A Watercolored Card and A Mixed Media Tag

Hello hello hello crafting friends… Today, I have a card and a tag to share with you all.

Sometimes, I need extra boost to my crafting mojo and joining some challenges help me to get that boost. If you like me, here are couple of challenges that you might wanna try and play along.

My first project is a card that I created inspired by the January CUTplorations Challenge from STAMPlorations where I got my inspiration from the colors and fashion model on their challenge image.

On my card, I use the CityGirl Stamp Set that I stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad on a mixed media paper and colored it with Catherine Pooler Ink Pads and waterbrush. I dried the watercolor paint on it with craft heater and then I fussy cut it.

For the background, I use the Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil and using make oval brush to add the Catherine Pooler Inks on it. After that, I sprinkled some water and dabbed it off with paper towel for distress look.

And then randomly I stamped on of the image from the Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set with Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad on it. I trimmed the background panel into 4” x 5 1/4” and added it on a white card with permanent adhesive.

I added the girl on the card with 3D foam tape. For the sentiment, I cut a black cardstock using the Just Becuase Phrase Die and then I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I embellishe the card with some sequins from my stash

And the second project is a mixed media tag that I created inspired by the January Mixed Media Challenge.

I cut out a piece of 140 lbs watercolor paper using one the large size of the Luggage Tags Nesting Dies. And then I started building up the background using the Evolution ARTplorations Stencil and added thin layer of grey acrylic paint using make up sponge.

Next, I sprayed randomly and lightly light blue Marabu Art Spray and then sprinkled some of the lime green and teal Marabu Art Spray paints on it with fan brush.

I added thin layer of clear gesso on the tag cover the whole using my finger, and then dried it with craft heater. I added some of the Melon Metallic Gelato around the tag edge and blended it in with some water and finger.

I added some glitter texture paste on the tag with Rag Rug ARTplorations Stencil and dried it with craft heater.

I cut out couple of the Bloomdala Bliss Festive flowers with peach cardstock and teal metallic cardstock. I added the peach flower on the tag with gel medium and then added the metallic teal flower on top of it with permanent adhesive glue. I just added the glue in the middle of the flower and let the petals pop up loosely.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Sweet Spring Wishes Stamp Set on a white cardstock, trimmed it into word blocks, and then I added it on top of the flower with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

Final step, randomly I stamped the script from the Mixed Media Elements Stamp Set with Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad. I dried it with craft heater.

I hope these 2 projects today will give you some inspirations to create something. THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today!

Fun challenges I play along:

Project Thursday ~ Artsy Gift Bag and Tag

Hello everyone… It is the “Getting Artsy Week”! Today I have an artsy, fun birthday gift bag and tag to share with you all.

Arty Gift Bag and Tag

I am sharing the Project Thursday details over Precious Remembrance Shop Blog today. I hope you all will visit me there.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Project Thursday ~ Personalized Gift Box With Stamps

Hello everyone… Helen is here today. So… Christmas is in less than 30 days now! I am getting starts to wrap some gifts. How about you? Today I have couple gifts boxes to share with you that you can make and personalized them.

I found several YouTube tutorials how to make boxes using Envelope Punch Board. I tried a tutorial to make these gift boxes today. These boxes are perfect for A2 handmade card set or flat gifts. First, I trimmed the cardstocks and scored them but before I put them together, I stamped the patterns on them. I am sharing the full details at Precious Remembrance Shop Blog today.

On this first gift box, I use the Everyday Stamp SetHappy Mail Stamp SetVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis, and VersaFine Clair – Glamorous ink pad.

And for the second box, I used the Everyday Stamp Set, Joy Stamp SetVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis ink pad, and VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) ink pad.

I hope this post today give you some ideas how to wrap your gifts in different ways this year. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you all have a fabulous day!

25 Days of Christmas Tags – A Jillian Vance Design

Hey all… Today, I am sharing a fun Christmas Shaker Tag as a Guest DT for A Jillian Vance Design for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Check out this fun event at Tracey’s blog. Over her blog, you will see LOTS of gorgeous and inspiring tags from many sponsored companies, and more… there are prizes to win, too. You have many chances to enter by linking up your projects.

I created this shaker tag using the Minnie Pearl Tag Die Set. I use the Jingle Bells Die Set to embellished the tag. I added some of the Pure Gold Satin Sequin Mix and some of the white fine glitter for the shaker filler.

For the sentiment, I stamped one of the phrases from the Big Christmas Greetings Stamp Set with Rockin’ Red CP Ink Pad. And then I stamped the “To;” and “From:” from the To & From 2×2 Stamp Set with the same ink pad on the back of the tag.

Need more inspirations? Head over to A Jillian Vance Design blog to see more tags from their designers.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

25 Days of Christmas Tags – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog… Today, I have couple Christmas tags to share with you!

If you new to this 25 Days of Christmas Tags, you want to head over to Tracey’s blog to read all about her story and details about this event. You also can play along by linking up your tags…and…you’ll have many chances to win the prizes from the amazing sponsors.

Today, I am joining STAMPlorations design team and have created two tags to share with you all.

I use the Stitched Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations for the both tag bases. On the first tag above, I cut out a glitter silver cardstock with the tag nesting dies.

