Friday, June 27, 2014

Dog Scene Card

I started off with a completely different plan before I came up with this card. I have a sketch of my idea but somehow it didn't work as I thought it will be. No other ideas followed so I just decided to color the dog, after which ideas started to come. We have a chi-weenee dog named Speeder. So this card is a tribute to him.

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Maria Giselle B.

Dies: Paper Smooches (Pocket-dog house, Hearts-dog house roof)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Denim & Daisies-rectangle:dog house door, Spectrum-small and big clouds, Woofers & Tweeters-dog and sentiment)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Watercoloring Some Odd Girl

This stamp is  very cute. I used watercolor inks to color her. I have another version of her using alcohol markers which I will post sometime here. I like the latter version but I think I just need more practice with using watercolors. After coloring, I fuzzy cut her and applied Stickles to her hair accessories and shoes. 

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Maria Giselle B.

Stamps: Some Odd Girl Sweet Thinkin' Mae, Mama Elephant (Confetti, Everyday Greetings)
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink & Markers (Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye,  Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick)
Die: Mama Elephant Confetti, My Favorite Things Circle Stax 2

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cityscape Card

The card I made for The Cutting Edge Challenge is based on the upper left corner card. I used the Cricut Cartridge Going Places to cut the cityscape and the sun. I cut the cityscape three times using different shades of gray card stock. I manually cut strips from scraps of yellow and blue card stocks to cover the windows of the buildings. The image didn't come with a solid cityscape. At first, I traced the image on a piece of card stock but stopped as I was fuzzy cutting it. I don't think I'll come up with a perfect match. So I trimmed strips of card stocks to cover the windows. 

The next thing I worked on is the background. I want it to have a shading effect. I used the mini ink blender tool to blend four different colors of ink. 

I cut the sun on a yellow vellum using the same Cricut cartridge. I stamped a smiley face on the sun and heat embossed it. I embellished the sun further using yellow transparent sequins.

For the sentiment, I punched a black card stock using Fiskars border punch. I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it using white powder. 

Now I am ready to assemble my card. Using a black card stock for card base, I adhered my ink blended panel to it. I adhered foam tape on the cityscapes. I doubled up the foam tape on the bottom of the second layer, and tripled the foam tape for the front layer to make it balanced. I adhered the sun. Some of the foam tapes kept the sun in place but I applied Glossy Accents to the back where the sequins will cover it to keep the sun secured. I adhered the sentiment strip to the uppermost cityscape.

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Maria Giselle B.

Die Cutting Machine: Cricut Imagine
Die Cutting Cartridge: Cricut Going Places
Inks: Hero Arts (Soft Vanilla,  Butter Bar,) Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade,) Versamark
Stamps: Paper Smooches Spectrum (smiley face,) Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Sequin: Doodlebug 
Punch: Fiskars Border Punch In Stitch

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Four Out of One

I created these cards for a challenge on creating 4 cards from 1 6x6 pad and 1 stamp set. The 6x6 pad I used is the Glitz Design Sunshine in my Soul, and the stamp set is the Teresa Collins Memories. The card size is A1 (3 1/2 x 4 7/8.)

These are Christmas cards. I got inspired to use the eternal calendar stamp in the set. As for the paper pad, I don't have a Christmas themed 6x6 paper pad. Looking through what I have, the colors in this paper pad would work for the theme.

And here are close-ups of each card. This first one is Yuri and Yrwin's favorite because of the arrow paper clip.


This is Rudy's favorite.

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Maria Giselle B.

Bow Wreath

I submitted this card for a challenge on bows. The challenge wasn't about tying a bow but on how to use die-cut bows in projects. After choosing my color scheme, I die cut a lot of bows. I die cut a circle thrice, stacked and glued it on top of each other to create a thick base circle wreath. This is where I start adhering the bows until I think i have enough. I embellished some bows with gems. 

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Maria Giselle B.

Die used: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Daydreamer, My Favorite Things Circle Stax 2

Cherry Blossom Inspired Tree & Multi-stamping

I have this stamp set for a while now. There was a challenge for multi-stamping, so might as well use this stamp for that challenge. I had a hard time getting good impressions using this stamp set. From the trunk to the leaves. When I checked IO's blog, there is no finished project posted with both solid and outline leaves. Here is my try on that. 

Because the leaves are small (or maybe my eyes are old,) it was difficult to line them up. After inking, I colored the image with color pencils to add some shading to the trunk and color the leaves.

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Maria Giselle B.

Stamps used: Impression Obsession Solid Tree, Hero Arts Truly Appreciated

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Trellis Flower Card

I made a card inspired by Clematis and trellis. And since it is Anything Goes Challenge at Paper Smooches, might as well join in with the challenge.

 And here is the card I came up with.

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Maria Giselle B.

Stamp used : Hip To Be Square, Sentiment Sampler
Die used:  Pocket (Flower, Small Leaf, Large Leaf)
Ink used: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress (Pumice Stone, Tea Dye, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Victorian Velvet, Dusty   Concord,) Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Gold)
Marker used: Tim Holtz (Worn Lipstick, Pickled Raspberry, Wild Honey, Seedless Preserve, Ripe Persimmon)
Twine: Trendy Twine (Solid Lime Green)