Floral Gel Press Cards

Hi all. Happy Friyay! Vera here today.

This week been such a crazy week for me. Between work and family stuff, my head was spinning. Last night, I finally took a break and just took the time to just play and create. Well, the result is I have 4 cards to share with you today. Yep, you read it right. 4 cards. LOL, yeah even I was surprised. 🙂

Let’s get on with the cards, shall we?

I’ve been enjoying playing with gel press lately and seems like it’s a great way to get my mojo going. For my 1st card, I swiped these ink pads: Evergreen, Hot Tourmaline and Grand Fuchsia on the gel printing plate. Then I used a roller to soften and blended the lines between the colors. Next, I laid down Riotous Wildflower on the gel plate. Give a firm press, carefully lifted it up. Lay down a piece of cardstock panel, rub it gently, lifted it up & voila!! The stamp lifted up the ink on the gel plate, creating the white lines you see on the card.

And, no need to wait for drying time! Adhere panel to card base. For the frame, I used Rectangle A2 Frames Slim Borders Coverplate Die. I love diecutting frame with this set because I ended up with several rectangle frame with just 1 cut. Time saver for sure. Adhere the frame and die cut sentiment using Modern Alphas Coverplate Dies. Finished by adding some enamel drops.

Now, repeating the same techniques, I made the following 3 cards below.

For this card, I used Lemon Drop & Coralline. And for the stamp, I used Many Mums Cling Background. For the sentiment I used Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies. I love this color combo, because it just so happy & cheerful.

For this 3rd card, I used Soft Garden, Coralline & Lemon Drop . The fun part of using gel press, you can use the same colors and they can ended up looking different, because how many times you run the roller over and how hard you press the roller can make a lot of difference. My suggestion would be to let go of your expectation and just go with whatever the result looks like. For the stamp I used Lily Fields.

Last but not least is this thank you card. The colors I used are Soft Garden, Amber Citrine & Lemon Drop . I guess on this one, I barely tap the ink pads and really just swiping them and then used the roller. The colors ended up pretty muted and I almost throw this one away, but I love the Lily Fields and decided to use it anyway. For the sentiment I used Jumbo Sentiments set.

There you go 4 pretty quicks cards. I mean, when you can finish 4 cards in 1 night that’s pretty quick, right? I hope you like them and if you haven’t give gel press a try, I’d like to encourage you to do so. Here’s a recap of all 4 cards.

That’s all from me today, peeps. Hope your weekend starts off wonderfully and you get to do some fun stuff. Cheers…

Summer Thanks

Hello, everyone! Anna here today with a thank you card.

I started by stamping the “Thanks” sentiment from Jumbo Sentiments in Bright Emerald. I then cut it out with matching die. To create floral clusters, I used flowers from Vivid Peonies and Grouped Fresh Garden Roses stamp sets. The peonies were stamped in Whisper Pink, Rose Quartz and Dolled Up. For stamping roses, I used Soft Cream, Peach Blossom and Coralline inks. All leaves were stamped in Matcha, Soft Garden and Bright Fern. Next, I cut out them all with Vivid Peonies Coordinating Die and Grouped Fresh Garden Roses Coordinating Die.

For the background, I cut A2 sized white cardstock panel and trimmed one side with a die from the Slimline Border die set. I foam mounted the white panel on another panel that was stamped with Bare Tones Cling Background in Bright Emerald. I adhered sentiment, all flowers and leaves on the card and embellished it with Dew Drops.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Anna

Mums Close Up

Hello and Happy Friday everyone! It’s TaeEun here today with a card featuring Mums CloseUp cling stamp! I CASEd one of my cards I posted here earlier 🙂 . If your Mojo is down CASEing your own project is a great way to get your groove back !

For the previous card I did no line watercoloring, this time I heat embossed the Mums CloseUp image in rose gold and watercolored the petals. 

I heat embossed the Mums Close Up in rose gold on a Canson watercolor paper panel and watercolored it in pink and purple. I built up the watercolor layers making the base of the petals darker.  After the coloring of the flower was done I colored the background in Perylene violet and dark blue.

After the panel was dry I cut it with the second largest die from the Rectangle A2 Nested Dies set and cut the shape of the THANKS sentiment from the center of the colored panel using the Jumbo Sentiments coordinating die.

Next I foam mounted the colored panel on a white cardbase and placed the sentiment shape with two layers of foam tape. 

