Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Christmas Card Featuring Happy Bear and Grumpy Fox

I love Taylored Exoressions, Especially their Grumplings stamps! Today I've just received my first order from Taylored Expressions and couldn't wait to ink up a couple of my new stamps. So here it is, a clean and simple card created using the Holiday Grumplings and Critters on Ice stamp sets. I've also used the toboggan stamp from Lawn Fawn. Love love love the end result and I really enjoyed every moment of creating This Christmas card. It was so fun to see the scene appear before my eyes. The expression on Grumpy Fox is priceless! Hope you like this card too!

I'm participating in the Share Joy Challenge 8: Sketch + Clean & Simple.

Products I used to create this card:
Taylored Expressions Stamps Holiday Grumplings
Taylored Expressions Stamps Critters on Ice
Lawn Fawn Stamps Togobban Together
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitiched Rounded Rectangle STAX
Tsukineko Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Faber Castell Watercolour Pencils

Monday, 26 October 2015

Avery Elle Geek Love Wedding Congrats Card

Hey there! Thanks for popping by!

I would love to share with you a card that I had enjoyed making. I used the adorable couple from the Avery Elle Geek Love stamp set. They are really fun to colour and I love dressing the girl up in different outfits. Here's the coloured image of the boy. I used copic markers to colour him. He's looking much like the bridegroom that I've intended him to be. :)

Next, I dolled up the bride. I coloured her with Copic markers as well. It was rather fast to colour her because it was only her head and her arms but dressing her up took a bit of time. I fussy cut both characters. I don't usually buy matching dies as I often forget to use them and tend to just fussy cut the stamped images without even thinking if I do have the matching dies. It's exasperating whenever I remember that I have the matching dies afterwards! That's how blur I am in this area! All right, back to this card... :) Check out all the diamonds that the bride is wearing! Doesn't she look dazzling? Here is the completed card.

I love this Memory Box butterfly frame background. I die cut a white cardstock with the die and stamped the sentiment on vellum that had been die cut using a flag die. Then I pieced everything together. The last step was to put some glossy accents on the glasses to make them look shiny, like real glasses. The photo below shows the completed card with the 'glossy accented' glasses.

All in all, it took me 3 days to let my mind put the design and my hands to piece everything together. It was good fun and I enjoyed every moment of making this card. Here are a couple of closer views of the wedding congratulations card.

I'm entering this card in the AE i heart u Challenge #29. Wish me luck! ;)

Products I used to create this card:
Avery Elle Stamps Geek Love
Lawn Fawn Stamps Penelope's Blossoms
Memory Box Dies Floating Butterfly Frame
My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX
Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Paper Pad
Tsukineko Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Ranger Glossy Accents
White Lace

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Snowy Christmas Card for A Little Girl

All right! I've been on a Christmas card making frenzy. This particular one has been made by request for a little girl in India. Hope she likes it when she gets it.

First, I picked one of the most adorable stamps in my (HUGE. I've really tried controlling the size of the collection.) collection. I've learned to use 'collection' instead of 'stash'. Stamps are collectibles too! There are also limited editions if you think about it, just like leather handbags! *wink* I decided on one of Stamping Bella's stamps. They have quite a collection of adorable ones. This particular one is called 'Valarie with Snowman'. Isn't it lovely?

First, I stamped the image using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I use this ink pad usually, even when I do not use Copic markers for colouring. It stamps all right and most importantly, it doesn't stain the stamps so badly if it stains. I decided to use Copic markers for this particular image as I have not used them for a mighty long time. I think I have lost touch with the process having not touched the markers for some time. Here it is.

After colouring the image, I die cut it using a stitched die. I usually leave the image alone for a day or so after I have coloured it to let my mind wander and decide what to do with it. I pieced this card together the next day. I decided to make a multi-fold bow on my own, so I checked out a couple of video tutorials on how to get that done. In the end, I did it my own way. It took quite a bit of time but I'm glad everything turns out great. It looks like a little present with the ribbon and the bow! I'm pretty happy with the end product.  Hope the recipient will too!

