Wild Spray Birthday

Hi friends. Vera here today as we’re about to enter the weekend. I hope my card today can inspire you to get crafty this weekend. With the recent anniversary release, I want to showcase the Wild Spay Layering Stencils.

I really love the way my card turned out using this stencil. I started by stenciling the set a couple times as I know I want to layer them. I used Bright Emerald, Periwinkle, Meadow and Noir. Yes, it looks like I used more colors, but all I really did was just varying the pressure and the amount of color on the brushes to get the different color on each layer. I also used Copic markers on some areas where I want the darker shade to show up a bit more. Then I die cut the flowers with coordinating Wild Spray die and put aside. For the background, I stamped Peony Crush Cling Background with Arctic Sky as I want a really soft background. Trim the panel and adhere to card base.

Arrange the flowers on the card. For the sentiment I used the word Hug from Grouped Fresh Daisies set. Then, since I made a booboo, I ended up stamping the word birthday and just for you on a strip of cardstock to cover the booboo. And, forgive me, i forgot to write down the set name before I store them back.

Finish the card by adding some mix size Sea Foam Opaque rhinestones. Maybe it’s just me, but soft turquoise color with some periwinkle makes me happy. Just love this color combo.

Well, I hope you enjoy today’s card. That’s all I have for today and I wish you all a super duper fun weekend. Cheers…

Blended Peonies Hugs

Hi there crafty friends. Happy Friday! Vera here. Today, I am showcasing Blended Peonies Large Stencils set. I am a big fan of this large stencils just because I love the option of having 4 different designs in 1 set. You could really get a lot done with this kind of set.

For my card today instead of using all 4 designs, I only used 1. Honest confession, I made a booboo with my first attempt. Didn’t like the way the color came out, so I re-do it and by then I was short on time. So, using 1 design only it is. I blended Dolled Up, Deep Peony, Coral Cavern & Meadow to ink up the stencils. Once I am happy with the color then I die cut the piece using Blended Peonies Coordinating die. For the sentiment I used the timeless Love & Hugs Word Plate Dies. Can’t go wrong by mixing cursive sentiment with bold block sentiment in my opinion. 🙂

To finish I added some mixed size Crystal Clear Rhinestones. I sure hope the stencil trend will last for a long time since it’s one of my favorite way to make cards. Hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and wishing you all some good crafting time. Have a good weekend everyone.


Magnolia Thinking of You

Hi all. Vera here. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. On a day that’s all about love, a thinking of you card would be approriate, cause after all we often think of the people we love, right? So, today for my thinking of you card, I am using Magnificent Magnolias, a timeless older set. W was actually inspired by a previous card I made a while back HERE and decided to use the same technique.

To start, I stamped and heat embossed Magnolia Field Cling Background stamp on a piece of purple cardstock with white embossing powder. Adhere panel to card base. Next, I stamped the flowers from Magnificent Magnolias and die cut them using coordinating dies. Colored them with Copic markers.

Adhere to card base with foam adhesive. Finally for the sentiment i used one of the sentiment from Coming Up Daisies set. All in all this card came together pretty quick.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and I wish you all a very happy Valentine’s day with your loved ones. Cheers…

Bunny Blooms

Hi all. Vera here today. Since this week still the 1st week of Lunar new year, I want to wish happy Lunar New Year to all that celebrate it. Growing up, it was one of my favorite holiday as we got to visit all our family & friends including those that we didn’t get to see too often. It always bring back fond, happy memories for me and probably one of the tradition from my childhood that I miss. So, to those who celebrate it, I wish you all the best and may this rabbit year brings you good health, prosperity & many blessings.

Okie dokie, let’s get on to card. For today, I am showing love to some older sets. That’s one of the thing I love about The Ton sets, they’re timeless.

