Fantastic Feathers

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a card showcasing Fantastic Feathers set from Spring 2019 Release. Fantastic Feathers  is a large stamp set with a size of 8.75 x 12 inches. With this set you can create a beautiful layered peacock in your favorite color combination.

I wanted to represent a majestic white peacock in my card today.

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I started off by white heat embossing the base layer of the tail and body of the peacock on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I then colored the background in purple and teal using Turquoise and Orchid Color Burst.

The outer layer of the eye of the feathers and the second layer of the body were heat embossed in Rose Gold. I then stamped the second layer of the eye of the feathers and the root of the tail in Iris Blooms to match with the background color. The center of the eye of the feathers was heat embossed in Copper. I stamped the legs in Aspen Cocoa and Dark Roast.

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After the peacock was finished I cut the whole panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and then a circle frame from the panel using Double Stitched Circle dies to add my sentiment. I stamped “magnificent” in Noir on a separate piece of white cardstock. I placed the stamp in a certain curve to fit it on the circle frame. I adhered Glossy Fine Transparent adhesive glitter paper on it to add some sparkle and fussy cut the sentiment. The small sentiments were stamped in black on the circle frame.

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I mounted the panel on a white cardbase. The circle frame was foam mounted and the gilttery “magnificent” was added on it using some foam adhesives. I added Crystal Stickles on the center of the eye of the feathers and scattered some Smoked Amethyst and Smoked Emerald sparkling clear sequins to finish off my card.

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That’s it from my side! Hope you enjoyed looking my card today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

TaeEun

Coloring Large Stamp and Die using Alcohol Ink

Hello everyone! Can you believe it’s already April ?!!! Time goes by so fast! Hope your April is off to a great start!!! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards to share with you. I chose  Peony Close Up and Pop-Up Butterfly die-Monarch for today’s cards and colored them using alcohol ink.

Let’s start with Peony Close Up card! I love all Close Up cling stamp series and this Peony Close Up is my absolute favorite.

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I started by applying light wash of pink alcohol ink on a glossy cardstock panel. I used Shell Pink and Flamingo along with lots of rubbing alcohol to lighten the color. After the first layer was dry, I gold heat embossed the Peony Close Up on the panel.

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I then added more alcohol ink on the petals. This time I used also Sunset Orange to add a little bit of orange to the pink colors. I worked on petal by petal to define them in different shades. For the greenery I used Haselnut instead of green. I used a micro applicator to add color on small areas.

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After the colored panel was completely dry, I cut the “hugs” using Love and Hugs Word Plate die from the panel and from some light pink fun foam. I then started assembling the card by adhering the panel on a white cardbase. I inlaid the sentiment, raised using the fun foam die cut. The small “sending” is from Brushed Love stamp set. I made a fishtail banner using a scrap of glossy cardstock on which I applied Shell Pink alcohol ink. I gold heat embossed the sentiment on it and foam mounted it onto the card.

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To finish off I colored the stamen using yellow Stickles and added Medallion Gold sequins and one pink sequin from Guava Sparkle Couture Mix.

The second card is featuring the huge butterfly wing die cut of Pop-Up Butterfly die-Monarch.

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To start off I’ve created a background panel in blue and purple. I first applied Blending solution on a Yupo panel, dropped Amethyst, Pool and Sail Boat on it and blended them together by blowing them.

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I cut the half monarch butterfly using Pop-Up Butterfly die-Monarch from a Yupo panel and colored it with the same alcohol ink colors without diluting them. After the alcohol inks were all dry, I splattered silver Mixative on the butterfly and the background panel.

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I glued the background Yupo panel on a dark blue cardbase, added two thin strips of Glossy Fine Silver Adhesive glitter paper on the middle of the panel and foam mounted the circle with a sentiment from Butterfly Wings-Monarch stamp set, stamped in Iris Blooms. I cut one more monarch butterfly from some blue fun foam to raise the Yupo butterfly. I completed the card by adhering the butterfly on the background.

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That’s it from my side. Hope I could inspire you with my cards today!

Thank you so much for looking!

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

 

 

Dry Embossing using Dies – featuring Washi Tapes

Hello and welcome to The Season! Hope your week is off to a great start!

