2020 SPRING | SUMMER COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP

Hi everyone!!! It’s TaeEun here today with a very special post. We are so excited to join the super fun 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!  The Ton is a proud sponsor on this blog hop this year again.  You can link up your newly created coffee, tea, and/or cocoa projects for a chance to win lots of prizes, including $20 gift code to The Ton shop (stamps/dies/ink/gilding)!

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This hop runs from Friday, May. 22. to Friday, May. 29. Winners will be announced on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog . See all the details HERE.

I made a coffee themed ( it could be a cup of hot cocoa, if you want 🙂 ) shaker card using our Tea Party coordinating die set and some of our new items from May Release : Rose Patch stamp and die set and Oval Nested die.

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I started off by cutting the front oval piece. I cut it using the cup die from the Tea Party coordinating die and an Oval Nested die. I cut it from some gold glitter paper and white cardstock and adhered them together to make the panel sturdier. I adhered a piece of clear acetate on the back of the panel and set it aside.

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Next I prepared the background panel. I watercolored the panel in ombre brown. I wanted that the brown reminds you of coffee or cocoa, so I made the background upwards from the middle of the cup very bright. After the background panel was dry I drew a few lines using a gold gel pen.

I mounted the background flat on a creme cardbase and made the shaker part by adding the front piece using foam tape. I used Hot Cocoa Couture Mix as the shaker elements.

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To embellish the card front I arranged a small rose bouquet using Rose Patch, Bountiful Leaves and Floral Bits stamp set and coordinating dies. The orange flowers were stamped in  Amber CitrineCoraline HybridCoral Cavern and the leaves in  Soft GardenBright FernDeep Emerald.

The sentiment is from Easy Expressions. I gold heat embossed the handwritten part and stamped the rest in Noir. I cut it using the coordinating die and added it to the card.

I finished off the card with three Medallion Gold sequins.

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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 on this hop.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Have a happy hopping!

Hugs,

TaeEun

so very happy for you

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here sharing a couple of floral cards which are mainly watercolored. I happened to use the same sentiment for both of my cards, so I took the title of my post from it 🙂 .

Without further ado let’s get on today’s cards!

In the first card I paired the morning glories from Morning Glory Cheer stamp set with the Morning Glory Border background.

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I started off by making the background panel. I white heat embossed the Morning Glory Border background and colored it using Color Burst powders in blue, purple and green. I cut the panel using a Rectangle A2 Nested Die and set it aside.

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The Morning Glory Cheer was stamped in the Amethyst collection, the Blues Collection and the Crystal Garden Collection. I cut them using the coordinating die.

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I then assembled the card together. The background panel was foam mounted on a navy cardbase. I added a piece of vellum rectangle, one side of which was torn, to the background to tone it down. The morning glory cluster was arranged on the vellum. The sentiment is from Easy Expressions set. I gold heat embossed the handwritten part and stamped the rest in Noir. I. cut it using the coordinating die.  I added the sentiment using some foam tape and scattered some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins to finish off the card.

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For the second card I used the outline leaves from Bountiful Leaves set.

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I white heat embossed the leaves and cut them using the coordinating die. I arranged the leaves on a piece of A2 sized scrap paper to get an idea where I should add colors in the background. I watercolored a watercolor paper panel in blue and green and let it dry.

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I then adhered the die cut leaves on the background panel and watercolored them also in blue and green. I added lots of white splatters on the panel. After the panel was dry I cut the panel using a Rectangle A2 Nested Die  and foam mounted it on a white cardbase.

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I used the same sentiment that I used for the first card. I added a tiny bouquet of yellow flowers with the sentiment strip to the card. The little flowers are made using the Floral Bits stamp and die set. To finish off the card I added some Lemon Chiffon and Glass Slippers sequins.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!

Stay well, lovelies!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Grouped Layering Stamps

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all well and stay healthy! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of floral cards I made using some of our grouped layering stamp sets. I used Peony Memories Cardmaking, Rose of Sharon, Floral Bits 1 & 2 and Spring Layered Alphas stamp sets and coordinating dies.

If you haven’t heard about the grouped Layering stamp sets yet, you have to check them out! It is an ingenious layering system, which helps you layer multiple images at the same time. There are coverplate coordinating dies for these stamp sets, which cut the whole panel of stamped images in a single pass through your die cutting machine!

