Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blue Star Baby Card

A baby card was made for a friend. You can see it's a boy from all the blue colors on the card. 

I used a hero arts stamp set called precious baby boy with lots of cute boy images. The cute images were first stamped with very light gray ink, water colored, and fuzzy cut before mounted with foam tapes on the embossed polka dots card front.

 I also made a matching envelope with lots of stars for the card. 

Entering this card to "a blog named hero" April challenge: anything goes with Hero Arts.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Anniversary Celebration

- from my first post

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest to creating things new.


                                                                                                Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

Happy first anniversary!! It's been a year since my first post on my blog in April last year and my first card creation sometime in spring last year! I have learned so much from the card making community and I am very very grateful for all the talented ladies and gentlemen out there. 

On my early days of card making, I used the same butterfly stamp to made cards. To celebrate my first anniversary, I made another card with the same butterfly stamp. I used watercolor to make a soft background for the butterfly on a piece of watercolor paper. The butterfly was first colored using watercolor paint and stamped on the card. Then I used a darker purple to color the butterfly stamp partially and stamped again to add some shading.

Here are all other butterfly cards I made throughout the year. I am planning to use the same stamp to make more butterfly cards. Happy happy anniversary!!

I am playing along with TIME OUT Challenges #81- I was inspired by the butterflies.

And STAMPlorations Things with wings 25 days of celebrating SPRING!

And Happy Little Stampers April Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by!

Spring Smiles

Pink tulips are so pretty in spring!! They bloomed in time for Easter Sunday the past weekend!! They made me so happy while I had my morning walk that I wanted to make a pink tulip card! I watercolored a panel using green and blue on this one layer card I made using watercolor paper. After it dried, it became a very soft background for the grass and the tulips. I also colored the tulips and leaves with Gelly Roll glitter pens to add extra shimmer. I love spring, pink tulips, and green grass. They all make me smile!

Here is a close-up. Does it make you smile too?

The tulip card was actually inspired from this red flower card. I  always sometimes have half-finished cards sitting around in my "half-finished card box". Some are my experiments, and some are not so pretty, and some are half finished just like this one. I just couldn't decide which sentiment I'd like to use! So it was left there in the box without a sentiment. Now I finally took it out and finished making the card. (It was easy. I only stamped on the sentiment). I actually finished two cards at the same time!! Yeah!

The flowers also had shimmers added using a glitter pen.

The sentiment I used is from Penny Black called snippets. I love that there are many sentiments to choose from for any occasions. The grass and tulips were from a stamp set called Stamp-A-Birthday kit by Hugh Lauter Levin Associates I got from a garage sale many years ago. I think it was the first stamp set I have ever owned. It has many rubber stamps and instructions to make birthday cards. I finally put the stamps to good use in the last year when I started making cards.

I am playing along with the Less is More Challenge #324. The theme is spring walk.

And the CAS Watercolor Card April Challenge. Green & Pink.

Casology week 245: grow. My card reminded me of this nursery rhyme and I just can't stop singing it,"Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow?" If you want hear the song, click here. It's from "little angel" I found from youtube.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sparkly Hello

I am meeting a friend for lunch tomorrow and I wanted to make her a happy card. This is perfect for me to try the sparkle embossing power I bought a while ago. I had no idea what it would look like, but I was happy after I heat embossed it. I hope my friend will like the card I made for her.

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #215 as my inspiration to make the card. The pretty rose was heat embossed with the sparkle embossing power. I added little dots using clear stardust Gelly Roll pen on the background. The sentiment "hello" was first die cut then highlighted using the clear stardust Gelly Roll pen and Glossy Accents. Since the card has sparkles all over, it was so hard to photograph, especially those little sparkles on the background. Making the card was quick, but I ended up taking tons of photos until I took this one, and I was finally happy with it.

You can see more sparkles on the background from the close up. The sparkles are more colorful on the actual card and they show different shades of sparkles from different angles. Unfortunately, all the pretty sparkles and colors got lost from the photos.

I am playing along with this challenge: CAS(E) this Sketch #215.

And this challenge: CAS Game #87 - Shiny Spring. Hello spring!!

Thank you for visiting.