Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunny Day with Dragon

Dragon often relates to mystery. In this card I'm sharing today, I wanted to create a sunny and cheerful look. To start off, I applied distress ink using the wet on wet technique for the background. I added a few more watercolor layers with random strokes of different blue/green shades just to create textures. I also used distress ink to watercolor the stamped images. In the end, I added more shadings using color pencils.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
   
Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant Me and my dragon stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant Dragon wishes stamp set (ME)

Monday, May 7, 2018

Tall Tree Snowy Scene Card

The tree trunks in this card takes me a few days to figure out how to create with my limited card making supplies. So here's what I did.

I first took a piece of masking paper same size as the card and drew the trees and the hill. I then cut out the shapes I drew and masked off all the areas except the trees. I don't have woodgrain background stamp, so I used the only stamp I have that has woodgrain and repeatedly stamp them using a brown momento ink. It needs to be a Copic friendly ink because after stamping, I used a c0 marker to color all the trees. I wanted the tress to be same color as the background so that they are not overpowering. At this point, trees are completed.

For the background, I applied distress ink salty ocean, faded jeans, peacock feathers and a tiny bit of black soot. To create the snowy look, I splattered some water and wiped them off. I also used snow stencil to apply white embossing paste. At the end, I stamped a few grey snowflakes but I actually regretted it because the grey tone was darker than I wanted it to be.

For the sentiment, I embossed the word die cut with plantinum embossing powder. It gives a warm tone at certain angles. In the picture, it just looks like silver.


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
   
Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant Whimsical winter stamp set (ME)
  • STAMPlorations Merry christmas phrase die (SP)
  • Purple Onion Designs SS Minow stamp (POD)
  • Simon Says Stamp Falling snow stencil (SSS)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Dragon Birthday Wishes

In the card I'm sharing today, I'm pairing a celestial theme background die from Hero Arts card kit with the dragon stamp set from Mama Elephant. I started by watercoloring the background with 4-5 different muted tone blue and purples from Daniel Smith watercolor. After drying, I stamped the mountains/clouds and heat embossed it. I also put some white dots using white gel pen. I stamped the drgaon and wolf on another piece of watercolor paper and watercolored them with almost the same set of colors as the background. I cut them out and used doubled sided foam tape to adhere them to the card.



I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
   
Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant Me and my dragon stamp set (ME)
  • Mama Elephant Dragon wishes stamp set (ME)
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero card kit August 2017 (HA)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Inspiration From Arizona

My family and I had a awesome spring break trip to Zion and Grand Canyon National Park. The sky was so clear and blue there. During evening, the sky looked just like what I put in my card!


I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
   
Supplies used in this card:
  • Waffle Flower Summer time stamp set (WF)
  • MFT Anything but basic birthday wishes stamp set (MFT)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Baby Shower Teddies

I'm sharing a card for which I attended a baby shower for the first time and made a baby-related card for the first time. All I did was coloring the image with Prisma color pencil. What's worth mentioning is I stamped the stars with VersaMark ink and instead of heat embossing them, I applied Perfect Pearls powder on the entire cardstock. This created a very subtle look for the stars. The cardstock also had a very nice shine which is not visible in the photo.



I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
   
Supplies used in this card:
  • Wplus9 little dreamers stamp set (WP9)
  • Lawn Fawn little bundle stamp set (LF)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cat Meow Bookmarks

Hello! I'm sharing two bookmarks I made out of Mama Elephant's cat stamp set. I simply stamped the images, masked them with masking tapes, ink blended the background with distress inks, then colored the cats with Copic markers. Coloring the cats is actually the challenging part for me because I have difficulties choosing matching color combinations. Especially creating varities on a group of similar images like this definitely takes me some time to decide.



I'm submitting this card to the following challenges.
   
Supplies used in this card:
  • Mama Elephant The cat's meow stamp set (ME)
  • MFT Tall tag due die-namics (MFT)
  • Love Cynthia find a reason to smile stamp set (LC)