Saturday, August 16, 2014

Washi Tape Pocket Cards

For this week's challenge, the inspiration I got from the photo is the washi tapes.  It is time to break in on my washi tape collection once more.  Most of the embellishments for this card is washi tape.


The vellum pocket has clear tape adhered in front of it.  The elements underneath the vellum pocket (ampersand and flowers) were also cut using washi tapes.


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Maria Giselle B.

Die: Paper Smooches Always & Forever, Pocket
Stamp: Paper Smooches Denim & Daisies 


I am submitting this creation to this blog.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Yellow Hello Card


I created this card for several reasons.  I was motivated to join the Runway Inspired Challenge blog.  I like the challenge photo especially the blouse, and I also like the design team members' interpretation of the photo.  Another reason is I wanted to try this new stencil I bought at a local scrapbook store, For Keeps Sake.  Unfortunately, the store is closing soon.  And the last reason, I am a Jennifer McGuire follower.  I remember seeing her make a card using an intricate stencil similar to this. I always like to try out her techniques, so here I it is.

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Maria Giselle B.

Stencil: Memory Box Heartwood
Ink: Hero Arts Butter Bar, Versamark
Die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Happy Hellos
Stamp: Close To My Heart You Are

I submitted this creation to this blog: 










Saturday, August 9, 2014

It's Written In The Stars One Layer Card

I challenged myself to create a card using this background stamp which I have not used since I bought it. This stamp is smaller than the usual background stamps. My plan is to use it to create the card's background and also, the focal point of the card.


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Maria Giselle B.

Stamps: Hero Arts Star Galaxy & Written In The Stars
Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Ink Navy & Silver

I am submitting this card to these challenges:





Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Just 4 You Popsicle Card



This is the second cut I made of the popsicles. The first cut is larger and has a bite on it. The colors are similar to the inspiration photo but I can't seem to carry out the plan I have for the card. It wasn't working. So, this time, I decreased the size of the image, changed the patterned papers, changed the card's orientation, and changed the sentiment. What a huge overhaul but I am happy with the end result. 




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Maria Giselle B.

Die cut machine: Cricut Imagine
Cartridge: Cricut Create A Critter & Simply Charmed
Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart, My Mind's Eye, Studio Calico Vellum
Stamp: Hero Arts, Impression Obsession
Ink: Close to My Heart, Versamark


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

We'll Miss You Card




I combined several techniques to create this card. My top most priority on my next project is to use embossing paste. I created my own stencil using the flower dies. I stamped the coordinating flowers as how I planned its lay out. Die cut the flowers (Some of which is not a match but it's okay. I have a plan for this die cut flowers, anyway.) I inked each flower using my made up stencil. I applied the embossing paste after. I walked away to let it dry. 

The second technique I used is custom coloring the sequins to closely match the colors of the flower. The Tim Holtz Distress Markers are not suited for this job. I used Copics but somehow, I noticed that on some of the sequins, it is just rubbing off the white finish of the sequins, turning it to silver. I used the darker hue for each color to tint the now silver sequins. I also noticed that there is a white mark at the end of the Copics nib. It didn't seem to affect the color of the markers when I tested it.

The last technique I used is custom building the card sentiment. I used the Sentiment Sampler for this (Miss You and the Well from Get Well.) Since I want the sentiments to look like a border on the circle cut, I masked the word, apply Versamark, stamp, powdered, and heat embossed. Masking the word Well had the most difficulty but it turned out okay. I used the Versamark ink to create the apostrophe on the word We'll.



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Maria Giselle B.

Die: Paper Smooches Pocket Die
Stamp: Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Versamark

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Flower Card





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Maria Giselle B.

Die: Avery Elle Custom Panel Elle-ments
Stamp: Avery Elle Brushed Clear
Ink: Avery Elle Raspberry Pigment

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

One Layer Hello Card

I created a card for this challenge.



I used Copic markers to create the background. I used the chisel tip. I used masking tape to ensure a straight line for each color. I applied the Copic colorless blender (0) using a sponge dauber to the background stamp. I laid the card on top of the wooden background stamp. I used an ink roller to ensure a good impression of the background stamp to the card. I stamped the sentiment in black. I applied Wink of Stella to 'hello,' and applied Glossy Accent. As finishing touch, I adhered clear sequins. I also round the corners.


Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

Stamps: Hero Arts Tiny Flags, Journal Letters, Truly Appreciated
Ink: Hero Arts Dye Ink Black