#671 – Happy For You

PE: Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

So I started to make this card keeping three things in mind – focus on sentiment, autumn colors, window.

Happy For You

I started with embossing and die cutting the hexagon window using Spellbinders Hexagon dies. I then prepared the background using distress oxide inks. Finally came the sentiment. For this I used Nuvo mousse in Lemon Sorbet, Fresh Copper and Cosmic Brown. I used finger dauber to apply these colors on a scrap piece of cardstock, then die cut it. The die comes from Winnie & Walter In A Word: Happy die set. I also die cut another piece using black cardstock and adhered it behind the other piece. The ‘for you’ comes from My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery, which I heat embossed in gold.

Happy For You

I adhered the colorful background on the card base and then mounted the window panel and the sentiment pieces on. But then, I felt that it was missing a bit of a sparkle that I wanted. So I used a bit of perfect pearls on both the sentiment and the background, just on a few spots, for a bit of sparkle. I also adhered a few sequins to embellish. And that finished my card.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 3 – using sentiments

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Bastel Traum Challenge #57: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I chose Embossing, Sequins, Clean & Simple card)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16 (I chose Metalllic, Window, free)

AAA Card Challenge #99: Autumn Colors

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CAS On Friday Challenge #117: Dies

Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

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Lesia Zgharda: Golden Season

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#669 – Autumn Palette Watercolor Washes

PE: Top at Lesia Zgharda!

Lesia Zgharda - Top

Honorable Mention at CAS Mix Up Challenge!

CAS Mix Up - Honorable Mention

Hello! I made a couple of cards, with CAS and watercolor washes in mind and using an autumn color palette –

Autumn Watercolor Wash

For my first card, I went with the traditional full panel wash, after with I added a few splatters on the wet watercolor. Once it dried, I trimmed it a bit, then stamped the leaves from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles. The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Happy Mail. I mounted this panel along with a black one underneath on a kraft card base using double sided tape, making it a pretty flat card.

Autumn Watercolor Wash - ThanksSubmitting this card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Stempel Garten Challenge #65: Fall

For my second card, I went a bit more modern. I made the wash look more like brushstrokes, but went with the same color combination. Once this dried, I stamped the little images from Simon Says Stamp Nutty For You, along with the sentiment, from the same stamp set. I then die cut the panel using a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 27, then mounted it on the card base.

Autumn Watercolor Wash - Autumn Wishes

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS Watercolor September Challenge: Silhouette

CAS Mix Up September Challenge: Stamping + Watercolor Wash + your choice

Happy Little Stampers: September CAS Challenge: Silhouette

Lesia Zgharda: Golden Season

AAA Card Challenge #99: Autumn Colors

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#667 – Hedgehog Hellos

Hello (from me, not the hedgehogs.. you’ll have to scroll down a bit for the hedgehogs..;P) Made this CAS critter card with a cute hedgehog sprinting with a heart to say hello!

Just A Little Hello

To make this card, I first cut out the word bubbles from watercolor paper using Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts dies, then stamped the lil critters in each of them using Vintage Photo distress ink. I then watercolored each panel using distress inks, then mounted them all on a grey card base, creating a dimension difference between the bubbles, by mounting them at different heights (ah! I should have taken a side shot too, to show that!!).

Just A Little Hello

The sentiment comes from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely. I die cut the panel using Paper Smooches Borders 2 and added the stitched line using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die. Finally I added a few Nuvo Drops for embellishing.

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon: Stage 2 – Animated Heroes (Animals, people etc)

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #259: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

AAA Card Challenge #98: Creatures – Big or Small

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Hope you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#666 – Seize the Birthday – Balloons

PE: Top at Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon Stage 2!

Sovushka Slavia - Top

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time is to use ‘Balloons’ on your birthday themed project. Of course, as usual, there us also an optional “toppings” challenge, and as long as your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

For my inspirational card, I chose going CAS, with a critter and balloons!

Birthday Wishes

I wanted this card to focus on the colorful butterfly, so I didn’t color the critter. And its totally quick and easy to make… I simply stamped the critter from Simon Says Stamp Gifts of Love in black ink, and colored only the scarf using Zig Brush pens. I then stamped the balloons, fromΒ Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits in various pigment inks. Finally stamped the balloon strings and bows along with the sentiment, which is also from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits. I then die cut this card using My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 and foam mounted it over a white cardstock. That’s it, done! πŸ™‚

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 2 – Using Animated Heroes – People, Animals, Fairy Tale Chars

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

AAA Card Challenge #98: Creatures – Big or Small

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #259: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Hope you liked my card. Do join us with your own Birthday creation. For more inspiration check out the the Seize the Birthday blog, where you can also see a totally awesome card from our Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!

