Sunday, January 22, 2017

Create Motion with Splatter!

Hello friends!
Today I am introducing you a new die in stamping town.
Heart Drop Thin Die (Penny Black)
From the product photo picture, it's hard to see what the die is like. But it actually makes stitched lines (like dry-embossing) and does a full die cut with the hearts.

Happy V. Day

I always love the cascading effect by using colors and splatter. So I dabbed some Distress Ink and slightly blended them.

Happy Valentine's Day

I made sure that the colors overlapped a little bit. Since I made two pieces of die cut, I did some inlaid die with the small hearts (painted with Distress Ink and water).

I always keep a box (SSS Monthly kit box, to be exact) in my craft room. This comes in handy when I add inky splatter like I did for this card.
Happy V. Day (2)

If your Gold Wink of Stella pen is juicy, you can simply tap the pen to create splatter. When I added gold splatter, I used the Yellow Gold in  Ganzi Tambi Starry Colors (6) to create the gold splatter. By mixing it with a bit of water, you can create your own gold ink.  I partially covered this card with a piece of scarp paper to ensure the splatter falls on to the intended spot/area. 

close-up (2)
I hope my post inspires you to add splatter to your project! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 NEW CHA-release products can be pre-ordered over Simon Says Stamp here. Use code "HEART" to get $5 off in your purchase.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

More Altenew Goodness

Hello friends!
First of all, thank you so much for your HUGE GENORMOUS congratulations, well wishes and thoughtful comments (see here, Facebook page, Instagram)💗.
I read each and every comment in my blog and over Altenew. Some of them made me a bit teary even...they are happy tears! Your messages make me smile and warm my heart! 
If you have not commented for a chance to win $15 Gift Card to Altenew Online store, check it out here. There will be a monthly giveaway of $15 to shop over Altenew online store starting in February right here in this blog. I hope you are excited as I am. 😍
I am popping in with a new (to me) stamp set and alcohol markers from Altenew.

When you put this...

Sew Very Happy

 and this
 Altenew Artist Markers

You will get the following result.
For my card, I silver-embossed and did multi-color stamping. With MISTI, the multi-color stamping proves to be much easier to do. 
sew very happy

How do you like hand-stitching on a card? To be honest, I am not a sewer, but I love the look of stitching on a card. The stamp set Sew Very Happy offers SEW many possibilities. 

If you love sewing or know of anyone who loves sewing...or if you love handmade stitched look (like me), this one is perfect.

This is also my first time using Altenew Alcohol Markers. From what I had experienced, these markers are awesome to use and the colors match perfectly with my stamped design. The two tips on each markers compliment nicely with any surface that you want to color. The price point? Each marker is half of the price of a Copic Sketch markers! I highly recommend them if you are into anything Altenew. Also, if you don't have a lot of Copic Markers, this is one great set to build on.

SALES info: 
find all the Altenew supplies over Altenew online store. See Altenew sales here.
 NEW CHA-release products can be pre-ordered over Simon Says Stamp here. Use code "HEART" to get $5 off in your purchase).

Hope you have a great weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

My Crafty Announcement!!!

Hello friends!
Today is a SUPER exciting day for me! 😍
 I can finally share my crafty news that is happening in 2017.
You see, back in November, I got this happy e-mail inviting me to join the Altenew Card Design Team (wh-aaa-t?)!! See announcement here! I literally did some silly clapping and a happy little dance! I also got Dr. John to read the e-mail and made sure I was not day-dreaming.....Well, I will spare you the visual details. LOL.😉

I have been a fan of Altenew since its first launch in 2014 and have loved all the innovative designs and trends that this stamp company brings to stampers/card-makers all around the world. Altenew's "Act Local, Think Global" approach in their products and marketing is very inspiring. Working for this amazing stamp company definitely is a dream come true.😊

For the announcement post, I am sharing a new project with you.
I Adore You

I always love using vellum in my project. For this card, I actually made my own color vellum paper with the Altenew Cool Summer Inks by swiping a few ink pad over regular vellum paper.
You can control the depth of blue (or any color) and create interesting gradient of colors, too!

edited: the vellum took about 5-10 min. to dry. I dabbed it on paper to make sure they would not bleed/contaminate the paper. That's it.

I adore you #2

Once dried (the hardest part), I white-embossed the images and fussy cut them out. The details from the stamps makes this card a stand-out.

I adore you #3

 2017 is looking very bright to me in my crafting world. I can't wait to share my Altenew creations with you (the upcoming new release is absolutely splendid!!). To celebrate this special occasion, I have a $15 Altenew online store gift card to give away. One of you who leave me a comment here in this post AND the Altenew blog will get a chance to win. So, please be sure to leave me some love in BOTH blogs (here in this post and my Altenew announcement post). Please comment by midnight 11:59pm, EST Jan. 24th, 2017. I will announce the winner on Jan. 25th.

Thank you once again for your amazing feedback and support.