Mixed Media Tag STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas Blog Hop and Blog Hop

Hello everyone…I know it is October and we are enjoying the beautiful Fall season, but… it also means that Christmas is getting closer.

Today, we are at STAMPloratios has a small blog hop featuring the new Typografia Christmas collection. I am thankful to be part of this special event and 3 mixed media tags to share with you.

I used the Angles Oh High, Blessed Christmas, and Miracle of Christmas to create these 3 mixed media tags:

I die cut the tags using Luggage Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations, the larges die and white heavy weight cardstock.

Next I stamped each sentiment on each tag using red, black, and green archival ink pads.

Then I added Distress inks on each tag. I used the Mowed Lawn and Fired Brick on the tags. And then I sprayed with some water and dabbed if of the tags to create the distressed background.

I also used the Stitched Winter Landscape Die – CUTplorations on one of the tag. I then colored it with Wink Of Stella Gold Metallic Brush Pen and added some snow on the trees with White Gel Pen.

I finished each tag with some sequins: Gold assortment and Christmas assortment.

And my tags are done.

Visit STAMPlorations Blog for full list of blog hop to see the inspriations from the team and to enter the giveaway, too!

Oh before you go, here’s a special code for you to save 20% on any STAMPlorations products. Use STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Happy shopping!

THANKS for stopping by my blog today. I hope you find some inspirations 🙂 Have a fabulous day!


I play along at:

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Simon Says: Christmas

 

CLC Thrusday Coffee Break: Be Strong and Courageous

Hello everyone…Happy Thursday! Guess what?! One more sleep to the amazing Fall Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop!!!

Are you ready? Here’s the detail and information about it:

When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Gather your supplies and get ready for the whole week of blog hop, inspirations, and giveaways at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Today I share the steps how to make this Fall themed mixed media tag at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. I created this tag with Dream of Being stamp set from Unity Stamp Company, on of the generous Super Sponsor.

So…Let’s grab your favorite drinks and get crafty with me!

Thanks for stopping by!

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DIY Give Thanks Layered Bookmark

Hello everyone… Fall has started here. Crisp air, cool weather and I start seeing some leaves are turning their colors already.

Today I have a Fall themed bookmark project to share with you all. This project, I also shared it at A Jillian Vance Design Blog. You also can see more inspirations from the team using AJVD products there.

First I die cut the bookmark from Minnie Pearl Bookmark Die set with watercolor paper twice and stacked them together for extra thickness.

On a piece of white cardstock, I sprinkle some of the Lime Colorburst powder, sprayed it to create the burst watercolored background, and when it was dry well, I die cut it out with the Quatrefoil Bookmark Overlay Die then added it on the bookmark with liquid adhesive. I also filled in some of the quatrefoil shape randomly to create the background of the bookmark.

Then I cut out one of the leaf from Leaves and Petals Die Set out of the watercolored background paper, and added it on the bookmark with same liquid adhesive.

Final step is I stamped the sentiment from Hello Fall 3×4 Stamp Set with Autumn Ombre ink pad on another watercolor background paper that I created. Then I die cut it out using the bookmark die, trimmed it wide enough to be on top of the leaf, and then added it on the bookmark with the adhesive.

Bookmark is done. Even though it has some layers, but it is still thin enough to put in a book. Also, the layers makes it thick enough as chipboard.

Thank you so much for visiting today!




I play along at:

September Challenge

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STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party Week 3

Welcome again to STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party! It is a 25 Days of celebrating Spring. This it the week 3 and the Design Team has created gorgeous Spring Themed projects to share with you.

This blog hop starts at STAMPlorations Blog. Also, you are invited to the the Linky Party, too. More fun to have a party with prizes, right? Find out how you can win one of the prizes and special discount code, please read till the end of this post…

I created a mixed media tag for this week inspiration:

First I added the Droplets ARTplorations Stencil on the tag that I create from Canson watercolor paper. I secure the stencil with washi tape, and then I added some Imagine Crafts – GooseBumps on it. Slowly I removed the stencil and set aside to dry. Wash the stencil right away after using GooseBumps liquid.

Once the texture dry well, I spray some of the FireWorks! Spray (Angel Pink, Rose Bud, London Fog), then using a fairly damp paper towel, I wipe it off some of the paint on the GooseBumps texture. I also added some splatters on it from the same sprays. Unexpected, but I love the surprise how the watercolored resist background turn out!

I stamped the bricks, bubble wraps and arrows from STAMPlorations – Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set with Ranger – Black Archival Ink Pad.

