Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Carnival Box Card

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Today's feature is on a box card!

What's a box card?
A box card is a card shaped into a box that opens up to look like the above! And closes up flat to be fitted inside an envelope! So fret'not if you plan to mail this out!

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This box card closes to be the standard size of 4.25" by 5.5" normal card size.

I used Lawn Fawn's "Admit One" Stamp set on all the images. Colored them with Copic Markers and added Ranger's "Starry Night" Stickles on the carrousel. I am a bigger fan of cotton candies then ice cream, so i cut off the cones of the ice cream and added wooded stick to the back. I am not sure about you, but i think it does look like a pink and blue candy floss! Yums!

I also used Paper Smooches "Balloons" die to cut a few colored cardstocks. Mount them with foam tape and paste them at the background. What's a carnival without some balloons, yea?

Here are some images taken from the side. It was hard to take photos because there were too much depth and my i am using a 1.8mm lens. The camera went crazy when choosing what to focus on.

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The best thing is, i used the cut apart journaling sheets from Echo Park to paste the side panels. I just had to slightly trim down the 4"x3" journaling cards and images fit perfectly to the side panels.

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Page Hop Giveaway

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AFTERNOON! Welcome to my first ever page hop! 
Today feels like a good day to share some awesome goodies with you! I and my creative friends have prepared a short page hop to let you see some fun works and win some supplies.
To enter the giveaway, simply like MLcraft page and share this post!
Continue the page hop here and stand a chance to win more giveaways! So, click away!! Next Stop: Pepper Creations Simply Handmade
Good luck folks! Giveaway ends on 6th Aug (12nn GMT +8)
P/S: Help me hit 200 Likes on my facebook page!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts

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I am still in love with Wild Rose Studio stamp set and i have many more that are still not used yet. So bear with me as i slowly create more works from their stamp collection.

Today features the cute cat opening a box of flowers. This image speaks more than just a mundane birthday card but more of a "I Miss You" card. I believe this image will cheer someone up or it is good to give to someone who happens to be ill or.... heartbroken? Possibilities are endless.

Image colored by color pencils and blended with Gamsol. Sentiment by Simon Says Stamp and papers are from Amy Tangerine 6x6 Pad. Drop me a comment if you would like to know the exact name of the products!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Lovely New Home

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It's been awhile since i got the Simon Says Stamp Air Vent die. It is a unique die that the market doesn't have something similar. Got to admit, it's a little challenging for me to use it.

Laid a strip pattern paper at the back to bring in some colors to the card but the main focus was the pieces at the front. The house, arrow and "&" shapes were all the left over from the Amy Tangerine "Ready Set Go" diecut shapes pack. I used the rest on a layout but these few pieces didn't seem to fit onto my layout.

Anyway, the house image screams for a housewarming card to be made!

Used Simon Says Stamp "Inside & Out Sayings" Stamp set for the sentiment and Technique Tuesday "In Stitched" Stamp set to create the wavy stitched lines.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

For The Good Times

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Recently I gave in to my temptations and purchased the Derwent Inktense Color Pencils. It is not cheap, as compared to my Classic Faber Castell color pencils and while i am trying to save up to get Prisma Color Pencils, Inktense was something extra if i had. So i purchased the box of 12 colors instead and happily skipped home.

The colors were sooooo vibrant and it needed some getting use to. The above image is by Wild Rose Studio and the grey was picked up with a wet paintbrush directly from the pencil tip. Had to use alot of water to water it down and lighten it. I actually added Clear Wink A Stella over the flowers but it is a pity my camera couldn't pick the shimmer up. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant "Thank You" stamp set.

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Add a dot of glue in the middle of the Martha Stewart punch Butterfly to pop the wings up and give it a dimensional feel.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mimi in PJ

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If you haven't realized, i love Mimi from Penny Black! She is soooo cute. Be it in a Christmas outfit or PJs, she makes me feel like hugging her!

Stamped her in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirit.

Bubble Die-cut and sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp and background paper by Lawn Fawn.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Upcycling A Can




My mum passed me an aluminum can the other day and told me she wanted me to do a simple deco for her to put her office pens. Hmmmm... simple......? Not quite possible~ I had to do something cute! Something complicated! So she won't throw it away after using for a few months! So i went ahead to choose the animals that she loved!

Lawn Fawn Critters In The Farm are perfect for this!

Gesso-ed the background. Painted it with blue and green acrylic paint. Stamp and copic color the images before cutting them out. Great challenge was arranging them and rotating the can again and again so the images look "logical". I mean, i won't want to see 2 rabbits side by side... haha!

Next, i applied tons of mod podge to seal the images onto the can. Had to press them down before moving on to the next image because the can is round and the images kept popping up while the glue is wet! Kept telling myself "Patience.......".

And so, ta-da! Love the vibrant colors and cute animals!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Shaker Pandas

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Addicted to the cute pandas from Mama Elephant's "Pandamonium" stamp set! They are so adorable and i had to put them into a shaker card.

First, i stamp them (pandas and envelope iamge) on some Shrink Plastic with Stazon Ink. Then i cut them out, followed by heating the plastic over my heat gun. The plastic shrank and became tiny solid pieces immediately! So fun!

Next, i die-cut a circle on a piece of pattern paper to lay a piece of transparency over the window. Threw in the pandas and envelopes along with some sequins into the circle and sealed the sides with tons of foam tape. If i were to do this again, i would cut a square instead because it is not easy to seal the sides of a circle!

Anyway, i used Simon Says Stamp's "Happy" word die-cut to run through 5 sheets of paper. I stick them on top of each other to create a dimensional effect. Learnt this from Jennifer McGuire! Genius way to pop it up instead of cutting small strips of foam tape!

Here's a closer look at the card!
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Panda MWAH!

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Finally got my hands down to using Mame Elephant's new border's die and Pandamonium stamp set! The panda's are so cute and the best part is, no coloring needed!

Love the new borders die because it has stitched edges. Got inspired by Emily Leiphart to do partial die-cutting and stamp the Pandas in the middle before die-cutting the rest of the edge. Struggled a little but i believe practice makes perfect. I didn't get the Pandamonium die-cut set because i felt the images are easy to fussy cut. Trying to save every penny to get other cuter stamp set!

Papers and Font stickers from Amy Tangerine.