Let’s take a look at my cards!

The first one is made using Peony Memories Cardmaking set and Spring Layered Alphas set.

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I stamped the pink peonies in Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet and Red Sangria hybrid ink, the yellow peonies in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop and Amber Citrine and the leaves in Crystal Garden Collection inks. After the stamping was done I cut them using the coordinating dies and set them all aside.

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To stamp the Spring Layered Alphas I picked Noir for the letters, Soft Garnet for the large flowers and Soft Garden and Hot Tourmaline for the leaves. The small flowers were heat embossed in Rose Gold. I cut all the letters using the coverplate die.

To create the background I white heat embossed the starry confetti from the Confetti Borders stamp set on both sides of an A2 sized white panel and ink blended it in Lemon Drop, Soft Garnet, Soft Garden and Cali Blue.

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I then started assembling my card. I mounted the background panel flat on a pink cardbase and arranged the floral clusters. I adhered the leaves flat on the background and raised the flowers using some foam tape. The letters were added with foam adhesives. The small sentiment is from Layered Floral Alpha stamp set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of yellow cardstock and added it to the card. To finish off I scattered some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

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The second card is showcasing Rose of Sharon and theFloral Bits 1 & 2 stamp sets.

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I stamped the Rose of Sharon and the flower of the Floral Bits 2 in Ballet Slippers, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink, Grand Fuchsia and Spiced Chai. For the Floral Bits 1 I used Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine and Coralline Hybrid ink. For the leaves I used Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Everglade Moss.

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I cut the flowers using the coordinating die, arranged them on a piece of A2 sized paper, secured the arrangement with a piece of Press’n Seal wrap and adhered foam tapes on the back of the floral arrangement.

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I ink blended Ballet Slippers, Hollywood Star and Cosmopolitan Pink on the front of a white cardbase making the perimeter darker than the center and added white splatters. I stamped the sentiment from Rose of Sharon set in Noir and transferred the floral arrangement onto the cardbase. I cut off the excessive area of the floral arrangement and added a few clear Dew drops to finish off the card.

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Using the grouped layering stamp sets and coordinating dies you can stamp and cut the floral elements and sentiments only with several steps. I really love to have the finished florals in my stash for my next projects!

Hope you enjoyed looking my cards today!

Wishing you a crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Alcohol Inked Greetings

Hello, crafty friends! Hope you’re all doing well. It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of greeting cards I colored using alcohol ink. Over the long Easter weekend I pulled out my alcohol inks again and played with them 🙂 .

My first card is featuring the Bright Peony stamp set from our April Release. It’s a gorgeous huge flower. Of course I couldn’t resist to color this peony with my alcohol ink 🙂 .

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I started off applying Shell Pink and Flamingo alcohol ink with lots of rubbing alcohol on an alcohol ink cardstock to make a soft pink panel. After the panel was dry I heat embossed the Bright Peony in silver on it. I then started coloring the peony. I dropped Raspberry, Flamingo and Shell Pink alcohol ink on the petals and moved the ink by tilting the panel. I used Slate alcohol ink for the leaves. I splattered silver Mixative on the panel and let it dry.

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Actually I wanted to use the whole panel. But I didn’t like the pink background, so I decided to cut the flower off from the panel. Instead I created an extra background. I silver heat embossed the Geometric Lattice cling background on a white cardstock panel and ink blended Hollywood Star on the four corners of the panel.

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I mounted the background panel on a pink cardbase and foam mounted the peony on it.

The sentiment was cut using the Love and Hugs word plate die . I cut “hugs” three times from some white cardstock and once from Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy fine Silver.  I stacked them all together and added it to the card. I finished off the card with some silver and clear sequins from New Year Couture Mix.

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For the second card I used the Confetti Balloons stamp set.

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I started off by creating the alcohol inked background panel. I applied rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Flamingo, Raspberry and Pool alcohol ink on a YUPO panel and moved and dried the ink using a blower.

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I white heat embossed the outline and the star confetti pattern of the Confetti Balloons three times on a white cardstock. I then ink blended them in Hollywood Star, Cobalt Breeze and Grand Fuchsia. I fussy cut the balloons and set them aside. You can use the coordinating cut file to cut the image!

