#617 – With Thanks

Hello! Made this card some time ago while trying out the fresh stash of products that Danielle had sent me.. I just love the curvy lines in the Topography stamp.. and it is so versatile! I can think of so many things to do with this stamp. And the dies in Flower Medallion Builder too..so pretty! Here’s what I came up with –

With Thanks

I first heat embossed the Topology background using silver pearl embossing powder, then colored each section using Zig brush pens. My idea was to try out the card with only coloring, and if I felt that didn’t look good, I could always add water and spread the colors to make it prettier.. as long as the colors didn’t clash, it would look great! And that’s what happened – the colors weren’t looking great just sitting there, so I heavily misted them with some pearl water (water + perfect pearls). I kept this aside to air dry.

With Thanks

I then die cut some watercolor paper using the Flower Medallion Builder dies. I used watercolor paper, since the technique would require some thick paper, and the watercolor paper is the thickest and sturdiest I’ve got. After determining the arrangement, I decided which parts required the embossing, then heat embossed the pieces with copper embossing powder three times, making the pieces look metallic (learned this from Jennifer McGuire!). This, paired with the off-white color of the other diecuts looked really pretty! πŸ™‚

Finally, I trimmed the dried watercolored base, adhered it over the card base, then trimmed the excess from the sides. I then adhered the flowers and a pearl in between. As for the sentiment, I did the same 3-times copper embossing, and also foam mounted it on the card.

Although it is pretty hard to capture this on the image, the brilliant metallic shine of the copper embossing and the soft sheen of the pearl water in the background look pretty well matched.. I really liked this combination.. and the off-white die cuts provide a nice contrast against the two colorful and shiny surfaces.. all in all, I am happy with the results! πŸ™‚

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #242: Make Your Mark

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Happy Little Stampers: May Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Seven Hills Crafts: May Color Challenge (the set of colors in the last image)

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: A Bit of Sparkle

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#615 – Seize the Birthday – Creatures or Animals

Hello! And it time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday! The topping this time is to create useΒ Creatures or Animals in your birthday project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

You still do have the choice of joining us with just a Birthday themed creation..

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’ my inspiration card –

Happy Birthday

This is the card I actually made for my sister’s birthday last month.. It is a tri-fold, window, interactive Birthday card. I am actually pleased with the card, since it is the first time that I actually tried making any of those, and combining them all was really fun! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

I used die inks for stamping and then used Prima watercolor pencils for coloring the bunnies. Here’s the supply list –

Mama Elephant Honey Bunny
Mama Elephant Calli Letters
My Favorite Things Pretty Posies
My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle dies
Reverse Confetti Edger’s Confetti Cuts (to create the tags)

Happy Birthday

I made the envelope using a pattern paper, stamping it using the same sentiment and critter stamps, and colored them again using Prisma watercolor pencils.

Happy Birthday

You can find more inspiration at the Seize the Birthday blog, created by the fantastic DT and also our Surprise Party Guest Cathy! Hope you’ll join the challenge with your own birthday themed creation.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #241: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Bastel Traum Challenge #52: Mother’s Day, card/ project for women or girls (My card is for my sister’s birthday)

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday April Challenge: April showers bring May Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

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#614 – Happy Wedding Anniversary

Hello! This month and last month are two months when I need to make quite a few cards for dear ones – 3 birthdays, an anniversary and of course, Mother’s day.. makes a girl quite busy! πŸ˜‰ My parent’s anniversary was last month and I made this card for them –

Happy Wedding Anniversary

If you are thinking that this card is quite similar to the one I posted a couple of days ago, which I made for Mother’s Day, then yes, they are quite similar… very similar. I used the same layout, heat embossing the flowers with silver pearl embossing powder, and the same coloring formula – Zig brush pens + Gansai Tambi starry nights. What can I say, I just got addicted to the superb results! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

Happy Wedding Anniversary

I used Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus stamps along with My Favorite Things Emmitt Alphabet dies on the Canson watercolor panel, then foam mounted it on a white card base. I then used little drops of Nuvo Glitter Drop White Blizzard for some embellishing.

For the envelope, I used pattern paper from K & Company, over which I stamped the same flowers, and colored using Zig brush pens, and added a bit of shimmer using Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: A Hint of Pink

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: April showers bring May Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Lesia Zgharda: Flowers

Happy Little Stampers: May Watercolor Challenge

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Happy Little Stampers: May Anything Goes With Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

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#612 – Mother’s Day Card

PE: Winner at Timeout Challenge!! πŸ™‚

Time Out Challenge - Winner

Hello! Mother’s day being just a week away, I finally completed this card for my dear Ma a couple of days ago..