The sentiment from the Jumbo Sentiments set was then heat embossed in rose gold on some vellum and cut using the coordinating die. I adhered the vellum on the raised sentiment shape of the card front. The small sentiment from the same stamp set was heat embossed in white on black.  I fussy cut it and added it to the card. To finish off I scattered a few Glass Slippers sequins

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed looking my card and got some inspiration for your upcoming project!  

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

TaeEun

A couple of cards with Jumbo Sentiments

Hello everyone! Olga with you. I made a couple of cards with Jumbo Sentiments.

At firs, I stamped Gladiola Cheer with watermark ink and embossed it with white powder. Then I colored it with markers and toned background using watercolor.

I stamped “love” from Jumbo Sentiments with watermark ink and embossed it with white powder. I applied Coordinating Die to it.

I decorated card using sparkly splashes and Lilac Blossoms Couture Mix.

I stamped Gladiola Cheer with Caviar for next card. I colored it with markers. I toned background with BubbleGum.

I stamped the title using Noir and applied Coordinating Die to it.

Have a nice day!

Sending Hugs – Gladiola Cheer

Hello, crafty friends and happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend!!

I have a card to share with you today featuring the stunning Gladiola Cheer Stamp Set!!

I began by stamping the the florals in the Gladiola Cheer Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Soft Cream Ink. This ink is the perfect color for no-line coloring!! After coloring the image with Copics, I cut it out with the Coordinating Die.

For the background, I freehanded lines onto Bristol cardstock with Karin Brush Marker Pro markers and blended them out with a damp paint brush. I trimmed the panel slightly and adhered it to a white top-folding note card.

I die-cut the Double Stitched Rectangle A2 Coverplate Die from white cardstock. The second largest frame was popped up with foam adhesive, along with the gladiolus bouquet, then I trimmed away the excess. The sentiment, also from the Gladiola Cheer Stamp Set, was white heat embossed onto a black cardstock strip. It was adhered with a combination of foam tape and liquid adhesive. A sprinkling of Glass Slippers Confetti adds a little shine!!

I also stamped an envelope using the Rose Pretty Mail Stamp Set and Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Ink.

It just makes a card that much more special when it’s sent in a beautiful envelope, don’t you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I certainly appreciate it!! Have a great week!!

Brenda

Floral cards with Many Banners sentiments

Hello, everyone! Anna here today with floral cards featuring Many Banners stamps and die.

For my first card, I made the beautiful background using Peony Print Layering Stencils.

The peony flowers were stenciled with Red Sangria ink and Lipstick Red ink and small wildflowers in Soft Amethyst and Iris Bloom. For the leaves, I used Bright Fern and Deep Emerald. Then, I cut out the Peony print with Peony Print coordinating die and adhered it on A2 sized light pink card base.

To make the sentiment, I heat embossed banners from Many Banners in Rose Gold, stamped greeting words in Noir and cut them with matching die. So, I made great sentiments for both cards.

I added a few Dew Drops on the card to finish it up.

For the second card I used Grouped Fresh Poppies stamps, Blossom Branches stamps and coordinating dies.

I started by stamping beautiful poppies in Peach Blossom, Red Sangria and Valentine Red. The leaves were stamped in Matcha, Vineyard and Everglade Moss. Next all images were cut out with matching die. Blossom Branches were stamped in light blue (Arctic Sky + Periwinkle) and light yellow (Soft Cream + Vanilla Frosted) colors. For the leaves, I used Matcha and Vineyard as well.

For the background, I cut the craft cardstock panel using Quilted A2 Coverplate Die. Than, that panel was foam mounted on a white cardstock card base. I adhered the summer bouquet on the card, added the sentiment and embellished it with Dew Drops.

That’s all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Anna

Heartfelt Blossoms

Hi all. Happy Monday. Vera here to start this week with a floral inspiration on behalf of The Ton. I just realized that I haven’t played with the gorgeous Heartfelt Blossoms set and of course, I just have to create something with it.

To start, I stamped the bouquet on a piece of watercolor cardstock and heat embossed it with rose gold embossing powder. Then I watercolor the image with Karin markers. Let dry and then die cut the image with Heartfelt Blossoms Coordinating Die.


Next, I work on the background. I used the middle dies from Gingham Plaid Layering Coverplate set. Adhere the cut out to the card base and then then cut out flower piece on top of it. Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and adhere with foam adhesive. Finish by adding some enamel drops.

