#508 – A Glittering Hello

Back again! I tried something new – new to me that is. Glitter! I do love using it in a project!! For the longest time, I was struggling with the right medium to use them with – I just didn’t have a strong tape in my stash, and anything else was totally not working. I finally got clear double sided tape from Elizabeth Craft some time ago..and finally made a card using some fine, clear glitter today.

Hello

To tell the truth, I hadn’t thought about glitter when I began. I started with one of the mini stencils from Heidi Swapp Mini Stencils – Patterns set, and dabbed, not blended the chevron pattern using Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. It is not that apparent, but it does give a bit of a texture with a dotty look. I love it! I then trimmed the panel using MFT Pinking Edge Rectangle. Yes, this was before I thought of using glitter. So, when I added the double sided tape and added glitter, I had to go back and do the die-cutting again! Thankfully, I got it right the first time! 😀

Hello

So, I cut the flower, from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden and the the sentiment, from Memory Box Hello from some red, dotty pattern paper from Best of K & Company. I did some in-laid die cutting of the sentiment on the glittery panel. Finally adhered the pieces together and mounted it on the card base, on which I had adhered some stripes pattern paper that I designed myself. Finally added some colorful glitter stickles on the flower and red and white rhinestones for embellishing. So, totally, the card shines a lot!! 😉

Submitting this to Ellen Hutson: July Pin-sights Challenge

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#507 – Celebrate

Hello! Recently, after seeing many card makers use Zig Brush markers – and use them fantastically, I thought of bringing out mine again. More so, when I took out my fresh stack of watercolor papers, which are a bit thicker than what I was using till now. And this is the result –

Celebrate

I first embossed the flowers, buds and leaves from Altenew Magnolias for Her using gold embossing powder. I then colored them all using Zig Brush markers. I used mostly yellow and pinks with a bit of orange for the flowers, and of course, greens for the leaves. I then fuzzy cut the flowers, going as near to the embossed borders as possible. Would you believe, I actually held these pieces for a week before finally making this card – I just couldn’t decide what to do with them!! 😀

Celebrate

So, I finally decided to use an embossed background – I used Elizabeth Crafts Flower Mosaic embossing folder to emboss a card panel, which I adhered on the card base. For the sentiment, I used Altenew Label Love and Color Box Cocoa pigment ink and then embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder, and trimmed the little piece. I then added all the flowers and leaves and the sentiment using bits of foam tape. Finally embellished it with gold sequins.

Submitting this one to Altenew July Inpiration Challenge: Weddings, Bastel Traum #43 – Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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#506 – Set Sail for Adventure

PE: Honorable Mention/Lovely Little Tangle at Little Tangles Challenge!! 😀

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Top 3 at Woodcraft Store!! 😀

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Hello! I am making a card out of a single stamp set after a long time – the stamp set is Neat & Tangled Sailmates. And here’s the card –

Set Sail for Adventure

I first blended Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks, stamped the waves on a card panel, using the same inks, stamped off once, added some water splatters and stamped the waves once again. Once dry, I fussy cut it into two panels.

I then stamped the sail using Antique Linen distress ink and watercolored it using Fired Brick, Pine Needles and Black Soot distress inks. Once dry, I fussy cut it.

On the card base, I lightly drew a circle and water-colored in the sun using Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick.

I then added some shine to the sun, and the stamped regions of the waves using my Wink of Stella (finally spent, actually, I added some water..and it works brilliantly!) I stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then adhered the first, bigger, wave panel directly on the card base, then the sail and the second panel of waves using foam tape.

Set Sail for Adventure

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Nautical

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Little Tangles #70: Inspired by Pinterest (I got inspired by the colors, the water and the striped pattern on the umbrella)

Woodcraft Store: Clean and Simple: Summer

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#505 – Summer Lovin’

PE: Winner at Reverse Confetti!! 😀

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Hello!

Got these new stamps from Reverse Confetti just a couple of days back, and I just couldn’t wait to try them! 🙂 Now, Reverse Confetti has sketch challenges every month – and for me, it is one of the most difficult ones. Not the sketch – but the fact that I usually want to use pattern papers – which I am bad at, and then I also fail miserably in layering. I tried using the same pattern papers this time too, but changes my tracks in between and tried some thing else instead! 😉

Summer Lovin

For this card, I tried embossing with watercoloring – something I haven’t tried before. I first added embossing paste though Tim Holtz Bubble stencil, let it dry partially, then watercolored it using PTI Tropic Teal ink.

