Friday, September 22, 2017

CASEing Angie with Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies

Happy Friday everyone,

I am sharing another CASE on a2z today.  Would love it if you hop over to check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely day!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers' Bloghop project 7

Welcome back to my blog.  I am having a lot of fun creating for and hoping along the 2017 Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop.  And I couldn't skip the opportunity to make a cake with pumpkins on it, could I?!  

Hello Pumpkin!

I used a couple pieces of scraps from the reserved pile to die cup my to go cup and sentiment.  The three pumpkins are stamped and heat embossed in white, brass, and silver on pattern paper.  I also added Wink of Stella on the sentiment.  But as usual it's hard to photograph.  



Hero Arts Frame Cut - Coffee Cup Tag
Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Autumn
Simon Says Stamp Cutting Die - Painted Hello
VersaMark watermark ink
embossing powder - Detailed White, Brass, Siver

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers' Bloghop project 6

Fall officially start in a couple days.  And I thinking about the holidays and festival in Fall, like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day; but my coffee hop project today is inspired by an Asian festival - Mid Autumn Festival.  When I was young, my parents and my siblings used to celebrate.  On the evening of the 15th day of the Eighth month on the Lunar calendar, we'd gathering around after dinner sharing moon cakes, tea, fruits and sweets; and to take in the sight of a bright full moon (weather permitting of course).  And we decorate with lanterns and Chrysanthemum. 

To make my over size card, on watercolor paper I created the evening sky with a full moon using water colors.  Next I stamped the bamboo images.  The lanterns are cut out from pattern paper.  Cake stand and tea cups are die cut with pattern paper and distressed.  Moon cakes and golden acorns are stamped, colored, and hand cut, and adhered with foam adhesive. 

Now a little fun fact, the "table" is actually die cut using my Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity dies,  Oh yes, I am still having plenty fun using them.  After I die cut the cup, I cut off the handle to use as "table".  For the "table cloth", I masked it with a doily and ink it.

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2017 Fall Coffee Lovers' Bloghop

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up


Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut - Birthday 
Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Autumn
Impression Obession Cling Cling Stamp - Bamboo
Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink - Wet Cement
VersaMark Watermark Ink
gold embossing powder

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I wish you a sweet day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers' Bloghop project 5

I am on my project number 5 for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers' Blobhop.  For today's card I used two Altenew clear stamp sets and one Hero Arts set.

I am quite happy how it turned out.  And the technique is simple.  I stamped all the images on watercolor paper and thick card stock with Archival ink.  For the background I wet each area where I want color with water first, then slightly add watercolor.  The small leaves are stamped with distress ink.  On the banner, the sentiment is stamped directly onto the vellum.  The coffee press and macaroons are stamped on cream color CS, watercolored, trimmed and adhered.  I use a decorative stitch die on the edge of the banner.  You may see it better in the close up.


2017 Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop

Word Art Wednesday #300 - #301 Anything Goes

Supplies [elements and/or ink used indicated in square brackets]:

Altenew Clear Stamp - Coffee Love [Cups, Spoon, Coffee press, Sentiment]
Altenew Clear Stamp - Handmade Tags [Macaroons]
Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Autumn [Maple Leaf, Ginkgo Leaf]
Archival Ink - Jet Black [all images, sentimet]
Watercolors [all images except leaves]
Ranger Distress Ink - Wild Honey [Maple leaf], Antique Linen [g]Gingko leaf]
Penny Black Cutting Dies - Cut Out Borders [vellum banner edge]

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers' Bloghop project 4

Hello hello, 

I bet you're having lots of fun hopping along the Fall Coffee Lovers' Bloghop.  If you've just happen find out about this, click here to get all the details and play along.

For my fourth project I've used a Uniko I Love Tea stamp set I won in the Summer hop, and a WP9 Lattice Frame Die given to me by one of craft friends Greta (her blog: GG Creations), along with Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Plant clear stamp.

Let's take a look.

I first stamped and heat embossed the cup on pattern paper (cup in black and clear heat embossed, flower in watermark ink and gold heat embossed) and closely trimmed.

Next I pressed some distress ink onto craft sheet and spritzed with water, then I laid down the lattice frame die cut to soak up the ink.  Then stamped leaves images and sentiment.  Then I adhered the cup using foam adhesive and the whole panel goes onto a white card base.

Uniko Clear Stamp - I Love Tea
WPlus9 Cutting Die - Lattice Frame Die
Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Stamp Your Own Plant
Ranger Distress Ink - Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Veramark Watermark Ink
clear embossing powder
gold embossing powder

Thanks for looking at my card,  I wish you a lovely day!