Floral Shaker Cards

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great week¬†so far ūüôā ! It’s TaeEun here today with two floral shaker cards. Using beautiful floral stamps and coordinating dies you can assemble a shaker card easier than you might think!!!

I’ve picked Wildflower Banner and Large Peony3 for my cards.

Let’s take a look at my first card.

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To start off I’ve made the alcohol ink background panel on Yupo paper. I sprayed rubbing alcohol on Yupo and added alcohol inks on it by dripping and spread them by blowing. I used pink, yellow and green shades, as I planed to color the florals in the same color scheme. Set the alcohol ink panel aside, I stamped¬†Wildflower Banner¬†on a Bristol smooth paper in embossing ink and heat embossed it in gold. I colored it using Zig brush markers and clear glitter pen. Did you know that we have a Boutique section in our shop¬†where you can buy the Zig brush markers and glitter pens¬†as well? The sentiment is from¬†Wildflower Banner¬†stamp set as well. I stamped it in Noir and clear heat embossed it for some shine.¬†¬†I die cut the image with Coordinating die¬†and once again from a white fun foam. The frame was cut using two of the Double Stitched Rectangle dies (Large) from Adhesive foil paper gold¬†and from a white fun foam as well.

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Now it’s time to assemble the shaker card! I adhered a piece of clear acetate under the frame and the¬†Wildflower Banner¬†image using¬†Liquid glue¬†and then the die cut fun foam underneath. I put Belle’s Dress and Guava Sparkle Couture Mix into the wells and mounted the background panel. To finish off I added some dots on the flower centers using Pico embellisher.

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On the second card I used coordinating dies to make a shaker window.

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First I die cut a A2 sized watercolor cardstock with the Coordinating dies for the large peony and a leave from Large Peony3 as shown in the picture. I left the right edge uncut so that I can build the well for the shaker elements. I stamped and gold heat embossed the image on the positive die cuts and colored them with Zig brush markers. I mounted the peony and the leave on my card base.  I then colored the negative die cut panel with some Distress inks and splattered gold watercolor.

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To assemble the shaker card I added the clear acetate sheet and foam adhesives under the front panel, put Medallion Gold sequins mix, Princess Glam, Violet Sprinkle and I Dream in Peach Couture Mix in the shaker window and mounted the card base with the colored images on the front part of the shaker card. I die cut the sentiment from Adhesive foil paper gold using hugs word die and added some branch cut with Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies which I colored with gold watercolor. To finish off I added a strip of pink glitter tape on the right edge.

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THE TON CHALLENGE

The Ton Challenge for May¬†is¬†a Tic Tac Toe challengeūüôā ! Can you find a combination on our Tic Tac Toe board which you like to try? One winner will get $50 gift certificate to¬†The Ton‚Äôs Shop. On¬†The Ton Challenge¬†blog you can get some awesome inspiration from¬†our guest and¬†fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

 

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

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

TaeEun

Coral and Gray

Hello everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start! It’s TaeEun here. Today I¬†have three floral cards in coral and gray color combination to share with you.

I think coral and gray is a beautiful and elegant color combination. It was on my to-do list for a while and finally I decided to give it a try on my cards for this post. I used Coral Collection and Pewter Collection of Couture Colors for this color combination.

For my first card I used Fresh Cut Garden Roses as my floral element and Geometric Lattice Cling stamp for the background.

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I started off by stamping the roses from¬†Fresh Cut Garden Roses¬†in layer using¬†Coral Collection¬†inks and the foliage in gray using¬†Pewter Collection¬†inks. I die cut them all out using coordinating dies ¬†and set them aside. For my background I used emboss resist technique. I stamped ¬†Geometric Lattice¬†cling background stamp in embossing ink on some watercolor paper and clear heat embossed it. I tapped¬†a bit of Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter¬†¬†dye ink on some clear acetate sheet, added a spritz of water and applied the colors on my background panel (ink “Smooshing” technique). I then added some ink splatters in¬†Peach Blossom. But the “smooshed”colors were too light for me so I decided to go with ink blending over it. After I blended¬†Peach Blossom,¬†Crystal Pewter¬†¬†and Smoky Quartz on the clear heat embossed background panel, I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies¬†from it and blended more gray inks on the frame, keeping the right bottom corner darker. To place the roses I created a small circle window and a circle frame blended in¬†Crystal Pewter¬†using Double Stitched Circle dies. I blended¬†Peach Blossom¬†ink on the card base where the circle window would lie on. To assemble all the elements, first I foam mounted the rectangle frame and then adhered the front panel flat on the card base after I arranged the roses peeking out from the circle window. The sentiment is from the Fresh Cut Poppies Outline stamp set. I stamped it in Light Onyx¬†on a piece of card stock on which I blended¬†Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter¬†¬†inks¬†as well. To finish off I scattered some sequins from I Dream in Peach Couture Mix.

