#497 – Share The Love Week (4)

Its ‘Share the Love Week’ at Ellen Hutson and Winnie & Walter, where they have both combined their products and come up with some amazing cards and challenges over the course of 5 days.

I am sharing my next card in the series. This time, I am mixing the theme from two days – Day 4: Transparent and Day 5: Mood Board –

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Here’s my card –

Thank you for Everything

For this card, I first made the background with a panel using Winnie & Walter Scenery Stripes and a few pastel inks and Memento Tuxedo Black. I then adhered this over the card base, and made a shaker card using some bronze beads. These beads are not exactly meant for shakers, I just snuck them over from my sister’s jewelry making stash! πŸ˜›

Thank you for Everything

Once the shaker was done, I adhered these flowers that I had made for another project but never used them there. The flowers are die cut from vellum using Ellen Hutson Ellen Hutson Wild Garden. However, before die cutting, I added some copper leafing over them. I finally added the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & You.

That’s my card number 4. Hope you liked it!

I am also submitting this card to Ellen Hutson: June Pin-Sights Challenge, Can You CASE It #126: A Die Challenge andΒ  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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#496 – Share The Love Week (3)

PE: One in Top 10 Favorites of Virginia’s View Challenge!!! Yay! And double yay!!

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Its ‘Share the Love Week’ at Ellen Hutson and Winnie & Walter, where they have both combined their products and come up with some amazing cards and challenges over the course of 5 days.

Ellen Hutson - Winnie & Walter - Share The Love Week

I am sharing my next card in the series, to be exact, for Day 3: Background Building. Here’s my card –

Have a Beautiful Day

For this card, I used one of the stamps from Winnie & Walter Scenery: Its a Wonderful Pennant along with my MISTI and used various Memento inks to get an ombre and colorful background. I then trimmed it and mounted it over the card base.

Have a Beautiful Day

The sentiment, from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia is heat embossed in white over a piece of trimmed vellum. I mounted it using silver dotted washi tape, along with some silver string for embellishing.

Its a simple card, but took quite some time in the making – I couldn’t even decide where and how to mount the sentiment (maybe having a die cut sentiment would have been easier, but I don’t own any from Ellen Hutson or from Winnie & Walter) or even what to embellish the card with. But I am mostly satisfied with the card, except for the fact that the string shows beneath the washi – wish I could have avoided that somehow.. any ideas?

I am also entering Virginia’s View Challenge #22: All About Colors and Winnie & Walter: The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia No. 4: Spectrum

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#945 – Paper Smooches June Challenge

PE: Spotted at PS Patrol – August!!

Made a card for the Paper Smooches June Challenge: Layers.

I love using pattern papers in my cards – and Paper Smooches DT provide some awesome inspiration for using them. I got inspired by the many cards made by Savannah, in fact she has provided loads of inspiration for the current challenge too!

Now and Forever

The pattern papers in this card are from The Best of Heidi Swapp and The Best of American Crafts. I cut out the frames using Fancy Frames dies, and the flowers from Dainty Flowers. The sentiment is from Simply Said, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I couldn’t resist creating a small shaker behind the flowers. πŸ˜‰ I’ve also tried stitching, for the first time, in a card! I think I am going to try it more.. πŸ™‚

Now and Forever

Once everything was in place, I added the enamel dots using Enamel Accents in white and added the dashed line in the side.

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#494 – Share The Love Week (2)

Its ‘Share the Love Week’ at Ellen Hutson and Winnie & Walter, where they have both combined their products and come up with some amazing cards and challenges over the course of 5 days.

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I am sharing my next card in the series, to be exact, for Day 2: Sentimental. Here’s my card –

Celebrate

I completely relied on pattern papers for my backgrounds. The papers are from pattern papers are from Best of American Crafts and Best of Heidi Swapp. Once I trimmed them, I stamped the flowers from Ellen Hutson Bohemian Garden using Hero Arts Soft Pool and Memento New Sprout inks. For the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and Party, I stamped it on some scrap cardstock, fuzzy cut it, I then trimmed a strip of pattern paper and layered it with green patterned washi tape and mounted the sentiment over it.

Celebrate

For embellishing, I added a few more flowers die cut from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden, from pattern paper and a wood veneer arrow. I also added a few gold sparkly dots using gold stickles, and pulled a line over the checkered pattern paper using the same, just for a bit of additional sparkle. πŸ˜‰

And that’s my card for Day 2: Sentiment. Hope you liked it! πŸ™‚

#493 – Share the Love Week

Share the love week started over at Ellen Hutson and Winnie & Walter, where they have both combined their products and come up with some amazing cards and challenges over the course of 5 days.

