Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sorority Panda

Hello, today I am sharing a card I made for a very specific purpose.  My niece is in this sorority and apparently they have this thing they do for their "littles" and this year she is to gift her with panda themed things.  So I made this little shaker card with a panda holding the balloons with the colors of her sorority.  

To make this shaker card, I started with the large stitched die from MFT Blueprint 13 and cut two in white card stock. On one of them, I cut a window out using a diagonal stitched square die.  I then stamped my sentiment from Verve and also adhered a sheet of clear cardstock one with 1/8 Scor-tape.  On the other one, I sponged some Evergreen Bough and Squeezed Lemonade and glued Memory Box Bamboo Shoots out of green card stock with Art Institute glue to make my background through the front window.  I used some foam tape to pop up my window and added some green beads and sequins inside my shaker element.

I then popped up a fussy cut panda from Mama Elephant's Pandemonium and some balloons from the ODBD Happy Birthday die set.  I also popped up the top balloons with small Joy! foam pads and tucked my silver twine to go from the balloons to the panda's hand.
Diana Nguyen, Memory box, Verve, mama elephant, panda, bamboo, balloon

Thank you so much for looking!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

HYCCT Split the Difference

Hello!  Popping in to share my first card I've made for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge this year.  This is one of my favorite challenges - it's for a great cause and it's great to get your mojo going too!

I die cut the Simon Says Stamp big hello die and place it across a black strip so that it would pop against the background I made.  I love these roses from ODBD Fragrance stamp set.  I stamped them repeatedly on white card stock with black ink and then double matted it.  The hello was a little plain so I used my Copic to shade the bottom for some extra depth.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ODBDSLC257: Metallic Colors

Good morning!  Thank you for stopping by to see my card for this week's Metallic Color Challenge at ODBD.  I started by embossing in white this month's new release Sing Choirs of Angels on black card stock.  I trimmed it down and matted it with some gold card stock, white card stock cut with the pierced die from the Flourished Star Pattern die set and then another layer of silver card stock.  All that on top of a black card base.  Yep, I used all the colors in the challenge!  But I needed a splash of red to make it a Christmas card.  So I added in the corners poinsettias using Peaceful Poinsettia and Fancy Foliage out of bright metal foil sheets.  I love the additional touch of color and shine.

Diana Nguyen, Christmas, Our Daily Bread Designs, card

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To see all the projects created for this challenge or to join in the fun click here. You have until October 11, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

CCNS105: Golden Christmas

Hello!  Diana here to share with you a golden and red Christmas card for this week's "Holly-day challenge" at CCNS.  This is a very "me" card for Christmas.  My Christmas tree is all gold, silver, and red.  I wrap gold and red mesh around it and most of the ornaments are gold, red, or silver.  And then I stick these huge poinsettias in it.  And it's the same tree every year besides the addition of special ornaments.  

To start, I die-cut a gold card base out of metallic card stock with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.  The next layer is the large die from the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern.  I also used the next die in the set to cut another white layer and popped it up with small Joy! foam pads. I love the extra dimension and the piercing that is on that die.  I then centered and glue the Impression Obsession Merry Christmas out of the same metallic card stock with Art Institute glue.

For my splash of color, I die cut PoppyStamps Small Blooming Poinsettia several times out of red card stock.  I then sponged the edges of each petal with Seedless Preserves which is really a dark purple but if you use it just a bit on the bright red, you get this lovely shade of maroon - it really adds to the look of the poinsettias.  I then curled all of the petals with a stylus (you can find a variety of sizes in the Paper Blossoms Paper Tool Kit) and then filled the centers of the poinsettias with Champagne Stickles.  Before I glued the poinsettias down, I added a bit of  Impression Obsession Pine Branch to fill out florals a bit.

Diana Nguyen, Christmas, word die, Poppystamps, poinsettia, Our Daily Bread Designs

Thank you so much for looking!

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Monochromatic The Sea

Hello!  I'm sharing this card here and on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog a monochromatic card I made with the stamp set The Sea.  To make it a bit more dramatic, I made an alteration of the telescoping technique.  After sponging the sea and sky and stamping the image, I die cut three concentric circles with the smallest centering on the boat.  

Diana Nguyen, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, The sea, monochromatic, card

 I then popped up the outermost ring with one layer of foam tape, kept the middle ring flat, and then popped up the center with two layers of foam tape.  I liked how you still get a dramatic effect yet the card is not too thick.  I then added the banner with the Scripture from Mark and touches of white with a gel pen.  

Diana Nguyen, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, The sea, monochromatic, card

 I just love this set!  So great for masculine cards!

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