Thursday, February 15, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Coffee or Tea

Hello again everyone!

I'm popping in to share a birthday card with you!
It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The Toppings option this time around is

COFFEE or TEA

I've made a birthday card with the topping's option but you may enter any newly created birthday card if you want to. 


To start off I stamped the Riotous Wildflowers (The Ton) on Canson mixed media paper in Versafine black ink and colored the cluster using Color Burst. I cut out the shape of the cluster from an A2 sized white cardstock using coordinating die, stamped the Occasion Confetti in Lemon drop on the left bottom corner and foam mounted it onto the cardbase on which I glued the colored panel. 
The coffee is from Hug in a Mug set from The Ton. I heat embossed the cup in yellow EP, stamped the coffee in Warm Hazelnut and white heat embossed the cream. I cut it with the coordinating die. I cut a circle from a yellow cardstock as the saucer. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings set (The Ton). I heat embossed it in copper on a strip of vellum, taped it on the back of the panel and added the coffee cup onto the vellum. Some sequins from Lemon Chiffon and Glass Slippers sequins mix were my finishing touch.


Now it's your turn:)! Hope you'll play along with us!

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my team mates and our surprise party guest Kristie Goulet

Thank you so much for looking! 
Have a wonderful day! 
TaeEun

The Flower Challenge #17 - Paper Piecing Reminder

Hello everyone!

It's time for a reminder post for The Flower Challenge #17 - Paper Piecing!


For my reminder post I've paper pieced the dress of the lady from Haute Gala Dress set by The Ton.
I drew a poppy field recently to use for this card and posted it on Instagram. Unfortunately I ruined that piece by stamping the dress image in black, as I forgot to mask the fold parts of the dress!!!!!! I tried to save my drawing without any success....
So I drew a new poppy field. I had this card design in my mind and wanted to make one :)!


I sketched the flowers and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. I then sprayed alcohol markers using Distress marker spritzer tool. I sprayed green and gray markers on the bottom part and blue on upper part of the drawing. I  stamped the Haute Gala Dress image on it in Caviar hybrid ink and added folds of the dress and shades using Prismacolor pencils. After done with coloring I fussy cut the dress out. 


I  stamped the Haute Gala Dress image on another white cardstock in Caviar hybrid ink and colored the head and body with Copic markers.  After masking the colored image I blended Salty Ocean and Broken China DOX on the upper border of the panel and sprayed pearlized water on it. The white heat embossed sentiment is also from Haute Gala Dress set. I mounted the panel on a cardbase, adhered the fussy cut dress on it. I added white dots on the dress using white gel pen and covered the flowers and leaves with clear glitter. 


It was a long way but the result made me forget all the frustration :)! 
Hope you like my card too :)! 

Our talented teammate Vivien Hodge made for us a collage of our cards from last year.  

To go to each post click the number
--> clockwise from top left : 1 2 3 4

Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration by my amazing team mates! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 
Hugs,
TaeEun

Monday, February 12, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom Release + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start! 

I had the pleasure to play with this pretty peonies from Altenew's newest Build-A-Flower set: Peony Blossom! This set includes three step layering peonies and leaves along with coordinating dies. There is a bundled set with Altenew's new inks available also. 
Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set includes 1 stamp set (15 images) and 1 coordinating die set (8 dies).

The Peony Blossom Build-A-Flower has a slightly different approach than our conventional Build-A-Flower sets. The stamp set has three five-petal flowers accompanied by a shading layer and a center layer. You may use these flowers as is, or layer them to create dimension. The matching dies will cut the flowers all the way to the edge without leaving a border. This will help in shaping the petals to the desired dimension when using a shaping tool (don't have a shaping tool? You can use the domed end of a pen or pencil!). We included an additional flower die and stamen dies to help you create realistic blooms! Even though we named the set 'Peony Blossom' since the petals were loosely based on Peony petals, you can let your imagination run wild and create different types of flowers! We can't wait to see what you come up with!
This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.



I've created two cards with this gorgeous BAF: Peony Blossom set ! 

On the first card I used mainly the dies from BAF: Peony Blossom combined with Leafy Wreath die and Watercolor Stripes stencil


I started off by creating the colored vellum for the flowers. I applied rubbing alcohol first on a vellum and dropped Raspberry, Flamingo, Shell Pink and Salmon alcohol inks on it before the alcohol was dry. I did it so that I have some areas brighter than others. After the vellum was dry I die cut the peonies using the dies from  Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set. I cut the biggest flower from brighter area and the small ones from darker pink area of the vellum. I then stamped the layering stamp which shows the folds of the petals in Worn Lipstick DOX on the peonies. I cut the Leafy Wreath and some leaves from Peony Blossom set from a silver cardstock. I stamped the layer of the leaves in a silver ink. I cut the stamen also from the same silver cardstock.


To create the striped background I blended Pink Diamond and Pinkalicious over Watercolor Stripes stencil making it in ombre, softening towards the center of the panel. I then started assembling my card. I foam mounted the Leafy Wreath on the pink striped background and arranged the flower petals and leaves as shown in the picture. I formed the flower petals to give them more natural look and added a iridescent rhinestone on each flower center. The sentiment is from Painted Greetings. I stamped it on the same silver cardstock in StazOn black ink and added it onto the card.