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I made a few myself, to submit to each of their challenges, and here’s presenting the card for the first challenge,Β Day 1: Flowers –

Hello

I used digital prints of Winnie & Walter Big, Bold & Extras Rose, and watercolored them. After fuzzy cutting them, I arranged them over pattern paper from Best of Pink Paislee, adhering the roses at different levels, and then added the sentiment from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black over a tag die cut using Wplus9 Timeless Tags 2.

Hello

I then added a little shimmer on the roses using Wink of Stella clear glitter – looks amazing! πŸ™‚ I thought of adding sequins for embellishing, but then, the roses with the BnW background were so overwhelming in themselves, I think anything more would have drowned the card! πŸ˜›

So, that’s my card. Hope you liked it! Also submitting this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add Some Shimmer

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#492 – A Sketchy Critter Show

Its time for the next round of CASometry Challenge #2 – or rather, for my submission to the challenge πŸ˜› If you don’t know about it yet, its this wonderful CAS challenge run by Umichka, where she has 5 rounds per challenge. And the challenge this time is Make 5 – make 5 CAS cards using a single stamp set. And the plus point – you can join in any time!

I actually made this card even before I made the last card (by the way, you can see my previous submissions here, here and here) but I had decided that it would be my 4th card. So, here it is –

You Make Me Happy

For this card, I got heavily inspired by this card made by this card by the amazing Lydia Evans (I think she has made a few more, using the same technique, but I don’t have the links right now). Its really amazing, how the image goes from stamped to sketched. I wanted to try something similar for a long time, but didn’t know which stamp set/image to select. WPlus9 Happy Mail seems like a pretty good choice! πŸ˜€

You Make Me Happy

Using a plain white card stock panel, I stamped the critters and the banner using Memento London Fog and sketched everything using grey and black color pencils from my Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils set. I then drew the sticks holding the banner up, the ground and grass and then stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages using the same ink, and again went over it using the pencils. I then trimmed the panel and mounted it over a gray card base.

Conclusion: I am really happy I tried it!! I’ve always liked drawing and sketching and I like how this one has come out…hmm.. but yeah, I have to work on the lighting – the lights and the shadows a bit. πŸ˜€ In this card, the light is supposed to be on the top right corner – can you make it out??

Also submitting this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Animal Magic

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#491 – Leafy Greetings

I had the stamp set – Autumn Leaves from WPlus9 – from quite some time in my stamp, completely unused. And I got a great opportunity to use them.. πŸ™‚

I made two cards and I used distress inks and and the same die set for both the cards too!

Thinking of You

For my first card I used the stamps with both the solid and the outline stamps. I used a watercolor panel and started stamping the solid leaves on the top left side of the panel using Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, Bundled Sage, Fossilized Amber and Crushed Olive distress inks, misting them with water. Once I stamped the solids, I stamped the outlines using Adirondack Ginger and Memento Tuxedo Black inks, stamping the same place twice.

Thinking of You

I then die cut the panel using SSS Stitched Rectangles and then die cut the ‘you’ using Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABCs. I then stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Avery Elle Laurels using Memento Tuxedo Black and then foam mounted the panel on a kraft card base.

Once done, I found the stamping to be a little lacking (that’s becoming a habit now.. :P) And so, I blended in the lighter greens and yellows. I also stamped a few more leaves on the bottom right and finally added a few brown ink splatters on the card. That satisfied me! πŸ˜‰

Submitting this to Color Throwdown Challenge #397 and Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies

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For my second card, I went CAS.

I used only two colors, Shabby Shutters and Mustard Seed, and stamped them directly without misting them with water. Once done, I added big globules of water on the card, hoping to get the color off on most place – that, spectacularly, didn’t work as I had hoped – you can barely notice some of the color come off – a complete failure!! So, picking myself up, I added splatters of the two distress inks and some more black ink splatters only around where I wanted the sentiment.

You Make Me Smile

For the sentiment, I first stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages in Memento Tuxedo Black and then picked the left over die cuts from my previous card, and adhered it above the stamped sentiment.

You Make Me Smile

Once done, I added a few flat, white sequins as embellishment.

Submitting this to Lesia Zgharda Challenge: Leaves

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