SSS Believe in You Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, happy weekend!
I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp Believe in You Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Nichol Spohr’s blog you are on the right track!

For my first card, I am featuring the CZ Design Birthday Sweets stamp set & Lunchbox die.
I started by die-cutting 4.25″ x 5.5″ rectangle panel from watercolour paper using the Basic Rectangle Panel die. I then randomly stamped birthday cakes, candles, stars from the CZ Design Birthday Sweets set on watercolour paper panel using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. I coloured all stamped images with Altenew Artist Markers. I die cut the Lunchbox from a separate watercolour paper, stamped images with black dye ink, then coloured them with alcohol markers as well.Let’s look inside! There are another great sentiments & lots of sequins!!
For my second card, I used the Suzy’s Succulents watercolor prints and the Greetings Mix stamp set.
I coloured 8 adorable succulents with Hero Arts Watercolor Wheel, and then fussy cut them.
I stamped sentiment from the Greetings Mix set on the centre of the card front using VersaFine Onyx Black, and then adhered all watercoloured succulents as shown in the picture using foam tape.
Watercolouring succulents is so fun! Succulent leaves have many different colours in each of them.

GIVEAWAY & SPECIAL PROMOTION!!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 31st of July. ONE MORE! We have a special promotion for you! Get a FREE exclusive Tim Holtz Mini Distress Resist Spray (no code required. while supplies last!) at checkout when you purchase any Tim Holtz branded product(s) at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Yana Smakula
Nichol Spohr
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Heather Hoffman
Bibi Cameron
Cheiron Brandon
Karin Äkesdotter
Emma Williams

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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SSS Prayers + Lasting Hearts Card Drive

Hello crafty friends, I hope you had a fabulous weekend!
Today I want to share with you my simple floral cards with several SSS floral stamp sets and Prayers die.

YoonsunHur-20160125-SSS001For my first card, I 1) Stamped the layered flowers and leaves from SSS + Altenew Layered Flowers set on the white Stitches Square panel using Altenew dye inks. 2) Stamped the hearts from SSS + Hero Arts Prayers set on the stamped panel using Hero Arts Neon red dye ink. 3) Die cut the word “Prayers” from gold foil paper. 4) Mounted all elements as shown to white square card base. 5) Embellished with a few PPP clear sequins.YoonsunHur-20160125-SSS002For my second card, I made my own floral background with Flowers On My Mind stamp set. I randomly stamped the flowers and leaves on the white Stitches Square panel using Altenew dye inks and then mounted the “Prayers” die cut on the stamped panel same as my first card.
YoonsunHur-20160125-SSS003For the roses background, I used Best Mom Ever and Lovely Spring stamp sets.

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LastingHeartsLogo_v1.1For families who have lost loved ones, nothing is more important than our prayers and love! As many of you already know, 25% of the profits of Prayers stamp and die set will be donated to the “Lasting Hearts” Fundraiser and Card Drive. You can also make a direct donation yourself. If you want to know more about Lasting Hearts Card Drive, please visit Jennifer McGuire’s blog!
prayers2-600x600Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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Share Handmade Kindness Challenge: Week 4

Hello, hello crafty friends, long time no see!
I recently visited my hometown, South Korea. I was so happy with my family and friends for the last three weeks. But, I really missed my craft desk and all of you at the same time!! Hope you are doing very well :D
Jen-SHKindnessToday I want to share with you three cards that I’ve made for the Share Handmade Kindness challenge that amazingly beautiful Jennifer McGuire is hosting over on her site.
JEN-SHK20151124-001-600pxI was super happy when I received (and opened) this package from Jennifer, aren’t they amazing?!
JEN-SHK20151124-002-600pxYES! Kindness is Magic!! It is so true! And I feel I am so blessed because I can share my handmade kindness to everyone, everywhere!! Week 4 (November 23-29) will focus on sharing any kind of handmade kindness with strangers. When I thought about strangers who need the encouragement, the words ‘homeless’ came to my mind. My church members are helping several homeless people cope with their difficult condition, so I decided to send my kindness to those homeless people through my handmade cards.

