Sunflower Fields

Hi peeps. Vera here. Today, I want to showcase the new Sunflower Fields Layering Stencil. Love this fun stencil and I love it even more that I can easily make 2 cards after I completed stenciling this set.

The 2 cards I shared here today are what I consider as quick card as I completed both in 30 minutes. I started by stenciling the card with Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Lemon Drop, Coralline, Spiced Chai & AspenCocoa. Once done, die cut with the Sunflower Fields Coordinating die and trim the sunflower panel in two.

Before adhering the sunflower panel to the card base, I inked up the card base area that’s not covered with some pattern using an old die from The Ton and use it as stencil. Then I adhere the flower panel and finish by adding sentiment from Rose Labels set.

The other sunflower panel went to the card below. Instead of white ink this time I inked up the card base with Honeydew.

I truly am enjoying playing with all the stencils right now. Hoping to get more crafting time in, so I can share more projects with you all. For now, I hope you enjoy today’s cards. Thank you for stopping by here. May your day be a good one. Cheers.

Sending Peony Love

Hi peeps. Vera here. This week been a rough one for so many people and I keep reminding myself that we all need love in this world. And we can all start with the people around us. I feel like mailing an actual card, letter is a dying art. We really need to do it more. Sending out card just because, on our loved ones special day, on any day because more than ever we need to spread love. Show love. Share love.

For my card here, I used Peony Memories Cardmaking set. I stamped this beautiful set with Bubblegum, Soft Garnet, Deep Peony, Lemon Drop, Soft Garden, Meadow and Deep Emerald ink pad. Finished stamping, I die-cut them with the Coordinating Peony Memories Cardmaking dies. For the background, I stamped the flower from Bonny Blooms set with Bubblegum inkpad. Trim the panel and layered with gray cardstock before adhering them to the orange card base. Then arrange the peonies on the card and adhere with foam adhesive. Finished by stamping the sentiment and adhering some sequins.

I am definitely planning on getting my stash of cards out. I’ve been giving cards away to people at my church small group & will definitely keep spreading more love through my cards. May your weekend be a good one. Let us always be kind to one another. Cheers…

Blue Peonies

Hi all. Vera here. Felt like it’s been a while since I am crafting. Seriously, my crafting time been going down so much lately. Anyway, today I am playing Blended Peonies Large Stencil set again. What can I say, this is such a fun set to play with.

This time I just made a coupe cards instead of using all 4 designs that the stencil provided. Here’s my 1st card.

Come to think of it, you could actually make 8 different cards with this stencil set, simply by changing the layout from vertical to horizontal cards. My 1st set that I made with this stencil all vertical cards. This time I made these 2 into horizontal cards.

I simply inked up the stencil using Cali Blue, Parisian Blue & Azurite. For the leaves I used Soft Ash & Crystal Pewter. Once I am done stenciling, I die-cut the pieces using Blended Peonies Coordinating Dies. I also use some left over rectangle frame from previous projects that I have cut using Rectangle A2 Frames Slim Borders Coverplate Die. Then I simply layered the frame and the flowers. For the sentiment I used Hugs sentiment from Peony Laurel set.

For the next card, I repeat the same process, except this time for the sentiment I used sentiment from Toned Hearts set.

There you go, my 2 blue floral cards. I hope you enjoy today’s cards and I’ll be bac on Friday with more floral beauty. Happy Tuesday!

Blended Peonies Cards

Hi all. Vera here. Today, I am showcasing Blended Peonies Large Stencil set. Honestly, when I first saw the sneak pee, my thought was whelp, that’s a large stencil. Like way too large for cards. Until I got them in my hand and then I was like, oh my goodness, this is such a cool stencil. I can quickly make 4 cards with just this stencil set. Yep, it’s a 4 in 1 kind of stencil. Let’s get on with it shall we?

My birthday card stash getting low, so I decided to do all 4 cards with birthday theme. I went with these color combination: Soft Garden, Meadow, Bright Fern, Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. The neat thing about this stencil you can easily create 4 cards with completely different color scheme simply by using post it note to cover the edges of the next quadrant or you could make it super easy and make all 4 with same color scheme, which the route I went with. Once I finished stenciling, I simply die cut all of them using the coordinating Blended Peonies Coordinating Dies. Here’s my first card.

For this one, I paired the flowers with soft blue background as I love blue and green combo. For the sentiment, I used the label sentiment from Rose Labels set. I do use this set a lot because I love label style sentiment. To make the flower pop a bit, I die cut extra 2 layers of the bouquet shape and adhere all of them together to create the extra thickness. Then simply add the sentiment and some yellow Stickles to the center of the flowers.

For my 2nd card, I with soft gray background to compliment the leaves color.

