Christmas Shaker Card

Hello everyone! It’s TaeEun here today with a christmas shaker card. Are you busy making christmas cards or have you sent all your greeting cards out already?  If you need some ideas, maybe a shaker card is one you could add to your christmas card collection.

This is my christmas shaker card.

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I started out by making the front panel with a circle window. I wanted my images to continue on the clear acetate sheet. So I stamped and gold heat embossed the Round Bokeh Burst and the second layer of the candle from the Fresh Cut Poinsettias stamp set on the dark grey shimmer cardstock and on the clear sheet with the help of the Misti tool. I added the outline of the candle flame from the Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outlines on the clear sheet as well, gold heat embossed it and colored it using yellow and orange alcohol inks on the back of the clear acetate . I then stamped the pine needles from Holiday Cones Outlines on the bottom of the candle using embossing ink and gold heat embossed them, too. To give the card some pop of colors I added two mini poinsettias from Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp (stamped in Red Sangria hybrid ink and Pink Derby dye ink), holly leaves (stamped in Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Deep Emerald) and berries (stamped in Lipstick Red) along with some gold thread.

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On the card base I blended Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and Lemon Drop to show the candle light. I then assembled the shaker card using foam adhesive. As shaker elements I used the Wintergreen Frost Couture Mix of which I sorted the green sequins out. The banner for the sentiment is from the Thankful Cornucopia stamp set which I gold heat embossed on a snippet of white cardstock. After I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Christmas Poinsettia Mini, I cut the banner using Coordinating die and mounted it on the card front.

That’s it from me today! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed my card.

Have a crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Simple Elegance

Hi peeps. How’s it going? Vera here today. I’ve been pretty swamped lately that I figure for December all my cards need to be just clean and simple.

After a couple attempt, I finally made a card using the gorgeous Born Classy set.

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I stamped the image and then heat embossed it. For the dress I heat embossed the pattern with gold embossing powder.On purpose, I chose this beautiful deep purple cardstock since I want the white to really stands out. To match the gold on the gown, I added a strip of adhesive gold glitter paper. I think all 3 colors convey the elegant theme beautifully.

For the sentiment, of course, I have to go with this sentiment from Timeless Icon Sentiment set. For finishing touch I added the some of the new Dew Drops. Super simple, but still elegant. Sometime less is more, right?

Well, that’s all from me. December is always such a whirlwind and time seems to fly by so fast. I hope you get to enjoy  the merriment that December brings. Hugs…

Vera

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Hello everyone! It’s Mayline here! December has begun! Christmas is getting closer and closer! My favourite part of the holiday is Christmas day because it is the time of year when I wait for Santa Claus XD!! Hahaha.. I’m just kidding. I love spending time with my family and I Love Christmas Lighting & Decorations and music. It makes me so happy! By the way what is your favorite christmas song? To me, Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You” ;D

OK!! Let’s take a look at today’s card!

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To start off, I stamped pine leaves, cone, and berry branch images from Outlines Holiday Cones stamp set with Noir dye ink on some watercolor paper. I then colored them using watercolor paint and I die cut images using the coordinating dies. And set aside. Next I stamped pine leave images from Outlines Holiday Cones stamp set with Noir dye ink on A2 sized watercolor paper penal and colored them with watercolor paint.

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After that I rearranged everything over the panel and adhered them with foam tape. Next I stamped a sentiment from Holiday Lyrics stamp set with Noir dye ink on the penal. Then I used a white gel pen to dot on the berries. And I was tied with a ribbon and added it on the top of the image. Lastly I applied glossy accent and Wink of Stella  on the berries and pine leaves & cone to finish off the card.

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I hope you like my card!  Thank you for stopping by!

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza

Hello and welcome everyone to our day on Taheerah’s fabulous Advent Calendar Extravaganza! We’re so excited to participate in this fun and festive event!

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

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For my card today, I used one of our new holiday digital cut files! I love this holiday sentiment in the bold cut out letters against the stark background (perfect for shaker cards too!).  I started off by cutting the sentiment onto an A2 sized red card panel.  Then I added some stitching to the edges with our Rectangular Double Stitched dies.

Next I heat embossed the poinsettias from our Fresh Cut Poinsettia Coordinating Outlines at the corners. I made sure to stamp holiday foliage into and over the cut out sentiment to add some interest to the card.  I adhered the panel onto a black side folding A2 cardbase and finished the card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins!

