187 posts categorized "Trina Pham"

05/29/2024

Wed 29

More Exquisite Butterflies Gladiola Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I had some die cuts left over from my cards featuring the 2024 Gladiola collection, so I put them to use onto a card. 

The completed pink Whimsical Gladiola was from this post (you can see it lying beside the card in the photo).  The untouched butterfly pieces from this post was ink blended with Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Black Soot distress inks (DI).  

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An oval mask was then die cut from acetate using the Oval Basics die from Poppy Stamps.  Masked the center of an A2 size Bristol panel and ink blended Spun Sugar DI starting in the middle and fading outwards.  The Lattice Plate, also from Poppy Stamps, was die cut from Bristol.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added the gold foil greeting tab and clear shimmer to the flowers and butterfly for some sparkle to finish.  The butterfly was popped up on foam tape for even more dimension. .

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My second card has the same design, but reversed.   An untouched Sensational Gladiola from this post was ink blended with Wilted Violet DI.  

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Rather than masking the center with the positive die cut oval mask, the negative oval acetate piece was used as a stencil.  The Lattice Plate was die cut from acetate to use as a stencil, too.  Placed it over the oval opening then ink blended Shaded Lilac DI.

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The butterfly here was a newly die cut from yellow Sunrise paper and ink blended with Mustard Seed and Black Soot DI.

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Stamped the sentiments from Bold Cheerful Floral in black then assembled the card onto a white card base.  Repeated the clear shimmer application as above for some sparkle to finish.   

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That does it for my cards.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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05/25/2024

Sat 25

Cuppa Blooms and Bird Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have another simple birthday card to share today using previously released products.

The bird, stretched from a hummingbird by cutting down its beak with scissors, was in my stash.  It had been die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with two blue and a dark grey dye inks.  The cup, flowers and foliage were also die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with pink, yellow, green or dark grey dye inks.  

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Arranged and adhered the inked die cut pieces onto a white woodgrain panel then mount it onto the plaid pattern paper.  Picked this bright yellow design with gold foil lines to tie it in with the gold foil greetings tab.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers for some sparkle to finish  

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today   Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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05/15/2024

Wed 15

Exquisite Fanciful Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a super simple birthday card to share today to round out the last two remaining dies from the 2024 Gladiola collection that I have not used yet.

The Fanciful Gladiola and Exquisite Butterflies were die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with dye inks; turquoise for the flowers, green for the foliage and Wilted Violet/Blueprint Sketch distress inks for the butterflies.

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The sentiment was hot foiled with white foil on black cardstock then die cut out using the Modest Greetings 1 hot foil and die set from Poppy Stamps.  Arranged and assembled the card onto a white card base to finish. 

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Easy-peasy… and that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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04/27/2024

Sat 27

Gladiola Globe Thank You
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a straight forward thank you card today featuring three of the beautiful Gladiola dies from the current 2024 Gladiola release. 

All flower and foliage pieces were die cut from white paper and the respective pieces were ink blended with gradient colors of dye inks in pinks and greens.  For some sparkle, added clear shimmer to the flowers/buds then put them together.

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Used the Nested Globes dies next to die cut an opening from a white woodgrain panel and a frame from Bristol paper.  To give the background through the opening dimension, the Pointy Lattice Plate from Poppy Stamps was die cut from white and adhered directly onto the white card base. Assembled the card and added the Thank You Foil Greeting white tab to finish. 

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That does it for my card today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.  

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04/22/2024

Mon 22

Budding Gladiola Stem Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I am sharing another super quick CAS (clean and simple) card today, but without the drama. 😂  It features the new Budding Gladiola Stem die from the current 2024 Gladiola release.

The Budding Gladiola Stem was die cut twice from red Blush and green Greenery color papers.  Ink blended the respective pieces with Lumberjack Plaid and Rustic Wilderness distress inks for dimension.  Glued the layers together to form the flowers and foliage.

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The white woodgrain background panel was scored at 3/4” intervals.   Added three gold cords across the panel, then adhered the flowers and foliage.  Attached the foiled circle greeting tab on top to finish.  

