2021/10/11

Get Well Soon – Real Leaf Print

Hi Artsy Friends,

Today I challenged myself to apply Oxide Inks on a real leaf and printed it on a card, thanks to inspirations from several challenges. The shape of the leaf is very special, isn’t it? 

It’s Bauhinia or so-called Purple Camel’s Foot/ Orchid Tree/Mountain Ebony. Bauhinia is very popular here in Taiwan and is one of my favorite street trees. And there’re two huge Bauhinia in my neighborhood. 

The card is for a friend who’s going to have an operation. Hope my card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

Card Details

Sentiment is by Hero Arts. Wonky Frame die is by my Favorite Things.

Challenges Entered


2021/10/09

Sending Lots of Love and HUGS- Herringbone

Hi Artsy Friends,

I’m playing with Altenew Educators “Alphabet Name Game” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway. This is such an interesting challenge that I can’t afford missing it.

My first name starts with H. I have incorporated 3 H components in my card, namely Heat Embossing, Hugs with letter H and Herringbone Technique which I haven't played for a long time.

I dug out my Altenew Patterned Papers and made the Herringbone pattern. I’m so happy that I finished the card before the last minute. Hope it’s eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Card Details

Patterned Paper, stamp and sentiment die cut are all by Altenew.

Revisit to Some of My Old Cards Using Herringbone Techniques


Challenges Entered 


2021/10/07

Strive to Find the BEAUTY in Every Situation


Hi Artsy Friends,

It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge again. The October Challenge Theme remains to be Anything Goes.       

For Challenge Rules and other DT’s inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog. Please join us for the fun. I can’t wait to see what you have come up with.  

This month I challenged myself to revisit Stenciling with both sides. October is the month when leaves start to change colors. Hope my card is inspirational to you. Thanks for stopping by and have a colorful day. 


Card Details
1. Apply various Distress Oxside Inks directly on stencil, i.e. using stencil (Altenew) as a stamp.
2. Spritz colored stencil with water and flip the colored stencil over to stamp colors on a cardstock.
Apply paper towel over the stencil and press to help cardstock absorb the distress oxside inks.
3. Apply various Distress Oxside Inks over stencil on cardstock.
4. Remove stencil. Die cut the multi-colored stencil background with Wonky Rectangle die (My Favorite Things). Stamp sentiment (Altenew) in black and head emboss. 
5. Layered Stamping two leaf branches and die cut. (Altenew)
6.Assemble the card as shown.

Challenges Entered
What Autumn means to me is a season of gratitude and appreciation. What’s better than being sound and safe under such a long time of Pandemic! I’m deeply thankful. 
I love Autumn because of nice weather and gorgeous colors of nature and I love playing with inks, stencils and die cuts to make cards. .

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