Red or Blue ?

Hello and happy Monday, everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start!  It’s TaeEun here today sharing a couple of holiday cards made using Loose Poinsettias stamp set.  I’ve made one in red and the other one in blue-purple!

Here is my first card which is the red version.

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I started off by gold heat embossing five poinsettias in two sizes from Loose Poinsettias stamp set on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I also gold heat embossed the leaf images several times. I colored the poinsettias and leaves using Color Burst powders. I used Alizarin Crimson, Merlot and Orange for the flowers. The leaves were colored in yellow brown using Mijello Mission Gold watercolors.

I fussy cut all the images and set them aside. You can use also the coordinating cut files.

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To create the background I first gold heat embossed the sentiment from Poinsettia Wreath set on the center of a white cardbase. I then ink blended Lipstick Red on the cardbase leaving the center of it white. I splattered white opaque ink on it and let it dry.

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I placed the red poinsettias and leaves on the cardbase making a floral frame as shown in the picture. The brown leaves were glued flat and the red poinsettias were mounted using some foam adhesives for some dimension. I then splattered opaque white ink on the poinsettias.  I know the red colored poinsettias are actually leaves but I think we may call them flowers 🙂 . I finished off the card by adding three clear dew drops.

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And this is the blue holiday card I want to share with you.

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Like the first card I started here also by heat embossing the poinsettias, but this time in silver. I colored the poinsettias in Cerulean Blue and Orchid Color Burst and the leaves and berries in silver. I fussy cut them all.

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To create the background I used Blizzard Hugs stamp set. I heat embossed three snowflake images on a watercolor paper panel in white pearl. I ink blended the panel in Cali Blue and Cobalt Breeze starting from the two diagonal corners towards the center.

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I arranged the poinsettias and the berries as shown in the picture. The large poinsettia was foam mounted and the other images were adhered flat on the front panel. The sentiment from Poinsettia Wreath set was stamped in Grape Crush.  I added a few Light Blue Topaz sparkling clear sequins to the card and the card was finished!

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That was my two cards! Which one do you like more, red or blue 🙂 ? To me the red one is more attractive ❤ . But it could be the layout not the color which I like more 😉 .

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

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Watercolored Poinsettia Wreath

Hello and happy Monday everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! It’s TaeEun here today with a holiday card. Our Fall 2019 Release includes five gorgeous holiday stamp designs. I’m using one of them called, Poinsettia Wreath! Surely you’ve seen beautiful inspirations using this stamp set already. For today’s inspiration card I did no-line coloring.

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I started by stamping the Poinsettia Wreath in a light colored ink on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I then started watercoloring the poinsettias. For the red part of the poinsettias I used only one color; Cadmium red. I added different shades by coloring in layers.

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I wanted to tone down the green color. So I added a bit of brown to sap green. The holy leaves were colored in Hooker’s green and purple. I also colored the inside of the wreath in purple and added white splatters to it.

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After the panel was dry, I cut it using Double Stitched Rectangle dies and foam mounted it on a kraft cardbase.

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The sentiment was cut using Holiday word dies from adhesive Gold Foil paper and three times more from some white cardstock. I stacked them together and added it onto the card. The “Christmas” is from Holiday Trio set. I stamped it in Grape Crush on a strip of white cardstock and adhered it underneath the die cut “merry”.

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There are so many things to learn in watercoloring and the big image of Poinsettia Wreath is great for practicing watercoloring! It took me about 4 hours to color, but it was worth it! Hope you like my card too!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Taeeun

Transformation Shaker

Hello, everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a shaker card made using Transformation butterfly and the coordinating cut file. However, there are coordinating dies available for preorder here. Please be sure to double check the ship date field on the drop down menu for approximate shipping date.

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This butterfly is so gorgeous and is loved by many crafters! It’s such a dreamy image and the stamp set has some awesome encouraging sentiments! I love them!

I used the coordinating cut file to cut the shaker window, but Effie recently released the coordinating die for which you can place a preorder.

