A Vintage Style Mother’s Day Card

Hello! A third card for today, but this time, its for my very own Ma! πŸ™‚

Mother's Day CardI started with pattern paper from The Fresh Floral Stack from DCWV. I adhered it to a card panel; and since there was already some yellow on the pattern paper, I sponged in some Antique Linen distress ink to match it. I then cut out a window using Deckled Rectangles from Spellbinders.

Mother's Day (close up)I then cut out some watercolor paper – for the creamish color and the texture and stamped the sentiment from The Big, The Bold, The Happy from Winnie & Walter using Hero Arts Black ink. Then, aligning it with the pattern paper, I adhered it to the card base.

I then cut out some flowers and leaves using Folk Art Floral dies from WPlus9 and Bunch Of Flowers from Elizabeth Craft and colored them all using Copic markers. I then added some shine to them using Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen. Finally adhered them to the card and added some pearls to embellish it.

Mother's Day (with envelope)As usual, I made my handmade envelope – this time I used some color paper. The sentiment is stamped using Sally’s ABCs from Lawn Fawn using Charcoal ink from Hero Arts. The flowers and leaves are from Joyful Flutters from Micia using Neon Purple from Hero Arts, Memento Bahama Blue and green stamp pad from Faber Castell. I then added some shine using Silver Uni-paint Marker from Uniball (yes, that is silver, not white! :P)

Mother's Day - What I Made FirstBy the way, I had made a card before for Mother’s day – this is the one. I somehow didn’t like it enough – nothing just fit my idea, and no matter what I did, I couldn’t fix it. 😦 Anyhow, I like the newer one just fine! πŸ™‚

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Rainbow Inspired!!

Hello! Back with another card!

I usually get overwhelmed when the talk comes to rainbow inspired cards – too many colors on the card usually gets me nervous. So, I rarely make cards with too many colors on it. But this time, the inspiration was just perfect for me-

PTI: September 2011 Blog Hop Inspirational PhotoThis inspiration photo was given way back in PTI for their September 2011 blog hop. Isn’t it just inspiring! I love the fact that even with so many colors present, the white space between each doesn’t make it overwhelming. I made a card inspired by this –

Rainbow inspired!For this card, I used a stamp from Country Charm from WPlus9 and used various colors for stamping, repeating the colors – Pale Tomato, Butter Bar, Neon Sunshine, Neon Blue from Hero Arts, Danube Blue and New Sprout from Memento and Orange pigment ink from Versacolor

I then cut out a frame using Deckled Rectangles from Spellbinders. The tulips are from Tulip Stems from Memory Box, which I lightly colored using Pumice Stone distress ink. The sentiment is cut using the die Celebrate from Die-versions. I also sponged the sides of the rainbow colored card panel usingΒ Pumice Stone distress ink before foam mounting it on the card base.

Rainbow inspired! (close up)I think the card doesn’t need any more embellishment – the colors say it all!! πŸ™‚ I love the way the colors have come out, it being my first attempt at a rainbow-inspired card!! πŸ˜€

Submitting this card to Timeout Challenge #29: ‘You can’t make a Rainbow without a little Rain’

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Watercolor & Die cut Roses

PE: Top Pick at Inspirational Challenge!

Hello! This time I made a card with the ‘Mother’s Day’ theme in mind. I should mention that the card is inspired by Aga‘s style of card making. I just love her cards!! πŸ™‚ Watercolor & Die cut RosesI started with a normal white cardstock panel, colored the bottom portion of it very randomly using Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers distress inks. I then die cut the roses using Rose die from Elizabeth Crafts. I then arranged these on the card panel to figure out where I wanted the sentiment – then stamped the sentiment from The Big, The Bold, The Happy from Winnie & Walter using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Watercolor & Die cut Roses (close up)After adhering the roses to the card panel, I foam mounted this on th card base, which I had stamped using Pin Stripes stamp from My Favorite Things using Neon Blue ink from Hero Arts. Finally threw in some small pearls for embellishment. I am in love with this card. So easy to make, but it has such elegance & simplicity! [:heart:] Submitting this card to CAS(E) This Sketch #120 and Inkspirational Challenge #81: Word Prompt: Space. CAS(E) This Sketch #180 Inkspiraiton Challenge #81Thanks for stopping by!!

