Saturday, September 16, 2017

STAMPtember & Pretty Pink Posh Collaboration - Damask greetings


Hello, friends!
I'm back with Pretty Pink Posh STAMPtember release, which is called "Damask Greetings" .





Do you see those elegant Damask patterns? 
I really fell in love with them. You can make any patterns with this stamp set all year long.




So here are my cards using Damask Greetings Stamp Set.




To begin the first card, I stamped images using color dye inks on a white card stock, and cut the panel using our Scallop Borders 2.  I gave ombre effect on each image using multi colored inks. 
Then, I inked the edges with versamark ink, and heat set them with gold embossing powder. 
To give a focal point to the card, I made an ornament from a red card stock using Mini Tags Die, then I stamped one damask image and heat set it using gold embossing powder.  Finally I added some Metallic Gold Confetti Mix sequins




My second card is basically quite similar with the first one, I gave some differences in colors and embellishment. Here I added a ribbon die cut from our Twine and Bows Die, and Metallic Silver Confetti Mix as final touch. 



Thanks for reading this.
I hope you enjoyed my cards. 
Major supplies are linked in the text.

However, I think other cards by our team are really gorgeous.
I was just amazed again and again by their cards, so I would like to recommend you to visit our Pretty Pink Posh Blog or Simon Says Stamp Blog  to get more creative inspirations from them. 





Happy weekend to all !
Marge




Sunday, September 3, 2017

Guest designing at AAA card challenge #98 - Creatures Great of Small


Hello there!
Today I have a happy news.
I'm guest desining for the new AAA cards challenge #98
I'm so honored to be a part in the challenge and thankful to the AAA team for giving me this opportunity.

The new theme is "Creatures Great of Small".
(Click the image below)




So here is my card.
In this card, CAS definition is minimal layer, minimal embelishment, and large open space.



I stamped the images from Woodland Critters by Pretty Pink Posh, using masking techniques when needed. 
Then I colored them, adhered the panel to a kraft card base.
Since I wanted to express mood of Autumn,  I used an Ivory card stock for base copic friendly paper instead of white, so the background looks a little bit yello,  and I love the overall tone down colors I used here.





I used copic markers as below :

 Bear : E41, E42, E43, E44
 Deer : YR27, YR24, YR21
 Bunny : W00, W0, W1 // C00, C0, C1
 Squarrel : E33, E35, E37, E41
 Ground : E81, E51, etc
Butterflies : BG96, YG93, YR31
Mushrooms : YG95, G99, E51, E52
E19, E07 (for red)

Thanks for reading this post
I hope you enjoyed it.
Please come and play with AAA cards challenge #98.
Seeing your works would be a great pleasure to me.

Marge.


Friday, September 1, 2017

The Ton September Challenge Guest Design- Mood Board

Hello, there !
I'm honored to be guest designing in the new September Challenge at The Ton's Blog, as I was the winner at The Ton's July challenge.

This month's theme is a Mood Board seen below. Click the images to link back to the challenge post.




What a gorgeous autumn mood board full of inspirations!




When I first saw these photos, I couldn't decide what theme to choose, each was so fabulous, so I once considered making a mood board card again like what I made in July's challenge. 
But how boring it is to make another same card! 

So, here is my take on the challenge.
I wanted my card to be full if autumn mood with harvest of blessings.




First, I cut a 4×5.25 inch panel from natural card stock paper, and stamped mini solid images from Autumn Foliage Stamps set
I gave some gradation in each image using 2~3 inks of similar colors, which is also called "multi color stamping" technique. I really love how it came out, so these days I often use this technique in my cards :) 






Next, I stamped a big image from Thankful Cornucopia Stamps set on a white copic friendly paper, then colored it using copic markers. 
Main colors I used are as below;

Cornucopia : E31, E33, E35, E37, E59, E79
Largest Pumpkin : YR21, YR24, YR27
Small pumpkins : YR09, YR07, YR04 / YR18, YR68





When copic coloring was done, I die cut it using Jumbo Fishtail Banner dies, rounded a string and tied a bow. 
On a woodgrain brown card base, I foam mounted the background panel, then foam mounted the fishtail banner with main image on it. Then I added some gold heat embossed sentiment tag. Final touch was adding some sequins. 







That's it. 
Thanks for reading this post.
I hope you enjoyed it.

Thank you for inviting me as a guest designer for the September Challenge. 
I'm very honored to be with you, The Ton Team!



Marge.