Go Wild for your Birthday

Today was a busy day. I got up at 6 am to attend a dental convention. Then I ended up being there late for my first continue education class just  because of congested traffic. Fortunately I like all the speakers and learned quite a bit for my specialty. I got home late and I thought I would head to my comfy bed. Surprisingly I started to have ideas of making cards. It must be the prolong effect of the coffee I drank in the morning (2 Cups). I used the background that I made yesterday for the base of this card. It made assembling much easier.

I pre colored all images with Copic markers. Then I cut the Puffy cloud using Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border , and hand stamped the sentiment with Memento in Tuxedo Black . I attached it on to the background with some foam tape to create dimension. To adhere the images, I also used foam tape to do the work. I pulled out my Neat and Tangled Sequin mix in Starry Night and Sherbert to decorate background. Believe or not, that is all I did. Very simple steps but good enough when you have a good background as focal point.

Here are some backgrounds I made yesterday. To create the background of this card, I used Tim Holtz distress oxide in Peacock Feather and Cracked Pistachio , Neat and Tangled Polygon Stencil, Ranger Texture paste in Transparent Gloss.

The 9th of #the daily marker 30 days challenge overview

Kathy Rac hosted her 9th Instagram coloring challenge in January. I went along joining in this fun challenge and was proud of myself that I participated on every day. Here is an overview of my coloring challenge results. Since Day 18 was about ink pad coloring swatches, I did not include it in my post.

           

  

  

 

Friends forever from Woodland critters

Happy Friday my crafty friends!

If you remember, I did lots of coloring on images from Pretty Pink Posh Woodland critters Stamp set. Now it is time to assemble them into all kinds of fun cards. The weather here in Sacramento is quite strange. It was like spring last week and winter seems back in this week. You never know what you are going to get!

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To start making this card, I stamped all images with Memento ink in Rich Coco and colored with Copic markers.I used Uni-ball Signo White gel pen to add interest on hedgehog, it turned out pretty good. I ink blended the background by using Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feather. I sprayed background with clear water then quickly dry the surface with a piece of paper towel. After that, I splattered water mixture of these two colors onto the background using a paint brush.

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I cut the background using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces Die to create windows. I attached a piece of acetate and two layers of foam tape behind the windows to create dimensions. Then I added Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins to lighten up the background.

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At last, I arranged all colored images onto top of card using Multi Medium Matte and added a few Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Clear Droplets to make front card more sparkling. Easy breezing card making today. Isn’t it?! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will have a wonderful weekend!

Rawr…

Happy Weekend! Today I created a Dino love story. The story goes like this. Dino boys are all wanting to ask Dino girl to be their valentine. But she is only into Him. Everyone else is just nobody but only him 💜 I used Lawn Fawn Rawr mini stamp set to create this card. This is a very low price point stamp but high possibility to create all kinds of cards. Why not getting one from Butterflyrefection ink ?!

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  1. I stamped whole bunch of dinosaurs on masking paper, then cut them out to make a few masks for creating overlapped dinosaurs in the background.
  2. Without removing all masks,  I created  background colors with Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Picked Raspberry and Cracked Pistachio.
  3. Then I cut the paper using Lawn fawn Large stitched rectangle die and Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables Die. I raised the border by adding foam tape.
  4. I cut images using Rawr Lawn cuts except the dino girl. I did mirror image stamping (Simply stamp the image on a piece of acetate, and layered your paper on top of acetate.) Now it’s time to color everything with copic markers.
  5. i created another mask for making yellow spot light. The distress oxide ink color I used is in Fossilized Amber. I go ahead decorating the spot light with Pretty Pink Posh Iridescent Star Confetti
  6. I cut out some clouds using Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Lawn Cuts. Then I adhered them with our main Dino characters.
  7. Last, I stamped some tiny hearts using Lawn fawn ink in Lobster to show how much the Dino girl was into the boy.

