May 7, 2019

Taylored Expressions May Mini Release!

Yes, you heard it right! Taylored Expressions is having a mini release this month. And the release is Dads and Boys themed. Yay! There is three new products released. So two stamp sets and one stamp and die combo. Today I am showcasing new stamp set called Dadism. This is a sentiment stamp set. I love the sentiment on this stamp set. Here it is for you.

I laughed out loud reading them all especially the coffee one. That one is so my husband. So I could not, not use the coffee sentiment to make my card.

I white heat embossed the sentiment on Oreo strip of cardstock, layered on houndstooth pattern paper from Playful Patterns Black and White on one side and a strip of gold glitter cardstock on the other.

To coodinate with the sentiment I sponged distress inks in rainbow colours on Sugar Cube cardstock and die cut them using Little Bits Coffee and dies from Koffee Time stamp and die combo. I simple arranged them above the sentiment strip on the card front. With DAD caps lock die cut in black adhered about the line of coffee cups. Finally embellished with Oreo enamel shapes.

On the inside of the card, I stamped Happy Father’s Day sentiment from the Dadism stamp set and adhered two leftover coffee cups.

Taylored Expressions has a huge die collection and there are spiders, steaks, emojis, stars and campfire dies which coordinates so beautifully well with the sentiments from Dadism stamp set.


Head over to Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspirations from Taylor and design team using this stamp set.

I will see you tomorrow with another project for another new stamp and die combo. Have a lovely Monday!

May 7, 2019

Wishing you the most beautiful day!

Okay! I am sharing with you another card I made for Altenew’s ACEP level 2 certification program. I took Beyond Basic Background class by Lydia Evans. I love all the lessons in the class but I choose to create my background using dies to create stencil.

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Hope you are having a great day. This card so pretty in person. Was hard to take photo because of the gold foil confetti and gold foil card base. Anyway here is the card.

I used Beautiful Day stamp set and dies on this card. I used the dies to die cut a white scrap piece of cardstock covering the panel completely. This is my diy stencil. Then I placed this diy stencil on top of the white panel and sponged Coral Berry ink. Then I removed the diy stencil to reveal the sponged background. Using the coordinating stamps, I stamped the images in versamark and gold heat embossed them. I love coral colour with gold. I also love mint colour with gold.

I adhered this panel to the gold foil card base.Then added some gold confetti to fill in the dead spaces. I also used grey marker to outline the sponged images to add depth to otherwise flat images.

Sentiment is from Beautiful Day stamp set which I white heat embossed on a strip of panel sponged with Coral Berry and Frosty Pink inks. I layered the sentiment strip with a vellum circle using foam adhesive for dimension.

That is it. I love this technique. Opens up a lot of possibilities with dies. Thank you Lydia for sharing.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Have a lovely day!

May 4, 2019

Just wanted to say Hello!

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you are enjoying you weekend. Mine is cold and rainy. I am all snuggled up with a cuppa of tea. Perfect weather for a relaxed morning. Anyway, I am here to share a card with you.

Hello and welcome to my blog post. I recently applied to Altenew’s Educator Certification Program. I wanted to apply for it for a while now. For some reason kept postponing. This time when I saw the details on FB group, I made the plunge and applied. And I got accepted into Level 2 straight up. Cannot express how excited I am. I could not wait to start. If you like to apply, all details are on Altenew website. Click on the Education title on the top bar and into the educator program to read all the details on how it works and the benefits of getting the certification.

Today’s project is my first for the program certification. I took the Masking Unleashed class and combined basic masking, masking using dies and ink blending as well as ink blending using negative masks to make this card.

I started with stamping, masking and stamping the centre floral cluster using the Cherished Memories stamp set. Then I masked all of them to work on the background.

For the background, I die cut the leaves dies from 3D Fantasy Floral die set using masking paper and adhered the mask all around the panel over lapping with the centre masked image as well as between them. Then I sponged Fresh Lemon ink heavier on the edges fading away to the centre of the panel. I removed the masks to reveal the background. There is subtle pattern and colour to add to the depth to the panel without any bulk.

I then created negative masks for the flowers and leaves I used for the centre floral cluster. I adhered the negative mask over each of the image and coloured using Altenew inks. I used Dew Drops, Aqualicious and Teal Cave for the flowers and Bamboo and Parrot for the leaves. To add depth I added dots to the centre of the flowers fading away using the same coloured artist marker pens. Highlights were added using white gel pen.

Sentiment is from Half Tone Hello stamp set. I black heat embossed the Hello sentiment and stamped the secondary sentiment in black on a strip of white cardstock. A few white Nuvo drops to finish off the card.

I really enjoy masking technique. It takes a lot of preparation but then once that is done, the whole creating process is more fun and enjoyable. I have listed all the supplies used to make this card below.


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog post. Have a lovely weekend.