Monday, September 19, 2016

Tangram Style Card - Cat!

Hello my crafty friends.  Today I am sharing a card with an image that was made only by stamping.  I have been playing with inks in the past couple weeks.  I am more a colourist then a stamper or an inker.  I don't have many inks and most of them are Distress inks cause, for me, I can do more fun things with them then just stamping.  

However, if you like to colour, which I do, you probably love colours.  The ink pads from different companies, ranging from Simon Says Stamp, Rangers, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, My Favourite Things, to Altenew, have huge arrays of gorgeous and inspiring colours.  They always makes me want to create a main image on a card that just use these pure intense colours right from the ink pads.

I tried some layer stamping with stamps that are for this purpose but it didn't satisfy what I wanted to achieve.  Finally, inspired by tangram, I created this card.

I used mostly distress inks cause that is what I have the most.  Though it was hard to get a good solid stamp image at first using distress inks, but with some practices, I was able to achieve beautiful results.  I have to admit though, inks like Altenew, is way easier to get an excellent result when comes to stamping solid images.

To keep the card simple, I used Sizzix's Tim Holtz embossing folder to frame the image.  The little diamond shape is from Technique Tuesday's Simple Sentiments stamps set.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a gorgeous day!  All the other products I used are listed below.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Copic Colouring - You Inspire Me Card

Hello my crafty friends.  This week I did a CAS card using Copics and a stamp set from Your Next Stamp.  I took a picture of all the copic markers I used cause it was a lot for just one image.  But this is how I like to colour with Copics.  It help me to add more depth to the image.

For the sentiment, I used Stampers Anonymous's Tim Holtz Stamps and Stencil set I got from Micheal's.  I googled it on the web and found it is selling here

Other products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and have a super creative day :)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Melt Art - Miss You Square Card

Hello my crafty friends, hope you have a great weekend.  My daughter is back to school this week and our weekend was mostly just relaxing at home so that she can get back to her school schedule!

Today I am sharing with you guys my embossing powder adventure.  I don't normally play with messy things like embossing powder, not even when I was taking the Heat Wave class from Online Card Classes.  I only did one card for that class then gave up cause of the mess I made!  

...but recently I had this melt art idea using embossing powder in my head that I just couldn't resist to try.  So I tried and again I made a mess (don't know when I would get smarter at this)!  However, when look at the beautiful result and the gorgeous colours, it is worth the clean up!

The stamp I used is Basic Grey Cling Stamp: Lauderdale, Floral from Hero Arts.  This background stamp is already retired.  Fortunately I found it is still selling at Frantic Stamper.

The other thing that I don't have a picture link below is the Zing Metallic Red embossing powder I used.

Most products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative day :)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Border Up - Happy Birthday!

Hello my crafty friends.  I am back with a design focus, no fancy colouring, card.

I love to use the cloud edge from My Favorite Things as border cause it gives the border a more loose look.  To complement this beautiful border, I randomly stamped different sections of Dyan's Dylusions mix media stamps along the border using variety colours.  I also stretched the stamping upward to make the white space more interesting.  After I finished off the card with a Happy Birthday sentiment from Paper Smooches.  I decided the card needed some gold, so I added gold to the sentiment and the border edge using a gold gel pen.

All the products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderfully creative day :)

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