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

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

Card made in day 3 of Stretch Your Stamps online card class

In day 3, the focus is on alphabet stamps and sentiment stamps. The technique I loved is stamping letters on die-cut

When I was watching the teaching video, I knew that I must use the Your are pawesome stamps set from Simon says stamp for this technique. So here is the card I made.

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The things I learnt, besides the technique, is that well planning and preparation is half-way to success.

Heat embossing and water coloring

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I started to make this card few days ago when I got my new water colour. I used this teal stamp from HeroArts to play with the new water colour. I wanted to make it a “Bollywood” look with strong and attractive colors.

The petal stamp which I love so much. I have tried coloring it with markers before and I would like to try it with heat embossing in the future.

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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cards made using my son’s handprint

Actually it is not a handprint. Since my son is just 3 months old and I don't have any ink for making handprint at home. I just put his little hands on a sheet of vellum and then traced the shape of his hands using a pencil. And then I cut out the shape of his hands and made these two cards.

The first one, I used the Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Round water colour 24 to water-coloured the background, by using the cut vellum as mask and then stamp the sentiment using the Chit Chat stamp sets with die cut by Lawn Fawn.

It is a birthday card for my younger brother.

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The second one, I used the Thank you Grid stamp from Hero Arts, and technique learnt from Jennifer McGuire Ink, which is my favourite blog owned by Jennifer McGuire, who make beautiful beautiful cards. The technique is called “pop up stamping”

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Here is my first sharing. Hope you enjoy it!