Saturday 5 January 2013

MIss Piggy Christmas Card

This is a recap for one of the Christmas cards made last year... and today is also the 12th day of Christmas which is also known as Christmastide and Twelvetide. It said that the twelve days and nights are celebrated in widely varying ways around the world. Some give gifts only on Christmas Day, some only on Twelfth Night, and some each of the twelve nights. So, let's open and reveal few 'gifts' from ArtsyOcean.  :) 

This Christmas card was made specially for a friend who is a big fan of Miss Piggy.  Few info about Miss Piggy :
  • Miss Piggy is a Muppet character
  • In 1996 TV Guide ranked her number 23 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.
  • Miss Piggy began as a minor character on The Muppet Show TV series, but gradually developed into one of the central characters of the show. She is a pig, specifically, a mangalitsa who is convinced she is destined for stardom, and nothing will stand in her way. She has a capricious nature, at times determined to convey an image of feminine charm, but suddenly flying into a violent rage whenever she thinks she has been insulted or thwarted. [source:wikipedia

Here, presenting to you, none other than the glamourous Miss Piggy!! It wasn't easy for first-timer like me, especially to bring out the glam of Miss Piggy... pheww... 

(p/s:  image has been watermarked)

I used:-
  • Pastel green cardstock (card base), red and white (image) cardstock, silver metallic paper
  • Kaisercraft Silly Season Collection Paper and Holly Hobbie Christmas Joy Paper Collection (free from Cardmaking magazine Issue 110 November)
  • White, red and green ribbon
  • Foiled Christmas sentiment (free from Cardmaking magazine Issue 109 October)
  • Sakura souffle pen (for white dots, eyelid and blue eyes)
  • Copics colour (E00 skin white, R37 Carmine, a little of B12 Ice Blue, E93 Tea Rose and 0 Colorless Blender) - not much shading as I'm still learning
  • My mind's eye - Fine and Dandy by Jen Allyson - True Blue Bling #FAD137 (yellow rhinestones)
  • Embossing gun 
  • Beacon glue 
  • Bone folder
Embossing for Christmas hat and poinsettia flower 
  • VersaMark Dazzle Watermark Stamp Pad (Frost) 
  • Embossing Powder Tsukineko (#11 Iridescent) 
Embossing for the hair
  • Embossing Powder Tsukineko (bottle in Japanese characters - I can't read but the colour looks like shiny copper)
  • Embossing pen (clear)
Embossing for eyelid
  • Embossing Powder Tsukineko (#11 Iridescent) 
  • Embossing pen (black)

Scroll down if you would like to see close-ups of the card.

Can you see the VersaMark Dazzle (frost) effect combined with Iridescent embossing powder effect on the Christmas hat? It's a bit hard to emboss the hair as I've embossed the eyelid first and both the black and copper colours were mixed up a little bit there.

Wishing you joy! foiled sentiment

Red ribbon on top of green ribbon (antique trim from makingmemories vintage findings - trims cool/froid)

Embossed poinsettia flower with yellow bling rhinestones

This is the inside view of the card - red cardstock with Season Greeting's sticker elements (found/bought from a scrapbook store in Perth) and handwritten Happy New Year!

Ok, that's all from me now. Hope you enjoyed my Miss Piggy presentation and feel free to comment. Happy 1st Weekend of 2013 and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Two Zero One Three

Happy New Year to You!

I would like to thank my family and friends for their support and encouragement given and to you, lovely peeps, thanks for dropping by my quite new blog. I'm very happy to have made more than 300 wedding invitation cards and thank you tags for my sis which I did not think it's possible at first, with just few basic tools. Although it's a small start, but from there, I got to know the existence of die-cutting machines, cutting tools, accessories, embossing, letterpress, stamping, copics colouring and so many more. For those who have requested digital cards & customized handmade cards, thanks for believing in me.

For 2013, I hope to improve my card-making skills and produce more beautiful creations. Hope you all can stay with me, continue to  what I do and to share it with your friends/family and may 2013 bring us all happiness & good things. Happy New Year!