Saturday, April 22, 2017

Guest Designing at Less is More #325

Hello and happy Saturday everyone! 

Today I have a special card to share with you! Awesome DT ladies from Less is More challenge invited me to be their guest, after my card was showcased at the Less is More 6th Birthday Challenge.  Of course I said YES! Less is More challenge is one of my favorite challenges and is the challenge where I've got my very first recognition with this card :)! 

This week is a Recipe week and the cue card says STRIPE! 



I like to add stripes in my card as a background. But this time I wanted to give the stripes some meaning more than being a background. So I made grassy hills with my stripes. 


I used a stripe from a border stamp set by Waffle Flower. I stamped them in ombre green using Crystal Garden Collection inks by The Ton. I stamped yellow daffodil image from A Bunch stamp set by Penny Black along the way and continued to stamp the stripe after masking the flower image. I used for daffodil copic-friendly Caviar hybrid ink to color them with Copic markers. I added some detail to the flowers using Polychromos pencils and corrected some part of the stripes with pencils too.
The sentiment is from Penny Black. I stamped it on a yellow striped clear acetate strip using black StazOn and mounted it in the same angle as the stripe on the card. To finish off I added some dots using yellow and green Nuvo drops, unfortunately I added some smear of it too :). I obviously need more practice with Nuvo drops!

I hope you enjoyed my card and join in the striped fun at Less is More!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend!
TaeEun

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sunflowers - The Ton

Hello and happy Friday everyone! 
Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with three sunflower cards featuring stamp sets from the latest release. So my post is quite yellowish :)! 

Hope you could come over to see how I made them! 




Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

TaeEun

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge - Sketch Reminder

Hello and happy Saturday everyone!

Today I have a card to share with you which I made for the current sketch challenge at The Flower Challenge! Our talented teammate Vivien has created this sketch for us.
It looks quite CAS! I made a CAS card for the first DT post for this sketch. But this time I went with a busy background :)!

This background was made using Copic markers on a Yupo paper. It was on my to do list for a while. And after seeing Jennifer McGuire's post last week I decided to give this a try.


I started off by scribbling black and cool gray markers on a Yupo paper. I then sprayed rubbing alcohol on it and blew the inks around. I repeated the process until I was happy with the result. Next I die cut the hugs with a word die by The Ton from a Glossy silver glitter paper and once again from a red fun foam. I stacked them together and cut it into a rectangle. The peony is from Loose Peonies stamp set by The Ton. I silver heat embossed a peony on a pink vellum, die cut it with coordinating die and colored it with Copic markers on the back of the vellum.
I then silver heat embossed some leaves and a bud on the background panel. I glued the background panel flat on a black card base, mounted the sentiment panel and the peony on it.
The finishing touch was some Glass Slipper Round Confetti by The Ton.


Black background is not usual for a floral card, but I like how it turned out. 
I hope you could give this technique a try! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Looking forward to seeing your projects in the gallery of The Flower Challenge

Have a nice weekend! 
TaeEun

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Two Pattern Papers

Hello all!
Today is Seize the Birthday-Thursday :)! 



The Toppings option for the next fortnight is Two Patterned Papers. As always you can link up any newly created birthday card! 

For today I made a card to celebrate the birth of a new baby girl. It's not a usual birthday card, but I thought that the day of birth is the first birthday of a person :). In South Korea, where I come from, the babies are already one year old, when they are born. That means, the time in mommy's belly is also counted as the person's life. Pretty logical!!! 


For this card I used a digital floral banner, which is one of free floral banner images from Free Pretty Things for You. I saw this on this card that one of my lovely crafty friends, Hannelie from Desert Diva once made. I added my sentiment on the banner in computer and printed it. I made a cutting file for the circle window which integrate the outline of the banner and cut it from the printed panel using my Cricut. The coloring was done with Copic markers. The baby bodysuit is also cut with Cricut. I used here my first pattern paper. The second pattern paper on this card is the background. I found a pretty pink and purple plaid pattern paper in my stash, glued it on the card base. I foam mounted the front panel, on which I added a pink circle frame. I then adhered the bodysuit on the window and added three pink rhinestones as buttons on it.


That's it from my side. Now it's your turn to create a birthday card using two pattern papers (if you like the Toppings option :))!

Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog to see what my fellow DT members and our Surprise Party Guest Anita have created to inspire you.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!
TaeEun

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to my spot in Altenew's 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! 

If you are arrived here from amazing Flora's blog, you are right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning of the hop, please head on over to Altenew. The complete blog hop list is at the end of this post. 

As you may already know Altenew is one of my favorite companies in the world of paper craft. I love their beautiful and detailed floral stamps and have almost all of them, too :). 

Happy Anniversary, Altenew! 

To celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Altenew I wanted to make a special flower bouquet using several flower stamps by Altenew. I went through all of the Altenew flower stamps I have and chose some for my card. They are Best MomRemember ThisSpring DaisyGarden Treasure and Beautiful Day stamp sets.


 I started off by coloring the background of blue sky on a Ranger water color cardstock with Distress inks. I then stamped the flowers in Antique Linen DI along with masking and colored them with Zig brush markers. I added some shiny accents on the stamen of the flowers using Spica glitter pens. After done with coloring I stamped the swing hanging down on a branch from Moments in Time stemp set in Evening Gray. I added some gray shade on the image with Zig brush markers and sparkle using Spica glitter pen.


I trimmed the panel and foam mounted it on a white card base. The sentiment is from Moments in Time stamp set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black card stock and foam mounted it on the card. Some sequins were my finishing touch.


My second card is featuring Tulip stamp set and Hug Me stamp set from the latest Release. I created a scene with a cute fox laying down on a tulip field who misses someone he loves :). First I stamped the fox on a white card stock and masked him. I then started stamping the tulips in various colors. While I stamped the stem and leaves, I masked the bottom part of the panel with a piece of torn paper. I added details on the tulips with Polychromos colored pencils and colored the foxes using Copic markers. After I masked the fox and the upper area of the panel with a torn paper, I blended green DIs on the bottom part to create grass. I blended the top area in blue and cut the top and bottom edge using deckle scissors to continue the look of the torn paper edge. I then stamped the sentiment from Hug Me stamp set in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. I shaped the sentiment in a curve to follow the outline of the fox. I foam mounted the panel on a kraft card base and the fox in a think bubble, die cut using the coordinating die, on the card. To finish off I added some white dots on the grass and on the foxes.


And I have one more card to share with you.
This was made using black magic technique. The look of vibrant flowers on black background is so attractive that I want to try this technique when I see solid flower stamps :).


To start off I stamped the solid flower stamp from Garden Treasure using white pigment ink on a black card stock. I then stamped the outline image in black so I could define the individual petals. I colored the flowers with Prismacolor pencils and added white stamen using a white gel pen and yellow glittery center with Stickles.


I then fussy cut a circle frame out from the panel to show a green glitter card stock which I glued on the card base. I then foam mounted the front panel on the card base. The splatters are mint pearl watercolor. I took the sentiment from Extra Special stamp set. I made a green to black ombre strip using some Distress inks and white heat embossed the sentiment on it. I added a pink ombre strip to the sentiment, which I colored with Prismacolor pencils and foam mounted it on the card. I finished off the card by adding some sequins.


That's it from my side for today's hop! Hope you enjoyed looking and reading my post :)!

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:




Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win!
21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

HOP ALONG

Next on the hop is Chameleon Pens! Below is the complete blog hop list.

TaeEun Yoo --> You are here.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Wishing you a wonderful day and happy hopping! 
Hugs,
TaeEun


Friday, April 7, 2017

The Ton's Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop


Hello and Welcome to The Ton's Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop! 

If you arrived here from amazingly talented Amy Kolling's blog, you are right on track! If you want to start from the first stop please hop over to The Ton blog!

We revealed during our Release week 15 clear stamps, 3 rubber cling stamps, 13 coordinating dies and 14 Couture Mixes which includes up to three gifts with purchases.
Hope you enjoyed the Release presentation from our design team ladies! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and support during the release week! There are still time to get a chance to win the giveaways from daily Release posts of The Ton blog and design team members blogs!

ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP!!!

*There are several gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May**
  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava SparkleMix).

For today's hop I've created three cards. 
The first card has the same layout like a card I shared on Day1.


I stamped the Fresh Cut Sunflower outlines in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake on a white cardstock around the edge along with masking. I stamped the flower center in layer using Cocoa Collection and Fresh Cut Sunflower stamp. I then colored all the flower petals with Copic markers. I added the gold heat embossed and fussy cut label from Modern Labels (the coordinating dies are now available). I gold heat embossed "Congratulations" and stamped the small sentiment in Noir. I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers Round Confetti.


My second card was made using Dearest Peony stamp and alcohol inks.


To start off I stamped Dearest Peony on a glossy cardstock in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake as my guide. I then colored the background first. I sprayed rubbing alcohol on the glossy cardstock then dripped Aqua, Pool, Limeade, Citrus alcohol inks and blew them to the direction I wanted, avoiding the flower. I repeated this process until I was happy with it. I then applied my pink alcohol inks (Raspberry, Flamingo, Shell Pink) on the peony. After the panel was dry, I heat embossed the image in Liquid Platinum with the help of Misti tool. The sentiment is from Dearest Peony as well. I stamped "Sending" in Noir and heat embossed the long sentiment in Liquid Platinum. For the sentiment I used a strip of glossy paper panel on which I dabbed some Shell Pink alcohol ink. To embellish this card I used some sequins from Summer Skies, Winter Thaw Couture Mix and Glass Slippers Sequins.


Next is this shaker card featuring Pretty Mail and its coordinating die.


To start off I silver heat embossed the floral frame from Pretty Mail and die cut it with coordinating die. I cut it once again from a pink fun foam and glued them together with a clear acetate between them. I then stamped Mini Herat Print background on my card base in Soft Garnet. I adhered some sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix on the area where the window will be placed. I cut a "hugs" from Adhesive Glitter paper glossy fine silver using hugs word die to put it in the shaker window. I colored flat heart sequins from Amethyst Quartz and Summer Skies using a pink Copic marker and added them to the hugs die cut in the shaker window mixed with some silver heart. After I glued the frame on the card base I added some sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix on the card.


That was my cards for today's blog hop! Hope you enjoyed them.

GIVEAWAYS 

Five $25 gift certificates to The Ton's shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm ET. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.


THE TON CHALLENGE

The Ton Challenge for April is open for any projects with The Ton's products as the main image, as we have a ANYTHING GOES challenge :) ! One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton's Shop. On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

BLOG HOP LIST


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 
Happy hopping! 
Hugs,
TaeEun

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Ton's Spring 2017 Release Day 4


Hello and welcome to Day4 of The Ton's Spring 2017 Release week!!! 
Today is the last day of the release and all new products are now available in The Ton Shop!!! 


Today we'd like to introduce you 4 clear stamps, 3 coordinating dies and 4 Couture Mixes from the new Release. Todays stamp sets are filled with elegant and classy images. You can use the chandelier images from Chandelier and Sentiment Jewelry stamp sets to make projects for celebrating occasions maybe combined with the elegant labels and some original sentiments from Modern Labels. And the Pragmatic Wreath stamp set is so versatile. 
Today's Couture Mixes are Spring Fawn, Summer Skies, Amethyst Quartz and Rosy Petals







*There are several gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May**
  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava SparkleMix).



ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP !


For today I've made five cards to share with you! 
Lets get started! 

My first two cards have the same layout. I used Peony Cluster mini stamp set to frame the labels with sentiment from Modern Labels.


To start off I stamped the label from Modern Labels on a Bristol smooth paper as my guide and then the Peony Cluster mini using Aqua markers in pink for peonies and in green for the leaves. I colored the florals with Zig Brush markers.  The label was gold heat embossed on a linen cardstock and fussy cut (you can use the coordinating die, which is available now.). The sentiments are from  Modern Labels.  I gold heat embossed "Wishing You" and stamped the long sentiment in Noir.
I die cut the front panel with Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted it on the kraft card base on which I gold heat embossed Minor Stripes stamp. The label was foam mounted on the card. I added some clear sequins from Coral Necklace Couture Mix.





For this card I chose silver instead of gold. The sentiment and the label from Modern Labels were heat embossed using Liquid Platinum EP on silver cardstock. The same card stock was used for the card base. To finish off I used some sequins from Violet Sprinkle Couture Mix.




My next card could be a masculine card.


I stamped and heat embossed the Chandelier using Rose Gold EP on silver cardstock.  I stamped it twice on both sides slightly offset. I once again heat embossed the Chandelier on some black cardstock in Rose Gold EP and adhered Transparent glitter paper on it. It looks green on the picture but in real life it shows some gorgeous blue shimmer too. I cut out a wide strip from the silver panel, aligned the black(-green) glitter panel and glued it on my black card base. I then foam mounted the front panel.
The sentiment in Noir is from Sentiment Jewelry stamp set.

Next card is an almost-one-layer card :).


For this card I used the Modern Labels combined with the coordinating die. I die cut a mask for the label using the coordinating die, masked the center of the front panel and white embossed the floral cluster from Wishful Wildflowers twice around the label. I then blended Lemon Drop and Soft Garnet over the flowers. I took off the mask and then added more colors on the flowers using Polychromos colored pencils to give the flowers more definition. The "Happy Birthday" from Modern Labels was heat embossed in gold and the long sentiment from Dearest Peony was stamped in Noir.



I mounted the front panel on a white card base using some foam adhesive after I trimmed it down with Double Stitched Rectangle die. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Belle's Dress, Pink Diamond, Raspberry Sparkle and Flamenco Sunset Couture Mix.


My last card for today is featuring Pragmatic Wreaths stamp set. I made a DIY background using it. I stamped the branch in Crystal Pewter and the flowers in Lofty Mint, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and Lemon Drop. I foam mounted the front panel on a mint card base and added the circle sentiment panel out of mint vellum, die cut with Double Stitched Circle die. The sentiments are from Pragmatic Wreaths as well. "Thinking of you" was silver heat embossed and the long sentiment was stamped in Noir. I silver heat embossed a small flower on the circle vellum too, on which I added a flower and a small clear sequins from Belle's Dress Couture Mix. I scattered some small floral sequins on the card as well.


DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate! So there are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

The Ton is giving away an additional ten $10 gift certificates! Comments will be chosen from each of our design team member blogs during Days 1-4 of Release Week.
The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm ET. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

THE TON CHALLENGE

The Ton Challenge for April is open for any projects with The Ton's products as the main image, as we have a ANYTHING GOES challenge :) ! One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton's Shop. On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

That's it from my side today! Hope you enjoyed our Reveal for today! Please hop over to other DT members blogs to check out the beautiful inspirations! 
Thank you so much for stopping by! Tomorrow we have a great blog hop to celebrate The Ton's Spring 2017 Release with amazing guest designers. I'm sure you don't want to miss this!
Have a great day! 
Hugs,

TaeEun