Just A Note Tag + Winnie & Walter 

Good Morning Everyone! 

How are you? As for me I’m doing great! In a crafty mood this morning. I enjoyed making a tag for my dear good friend that I decided to make another one! This time I used florals from Winnie & Walter. 

Here’s some photos

Trying to capture the glitter here but it’s just so hard! I try every time! Lol… 


Steps: 

  1. I cut out my tag base and prepped it with my powder tool. (To prevent any embossing powder from sticking anywhere else I don’t want it to.)
  2. I used Versamark ink to stamp out my floral and leaves using my Misti tool (I absolutely love my Misti) and applied the white embossing powder and heat set it. (I always pre-heat my heat gun at least 10-15 seconds) 
  3. For the coloring, I decided to watercolor using my Gansai Tambi Watercolors. (I’m on a watercolor frenzy!) 
  4. I used two colors for the floral and overlapped the colors to look like I used three colors but only used two! I just love it! 
  5. For the leaves I just used two colors. I used green and yellow hues. The leaf on the left is where I applied some yellow. 
  6. I then heat set the whole tag. I didn’t want to wait for it to air dry. (Yep I was impatient at the moment. Lol…)
  7. For the sentiment. I used Just a Note from Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot. Stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black. 
  8. Next I added some wink of Stella on all the stamped images. And added some paint droplets. 
  9. I finished the card off with some twine and that completes my tag. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful day! 

Xoxo,

Lydine 

Supplies used:

  • Winnie & Walter / In Bloom: Addie’s Garden Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Color Layering / Orchid in a Pot Stamp Set 
  • My Favorite Things / Die-namics Traditional Tags 
  • Heat Gun / Milawaukee 
  • Misti Stamping Tool 
  • Gansai Tambi Watercolors 
  • Versafine / Onxy Black
  • Embossing Buddy 
  • Doodle Bug Bakers Twine / Pink & White and Yellow & White 
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Brush / Clear 

Beautiful Day Tag + Color Throwdown Challenge #398 + SSS Wednesday Challenge 

Hello crafty friends! 

I’m here again today to share with you a gift tag I made for a dear good friend of mine! We’ve been friends for a good three years and I absolutely adore her! This will also be my very first Color Throwdown Challenge Entry and SSS Wednesday Challenge: Shimmer 


Here’s some photos. 


So hard to capture the glitter effect on the tag. I used my flash on my phone to try and reflect the glitter! It’s lovely up close! 


Steps:

  1. I cut my tag using My Favorite Things tag dies. (I used the largest of the dies)
  2. Prepped my tag using my embossing buddy to remove any static cling so as I apply the embossing the powder it sticks to where I stamp my image and no where else. 
  3. For the floral I used the outline stamp from Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set. I stamped the image using my MISTI tool (I stamped the image twice. I’ll be using the second image for masking) using Versamark ink and applied gold embossing powder and heat set it. 
  4. For the leaves and little floral clusters (well that’s what I call it! Lol) I used from the same stamp set. For the butterfly I used Altenew’s Painted Butterflies Stamp Set and did the same steps as the floral. 
  5. For the sentiment I used from Mama Elephant’s I Like You Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and applied gold embossing powder and heat set it as well. 
  6. I then watercolored all the stamped images using my Gansai Tambi Watercolors. 
  7. To finished off my card I added some glitter shimmer and sequins. I also added a gold string to finish off the top.

That’s it for today I hope you enjoyed today’s post! Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day! 

Xoxo,

Lydine 

Supplies Used:

  • Altenew / Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Painted Butterflies Stamp Set 
  • Mama Elephant / I Like You Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things/ Die-namics Traditional Tags Stax 
  • Misti Stamping Tool 
  • Gansai Tambi Watercolors
  • Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock 
  • Wow Embossing Powder / Gold Metallic 
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Brush / Clear 

Beautiful Day + Altenew June Challenge 

Hafa Adai Everyone!

