Wishing You all the Best

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here today with a card I made using the Fierce Ferns, the Grouped Fresh Carnations and the Eucalyptus sets. Actually I was going to make a card using only the Fierce Ferns which is a large Fern leaf image. But I couldn’t resist adding a flower 🙂 ! 

I started off by heat embossing the Fierce Ferns image in white on a watercolor paper panel. I sprinkled the Lime Green and Fuchsia Color Burst powder on the panel and spritzed water to blend the colors. I repeated the process two more times until I was happy with the result and let the panel dry.

The dried panel was cut using a die from the Rectangle A2 Nested Die set and then foam mounted on a white cardbase. I thought the fern branch would look better with some flowers. Luckily I found a watercolored carnation in the same hue like the Fuchsia Color Burst in my stash. The carnation is from the Grouped Fresh Carnations set. I gold heat embossed the outline image and watercolored it. To complete the floral cluster I added two Eucalyptus branches to the carnation. The Eucalyptus is a grouped layering stamp set. I stamped it in Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Warm Hazelnut

The sentiment is from the Fierce Ferns set. I stamped it in Noir and cut it using the coordinating die. Some Fern Green Gems were my finishing touch for this card.

That’s it from me for today! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

TaeEun

Bunny Blooms

Hi all. Vera here today. Since this week still the 1st week of Lunar new year, I want to wish happy Lunar New Year to all that celebrate it. Growing up, it was one of my favorite holiday as we got to visit all our family & friends including those that we didn’t get to see too often. It always bring back fond, happy memories for me and probably one of the tradition from my childhood that I miss. So, to those who celebrate it, I wish you all the best and may this rabbit year brings you good health, prosperity & many blessings.

Okie dokie, let’s get on to card. For today, I am showing love to some older sets. That’s one of the thing I love about The Ton sets, they’re timeless.

For the background, I am using gel press technique. On the gel block I rub Hot Tourmaline, Evergreen and Lemon Drop ink pad and then even up the colors by running the brayer on top of it. Then, I laid Peony Crush Cling Background Stamp on top of the gel block. Gently lift up the stamp so the image on the gel block doesn’t get smudge. After this I laid a piece of cardstock on top of the gel block, press gently, lift up the cardstock and I end up with the background panel above.

Stamped the image from Bunny Blooms set and die cut with Bunny Bloom Coordinating Die. Since the background already quite colorful on this image I only added some gray shade to the leaves and leave the flowers uncolored. Adhere to card with foam adhesive and added the sentiment from the same set. Finished by adding some Dew Drop Clear Enamel Dots.

I hope you enjoy today’s card. That’s all from me today. I am pretty whooped as I am battling a flu/cold at this moment. I wish you all a lovely day.

Belated Iris

Hello everyone!  It’s TaeEun here today with a watercolored floral card! I no line watercolored the gorgeous iris image from the Belated Iris stamp set for today’s card.

To start I stamped the Belated Iris in Soft Cream ink on a watercolor paper panel and colored the iris in a mix of purple, red and pink. I worked in several layers and added details to the petals.  I also drew some leaves behind the Belated Iris image.

After I was done with the watercoloring I cut the Belated Iris using the Jumbo Iris coordinating die and cut the rest of the panel with the Quilted A2 coverplate die. I attached the negative panel with the Quilted pattern flat on a white cardbase and foam mounted the watercolored iris onto its place.

The sentiment is from the Coming Up Iris stamp set. I stamped it directly on the background in Noir and finished off the card with a few Glass Slippers sequins

That’s it from me for today! As always coloring the beautiful floral stamp from The Ton was so therapeutic! 

Thank you so much for looking! Hope you like my card!

TaeEun

Just Saying Hello – Jumbo Iris

Happy Friday, crafty friends!! I hope you’ve had a great week!!

I have a card to share with you today featuring the Jumbo Iris Layering Stencil Set, Jumbo Iris Coordinating Die, A2 Grid Coverplate Die and the Ribbon General Stamp Set and Coordinating Die!!

I began by blending ink through the Jumbo Iris Layering Stencil Set. I used Lemon Drop, Dolled Up and Pink Derby on the top of the iris; Pink Derby, Grand Fuchsia and Grape Crush on the bottom and Spring Salad and Deep Emerald on the stem. I used the Coordinating Die to cut it out.

For the background, I die-cut the A2 Grid Coverplate from white cardstock and adhered it to a panel of pink cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock with Dolled Up and Grand Fuchsia using the Ribbons General Stamp Set. It was cut out with the Coordinating Die, cut into a narrow strip and popped up with foam tape. Deep Pink Rhinestones finish off the card nicely and draw your attention to the sentiment.

Thank you so much for dropping by today!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Brenda

Valentine’s card with irises

Hello, everyone! It’s Anna here today with a Valentine’s card I made using Climbing Iris Stencils.

I started by stenciling iris bouquet with Whisper Pink, Cherry, Red Sangria, Valentine Red and Wine inks on a piece of white cardstock. The leaves were colored in Spring Salad. This stencil set has coordinating die. Next, I made a frame using Baroque Frame Oval stamp, matching die and Bubblegum ink. For the background, I stamped Toned Hearts with Whisper Pink on A2 sized card panel.

The sentiment from Toned Hearts (as well) were stamped with Noir on a stripe of white cardstock.

That’s all from me today. Thank you for stopping by!

Anna

Birthday Iris

Hi all. Vera here. It’s still January, so I can still wish you all a very happy New Year. I was lucky to start this new year with my family back in Singapore where we gather to visit my niece who we all haven’t seen for a while due to the pandemic. It was such precious moments for me to able to hug and hangout with my family. Hoping that we can do this more often for sure.

