#641 – Foiled Butterflies

Hello! Yup, I made a couple more cards!! Who could stop themselves when they get to add some pretty butterflies – and with foiling to boot!! Not me!! 😀

Happy Birthday

My first card, I used gold foil from DecoFoil. The butterflies are from Tattered Lace, which I mounted over a die cut panel, which I embossed using Altenew Sketched Lines stencil, and mounted over a white card base. The tag sentiment is from Neat and Tangled Birthday Tags die.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #177 – Tic Tac Toe (I used butterflies, add a tag, add texture)

Stempel Garten Challenge #63: Anything that Flies

Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge: Birthday

For my second card, I used aluminium foil – I adhered it to some scrap card stock using double sided tape and die cut both the butterfly and the sentiment from them. The butterfly is from My Favorite Things Flutter of Butterflies and the sentiment is Paper Smooches Warm Wishes.

Warm Wishes

For the colorful background, I used Paper Trey Ink Triangles cover plate die. I die cut several colorful cardstock, then pieced them together to the pattern I found in the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Somehow I found that creating the pattern for the background to be easier than creating some random pattern for it – then I would have had to ensure that not too many similar pieces are together.. so tiring!! 😉

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #229

Happy Little Stampers: July Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

The Heart Desires Challenge #14

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#606 – Seize the Birthday – Two Pattern Papers

Hello! And it time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday! The topping this time is to create use two pattern papers in your birthday project. Just two. No more. No less. 😉

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

You still do have the choice of joining us with just a Birthday themed card, if you are fresh out of pattern papers (is that even possible?!?!) 😉

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’ my inspiration card –

Happy Birthday

I chose pattern papers from American Crafts “Best of American Crafts” stack. I just love the papers from this! In fact I had quite a few matches to select from, and finally chose these two because of the colors – its been some time since I used green and black..(at least when I wrote this, it was! 😉 )

Happy Birthday

So, after adhering one of the papers on the card base, I die cut the other using Neat & Tangled A Lot To Say die. I then added the sentiment, from Paper Smooches Happy Birthday and the flower from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden, and embellished them with a couple of black rhinestones.

Happy Birthday

The white line you see around the die cuts is not your imagination or a photo glitch – I stacked the top black die cut on several layers of white die cut – just cuz I wanted to! 😀 A small change from the normal to jazz up the card? 😉

Hope you are inspired! Do come join the fun! There’s a lot more inspiration to be found made by the rest of the DT and our Surprise Party Guest Anita Bowden at the Seize the Birthday blog! 🙂

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

Happy Little Stampers Challenge #237: Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Paru’s Card making Challenge: Anything Goes

Joy Clair Challenge: Anything Goes

Joy Clair Challenge

Paper Smooches April Challenge: Showers (I don’t have any showers in my card, rather I was inspired by how the photo inspiration – grays surrounding a central bright color.. in may case, the newsprint and flowers surrounding the bright green)

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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#587 – Love & Adore You

Hello! I loved making the card last time, with flowers, made from vellum pieces stacked above each other; and thought of making another using the same idea. I also tried making it vintage, but this one ended up looking vintage-ish..hmm… but I really do love how it has turned out! 😀

Love & Adore You

I first heat embossed the heart and flowers with gold embossing powder on vellum, which I then colored using Zig brush markers. I colored the flowers underneath the vellum last time, this time, I added it on the top – any case, you’ll have to wait for it to dry anyway! 😉 I then fussy cut them out. The sentiment, I cut from a cardstock, which I had painted with gold acrylic paint – it looks beautiful with the gold embossing – not too overpowering, but still shiny enough to stand out! 🙂 I am glad I used it too! Well, I also did stack it with a few layers before adding it to the card. Assembly was mostly easy, once I knew where to place what!