I'm entering this card in Simon Says: Wrap It Up Wednesday Challenge. :)

Products I have used to create this Christmas card:
Stamping Bella Stamp Valarie with Snowman
Lawn Fawn Dies Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Tsukineko Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Copic Sketch Markers
Gold Ribbons
Heart Brad

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Nativity Scene Christmas Card

I love this stamp set when I first lay my eyes on them. It's so previous. I deciderd to try blending distress inks to create the night sky so that ghe focal point is on the scene It was the first time I tried doing it. It didn't turn out very well but it's ok. I had some tips from some create friends on how to go about it the next time.. I took a few days to complete this card. After creating the night sky, I stamped the nativity scene and left it aside, not knowing what to do next.

A couple of days later, the idea of framing the scne came to me and so I die cut the frame. As it was the birth of a king, I deceided to go fanciful and so, dug out my Spellbinders corner dies to add those fanciful details in the corners. It was quite tough to put this card together as I kept getting stuck on how to proceed. I had to stop for a short while before I could decide on the card base colour before the sentiment and its material.

All in all, I think it has turned out ok, which is what matters in the end. :)

Products I used in this card:
Hero Arts Stamps Greatest Gift
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Simon Says Stamp Die Christmas Blessings
My Favorite Things Die-namics Pierced Rectangle Frames
Spellbinders Dies Lace Hearts
Tsukineko Momento Tuxedo Black Ink

Saturday, 10 October 2015

CAS Christmas Card Using Diecutting Technique Only

Hi there! Diecutting is one of my favourite card making techniques. Here I've used dies from 3 brands - X'mas tree from Memory Box, a sentiment from Lawn Fawn, and hearts and the star from Avery Elle.

I've also used one of the Lawn Fawn's stitched borders dies to give a little more interesting detail to the top and bottom edges of the card. 

I love how the card looks in the reflection. It looks sharper. I had a little problem trying to take some clear photos of this card. All in all, I like how this card has turned out. It's a CAS card. Call me slow but I've just learned in the last couple of weeks what CAS actually meant. Do try this out if you enjoy diecutting too. 

I'm entering this card in 3 challenges.
First, it's our IG Crafty Crew easy challenge and the theme set by Kristin is hearts! It's all for good old card making fun! Do join us if you can. :)
Second, it's the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the theme is Clean and Simple Christmas using Memory Box products.
Third, it's the Lawnscaping Challenge and the theme is Sentiments!

Products I used to make this Christmas card:
Memory Box Dies Sparkling Tree Tile
Lawn Fawn Dies Merry Christmas Border
Lawn Fawn Dies Stitched Borders
Avery Elle Elle-ments Finished Frames Die
Avery Elle Elle-ments Geek Love Die

Monday, 5 October 2015

Birthday Card for Pops

This card is made especially for an 89-year-old man who is going to celebrate his 90th! He is the patient of a dear friend who hopes to make and get others to create 90 birthday cards in total for him. I hope this can bring a smile to his face! :)

I've decided to make a pop-up card using the funny images from Art Impressions. They are the best for hilarious images. I love them! Here is the front of the card. We are sure ready to put out a fire as there are certainly a lot of candles on the cake of someone who is celebrating his 90th birthday!

"OKAY! Light the candle!"

Here's the inside of the card with the birthday boy, family, friends, balloons, party decor, birthday song and, of course, birthday cake with lots of candles! I hope Pops would love all the cards sent his way. Happy birthday, POPS!

Here's how I created the card. First I stamped the image below. The actual image is much longer and there are 2 more characters on the right but I think it's too long for the intended size of the card. After stamping, I coloured it with Faber Caster watercolour pencils. I did not use water or blender for colouring. I've really enjoyed colouring with these pencils these few months and have been using them almost exclusively for colouring my stamped images. I do wish I had more colours too. It's getting a little boring.

Then I stamped and coloured the image below. Both stamps are from Art Impressions.

After both images were ready, I fussy cut and assembled the card together. The pop-up feature of the interior of the card was very much simplified by the use of the 'Lots of Pops' die. Just realised how apt it is that I have used 'Lots of Pops' for Pops' card! Hope you like my creation presented here. Do make some pop-up cards if you haven't tried making them yet. I love them!

Here are the products that I have used for making this pop-up card;
Art Impressions Stamps Party Group
Art Impressions Stamps Fire Out
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies Lots of Pops
My Favorite Things Die-namics Celebrate
Faber Castell Watercolour Pencils
Tsukineko Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Crate Paper Party Day