#468 – Happy Anniversary!

Hello!

I made this card for my dear parents’ anniversary –

Happy Anniversary

Remember all those pattern papers you buy – this is one good way to use them. I used pattern paper from DCWV The Luxury Stack – the stack has some really pretty papers in it, and I especially love the pearly sheen each one has – and they were completely unused, sitting there right in front of me to grab them – which I did. πŸ˜€

Since these papers are pretty thick too, I could use them for minimal watercoloring – and by minimal, I mean the use of water. Plus, my Camel Drawing inks were perfect for this – since they are color rich, but without so much pigment. I almost didn’t use any water, choosing instead to just wet my brush and take lesser ink instead, where I wanted soft colors.

Happy Anniversary

Anyway, I first stamped the flowers from Altenew Painted Flowers using My Favorite Things Hybrid black ink to stamp. After the ink had dried (I had to wait a bit, since the paper was absorbing the ink a little slowly than normal cardstock), I started my painting. It didn’t take too long, since I was not going for atoo detailed look. I instead went for layering of colors with lots of drying time in between. Once done, I trimmed the panel and went to my sentiment.

Happy Anniversary

I used Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint stamp and die set for my sentiment. The die cut uses white cardstock and some orange foam for underlying. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold. Before adhering the panel and the sentiment, I added a bit of gold mesh that I had using double sided tape for adhering and then I foam mounted the panel and adhered the sentiment using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I then added a few gold sequins for embellishment.

Happy Anniversary

And then came my envelope. Once I finished measuring, marking and cutting the envelope, I stamped the same sentiment and flowers and heat embossed them in gold. I admit, they really don’t show up much in normal light (as the photos prove!) but they still look pretty good. πŸ™‚

Hope my Ma and Papa will like it too! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Taking a Little Break..

Hello! Sorry for not posting this long before, but frankly, I am on a little break from my card making. My mojo’s been downΒ  – and I didn’t think it would take this long – and I thought a nice break might help me out. πŸ™‚

Thank you for your concerns, especially Rahmat – thank you friend, and sorry for worrying you. But I am doing completely fine and I’ll be back soon.

Wish you a great day and a wonderful week!

#467 – STAMPlorations Guest Designer – Reminder

Hello!

This is the second post as STAMPlorations Guest Designer for the month of April (Sketch & Theme) (you can see my first one here). The challenge offers an option of using the sketch or the theme, or using both, if you are up for it! The theme for this month is Stamp & Splatters and here’s the sketch –

Stamplorations Theme & Sketch April SketchStamplorations Theme & Sketch April Sketch

And here’s my take on it – I used the sketch only this time, and I flipped it –

Sending Love & Smiles

This card uses digi stamps that I humbly received from the Shery. The stamp is called Sketched Rose Bouquet. And, like the last time, I had to use normal A4 paper, to get a printouts and use them on the card.

Wondering why you can’t see the print? No, I didn’t make the whole card digitally, nor is the print in a super light color – its just invisible! πŸ˜€

Sending Love & Smiles

When I had my initial idea, I thought of use splatters too – but I quickly abandoned this idea after multiple unsuccessful attempts. I then chose simple coloring, since the sketch was there anyway. I colored everything using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. After finishing, I was about to adhere the piece on to the card base, when I realized the color had seeped though the paper, and also that the back was looking better than the front! And that’s what I used – I used the back instead of the front – and that’s why you don’t see any prints! πŸ˜€ What an awesome accident!! πŸ˜€

Well, once I was done, I stamped the sentiment from JustRite Lace Vintage Labels #3 using My Favorite Things hybrid black ink. And that’s my simple one layer card!

Hope you find time to play in the challenge! For more inspiration, check out the Stamplorations post – the designers have given us plenty of impressive inspiration! πŸ™‚

I am submitting my card to CAS On Sunday Challenge #80: Flowers,Β Virginia’s View: Link-up Party, Paru’s Card Making Challenge: Anything Goes and Global Design Project

Thanks for stopping by!

#466 – A Couple of CAS Cards

PE: Top 3 at Sovushka Slavia!!

Sovushka Slavia - Top 3

Winner at Happy Little Stampers!!!!

Happy Little Stampers - CAS Winner Badge

Hello!

Today I am presenting a couple of CAS cards.

The first card is a one layer – and if there is a simpler card to make, I wouldn’t know! The only difficult part in this might be the fussy cutting involved while creating the mask! πŸ˜€

I Love Mew

I Love Mew

Submitting this card to Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #48, One Layer Simplicity Challenge #26: As You Wish, AAA Card Challenge #62: Anything Goes and Less Is More Challenge @271: One Layer Card with Geometric Shapes or Patterns

To make this one layered card, I first stamped the cat and the ball of yarn along with the sentiment from My Favorite Things I Knead You on my card base using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored them using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. I then made the masks for them and used the stencil The Crafer’s Workshop Mini Garden Gate to blend in some Pumice Stone distress ink. That’s it, we’re done! πŸ™‚

Celebrate Good Times

I Love Mew

For my second card, I used a technique called stencil mono-printing. I used Prima Magnolias and added some Paper Trey Ink inks on the stencil, misted it with water and pressed it on a card panel to get the the stencil’s mono-print. Once this was dry, I trimmed the sides and used the sentiment die from Paper Trey Ink Good Times to die cut and trimmed the excess from the sides. I added another piece of the same die cut from white card stock, adhered it using some cellophane tape and foam mounted it on the card base. I then stamped the sentiment from Paper Trey Ink Good Times using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I thought of adding a few sequins, but stopped it, since I did want to make it CAS! πŸ˜€

Submitting this to CAS On Sunday Challenge #80: Flowers, Addicted to CAS Challenge #85: Inlaid Die-cutting, Addicted to Stamps Challenge #189: Anything Goes and Happy Little Stampers: April CAS Challenge: Stencil Monoprint

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#465 -Winnie & Walter: Share the Love Week (My Take 2)

Hello!

