144 posts categorized "Trina Pham"


Sat 18

Feather Pen
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  I have a super CAS (clean and simple) mini slimline card today using the small Plumed Gypsy Feather and Hugs Tender Script dies from the February 2023 collection.
Started by die cutting a stencil from a scrap of thick white paper with the small feather die.  Cut away the three strips that extended in.
Positioned the stencil onto a 3”x6” Bristol panel and ink blended blue and turquoise dye inks with blending brushes.  Splattered with water and blot with a paper towel for texture.

Die cut another feather from another white scrap and stacked for dimension before adhering on top of the stencilled image.

Die cut the Hugs Tender Script sentiment from black cardstock.  Used the inside of the “h” loop for the pen tip.  Wanted to do a large ink splat, but was too nervous to do it, so added diluted black gouache splatters instead.  Added another piece of cardstock to the panel for a bit of dimension before mounting it onto a 3,25”x6.25” white mini slimline card base to finish.


So it appears Jean and I were on the same wavelength to die cut our own stencils. 😂  Anyway, that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.





Sat 11

Plumed Gypsy Butterfly
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  With spring a couple days away in the northern hemisphere, I have a spring card to share using products from the 2023 February collection.

Took the Rectangle Double Border hot foil plate and hot foiled a piece of Bristol paper with Silver Holographic Speckle hot foil using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System.  Trimmed the piece to 4”x5.25”, then die cut the center out with a rectangle die from Rectangle Basics.  The new A2 Rectangle Frames set co-ordinates with this hot foil plate set and makes a nice tight cut to the foiled border lines, but I wanted more space from the foiled lines.  Next, the Plumed Gypsy Butterfly was die cut from Bristol paper and the back pieces were inked with Shaded Lilac distress ink (DI).  The top detailed layer was die cut twice to stack for dimension.


The Floral Bud and Stems were die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock and coloured with Copic Sketch markers.  The background piece showing through the frame is also Bristol paper ink blended with Salvaged Patina DI. The Hello Rush Script sentiment was die cut twice from thick white paper and once from silver foil paper and stacked.  


Assembled the card onto a white card base, popping the frame up with foam adhesive, to finish.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.  






Tue 28

A Feathery View
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Using dies from the current 2023 February release, I created this thank you card.  To be honest I set out to do something else, but this resulted instead. 😂

Once again, I saw several watercoloring/painting reels on Instagram (IG) and wanted to give it a try.  Started by adding blobs of gouache paints on the smooth side of Memory Box’s watercolor paper in the order of the desired colors.


Using flat watercolor brushes and as little water as possible, created a background wash.


Took a small round brush and black gouache paint and painted in the land mass.  Lightly splattered with diluted white gouache paint for the stars.  Also used white gouache paint to paint the moo and reflection in the water.


The artists in the IG reels painted in their own silhouettes.  I didn’t want to take the chance of ruining my progress, so I die cut my silhouettes from black cardstock using the Backyard Floral Stems die.


The Plumed Gypsy Feather background die was then used to die cut the feather aperture from an A2 size Bristol panel.  The detailed top layer was also die cut from Bristol and mounted onto the back cutout layer.  Die cut the Tilted Thanks sentiment 3x to stack for dimension, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.  


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





Sun 19

Floral Bouquet
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have a floral bouquet mini slimline card to share today featuring new products from the current 2023 February release.

I saw on Instagram a flower bouquet wrap created by folding in the sides of a die cut heart and since I had a leftover die cut heart in my stash, I put it to good use.  The heart had been die cut with the largest die from either the Double Stitched or Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart die set. 


The flowers and foliage from new Floral Bud and Stems and Backyard Floral Stems die sets were die cut from white cardstock.  Colored the foliage with YG61, YG63 and G99 Copic Sketch markers, while the flowers were colored with Wilted Violet distress ink using a finger blending brush.  


The background panel is Bristol paper trimmed to 3”x6”.  Ink blended Wilted Violet distress ink from the bottom left corner fading out to the opposite corner.  Flicked on some water and splattered with diluted white gouache paint for some interest.   Die cut new Hello Rush Script  sentiment from gold glitter paper and black cardstock to offset for a drop shadow.  Assembled the card onto a white mini slimline card base and added some highlights with a white gel pen to finish.


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





Sun 12

Luxe Peony For You
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have an all-occasion card today featuring the Luxe Peony and For You Posh Script dies from the 2023 Valentine’s collection.