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I started off by making the front shaker window panel using coordinating cut file on Cricut design space. I cut out the butterfly from an A2 sized rectangle and welded it with a rectangle frame. I then cut it from a white woodgrain cardstock.

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On the MISTI I placed the Transformation stamp on a watercolor paper panel aligning it with the shaker window. I heat embossed the image in Rose Gold embossing powder.  I colored the flowers and the butterfly wing in Peony, Lemon Yellow and Orange Color Burst.

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I chose Flamenco Sunset and Pink Blossoms Couture Mixes to fill the shaker. I adhered some sequins on the image before I assembled the shaker together. Unfortunately I forgot to apply anti-static powder on the side of the foam tape wall, so many of the sequins are stuck there now. I have to make shaker cards more often to remember that 🙂 !

I stamped the sentiment on the front panel in Noir and the card was finished!

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That’s it for today! I hope I was able to inspire you with my card!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments in advance!

Have a crafty day!

TaeEun

Coral, Gold and Navy

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far!  It’s TaeEun here today with three Thanksgiving cards I made using stamp sets in Folk Art print style from our Fall 2019 Release : Autumn Sweater, Oak Leaf Print and Thanksgiving Block. For today’s cards I chose a color combination which includes traditional Fall colors like gold and brown along with Navy and coral. I was inspired by some Folk Art Print images I found in Pinterest.

The first card is showcasing Thanksgiving Block clear stamp set. The block image is 3.75″ x 5″ leaving a neat border on a A2 panel.

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I stamped Thanksgiving Block on a white A2 sized cardstock. I stamped the upper and lower 1/3 in True Navy and the middle part in gold. It was already beautiful without any additional coloring but I decided to go with my colored pencils. I colored the flowers and leaves in coral, navy, light blue and brown and some leaves using a gold gel pen.

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To add a bit of shine I covered the images with a clear glitter pen and added white Pico embellisher on the tiny berries. Lastly I mounted the panel on a navy cardbase and the card was finished!

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The second card is showing the Oak Leaf Print stamp set.

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I started off by stamping the big folk art oak leaf on a white cardstock in Aspen Cocoa, Found Topaz, Warm Hazelnut, Coralline Hybrid and Peach Blossom in an ombre fashion. I also heat embossed the bottom part in a metallic copper EP.

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To create the cut out front panel I used the coordinating cutting file for Oak Leaf Print stamp set. I cut it from some white cardstock, ink blended the lower half in Peach Blossom and the upper half in Warm Hazelnut, and cut the panel to a A2 sized one using a Double Stitched Rectangle die.

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I adhered the panel with the oak leaf on a white cardbase and foam mounted the front panel. The sentiments are from Oak Leaf Print and Thanksgiving Block set. I white heat embossed them on some navy cardstock, cut them in strips and added them to the card. I finished off the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins.

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The last card for today is featuring Autumn Sweater stamp set.

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First I made the background panel. I pulled out an alcohol ink cardstock panel and colored it using Hazelnut, Mountain Rose, Butterscotch, Sunshine yellow alcohol inks and Gold Mixative. I used lots of rubbing alcohol to blend the colors smoothly.

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After the panel was completely dry, I white heat embossed the Autumn Sweater stamp on it. I brushed off the embossing powder from the white area of the panel before heat setting as I wanted to leave the area clean.

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To follow the color scheme I chose for today’s cards, I ink blended the branches I cut using a die from Petal Cut Peonies Standalone die set which is now retired. I used True Navy, Arctic Sky and some gold ink.

The sentiment is from Thankful Cornucopia set. I white heat embossed the banner and the sentiment on some navy cardstock and cut it using the coordinating die.

I adhered the background panel on a white cardbase, added a nest of golden thread and arranged the branches on it as shown in the picture. I then foam mounted the sentiment banner. I scattered some Medallion Gold sequins again to finish off the card.

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How do you think about the untraditional color combination for Fall? I love the fresh impact that the added navy gives to the Fall colors.

