May Park

Hello! My name is May Sukyong Park. I now live near the coast in West LA in beautiful Southern California with my hubby and two adorable cats. I had not enjoyed any arts and crafts until I was first introduced to stamping by my friend in 2010. Then I started scrapbooking, and slowly moved in to making cards. It became my biggest hobby where I have found my passion when I started my blog in 2012. I love to create clean and simple cards based on creative designs and unusual ideas. I hope you enjoy your stay on my pages and get some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Happy crafting!

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*Yay! This card was chosen as the Winner of the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #56. So my card was featured in the winner post found here. Thank You Ladies!*

Good evening, all y’all. It’s been a super busy week so far. Whew… Now I finally got back to my work table with CAS-ual Fridays challenge. Literally it would be my first challenge ever in my entire craft life. Can you hear my heart beating? I’m so thrilled and anxious at the same time to participate in this challenge for the first time.

This is the card that I made for the challenge and it took me two days. Yes, I said two days! CAS-ual Fridays challenge has a few rules to follow, and this week we are supposed to create a Clean and Simple project using polka dots. While I was working on this card, I realized how difficult a clean and simple card is to make. I thought a NOT Clean&Simple card would be much easier for me. Usually I’d love to put every stamping and embellishment all together onto the card, believing in more is better. But in this case, I should take off any embellishments which are not necessary. Less is more as long as it has polka dots in it. It’s still so difficult for me, though. That’s why we call it a CHALLENGE, right?

To make the card front, I used the Silhouette SD cutting machine for creating the polka-dotted background. Seriously, it was a time-consuming job to create the design that I wanted and cut neatly without messy parts. I wasted about 10 papers for just one sheet of polka dots circles. I have no idea why my Silhouette machine doesn’t work well at cutting papers cleanly even though it’s a still new one. Probably I’m not using it properly or following the manual. Maybe…

Back to the card: for sentiment, I did heat embossing with white powder and doodle-stitching with a white gel pen along the banner. Before I attached the banner with dimensional adhesive, I bent it smoothly with my fingertips to give it kind of a fun look, since this card seemed too simple at that time. After that, I made a fake stitching line with a tracing wheel which is my brand new tool.

That’s all I’d like to share with you today. Hope you like my polka dot card as much as I do. 😉 One more thing to say, wish me good luck to win this challenge. Good night!

May Park

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