Blizzard Hugs

Hello and happy Halloween everyone!!!¬† It’s TaeEun here today with two wintery cards made using our new stamp set, Blizzard Hugs and it’s coordinating dies! Of course there is a Halloween card at the end of this post ūüôā !

Blizzard Hugs  has three unique snowflake images in different sizes. The largest one measures approximately 4.25 x 5.25 inches at its widest points. The snowflakes are halo images, not outlined snowflakes. The coordinating dies cut the actual snowflake shapes.

I fell in love with the large snowflake and decided to use it for my cards for today :)!

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To start off I’ve created a watercolor washed panel in Purple and blue. I used liquid watercolors and blended Grape Crush and Cobalt Breeze on the panel to make it more vibrant. After the panel was dry, I white heat embossed the largest snowflake on it and cut the matching snowflake using¬†coordinating die.¬† I used the negative panel for this card.

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To inlay a sparkly snowflake I cut one more snowflake from a white cardstock on which I adhered Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy Fine Silver. The panel with the inlaid snowflake was foam mounted on a white cardbase.

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To add the sentiment I went with a coordinating die of Holiday Chic Tags set. I cut the fishtail tag from a heavyweight white cardstock and dry embossed the snowflake using the coordinating die on it. I aligned the snowflake on the tag with the one on the front panel. I cut out the part of the snowflake, which is on the tag, from some Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy Fine Silver and adhered it onto the tag. The dry embossed snowflake worked as the guide.

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The sentiment is from Blizzard Hugs as well. I silver heat embossed it on a strip of vellum and added it on the tag and foam mounted the tag onto the card.

The second card is showcasing the sparkle of the Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Transparent. My absolute favorite glitter paper!!!

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I cut the¬†Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Transparent¬†¬†in A2 size and cut the snowflake from it.¬† I adhered the glittery adhesive snowflake on the snowflake I’ve gotten from the first card. And the negative die cut of the adhesive paper was adhered on a A2 sized white cardstock.

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I cut one more snowflake from a light blue fun foam to raise the snowflake from the front panel. I then assembled the card together.

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The sentiment was stamped in ombre using Grape Crush and Cobalt Breeze on a strip of white cardstock. I adhered Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Transparent  on it, matted it with Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Silver. I hope you could see the sparkle on this card!!!

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So you’ve seen two cards I made using positive and negative die cut snowflakes! Hope you liked the frosty holiday cards!

As I couldn’t let you go without a Halloween card today, I made one for you :)!

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I transformed a bear from Honey Bears set into a witch. The cape and witch hat were hand drawn. I stamped a pumpkin from Thankful Cornucopia set as a Jack o’lantern. The images were stamped in Caviar Hybrid ink to color using Copic markers. I then fussy cut the witch bear and set it aside.

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The letters for halloween were cut using Bold General Greeting Word Plate dies,¬†once from white cardstock and once from purple fun foam. I blended¬†Coraline Hybrid ink on the bottom of each letter and adhered it on the purple fun foam die cut. As the letters were together longer than A2 size, I made a 4′ x 6′ card.

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I cut a smaller white panel, blended Lemon Drop and Coraline Hybrid ink where the Jack o’lantern would be and foam mounted the panel on the cardbase. I added a purple glitter tape and adhered the die cut letters on the bottom of the front panel.¬† The witch was also foam mounted. The “happy” from Basic Labels set was stamped in¬†Coraline Hybrid ink.¬† To finish off the card I added Glossy Accents on the pumpkin and on the heart of the bear’s chest and scattered some sequins from Valentine Frosting, Flamenco Sunset¬†Couture Mix and Lemon Chiffon sequins mix.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!

Wishing you all a fun and crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

BOO! Halloween Card

Hello friend! BOO! Scary times are coming with Halloween soon upon us and I can hardly wait. I hope your Halloween is all treats and no tricks … enjoy the candy and festivities! For today’s card, I used Honey Bears stamp set,Pyrotechnics stamp set and Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies. Hopefully, today’s my card will help you have Halloween card ideas.

