Friday, April 27, 2012

Silhouette happy

A quick card for Paper Crafts April challenge with silhouettes and cameos. Instead of using my silhouettes and cameo stamps and stickers, I decided to use negative die cut and create a colorful silhouette bird family, inspired by this picture on Pinterest.

The nestled bird die is from Poppy Stamp.  I die cut the eclipse tape and used the negative as a mask to ink the silhouette in bright colors.  Wish I had the heartfelt mix stamp set from Wplus9 to stamp the cute lines for the birds to perch.  Necessity is the mother of creativity.  I picked out a plate from my kitchen cupboard and drew the lines with a black precision pen.

It is also entered into Simon Says Stamp challenge: anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by, happy Friday!

cardstock: PTI select white, mis card scrap
Stamp: Hero Arts my happy
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink island, mango, peach, strawberry
Other: Poppy stamp nestled bird die, black precision pen, plate

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sending You Sunshine

Today's card is for two challenges - Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: watercolor butterfly and Lily Pad Virginia's View challenge #4.


These airy watercolor butterflies are so pretty against the white background. I had several different ideas until I saw the inspiration picture of Virginia's challenge. The sheer texture of the poppy really grabbed my eye and reminded me of one of Virginia's card using coffee filter.  The flowers she created have the same watercolor effect and transparency.  That's what I wanted my butterflies be.

So I got my coffee filter and started to work.  I inked the coffee filter with distress ink pad randomly, spritzed, and watched magic happen. Half hour later, it was ready to die cut. You can always use your heat tool to speed up the process.  I just happen to have enough stuff to tidy up after kids' bedtime.

It was really difficult to balance my proclivity for decorating my card with a ton of butterflies, but not saturating my entire card with this motif. The stitch on the top left corner of my card was to reflect the decorative stitches from the dress.

It is also entered into Simon Says Stamp challenge: anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by, almost Friday!

cardstock: PTI select white,
Stamp: PTI simple sunflowers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rangers barn  door, spice marmalade, spun sugar
Other: PTI butterfly die, Amuse butterfly trio, coffee filter, twinery baker's twine

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Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

It's the 25th of the month which means a lot of inspirations using PTI stuff.  The theme for April blog hop is inspiration challenge with the following picture.

There are so many inspirations on the fun colorful stacks of fabrics.  I decided to go with the floral and polka dots pattern.

I stamped and created the stripe, floral, and polka dot fabric patterns.  Then cut them into banners of different size and layered.  That big "happy" from Pretty Peony adds the perfect pattern to this card.  The color and patterns on this picture screams a mother's day card to me. 

Did you notice the matching muslin bag? It fits an A2 card or a small gift. I used Fresh ink on my card and matching color Memento dye ink on muslin.  Here is the bag itself.

It is also entered into Simon Says Stamp challenge: anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by.  I am going to hop for some great inspiration now.

cardstock: PTI select white, soft stone, spring rain,  
Stamp: PTI rosie posie, polka dot I, pretty peony, AMuse mad for plaid
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, rosebud, pear tart, Fresh ink island, fucshia, basil
Other: muslin, sewing machine, offray ribbon,

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Embellish Chevron Color Trends Challenge

The reason I love the challenges at Embellish blog is the theme of a trend and the four color palette. Of course the design team is top notch.  I have to admit that using four colors is hard for me.  But the projects from the DT are always so inspirational and trendy.  

Chevron is one of my favorite pattern and I have to play. I wanted to keep the card as one layer.  I used the widest chevron from the PTI chevron background and stamped the bottom half of the card. The frame and the sentiment are from PTI anniversary set Pretty Peony.  You may wonder where the purple color is?  It is the purple pearl in the center of the rolled rose.

I had a few productive days in term of paper crafting. This is my second post of the day.  But don't look at my house. 

Thanks for visiting.

cardstock: PTI select white,
Stamp: PTI chevron background, pretty peony
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink provincial grey
Other: pink felt, spellbinder blossom dies

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You are my happy

Two cards with same sentiment for Hero Arts April challenge using embossing technique and the sketchs.

Thanks for visiting.

cardstock: PTI select white, kraft, spring moss, sugar blush, melon berry, raspberry 
Stamp: studio calico my happy, Hero Arts woodgrain background
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark
Other: clear embossing powder, twinery twine, PTI butterfly dies

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Young Crafters Unite Challenge #9

I am honored and excited to join the Young Crafters Unite team.  They are a group of very talented young women.

The theme for this month's challenge is "no coloring allowed".

 For my card, it was just stamping and paper piecing, easy-peasy.

And you can check out the fabulous DT for more inspiration:

I hope you find time to play along. Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their fabulous online store!

