Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Queen Anne's Lace

Hi there. I am popping in today to share this card I made using Spellbinders Queen Anne's Lace & Ladybugs Etched die set.

I have to admit, at first I feel a bit apprehensive about this set because it seems like it's difficult, but thank goodness I was wrong. Since I've been into lilies a lot lately, I decided to paired it with the lilies from Oriental Lily and Wellies from Garden Club by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. I think the yellow lilies paired really well with the navy background.

This card definitely not for mailing. I do however love to tuck in this kind of 3D card inside a gift bag. I think it will brighten the day of whoever receiving it. Stay tune for simple but fun cards that's the opposite of this 3D beauty. Till next time.

Monday, February 26, 2024

The Ton 9th Anniversary Release

I still can remember when I got invited to join The Ton design team 8  years ago. Right about when  they're about to celebrate their 1st anniversary.  I was so excited because I love their gorgeous flower sets and am grateful that as we celebrated The Ton 9th anniversary I am still part of the team. And, I can honestly say I still have most of their sets because for me, their flower sets are just gorgeous and I just can't part with them.

To celebrate this anniversary, the Ton is releasing some fun sets and I am showcasing a few of the new sets. First up is my card featuring Postage Party Die and Postage Sunflower Stencil.

I die cut the postage  background and then adding the sunflowers using the Postage Sunflower Stencil. Put aside. Directly on the card base I used the Postage Stripes Stencil to do the border. Once finish, I adhere the Sunflower postage panel to the card base. Stamp the sentiment and the postage mark from Not A Bill set .

Next, am showcasing the Sweet Cherry Blossom stencil and Sweet Cherry Blossom Coordinating die.

This card pretty straight forward. For the background panel, I embossed it using Single Plaid Coverplate Die. Then, I inked up the stencil, die cut it and then adhere to the card base. Finish by adding sentiment from Rose Labels set and Soft Pink Gem Rhinestones.

That's all I have for today. Please stop by The Ton blog and teammates blogs for more inspirations from this release. Thank you for stopping by here.
The Ton
Tae-Eun Yoo
Anna Kutcenko
Vera Wirianta Yates < you are here
Brenda Novel Noelke

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

XO Monogram Cards

Hi peeps. One of my favorite card maker is Yana Smakula and my cards today are inspired by her creations HERE. For me, her cards always so eye catching, so inspired by her monogram cards, I created the cards below showcasing more of Spellbinders Every Occasion Floral Alphabet.

First up is the Floral X

For this one, I used white ink pad for the press. Then since the result only soft white and I want it to pop more, I decided to do white embossing. The white embossing definitely make it popped more against the black background. Then, I decided to use my pastel to add some color. I simply rubbed the pastel chalk on the flowers and get this beautiful result. For the flower, I used Blooming Heart Large Die.

I really love the way this card turned out. Now, if my 1st card is bold, the next one I went with softer design, to showcase Floral O.

This time, for the flower I used Four Petal Thank You Floral Etched Die and finish the card by adding some mix size rhinestones.

I hope you enjoy today's cards and may you always find some times to do things that brings you joy.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Monogram Cards

Have you try Spellbinders BetterPress, yet? I am a fan of them, so am pretty excited when I saw their new alphabet collection, Every Occasion Floral Alphabet BetterPress plates collection. Below are some of the cards I made using some of the plates. 

For my cards I used monogram that closer to the end of the alphabet list. First up, is the Floral U.

I inked up the plate and run the cardstock and the plate through the BetterPress machine. I always love the crisp look of the result. Once done, I die cut the piece using one of the arch die from Essential Arches Etched Dies set, I watercolor the flower and added strips of glittery paper to the bottom of the arch. Adhere the arch piece to card base and finish by adding some sequins.

On to the next card, am showcasing the Floral Q. For this one I used gold ink and since the color not quite as dense as I want, I use metallic watercolor to make it denser.

Last but not least for this post, am showcasing Floral W. Of course, I choose this monogram because W also happened to be the initial of my family last name. On this one, I did soft watercolor wash for the background and once that dry, I watercolor the flowers.

That's all I have for today. I have more monogram cards to share, so, stay tune! Happy Mondal all.


Monday, February 12, 2024

Carnation Thanks

Growing up, my 1st flower bouquet was a bouquet of carnation from my dad. I remember my mom got the roses and I got the carnation. Now, my dad wasn't good at these kind of thing, so getting the flower was very special for me and since then carnation have a special meaning for me. So, when I received this Spellbinders Carnation Etched dies, I was pretty excited to play with it.

When you click on the Spellbinders Carnation Etched dies link, you'll also see the video of how to put together this flower. For my card, I decided to paired it with Floral Archway 3D Embossing folder. I love, love this embossing folder. I consider it as one of the prettiest 3D embossing folder from Spellbinders. For the greenery, I used Winter Evergreen Foliage dies and Towering Blooms dies. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment from Sending Sentiments set and die cut it using the Coordinating Sending Sentiment die set and added some mix size rhinestones.

Hope you enjoy today's card and may your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers....

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Kaleidoscope Garden

Hi peeps. I am enjoying some crafting time this weekend and excited to share a couple of the cards that I finished. It's been a while since I played with Spellbinders Better Press plate and am happy to get back to it. I made a couple cards using Kaleidoscope Garden set that was released this January.

This set reminds me a lot of those coloring book. It's quite therapeutic to color. After I pressed the image I took the time to watercolor the image for the card above. For sentiments, I stamped the sentiment from Sending Sentiments set and die cut it using the Coordinating Sending Sentiment die set

Now, for my next card, I took the easy way. I simply did ink blending on the background panel before doing the letter press.

 I am using the same sentiment set as on the first card to finish it. I do like the easy way of the 2nd card and I think it would be fun to create the gradient background with green or blue hues. Well peeps, that's all I have for today. Hope you're enjoying a good weekend.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Spellbinders Stitched Floral

Hi friends. Happy February. I want to pop in today to share this card I made using Spellbinders' February Stitching Die Club kit, This month's kit is a beauty!

I used my favorite soft blue cardstock from Spellbinders called Glacier to die cut the background and used teal and green thread for the leaves and circles. As someone who loves soft colored cardstock, I try to keep several sets of this Glacier cardstock in my stash. Once I am done with al the stitching, I adhere all the pieces to the card base. For the sentiment, I hot foiled one of the sentiment from More Sentiments Hot Foil set. The complete the card, I die cut one of the flower from Four Petal Thank You Flower set a couple times and tucked it behind the sentiment.

Am pretty happy with the way this card turned out. That flower is a un one to stitch as you really can stitch it in different pattern. Here's hoping I'll get to do more card with this set. 

Friends, that's all I have for today. Till next time.

Handmade Holidays

Hello. I am back with more cards featuring Spellbinders latest release, this time highlighting the Handmade Holidays collection. First up is...