Friday, August 12, 2022

SSS Peony Bundle Card - watercoloring on dry embossed panel

Hi, all! 
Today I'm sharing a vintage floral card with you made with a gorgeous embossing folder Poeny Bundle, which is part of a SSS Holly Jolly Release in 2020. 

I dry-embossed a piece of heavy weight cold press watercolor paper using Poeny Bundle, then I colored the poped up images using distress ink reinkers. After I finished coloring, I ink blended the background with distress inks Antique Linen, Tea dye, then I stamped subtle texts and then again I added shades around the panel edges using Vintage Photo and Black Shoot . Next, I splattered with white gouache, black, violet and gold metalic inks all over the panel and let them dry. 

For more interesting look, I decided to go with an easel shape on my card. I made a cardbase by trimming Kraft Woodgrain Cardstock into 4.25"x11" size, scored lines at 5.5" and 8.25"  along the 11" side. To make sure the front cover folds and keeps well in standing position like an easel, I adhered message block in the middle of the inner surface of cardbase with dimension using foam square tapes

I also added more sentiments and floral images from Moments of Grace Stamp set inside the cardbase using a brown ink. 

 Gold and black sentiments are from Tim Holtz Ideaology Metallic Sticker Book.

 Thank you for reading today's post. 
I'm entering it into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is Spritz and Splatter. ! 

Have a great day!


Autumn themed cards with acorn embossed background

 Hi, friends!

Today, I have two autumn themed cards with the same background to share with you, as I had so much fun with Acorns 3D embossing folder by Tim Holtz Sizzix. 

For the background panel, I trimmed heavy weight cold press watercolor paper into A2 size, then I ran it through my Big Shot with Acorns 3D texture embossing folder. Because the texture created on heavyweight paper by this 3D embossing folder was good enough by itself, I decided not to color it. Instead, I added gold & red gold metallic ink splatters all over the panel for interest then set it aside.

Next, I die cut various colored cardstock paper using Sizzix Tim Holtz Pumpkin Duo Colorize Dies set
For each diecut, I similar but deeper colors of inks to the original cardstock along the edges for a saturated look. Then, I layered them one by one using a glue to compose pumpkin duo. 

By matting rich orange colored cardbase to the white panel, more autumn mood was created.
Sentiments were chosen from Pumpkin Spice Season stamp set by Simon Says Stamp, heat embossed in white on dark paper, and foam-mounted on the top.  Some gold sequins as a final touch! 

Here's my second card with fall themed, yet a softer look.

Since SSS STAMPtember is coming in Next month, I decided to play along with previous STAMPtember release before I enjoy new ones. So I pulled out this Pumpkin Spice Season stamp set which was part of the STAMPtember 2020. 

I stamped the images on 90lb Neenah White using a brown ink, then I colored in them with my Copic Marker. I took care to pick soft colors as I had colored the background panel with light blue, olive green and gray inks using blending brushes. I also had chosen a piece of pattern paper with similar color palette to th panel. 


For a soft vintage look, I sponged all the edges of two panels lighgly with Tea Dye ink. I also added gold splatters over the acorns background. 


After the stamps images were adhered to make a scene, I added 3mm sparkling sequins and a few iridescent sequins onto the front as a final touch. 

That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed how the same dry embossed panel look different in the two cards. 

I'm entering these to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is Spritz and Splatter. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Have a great day!


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Fall Leaf Shaker Card


Hello, crafty friends!

Today, I'm sharing a fall themed shaker card using the products from the Stamp Market. I always love to make shaker cards, and when I saw the shaker frame dies I fell in love with them! 

I started with making a leaf shaker using this Leaf Shaker Die, foam board, pattern paper, and sequins. For a background, I ink-blended a piece of bristol paper with Tea Dye and Antique Linen oxide inks using Deco Square Stencil, and added another texture using Pierced Plaid Cover Die. Then I added gold splatters over the panel. 

Next, I die cut Laurel Leaves from craft cardstock and colored cardstock, colored them using distrss inks(Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo), then I splattered metallic inks. 

After I adhered leaves and a leafy shaker on the background panel, I added letters, which were die cut from light yellow cardstock using Poster Alpha Lower dies set and colored with Copic Markers (E09-YR27-YR24). 

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping by! A short video on making this card will be shared on my Instagram account, so if you're interested, please check it out. 

Have a great day! 


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Nautical Mood Standing Pop-up Card


Hi, everyone!
Today, I've got a standing pop-up card with fun nautical mood to share with you, using products of Pretty Pink Posh
To make this card, you don't need special dies set or difficult techniques. Using any border dies you have in your stash and a scoring board would work. 

Here's a quick guide of cutting and scoring I made for you for your future projects. I planned the final card would fit into 4.25 x 5.5 inch so that it can easily be put into an A2 envelope. But, you can modify this blueprint in various ways once you set the final card size in your mind. 

I started with trimming light blue cardstock into 4.25 x 6.75 inch and I scored straight lines at 1.25 and 5.5 along the 6.75" side.  

I then pulled out a scallop border die from the Scallop Borders 2 Set, and made the top outline a scalloped curve. Because the die was shorter than the length of top line, I trimmed out the remnants using a scissor. 

For the front stacked panels, I trimmed and scored lines white cardstock as guided in the picture above. Then I cut each top lines using Stitched Borders 1 Die set for a wavy look.