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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04/18/2024

Thu 18

Sensational Gladiola Stem Hello
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I am sharing a super simple yet dramatic card today.  It features the new Sensational Gladiola Stem die from the current 2024 Gladiola release.  I think that when a product is this beautiful, it doesn’t need much.  

The Gladiolas were die cut three times from light green Leafy Greenery and white Bristol papers   Green and dark gray dye inks were applied to the respective pieces with detailed blending brushes to add shading and give dimension.  

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Arranged and glued the flowers to an A2 size black panel then lightly splattered with diluted white gouache paint.  The Hello Daily Script sentiment was in my stash.  It had been die cut from black glossy paper and Bristol paper.  Adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

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Easy-peasy and that was all for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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03/29/2024

Fri 29

Cheerful Floral Hugs
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Good Friday to those who celebrate!  I’m using the Cheerful Floral stamp set again, but this time, I also used it with the coordinating layering stencil set.

The floral image was stamped off-the-edge with Fade Out ink onto a Bristol panel for a no-line coloring look.   A light color dye ink would work as well.  Then following most of the steps from the stencil guide, ink blended gradient colors of dye inks in pink, purple, yellow, green and gray over the stencils.   I decided to keep the leaves simpler, skipped the layers for the leaves and ink blended in the center vein.

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Once the coloring/stencilling was completed, masked the image with the included mask and applied gray ink around the image to give it more dimension and help ground it a bit.  Stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink directly on the panel and heat embossed it with clear glitter embossing  powder.  Hugs was an unused piece from my stash that had been die cut out with the matching die.  Adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

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The layering stencils makes coloring easy.   And that does it for my card.   Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend, especially if you are celebrating Easter.  

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03/23/2024

Sat 23

Vellum Cheerful Floral Birthday
by Trina Pham

 

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Hello everyone.  I have a super simple birthday card to share today featuring products (listed at the end of the post) from the 2024 Spring Cheer collection.

Started by creating the stripe background panel.  Picked pout four gradient colors of paper from the Blush paper pack and trimmed into 1/4” strips.  The white strips are 1/2” wide.  Cut copy paper to A2 size and glued the strips to it.  Trimmed off the overhangs.  

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Next, white heat embossed the Cheerful Floral image onto vellum and die cut out with the coordinating die.  Applied glue behind the embossed lines and adhered to the stripe panel.  Mounted the panel onto a white card base and added the circle foiled greeting to finish.

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So easy to do that I made a second version using the Lagoon paper pack and foiled greeting   

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And that will do it for my cards.  Thank you for joining me   Have a wonderful day  

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03/16/2024

Sat 16

Sitting Sparrow in Blooms
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.   With spring about to officially arrive in a few days, I have a spring card to share today featuring the Sitting Sparrow, Clara Blooms, and Berry Branches and Leaves craft dies from last month’s 2024 Spring Cheer collection.

Once again, all pieces were die cut from white.  The sparrow and blooms were ink blended with browns and turquoise dye inks, respectively.  The leaves were colored with Copic Sketch markers (YG07/09, G09, BG05).   Left the berry branches white.

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The background was created by ink blending two gradient colors of green dye inks to give a spotlight effect.  For some interest and texture, splattered it with diluted white and black gouache paint.  Die cut the sentiment from black glossy paper and its shadow from white, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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That does it for my card.   Thank yij for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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02/28/2024

Wed 28

Easter Hello
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m sharing a circle shaped Easter card today featuring products from the current 2024 Spring Cheer release.

All pieces, including the sentiments, were die cut from white cardstock.  The lamb and flower centers were coloured/shaded with Copic Sketch markers and the rest were ink blended with distress inks (DI).

Copic markers used:
pinks - RV10/21/23 
yellows - Y15, V01 
whites/shading - T0/1/2/3 
 
DI used:
sky - Tumbled Glass 
grass - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn 
basket - see my last card 
eggs & Easter sentiment - Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans 
hello sentiment - Black Soot

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The second largest circle die in the Circle Basics set was used to die cut from white cardstock.  Ink blended the grass/sky on it, then glued the elements onto it.  Trimmed off the overhangs before matting it to an Anemone Plaid pattern paper circle.  Mounted the circle to a white circle card base to finish.

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That’s it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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