I’m back and will be getting in the swing of things. Sorry I’ve been MIA! Just finished with school and had some interviews going on and also some family things I had to focus my attention to!

Everything is back on track as it should be. I sure miss making cards! Finally had the time to create one and to share it with you all! I decided to give a shot at making a bendy card. I saw a photo on Pinterest here’s the link for a more details http://www.paperprimrose.com/2014/02/bendi-card-saturday-step-x-step/ and thought it was clever. So, here I am making it. Well attempting  is more better. Lol…

Here’s some photos

I used my phone’s flash to try and capture the shimmer and sparkles but it’s so hard to get it. Up close its just so lovely!


Steps:

  1. For the main base size is the standard A2 card front. (4 1/4 X 5 1/2″)
  2. For the left flap I measured 4 1/4 X 2 1/2″ and the right 1 3/4 X 2 1/2″
  3. I then scored both of the outside flaps  1/2″ and adhered on the back of the main base with some scor double adhesive
  4. Next I scored on the inside of the flaps 1/2″ and made tabs.
  5. Then I took the left flap and made a curve/bend and marked it on the main base. I then made a slit using my penblade #11. I repeated the steps for the right flap.
  6. Now the fun part! First I stamped the floral with the outlined on the middle top with Versamark and sprinkled some embossing powder and heat set it. I then masked off the middle floral and stamped two more florals on the sides.
  7. For leaves and butterflies I stamped the one with the outline and did the same step with the florals.
  8. I watercolored all the stamped images using my Gansai Tambi Watercolors. For the florals I used #42 for the lightest #33 for the darkest and #34 for the center.
  9. For the watercolored leaves I used #53. For the butterflies I used #42 and #34
  10. For the sentiment I used the same stamp set as the florals (Beautiful Day)
  11. To finished of the card I added some sparkles and glossy accents to the centers of the florals and some sequins.

That’s it for today. I will also be using this card as my entry to Altenew’s June Challenge. So many beautiful creations! Join in there’s still time! http://altenewblog.com/2016/06/01/june-inspiration-challenge/


Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Supplies used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set
  • Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set
  • Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer
  • Gansai Tambi Watercolor
  • Wink of Stella / Clear
  • Glossy Accents
  • Penblade Assortement 3pk (used #11)
  • Heat Gun Tool / Milwaukee
  • Wow Metallic Platnuim Sparkle Glitter Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Buddy

Best Friends Card + Mama Elephant 

Hafa Adai Sweet Friends,

Today ill be sharing with you a card that I made using Mama Elephant’s Honey Bunny stamped set. I Just adore all their critters!

Here’s a photo of my card.

Steps:

  1. First I made my card base which is the standard A2 size 4.25 x 5.50″. I also cut out a panel to the same size of my A2 base.
  2. I did some masking first before I created my background. I stamped the bunnies first on a masking tape and then did a second generation stamping on my panel (I’m still practicing my no line coloring technique) and colored the bunnies using my prisma colored pencils. I then cut out my bunny mask and masked up my stamped image.
  3. For my hill I made another mask to protect the part where I do my starry sunset background. I then blending the inks chosen for my hill. Once I was done I masked off the hill.
  4. For my background I did some ink blending using distress inks. I started with my lightest color on the bottom of my panel and worked my way up.
  5. I removed all the masks and worked on my sentiment. I used a sentiment from the same stampe set. I stamped it using versamark ink and covered it with white embossing powder and heat set it.
  6. Lastly, I added some stars using my gelly roll pen and added some clear wink of Stella on my bunnies!


That’s it for my card today. I hope you enjoyed your stay here on my blog and will be back for more! Please leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

Xoxo,

Lydine A.

