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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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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Embossing using Xuen paper

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I bought some Xuen paper months ago from a local store. I used them to made a lampshade for my house. I found that the Xuen paper becomes translucent when heat embossed it. I was quite excited because it was perfect for a lampshade.

This week, I decided to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge using this technique. And the challenge this week is “Emboss it”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

I heat embossed a piece of Xuen paper with the Spring blooms clear stamps set by Wplus9 and the stamped by the same stamps set using Hero arts mid-tone shadow ink- field greens. Then I adhere the paper onto a pattern paper from the Honey 6*6 designer paper pad by the Sweetest thing. You can see the flora pattern from the pattern paper through the Xuen paper as it is translucent after heat embossing.

Although it is not a perfect card and there are still a lot of thing that I could do better, I have so much fun in making this card.

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