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.

Things With Wings Blog Hop and Link Up Party | Be Brave Enough To Fly

Hello everyone! Spring is here… and we are at STAMPlorations celebrating this new season with the Things With Wings Blog Hop and Link Up Party!

Visit each participant’s blog and leave commet to join the hop. You are also can create any project with anything with wings and link it up here for more chances to win. There are EIGHT prizes to win!!! Commenting and linking up is from today until Friday, May 7, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. The winners will be announced at STAMPlorations Blog on May 10, 2021.

And…Here’s my project for this blog hop

On my card I used the Layered Butterflies stamp set to create that background and the sentiment is from the Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set.

I stamped the layered butterflies images on a black cardstock with chalk ink pads and then added some mixed media art spray splatters on it. I dried the whole background with craft heater.

I trimmed the background panel bit smaller than the card size and then I used distresser tool to distress the edges. I added it on the card with fun foam and permanent glue.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock and trimmed it into a sentiment label and I added it on the card with thin 3D foam tape.

That’s my card for today. Pretty simple and easy to make, right? I hope you all have fun blog hopping and creating projects for the link up party. And.. when you use any STAMPlorations products, you also can link up your project at the Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge.

And before you all go to the next hop, here’s a special code for you: STAMPGIRLHELEN to use at STAMPlorations store and save 20% off on your order.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

D2BA | You’re Brew-tiful CAS Card

Hello artzy friends. Today, I am up at Dare 2B Artzy blog sharing this freshly brewed coffee card.

On my coffee card today I use the Perfect Blend Stamp Set, coordinating Coffee Cup Die Set, Hug In A Mug Stamp Set, Trellis Die, All A Bloom Paper Pack (also available in the All The Buzz Collection Variety Pack).

For the background, I used the Brutus Monroe – Ice Cream Embossing Collection Trio. I melted each embossing powder color with craft heater, and then I trimmed it. After that, I cut out a white cardstock with Trellis Die and I added it on top of the embossed background panel using glue pen. I added them on a light grey mat with 3D foam tape, and I added the whole background panel on a white card with permanent adhesive runner.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad on a white cardstock, then I dried the ink with craft heater. I trimmed the sentiment into a sentiment label and I added it on the card with permanent adhesive.

I stamped the coffee cup and steam image from Perfect Blend Stamp Set on a white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad and then I dried the ink with craft heater. I cut out the cup and steam with the coordinating Coffee Cup Die Set. I added them on the card with 3D foam tape.

That’s my card for today. Hope you all have a brew-tiful day. Thank you for stopping by!

D2BA April Challenge Bright Colors | Cheerful Smile

Hello hello artzy friends! Today, we have a new challenge for you at Dare 2B Arzty Blog. This April Challenge theme is Bright Colors.

The design team have some inspiration at Dare 2B Artzy blog. Over their blog, you also can read the full detail about the challenge rules, link up your project, and prize to win!!!

When I think of bright colors, nothing other than rainbow colors. Here’s my card for this Bright Colors challenge.

I pick the combination rainbow bright colors from the Ranger Archival mini pads I have in my stash. I stamped the splash image from the Raccoon Party Stamp Set randomly on a white cardstock with those mini ink pad. After that, I cut the edge with Curve Slimline Border Die. I added the background panel on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I stamped the sentiment from Get Well Stamp Set with black archival ink pad directly on the card front.

I stamped the raccoon image from the Raccoon Party Stamp Set with black archival ink pad on a white cardstock, and I cut it out with the matching Raccoon Party Die. I colored the raccoon image with alcohol markers and the I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I hope this card cheer up your day and fill it with some bright colors. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.