It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards I made using our new floral washi tapes. I love love love the floral washi tapes!!! They are beautiful and you have endless possibilities to use them to embellish your projects! I cut out the floral images of the washi tapes and used them like die cut floral elements for both of my cards today. I created the background for the beautiful floral elements by dry embossing the panel using dies.

The first card is featuring Pink Peonies washi tape.

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I adhered the Pink Peonies washi tape on a white cardstock and fussy cut the floral clusters from it. I set them aside and started making the background panel.

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To create the background I dry embossed a white A2 sized panel using Geo Mountain Coverplate die B. I then applied an embossing ink on the half of the panel and sprinkled Rose Gold embossing powder on the panel and heat set it.

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I die cut the sentiment using Bold Amazing Greeting Word plate die and Sweetheart Word plate die from white cardstock. I heat embossed the upper part of “fabulous” in Rose Gold and foam mounted the letters on the background panel. I then arranged the small flowers and leaves from Pink Peonies washi tape around the letters and added “you’re” die cut, stacked three times, on the “fabulous”. I went over the “you’re” die cut with a clear glitter pen to add more shine.

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The second card is showcasing Wildflowers washi tape.

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Here again I adhered the Wildflowers washi tape on a white cardstock and fussy cut the floral images. The background panel is a shimmer cardstock. I dry embossed it using Double Stitched Circle dies. I also cut a circle frame using two of the Double Stitched Circle dies from a dark gray cardstock as a base of my wreath.

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I adhered the dry embossed background panel on a gray cardbase and foam mounted the dark gray frame on it. I then arranged the floral elements I cut from the Wildflowers washi tape in a wreath on the circle frame.

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The sentiment is from Painted Peonies set. I white heat embossed it on a circle vellum piece. I adhered the vellum on a gray circle and foam mounted it on the center of the card. I finished off the card by scattering some Glass Slippers Round Confetti.

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Dry embossing with dies adds interesting texture on your background!

That’s it from my side today! Hope I was able to inspire you with my cards :)!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful week!

TaeEun

Sending Hugs

Hello crafty friends! Hope your week is off to a great start!

It’s TaeEun here today with a fiery floral card featuring Coming Up Peonies. I colored this beautiful peony cluster from Coming Up Peonies set using Copic markers. I tried a new color combination.

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I started off by stamping the image in Copic friendly Caviar hybrid ink. The peonies were colored in R30, R32, R37 and R89 which create beautiful coral shade. The leaves and stems were colored using V91, V93, V95 and V99. These V colors are very similar to warm gray colors with a touch of violet.

After coloring was done I cut the image using the coordinating die and set it aside.

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I wanted a dark background. At first I tried a black panel but changed my mind and blended a coral to black ombre on a white panel. I used Coral Cavern, Peach Blossom, Grape Crush , Smoky Quartz, Light Onyx and Noir. I let the panel completely dry and stamped the Modern Plaid background stamp in an embossing ink on it. I then applied Mandarin Perfect Pearls powder on it using a dry paint brush. The powder sticks on the embossing ink and creates a subtle shiny pattern. I added water to the same powder and splattered it onto the panel. I also splattered white opaque ink.

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After the panel was dry I cut it using the largest Double Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it on a black cardbase. I then foam mounted the Coming Up Peonies image on it.

The die cut sentiment was cut using Love and Hugs word plate die from Glossy Fine Black Adhesive glitter paper and from some black fun foam. I raised the black glitter die cut on the fun foam and added it onto the card. I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and looking my card today! Hope you enjoyed it :)!

 

Have a wonderful and crafty week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Power Pumps & Hustle and Grind

Hello and happy Friday, everyone!

It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of encouragement cards made using Power Pumps and Hustle and Grind Sentiments stamp sets. These two stamp sets go so well together with their vigorous and bold characteristic.

On my first card I used the GORGEOUS Peony Close Up stamp as a backdrop for the pretty red high heel from Power Pumps  stamp set.

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First I stamped the high heel in Lipstick Red and Pink Derby. I stamped the insole and the heel using Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. I clear heat embossed the base layer of the shoe for some shine and added clear glitter on the insole using a clear glitter pen. I then cut the high heel using the coordinating die.

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To create the background I watercolored the white heat embossed peony of Peony Close Up on some watercolor paper. I used Peony and Wisteria Color Burst powders. I applied lots of water on the panel and colored petal by petal. I added the vibrant color on the inner end of the petals while leaving the outer end of petals quite bright.