My second card is a one layer card.


I created a peony in multiple layers by masking and stamping the second layer stamp of the flowers on a watercolor paper. I stamped the smallest one in Rubellite, the next bigger one in Pinkalicious and the largest flower in Pink Diamond from Cherry Blossom Mini Cube set after masking the previous stamped flower. I then stamped the leaves in Mountain Mist (solid stamp) and Volcano Lake (second layer) from Sea Shore Mini Cube set.


I then watercolored the image. I added light watercolor wash in the background in pink and teal. I then added details to the image using Prismacolor colored pencils. I splattered pink watercolor and white opaque ink on the panel and added white stamen on the flower using white Pico Embellisher. The sentiment is from Painted Greetings. I stamped it in Jet Black ink and clear heat embossed it.  To finish off I added some iridescent sequins.


PRIZES

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 2/18/2018.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Friday, 02/16/18 at 11:59pm EST, who will win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Saturday, 02/17/18.


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WINNER (edited to add)-----
via Random Number Generator

Thank you so much for your lovely comments everyone!!!

The Winner of a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store is


Congratulations! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by2/28/2018 with the subject line "BAF : Peony Blossom Release Winner from TaeEun's blog"! 



Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!  Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom is another beautiful Build-A-Flower set by Altenew!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Hugs,
TaeEun


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New Coverplate dies - The Ton

Hello and happy Monday everyone!!! 

I'm on The Ton's blog today with three cards featuring new Coverplate dies from February Flash Release. The Ton has released three new coverplate die designs and a gorgeous Layered Wave Standalone dies. For today's cards I used Geometric Circles Coverplate die and Best Day Ever Floral Coverplate die






Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hope you could hop over to The Ton's blog for more details!

Have a wonderful week!
TaeEun

Friday, February 9, 2018

Simple Valentine's Day Cards

Hello and happy Friday everyone!!! 

I needed Valentine's day cards for my kid's school. So I decided to go with a CAS design for a mass production. 

I made 4 inch square cards and matching envelopes. My Cricut was a great help! 


I stamped the peony cluster from Timeless Peonies Print by The Ton on the right bottom corner of the cardbase in Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet and Red Sangria hybrid ink. I stamped the leaves in gray using Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz.


I then cut the heart from a soft pink cardstock with Cricut and cut out the part of the heart where the heart overlap the peony cluster using coordinating die for Timeless Peonies Print. XOXO was silver heat embossed on the heart. The heart was foam mounted and the card was done!!! 


I want to enter this card into two challenges!

Addicted to Stamps and More #278: Holiday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: It Must Be Love

Thank you so much for looking!!!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!

TaeEun

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Layered Wave

Hello there! 

I had some playtime with the new dies from The Ton's February Flash Release. This Layered Wave standalone dies  are one of the unique designs from this release. This set includes two dies for the delicate wave shapes which create gorgeous wave! 

I wanted more natural look, so I cut the wave from a watercolored panel. To create a sunset scene I chose purple for my wave! 


I colored some mixed media paper in purple and blue using Gansai Tambi watercolor and cut the wave using Layered Wave standalone dies. The horizon in sunset was drawn on some watercolor paper. I white heat embossed the sentiment of the Kind, Fierce and Brave mini set on the background panel and on the wave. I mounted the background panel on a navy cardbase and foam mounted the wave. I finished off the card by stamping some seagulls from Palm Tree set in Noir and adding white foam on the wave using a white gel pen.


Thank you so much for stopping by. This dies are so unique!!! Now it's time for brainstorming how to use the blue waves I made :)!

Have a wonderful day everyone!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Flower Challenge #17 - Paper Piecing

Hello everyone ! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! 

Today I have a floral card to share with you! It's already time for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge. The technique for this month is Paper Piecing. 


I did use this technique for my projects maybe only two or three times so far. It's not a hard technique to do but getting a design idea took a while for me. 

I chose a large floral stamp, Large Peony5 by The Ton and paper pieced each petal on it. 


I started off by heat embossing the Large Peony5  on a white cardstock in Rose Gold.  I gold heat embossed solid leave stamp from Large Peony4 after masking the peony. I then watercolored some scraps of Canson Mixed Media paper in Wisteria, Peony and Lemon Yellow (Color Burst). I stamped petal by petal on the area with the shade of color I wanted, fussy cut them and glued them on the heat embossed panel.


To make a pink background with a bright halo around the main image I blended Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet DOX on the border of the panel. I spritzed pearlized water on the panel and dabbed it off with a paper towel. For a finished look I cut the panel using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die (The Ton) and mounted it flat on a cardbase. The hello was cut from a Gold foil paper and from white cardstock to raise the golden hello word.  To finish off I added some sequins from Smoked Amethyst Sparkling Clear sequins and Glass Slippers by The Ton.

To be honest I regretted my plan while I was cutting and glueing the petals, but I really like the result :)!!!  Hope you'll give this technique a try! Please visit The Flower Challenge blog for more inspirations and challenge details!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
TaeEun