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Instructions:

  1. Create an A2 sized panel from 300g watercolour paper
  2. Stamp bear images from Honey Bears in Noir ink on some white cardstock.
  3. Colour images using markers and make two bares as a zombie
  4. Use coordinating dies to cut the images and set aside.
  5. Paint background using  Color Burst РMarigold and Orange on the panel.
  6. Add watercolour splashes to the panel.
  7. To make a spider web, stamp an image from Pyrotechnics using Noir ink on the penal and then draw few lines and spiders hanging on the web.
  8. Adhere three bares to the panel.
  9. To cut the word “boo”, use Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies to cut the letter “b” and “o” only and adhere them to the panel.
  10. Stamp a sentiment using¬†Noir ink under the “boo”

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Wonderland Cards

Hello! Olga with you today. I created a couple of cards with Wonderland Print Stamps.

At first card I used a tri colored holiday border. I stamped it on the cardstock using Bright Fern, Deep Emerald Dye and Valentine Red Dye. I toned it with Distress Ink and and sprayed water on it.  I made a snow effect with white acryl.

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Than I stamped the poinsettia and the branch using the same dyes on another sheet of the cardstock. I also stamped the title with Caviar Dye. I applied to it Double Stitched Rectangle Die. I connected all the details of the card and decorated with Deck the Halls Couture Mix.

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I stamped the poinsettias using True Navy Dye and Miami Cool Dye for the next card. Than I painted the cardstock with pink acryl and made the title using hot embossing.

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I decorated my card with silver thread and sequins.

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Thank you for your attention and have a nice day!

 

Cardinal Friends

Hi there!! Happy hump day!! Brenda here with you today!! I hope you are having a great week!! I was away last week, so I’m trying to get caught up…whew!!!

I absolutely adore the Cardinal Friends set & couldn’t wait to ink it up and get coloring!! Hopefully, you¬† have some of the new¬†Fall Release in your hot little hands!

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I began by stamping the cardinal, large branch and several of the holly branches from the Cardinal Friends stamp set onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink. I used Copic markers to color all of the images before cutting them out with the Coordinating Dies. I chose a blue cardstock for my background and splattered white paint onto it. The two largest dies from the Double Stitched Rectangle (Lg) Dies were used to cut a frame from white cardstock. Once the paint splatters were dry on the blue background, I stamped the sentiment, also from Cardinal Friends, with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it in white. Next, I adhered the frame, large branch and cardinal with dimensional adhesive. I adhered the holly branches around my cardinal, directly to the background panel. Lastly, I added some Nuvo Glitter Accents in Fresh Snowfall to the holly berries.

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That’s it for me today!! Have you started on your holiday cards yet? I usually mass produce about 50 cards for friends & family…I’ll be sure to share when I start on them!!

Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

Luxury Boutique Style Card

Hi Hi everyone!!!  It’s Mayline here with a luxury boutique style card using Vintage frames stamp set, Sentiment Jewelry stamp set, Fireplace Accessories stamp set & coordinating dies, and Chandelier stamp set. I thought I used many elements/ image but it looks well organized them.

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  • Trim off some white paper panel slightly smaller than A2 size.
  • Cover¬†the centre of the card panel using sticky notes.
  • Use¬†an ink blending tool, blend in Caribbean Turquoise ink.
  • Stamp a¬†jeweled image from¬†Sentiment Jewelry stamp set using¬†Noir Dye¬†ink.
  • Stamp a vintage frame image and sofa (or daybed ?-I don’t¬†know how to call) image from¬†Vintage frames stamp set and¬†Fireplace Accessories stamp set using¬†Noir Dye¬†ink.
  • Colour them using markers (yellow and red colour)
  • Fussy cut the frame and use coordinating die to cut the sofa image.
  • Adhere the image to the panel using foam tape.
  • Stamp a word ‘Thanks’ and sentiment from¬†Vintage frames stamp set and¬†Chandelier stamp set.
  • Trim off some red paper slightly bigger than the panel.
  • Adhere the panel to the red paper and then attach it to¬†A2 sized top folding white card base.

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Video: Two Toned Peony Duo Card + New Rewards Program

Hello, everyone and welcome back! Today, I have a new card and video and I’d also like to introduce our new rewards/loyalty program!