The peony was die cut three times from white cardstock.  Using a finger brush, ink blended Victorian Velvet distress ink to each piece before layering / gluing them together.  For some sparkle, spritz them with a shimmer spray.  The leaves were die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock then colored with Copic Sketch markers YG61, YG63 and YG61.


The sentiment was die cut once from gold mirror paper and twice from thick white paper, then stacked onto its white shadow piece.  On a white A2 size panel, splattered with diluted black gouache paint for a bit of texture.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, popping up the middle peony with foam squares.  Added a few clear Fairy Drops to finish  


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





Sat 28

Cuppa Love Stack
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have this super easy rainbow card to share today featuring the Cuppa Love die from the current 2023 Valentines collection.

Started by picking out a light and darker color paper of each color hue.  The outline/handle was die cut from the light color paper white the cup was die cut from the darker one.  Unwanted parts were cut off before stacking the cups in rainbow order.


Glued the cup stack onto an A2 size white woodgrain panel.  Die cut the sentiment twice from white paper and mounted them onto its black shadow piece.  Die cut the heart from white cardstock and adhered to the cup to finish.


Did I mention how super easy this was? 😂  That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.





Wed 18

Luxe Peony Heart
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Taking a break from pinks / purples / Valentine to create a simple hello card featuring the beautiful Luxe Peony die from the current 2023 Valentine’s collection.  The color may or may not have been influenced by blue Monday two days ago. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

The peony layers and leaves were die cut from white cardstock.  The petal layers were ink blended with light blue dye ink using a finger blending brush, while the leaves were colored with FB2 Copic Sketch marker.  The ink blending ended up being too faint, so used light blue Copic Sketch markers to give it more contrast.  Glued the peony layers together, then spritz with a shimmer spray for some sparkle (couldn’t capture it in the photos).


A heart aperture was then die cut from white woodgrain paper with the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Die cut the sentiment from black and white cardstock, then assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.


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





Sun 08

Chocolate Valentine
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have a CAS (clean and simple) and fun non-traditional chocolate bar Valentine’s card to share today.  I was going to make a card with a heart box of chocolates, but Jean beat me to it. 😂

Started by embossing brown cardstock with the Geometric Crystal 3D embossing folder (EF) for the chocolate.   Applied the same color brown dye ink with a foam blending tool to it for dimension.  Trimmed a piece of silver paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad next and tore it to create the silver foil wrapping.


The outer chocolate bar wrapper was created from Twilight Purple paper.  Decorated it by ink blending Shaded Lilac distress ink (DI) over the edge of a piece of acetate for the rays.  The sentiment was die cut from white cardstock usimg the new Love You Gallery Script die.  Modified the “L” to get the “I”.  Assembled onto a white woodgrain panel to finish. 


Easy-peasy and fun, right?  That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.





Wed 28

Heart Ring Hugs
by Trina Pham



Hello everyone.  I have a simple friendship card to share today featuring the Heart Ring Stack die from the 2023 Valentine’s collection. 

To make this long heart ring stack cutout work for a portrait style A2 size card, it was partially die cut six times from Bristol paper.  Stacked two of the outlines together, then glued them onto a sandy cardstock panel.  


Next, on strips of Bristol paper, ink blended Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry distress inks at the top of each.  Spritz them with a shimmer spray for some sparkle before die cutting them with the die.  Inlaid the inner pieces into the row of hearts.  Die cut the daily script sentimens from more scraps of Bristol paper to finish.


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





Sat 17

Love You Blissful Heart
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  Today I am stretching the new Blissful Heart hot foil plate from the 2023 Valentine’s release to create a monochromatic Valentine’s/love card. 

Started by die cutting with the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart die from an A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) Berry Red paper panel.  Took that heart cutout and spritz each side twice with water before dry embossing it with the Blissful Heart hot foil plate through my die cutting machine following the machine’s recommendation.


Hot foil plates are thicker than regular craft dies, so when dry embossed, it gives a deeper impression.  Next, ink blended Lumberjack Plaid distress ink to the raised areas to help the images show better.  Also added ink to the outside of the A2 panel.  Adhered the A2 panel onto a white card base to inlay the embossed heart back.  But due to the heart shrinking a bit from being dry embossed, another red heart was die cut out and inlaid into the space first.  Mounted the embossed heart on top.


The Love You Posh Script sentiment was then die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  For some shine and even more dimension, covered it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a total of three times.  Added red Bright Jewels for a bit of sparkle to finish.


This turned out differently (a lot redder) than what I pictured in my head. 😂   Oh well… that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.