Just like the first card, I die cut two extra layer to pop the flower. I feel like this make it sturdier compare to using foam adhesive. Adhere the flowers, add sentiment, stickles and finish by adding some Emerald Green Opaque rhinestones.

For my 3rd card, I paired the flowers with the dainty Quilted A2 Coverplate die.

And, last but not least, my 4th card.

I made all these 4 cards in about an hour. I think what took me the longest is deciding what colors to use. Hah! So, what do you think of this Blended Peonies set? Personally, I love the option of having 4 sets of stencil in 1. I can use just 1 of them or 2 or all of them. Whatever you feel like.

I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Peeps, that’s all from me today. May your week be a good one. Cheers….

Floral Celebration

Hi all. Wow, we pass the 1st quarter of 2022 already. Is it just me that it seems like the older I get the faster time seems to fly by. Anyway, how about we start the month with some floral celebration?

I figured it would be fun to create a floral celebration card by combining champagne glass with flower bouquet. For the flower set, I used the gorgeous Noteworthy Blooms that I stamped with Caviar ink pad and die cut it with coordinating Noteworthy Blooms die. Then I colored it with Copic markers. Once done, I put it aside. Next I die cut a couple champagne glass using the Drink Dies set. Colored them with Copic as well.

Now, to anchor the champagne glass, I stamped one of the square from Confetti Shapes Square set with Rose Quartz. Arrange the glasses and the flowers and trim any excess pieces. Here, for my card, I decided to adhere the excess pieces on the left side of the card to fill the blank area. For the champagne glass, I thought adding a Mod Podge dimensional magic would make it looks like iced cold champagne. While it’s still wet, I also added some sequins to make it more festive. Finished by adding sentiment from Wine and Spirits set.

I am happy with the way this card turned out. Made my day when hubby thought it’s a pretty cool card as well. Hah… Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s card and may your day be a good one with no one pranking you for April’s fool day. 🙂 Cheers….

Birthday Peonies

Hi all. Vera here. For today’s card I am showcasing one of my favorite stencil set the Peaceful Peonies.

Lately, I find playing with stencil as calming & therapeutic. No surprise there as I always love playing with colors. For this card, I started by blending Meadow for the leaves and Bright Emerald, Caribbean Turquoise, Ocean Teal for the flowers & Parisian Blue for the buds.

It’s actually pretty just the way it is, isn’t it? Well, after I was done with stenciling I decided that I didn’t want to use the white background. So, I die cut this panel using the Peaceful Peonies Coordinating die and even went a bit further by cutting the pieces apart so I can rearrange the flower position on my card base.

Once I finished adhering all the pieces, I add the birthday sentiment from Rose Labels set and added some Dark Purple Opaque rhinestones. To finish the card, I added some metallic glimmer water color (you can see the pretty shimmer on the video that I’ll post on my Instagram account HERE. On the upclose of the card below you see the metallic color just as dark colors, but on the short clip on IG as I moved the card you could totally see the pretty shimmer of the colors. So, check it out there please. 🙂

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you’re having a beautiful day. Cheers….

Floral Just A Note Cards

Hi peeps. Vera here today. Can you believe we’re already in March? Am looking forward to seeing all the flowers blooming with prettier weather coming soon. Anyway, I recently went through my stamp stash and I realize there are certain companies whose stamps I keep the most because I just love their designs. Well, turned out one of them is The Ton. The good thing of doing this every now & then, it makes me realize that I should show some love to the older sets. So, that’s what I did.

For both of my cards today, I used the same background. I already finished the card when I realized that this background set is no longer available, but basically you could use any of the pretty background set that The Ton offers like Blooming Peony Garden or Cherry Blossom Garden.

For the background I used the gel press technique. I basically dab some ink on the gel mat (I used Hollywood Star, Lemon Drop, Soft Garden & Caribbean Turquoise) and then use a roller to blend in the ink. Yes, some of the ink will over lap as you roll the roller over the gel mat and that’s okay as long as you love the result. Actually on my first attempt, I rolled the roller too much and I didn’t love the result, so I simply re-do it and wipe my roller on paper towel after running the roller between colors.

Once I finished blending the color with a roller, I laid the background stamp on the gel mat. Carefully lifted the stamp. The stamp is picking up all the colors from the gel mat. I laid a cardstock panel on the stamp, put a piece of paper towel and gently press the panel on the stamp. The result is the left panel below. Then, I took another piece of cardstock panel and laid it directly on the gel mat and the result is the right panel below.

For the left panel, I could leave it the way it is and just add sentiment. But, I wanted to use it as background. As shown on the first card above, I stamped the flower from Noteworthy Blooms set and die cut it using Noteworthy Blooms coordinating die. Trim a little bit and adhere to card. Finished by stamping a sentiment from the same set.

