Spots and Silver-glitter Embossed Butterflies


Somehow, the card I made this time feels completely different from all the cards I’ve made until now – and I don’t know why! 😀

Spots and Silver-glitter Embossed Butterflies

I started by sponging some Dried Marigold distress ink all over my card base. I then stamped some dots from JustRite Bokeh Time stamp set in ColorBox Orange pigment ink. I stamped them in a polka dot fashion, and also brought a generation stamping – I started stamping in the center and stamped next to it the second and third time without re-inking.

Spots and Silver-glitter Embossed Butterflies (close up 1)

Once this dried I heat embossed the butterfly from Penny Black Soft Wings stamp using Wow Regular Metallic Copper embossing powder. I also stamped the same on some vellum and heat embossed it using Wow Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder. I then fuzzy cut the vellum embossed butterfly.

Spots and Silver-glitter Embossed Butterflies (close up 2)

I stamped the sentiment from Winnie & Walter Big Bold You stamp set and heat embossed it using the same Silver Sparkle embossing powder. I love the beautiful silver glittery look this powder gives! 🙂

I then adhered the vellum butterfly over the butterfly on the card base at an angle, completely adhering the right part of the wing and leaving the left wing free. I then cut it off the side, so that the wing was not hanging off the card.

This completed my card! Thanks for looking! 🙂


100 Posts Celebration Card!


I am so excited to announce my 100 posts (actually, this post is my 101th post). I can’t believe I’ve already posted so much in my blog, in a period of merely eight months! I am surprised and proud! 🙂

To celebrate my success, I am making a card for myself (should I be happy or sad about that?!) –

100 Posts Celebration

I started with one of my favorite techniques to get a background – distress inks on embossing folder. I picked Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord and the Spellbinders ‘Regal’ embossing folder. I splotched the ink in random over the embossing folder, misted it with some water and embossed my card panel. After it dried, I adhered this directly on the card base.

100 Posts Celebration (close up 1)

I then die cut a piece of white card panel using Spellbinders Lables die. And I also cut off about 4 pieces of the ‘celebrate’ sentiment from another piece of card stock using the Die Versions Celebrate die. I then stacked and adhered these together and added some Glossy Accents on top.

100 Posts Celebration (close up 2)

I wanted to stamp the ‘100’ in the same colors as the background. So I smushed the same inks on my craft mat, misted it just once, mounted my stamp on my acrylic block, inked it using the ink on the craft mat and then stamped it on the die cut label. Whenever I found that the stamping didn’t apply enough ink, I re-stamped it after picking some more ink from the craft mat. I stamped in reverse, making sure that the number was kind of off to one side. By the way, I used Kaisercraft ‘Numbered’ stamp set.

I finally adhered all the pieces. I foam mounted the label panel. I also adhered the ‘celebrate’ sentiment on directly on top using some liquid adhesive. I also added a few black rhinestones for some embellishment.

And that finished my card! Thank you all for supporting my through my 100 posts! Here’s looking forward to another hundred! 🙂

Pinterest Inspired Card #3


I think I am getting back to adding cards to (the very very few) ‘series’ that I have! 😉 Just a couple of days ago, I added one to my ‘Card Inspiration’ series here, and today I am adding one to my ‘Pinspiration’ series! 🙂

This is my card and this is the pin I’ve been inspired by (also below) –

Pinterest Inspired Card #3

Machinery (i) - Nice design of a poster. The shapes, being drops, have the look of falling, and to have a variation of color, value, size, and depth gives the design a rhythm that makes it interesting.

My initial idea was the get the colors and the transparency/opacity the same as the inspiration, and also get most (definitely not all!) of the colors in the same place too. The idea was to use dye inks for the ones behind the lines and pigment for the ones in front of them. Alas, I didn’t experiment first, else I would have known that the pigment inks were NOT going to hide the lines which I had boldly drawn on the card panel using my Signo black gel pen! 😦 Well, the card does not look any sadder, so there! 😉

Pinterest Inspired Card #3 (close up 1)

I started by picking up a few inks – both pigment and dye, in two tones. My idea was to bring in a gradient for each triangle, instead of having a bland single tone. I then drew some vertical lines and set out stamping. I used two stamp sets – Trandy Tirangles from MFT and It’s a Wonderful Pennant from Winnie & Walter and stamped the triangles, trying my best to be the same as the original image. I also stamped the borders for the three chosen (:P) triangles using stamps from the same stamp set.

Pinterest Inspired Card #3 (close up 2)

After letting the ink dry for some time, I added the sentiment which came from Big, Bold You from Winnie & Walter in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

And there’s my card ready! Thanks for looking! 🙂

‘Inspiration’ Card #3


Its been quite some time since I’ve added anything to this category! The inspiration this time comes from this card by the fabulous Mayuri. I loved the layout, and the simple, yet impactful way the colors are used in this card.

