Thursday, February 4, 2016

Raining Love

Continuing with this week's challenge at CCNS, I made another red and white card with hearts.  I taped white card stock trimmed with the largest Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A to the Memory Box Heart Confetti Stencil. Then I used the paste spreader for quick work with the Dreamweaver's white embossing paste.  While it was drying, I stamped the I Love You Alphabet by Quietfire Design and trimmed with circle dies.  To add to my confetti look, I used the little hearts from largest die from the Spellbinders Heart Circle set.  With the Art Institute glue, I adhered them so that it would look like it was raining hearts.

Diana Nguyen, Love, Quietfire Design, Valentine, card, Memory Box, stencil

There's still time to play along!

Challenges I am playing in:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

For my sweet friend

Hello!  Sometimes there is a stamp image and all you want to do is color it and frame it.  That's pretty much what I did with this serene image from ODBD Living Water stamp set.  I stamped and embossed with black ink to make it easier to color with my watercolor pencils. I then framed it using  the Rectangle Dies and added a little tag with the Mini Tag Sentiments and Mini Tag Dies.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ODBD Sketch Challenge

Hello!  Did you get a chance to hop along to see the ODBD February Release?  If not, there is still time to leave a comment for a chance to win a prize.

I'm also using some of the new coordinated paper packs released for this month's sketch challenge.  I combined the Easter Card Collection and Pastel Paper Pack with a verse from the Everlasting Light stamp set.  I also used dies from the following sets:  ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Small Bow, Easter EggsOvals and Stitched Ovals.

And please check out my other CT sisters Chris and Robin for more wonderful inspiration!

From this challenge on, participants can use ODBD stamps, North Coast Creations, and Artistic Outpost to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light challenge.

To see all the projects created for this challenge or to join in the fun click here. You have until February 28, 2016 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.

Monday, February 1, 2016

CCNS122: Next Level Love

Hello!  For this week's challenge at CCNS to use Red, White, Pink, and Hearts, I cased this card from Jennifer McGuire's video on using the We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folders.  And I'm very happy to report that this will not be appearing on any of those "Pinterest Fail" boards!  :)  Everything worked like a charm.  I used Distress colors Fire Brick and Picked Raspberry, We R Memory Keepers Bouquet embossing folder,  Love die by Quietfire Design , Perfect Pearls Biscotti,  and Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.  Per her instructions, I masked my area off, sponged the colors on generously and then buffed on the perfect pearls.  I then ran it through my Big Shot with the embossing folder.  The red and pink changed their hues a bit after I added the perfect pearls and they really do look metallic.  To adhere the gorgeous Love die cut, I recommend using a glue like Art Institute glue since it has a nice fine tip.  

Diana Nguyen, Love, Quietfire Design, Next Level embossing folders, We R Memory Keepers

Challenges I am playing in:

ODBD February Release

Welcome to ODBD's February Release!  If you love spring, you're going to love the beautiful products ODBD has this month - especially if you like pastels.    I'm showing two cards I made with some of the release - but there is so much more so make sure you hop along on all the blogs today to get inspired and wowed.


In case you missed anyone on the hop, here's a list:
Cathy * Robin C. * Sandee * Julie * Dawn * Lori 
Robin T. * Chris * Angie * Silke * Lisa * Sabrina

New Release Products I used today and can all be found on ODBD February 2016 Release:

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until February 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Challenges I am playing in: