CAS Birthday Card

Hello everyone… It’s been a while since last time I posted here. But today, I have a CAS Birthday card to share with you all.

On my card today, I use the new digital stamp set from Graciellie Design called More Than You Know Set.

I printed the hanging basket on a mixed media paper, cut it with my Silhouette Cameo, and then I colored it with Spectrum Noir Primaries colored pencils.

And then I printed the sentiment on a kraft cardstock, trimmed it to slightly smaller than the A2 card card base. I stamped the Joy Clair – Broken Brick Background Stamp on it with white pigment ink. And then I added some splatters with the Coconut Gelato and water brush.

I added the background panel on the card with permanent adhesive runner and I added the hanging basket on the card with 3D foam tape. I added a mini black gem on the hanging basket as a tiny nail.

I am sharing full details on my blog today. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!


I link up this card at:

Challenge #374 – #375

CUTplorations Challenge | Love Always

Valentine’s Day is 10 days away… Are you ready? I am ready for some love cards and chocolate from my favorite people… LOL LOL LOL!!! I believe you all have some special ways of celebrating this sweet day.

Today, I have a mixed media Valentine’s day themed card to share with you all… I am inspired by the photo inspiration from CUTplorations February Challenge, that I created it using the Brave One Stamp SetPocket Blooms Stamp SetStitched Tags Nesting DiesCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I cut the black cardstock using the medium size of the Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added it on a white card with permanent adhesive runner.

Then, on a watercolor paper, I created the red ombre background with Sakura Koi Water Colors and flat brush. I dried it with craft heater and then cut it with one of the Stitched Tags Nesting Dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Pocket Bloom Stamp Set with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad. Then, I added on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I stamped the flowers from Brave One Stamp Set with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad on watercolor paper. Then I colored them with Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and water brush.

I dried the flowers completely with craft heater and fussy cut them one by one with micro-tips scissors. I added them on the tag with some permanent adhesive glue and 3D foam tape for extra dimension on some of them.

I added some white paint splatters on the card using white acrylic paint and water using fan brush. That’s my card…

I hope you all will be inspired to play with the CUTplorations February Challenge, and share with us your die-cutting projects.

If you are using any STAMPlorations products on your projects, you can also link up on their Never-Ending Challenge. And if you don’t have any of their products, you can always use their free digital stamp. And…

There is an awesome sales going on right now… ALL Products in the LOVE/SPRING section are 15% off — no coupon code needed! PLUS…. you can get extra 20% OFF by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Is that awesome that you can save 35% on your order??? This Sale ends 2/14.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!!! Have a fabulous week.


I also play along at:

Simon Says: Add Some Red
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Mixed Media Card | Zen Heart Love

Happy Sunday everyone… on this first Sunday of the month, I have a mixed media Valentine theme card to share with you all.

On my card, I am using stamps amd stencils from STAMPlorations: Zen Hearts ARTplorations StencilArt Splatters ARTplorations StencilBig Dreamer Stamp Set.

I started with adding the Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink on a white cardstock using the Art Splatter Stencil and blending brush. Then I trimmed it slightly smaller than the grey card base. I distress the edges with distresser tool. I added this background panel on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I mixed some fine glitter with texture paste on my craft mat. I dabbed some of the Be Mine Catherine Pooler Ink Pad on the craft mat and mixed the texture paste with the ink. I added the paste on a white cardstock usung the Zen Heart Stencil. I dried it with craft heater and then I fussy cut the heart and added on the card with permanent glue adhesive.

I stampe the sentiment and flower from the Big Dreamer Stamp Set on a white cardstock using the Midnight Catherine Pooler Ink, I dried them with craft heater. Next I colored the flowers and leaves with Catherine Pooler Inks – Be Mine, Grass Skirt, and Lime Rickey – using water brush.

I fussy cut the flower branch and sentiment with micro tip scissors. And then I added them on the heart with permanent adhesive glue and also I used 3D foam tape on some of the leaves and flower for extra dimension.

I added some white paint splatters on the card to finish this card.

For this February Mixed Media Challenge, you are invitied to link up Anything Goes Mixed Media projects using stencils, including cards. You can link up as many times ad you like as long as they are on different blog post or gallery. The more you link up, more chance you’ll have to win the prize.

When you use any STAMPlorations products on your project, you also can link it up at STAMPlorations Never-Ending Challenge.

Don’t have any STAMPlorations products? There is an awesome sales going on right now… ALL Products in the LOVE/SPRING section are 15% off — no coupon code needed! PLUS…. you can get extra 20% OFF by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Is that awesome that you can save 35% on your order??? This Sale ends 2/14.

Before you go… you might also wanna check the specials events and freebies at STAMPlorations Blog!

So… what are you waiting for? What is your favorite mixed media technique? It is your turn to create and share your projects with us!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a fabulous and lovely day!


I also play along with:

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Hey Love Blog Hop | You & Me, Love Forever

Hey everone… We are at the end of January! That means Valentine’s Day will be here in 14 more days! Today, I have a love themed card to share with you using digital stamp, and some mixed media supplies.

On my card, I used the Love/Spring Digital Stamps from STAMPlorations. They are FREE STAMPS that you can download, use for your projects, and link up with our Linky Party! It is still open until February 8 and lots of chances for you to win the giveaway prizes.

Printed the image on mixed media paper and then colored it loosely with Gelatos and make up sponge.

I used my finger to add thin layer of gesso around the flower to mute the printed background and added some texture on it. Then I dried the page with craft heater.

