Video: Bokeh Burst Peony Hugs

bokeh peony

Hello everyone! I’m back with another project and video using our Bokeh Burst Round and Wild Peonies stamp sets.

I started off by Rose Gold embossing the large burst stamp from our Bokeh Burst Round set on a white card panel.  Then I embossed the outline images of the peony and leaves (except that one solid leafy image).  Then I colored in the outline images with zig markers. For the peony, I used Sugar Almond Pink and Peach Pink.  For the greens, I used May Green, Cobalt Blue and Marine Green.

bokeh peony2

After I colored everything in, I die cut the florals and burst with the coordinating dies. Next I added stitching to the Burst panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set.  I was left with a nice thin frame which I set aside for another project. Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise Dye Ink onto an A2 side folding base and then adhered the Burst panel onto the base. Next I popped up the sentiment and peonies over my die cut window and finished off the card by adding some Clear Drops in 7mm and 5mm sizes. I went for a scattered look with the drops.

bokeh peony3

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thanks for stopping by!

screen-shot-2016-02-09-at-12-16-59-am1-2

ton_luckychallenge_badge

Have you entered your “lucky” project into The Ton’s Challenge Blog this month? The theme is LUCKY! you have until the end of the month to get your project in to be eligible for a $50 gift certificate to The Ton!

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.

theton0227-2wm

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 BlossomCrystal 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.

theton0227-cuwm

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.

theton0227-2-7wm

To create the background for this card I blended Peach BlossomCrystal 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.

theton0227-2-wipwm

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.

theton0227-2-cu2wm

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

theton0227-3-7wm

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!

theton0227-all-6wm

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 🙂 !

Have a crafty day and a wonderful week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Black Magic Wild Peonies

Hello and happy Thursday, everyone! Hope you are having a great week so far!

It’s TaeEun with my second The Ton post today. First of all I want to say thank you everyone for the warm welcome and encouraging comments on my first post.  It was so thoughtful of you all.

For today’s cards I used a technique called “black magic”. It is a kind of coloring technique on black with the help of white pigment ink. Some crafters use bright colors to color directly on black for this technique but I like the version of coloring in white stamped solid images on black paper.

I’ve chosen the solid peonies from our Wild Peonies stamp set, which includes 4 peonies  and some leaves in solid form as well as in outlines.

theton0915-1-2-wm

To make my first card I started off by stamping the big solid peony from Wild Peonies using Hampton White Pigment ink as the center of my peony cluster on a black cardstock. I then added the next peonies and leaves after masking previously stamped ones and at the end the fox from the Hey Foxy stamp set surrounded by the peonies.  Coloring was done with Polychromos  colored pencils for the peonies and with stardust and silver gel pens on the fox. I traced the outlines using black glaze pen to fix my coloring flaws :).

Here is the close-up!

theton0915-1-cu-2-wm

To brighten the entire card I wanted to add some silver glitter. I used silver glitter tape from the Glitter sampler pack to adorn the side borders and Silver adhesive glitter paper for my sentiment. To make the double fishtail banner I adhered the Silver adhesive glitter paper  on a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. At first I tried to stamp a sentiment on that, but even an alcohol based ink couldn’t achieve what I wanted. So I wrote the sentiment by hand using a black glaze pen on the banner. I added some silver thread at both ends of the banner and foam mounted it onto the card. To finish off I scattered a few Black glossy sequins.

theton0915-2-1-wm

Do you like shaker cards? I like them but actually make them not that often. This time as I had the fussy cut black magic peonies in hand I thought it would make a beautiful frame for a shaker window. So I cut a circle out from a black A2 panel, adhered a piece of clear acetate on the back of the panel and arranged the peonies, leaves and the fox on the front. The background for the shaker window was made using the circle which I cut out. I stamped the Minor stripes on the circle using an embossing ink and heat embossed it in silver. I then placed the circle on the card base, adhered adhesive foams and scattered some Black glossy sequins and Spotlight couture mix to make my shaker element. The sentiment from the Basic lables stamp set was silver heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock. To finish off the card I added a silver faux stitch line along the circle for more interest.

theton0915-2-cu-1-wm

I added lots of clear glitter on my images which isn’t showing up so well in the picture.

theton0915-two10-wm

That’s it for today! Hope you enjoyed my black magic projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

TaeEun