two diagonal corners of A2 sized mixed media panel in Versafine onyx black ink for watercoloring. I tried to mimic YoonSun's loose watercoloring :). I love her watercoloring style but it's so hard for me to achieve that look. A long way to go...

For the first card I colored the image in coral and red and added some light pink on the background. On the second and third card I colored the images in purple and cobalt turquoise and colored the background in cobalt turquoise. 


Here I cut the panel slightly smaller than A2 using a Double Stitched rectangle die. The large Brushed Merry sentiment from The Ton was gold heat embossed on it and the panel was glued flat on a dark red cardbase. I added the small 'Christmas' sentiment from Holiday Ornaments set, white heat embossed on a strip of dark red cardstock. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Santa's Sneezes Couture Mix from The Ton.


To make this card I cut the colored panel using Double Stitched rectangle die in A2 size and mounted it flat on a light blue cardbase. The Holiday Word die was used to cut the sentiment. I cut it once from a cardstock on which I adhered Glossy fine silver adhesive glitter paper (The Ton), and three more times from a white cardstock to stack them together. Finishing touch was some turquoise and purple sequins from Royal Garden Party, Violet Sprinkle and Blue Ice Couture Mix (The Ton).


On the next card I used a negative die cut panel to cover the background and splatters as I thought the former cards are not CAS enough to enter into CAS(E) this Sketch #250  :).


I cut the Holiday Love Poinsettia outline from a white woodgrain panel using coordinating die and foam mounted it onto the card. The sentiment is from Holiday Ballet stamp set by The Ton. I white heat embossed it on a strip of purple cardstock and foam mounted it.


Here is one more close up pic to show you the beautiful woodgrain texture!


I added yellow Pico embellisher onto the center of all poinsettias.

I'll enter the last one into CAS(E) this Sketch #250.


Thank you again! I'll share more cards I made using this sketch later today! 
Hugs,
TaeEun

Tulip, Daffodil and Rose - EunJi's digital stamps

Hello again!

I'm popping in to share three floral cards I made last week with you. These floral images are digital stamps designed by EunJi which she has on her Etsy Shop DotBStamp. I colored them during the latest 30 day coloring challenge in September. And last week I finally could turn them into cards :).


The first card is showing the Botanical Parrot Tulip stamp. Parrot tulips are famous for their beautiful folds on petals. I tried to focus on the folds while coloring my red tulip :). I watercolored the tulip and the background.


The sentiment is from Happy Wishes set by Penny Black. I cut a rectangle frame from the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle dies from The Ton. The main panel was glued flat on the white cardbase and the frame was foam mounted. To finish off I added some clear sequins. 


Next card is featuring botanical-daffodil set. 


I colored this with Copic markers and added a little bit more details using Polychromos colored pencils. To show the yellow cardbase I narrowed the panel down. I cut the chevron pattern with a MFT border die and foam mounted it on the cardbase. The sentiment from Clearly Besotted was white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock which I colored in green with Copic markers. 


The rose on the last card is from Bouquet Rose Fussy Cut set. 


I colored this cute bouquet with Koi watercolor and cut the panel with a Double Stitched Square Die from The Ton. I cut a corner of the panel, adhered a thin strip of gold glitter paper and mounted the panel on a square cardbase on which I stamped Minor Stripes (The Ton) in Soft Garden. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I gold heat embossed it on a circle panel on which I blended Soft Garden dye ink. 


Hope you liked looking my cards!  I love EunJi's floral digital stamps!

I want to enter the tulip card into CAS Watercolor challenge which is Anything Goes this month.



And I'll link up the daffodil card at Addicted to Stamps and More #272: Make your Mark.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
I have still a few cards to post. It's possible I pop in again :)!

Have a happy day!
TaeEun

Monochromatic Floral Cards - The Ton

Hello all!!!
Today I'm on The Ton's blog with two floral cards! Yes, I'm taking a break from making Christmas cards :).

Both cards are in a monochromatic style. I used Fresh Cut Carnations and Large Florals: Carnation set from our Fall 2017 Release as the main flowers and placed them on watercolored background panel in the same color.



Thank you for coming today!
Hope you could stop by  The Ton's blog for more details!

Have a wonderful day!
TaeEun

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Flower Challenge #15 - Anything but a Card

Hello everyone!

Today I have not a card but a Christmas shaker ornament to share with you.
The new theme for the month of December over at The Flower Challenge says

ANYTHING BUT A CARD !


Anything but a card ... hmm at first I could only think about a tag :). And I started to make one. But after I colored and cut the poinsettia cluster, a new idea popped in my mind. An ornament for our Christmas tree!!! 


As I said, I white heat embossed the poinsettia cluster from Holiday Love Poinsettia set by The Ton, watercolored it in soft aqua color and cut it using coordinating die. I then prepared the round shaker part. I cut a circle frame using Double stitched circle dies by The Ton from a white cardstock. I cut two more frames from a white and light blue fun foam as well to make the border for the shaker body. The background panel was cut from a light blue cardstock. I blended Bright Emerald dye ink on it in ombre look and white heat embossed some snowflakes from Crystal Flurries set from The Ton on the panel. To fill the shaker I used some shaker mix which a lovely blog friend Jenny once sent to me. That was perfect with some snowlakes and aqua sequins!!!


After I finished assembling the shaker part I adhered the poinsettia cluster on it and tied the string and an aqua ribbon. And as we have the Christmas tree standing, here is one more picture of the ornament in action :)! 


Thank you so much for looking! I hope I was able to inspire you.
Please hop over to  The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration!
Looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with:)!

Have a wonderful week!
TaeEun

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Ton December Challenge - Mood Board

Hello everyone! 
Hope your December started off well :)! 

Time flies by and we are in the last month of 2017 already... saying it every year :). 

A new challenge has started at The Ton Challenge blog! Effie has created a festive mood board to play with for you.



I wanted represent the aurora borealis in one of the pictures using alcohol inks. After four Yupo panels landed into my stash box, I've got this panel. 


To create the background I colored a Yupo panel in Amethyst, Eggplant, Patina and Limeade alcohol ink and added a bit of Pearl Turquoise metallic acryl. After the Yupo panel was dry I stamped the tree silhouettes from Mountains on the panel using alcohol based black ink.  I cut the front panel with the shaker window using my cutting machine. I cut it once from a panel which I made with white cardstock and Adhesive Glitter paper (glossy fine transparent) and again from some purple fun foam. Before assembling the shaker card together, I heat embossed the sentiment from Folk Art Christmas Tree set in Rose gold embossing powder on vellum and cut it in a curved strip. I glued the sentiment strip on Yupo panel and assembled the shaker card. I used flower sequins from Violet Sprinkle Couture Mix to fill the shaker. 


The ballerina from Holiday Ballet  was heat embossed in Rose gold, colored using Zig brush markers and cut with the coordinating die. I added crystal Stickles here and there for some sparkle on her. I adhered a strip of rose gold glitter tape onto the card front and mounted the ballerina. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hop over to  The Ton Challenge blog for more inspirations and challenge details! There is as always one $50 gift certificate to win!!! 

Have a wonderful day! 
TaeEun





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!
TaeEun


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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!!!
Hugs,
TaeEun

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!
Hugs,
TaeEun

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! 

TaeEun


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! 
TaeEun

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!

TaeEun

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.



-----GIVEAWAY-----

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 winner@altenew.com by 12/15/2017 with the subject line "Altenew 11/20/2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's blog".



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

TaeEun


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