Stencil Challenge | Sending Hugs Mixed Media Card

Hello everyone!!! June is here!!! We officially is in the middle of the year 2021, yes… we are half way through this year. Keep the faith and have hope to live every day that the situation will gets better. Sending paper hugs to you all…

Today, I would like to share this simple Sending Hugs mixed media card with you all…

I made this card using Make Marks 1 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 6 ARTplorstions Stencil, Petals 3 ARTplorstions Stencil, Just Everyday Greetings Clear Stickers, Bit of Washi #2 Clear Stickers, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I went with monochromatic colors for masculin card since we are celebrating Father’s Day in June. I did monoprinting technique with white and light blue acrylic paints for the first layer of the background paper, and then the top layer is double-stencil with 2 kind of stencils and Distress Oxides ink pads.

I embellished the card with some of the clear sticker washi tape pattern and the sentiment is also a clear sticker. These clear stickers are fun to use on any projects.

I hope this card sparks you an idea to join our STAMPlorations June Stencil Challenge. You can use any stencils to create any kind of projects to play along. Please make sure to read the rules to be eligible to win the prize.

And when you used any STAMPlorations products on your project, you can link it up at the Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge. You can check other fun challenges at STAMPlorations Blog for this month. There are many fabulous inspirations from the design teams, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!!!

D2BA | Hope You Perk Up

Hello hello hello everyone! School is out and that means… Summer break is officially started! I hope this card today will perk you up and brings some sunshines in your day.

I share this card at Dare 2B Artzy Blog today. I made this coffee card today using the new Latte Love Stamp Set, new Frappe & Donut Die Set, new Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies, and Sunburst Stencil.

All of these new coffee stamps and dies are also available in this Coffee bundle that you can grab them with sale price!

The Mini Slimline card base I used is 6″ X 3.25″ that fit perfectly with all the D2BA new Slim Mini dies.

I used gelli printing technique to create that background. I dabbed the dye inks directly on the gelli plate and spray lightly with water. Then, I added the stencil and I put the watercolor paper on top. I gently pressed the paper and then I removed the paper and stencil off the gelli plate. I grabbed another watercolor paper and pulled another print off the gelli plate.

I dried the printed paper with craft heater and then I cut it with the largest size of the Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies. I added the front panel on too of the slim mini card base with permanent adhesive runner.

I stamped the coffee cup, sleeve, and lid on a watercolor paper with black pigment ink and dried them. I colored then with watercolor brush pens and water brush. I dried them again and then I cut them with the coordinating dies. I put the pieces together with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added the cup on the card with permanent adhesive

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with black pigment ink and then I cut it with the label die from the Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

That’s my card today! Hope this brings some sunshine into your day. Thanks so much for stopping by!

May Stencil Challenge | A Fresh Start

Hello hello hello everyone… We are already in the middle of May. I love this quote that I used on my card today. Every day is a fresh start. We have another new change every day to start fresh for sure. I hope this will encourage you too.

I made this mixed media card using the Blossoming ARTplorations StencilBrick Wall ARTplorations StencilInspirational #4 Clear Stickers. Have you played along with the Stencil Challenge this month? If not yet, you still have time to create a project using stencils and link it up at our May Stencil Challenge. Do you need more inspiration? Check out the projects from the design team at STAMPlorations blog.

I used stamping with stencil technique to start the first layer of the background using the Brick Wall stencil. I used pigment ink to stamp the stencil on a heavyweight cardstock.

Next, I taped the Blossoming stencil on the cardstock and using an oval blending brush, I added the black pigment on the cardstock. I only focused on one corner of the cardstock when I blending in the ink on the stencil. I removed the stencil and clean it with stamp cleaner spray towel.

I put the background panel in my spray box (just a little box I have for spraying and splatting inks so I won’t make a mess on my craft table!) and I added some paint splatters on the background panel using the Fireworks! Juicy Purples set from Imagine Crafts. After adding some splatters on it, I dried the whole background panel with craft heater.

I trimmed the background panel slightly smaller than the card base and I added it on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I added the clear sticker sentiment on a white cardstock, trimmed it, and I added on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

That’s my mixed media card today. I hope this give you an idea to create with stencils. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!


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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!