Monday 10 June 2024

Marbling Cards with Concord & 9th Weekend Market

Fascinated with marbling effect, the idea of using it as one of the backgrounds for my recent card making endeavours came to my mind. In today's entry, I'm sharing two cards I made using Concord & 9th Marbled Turnabout stamp together with their Weekend Market dies and stamp set. And these are what I have made using mainly purple for one card, and a mixed of orange-yellow vibrant colours for the other.


Created these on the inside of the cards

I've made a start-to-finish video and a short reel on how I created these cards which can be viewed on my Youtube channel and various social media platforms.




'let's hangout soon" sentiment is from Big on You stamp set.

I've yet to try out using the girl standing or walking for this die set, and that will be for another time so as to make use of this further to create more cards out of it.

Cheers!

Below is a list of supplies I used to make these card. 
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  • Concord & 9th Weekend Market die set
  • Concord & 9th Weekend Market stamp set (SB, AMZSG)
  • Concord & 9th Marbled Turnabout Stamp (SB, AMZ, AMZSG)
  • Concord & 9th All-in-One Turnabout Jig (SB, AMZ, AMZSG)
  • Concord & 9th Big on You Stamp set
  • Spellbinders Essential Modern Ovals (SPBSBAMZ)
  • Versafine pigment ink in onyx black (SBAMZAMZSG)
  • Versacolor small ink pad in hyacinth (AMZAMZSG)
  • Versacolor small ink pad in lilac (AMZ)
  • Versacolor small ink pad in boysenberry (AMZ, AMZSG)
  • Versacolor small ink pad in heliotrope (AMZ)
  • Versacolor small ink pad in narcissus (AMZ)
  • Versacolor small ink pad in sand beige (AMZ, AMZSG)
  • Versacolor small ink pads in seashell (AMZ)
  • Versacraft small ink pad in tangerine
  • Neenah heavy weight 110lb classic crest solar white cardstocks (AMZAMZSG)
  • A6 purple & yellow envelopes from mix coloured selections (AMZAMZSG)
  • Bearly Art precision craft glue (SBAMZAMZSG)
  • MISTI stamping tool in black
  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy (SB, AMZ, AMZSG)
  • Ranger Ink Super Fine clear embossing powder (SBAMZ, AMZSG)
  • Various coloured cardstocks (from my own stash)
  • Dew drops and accents (from my own nail art stash)

Legend:
SB (Scrapbook.com), SPB (Spellbinders), AMZ (Amazon), AMZSG (Amazon.sg)
Compensated affiliated links used are at no cost to you, refer HERE for more information.



Monday 3 June 2024

Creating Cards from Forgotten Supplies

Confession time! I do hoard stuffs and Yes! I have quite an amount of craft supplies that I bought, kept unused and most of them still pretty much in their packaging. Moment of truth here - there won't be a time these supplies will be used up until I make effort to do something about it.

Some of the long old forgotten supplies in my stash

With daily fresh and new product releases and ideas bombarding on various social media feed every day, sometimes I feel I need a particular product to create better. Each time I got tempted and get myself with new supplies, before I knew it, my stash has already gotten bigger than all those crafting ideas I have in my mind. Before I run of space, I reckon it's best to make deliberate attempts to create out from those forgotten supplies. With what I had found, these are the cards I've created.


To share this refreshing moment on these long old supplies, I've made a short start-to-finish video on this. No special tools, techniques shown, merely how to assemble and transform these supplies into a card.








Added some encouraging bible verses at the back of each card

It actually feels good to clear some stuffs and make way for more space. This won't be my only and last deliberate attempt. I will be making more of such projects in coming days. I hope this short sharing is encouraging enough to make deliberate attempts to create out from your existing and forgotten supplies.

Below is a list of supplies I used to make these cards. Most of them are retired or not available in major craft stores, however you might be able to find some of them on eBay or Etsy. However, I don't encourage to get more and if you happen to have these supplies on hand, this is one way to use them in your project.

Cheers!

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  • Pattern papers from 7gypsies Mix & Match book
  • Ticket stubs from Tim Holtz Ideology Adage tickets book
  • K&C watercolour florals layering accents
  • Jenni Bowlin cardstock stickers (butterfly banner in black)
  • Prima Marketing Say it Crystals & acrylic embellishments
  • American Crafts 12x12 80lb black cardstocks (AMZAMZSG)
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Hold tape runner (AMZSG)
  • Ek Success circle foam dots (SB, AMZ, AMSG)
  • Other supplies - old dictionary papers, crystals embellishments, jute trims & ribbons
Legend:
SB (Scrapbook.com), AMZ (Amazon), AMZSG (Amazon.sg)
Compensated affiliated links used are at no cost to you, refer HERE for more information.



