A Celebration In Gold

And another…and another…and another! Just can’t seem to stop myself from making these New Year cards! 😀 This time, I made a card with white and gold combination – which is quickly becoming one of my favorites! 😉

A Celebration In Gold

The panel on top was something from my ‘leftover’ stash – I had made it for another card, but never used it. The piece was gold heat embossed on an area stamped with Heidi Swapp Chevrons stamp. I first trimmed it to size. I had colored it yellow, but I colored over it again – I sponged the edges with Tea Dye distress ink and the middle with Squeezed Lemonade. I cut this piece diagonally. I then cut two pieces of some laced pearls I have (I don’t know how else to explain it :() And adhered them to the inner edges of the gold embossed panel.

A Celebration In Gold (close up 1)

I then die cut a few pieces of the sentiment using Die Versions ‘Celebrate’ die and adhered them all together. I then colored it gold using Uniball Gold Marker (btw, I just absolutely love this pen!)

A Celebration In Gold (close up 2)

After placing these on the card, I felt that something was missing. The card needed more gold! 😀 So, I picked up the same gold marker (did I mention that I really really love this marker?) and marked some diagonal lines to the side left exposed by the gold embossing panel. After this, I foam mounted the gold embossed panel on the right and adhered the die cut sentiment in between.

This finished my card! I absolutely love how this turned out! And I loved all that gold! Thanks for looking!

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New Year 2015 Cards

Its going to be the new year in just a few hours! And I finally finished the cards to give to my family! 🙂

I thought of making them all black and silver, and use the same stamp set for all. This is what I came up with –

New Year 2015 Cards

I used black card stock, Hennah Elements from Altenew for the stamps, and used silver embossing and Brushed Pewter distress paint.

New Year 2015 Cards (close up 1)New Year 2015 Cards (close up 2)New Year 2015 Cards (close up 3)

I should also mention that these cards were inspired by this picture from Pinterest.

Beautiful fit & flare dress for a Holiday Party

Happy new year to one and all! 😀 Thanks for looking!

Just Us Girls #273 – Round 2

Hello! I am making another submission to the Just Us Girls Challenge #273. In fact, this is the card I made first, but I didn’t click the snaps before my other submission (here), so I am uploading it now! 🙂

To begin with the card –

Just Us Girls #273 - Round 2

I first picked up, laid it at an angle and started stencilling in Pumice Stone distress ink. Once done, I mixed some Picked Raspberry distress ink with some embossing paste and applied it on the card using Itsy Bitsy Flourishes #8 stencil.

Just Us Girls #273 - Round 2 (close up 1)

Once dry, I applied some Wink of Stella clear glitter on the flowers. For the sentiment, I stamped it first on a stripe of cardstock using some pigment inks – the sentiment & the heart came Hero Arts ‘All Occasion Messages’. I then cut out the corners to form a banner shape and foam mounted it on the card.

Just Us Girls #273 - Round 2 (close up 2)

I am submitting this Just Us Girls Challenge #273.

Thanks for looking! 🙂

Single Stamp Set Series Card #5

Hello!

It’s been some time since I added any card in the ‘Single Stamp Set’ series. I am glad to have come up with something good too! 🙂

Single Stamp Set Series Card #5

I picked up a few Memento inks – Rose Bud, Angel Pink and Grey Flannel, and also a little bit of London Fog. The stamp set is Petals & Stems from Avery Elle.

Single Stamp Set Series Card #5 (close up 1)

I started stamping the flower from the stamp set in Angel Pink. Then I used the ‘Rock-and-roll’ (:)) technique to double stamp over the flowers in the Rose Bud ink. I then started stamping the stem and the leaves in Grey Flannel ink. I then picked up the tiniest flower center (which was not intended for this flower, but I felt it might look good) and stamped inside the bottom of the flowers in London Fog ink.

Single Stamp Set Series Card #5 (close up 2)

For the sentiment, I initially thought of adding it directly on the card base, making it a one layer card, but then decided against it. I felt the sentiment would look good at the bottom of the card. I cut out a strip of card stock and swiped some Grey Flannel ink on it. I then stamped the sentiment using some white pigment ink. I then foam mounted this on the card base.

I am submitting this to the Just Us Girls #273 and CAS(E) This Sketch #104

I hope you like the card too! Thanks for looking! 🙂

Just Us Girls Challenge #273

Hello!

This time, I am up for a new challenge – Just Us Girls. Its a pretty fun challenge, what with the alternating challenges and all. I thought I would give it a try! 🙂

Just Us Girls Challenge #273

So, I recently got this set of die-cuts at a year end sale and thought of using them in my card. I started with stamping, using a stamp from the Penny Black Dazzlers stamp set in Memento Grey Flannel ink – I kept a scrap piece of paper in between as a mask, so that there would be a little white space left for stamping the sentiment later.

Just Us Girls Challenge #273 (close up 1)

I then placed the die cut in position and stamped both the sentiments, one on the side in Memento Grey Flannel ink and the one in center in StazOn black. Both the sentiments came from Fiskar’s Celebrate Family stamp set. By the way, the die cut is from Kaisercraft’s Charlotte’s Dream.

Just Us Girls Challenge #273 (close up 2)

Then it was as simple as adhering the die cut on the side using foam tape. And that finished my card!

I am submitting this to the Just Us Girls Challenge #273.

Thanks for looking. 🙂

CASology Challenge #127

There are times when the idea comes from the stamp set, rather than from an inspiration. This time, the inspiration came from a sentiment! 🙂

CASology Challenge #127

I started with cutting off a circular mask using some Post-It notes.  After pasting it in the center of the card base, I sponged some Faded Jeans distress ink around it to create the night sky. The idea was to have a bright white moon in the center, with a light halo around it, along with a couple of clouds and some twinkling stars.

CASology Challenge #127 (close up 1)

I continued with adding some clouds and halo around the moon using some white pigment ink. I then stamped some teeny tiny stars using the smallest star stamp from JustRite Bokeh Time stamp set. I used two different pigment inks, so that some of the stars are fainter than the others.

CASology Challenge #127 (close up 2)

I then stamped the sentiment using Memento Danube Blue using a stamp from Penny Black Eloquence stamp set. Thus finished my simple, single layered card. 🙂

I am submitting this card to the CASology Challenge #127

Thanks for looking! 🙂

ColorQ Card Challenge #273

And..back for a third time – this time for ColorQ!

ColorQ Challenge #273

I started with the Heidi Swapp HoneyComb stencil and colored alternatively with Barn Door and Tattered Rose distress inks, directly on the card base. I then die cut a two pieces – one yellow and one white – of cardstock using Spellbinders Hexagon die set.

ColorQ Challenge #273 (close up 2)

I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Eloquence stamp set in Memento Bamboo Leaves ink on the white die cut piece and adhered it on the yellow die cut. Before adhering this on the card base, I felt that the right portion of the card base was lacking and stencilled some more of the hexagons. After this, I foam mounted the whole piece on the side, and cut off the extra.

ColorQ Challenge #273 (close up 1)

After this, I colored some vellum in Wild Honey and Peeled Paint distress inks and die cut butterflies of different sizes from them. I then adhered the smaller butterfly on top of the bigger one and added a brad near the head. I adhered this on the card base using a small piece of the foam tape. This finished my card! 🙂

I am submitting this to ColorQ Card Challenge #273

Thanks for looking!