Guest Designer- Keeway Tsao

by Lydia Evans

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Hello, everyone! Well do we have a treat for you today, we have the lovely Keeway Tsao sharing some amazingly beautiful projects. So here are what she has for us today:

Hi everyone! I am Keeway Tsao and I’m so thrilled to be here today as Altenew’s guest designer. I have been a long time fan of their gorgeous and stunning products, and always inspired by their innovative designs.

Just a little bit about myself. I am from California, and live with my darling husband and our puppy Kody. I started cardmaking in 2015 when I received my first handmade card from a friend and wanted to make one in return. That was when I discovered this world of cardmaking on the internet and have never turned back since. Growing up, I have always dabbled in arts and craft in oil painting, watercolor painting, crocheting, and drawing. I love making simple cards with a touch of messiness. Spontaneity makes it exciting and unpredictable!

I have two cards to share with you today. For my first card, I featured the Simple Fruits stamp set. I was so excited when I first saw this set released, because I just had to make something with kiwi in it! Kiwi has been my nickname for as long as I could remember.

KT Fruit 01

The one technique I am absolutely addicted to is wet stamping. Since these fruit stamps are nice, solid images, they were a perfect candidate for this technique. I used distress inks and a mini mister to wet stamp all the fruits in the set in various bright colors to create a background onto watercolor paper.

KT Fruit 03

Once I was done with my stamping, I used the same color inks to add some splatter across the entire background. I stamped my main sentiment in the center in black ink, and heat embossed my secondary sentiment onto purple cardstock that I trimmed down to a strip to adhere right below my main sentiment.

KT Fruit 02

Supplies – Simple Fruits Stamp Set, Deep Iris Cardstock

For my next card, I am sharing a project using the Adore You stamp set and coordinating dies. I hate fussy cutting, so I can’t live without coordinating dies!

KT Adore 01

The larger flowers and some leaves were stamped directly onto the watercolor paper. I used my MISTI to stamp a few extra times to since watercolor paper is not smooth and sometimes stamping once is not enough to get a crisp image. I then stamped some smaller flowers and a couple leaves that I plan to layer on top on a separate piece of watercolor paper.

KT Adore 03

For all my images I used watercolour to color. Layering complimentary colors to create shading and depth. Then I added some dark brown and red splatter to the card.

I then die cut the Thank You Die as my sentiment out of black card stock 3x and adhere them together for thickness. Then I glued it to the center of my card to finish.

KT Adore 02

Supplies – Adore You Stamp Set, Adore You Die Set, Thank You Die, Jet Black Cardstock

KT Combined

Thank you so much, Keeway, for being our guest designer this month and sharing your talents with us today! It was such a treat.

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Tara Prince May 10, 2017 - 10:23 AM

Lovely cards!

Virginia L. May 10, 2017 - 2:53 PM

ADORE! Your creations are so sweet and beautiful, Keeway! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Kathy H. May 10, 2017 - 8:47 PM

These are beautiful cards!

Billie A May 11, 2017 - 2:09 AM

Wonderful cards. Awesome flowers and coloring.

jan metcalf May 11, 2017 - 8:19 AM

Your thank you card is exquisite!

Rosa M. Vasquez June 15, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Lovely cards. I will try to emulate your techniques .


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