Thursday, September 22, 2022

Faux wax seal on Scrapbook Centrale Creative FB Group


Welcome back to my blog!  I am sharing a project that I've wanting to do and finally did it.  That is to make faux wax seal with embossing powder.

I first experimented with a Stampendous Rose Quartz EP, and it turned out quite well.  I heat embossed 5 to 6 layers of the Rose Quartz EP and stamped with metallic gold ink (stamp from Studio Light Art By Marlene STAMPBM47).

Then I went on to make more with Gold EP and Brass EP.  Some of them turned out well, but others not so much.  I think it could be that the embossed layer too thin.

So the I tried something different, I first heat emboss two layer of an ultra thick EP by Stampendous, then a couple layer of the Rose Quartz, and finished with the ultra think.  Et voila, the best one.

The impression is even and deep, I could see some tiny bit of EP oozing to the side.  I am really happy how this one turned out.  Guess this is the formula I should use.

Now I made this the focal point of my card.

I inked blended the background softly, stamped some text, stenciled with a transparent embossing paste, and added gold splatter.

I adhere the dry embossed (hand cut) wings and then the faux seal on the top.  This is my last Guest Designer post for my LSS Scrapbook Centrale.  It's been an honor and I thank the creative team for inviting me.

Here's a couple photos of most of the supplies I used to create my card and the faux seals.

Thanks so much for coming over.  Sending fairy hugs!!

Monday, September 12, 2022

Guest Designer on Scrapbook Centrale 2nd post

 Hello everyone,

This is my second guest designer post for my local stamp store, Scrapbook Centrale.  Our September challenge theme is: Fantastique/Fantastic.

I created two cards today featuring fairies, I think fairies are pretty fantastic, don't you?!  

Here's my first card.  No stamping at all, just used Crafter's Companion Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Enchanted Forest Foil Transfer, Gina K Designs Fancy Foils, and pattern paper.

My second card is more conventional.  There is stamping, coloring, hand-cutting, and of course application of Perfect Pearls to the fairies' wings.  The fairies are hand cut from Graphic 45 Fairie Wings Collection pattern paper.


Crafter's Companion Foil Transfer (Enchanted Forest)
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foil
Elizabeth Craft Designs CS245 Mushroom Magic Clear Stamp
Spellbiners Fairy Blooms Clear Stamp
Alcohol Markers
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Soft Granite)
Ranger Archival Ink (Watering Can)
Ranger Perfect Pearl
White Acrylic Paint

Thanks for coming over.  Wishing you a magical day!

Monday, September 5, 2022

Fall Hello on Die Cut Divas


Hope you're enjoying September.   It's my turn to post on Die Cut Divas today, and I am sharing this Fall Hello slimline card.

I started by printing multiple copies of the STAMPlorations Thankful for Autumn Digital Stamp set on white card stock.  Then I selectively colored some of the them with alcohol markers, then hand cut.

I stenciled and ink blended the white slimline card base front, then adhered the images, and added the 'hello' die cuts.

STAMPlorations is our August challenge sponsor.  This month's theme is Anything Goes with the option of Autumn.

I hope you're inspired to play along, see you in the challenge gallery!  To link up, click here.  Remember to add die cut and/or dry embossing to your project to qualify for the draw.  Challenge winner will receive a $20 gift code to their digital stamps.


Ranger Distress Inks (Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, Barn Door)
Alcohol Markers

Thanks for visiting.  Have a lovely day!

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Christmas Cards 2022-Sep-03

 Hi there,

I am sharing another addition to my Christmas card stash.  Wouldn't it fun to open a letter mail and a whole pile of snowflakes spill out?!  My card is inspired by this idea.  

I present to you an envelope shaped card.  This open envelope is die cut using Pigment Craftt's Enveloped die.  I layered a bunch of snowflakes die cut using glitter paper, vellum, and white card stock splattered with gold, and adhere them to my envelope.

So fun!!!


Time Out Challenge #221 - Festive

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Versamark Watermark Ink
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder

Thanks for coming over.  Have a great day!

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Missing You


It's the weekend and I get to spend time in my craft room.  Okay I am always there anyway.  LOL

I admit I was light handed with the watercolors.  But it's okay.  I am quite delighted on how it turned out.  The 'trellis' is actually stenciled with two inks, and I hand cut the openings.

My card is inspired by a Laelia Orchid plant that didn't survive my care.  I have been pretty lucky with my other orchid plants in general, they have been blooming every year.  But this one (picture below) I miss very much.  And I haven't been able to find another just like it.

Here's a side by side look:



Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black, Watering Can)
Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Weather Wood)
Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink (Wet Cement)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a very sweet day!