Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Stamping & Coloring on non-white Paper

As I promised in here, I am sharing another card today. It's still using stamping technique. I also want to enter to a new challenge hosted by Hero Arts, called Fabulous Flowers Challenge.
So, the stamping technique here should incorporate floral design. Like any other card makers, I collect many floral stamps from many different brands.. LOL!
And from that many designs I have, I particularly chose Hero Arts - Delicate Poppy. My all time favorite!

I wanted to do vintage-look, so I picked my kraft-colored patterned paper from Bazzill.

I stamped my image and heat embossed them. I used my watercolor pencil to color. Since the paper is not particularly watercolor paper, I was using a very little water just to blend the color. To make it more vintage, I added ink blending here and there and randomly stamp some text all over the areas.

It was a simple process actually, just need an extra detail on adjusting the color. As finishing touch, I embellished the design with border sticker and enamel dot.

Here's a detail look:

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Stamping & Diecutting to Create Scene

Hi again,
It has been sometimes since my last post on this blog, and it's because I don't have new cards to share. Don't worry, I'm not loosing  my passion of making card, it's just the spare time that I don't have.

But I'm glad I have the time this weekend to make two cards. I'm going to share one of them today and another one tomorrow.

I just want to make something cute. The idea is to combine between die cutting and stamping technique. In fact, a lot of techniques and products involved, from die cutting, stamping, coloring, ink blending, and paper piecing.

See, that also has at least 3 layers. It's bulk.

Here are the steps:
1. I started by blending my card base with distress ink to create background.
2. Next, I die cut the birch tree from Impression Obsession dies using American Crafts wood grain cardstock. I applied little inks to raise the embossed woodgrain, can you see it?
3. I stamped the cute images from Lawn Fawn Love you S'more, color them with Copics and fuzzy cut.
4. I also die cut grassy border from Dienamics, blend them with Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint distress ink.
5. For the text, I'm using Hero Arts LOL stamp.
6. After every elements ready, arranged them onto cardbase. I was using some adhesive foam to create dimension.
7. Finally, I cut a white cardstock as frame. Since I don't have rectangle die cut that fit the size of the card, I just used my craft knife.

Believe me, it cost me half day to finish the card. I think I'm crazy, LOL! But, I do enjoyed the whole process.

Here's the full card:

So that's all for now. Come back tomorrow, I'll have another card to share. See you.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tomorrow is a New Day - Stamp a Scene, Masking Technique

Hello,This is officially my first blog post this year. I actually should have posted this just before new year, because these cards were made as a kick off to welcome 2016. Maybe because of the long holiday effect, I just stayed very relaxed at home not doing many paper crafts and got so lazy to do blogging.

Let me share some photo shoot I took during our holiday. We went to my birth town in central Java for three days with my mother, my brothers and their family. So, big family gathering. It was so much fun.

Back to my original post, one of my crafting goal in 2016 is doing tutorial in my blog and sharing as many techniques as possible. I won't do step-by-step-tutorial yet, but definitely l will in my next posts.

I made two cards this time, with one of them to put in a frame.

I am using the same stamp set and the same technique. The image is Penny Black Etched Branches and sentiment from Wplus9 stamp a New Day.
For the scenery, I started by placing several masking to create the landscape, and sponge the panel with distress inks. I am glad that I found a 2 inches masking tape in local book store. It makes masking technique so easy. Bye to post it notes..LOL..!

Here's the card:


and the framed card:

In the end, I know it's late, but I wish you all a happy new year. Hopefully only good things come to you this year. Cheers...!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Snowy Village Scenery

Hi there,
Have you already prepared for the upcoming holiday? Or getting arranged for year end party?
Agree or not, December is full of festivities, but for me it's more like a sentimental moment. Remembering what I have done or UNdone in those past 11 months, and always feel that the balance is weighted more to the UNdone part. I always had ideas to do many things, but in the end, I found out not doing much. Sigh.., that's me!

Enough said. Anyway, this is another winter scenery in my card. This time I am using Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows stamp set. It's not a holiday collection, but I'd like to make it as a holiday card.
I stamped the images on my Neenah white cardbase using some masking. Before removed all of the masking paper, I splatter masking fluid and let them dry before blending my card with several distress inks.
After satisfied with the blending, I removed masking paper and peel off the masking fluid. That way, I got white spots like a snow fall.
Here's the detail:

Coloring is my last process. I used my Prismacolor pencil. Well, Actually I wanted to use my COPIC, but since I am using 80lbs Neenah here, I just didn't want to leave some blocking in the back side of the paper.

The sentiment is from Holiday words dies by Impression Obsession die cut.
This is full view of the card:

That's all from me. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Floral Collage - One Layer Card

Hello again,
Can't believe it's December already, and we are counting for the year of 2016. I am not preparing anything special for this month. The fact for me, December is the busiest month work wise. Hopefully I still can insert a few days off out of Jakarta with the whole family for the holiday.

Anyway, I made this card yesterday. It seems that I can't move on from some floral cards. I always like flowers and this particular card using a lot of my floral stamp collection from different brands.
Basically it's just stamping, but considering the color variations, masking here and there and a little blending, I'd like to call this as collage. But I'd like to keep it clean and simple so I made it one layer on white cardstock.

See, I was using a lot of floral images from different brands. At least 6 brands took part. Can you guess which flower from which brand? :)
I was also using assorted colors of Memento dye inks for the stamping, and Versafine Onyx Black for the sentiment.

Here's another look:

Well, that's all for today. Hope you're inspired. Thanks for stopping by.