I applied glue on the left tab of each stack and adhered it on the left side of background panel. When all the three stacks were adhered, I applied glue to the right tabs , fold the right wing of background panel to adhere to the tabs. To make sure all the tabs and wings stick together, I used a bone folder to rub the folded lines. 

Onc the standing background was finished, I adhered colored images from Nautical Set, which I stamped using Memento black ink and colored with copic markers and die cut using Nautical Coordinating dies.  I also added a whale from Sea Friends set for a lovely look. 

I used glue and foam squares when needed for dimentional look. After all the images were adhered, I embellished it with 3mm sparkling sequins, and light blue sequins. 

Here's a fun look showing how the scene looks like when each wing is folded. 

Left Wing Folded

Right Wing Folded

Nautical theme has always been one of my favorites and I love this Nautical set by Pretty Pink Posh so much. It's so cute, lovely and fun to color in. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card. 
Thank you for stopping by!
REEL will be soon shared on my Instagram account. If you're interested in the process video, please check it out. 


Saturday, August 6, 2022

Lemon Zest Shaker Card


Hi, all!
Today, I'm sharing a tropical themed shaker card made with mixing old and new products from Simon Says Stamp. 

To start with, I die cut Lemon Zest out of colored cardstock paper (Lemon Schiffon Yellow, Green Apple, and Sea Glass) , colored the diecuts using distress inks & dye inks and set them aside. 

Next, I cut Island Blue Cardstock into A2 size (4.25 x 5.5 inch), then I ink blended it to make night sky  with blue distress inks / dye inks until I'm happy with it.  Inks I used are Uncharted Mariner , Peacock Feather, Faded Jeans Oxide , and Galaxy. Then I made a circle window with leafy border in the middle of the panel using the Circle Leaves Dies set

 For a bottom panel of shaker, I cut a piece of Bristol paper into A2 size , then I gently brushed the center with two inks : Tumbled Glass Oxide and Squeezed Lemonade Oxide

I adhered a piece of acetate sheet on the back of the front panel, then I applied foam tapes around the circle to make a shaker well. After putting various sequins and seed beads into the well,  I covered it with the bottom panel and finished a shaker. 

Next, I adhered Lemon Zest diecuts around the shaker using glue and foam adhesives  as shown in the pictures, then I heat embossed a gorgeous sentiment from Vintage Garden in gold. I cut the block using Vintage Garden Words coordinating dies, then I adhered it on the right lower corner of the panel. 

I adhered the shaker onto a card base. Before finishing my card, I added white accents, gold and white splatters and 
Midnight Black Jewels on all over the panel for more interesting look.

  I love how the combination of dark navy panel and bright lemon/leaves make tropical night look and how it pops on the soft colored shaker background. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I also made a short video (REEL) of making this card and shared it on my Instagram account. If you're reading this post on your desktop, you can click the widget on the right to check my IG account. You don't want to miss it! 

Have a great weekend.


Simon Says Stamp August 2022 Card Kit inspiration

 Hi, all!

I finally got my parcel of SSS August Card kit a few days ago, but haven't had a quality time to play with it. 

Today, I pulled out the products and quickly made three cards. No difficult techniques or layouts at all. 

Just stamping, light coloring, and diecutting, which are basic elements of cardmaking were used. 

I think the August card kit is perfect for making some sympathy cards. Love the tone down colors and elegant letters in the stamp set. 

  For the first card, I die cut the pattern papers included in the kit and some colored vellum paper with Stitched Dress Up Tag dies and Wavy Scallop Stitches Border Die. I layered each piece using glue and foams. 
Sentiment was heat embossed in heat using the silver embossing powder which was also the kit element. For a neat and elegant look of sentiments blocks, I purchased additional coordinating dies set for them and I'm very happy with how they look :) 

For the second card, I stamped floral images in the Vintage Garden Set all around the outlines of white panel with a brown ink, (Memento Rich Cocoa) , then I colored in the images using my Copic Markers. 

Blue : B97-B95-B93-B91
Brown leaves : E49-E47-E44-E42

I then gave it more texture by running the colored panel through my Big Shot in Picnic Floral embossing folder . was kind of going out my comfort zone. I would say adding textures by dry-embossing to a colored panel makes some interesting look. 

For the last card, I didn't give any texture to the panel. Just stamping and coloring in the same way as the 2nd one finished a gorgeous look of floral background. I love the autumn colors in my today's card. How about you? 

Copic colors I used are : BG78/BG75/BG72/BG70 for leaves, E47/E44/E42/E41 for flowers

I also shared a REEL of making these three cards on my Instagram account. If you're interested in it, please click the IG widget on the right column of this blog ( with PC mode) to check it out. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Have a great weekend.


Sunday, July 24, 2022

Two Floral Watercolor Cards

Hi, all!
I'm sharing two floral watercolor cards using the Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers set.

For no line or softer line look, I used Distress Ink Tea Dye and Antique Linen.
I then colored in the images with water color paints 36 pan from Altenew

Can you tell the differences between Tea Dye and Antique Linen in the two cards ? 

After I finished watercoloring, I added more shades with Prismacolor pencils and splatters of gold, white and black using Prima Metallic Accents.

Next, I stamped sentiments on the white empty space suing Versafine Onyx Black.

I then foam-mounted the panel on a card base, added some sequins and finished off my cards. 

Thank you for reading today's post.
Hope you'll have a good start of a new week.