Friday, June 09, 2017

Big Hugs

Hi everyone.  I love these bright and cheerful summer flowers. 

I got this stamp set from AliExpress.  It's a huge reseller in China, similar to Amazon. They resell for other manufacturers in China.  It takes a while to get anything delivered (estimate is 30-60 days for most orders, but can take longer). It's a long time to wait to receive your order, but the prices are surprising.  The card above uses only one stamp from a set of nine.  The charges are all in US $$ ... I paid $3.03 for the set.  Here's a link to the set on AliExpress.

I stamped a cluster of flowers three times (repeat stamping) in Versamark and heat embossed in liquid platinum, changing the angle of the stamped flower cluster each time I stamped.  I used my zigs to watercolour and then added a heat embossed sentiment to match.  Rounded the top right corner and the card was done. :)  Since I included repeat stamping, I'm adding this to the gallery at CAS On Sunday Challenge #109 - Use a Repetition Image.

These look like summer flowers with the bright colours so I'm heading over to add this card to the CAS Watercolour June Challenge - Summer as well. Come join us!









Stamps:  Flowers (AliExpress), Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brushes, corner rounder (We R Memory Keepers)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour June Challenge
CAS on Sunday #109

27 comments:

colleen said...

Hi Loll when you ordered from Ali Express did you pay by credit card and did it seem safe. The prices seem fantastic. I live in BC Canada. cdmoore@shaw.ca

Mac Mable said...

So pretty, love the layout and the gorgeous colours. Yes it says Summer to me too x Thank you for the link x Such a delicate and pretty card Loll x

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty Loll - and what a deal on the stamps - will have to take a look!

Liz said...

Gorgeous design, Loll. The stamped and embossed flowers are beautiful coloured in bright colours. xx

Nancy Stislow said...

What a delightful design using those stamps, Loll and thanks for including the link! This is so imaginative. Isn't Aliexpress a great place? Beautifully colored too!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love Aliexpress for the price :-) They are unrivaled! I would never see what you saw in those stamps ... you used the parts well. The card looks amazing. I love the diversity of the intensity of the color of flowers. They look platinum embossing really dazzling.
Hugs,
BozenA

Bonnie said...

I love these bright summer flowers, Loll! Great choices of color and the embossing adds even more richness!

Happy Dance said...

This is so beautiful, Loll!! Delicate flowers and watercolored perfectly in such pretty colors! I absolutely love the simplicity of this card. It's soooooo gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Bev

Cathy said...

Lovely card Loll, the platinum embossing really gives a different look, love the colours. Cathy x

nancy littrell said...

Love your heat embossed and Zig Watercoloured flowers Loll. TFS your beautiful card and the link. Hugs...

Marge and I had a great time..I took photos of Margie's cards. Will share in a day or so. Hugs..

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL, I just had a peak at the link for the stamps and gosh they are cheap, pity I don't need any. Love your gorgeous card...xx [aNNie]

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful colours on this pretty card.
I have looked at Alli express several times...but not ordered yet. Yet is the key word!

Aileen Ryan said...

Love those flowers, they look amazing but stopping myself and saying 'Aileen look at your little flowers and put them in a cluster and use those and stop buying for the sake of buying' said Aileen , never......
Love the little extra lines in the flowers, gives them lovely character.

Daffodil Cards said...

Love these colours and card.
Faith
x

Susan said...

Love those colours! The card has such a happy feel to it - sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face!

Trina P. said...

Gotta love AliExpress! Beautiful card, Loll. Love the bright colours. Beautiful design and beautifully coloured.
Have a great weekend.

Trina xx

Linda said...

So pretty Loll. Love how they were colored.

Karen D. said...

how beautiful mf...the gold eb looks wonderful with the fresh, spring colours.
xx Karen

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, you always amaze me with what you come up with using the simplest of stamps. Yes the stamps were cheap but it's the stamper that counts. Amazing colouring and design with your new el cheapo stamps :)

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Loll ... those jewel colours really glow against that fabulous gold embossing! Hugs, Anita :)

Maxine D said...

Love the outcome of this card Loll - I am too hesitant to try buying from China, yet I know of several folk who do with great results, especially when it comes to dies.
Blessings
Maxine

Anja Curvers said...

Great take on the challenge. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on Sunday.

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful Loll!

Linda said...

This is so pretty .... I love the colours. I followed the link and I think I have this stamp set somewhere, must dig it out and use it! Thanks for the inspiration xx

Susan said...

This card is so beautiful...I love it!

Darnell said...

Oh, Lolly, this card is spectacular on the screen and ten times more so in person! Thank you so much for the gift this card is!! Love, Dolly

Barb Ghig said...

This is so pretty, Loll! I love how Liquid Platinum EP adds so much elegance to these sweet blooms and your color combo is just beautiful!