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I stamped the sentiment from STAMPlorations – Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set with Kaleidacolor – Bouquet ink pad on a white cardstock and cut it out into a strip. I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape.

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I also added the dragonfly that I cut out from the new Dragonfly – Layering Dies CUTplorations. I used purple cardstock and vellum paper. I used Imagine Crafts – On Point Glue to put the dragonfly together and added it on the tag.

I finished the tag by adding some Vintage Photo Distress Ink all around the edge with make up sponge.

***GIVEAWAY***

Blog hop starts at STAMPlorations Blog. Visit and leave comment at STAMPlorations blog and at each designer’s blog from April 5th through April 30th, 11:55 p.m. Pacific Time.

Winners will be announce on May 10 in the April Challenge & Hops winner post at STAMPlorations Blog. There are many prizes to win!!!

Now it is your turn to get crafty and join the party. By linking up you also have chances to win the prizes. Here’s how to play along:

  • Create a new winged-themed spring project project (any kind!).
  • Post it on your blog or online gallery (like Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up here.
  • Display our event graphic in your blog post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  • You may enter as many projects as you want, but each project must be in its own post (1 project = 1 blog post = 1 entry)
  • Use whatever product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  • Link up by Sunday, April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).

And if you use any of STAMPlorations stamps, dies and/or stencils, make sure also to link it up at STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

Before you go… I have a special code for you to use to get 20% off on all regular and sale-priced items STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fabulous Spring!



I also link up at:

MMW#24: Anything Mixed Media Goes with a Twist

Mixed Media April Challenge

HLS Mixed Media April Challenge

Simon Says: Splash It On

April 2017

Love TAGPlorations Blog Hop Day 7

Hello everyone… Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!!! May you have a love-filled day.

Today is the Day 7 of the Love TAGplorations Blog Hop. It is the last day of the blog hop and also link up. There are many gorgeous inspirations from the STAMPlorations Girls on the blog today. I hope you all will come blog-hopping with us! Do not forget to leave comment along the way for chances to enter the giveaway (info at the bottom of this post).

And for this last day of blog hop, I created this card mixed media card:

Love TAGplorations Blog Hop Day 7 with STAMPlorations --> http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2WI

Directly on the card base, I added some texture paste and fine glitter using the Zen Hearts ARTplorations Stencil. Set aside to dry, or you can dry it with heat gun but need to be careful not get too hot, becuase it will cause some bubbles on the texture paste.

While waiting for the embossed background to dry, I colored one of the page from Color Blooms Coloring Book using Spectrum Noir Colorsista Pencils Set 4.

Then using 2 sizes of Luggage Tags Nesting Dies CUTplorations, I die cut a black cardstock that I already added some of the gold paint from Finetect Mica Watercolor Paint, Metallic Gold.

I added the colored page on the back of the window tag with some non-wrinkle glue and cut out the extra with scissors. Then I added some of the gold sequing ribbon on it with mini stapler.

The sentiment is from Smile stamp set that I simply stamped it on a white cardstock with black archival ink and cut out.

Final step is adding the tag on the card after I made sure the embossing paste dried well. I use 3D foam tape to add the tag and sentiment on it.

And check out the glittery embossed background and shiny gold metallic watercolor paint on the tag:

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That is my mixed media card today. Now it is your turn to get crafty and share with us! Below is the information how you play along and enter the giveaway:

Link Up Party:

  • Create a new Valentine’s day project (any kind!) with a tag in it.
  • Post it on your blog (or Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up here.
  • Display the TAGplorations event graphic in your post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  • You may enter as many projects as you want, but each project must be in its own post (1 project = 1 blog post = 1 entry)
  • Use whatever product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  • Link up here by Tuesday, February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).

GIVEAWAY:

To be eligible to win, you need to leave comment on each STAMPlorations Girls’ blogs from today until Tuesday, February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. The winners will be announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post at STAMPlorations Blog. So be sure to follow the blog if you aren’t already.

The Prizes are:

  • THREE (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on this post and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn participant to the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)*
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn participant to the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)*
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag dies set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

Get 20% off on all regular and sale-priced items STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

When you create with STAMPlorations products, you can link up also at the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge!

I also playing along at February CAS Card Challenge:

THANKS A BUNCH for stopping by my blog today! And I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Love TAGPlorations Blog Hop Day 6

Hello everyone… Today is the Day 6 of the Love TAGplorations Blog Hop. There are many gorgeous inspirations from the STAMPlorations Girls on the blog today.