Here’s the supply list:
Neat & Tangled Heart of Gold stamp
Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus stamp
My Favorite Things Love & Adore You die
My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle die
DCWV Fresh Floral Stack pattern paper

Love & Adore You

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #319

The Card Concept #66: February challenge: Love & Romance

Bastel Traum Challenge #49: Friendship/Love

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: February Challenge: Love

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#582 – Seize the Birthday – Felt

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize The Birthday! The topping this time is to use Felt – and of course, as usual, you are also free to go without the topping, and make a Birthday card…just be sure to join us! 🙂 We have our Surprise Party Guest, Rahmat, back with us this time too!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s my inspiration card –

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

I chose to use felt in my little birthday card. I picked up some of my oldest supplies for this – WPlus9 Folk Art Florals dies… I cut out the birds and the leaves using felt. Plus a felt button, to add on the tag.

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

Here’s the supply list:
WPlus9 Folk Art Florals die
Die Versions Celebrate die
My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Rectangle die
My Favorite Things Hip Clips die
Impression Obsession Buttons
Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint
The Best of Heidi Swapp pattern paper

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog and see lots more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT and also our Surprise Guest Rahmat! And don’t forget to play along!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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#574 – Handmade Marble Paper

Hello! This time, I a pretty much CAS card. I guess the card itself looks pretty bland, but I am still pretty happy with it – since I made that wonderful marble background myself! Yup, I did!! 😀

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I don’t have special papers for alcohol inks. Instead I used the paper that comes with stamp sets – so that’s another feather in the cap – recycled element! Of course, the paper is a bit shiny, not one that directly absorbs the ink, so I was able to work with it plenty well. 🙂

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My reference for this pretty technique are these videos (here and here) which were about nail decoration – yes nails! But since they used alcohol inks themselves, with such absolutely amazing effects, I was compelled to do the same – and thankfully, they turned out just right!

Supplies used:
Adirondack Eggplant alcohol ink and Blending solution
Winnie & Walter In a Word Hello Cutaway
My Favorite Things Hip Clips

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter: The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia – No.6 – Marble

Happy Little Stampers: January: Anything Goes With Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

AAA Card Challenge #81: Hello

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#566 – Coffee and Warm Wishes

Hello! I am showcasing two cards today, which were featured a few days back in Paper Smooches blog, with me as the Guest Designer.

I used the beautiful Cozy Coffee die for my two cards –

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes

For my first card, I used a handmade plaid paper, made using Zig brush pens. I then die cut it, then used inlaid die cutting to piece the cozy cup together. I also cut the sentiment using the same piece. I then used a piece of scrap piece of card stock, added gold foil, then die cut it using the heart in the die set.

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes

For the card base, I used We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder to emboss the background, then adhered the cup and the sentiment on it.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Just Add Ink Challenge #342 – Just Add “N” (I have Neutral colors)

Inkspirational Challenge #124 – Neutrals

Happy Little Stampers: December Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes (I’ve used embossing, watercoloring with Zig brushes, Foil and die cutting)

For my second card –

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes<

For this card, I chose pattern paper The Best of Heidi Swapp, adhered it to a card panel, trimmed it to size. I then arranged and stamped all the sentiments on the right and heatSince some of the gold accidentally got embossed on a different part of the card embossed them all in gold. Since some of the gold accidentally got embossed on a different part of the card For some additional effect, I added some more splattered gold heat embossing by just rubbing the paper with my hand..the embossing powder just sticks to that, right! 😉 How clever of me! 😛

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes

Finally, I die cut the coffee cup using the Cozy Coffee die cut, and made it a shaker using some of my sister’s gold seed beads. I also added some gold sparkle on the die outline, using Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint, which also helped to make it stand out a bit.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Happy Little Stampers – December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Work It Wednesday: Use Dies

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I also hope you’ll join me again next week for my cards as the guest designer! 🙂

#564 – Paper Smooches Guest Designer (Part 3)

Hello! Its the third week I am guest designing at the Paper Smooches blog! Kim had sent me products from the Paper Smooches December release and today I have a couple of cards featuring the Cozy Coffee die! Here are the sneak peeks of what you’ll get to see at the Paper Smooches blog –

Warm Wishes

Cozy Coffee

Please hop over to the Paper Smooches blog to see the complete cards! 🙂

And thank you for stopping by! 🙂