A while ago, I went for a big splurge on Mama Elephant Stamps and dies. It is just very hard to resist their cute products especially holiday series. I finally got to sit down and play with them a little bit.
To make this card, I die cut the Ornate House Grid Dieout of a piece of red card stock paper. Then I splattered white acrylic paint over the panel and adhered a piece of acetate paper underneath. To create this shaker card, I first ink blended the background paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch. I white embossed the sentiment from Merry Christmas Wishes Stamp set, poured white spark elements and close the window using foam tapes.
I stamped images from Little Penguin Agenda Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar white 80 lbs card stock paper and colored with copic markers. Then I hand fussy cut selected images with my scissors. To save your time, you can get the coordinating dies for those images. At last, I adhered those adorable colored images around my shaker windows.
Hope you feel the holiday spirit from my card. I will see you soon with more projects!
Welcome to Day 2 of Pretty Pink Posh October Product Release Blog Hop! If you are impressed with the first day of Blog Hop, You would be over the top with another group of talented card designers with me today. I’ve been on Pretty Pink Posh Design Team for a little more than a year now. I love all the products and Christmas products are always the most exciting one out of all! Today I will show you two cards I made with the new release products.
To make this card, I started to lay Pretty Pink Posh Snowflakes Stencilover the A2 sized white card base and ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tumbled glass over. Then I splattered white acrylic paint over the background by tapping a paint brush handle. I rested it aside to dry.
To prepare my centerpiece, I usedPretty Pink Posh Winter scene Die to cut out of white and red card stock. I removed the center piece of red die cut and laid the red circle frame over my white die cut, then I assembled the pieces within the die cut using liquid adhesive or foam tape. I decorated the sky part with nuvo crystal drops in Simply White, copic colored the trees, and splattered white acrylic paint over the ground to mimic the snow.
I stamped the snowman with the signs fromHoliday Sign Stamp setand the small snowman in the back from Joy Stamp set, I die cut them with their coordinating dies ( Holiday Signs/ Joy ) . Then I colored them with copic markers and attached to my centerpiece. At last, I attached my centerpiece onto the background and that’s my first card.
For my second card, I went for simple but not too simple style. I stamped the JOY graphic images and other elements fromJoy Stamp setand die cut with theCoordinating dies. I also die cut another set of JOY bold letters out of a piece of red card stock paper. For coloring them, I stayed with two tones color combo which is red and blue.
I chose a piece of A2 sized card stock paper as base, then adhered a piece of slightly skinnier white card stock paper over. I overlapped two bold letter cut out slightly off set to create 3D effect. Then I attached all colored images onto the background using foam tapes to finish my card.
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Welcome to Pretty Pink Posh October Product Release Day! Today I combined lots of new products along with some oldie goodie products to make this card below.
To make this card, I first created the background. I stabled Pretty Pink Posh Snowflakes Stencilover a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper, then I smudged Versamark embossing ink over the stencil. After I removed the stencil, I poured white embossing powder for heat embossing. Once it’s set, I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Candied Apple and splatted white acrylic paint by tapping my paint brush handle.
I die cut the tree using Layered tree Dieout of white card stock paper and assembled them with liquid adhesive. I stamped and copic colored the selected images fromHoliday Signs Stamp setandJoy Stamp set, and die cut them with the coordinating dies (Holiday Signs / Joy). I attached all colored images with glue and foam tapes to finish my card.
We are going to have 2 Day Blog Hop on 17th and 18th. Don’t forget to come back for overwhelming inspirations and prizes!
Welcome to Waffle Flower October 2019 Release Blog Hop! I hope you are ready to check out variety of stamps and dies this month. You get to play with a little bit everything. I am sharing 5 cards that I made with this month’s product. I am curious which one is your favorite.
I started with this fall card with images are illustrated by Cassie Loizeaux. To make this card. I stamped the images from Fall Greeting stamp set and die cut with the Matching dies. Then I colored them with Copic markers and set aside.
I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber onto an A2 sized watercolor paper and splattered ink droplets over. I cut 2 pieces 1.25 inches wide strips out of white card stock paper and attached them onto the background using Foam tapes to create dimension. I added selected colored images and embellished my card with color coordinating enamel dots from Up&Running Enamel Dots.
We are staying with Fall season with my second card. I really like this set called Happy Fall. You get to have tons of accessory images to build your own scene. What I like the most is that you could easily stretch this stamp to a Happy Winter stamp with the main characters. I prepped my background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber using ink blending and droplet techniques. Then I grabbed a piece of A2 sized craft color card stock paper and cut the upper center using one of Nesting Squares Dies. I attached this window cut out front panel over inked background with foam tapes and brushed a little Fossilized Amber oxide ink around the edges.
I colored images from Happy Fall Stamp set and die cut with theMatching Dies. Then I arranged them to my prepped background and stamped the sentiment “Give Thanks”. Isn’t it easy?!
You’ve seen a few stamps from different countries. Now it’s time for China. Not sure if you all know that I was raised and grown up in China until 20 years old. Making this brought me into the memory of being a child watching dragon dances and receiving red packet(elders usually give money to us as tradition which is my favorite part of new year haha) To begin with this card, I ink blended the background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Worn lipstick. Then i cut my large rectangle window usingNesting Rectangles Dies and attached to the background with Foam tapes.
I copic colored my images from Ni Hao Stamp Set mainly in yellow and red which are two traditional Chinese color combo and die cut them with the Matching Dies. I arranged colored images to the background and added yellow enamels fromUp&Running Enamel Dots as embellishments. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Happy New Year” in English and Chinese characters.
If you think my last three cards are easy, then you would be surprised with this fun card. It took me about 20 minutes. First of all, I ink smudged with Mustard Seed Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink and water mixture onto a piece of A sized watercolor paper. Once it’s dry, I stamped this super large stamp from Happy Thanksgiving Stamp setusing VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powders. A stamping trick:You could prep a large background stamp by rubbing eraser over it prior to your first use. You’ll find out the coverage is amazing.
To bring the interests, I splattered the color mixture and gold watercolor paint over the background by tapping a paint brush. Da ta, it’s done!
Now it’s large die cut sentiment’s turn. I am going for an elegant look. I inked my A2 sized watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tea Dye and Wilted Violet. Then I created the background impression usingLattice Panel die ran through my die cut machine with a rubber embossing mat. I die cut the Large Thank you sentiment using Oversized Thank you Dieout of my purple card stock paper scrap. I attached it using foam tapes and embellished my card with white and purple enamel dots from Up&Running Enamel Dots.
To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 10/7/19 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 10/9/2019.
Today is the last day of September. My daughter already started to figure out what she is going to wear to school Halloween Party. Time usually flies like rocket. So it is time to get on making some Halloween cards. I combined couple of Pretty Pink Posh Halloween stamp set and dies to create today’s card.
To begin with, I ink blended an A2 sized watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio. Then I stamped Boo pattern from Pretty Pink Posh Boo Stamp setusing Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I die cut it with the Coordinating Dies and attached them onto my card base using Foam tapes and liquid glue. I flicked white watercolor paint over the background to create some textures.
To make this card, I cut my windows using Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 5 die to cut out of an A2 sized watercolor paper. I stamped Tree image and sentiment from Topiary Stamp set onto the negative part of cut outs. After hand colored the tree leaves, I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade. I attached a piece of acetate paper underneath of positive part of cut out to create see through window, then poured Pretty Pink Posh seed beads in Spring green and added Jewels in Marigold. I close up the shaker window by using Foam tapes.
To build another dimension, I stamped another solid image from this stamp set in green and hand cut out with my scissors. I decorated my trees using Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Shamrockand adhered on the my background.
Now there you go. A simple shaker card is in front of you!
I hope you have some more ideas to use this stamp set. Don’t forget to grab one from Simon Says Stamponline store. Ciao!
We are half way done with our week day working. Hope everyone’s life goes well. For last couple days, the temperature went up all the way to 97 F and I will come back down to 70 F in next a few days. I guess Fall is finally coming to town. I am here showing you a thanksgiving card that I made which could be a great thanksgiving greeting card or invitation if you would like to go a little extra mile of card making.
First of all, I decided to create my background. I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper. Then I blended Bundled Sage oxide ink through Pretty Pink Posh Triangles Stencil. I die cut the white frame using Scallop Frames Dieout of white card stock paper and adhered it onto the background using liquid glue.
I copic colored images from Sunflowers Stamp setand die cut with theCoordinating dies. I also copic colored the images from Thanksgiving Scene Stamp set and hand fussy cut it (This stamp set does not come with a coordinating die but it is fairly easy to cut the outline with no stress) I attached the flowers and leaves with liquid glue and thanksgiving scene with foam tape to pop it up. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Happy Thanksgiving” onto the top part of this card.