Monday 27 May 2024

Fluttering Hearts; Cards that Capture Love

I always wanted to create something monochromatically with a touch of colour. While such ideas can be easy to come by, the execution part sometimes can get a little challenging. Sieving through my existing stash, I found some supplies that I think I should refresh them by using them instead. The thought of fluttering hearts came to my mind recently. Adding wings and flutter bugs to hearts will be the way to go.

The use of Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy Sizzlit die allows me to diecut a mega tons of butterflies of varying sizes at one pass through the machine. This made producing butterflies an easy task for this project. And this is the final look of the cards I made. 



Oh yes! I made 3 at the end with different sentiments on each card all handwritten by myself. These are mainly made from Tim Holtz older collections together with Spellbinders Love in Flight D-lites dies that have since retired. Though not available in most major craft stores, sometimes you can find them from various eBay or Etsy sellers. Here is a closer look on these cards individually.








I enjoy in making these monochromatic cards and decided to enter this entry for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Furs or Feathers.

Cheers!

Below is a list of supplies I used to make this card. 
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  • Tim Holtz butterfly frenzy sizzlit (retired)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folders in dot matrix, notebook and quilted (retired)
  • Tim Holtz Reflection stamps (AMZ, AMZSG)
  • Spellbinders Love in Flight D-Lite dies (retired)
  • Versafine pigment ink in onyx black (SBAMZAMZSG)
  • Neenah heavy weight 110lb classic crest solar white cardstocks (AMZAMZSG)
  • A6 heavy weight 110lb white envelopes (AMZAMZSG)
  • Astro Design 65lb crafting cardstocks in bright white (AMZ, AMZSG)
  • Bearly Art precision craft glue (SBAMZAMZSG)
Legend:
SB (Scrapbook.com), SPB (Spellbinders), AMZ (Amazon), AMZSG (Amazon.sg)
Compensated affiliated links used are at no cost to you, refer HERE for more information.


Saturday 25 May 2024

Always Here for You Cardmaking

In one of my recent hauls, I bought some Pinkfresh Studio (PFS) stamps with their coordinating dies and stencils wanting to try something different. To get myself into this cardmaking journey, I've made a card using PFS Artistic Dahlia stamp set for this month's challenge. 


Instead of stencilling over the florals with inks, I chose to watercolour them instead using my Faber Castell watercolour pencils. Pretty much enjoying the whole process that I decided to make a short reel for this (over at my various social media). And here is the final look of the card.



Adding some sparkles dots on the background using glitter glue from Ranger, including over the embossed sentiments 'Always here for you'.



In my next attempt, I'll be trying out stencilling using various dyed inks. 

Cheers!

Below is a list of supplies I used to make this card. 
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Legend:
SB (Scrapbook.com), SPB (Spellbinders), AMZ (Amazon), AMZSG (Amazon.sg)
Compensated affiliated links used are at no cost to you, refer HERE for more information.



Tuesday 14 May 2024

Cardmaking Over the Weekend; Cherish Cards

We all have that in our craft storage—crafting dies bought and kept unused (or minimally used). I was sieving through my dies over the last weekend, wondering what I could make, and I found this Cherish die set from Spellbinders 2019 club kits I previously subscribed to. Surprisingly, Spellbinders still have these dies in stock, currently running as clearance past kits sale.

Jan 2019 Club Kit - Large Die of the Month

With the idea of getting back into crafting, I decided to put these dies to use. I crafted two cards out from these dies — a Cherish card for a dear friend of mine and a Mom's card. Well, Mother's Day had just passed, but I wanted to extend the joy of crafting by maximising my existing supplies. I created both backgrounds using a mix of pink mists and my old Prima floral petites 6 x6 stencil, which fits the overall theme pretty well.

To match the cards I've created, I chose a white A6 envelope for the Cherish card and a hot pink one for the Mom's card. 



I made a video on how I created these cards. For a better experience, be sure to hop over to my YouTube to view it. I mounted the finished designs onto A6 notecards (4.5" x 6"), which I made using 110lb (~300 gsm) Neenah cardstock. I used various sentiments from Spellbinders' 'Just Wanted to Say Sentiments', which I embossed them over using ultra-fine silver embossing powder. Unfortunately, this stamp has run out of stock, however, the glimmer foil version is still very much available.



I tried stamping over the sentiments onto the inside of the card, but it ended up a mess! To cover up, I used the scraps I trimmed off from the backgrounds I created as matting to cover up the mistake I made. And it turned out pretty well. Sometimes, it's good to keep whatever scraps are left over; it might save your work!





Breaking away from my usual cardmaking style, these are fresh new perspectives that I tried exploring. I enjoyed creating the background myself instead of sieving through various pattern papers to match. 

Cheers!

Below is the list of supplies I used for these cards. 
Clicking the links below will bring you to a new page.
Legend:
SB (Scrapbook.com), SPB (Spellbinders), AMZ (Amazon), AMZSG (Amazon.sg)
Compensated affiliated links used are at no cost to you, refer HERE for more information.