I love this card because it’s a perfect masculine holiday card and easy to mass produce if you cut out your card panels ahead of time. I cut out several panels using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 and will be making more of these for this season!

GIVEAWAYS: It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is a $25 gift code to our shop! So you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

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December Guest Designer: Amy Tsuruta

Hi all, it’s Amy Tsuruta here!  I’m so thrilled to be guesting for The Ton this month!  If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you’ll know what my first card theme will be:

 

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I wanted to make a winter themed card so what better than pink and coffee?  I inked up the Hug in a Mug set.  After creating a repeat pattern with the mug outline, I went back and added the coffee.  I was going to add some of the various latte foam art designs, but decided to keep it clean and crisp since the paper I added is busy.

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I used the Basic Labels set for the sentiment.  You can easily change up the sentiment for a whole different card occasion!

Tucking in a coffee gift card makes the perfect happy mail!

Thanks so much for stoppin’ by!

Holiday wreath with Thankful Cornucopia

Hello and Good Friday, it’s LauraJane today. I have a quick Wreath to share with you created using a few small stamps from Thankful Cornucopia.

 

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To make the Wreath:

 

  • I started out by lightly drawing a circle onto white CS.
  • Stamped around the circle using Lofty Mint Dye ink and a small leafy branch
  • Then I stamped around a second time with Cali Blue Dye ink and another branch stamp
  • And one more time around using  Soft Garden Dye ink and the first leafy branch stamp
  • From Holiday Confetti, I found some “berries” and stamped them in Parisian Blue Dye ink…then added a single dot for each berry with a blue marker.
  • Next I stamped and colored three of the tiny flowers from Thankful Cornucopia using Ziggys and set them aside.

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Then I grabbed the Rose Terrace Cling Background and inked it in the MIST with similar shades of Distress inks and gave it a good spritz of water for a lovely watercolor background.

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I hope this inspires you to create something you LOVE today!

LauraJane

 

 

 

Festive and chic

Good morning! Emily here with you today with a pair of chic and festive ladies (and a gent!). The fashionable figures in the Born Classy and Haute Wedding Dress sets are SO much fun to color, and I’ve colored them and one of the gents from Plus One using two different techniques to create a pair of haute holiday cards! Let’s get started on the details!

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For my first card, I wanted to create a stunning figure surrounded by swirling snowflakes and color. What’s more festive than red and gold? I started by heat embossing the lovely lady from Born Classy, holding a glass of champagne, using gold embossing powder. I watercolored her with my Zig markers, adding a liberal amount of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the draped portion of her dress. It kind of moved the color around, mottling my shading, but it made it look a little like tulle. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.🙂 I fussy cut the image instead of using the coordinating dies, because I had attached the champagne glass to her hand already.

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For the background, I simply blended two different shades of red, Red Sangria and Valentine Red concentrating the darker shade in a swirling motion across the card, leaving some areas a little lighter to add some highlighting to the central figure on the front of the card. After I had finished ink blending, I added a bunch of snowflakes from Crystal Flurries and some dots from Holiday Confetti using Delicata Gold ink, taking care to follow the swirl I had created with my ink blending. I heat embossed some of the same snowflakes using gold glitter embossing powder, then used the same embossing powder to add my sentiment from Born Classy. I popped up the lovely lady in red in the center of the card using dimensional adhesive.

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For my next project, I wanted to showcase the beautiful gown from Haute Wedding Dress. It’s such a classic silhouette that I think it could be used for other occasions than just a wedding… in my mind’s eye, I saw it as a beautiful emerald ball gown, perfect for a holiday soiree, complete with a handsome date. I stamped the beautiful lady and her date with black ink onto kraft cardstock, then used my Prismacolor pencils to color them. I die cut both figures using the coordinating dies, then turned to the card base.

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I needed a larger canvas than just a typical A2 in order to proportionally accommodate the dashing couple, so I cut a 5×7 white card base. I wanted something festive for the background, and thought the Brushed Merry and Holiday Confetti sets would easily accomplish that. I stamped the greeting from Brushed Merry and heat embossed it in silver, then stamped the confetti in the corners using Deep Sapphire ink. The couple was popped up with dimensional adhesive.

