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 ?!
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.
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.
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
First of all, I colored all images with copic markers and fussy cut them.
Sneak peak of my project Butterflyreflections ink blog tomorrow. It’s been raining here from last night. I don’t mind raining day but I Hate to battle with garden snails 🐌 who likes to destroy my new succulent garden. I was surprise they eat Everything in the garden.
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!!
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…
To prepare the background, I did ink blending using distress inks and distress oxide inks.
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!
Fussy cut all images from Neat and Tangled My favorite nut Stamp set and colored with Copic markers
Ink blended with Tim Holtz distress oxide and inks on a watercolor paper
Created the windows using My favorite things Stitched Rectangle die, Large one for the base and small one for three windows
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
Before assembled the windows, I stamped “You are my favorite” sentiment on the background
Assembled all images around the windows and adhered the panel onto a A2 card base.
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.
I have colored every single image from Mama ElephantA Beary Christmas Stamp set. I used some of them for a card a few days ago and left some. It would be nice to make a card out of what”s left. So here it is. I made a shaker card. Now I know how hard to take a photo of shaker card without glare from the acetate. Please check out other detail photos to see the true color.
Color all images with copic markers.
For the card base background, ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Picked raspberry. Assemble images to the background
Yesterday was World Card Making Day. I pulled out my craft stashes for yard sale and was hoping someone crafty would show up and appreciate them. And yes, a lady named Christina, who was looking at my stamps one by one until she stopped and asked me how much it is for all. And yes, she bought 100+ stamp sets from me!!! She also got most of my craft punches. What I was surprised is that her husband actually helped her test every single punch to see if they are sharp. What a supportive husband! I immediately looked at my husband and hoped he got some hints from me. I am so happy that my yard sale was successful. In the end I had some time to sit down making a card to celebrate this wonderful day.
I just received my goodie bag from Kathy Racoosin. Thanks for the opportunity of her generous Instagram giveaway. I really appreciated it! Kathy is a fantastic person. Whoever haven’t followed her, please go to her Instagram or Blog, because her talent will blow your mind!