Products used:

  • Mama Elephant: Honey Bunny
  • Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Pickled Raspberry,
  • Wow White Embossing Powder
  • Prismacolored Pencils
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Brush: Clear
  • Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer

Trifold Card + Mama Elephant Lunar Animals 

Hafa Adai Friends,
Sorry it’s been quiet around here. Been sick for almost a month and finally feeling well. There’s so many new products being release its so hard to keep up! My hubby has a signature look now for when I ask to buy some crafting goodies! Lol… 

For today’s post I was inspired by Kimberly’s video on the MFT YouTube (here’s the link) http://youtu.be/adu_MdNtBjE check the video out. Kimberly’s finished card is just too adorable! 

Here’s a picture of my card.

 

I didn’t have MFT adorable Strike Up The Band stamp set so I used what I had. What better way than to use Mama Elephant’s Lunar Animals. 

Here’s the card open.

 
Steps:

  1. I stamped five different animals and the party hats with distress ink antique linen to try and attempt a no-line coloring. 
  2. I then colored the stamped images using my prisma colored pencils and fussy cut them all and set that aside to work on my background. 
  3. I didn’t have a grass or cloud die so I improvised. For the clouds I made a mask used spellbinders A2 scalloped borders one dies and the grass I just created using my scissors and snipped on one side of my green cardstock. 
  4. The clouds I did the same technique as Kimberly demonstrated. With my ink blending tool I just did a swiping motion. Ink used is distress ink salty ocean.
  5. For the card base I cut in half 8.50 x 11″ cardstock (lengthwise) and got two 4.25 x 11″ card bases. I didn’t have any scoring board so I just used my handy fiskars paper trimmer and make two score lines. First score 3 5/8 and second score is 7 7/8.
  6. For the butterflies I used the small die from Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Cutaways. 
  7. I adhere the grass first and then placed my animals using foam tape to give a bit of dimension.
  8. Lastly I stamped the sentiments using Mama Elephant’s Up and Away stamp set and the other two sentiment is from Winnie and Walter’s The Big The Bold and Party stamp set. 

That completes my card for today! I hope you enjoyed your visit here on my blog and I will see you next time. See blow for all the products used. Adios! 

Xoxo,

Lydine A.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant: Lunar Animals / Up and Away
  • Winnie & Walter: Audrey Cutaways / The Big The Bold and Party
  • Spellbinders: A2 Scalloped Borders One 
  • Prisma Colored Pencils 
  • Bazzill Basics Cardstock
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Inks: Distress Ink- Antique Linen 
  • Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer 

Jaely’s 4th Birthday Celebration

Hafa Adai Sweet Friends,

Today, I’ll be sharing with you some party decorations I made and some photos from my daughter’s 4th birthday party-q (party + bbq= party-q) lol… I know lame..;) Hope you enjoy all the photos!

Here are the My Little Pony ear headbands I made for the girl’s party favors. I used glitter foam for the ears and adhered it to the headbands with hot glue. This was definitely fun to make! I made my own template to cut the ears.

I made cupcake toppers using Cut Out and Play My Little Pony Digital Papers for the circle scallop backing. I used Reverse Confetti Circles N’ Scallops Confetti Cuts to cut out the pieces. Here is the link if you’d like to purchase the digital papers https://www.etsy.com/listing/240978820/my-little-pony-digital-paper-kids?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=my%2Blittle%2Bpony

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I also used the digital paper for the birthday banner. To cut the banner I used We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board. Made the flag style banner.

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I used the left over pieces from the digital papers for the photo booth frame I made. I cut more embellishments from the glitter foam and adhered it all to my frame.

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That’s it for today’s post. Here are some photos from the party-q! Have a beautiful day!

Xoxo,

Lydine

Products Used:

  • Reverse Confetti: Circle N’ Scallops Confetti Cuts
  • We R Memory Keepers: Banner Punch Board
  • Cut Out and Play: My Little Pony Digital Paper

 

Reverse Confetti: February Sketch For You To Try + Slider Card

Buenas Crafty Friends,

Today I will be sharing with you yet another slider card. This card will be my first entry for Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try February Challenge. Here is the sketch #3333_Feb2016

For the slider card I used again different products from my favorite crafting companies. Here are some photos and a short video.


