Home is where the heart is

Hello all!

Thanks for coming back.  Today I’m sharing a one layer card with you.  Quick and easy to do.

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You only need just a few supplies for this card, it did take some time as I had to cut out many masks for the houses, however these images are quite simple and easy to cut.

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I stamped these buildings (MFT London Mouse) onto some post-it notes and cut several layers at once to save time as I knew I would need quite a few masks.

Maybe more than a few…

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The best part was to lift up all the masks to reveal what’s behind…

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If I didn’t mess up with one of the masks, I would have left the card as is.  However, I forgot to put one mask down (the top left house and the middle left house) before I stamped the other image, there was a bit overlapping and it bothered me quite a bit (Usually this doesn’t bother me, however this was the second trial, as I made the same mistake when I made the first one! Unbelievable!).  So I had to cover it up by colouring in all the roofs with black prismacolor pencil.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stamps, one of their early stamp sets, retired now (sorry), but there are similar ones on the market.

So there you are, hope you like it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Yiming x

 

 

 

 

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Hugs

Hello again.  Just popping in to share a card with you that I made based on the middle colour combo.

I have always loved grey and yellow together, they just like salt and pepper- the perfect match.  So here is my take on.

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For the background, I stamped these triangles stamp (My Favorite Things) repeatedly on a piece of fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, using Altenew grey inks (in the shades of Lava rock, Moon rock and Evening gray) for an ombre look.

Then I cut a piece of thick vellum to be just slightly longer than the cardstock, and foled the top over and adhered the top from the back.  I stamped some peonies from Altenew  Peony Scrolls on the vellum with embossing ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder, then heat set it.  I coloured the peonies with my Prismacolor pencils in two yellow shades.

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I also white embossed my sentiment HUGS (Wplus9 – That is all set), and currently this sentiment stamp set is my favourite, I use it on most of my cards, I just love the hand painted bold font.

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I added some sequins in the end, and adhered the front panel on to a cardbase.  That finished the card.

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A question for you, how much stuff/how many tools do you use to make a card usually?  Well, these are the stuff I used to make this card (cardstock and vellum aren’t included):

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I often laugh about myself and my obsession for craft supplies – why spent £2.50 to buy a card from a shop when you can use your £100 crafting tool to make one?!

Anyway, hope you like this card, see you soon on blogland.

Ta.

Yiming x

 

challenge:  Seven hills crafts monthly challenge.

 

 

Say…

Hello there!

Today I’d like to share a card with you using my favourite technique – embossing resist.  First thing first, the card:

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To start, I used Altenew Capture Moments stamp set (link takes you to Seven Hills Crafts Online Store), stamped the camera image randomly on a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb card with embossing ink, then sprinkled white embossing powder all over it and heat set it.  I did this in stages to make sure I didn’t overlap the images.

Then I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and my mini blending tool, heavy-handedly covered the entire card with the ink, I even went back and forth a few times.  I then sprayed the panel with water, let it sit for a few seconds then dabbed off with a dry kitchen towel.  I love the water mark look almost bokah effect of the background.

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I die cut some letters (say cheese )on a piece of orangy/redish card, I thought this sentiment would go quite well with the card.  But those letters were rather big, so I adhered ‘say…’ with some foam adhesive on the card front, then ‘cheese’ on the inside.  I coated all the letters with my shimmer pen, LOVE the subtle sparkles.

Thank you for stopping by today.  As a reward (lol), I’m going to show you some background that I’ve been working on, heavily inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s recent cards, can you tell (haha, so original…).

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Hopefully very soon, these will be turned into cards.

That’s all for today.

Take care.

Yiming

x

 

challenge: SevenHills Monthly challenge