JEN-SHK20151124-003-600pxIf you are one of my Instagram followers, you’ve already seen this watercolour flower. I painted it onto watercolour paper. Then I trimmed it with MFT Blueprints 25 Die-namics. I stamped the sentiment from the beautiful Hero Arts Acts of Kindness stamp set on the watercoloured paper panel using black pigment ink. I mounted it on white card base using double-sided tape. To finish it off, I embellished with a few PPP clear sequins.
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JEN-SHK20151124-005-600pxMy second card is so simple watercolour card. First, I 1) coloured onto watercolour paper panel with MFT dye inks using a wide paintbrush. 2) Stamped the sentiment in the top right-hand corner of watercoloured panel with black pigment ink. 3) Added some ink splatters. 4) Die cut the small sized Cross from white card stock using SSS Crosses die and then affixed it using dimensional foam tape. 5) Mounted it on SSS Fog Gray card stock using double-sided tape. 6) Embellished with a few PPP clear sequins.
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JEN-SHK20151124-007-600pxFor my last card today, I used one of ‘Random Quotes of Kindness’ cards in the package. I 1) Stamped the sentiments from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness stamp set on white card base using SSS Fog Gray dye ink. 2) Stamped the Christmas leaves from the Hero Arts Holiday Pine Branches stamp set on aqua coloured ‘Quotes of Kindness’ card using embossing ink, heat embossed with white embossing powder, then added dark shading with a Copic marker C3. 3) Mounted the stamped panel on card base using dimensional foam tape. 4) Embellished with a few PPP clear droplets.
JEN-SHK20151124-008-600pxI hope you’ll join in this beautiful ‘Sharing Handmade Kindness’ challenge! Jennifer is giving away some awesome prizes, too!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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Beautiful leaves

Hello crafty friends, I’m just popping in to share my cards with Hero Arts Your Own Plant Stamp set.

My first card here:
YoonsunHur-20150415-HeroArts-01Those gorgeous leaves are perfect for making watercolour card :D

To create the card:
1)I randomly stamped leaves on the watercolour panel using VersaMark Embossing ink, white heat embossed. 2)I blended on the stamped panel with several distress inks using blending tool -from top to bottom, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Dried Marigold, Tea Dye. 3)I then spritzed a bit fresh water, made water droplets. 4)I added more colours and white ink splatters. 5)Once dry, I mounted it on the white cardstock and gold heat embossed sentiment as well. 6)Mixed sequins were the finishing touches.

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And another watercolour card here:
YoonsunHur-20150415-HeroArts-03To create the card:
1)I inked on the leaf stamps using Distress inks and spritzed the inked stamps with a bit of water 2-3 times using a mini mister. I used the Distress inks Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Tea Dye 2)I stamped the image on the watercolor panel and dry it with heat gun. 3)For the sentiment panel, I used Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Encouragement Stamp Set. I stamped it with VersaMark Embossing ink, white heat embossed. 4)Mixed clear sequins are an essential part of my card!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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Flower garden

Hello crafty friends, TGIF!!
Today I’m popping in to share my card for entering Hero Arts Nature Challenge!
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Here is what I came up with:
YoonsunHur-20150320-01Some of my crafty friends may know that I love watercolouring and flowers!! Hero Arts Flower Garden Stamp set is so very beautiful and I couldn’t resist making card with watercolours! I love subtle watercolouring technique as much as no-line colouring.

To create the card, 1)I positioned flower stamps upper side of the watercolour panel and mounted the entire design on a large stamp press. 2)I stamped them using VersaMark Embossing ink and white heat embossed. I repeated it bottom side of the panel. 3)I applied clean water the embossed panel using a wide brush first and then coloured around the embossed images with Distress ink Picked Raspberry, Dried MarigoldSqueezed Lemonade, and Mustard Seed. 4)For the sentiment, I stamped it from Hero Arts Night and Day Flowers using VersaMark Embossing ink and gold heat embossed. 5)I added Zig wink of Stella clear over the coloured panel. 6)Mixed clear sequins were the finishing touches.

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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