Challenge: Vintage Vogue

A card for the vhallenge at Moxie Fab World– Tuesday Trigger: Vintage Vogue

Here is my card:

A close up showing the gold embossing:

I started out by first stamping the couple and the sentiment in the center of the card front.

Next I inked a polka dot background stamp with versamark ink, wiped off the center area and stamped on card front.

Then I sprinkled some gold embossing powder and heat set it.

To lower the stark contrast, I sponged some chocolate ink around the perimeter; this also highlights the image of the couple.

Finally I wrapped around the lace, secured it with tape from back, and glued a piece of card stock over to hide the tape.

Challenge: Runway Inspired Challenge

A card for Runway Inspired Challenge#11 – Christian Dior

My card:

For the body of handbag, I sponged Milled Lavender Distress ink on cream cardstock. As for the cover  used a Hero Arts Doily stamp on the same cardstock. Stamped it in Brown ink and clear embossed. Then smeared some pink lipstick from center onwards to get shimmer and a slightly darker shade, and lastly, used a white gel pen to highlight the little flowers and some other areas. The chain is long, so I looped it around a brad. The tag is handwritten.

This was really fun to create! very glad for the inspiration 

Here is a close up of the bag:

Card: Kathy’s Lily Pad Palette Challenge

Hello, my apologies for the late post. Things have been a little hectic recently. Just when I got my computer back and thought I would be able to edit videos…my camera falls and breaks… I should not be allowed to handle electronics. Anyway, both are in working condition now, but I am out of town so again, no video this week.

I had created today’s card for this challenge about a week ago. Since I don’t have any supplies this week to make a card, I thought I would share this card.

And here is the card:

It is a very simple and quick card. Just cut out three rectangular pieces each 13/8″ x 3″, lined them up and stamped the image with Versamark. Then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Glued the panels on a 4.25″ x5.5″ card base, added the butted with glue dots and stamped the sentiment.
Stamps: Inkadinakdo flourish and Stampin Up! “Thank you kindly” set.
Inks:  Memento Tuxido black, and versamark
Paper: Recollection white and colored cardstocks
Tools: Buttons, Inkadinkado white embossing poder, Heat gun, glue dots.

Card: Wedding Flourishes

Sorry for this super late post this week. My computer broke down and I was trying to edit the video in another computer, but without any avail. Then finally when I decide I would post without the video, the website kept crashing on me…anyway, I am finally putting up this weeks card, althought there is still no video. I do have the footage and once I get it editted I will add it to this post.

I got the inspiration for this card from a wedding outfit that my cousin wore at her reception. I had imagined the card to come out a lot prettier and gorgeous….but couldn’t quite make it so.

Here is a picture of my cousin looking absolutely GORGEOUS in this beautiful outfit:

and here is another close up picture of the card:

Making the card was quite simple, probably one of the quickest ones that I have made. I used a Hero Arts large backgroud stamp called “flourish background“.

 I masked off the rectangular greeting area with a post-it note and then stamped and gold embossed.

Then I simply stamped the greeting and gold embossed.

The flowers are punch outs of a small daisy punch. I used the same technique as in the previous card to make them look 3-D.

Finally I used Sakura stardust clear pen to color in the centers of the flowers and some parts of the flourishes.

Card: 3-D flowers

I made this card for a challenge from the Hero Arts blog. There were several themes to choose from and I chose the color challenge. You can view the challenge here. Anyways, so this was my first time doing anything like this, and I had quite a lot of fun doing it! 

Here is another close up picture:

And here is the video:


Stamps: Hero Arts “Woodgrain”, CTMH “My Mom” and “Autumn Blessings”, Stampin’Up! “Because I care”

Ink: Versamark, Stampin’Up! Tempting Turquoise”, CTMH “Moonstruck, colonial White and Cocoa” Memento “Gray Dove”

Paper: Recollection cream and white cardstock. Brown cardstck from long time ago, Colorbok baby green cardstock.

Tools: Martha Stewart Gaden Trellis punch, Uchida Medium and small Daisy punches, Stampin’Up! Build a Blossom punch nad Sizzix flourish die.

Card: Spring Hearts

Spring is almost here! and lately I have been thinking about colotful cards. This card for instance, is full of vibrant colors and flourish fun. It took me a long time to decide which colored heart to put on the front; pink stamped on pink, or pink stamped on white or just the embossed one…or some combination… I would go away and come back to it later looking at different arrangements…in the end I decided on this combination. Of course, I didn’t show all my thinking in the video, I just made a second card for it. Hope you enjoy watching it!


Stams: Inkadinkado Hearts, Tim Holtz Regal Flourishes, Hero Arts Fantastic Flourishes & Sweet Threads

Inks: Versamark, Close to my heart Colonial White, Stampin Up! Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight

Paper: Recollection Green, Pink & yellow cardstock, Geena K. 120lb White cardstock

Tools: scotch foam tape, Inkadinkado white embossing powder, Martha Stewart Heat Gun.

Embelishment: Pearls

Card: Watercolor flower painting

I have been thinking about this card for quite some time now, and I am glad it came out the way I imagined it to be. I recently got this flower stamp, and thought it was time that I made this card.

I really enjoyed making this card, and I think I will make several more of it! Please watch the video to see how I made it:


Stamp: Hero arts stamps: “Large Blossoms” & “Envelope Pattern”. Stampin Up! “Thank you kindly”

Paper: Recollection ivory and black cardstock, Neenah solar white card stock.

Inks: Close to my Heart topiary. Stapin Up! Tempting Turquoise, Ranger Black distress ink. Memento tuxedo black ink.

Tools: Aqua paint brush, Stamp-a-ma-jig, X-acto knife, scotch foam mounting tape, Martha Stewart heat gun.

Card: Pearlescent window card

There is a wedding coming up in about two weeks, so I thought I would make a card for the occasion. The steps are quite simple, the only time consuming part is cutting out the bird! But I love cutting intricate designs so it was fun making this card. I must confess though, I had an earlier version where I tried to stamp the “Congratulations” in two different color inks trying to match with the pattern paper. Because the paper I used is pearlescent, hence has a glossy fifnish, the result was not so good, I got ink smudged…and the sad part is, I did it at the end!  So this time, you will see me doing it at the very beginning. 

The pictures are not so good; I coudn’t capture the embossed effect, but the card looks really pretty in real life. Here are some close up pictures of the bird and the sentiment: 

And here is the video:


Stamp: Studio G bird stamp

Paper: Strathmore Pearlescent sheet, K&Company pattern paper, Recollection pattern paper

Ink: Versamark, Copic W2 and W3, Inkadinkado clear embossing powder

Tools: EK success scallop edge punch, EK success circle cutter, Nesting Scallops cutting dies, stamp-ama-jig, Close to my Heart percing kit, Cutter Bee cissors, Scotch foam adhesive, UHU glue stick, heat gun

Embelishment: Basic Gray pearls.