Here’s how our new program works:

For every dollar you spend, you receive points. You can also receive points for signing up and on your birthday!

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When you accumulate enough points, you get a code to spend on your next order.

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Be sure to sign up today to start earning points!

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Once you click on this tab in your browser, it’ll pull up this pop up window. You can click the “Join Now” button to begin the process!

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It’s so simple! Head over to our site now to sign up. Now let’s move on to our project.

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Photo taken against our Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board

For today, I have another watercolored card for you today using our Peony Duo stamp set.

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I started off by rose gold heat embossing my peony blooms on two corners of my watercolor panel. I had to do a bit of masking for the bottom cluster. I also did some additional masking for the leaves. When you emboss and mask a project several times, you want to make sure you peel off your masks before you apply any heat to your project. If you don’t, the mask will ruin your initial embossing since it will remelt the image (don’t ask me how I know).

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Once I was satisfied with my embossing, I painted in my blooms using a combination of Tangerine and Alizarin Crimson color bursts. I applied a layer of my tangerine first to all of my peonies using a wet in wet watercoloring technique.  I wet the blooms first with clean water. Then I applied the tangerine pigment with a fine tip water brush. I took another brush to blend the color out to the edges of the petals. Once my first layer of color was dried, I moved on to my second color (Alizarin Crimson). For this second layer, I applied the pigment to dry paper and pulled the color out a bit. I made sure not to pull the color out too much because I wanted the tangerine layer to shine through.

For the leaves, I did some messy and loose watercoloring using Pthalo Green and Turquoise color bursts (wet in wet watercoloring). I started by painting the actual leaves with the Pthlao Green. I did not take care to stay in the lines but I made sure that most of the leaves were painted in this shade. Next I added Turquoise to the inner portions of the leaves and also to the edges surrounding my floral clusters.

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Once I finished painting, I dried the panel with my heat gun to prep my panel for some black splatters. Before I actually splattered on my black watercolor paint, I made sure to mask off the blooms with scrap paper. I only added the splatters to the white negative areas of my project. Then I used the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large die collection to die cut the panel into an A2 panel. I mounted the stitched panel onto a side folding A2 base and then stamped the sentiment (from our Watercolor Wreaths) in our Caviar ink.

That is it for today! I hope you enjoyed my project and video!

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Gardenia Wishes

Hello and happy Friday everyone!!! It’s TaeEun here today! It’s been so long since I posted on The Season last time! I moved to Germany from USA in this Summer and it took much longer than I thought. Now I’m back and happy to be able to craft again :)!

Today I have two floral cards to share with you I made using one of our new release products called Gardenia Wishes. It contains a large cluster of Gardenia flowers and a smaller branch. Just Gorgeous!!!

My first card is a one layer creation. I wanted a roughly watercolored look but it didn’t turn out as I wanted. I like the result though :).

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To start off I stamped the floral cluster from Gardenia Wishes on some watercolor paper. I scribbled Spectrum Aqua markers on the stamp, sprayed a little bit of water on it and stamped. I used MISTI tool to repeat the stamping process until I was happy with the result.

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I then colored the image using Spectrum Aqua markers and a waterbrush. I added a little bit depth using Polychromos colored pencils. I splattered green and white watercolor on the image and let it dry.

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The sentiment is also from Gardenia Wishes . I stamped it in Noir on the colored panel and clear heat embossed it. I then cut the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it on a white cardbase. I finished off the card by embellishing it using clear Dew Drops.

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My second card is featuring the new Trophy stamp set along with Gardenia Wishes.

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I started off by white heat embossing the floral cluster of Gardenia Wishes on some watercolor paper. I then colored it with Color Burst powder in yellow and orange.

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The first layer of the¬†Trophy¬†was stamped in Beach Blondie. The second layer was heat embossed in gold and the third in Bronze. The bottom of the trophy was stamped in Found Topaz and Aspen Cocoa. I fussy cut the trophy and added the “the best friend” sentiment on it. The sentiment is heat embossed in bronze.

