Poppy Smiles

Hello, crafty friends! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a floral card which is featuring the Poppy Smiles stamp set.

I did simple and light watercoloring on the gold heat embossed floral image and matched it with a dark background.

To begin I gold heat embossed the Poppy Smiles two times on some watercolor paper. I watercolored the flowers in pink and the leaves in purple very lightly. I then colored the background around the image in Payne’s gray and cut them using the coordinating die.  

To create the dark background I watercolored a watercolor paper panel in Payne’s gray and Phthalo blue and splattered gold watercolor on it. After the panel was dry I cut it using the Quilted A2 die and adhered it flat on a white cardbase. 

The die cut flowers were then added to the card using foam tape as shown in the picture. The sentiment is from Easy Expressions Birthday stamp set. I gold heat embossed the scripty part of the sentiment and stamped the rest in Noir. To add more golden accent I scattered Medallion Gold sequins. 

That’s it from me for today! I love how this card turned out. I hope you like it too 🙂 ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Have a crafty week!

TaeEun

2021 Spring|Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello, everyone! ! It’s Anna here with a very special post. We are so excited to join the super fun 2021 Spring|Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The Ton is proud to be a super sponsor for this hop. You can link up your newly created coffee, tea, and/or cocoa projects with a Spring or Summer theme for a chance to win many prizes, including $20 gift certificate to The Ton shop applicable on our stamps/ dies/ ink/ gilding!

This hop runs from Friday, March 19 – Friday, March 26. Winners will be announced on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. See all the details HERE.

For this hop, I created a spring coffee card.

I started by die cutting all the coffee cup elements from white and kraft cardstock using Holiday Coffee Dies. I ink blended them with Soft Amethyst, Iris Blooms (the cup) and Warm Hazelnut.

Then, I created wildflowers using Ditsy Bits stamp set and matching die. Yellow flowers were stamped in Vanilla Frosted, Beach Blondie and Bright Fern. Pink flowers were stamped in Orchid Crush, Grand Fuchsia and Soft Garden. Dark purple flowers were stamped in Plum Wine, Iris Blooms and Soft Garden.

For the background, I ink blended Blue Diamond on a piece of white cardstock and cut grid panel with Grid A2 Coverplate Die.

To make the sentiment, I stamped “Hello” from Ribbons General in Rose Quartz and Peach Blossom and cut out with coordinating die. “Just for you” from Fancy Foliage was stamped in Noir. I adhered all images on the card panel and foam mounted the card panel on a white card base.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Don’t forget to hop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa ready in your hand, as there are so many other participants playing along in this hop.

Anna

You’re Awesome

Hello everyone! It’s TaeEun here today with a bright floral card saying an cheering words 🙂 ! I arranged a bright bouquet using some of our grouped layering floral stamps and added the fun Balloon Alphas

The flowers are from Regal Rose, Rose Labels stamp sets and the leaves are from Summer Rose and Eucalyptus sets. The small flowers are from Wildflower Bits set. 

The inks used are listed below. 

They were all cut using the coordinating die. I arranged the bouquet as shown in the picture and secured it with a sheet of Press’n Seal and set it aside. 

To create the background I watercolored a watercolor paper panel in pink, blue and purple and let it dry. I then cut it with the Double Pierced Circle Coverplate die and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. 

The Balloon Alphas were stamped in Iris Blooms and Grape Crush and cut with the coordinating die. I adhered silver thread on the back of the letters and added the letters to the card using foam tape. 

The bouquet was then added using foam tape on the circular background panel. The sentiment is from OMG Sentiments set. I stamped it in Violet Fringe on a strip of white cardstock and matted it with a purple piece of cardstock before I added it to the card.  To finish off I scattered some Glass Slippers Round Confetti on the card! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed the making process of my card!

Have a crafty day!

TaeEun

Birthday Cards

Hello everyone! Olga with you today and I will show you a couple of cards for Birthday.

First card. I used Summer Rose. I stamped it with Dusty Blues Collection and applied Coordinating Die.

Then I stamped Regal Rose using Amethyst Collection and applied Coordinating Die to it.

I used Crystal Garden Collection for leaves. I stamped Floral Bits 2 using Amethyst Collection and cut it with Coordinating Dies.

I made the background using Italian Denim and Swatch It. Then I applied Scalloped A2 Nested Dies to it.

I added the title from Easy Expressions Birthday. I stamped it with Noir and applied Coordinating Die to it. I placed all details together and decorated my card using Lilac Blossoms Couture Mix.

I used Summer Rose for my next card. I stamped it with Orchid Collection and applied Coordinating Die.

Then I stamped Large Florals Rose and Floral bits using Peony Collection and applied coordinating die and Floral bits die.

I made pop up element inside using Twist and Pop Dies

I used Easy Expressions Birthday for the title.

Have a nice day!

Butterfly Hugs & Kisses

Hi all. Vera here. Today, I decided to branch out and do something outside my comfort zone. If you have followed my work for a while, you know I don’t normally use dark background. Well, not today!!

Yep, I figure it’s about time I try something different and I didn’t go half way, I go with black background. Am pretty excited with the way my card turned out. To start, I stamped and die cut a bunch of butterflies from Beautiful Butterflies 3 set. Colored them with Copic markers.

Next, I play around & lay out the butterflies till I find a composition that I love. Once I am happy with the way it looks, adhere all the butterflies with foam adhesive to a black card panel. Trim it and adhere it to card base. Then to create a frame look, I die cut the frame panel using Rectangle A2 Nested dies

I also added some shimmer to all the butterflies. It’s very subtle. Finish by stamping & heat embossing sentiment from Peony Memories Cardmaking set and some enamel drops.

Now, how about you? Do you usually use colored background or do you tend to stay with white background? Either way, it is fun to challenge ourselves to try something different. It’s totally rejuvenating. I love the way this card turned out. Although, I have to say, right after this, I created a card with white background. Hah, balance, right? Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s card and may your day be a fabulous one. Cheers….

Birthday Magnolias

Hi all. Vera here today. After experiencing my coldest winter by far in Houston a couple weeks ago, I am ready for the pretty spring weather and all the pretty flowers the season brings. This tropical girl definitely not made for below freeing temperature.

For this card, I started by stamping the flowers from Magnificent Magnolias set with Caviar ink pad. Then colored them all with Copic markers.

Once done, I die- cut all the pieces. I cut a strip of patterned paper and adhere it to the bottom of the card base. Arrange all the flowers and adhere to card base. For the sentiment, I decided to combine sentiment from Peony Laurel and from Grouped Fresh Peonies. I find combining sentiment from different sets is a great way to get more out of your stamp sets.

Looking at this card, I sure wish our magnolia tree will make it. Most of our plants didn’t make it through the one week of freezing temp. Anyhoo… I hope you enjoy today’s card and may your Friday be a good one and you have a great start to the weekend. Cheers…

Spring color cards

Hello, everyone! Anna here with a couple of cards in spring colors. My first card features Round Foliage Window Layering Dies.

I started off by die cutting three foliage round windows and colored them with Soft Garden, Bright Emerald and Cobalt Breeze. Two of them were layered over each other. For the background, I cut out a white cardstock panel using Quilted A2 Coverplate Die. I adhered this panel onto the light blue cardstock card base. Then, I added the foliage windows to my card.

To make the sentiment, I stamped “Fabulous” from Ribbons Affirmations in Rose Quartz and Peach Blossom and cut out with matching die. “Have a” and “day” were white heat embossed on the stripes of cardstock which were colored with the same inks. I embellished the card using a few sequins from Watermelon Twist Couture Mix.

The second card was created using Radiant Roses Layering Dies.

First, I cut out all layers of the beautiful roses and colored them. First layers were colored in Rose Quartz, second layers were colored in Peach Blossom and third layers were colored in Hollywood Star. Next, I ink blended Soft Garden and Bright Emerald on the leaves. Then, I cut out two A2 panels from white cardstock using Rectangle A2 Nested Dies. I stamped Modern Plaid Cling Background in Hollywood Star on one panel. And I cut one side of other white panel with a die from the Slimline Border die set.

I foam mounted the white panel on the first one and added roses and leaves on it. The sentiment from Ditsy Bits was stamped in Noir. Lastly, I added a few sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix to add a sparkle to my card.

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

Anna)

Video: Adding Color without Coloring – Easy Crafty Ninja Envelope Seals

Hi, everyone! I made a quick video on how to mass produce some envelope seals using our Crafty Ninja and Swatch It stamp sets.

