#703 – Warmest Wishes

Hello! I decided to make another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop. Since my last card was something I had made an year ago, I felt I had to make something fresh and join again. Moreover, I haven’t really made that many Christmas cards either, so here goes –

Warmest Wishes

I stamped the plaid on a kraft card panel using pigment ink, die cut the wreath and mounted it on a white card base. The coffee cup is colored using distress oxide inks, with a little bit of splattered water. I combined products from a lot of companies here, and that makes me happy! 🙂 Here’s the list –

Cool Cup from My Favorite Things
Lots of Snowflakes from Simon Says Stamp
In Bloom: Paulina’s Greenery from Winnie & Walter
Scenery: Stripes from Winnie & Walter
Merry Kisses from Neat & Tangled (for the sentiment)
Pigment inks from ColorBox
And last but, definitely, not the least, a clear rhinestone!

I am joining the following challenges –

Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - 2017 Winter Blog Hop

Color Throwdown

Happy Little Stampers: December Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays

SSS - Monday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#702 – Thinking of You

So, I just wanted to do some coloring, and it ended up as this card! 😀 And as to why I wanted to color – I had just got a set of Prima watercoloring pencils, and I couldn’t wait to use them in something! 😀 Some flowers seemed to be the right choice! 😉

Thinking of You

I used Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp on watercolor paper. After stamping it using a light grey ink, I started coloring on it using the Prima watercolor pencils. Once done, I trimmed it and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden stamp set, in a dark grey.

Thinking of You

I really did like these pencils. They give off a soft look as compared to my Gansai Tambi watercolors. So, these will be the colors I’ll reach for whenever I want a softer piece.

Thinking of You

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #271: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #250

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #16: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#701 – Warm Winter Wishes

Hello! This here is a card I made quite a long time ago. Last year, in fact. Yes. That long ago, and I haven’t published it at all. I missed posting it then, and then thought I should wait for winter before posting about it. So here it is, at last! 😉

May Your Winter Be Warm

The products are all Paper Smooches. I used aluminum foil on the card base. On that I added a watercolor panel, on which I had added gold watercolor (from Gansai Tambi Starry Nights) and die cut lots of snowflakes using one of the die from Mittens die set. The coffee cup is from Cozy Coffee, on which I smooshed some distress ink, and used Stitched Flourishes die to indicate some steam. The sentiment comes from Winter Sampler stamp set.

May Your Winter Be Warm

I am joining the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop with my card

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - 2017 Winter Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

#700 – Pencil Coloring

Hello! Finally December! Just a few days until Christmas. And even if we don’t celebrate it, seeing all the excitement among my card making friends gets me excited too! 😀 Finally, getting out of my ‘lacking mojo’ state (I’ve gotten into this state too many times this year!!), I made a critter Christmas card.

I used color pencil on drawing paper. Since I usually blend/soften the coloring, I left it as is this time. The texture of the paper and the streaks of the pencil coloring really show through a lot!

Deck the Halls

I used the images from Winnie & Walter Sweet Holiday stamp set, stamped it in my lightest grey color, then proceeded to do some no line coloring. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I also added some small touches of snow by adding small dots of white acrylic paint.

Deck the Halls

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #188: Winter Blues


Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #271: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Bastel Traum challenge: Christmas/Winter/Stardust

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#699 – Gift Bags

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Little Tangles, and this is also the last challenge of the year! Last challenge for me too, as part of the Little Tangles DT! Makes me so sad.. I’m going miss this team! 😦

The theme this time is ‘Gift Giving’.

Well, I’ve never made anything specifically with this theme in mind. Of course, I’ve made lots of cards and stuff, but nothing else. Now, since it is the last time as DT, I thought of creating something that I’ve never made before. I made some simple gift bags 🙂 –

Gift Bags 1

I’ve not used a die here, just made my own bags here – they are relatively simple to make – just the least bit of measurement, scoring and cutting and glue! I’ve used Neat & Tangled products exclusively on these.

Gift Bags 2

This first bag uses Landscape Textures on the base, on which I adhered a layer of vellum on which I heat embossed some sparkling black embossing powder using the image from Warm Wishes stamp. I trimmed the vellum piece and added clear/white rhinestones on the top and bottom.

Gift Bags 3

On this second one, I again used Landscape Textures for the base, alternating the striped pattern with pinks and grays. I also added some tacky glue on some of the pink solid parts, then added some copper leafing.

