Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alter the Look of a Scene Stamp

Hello friends!
If you follow my blog for some time, you know I like to tweak the look of stamps once in a while... 
This Wintry Trail is absolutely captivating and detailed.
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Please note that this stamp was out of stock over Simon Says Stamp and is finally back in stock.
It is a perfect stamp fro making a wintery scene card.
However, I had an idea and decided to change the "scene" a little bit.

May sunshine and joy....

I added the sun after stamping and clear-embossing the background. I also added colors on the ground to reflect the warm glow from the sunshine. 
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Isn't it fun that we CAN alter the look of a stamp like this?
The stamp can do all the "talking"....

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If you miss seeing how I create cards like this, 
you can check out my previous You Tube video here and here.

Here is a side by side comparison with the stamp. You can see the 'transformation".
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I will have a You Tube video in store for you if you subscribe to my channel/watch out for it.
Thanks for stopping by!
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 Simon Says Stamp Die-cember is here.
The SALE items from Cyber Monday are still available (for now).
Don't forget that I am giving away $15 SSS Gift Card to my readers/followers to celebrate Random Act of Kindness (see top side bar). A random winner will be announced on Dec. 9th--my birthday!


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  You get a FREE die set with every $100 purchase or more! This promotion will last through the month or while supplies last, and you will automatically receive a Bird Crazy or Crazy Things die set with every purchase of $100 or more! Styles will vary and cannot be specified.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Another Take on Winter Garland

Hello friends!
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I am popping in with a quick post about Winter Garland.

You probably know how much I love using spray inks to create my own organic-looking paper.
This gift box design came when I was trying to use up my spray-inked pieces. 
 I added a piece of vellum to tone down/neutralize the bright colors in the background.
Festive Wishes

This truly is one of a kind card as you can't duplicate the exact color and inking.
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 A reminder: don't forget to get the little bottles out to play when embellishing. I used Liquid Pearl, Nuvo Droplets, sequins... and the good old Stickles is always a good idea, too.

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I am keeping this post short and sweet.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

DIY Watercolor Background on a Card (& Announcement)

Happy December, my friends! 
Remember my stash of DIY watercolor paper?

DIY watercolor paper

I am back to share a card with you on using one of those pieces.

Well, among all that watercolor paper, I love the stripey one at the bottom the most. I thought long and hard on how to use it. I finally came up with this.

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The result may seem simple, but I actually took a detour to get to this conclusion. You see, I water-colored the Bamboo Rose image like I would normally do (with green and pink/red). But the colors really didn't go with that gold stripes with a touch of coral pink and orange.

I finally settle on the gold-embossed image on vellum. It may seem obvious , but I just need to try it out and see for myself. That is the beauty of creative process, you know?
Good things do take time.
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The gold metallic paint from the Kuretake set really makes the design shine. There is a slight golden sheen on the card stock that is hard to photograph. I urge you to try the gold and silver in your watercolor palette if you have any.

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I have listed all the supplies that I used in this card as the process is pretty much self-explanatory.

Bye-bye, Virginia's View Challenge! 😞

 Lastly, I have a little announcement over Virginia's View Challenge Blog (see here). I am proud that I have run the Challenge up to 25 times. Virginia's View Challenge was so well-received and loved by the participants and supporters. I shall miss the fun in running the challenge, however, I realized that I simply do not have the time to continue. I will focus my time right HERE in this blog and continue to fulfill my DT and duties. You are not getting ridding of me just yet.😁
💓Thank you for your support and feedback.💓
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Simon Says Stamp Die-cember is here.
The SALE items from Cyber Monday are still available (for now).
Don't forget that I am giving away $15 SSS Gift Card to my readers/followers to celebrate Random Act of Kindness (see top side bar). A random winner will be announced on Dec. 9th--my birthday!

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  You get a FREE die set with every $100 purchase or more! This promotion will last through the month or while supplies last, and you will automatically receive a Bird Crazy or Crazy Things die set with every purchase of $100 or more! Styles will vary and cannot be specified.