Hope I could inspire you with my cards today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Floral stamps from Fall 2019 Release

Hello crafty friends!  Hope your September is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of floral cards I made using two beautiful floral stamp sets from our Fall Release: Sweet Bouquet and Dahlia Close Up 2. I used two different coloring mediums to make my cards: colored pencils and alcohol ink.

The first card is featuring the beautiful Sweet Bouquet .

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I stamped the Sweet Bouquet image on a toned gray paper panel in a white pigment ink. I left the stamp in my MISTI to use it later after coloring. I colored the image using Prismacolor colored pencils. I prefer Prismacolor pencils to Polychromos, when I use colored paper. I used lots of white and bright colors to cover the gray paper.

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After the coloring was completed, I stamped the bouquet again in an embossing ink and heat embossed the outline image in white. I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it flat on a white cardbase.

The sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted onto the card. I finished off the card with a few clear Dew Drops.

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For the second card for today I colored the gorgeous Dahlia Close Up 2 using alcohol inks.

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To make this card I started off by stamping the image on an alcohol ink cardstock panel in a light ink. It helps me to choose the right color while I’m roughly adding alcohol inks to the panel. I dropped and blended Purple Twilight, Raspberry, Flamingo and Shell Pink where the large Dahlia flower is and added Slate to the area where the leaves are. I used rubbing alcohol to blend the inks.

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After the panel was dry I silver heat embossed the image with the help of MISTI. I then started to add more colors onto the image. I used the same colors mentioned above and micro applicators to add darker shades on the petals and leaves.

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After all the colors were dry I mounted the panel flat on a white cardbase. The sentiment was cut using Hugs word die from Glossy Fine Silver adhesive glitter paper and from some white cardstock. I stacked them together and adhered it on the card. The last finishing touch was some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

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I was quite happy with the results 🙂 ! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Summery Cards

Hello crafty friends! Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here today with three summery cards I made using new items from Summer 2019 Release.  Effie released five new stamp sets recently. I used four of them for today’s cards.

First two cards are featuring three ocean themed stamp sets: Ocean Free, City Girls: Sunkissed Mermaids and City Girls: Summer Sunshine. I love the refreshing and authentic designs!

Let’s take a look at the first card which is showcasing Ocean Free set and the mermaid tail from City Girls: Sunkissed Mermaids.

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I started off by white heat embossing the scene on a watercolor paper panel and colored the image using Color Burst. The mermaid tail was heat embossed in Rose Gold  on a separate piece of white cardstock and colored in rainbow colors of Zig brush markers.

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I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from City Girls: Sunkissed Mermaids set on the beach in Noir.  I cut a slit along a wave in the ocean to put the fussy cut mermaid tail into it. The mermaid tail was then adhered on the back of the panel and the fin was foam mounted on the card front.

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I mounted the panel flat on a light blue cardbase and added some Glass Slippers Round Confetti as finishing touch.

The next ocean card is featuring the relaxing girl on the beach from City Girls: Summer Sunshine set.

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I started off by stamping the girl and the parasol in black on a watercolor paper panel. I then stamped the scene from Ocean Free set in an embossing ink and white heat embossed it. I didn’t mask the first stamped images. Instead, I brushed off the embossing powder from the image before heat setting it.

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I watercolored the scene using Color Burst and Zig brush markers, cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it on a light blue cardbase. I stamped the sentiment from City Girls: Summer Sunshine set on some white cardstock in Noir. I cut it into a speech bubble and foam mounted it onto the card.

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The last card made using Palm Close Up and Darling Flamingos could be a wedding card or an Anniversary card.

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To start off I stamped the Palm Close Up  in Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline and clear heat embossed it. I colored the panel with Color Burst and added some golden accents and splatters using gold watercolor. After the panel was dry, I cut it using Double Stitched Rectangle dies to a tall rectangle and set it aside.

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The flamingos from Darling Flamingos set were stamped in Ballet Slippers, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink, Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz and fussy cut.

