Monday, December 11, 2017

2018 Calendar Gifts

Here are the two challenges I would like to attend this week:

1) Simon Wednesday Challenge - Gift It, below is the challenge photo:

2) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #312-#313 - Anything Goes, below is the word art:


And here is the finished project I made for this challenge - 2018 mini calendar gifts:


I made 10 mini calendars (calendars are from Taylor Expressions) as gifts to my cell group members. I made two designs with different colors, so the total has 5 designs. Below is the closer look of each design:


The first design is made by the Chinese New Year wood stamp I bought in Taiwan (from Micia Crafts). The background was made with Distress Oxide inks.


The second design is made by a little house stamp from Mary Engelbreit, and I colored it with Copic markers and cut it out. The bible verses stamp is from Spellbinders. The background was made with watercolor wash.


The third design is made by Mommy Lhey Designs stamps. Both calendars are heat embossed and colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brushes.


The forth design is made with kraft cardstock. The flower stamps are from Rubbernecker Stamps. The bible verses are from Papertrey Inc. I stamped the flower in white pigment ink on the kraft cardstock and colored with Prismacolor color pencils.


The last design is made with stencils from Simon Says Stamps and colored with Distress Oxide inks. The bible verses stamp is from Penny Black stamps.

Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT, PTI
Stamps: all mentioned above
Ink Pads: all mentioned above
Others: mini calendars (Taylor Expressions)

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes, below is the challenge photo:

And below is the project I made to attend this challenge:


I stamped Art Impression stamps on the watercolor paper and black embossed them. Then I colored them with Inktense watercolor pencils. I cut out these four finished squares and mount with foam tapes on the four seasons' background (stamps are from Purple Onion Designs). I put each finished square into the photo frame I bought at Michaels. Below is another look of the finished project.


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT, watercolor paper
Stamps: Art Impressions, Purple Onion Designs
Ink Pads: Versafine, Memento Luxe, Distress Oxide, Distress Inks
Others: Inktense watercolor pencils, foam tapes, clear embossing powder

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Simon Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving

Here is Simon Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving, below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I stamped the flower wreath (Hero Arts) onto the white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I brushed the light pink Distress ink around the cardstock and stamped the greeting under the wreath. Finish the card by attaching some clear dew drops randomly on the background. Simple and easy card to make.

Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink Pads: MFT, Distress inks
Others: Copic markers, dew drops

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes. Below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I applied Alcohol inks on the Yupo paper to make the green/sliver tone background. I die cut the tree on the black glitter cardstock and attached on the Yupo background. I diagonally cut the Yopo paper and attached foam tapes onto a silver glitter cardstock background. Finish the card by embossing the greeting with black glitter embossing powder on top of the diagonal line. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up, Yupo, PTI
Stamps: Technique Tuesday
Die: Memory Box
Ink Pads: Versafine
Others: alcohol inks, foam tapes, black glitter embossing powder

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Poppystamps Challenge #37 - Masquerade

Here is Poppystamps challenge #37 - Masquerade, below is the challenge photo:

And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I used Tree Branch Circle die to cut out the circle on the white cardstock. I blended four different Distress Oxide inks on the background. I brushed brown colors of Distress Oxide inks on the branches. Then I sprinkled water drops on the background and put some white Tonic Studio Nuvo crystal drops on the branches to mimic snow. Let it dry. I used the Deer Trio die and cut out three deer with black cardstock. On the card front, I blended another three colors of Distress Oxide inks and attached two deer on it. I also put some white Nuvo drops on the sky. Then I used foam tapes to attach the Tree Branch Circle background on top of the card front to show dimension. Finish the card by attaching the large deer on the card as well as black embossing the greetings. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT
Stamps: Technique Tuesday
Dies: Memory Box
Ink Pads: Distress Oxide inks, Versamark
Others: Tonic Studio Nuvo drops, foam tapes, embossing powder

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge - Week #304-305

Here is Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge of week #304-305. Below is this week's word art:


And here is the card I made to attend this challenge:


I stamped the flowers from Paper Artsy stamps and applied embossing powder masking technique to form a wreath on black cardstock. I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils. Then I gold embossed the greeting on vellum stripe. I attached the vellum stripe on top of the wreath. Finish the card by dropping some blue Tonic Studio Nuvo glitter drops on the background. Below is another look of the card:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Paper Artsy, Technique Tuesday
Ink Pads: Versamark
Others: Prismacolor pencils, gold embossing powder, Tonic Studio Nuvo glitter drops

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Altenew October 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Here is Altenew October 2017 Inspiration Challenge, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made for this challenge:


I stamped the leaves from Altenew's "Layered Laurel" set with three different colors to form a wreath. Then, I stamped the Happy Holidays (from "Beautiful Inside" set) in the middle of the wreath and heat embossed with black sparkling embossing powder. I applied the green glitter glue along the square mat to form a sparking border. Finish the card by dropping some "glow in the dark" Nuvo drops to mimic berries. Below is another look of the card:


I love this Christmas card made with non-traditional colors. Below is the photo I tool when I turned off the lights to see the "glow in the dark" Nuvo drops (pretty cool):



Supplies:
Cardstock: MFT, Stampin' Up, PTI
Stamps: Altenew
Ink Pads: Altenew, Versafine
Others: glitter glue, Tonic Studio Nuvo glow in the dark drops

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #14 & A Blog Named Hero October Challenge

Here are the two challenges I would like to attend both related to Lawn Fawn's critters:

1) Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #14 - Happy Little Critters, below is the challenge photo:


2) A Blog Named Hero October Challenge - Calling All Critters with Lawn Fawn, below is the challenge photo:


And here is the card I made to attend the above two challenges:


I used Lawn Fawn's "Merry Christmas" border die and the die cut inlay technique to create the "Merry Christmas" border under a pocket I made. Then I white embossed "dropping by to say" (from Lawn Fawn's "for you, deer" set) on top left corner of the background. I also heat embossed "Let's Hang Out" (from Lawn Fawn's "for you, deer" set) at the bottom right corner of the card. I randomly dropped some white Tonic Nuvo crystal dots on the dark grey background to mimic snow. I used the "for you, deer" set to create two book marks - deer and bear, and insert them into the pocket I created. Below is another look of the card:


The card recipient can pull out these two little critters as the bookmarks to use. I coloed them with Copic markers. Below is the look of the cute bookmarks:


And here is the back view of the bookmarks:


Supplies:
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp, Stampin' Up, MFT
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Fawn Fawn
Ink Pads: MFT, Versamark
Others: Copic markers, embossing powders, Tonic Studio Nuvo crystal drops, twine

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