Hope you like my card and I will see you soon with more projects! Ciao!
Time flies! I still remember that I joined the MFT Superstar card contestlast year. I made my couple entries with not sure what I was going to expect until I won one of categories. It was like a dream! Now I am back to be one of participators to have fun with playing all the products that I love.
I’ve been wanting to make more birthday cards because I always run out of them (I guess my daughter has too many friends LOL). I pulled out My favorite things Happy Hippos Stamp setand Birthday Chicks Stamp set to work with. I would like to create a scene. Birdies are having a birthday blast and their Hippo friends are invited to their house for the party. My card would break down to two parts, one is out of the house and another is inside of house.
To make the scene for outside the house, I die cut a piece of white cardstock with Boutique Die-namics and inked with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tea Dye and Tattered rose. I assembled all inked pieces to create the house front. I added a piece of acetate paper behind the window cut out to create the glass window.
To build the background, I ink blended a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tumbled glass and Salty Ocean for the sky, Crushed Olive and Cracked Pistachio for the ground. Then I splattered the coordinating ink over the background to make it more interesting. I used craft blade to cut out a rectangle opening on the background which matches the “house window”, then I attached the assembled house over it with liquid glue.
I stamped images form Happy Hippos Stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto 80lbs Neenah Solar white card stock paper and hand fussy cut with craft scissors (It would save you more time if you use the coordinating dies). I colored the images with copic markers and arranged them onto the background with Foam tapes and liquid adhesive. I used action wobbler underneath one of Hippos so he looks like dancing when you flick with your fingers. Interactive card is always fun to make.
Now we move to build the scene for inside of house. I ink blended a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tattered Rose, Worn lipstick and Picked Raspberry to create the background color. Then I stamped images form Birthday Chicks Stamp setand hand fussy cut with craft scissors (It would save you more time if you use the coordinating dies). I colored the images with copic markers and arranged them onto the background with Foam tapes and liquid adhesive. At last, I stamped the sentiment that is from the same stamp set.
I want to thank My Favorite Things Stamp Company for hosting such a great opportunity for us to communicate with each other and inspire our undiscovered potential. I truly had fun creating this card and I hope you all like it!
Welcome to Waffle Flower September 2019 Release Blog Hop! This release combined some gorgeous stamps and dies, along with some basic nesting dies that works well with all projects. I picked some of products to show you four cards below.
My first card is something that you could mass produce when you don’t have lots of time. To start with my card, I used Nesting Circles Die to cut differnet sizes of circle and ink blended them with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Worn lipstick, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade.
I arranged those inked circles onto a piece of A2 sized water color paper using Foam tapes to create dimensions. I added Up & Running Enamel dots to coordinate each colors. Then I splattered some gold paint over the background.
I stamped the sentiment from Happy Retirement Stamp setonto a piece of black card stock paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I die cut them with the Matching Die and adhered them onto the background with foam tape.
I am always in love with beautiful floral by Karla Jodoin. I stamped this fairly large image from Poppy Hawthorn Stamp setusing Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of 80 lbs Neenah Solar White card stock paper and die cut with the Matching Dies. Then I colored it with Copic markers.
To create the background, I die cut 3 sized squares using Nesting Squares Die and ink blended them with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio. I adhered them diagonally onto a A2 sized water color paper.
I attached the colored images onto the background and lightly splattered black ink over the panel to create some artsy effect. At last, I white embossed the sentiment “thank you” from the same stamp setand final touched my card.
This card is a fun card. I used the negative part of die cut from my first card to create my main lay out. I highly encourage you to try using scraps to create new products. I used pencil lightly draw the circles onto another piece of white card stock paper guided by this circle panel I have. Then I ink blended them using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Worn lipstick.
When I don’t know what colors to use for my images, I always go with the basic colors I have in the background. I quickly Copic colored my characters from Little Artists Stamp set and die cut with the Matching Dies.
I attached my colored images onto the background using liquid adhesive and foam tapes, then addedUp & Running Enamel Dots to finish this card.
My last card features the most popular print from Big Bear and Bird. Since the image is large and fun, I really don’t need to do a lot of embellishments. To create my window, I cut it with Nesting Ovals Die out of an A2 sized watercolor paper. I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick.
To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 9/7/19 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 9/9/2019.