Happy Mother's Day

I used Altenew Magnolias for Her stamp set.. what beautiful set of flowers! The pink and aqua colors were just meant to be used with it! πŸ™‚ I used Canson watercolor paper, over which I heat embossed the flowers using Wow! Silver Pearl embossing powder, then colored them using a mix of Zig Brush pens, adding the color, and Gansai Tambi Starry Nights White Gold for spreading the color.. it gives beautiful results so easily! I wanted to just keep painting!! πŸ˜€

Happy Mother's Day

For the sentiment, I initially thought of using the same silver pearl heat embossing, but suddenly remembered the silver foil I had with me… absolutely untouched! Glad I remembered it! πŸ™‚ I used a Zig glue pen, then added the foil when it became dry and tacky.

Finally I trimmed the card and adhered it over Fabriano Elle Erre Brina card stock.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Altenew May Inspiration Challenge

Timeout Challenge #82: Flowers

Just Us Girls Challenge #392: Word Week: Mother

Bastel Traum Challenge #52: Card for Mother’s Day, for women/girls

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: May Challenge: Mother’s Day

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#609 – Seize the Bithday – No Toppings

PE: Honorable Mention at Creativity Meets C9!! Its wonderful – the first time I joined the challenge too!! πŸ™‚

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Honorable Mention

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time is Anything Goes, so feel free to join us with any type of card, as long as it is birthday themed!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s my inspiration for this time –

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a dear friend of mine, who celebrated her birthday just a few days ago.. so she already has this card with here. πŸ™‚

I started with stamping the beautiful blossoms from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp set using Antique Linen distress ink on Canson watercolor paper. I then colored them using Prisma color pencils, then watercolored them for a soft look. I then went back with my Unibal Signo black and gold gel pens to add the flower centers and a few dots here and there. The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.

Happy Birthday

I then die cut the panel using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics, then mounted it on a pale yellow card base.

And here’s how the envelope came up. I stamped it with the same image, using Hero Arts Soft Granite, then only gave the flowers the least bit of coloring.

Happy Birthday

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #8: One Layer Card (this is not strictly one layered, but as mentioned in the challenge, so very flat, that it can be considered as not having multiple layers! πŸ˜‰ )

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Timeout Challenge #82: Flowers with the optional twist of Kissing (I didn’t use the optional twist of Kissing)

Marker POP Challenge #119: Watercolor Florals

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: April showers bring May Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Do hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog to see more awesome inspiration from DT! And don’t forget to join us by linking your birthday cards to the challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#597 – A Beautiful Day

PE: Winner at Addicted to Stamps & More challenge!!

Addicted to Stamps - Winner

Winner at The Flower Challenge!! Yay!

The Flower Challenge - Winner

Happy Little Stampers Winner!!! Triple yay!!

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Winner Badge

Hello! I made this card to send to my crafty friend Helen Gullet quite some time ago, and now that she has received it, I thought of publishing the details in my blog! πŸ™‚

Hello

I wanted a sort of messy, sort of vague look for this card. Since the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set had a great combination of both solid and layer stamp (to give the suggestion of flowers), I used that. Of course, there are lots of other stamps like these, but this stamp set had the biggest flowers of them all in my stash. And I wanted to do lots of coloring too! πŸ™‚

Hello

So, I started with stamping the flowers, first with distress ink, since I wanted a splotchy look, and then with Versamark Watermark ink and then heat embossed them clear. Same for leaves. I then watercolored them using Zig brush markers. Once dry, I added a few splatters using my Camel Drawing inks.

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The sentiments are from Avery Elle Laurels and Altenew Beautiful Day. I used the same stamp sets for my handmade envelope too.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #232: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: March Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Timeout Challenge: Love and/or Friendship

Timeout challenge is celebrating their third year of running! A BIG Congrats!! πŸ™‚

The Flower Challenge #6: Anything Goes

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#572 – Diwali Cards

Hello! Posting all my new year cards reminded me that I had never published the Diwali cards!! And it has been months too!! Better late than never, so I am posting about these cards now –

Diwali 2016 Cards

As usual, I went with a “One Design Multiple Cards” approach. For these cards, I used a pattern paper base, with vellum on top, with heat embossed ‘diya’ and the sentiment on it.

Diwali 2016 Card 1

I first cut out the vellum pieces and drew out the ‘diya’ on each of them using a pencil. I then used Ranger Emboss It pen to draw on the sketch and then add gold emboss it. I also stamped the sentiment with the diya and gold heat embossed the same.

Diwali 2016 Card 2

The pattern papers are all from DCWV Serenity stack. I chose different patterns from this stack, trimmed each and after adhering them on the card bases, I cut out the vellum pieces to size, and used little bits really thin (yeah, very difficult to cut off!!) of double sided tape, then adhered them to the very edge of the vellum, and adhered it to my card. To cover up the tape, I used gold glitter stickles. πŸ˜‰ I also added the glitter to the center of the flames, just for a bit of extra sparkle.

Diwali 2016 Card 3

For the envelopes, I used the same stamp sets, but stamped them with a kraft ink – my gold ink pad had dried and I couldn’t use it.. 😦 But I did draw the diya using Unibal Signo gold pen, and added a strip of gold patterned washi tape on each envelope, since I really did want some gold on the envelope too! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