Thursday, October 19, 2017

Beautiful ballerina

I just bought this beautiful ballerina dies from Poppystamps. They are so pretty. My daughter Belle learned ballet from kindergarten. She loves to play ballet. So I thought this is just right card for her.

 Last time I made a colorful background on a 8.5x11 white heavy weight card by Lindy's Gang spray color. It was beautiful color.  My post After Rain used part of the background.  Today I picked up other part of this background. I still had leftover. I felt I made a whole piece of paper by spraying color it worth. Every time I only need trim the part that matches my project. It's easy and simple.

I die cut those ballerinas on the white card stock. On this project, I chose all 110 lb heavy weight cardstock. I drew the dresses for them by a pencil sketch.  Then colored by Copic marker.

I two nearby rectangle dies to make a narrow frame. I cut three times and glued them together to make dimension. I just used the vellum base gold sentiment stick from Hobby Lobby.

Fro card base, I used Lil' ink background die to make the texture. This is my beautiful ballerina.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pumpkin thank you shaking card

I just received my order from Hero Art new release. Can't wait to use it. I picked the pumpkin and leaves die. To be honest, they're much bigger than I thought. This size is good for shaking card. I decided to make a pumpkin 🎃 shaking card today.

I die cut pumpkin twice. One is one the white cardstock which is 4 x 5.25. One is on the colorful background cardstock that I made by Lindy's Gang spray ink color. I made full piece of cardstock. and used it some part on After Rain card.  I also die cut some tiny leaves using the same paper.

I only used the pumpkin outline shape on the white card. I added a acetate on the back and glue the colorful pumpkin to fill in.  I added the pumpkin color sequins that I bought from Michael's.

I glued the tiny leaves on the card. Added Nuvo drops. But I still felt too plain. Then I die cut Lawn Fawn thank you sentiment and glued it on the pumpkin. Finally I added the gold line on the two side. This time I felt much better. 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Card series

Today is my Monday Halloween card series again. I made those cute cats by Greeting farm Scared cat stamp set.

I stamped the cats on the white card stock and colored by Chameleon markers.  I fussy cut them out.

For background, I used the elegant eggplant ink with translucent embossing paste to add some dots on the card. After dry, I sponged the same purple on the whole card and small part with pumpkin pie ink color. Then I spray the shimmer on the card.

I die cut the brunch tree, bats, fence and the hat for flying cat.  The yellow frame is leftover from the card Beautiful flowers. I didn't trim the frame outline to straight. Just left them original shape.

I arranged the every pieces on card.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Thinking of you

Today's card I used the Stampin Up retired stamp set: Word of Dream. I tried to make a clean card.

I made this yellow background on all A4 8.5x11 cardstock. I used the brayer to color all paper and sprayed water on it. Then covered the plastic film to make texture. I also used part of this background for Beautiful flowers too.

Today I stamped the birds image on the card. Then die cut to oval shape. I also die cut the oval frames three times by the same oval die set. I stuck the two different dies together by washi tape. I glued the three frames together to make dimension.

I only put tape on the back of oval shape. I left the four corners to open.

I will enter this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Thinking of you. #ssswchallenge

Supplies that I used:
Stampin Up World of Dream stamp set (retired).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

After Rain

I order some Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray set. I like it has shimmer inside. Very bright color.

I sprayed the the every colors within this set on the 9x12 heavy weight watercolor paper. I left it overnight to dry. In fact, it is dry quickly. But I didn't have time to make card that night.

Today I stamped the leaves and rain droplets on the paper first. I embossed the leavens by gold embossing powder. Then cut out 3.75x5.

I used the 100lb classic linen cardstock for the base to add some texture.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween card series -- Spooky Cat

This long weekend I went to Michael's. They has Halloween products 40%off. Great deal! I got this spider web embossing folder and Tim Holtz dot fade stencil.

I mixed the translucent embossing paste with elegant eggplant ink together. And use the stencil to paste some small dots on the card. Waited for dry.

I directly put ink pad on the embossing folder. Then went through the die cut machine. I also sponged the all edges by the same ink color.  Here is spider web background.

I stamped the spooky cat on the white card stock. And cut out by cat punch. I also cut out a black cat. I used the spider die from Recollections Halloween by Michael's to get the black spider.

Sentiment from Greeting farm Scaredy Cats.

I layered black cat behind of spooky cat like a shadow.  And glued spider and sentiment on.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween card series -- Trick or Treat

Today I made this very cute Halloween card from Greeting farm and Sizzix by Tim Holtz dies. Very cute images. I also colored other two cats, but I didn't finish the card. I will post it later.

