Friday, May 26, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #72 - Guest Design

Hello, everyone and welcome to my blog!
Have you ever participate in the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Flickr Challenge?

It's a fun craft challenge which is held every 2 weeks by Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group. 
The challenge rules are simple, the themes are always very versatile, and there's higher chance to be randomly picked as a 25$ gift-voucher winner than other challenges !

I'm honored to be a guest designer for the new SSS Flickr challenge #72  which starts today with a theme "Summer Fun".
I'm very grateful to Simon Says Stamp Flickr Team and especially to Barbara Engler who is the host of SSS Flickr challenge for inviting me to be guest designing. 
That was a great experience for me since I'm only a beginner in card making. 

If you're interested in the current SSS Flickr challenge,  I would like to recommend you to visit here :

So, here are my cards.
The theme for the new challenge #72 is "Summer Fun" .
You can express anything that you like about summer in your craft work.

The Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products that I used are 'Warm Christmas whishes' , 'One with Nature', 'Summer Happiness sets' , 'Postage Stamp Edge Frame Craft Dies' from Simon Says Stamp.

The first one is a big frame shaker card.
As my IG friends already know, I'm a big fan of shaker cards.
I love the moment when I put lots of pretty sequins into a shaker.

I first stamped a palm tree from "Warm Christmas Wishes" on a A2 size white cardstock and masked it with masking paper, then blended the background with Timholtz distress inks. I used salty ocean  and tumbled glass for the sky,  wild honey and scattered straw  for sand.

For the big frame of shaker card, I used MME's big frame die , sequins are products of The Tons.

In the second card, I decided to make a smaller shaker. 

Background and Santa coloring is the same as the first one.
For the shaker , I made a square window using a postage stamp edge frames craft die
"Beach" die-cut was made using summer greetings wafer die and colored with distress ink 'wild honey' .
Soft pink colored background paper is from lawn fawn's watercolor wishes paper pack

Now, two shaker cards are done.

After finishing the shaker cards, I suddenly wanted to make aka CAS card.
So I stamped the images of "Warm Christmas Wishes" again on a white card stock with masking technique when needed, and colored with copic markers.
I stamped some sentiments from "One with Nature".
Then I die-cut the panel with MFT's Wonky Stitched Rectangle and foam mounted it onto a Natural card stock .
Finally I put some clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for reading this post.
I hope you enjoyed my cards and got a little bit of inspirations from them.
And I hope to see you joining this gorgeous SSS Flickr challenge !
If you're an Instagram user, don't forget to add a tag #sssflickrchallenge to your work :)

Have a Nice Weekend !

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh- Cute critters in my cards - new release products from Pretty Pink Posh

Hello everyone and welcome!
This is my first blog posting about making handmade cards 

I'm sharing my fourth card made with the new release products from Pretty Pink Posh.
Main stamps sets I used are "woodland critters" and "thoughtful greetings" from PPP.

 First I die-cut a white cardstock paper with a scallp circle tags die and sponged it with Timholtz distress inks and blending tools. I used chipped sapphire, broken china, tumbled glass, twisted citron, and crushed olive colors. 

Then I put some previously colored images and navy sequins on the circle diecut. 
I also made a hole with EK success tool's punch and put a string through it and tied it.

Then, I die cut a natural card stock from MFT with a stitched rectangle die, stamped a message with versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I also put some champagne sequins  on it. 

Final step is to assemble the elements happily! :) 
I adhered a sheet of lawn fawn's plaid pattern paper  on a white cardstock, then put the rectangle die-cut with foam tapes to give some dimension, and finally placed the scalloped tags with foam tapes to give it more dimensional look.

I used copic markers number E57, E55, E53, E50, R20 for the bear and E18, E15,E13, E11, R20 for the hedgehog. For mushrooms, you can choose any color that you favor :)

How does it look?

Actually this was my first step!
Lots of stamping and coloring....
I tried various combination of E colors for coloring these critters 
I wrote down the copic numbers near the images not to forget them .

I'm sharing three more cards I had made before .
My IG friends may have seen these already.
For the backgrounds, I used regular timholtz distress ink blending 
I usually used tumbled glass, crushed olive, or twisted citron, and spun sugar.

Here, I used scallop hexagons die set, another new frame die set from pretty pink posh

Here I used repeat stamping of the bear to make a patterned background

The tag die used here is from spellbinders. 
For background blending, I used distress inks spiced marmalade and spun sugar . 
For background bear stamping, I used distress ink tattered rose. 

So that's it !

Thanks for reading this post. 
I hope you enjoyed my cards :) 
Have a good day !