I love you to out of this world

It’s been raining 3 days in a row. I kinda wish it could stop a little since my succulent garden is soaked. Whoever has succulent plants should know they do not need a lot of water. It might kill them if you water too much because it would rotten their leaves and roots. It is the first winter since I planted them. I consider it as an experiment to see which plant will survive in Sacramento and which one will be suffered, that why I will know what to purchase for the coming year if I want to expand my garden. OK. I created this card couple days ago and I was hoping the weather would get better today so I could have better result of photography. Oh well I cannot wait to share it anymore, so here we go

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  1. First of all, I colored all images with copic markers and fussy cut them.
  2. I cut the background using Lawn Fawn Crossed Stitched Rectangle die, then using a smaller rectangle frame to cut the center so I can create a frame.
  3. I used Tim holtz distress ink in Pickled Raspberry, Mustard seed, Seedless preserve,Black soot to ink blending the background. I splattered some water on the surface then quickly blot it with kitchen towel.
  4. To create the bottom part ,I arranged colored images and randomly glued some of Iridescent Star Confetti
    on the background, then pour some more to shaker purpose. Using Foam tape to create dimension.
  5. To prepare the top surface, I adhered Acetate to the frame then attach to the bottom piece.
  6. I cut out two layers of clouds by using my favorite things Stitched Cloud Edge die and adhered it to the top surface.
  7. I used foam tape again to adhere astronaut and rocket ship onto acetate surface.
  8. Last but not least, stamped the sentiment on the bottom of card using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black
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I am a Butterfly Ink-er Now

Oh yes! I made it to BRI Design Team @butterflyreflectionsink Now I am a Butterfly Ink-er!🎉🍾🎊 I’ve been wanting to be Vanessa’s team for a while because I am personally a shopper from her online store since she carries so many popular stamping and scrapbooking brands and also for free shipping on orders over $77. Not to mention about breathtaking sales event which I was one of people who was taking every single advantage of☺️ And now I could be here introducing her store products and enjoying my crafting addiction at the same time. I couldn’t enough how happy I am. Go ahead to the BRI blog to welcome the other 4 lucky girls who will be sharing this four months journey with me!!

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Best Fishes to You

Happy Monday or Happy end of Sunday! I got a little bit time to finish one card today. I had this scene in my mind…The sun is going done. Dinner time is approaching. Daddy bear decided to hunt for food to feed baby bear. As the bucket is filling up, both of them are getting so happy. Let us talk about something depressing a little. Today, at least 26 people were killed in Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. I can’t imagine why this gunman decided to do this to all innocent people. What’s going on with this world?! All I can do right now is to stay positive and pray for all families that are involved in this tragedy…

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  1. To prepare the background, I did ink blending using distress inks and distress oxide inks.
  2. I cut clouds using Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die , I also cut mountains using Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Borders In order to create the river, I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Trails die
  3. To create the snow on the top of mountain, I added glue and sprinkled Vintage Glass Glitter
  4. I colored all images with copic markers. The images are from Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays stamp set
  5. I assembled all the pieces onto the background. I added some foam tapes for Daddy bear and the clouds to create some dimension.
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You are my Favorite

I am switching the gear from Christmas to Fall scene a little. Rich yellow and orange are my go to colors for fall. The distress oxide inks are too pale for the whole panel. I had to add some distress inks to make the color richer. Then I found they are easier to blend if distress oxide prepped the base. Score! Now blending shouldn’t be a big problem at all!

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  1. Fussy cut all images from Neat and Tangled My favorite nut Stamp set and colored with Copic markers
  2. Ink blended with Tim Holtz distress oxide and inks on a watercolor paper
  3. Created the windows using My favorite things Stitched Rectangle die, Large one for the base and small one for three windows
  4. Added foam tape on the border of the frame to create window dimension so I could add Neat and Tangled Festive Fall Sequin Mix in them
  5. Before assembled the windows, I stamped “You are my favorite” sentiment on the background
  6. Assembled all images around the windows and adhered the panel onto a A2 card base.
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Thank you from The bottom of my heart

Where to start…Umm…I wanted to create a fall scene with detailed background. So I pulled out all things that I could think to help me reaching my goal (craft dies, inkpads, sequins…and so on) There’s a song singing as “Can’t take my eyes off you…Can”t take my mind off you…” I was going like “Can’t take my hands off you…” Before I knew it, I added A LOT into this tiny A2 card. If I have more room on the panel, the badger and the mouse would be in there too. From now on I need to remind myself, sometimes less is more.

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  1. Copic colored all images from Neat and Tangled Into the woods Stamp set
  2. Cut back panel from Lawn Fawn die, then use My favorite things Stitiched Rectangle die to create a window.
  3. Ink blended the background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide and Distress ink.
  4. Raised border up using foam tape to create dimension, then adhered them onto a white card base in size A2.
  5. Stamped sentiment from Into the woods Stamp set with VersaMark in Oynx Black
  6. Decorated corner of the frame with Neat and Tangled Festive Fall Sequin Mix
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