Card Chain Challenge October 2015 Reveal Day

Card Chain Challenge is a monthly challenge hosted by Deborah Nolan. Every month she will provide 4 options to choose for you to make your card. This is a challenge for you, cardmakers, to make a card and send it out to participant who is above you on the list, and you’ll get one from the participan who is below you on the list.

This month’s sign up is still open until November 6th. Go here to sign up and to see more detail how to play along with the Card Chain Challenge.

Here’s my card that I sent to my new friend, Christi in CO:

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For this card, I used old and new supplies from Close To My Heart: papers, stamp sets, and embossing folder.

It is a fun challenge and hope you can play with us this month.

Have a great day!

Card Chain Challenge September 2015 Reveal Day

Card Chain Challenge is a fun challenge I participate monthly at Deborah’s Blog. We are challenged to make a handmade card and send it to the participant above us on the list and we will receieve a handmade card from the participat below us.

Every month, Deborah will put up a link where you can sign up your name. She also will provide 4 options of Sketch, Color Pallete, Theme and Product Feature which you pick which way you would want to create your card. For October challenge, you still have until October 6th, 2015 and to sign up for this October challenge you can go HERE.

This month I created my card base on the Color Palate, Sketch and Theme (Friendship) provided by Deborah:

Here’s my card I sent to my new friend, Nathalie in Canada:

Hello Friend

I love creating this card with some watercoloring technique I learned from Creative Bug, Beginning Watercolor by Yao Cheng. Make sure the circles are dry completely and then stamp the sentiment with VersaMark and Black Glitter finish embossing powder from American Crafts.

The Sentiment is from Close To My Heart – Hello Life cardmaking stamp set.

Hello Friend

I hope you will join us in this fun challenge this month!

Enjoy your day!

CCC August 2015 Reveal

Today I am sharing my card for Card Chain Challenge August 2015 at Deborah’s Blog. She has the CCC challenge every month and provides 4 options to create your card. Read all about the CCC FAQs here. You still have time to sign up for September CCC. It is a fun challenge and you get to create a handmade card and send it to a friend.

This month I created my card following these 2 options, Color palette and sketch:

Here’s the card I sent to my friend, Janet:

CCC August 2015

Those gorgeous flowers are from Wavy Bloom stamp set. First I stamped them on a piece of vellum paper (I used Bazzill vellum paper) and then heat embossed them using VersaMark™ Ink Pad, Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder and Craft Heater.

Embossing on Vellum

After embossing the flowers, I colored them on the backside of the vellum with alcohol markers, and then cut them using Non-Stick Micro Tip Scissors.

Embossed Colored Wavy Bloom

Then I embossed a piece of White Daisy cardstock 4.25 in x 5.5 (same size with my card base) in using one of CTMH embossing folders, Quatrefoil with WRMK Evolution Advanced.

Wavy Bloom Card 1

I cut a one of the Jackson paper packet, stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad.

Final step is adding all the pieces on the card base. First, I added the embossed White Daisy cardstock using Duck® Easy Stick™ Adhesive, next is the stamped Jackson paper packet and angled it to follow the sketch using Duck® Easy Stick™ Adhesive, then adding the vellum flowers using Tombow Vellum Adhesive runner, and last I finished my card with some backed-adhesive Sequins Gold Assortment.

Wavy Bloom Card 2

And it is done.

All supplies (exclude the stamp set, embossing poweder, Craft Heater, Gold Sequins, VersaMark) are retiring. TODAY is the last day to get the Retiring Items! Visit my CTMH store to check the list of Retiring Items and to get them before they all are gone.

I hope you will play together for September Card Chain Challenge. Registration for the challenge is here.

THANKS for visiting today!

May Card Chain Challenge Reveal

It is June already! Wow! We made it through half of the year.

I would love to share with you a fun monthly card-making challenge called Card Chain Challenge at Deborah Nolan’s Blog. Today I am sharing a card I made for May Card Chain Challenge. If you love making cards and love sending them to others, you might wanna sign up for June Card Chain Challenge until June 6, 2015.

Here’s the card I sent to my friend, Mynette:

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Ombre & A Challenge

I saw lots of Ombre inspirations from amazing card makers from using ombre ink pads. I am inspired to try but using individual dye ink pads.

According to Merriam – Webster dictionary, ombre is having colors or tones that shade into each other — used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.

On this card I made for my friend, I stamped the ombre colored sentiment on a piece of White Daisy cardstock. The sentiment from Happy Everything Stamp Set (special Operation Smile stamp set) using Pasifica and Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads.

On the card based, I stamped the Brushstrokes stamp using Whisper Exclusive Inks stamp pad repeatedly.

I colored the Rosey Posey die cut using CTMH alcohol markers (retired). The Rosey Posey cutting file is from The Cut Shoppe and I cut it using my Silhouette Cameo. When it dried, I added on the card using Tombow Mono liquid glue. Then added the sentiment Happy Everything on top of the flower, the lastone is the embossed sentiment banner wrapped with baker’s twine using 3D foam tape.

The is sent to my spcrafting friend Loly for April Card Chain Challenge. This card challenge is a monthly challenge hosted by Deborah Nolan. If you want to play along with us, you still have time to sign up for May Card Chain Challenge. If you are new to this challenge, you can click here to read the details on this Card Chain Challenge.

Thank You for visiting!

March Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Today I would love to share with you a card I for a card chain challenge where I participate every month. This Card Chain Challenge hosted by Deborah on her blog where you can find all the detail how to participate and enter to win her blog candy. Participants are challenged to create a card using one of two of the 4 options (sketch, color combo, theme and product used) she provided every month. This one fun way to make new friend. I met lots of new crafty friends from all over some countries.

This is the card I made for March CCC. I sent this card to my new friend Lynne in Canada.

For this card I picked the theme, Easter and product, watercolor paper.  That background I created watercolor blue gradient and dried it using the Craft Heater for speedy drying and to make sure it is really dry before I stamp the sentiment. And then stamped the sentiment from His Love stamp set (B1469) using Thistle Exclusive Ink Pad.

The lily flower is from the same stamp set. I stamped it on a separate White Daisy cardstock with Black Exclusive Ink Pad, color it using Watercolor Pencils and fussy cut it using Micro-tip Scissors. I added the flower using 3D foam tape.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from His Love stamp set also set using Black Exclusive Ink Pad.  Finally, I finished the card with twine and some Sparkle Clear assortment.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and I hope you like the card 🙂 And hope you wanna join us for April Card Chain Challenge. You still have time to sign up here.

Card Chain Challenge January Reveal Day

Today I would love to share with you an awesome card chain challenge I participate monthly where I met lots of new craft friends. It is Card Chain Challenge hosted by Deborah Nolan. Every month she will provides 4 options for participant that we can pick which we want to use to create a card for the person above you on the list. It is a fun way to send a card we create to a friend. And you still have time to join us for February challenge, sign up here!

For the January Card Chain Challenge I picked the sketch and theme (Valentine’s Day) options to create my card:

And here’s my card for a new friend, Monica:

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THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog today!

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