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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Colourful & Pink Birthday Themed Card & Blue Shabby Chic Card

Pink and colourful cards are a joy to make because doing this type of cards kinda bring a smile to my face in the process. I feel like I just have to select those colourful pieces and well, have a trigger happy time layering and sticking them on, haha. Recently it has been quite easy to find birthday themed stickers and I used to hoard them because they were hard to find the last time. Now they even have like for boy theme and girl theme. While I'm not a fan of balloons in real life, it's the pop in your face effect I think, I like using them on cards. I actually have not used this balloon sticker for awhile coz it was too colourful but I thought for this card, it added a nice touch.

The chipboard flower, also in pink, helps to give a 3D look among the 2D stickers.

Meanwhile, this is of the opposite theme from the card above. I used mostly muted colours but in shades of blue. I kinda like this new thing I am doing which is to use an chipboard frame to overlay a picture, or in this case, to 'frame' the butterfly.

While the colours are mostly soft or muted, I added a pop of colour with the foiled doily which I cut out from a single patterned paper. 

Been so long since I did mixed media. Here I added glitter to the chipboard after applying gesso

I hope you like the two cards that I've made in contrasting colours.

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Blue Trifold Card with Butterflies for a Birthday

I like making trifold cards but seldom do I get to make something similar from a past design. When I have to, sometimes I would be thinking, gosh how many steps did I take, like it didn't seem to end, haha. I must have taken like half a day or something. But I just like how the multiple layers make the card front pop a bit and yes sometimes, I can be quite a detail freak.

I had a spare doily from a previous project that I cut using my cameo (when it's not cranky) which was for just in case I tear the other piece, knowing how careless I am. Then came this order request and like, okay I got a use for this, I didn't cut in vain.

This is one my favourite doily designs and I am happy the blogger gave it away as a free cut file. I think one day, I will cut it out using patterned paper instead. I believe it will look just as nice. I used the paper doily as the base to layer on butterflies which I have cut out and with some flower patterns as fillers for in between the layers. I also cut out a few hexagon shapes and one tip I can give is that shapes can actually be used creatively as the background pieces for a layout.

I used mostly embellishments from Maggie Holmes collection with Crate Paper 

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Explosion Box Card in Red with a Fabulous Birthday Theme & Waterfall Tabs

I've always wanted to try this explosion box design with the triangular shaped borders coz it makes my box look like a star, haha. At first I didn't like  it so much but I think after awhile, it kinda looks more complete, together with the waterfall tabs at all the four sides.

I also got a new die which is a value packed one coz it's $17.90, I think somewhere around there, and not only does it come with the phrase die you see on the box cover, it has flower and leaf die. I wanted to use the flower die as well but the waterfall construction took awhile to do, lol.

I took a shortcut and used a sticker for the centre greeting. It ties in with the colour scheme.
I didn't struggle too much making the waterfall tabs because you see, I am more of a designer than a constructor, haha. But I managed to make it without a hitch this time, I dunno..luck, I guess. Oh, and maybe practise too.

As I didn't have the full squares as I didn't fully cut out the four corners, I salvaged what I had which was the triangular shape to design the box cover. It took me awhile to figure how to make the diecut phrase pop but i managed to pull it off by propping the cut out doily instead as the background piece.

I hope you like this explosion box card that I've made. For custom orders, please feel free to send me your order queries via the order form.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Special Moments Farewell Themed Mini Album

I bought this 12X12 gold polka dots acetate and it looks gorgeous when cut to size and layered with other patterned papers. It helps to add dimension because its see through so it doesn't hide the layers of papers and sticker behind. Here, I layered in on top of a flower sticker, gold doily and a paper tag. 

However I kinda pasted it down rather quickly so only two of the gold dots can be seen on the acetate..haha. Still, the diecut stars made from gold glittered paper sorta make up for the cover page design where I wanted to showcase gold a little more.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Series of Anniversary & Valentine's Day Boxes 2017 Part One

I have made quite a number of explosion box cards for Valentine's Day and Anniversaries this month that I practically lost count. It kept me busy while I'm also trying to cope with earlier waking up time to complete these orders before I get ready for work. Honestly it took me by surprise how many of these customised orders I received until it was really hard for me to cope because my body timing is going a little haywire ever since I started my new job posting. I know it's difficult for me to actually make these pieces when I return from work. My mind will not be in the game and I most likely will just stone. I need the time to relax like I just want to get out of the work mode at my day job because it can be overwhelming.

Okay enough about my work. I will go on describing the cards that I've made here.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Timeless Treasure Trifold Card

If you're still following my blog, thank you so much! I am a little behind as in I always post at least two per week but lately, it has been just once. I started my new work last Friday and I have to readjust everything. In terms of new working environment, working style and this is a big thing, waking up super early to do up orders before getting ready for work which is about 6.30am. Usually in the past, that would be around 7.50am because I start at 9.30am. Now it's at 8.30am and I have to get to the train by 7.50am latest (the time where I would usually shower for like the past 9 I am trying to make it even earlier than that because here in Singapore, you'll never know what the train decides to take a spontaneous break.

Anyway, for this card, I liked the quote and how apt it was as too considering this was the last photo taken at my table before I leave. I loved the lighting, at least it's better than home, but recently I have taken some photos at my new work table and it has the natural lighting since it's just beside the window. Adding photo and placing it strategically help to create a 'floating' effect to the card. It's actually recreating another card but of course, there are some elements I changed as no two cards of mine look the same.

Friday, 3 February 2017

8 Inches Travel Themed Mini Album with Colourful Pages

I seldom use bright coloured patterned papers with bold designs because they are a bit difficult to work with. But if you can stick to solid colour embellishments or decorations, and having minimal designs, these papers can stand out without being too loud.

After working on this mini album, I found out that using two patterns together, one with smaller and the other with bigger design, you give each one its own space to shine.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

A4 Sized Farewell Card for a Glowing Indian Bride

I wanted to do red for this card but I didn't want the background to be too overwhelming so I chose this light pink paper with soft floral designs and from there, I build up the embellishments. Here's where I can use red and I had cut out red flowers from this single patterned paper and then adjust the height and layering with other smaller embellishments.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Explosion Box Card for Birthday in Black , Blue & Red Colours & 3D Cake

I like using this red patterned papers with white spots on it to make a 3D paper cake because it just reminds me of red velvet. It got to stand out a little more because I used it against a dark coloured background. I also like the paper that I chose to make the explosion box card with its constellation of stars against a dark blue background. 

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Tri Fold Card in Red & Black Theme with Heart & Glittered Stars

I like to use certain colours for certain themes but if I were to use bold colours, red is often a preferred colour especially when paired with black or gold. It is like a made in heaven combination even if the card is going to be a love themed one especially when red is used as a solid colour for the heart shape. For this trifold card, while I usually like to use a combination of colours, I had to make a specific red and black themed one so I worked along it by choosing the embellishments in the same colour group.


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