Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Stamping & Coloring on non-white Paper

As I promised in here, I am sharing another card today. It's still using stamping technique. I also want to enter to a new challenge hosted by Hero Arts, called Fabulous Flowers Challenge.
So, the stamping technique here should incorporate floral design. Like any other card makers, I collect many floral stamps from many different brands.. LOL!
And from that many designs I have, I particularly chose Hero Arts - Delicate Poppy. My all time favorite!

I wanted to do vintage-look, so I picked my kraft-colored patterned paper from Bazzill.

I stamped my image and heat embossed them. I used my watercolor pencil to color. Since the paper is not particularly watercolor paper, I was using a very little water just to blend the color. To make it more vintage, I added ink blending here and there and randomly stamp some text all over the areas.

It was a simple process actually, just need an extra detail on adjusting the color. As finishing touch, I embellished the design with border sticker and enamel dot.

Here's a detail look:

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Stamping & Diecutting to Create Scene

Hi again,
It has been sometimes since my last post on this blog, and it's because I don't have new cards to share. Don't worry, I'm not loosing  my passion of making card, it's just the spare time that I don't have.

But I'm glad I have the time this weekend to make two cards. I'm going to share one of them today and another one tomorrow.

I just want to make something cute. The idea is to combine between die cutting and stamping technique. In fact, a lot of techniques and products involved, from die cutting, stamping, coloring, ink blending, and paper piecing.

See, that also has at least 3 layers. It's bulk.

Here are the steps:
1. I started by blending my card base with distress ink to create background.
2. Next, I die cut the birch tree from Impression Obsession dies using American Crafts wood grain cardstock. I applied little inks to raise the embossed woodgrain, can you see it?
3. I stamped the cute images from Lawn Fawn Love you S'more, color them with Copics and fuzzy cut.
4. I also die cut grassy border from Dienamics, blend them with Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint distress ink.
5. For the text, I'm using Hero Arts LOL stamp.
6. After every elements ready, arranged them onto cardbase. I was using some adhesive foam to create dimension.
7. Finally, I cut a white cardstock as frame. Since I don't have rectangle die cut that fit the size of the card, I just used my craft knife.

Believe me, it cost me half day to finish the card. I think I'm crazy, LOL! But, I do enjoyed the whole process.

Here's the full card:

So that's all for now. Come back tomorrow, I'll have another card to share. See you.