One Layer, Embossed Card: You Are An Original

I have a card to share with you today also. It is an one-layer, embossed card.

This card I created for Ka’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge which is also part of her design team call. It is a fun challenge 🙂

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I choose the 3 elements in the middle down: One Layer, Embossing and Kraft.

One Layer, Embossed Card. #ctmh #ctmhblossomingexpression #embossing #stamping #handmadecard #cardmaking #onelayercard #sharehandmadekindness

I simply stamped the images and sentiment from Blossoming Expression stamp set with Versamark Ink Pad on a kraft card base, added some Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder and heat set them using my Craft Heater.

And then using White Rolly Gel pen, I added the dash and dot along the edges of the card.

All done. One layer, Embossed card for a dear friend who serving as a Healthy Consultant going around schools in our county to teach the children to live healthy. She is an awesome friend and an educator.

This card I link up also at Share Handmade Kindness Week 2 at Jennifer McGuire’s blog.

#sharehandmadekindness

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you like my simple card 🙂

WCMD 2015 Challenge with Winnie & Walter: Day 2 And 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Today, I am still playing with Winnie & Walter Challenges. And here’s my second card that I enter. I went with simple design with embossed, watercolored background.

Winnie & Walter - WCMD Challenge

This card I enter for these challenges:

I have fun creating the background with stamping, embossing and watercoloring. The sentiment I stamped and embossing on a piece of vellum paper. I found this clear embossing poweder at Hobby Lobby a few months ago and love the result using it with the pigment ink.

Winnie & Walter - WCMD Challenge

I also link this card up at Kathy’s blog – The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

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Supplies:

  • The Big, The Bold and Happy stamp set (Winnie & Walter)
  • The Big, The Bold and Extras stamp set (Winnie & Walter)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Watercolor cardstock (CTMH)
  • White Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • VersaMark ink pad (CTMH)
  • Black Pigment Mini Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Watercolor paint (Simply Art*)
  • Clear Glitter Embossing Powder (Hobby Lobby)
  • Vellum Paper (Bazzil)
  • Metallic Gold Cardstock (DCWV*)
  • Aquash Water Brush (Pentel*)
  • Glue Runner
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow*)
  • Vellum Glue Runner (Tombow)
  • Stamping blocks (Inkadinkado*)

Thank You for visiting today!

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WCMD 2015 Challenge with Winnie & Walter Day 1, 30 Day Coloring Challenge, and Hop To Stop Link Up

This week at Winnie and Walter blog they are still celebrating the World Card Making Day 2015. They have 8 fun challenges and amazing prizes to win!

Today I would like to share my first card I made for their challenges:

Winnie & Walter - WCMD Challenge

Supplies:

  • The Big, The Bold and Happy stamp set (Winnie & Walter)
  • The Big, The Bold and Extras stamp set (Winnie & Walter)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Watercolor cardstock (CTMH)
  • Watercolor Pencils (CTMH)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • VersaMark ink pad (CTMH)
  • Black Pigment Mini Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Metallic Gold Cardstock (DCWV*)
  • Aquash Water Brush (Pentel*)
  • Mini Sparkle Gem (The Paper Studio)
  • Neutral & Gold Baker’s Twine
  • Glue Runner
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow*)
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • 3D foam tape
  • Non-stick Micro-Tip Scissors (ektool)
  • Stamping blocks (Inkadinkado*)

I also link up my card at Becca’s blog – Hop To Stop. She has an amazing event to stop domestic violent. I hope you can find time to join!

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And also link this card up at Kathy’s blog – The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Thank You for stopping by!

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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!

Exotic Flower Mini Wall Decor

We are packing now for our 2 months mission trip to Southeast Asia, to a tropical country where we will meet lots of people, working on some projects with the local missionaris and hoping to enjoy the special creations of God. In one of the small towns we will be visiting, they have lots of exotic flowers!

Today, I would love to share with you a project I made on request of my sweet friend 🙂 She asked me to make her a mini wall decor for her home.

First, prepare a piece of watercolor paper. Cut in square 4 x 4 inch. Use a sturdy flat base to keep the paper flat. Use Blue Painter Tape to keep the paper in place when you work.

Then stamp the Exotic Flower Hostess Reward Stamp using VersaMark ink pad, add Ranger White Fine embossing powder, heat set using Craft Heater.

Using Aqua brush, watercolor using Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Lagoon, Juniper and Pear.

Fussy cut and use 3D foam tape for each layer.

For the base I cut 1 piece of Black cardstock and 2 pieces of White cardstock for sturdiness. Finish it with a Silver Glitter Gem.

All done 🙂 I would suggest to use the Scotch wall picture that has double sided adhesive to put it on the wall.

I am thinking to make one for me when we come back from the trip 🙂

Thanks for visiting today!

Watercolored Exotic Flower

I have been having fun making with with embossing and watercoloring lately 🙂 They give something more to your handmade card.

This card, I add the watercolor directly to the embossed watercolor paper instead of adding the ink on the craft paper first, then card like I did with this “Batik” background card.

First I add the lightest color starting the outer card, then second color, then third color. My plan was rainbow color, but my card was too small for it 🙂 The size of my card is 3.5″ x 3.5″

Adding the color directly to the card give me more control of how I want to gradient of the color to go, like here I kindda make like circles inward. Hopefully that makes sense. Or if you like you can make look like diagonal, or horizontal, or vertical. Up to you 🙂

Once it dries completely, add the watercolor background paper on a piece of darker cardstock mat. I used a lot of adhesive at the back to make sure it stick good and also help to straighten the watercolor on the card.

On a piece of velum I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, and then added to the watercolor background. Final step is to add all of them on the card. Again, I covered the whole background of the front panel, just to make sure it stick good 🙂

I love this stamp background! It is very pretty for background stamping from one of the Hostess Reward Stamp sets from Seasonal Expressions Book 2 (April – August 2015). And the sentiment is one of the Thank You set from Seasonal Expressions Book 1 (Dec 2014 – March 2015). Hostess Reward stamp sets are  only can be bought using your Hostess Rewards. How to earn Hostess Reward? Simply host a home gathering party or an online gathering party with me.

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If you are interested in knowing more or want to host a party, please feel free to contact me at any time 🙂

THANKS for visiting today!