Waffle Flower Papercrafts

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Make A Wish 11/19/2011

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This flower makes me smile:) I used some baby wipe to wipe the ink off the rest of the plant stamp before I stamp. A little tip on storing baby wipes: Cut them into small pieces/stripes and put them in a Ziploc bag:) One bag will last you a very long time 😉

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Solar White, Cream (Neenah); Stamps: S5247 Flourish Pine (Hero Arts), Perky Plants, Chit Chat (Paper Smooches), Just a Note (Unity); Inks: Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Distress Ink), Pear Tart (Memento); Accents: Pearls, Stardust Pen

 

I added some shine to the dots on the label using a clear stardust pen:) I saw Jennifer using pearls on her cards in Holiday Card Boot Camp and decided to give it a try. I did not plan on how to arrange my flowers: I just put them where my inking was not perfect:)

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Made for Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

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A Tag & A Card for Christmas Using Seasonal Distress Inks 11/11/2011

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Happy Weekend! I tried the Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Inks arrived in the mail today:)

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Stamps: A Little Loving, Santa Paws (Paper Smooches), Just a Note (Unity); Inks: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Iced Spruce (Distress Ink)

The hat is stamped using reverse stamping technique. Iced Spruce is a gray very similar to Memento London Fog.

Made for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC28: Tag You’re It

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Stamp: Pretty Phrases (Paper Smooches); Inks: Evergree Bough, Festive Berries (Distress Ink); Others: Embossing folder, watercolor paper and perfect pearl mists.

Evergree Bough is very close to Pine Needles but a little lighter (brighter). In my background I used both Broken China (lighter, bluer) and Evergree Bough. Festive Berries is a more intense color to Memento Lady Bug but a similar brightness.

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I learn this “watercolor paper emboss and mists” technique in the Holiday Card Boot Camp by Jennifer McGuire (Online Class). The result is quite beautiful in real life. The sentiment is stamped with water on a piece of card stock covered with distress ink.

 

Tomorrow, I will try to finish the origami gift box tutorial. Good night~

 

Christmas Tags 11/03/2011

I spent the entire afternoon crafting and made Three Tags:) All for Christmas! “Holly Jolly Christmas” playing in the background~~

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I used mostly new items I get with a 15% coupon for registering with Holiday Card Camp. Nice Deals!

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Neenah (Solar White); Stamps: S5215-Clouds, CL543-Sentiment (Hero Arts), Date Stamp (Smash); Inks: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Inks), VersaMark (Tsukineko), Glitter Red Embossing Powder (Zing!); Others: Tag, Twine (Papertrey Inks)

 

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Neenah (Solar White); Stamps: CL540-Trees/Sentiment (Hero Arts), Chevron Stripes (Papertrey Inks), Date Stamp (Smash); Inks: New Leaf, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Inks), VersaMark (Tsukineko), Leaf Embossing Powder (Zing!); Others: Tag, Twine (Papertrey Inks), Copic Markers: R27

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Neenah (Solar White); Stamps: Winter Fox, Cozy Christmas (Lawn Fawn); Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw (Distress Ink); Tools: Tag Die (My Favorite Things), Circle Punch (Fiskars), Post-it Notes (for masking); Copic Markers: R27, YG63, E33, E35, E37, N3, N5, YR38

 

I had so much fun! Hope you have a great day!

 

My tags got selected as Hero Arts Fab 5:)

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[Challenges] Costume Party 09/10/2011

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My, My, I think I just  made my favorite card! 🙂

Halloween Costume Party

Here shows the back:) It was my first try on the text background but it was too busy for the card. Polka dot from Tim Holtz.

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Card Base: 4-1/4” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”

Center piece: 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” (ATC size)

Simple Steps:

1. Stamp Hero Arts “Envelope Pattern” on card base with “Tea Dye”

2. Stamp sentiment from My Mind’s Eye “Black Bird” stamp to create background with “Peeled Paint”; Clear Emboss

3. Ink the entire piece with “Rusty Hinge” and “Vintage Photo”; Highlight main sentiment with black pen.

4. Stamp the witch, zombie and spiders onto ATC; Paper piece the clothes; Color in; Add Stardust to belt and screws.

5. Ink the entire piece with “Rusty Hinge” and “Vintage Photo”; Stamp “You’re Invited”; Apply glassy accent to spiders

6. Add ribbon bits and adhere to card base.

 

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I colored the spiders first with orange dye marker then Copic black 100. Wait until dry to use colorless blender to create polk dots:)

 

When embossing with Distress Inks, the result is not smooth but like little dots (probably because the stamp set is one of those lower quality ones that the ink has pooled up) But for this card, it create an interesting texture. For this type of stamps, use an eraser to condition them before use will help. Pigment inks work better on them.

 

I didn’t think of adding the black border to the sentiment until very last because the card was not quite balanced. Love this effect, reminds me of those pretty neon lights at night.

 

All the stamps used on the front are from”Black Bird” . I got it with the following stamps this Fall. This is my first Paper Smooches stamps. Impressed with the quality and the images are so big and beautiful – want to ink up every one of them!

 

Fall Stamp Haul

 

Thanks to the card challenges below, inspiring and fun!

CAS-ual Fridays: Falling to Pieces

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Card Patterns Sketch: 132

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Lily Pad Cards: Resist

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Just Us Girls: “Text me!”

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Christmas in August 08/11/2011

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This card was made with a wish to use the pretty label punch. I uploaded this card to my flickr album and was blown away by all the sweet compliments. Now it is Top 3 of cards I made:)

Deer stamp, background stamp & pearls: Hero Arts

EK success label punch

Tattered Flowers Dies

White gel pen