I chose a teal cardbase to go with the palm leaf. I adhered a strip of Adhesive Gold Glitter paper on the right side of the cardbase and added the palm leaf on it. I foam mounted a white circle cut using a small Double Stitched Circle die and added the flamingos on it. The sentiment from City Girls: Summer Sunshine set was white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock. To finish off the card I scattered some Medallion Gold sequins.

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That’s it from my side! Hope you’re having a wonderful Summer like the girl in my card :)!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Hibiscus & Hummingbird

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here today with a card featuring two digital cut files from digital category of The Ton’s online shop. I combined Hibiscus Layered Coverplate Bundle SVG cut file and Hummingbird Layering SVG cut file to make my card.

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First I resized the hibiscus and the hummingbird on Cricut design space as I wanted. Then I cut the layers of the hibiscus and the hummingbird from white cardstock.

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I colored the layers using alcohol markers and assembled them together. I left the outline cuts uncolored, then adhered them on the layered images.  I didn’t color the base layer of the hibiscus completely so that the strokes of the markers can be seen. For the hummingbird I chose purple and gray combination. I went over the hummingbird with a clear glitter pen after coloring was done and added some sparkly Stickles on his wings and the neck. I also added yellow Stickles on the stamen of the hibiscus.

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To create the background I did watercolor wash in red and purple on a watercolor paper panel using Color Burst. I also added white and purple splatters on it. I adhered the background panel flat on a white cardbase, cut a white frame using two Double Stitched Rectangle dies and foam mounted it on the background. I then added the hibiscus and the hummingbird using foam adhesives. The sentiment from Summer Blooms set was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and added onto the card.

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That’s it for today! Don’t forget to check out the digital section of The Ton’s online shop! There are some gorgeous creations by Effie! Hope you dig out your cutting machine and give it some love 🙂 !

Have a crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Two Peony Cards in the same Layout

Hello everyone! It’s already the last day of July! Hope you’re having a cool Summer/cozy Winter 🙂 ! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards featuring our gorgeous Large Peony stamps. I made two cards in the same layout.

For the first card I wanted to use one of my favorite color combination- coral and gray. But I failed to create coral watercolor while I was coloring the peonies. So it turned to yellow, orange, coral and gray combination :)!

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I started off by heat embossing the Large Peony 1, 4 and 5 on Canson Mixed Media paper in Rose Gold embossing powder. I colored the flowers using Mijello Mission gold watercolor and die cut them using coordinating dies.

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The solid leaf images from Large Peony 4 and 5 were heat embossed in Rose Gold and silver, also cut with the coordinating dies and set aside.

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I ink blended Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter on a white cardbase to make a background in coral and gray. I splattered white opaque ink on it and let it dry. The sentiment was cut using Love and Hugs word plate die three times from white cardstock. I heat embossed one of them partially in Rose Gold and stacked all three die cut words together.

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I then started assembling the card together. First I adhered the leaves on the cardbase and arranged three peonies on it using some foam adhesives. The butterflies were cut using Butterfly Swirl die from some watercolor paper and colored in yellow. I sponged the edge of the butterflies in Peach Blossom and added them to the card.  To finish off I adhered three Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins and added glitter on the butterflies and the word.

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The second card has the same layout like the first one. But I stamped and colored the peonies on a watercolor paper panel in the one layer style using masking technique.

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I stamped the images in light ink to do no-line coloring. I used mainly Ultramarine Deep and Prussian Blue of my watercolor with a hint of light blue Zig brush marker to color the flowers. After coloring was completed, I splattered white opaque ink on the whole panel.

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For this card I cut the word “hugs” from watercolor paper and colored it in the same colors I used for the flowers. The butterflies were also watercolored in light blue.

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I narrowed down the colored panel a little bit and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. The sentiment and butterflies were added and the card was finished.

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

Have a happy and crafty day!

TaeEun

 

 

 

Coverplate SVG Cut Files II

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far!  It’s TaeEun here today with three cards I made using The Ton’s digital cut files.

