Coral and Gray

Hello everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start! It’s TaeEun here. Today I have three floral cards in coral and gray color combination to share with you.

I think coral and gray is a beautiful and elegant color combination. It was on my to-do list for a while and finally I decided to give it a try on my cards for this post. I used Coral Collection and Pewter Collection of Couture Colors for this color combination.

For my first card I used Fresh Cut Garden Roses as my floral element and Geometric Lattice Cling stamp for the background.

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I started off by stamping the roses from Fresh Cut Garden Roses in layer using Coral Collection inks and the foliage in gray using Pewter Collection inks. I die cut them all out using coordinating dies  and set them aside. For my background I used emboss resist technique. I stamped  Geometric Lattice cling background stamp in embossing ink on some watercolor paper and clear heat embossed it. I tapped a bit of Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter  dye ink on some clear acetate sheet, added a spritz of water and applied the colors on my background panel (ink “Smooshing” technique). I then added some ink splatters in Peach Blossom. But the “smooshed”colors were too light for me so I decided to go with ink blending over it. After I blended Peach BlossomCrystal Pewter  and Smoky Quartz on the clear heat embossed background panel, I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies from it and blended more gray inks on the frame, keeping the right bottom corner darker. To place the roses I created a small circle window and a circle frame blended in Crystal Pewter using Double Stitched Circle dies. I blended Peach Blossom ink on the card base where the circle window would lie on. To assemble all the elements, first I foam mounted the rectangle frame and then adhered the front panel flat on the card base after I arranged the roses peeking out from the circle window. The sentiment is from the Fresh Cut Poppies Outline stamp set. I stamped it in Light Onyx on a piece of card stock on which I blended Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter  inks as well. To finish off I scattered some sequins from I Dream in Peach Couture Mix.

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Next two cards are featuring some lovely die cut flowers cut using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I made two different backgrounds in coral and gray color combination and added white die cut peonies on them.

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To create the background for this card I blended Peach BlossomCrystal Pewter  and a little bit of Smoky Quartz inks on my front panel first, before heat embossing the solid peonies and leaves from Wild Peonies stamp set on it. I added more inks again after heat embossing to show off the images. I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies, foam mounted the frame on my card base and added the rectangle panel flat.

Next picture shows my card on this stage. I thought it could make a pretty card as it is, of course with a sentiment :), so wanted to show you this.

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I die cut lots of Peonies and foliage from white card stock using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I then played with these gorgeous flowers to find out an arrangement I liked. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set, white heat embossed on some black card stock, fussy cut and mounted with foam adhesive. I finished off the card by adding some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes.

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Let’s take a look at the last card ! This was made in similar way like the second card.

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The background here was created using same technique like the second card. But this time I clear heat embossed the Minor Stripes background stamp. I added two circle frames I cut with my cutting machine to give the die cut flowers something to sit on. I blended it in coral and gray as well. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set.  For this card I adhered two small Clear Dew Drops in addition to some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes. Love the effect of those Dew Drops!

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That’s it from me today! I hope I was able to inspire you to give coral and gray combination a try!

The Ton Challenge

The Ton Challenge closes tomorrow at 12:55pm EST. There is still enough time to join in! The Cue word for our February challenge is LOVE ! On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

Thank you so much for sticking with me through this long post 🙂 !

Have a crafty day and a wonderful week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

So Suzy Stamps Surprise Birthday Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello and welcome to our stop on Suzy’s Birthday Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to be a part of today’s hop because Suzy is a great friend of mine.

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For my birthday card to Suzy, I created a one layer, springy and bright card using our Brushed Cheers and Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamp set.

I started off by stamping the large cheers sentiment in our Valentine Red Dye Ink onto a top folding A2 sized cardbase.  Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the same Brushed Cheers set in our Noir Dye Ink.  I added some glitter to the large Cheers sentiment using some clear wink of stella.

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Next I stamped some some three layer roses and foliage near the bottom edge of my card base using our Ruby and Crystal Garden Collection Inks. I stamped additional roses and foliage and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I arranged and popped them up at the bottom edge of the card base. I made sure to leave some of the background roses visible for additional depth.

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The order of the hop is as follows:

  1. Justine Hovey
  2. Kymona Tracey
  3. Josefine Fouarge
  4. Jennifer Loftfield
  5. Martha Lucia Gomez
  6. Effie Cho <—- You’re here!
  7. Iliana Myska
  8. Steph Ackerman
  9. Giada Rigamonti
  10. Cornelia Wenokor
  11. Henriette van Mierlo
  12. Terri Burson
  13. Olesya Kharkova
  14. Monica Taylor
  15. Janis Ford
  16. Ceal Pritchett
  17. Lydia Fiedler

GIVEAWAYS

When: February 20th – 5am Mountain Time
Giveaway winner announcement: February 22nd

So thanks for stopping by and I wish the happiest of birthdays to my friend, Suzy!!!

Your next stop on the hop is Iliana.

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Cheers for a New Year

Hello and Welcome! This is LauraJane today sharing a simple one layer card using the lovely vessels from several floral sets. I am collector of all things shiny, a true magpie at heart. The vases from the Fresh Cut series stamps are each unique in shape and texture.Definitely worth collecting and stamping on their own!

I also wanted to use the new color of the year as chosen by Pantone:Greenery. The Ton’s many shades of couture inks fit right in with the color trends of the year.

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Wishing you a Fabulous New Year..Keep your eyes open for sneak Peeks of our Newest release coming next week!!

Hugs,

LauraJane:)

Yellow Roses

Hello All! It’s LauraJane today with a watercolor card using Fresh Cut Garden Roses. I’ve been in a vintage feeling mood lately, and I found the roses in this set to fit that need.img_2332

…all three of those inks are found in the Citrine Collection

  • I then took the Ziggys and added shadows and more of a watercolored feel to each bloom
  • Created a mask for the cluster and stamped the greenery from Fresh Cut Garden Roses and one image from Wild Peonies. inking with Soft Garden  on the solid images and Everglade Moss Dye on the detailed second layer.
  • I decided to nestle in a few tiny buds from Fresh Cut Garden Roses in the same inks as above.
  • For the background wash; I smooshed some color from the ziggys on an acrylic block and dabbed around the leaves with the waterbrush.
  • Hit it with some DARK brown splatter
  • Inked the sentiment from Scripty Greetings in Dark Roast Dye
  • Finished by running it through the BigShot using the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies

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Hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been coloring lately.

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)