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I stamped the certified seal in our Crafty Ninja set onto sticker paper a few times. Then I stamped some of the icons within the seals. For both the seal and icons, I used our Caviar Hybrid ink to stamp.

Then I took one of the smaller stamps from our Swatch It set and partially stamped the bottom portion of the seals. I like to stamp towards the bottom portion of the circle so that the color doesn’t detract from the overall design. It’s also best to use a light to medium color for the swatch so that you can actually see the icon. For my seals, I used a combination of our Soft Garnet, Caribbean Turquoise, Amber Citrine and Coralline inks.

Then I used a 1.5 inch circle punch to quickly punch out all the seals. Since I stamped on label/sticker paper, it’ll be easy to stick these on my envelopes as seals!

This is how I added pops of color on these seals without actually coloring! I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on another way to use our Crafty Ninja stamp set. Thanks for stopping by!

Coral Radiant Roses

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here with a couple of cards featuring Radiant Roses Standalone Layering Dies. I ink blended the roses in coral colors and the leaves in light brown. I love the look! I hope you’ll like them too 🙂 ! 

I started by ink blending white cardstock before die cutting. The base layer of the roses was ink blended in Rose Quartz and Peach Blossom, the second layer in Peach Blossom and the third layer in Peach Blossom and Coralline hybrid ink. For the leaves I used Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz
I die cut all the layers of the Radiant Roses and added a bit of inks on the die cut pieces to make them slightly darker. I then assembled the flowers and leaves and set them aside. 

For the first card I cut a white panel using the Quilted A2 die and cut one side of it with a die from the Slimline Border die set. I heat embossed the scalloped border of the panel in rose gold and foam mounted the panel on a beige cardbase. 

I arranged the roses on the white panel using foam tape. The sentiment from Ditsy Bits stamp set was white heat embossed on a strip of cardstock on which I ink blended Found Topaz. I matted the strip with another strip of cardstock that I heat embossed in rose gold. 
To finish off I scattered some sequins from Raspberry Sparkle and Cinderella’s Ride Couture Mixes.

For the second card I ink blended a white panel in Rose Quartz, Peach Blossom and Warm Hazelnut and splattered light brown watercolor on it. I cut the panel with a die from the Scalloped A2 Nested Die set and heat embossed the sentiment from the Ditsy Bits set in rose gold on it before I foam mounted it on a beige cardbase. 

I added the largest rose from the  Radiant Roses Standalone Layering Dies along with some leaves and two buds to the card. To finish off I used the Raspberry Sparkle and Cinderella’s Ride Couture Mixes here as well.

Thank you so much for looking! Hope I was able to inspire you with my coral roses. 🙂 ! 

Have a crafty day!

TaeEun

Round Foliage Window Duo

Hello, fellow crafters!! I hope you had a great weekend!!

I have a couple of cards to share with you featuring the Round Foliage Window Dies, as well as a few other recently released goodies!!

These were both created the same way, just using a couple of different sentiment sets.

I began by stamping the Ribbons General stamp set with Hollywood Star and Cosmopolitan Pink inks and the Ribbons Affirmations stamp set with Caribbean Turquoise and Hot Tourmaline inks. Then I cut them out with the Ribbons General and Ribbons Affirmations coordinating dies.

I die-cut the leaf dies in the Round Foliage Window Die Set from two panels of white cardstock. I colored the leaves and berries with Copic markers that matched closely with the ink colors that I used in the sentiments.

The Slimline Quilted Coverplate Die was die-cut from white cardstock, cut in half and adhered behind the leaf windows, then adhered to panels of pink and teal cardstock. (I LOVE that bit of color peeking through those little diamonds!!) The pierced circle, also included in the Round Foliage Window Die Set, was cut from the same teal and pink cardstock once and white cardstock four times. They were layered and adhered together in sets of three with the colored cardstock on top, then adhered to the card panel.

“You are”, from the Ribbons Affirmations stamp set, was stamped directly onto the card front with Caribbean Turquoise ink. The die-cut sentiments were adhered with foam adhesive.

A sprinkling of Glass Slipper Sequins in a diagonal on each of the cards adds a little sparkle and shine!

Thanks so much for joining me today!! Have a great week!!

Brenda