An Ombre Hello Card

Hi there!  Today I have a very simple card to share with you based on this sketch from Seven Hills Crafts Monthly Challenge Blog:

And here is my take-on:


I’m in loving with watercolouring recently, and especially Gansai Tambi paint – so creamy and easy to work with.  So I started off with 2 pieces of watercolour paper cut down to a standard C6 size, and a 3/4 flat brush from Ranger, some clean water and 2 shades of blue/teal paint colours.  I gave both pieces of paper a generous coat of clean water using the flat brush, and used wet on wet technique brought in the colours. The piece on the right I wanted to use it as a background, so I went really light-handed, and for the piece on the left, I wanted to die cut shapes from that, so I used more paint and made it darker.


I left them over night, and in the morning when they are completely dried, they looked like this:


I ran the lighter one with We R Memory Keepers’ Next Level Embossing Folder through my big shot, and oh my, don’t you just LOVE the dimensions!


For the darker piece, I stamped Neat and Tangled Faceted stamp with clear embossing ink and white embossing powder, then heat set it.  I also die cut lots of hearts from this piece using MFT Die-namics pierced heart stax.


I also die cut a Hello die from MFT Die-namics (dis-continued) on a piece of black foam and black card as the sentiment.

The rest was pretty easy and quick. I adhered everything with either foam tape or liquid glue, I also added a few sparkly clear sequins from PPP to finish off the card.


I hope you like the card.  Most of the supplies that I used for this card are linked to Seven Hills Crafts store in case you are interested.

Have a wonderful Easter.



Yiming x


Rainbow unicorn


Today I have an easy and very colourful card to share with you that I made for a little girl who will turn 5 next week. She loves anything magical so this card is just perfect for her.

So for this card, I stamped Avery Elle Pegasus Duo Unicorn stamp on a piece of watercolor card using a mini misti, and I stamped a few times to get a dark and sharp image.

Then I painted all the images with blue masking fluid.

You need to make sure you let it dry completely before you work on the backgroud. In my case, I used water colour. I gave the paper a wet wash with clean water and used Gansai Tambi watercolour paint in rainbow colours painted the backgroud.

Watercolour always dries a few shades/degrees lighter, so I went back and forth a few times to get a bold look, but I made sure the paper was completely dry between each wash.

I left my final coat to dry overnight, then carefully peeled off the masking fluid, then added a few sequins to give an extra sparkle.

So that is it. Easy but quite time consuming, and you need to be very patient with it. I’m entering this month’s Tic Tac Toe challenge over at Seven Hill CraftsSeven Hill Crafts (animal, watercolour, bold).

I’ve linked up some key supplies that I used for the card to Seven Hill Crafts store.

Hope you like the card and thank you for stopping by. See you soon!

A brand new blog sharing handmade kindness

Hello!  And welcome to my new home!

To celebrate my new blog, I’m joining Jennifer McGuire and her share handmade kindness challenge, to send cards to my lovely family and friends this week.

Actually I send lots of cards, but mainly birthday cards or thank you cards, I rarely send thinking of you cards to people, sometimes it’s just easier to send text messages.  But it IS such a wonderful feeling to receive unexpected cards from your friend/family saying that they miss you.  So I’m going to challenge myself this month to send all the cards that I made this month, and let them know that I think of them and appreciate them.

So without further ado, here are the cards that I made on Monday night.







So for the anchor cards (the first two), I simply silver (Hero Arts super fine) embossed the sentiment on vellum, and added some details around the edges using Lawn Fawn border die.  For the background, I stamped my own using Clearly Besotted Basic Stripes stamp set on some Neenah 80lb cardstock.  Then used a little bit liquid glue adhered the vellum piece onto the cards.  Super quick and simple.

For the 2 coffee cards, again the mug and the sentiments are from Clearly Besotted, I randomly stamped the mug all over the water colour paper then white embossed them.  Then loosely watercolored them using Inktense pencils (out of my comfort zone), then embossed the sentiments on black cardstock and cut them out.  The 2 friends that I’m going to send these cards to have exactly that same mug!  I hope they like the cards!

For the happy mail card, both sentiment and envelope stamps are from SSS sending and wishing set.  Love the set, all-time favourite!

My last card, I stamped my own plaid background using Basic Stripes from Clearly Besotted. But the sentiment and the sending die cut are from SSS – didn’t I tell you, that set is my all-time favourite! The plaid colour combo is inspired by one of Kristina Werner’s cards, click here to check it out.

That’s all for today.  I hope you are also making lots of cards and sending them to your loved ones.

Have a wonderful week and see you soon.

Yiming x