10/16/2022

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone,

My husband and I celebrated our 28th anniversary this Monday.

We had a getaway and had a fun celebration over dinner. Here's a card I made for him.💗


I made the front panel using a part of the negative Stencil Monoprint.

(Positive)                                      (Negative)


I sponged the dark brown card base with blue and black distress oxide inks to give the card base a little nuance. I liked the abstract shapes of the monoprint images.


Thanks for visiting me today!




Paper: Basic Black, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore - 140 lb.)
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot - Ranger)
Paint: Brusho (Prussian Blue, Dark Brown)
Others: Stencil (Prim Pattern - ArtPlorations), Glimmer Hot Foil (Gold - Spellbinders), Glimmer Hot Foil Plate (Mini Everyday Sentiments - Spellbinders), Connect Glue (Gina K)

9/17/2022

CAS Christmas September 2022 Reminder - Holiday Cheer

Hi everyone,

This is the reminder for the Sparkle and/or Shine challenge at CAS Christmas!


Here's my card:


[How I made the card]

1. Glimmer foiled the frame on the front panel.

2. Added Aqua ink to clear glitter paste, and stenciled the top half of the wreath with the paste.

3. Added Light Green ink to clear glitter paste, and stenciled the bottom half of the wreath with the paste.

4. Glimmer foiled the sentiment and die-cut it. Die-cut two more pieces to stack them together for dimension.

5. Glued the die-cut to the front panel, and adhered the entire panel to the card base.




The challenge gallery is full of gorgeous sparkly and shiny cards. We still have a week before the link closes on September 24th, and I hope you play along with us! 






Paper: Basic White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding (Re-inker: Stampin' Up!)
Others: Glimmer Hot Plate (Framed Details - Spellbinders, Perfect Sentiment Holiday - Pinkfresh Studio), Glimmer Hot Foil (Aura - Spellbinders), Dies (Perfect Sentiment Holiday - Pinkfresh Studio), Stencil (Christmas Wreath - Simon Says Stamp), Glimmer Paste (Moonstone - Novo), Connect Glue (Gina K)

9/10/2022

CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Sending Love

Hi everyone,

Hilary is hosting CAS Mix Up Challenge this month, and she wants us to use Gesso and a stencil for the card.



I haven't used my Gesso for a long time and this was a good opportunity to take it out to use it! I used a beautiful stencil a sweet friend gifted me.

Here's my card:



[How I made the card]

1. Stenciled the dahlia with Gesso on a piece of mixed media paper.

2. When the Gesso dried, sprinkled Brusho over the stenciled paper and spritzed it with water.

3. Cleaned off the Brusho from the stenciled flower with damp paper towel.

4. Put back the stencil on the panel and stenciled with Gesso again.

    😱 I used too much Gesso, and it bled under the stencil...

5. Die-cut the panel and the outside thin frame from the stenciled panel.

6. Die-cut 3 white thin frames and stacked them for dimension.

7. Hot foiled the sentiment on a piece of white card stock.

8. Put everything together and glued it onto the card base.


Because of the seepage of Gesso, my Dahlia became a little abstract, but I kind of like it. 


This is the first time for me to use the Dahlia stencil, so I'm entering the card in NBUS Challenge #42.


Thanks for visiting me today!






Paper: Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore 140lb.), Basic White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Brusho (Yellow, Orange, Chrimson, Sea Green, Black)
Others: Gesso (Liquitex), Stencil (Peeking Dahlias - ArtPlorations), Dies (Essential Rectagles - Ellen Hutson), Glimmer Hot Foil (Essopress Bean - Spellbinders), Glimmer Hot Foil Plate (Everyday Sentimets II - Spellbinders), Connect Glue (Gina K)