Thursday, September 24, 2015

Enjoy This Day

Today in Indonesia is a holiday celebrated by Muslim worldwide called Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice. It actually honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of submission to God's command. As a symbol to that day, we are Muslim who can afford to, sacrifice their best halal domestic animal (usually cow or goat). This Eid al-Adha also is the second largest Muslim holiday.

I'm also in holiday for one day. I don't want to share pictures of slaughtered animals that makes any inconvenience for your eyes, but yeah, I did made a card. This is a simple and quick card I made using Altenew - Painted Poppy (again). I did a different stamping technique here: stamped the outer flowers and leaves on colored cardstock using versafine onyx black, then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I like it that way rather than using black powder. After that, I blended with several Ranger inks to obtain this look:

You can see the subtle white texts that I stamped on top of the flowers. My plan was to create something vintage, but now after the card finished, I'm not sure if it's vintage/ not.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this day, like I do.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Makeover Challenge

When I accidentally fell to this stamping hobby in 2012, I bought this Hero Arts - Blooming Meadow  among other things. It was my favorite and became my go-to-stamping. Until now, the supplies from the company are always my favorites. This was one of my cards from 2012 using the stamp:

I wanted to bring the image into totally different look, with more a sophisticated technique. I still want to do embossing and distressing, but I added touch of watercolor and ink splatter. Here's my take:

I enter this card to Hero Arts - Makeover Challenge. It has been months for me since I joined to any challenge. Wish me luck!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Stenciling & Dry Embossing with Dies

I had this Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies for so long but always having hard times to create something with that. Funny, because I really like the dies. But today I did different approach using that die. Rather than simply die cut it, I used it as a stencil and embossing folder.

I placed the negative die cut on watercolor paper and blend with several colors of Ranger distress ink to create an autumny look. After that, placed again the dies over the the blended ink, but instead of die cutting it, I did dry embossing. That way I could preserve the stitched detail of the leaves. 
I also wanted to have a shimmery gold in my card, so I spray my Heidi Swapp Gold color shine. 

Here's the overalll look:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Featuring Altenew Stamps

Hi again,
This time I want to share two cards I created using stamp set from Altenew. I really like their stamps. They're just beautiful, versatile, and very much my style. I don't have many of them but these two sets I used here are the most usable ones.

The first one is using Altenew - Painted Flowers set. I fell in love instantly when the company released this set. I actually wanted to make one layer, but then I added some gold mist on it and since I didn't use watercolor paper to stamp in a first place, I just mat the panel onto thicker cardbase.
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches dies - Birthday Words.

The second card is using Altenew - Sketchy Cities set. I have this set for a long time ago, but I never feel bored using it. The fact is, I like everything about Cityscape: stamp, dies, designed paper, you name it.
This is a simple card that took less than 30 minutes to finish.


I specially made the second card for a friend who will have new assignment in another country.

That's all for now. Hope you enjoy my post.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Not a Halloween Card

I definitely don't celebrate halloween, there's no such things in my country. But I like crafting using those supplies. When September comes, many card makers show their creation using the autumn color theme and spooky scene. It's just so attractive.

So I have this dies from Impression Obsession - Halloween Hill that I didn't use quite a while. And use it to make this non-halloween card:

I only took the spooky house, tree and cat, arrange the die cut pieces onto my blended card base. Frame the scene with rectangle dies. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches - Bitty Bungalows.
Here is the detail:

Hope you're inspired.