Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hey Lil' Monster, Happy 1st Birthday!

Hey Lil' Monster, Happy 1st Birthday!
Made this birthday card for my nephew who is turning one (1) year old on this coming Wednesday, 01 May 2013.
I adopted the sketch from Seize the Birthday #15 - Masculine as shown above for this card by turning the sketch 180 degree. I hope my card qualify for this challenge since my nephew is a toddler boy and not man but still he is a male! :P


Close-up : Two (2) different pattern strips
Two (2) different pattern strips are trimmed and attached onto a yellow card stock. A ribbon is attached onto the yellow card stock as shown in the sketch. The whole panel is then attached onto a light blue card base.


Close-up : Cute monster
The cute monster is stamped onto a white circle and colored using Copic markers. The circle is distressed using distress ink before attaching it onto the card panel as shown in sketch.


Close-up : Balloons
Two (2) balloon are stamped onto two (2) different color card stocks and trimmed accordingly. It is attached onto the card panel using pop dots. Some twine are used as the balloon's string.


Close-up : Sentiment on the front
A word bubble is stamped onto a blue card stock and trimmed accordingly. The sentiment is stamped into the bubble and attached onto the card panel using pop dots.

The card front is finished with some googly eyes and green gems to the monster's antenna.


Hey Lil' Monster, Happy 1st Birthday! - Inside
Inside of the card, birthday wishes sentiment is stamped along with another monster image on a white card stock. They are colored using marker before adhered into inside of the card.
Close-up : Sentiment on the inside

Dimension : 10.16cm x 15.24cm or 4" x 6"
Type : Vertical fold
Inlay : Yes with stamped sentiment and image

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This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
1) Seize the Birthday #15 - Masculine (end on 30 April 2013)
2) CAS-ual Fridays CFC99 - Birthday Bash (end on 01 May 2013)

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sweet Mum

Sweet Mum
I decided to make another card for my partner of Malaysia Cardmakers Card Swap - actually more for her mother as this time I would customize the sentiment to be Mother's Day related.

CAS(E) This Sketch #25
It is a mini 3x3 card and I adopted the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch #25 as shown above for this card. The simple sketch just perfect for the mini card!

Close-up : Washi tape and chocolates
On left side of a green card base, some washi tape is used. Then the card base corners are rounded. Three (3) chocolates are stamped directly onto the green case base as shown on sketch. They are paper pieced using colored card stocks. The 'tail' of the chocolates are colored using almost coordinating colors of Copic markers but it is not very reflecting the as the card base is green.

Close-up : Custom sentiment
Again, I custom my own sentiment since I do not have anything on Mother's Day and stamp it on the bottom right of the green card base as shown on sketch.

It is a quick card and I made an envelope for it as well (not shown here). This is the first time I made the envelope and guess what, it is quite easy actually! Gonna make more mini cards in the future! :)

Dimension : 7.62cm x 7.62cm or 3" x 3"
Type : Vertical fold
Inlay : No

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This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
1) CAS(E) This Sketch #25 (ending 30 April 2013)

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Friday, April 26, 2013

You're Sweet!

You're Sweet!
Finally got my chance to make the card for my partner for the Malaysia Cardmakers Card Swap which is ending on 30 April 2013. Actually I am not very inspired by the themes which delayed my card making.


Sketch Saturday Week #255
But, when I saw the sketch at Sketch Saturday Week #255 (as shown above), it just struck to me that this sketch made a nice shaker card using Fresh Squeezed Stamps Christmas Treats' apothecary jar which I had the idea earlier

Another reason I want to use the apothecary jar is that my partner is a sweet person (judging from her profile photo in Facebook). The card swap themes are Mother's Day, green and stamping and we are required to use only any two (2) themes. I decided to abandon Mother's Day theme as I believe my partner is not yet a mother and decided to go with my own sweet theme instead.


Close-up : Own made 'pinwheel' sweet pattern paper
I kind of made my own pattern paper as I do not have any pattern paper related to sweet. I randomly stamp the 'pinwheel' sweet in green and orange color onto a yellow card stock. It is not perfect as some of the 'pinwheel' sweet ink smudged but I like how it look.


Close-up : Custom sentiment
Well, I do not own Lawn Fawn Here's the Scoop yet. Thus, I need to custom my own sentiment. Once everything is in place, the yellow card stock is attached onto a green card stock after the corners has been rounded.


Close-up : Fish tail ribbon
A fish tailed multicolored grosgrain ribbon is attached on to the yellow card stock as shown in the sketch.


Close-up : Shaker apothecary jar in standing position
The shaker apothecary jar is the hardest part. At first I thought it is quite easy to do but theory and imagination is sometimes very different from making it real! I have to practice on a number of card stock which gone wasted but it all worth it when I finally got it right and know how to do it!


Close-up : Shaker apothecary jar in laying flat position
The shaker apothecary jar is attached onto the card as shown in the sketch. I wish I put more the beads into the shaker as some of the beads been sticking to the side like permanently! Anyhow, it did turned out to be just like I wanted it to be!

Dimension : 10.16cm x 15.24cm or 4" x 6"
Type : Vertical fold
Inlay : None

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This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
1) Sketch Saturday Week #255 (end on 26 April 2013)
3) Malaysia Cardmakers Card Swap - I choose green and stamping (end on 30 April 2013)

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You're the Best Secretary! #2

You're the Best Secretary!
Made another appreciation card to the previous secretary of our department in honor of the Administrative Professionals' Day. Although she moved to another department, I still miss her as she is very nice, kind and helpful.

Cardabilities #73
I adopt the sketch from Cardabilities #73 as shown above for this card. I played the itineraries from Desert Islands Crafts Challenge - DICC #52 again. This time, I picked item 4 - follow a sketch, item 8 - go dimensional and item 10 - use stripes and dots.


