Feminine Themed Projects | A Card and An Art Journal

Hello hello hello everyone… Mother’s Day just passed and I hope you all had fabulous time with your loved ones celebrating this special day. But… we don’t stop there to show how much we love our moms, or anyone who has the mom role in your lives.

And today, I have couple projects with feminine themed that I created using the Joy Clair new released stamps and Bazzill Basics Paper at Joy Clair blog.

Over their blog, I share how to create these card and mixed media travel notebook journaling page. The new stamp sets I used are Proverbs 31 Color By Faith stamp set and Saved By Grace Color By Faith stamp set.

And… that’s all my Feminine Themed Projects to share with you all today. I hope you like them, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Things With Wings Blog Hop and Link Up Party | Spread Your Wings and Be Ready To Soar

Hello hello hello… Welcome back to my blog today! Today, I have a Spring themed mixed media card to share with you all.

Today I join STAMPlorations for the 2019 Things With Wings Blog Hop. I join this 31 Days of Celebrating Spring with this mixed media card.

I used 2 of my newly released ARTplorations Stencils (Make Marks 4 and Make Marks 5), Gelli Art Plate, and heavybody acrylic paints to create the monoprint background. I added the background panel on a white card base with permanent adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment from the Trendy Birds 2 stamp set directly on the background panel with VersaFine Clair Nocture ink pad and then I dried the ink with craft heater.

I stamped the bird from the same stamp set with VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze ink pad on a white cardstock, dried it, and fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I cut out another white cardstock using 2 dies from the Bracket Labels/Tags Nesting Dies to create the frame. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape and I added the bird on top on the frame with adhesive glue and 3D foam tape.

Need more inspirations? Visit STAMPlorations Blog to see all the amazing and beautiful projects from the STAMPlorations Girls. You all are invited to join this Things With Wings Link Up Party, too! It is simple rule to join the party, head over to the blog for details and to link up your project (s).

Before you all go… check out the special Things With Wings Sale. All products are 15% Off instantly, no coupon needed. And… you can get extra 20% OFF by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out.

So…what is your favorite thing in the Spring?

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have wonderful day!


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2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Final Day | So Many More Cups…

Hello hello hello… Welcome back to the 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Today is the last day and I hope you all have been having fun creating projects and blog hopping with us!

This blog hop is hosted by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! It starts from Friday, May 3, 2019 until Friday, May 10, 2019. You all are invited to create any coffee/tea/cocoa projects with Spring or Summer theme and link up your projects with us HERE until Friday, May 10th at 11:55 pm pacific. You also can find the full list of the amazing, generous Super Sponsors there.

And for this last day, I have not only one card but three cards to share with you all!

My first card is I created using the digital stamp set and digital paper from Graciellie Design, who is one of the Super Sponsors.

I printed the image on a mixed media paper in black and white using my home inkjet printer. After that, I dried the ink with craft heater.

I colored that pretty mug with Arteza watercolor and I use Signo Ball White Gel Pen to add those dots for extra texture.

The border die is from A Jillian Vance Design, who is also one of the Super Sponsors.

On my second card, I use the stamp sets and the new coffee clear sticker from STAMPlorations, who is one of the Super Sponsors. I colored the roses in the mug with Sakura Koi Water Colors and waterbrush. I added some splatters with white acrylic paint and water using fan brush.

For the background, I cut out a white cardstock with the background die from Divinity Designs, who is also one of the Super Sponsors. I added it on the dark blue card base that I made from Bazzill Cardstock.

And the third card, I used a new stamp that I got couple weeks ago from Stampendous. It is a rubber stamp with wooded block. I love the antique china cups. They remind me of the cups my grandma used to have.

I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad on a watercolor paper and colored it with Arteza Real Brush Pens and water brush. After that, I fussy cut the image with micro-tip scissors.

For the background on this card, I used the background die from A Jillian Vance Design. I cut out a white card with it and added it on a ivory card base.

I added the stacked cups image on the card and the sentiment is from the coffee stickers from STAMPlorations,

I totally have been having so much fun creating coffee and tea themed cards during this blog hop week. I would like to THANK ALL SUPER SPONSORS for their generosity and kindness they share with our Coffee Loving Cardmakers Community!