I made wrinkle tissue for background. I used the heavy weight watercolor paper as base and wrinkled the white tissue paper. I glued it by Mod Podge matt. After dry thoroughly, I tapped the paper in the color that I put ink pad on craft sheet and sprayed the water. Until I was satisfied the background color. Left over for dry.

I stamped the cats on the white cardstock and used my new Chameleon Marker to color cats. I fussy cut out all cats that I colored.

I die cut the "track or treat " and border dies three times each. I glued them together to make dimension.

I also stamped and embossed the mice under the border diecut. But the result was not very well because the texture background.

I glued every images on the card by Ranger multi medium. And added the shimmmer on the diecut pieces.

I will enter this card to Simon Says Stamp this Monday Challenge: A walk on the dark side #sssmchallenge

Supplies that I used:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies & Texture Fade. Trick or Treat Combo I bought from Michael's. I list a link from Amazon that give you more choice. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Snowy Night -- Christmas card

It's still around 90 degree outside. I wear T-shirt and short, but I made a snowy Christmas card. What's amazing!

I made this shiny and snowy night sky first. I sponged little melon mambo, so saffron and lemon twist color on the card. Then covered by pacific point and night of navy. At the end of sponging, I also added the elegant eggplant at the corner. Splashed the some water drops, dry by tissue paper. I dropped some white paint on the card. But after dry, I felt too dull. Then I used the white gel pen to add some white dots on the card. It popped up. The last step was I sprayed the shimmer on the whole card.

When I was waiting the night background dry, I die cut the church and house. This die is from Stampin Up! Hearts come home bundle. But you can only buy dies. Very cute dies. I colored them by my new favorite Chameleon markers.

This time I didn't added the yellow paper on the back of church and house. I left them dark because I wanted to show a snowy silent night. Looked like everyone fell into sleep and just waited Santa came.

I add a very light shadow on the snow ground and using the extra fine diamond glitter to make snow around trees, building and ground. I stamped sentiment by night of navy first, and then embossed by clear embossing powder. Misti is very useful here. I mounted it on the night background by 3D dimension.

I will enter this card to this week Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #ssswchallenge : Christmas

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Beautiful flowers

These days were hot and humid. It didn't look like autumn weather. I stayed inside to keep cool. I started to think what I want to make. It's a lazy day. I couldn't finish coloring. I felt I had no patient. Looking around, finally I decided to make some messy.

I directly put the perfect plum and daffodil delight on the craft mat. I used the brayer roll color on and transfer to  8.5 x 11 full size heavy weight cardstock. I sprayed water on the paper and covered by plastic film and wrinkled it. Waited until dry thoroughly, took off the film. I got today's card background.

I die cut it by small stitch rectangle die. I put linen cardstock and this background card together. Used the Misti to stamp the dandelion. Small part of flying dandelion on the white cardstock.

I added the foam square under the yellow background card. And glued the Chloe stem on the card.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Halloween cards series -- Spooky Cat shaking card

I thought I could make a shaking card by cat punch. This fall Stampin Up! released this very cute spooky cat punch that matching spooky cat stamp set. I listed the shopping link below.

I cut this 5x5 black card and punched the cat in the below center. I embossed the trick or treat on the left upper corner.

I made 5.5x5.5 elegant eggplant cardbase. I checked the cat position on the cardbase and glued the tiny ghost that from Neat and Tangle Halloween sequins on the card. I didn't want the ghost move. Also I glued one big pumpkin that from the same sequins on the outside black card. I added the new Nuvo glow in the dark drops on the right upper of card. But I didn't see it worked well this time. I may try them again.

Used the foam tape the mount the card on the cardbase. It's simple shaking card. My daughter loved this. She wanted I gave to her for Halloween.

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Friday, September 29, 2017


Normally  every other week I check the box that has all the leftover paper/cardstock. I try to save the leftover paper to make other card. So far it works well.

Today I used the leftover die cut 2/3 circle paper to make the sun. I sponged the two yellow colors that I list below with the shopping link for your convenience  on the card. and stamped the image on the bottom of the line.

For background, I sponged three blue colors and black color on the card. I stamped the "Brilliant" and embossed by silver embossing powder.

This is quite simple card. Only need your patient to sponge. Also it's my favorite style.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Autumn Tree

I owned this Sheltering Tree stamp set long time. But I don't know why I never used it. Today I decided to use it making a autumn theme card. 

I chose the Nuvo Flakes to make the leaves. I added the glue directly on the leaves stamp and stamped on the tree branch. Then I put the flakes on it. Those flakes I mixed the gold, silver and cooper three colors together. I dusted the rest flakes. I added glue to anywhere I wanted to have leaves and added the flakes. 

