2019/10/07

Be Amazing, Be Strong, Be Thankful


Hello Artsy Friends,

It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) ATC (Artist Trading Card/Coin) Challenge again. The October Challenge Theme is AnythingGoes with a Set of Three. It’s super easy, right? For Challenge Rules and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog.


I’m happy for what I've made and hope you like this set too. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day ahead.

ATC Details
1. I picked two previously-made background papers from my stash and stamp my favorite collage text background stamp(Hero).



2. Cut Background Papers into ATC size. Apply Distress Oxide Inks and Embossing Paste, respectively, over stencils (Tim Holtz & The Crafter’s Workshop) on ATC panels.


3. Stamp texts (Simon Says Stamp) in black on ATC panels.


4. Die cut skeleton leaves (Tim Holtz) using watercolor paper.


5. Apple various Distress Oxide Inks on craft sheet, then spritz some water. Apply skeleton leaves with watered Distress Oxide Inks.


6. Attach skeleton leave on ATC panel. Voila. The closeup of each ATCs is as follows.





Challenges to Enter


 

2019/09/29

I Smile When I Think of You


Hi Artsy Friends,

I’m happy AGAIN after I finished a card, especially right after the end of a Sunday! Hope this card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great week ahead.

Card Details
Focal stamps and dies are all by Altenew. Piercing frame die is by Simon Says Stamp.


Challenges to Enter

  
  
   I was inspired by the Color Scheme as well as the water splashes/droplets.
  
My take is Bling, Die Cut and Ink.
     
 
    I like to play with mixed media and layers while allowing some white space so that my eyes won’t feel too busy with overlapping colors. Maybe it could be called as Mixed Media CAS. Ha!

2019/09/24

Sending Lots of Love

Edited on 9/30/2019
It’s a delight that this card was chosen as an Outstanding Design by CAS Stencil September Challenge and a Top 5 by Allsorts Challenge. This is indeed double excitements.

Hi Artsy Friends,

I’m delighted to apply several Fall colors for this card. The warm and vivid colors just made me happy. Ha! Hope this card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.

Card Details
1. Leaves stencil is by Tim Holtz.
2. Leave stamp/die and text stamp are by Altenew.

Challenges to Enter


  
     

  

2019/09/23

Celebrate Everyday

Edited on 9/28/2019
I’m thrilled that this card was picked as a Top 3 by Crafty Sentiments Design Fall Colors Challenge. Thanks DTs for making my day!

Hi Artsy Friends,

I feel happy after I finished this card. The beautiful complimentary colors just made me happy. Hope this card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.


Card Details
1. Leaf collage stamp is by Stamp Anonymous/Tim Holtz and the text stamp is by Hero Arts.
2. The blue/green background paper is from my previous stash here.
3. The leaf is colored using Wrinkle Free Distress Technique and the text is heat embossed in black.


Challenges to Enter
   

  

     My take is White, Stamp and Ink.
 

    



2019/09/17

Hello, How Are You


Hi Artsy Friends,

I’m glad to finish this CAS card out of my hectic work schedule, thanks to inspirations from some challenges. Hope this card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.

Card Details
Stencil and text die are by Altenew. Frame die is by Simon Says Stamp.


Challenges to Enter


  
  
   I did not play with the twist.
   The text (how are you) is heat embossed in black.
  
   I was inspired by the Fall color scheme.
  
     I did not play with the Twist.

2019/09/07

I need Vitamin SEA


Hi Artsy Friends,
It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) ATC (Artist Trading Card/Coin) Challenge again. The September Challenge Theme is Ocean/Sea.
 
For Challenge Rules and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog.

Inspired by the Challenge Theme, I dug out a brand new old stamp set (you know what I mean!) and made the ATCs quickly. I’m happy about it and hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day ahead.


ATC Details
1. Apply various Distress Inks on cardstock.
2. Place Wave stencil (Memory Box) over cardstock. Spray water over stencil to get faded effect as seen.

3. Cut background panel into ATC size. Stamp text (Simon Says Stamp) in black. Apply Nuvo Glimmer Paste over dots stencils and let dry.


4. Stamp sailboat in red, die cut and attach to ATC panel. Voila!

Challenges to Enter
  
    My favorite way to add text is to use text stamps (either rubber stamps or clear stamps) to stamp with archival black ink on card stock.
      

2019/08/24

Create Happiness Today

Edited on 9/17/2019
 
I’m thrilled that this card was picked as an Outstanding Design of CAS Stencil August Challenge.
 
Furthermore, this card was chosen as Top 3 by Through the Craft Room Door Challenge with the following remark: simple effective, striking and beautiful.

It is indeed double happiness. Thanks, DTs, you made my day.
 

Hi Artsy Friends,

It’s been a productive evening as I finished two cards. Yay! Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Card Details
Cosmos Frame die cut and text stamp are by Simon Says Stamp. Stencil is by The Crafters Workshop.


Challenges to Enter
  

  
   Cosmos is one of my favorite flowers.
   In this card, I sprayed Red, Pink and Yellow inks over a stencil to create the Background. Those are my favorite colors that I often pick without thinking because their warm and pleasing nature.

     

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful - Stitched Butterflies

Edited on 9/21/2019
I’m delighted that this card was chosen as Top 3 by The Butterfly Challenge #127. Thanks, DTs.

I’m glad to finish this card to meet the deadlines of some challenges.

Card Details
Butterfly die cut is by Simon Says Stamp. Text is by Papertrey Ink. Honeycomb Stencil is by The Crafters Workshop.




Challenges to Enter

  
My take is Key Lime, Kobi and Butterflies. 



My choice is stenciling with embossing paste.

 

I did not play with the twist.

    

2019/08/20

Hello Dear Friend, Thinking of You When I Made This Card

Edited on 9/21/2019
I’m delighted that this card was chosen as Top 3 by The Butterfly Challenge #126. Thanks, DTs, you made my day.


I dug out my used paper towel stash, inspired by Loll Thompson’s tutorial of Paper Towel Background Technique and made this card. Thanks, Loll. I never thought about recycling used and colorful paper towels this way, so is very happy about the outcome. This card is made for a crafty friend. Hope it is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.

Card Details
Butterfly and hello text stamps, and butterfly dies are by My Favorite Things.  Thinking of You text is by Simon Says Stamp. Stencil is by The Crafters Workshop.



Challenges to Enter

  

   My choice is stenciling with embossing paste.

  
   My take is Juicy Orange, Jewels (Sequins) and Butterflies.
       

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