For the background, I am using gel press technique. On the gel block I rub Hot Tourmaline, Evergreen and Lemon Drop ink pad and then even up the colors by running the brayer on top of it. Then, I laid Peony Crush Cling Background Stamp on top of the gel block. Gently lift up the stamp so the image on the gel block doesn’t get smudge. After this I laid a piece of cardstock on top of the gel block, press gently, lift up the cardstock and I end up with the background panel above.

Stamped the image from Bunny Blooms set and die cut with Bunny Bloom Coordinating Die. Since the background already quite colorful on this image I only added some gray shade to the leaves and leave the flowers uncolored. Adhere to card with foam adhesive and added the sentiment from the same set. Finished by adding some Dew Drop Clear Enamel Dots.

I hope you enjoy today’s card. That’s all from me today. I am pretty whooped as I am battling a flu/cold at this moment. I wish you all a lovely day.

Birthday Iris

Hi all. Vera here. It’s still January, so I can still wish you all a very happy New Year. I was lucky to start this new year with my family back in Singapore where we gather to visit my niece who we all haven’t seen for a while due to the pandemic. It was such precious moments for me to able to hug and hangout with my family. Hoping that we can do this more often for sure.

Card making wise, this is my first card of the year!! I decided to play with some older sets that I just absolutely love. Here, I am using Climbing Iris.

I stamped and heat embossed the image on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Then colored the image with watercolor and let dry. Once dry, I die cut the image with Climbing Iris Coordinating Dies. Put aside.

For the background panel, I used Minor Stripes Cling Background stamp. I stamped the background stamp randomly with white ink pad. I want to have the rustic look, so on purpose I tap the ink pad lightly, so when I press the cardstock to it, it has softer result, not so solid. Trim the panel and adhere the flower with foam adhesive. For the sentiment, I used sentiment from Heartfelt Blossoms and finish the card by adding Crystal Clear Rainbow Rhinestones.

I feel just slightly rusty as I didn’t craft for a whole month. But, I guess it’s like riding a bike, you never really forget it. It feels great to craft again. Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I wish you all the best for 2023. May this year brings us all good health, blessings and many joyful moments. Cheers to you all.

Joy & Cheer

Hi all. Vera here today as we’re getting closer to Christmas, so needless to say I have more Christmas theme card to share. As always, classic Poinsettia never go out of style in my opinion. My cards today featuring an older Boundless Poinsettias set.

I stamped the images with Hollywood Star, Deep Peony, Dolled Up, Meadow & Bright Fern. Then die cut it with the Boundless Poinsettias Coordinating die. I keep the design simple since I feel this green is bight and don’t need anything extra. Finish by stamping the sentiment that come in the set.

Since I have a couple of this flower stamped, I figure I might as well make an extra card, except this time, I used the bright green as frame and use a soft green as the background.

And, on this one for the sentiment I used the Ribbons Merry Layering stencil and paired it with the sentiment from Poinsettia Wishes set stamped in Bright Fern.. Again, another older stamp set that I feel deserves some love. Finish by adding some Fern Green rhinestones.

Quick and to the point post as I have my mom with me at the moment and since it’s so rare for me to have her here, I am not doing much crafting as I want to spend as much time with her as possible. I am beyond grateful that she’s still able to travel here and I am sure you all understand that I better treasure my moments with her. I wish you all a lovely day. That’s all from me today and I wish you all a lovely day.

Deck The Halls

Hello, everyone! Hope your week been going well! Vera here today and I’m sharing a couple Christmas cards I made using Holiday Bells Large Stencils.

When I colored this stencil, I had shared a couple pf the other cards HERE and today I am sharing the remaining 2 cards. To color the stencil I used Soft Garden, Beach Blondie, Lemon Drop, Found Topaz, Dolled Up and Bubblegum.  Finish with stenciling, die cut the image with the coordinating Styled Christmas Sentiment dies. 

I hope you can see it, on the red cardstock background I stamped it with Speckled Background stamp. Kind of hard to see since I used the Versamark ink, so it’s very subtle. Then I die cut the bells a couple more times from plain cardstock just to add thickness for layering. I finish the card with sentiment from Easy Expressions Holiday set.