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Next two cards are featuring some lovely die cut flowers cut using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I made two different backgrounds in coral and gray color combination and added white die cut peonies on them.

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To create the background for this card I blended Peach Blossom, Crystal Pewter  and a little bit of Smoky Quartz inks on my front panel first, before heat embossing the solid peonies and leaves from Wild Peonies stamp set on it. I added more inks again after heat embossing to show off the images. I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies, foam mounted the frame on my card base and added the rectangle panel flat.

Next picture shows my card on this stage. I thought it could make a pretty card as it is, of course with a sentiment :), so wanted to show you this.

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I die cut lots of Peonies and foliage from white card stock using¬†Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I then played with these gorgeous flowers to find out an arrangement I liked. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set, white heat embossed on some black card stock, fussy cut and mounted with foam adhesive. I finished off the card by adding some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes.

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Let’s take a look at the last card ! This was made in similar way like the second card.

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The¬†background here was created using same technique like the second card. But this time I clear heat embossed the Minor Stripes¬†background stamp. I added two circle frames I cut with my cutting machine to give the die cut flowers something to sit on. I blended it in coral and gray as well. The sentiment is from¬†Scripty Greetings stamp set. ¬†For this card I adhered¬†two small¬†Clear Dew Drops¬†in addition to¬†some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes. Love the effect of those Dew Drops!

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That’s it from me today! I hope I was able to inspire you to give coral and gray combination a try!

The Ton Challenge

The Ton Challenge closes tomorrow at 12:55pm EST. There is still enough time to join in! The Cue word for our February challenge is LOVE ! On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

Thank you so much for sticking with me through this long post ūüôā !

Have a crafty day and a wonderful week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Congratulations

Hello! it’s LauraJane. I have a non-Christmas card today.

I used Haute Wedding Dress paired with Plus One in the Scenes: Grand Stairway Cling Background. I LOVE how the Congratulations Word Die is able to be sculpted into any shape:)

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Here is the full card:

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To make the card:

This card could work for a Wedding, or Anniversary…it sure was fun to create!

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Hope you are inspired to make something you LOVE today:)

LauraJane:)

Festive and chic

Good morning! Emily here with you today with a pair of chic and festive ladies (and a gent!). The fashionable figures in the Born Classy and Haute Wedding Dress sets are SO much fun to color, and I’ve colored them and one of the gents from Plus One using two different techniques to create a pair of haute holiday cards! Let’s get started on the details!

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For my first card, I wanted to create a stunning figure surrounded by swirling snowflakes and color. What’s more festive than red and gold? I started by heat embossing the lovely lady from Born Classy, holding a glass of champagne, using gold embossing powder. I watercolored her with my Zig markers, adding a liberal amount of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the draped portion of her dress. It kind of moved the color around, mottling my shading, but it made it look a little like tulle. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. ūüôā I fussy cut the image instead of using the coordinating dies, because I had attached the champagne glass to her hand already.

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For the background, I simply blended two different shades of red, Red Sangria and Valentine Red concentrating the darker shade in a swirling motion across the card, leaving some areas a little lighter to add some highlighting to the central figure on the front of the card. After I had finished ink blending, I added a bunch of snowflakes from Crystal Flurries and some dots from Holiday Confetti using Delicata Gold ink, taking care to follow the swirl I had created with my ink blending. I heat embossed some of the same snowflakes using gold glitter embossing powder, then used the same embossing powder to add my sentiment from Born Classy. I popped up the lovely lady in red in the center of the card using dimensional adhesive.

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For my next project, I wanted to showcase the beautiful gown from Haute Wedding Dress. It’s such a classic silhouette that I think it could be used for other occasions than just a wedding… in my mind’s eye, I saw it as a beautiful emerald ball gown, perfect for a holiday soiree, complete with a handsome date. I stamped the beautiful lady and her date with black ink onto kraft cardstock, then used my Prismacolor pencils to color them. I die cut both figures using the coordinating dies, then turned to the card base.