Another With Black And Yellow!

Just can’t get enough of this color combination!! It seems that no matter what you make with it, it will look just great! πŸ™‚ I’ve already made cards with the combination here, here and here, but, like I said..just can’t get enough!! πŸ˜€

Another with Black & YellowFor this card, I used Painted Flowers stamp set from Altenew which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and Pamas Yellow pigment ink. I then die cut the circle using Delightful Circles from Spelllbinders, on which I stamped the sentiment from Bokeh Time from JustRite in Unicorn pigment ink from Hero Arts.

Another with Black & Yellow (close up)I then trimmed both the panels and adhered it on a black card base. Simple and easy card. πŸ™‚

I am submitting this card to Retro Sketches #160 and Color Throwdown #339.

Retro Sketches Challenge #160Color Throwdown Challenge #339Thanks for looking! πŸ™‚

Orikami and Watercoloring

PE: Honorable mention at Sovushka Slavia!!

Sovushka Slavia Top 5

Hello! Back with another card!

I wanted to make a card with watercoloring for some time now – with watercoloring used not as the focal point, but something to accentuate whatever was supposed to be on the card. And I wasn’t looking for the proper watercoloring techniques – something different. Then, I came across this card from Chupa. Isn’t it gorgeous! I kinda picked the part where she has added the splotchy watercoloring – but I didn’t flick any colors, I kinda dabbed a little of the darker colors in with the lighter colors, when the paper was still wet. And this is what I got –

Watercoloring with OrikamiI then stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches in Hero Arts Black ink. The background piece was something I had made some time ago for another card. After mounting the trimmed watercolor panel on this, I added a few star wood veneers as embellishment.

Watercoloring with Orikami (close up)That’s it. Quick and easy πŸ™‚

Submitting the card for following challenges –

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #24

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #24Uniko Studio Challenge #20 – Things With Wings

The Paper Players #241 – Clean And Simple : Watercolors

The Paper Players #241 - Clean And Simple : WatercolorsThanks for stopping by!

ColourQ Challenge #288

Hello! I made a very simple and straight-forward card this time –

ColourQ Challenge #288I first drew some lines to form overlapping triangles on the card panel, then erased lines I didn’t want, making it appear like the triangles were one behind the other. Then, masking off each area, I sponged in the ink. I then added some dashed lines along the borders.

ColourQ Challenge #288 (close up)I used Turquoise & Dune from ColorBox and Crushed Olive distress ink for coloring. The sentiment is from Bokeh Time from JustRite stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

That’s it! As simple as that! πŸ™‚ And here are the colors which provided that inspiration –

ColourQ Challenge #288Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

CASology #143: Ombre

PE: Honorable Addict at Addicted to Stamps Challenge!

Addicted To Stamps #141: Anything Goes: Honorable AddictHello! I made a card last night for the CASology challenge. The theme was ombre, which got me thinking – there are so many techniques and methods that can be applied to get an ombre look on a card – what could make mine different? The answer came in the form of a card from Tasnim here. I love the way she has used small square blocks as the main focal background. And then the black flower vine on it just brings everything together so beautifully. Couldn’t resist CASEing it! πŸ™‚

I made two cards using the same method –

CASology (1)I cut 1 inch squares of watercolor paper and painted on them to get an ombre effect and adhered them on the card base using foam dots. For the first card I used shades of brown, red, orange and yellow. Then used Honey Blossom Sprig from Memory Box and Hello from Memory Box dies.

CASology (2)For the second card, I used ombre shades of blue, green and purple, reducing the watercolor pigment concentrating for each square. I used Flutter Vine from Memory Box and the sentiment is from All Occasion Messages from Hero Arts stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

I just love the way these turned out – simple, but so full of color and life!! πŸ™‚

CASology Week #143: Ombre

Also submitting this to Addicted To Stamps Challenge #141: Anything Goes

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