I’ve been getting into gardening lately and I guess that new hobby has inspired me in making this card. Every week, I eagerly waiting to see which plants will have blooms and every time I see new bloom I get so excited. Quite a few of them are thriving and I feel like I pass that excitement to this card. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoy making it.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. May your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers…..

Delightful Wildflowers

Hello and happy Friday everyone! Hope you’re doing well! It’s TaeEun here today with a watercolored floral birthday card! I used the berry branches from the Dove Friends set for my background and arranged the flowers from the Delightful Wildflowers set on it. 

I started off by stamping the berry branches from the Dove Friends and the Delightful Wildflowers on some watercolor paper in Soft Cream to do no line coloring. I stamped the branches two times on a A2 sized Mixed Media paper panel to fill the half of it.

For an airy and transparent look I colored the first layer very lightly and added the second layer where I needed darker shade. 

After the coloring was done I cut the background panel using the A2 Quilted coverplate die for some texture and cut the flowers using the Delightful Wildflowers coordinating dies

I ink blended the bottom right corner of the background panel in Iris Blooms and Periwinkle which are close to the color of the berries and mounted it flat on a white cardbase. The flowers are arranged on that as shown in the picture using foam tape. 

For the sentiment I gold heat embossed the Banner of the Many Banners set and stamped the sentiment from the same set on it in Noir. I fussy cut it but you can use the coordinating die

Some Dew Drop Clear Enamel Dots are my finishing touch for my floral card! 

I had a therapeutic time while watercoloring the beautiful images! Hope you enjoyed looking my card too! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful weekend!

TaeEun

New Coordinating Dies and Announcement

Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today we are releasing two coordinating dies for some of our popular stamps. We also have a shipping delay announcement.

SHIPPING BLACKOUT

We will be having a shipping blackout from June 3 to June 13. All orders placed AFTER 5pm on June 2 will begin shipping on June 14. Thank you so much for your patience everyone!

New Dies

We are releasing coordinating dies for our Flawless and Better in Red stamps today. These are available to ship immediately.

Our Flawless stamp set features some fabulous makeup and accessory images. Now you can die cut them individually with our coordinating dies. You can find the stamp set here.

Created with our Flawless stamp set
Created with our Flawless and Swatch It stamp sets
Created with our Flawless and Sunnies stamp sets
Better in Red Coordinating Die

Our layering lipstick stamp set now has a coordinating die! You can find the stamp set here.

Created with our Better in Red and Swatch It stamp sets
Created with our Better in Red and Smooched stamp sets
Created with our Better in Red and Swatch It stamp sets
Created with our Better in Red and Smooched stamp sets

Both new dies are available to ship immediately! Thanks for stopping by!

Peonies & Rose

Hi all. Happy Fri-yay! Vera here today. This past week it’s been raining a lot on my neck of the wood, but one thing about the rain, they sure make my plants happy. I don’t consider myself as having a green thumb, but my girlfriends been really into gardening lately and they make me want to give gardening a try again. I have planted several new plants in my yard and let’s hope they will actually grow and bloom.

While waiting for all the new plants to settle and grow, I can continue dreaming of flowers through my card. Just like today’s card, which I made using The Ton Vivid Peonies and Grouped Fresh Garden Roses.

For the peonies I used Whisper Pink, Orchid Crush, Ballet Slippers, Soft Amethyst and Iris Bloom. For the rose I used Soft Cream. Peach Blossom and Coralline. For the leaves I used Matcha, Meadow and Evergreen. Stamped all the flowers and leaves and die cut using their coordinating dies. Once that done, put all the pieces aside.

For the card base, I stencil some leaves on the bottom right corner using Foliage Stencil and Matcha ink. Add a strip of patterned paper. Then arrange all the flowers and leaves and adhere with foam adhesive. I also have some left over Blossom Branches cut out from previous project and decided to tuck a couple of them into the bouquet. This is why I always save scraps or left over pieces as I can always use them on new projects. Finished by stamping the sentiment from Grouped Fresh Poppies set.

I am pretty happy that I get to use several different sets on this one card. I find it fun whenever I can do this. And, I sure hope my plants will produce pretty flowers like on this card. 🙂 Well peeps, I hope you enjoy today’s card and I wish you all a wonderful weekend.