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The sentiment is from Mega Confetti Numbers set. I stamped “HAPPY” in Grape Crush and the small sentiment in Grand Fuchsia on the background panel. The dye inks don’t dry easily on YUPO. So I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and carefully heat set it.

I drew the strings for the balloons with a purple Sharpie pen on the background panel and foam mounted the balloons on it.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you can find some time to craft!

Stay safe and healthy!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

 

 

Fill It In Classic Numbers

Hello, crafty friends! Hope you and your family are doing well. It’s TaeEun here today sharing a birthday card featuring our latest lily stamps: Lovely Lily and Lily Bloom as the main image. But I especially wanted to showcase the awesome Fill It In Classic Numbers stamp set by The Ton today.

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The Fill It In Classic Numbers stamp set includes two sets of numbers in a classic font. One set of them has an open line in it which you could fill with Month or the day of the week. I filled the space with a sentiment I chose from Layered Floral Alphas that fits perfectly in the open space!

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To start off I stamped the Lovely Lily and Lily Bloom  in a light ink on a watercolor paper panel and colored the lilies using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor. I added a bit of Payne’s gray in the background and let the panel dry.

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I gold heat embossed the number 5 and 0 with the open space on a strip of vellum and stamped the sentiment from Layered Floral Alphas in Noir filling in the open line of the numbers. To avoid smudging the ink I applied embossing ink on the space where I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in a clear embossing powder.

I cut the colored panel using a Double Stitched rectangle die, adhered the vellum strip of the back of the panel and foam mounted the panel on a gray cardbase. I finished off the card with some Glass Slippers sequins.

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Thank you so much for looking my card today! I hope I could inspire you with my card!

Have a great day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Alcohol Ink Coloring on the Lovely Lily

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far!  It’s TaeEun here today sharing a card featuring the Lovely Lily stamp set. I couldn’t resist coloring the big flower using alcohol ink 🙂 ! I’ve also made a video of my coloring process.

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I stamped the Lovely Lily on an alcohol ink cardstock in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake ink to get an idea how it would look before adding the alcohol ink to create the background.

I sprayed rubbing alcohol on the alcohol ink cardstock and dropped Sunshine Yellow and Copic Refill Y06 on it. I blended the colors by blowing with a Marker Spritzer tool. I repeated the process till I was happy with the result. I then let the panel dry.

I stamped the Lovely Lily again in an embossing ink and heat embossed it in gold. I then started coloring the lily by dropping the Copic Refill Y06, Y19 and the alcohol ink in Valencia. I moved the inks to blend by tilting the panel. Small areas were colored using a micro applicator. I added lots of golden splatters on the background and a bit on the lily and let the panel dry. I hope the coloring process video could help you understand how I colored the image 🙂 . You can watch it here or on YouTube. The light in my video setting isn’t optimal, so the colors are a bit dull. Sorry about that.

I mounted the colored panel flat on a white cardbase and added the sentiments using some foam adhesives.

The sentiment was stamped and cut using the Layered Floral Alphas stamp set and the coordinating die. The letters were gold heat embossed and the florals were stamped in Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine, Soft Garden and Bright Fern. For the small sentiments I stamped the words from Basic Labels set in Lemon Drop and Coralline hybrid ink in an ombre fashion.

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I colored a small piece of alcohol ink cardstock in Valencia, gold heat embossed a butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies 1 stamp set on it and cut it using the coordinating die. I added the butterfly to the card and embellished it with two golden sequins from Pink Cosmo Twist and Princess Glam Couture Mix.

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That’s it from me! Hope you enjoyed looking my card and the video!

Have a crafty day and stay healthy!

TaeEun

Hello, Spring!

Hello everyone! Hope your week and the new month is off to a great start!!! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a couple of floral cards. I mixed and matched newly and previously released items! I chose “Hello, Spring” as the theme for my cards for today. The tiny wild flowers are starting to bloom here. Even though the weather is still rather wintery, we could say “the Spring is just around the corner :)”!

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For my first card I used the beautiful Pink Peonies washi tape as my background.

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I adhered the Pink Peonies washi tape on a white cardstock and cut it into a narrow panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die. On a white cardbase I heat embossed the Confetti border on the bottom in Rose Gold embossing powder and adhered a thin rose gold glitter tape on the top. Then I foam mounted the panel with the Pink Peonies washi tape on the cardbase.

