Monday, April 23, 2018

[Altenew] Yellow Rose Card for spring

Hi, friends!
It's the start of a new week again.
Today, I'm sharing a yellow rose card with spring mood using Build A Flower Rose set by Altenew.
Since I'm not good at layered stamping, I wanted to do some practice and Build A Flower Rose set was my choice for it. 
Plus, who wouldn't be in love with the bold and fabulous design in this set?



I started my card by stamping solid images layer by layer on 80lb Neenah Solar paper using Alenew Dye Inks : Summer Afternoon set, Mango Smoothie, Dark Chocolate, Olive, Moss, Evergreen, Jet black.
Then I cut them all using the coordinating dies.

For smaller flowers I used copic makers in coloring them, and then I cut them using the coordinating die.



Next, I made a background panel using Cross Stitch Canvas Die from a white card stock. Then I assembled flowers and leaves on the panel using glue and foam tapes. Sentiment strip was also adhered using thin double sided foam tape. 
Finally, I adhered the panel onto A2 sized card base, and finished off the card by adding sequins. 



In this card, I used lots of bright colors simply because I wanted to feel like spring is just around by using the colors. But I'll definitely try some monochromatic colors too in my future cards. Any suggestions? 

FYI, Copic markers I used are :

B39, B06, B04, B02
V09, V06, V00
E33, E31, E41

Sequins : Pretty Pink Posh



Thanks for reading this post. Hope you enjoyed it. The big roses are so charming in both the way they look and the way I stamp multiple colors, I guess I will use this set more in the future:)

Hope your Monday will be as bright as the yellow roses!
Marge.











Friday, April 20, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hi, there!
I'm so honored to be joining the Altenew Blog Hop for Celebrating Parents Card Drive.
If you came from  Karin's blog, then you are on a right path, or you can just start your hops at Altenew Blog
Today we are showcasing Best Dad Stamp Set and I'm sharing two cards for it and one more card featuring another set.



Prior to getting started, I had planned to make two cards with different moods : one with a chalk board background for masculine mood and the other with white background for lovely mood for us daughters who give their cards to dads. 

To begin my first card, I trimmed a black card stock into 4.125×5.375 inch, heat embossed sentiments from Best Dad Stamp Set with white embossing powder, then blended white dye ink around the edges of panel. 





I stamped all the images of Best Dad Stamp Set  on a copic friendly paper, colored them with copic markers, and cut them all using the coordinating dies. Next, I adhered them onto the panel as shown below.




I foam mounted the panel onto a kraft card base, glued some clear sparkling sequins mix and 3mm clear sparkling sequins and finished off the card.



For my second card, I simply adhered stamped images onto a heavy weight white card base using foam tapes. 
I added gray shades under the images using copic markers, too. To maintain clean look, I added enamel dots and finished off the card.




Did you enjoy my two Dad's cards?
Actually this was my first trial of chalk board effect card, and I loved what it turned out. Hope you will like them, too. 






After I finished the two, I decided to make Mom's card as well, so I picked Penned Rose set from my Altenew stash.  I heat embossed blossoms and leaves on watercolor paper, then did watetcoloring using my Daniel Smith Watercolor inks, then I simply fussy cut the images. 



To compose a card, I also used Doodled Lace Cover Die,  Precious Moments, Simple Alpha Die Set from Altenew.  I finished off by adding various sequins here and there. 





Thank you so much for reading this. Now your next place to hop is beautiful Heidi's blog.



Celebrating Parents Card Drive

Let us join the Altenew's good cause which is sending cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please check out Celebrating Parents Card Drive for more details.

You can also support ALTENEW by purchasing the special items that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day projects :  Best Dad, Painted RosePenned RoseExtra Special, and Best Mom sets. 20% of the profits from these stamp sets until Father’s Day, June 17th, 2018, will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.





Special Offer

Save 35% Off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal.



Giveaway I

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.


Giveaway II

Please leave a comment here on my blog. One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Altenew store. I'll announce the winner on May 1st 2018. The winner will need to contact me within 1 week of winner announcement.
Blog Hop Order

Please visit all the blogs listed below. Hope you will enjoy your hops and get lots of inspiration. Have fun, my friends!








Love from Marge














Tuesday, April 17, 2018

[Simon Says Stamp] Clean and Simple Crocs cards using copic markers

Hi, friends !
Do you know Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Die collection? All dies in the Picture Book Collection are cute and have simple outlines so that you can easily compose the diecuts to make adorable images. I really love them and I had a fun time playing with Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Crocs Die, which is one of the March Best Days Collection . Today, I'm sharing three cards using the Crocs Die and other SSS products. 




I wanted try some new colors out of my comfort zone, so I tried denim blue, orange, and green.
To begin, I diecut Picture Book Crocs Die out of 120lb white cardstock, then I colored them using copic markers. I'll write down the copic marker numbers and products lists for each card below. 



Blue copic markers : B99,B97,B95,B93,B91,C7




Orange Copic markers : E09,YR09,YR07,YR04,Y38,YR02
Thanks die colors : E49, E47




Green Copic Markers : G28,G07,G14,YG13,YG03,YG01




For embellishment, I used various colors of enamel dots to maintain clean look.
That's it for today. Thanks for reading this post.
I tried some new colors and I love how they came out. 
Which one is your favorite ? :) 
Have a wonderful day, friends !

Marge