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The background panel was cut using Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted on a white cardbase. The sentiment from Hustle and Grind Sentiments set was heat embossed in black on a torn strip of vellum and added to the panel before I adhered it on the cardbase. I then added the high heel using some foam adhesives and embellished the card with some Glass Slippers sequins and Santa’s Sneezes Couture Mix to finish it off.

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For my second high heel I made an alcohol inked panel.

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Here I heat embossed the high heel from Power Pumps in gold and copper. The heel and the insole were stamped in Lipstick Red and I added the shadow layer in Smoky Quartz. The high heel was then cut using the coordinating die.

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To make the background I used several alcohol inks in red shade. I applied Blending solution first on a glossy cardstock panel and dripped the alcohol ink colors. I blew the ink to blend them, splattered gold mixative on it and let it a bit dry. Before the panel was completely dry I pressed a gold foil on it with the help of a brayer. The foil sticks on the area where the ink is still wet leaving beautiful golden accents.

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I white heat embossed the sentiments from Power Pumps and Hustle and Grind Sentiments stamp set on some black cardstock. DREAMS DEMAND HUSTLE is actually one stamp from Hustle and Grind Sentiments set. I cut off each line and added them separately onto the card as shown in the picture. The sentiment in smaller font is from Power Pumps. Some Medallion Gold sequins were my finishing touch.

That’s it from me today. I hope I was able to inspire you with my cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I am truly grateful for your lovely comments ❤ !

Wishing you all a restful and crafty weekend!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Sending Hugs and Kisses

Hello and Happy Friday everyone!!!

It’s TaeEun here today with a Valentine’s Day card. I combined the beautiful floral image from Coming Up Peonies stamp set with the lips from Smooched stamp set to make today’s card 🙂 .

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I started off by stamping the middle sized lips from Smooched stamp set on a watercolor cardstock. I left the stamp in the MISTI tool and stamped the lips again on my white cardbase in Red Sangria Hybrid ink. To add more shine on the lips I clear heat embossed it.  I then stamped the floral image from Coming Up Peonies on the watercolor cardstock after masking the previously stamped lips inclusive the area around the lips.

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I watercolored the peonies in purple – I used blue violet, red violet and pink tone. To make the background more vibrant I colored the background in Cerulean Blue and Violet Color Burst powders. I splattered white opaque ink on the background and let the panel dry.

I cut the lips on the colored panel using the coordinating die and cut the panel slightly smaller than A2 size using Double Stitched Rectangle die. I then foam mounted the panel onto the cardbase on which I stamped the red lips so that the lips peeking through the die cut window of the colored panel.

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For the sentiment I used Penned Sentiments and Basic Banners set. I silver heat embossed the banner and stamped the sentiment in Noir. I then cut the banner using the Coordinating die. I stamped a smaller lips from Smooched set in Red Sangria ink on a scrap of white cardstock, clear heat embossed and die cut it, and adhered it on the right end of the banner.  “sending” was stamped directly on the colored panel. The sentiment banner with the small lips was foam mounted onto the card. I added one red sequins from Valentine Icing Couture Mix on the left corner to balance the two red lips on the right side and scattered  a few Glass Slippers sequins to finish off the card.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Wishing you all a happy crafty weekend!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Coloring Cosmos Flowers

Hello everyone!

Hope your February is off to a great start ! Can you believe it’s already the first day of February?!!! Time goes by so fast!!! It’s TaeEun here today with two floral cards featuring our new Cosmos stamp sets, Today’s Cosmos and Smiling Cosmos. I’ve focused more on coloring than on the design itself this time 🙂 .

My first card is showcasing the gorgeous big floral cluster from Smiling Cosmos set.

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I started off by stamping the cosmos cluster once on a watercolor paper panel and once more on Neenah solar white cardstock in copic friendly Caviar hybrid ink. I then colored the image on the Neenah solar white panel using Copic markers.  I used YR00, 04, 07 and 09 for the orange cosmos, Y06, 15 and 38 for the yellow ones, R20, 22 and 27 for the coral ones. I colored the leaves using YG 01, 05, 07 and 09.

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On the watercolor panel I colored only the background using Color Burst (Turquoise and Chartreuse). I splattered clear water and dabbed it off and also added splatters of white opaque ink on the panel. After the panel was dry I cut it using the largest Double Stitched Rectangle die.

