Hero Arts, MFT, PTI

Playing along…..

Here is the inspirational picture of the challenge.
I love that grey colour on the wall. Then the red colour from the pram, the flight of butterflies and sun ray from the pattern paper on the wall caught my eye. So keep the these as my inspiration I made my card.
Celebrate! It's a girl card
I love love the Grout Grey cardstock from MFT. Beautiful neutral colour I love other than white. And white embossing the sun rays stamp from Hero Arts gives that subtle texture. Love it. I then diecut the “CELEBRATE” die using red cardstock, added a pink strip. After a long time I punched out butteflies using the MS butterfly punch. They are punch out of pattern paper from Kaisercraft. Colours matched perfectly 🙂
I then added some Diamond Glitter Stickles on the centre of the butterflies. Finally used wik of Stella shimmer pen on the top portion of the die cut word. I hope you can see the shimmer in the photo below.
Celebrate! It's a girl card closeup
I love the colours on this card. Very happy with how my card turned out.
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CAS(E) this Sketch

Happy Bee-lated Birthday!

Second post for today. Here is the first post.
I am still in the mood to play with stencils. So I used Heidi Swapp’s Honeycomb stencil and sponged Mustard Seed distress ink diagonally. Here is the card.
Happy Bee-lated Birthday card
The stamp set I used was from The Craft’s Meow called Thanks Bee to the Thee. Perfect on the honeycomb sponged on the card panel. I then added some shimmer using Wink of Stella on the wings of the bees. Easy and quick to make. I have used the new sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #62
Come and play along this new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Blog. For more inspiration from design team and the gorgeous guest design team member Amy, go to CAS(E) this Sketch Blog.
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Case Study Challenge, Uniko Studio

Case Study Challenge #176

Yesterday was a super busy day. With school starting Monday getting prepared with books, covering, labelling, getting new uniforms…. the day flew by very very quickly. I just cannot wait for Monday 🙂 Get back into routine. I need MY time.
Today being a bit relaxed, I had time to play CASE Study Challenge #176
This is Donna’s muse card.
What a pretty card? Love that big bold bright flower on the background. 
I decided to use Uniko Studio’s Pure Floral – Chrysanthemum stamp set for my card. It has two gorgeous BIG Chrysanthemum flowers in it. One solid flower and other outline flower. 
Here is my card for the challenge.
Congratulation card
I decided to colour my flower. So I used watercolour paper and stamped the big outline flower using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Then I coloured the flower using the same colour distress ink. I coloured in layers to add shading as well as extending the some watercolour outside the flowers by drying with heat gun in between layers. For the sentiment, I stamped the big sentiment from All Occasion Sentiment  #1 using gold ink and heat embossed with Zing gold glitter embossing powder on vellum. Wrapped the vellum around the watercolour paper and glued the paper on the card front. Finally added some gorgeous gold star from Pretty Pink Posh to accent. Here is the close up of the gorgeous gold glitter sentiment. I am learning how to use my camera by reading the manual. Shocking! I am reading the manual!!! If you click on the photo and enlarge it, you can see how sharp the sentiment is. I am so proud of myself 🙂
Congratulation card
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I have a great news to share later next week. I am enjoying creating using their new goodies. Cannot wait to scream out. 😉
Stenciled Class

Final Day Stencil Class Card – Congrats

I am sad that the Stenciled class finished 😦 I enjoyed this class so much and although I knew few techniques, I liked watching videos of how it is being done. I am a visual person and videos help a lot.  And this makes me try them out. Once I actually make a card using the technique, the techniques stays with me like forever. Thank you so much to all the fantastic teachers. Great work with the class. 
The final day videos are awesome. I wanted to see the bird card from the time I saw it on the sneak peeks. Julie, I LOVE that card, the colours and texture of the embossed card is just fantastic. I came back from the gym and first thing I did was to get working on embossing with stencil technique. So here is my card.
Congrats card
Luckily I have the Mini echoes stencil and I went ahead and embossed it on the white cardstock. After sponging, I wanted to add some texture. So I spattered some plain water. That cute bird from Hero Arts is out of stock for a long time from SSS. I finally gave up and made my order. Anyway, I have this gorgeous bird from The Craft’s Meow stamp set called Happy as a Lark. Perfect to stamp and finish off the card. Love how my card turned out. Pretty much similar to Julie’s card except the colours, sentiment and bird.
Well I cooked my cuttlebug plates in my oven yesterday. I didn’t want to throw out my well loved warped plates. I wanted to try and flatten them. So I covered them in foil, put on baking tray with heavy pyrex containers on top of the plates. I cooked it for 30 minutes at 150 fan forced. When they came out, it was FLAT! and all the papers stuck between the cuts all fell off. I am so impressed. Now I have couple more plates to use 🙂 This is not my idea. I read it from Pinterest. what will I do without Pinterest lol!
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MFT, Stenciled Class

Hugs & Kisses!