I’ve created three cards. Two of them are a set made using Fresh Layered Dahlia Bundle SVG cut file and the third card was made using Diamond Layering Coverplate SVG cut files and Flower Cart set from our May 2019 Release.

Let’s take a look at the couple of cards for each of which I used positive and negative cuts of the coverplate cut from Fresh Layered Dahlia Bundle SVG cut files.  Using  Fresh Layered Dahlia Bundle SVG cut files you can create a beautifully shaded dahlia as it has three layers. But I used only the coverplate cut file and added it on a watercolored base.

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To start off I cut the coverplate with the dahlia from Fresh Layered Dahlia Bundle SVG cut files from a silver cardstock. I also cut it from some white cardstock two more times.

I watercolored a Mixed Media paper panel using Color Burst. I used the coverplate cut as my guide so that I can color the dahlia in pink and the leaves and the background in green.

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I stacked the coverplate cuts together and adhered it on the watercolored base layer. The hello sentiment was cut using hello word die from silver and black cardstock. I adhered the silver hello on the black one slightly offset and added it onto the card.

I finished off the card with some black, silver and clear sequins from Glossy Black sequins, New Year and Spotlight Couture Mix.

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For the second card I used the silver pieces which were left from the cut I did for the first card.

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I adhered the negative pieces on a black panel. I did it before I assembled the first card to use the coverplate cut as my guide. I mounted this black panel on a light gray cardbase.

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I also cut a coverplate using Garden Foliage coverplate SVG cut file from some white cardstock and foam mounted it onto the card. The sentiment from Penned Sentiments set was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and added to the card. To embellish the card I added some clear Dew Drops.

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To create the last card I used Diamond Layering Coverplate as background for the Flower Cart.

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I started off by stamping the flower cart, buckets of flowers, balloons and the sandwich board for the sentiment from Flower Cart set in Caviar hybrid ink on a white cardstock.

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I colored all the images with Copic markers and fussy cut. I then started making the background. I cut the four layers of Diamond Layering Coverplate cut files from white cardstock. I stamped Scenes Parisian Cafe stamp on my light gray cardbase and Diamond layering coverplates except for the uppermost layer in Crystal Pewter and assembled them together.

I then arranged the images from Flower Cart onto the background as shown in the picture. I finished off the card by adding three Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

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That’s it from me today! Hope I was able to give you some inspiration with my cards!

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

TaeEun

 

 

 

 

Peony Dreams Cluster

Hello everyone! Hope the month of July is off to a great start for you all! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of floral cards I created using the beautiful Peony Dreams Cluster stamp! Peony Dreams Cluster is a big clear background stamp in 5.75 x 5.75 inches which includes two huge peonies.

For the first card I stamped the image as it is.

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To start off I white heat embossed the Peony Dreams Cluster on a watercolor paper panel and colored the image using Color Burst powders. I colored one peony in Fuchsia and the other in orange leaving the tip of each petal almost white to add highlight.

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After the panel was dry I cut it using Double Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it flat on a white cardbase. I then cut the sentiment using Hugs word die once from Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy Fine Silver and three times from some heavyweight white cardstock. I stacked them together and adhered it onto the card. I finished off the card by scattering some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

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For the next card I stamped only the part with one peony on a corner of a A2 sized panel, masked the flower and added some branches with little flowers to create a new floral cluster design.

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I stamped Peony Dreams Cluster in light ink to do no-line coloring. After stamping was done I colored the image using Luminance colored pencils. I wanted to try a unusual color combination: burgundy, brown and gray. I also tried a new to me coloring style which shows the pencil strokes. It was hard for me to step out of my comfort zone but I’m glad I gave it a try.

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The sentiment from Penned Sentiments set was gold heat embossed directly on the colored panel.

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The colored panel was cut using Double Stitched Rectangle die again and foam mounted on a kraft cardbase. I finished off the card by adding some Medallion Gold sequins.

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That’s it from me for today! I hope you enjoyed looking my cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

TaeEun