Close-up : Fish tail or banner with punched border and embossed center
A yellow card stock is trimmed and punched on the left and right sides with design punch border. A red card stock is trimmed to fit into the size of the trimmed yellow card stock. Before attached onto the punched card stock, it is embossed with some flower pattern. Then, the fish tail or banner is created. It is attached onto a pink card base.


Close-up : Sentiment
The sentiment is stamped on to an scallop oval. Border faux stitching is added to the scallop oval using purple gel pen. It is attached on the fish tail or banner as shown on the sketch.


Close-up : Flower and leaves
The flower and leaves are stamped onto a white card stock and colored using Copic markers. They are trimmed accordingly. The leaves are arranged and attached onto the card. The flower is attached using pop dots.


Close-up : Light purple flower gems
Some light purple flower gems are added to the upper left of the card.

Dimension : 10.16cm x 15.24cm or 4" x 6"
Type :Horizontal fold
Inlay : None

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This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
1) Cardabilities #73 (end on 28 April 2013)
5) Desert Islands Crafts Challenge - DICC #52  - I choose 4, 8 and 10 (end on 30 April 2013)
6) Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Use a Sentiment! (end on 01 May 2013)

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

You're the Best Secretary!

Youu're the Best Secretary!
Administrative Professionals Day is on 24 April 2013. It is a day to show appreciation to the administrative staffs mostly the secretaries. Thus, I make this card to the secretary of our department to show that I appreciate her assistance because I keeps borrowing (and returned) her stationary.


Artful Delightful Card Sketch - ASC #31
I adopt the sketch from Artful Delightful Card Sketch - ASC #31 as shown above for this card. I also pick some itineraries from Desert Islands Crafts Challenge - DICC #52 to challenge myself as well. I picked item 1 - no flowers, item 3 - no markers, item 4 - follow a sketch, item 8 - go dimensional and item 10 - use stripes and dots.

Close-up : Pattern strips
Two (2) dotted and stripped pattern strips are trimmed from the pattern papers. They are attached onto a yellow card base as shown in the sketch.

Close-up : Sentiment
The sentiment is stamped on a pink circle. Some faux stitching using silver glittering pen is added to the pink circle. The circle is then attached onto the strips as in the sketch using pop dots.

Close-up : Another sentiment
Another sentiment is added to the bottom of the card as requested in the sketch. The card is finished with two (2) pink gems to the right and left of the word 'best'.

Dimension : 10.16cm x 15.24cm or 4" x 6"
Type :Vertical fold
Inlay : None

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This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
1) Artful Delightful Card Sketch - ASC #31 (end on 23 April 2013)
2) Desert Islands Crafts Challenge - DICC #52 - I choose 1, 3, 4, 8 and 10 (end on 30 April 2013)

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

You're The Best Teacher!

You're The Best Teacher!
Made this card for my daughter English teacher who is leaving the school - not sure if she is retiring or got promoted or transferred to another school - my daughter do not really know as she is still in Primary One (her capability of understanding is not that good yet). My daughter loves her a lot I bet she is one of the best teacher in my daughter's perspective!

Freshly Made Sketches #81
I adopt the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #81 as shown above for this card.

A pattern papers with flowers, butterflies and dragon flies is attached third quarterly onto a yellow card base. The remaining quarter is attached with a green card stock.

Close-up : The flower and leaves
The flower and leaves are stamped on color card stocks and trimmed accordingly. I further enhanced the colors using Copic markers. The leaves are attached right onto the pattern paper as shown on the sketch. While the flower are attached to the top of the leaves using pop dots.

Close-up : The sentiment
The sentiment is stamped onto the green card stock as shown on the sketch. A butterfly is stamped beside the sentiment on the upper right of the sentiment to give some highlight to the sentiment. The butterfly's wings are pop dotted to give some dimension.
Close-up : The butterfly with wings in 3D dimension

Close-up : Three clear gems
The card is finished with three (3) clear gems on the left of the sentiment as shown in the sketch. Two (2) pearls are added to the right and left of the word 'best'.

Dimension : 10.16cm x 15.24cm or 4" x 6"
Type :Vertical fold
Inlay : None

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This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
1) Freshly Made Sketches #81 (end on 15 April 2013)

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Doggy Congratulations!

Doggy Congratulations!
Made this card for my colleague who is having her employment status converting from contractor to regular staff! Situation like this is not happen very often and I am so happy for her. Do not know why, I am really excited for her. Perhaps I am one myself previously.

Close-up : Colored dog
The dog is stamped on a white circle and colored using Copic markers. I add some shadows at the dog's legs which is my first time doing something like this! First I use grey and blend it with colorless blender which gives the remarkable result! I just love it so much how it turned out!

Close-up : Embossed background
For the card background, a flower pattern is emboss onto a yellow card stock.

Close-up : Ribbon with light pink pearl heart ribbon slider
A colorful grosgrain ribbon is attached onto the embossed yellow card background with a light pink pearl heart ribbon slider. It is then attached onto a pink card base.

Close-up : Word bubble with happy sentiment
The white circle with colored dog image is attached onto the left side as in sketch. I added a word bubble on top of the dog image with sentiment in the word bubble using pop dots.

Added a red gem to the dog collar as finishing!

Dimension : 10.16cm x 15.24cm or 4" x 6"
Type :Vertical fold
Inlay : None

If you would like to have a similar design of these items or individual item, please fill up the custom order form here. Please do include the color or theme you prefer, purpose of the item(s) (farewell, retirement, birthday and etc) and message (if any).

This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
3) Lawnscaping Challenge #55 - Embossing (end on 10 April 2013)

Stamps and tools used :
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