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The Layered Floral Alphas were stamped in Noir and the florals on them in Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet, Soft Garden and Bright Fern. I cut the letters using the coordinating die.

I added the letters for SPRING onto the card using some foam tape. The “HELLO” is from Basic Labels set. I heat embossed it in Rose Gold and adhered it on the card.

I finished off the card by scattering some sequins from Guava Sparkle and Summer Soiree Couture Mix.

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My second card is nearly a one layer card.

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I stamped the Charmed Wildflowers image two times in a black pigment ink on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I also added a solo flower and leaves from the set to fill the gap.

After the stamping was done, I colored the image using Color Burst powders. I added lots of splatters in the colors that I used for the pink and purple flowers and also in white opaque ink. After the panel was dry I cut it using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it flat on a cardbase.

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I cut the letters for my sentiment using Modern Alphas Coverplate die from Glossy fine transparent adhesive glitter paper and from some white cardstock. I adhered them together and foam mounted them on the card as shown in the picture. My finishing touch was some Glass Slippers sequins.

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That’s my cards for today! Hope I was able to give you some feeling of Spring with my cards :)!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Peony Memories

Hello everyone!  Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! It’s TaeEun here sharing a couple of cards which are featuring the  Peony Memories Cardmaking stamp set. This stamp set is designed for an easy layering and die cutting of multiple peony flowers and leaves.

I combined the peonies with the Lean Back and the Hey There Sentiments stamp sets from our Anniversary Release.

To start off I stamped the Peony Memories Cardmaking in various color collections. For the yellow ones I used the Citrine Collection, for the blue ones the Sky Blue Collection and for the purple flowers I used Soft Amethyst, Iris Blooms and Grape Crush. The leaves were stamped in  the Crystal Garden and the Pewter Collection.

I cut all the images using the coordinating die and set them aside. This die cuts the whole panel of the stamped images in one pass! Now I have a bunch of flowers and leaves to play with 🙂 !

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For my first card I stamped the Man from the Lean Back  stamp set in Crystal Pewter on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I then colored him loosely in black using wet on wet watercoloring technique. I also did a watercolor wash in black on the bottom half of the panel. After the panel was completely dry I splattered black ink on it and let it dry.

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I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die slightly smaller than A2 size and foam mounted it on a black cardbase. I arranged the blue peonies and gray leaves as shown in the picture and added them to the card. Some of the flowers were raised using foam adhesives.

The sentiment from Lean Back  set was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. I finished off the card with three Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

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And here is the next card!

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To create the second card I ink blended the background in Lemon Drop, Peach Blossom, Azurite and Grape Crush (from top to bottom). I splattered white opaque ink on the whole panel and let it dry.

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The sentiment from Hey There Sentiments set was white heat embossed on the background panel. I then added the small clouds to the ink blended sky also by white heat embossing. I then stamped the hot air balloons, in Peach Blossom, Azurite and Grape Crush. The baskets were stamped in Aspen Cocoa.

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I mounted the background panel flat on a soft pink cardbase and arranged the peony field on the bottom of the panel. I mixed yellow, blue and purple peonies and used the green leaves. Some of the peonies were adhered using foam tapes.

To add some shine and sparkle to the card I colored the open area of the hot air balloons using a Stardust clear gel pen and covered the whole balloon with shimmer Pico Embellisher. I finished off the card by scattering some Glass Slippers sequins. 

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That’s it from me today! Hope I could give you some inspiration on how to use our new stamps 🙂 !

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Blue & Gold

Hello everyone! Hope your week and the month of February is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today sharing three cards that I made using some of the new items from our 5th Anniversary Release.

I chose a color combination to give my three cards one theme; blue and gold.

My first card is featuring the chic lady from Lifetime of Love stamp set. As I saw this design, I wanted to try to color this lady in the style of fashion illustration.

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I stamped the image on a Toned gray paper panel. I stamped the upper part of the image in Noir and the lower part of the dress in a white pigment ink. I then colored the image and the background roughly using Luminance colored pencils. I emphasized the white highlight to achieve the look I wanted.

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I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and a white cardstock in the same way. I adhered the two panels together slightly tilted as shown in the picture and foam mounted them on a navy cardbase. The sentiment is from Timeless Icons Sentiment stamp set. I gold heat embossed it on a strip of vellum and added it to the card. I finished off the card by scattering some blue sequins from Midnight Frost Couture Mix and Light Blue Topaz Sparkling clear sequins.

