#529 – One Layers and Splatters

Hello! I’ve made a discover (which every card maker out there might already know) – that is this – splatters add a wonderful accent for one layers, especially when you don’t want to add any extra embellishments – no sequins, no rhinestones, no nothing, just pure one layered card! And here’s proof –

I made these two cards today, and couldn’t wait till tomorrow, since I have challenge deadlines approaching I just had to share them… Also, they are a part ofย The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew!

Beautiful Day

My first card is made of only Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set – this is a new one in my stash, and I couldn’t wait to make a card!ย  I used the colors from ColorQ Challenge and stamped this one layer card –

Beautiful Day

…and added splatters…I think I am getting addicted to them after the last Virginia’s View Challenge..๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜› Oh, the colors I used are all distress inks – Frayed Burlap, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw – except for the sentiment, for which I used Memento Tuxedo Black.

Submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #360

And here’s the second card –


I used Altenew Golden Garden stamp set went monochrome – I used my Memento Tuxedo Black and Pear Tart inks, then added the splatters, of course! The sentiment comes from my new latest to my stash – Honey Bee Brush Grunge Alpha – which I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.


Submitting this card to Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #59 and Stampin Royalty Challenge #347: Monochrome

Did you get inspired to start adding splatters?๐Ÿ˜‰

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#528 โ€“ The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew (2)

Hello! And I am back with another card I made for The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew –


I started with die cutting a white panel using Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts. I then masked off the bottom, where there were etched lines from the die-cutting, and stamped using Memento Tuxedmo Black and Altenew Peony Scrolls and Lacy Scrolls stamp sets. In fact, I used my MISTI, so that I could stamp multiple times and get a good black stamping. I then colored the outline images with Faber Castell oil pastels and spread out the color using baby oil.


I then mounted this panel on a white card base, added some silver string before attaching the sentiment – I die cut both black and white card stocks using Paper Trey Ink Good Times die, adhering them for the shadow effect, then adhered it directly on the cardstock and the string. I then added some silver sequins and black rhinestones for embellishing.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Seize the Birthday (no toppings) –

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Fall Floral

Just Add Ink Challenge #329

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#527 – The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew

Hello! You must have heard of the The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew by now…if you are participating in any of these fantastic challenge blogs, that is…and I bet most card makers would have!! I am really happy to say that I’ve participated and even won, or at least got a mention in all except one of the challenges in this list – the one being 10 Minute Craft Dash by Pretty Pink Posh…for the simple reason that I don’t own any Pretty Pink Posh products…yes, that happens..:P

Altenew - Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

Altenew - Ultimate Challange Blog Collage

So, I’ve decided to participate in this awesome event – after all, I do get totally inspired by all these challenges, get awesome inspiration from all the other card makers who play along…I really do appreciate that they pour hours and hours of work just for us!! Thanks to all you wonderful people!!

And now to my (first) card –

Thanks A Bunch

I stamped the flowers and leaves from Altenew Hannah Elements and heat embossed them black. I colored them using Broken China, Tattered Rose and Pumice Stone distress inks and fuzzy cut them. I then die cut a grey card stock panel using Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts, then stamped some more using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then mounted the panel on the card base, then added the flowers on top.

Thanks A Bunch

The sentiment is from Altenew Label Love, which I used my MISTI to stamp – I am so happy I own this product at times like these!!๐Ÿ˜€ Finally I embellished using some pearls.

Submitting this card to –

Color Throwdown Challenge #410

Bastel Traum Challenge #45: Thanks

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge


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#526 – Fall Thanks

PE: Honorable Mention at Stampin’ Royalty!!

Hello! The card today is made using another panel I made from the embossing folder + distress ink + misting technique, using Spellbinders Flora embossing folder. The first one is in my previous post. I did say then that I couldn’t stop making panel using this technique, but unfortunately, not all of then are turned into cards.. I just didn’t get that many ideas..talk about a let down!

So, anyway, here’s card no. 2!


This time, I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserve distress inks, and went in a V-shape when coloring the embossing folder. I also splattered the dried panel using my Camel drawing inks…lots of little splatters!๐Ÿ˜€ I also trimmed and distressed the sides using my Prima Comfort Craft Distressing tool.