I stamped the tree ring from Always & Forever on the early espresso cardstock by the same ink color. 

Die cut the tree card by Elizabeth Rectangle dies. Sentiment for Gourd Goodness stamp set. 

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Elephant thank you card

One day when I was looking around on  7 kids craft store, I saw this cute elephant and quickly added it to shopping cart. This is what I made by using this super cute stamp set.

I stamped the elephant and butterflies on the watercolor paper. I added the liquid mask on the image and started to color background. After I was done the background, I peeled off the mask. But I did make a mistake this moment. I put too much liquid mask on the paper. when I peeled it off,  the bottom layer didn't dry thorough. I peeled off the layer of the paper!

It was so bad. I had to stamp the cute elephant on other watercolor paper.  Colored it and cut it out.
I colored the butterflies by using Gelatos that has shimmer in it. Then I glued the elephant on the original position. Stamped the sentiment.

Cardbase I chose the 110lb heavyweight cardstock to support 140lb watercolor paper.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Halloween card series -- Happy Owl-oween

I like this 2017 Stampin Up! Spooky Cat stamp set. It include a lot of thing. I got many ideas to create cards by using  this stamp set. Awesome and cute set! Also Guard Goodness stamp set is my this year favor too. You may already see I used it many times before.

I created today's card by sponging the lemon twist, pumpkin pie and elegant eggplant on the card. And splashed the water on it after completing sponging. I used the elegant eggplant to stamp mice and owl on the card.

I wanted to make owl that watchd the mice from high position. But I don't have the tree branch in my stash. So I decided to use a maple leaf. I used the liquid mask to cover the paw of owl. Then stamped the maple leaf by pumpkin pie. After moving the mask, owl looked like standing on the leaf stem.

I embossed the sentiment and glued the sequins on the card.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall harvest girl

Recently I just stamp and die cut to make my card. I thought I didn't make color long time. I missed it. So I decided to do watercolor today. Watercolor and sponging are my favorite way to create my card.

I chose the heavyweight watercolor paper to make today's card. I stamped the fence on the lower paper and used the green and blue to color the background sky and grass. After dry, I used the pierce rectangle die cut it.

I stamped garden girl on the other watercolor paper and colored it. I added the shimmer on her hair bows and dress( only yellow part). Then fuss cut her out.

I also stamp the pumpkin on the other card and fuss cut it too.

Back to background card, I stamped grass along the fence. and sentiment on the sky.

I taped the girl on the card. 3D dimensions on her upper body and glue on her lower body. So she looks standing there. The same as the pumpkin.

I added the green color under the girl and pumpkin.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Eat at your own risk

When I received this stamp set, I really wanted to use those cute lab bottles to make a simple card that may not typical Halloween style.  This's what I did today.

I stamped the bottles and covered them by post it note. Also I used mask tape covered the card of below bottles part. Then I sponged the light blue color around bottles.

I used the purple and green ink pad directly on the leftover photo paper. Dragged the ink pad and got the pretty result. Then I cut two pieces 1/4 strips. I glued them on the card below bottles to make a table feeling. Those strips were opposite directions.

Took off the mask paper from bottles and stamped the sentiment on the card. Glued a very cute pumpkin on the strips. Done! This is a one layer card.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee, You & Me

Many years ago after drinking a cup of coffee, I couldn't fall to sleep and sometimes I felt my heart beat too fast. But I couldn't remember when I start to drink coffee everyday. Coffee become a part of my normal day life.

I decided to make a coffee card for my friend that we will have a coffee meet tomorrow. After searching of my stash, I found I only had this Elizabeth Craft Designs Coffee stamps and  dies on my hand. I should plan to buy more coffee theme stamps and dies.

I die cut the cup, air and spoon. Spoon I used the silver shimmer card. I sponged the very light pink color around the cup. and added the silver line on the cup and stamped the sentiment.

I stamped the maple leaves and the coffee beans on the cardbase. Leaves is layering stamp.

I used the 3D foam to stick the cup on the cardbase. 

I enter this card to  the Coffee Loving Cardmakers has 2017 fall coffee lovers blog hop! #fall2017clh

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Halloween card series 3

After a busy weekend, I am back for the Halloween card series. Making Halloween card is so fun. I like this Yvonne Creations ghost and pumpkin dies. They are so so cute.

I also used the 2016 Stampin Up! Halloween Scenes die for fence and bat. Sentiment from the this year new holiday catalog Spooky cat stamp.

I die cut the house first. I colored the house by Stampin Up! ink pad smoke slate and basic grey. And I glued the yellow post-it note on the behind of windows and door.

