I used this week's sketch at Clean & Simple. I luv this sketch but I couldn't resist putting a bit more to this clean sketch :-) The stamped images are all heat embossed. One ribbon is layered on another ribbon, to make that border. I'm going to mail this to my godmother in Virginia for this year's mother's day.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I always think Rose, Carnation, bouquet, ... for mother's day, and I even planned to use another flower for focal point for this year's mother's day card. Then I saw the challenge at the Play Date Cafe. I really love these color combination, and this is the card I made. Yes, it's not a traditional mother's day card but I love tropical islands, and so does she. I made this dress into sun dress (esp. with halter neck) which i'd been wearing by the beach. Yes, I love RED clothe as many of you know :-) The dress stamp doesn't have spaghetti straps so I made one, using thin red ribbon with white polka dots, to make halterneck which I love to wear! We both love Hibiscus & seashells. When I was little, she always took me to tropical islands for summer vacation. Hibiscus is the first tropical flower I saw on the island. About 14 years ago, I moved to Guam (tropical island!) and she enjoyed visiting me there very much. Since Japan is still in chaos, and they are worried about Japan's future (cuz of not only aftershocks & OTHER earthquakes shaking other parts of Japan, the possiblities of explosion of damaged nuclear power plants, etc., but also electricity decificit & the existance of nuclear power plants as a whole), I made this card to cheer her up! The little birds, sentiment, banner & the dress are Lawn Fawn (and all are attached using dimentional foams), hibiscus is from Guam's original stamp company, seashells are inkadinkado, the background dots I stamped for paperpiecing for dress, banner & little birds is Stamp Camp's, and the line stamp is Hero Arts. It's hard to see but I heat embossed the red dots for the dress, to give more texture. So I'm also submitting to Simon Says Stamp challenge. I also stamped several hibiscus & lines, like the front, to make a frame inside of the card.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
This is my first card to this challenge. I stumbled onto somebody's blog, and saw this inspiration photo. I got so many ideas, looking at this photo. Unfortunately I found this photo very late. I just finished one card, and the challenge will expire in almost 2 hrs! Anyways, this is my card. The dress, the sentiment on the vellum and hearts are from Lawn Fawn, and Cherry blossoms is from Posh Impressions. Except the sentiment, all is heat embossed. I had this paper stack of Asian theme and found the chinese character which Japanese uses it for wedding, and cut it using my nesties. I used another paper with many butterflies from this paper stack for the background. I also did paperpiecing using another paper from the same paper stack, to match with the cherry blossoms. I've handdrawn the wavy stitches & dots around on the butterflies' background paper. I attached the dress & the chinese character with pop up glue dots to give a bit of dimention. I wish I had more time, and I would've made a couple more cards using this pic. I luv this inspiration pic.! I'm also submitting this card to Simon Says Challenge. This week's theme is "Embossing"! :-)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I wasn't planning to make another easter card with Tilda's image, til I read the comment on my 4.12 post; "You made me feel the need to paint easter eggs..."! I remembered this image and she luvs Tilda too, I decided to make another card, and submit this card also to Magnolia Stamp Lovers Easter challenge, again! I used Hero Arts' old Egg stamps (4 in a set), randomly, in different colors of memento inks. The sentiment is from old Inky Antics. Again, I used gell pen here & there but the pic. doesn't show but she will see them :-) Those butterflies are also punched out from shimmery papers. I mailed it yesterday. Hopefully she will get it before easter.
I made this card for "Birthday" challenge this week at Just Magnolia. I had my best friend's daughter's birthday in mind, although it's in July. But I often run out of time, so this time, I'll be ready, to just mail in early July! Besides, her mother who is my best friend also has her birthday only a couple of days different from her daughter, so I have to make that one later too. The background stamp is from Inkadinkado. I inked those loops of the square nesties with memento's ink, directly, the color I used to stamp the birthday background stamp. It's hard to see on the pic. but the ribbon & tiny hearts of cupcake image, chef tilda's frills on the dress and the ribbon of the present & another tilda's frills are all shimmery, using gell pen. It's much more shimmery, in person than this pic. :-)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This card has 4 meanings. First, the recipient loves Hockey. The snoopy ice hockey player stamp comes with the puck in a design, and I inked that puck only, many times, to make this "frame". Ice hockey skates is from Jolee's. I attached it with dimentional foam but also attached the baker's twine, to look like it's "hanging". Secondly, the color combination of black & gold is Pittsburgh Penguins' Color and black & gold (more like Yellow) is also Steeler's color. I bought this background paper, black with yellow random spot. The seconcd pic. shows the inside of this card. The recipient always wants to claim "he is the KING", and I found this image of crown & the sentiment in my CD, so I printed it out, added the gold pearls, traced the image of "KING" with Golden gel pen. I used the nesties to cut the gold color CS, layered it under the printed out white CS. Well, that's the 3rd meaning on this card for this recipient. Adding this "Penguin" cheerleader with pom pom in gold is the final touch to the card for "Pittsburgh PENGUINS" fan! LOL! I luv this card! LOL!
I made this card for 3 challenges combined; Just Magnolia (Sketch), Magnolia Stamp Lovers (Easter), and Simon Says Stamp (Spring colors or Easter creation), and for SSS, all DT featured Magnolia's stamps for this challenge, so it's even better! This is the sketch & this is my card :-) I luv this background paper, and had been wanting to use! Since it has all the spring colors, I thought it was perfect for Easter! I guess everything you see on the pic. is self-explanatory. :-) For Tilda's coloring, i used Sakura Clear Glaze pen to look like silk ribbon around her waist & back bow, which is hard to see on the pic. Also I used Sakura Clear Star Gelly rollpen for tiny dots on her Pretty Yellow Boots! I think THAT yellow boots really makes this card "Cheerful" Looking! :-) I'm sending this to my friend for this easter too :-)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I bought this bunny stamp from Hero Arts Last spring, and never had a chance to make a card... til now! I Really wanted to use this stamp for one of this year's easter cards, and I saw the Sketch challenge at Hero Arts blog, so I decided to make a card. There are 4 sketches to choose from and I chose the 2nd from right. The sentiment & two stamped eggs are also from Hero Arts. I colored the bunny with water color pencil and luv the way it turned out; fuzzy looking! :-) I punched the grass in 2 different shades of light/lime green and attached those with dimentional foams. I used Impressabilities on "coor-dination's" "Color Core CS"s (2 different color), and sanded them so that the flowers & swirls would show up in "core colors" of the CSs. To finish it up, I used the different size of pink pearls on the center of those embosses flowers, depending on the size of the flowers. I'm going to mail this to my friend for this easter too. :-) ... I also found out that the Corrosive challenge is holding "Pastel colors" challenge this week, so I'm submitting this card to that challenge too :-)
This week's challenge at House Mouse & Friends is this sketch. I'd been wanting to use this image which I received LAST Easter, and hadn't had a chance to color, but now, it's Easter again! :-) I wanted to do something a bit different on this card, using pink/purle and lime green/yellow combination, with a hint of blue... like all spring-like colors esp. for Easter, to use them in one card. So, I created the background like you can see it on the pic. First, I chose the paper to match with one of the egg color and layered it under that colored egg side, and purple cs to match with the other side, the purple/pinkish colored egg. I attached 2 eggs, stamped & trimmed, in blue & purple, to match the image, and punched the grass from lime green cs, adhered with dimentional foams. Then I attached two yellow flowers with the similar color & design, above the house mouse colored image. I also found these clear yellow buttons with glitters in them, at Joanns', and had been wanting to use. So I attached those in the center of the flowers. I tied the ribbon, using the same colors of Baker's Twine in yellow/white, and lime green/white.The sentiment is an old Darcie's stamp. I used the Sakura Glaze clear pen for the mice's eyes, chocolate smear on their faces & the chocolate where the mice bit, to show a bit of "wet" looks. I like this pen cuz of the more flexibility due to being a PEN, compared with Glossy accent, and it won't give too much dimention, but just right :-) Of course, I luv my glossy accent for different usage but for the ones I used on this card, I like the way this pen worked :-) I'm mailing this to my friend for this Easter...:-)
at Lawnscaping challenge this week. I've been wanting to use this Smiley Penguin for a very long time, with this sentiment. In fact, I once tried to make a card with this penguin & the sentiment but something happened, and I didn't finish the card. Anyways, I had to make my own patterned paper with stamps, so I did, with these cute Penguins!! The baby penguin also came to HELP! lol :-) There is an airplane on the original sentiment stamp but i didn't ink that part. I really luv this grey copic marker so I used the marker to color the edges of the layering cs , as well as the Flamingo color marker to match the colors of images. I could've Embellished more but I didn't, because I wanted to emphasize more on BACKGROUND Paper which I created with stamping. The sentiment is adhered with dimentional foams. I haven't STAMPED this much on One card for a while, and it was actually lots of FUN! :-)