Thursday, May 9, 2019

Needlework Grateful

Another thank you card was made. We can never have too many thank you cards to give out, right?

Using the inspiration challenge picture and the pretty Needlework Motif Stamp Set from Altenew, I made a simple CAS card. The Flower and leaves were very detailed and elegant, so I didn't use too many fancy embellishments here and only did a little shading with my watercolor to show off the detailed flower and leaves. 

The sentiment was from Altenew's Story of Us stamp set, another favorite of mine.

Here is a close up.

I am playing along with the Altenew May 2019 Inspiration Challenge.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Flowers For You

I made a floral card using Paper Smooches' Blossoming Buds stamp set. I heat embossed the flower clusters repeatedly and then I used watercolor to color them. A simple sentiment was chosen to finish up this card.

This is a close up.

I am playing along with the Paper Smooches May 2019 flower challenge.

Also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

And the Flower Challenge #32: Embossing (heat/dry).

Thank you for visiting!

Cute Bunnies

I tried no line coloring after watching Kristina's tutorial. Her cards were so perfect, and mines were nowhere near hers, but I was still glad that I made this card following her tips. I think I definitely need more practice by making more cards like this one! 

The two cute bunnies are from  Lawn Fawn's Upon A Star stamp set. I liked how the bunnies looking up the sky. I also liked the heart and the "I love you" message written among the stars. I am giving this card to my mom for Mother's day. 

Here is close up. The two bunnies were fuzzy cut and foam taped to the card.

I am playing along with the CASology week 342 Mother challenge.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Colorful Flower

I made a spring card using the inspiration from the Altenew April Challenge with the Mega Succulent Stamp Set. These colors are not my usual color combination, but I liked it at the end. It was fun to step out of my comfort zone a bit. Thank you for the inspiration!

I am playing along the Atenew April 2019 Inspiration Challenge

Friday, April 12, 2019

Ombre Mother's Day

Mother's day is coming. My friends and I have a moms' gathering early May every year before Mother's Day and I made cards for my friends every year. This year, I plan to make ombre cards for my dear friends.

I cut thin strips of different shads of pink and glued them together on a white cardstock. I then die cut the word happy from the ombre piece I glued together. I dried embossed a piece of a beige card stock as the background and stamped the other half of the sentiment on another pink strip. Two small hearts with foam tapes were added to finish the card.

Here are close ups.

I had fun making this card! OK! One card down! Six or Seven more to go! Hope my friends will be happy when they receive the cards. Happy Mother's Day!!

I am playing along the Addicted to CAS challenge #156.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Lovely Spring Day

Spring is here! We had a lovely afternoon last Saturday. The temperature reached 70 degrees. Then the next day it went back to the 50s. Typical spring...

But we enjoyed last Saturday tremendously. What a lovely day to spend the afternoon in the park. I can't wait for spring to come!

Here is a card I made for the spring day. I used Altenew's Story of Us stamp set for the flowers and leaves with various pink and green inks. The sentiment is from Altenew's Inked Floral stamp set. Pink and green are definitely spring colors.

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day!

Here is a close up.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


I love Altenew's card blog. I always get so inspired after visiting there. Today is no exception. After I saw this card made by Norine Borys, I just had to try the pen and ink technique.

This is my first attempt with Norine's layout and using the same stamp set. The end result was not as pretty as her cards, but I was still happy and felt like an artist!

I will try this technique again with other solid stamp set.

Here is a close up.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Purple Auesome

After finished making this card using Altenew's Antique Engravings Cover Die, I made another card with purple flowers. It was almost the same design except the different background and a different sentiment.

Here is a close up.

I love both cards. How about you?

Red Shimmer Thank You

I played with my new die from Altenew call Antique Engravings Cover Die and I had so much fun playing with it. 

I first die cut a white cardstock using the cover die, and then I die cut red and orange cardstocks for the flowers. I stamped a lovely background using Altenew's Gradient Stripes Stamp Set on a green cardstock and glued the big one piece white die cut onto the background card. 

I then glued all the pieces for the flowers onto the spaces where the flowers at. I only glued the flower pieces and left all the leaves as they were since they already showed green background from their openings. As a final step, I added shimmers onto the flowers.

A simple thank you sentiment was added with white heat embossing at the right lower corner.

Here are close ups. You can see the sparkles on the flowers. 

I am very happy with the card! It is simple yet elegant.

I am playing along with the Altenew March Inspiration Challenge. It is one of my favorite challenges to play along for some fun and great inspirations!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sweet Peas Thank You

I am sharing another card. This time I used Altenew Sweetest Peas Stamp Set. I used my favorite coloring method, watercoloring, to color the flowers and added a light gray wash around the flowers. The sentiment is from another stamp set, also from Altenew, called "Leaf Canopy".


I am playing along the Altenew February 2019 Inspiration Challenge.

Thank you for visiting.

Pink Flower Thank You

I have a simple and easy to make CAS card to share. I used Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D Die Set for the single flower and dark green leaves. I added shimmers for the top layer of the flower and foam mounted the flower for some dimension. To make the simple card more interesting, I added score lines around the flower and the leaves at the bottom half of the card.

You can see the shimmers from these close ups. I used textured dark green cardstock for the leaves, but the texture is very hard to see from the photos.

The dark green color is also very hard to see from the photos.

I am playing along the Altenew February 2019 Inspiration Challenge.

Thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pink Flower New Year

This is one of the New Year cards I made. I painted pink for the flowers and greenish grey for their backgrounds using Altenew Watercolor 36 Paint Pans. The stamp set I used is from Altenew's Dearest Friend stamp set.

I was so inspired by this card with the loose watercoloring and I am pretty happy with my end results. Hope you'll like my card too.

Here is a close up.

I am playing along with the Flower Challenge: #28 Coulor, Pink and Grey.

Thank you for visiting.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Blue Blooming New Year

Hello, dear friends!  Thank you for stopping by! 

This is a quick and easy card to make and I liked this simple design so much that I will definitely make more!

The stamp set I used is from Altenew Floral Art. This set has a large flower for stamp layering or you could just stamp the large flower outline and color the flower. For this card, I colored outside of the flower with blue watercolor and added a silver stripe underneath the flower panel to draw attention to the sentiment.

Here is a close up.

Blooming New Year

I always make cards for Chinese New Year after Christmas every year. I will be uploading all the cards pretty soon. This card was the first one I made and all the colors from the card matched the colors from Altenew January challenge! 

I used an Altenew stamp set called Blooming Bouquet.  It's a large stamp set and perfect for the festive New Year card. I used watercolor to color all the flowers and added gold acrylic paint for accents here and there on the flowers.

Here is a close ups. Hopefully you can see the gold accents from here.

I am playing along the Altenew January Inspiration challenge. Thank you for visiting.