I sponged the card by elegant eggplant and pumpkin pie. Then put the house back to the same position. I embossed the sentiment under the fence.

I chose the Halloween washi tape for two side of  the cardbase.  I also used the 3D foam to stick fence on the bottom of card. Then glued the ghost that I add two Nuvo deep navy drops on the ghost eyes, pumpkin and bat on the card.

Finally I stamped the tiny dots on the sky.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Autumn is here

Texas's autumn is always late. But since entering September,  I can feel autumn's hint.  It's starting cool in the morning, even it's still hot and strong sunshine in the afternoon.

At this moment I just want to leave my Halloween cards series behind and make one autumn card. I grabbed leftover square white cardstock and used the mask tape covered top and bottom of card. I tore the copy paper by hand to make mountains shade. Covered it on the card and sponged the dark purple color to get the far mountains. Repeated it for more layers mountains.

Sponging sky was from top to bottom by yellow and very light pink color. Then I stamped two leaves on the other cardstock by directly using Tombow markers on the stamp. It's two layers stamp. I fussy cut out the leaves.

I also used leftover square frames. I layered three pieces and used foam tape to glue on the cards. After glued it on the cardbase, I used glue dots to stick the leaves on the left corner of frame and added the bow on it.

That's my today's card. Thank you for watching!

Supplies that I used:

Cardbase and frame are from my stash. I thought I bought it from Walmart from very beginning for making card. It's a little grey tone white texture cardstock. Not sturdy enough.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


I sat in the backyard looking around green grass, blue sky and listening bird song. At this moment everything was calm down. It let me believe life is so beautiful and bright. All darkness was gone. 

What's I want to make today? I have no idea. I just randomly grabbed my Color Brusho powder. I tapped it on the watercolor paper and sprayed water on it. I watched the color spread out front me. You don't what's you will get, but it's so beautiful. I left it on the table and drank my tea. 

Sunshine was getting stronger, birds were hiding to shaded place. I am thought it's time to get inside. 
After getting back inside, the card was dry. I added hot glue on it to make 3D dimension. I cut two frames from MFT rectangle frame die. Before I glued frames on the card, I added some blue and red color on the card. 

"believe" die from Ellen Hudson. It matched my feeling. 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Halloween card series -- Witch

I ordered some Halloween dies and stamps from 7 kids your crafting supply store. They are great store and shipping so fast that I like it. And Kelly is a very nice person. 

Today's card I used Impression Obsession witch line die. I die cut this witch on heavyweight black cardstock. I felt thick cardstock would get better result for this detailed die.

I cut the heavyweight white cardstock for 5x5 square. Then started to sponge all around edge by Distress ink ripe persimmon and wild honey., center by seedless preserves. And stamped 49 and market clear stamp gabi's loose threads by dust concord on the upper corner and lower edge. Also stamped some dots on the card by the same color with threads.

Then I glued the witch on the center of card. Finally mounted the card on the heavy weight black cardbase. 

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Halloween Card Series-- Trick or Treat

I decided to start my Halloween Card Series today. It's first year I did the Halloween cards. So fun.  Halloween is one of my daughter's most favorite holiday. This year I will not only prepare her costume but also make cards.

I made this Trick or Treat card by Stampin Up! new holiday catalog Spooky Cat stamp bundle (146014). I used the watercolor smooshing technique to make the background. And stamped the sentiment and ground on the card. I stamped the cat on the black cardstock and embossed by light yellow embossing powder. And I used the cat punch to cut it out.

I glued the cat on the card. And I chose the black cardstock for the cardbase.  It's done!

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Night sky background

 After I watched a YouTube video, the lady made a fantastic sky background. Love it! I really like to try it myself. I copied her idea and color choice to make the sky background. Very enjoyed.

First, I cut cardstock  and two mask sheets to size 4" x 5.25". A slight smaller than cardbase which I would get the white frame. I cut the one curve line  like globe top shape by hand. I marked by pencil line before I cut. Then I cut a moon circle in the center of  the other mask paper.

I stuck the sky part of globe sheet to color the globe. I sponged the color from bottom to up. Light color first, then dark color. Black color was at the end. Peeled the mask sheet.

Now was time to color sky. I covered globe and moon by shaped mask paper. Light blue fist and dark blue and black at the end.

Last step was color the moon. In the video she used the watercolor brush  to color the moon. I chose sponged the color. Used mask paper to cover every other space. Only the moon is open to sponge. I tapped a tiny light black color for shadow of moon. Then started to sponge yellow color.

I embossed the sentiment, and stamped two cats image. Added the white dots by white gel pen.

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