#615 – Seize the Birthday – Creatures or Animals

Hello! And it time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday! The topping this time is to create useΒ Creatures or Animals in your birthday project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

You still do have the choice of joining us with just a Birthday themed creation..

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’ my inspiration card –

Happy Birthday

This is the card I actually made for my sister’s birthday last month.. It is a tri-fold, window, interactive Birthday card. I am actually pleased with the card, since it is the first time that I actually tried making any of those, and combining them all was really fun! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

I used die inks for stamping and then used Prima watercolor pencils for coloring the bunnies. Here’s the supply list –

Mama Elephant Honey Bunny
Mama Elephant Calli Letters
My Favorite Things Pretty Posies
My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle dies
Reverse Confetti Edger’s Confetti Cuts (to create the tags)

Happy Birthday

I made the envelope using a pattern paper, stamping it using the same sentiment and critter stamps, and colored them again using Prisma watercolor pencils.

Happy Birthday

You can find more inspiration at the Seize the Birthday blog, created by the fantastic DT and also our Surprise Party Guest Cathy! Hope you’ll join the challenge with your own birthday themed creation.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #241: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Bastel Traum Challenge #52: Mother’s Day, card/ project for women or girls (My card is for my sister’s birthday)

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday April Challenge: April showers bring May Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

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#612 – Mother’s Day Card

PE: Winner at Timeout Challenge!! πŸ™‚

Time Out Challenge - Winner

Hello! Mother’s day being just a week away, I finally completed this card for my dear Ma a couple of days ago..

Happy Mother's Day

I used Altenew Magnolias for Her stamp set.. what beautiful set of flowers! The pink and aqua colors were just meant to be used with it! πŸ™‚ I used Canson watercolor paper, over which I heat embossed the flowers using Wow! Silver Pearl embossing powder, then colored them using a mix of Zig Brush pens, adding the color, and Gansai Tambi Starry Nights White Gold for spreading the color.. it gives beautiful results so easily! I wanted to just keep painting!! πŸ˜€

Happy Mother's Day

For the sentiment, I initially thought of using the same silver pearl heat embossing, but suddenly remembered the silver foil I had with me… absolutely untouched! Glad I remembered it! πŸ™‚ I used a Zig glue pen, then added the foil when it became dry and tacky.

Finally I trimmed the card and adhered it over Fabriano Elle Erre Brina card stock.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Altenew May Inspiration Challenge

Timeout Challenge #82: Flowers

Just Us Girls Challenge #392: Word Week: Mother

Bastel Traum Challenge #52: Card for Mother’s Day, for women/girls

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: May Challenge: Mother’s Day

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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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#558 – Snowflake dies – Two Ways

PE: Christmas Card Challenge Top 3!!

Christmas Challenge - Honorable Mention

Wish I could have titled that “Snowflake dies – Three Ways”, but I didn’t have time to make on more. Maybe you can check a previously made card, using the same dies here? But, here’s the second of the two ways –

I made an embossing template out of the dies and used it on my card! That’s one great substitute for embossing folder, and I love the effects it can create!

Merry Christmas

For this card, I used the same set of dies as I used previously, Simon Says Stamp More Fun Flakes, to cut out several pieces. I then adhered two of each together, to get some dimension, then adhered them on a piece of acetate I saved from packaging. I then used this as an embossing template, to get the snowflakes impressed on a watercolor panel.

I then used distress ink smooshing to gather color on the watercolor panel, then misted some water in so that it spreads. I then left it to dry, and used this panel as the background for my card.

Merry Christmas

For the rest of the card, I used Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles to cut out the frame, sentiment from Paper Trey Ink ‘Tis the Season for the sentiment, and a few more snowflakes from the same die set, one colored using distress inks, one left plain. I also added Nuvo glitter drops for embellishing.

Merry Christmas

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas to Die For

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Bastel Traum Challenge #47: Christmas

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Uniko Studio Challenge #38: Christmas

Christmas Card Challenge #50: Anything Goes

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#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! πŸ˜€ And here are the results –

Thanks

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.

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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 –

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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! πŸ™‚

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

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#527 – The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew

PE: Caught by Altenew!! Can you imagine being selected from over 200 entries!!! Wow! πŸ˜€

Caught by Altenew

Hello! You must have heard of the The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew by now…if you are participating in any of these fantastic challenge blogs, that is…and I bet most card makers would have!! I am really happy to say that I’ve participated and even won, or at least got a mention in all except one of the challenges in this list – the one being 10 Minute Craft Dash by Pretty Pink Posh…for the simple reason that I don’t own any Pretty Pink Posh products…yes, that happens..:P

Altenew - Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

Altenew - Ultimate Challange Blog Collage

So, I’ve decided to participate in this awesome event – after all, I do get totally inspired by all these challenges, get awesome inspiration from all the other card makers who play along…I really do appreciate that they pour hours and hours of work just for us!! Thanks to all you wonderful people!!

And now to my (first) card –

Thanks A Bunch

I stamped the flowers and leaves from Altenew Hannah Elements and heat embossed them black. I colored them using Broken China, Tattered Rose and Pumice Stone distress inks and fuzzy cut them. I then die cut a grey card stock panel using Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts, then stamped some more using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then mounted the panel on the card base, then added the flowers on top.

Thanks A Bunch

The sentiment is from Altenew Label Love, which I used my MISTI to stamp – I am so happy I own this product at times like these!! πŸ˜€ Finally I embellished using some pearls.

Submitting this card to –

Color Throwdown Challenge #410

Bastel Traum Challenge #45: Thanks

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#519 – A Butterfly Hello

PE: Featured Player at Paper Smooches Challenge!!

Spotted by the PS Patrol!! This is what is double bonanza!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

Hello! I suddenly came up with this idea last night, and just had to try it, and make a last minute submission to Paper Smooches challenge –

Hey Buddy

I first made the background, using MFT Simply Circles (stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black) and Lacy Background (stamped using Antique Linen distress ink). I then took another panel of white cardstock, stamped the sentiment, from Paper Smooches Simply Said at the bottom using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then added some Antique Linen on the top. I then adhered this panel on the card base.

Hey Buddy

I cut a few butterflies from the Best of Heidi Swapp pattern paper stack using Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet dies. I adhered these on the panel and added a small pearl on each of them for embellishing.

Submitting this card to Paper Smooches August Challenge: Friendship and Bastel Traum Challenge #44: Mask/Stencil/Die-cutting

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

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