I have today one more card for the Winnie & Walter Share the Love Week, as they share the fun with us all, collaborating with Pinkfresh Studio and their Felicity collection. I wanted to make a couple more cards, but was a bit busy and ended with only one more –

Take Note

My inspiration this time is this card from Kate Capper from Day 5. I absolutely loved the bright colors of the flowers, the simple layout – especially the scallop edge, and the big bold font of the sentiment.

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And here’s my take – I used Winnie & Walter digi stamps for coloring & used my Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils to color them. I chose, more or less the same colors as my inspiration, and of course the scalloped edge and also the big bold fonts. πŸ™‚

Take Note

The scallop edge is just fuzzy cut, the sentiment is from Bo Bunny Captured and a mix of Winnie & Walter stamps. I finished with a few colored sequins for embellishing.

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#464 – Stamped Flowers…Again!

PE: Winner at Stampin’ Royalty Challenge!! πŸ˜€

Stampin' Royalty Winner

Hello!

Sometimes I get so lost in techniques, and forget to enjoy making cards with only stamping as the focus. So, I tried..once again.. to make cards using stamping only. πŸ™‚

Celebrate

I first stamped Altenew Lacy Scrolls using Hero Arts Bubble Gum and Memento Tangelo on some scrap card stock – and couldn’t resist shading them a little using my Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils.

Celebrate

I then stamped the WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 4 using Memento Tuxedo Black on another panel and cut it diagonally. After placing all the pieces on my card base, I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then adhered all the pieces on the card base.

Submitting this to ColourQ Challenge #336, Stamplorations: April CAS Challenge: Anything Goes and Seize The Birthday: Floral

For my second card, I first stamped Darice Music Notes on a card panel using Hero Arts Charcoal ink. I then stamped the flowers from My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms using Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, ColorBox Scarlet, Hero Arts Neon Blue, Hero Arts Charcoal and Memento Tuxedo Black inks, fuzzy cut them. I then trimmed the music score panel, cut out a circular window from it using Mama Elephant So Sew die and arranged the flowers and leaves around it.

Wish You Were Here

I then stamped My Favorite Things Pinstripes on a portion of the card base and mounted the panel on top, along with a strip of black. The sentiments are from Love and Adore You die and Some Bunny stamp set from My Favorite Things. Finally added some silver sequins for embellishing along with some silver stickles for the flower centers.

Wish You Were Here

Submitting this to Stamping Royalty #324: Anything Goes, My Favorite Things Color Challenge #42 and My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #275

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#463 – Happy Birthday!

Hello!

Its my dear sister’s birthday today and here’s the card I made for her –

Happy Birthday

My initial plan was a complete 180 from this card – I had planned to use hues of blue and yellow and make a shaker card using Ellen Hutson flower dies – Bold Blooms and Wild Garden. Yeah, that didn’t work at all the way I wanted. So completely abandoned it, used the pieces to make some other good cards and made this pretty one for my sis instead! πŸ˜€

Happy Birthday

Can I confess that even though I wasn’t a big fan of foil until now (I mean, I really really love how it looks – in other people’s cards, i.e., – I never even thought it feasible to try it in mine!!) But after this card, it looks like a new world of possibility. And I am loving those possibilities too! πŸ˜‰

Happy Birthday

To make this card, I first heat embossed in gold the Faceted stamp set from Neat and Tangled, the paper is Fabriano Elle Erre Bianca. I then watercolored it using Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber.

Since I don’t have proper foil with me, I used leafing instead. I used Zig two way glue stick like a brush, and applied it to some thick cardstock and after the dry time, added some gold foil.From this, I die cut the flowers and leaves using Paper Smooches Flowers & Flowers 2 dies. The sentiment, from Paper Smooches Happy Birthday, is die cut from normal (i.e., no foil), but thick white cardstock.

The for side panels, I used little hearts washi tape and some yellow-green striped pattern paper from Pink Paislee. I then adhered these together using Multi Medium Matte and also foam tape.

Happy Birthday

For my handmade envelope, I chose some pink paper, and used the same flower, leaf and sentiment dies, but this time I used foiled paper for them all, and also used some copper along with the gold, since it blended well with the pink. I also added a couple of stripes of XO washi tape in one side.

Yeah, compared to the description, the time I took was far more – and I was undecided and skeptical at every stage until I finished it – and was finally satisfied! πŸ˜€

I hope you like it too, my dear sis – A Very Happy Birthday To You!

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