Card making wise, this is my first card of the year!! I decided to play with some older sets that I just absolutely love. Here, I am using Climbing Iris.

I stamped and heat embossed the image on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Then colored the image with watercolor and let dry. Once dry, I die cut the image with Climbing Iris Coordinating Dies. Put aside.

For the background panel, I used Minor Stripes Cling Background stamp. I stamped the background stamp randomly with white ink pad. I want to have the rustic look, so on purpose I tap the ink pad lightly, so when I press the cardstock to it, it has softer result, not so solid. Trim the panel and adhere the flower with foam adhesive. For the sentiment, I used sentiment from Heartfelt Blossoms and finish the card by adding Crystal Clear Rainbow Rhinestones.

I feel just slightly rusty as I didn’t craft for a whole month. But, I guess it’s like riding a bike, you never really forget it. It feels great to craft again. Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I wish you all the best for 2023. May this year brings us all good health, blessings and many joyful moments. Cheers to you all.

Peony Anniversary Card

Hello, fellow crafters and card makers!! Happy Friday!!

I’m throwing it waaay back today!!I remember when I first saw one of Effie’s peony stamp sets!! I was in awe!! They are still some of my favorite sets ever!! My parents will celebrate 58 years of marriage on the 23rd of January, so I thought this was the perfect time to revisit those peonies!!

I began by white heat embossing the peony and leaves from the Large Peony 5 and the leaves from the Large Peony 4 stamp sets onto Bristol smooth cardstock. I watercolored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and cut them out with the Large Peony 5 (it appears that this die is discontinued, but it would be pretty simple to fussy cut) and Large Peony 4 coordinating dies.

I also watercolored another panel of Bristol cardstock with the same watercolor markers, using quite a bit of water to make it lighter. Once it was dry, I die-cut it with the largest die in the Scalloped A2 Nested Die Set. A panel of plum colored cardstock was cut with the largest Double Pierced Rectangle A2 Dies. The panels were adhered together, the leaves adhered with liquid glue and the peony was popped up with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Ribbons General Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Dolled Up and Pink Derby inks, then cut it out with the Coordinating Die. “Anniversary” was stamped onto white cardstock with Pink Derby ink using the Many Banners Stamp Set and trimmed into a narrow strip. The sentiment die-cut and strip were both popped up with foam tape. I added lots of Soft Pink Rhinestones for the finishing touch…I figured a couple celebrating 58 years together deserved lots of bling!!

That’s it for me today!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Brenda

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and crafty YEAR!!!

It’s TaeEun here today with a Happy New Year card 🙂 ! I used the Peaceful Peonies stencils set for a floral background and added the Ribbons Happy sentiment to it. 

To start I stenciled the Peaceful Peonies on some white cardstock. I stenciled the peonies in pink using Bubblegum, Dolled Up and Deep Peony and the small flowers in Blue Diamond, Cali Blue and Soft Amethyst. The leaves were colored in Meadow. I added a bit of darker green to them in Evergreen. When I stenciled the small flowers I covered the other parts with some scrap paper to stencil them in different colors. 

After the stenciling was done I cut the image using the coordinating die, adhered foam tape on the back of the die cut piece and attached it on a gray cardbase. 

The Ribbons Happy sentiment was stenciled in Deep Sapphire and True Navy and cut with the coordinating die. I added it to the card with some foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment “NEW YEAR” from the Ribbons Holiday set in white on some navy cardstock and attached it on the die cut “happy”.

Lastly I finished off the card with some white and Sapphire Gems. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Let’s have lots of crafty fun this year again! 

TaeEun

Iris birthday card

Hello, everyone! Anna here with a birthday card, I made using Jumbo Iris Stencil set.

The flower was stenciled in purple colors: Soft Orchid, Soft Amethyst, Iris Blooms and Grape Crush. For the flower stalk, I used Bright Fern and Deep Emerald. The Jumbo Iris stencils coordinate with the Jumbo Iris Coordinating Die.
For the background, I ink blended Cali Blue on a white cardstock card base and adhered a foliage frame on it. The foliage frame was cut out with Foliage Border Coverplate Die from a piece of white cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from Easy Expressions Birthday stamp set with Noir (but “birthday” was gold glitter heat embossed) and cut out with Easy Expressions Birthday Coordinating Die.
​That’s all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Anna

Stenciled Daisy Birthday Card

Hello, crafty friends and happy Thursday!! I hope your week is going well!!

I have a birthday card to share with you today featuring the Daisy Duet Layering Stencil Set!!

I began by stenciling the Daisy Duet Layering Stencil Set. I used a combination of Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine, Found Topaz, Hollywood Star, Deep Peony, Cosmopolitan Pink and Wine inks for the petals. I used Aspen Cocoa for the centers of the flowers and Evergreen for the leaves. Once all of the layers were added, I used the Coordinating Die to cut out the daisies. I added some stamen to the centers of the flowers with a yellow gel pen.

The background was die-cut from yellow cardstock using the Foliage Border Coverplate Die. It was adhered to a panel of yellow cardstock for a tone-on-tone effect. The daisies were adhered to the background with liquid glue.

The sentiment, from the Easy Expression Birthday Stamp Set, was stamped with Cosmopolitan Pink and Noir inks, then cut out with the Coordinating Die. It was popped up with foam adhesive. A generous sprinkling of Pale Orange Opaque Rhinestones finish off the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful Thursday!!

Brenda