Before I added the sentiment, I added a strip of gold glitter washi tape, then topped it with a vellum piece I had leftover from this card. What I had done, was use my Zig two way glue stick to add some random lines on vellum and add some copper leafing once it dried and became tacky.

After I added the vellum strip, I added the sentiment, which I had die cut from white cardstock using Paper Smooches Thanks die. Finally I added some gold sequins for embellishing.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #17 (I used Sequins, Thanks and Fall Theme) –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #211: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Dimension & Bling


Stampin’ Royalty Challenge #346: Fall Theme

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#525 – Of Nature and Trees


So, I’ve got this small stash of embossing folders, which I really love, but haven’t used enough. And so, I decided to put some to good use. This time, I picked up Spellbinders’ Flora embossing folder.

I also wanted to use this technique, once again, adding distress ink on the folder, misting with water and embossing with it. Now, I had tried this technique before too, and like then, I just couldn’t stop at one panel. Yup, I made some 4-5 before stopping myself!! This is the card I made with one of those panels –


I used Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss distress ink with the folder. After it dried, I darkened the edges a bit by blending in Forest Moss and Black Soot distress inks. Then, I just adhered this panel on the card base.


The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp One With Nature, which I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also added a a piece of doily and then some Studio Calico bird wood veneers.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Timeout Challenge #65:Inspired by Words “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year“-

Fusion Challenge (I was inspired by the picture – the green and the tree) –

Happy Little Stampers (September): Mixed Media Challenge: Distress

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#524 – So Happy For You

PE:Winner at Virginia’s View Challenge!!

Virginia's View - Top 10 Favorites

Favorite at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

CAS-ual Fridays - Favorite

Hello! I made this easy-to-make card this time. Little ink smooshing, a little die-cutting, and done!!๐Ÿ˜€

Happy For You

I first used an acetate sheet to smoosh some distress ink on a card panel – I used Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed distress inks. Once dry, I die cut the flowers and leaves from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden. I then adhered the panel on my card base, and then adhered the flowers and leaves at just one point and when they dried, I lifted and curved the outlines.

I then added a few splatters of black Camel Drawing ink. I use this ink now-a-days while adding splatters, since they keep their color and vibrancy, no matter what is beneath.

Happy For You

I had the ‘happy’ leftover from a previous project – they come from the Happy panel from Reverse Confetti. I adhered this, then stamped the other portion of the sentiment from Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally I embellished the card with some white rhinestones. And that’s it – so so simple to make!!๐Ÿ˜€

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown Challenge #409

Virginia’s View Challenge #23: Spray, Mist and Splatter

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #156: Dimension & Bling

Happy Little Stampers (September): Anything Goes With Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

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#523 – Love you a Bunch

Hello! Made this card a couple of days ago for the current Waffle Flower challenge –

Love you a Bunch

I first die cut the circles using Paper Trey Ink Circles die, and colored a few of the circles using Faber Castell oil pastels. I then did dry embossing using the same die on another panel. This time, I first added ink on the die cutting plate using Memento Brilliance Galaxy Gold before doing the embossing. I then trimmed down the panel and foam mounted the colored circles in place.

Love you a Bunch

For the flowers, I stamped them on scrap cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped the solid parts using Hero Arts Neon Blue, Hero Arts Butter Bar and Memento Pear Tart and then fuzzy cut them. I was contemplating on how to arrange them on the card, but decided to keep it for later. Now, I had kept the whole thing stacked on my work table, and when I picked it up again the next day, a happy accident happened. I had arranged the flowers, as a bunch, right where I’ve placed the sentiment now, but when I picked it up, the flowers had scattered – exactly as you see it on the card now! I absolutely loved this scattered arrangement, and decided to go with it. And so, I just adhered the flowers as is, and then added the sentiment, from the same stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, and adhered it on the card.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Waffle Flower September Challenge


The Paper Players Challenge #311: Circles

Just Add Ink Challenge #328: Just Add ‘P’ (I’ve used pastel colors) –

Clean And Sunday On Sunday Challenge #91: Pastel Colors

Lesia Zgharda: Geometry

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