Second post for today! Here is my first post.
Sharing another card I made using stencils and embossing paste. I loved Debby Hughes video and more so the layout of her cards. So I tried the off-center cluster layout.
Hugs & Kisses
I don’t own many stencils so I used MFT’s Damask stencil once again on my card. I first sprayed Seafoam Mr. Huey then clear shine spattered on the card front before I used the gold embossing paste on the damask stencil. I masked off all the damask except one. This makes it easier to apply the paste into the desired area. While the paste dried, I die cut couple flourishes and a small doilie die all from MFT. Also white heat embossed the sentiment on the black card stock and trimmed it. I am impatient, so I went ahead and dried the paste using the heat gun. Then I glued in the flourishes and doilie then foam mounted the sentiment strip. Finally accented with enamel dots and sequins. I was not sure about the card then. But when I photographed it and saw it on the laptop screen, I liked it 🙂
Hugs & Kisses closeup!
Such a cool layout and love the texture of the gold damask.

Now I am going to cook my cuttlebug plate to remove the marks and make it flat.
 Fingers crossed it turns out good.

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MFT, Stenciled Class

Getting Sketchy…

with MFT’s new sketch for this week- MFTWSC160
Here is my take on the sketch
Pictured together card
I have used On the Diagonal Stencil with translucent modelling paste which I mixed with a few drops of Sour Apple refill ink. Love the beautiful pastel mint colour and texture using the stencil. Once dry I trimmed into the inner panel. I diecut the large Precious Polaroid and Centrepieces Framed Lovebirds using Steel grey cardstock to make my polaroid. The sentiment from Picture This Stamp Set which is white heat embossed on vellum. Just love the texture of the embossing paste, heat embossing on vellum and the colours. Pretty happy with the result.
I am loving the Stenciled class and experimenting various techniques using stencils. If you are interested, here is the link to the class – Stenciled

You are not old! You are vintage!

You are not old only vintage card
For the background I have watercoloured using stencil from My Favorite Things. I have graduated from red to orange to yellow. It is easy to blend the colours using watercolour. I love the not so perfect background. I used watercolour paper to do the colouring. Then I die cut the typewriter die also from MFT and stamped the image in black. Made a slit to inset the paper. For the paper, I sponged Antique Linen distress ink, sponged Aged Mahogany distress ink on Cup stain stencil from TCW and stamped the sentiment. I mounted the typewriter on the watercoloured stencil background panel with some bunched up thread on the background. I love this sentiment -” You are not old! You are vintage! “. I think it is cheeky and perfect for grandpas and older men. 
This is the third post for today. Here is my first and second post, if you like to have a look at them 🙂 I am having a great time crafting and blogging today. Perfect day according to me. One more week of school holidays and then back to school, Hooray! Love to get back into the routine. 
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Birthday cards, MFT, Stenciled Class

Stenciled Class Day #1 – Card #2

Second post for today using inks and sponging technique using stencils.
 Here is the first post.
Birthday card

I love the tone on tone as card background. So I sponged MFT damask stencil using black ink on grey cardstock. I then trimmed the panel and adhered to the card front using foam adhesives. For the second panel, I used the same MFT damask stencil with versamark and heat embossing. Then brushed some gesso around the heat embossed damask. Once dry I sponged distress inks. Trimmed the panel and mounted using foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Hero Arts mounted using foam again with a bunch of thread under it. Love it! Enjoying the stenciled class. Off to see what is in store for the second day.
Stenciled Class

Stenciled Class Day #1

Good morning! Yesterday was so busy that although I made cards, I could not share. So here I am sharing two card made using sponging with stencils technique. I am in need of baby cards because I have five friends who are ready to pop out their little bundle of joy anytime now. I utilized this chance to create baby cards. Here they are.
Girl Baby card
I used Heidi Swapp Confetti stencils on y card. I sponged Worn Lipstick distress ink on diagonal ends of the panel. Then added some shimmer using the Wink of Stella and also some Diamond Stickles randomly. The tag dies and the stamps are from Wplus9 called Baby Onesies.
Here is the boy version of the same card.
Boy Baby Card!
The inks sponged here are Soft Pool and Mint Julep from Hero Arts. No shimmer on the stars but I have randomly added Diamond Stickles.
I love the pastel colours and the confetti stars on the background. The vellum tag softens the entire card. I am happy with how both the cards turned out. Today is a relaxing day. So hopping to get more done today 🙂

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AveryElle, MFT, RIC

Runaway Inspired Challenge #52

A quick post today. Sharing a card I made for Runaway Inspired Challenge #52
I am inspired by the brush strokes on the dress with the subtle blue and the bright red lipstick. So here is my take on the challenge.
Happy Birthday Card
I have gone for the freestyle layered scrapbook layout on my card. For the brush strokes, instead of the brush strokes, I opted for flowers from Avery Elle Petals and Stems stamp set and stamped with gelatos to give the watercolour look. I trimmed a panel of it and layered with vellum, watercoloured blue and pink pattern paper. I used the bright red happy birthday diecut to add sentiment. I have spatted some blue Mr. Huey on the card front before I adhered the layers. Finally added a bow and accented with enamel dots.
Here is a close up!
Happy Birthday closeup!
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