On this, I added a layer of Doily Tag die cut, the Happy Holiday die cut, which I cut from pink cardstock and added a partial layer of copper leafing, and also a leaf from Flower Medallion Builder, which I heat embossed using copper embossing powder. I also added a few pink pearls along the side.

Gift Bags 4

On this last one, I used distress inks in various shades of green to stamp the tree images from both Winter Wishes and Landscape Textures. I used Winter Wishes combined with the sentiment from Art Deco, which I heat embossed using Verdigris embossing powder. I then trimmed the vellum panel using one of the Scalloped dies and adhered it on.

Gift Bags 5

I loved these small gift bags – in fact, they have inspired me enough to not buy any bags anywhere, and try to make them myself if I ever were to use one for gifting!! 😉 So, I hope they inspire you too!

I am joining the following challenges with these gift bags –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #271: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Lesia Zgharda: December Challenge: Gift

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Gift It

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Lastly, a big shout out to Heather and Danielle for having me over as part of this fantastic team, and to Agniezska and Shona, my wonderful teammates over this past year! It was definitely a great experience, and something I’ll never forget! Thank you so much!!

Hop over to the Little Tangles blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the very talented DT!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you come b again!

#698 – Sending Joy

Hello! And here’s the last of the trio of cards I had made (first one here and the second one here)..

Sending Joy

On this card too, I tried making the background using pretty, shiny acrylic paints. But instead of using foil, I used embossing powder. In fact, I thought that the embossing powder might also stick to the paper like the foil did, but no suck luck.. guess the stickiness is not as much! 😛 So, I had to use Versamark ink, as per usual.

Sending Joy

Anyway, on this card, I used Art Alchemy Metallique Mermaid Teal. This didn’t spread/apply as clearly as the Rusty Red paint, so I could see stripes of dark and light (I brushed the paint on using vertical brush strokes), but this is mostly covered by the embossing and further by the vellum. Of course, it did look pretty even otherwise, and went well with the variegated look of the Verdigris embossing powder.

Anyway, I used Neat and Tangled Rice paddies stencil along with Neat and Tangled stamps Winter Wishes and Art Deco for the scene and sentiments, with Neat and Tangled Scalloped die for diecutting the vellum panel.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Bastel Traum challenge: Christmas/ Winter/ Stardust

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A2Z Scrapbooking November challenge: Winter

Merry Monday challenge #267: Color Combo: Green, Blue, White/Silver/Vellum

Global Design Project challenge #115: Theme Challenge: Christmas Joy

Hope you liked my card! Do stop by again! 🙂

#697 – Sending Warm Winter Wishes

Hello and welcome! Here’s another Christmas card I made (along with the one I had mentioned here) –

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

I wanted the background to be a big part of the card. My thoughts were to use some kind of shine/glitter along with a diecut, but I ended up using a stencil. I do, however absolutely love how the foil ended up partially adhering, giving it an almost distressed(?) sort of look.

Well, here’s how I made it – I first covered a panel with Art Alchemy Metallique Rustic Red paint. Once it dried, I placed the stencil, then the foil on top, then dry embossed it, passing it through my Big Shot. And the foil stuck to the paint!

Acrylic paints do have a sticky nature, even when they are dry (some are stickier than others), even if we don’t really feel the stickiness through our hands. And the Art Alchemy paints had just enough stickiness for the foil to adhere to, without covering the entire surface. Of course it goes without saying that it wouldn’t stick to the stencil! 🙂

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

Well, since I had the spectacular background for the card ready, I chose the rest of elements, so that I could expose it as much as possible. I could have just gone with a big and bold sentiment die cut, but I don’t have one. Instead, I chose part heat embossed sentiment and images on vellum, and alphabet die cuts – I used Neat and Tangled Winter Wishes and Journaling Alphas die set.

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

For embellishing, I used some clear white rhinestones, adhering them in almost the same places as the stars in the Winter Wishes stamp set (I had fussy cut off that part since it was blocking too much of that pretty background! :P)

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Stempel Garten chellenge #67: Christmas is Coming

Bastel Traum challenge: Christmas/ Winter/ Stardust

A2Z Scrapbooking November challenge: Winter

Hope you liked my card! Do stop by again! 🙂