I use the Joyful Christmas – Typografia Christmas Stamp that I stamped on a watercolored paper with Rockin’ Red Catherine Pooler Ink Pad. After that, I sketch a Christmas Tree shape outline with pencil, and I cut it with scissors. I added some shadow around the tree with Grass Skirt Catherine Pooler Ink Pad using sponge dauber. I added the tree on the tag with dries clear I adhesive glue.

I created a watercolored paper with the Rockin’ Red Ink Pad, and then I made the mini bow using the We R Memory Keeper 3D Bow Maker. I added it on the tag with same adhesive glue.

I tied up the green/white baker’s twine on the tag.

On the second tag, I cut out the tag base with the tag nesting die out of the heavyweight white cardstock. And then, I use the Holly Background – ARTplorations Stencil and Distress Crayons (Festive Berries and Peeled Paint) to create that background. I added the crayon on the stencil and then using baby wipe to blend it in. After that, I added some splatters on it using the Distress Crayon Metallic Antique Bronze and watercolor brush. I dried it with craft heater.

I stamped the Blessed Christmas – Typografia Christmas on a heavyweight white cardstock with Memento Rhubarb Stalk In Pad and then I cut it out with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.  I added it on the tag with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I added the ribbon and mini wood clip on the tag.

I love making these Christmas tags… It give the jolly feeling in my heart even though it is still Fall! I hope you all also feel the same… For more inspirations, make sure to head over to Tracey’s blog and STAMPlorations Blog for a chance to win one of two – $25 gift certificates to TWO lucky people!!!

And… before you all go… check out this amazing SALE event over STAMPlorations store!

You can save 40% on STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies… AND SAVE EXTRA 20% MORE when you use my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!

If you are using any stamps, or dies, or stencils from STAMPlorations on your tags, you can also link it up at STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fantastic day!!!

Mixed Media Blessed Wreath Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you all have a fabulous Autumn season so far… The leaves are changing their colors for sure in the area where we live. They are beautiful in their own ways…

Today I have a mixed media blessed wreath tag to share with you that I created using the  Lattice ARTplorations StencilWonderfall Time Stamp Set,  Blessed Word Die, and Stitched Tags Nesting Dies.

First I cut out the tag base our of watercolor paper. And then I created the background with Art Sprays and water using smooshing technique. I dried it with craft heater and then I the black acrylic paint with make up sponge using the Lattice Stencil.

I added the white gesso on the tag with my finger to muted the background little bit.

I stamped the leaves from the Wonderfall Time stamp set on a watertcolored paper that I created using watercolor paints. After that, I fussy cut the leaves.

I added twine wreath on the tag with adhesive glue and then I arranged those watercolored leaves on the wreath with adhesive glue.

I die cut the Blessed Word Die out of brown cardstock and then I painted it with Metallic Gold Wink of Stella Brush. I added it on the tag with adhesive glue.

I finished this tag with some white acrylic splatters.

I link this tag back to the new November Mixed Media Challenge at STAMplorations blog.

I hope you all can play along with our challenge this month and share your mixed media projects with us. Oh and… when you use any STAMPlorations products on your projects, you can also link it up at STAMPlorations Neverending Anything Goes Challenge:

Before you all go…. Here’s a special discount code for you to use at STAMPlorations StoreSTAMPGIRLHELEN to save 20% OFF on all your order.

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

I am playing along at:

Week 358 – 359 Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 6 – Cup of Love

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!! It is a 1-week long link up party where you can participate and find inspirations from other coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing Super Sponsors!

Today is the Day 6 and I have a card and a mixed media tag I created using  Unity Stamp Company – Cup of Love and Our Daily Bread Designs – Pierced Rectangles Dies. They are two the 87 amazing Super Sponsors!

On my card, I simply stamped the girl image with VersaFine Onyx Black with Mini MISTI on a white cardstock. Then, I cut it with ODBD – Pierced Rectangles Dies. I also cut out 2 patterned papers using the same die.

I added the background patterned paper on an A2 White Card, then I added the layers of rectangles on the card with the adhesive glue.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black on a soft pink cardstock, trimmed it into a banner, and added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I embellished the card with gold sequins.

My mixed media tag, I created 2 tags from Canson watercolor paper. I added some of the yellow and green spray paints on one tag and then I added another tag on top of it. I press it with paper towel so both tags got the prints.

I dried the tags, and used one of them for this project. On a craft mat, I squeezed some of adhesive glue, picked up with flat small brush, and then brushed some of them on the left top corner and right bottom corner. I let it sit for a while to dry or until kindda tacky to touch. I added a piece of gold foil paper on the tag, and I got the brushed foil textures on the tag.

After that to create more background texture, I doodle circle on the tag using glue pen, let it dry, and then I added the red foil paper on it.

For the girl image, I stamped it using VersaFine Onyx Black using Second Generation Stamping Technique, and then I colored it with Arteza Woodless Watercolored Pencils and waterbrush. I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors. I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape and adhesive glue.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black on a white cardstock and I fussy cut it following the shape of the sentiment. Then, I added it on the tag with 3D foam tape and adhesive glue.

Both card and tag are done. I hope you all enjoy them…

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

When: Friday, May 25th – Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time: 6 am pacific

Theme: Spring / Summer

Any projects use: coffee, tea and/or cocoa images

Now it is your turn… Come over to blog hop with us and share your coffee/tea/cocoa projects with other loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing 87 Super Sponsors!

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by my blog today! Your kindness and encouraging comments totally make my day!