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I cut the floral panel withDouble Stitched Rectangle die, mounted it on a white cardbase and foam mounted the trophy on it. I gold heat embossed a small banner from City Girls Park Life set and cut it using the coordinating die. I stamped “you are” from Brushed Love set on the banner in¬†Aspen Cocoa¬†and adhered it on the trophy using some foam tape. Some Medallion Gold sequins were my finishing touch.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope I was able to inspire you with my cards today!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Sending Gardenia Love & Hugs

Hi everyone. Vera here today bringing you a floral inspiration on behalf of The Ton.

I am so in love with the beautiful Gardenia Wishes set and for today card I want to share how I used this set to fill a whole card front.

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To start I stamped the image on top left corner and bottom right corner of the panel. Colored with Copic markers. Once that done, I die cut the word love and hugs from Peony Laurel dies set directly on the panel.

 

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I want to make the word popped up a bit, so I die cut the words three more times to create a thick layers.

Now, if you see my panel above, you see I didn’t color the area in between the flowers. Well, after I adhere the panel to the card base, I was adding some shading around the flower and ended up coloring the whole area with super soft green (G0000 in case you’re wondering and G00).

To finish, I stamped the word “SENDING” & “AND” and also added some mixed size dew drops.
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Well, I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. I am scheduling this post in advance as on this date I am scheduled to be in Singapore and seeing my niece for the first time since she was diagnosed with leukemia. Thank God that she’s been responding well to the chemo, but I personally been struggling with the feeling of helplessness of not being able to¬† be with my family during this time.

So, this short trip means a lot to me. Just to be able to hug her, hug my mom and my brothers. I’ll be back on the States in a few days and sure appreciate any prayers you could send to my niece & for safe trip back for me & hubby. ūüôā

That’s all from me today. May your mid week be a wonderful one. Cheers….

Video: Cardinal Sweater Card

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I’m back with another holiday card using our Cardinal Friends and Christmas Sweater background stamp.

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I started off by clear heat embossing our Christmas Sweater background stamp onto an A2 brown cardstock panel. Then I stamped this sweet cardinal and foliage cluster onto white cardstock using our Caviar Hybrid (copic friendly) ink. Once I stamped my images, I colored everything in using copic markers.

  • Cardinal Body and beak: R14, R29 R56, Y38 (beak) and E39 (feet)
  • Foliage: YG09, R14 and E23

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Once my coloring was complete, I die cut the images with their coordinating dies. I stamped and colored one cardinal and four foliage clusters (but I only used three). Whenever I use foliage or leaves in my projects, I make sure to stamp and color extras because I usually end up using more.

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Next, I used the third largest circle die in our Double Stitched Circles Large die collection to create a round die cut which my cardinal would rest upon. At the same time, I die cut my sweater panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. This die added stitching to the edges of my panel while cutting it into a size a bit smaller than an A2 panel.

Once all the die cutting was complete, I started assembling my card. I adhered the sweater panel onto a side folding A2 base. Then I popped up the round die cut using foam tape. Then I adhered one of the foliage clusters right onto the round die cut. Next, I popped up the cardinal onto the round piece. Then I used two of the foliage clusters for the top right and bottom left corner of my card. After trimming off the excess foliage pieces, I used the extra pieces to tuck and nestle around the base of my cardinal. This made the base of my cardinal nice and full adding a lot of interest to the midsection of my card.

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Finally, I added some of our Medallion Gold sequins for some shiny interest. ¬†I don’t normally make brown cards but I decided to give it a go today with my cardinal since red and brown coordinate rather nicely together. I was so happy with my results and I’m glad I tried something new today.

If you like cardinals, be sure to check out our Winter Cardinal Set! It features a solid image of a whimsical and folksy cardinal with some foliage elements to create fun winter scenes.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all enjoyed the video!

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Amazing Gardenia

Hello Everyone! It’s Anna here with a fall floral card.

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I started off by stamping images from Amazing Gardenia onto watercolor paper in Caviar and colored them with Holbein watercolors. Once the flowers were completely dry, I fussy cut them all. To create the background, I cut out the kraft panel with 2 Piece Foliage Coverplate Die.

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The sentiment from Dearest Peony was stamped with Versamark Ink onto a stripe of black cardstock and heat embossed in white.

I finished off the card with some sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great Monday, friends!

Anna