Using Faber Castell Grey Brush Pen, I added the shadow around the image and blended it with my finger.

I cut out a pink cardstock using the You & Me Phrase Die Set for the sentiment.

The background panel, I embossed a light grey cardstock using wood grain embossing folder, and then I added some brown Gelato on it with make up sponge to bring up some of the grains. Then, I added some white paint splatters with brush and white acrylic paint and water.

I hope you enjoy this card today. For more inspirations, head over to STAMPlorations Blog to see the extra projects from the STAMPlorations Girls.


I link up this project at:

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Fun Valentine Pun Cards and Tutorials

Hello everyone… How’s your January so far? It still has couple more days before February arrives… and that means Valentine’s Day is getting closer, too.

Today I would like to share with you all a couple of fun pun cards that I created using couple new released stamp sets from Joy Clair. I am sharing these projects also at Joy Clair Blog today.

I created this my first fun Valentine Pun card using the new #Single Stamp Set and Valentine Background Builder Stamp. that I stamped them using VersaFine Clair Ink Pads (Glamorous, Charming Pink, and Pinecone), MISTI, and MISTI Creative Corner Rulers. I colored the heart candy using Arteza Real Brush Pens.

And my second fun Valentine Pun card I created using the new Whale Hello There Stamp Set and Mermaid Tail Background Stamp. These stamp sets are fun to create with. It has bit of mixed media on it with VersaFine Clair Ink Pads (Paradise, Purple Delight, Green Oasis, and Warm Breeze), Pearlescents Watercolor Paints, and Marabu Art Sprays (Aquamarine, Blue, Purple).

There all the fun pun cards I would love to share with you all today… I hope they bring smiles on your faces and inspirations to create!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a fabulous and great day!!!


I link up at:

Anything Goes Week 370-371
Simon Says: Have A Heart
Simon Says: Love Is In The Air

Thursday Coffee Break | Frappuccino Shaker Card

Hello hello hello everyone… It’s time for Thursday Coffee break and I am here today with a Frappuccino Valentine’s shaker card. It is fun to make for sure.

On my card I use the digital stamp sets and digital paper pack from Super Sponsor Graciellie Design. The die I used for the background is from Super Sponsor Craftin Desert Divas and the die I used to cut the sentiment is from Super Sponsor Divinity Designs (formerly Our Daily Bread Designs). And the adhesive runner I used is from Super Sponsor Scrapbook Adhesive.

I used my Arteza Real Brush Pens and waterbrush for watercoloring on the frappuccino cup. I added some glitter on it with spectrum noir glitter brush.

For full details and how I created this card, head over to Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today.


I link up at:

Simon Says: Have A Heart
Anything Goes Week 379 – 371
January Challenge

Hey Love Blog Hop And Linky Party | Java Great Day and I Love You

Hello hello hello friends… Today is still cold winter season but I have a Love/Spring card to share with you… hope this card can sweeten your day.

And today… I am joining the Hey, Love Blog Hop and Linky Party with STAMPlorations Girls. This is a blog hop where you can see lots of Love/Spring themed projects from the girls, and also you are invited to join the Linky Party where you can link up your Love/Spring themed projects and to win lots of prizes!!! More details at the bottom…

On my card today, I am using one of these new STAMPlorations Love/Spring Free Digital Stamps. You can download them here and make projects with them for the Linky Party for sure.

I printed my image on a Canson Mixed Media paper with inkjet printer. I dried the image with craft heater before I colored it just to make sure the ink dried well and would not smear.

I colored the images with Arteza Real Brush Pens and waterbrush to blend the colors. I like using waterbrush for better controlling the amount of water. Also, have paper towel close be is always great.

After coloring, I dried the whole image with craft heater and then I trimmed it around its frame. I added some thin layer of white gesso on it to muted the text printed on the background and give light white shadow around the colored image.

For the background, I used double stacked stenciling technique using the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil and Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil.

First, I added the It’s A Girl Catherine Pooler Ink directly on the card with oval brush using the Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil, and removed the stencil . And then I put the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil on the card and I added the same ink on top of on it, then removed the stencil. And there’s the double stacked stencil technique. I learned that from Dina, my friend, at Splitcoaststampers.

I added the colored digital stamp in the middle of the card with E-Z Runner Grand adhesive.

I cut out a piece of white cardstock using the Java Great Day Phrase Die, and then I glued it on a light grey banner cardstock. I added it on the card with same adhesive.

I stamped the two sentiment words from the Pocket Blooms Stamp Set on pink cardstock with Midnight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad, and then I trimmed them in to words strips. I added them on the card with 3D foam tape.

BLOG HOP and LINK UP PARTY

There are many ways for you to win the amazing prizes from STAMPlorations:

  • Join the Hey, Love Blog Hop and leave comment at all participants’ blog posts by Friday, February 8.
  • The Link Up Party will be open until Friday, February 8. The more you link up, the more chance you have. PLEASE make sure to read all the details.

List of prizes that you can win is at STAMPlorations Blog. All Winners will be announced on February 10 in the January winners post at their blog.

LOVE/SPRING SALE AND DISCOUNT COUPON CODE

From January 22 to February 14, all products in the LOVE/SPRING section are 15% off instantly… PLUS… get extra 20% OFF when you use my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!!! You save 35% TOTAL!!! How about that??? Isn’t that amazing saving?!

So… it’s time to get hopping around the girls’ blogs, create projects, link up with us… and shopping!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today!!! I hope you all have a great java day.


I link up at: