Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Add Some Splatter!

Hello friends!

If you follow my blog for a while, you know I give a lot of LOVE to my stamping.
Today's card was made with a lot of love.

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 It may not look like much....
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This was what's involved with creating this card: emboss the flowers in two colors, apply Distress Inks, apply Distress Crayons and lots of ink-splatter.

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When you are having fun in embossing and stamping layers and layers of colors, nothing is "too much work".  I am sure you are likely to agree.
Thanks for looking!


Monday, August 29, 2016

More on The Large Frame Die

Hello friends!
I am back again with this Birthday Wishes Frame Die.

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This time I am using just the sentiment. My photos below shows you how I colored the die with gradient of colors. I think the best way (for me) is to make the die cut and then blend in the inks (see top right).
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I tried to create colored paper first and then die cut. However, I ended up ruining the sentiment. I think it's because that the paper was still wet from the ink-blending. Since the sentiment is quite intricate, I ruined a few of them.

I am pleased how it turned out with the ink-blending.
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I also added some gold stripey color paper for this festive design. The stamping of the balloons was done with MISTI. The new-to-me Nuvo (the gold ink droplets) is really neat. I now want to collect every colors!

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It truly is a versatile die if you see my last two posts (here and here).
This is not the last time you see me using this Birthday Wishes die... :) 

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Your encouragement and support mean so much to me. Thank you! 


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Stamp Something Colorful

Hello friends!
I truly hope you are not tired of my incessant butterfly post. Here we go again.
I love creating one layer cards and today's card is nearly one layer....
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This time I am using the smallest butterfly in Butterfly Trio to create a colorful background with an invisible border. If you miss seeing the transparent version, here it is.

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Somehow I feel that the invisible border adds something special to the design.

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Obviously, I couldn't have done the multi-color stamping without MISTI. This is the best chance to get all your favorite inks out to play! In the end, I stamped and white-embossed the butterfly in colored card stock. I cut it out and positioned it with loops of silver thread.

I must remind you that this stamp set Butterfly Trio is super popular and sells out quickly. Since summer is coming to an end, I have the feeling that it will be gone soon.
Well, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!