May 22, 2018

Best Wishes Window Card!

Hola everyone,

Hope you are having a wonderful week. I have another card share for you today using Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine release. I used the delicate and beautiful  Wreath Greetings stamp set. This set has coordinating dies but I did not have it when making this card.  I have made a window card today to add dimension to the card.

I started with trimming a white card panel to 4’x5.25′ in size. I temporarily adhered this panel to the white card base on the centre. Then used a circle die to die cut both the panel as well as the card front making sure I open the card base while running it through the die cutting machine. I saved the two circle die cuts. I white heat embossed the wreath and the sentiments from the stamp set on one of the circle die cut and sponged squeezed lemonade and worn lipstick distress oxide inks for emboss resist effect. I used copic markers in a darker shade of the two colours to colour in the tiny leaf spaces of the wreath. I then adhered this circle die cut on top of the other circle die cut for dimension.

I removed the white card panel from the card base, and stamped the foliages from stamp set in smoke gray and fog dye inks. The fog ink is very subtle and the smoke gray colour give a bit more definition, colour and depth to the stamped images. I also used the dot stamp to fill in some of the empty spaces. I adhered this panel back on the card base using foam adhesives.

Then I adhered the sponged sentiment circle die cut through the window into the inside of the card base. Then used some sequins in the same colours as the focal point to embellish.

Here are some more photos of the card.

Here is the photo of the inside of the card.

I love the delicate images in this stamp set. So beautiful. There are lovely sentiments are well in the stamp set. With the coordinating dies, the stamp set is wonderful to have in your collection. Hope you are inspired by my card. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

May 21, 2018

Altenew May Release Blog Hop!

Oh hello everyone,

I am so excited to be part of Altenew release this month. This release is fabulous I tell you. So make sure you have a pen and paper to write down your wish list.

Welcome to the Altenew Blog Hop!

If you are hopping, you should have come from the talented Chari Moss‘s blog. If this is your first stop, then don’t worry. I have the full list of all the designers participating in the blog hop towards the end of the post. 

 My projects today features Starry Flowers stamp set and Coordinating dies.


Love the dainty delicate looking cluster images. So pretty. But I also love that some sentiments are bold and some are not. Perfect to combine them. Here is my first project using this set.

ON this card, I stamped both the images on top of the panel flowing down. I used Altenew’s permanent black ink to stamp the images on Neenah Solar white 80 pound card panel. Then I used Altenew’s Artist Marker pen to colour the images. I used feathering technique to colour the flowers leaving large highlights. I also went around the image with a grey marker to add drop shadow. Then I simply stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on the bottom right of the panel using Altenew permanent black ink. I adhered the panel to white card base using foam adhesives and embellished with clear droplets.

Here are some closeups of the card.

I will link all the supplies used to make this card towards the end of the post.

On my second card, I coloured the floral cluster images using yellow artist marker pens and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

I arranged them diagonally opposite on a white card panel and adhered them using foam adhesives to get dimension.I added glossy accents to the centre of the flowers for texture and more dimension. The sentiment is from an older stamp set called Heartfelt Sentiments. I white heat embossed it on strips of black cardstock and adhered them on the top right and bottom left using foam adhesives again. This panel is then adhered on a white card base again using foam adhesive and embellished with clear droplets.

Some closeups of the card.

The colouring here again is just feathering leaving a lot of white highlights. I am loving this kind of colouring especially for delicate smaller floral images.

Here are all the supplies I used on both the cards.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, May 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

I am also giving away one $30 gift certificate to Altenew store from my blog.  Make sure you leave a comment on my post by 5/26/2018. I will randomly select one person and announce the winner on Wednesday 30th of May.

Here  are the list of all the designers participating in this blog hop

Altenew Card Blog

Agnieszka Malyszek

Sandra Dietrich

Jessica Frost-Ballas

May Sukyong Park

Debby Hughes

Paige Evans

Virginia Lu

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Lilith Eeckels

Vicky Papaioannou

Therese Calvird

Justine Hovey

Enza Gudor

Chari Moss

Gayatri Murali

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Yoonsun Hur

Anna Komenda

Jenn Shurkus

Reiko Tsuchida

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey

Jennifer McGuire

Svitlana Shayevich

Raquel Bowman

Lydia Evans

Kelly Latevola

Nicole Picadura

Nina-Marie Trapani

Terhi Koskinen

Rubeena Ianigro

Sveta Fotinia

Emily Leiphart

Flora Monika Farkas

Laura Jane

Michelle Short

Erum Tasneem

Kimberly Wiener

You next stop is Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

Happy Hopping and get inspired.

May 19, 2018

Hello! You are a Great Friend!

Hiya! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I have another card using Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine release products.

I have used the new Marilyn full card die here. On the card front, I adhered double sided adhesive. Then I die cut the Marlyn die using white cardstock and adhered on the card front after removing the backing. Then I added the glitters one by one. First I added the gold glitter in the middle and gently burnished it onto the opening with my fingers. Then I added an orange glitter around the gold glitter, again gently burnishing with my fingers making sure there is a good blend between the two colours. I repeated the same process for the red glitter and pink glitter. Finally, put the backing paper back on the card front and using fingers, rub all the glitter into the openings evenly. Then tilt the card and all the extra glitter falls off. I used an old makeup fluffy brush to brush off all the excess. Make sure you are working on a scrap paper on the bottom so you can then scrunch the paper with all excess glitter and throw them away. Then use a swifter cloth to wipe the glitter off your desk and hands. I have saved mine in a jar for future use. The left over glitter is a mix of all the coloured glitters I have used on the card.

All the glitter is so sparkly and beautiful. I then die cut another Marilyn die using white cardstock and layered glued over the one on the card front to get some dimension.

For the sentiment, I used Script Hello die from Simon. This is an oldie but a goodie. I die cut the hello backer from heavy weight vellum and the hello die thrice. Two using black cardstock and one using black glitter cardstock. I stacked glued all the hello die with the black glitter on top and the backer on the bottom. I adhered this on the centre of the card front. The secondary sentiment is from an older stamp set called You + Me. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock to adhere it on the bottom of the Hello die cut sentiment. No embellishments needed.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend!