#744 – Happy Birthday!

PE: A2Z Scrapbooking Challenge Top 3!!

A2ZScrapbooking - Honorable Mention

Winner at Paru’s Card Making challenge!!! Yay!!

Paru's Card Making Challenge - Winner

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! 🙂

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

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Addicted to Stamps challenge #286: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

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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Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#743 – A Vintage Hello

Hello! Here’s a card I made to say hello to a dear blogging friend, Pooja. I had already sent it to her.. like six months ago… and totally forgot to post about it..

Vintage Hello

I hadn’t started with any particular idea, just though of doing some no line watercoloring with flowers. I chose a combination of images from a couple of Honey Bee Stamps – Zen Bouquet and Zem Floral. After stamping out the basic design in a light color, I watercolored them using distress inks. The colors inadvertently turned out to be a vintage style.

Once done, I trimmed the panel. It was pretty big, and I didn’t want to trim too much, so I ended up with a piece totally different from the standard size. I also distressed the sides a bit, to enhance the vintage feel.

Vintage Hello

Anyway, I adhered this over an off-white cardstock. The sentiment comes from Memory Box Hello Script die, which I stacked a few times before adhering it on the watercolor panel. I also added a couple of lines in gold using my Uniball gold gel pen, both on the watercolor panel and just outside it, as a sort of a frame and added accent.

I am joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking April challenge: Flower Power

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#738 – Guest Designing at Tic Tac Toe challenge

Hello! Today I have the pleasure of Guest Designing at the Tic Tac Toe challenge! I am so happy and so excited!! I love this challenge, cuz we get a total 9 ways of playing along!!! Awesome!!

Here’s the Tic Tac Toe board for the challenge #38

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I chose to use Polka Dots — Die Cuts — Happy combination. Here’s what I made –

You Make My Heart Happy

I used Technique Tuesday Lots of Dots to make the polka dotted background, and We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder over the teal cardstock to get some texture. The flowers are from WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones, which I stamped using distress inks, misted with water. The die cut sentiment is from Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy, and the stamped portion is from Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder. After assembling the card, I added some clear white gems to embellish the card.

You Make My Heart Happy

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #18: Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking March Challenge: Anything Goes

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Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge: Green

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Do stop over the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog to see what more can be created using this board. The DT is totally inspiring!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#737 – Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes

PE: Featured in Lil’ Inker Designs You Made it Monday!! Yay!!! 🙂

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Hello and welcome to an all new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time, we have a topping-free challenge, which means you can join us with any new Birthday theme project of yours!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

I, as usual, have made a card –

Sending Warm Wishes

I used a cover plate die from Lil Inker Designs called Geometric Snow to cut out various colored cardstock. I then adhered the pieces over a gray cardstock – which is totally not visible in the final product ;), layering only the positive die cut piece, while keeping a single layer of the negative pieces. Once done, I added the sentiment from Pink & Main Wishes stamp and die. I did debate between adding some jewels, but decided against it at the end.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: Green

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Addicted to Stamps challenge #281: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: Anything Goes

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Paru’s Card Making Challenge: March challenge: Color (as it is mostly the die cut’s texture and colors that make up this card)

Do checkout the Seize the Birthday blog for more dazzling inspiration from the team and out wonderful Surprise Party Guest, Kim Lackenbach! And I hope you take time to join us too, who doesn’t need to create a birthday project, after all! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#730 – Pink in Love

PE: Top 3 at A2ZScrapbooking Challenge!!

A2ZScrapbooking - Honorable Mention

Hello! I am back with another project for the Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges.

I’ve been wanting to try this out for quite some time now, but didn’t really get the idea right in my mind. I wanted to achieve the look of some the stamps now-a-days which, so charmingly, combine words with flower images. I think I am half there – since I’ve used dies to achieve this look, and not stamps! 😉

Love You

Here’s how I made it – I first die cut the letters, then laid them back in place using temporary tape from behind. I then stamped the flowers, added all the dots. Then, I separated the die cut letters and colored portions of the die cuts using a black Zig brush pen.

Later, I die cut the panel and turned it to a shaker card using silver sequins, and mounted it on a pink card base.

Love You

The only thing I would change about this card, is to not make it a shaker, and keep the levels of the letters same as the rest of the card. Somehow the effect I wanted is not showcased well in this card 😦 But, since I did partially did get what I wanted, I am gonna say I am happy! 🙂

Products used on this card include (all Winnie & Walter products) –
Typecast Cary Letters
In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers
Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Celebration challenges – Shaker challenge with Lea, Die Challenge with Lydia, Four Challenge with Shay (4 die cut letters make up the shaker window)

Paru’s Card Making challenge: February Challenge: Love

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: Its a Love Thing

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#719 – Glitter Sparkle Love

PE: Winner at Tic Tac Toe challenge! Can’t believe it!! 😀

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Hello! Its been quite some time since I used glitter in my card making. I tried to combine a stencil, which I have totally not used until now, with clear glitter in this card.

Love You Always

I recently saw a few cards from Yana Smakula, where she had used a stencil in different ways. One of the ways used masking and using the stencil on different areas of the card. This is the inspiration for my card. I used the Penny Black Luster stencil with Black Soot and a combination of Antique Linen and Pumice Stone, partially coloring through the stencil around the card panel. Once done, I covered the panel with double sided tape , sprinkled a bit of black glitter over it and then poured clear glitter all over it. I then die cut the panel with a die from MFT Bluprints 27 and foam mounted it on a white card base.

Love You Always

For the sentiment, I first applied Art Alchemy Wax Brushed Iron and Lucky Emerald on a scrap piece of cardstock. I then heat embossed the sentiment, from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint stamp set, in silver. I then fussy cut the panel and foam mounted it on the card.

Joining the following challenges –

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #32 (I used Sparkle, Love, Free)

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: New Stamp set or Tool

SSS - Work It Wednesday

A2Z Scrapbooking January Challenge: New to Me

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Bastel Traum challenge: Valentine/Love

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#718 – Watercoloring by Dabbing

Hello! I thought of making another submission to the Altenew Inspiration challenge. Love the bright colors in the challenge! So, I thought I would even CASE the card that Erum Tasneem has made in the challenge, but.. I just stamped too many flowers in my card. I do love the effect, but it doesn’t look like I’ve CASEd her card anymore! Nevertheless, here it is –

Watercoloring by Dabbing

I stamped images from Altenew Peony Bouquet and Beautiful Day and watercolored it using distress inks. I tried something new to me this time – instead of brushing the colors, I dabbed them with the brush instead. I applied 2-3 layers of colors to each image, and brushed the color only for the lightest color on every image.

Watercoloring by Dabbing

I had stamped the large flowers and the small single one on another watercolors panel, which I fussy cut out and adhered to the main watercolored panel. To assemble, I foam mounted the whole panel on a gray card base along with the sentiment, which is from Altenew Adore You stamp set.

I am joining the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps challenge #276: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: January Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

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A2Z Scrapbooking January challenge: New to Me

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Altenew Inspiration January Challenge

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