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I mounted the watercolored background panel flat on a white cardbase. The Copic colored panel was cut in a narrow rectangle and foam mounted on the background panel. I then cut the hello from Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy fine silver and also from some white cardstock, stacked them all together and added onto the card. A few Glass Slippers sequins were my finishing touch.

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For my second card I colored the Today’s Cosmos using Prismacolor colored pencils.

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I’ve tried to create a cosmos flower field scene with two focused flowers. I stamped the cosmos flowers in Rose Quartz and the leaves in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake while masking when needed.

The coloring was done using Prismacolor colored pencils. Effie illustrated the folds on the petals and leaves of Today’s Cosmos and Smiling Cosmos set. So if you follow the lines and color the parts in various color tones, you can create different shades on the folds easily.

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After the pencilcoloring was finished I added soft pink and green on the background. I scribbled Zig brush markers on a clear block, added lots of water and colored the background with it. After the watercolor was dry I blended Soft Garden on the bottom part of the panel and splattered white opaque ink on that area.

The sentiment is also from Today’s Cosmos set. I stamped it directly on the colored panel in Noir.

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The panel was cut using Double Stitched Rectangle die to narrow down and foam mounted on a white cardbase. To finish off the card I scattered Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

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As you can see I had a blast coloring those beautiful cosmos flowers 🙂 !!! I hope you enjoyed looking my cards too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Special Day Lanterns & Peony Close Up

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards showcasing two new stamp sets from our 4th Anniversary Release.

Did you enjoy our Release and mini blog hops? Surely you’ve gotten lots of inspiration while hopping along with my team mates and amazing guest designers! I have chosen two new stamp sets today to showcase, Special Day Lanterns and Peony Close Up cling background stamp.

The first card was made using the smallest lantern image from Special Day Lanterns . I wanted to make a card in a clean and simple style instead of making a scene on the whole panel which you could create very easily using the set.

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I started off by heat embossing three small lanterns on some clear acetate piece in copper embossing powder. I then heat embossed the candle in silver and the flame in gold. Unfortunately I didn’t use a heat-resistant acetate so that my piece get warped a bit even though I was very careful with the heat tool.

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To make the front panel with a subtle texture I heat embossed the Modern Plaid background on a white panel in white pearl embossing powder. I cut off the part where I wanted to place the acetate with the lanterns. The sentiment is from Special Day Lanterns set as well. I stamped it in Noir on the front panel.

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The background was created directly on the white cardbase. I masked off the upper and lower part of the front of the cardbase and blended Lemon Drop, Parisian Blue and Grape Crush on the open area to represent the candle light in the night sky. I splattered white opaque watercolor on it and let it dry. I added some white little stars from Blue Ice Couture Mix.

Next I stamped the floral cluster three times to decorate the lanterns. I stamped the flowers in Soft Garnet, Red Sangria Hybrid ink, Lemon Drop and Coralline Hybrid, and the leaves in Soft Garden on some white cardstock. I fussy cut the floral clusters and set them aside.

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I adhered the acetate piece to the front panel and foam mounted it on the cardbase. The floral clusters were added using some foam adhesives and I went over the flowers with a clear glitter pen to finish off the card.

Next card is showcasing the gorgeous Peony Close Up cling stamp!

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I wanted to have the outlines of the image in coordinating colors. So I stamped the stamen in Lemon Drop, the inner petals in Peach Blossom, the outer petals in Red Sangria Hybrid ink and the leaves in Soft Garden on some watercolor paper. After stamping was done I clear heat embossed the whole image.

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I watercolored the image using Color Burst powders. I used yellow and pink tone to color the peony and colored the background in yellow. After the panel was dry I cut it using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die. I then added some depth on the petals using Prismacolor colored pencils.

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I chose the sentiment from Scripty Greetings set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of vellum and added it to the front panel before I adhered it on the white cardbase. I used vellum for the sentiment as I didn’t want to cover the beautiful peony 🙂 !

I finished off the card by scattering some sequins from Sugar Coookie Couture Mix.

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

Wishing you all a happy and crafty week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Happy New Year’s Eve

Hello everyone!!! Hope you’re enjoying the last day of the year of 2018 with your family and friends! It’s TaeEun here today with a New Year’s card and the last floral card of this year 🙂 .

