PE: As You See It Featured Artist!! Yay! So happy, since I’ve played their challenge after so long!! 😀 😀
Hello! I’ve been away for quite some time – except for a few scheduled DT posts, I’ve been doing nothing! But not behind the scene.. I was busy making a few cards for my dear ones, who have birthdays and anniversary next month. And me, I had to make and re-make the cards a million times before I was happy… and that took a lot of time! 😀 And when I finally did make some cards I could post, I fell ill, couldn’t take any photos of my cards, and when I recovered, the challenges I had made them for were all over! Just my luck! But I am just posting them here, hoping they’ll be applicable for a few other challenges..
I made both my cards using Concord and 9th Lace Leaf stamp set. For my first card, I chose three shades of green. Stamped them using MISTI, then the messy background, spread it with a wet paintbrush. I then die cut the panel twice, a bigger rectangle and a smaller square. I then stamped the sentiment inside, then adhered these pieces on the card base, foam mounting the mid die cut. Finally, some Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White for embellishing to finish the card.
Submitting my first card to –
As You See It challenge: Spring has Sprung –
Stampin’ Royalty challenge #366 –
Simon Says Stamp: National Craft Month –
For my second card, I went with green, gold and black – so charming! 🙂
The bottom most leaf was an experiment with FlitterGlu and foil, the second one, black ink on vellum, the third, gold embossing on vellum. To finish the card, I fussy cut the leaves and adhered them together using double sided tape, mounted the leaves and then the sentiment using foam tape. I then added some drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold, then added a gold line frame using Uniball Signo gold gel pen.
Submitting my second card to the following challenges –
CASual Fridays challenge #170: No Dies –
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes –
Thank you for stopping by! 🙂
OMG Ashwini !! Your cards are Stunning …never ever did I think leaf stamp could be used like this So Beautiful !!
Thank you so much Pooja! So sweet of you!! 🙂
Wow! Super Swoon! Ashwini your cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL….true works of art 💜
Thank you so much for your kind words, Nicole!
It’s always such a pleasure to look at your work Ashwini. The lacy leaves in various colours are so stunning and the crystal drops a wonderful touch. Thank you so much for joining us at As You See It for our Spring challenge.
Thank you so much Jan! So sweet of you! 🙂
So glad to have you participating again at As You See It Challenges, Ashwini! I hope you’re feeling better! I agree that new green foliage is one of the best things about spring and yours is stunning here! I love the variegated tones on the leaves and the muti-coloured background! One can see how much care you have taken with this project! Thanks for playing along!
Thank you so much for your kind comments Heather! Really sweet of you! 🙂
I LOVE the leaves on the first card. The rich jewel tone colours are gorgeous and I love all things with leaves. Well done. I’m so glad you could share your card with us at our As You see It Challenge blog!
Thank you so much Amy! I’m glad I could finally play the challenge! 🙂
What a great card! I didn’t even think about leaves being a reason to love spring! And hello – who isn’t excited to see those first budding leaves! Beautiful colors and techniques! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!
I do love seeing lots of greens after winter when they all fall off! It always feels like the beginning of new life! Beautiful fresh greens!!! Thank you very much for your comments, Jane!
Hello, hello! I must confess that I’ve been loving and wishing this stamp set for quite some time… your cards are beautiful, but the first one is like super beautiful, wow!
Thank you so much Cris!!