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And there you have it! A pair of chic, festive holiday cards with multiple techniques on each card… not exactly the best for mass production, but pretty nonetheless. I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and they jumpstart some ideas for your own holiday projects! Have a fantastic day, friends!

Fresh Orchids Cards

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Hello friends Eunji here.Today I am making floral cards using our Fresh Cut Orchid stamp set.Let’s start~~

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I started stamping orchid image stamp on 4*7inch size watercolor paper.(which Fresh Cut Orchid stamp set) And colored with Dr.Ph.Martin drawing ink.I like drawing ink.It is bright color and so soft than watercolor. When I colored with drawing ink.Used a lots of water.And I drew the leave image and splash the ink.Sentiment is cutting with Birthday Word Dies, But First Word Dies and black cardstock.And the card panel adhered the sentiment paper piece with glue.Lastly stamping small sentiment stamp from Timeless Icons Sentiment Set under the card panel with Noir ink.Yeah It’s done~It make so simple but make beauty floral card.

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Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day~

See you soon:)

Playing with Holiday Cones, Holly and Pine

Hello! It’s LauraJane today. All the coloring this past month with Kathy at The Daily Marker has been fun and challenging, yet sometimes I just want to get back to STAMPING:)))  For today’s card I’m playing with Holiday Cones  and inking with various shades of Couture Inks with multi-step stamping.

Here are my bits and pieces after stamping and cutting

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As you can see I did not use all of my cut pieces..there are enough to make a second card with a similar arrangement.

Hope you are inspired to do some creating with The Ton today!

LauraJane:)

 

Addicted to Coloring #2

Hello and happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a restful and joyful Thanksgiving, if you are in the US🙂 ! It’s TaeEun here today sharing three cards I made with love to Coloring once again. I’ve named my debut-post as Addicted to Coloring and I thought it would be fun to make another version of that.

Today I used the big tulip image from Lucky Tulip stamp which EunJi from our team has designed. I love coloring bold floral images. And this tulip is definitely one of my favorites. Did you know that we have Dew Drops in our Shop now?  Today’s cards are featuring all three variations of Dew Drops we have : Clear, Seaglass blue and Silver Dew Drops.

Let’s start with this purple card!

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This tulip was colored using Zig markers and water brush. I added some shade around the flower and splatters all over the water color panel using silver Gansai Tambi which can be seen better in close-up picture. I then cut the panel along the extended axis of the flower and around the flower. For the card base I took a piece of textured purple card stock, stamped the Haute Stripes Cling background in embossing ink and silver heat embossed it. I really like how the texture of the card stock made some pattern on the embossing. I adhered the purple panel flat on the card base and then the water color panel using some foam tape on that. The word fabulous was cut from some purple foam and “YOU ARE” from the Basic Labels was stamped in Noir dye ink on some white card stock, cut and foam mounted on the card. For the final touch I added a few clear Dew Drops mixed with two Seaglass blue Dew Drops.

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On my second card I colored the tulip using Copic markers first. After Copic coloring I went in with Polychromos colored pencils to add red details on this yellow-red hybrid tulip and some shadows.

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I decided to make a front panel with a window for the tulip. So I made a cutting file for that and cut a water color card stock which I colored in green and blue shades using some Distress inks with my Cutting machine. The sentiment from Scripty Greetings stamp set was stamped in Noir dye ink. I added white shadow to it using a gel pen. After I foam mounted the front panel, I scattered some clear Dew Drops on the card and finished it off.

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The last card shows three tulips colored with alcohol inks.

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To start off I heat embossed the tulips using some silver glitter embossing powder. I masked the tulip in the middle to stamp the other two. I then applied the alcohol inks by dripping and tilted the Glossy cardstock to move the ink in the desired direction. After alcohol ink was dry, I mounted the panel on the card base and added a strip of purple  Glitter Tape. The Sentiment was cut using our Thank You word die from some purple foam and once more from silver glitter paper which I made using our Silver Adhesive Glitter Paper. I glued the silver sentiment on the purple foam and mounted it onto the card.  To finish off the card I added three Silver Dew Drops on the purple glitter strip and scattered tiny flowers from Candy Cane Garden Couture Mix.

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Here you can see once again three different coloring projects together: watercoloring, alcohol ink coloring and copic coloring with added details using colored pencils. Which one do you like most? Anyhow I had so much fun making them🙂.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Hope you could find some time for relaxing coloring today!

Hugs,

TaeEun