#694 – Thanks For Everything

Hello and welcome! Its been some time I last worked on Kraft base cards, and somehow a ‘thanks’ theme with kraft seemed like the perfect fit.

Thanks for Everything

I made this card using the three basic and simple basics of card making – stamping, embossing and die cutting. I used the images from Reverse Confetti Blooms n Buds for stamping everything in tones of brown, die cut the sentiment ‘Thanks’ using Neat & Tangled Jounaling Alphas, the rest of the sentiment stamped from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint, finally the embossing in the background is using We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder. Very simple, but looks complicated. 😀

Thanks for Everything

Joining the following challenges with my card –

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #247

Fusion Challenge: Grateful

Paru’s Card Making November challenge: Thank You

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Stamplorations November CAS Challenge: Anything Goes + Brown

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#693 – Thanks

Hello! Made this card with the current Altenew challenge colors. Mostly using oranges and browns, with a splash of yellow in an otherwise earthy colored card.

Thanks

I used Altenew Watercolored Wonders with distress inks. The sentiment comes from Honey Bee Stamps Brush Grunge Alpha. I added some dots using gold pearl pen.

Thanks

Joining the following challenges with my card –

Bastel Traum challenge: Thanks

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The Flower Challenge #14: Clean and Simple

Paru’s Card Making challenge: November theme: Thank You

Altenew November Inspiration challenge

Stamplorations November CAS Challenge: Anything Goes with browns

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#692 – Seize the Birthday – Circles

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time is to use ‘Circles’ on your birthday themed project. Of course, as usual, there us also an optional “toppings” challenge, and as long as your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

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For my inspirational card, I went with a color palette of green,blue and teal –

Big Birthday Wishes

The stamps I used for the background are from Winnie and Walter Ring in the Celebration. To make the card, I first created three watercolor panels of blue, green and teal using distress inks, using the smooshing technique. I then stamped the image using either a grey ink or added white heat embossing. I used fuzzy cutting for some images, and used circle dies for whichever would fit.

Big Birthday Wishes

Then for the sentiment, I die cut the circle frame from white cardstock, and some vellum too and stamped the sentiment from Winnie & Walter Wish Big. Before adhering everything to the card base, I added splatters of blue and teal on the card base, and adhered everything using glue, for a flat finish.

Hope you liked my card. Do join us with your own Birthday creation. For more inspiration check out the the Seize the Birthday blog, where you can also see a totally awesome card from our Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!

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#691 – Hello Beautiful!

PE: Winner at CAS(E) This Sketch! Yay!!!

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Hello! Back to some more messy watercoloring.. I do enjoy it so!! 😀

Hello Beautiful

I used My Favorite Things Buildable Bouquet, to first stamp the images using Antique Linen, then watercolored the image using distress inks. The sentiment comes from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia, which I stamped on another piece, then fuzzy cut and adhered it on the watercolored piece. I distressed the edges of the watercolored panel before adhering it to the card base.

Hello Beautiful

I am joining these challenges with my card –

Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge: with My Favorite Things

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CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #246

Happy Little Stampers: November Watercolor challenge

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Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #266: Anything Goes

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#690 – Ewe Are The Best

Hello! Finally, I think I am getting a bit better in making cards with critters in them.. oh, I used to suck at making them!! I have so many critter stamps, and it used to make me so sad that I wasn’t able to make those cute things look good in my cards… Sure, I was able to color them satisfactorily, but somehow I was never satisfied with my final card.. But recently, I have been pretty happy with them. So I can now add critters to my repertoire, which has almost exclusively only had flowers until now!! 😀

So, anyway, coming to the actual card –

Ewe Are The Best

I used My Favorite Things Ewe Are The Best stamp set, watercoloring the critter and the scene using distress inks. The oval is die cut using MFT Zig-Zag Stitched Oval and the gorgeous background stamp is called Geometric Grid.

Ewe Are The Best

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #357

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #80

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #266: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: November Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

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#689 – Diwali cards

Hello! I did want to publish this post before, or at least on the day of Diwali, but I got too lazy to click so many photos… so I’ve kept postponing it till now! 🙂 Finally the time for some glitter and shine! 😀 Here are the cards I made –

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Diwali Cards 2017 - 4 cards

Usually, when I make diwali/new year’s cards for my family, I go with a theme and make cards with different products, but carrying the same theme. This time I went with the theme of creating backgrounds using the layered heat embossing technique, which is so well explained by the genius called Jennifer McGuire (check here). I’ve used the same sentiment die cut, cut using Stamplorations Season’s Greetings die.

