#744 – Happy Birthday!

Hello! I am posting here a card, I sent to my dear blogging friend, Pooja – it was her birthday earlier this month.. and I didn’t send the card on time!!! I somehow messed up the dates in my mind, and ended up sending it later than I wanted, ending in the card reaching her after her birthday. 😦 Sorry about that, my friend!!

But well, now that it has already reached her, and I know she liked it, in spite of me being pretty late.. guess I can publish it! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

I used the gorgeous flower dies, Peony Dreams from Altenew. I watercolored the die cuts, using Gansai Tambi watercolors for the base colors, then using Gansai Tambi Starry Nights for some shine. I then adhered the pieces together and left them to dry while I prepared the card base.

Happy Birthday

I used Waffle Flower Layering Marble to create some beautiful marble patterns on the entire one side of the grey card base. Once done, I scored the paper, and adhered the die cut flowers and leaves, leaving enough space for the sentiment. For the sentiment, I used Altenew Label Love, around which I drew an outline using a black pen. I trimmed this, and adhered it with several other pieces of cardstock, to achieve some dimension. For some sparkle and shine, I used Art Alchemy Opal Magic Vintage Silk on it. This, I adhered on the card base.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

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Addicted to Stamps challenge #286: Anything Goes

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Paru’s Card Making challenge: April Challenge: Flowers

Happy Little Stampers: April Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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A2Z Scrapbooking April challenge: Flower Power

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#715 – Hugs

Hello! I made another quickie card.. Actually, I had to spend some time on this, trying to come up with a good combination of stamps and dies, but repeating would definitely be easy. πŸ™‚

Hugs

I’ve used the following products –

Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers (fuzzy cut the images)
Concord & 9th Hugs die
Concord & 9th Barnwood Background
My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner

I added a few dots of gold embossing on the centers of the larger flowers along with adding a border along the fishtail banner.

Hugs

I’m joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter: January Color Combo challenge with Heather H

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #254

Happy Little Stampers: January CAS Challenge: Friendship

CAS on Friday challenge #124: Love/Valentine’s Day

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#635 – The Right Cat-itude

PE: CAS(E) This Sketch Favorite!! Wow!! πŸ˜€

CASE This Sketch - Honorable Mention

Hello! Made this thinking of practicing my critter coloring, but, it didn’t end with any sort of proper practice, except if you consider that messy coloring can be a practice (though not on the critter!!) πŸ˜‰

The Right Cat-itude

I stamped all the images, from My Favorite Things Cat-itude stamp set, on scrap cardstock, fuzzy cut and colored them all using Zig Brush pens. The frame is die cut using Paper Smooches Scallop Frame die. I then adhered them using double sided tape and, the frame inset using glue.

The Right Cat-itude

Submitting my simple card to the following challenges –

CAS(E) This Sketch #227

My Favorite Things: Color Challenge #72

Clean And Simple On Sunday Challenge 110: Animals

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#597 – A Beautiful Day

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

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Winner at The Flower Challenge!! Yay!

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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™‚

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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™‚

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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

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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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#596 – A Bit of Pattern Paper, A Bit of Acetate

Hello! I have been trying a few favorite media, mixing and matching them. My source of inspiration is still the challenges going on for the Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Celebrations.

Thanks For Everything

I used pattern paper, then some handmade pattern paper using the stripes from Scenery: Stripes (I swiped the ink pads here, instead of dabbing the ink) and then acetate, on which I head embossed gold ep after stamping the gems from My Precious stamp set. Oh, I used Zig two way glue behind the gems for adhering the acetate – I applied it, let it dry and become tacky before adhering it.

Thanks For Everything

After adhering the pieces on the card base, I used the banner from The Big, the Bold and Extras, and sentiment stamps, fussy cut them, adhered them on the card.

Thanks For Everything

This card goes to the following challenges from the Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Celebrations – Mood Board Challenge with Heather P (chose the main colors from the mood board), Pattern-Making Challenge with Mayuri and Three Challenge with Shay (I’ve got three sheets in the background; three words forming the sentiment)

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The Heart Desires Challenge #10 (color scheme)

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#589 – A Precious Shaker Card

Hello! Continuing withΒ Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Celebrations, I made a few more cards this weekend. I’ll post them one by one. The first one is shaker card, made using Winnie & Walter My Precious and Scenery: Stripes stamp sets.

You Are Precious To Me

I used MISTI to stamp the gems on a card panel. The first time I am using MISTI for this purpose – I usually just eyeball and stamp.. and I have only used MISTI when I need to stamp the image twice.. or some special cases.. So anyway, easy to see how pretty it came out. Once done, I stamped the stripes and then the sentiment on another panel using MISTI too. I then adhered these together to make the shaker, finally adhering it to the card base.

You Are Precious To Me

This card goes to the following challenges from the Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Celebrations –

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Mood Board Challenge with Heather P (I used the three main colors in the mood board – pink, yellow and blue) –

Pattern-Making Challenge with Mayuri

Sequins Challenge with Kate

Three Challenge with Shay

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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! πŸ˜€

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! πŸ˜‰ 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! πŸ™‚ 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

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