#597 – A Beautiful Day

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! 🙂


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! 🙂


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.


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!! 🙂

The Flower Challenge #6: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  🙂

#593 – Little Tangles March Challenge – Rainbow

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


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).

Thank You

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.

Thank You

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


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! 🙂


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! 🙂



#584 -Doggy Love!

Hello! I love critter cards! And its even cuter when its about two cute doggies –

I <3 All of You

I wanted to try soft and messy watercoloring once again.. wasn’t completely successful, since I tried some darker inks, but the messy watercoloring came out pretty good.. and I even managed to keep the card clean! 😀

I <3 All of You

Supplies used:
Paper Smooches Fancy Frames & Labels
My Favorite Things Top Dog
Purple Onion Designs Bloom No.2
Distress inks for stamping and watercoloring and pencils for additional shading.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #227: Make Your Mark

Just Us Girls Challenge #379: Word Week: Dogs

Addicted to CAS Challenge #104: Pets

CAS Watercolor February Challenge: Love

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

#576 – Seize The Birthday – Dashes or Doodle

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! And this time the Topping is Dashes or Doodle. Of course, you are also free to choose to go without the topping, as long as you make a birthday themed card.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Rejoining us is our Surprise Party Guest, Rahmat!

I, of course, have used the topping to make my card!

Happy Birthday

I chose Inkadinkado Thoughts for the Day stamp set to make the background. These flowers look very hand drawn and doodle-y 😛 I just stamped the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it using Zig brush markers. Once done, I trimmed the panel a bit, and added texture using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders dies. So, there’s a bit of dashes too! 😉

Happy Birthday

The sentiment comes from Reverse Confetti Happy Pretty Panel die plus the Whole Lotta Happy stamp set. I punched a hole in it and used it as a tag here. I then foam mounted the whole thing on a white card base. A few pearls for embellishing finishes my card.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stamplorations January Sketch Challenge (I’ve flipped it) –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #225 (flowers are the inspiration) –

Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog and see lots more amazing inspiration from Rahmat the rest of the DT! And don’t forget to play along!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂





#561 – Using Zig Brush Markers for Coloring

PE: Top 5 at Addicted to CAS!!

Hello! I posted yesterday about my Paper Smooches Guest Designing (yay! 😀 ) And today I am posting the same cards in my blog – with a few details attached! 😉

Season's Greetings

For my first card, I used watercolor panel, masked off the edges. I then added the sentiment and some snowflakes and heat embossed them silver. I then scribbled blues and greys on the embossing using my Zig brush markers. I then misted it well using some water mixed with Perfect Pearls and left it aside to dry. Easy one layered CAS card all ready!

Season's Greetings

For my second card, I first drew a light circle using a circle die and pencil and stamped my flowers and leaves using lighter inks. I then colored them using my Zig pens… and finally added the sentiment.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS Watercolor December Challenge: Watercolor Resist

Happy Little Stampers: December CAS Challenge: Favorite Technique or Product (I’ve used Masking and Watercolor Spritz) –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #223: Holiday

And for the second card –

Happy Everything

After doing everything, I realized that the wreath was a little off. So, dropping my idea of a one layered card, I die cut the edges using Paper Smooches Borders 2 die, then mounted it on a white c After doing everything, I realized that the wreath was a little off. So, dropping my idea of a one layered card, I die cut the edges using Paper Smooches Borders 2 die, then mounted it on a white card base.ard base.

Happy Everything

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #3: Older Stamp/Die or Stencil

Addicted to CAS #102: Congratulations

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


#551 – In Purple

PE: Winner at Cupcake Inspirations!!

Cupcake Inspirations - Sweet Six

Hello! I am back with another card. A simple to make, but packing a punch card. 😉

Believe in Miracles

I just picked a watercolor panel, colored it with two tones of purple and then a bit of black at the top. Once it was partially dry, I sprinkled a few drops of water, to get small gaps where I could add stars. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the trees (from an alcohol inks kit I brought recently) and the sentiment from JustRite Bokeh Time and embossed it in gold. I also added dots for the stars using embossing pen, which too, I embossed in gold. I then added a second set of trees, behind the gold embossed ones using Black Soot distress ink.

Believe in Miracles

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS(E) This Sketch #197

Addicted to Stamps #218: Holiday


Cupcake Inspirations #383: Trees

One Layer Simplicity Challenge #33: Peace Be With You

Stamplorations: November CAS Challenge: Purple

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂



#549 – More Aluminium Foil

PE: Top 3 at Sovushka Slavia!

Sovushka Slavia - Top 3

Honorable Mention at Timeout Challenge!

Time Out Challenge - Honorable Mention

Happy Little Stampers Favorite!

Happy Little Stampers - CAS Favourite Badge

Hello! I first used foils in a guest post for Waffle Flower Crafts (and here in my blog). And I thought I definitely wanted to use this technique again – in fact, I wanted to use it with alcohol inks, color them, and use them.

And I had more than one reason – I just bought a stock of alcohol inks last month, and its the still the time to make fall and Christmas cards! I fell to temptation! 😀 And here are the results –


Although both the cards involve alcohol inks, the application method is just a little bit different. For this card, I first adhered the foil on scrap card stock, applied the alcohol inks and then used Itsy Bitsy Leaf thincuts to die cut the leaves. I then used a felt applicator and some Blending ink to spread the colours.


I then used the leaves on my card – a kraft card base, and another layer of kraft panel die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Thanks.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Timeout Challenge #69: “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”

Sovushka Slavia: Card Sketch #61

Bastel Traum Challenge #46: Fall/Halloween

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Paper Smooches: November Challenge: Giving Thanks

And the second card –


Here, I applied the alcohol inks on just the foil, without adhering it to anything first. While the inks were still wet, I scrunched up the foil, so the inks would blend and spread. I then carefully unfolded it, pressed it using my die cut machine, then adhered it on scrap card stock, and finally used this for die cutting.

By the way, check out this snap my sister took of the foil just after I had pressed it – I just love it! 🙂

Peace & Joy

Well, once the inks were dry, I used Simon Says Stamp More Fun Flakes to die cut some snowflakes. I used the same die to cut out some pieces using plain white cardstock. I also die cut the ampersand using Paper Trey Ink Grand Ampersand, stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Butter Bar and Memento Rose Bud inks. I used a panel of watercolor paper, painted it pink and yellow and once dry, adhered it over my card base. I then added the snowflakes and the sentiment on this.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #218: Holiday

Happy Little Stampers: November CAS Challenge: Metal/Faux Metal

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