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My second card is showcasing the unique Fill it In sentiments stamp set. This stamp set includes large basic sentiments which have an integrated blank strip inside where you can add thin words provided in the set. I love this idea!

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I went very simple with this design. First I’ve created an alcohol inked panel using an Alcohol ink cardstock and alcohol inks in Aqua, Sail Boat Blue and Indigo. I used lots of rubbing alcohol to blend the colors.

 

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After the panel was dry I heat embossed the big sentiment in gold and the thin words in white. I was thinking whether I should add small flowers like the XOXO Peony, but I decided to leave it as it is. I think the sentiment stamp fills the panel good enough!

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Next I have a floral card to share with you 🙂 ! The little floral cluster from XOXO Peony set is very easy to stamp in two layers and you can make a beautiful bouquet by binding several of them together.

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I started off by stamping the flowers of XOXO Peony in Cali BlueDeep Sapphire and Parisian BlueTrue Navy combination and the stem in Crystal Pewter and Warm Hazelnut. I fussy cut the three floral clusters and set them aside. The coordinating cut file is also available in our shop.

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To create the subtle background I used Mini Dots cling stamp. First I masked the border of the front of a white cardbase with stripes of a masking tape and stamped the Mini Dots  in blue inks, which I used for the flowers, making it darker towards the center.

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Aren’t the Layered Floral Alphas just gorgeous! With the coordinating Coverplate die it is a dream to make those beautiful alphabets! I gold heat embossed the alphabets and stamped the flowers in Cali Blue and Deep Sapphire.

To assemble my card I first arranged the floral clusters on the cardbase. I raised some of the flowers using foam adhesives to add more dimension. The letters were added using foam adhesives as well. The “sending” is from the Dearest Peony stamp set. I stamped it in Noir on a strip of white cardstock, made it into a fishtail banner and adhered it on the card. I finished off the card with some Glass Slippers round confetti sequins.

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That’s it from me for today! I hope you enjoyed looking my cards and could get some inspiration 🙂 !

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Red & Gold

Hello, crafty friends! Hope your week started off stress free!  It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards that I made using Vintage Type and Charmed Wildflower stamp sets from our 5th Anniversary Release! Have you enjoyed our release blog hop and the Instagram hops and found some favorites from our new release? I love the layering typewriter. It’s so unique! Let’s take a look at my first card!

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I stamped the typewriter from Vintage Type in Valentine Red, Spiced Chai, Crystal Pewter and Light Onyx. It’s very easy to layer. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on the paper of the typewriter image. I then fussy cut it and set it aside. You can use the coordinating cut file to cut the image.

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I had a frame from a YUPO panel I colored using alcohol inks in Watermelon, Poppyfield and Gold Mixative. To add some more interest to the card I ink blended Valentine Red and Spiced Chai on a white cardbase  and splattered black and gold watercolor on it.

I mounted the red frame on the prepared cardbase using some foam adhesives and added the type writer on it. For some shine and sparkle I covered the typewriter with glitter using a clear glitter pen and the keys using Glossy Accents. I finished off the card with some Medallion Gold sequins.

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The second card is featuring Charmed Wildflower stamp set. As I didn’t get the stamp set at that time I worked with a digital version of it. I printed it on some Neenah solar white paper and cut it with ScanNCut. You could use the coordinating cut file to cut the image.

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I colored the pretty floral cluster with Copic markers. I used R20, 22, 46 and 89 for the large flower and RV10, 11 and 14 for the morning glories. The leaves were colored in warm gray colors and E00, 31, 33 and 35. Then I added details using Polychromos colored pencils to the image. After the coloring was completed, I foiled the outline in gold.

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For the background I used the YUPO panel I mentioned above. I cut the A2 sized alcohol inked YUPO using four dies from the Double Stitched Rectangle dies. I used a frame from the cut panel for the first card. I foam mounted the largest frame on a white cardbase and adhered the rest flat on it. I also cut a smaller frame from some white cardstock to fill the gap of the missing frame. The image was adhered on the card and the sentiment from Lean Back stamp set was foam mounted on it. Some Medallion Gold sequins were my finishing touch for this card as well.

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Hope you enjoyed looking my cards today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Hugs,

TaeEun