Here’s my second card from the other stenciled panel.

Again, I simply repeat the same step. Yep, this one also has the Speckled Background stamped in Versamark. The lighting in my craft room make it pretty hard to get it right in the picture.

It’s pretty much crunching time right now to get some Christmas cards done, so I hope I was able to inspire you to make some Christmas cards this week. Thank you all for swinging by here.

Jumbo Poinsettia

Hi all. Vera here as we end the month of November. Time flies and we are now in full swing of the holiday season. I had to finish several Christmas cards for a friend who ordered a bunch of Christmas cards from me, so when in need of speedy card, I reach to stencil. One of my favorite for quick card is the Jumbo Poinsettia Layering Stencil.

For this card I layered Cali Blue & Cobalt Breeze. I just varied the pressure when I did the blending to get more variety of hues just by using these 2 colors. Trim the panel and adhere to card base. For sentiment, I used Bold Fill In Holiday set and stamped it using Cobalt Breeze and Parisian Blue. Finish by adding some Seafoam Opaque rhinestones.

I made another variation of this card using same steps and this time it’s in purple tone and made it vertical.

On tis one I used Soft Amethyst & Iris Bloom ink for the flower and Violet Fringe & Deep Peony for the sentiment. Finish with Light Opaque Purple rhinestones.

There you go, a couple quick and easy Christmas cards. I can only do the same designs for a few before I get bored. Hah. So, mass production definitely not my favorite to do, but sometimes when you need a bunch of card in short time, that is the way to go. Hope you enjoy today’s cards and I wish you all a wonderful day wherever you are.

Jingle Bells

Hi all. Vera here as we get ready for Thanksgiving day. Today, I am showcasing Bells & Bows set. I love the classy design of this set.

To start I stamped the bells in Vanilla Frosted, Beach Blondie and Lemon Drop. Then for the bows I used Bright Emerald & Carribean Turquoise. Die cut the bells and bows using Coordinating Bells & Bows die set. I decided to pair them with an oldie but goodie set, the Boundless Poinsettias set that I stamped with Hollywood Star, Soft Garnet, Red Sangria, Soft Garden & Bright Fern. Die cut the Poinsettia & adhere to the top part of the card. Trim any extra part.

Then I simply arrange and adhere the bells and the bows to the card. For the ornament string I cut strips of gold cardstock. Finish with sentiment from Wonderland Print set, another older set that deserves some love. I love the end result. Pretty & classy, don’t you think?

I hope this card gets you inspire to get going with your Christmas card stash. I am scrambling at the moment to get more done. I always seems behind when I thought I am ahead. Hah!! Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Cheers….

Holiday Bells

Hi everyone. Vera here. I am currently in full holiday card making mood. I thought I have made enough for my stash for this year, but then out of the blue an acquaintance bought a bunch of my cards and I am back to short in Christmas cards. hah, definitely a good problem to have. I am grateful that people are willing to buy my cards. So, today I am featuring Holiday Bells Large Stencil set.

I love The Ton’s large stencil, because not only they’re gorgeous, but I love the fact that I can make 4 cards with 1 stencil. I am only sharing 2 of the cards though as the other 2 that I made from this set has completely different style than the couples I am sharing today. To color the stencil I used Soft Garden, Beach Blondie, Lemon Drop, Found Topaz, Dolled Up and Bubblegum. When I finished coloring this set, I was like, oh my goodness, this is so freakin’ awesome. Especially the bells. The shades on the bells are just amazing in my opinion.

For my both cards today, I paired them with sentiment from Styled Christmas Sentiment stamped in Evergreen and die cut with the coordinating Styled Christmas Sentiment dies. For embellishment I used my favorite Pink Sugar Sparkling sequins.

That’s all I have for today and I hope somehow in my own little way I help inspire you to create some Christmas card. Thank you all for stopping by here and wishing you all a fabulous day!