Come and blog-hopping with us! Do not forget to leave comment along the way for chances to enter the giveaway (info at the bottom of this post) 🙂

On my card today, I created the background with the new You & Me Phrase Die – CUTplorations. Simply die cut the words and add them on a cardstock panel that fit to your card base.

Love TAGplorations Blog Hop Day 6

For the tag, I added some gold paint from Finatec Mica Gold Metallic Palette Watercolor set on the black cardstock and die cut it with one of the tag from Luggage Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.

Love TAGplorations Blog Hop Day 6

Then I cut out a white cardstock and red cardtock to created a heart inlaid die cutting using the Cluster Hearts Die – CUTplorations. And the sentiment is from the Pocket Blooms with CUTplorations Pocket Die.

I added the background panel on the card base with adhesive runner, slightly angle. Then I added the tag on it with adhesive runner, and the cluster heart with double sided tape becuase I need to make sure the inlaid die cuts in place, then last is the sentiment banner I added it with 3D foam tape.

That is my card today… and next is your turn to create your tag projects and share with us! Here’s the info how you can play along and have chances to win one of the prizes!

Link Up Party:

  • Create a new Valentine’s day project (any kind!) with a tag in it.
  • Post it on your blog (or Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up here.
  • Display the TAGplorations event graphic in your post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  • You may enter as many projects as you want, but each project must be in its own post (1 project = 1 blog post = 1 entry)
  • Use whatever product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  • Link up here by Tuesday, February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).

GIVEAWAY:

To be eligible to win, you need to leave comment on each STAMPlorations Girls’ blogs from today until Tuesday, February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. The winners will be announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post at STAMPlorations Blog. So be sure to follow the blog if you aren’t already.

The Prizes are:

  • THREE (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on this post and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn participant to the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)*
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn participant to the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)*
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag dies set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

Get 20% off on all regular and sale-priced items STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

When you create with STAMPlorations products, you can link up also at the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge!

THANKS A BUNCH for stopping by my blog today! And I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Love TAGPlorations Blog Hop Day 5

It is the Day 5 of the Love TAGplorations Blog Hop. There are many gorgeous inspirations from the STAMPlorations Girls on the blog today. Come and blog-hopping with us! Do not forget to leave comment along the way for chances to enter the giveaway (info at the bottom of this post) 🙂

Today’s card is a masculine, mixed media card. Masculine is not my strong style, but I keep challenging myself to try 🙂 I mostly with the color combo and CAS style for it.

I added some neon green, yellow, green leaf and white acrylic paints on the wood grain pattern paper. Then I run it through my die cutting machine with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations. I added the background panel on the white card base with adhesive runner.

Then I cut out a tag with Luggage Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations from a white cardstock and added the green chevron ribbon on it with mini stapler. I added it on the background panel with some glue dots.

Next is working on the pocket flower with the new Pocket Blooms with CUTplorations Pocket Die – Shery Russ Designs.

I have been making monoprints with my gelli plate and have them in my stash. I grabbed one of them that have a matching colors to the background 🙂 Then I stamped the flower on the monoprinted paper with archival ink. I used my MISTI tool for crips image by stamping it couple times becuase the monoprinted paper has some texture on it. Then I fussy cut the flower.

I die cut the pocket out of a navy blue cardstock using the matching pocket die that come with the set. Then I added the flower on top of the tag with 3D foam tape, and next I added the pocket die cut on top of it with 3D foam tape, too.

For the sentiment, I stamped the words that come in the stamp set with archival black ini, and cut out into word strips. I added them on the card just with glue dots.

That’s my masculine mixed media card today and I hope you all will like it and be inspired to make your own handmade card for this Valentine’s Day.

Link Up Party:

  • Create a new Valentine’s day project (any kind!) with a tag in it.
  • Post it on your blog (or Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up here.
  • Display the TAGplorations event graphic in your post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  • You may enter as many projects as you want, but each project must be in its own post (1 project = 1 blog post = 1 entry)
  • Use whatever product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  • Link up here by Tuesday, February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).

GIVEAWAY:

To be eligible to win, you need to leave comment on each STAMPlorations Girls’ blogs from today until Tuesday, February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. The winners will be announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post at STAMPlorations Blog. So be sure to follow the blog if you aren’t already.

The Prizes are:

  • THREE (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on this post and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn participant to the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)*
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn participant to the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)*
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag dies set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

Get 20% off on all regular and sale-priced items STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

When you create with STAMPlorations products, you can link up also at the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge!

THANKS A BUNCH for stopping by my blog today! And I hope you all have a fabulous day!