Sunday, February 5, 2023

The Golden Lotus on Die Cut Divas


I went all out with the 'Add Some Gold' challenge theme on my Die Cut Divas project today.  Yeah, I went gold, gold and gold!

I first ink blended the background panel with distress inks and Hero Arts Water Flow Slimline Stencil.  Even though it's a slimline stencil, one doesn't need to use it as is.  I ink blended a small area at a time and move the stencil around. 

Then I applied embossing ink with an inking tool over the stencil and heat embossed with gold embossing powder over a small area and moved the stencil to another place on the panel and repeat.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment with a finer gold embossing powder on the panel, then adhered it to a white card base (top fold).

The lotus flower and leaves are gold heat embossed and watercolored on a sperate piece of lightweight mixed media paper, then die cut.  I attached them to the card front with foam adhesive and glue.  And embellished with gold sequins.

This month's challenge is Add Some Gold (heat embossing, foiling, gold pen, gold thread,
gold gems/sequins/enamel dots...) on Die Cut Divas.  Ha!  I think I added plenty.  Now it's your turn, bring out your favorites gold crafty supplies and play.  I'll see you in the challenge gallery!

Hero Arts is our sponsor this month, winner would receive $25 gift card to their store.

The Hero Floral Lotus Stamp and Frame Cut I used on my project has been retired, but these other beautiful lotus/water lily stamp sets are great additions to your stash.  Hero Arts Water Lilies Fancy Dies, Hero Arts Color Layering Dragonfly, Hero Arts Koi Bunch.


Hero Arts Hero Floral Lotus Stamp and Frame Cut (retired)
Ranger Distress Inks (Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass)
Versamark Watermark Ink
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder (brand forgotton)
Altenew Antique Gold Sequins

Thanks for coming over to my blog, have a lovely day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Scrapbook Centrale Creative Team Project 2023-Feb-01

 Hello everyone,  

This is my second post of the day, for my Die Cut Divas post, please click Here.

I am very happy to announce I have joined the Creative Team at my local stamp store Scrapbook Centrale.  And this is project for today.

I created a heart shape easel card.  

I used an old heart shape stencil and traced the card base layer and assembled.  I trace an extra one and dry embossed with Sizzix 3D Texture (661261) embossing folder and then ink blend with Spun Sugar.  

The bouquet has die cut on color card stocks with combination of Spellbinders Parcel & Post Mailbox Die Set and Spellbinders 2022 Advent Calendar goodies.  

For the easel stopper, I die cut a heart shape (from the Lawn Fawn Platform Pop-up Die set) five times and glued together, and applied glossy accent on the top.

I also created a box to hold it using Elizabeth Craft Designs Pizza Box die (1781).

And I added a vellum belly band with a 'clasp' (die cut with Lawn Fawn Candy Hearts).

Okay that's it for now.  Have a good one!

Add some gold with Hero Arts on Die Cut Divas

Hello there,

It's February 1st, and it's time for a new challenge on Die Cut Divas.  

Our challenge theme this month: Add some gold - heat embossing, foiling, gold pen, gold thread,
gold gems/sequins/enamel dots... something GOLD.  Our sponsor this month is Hero Arts, and the challenge prize is $25 gift card to the store.

Here's my project.

There is a funny story about my background panel.  Did I create that intentionally, no!!  I was working on another project one day, and I had a big spill of Nuvo Sparkle Cream Gold spray.  I didn't want it to go to waste, so I picked up whatever that was close by (happened to be a piece of black cardstock), and pour and splatter the spilled content on it.  LOL 

I used metallic gold ink to add some finer splatter to the background.  I heat embossed the sentiment with Brass embossing powder.   Then heat embossed the other two images with the same embossing powder on black cardstock, colored with metallic watercolor and die cut, and adhere to the panel with foam adhesive.

The Hero Arts Color Layering Moth Stamp and Die set has retired,  but I think the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch set would make a beautiful substitute.

The card in real life is quite sparkly, my photo does not do it justice.  😕

Looking forward to seeing you in the challenge gallery.  Click Here to get all the details and check out the inspirations project by the rest of the team.


Hero Arts Color Layering Moth Clear Stamp Set
Hero Arts Color Layering Moth Frame Cut
Nuvo Sparkle Spray (Cream Gold)
Altenew Metallic Watercolors
Versamark Watermark Ink

Thanks for coming over to visit, have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Always Sunshine


No matter the weather outside, if I could play at my desk, sunshine is always there!  So this Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit, Always Sunshine is very fitting for my project today.

I used the embossing folder for the background, then lay the stencil over it and ink blended the raised leaves with Limeade and Bamboo.  Then I glue it to the top fold card front up-side-down cause I wanted the foliage on the top.

The middle (arch) layer is die cut with gold and red card stock, and I added a layer of vellum.

The focal image was heat embossed with Gold Pearl embossing powder and watercolored, then die cut.  Antique Gold sequins are used to embellish.

I didn't add any sentiment on the card front, I will write something inside when I send it out.  I just had pure fun creating it.



Versamark Watermark Ink
Gold Pearl Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day and hope it's filled with sunshine!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Woodblock Wednesday Jan 2023


I am joining Amy Tsuruta for Woodblock Wednesday today.  I used one of my oldest woodblock stamp (Floating Hearts) sent to me by Hero Arts after I entered their 'mail-in' card challenge even though I didn't win.  Their kind act encouraged me to keep on trying.  

I created the main panel with heat embossing, watercoloring, and masking; and matted it with a couple layer of card stock.  Very simple.  But I did add a coat of glossy accent on the red heart.

Woodblock I used are:

Hero Arts Floating Hearts F2818
Hero Arts Old Letter Writing S4878

Other supplies includes:
Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow ink (Wet Cement)
Versamark Watermark Ink
Brass Embossing Powder
Glossy Accent


Thanks for coming over to my blog.  Have a very good day!!