Dare 2B Artzy | Beary Special Mom Card

Hello hello hello artzy friends… Mother’s Day is right around the corner here in USA. It is a special day to celebrate women who have special role in our lives as “MOM”.

Today I would like to share a card idea for Mother’s Day. I share this card and details how to make it at Dare 2B Artzy blog.

For the background, I used the Wild Flower Stencil. I used oval blending brush to add the Catherine Pooler Inks on the card.

The bear, banner, bees and sentiment are from the Bear Banner Stamp Set and I used the matching Bear Banner Die to cut them all.

I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne to stamp the images and sentiment, and I used ShinHan Twin Markers and Arteza Markers to color the bear and bees.

Before you go, don’t forget to check out D2BA May Challenge: Flower. We cannot wait to see your projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

May Stencil Challenge | Take Time For Yourself

Hey hey hey… It is May Day!!! New month… New season… New adventure. We all have another chance to start and try something new again. You can start with taking time for yourself if you have been neglecting yourself lately… Don’t forget you are important, too.

My crafty friends, today we have a new challenge for you at STAMPlorations. The design team ladies share their beautiful and fabulous projects to inspire you to create projects using any stencils. You can link up your project for a chance to be one of the challenge winners. Please make sure you read the rules to participate.

On my mixed media card today, I used the Make Marks 1 StencilBrave One and Powerful Women ATC. The process making this card was fun and I enjoy the time I spent. Here’s how I did it.

I started with creating the background. I spread some gold metallic acrylic paint on a heavyweight cardstock using old credit card, then I let it dried completely. Acrylic paint can be dried with craft heater but you need to be careful to not over heat it otherwise the paint with be over heated and it will be bubbly. I used very thin layer of paint on this panel so air-drying is enough and quick enough.

When the painted background dried well, I added the stencil on top of it and taped it down with the ThermoWeb Purple tape. I added some of the VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink on the panel with foam. After that, I removed the stencil and then I dried the background panel with craft heater.

I trimmed the background panel bit smaller than the card base. I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of the panel using foam dauber for extra texture and shadow. I added it on the card base with permanent adhesive runner.

I like the new pre-printed ATC cards from STAMPlorations. You can easily use them for any kind of projects. For this card, I simply added some Distress ink around the edges of the ATC card with foam dauber and then I added on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I stamped couple of the flowers with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink on a white cardstock, dried the ink, and then I colored them with Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils and using Wink of Stella Glitter brush to blend in the watercolor pigment. I dried the flowers using craft heater and then I used micro-tip scissors to fussy cut them. I added those flowers on the card with glue dot to give this mixed media card some dimension and layers look but not bulky for sending it out in regular mail.

I hope this sparks an idea for your to create with stencils. I cannot wait to see your projects, too. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

2021 National Bubble Tea Day

Welcome to our National Bubble Tea Day!!! I am super excited to participate at this collaboration blog hop to celebrate this fun bubble tea day with Coffee Loving Cardmakers team and Trinity Stamps.

The fun starts on Shanna Slater’s blog! They are giving away a prize, too. For a chance to win (or many chances) by leaving a comment a long the way you hop over each participant. Commenting is open until May 7th at 11:59 pacific. One random winner will be picked from across all participating blogs.  The winner will receive a Trinity Stamps $25 Gift Code!

Here’s the list of the participant:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

And here is my card for this hop that I made this slimline bubble tea card using the fun Summertime Sips Stand-Alone Die Set for the vocal point bubble tea cup on the card. I use one of the sentiments from the A Latte Love Stamp Set.

I used some of the bubble white circles that I cut out using the circle dies come with the die set and the Crafty Roast Clay Coffee Bean Embellishments. I LOVE that coffee bean!

For the watercolor background, I used smooshing with stamping block technique and Catherine Pooler Ink Pads. It is a fun way of adding watercolor wash on the background card.

I hope you all enjoy this bubble tea slimline card today. Now… it is time to hop along over my friends’ blogs. Have fun and wonderful day!

Colorful or Monochrome, Which Is Your Style?

Hello crafty friends! I hope you all have a good week so far… This week, I had these three projects to share with you all. For me, either colorful or monochrome, they both are different style that you can do in cardmaking. How about you? Which one is your style?

First project is these CAS kraft cards that I created using the Inspirational #5 Clear StickersWatercolor ATC Journaling CardsBloomfully – Faith Stamp SetBlossom Sprays #1 Stamp Set, and Blossom Sprays #3 Stamp Set. The main key of this style is that you need to pick an image that will stand out as vocal point of the card even when it is in black and white or monochrome color, against the colorful background. I am sharing more about how I created these cards at STAMPlorations blog.

My second card this week is this black and white slimline card that I created using I used the Strawberry Vine Stamp Set (coordinating die set is available, too), Textures (Totally Tracy) Stamp Set, and Rectangle Slimline Framelit Dies. I never thought to use a Spring or Summer theme stamp set to create a black and white or monochrome style. But after I put this card together, I like how it turned out. The strawberry branch has its own “wow” even it was not colored. I added extra interest and texture on the background using the texture stamp set and some sequins to embellish this card. You can head over to Dare 2B Artzy blog to read more about this monochrome slimline card.

And for my third project, it is this colorful mixed media coffee tag that I shared at Coffee Loving Cardmaking blog this week. This cup of bloom mixed media tag I created using an old postcard that I reused as the tag base. I used the Stitched Tags Nesting CUTplorations Die SetSTAMPlorations Coffee Spring/Summer KitMake Marks 6 ARTplorations StencilBrave One Stamp Set, Gelatos, Pigment inks, watercolor pencils, glitter brush, acrylic paint spray.

I hope this week projects give you extra ideas to create and have fun inside your craft room. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!

April Stencil Challenge | Dream Big Art Journal

Hello crafty friends… It is half way through April now! I am so looking forward to see more pretty colorful flowers.

Today, I would like to share this simple art journal page with you. I used the Faces – Lovely ARTplorations StencilMake Marks 1 ARTplorations StencilMixed Media Grunge Stamp SetArt Marks 2 Stamp SetBig Dreamer Stamp Set. All from STAMPlorations.

I also used Gelatos, white gesso, texture paste, fine glitter, pigment ink pads, and acrylic paints on this page.

I other tools I used were from what I can find around the kitchen such as plastic knife, bubble wrap, and recycling toilet paper roll and tape roll.

Mixed media should not be stressful process. It does not have to be perfect. Sometimes, mistakes can be an extra element on the project. The main thing is you can feel the joy and fun in the process.

I hope you all can find time to create and join our April Stencil Challenge. For more inspiration from the team you can check them all here. And go here to link up your project for this challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all will have a wonderful day.