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I needed a larger canvas than just a typical A2 in order to proportionally accommodate the dashing couple, so I cut a 5×7 white card base. I wanted something festive for the background, and thought the Brushed Merry and Holiday Confetti sets would easily accomplish that. I stamped the greeting from Brushed Merry and heat embossed it in silver, then stamped the confetti¬†in the corners using Deep Sapphire ink. The couple was popped up with dimensional adhesive.

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And there you have it! A pair of chic, festive holiday cards with multiple techniques on each card… not exactly the best for mass production, but pretty nonetheless. I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and they jumpstart some ideas for your own holiday projects! Have a fantastic day, friends!

Gray leaves?

Hi, friends! Emily here today with a pair of love-y cards with a very non-traditional, yet feminine, color scheme. Color is one of my most favorite elements of coming up with a card design. I get so inspired by a new and exciting color combination. If you’ve seen much of my work before, you know that I’m pretty literal when it comes to floral color schemes. I don’t venture too much outside of the “pink/purple flowers, green leaves, contrasting background” box. Today, I thought I’d mix it up a bit and use a neutral for the leaves.

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For this first card, I used that fabulous floral swag from Happiest of Peonies¬†to create a floral border, which I heat embossed with white satin pearl embossing powder around the edge of an A2 sized piece of watercolor paper (which I die cut from the Double Stitched Rectangle dies). I then used my Zig markers to color those beautiful peonies in shades of pink. Effie’s video from last week reminded me of how wonderfully the Zig markers blend with each other, as well as with water. So, instead of just using one marker and blending and shading with a wet paintbrush, I used the Sugared Almond Pink and Pink markers to color the large hot pink peonies. I started by laying down the darkest color towards the center of the flower, then used just the tip of my light pink marker to pull that color out, then, after cleaning the tip off on some scratch paper, I used the full strength pale pink to complete the blend. I did blend all of the flowers a little bit further with my wet paintbrush, as well. ¬†I used just the Sugared Almond Pink for the large pale pink peonies, and the buds are just colored with the Pink Zig marker. Now, those neutral leaves: I used Light Gray to color them, doing some light blending with my wet paintbrush. The Zig Clean Color line has quite a few grays, and I tried to take into account the cool grays vs the warm grays. The white pearl embossing powder has a bit of a cool, silvery look to it, so I made certain to choose all cool colors. The pinks have undertones of blue, and the Light Gray marker is definitely one of the cooler grays in the bunch. The sentiment from Brushed: Happy was heat embossed in silver on vellum, then popped up with clear dimensional adhesive. The finishing touch was a few sequins: Glass Slipper and Light Plum.

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My next card combines the beautiful peonies from Sending Peonies with one of my all time favorite images from The Ton: Haute Wedding Dress. I started with another A2 watercolor panel die cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle dies and heat embossed the floral swag from Sending Peonies in the corners. I colored the flowers and leaves using the same method as the previous card, letting the smaller flowers fade into the background a little more with the pale pink, and blending the two pinks together to create a beautifully vibrant pink for the large flower. I normally use a blue or other contrasting color for the halo around the edge of the flowers, but this time I wanted to maintain a somewhat monochromatic look, so I laid down some of the Lilac marker and pulled the color out with my wet paintbrush.

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I heat embossed that stunning bride from Haute Wedding Dress using the same white satin pearl embossing powder on watercolor paper, colored it using the same Light Gray that was used for the leaves, and then fussy cut it. The more I looked at it, the more I thought it needed a little something extra, so I mixed up some Perfect Pearls with water on an acrylic block and brushed it over the dress to add some great dimension and shimmer. I then used dimensional adhesive to pop the girl up off of the page so that she wouldn’t blend in with the somewhat busy background. The “congratulations” sentiment (also from Haute Wedding Dress) was heat embossed in silver, in keeping with the rest of the cool tones in on the card.

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The final touch was a smattering of Glass Slippers sequins all over the front.

Well, what do you think of using gray for the leaves? I think I’ve found a new favorite color combination. Might try it again with a warm gray and some coral or red flowers… hmm….

Hope you have a great week, friends!