Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Remember I love you

The Remember die is wonderful for scrapbooking but also for highlighting your sentiment.  On this card, all my pinks frame my sentiment "I love you" from the I Don't Tell You Often Enough stamp set by Quietfire Design.  

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Remember, Elizabeth Craft Designs, hydrangea, I don't tell you enough

After I stamped the "I love you" on white card stock, I die cut it out with the large frame from Spellbinders Filigree Delight die.  The Remember and hydrangeas (from Elizabeth Craft Designs) were cut from pink card stock paper. A darker pink was cut for the shadow effect on the Remember.  The hydrangea flowers were made by curling each petal with a stylus.  To add more dimension to the flowers, I colored the center a darker pink and then brushed Wink of Stella over the flowers.  I also added drops of Crystal Effects as water drops.


Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Remember, Elizabeth Craft Designs, hydrangea, I don't tell you enough



Remember - Metal Cutting Die




I Don't Tell You Often Enough, Set of 5 - Mounted








Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Your comfort delights my soul

Hello!  Have you had a chance to play with this month's "Anything That Grows" challenge at ODBD?  I am loving these detailed Layered Lacey Ovals dies so I combined my verse from Grace's Strength with the roses from the Fragrance set.  The paper were from the Ephemera Essentials paper pad with some Antique Linen sponging on the white oval.


Hop on over to see more beautiful creations by my talented Challenge Team sisters Chris and Robin.  Remember that you have until July 31st to link to the ODBD blog.


Friday, July 15, 2016

You Are So Sweet

I hope you've had a chance to check out ODBD's July release with all their lovely flowers.  Today I'm sharing with you another card I made with the Sweet as Perfume set and the Ornate Ovals die.  After stamping and coloring with Copics, I fussy cut out the plumeria spray and popped them up above my layers.  I added a sentiment and a row of pearls underneath the sentiment.

Diana Nguyen, Sweet as Perfume, Our Daily Bread Designs

The rest of the design team has also come up with more beautiful cards using this release here

Lori * Robin * Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lisa 
Sabrina * Diana * Diane (Guest Designer)



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Woodsy friends

I have not used my stenciling paste in months.  But even after such a long while, it was still as good as new!  It's always disappointing when you open up something and it no longer works... like my Spectrum Noir markers.  I might have gotten a bad batch or two but it seems most of them are very dried out and I've only had them for about a year.  My Copics are still works wonderfully - so I used them to color my little woodland friends from Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods.  These little critters are so very cute.  


After my paste dried ( I used Stamplorations' Weathered Wood stencil) and cut out the sheet with two rectangle dies.  I then popped up my elements cut with the matching dies on the wood stencil.  


Challenges I am playing in:



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

My hope comes from Him

This card today comes from one of those determinations that "I will use this item somewhere today."  The particular item I had in mind was the oval die from Layered Lacey Ovals set - the outside border reminded me of a braided rope... which led to a nautical mind set...which was already on my mind due to the mood board for this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge... which led to the card below.

I started by stamping and coloring the anchor from the Anchor the Soul stamp set by ODBD.  I then die cut it and then popped up and framed it against a fishnet background.  I first clear embossed the Fishing Net background and then colored with distress inks Seedless Preserves, Broken China, and Mermaid Lagoon.


The rectangle dies were from the Pierced Rectangle Die set and the Stitched Rectangle die set.


I didn't have room for my verse on the front of the card so I added this fitting verse from Grace's Hope set to the inside liner of the card.


Challenges I am playing in:

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