I hope you all also have a fun blog-hopping with us! And don’t forget to check out all the Super Sponsors’ websites for their special sales!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you all have a fabulous day!


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May CUTplorations Challenge | Spring Heartfelt Thanks Card

Hello everyone… I am enjoying some of the Spring colors around me and songs sang my birds at our backyard.

I have another Spring card to share with you all…

On my card today, I use For The Birds DiesTrendy Spring Blooms DiesCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies,  Heartfelt Thanks StampMake Marks 2 ARTplorations Stencil.

Here’s what inspire me to create this card: the bird, colors, and layers.

I use stencil to create the background with the Make Marks 2 ARTplorations stencil and added the inks with blending brush on the mixed media paper. After that, I cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added the background panel on a white card base with adhesive glue.

I got a negative cut that I saved from last project that I cut a white cardstock with the leaf die from the Trendy Spring Blooms Dies. I added it in the middle of the card with adhesive glue.

For the bird, I added some watercolor paint on a watercolor paper, sprayed with water, and created a watercolored washed. I dried the panel with craft heater and then I cut it with the bird die from For The Birds Dies.

The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set that I stamped it on a white cardstock with yellow and orange ink pad to create the ombre look on it. I trimmed it into sentiment banner.

I stacked the bird and sentiment banner together with adhesive glue, and I added them on the card with 3D foam adhesive for extra dimension.

I embellished the card with some sequins from my stash.

I hope you like this card today and give you an inspiration to join our May CUTplorations Challenge. And… Before you all go and create projects to play along, check out these TWO Spring Sales at STAMPlorations Store and get 20% off extra by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!!!

THANKS for stopping by! Have a wonderful day….


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May Mixed Media Challenge | Spring Thank You Mixed Media Card

Hello everyone… On this first Sunday of the month, I have a Spring mixed media card to share with you all today.

On my mixed media card today, I use the Make Marks 1 ARTplorations StencilTrendy Spring Blooms Stamp SetTrendy Spring Blooms Dies, and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.

I had been having so much fun creating monoprinting with my new ARTplorations stencils! So… Here’s how I did the background.

I printed the background using the gelli printing technique with the Make Marks 1 ARTplorations, Gelli Art Printing Plate, and Heavybody Acrylic Paints. I used brayer to apply the paint in the plate and pulled the positive and negative prints on mixed media papers.

When the print dried, I cut it with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies using my Gemini Junior machine. I added the background panel on a white card base with permanent adhesive.

I cut the burlap circle ring using burlap cardstock and 2 sizes of circle dies. I added on the card with permanent adhesive glue. I pressed it down in place with couple acrylic stamping blocks until the glue dried.

I cut out some leaves using green cardstocks and the leaf die from Trendy Spring Blooms Dies.

For the flowers, I stamped some of the printed flowers stamps from the Trendy Spring Blooms stamp set with VersaFine Clair inks on regular white copy paper, and fussy cut them with scissors.

I added some alcohol inks on a piece of glossy photo paper, blended them with blending solution, and before it completely dry, I added some of gold fool transfer sheet on it. After that I cut it with some of the flower dies from the Trendy Spring Bloom Dies. I added the printed flowers behind the die cut flowers with adhesive glue.

I arranged all the flowers and leaves on the burlap wreath circle with adhesive glue and some with 3D foam tape.

The sentiment is from the Trendy Sprung Bloom stamp set that I stamped with VersaFine Clair ink on white cardstock. I trimmed it into sentiment banner and added it on the card with 3D foam tape in the middle, and secure both ends with adhesive.

Before you all go and create projects to play along with May Mixed Media Challenge, check out these TWO Spring Sales at STAMPlorations Store get 20% off extra by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!!!

I cannot wait to see your mixed media projects with us!!! Thanks for stopping by today and hope you all have a wonderful day.


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Fun Artsy Mixed Media Tags Tutorial

Hello hello hello everyone… I hope your week started well. Today I have a fun artsy mixed media tags tutorial to share with you all.

I am sharing step-by-step tutorial with picture on STAMPlorations Blog today that you can follow to create these fun, artsy looking mixed media tags using stencils, stamps, dies, gelli printing plate, acrylic paints, markers, and pigment ink pad.

For my tags, I use 8.5″ x 11″ (letter) size, 110 lbs white cardstock and the Manila Tags Nesting Dies. You can also use any heavyweight cardstock or watercolor paper for the tags.

I use all the new released 6 Make Marks Stencils to create the backgrounds with the basic gelli printing technique. This is a super easy and fun technique to do with stencils.

You can leave the tags as they are, or you can also decorate them with stamps, doodling or any embellishments you want to.

I decorate my tags with some doodles and the Life in Full Color Stamp Set and VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad to stamp the images on each tag, color them with acrylic paint and watercolor crayon.

Enjoy the 20% Off on all STAMPlorations products by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out.

And… You also don’t wanna miss this amazing SPRING FLING APRIL SALE!!! It is time to stock up your stamps, stencils and dies!!! Sale ends tomorrow, April 30!

I hope you all enjoy the tutorial on STAMPlorations Blog and give it a try. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and wish you all a fabulous day!!!


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April Challenge
Simon Says: Tag It

Helen G. Designs Stencils | New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello hello hello everyone… Today… I have a very exciting and happy news to share with you all…

My new line of stencils – Helen G. Designs – goes live today at STAMPlorations store today!!! YES… you read it correctly! I am designing stencils and Shery is offering me an a spot at her store. I am overwhelmed with joy and grateful. Here’s a little story about what drives me to start designing:

Designing has been something I’ve been dreaming of doing since I was at middle school when I started with dress sketches. I never thought that this designing dream would come through now. This idea of designing stencils was started with my love for mixed media projects when I joined STAMPlorations team. I love using stencils to create some backgrounds for my projects so I started to make my own. I sketched some shapes on my table using one of the sketch apps, and then I turned them into some stencils that I cut with my electronic cutting machine. I am still at learning stage of designing but I love doing it! I hope that through this opportunity, I can keep learning, growing, and continue designing more.

All of my designs are inspired by drawings that you can do with pencil or makers on projects. The sky is the limit to use these 6 stencils and with them creating backgrounds will be easier!!!

Hope you will like them and enjoy to create with them. Thank you so much for your supports and love. I cannot wait to see your projects!”

To celebrate this new release, STAMPlorations Girls have created projects with the stencils for the new release blog hop. I also have some projects to share with you all…

First project is this art journal. I used the Make Marks 1 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 6 ARTplorations Stencil, Happy Flowers ARTplorations Stencil, Say It Big Bloom Stamp Set, Art Marks Stamp Set, and Mixed Media Elements Stamp Set.

In the video, all of those prints are printed with all of my 6 stencils, gelli plate, and acrylic paints. I used some of them on these 2 cards and others saved for future projects.

On this card, I use Make Marks 2 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 5 ARTplorations Stencil, For The Birds Stamp Set, and For The Birds CUTplorations Dies.

And on this card, I used the Make Marks 2 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 4 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 5 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 6 ARTplorations Stencil, and Healing Herbs Stamp Set.

On this card, I use the Make Marks 3 ARTplorations Stencil and Blossom Overture Stamp Set.

Technique I used to create the background is called monoprinting with stencil or other will call it stamping with stencil using watercolor paint. After the background dried, I stenciled the x on top of it with Archival black ink and blending brush.

GIVEAWAY

Shery is so kind to host a giveaway for my new stencil release day!!! It is simply to visit and leave comment at STAMPlorations Blog Post and all the STAMPlorations Girls’ blogs where you all will see AMAZING PROJECTS!!!

And here are the Prizes to win:

  • ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store
  • TWO (2) winners of their choice of 2 Helen G. Designs stencils.

The Commenting closes on May 8 and the winners will be announced on May 10 in the April winners post at STAMPlorations Blog.

I hope you all be inspired by each project that they shared using my stencils. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your supports and love!