The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 and 30 Day Coloring Challenges

This week I joined 6 of 10 WCMD 2015 Challenges at The Stamp Nation that inspired by 10 countries. This cardmaking forum is amazing. They have lots of challenges, inspirations, technique tips and tutorials to improve your skill of making cards.

Here are the cards I made to enter those challenge:

1st Card – USA

Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 - Challenge 1 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #thestampnation #neatandtangled #closetomyheart #ctmh

Supplies:

  • Paper Cut Flowers stamp set (Neat and Tangled)
  • Jubilee paper packet (CTMH)
  • VersaMark ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Ranger White Fine Embossing Powder (CTMH)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • Thick 3D foam tape (Elmer’s)
  • A2 White Card
  • Black Cardstock
  • Natural Baker’s Twine

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2nd Card: Canada

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 - Challenge 2 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmade #cardmaking #neatandtangled #watercoloring

Supplies:

  • So Very Blessed stamp (Neat and Tangled)
  • Black Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Acrylix Block (CTMH)
  • Art Grib Pencil Colors (Faber Castell)
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Simply Art Watercolor paint
  • Plaid Watercolor brush
  • Micro-Tip Non-Stick Scissors (ekTool)

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3rd Card: Switerland

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 Challenge 3 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #casualfridaysstamps #amerciancrafts

Supplies:

  • Wallflower Stamp Set (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
  • Bamboo Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Black Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
  • Kraft Cardstock (Neenah)
  • White Primio Ribbon (American Crafts)
  • Red Sequins (Hobby Lobby)
  • Aqua Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)
  • Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)
  • 3D foam tape (The Recollections, Michaels)
  • Micro-Tip Non-Stick Scissors (ekTool)

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4th Card: Scotland

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 Challenge 4 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703

Supplies:

  • Pumpkin Digital Stamp (Neat and Tangled)
  • Gelatos (Faber Castell)
  • Aquash Water Brush (Pentel)
  • Crayons (Crayola)
  • Watercolor Paper (Canson XL)
  • Woodgrain Washi Tape (CTMH)
  • Mini Stapler (CTMH)
  • Corner Chomper (WRMK)

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5th Card: Japan

The Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 Challenge 5 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #winnieandwalter #distressink #timholtz #watercoloring

Supplies:

  • The Big, The Bold and Extrass (Winnie and Walter)
  • The Big, The Bold and Blessing (Winnie and Walter)
  • Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Black Ink Pad (CTMH)
  • Primio Twine Ribbon (American Crafts)
  • Clear Sequins (gift from a crafty friend)
  • Mini Gemstones (The Paper Studio, Hobbo Lobby)
  • Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow)
  • 3D Foam Tape (Recollections, Michaels)

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6th Card: Malaysia

Stamp Nation WCMD 2015 - Challenge 7 | Helen Gullett http://helengullett.com/?p=7703 #creatingjoyfully #handmadecard #cardmaking #thestampnation #neatandtangled #closetomyheart #ctmh

Supplies:

  • Handstitched stamp set (Neat and Tangled)
  • Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz)
  • VersaMark ink pad (CTMH store)
  • Ranger White Fine Embossing Powder (CTMH store)
  • Craft Heater (CTMH)
  • White Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • 3D foam tape (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Gemstones (Darice)
  • Kraft A2 Card (The Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby)

I had so much fun making these cards and learned some techniques from the Stamp Nation challenge hosts.

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

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Hopefully you also enjoy my cards and THANK YOU so much for visiting today! Have a great weekend!

WCMD 2015 Challenge with Winnie & Walter: Day 3

Today is the third day I am playing with Winnie and Walter Challenges on their blog. You still can join their challenges until Sunday, October 11th, 2015. Read the detail of these challenges here.

This is the card I link up today at these challenges:

Winnie & Walter - WCMD Challenge

On this card, I stamped those flowers and leaves from The Big, The Bold and Extras stamp set using using Faber Castell Mix & Match – Stamper’s Big Brush Pens(*). Then I stamped the sentiment and banner from The Big, The Bold and Happy stamp set using using Faber Castell Mix & Match Stamper’s Big Brush Pen set of 3 – Gold(*). These Faber Castell Stampers Big Brush Pens are amazing! They do not bleed through my card. They are high quality India Ink that you can apply directly on any kind of stamps.

I finished my card using Sequins Assortment Gold from CTMH. They already have glue dots and ready to use on the project.

Thansk for visiting today!