Inspired by her beautiful creation, I’ve made this card –

Inspiration Card #3

I started with selecting color papers from my stash for the background and the stripes. I didn’t find any red or blue, so I just took some white paper and smushed them with some ink from ink pads. I then cut out approximately half a cm width strips from all these papers. After deciding the order of the strips, I started directly adhering them on the base color paper I had chosen. I then left it to dry.

Inspiration Card #3 (close up 1)

I then selected a few dies for my main piece. I cut the scalloped circle using the Scalloped Circles die from ItsyBitsy, cut the snowflake using Snowflake Pendent from Spellbinders, and the panel itself using Curved Matting Basics from Spellbinders. After cutting all these pieces from some white card stock, I first stamped the sentiment on the panel using Memento Elderberry ink using a stamp from Bo Bunny ‘Sentiments’ stamp set.

Inspiration Card #3 (close up 2)

I adhered the color paper with the stripes directly on the card base, cut off the extra from the sides and then added the panel on top using foam tape. I then curved and adhered the snowflake in the center and added a rhinestone on top. That finished my card!

I am submitting this card to Inkspirational Challenge #70, Color Me Challenge #48 and Fusion Challenge – Sparkly Christmas.

Thanks for looking! 🙂

A Very Berry Card


It happens when you start getting new stamps – you forget what you have owned longer than an year! 😛

This happened to me when I started searching for something to submit it this time’s CASology challenge. The theme is ‘EAT’ and I desperately started going through all my stamps, confident that I would not find any fitting, and that I would have to draw something to fit the bill eventually! But no! To my surprise and relief, I found a set of three very small berry stamps in ‘Twig & Berry Flourish’ stamp set from Kaisercraft. And I immediately set to work!

A Very Berry Card

I started stamping the berries and leaves in Memento Lady Bug and Gray Flannel inks, forming a kind of frame around a card panel. Once I finished, I stamped the greeting using the Fanciful Swirl stamp set from Hero Arts in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then die-cut the panel using the Curved Matting Basics die from Spellbinders.

A Very Berry Card (close up 1)

When I thought of mounting the panel on the card base, I thought the background was too plain for the panel. I thought of adding another frame in similar red and grey colors. I tried a few options, and then unsatisfied with any of them, I drew a couple of squiggly lines using wax crayons instead – it achieved the effect I desired – simple and adding just that right amount of coverage. 🙂 And so I finally foam mounted the panel on this.

A Very Berry Card (close up 2)

I am submitting this card to the CASology Week #123: EAT and the Muse Challenge #95 (inspired by the colors used in the Muse’s card)

Thanks for looking! 🙂

Watercoloring using Distress inks


I have been a fan of watercoloring for some time now, and it’s only fair that I use it in cards too! Although its a late start, I have started making water color cards. And I am getting a little happier each time I complete a watercolored card. 🙂 And here is my latest attempt –

ColorQ Challenge #269

I first stamped the flowers and leaves from the Avery Elle ‘Petals & Stems’ stamp set in a very light ink on a watercolor paper panel. I then picked up the distress inks -Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Tumbled glass and watercolored the stamped images.

ColorQ Challenge #269 (close up 1)

I waited until the piece was dry. I then stamped the flower centers in Versamark watermark ink, added some gold embossing powder on top and heat embossed it. I also added the sentiment from Penny Black ‘Dahlias’ stamp set in Staz On Black ink.

ColorQ Challenge #269 (close up 2)

I then foam mounted this piece on the card base.

I am beginning to think that when making these watercolor cards, there is no need for any other embellishment at all! The watercolors themselves make such a big impact that nothing else is needed to adorn the card! 🙂

I am submitting this piece to ColorQ Challenge #269Runway Inspired Challenge #72 and Little Tangles Challenge #49 – Giving Thanks

For the ColorQ Challenge, since I didn’t have the exact colors mentioned in the challenge, I have used substitute Distress ink colors (In particular, I have mixed the colors for Hello Honey – Wild Honey, and Tangerine Tango – Rusty Hinge for the flowers)

Thanks for looking! 🙂

A Flowery Greeting


I think I might have gotten a little tired of seeing all those autumn, and now christmas cards over the months – my eyes are thirsting for something different! 😉 And so, I made this spring theme flowery card. 🙂

A Flowery Card

I used a single stamp set for the entire card – Inkadinkado’s Thoughts For The Day. 🙂

I used a watercolor panel for stamping. I started with stamping the flowers in various distress inks, ensuring to leave some space for the sentiment. Then, taking a thin brush, I took a small amount to water and spread the ink to get a watercolor effect on the flowers and leaves. I finally stamped the sentiment using Staz On black ink.

A Flowery Card (close up 1)

That’s it! No extra embellishments! I love all the colors popping up and the flowery scene. Makes me so happy to look at it! 😀

Thanks for looking!