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Steps:

  1. Cut card base 5 x 10″ and score at 5″
  2. Cut two front panel to 5 x 5″
  3. I marked where I wanted the cut circles on one of my panels and die cut using Circles N’ Scallops Confetti Cuts
  4. On one piece of the front panel I stamped the two bunnies from the Lunar Animals on the top and the two bottom circles I stamped the bunny butt (hehe..) using Bunny Hop and the stamped heart is from Honey Bunny. I also added some carrots and Easter eggs
  5. I adhere the panel with the stamped bunnies to my card base.
  6. I colored all the stamped images (excluding the heart) using my prismacolored pencils.
  7. For the slider piece I cut it to about 4 x 5.25″ and stamped the sentiments from Bunny Hop and Honey Bunny.
  8. I adhere the scallop die cuts to circles and adhere it to the card base using foam tape. It gives a bit of room for the slider piece to slider in and out.
  9. For the bunny on the upper right. My ink smeared as I made the eyes darker. I didn’t want to start all over again. So, I stamped the bunny onto a scarp white piece and colored him and then fussy cut it and adhered in on top of the previous stamped bunny. Turned out great!

That’s it for today’s post. I hope I created a card right for the challenge. Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Xoxo,

Lydine

Products Used:

  • Bazzill Cardstock: Apple Crush
  • Neenah Solor White 110lbs. Cardstock
  • Reverse Confetti: Circles N’ Scallops Confetti Cuts
  • Newton’s Nook: Bunny Hop
  • Mama Elephant: Lunar Animals / Honey Bunny
  • Prisma Colored Pencils
  • Inks: Versafine: Onyx Black / Hero Arts: Ombre Pink to Red

Altenew February Challenge 

Buenas All,

Today I’ll be sharing with you my card entry for the Altenew February Challenge. For my card I was inspired by the fabulous Jennifer McGuire’s recent YouTube Faux Colored Embossing. Here’s the link to her video http://youtu.be/GUGtURlKpC4 Love all Jennifer’s tutorials so check her out.


First, I started with the roses from Altenew’s Vintage Roses. I did second generation stamping using the solid stamp first and then made my way up to the last layer which would be your darkest layer/color. For the last layer what I did was stamped the layer with versamark clear ink which is a sticky ink. I then add gold embossing powder and heat set it till all the powder was melted. See photo below

Next, I cut my card base to a standard size A2 card and my panels size 4.25×5.50″ and did a tone on tone with my panels using a woodgrain stamp from Winnie and Walter. Once I was done with my stamping I went ahead and cut off some strips from my card base and front panel to add the acetate for the window look. I took my card base and made two strip cuts and did the same for my front panel. First cut was a 1/2″ strip and the second was 1.25″. I kept the 1/2″ strip and saved the other for another project (I love keep all my scraps). See photo below.

You should end up with two of the left side strip and two of the right side strip (see photo above) a total of four strips (strips from the card base and from the panels). For the acetate sheet I cut it to about three inches first and measured accordingly and I cut to about 2.25″. Once I got all my pieces cut I adhere the acetate first to my card base and then the smaller strip behind the acetate on the far right edge.

Before I adhere my last panel I stamped my sentiment from WPlus 9 with versamark ink added good embossing powder, and heat set it till the powder was all melted. Once that’s done I adhere my panel to the card base. I also added some stamped leaves inside the card for it to show through the window I created. See photo below.


Lastly, I added the roses to the front panel. And voila! All done! I hope I did not confuse or lost you while reading through. Next time I’ll take more photos and one day even do a video! Wink wink… Again, thanks for stopping by have a beautiful day! Products listed below.

Xoxo,

Lydine

Products Used:

  • Altenew: Vintage Roses
  • WPlus 9: Hand Lettered Thanks
  • Winnie & Walter: Multigrain: Mini Scenery
  • Wow Embossing Powder: Gold
  • Inks Used: Papertrey Ink- Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, & Pine Feathers / Versafine- Blue Lagoon
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Robins Egg & Marshmallow

Happy Valentine’s Day + Slider Card

Buenas Everyone,

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! May this day and everyday be filled with tons of happiness & love! Today I’ll be sharing with you another Valentine’s theme slider card. I must say this one is my favorite. I used different products from some of my favorite crafting companies to create this card.

First, I started out by cutting a front panel which measures 4.24 x 5.50″ (standard size A2) with my fiskars paper trimmer and my card base. I then used Concord & 9th Layers of Love Die to cut out the heart shape (I die cut out two). I used one the negative cut out and stamped the cute puppy from Mama a Elephant Lunar Animals Stamp Set with Antique Linen and colored him with my prisma colored pencils and the second one I used for masking. See photo below.

I used distress ink Fire Brick for the ombré look from dark on top to lightest on bottom. I adhere some double sided tape to the back of my panel to hold the negative piece (with the stamped puppy) in place and added foam tape to give some dimension for my slider piece.

I cut out my slider piece, rounded off the bottom using my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board, and stamped my sentiment just in the bottom of the slider piece. For the tab to pull the slider I used one part (larger tail) of Reverse Confetti Layered Bow Die Set. At this point I already adhered my main panel to my card base and was testing the slider piece. I notice that the sentiment on the slider was showing through my front panel. At first it was fine but then it kept bugging me. I believe I slide the slider about four to six times and finally decided that I need to cover it. I didn’t want to start over so I ended up adding Yes or No to the slider piece. See photo below.

After adding the Yes No note I testing the sliding and it came out perfect! For the finishing touches I added a small heart confetti to the puppy, added some wink of Stella to the puppy and a ribbon. I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks again for stopping by! Products used will be listed below.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Xoxo,

Lydine
Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th: Layers of Love Die Set
  • Mama Elephant: Lunar Animals Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp: Paper Hug
  • Inks used: Distress Ink – Fired Brick & Antique Linen
  • Wink of Stella Brush Pen Clear
  • Prismacolor Pencils: 24 Set
  • American Craft Premium Ribbon
  • Fiskars Delux Paper Trimmer
  • Cricut Cuttlebug

Hello Beautiful + Second entry for Hero Arts: Fabulous Flowers Challenge

Have Adai Everyone,

Sorry for this late post! Had some family that came in from Saipan (sister island) and I’ve been exhausted with the family gatherings filled with fun and laughter! Family time is everything to me. 

I created this card using Hero Arts color layering stamp set. See photo below.

  

Love this stamp set and all of Hero Arts Color Layering sets. Simply gorgeous! Ok, on to the card! I found an inspiration on Pinterest and wanted to create a card just like it. I’d say it’s not as gorgeous as Joni’s card but I’m happy with the end result. Here’s a link to her blog post with her beautiful creations http://jonininaandaya.blogspot.com/2014/10/pretty-pink-posh-october-blog-hop.html 

Here’s some photos of the card I made. 

   

I used spellbinders’s border dies for the layers on top of card and for the cute mini flower & leaf is from Lia Griffith. I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I loved making it. This card will be “Card 2” for my entry for the the Hero Arts: Fabulous Flowers Challenge. Thanks for stopping by! 

Xoxo,

Lydine 

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts: For You Flowers 
  • Lia Griffith: Mini Spring Hello
  • Spellbinders: A2 Scallop Borders One
  • Cardstock: Bazzill / Neenah Solor White 110lbs (Card Base) 80lbs (Front Panel)
  • Inks: Papertrey Ink – Pure Poppy, Raspberry Frizz, Sweet Blush, Pine Feather, & New Leaf / Versafine- Onyx Black