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#640 – Color Blending with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello! Feel like its again been some time since I blogged, and its becoming a norm!! But the weather is not agreeing with me, and I am falling sick again and again.. sigh, I am just glad I could finally take some snaps and finally blog!! πŸ˜€

Anyway, I made this one layer CASΒ  card, using just blending and stencil – you know hard it is for me to limit myself, and this card went through the same ordeal I have every time I make something CAS – stopping myself at CAS!! πŸ˜‰

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To make this card, I first blended distress oxide inks – Peeled Paint, Broken China and Wilted Violet – the blending also generated in-between colors (like the dark blue, which is very visible!) on kraft cardstock. I then placed my stencil, Mini Flower Frenzy from The Crafter’s Workshop above, and misted with pearlized water. After a second or two, I quickly removed the excess water using some tissue. And magic happened!! πŸ˜€

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For the sentiment I used Altenew Adore You stamp set, which I heat embossed in white.

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #249: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Just Us Girls Challenge #401: Trend Week: Blending

AAA Card Challenge #94 in collaboration with Less Is More Challenge #336 & #337: One Layered + Colored Card Base

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#608 – Love & Hugs

Hello! I made a CAS card this time… ugh that was soo hard for me…so tempting to add one sequin, add shimmer and glimmer.. very hard indeed!! πŸ˜€

Love & Hugs

I used the Geometric Blooms stencil from Neat & Tangled with distress inks. The sentiment comes from Paper Trey Ink Grand Ampersand and Fiskars’ Basic Font stamp set.

Love & Hugs

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS On Sunday Challenge #106: Use A Stencil

AAA Cards Challenge: CAS Game #88: Stencil

Happy Little Stampers: April CAS Challenge: Blend

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#593 – Little Tangles March Challenge – Rainbow

Hello! Time for a new challenge at Little Tangles and the theme for this month is Rainbows.

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Frankly, I am really really bad at cards with rainbow colors. There are so many colors and I just absolutely don’t get any idea as to what to do with them!! I could have just added an actual rainbow as an element and probably used a critter – Neat & Tangled has plenty of cute critter stamps – but unfortunately I don’t own any of those! 😦 So, I tried making something else.

I’ve made two cards – one CAS (also displayed in the Little Tangles blog) and the other with mixed media (see below).

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CAS first.. I actually made this one last.. I chose a cardstock with a bit of texture on it, added the rainbow colors using Zig brush pens, and mingled the colors using water and a flat brush. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints and the images from Neat & Tangled Hand Stitched. I trimmed the panel and mounted it on a grey card base. Finally added a few drops of Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

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I saved my favorite for the second – mixed media. Distress inks, heat embossing, acetate, wood veneers, clip, washi tape and of course, stamping! πŸ™‚

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Once I made the background using ink smooshing technique with distress inks, I used Neat & Tangled Punchinella stamp with Ranger Sea Foam embossing powder for the embossing the acetate. I had actually bought this ep thinking it would be nice and white, back when I had just started cardmaking and didn’t know dye ink from pigment ink, and had regretted the purchase. But it is just perfect for embossing on acetate, and with a stamp set like Punchinella. Doesn’t cover the entire surface to give it a clean look, but covers enough to give a shape and show off the acetate. I love this look! πŸ™‚

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Anyway, I didn’t want to use any adhesive on this, so the clip works just fine. After adding a couple of washi tapes, I added the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Everyday Labels, and a couple of heart wood veneers, which I covered with Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

So, those are my two inspiration cards for the Rainbow challenge. Which one do you like better? I am submitting the first card to the following challenges –

AAA Cards Challenge #84: CAS : Watercolor

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #251: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Just Add Ink #349: Inspiration

…and the second card to Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes, with smooshing as the optional technique –

Check out the Little Tangles blog for more fantastic inspiration from the rest of the DT. And also join the fun by making your own version of a rainbow. Don’t forget to use at least one product from Neat & Tangled.

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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