Next, I work on the second panel. I stamped the flowers from Coming Up Daisies and die cut it with Coming Up Daisies coordinating die. Finished by stamping one of the sentiment that came with the set.

I love using the gel press technique as I could use the positive and negative parts. And, there’s something that’s eye catching in my opinion, having black and white flowers against the colorful background. Have you give the gel press technique a try? If you haven’t, I hope my cards today would inspire you to give it a try. Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your day be a good one.

Climbing Cosmos

Hi all. Vera here. Today I am excited to share a couple cards that I made using The Ton Climbing Cosmos Layering Stencil set. I love, love, love this set and just been having fun playing with it. Here’s my 1st card.

To start I die cut the flower using Coming Up Cosmos die. Next, I used Climbing Cosmos Layering Stencil with Orchid Crush, Dolled Up, Cherry, Lemon Drop, Coralline, Meadow & Evergreen. Once this done, I put it aside and work on the card background. For the background I used Many Mums Cling Background stamp with Soft Amethyst and stamp it directly to the card base. Next, I used one of the leftover frame I have from my previous card that I die cut using Rectangle A2 Frames Slim Borders Coverplate Die. I figure using a frame would help ground and highlight the flowers.

For the sentiment I used one of the sentiment from Easy Sentiment set. Finished by covering the image with shimmer marker. Now, on to my 2nd card. I used the same stencil set and for the colors I used Bright Emerald, Hot Tourmaline, Orchid Crush, Dolled Up & Evergreen.

This time, for the background I used patterned paper. I love the black and white against these colors. For the sentiment again I used one of the sentiment from Easy Sentiment set. Added some shimmers and finished by adding some Dew Drop Clear Enamel Dots.

I think I prefer the 2nd card because I just love the color combo. How about you? I hope you enjoy today’s cards and get some time to craft this week. That’s all I have for today. May your week starts off in a good way. Have a wonderful week everyone.

Heartfelt Hugs

Hi all. Vera here. Hope you started 2022 in a wonderful way. I basically fell asleep before midnight, but hey, I considered having a good night sleep as a good way to start the day/year. Hah!

Even though right now is winter, I figure we couldn’t go wrong with floral card. That goes for all season, right?

For my card today, I used the lovely Heartfelt Blossoms set. I first ink blending Tourmaline on a piece of cardstock panel. I could use colored cardstock, but I really want this particular color background and decided to go with ink blending. Once done, I stamped and heat embossed the image off to the right side of the panel with Versamark ink and white embossing powder. Next, I stamped the same image again, die cut with coordinating Heartfelt Blossoms die and colored it with Copic markers.

I colored the white area around the flowers with Copic marker as well to make it blend better with the background. Once I am done with the coloring, I trimmed the panel to remove the dark edges and adhere it to the card base. Next, I adhere the colored blossoms with foam adhesive and trim the parts that sticking out. Turned out I am not too happy with the pink flower coloring once I adhere it, so I keep working on it till I achieved the look that I want. Finally, stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock and add to the card. Finished by adding some Dew Drop Clear Enamel Dots.

I am loving this color combination and I hope you enjoy today’s card as well. Stay tune for our anniversary release that’s coming this week. All I can say, lots of pretty sets coming. Thank you all for stopping by here and may your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers….

Have A Wonderful Day

Hi all. Vera here today, posting the last post for 2021. Let’s end the year with some beauty, shall we?

For today, I decided to play with older sets as I want to show them some love. 🙂

To start with, I ink blending Cali Blu, Matcha, Lemon Drop, Coralline and Dolled Up on a panel of cardstock. Once I am happy with the blending, I trim the panel smaller. Next I used an old Peony cling background set that I believed already discontinued. But, pretty much you could use any of The Ton cling background set. I laid the panel next to the stamp, so I can kind of estimate where to lay each color. To keep the color soft, once I dab the ink, I dab the blender brush on top of it to pick some of the extra ink. Laid the panel on top of the cling stamp. Apology in advance that the pic below came out blurry. When I looked on my phone at first it look clear, only when I upload it to my computer that I realized it’s blurry, but this is the only pic I have before I put the card together.

Next, I stamped and die cut the flowers from Today’s Cosmos and Delightful Wildflower. With the colorful background, I keep these flower and leaves just the way they are, no colored. Sometime less is more. To finish, I used one of the sentiment from Easy Expressions and add some Dew Drop Clear Enamel Dots.

I am really happy with the way this card turned out. I guess rainbow colors always make me happy. Well peeps, that’s all from me today as we close out 2021. My wish for you may 2022 be filled with rainbows and may it brings you good health, prosperity and joy. Have a blessed year, everyone. Cheers….