I’ve made a tunnel card decorated with beautiful floral border from Certificate of Awesomeness stamp set.

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I started by making three panels. First I blended Cobalt Breeze and Blue Diamond on the first panel and Grape Crush and Cobalt Breeze on the second panel. I applied the colors on about two thirds of the upper part of the two panels. To apply the colors on the base panel I masked the border using masking tape and blended Italian Denim, Grape Crush and Plum Wine. I splattered white opaque ink on all of the panels and let them dry.

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The first two panels were cut using Double Stitched Rectangle dies making a window while the window of the second panel is smaller than the one of the first panel.

I gold heat embossed the floral border image and small floral cluster from Certificate of Awesomeness set two times. I colored the images using Zig brush markers and a clear glitter pen and cut them with coordinating dies.

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The happy die cut was cut with Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies from some white cardstock, which was adhered on the first panel. I stamped Happy New Year sentiment from Banner Holiday Add On set in Cobalt Breeze.

I arranged the floral clusters and foam mounted them on every panel as shown in the picture.

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Now I started assembling the card into a tunnel card. I cut two thin strips of light weight cardstock and folded them in accordion shape. I attached the sides of each panel to the accordion strips to connect them together.

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I finished off the card by adding some clear Dew Drops.

As I love coloring floral images, I have one more card featuring Amazing Gardenia to share with you. I watercolored the big gorgeous gardenia image a while back. And Now I’m glad I could turn it into a card before the year ends 🙂 .

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I did some no-line coloring on Amazing Gardenia and cut it using the coordinating die. I then blended Peach blossom and Crystal Pewter dye ink on a white cardstock. After the panel was dry I heat embossed our new Modern Plaid background stamp in Rose Gold Embossing powder on it. I love this background stamp! It gives every background panel a unique look!

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I cut the background panel using two Double Stitched Rectangle dies to make the frame. The frame was then foam mounted on a gray cardbase and the center panel was adhered flat. I then added the gardenia and the gray sentiment strip. The sentiment is from Most Interesting Cardmaker set.

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I finished off the card by scattering some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and Deck the Halls Couture Mix.

 

Thank you so much everyone for your love and support throughout this year!

Wishing you all a happy and crafty New Year !!!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Easy Holiday Cards using Alcohol Ink Background

Hello and Happy Friday everyone!!! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of Holiday cards made with alcohol inked background and simply colored poinsettia cluster from Coming Up Poinsettias set.

They are easy to make if you have some alcohol inks or even Copic refills and glossy cardstock. I added interesting texture on the background using our new Background stamps.

I started by making two alcohol inked background panel using glossy cardtock and alcohol inks. Further below is a picture of them, if you want to take a look :).

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The first card was created on a background panel made using Purple Twilight, Flamingo, Raspberry and Turquoise alcohol ink. I blended the alcohol ink drops with lots of rubbing alcohol to make the colors brighter. After the panel was dry I partially white heat embossed the Bare Tones background on it.

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The poinsettia cluster from Coming Up Poinsettias was stamped in Plum Wine and clear heat embossed on a white cardstock. I cut it using the coordinating die and added simple shade on the image using Polychromos colored pencils.

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The white frame was cut using two Double Stitched Rectangle dies and foam mounted on the background panel. I then added the poinsettia cluster. The sentiment is also from Coming Up Poinsettias set. I stamped it in Noir on a strip of clear acetate, adhered scotch tape on it to protect the ink and added it onto the card. I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

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Here are the background panels I’ve made.

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To create the red background panel I used Watermelon, Poppyfield, Valencia and Sunset Orange alcohol ink. I then gold heat embossed Diagonal Stripes background stamp on it. I did it on purpose before the panel was completely dry so that some embossing powder could stick on the wet alcohol ink splatters.

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I narrowed down the background panel in a smaller size than A2 and adhered it flat on a red cardbasae.

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I heat embossed the Coming Up Poinsettias in Rose Gold this time, colored it a little bit with Polychromos colored pencils and added it on a white frame which was foam mounted on the card.

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The sentiment from Coming Up Poinsettias was stamped in Noir on a strip of clear acetate like the first card. I finished off the card by embellishing the center of poinsettias with some sequins from Garden at Dusk Couture Mix.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you liked looking and reading my post 🙂 .

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a blessed holiday season!

Hugs,

TaeEun