Leaving it to dry, I stamped the beautiful pineapples from Reverse Confetti Pineapples Aplenty using Memento Dandelion, Hero Arts Butter Bar and Hero Arts Neon Sunshine and then Memento Pear Tart and Memento Cottage Ivy inks. I then fussy cut them. I also die cut a strip of kraft card stock using Tim Holtz Decorative Strip – Washer Border, and trimmed a bit further to leave only a part of the die cut.

Summer Lovin

I then trimmed the watercolor panel and added the decorative strip, added washi and the sentiment from Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy using Memento Rich Cocoa and then added the pineapples using foam tape. I then added white Enamel Accents for some embellishing.

Submitting this to the following challenges –

Reverse Confetti June Sketch Challenge

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Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #367

Addicted to Stamps #203: Holiday

House of Cards Challenge: July Challenge: Fruit, Drink or Colors

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#504 – Summer Garden, Watercolored

I am sure almost all of us have watched Nina Marie Trapini‘s awesome cards and all her genius unfolding with her spectacular watercoloring. I picked up some tips from on how she watercolored this card by watching this video – its one of my favorite cards from her – and tried to make something from it. Here’s the result –

Happy Birthday

I started with a watercolor panel, stamped the flowers and leaves from Summer Garden in Versamark watermark ink and made some clear heat embossing. I then water colored the whole thing . I didn’t use Zig Markers, but used my distress inks, but the method is more or less the same that Nina has described – soft to dark coloring and layered coloring. I even sprayed some Perfect Pearl mixed with water for the subtle pearly sheen.

Once done, I thought of adding some multi-frame-dimension in my card too, but I don’t own any such die – instead I did some partial die cutting using SSS Stitched Rectangles dies and ended up with two vertical panels which I foam taped to the card base, along with the outer panel.

Happy Birthday

The sentiment is from Altenew Painted Greetings, stamped using Walnut Stain distress ink, which I then fussy cut and foam mounted on the panel. For embellishing I used gold and silver sequins.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Seize The Birthday Challenge: Bold and Bright

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: July Challenge: Birthday

Virginia’s View Challenge #22: All About Colors

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Bastel Traum: Anything Goes

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#503 – A Happy Hello

PE: Runner Up at A2ZScrapboooking Challenge!!!

..and a colorful one too! 😉

A Happy Hello

I made this one layer, watercolor card a couple of days ago, using distress inks for watercoloring. I first stamped the little images from Hero Arts Flower Garden using MFT Hybrid black ink, then added some loose watercoloring using Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord and Fossilzed Amber. I then added a few splatters using Camel black drawing ink. And when it all dried, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black.

A Happy Hello

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown Challenge #401

CAS(E) This Sketch #181

A Blog Named Hero: Masculine

A2ZScrapbooking July Challenge: Anything Goes

The Paper Players #304: CAS + Watercolor

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#502 – Stamped Flowers

…and I am back to stamping flowers! 😀 That’s the best and sure shot way of getting a beautiful card, I guess!

You Are Amazing

My first card consists of MFT Modern Blooms. I used simple stamping technique with Memento Dandelion, Memento Pear Tart, Hero Arts Soft Pool and PTI Sweet Blush inks to prepare a panel of these pretty flowers. Once done, I trimmed it to stripes, mounted them on the card base using foam tape. I then addded a strip of kraft card stock, adhered the ‘you’ from MFT Love & Adore You and then the stamped sentiment piece, from Paper Smooches Fancy Frames, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then used some kraft die cut buttons from Impression Obsessions Buttons die cuts to embellish.

You Are Amazing

Submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #350 and MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #289

My second card is completely done using the Waffle Flower Leafy stamp set (except for a little die cutting and embellishing, of course! ;))

Thank You

I first stamped the sentiment and the flowers and leaves outlines using Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped the counterpart – solid stamps of the same images using colored inks – Hero Arts Bubble Gum, Butter Bar, Neon Blue and Memento Bamboo Leaves.I stamped the images such that they were forming circles around the sentiment – going clockwise for the first circle, then anti-clockwise the next, and so on.

Once done, I die cut a circle from one of the edge. Now, I wanted the die cut to be partially stamped wit the images (notice the bottom half without the continuation of the flowers and leaves?), so I re-stamped the images in the same position using my trusty MISTI. 🙂 I like the effect, but I am not sure whether this was the best design to showcase it.. Anyway, I proceeded to trim the outer panel, and to round the corners before tying some string on it and adhering it to the card base. I then adhered the round panel directly to the card base and finally embellished it some more using dots of silver stickles (glittering enamel dots??)

Thank You

Submitting this card to Waffle Flower July Challenge (I’ve only taken the colors for inspiration) –

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