Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Guest Design for Paru's Card Making Challenge!

Hello friends! 
It is my honor today to share my guest design projects with you. 
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Paru over Paru's Card-making Challenge invited me to be the June Guest designer!
The theme is a fun and timely one! I took up the challenge and created a card for hubby Dr. John and a tag for my son David who is doing an engineering internship in San Francisco. 
For all details, please visit Paru's Card-making Challenge
Happy Father's Day
About the card:
I created the background with the stencil (Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Gear) with Distress Crayons. By applying and mixing the colors with my finger tips, the background was easy to create. I then lightly applied some Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste (white) over and let dry. After that, I stamped the sentiment from Brushed Happy Sentiment Set (from The Ton Stamp). For final touches, I attached the globe from TH Souvenir Adornments with strings.

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About the tag:
I stamped the Hero Arts Goldfish in Distress Inks (Carved Pumpkin and Festive Berries) with the help of MISTI. After stamping the image, I clear-embossed the fish. I did the same with the sea weed/grass in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and Scuba (Simon Says Stamp). After that, I sprayed blue mist ( Lindy's Gang Steel Shimmer Glitz Spritz and Heidi Swapp Project Life Spritz). Once the paint dried, I embossed the sentiment with Hero Arts Platinum EP. I added the droplets with White Opel Liquid Pearls. I added the adornment/twines for the tag.
 
 I think this "just keep swimming" tag is perfect for someone like my son David. He is enjoying the internship in an electric motor bike company this summer. Every weekend, he keeps himself busy in sightseeing, running and biking in SF. These are a few snap shots.
I am sure that I left my heart in San Francisco.

I hope that you check out Paru's Cardmaking Challenge. Not only this is a great chance to get your Father's Day card projects done, it is also a good chance to win two prizes from the sponsor for this challenge!

Awesome, right?
Thank you so much, Paru, for inviting me! And thank you for stopping by!
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 In case you are shopping, the code for Simon Says Stamp is "Breezy".
It will take $5 off for purchase over $5 or more (valid till June 15)! 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Simon Says Stamp June Monthly Card Kit--Take 3!

Hello friends!  
I am sharing my 3rd card created from Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit .
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 I normally like to use stamping techniques to create cards. But with this set, the pattern paper prompted me to do MORE with the stamps.
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I do love tearing up paper and showing the white part. So I first created the striped background with the torn paper. I then white embossed the flowers with one of the darker paper. 

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 I made the die cut with "dream" sentiment and I think the black card stock is perfect for it. I love how this turned out.
Thanks for stopping by! 
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 In case you are shopping, the code for Simon Says Stamp is "Breezy".
It will take $5 off for purchase over $5 or more (valid till June 15)!  

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Floral Butterfly Die

Hello friends!
Have you ever set sight on a craft item and you knew you "have to" have it? 
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 Floral Butterfly (Penny Black) did just that for me.
This die speaks volumes itself. I can think of many ways of using it.

Card Set
I was feeling inspired....so I set out to make a set of cards. First, I created a super colorful background with assorted Spray/ColorShine on Watercolor paper.
Then I made the die cut and add a few simple elements (such as pattern paper, splatter and sequins).

Card #1
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Card #2
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Card #3
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Card #4
Card #4

Card #5
(use pink watercolor for stripey background)
Card #5

Card #6
(use blue watercolor for stripey background)
Card #6

This makes a great gift set! I plan to give this set of cards to my friend whose birthday is coming up in June.
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 I love making card sets :)

One last thing, if you have not entered my "Spread the Love" giveaway, the deadline is coming up soon! As long as you are a follower to this blog, you are qualified to have a chance to win $100 worth of stamping goodies! Good luck!

Thank you for stopping by!
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  In case you are shopping, the code for Simon Says Stamp is "Breezy".
It will take $5 off for purchase over $5 or more (valid till June 15)!  
 
Good chance to stock up on Ranger products! Use "RANGER20" to get 20% off.

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