#639 – Seize the Birthday – Red, White and You

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The challenge is all about creating a Birthday project and have fun making it! You are also given an optional Topping, and the Topping this time is ‘Red, White and You’.. meaning you need to use the colors Red and White along with another color in your Birthday project!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

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You’ll find lots of inspiration at the Seize the Birthday blog, fabulous projects created by our amazing DT and also our Surprise Party Guest, Lindsey! In the meantime, here’s my inspiration –

Happy Birthday to You

I chose the color orange along with my red and white. I initially thought of yellow and blue, but since these were a pretty common combination, I searched for something new. I had initially chosen a teal/mint color, but finally ended up with orange! πŸ™‚

I used Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet, stamped and colored them using distress inks. I then fuzzy cut the flowers right along the outline. I then die cut a panel using Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts, Stamped the sentiment from Paper Trey Inks Wet Paint and Wet Paint 3. The ‘you’ is from Simon Says Stamp, which I colored using a red Zig Brush Marker.

Happy Birthday to You

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Paru’s Card Making challenge: July Challenge: Birthday

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #249: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Clean and Simple on Sunday Challenge #111: Flowers

Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge: Birthday

I hope you’ll join the fun and join us at Seize the Birthday! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#638 – Little Tangles July Challenge – Masking

Hello! Its a new month.. and gosh, half an year has already passed! Its been a fabulous year so far, with beautiful cards from so many cardmakers at Little Tangles challenge! Its great to see so many inspirational creations every single time! And here’s another chance to show off more of that splendid talent – a new challenge for the month of July, the theme being ‘Masking’.

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And here’s the inspiration card I made –

Thinking of You

This is a one layer card. Yes, one layer! I’ve not used any dimensions here!! πŸ™‚ And I used masking twice while making it, using both the positive and the negative parts of the mask. That’s a first for me!! πŸ™‚

First of all, I die cut a piece of sticky notes paper using Neat and Tangled A Lot to Say die. I retained both the positive and the negative pieces. Then, I used the positive piece first, centering as much as I could upon the card base, then stamped all the flora from NeatΒ  and Tangled Hand Stitched stamp set. I took off the mask, applied the negative and drew an outline. This was to help me determine till where the images and coloring would need to be extended to ensure the final look would not be disjoined.

I took the mask off again, then colored the flora using Zig Brush marker pens. I also used my Unibal Signo black gel pen wherever the image wasn’t joined to the outline I drew earlier.

Thinking of You

Now to use the second masking. I replaced the negative mask, then blended in some colors using distress ink. I then white heat embossed the sentiment from Neat and Tangled Paper Cut Flowers stamp set.

Finally, I used Faber Castell color pencils to draw a shadow effect on the color blended area. Of course, copic markers might have been easier, but I don’t own any, so pencils were just as good! πŸ™‚

I hope you are inspired by my card. You can find more inspiration in the Little Tangles Challenge blog! Hope you join the fun! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#637 – You Are Amazing

PE: Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink Challenge!! πŸ˜€

Top 3 at Sovushka Slavia Challenge!! πŸ™‚

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Hello! Its been quite a long time since I worked on a Muse challenge, and the latest challenge at Sovushka Slavia intrigued me. Its a beautiful card by Vera Rhuhay and I definitely thought of CASEing it as soon as I saw it, even though I had no ideas on what to do at that time. But I finally made this card today –

You Are Amazing

Its a very simple card I made. I used distress oxide ink (yup, finally got it!!) for the pink background, and embossed it using We R Memory Keepers Geometry embossing folder (see last photo).. then added fussy cut flowers, and stamped on the sentiment. The layout and the colors are inspired by my muse’s pretty card! πŸ™‚

You Are Amazing

Supplies used:
My Favorite Things Buildable Blooms
Distress inks for watercoloring the flowers and leaves
We R Memory Keepers Geometry embossing folder
Waffle Flower In Every Way and Concord and 9th Hello Lovely (sentiment)
My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Square
Nuvo Drops for embellishment

You Are Amazing

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Sovushka Slavia CASEing #10

Just Add Ink Challenge #366: Just Add ‘A’ (A for Amazing in the sentiment)

Clean and Simple on Sunday #111: Flowers

Simon Says Stamp:Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#636 – Red, Green and White Birthday

PE: Timeout Challenge Honorable Mention!

Time Out Challenge - Honorable Mention

Hello! I made a simple, one layered card using repeat stamping and just two colors –

Happy Birthday

I stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them using Zig brush pens. Surprisingly, the ink doesn’t bleed.. even though Memento inks are actually reactive with water, they don’t bleed with the Zigs.. don’t know why, but happy it works well! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Banner Basics stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black too. I kept the card a simple, one layer, without any embellishing.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Timeout Challenge #86: Celebrations with the Optional Twist ofΒ  One Layer Cards

Stempel Garten Challenge #62: CAS

Stamplorations June CAS Challenge with optional Color Twist Masculine Colors

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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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

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#634 – Coffee Loving Friends

Hello! I am back with another card for the Coffee Loving Card Makers’ Summer Blog Hop 2017 (here’s my first card)! This time, I am using something I bought a couple of weeks ago, but hadn’t used yet – Waffle Flower Bear and Bird stamp set. Such a cute stamp set, I just loved it the moment I saw it!

Here’ what I made –

Coffee and Friends

I first die cut a watercolor paper panel using Paper Trey Ink Center Style: Femine die, then stamped my images using Antique Linen distress inks. I then colored it Prima watercolor pencils.Β  Finally came the sentiment, from My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental About Coffee stamp set, which I stamped using Hero Arts Charcoal ink.

Coffee and Friends

I chose a pale yellow cardstock as the card base, and added texture to it using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders dies, then foam mounted the watercolor panel on top.

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Coffee Loving Card Makers Summer 2017 Blog Hop

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CAS On Sunday Challenge #110: Animals

The Challenge #88: Keywords (I used flowers, bright, watercolor)

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Hope you liked my card! Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#633 – A Cup of Love

Hello! Its been a long time since I made something coffee/tea themed, and since the Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Summer Blog Hop is going on, I thought it the perfect opportunity to get going! πŸ™‚

A Cup of Love

Following the sketch from the latest MFT Sketch Challenge, I first colored the base using My Favorite Things Chunky Herringbone stencil and Pumice Stone and Weathered Wood distress inks. I hadn’t yet decided on the layer in between, so I decided to go wit the coffee cup instead. I die cut My Favorite Things Cool Cup out of white cardstock twice, and trimming out the mid piece in the second piece, I stamped the flowers and leaves from My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms, then applied a bit of Tumbled Glass distress ink on the open sides. I also die cut the lid and straw out of blue colored vellum, and then adhered all the pieces together.

A Cup of Love

Now, I came to the frame. I had this piece of die cut square frame with vellum adhered on the inside, left unused from a previous project, I thought it would fit well. I stamped this frame using the same Mini Modern Blooms flowers and leaves, then adhered this over the base. I then foam mounted the cool cup, then added the sentiment from My Favorite Things cup of Tea stamp set. I added a few dots of Nuvo Drops for embellishing.

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #338

Sketch 338 #mftstamps

Summer Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop

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Simon Says Stamp: June Work it Wednesday Challenge: Summer Icons

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