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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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Double Happy Birthday For Her

Do you like Birthday party? I do 🙂 and today I join 2 birthday parties at The Stamp Nation and Winnie & Walter. I made 2 cards for both birthdays.

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My first card is inspired by Kristis Goulet‘s card on the SN forum. I love how she keeps it clean and simple with cute flowers. I link up this card at The Stamp Nation, Birthday Bash – Card for Her and Winnie & Walter 1st Birthday Bash, CAS + Freestyle Collage Technique Challenge

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Supplies I used on my card:

The second card is inspired by a One Layer Card video tutorial by Maureen Merritt at The Stamp Nation Birthday Bash Forum. And this card is also I link up at Winnie & Walter 1st Bash, One Challenge with Shay.

Have An Amazing Birthday

Maureen’s tip to give some scoring lines on the card to give some texture is very creative! I love how it turn out 🙂 Click here to watch her video tutorial, you’ll love it!

Supplies for this card:

THANKS for visiting!

Hello Friend

Masculine card has been always a challenge for me. This is a card I made today turn out to be more masculine style than I was planning to be 🙂

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I picked kraft cardstock as the base card, wanna have similar ink color for the border and black for sentiment. But I tried gold for the sentimen and turned out monochromatic. Love it 🙂

I bought Winnie & Walter – V for Chevron stamp set last year and had not any time to play with it yet. But today, I had so much fun creating this monochrome card.

First I stamped the chevron with Desert Sand Exclusive Ink Pad multiple time creating the bottom and above borders. And then I heat embossed the sentiment from Winnie & Walter – The Big, The Bold and Happy stamp set. I mixed the Gold embossing powder (CTMH) with Clear Glitter embossing powder (Whisper, I got it from AC Moore).

I link up my card at 3 amazing challenges:

Darnell’s NBUS Challenge. This is one fun challenge, just perfect for me (and you, too) who have TONS of Never-Before-Used-Schtuff lying around screaming to be used 🙂

Winnie & Walter 1st Birthday Bash. It is a one month long celebration! Today, I join the One Challenge with Shay.

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And The Stamp Nation 4th Birthday Bash – Clean and Simple Masculine Card. Catherine has created an amazing card for inspiration on the forum!

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Scrapping Everyday Miracles – January 2015 Challenge

Welcoming the New Year, Scrapping Everyday Miracles has 3 new challenges on their blog for this month. The Design Team have created lots of inspirations for you to play along with us this month, check them out here. And every day, the team also will be sharing some tips, techniques, and encouraging posts on the blog.

You have until the end of January to play along with their challenges, read all the challenge rules and link up your project here.

The Layout Sketch Challenge

The Card Sketch Challenge

The Bible verse Theme Challenge – 2 Corinthian 5:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here.”

And this month, I play along with the Card Sketch challenge. Here’s the card I created:

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I embossed the card based using my WRMK Evolution Advanced and CTMH Quatrefoil Embossing Folder. Using Watercolor brush, I pick some Hollyhock Exclusive ink from the ink pad lid and splatter it on the card randomly while I squeezed the water out. Have to be very careful to do this because you do not want the water to flow too much out of the brush and will soak your card.

Then I let the card based dry on the side. While it was drying, I cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock for the tag using my Silhouette Cameo and punch the bottom of the tag using Scallop Border Punch. Then tie up a piece of Baker’s twine I had in stash (I forgot the color’s name of it… sorry! But it is grey and white).

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For the flowers, on White Daisy cardstock, I stamped the flowers from The Big, The Bold and Extras set from Winnie & Walter using Hollyhock and Blush (retired, replaced with new pretty color, Pixie) Exclusive Ink Pads, then the leaves using Pear and Topiary Exclusive Ink Pads. Then I cut them using micro-tip scissors. I arranged them on the tag and glued them using glue pen. Then added some Sparkle Clear Assortment gems. From the same stamp set, I stamped the banner and sentiment using Black Exclusive ink pad. I added the banner on top of the flower cluster using 3D Foam Tape.

Before adding the tag on the card base, check to make sure the splatter ink is dry completely, if not, you can use any embossing heater to dry it, like I did using my Craft Heater. When it was completely dry, I added the border paper and arrow that I cut out from Heartstrings paper packet (lovely paper for this theme). Final step is to add the tag on the card. I glued the twine using a little bit of Liquid Glass (all-purpose liquid glue, dries clear, strong – best glue I ever used!) so it stays on the card, not flapping around. And my card is done 🙂

THANK YOU so much for visiting today!