Thanks for stopping by.

cardstock: PTI select white 
paper; My mind's eye follow your heart be happy
Stamp: PTI rosie posie, sentiment, A muse
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink island

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RIC #10

My card today is for Runway Inspired Challenge #10. I took inspiration from the color of orange, grey and golden, and arrangement of the color from the dress.  I picked up a few more memory boxes dies a few days ago at Impress Rubber Stamp store while everything was at lease 20% off (insert happy dance).

Here is the inspiration picture. 

Thanks for stopping by.

cardstock: Bazzil card stock
Stamp: PTI day dreamers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,
Other; memory box die scallop border die and Tessatina border die

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lily Pad Palette Challenge

I have not posted for quite awhile.  Life gets busy sometimes.  A quick card for a new to me challenge - Lily pad palette challenge using a new Memory box die. Love the 3D look of the cherry blossom and the delicate flower center.  It also fits  the Lily Pad flower challenge and Jay Gee's Nook challenge #18.

Thanks for stopping by.

 cardstock: Bazzil card stock 
paper; My mind's eye on the bright side
Stamp: sentiment, Hero arts
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,
Other; memory box die

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Giveaway Winner

I am late to post the winner for my extra copy of Paper Crafts magazine.
The winner is Therese from lostinpaper.  Therese, please contact me with your address and I will send the magazine out to you soon. Pin It

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A published Card and a giveaway

Hi, everybody.  I want to share my card published in the May/June Paper Crafts magazine. There are some fun and exciting changes in this issue.  You can find out at the Paper Crafts Connection blog.

I have an extra copy of the magazine to giveaway.

Leave me a comment by Sunday, April 15th.  Mr. Random will select a winner on Monday, April 16th.

PS. There is still time to cast your vote for your favorite honorable mention card for Paper Crafts Stamping Royalty contest!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stamping Royalty: Honorable Mentions

I did not see it until I got a comment from Virginia L.  My little card is one of the honorable mentions for Paper Crafts Stamping Royalty contest! 

I am so thrilled and surprised to see my name together with talented Jennifer RzasaAnya Schrier, Emily Leiphart, and Jocelyn Olson

You can click HERE and cast your vote for your favorite honorable mention card following these simple steps:
1. Click on the “Vote” tab to view all five cards.
2. Once you select your favorite card from the gallery, click “Save Vote”. (Make sure you’re really sure because you’re only allowed one vote!)

Thank you, Paper Crafts Magazine for picking my card.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my excitement with me.


{I Love you s'more card}
cardstock: Amuse woodgrain card stock, PTI stamper's select white and pure poppy,
Stamp: sentiment, fire, and marshmallows from A muse Hello from camp set
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,
Other; copic markers, PTI mat stack 4, PTI dark chocolate buttons, DMC embroidery floss

{With heartfelt thanks card}
cardstock: PTI stamper's select white
Stamp: PTI day dreamer stamp set, script sentiments set
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink island, fuchsia
Other;  PTI linen impression plate

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Guest at Do More with Less

I am a guest at Yvonne's blog - Do More with Less today.  I am sharing one with my favorite stamping technique - rock and roll inking.  This technique adds more depth and interest to the stamped image. I have some step by step pictures to share at her blog too.  There is also a challenge to play along with this technique and a chance to win four Amuse stamps. 

Now hop over to Yvonne's blog and have fun.

I am also entering this card to the Lily Pad flower challenge and Simon Says anything goes challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.

cardstock: PTI stamper's select white,
Stamp: PTI Rosie Posie, PTI Script sentiments
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink strawberry, mango, majita
Other; spellbinders label die Pin It

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tuesday Trigger: Happy Happy Joy Joy

Here is the trigger picture for the Tuesday Trigger challenge at Moxie Fab World.  Orla  Kiely designs are my favorite. I love the simplicity and elegance of the design.  I have a board on Pinterest just for Orla Kiely patterns.  I recently saw a grey color pleated dress Kate Middleton wore that designed by Orla Kiely and LOVE it.

There are multiple patterns on this trigger picture. I decided to go with the color combo of the whole picture - orange, brown, and yellow, and used one pattern for my card, I used the stamp set from My cute stamps and stamped the background on yellow cardstock.  I layered the brown cardstock strip to create the same feel of the layered boxes.

I am also entering this card to the Simon Says anything goes challenge.

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CASE Study Challenge #84

It is already April.  It definitely does not feel like spring here.  It has been so wet and grey.  I need this bright colored card to bring me some sort of spring feel.

But it also marks the last CASE study challenge with March Muse Laura Bassen.  I really enjoyed CASE study challenges this month.  This is her fabulous card to case.

Striking is the word I would use to describe this card (and all her cards).  Love the contrast of light grey, white and black.  Love the trio negative dies nested in the mat stack die.

For my take, I used similar color scheme - bright pink, soft stone, white and black; and trio dies - Amuse butterfly dies.  Except I used positive dies and partial negative die.  The die cuts were not nested together either.  Sentiment is from my new favorite set - Papertrey Ink script sentiments.

I am also entering this card to the Simon Says anything goes challenge.

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