Card 1

Diwali Cards 2017 - Card 1

I used Prima Flourish stencil on the card and the envelope. On the card, I used silver sparkle embossing powder for the base and Verdigris embossing powder on top. On the envelope, I used some Cracked Pistachio distress ink. For the sentiment on the card and envelope, I used Prima Opal Magic Blue Gold acrylic paint.

Diwali Cards 2017 - Card 1 - Closeup

Card 2

Diwali Cards 2017 - Card 2

I used a stamp from Inkadinkado Bold Damask on the card and the envelope. On the card, I used a mix on gold and copper embossing powders for the base, sprinkling the powders on top using my fingers. On top of this, I used black sparkle embossing powder on top. Finally I covered the whole lot using clear sparkle embossing powder.

On the envelope I used Antique Linen distress oxide ink.

For the sentiment on the card and envelope, I used Prima Metallique Ancient Gold acrylic paint.

Diwali Cards 2017 - Card 2 - Closeup

Card 3

Diwali Cards 2017 - Card 3

I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp Elilzabeth stamp on the card and the envelope. On the card, I used gold embossing powder for the base. For the top, I ended up using multiple embossing powders, only because I wasn’t satisfied with the first (silver), I wasn’t satisfied with the second (copper).. and by the time I used the third (black), its not the embossing powder, but the effect that pleased me, so I decided to stop and keep it. 😀 Finally I covered the whole lot using clear sparkle embossing powder.

On the envelope I used Fired Brick and Lucky Clover distress oxide ink.

For the sentiment on the card and envelope, I used Prima Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance Lucky Emerald.

Diwali Cards 2017 - Card 3 - Closeup

Card 4

Diwali Cards 2017 - Card 4

I used a CrafTreat Flower Power stencil on the card and the envelope. On the card, I used black sparkle embossing powder for the base. For the top, I silver sparkle embossing powder. 😀 Finally I covered the whole lot using clear sparkle embossing powder.

On the envelope I used Pumice Stone distress ink.

For the sentiment on the card and envelope, I used Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Brushed Iron.

Diwali Cards 2017 - Card 4 - Closeup

It does seem like a lot of embossing powder was used, but really, its not that much. Also, a couple of things I found out while making these cards –

  • For the base layer, if the embossing is not even, you have the choice of adding a second layer of embossing or you can just move the heat gun across the card. When the powder melts a bit more, it spreads more, and you can get an even surface. Just be careful to not burn the paper or melt the embossing off completely, and keep moving the heat gun.
  • At times, when you don’t have embellishment of the right color, I’ve seen card makers use Copic markers on pearls and rhinestones to color them to what they want. Another option is to use alcohol inks. That’s what I did on the cards above. Since I do not own Copic markers, I used alcohol inks (which I have plenty of) to color them. Like Copics, choose an ink a shade darker than you what you want. And don’t worry, they don’t smell 😀

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#688 – 2 for 1 Cards

Hello and welcome! Its time for a new challenge at Little Tangles and the theme this time is ‘Coloring’!

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Now who doesn’t like coloring!! And you get to choose any medium, as long as your have Neat & Tangled products as the main focus!

Here’s what I made –

Christmas Cards - Coloring & 2 for 1

I wanted to do some messy coloring, and I also wanted to use all those little stamps from Beary Merry stamp set. The best way – do some random stamping and start coloring!! 😀

Christmas Cards - Coloring & 2 for 1

I used Versafine black ink for stamping and distress inks for watercoloring. I only used a single watercolor panel, 5″x7″ and then cut it into two to make these two cards. The first piece, I die cut using the Scalloped die, and used it on the grey cardbase. The second, I used directly. The gray striped piece on the second card is a washi tape. The sentiment for both the cards comes from Winter Wishes stamp set.

Christmas Cards - Coloring & 2 for 1

I am joining the following challenges with my cards –

Addicted to Stamps challenge #266: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: November Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: November challenge: Winter

CAS Watercolor: November challenge: Holiday

I hope you liked my cards! Stop by the Little Tangles blog for some spectacular inspiration from the rest of the DT, and join the challenge with your own coloring project!

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