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Chagllenge: Explore!

Hi! It has been almost a year since I started to make card. Time flies.

This card was make to enter the Wednesday Challenge of Simons Says Stamps. The theme is ” Transport it!” this week.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

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I felt excited because I got a bicycle clear stamp bought long time ago and I’ve never used it. It is really a good chance to use it. 

I already forgot where I bought the stamp but I think it is from Hot off the press. It is a very nice stamp with great details. I stamped it with Navy colour of Hero Hue ink, on a water colour paper which I coloured with water colours. Then, I cut it out. For the strips at the bottom, I stamped the  It mod borders LLD and Washi Pattern border on white paper with goldenlocks, coral reef, beanstalk green from Simon says inks and Navy colour from Hero Hue ink. The earth globe behind the bicycle is from Enjoy the journey of Simon says stamps and I colour it with Copic markers G00 and B00. Before I put everything together, I decide to add a vertical border to make the card more balanced. So I used the arrows or V shapes from V for Chevron of Winne & Walter and put the arrows together to make a vertical border. I stamp the border with cobblestone ink from Simon says inks. For the sentiment, it was quite interesting. I used the arrow head of an arrow from the Enjoy the journey stamp set. I coverd up the body the arrow and just inked the head part. Then I used the sentiment “EXPLORE” from the same stamp set as the body of the arrow. I also used the cobblestone ink for the sentiment. Finally I put everything together with foam adhesive for some dimensions. And that is it. I like this card and I am quite addicting to enter challenge. I think it is really a good way to push my creactivity and productivity. 🙂

have a nice day.

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Fun Sunday – magic card: you brighten my day!

Hi everyone. I have bought the “watts up” stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. It arrived with my other purchases soon after my order confirmed. I knew at once what should I do with it when I first saw it: a magic card. I haven’t made a magic card before so I searched online and found a video teaching how to make a magic card: http://youtu.be/VLH_9s0DJ-s . So I used the “watts up” stamp set and followed the instruction from the video, and made this card

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For the card inside, I stamp the light bulb stamp from the set with memento ink and coloured it with my newly bought Copic markers. I coloured the background with mustered seed and wild honey Distress ink.

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I used a dark card stock bought from a local store as card base. I applied versa mark ink and embossing power to make a sun shine pattern. Then I adhered the magic card onto the card base.

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As you can see, I made a mistake when I cut the window frame :p

Challenge: I thank my lucky stars for you

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Hi. It is Saturday and finally my got time to sit down and make a card. Sometimes, when I have no ideas what to do, I will always look go for the challenges. One of these is the Wednesday Challenge on Simon Says Stamp Blog. Today, I made a card to enter the challenge. The theme for this week is

Anything goes.

they are now featuring Hero Arts products so I chose a hero art background stamp for this card.
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Among different products in this brand, I love their wooden stamps and the hero hue shadow ink the most. Therefore, I stamp the background with the hero art wooden background stamp using hero hue black ink, on a 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ white card stock. I applied the ink heavily to ensure the image could be stamped nice. Then, I used the puffy stars die cut from Lawn Fawn and star shape die cut from My Favorite Things on some gitter paper from DCWV to make some stars. For the sentiment, I white embossed the stamp from the lucky star stamp set of Lawn Fawn.
This card is not difficult to make. I don’t think it is eye-catching enough but I still love it.

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Fun Sunday- Happy mid autumn festival

People now start making happy autumn card. We Chinese, also celebrate autumn in the Mid-autumn festival. The mid-autumn festival is on the 15th august of Chinese calendar. We eat moon-cake, carry and play lanterns, and also celebrate the beauty of the moon. It is a really fun and warm festival. I especially love this day.

Therefore, I have made two cards for the festival. I watched the video from different artists of how they create a galaxy background, by pressing the paper on distress inks. I used the same technique for the first card.

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For the second one, I just colored it with water colour pencils only.

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Hope you like the cards

Colourful Thursday – Colour using distress markers

  I have bought some Distress markers recently. So, today I would like to share a card which is coloured with some Distress markers.

 

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        I love this rose garden stamp so much. I have used it with Pearl Dabber and distress ink before. It was so nice. Today I embossed it with clear embossing powder and then coloured it with distress markers, really gave a new look to this background stamp. 

 

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    For the sentiment, I stamp it with color box silver pigment ink on a piece of vellum. The floral background went very well with the vellum. I am quite happy with the colour made. 


 

Colour Thursday is all about colouring. 

最近,我買了不少distress markers,所以今次分享一下用distress markers 上色的不同方法。Distress markers 跟 Distress ink是相配的,即是Distress ink有的顏色,Distress markers有相對的顏色。它的顏料都會與水起作用,可以有一些特別的效果。

1)一般來說,最簡單的當然是直接上色,即是一般marker的用法。比較特別的是,上色後可噴一少少水,使顏色混合。

外國的一些blog也會教用Distress Markers 來做一些扮水彩的效果。

2)如要扮水彩效果,第一個方法可以是先直接在紙上塗上顏色,再用水彩筆用水推開顏色。

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      但我覺得Distress markers,相比起用水溶性木顏色,是較難推開的,不過效果出來還可以。

3)另外,還可以先在紙上塗上水,再用Distress markers 塗上顏色,再用水彩筆推開顏色。

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   這個方式較易推開顏色,但會比(2)淺色。

4)亦可以,先將Markers顏色塗在Craft sheet 或 光滑的膠面(例如膠file)面,再用水彩筆加水染上顏色,再上色。

  以上的方法都有人用,大家可以試試喜歡哪一種。

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今次製做的咭,我是先用Embosseing ink 塗上圖章,印在紙上;

再加上透明突粉;

我再distress markers 為沒有突粉的位置上色,由於突粉不會著色,即使我上色時不小心出界了也沒問題,過後用布抺便可。

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A water-colour birthday card

It was one of my friends ‘birthday yesterday. I made this card for her. I love using water-colour these day. This is card is really simple, easy to make but the result is so good.

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As the Wednesday challenge from Simon Says Stamp is featuring Hero Arts stamp this week. I recalled that I have made this colourful birthday card using a hero arts wooden stamp. So I put this card into the challenge as well. Hope you’ll like it.