#497 – Share The Love Week (4)

Its ‘Share the Love Week’ at Ellen Hutson and Winnie & Walter, where they have both combined their products and come up with some amazing cards and challenges over the course of 5 days.

I am sharing my next card in the series. This time, I am mixing the theme from two days – Day 4: Transparent and Day 5: Mood Board –

Share the love Essentials by Ellen mood board challenge

Here’s my card –


For this card, I first made the background with a panel using Winnie & Walter Scenery Stripes and a few pastel inks and Memento Tuxedo Black. I then adhered this over the card base, and made a shaker card using some bronze beads. These beads are not exactly meant for shakers, I just snuck them over from my sister’s jewelry making stash! πŸ˜›


Once the shaker was done, I adhered these flowers that I had made for another project but never used them there. The flowers are die cut from vellum using Ellen Hutson Ellen Hutson Wild Garden. However, before die cutting, I added some copper leafing over them. I finally added the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & You.

That’s my card number 4. Hope you liked it!

I am also submitting this card to Ellen Hutson: June Pin-Sights Challenge, Can You CASE It #126: A Die Challenge andΒ  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes



SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#490 – A Colorful Hello

PE: Mentioned at the ‘A Blog Named Hero’ post!! πŸ™‚

In my last post, I mentioned being inspired by a wonderful card-maker. Here’ another card I made being in my ‘inspired’ state –


Any guesses? Its the amazing Virginia Lu!! Ok, you can stop scratching your head, trying to understand how. I shall tell you – I love love love the way she uses colors in her cards – its really amazing! The more I see her use distress ink, the more I wonder how the hell she came up with the idea and actually turned it into a real card!!

Ok, so let me come back to reality….and my own card (cuz I am sure, anybody could praise her cards and never tire!) My main idea was to make the card as colorful as possible. I have used Hero Arts Night & Day flowers, both the solid and outline stamps in this card.


I used a watercolor panel and my MISTI with the solid stamps, along with distress inks, to create the flower garden. Once I was done with all the stamping, I watercolored the background using more distress inks, trying to keep it a little messy. Once dry, I used white watercolor paint to add a few splatters – I tried creating splatters using water, since I had used distress inks, but that didn’t work – maybe I had already used too much water on the coloring? I don’t know, so anyway, the white paint worked just fine, so no complaints! πŸ™‚Β  Once dry, I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.

I then used a strip of vellum and using the MISTI again, keeping the colorful watercolor paper panel as the base, I stamped the outlines using Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed it in gold. I then trimmed the vellum a bit more and cut the bottom at an angle. I adhered the vellum using some gold striped washi tape.


I finally foam mounted the panel on card and added some gold sequins as embellishment.

Submitting my card to Can You CASE It #124: Watercoloring, Virginia’s View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge): All About Colors (see the irony here??? πŸ˜€ ) and A Blog Named Hero: Vellum



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#489 – Have a Beautiful Day

PE:Honorable Mention at Virginia’s View Challenge!!! Yay! And double yay, since I am also in the Top 10!!

Virginia's View - Honorable Mention

Winner at Can You CASE It?

Can You CASE It - Winner

If you’ve read me before, you’ll know I like CASEing people I like following. Although not all the time, I make a few cards now and then, when I get really inspired by them. Their unique style gets me intrigued, and I end up ‘trying’ to make a card in my style, inspired by them.

And this time… wait, it’s a small surprise. I have been admiring this person’s cards for quite some time now. Of course, its not like you’d know, since I never talk about how inspiring is, but I’ll bet this person is as popular as one can get in the card making world. And this card is attempt number 1. I shall reveal the person’s name in my attempt number 2, which I shall be posting later. πŸ™‚

Of course, this looks like a simple card (meaning, there’s no way you’ll make out who inspired me!!), made using stamping and watercoloring. I also used embossing and emboss resist – the later being something I use very less.


I used Technique Tuesday Wildflowers and my MISTI to stamp the flowers and the brown grass first. I inked them using distress inks, misted them with water and stamped, sometimes twice or thrice, till I was satisfied with the colors. Once I stamped them all, I used Ranger Emboss It and embossed the centers gold. I stamped on them again using Versamark watermark ink, and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder.


I then colored the background using greens and blues distress inks. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment and the little insects using MFT Hybrid black ink. I embossed the dot on the sentiment in gold and then the whole sentiment with clear embossing.

I then trimmed the panel, and foam mounted it on the card base. At this point, I started feeling that something was lacking, and added a gold glitter stickles around the panel.


And that finished my card! πŸ™‚

I am submitting this to Can You CASE It #124: Watercoloring, Virginia’s View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge): All About Colors (Yay!!! Its back!! :D) and Essentials By Ellen: Mix It Up Challenge: Technique Tuesday (another one here. Here’s my first card) –


Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

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#477 – A Couple of Color Challenges


I made a couple of cards based on two color challenges.

The first card is for Waffle Flower May Challenge. I used the leftover piece from another card, that I had made for the same challenge, in this card –


I stamped a couple of more flowers using Waffle Flower In Every Way using Memento Summer Sky, Memento Grape Jelly and Memento Cottage Ivy and fuzzy cut the flowers.


For the background, I used pattern paper from Best of Heidi Swapp. I topped it with a panel of card stock I die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I then added a vertical stripe of washi tape, then the flowery stripe, a piece of vellum and then adhered the flowers on top. The sentiment is from WPlus9 Basic Banners, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The card is also adorned with a few small pearls.


I am also submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge: Flowers and Timeout Challenge #57: May all your weeds be wild flowers

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

My second card is for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #45


I first water-colored a watercolor paper panel using PTI Hibiscus Burst, Spiced Marmalade DI, Mowed Lawn DI and Mermaid Lagoon DI. Once it was dry, I stamped it with My Favorite Things Lacy Background and heat embossed it in white. I also die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. I then die cut My Favorite Things Pierced Fancy Flourish from black card stock and adhered it to the card along with the sentiment, from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages.


For embellishing, I added loads of glitter on the flourish and the sentiment label using my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen – that looks gorgeous, pity I couldn’t capture it in the photos – and also a few black rhinestones.

Also submitting this to Can You Case It #120: Sketch Challenge and Pinterest Inspired Challenge: May

Pinterest Inspired Challenge

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#412 – All About Love!


Made this card for the day 4 of coloring challenge – Daily Color Challenge. I got inspired by this card by Kelly.

Kathy Racoosin - The Daily Marker - Color Challenge

Starting with a heart mask (or rather, the negative) that I made by just cutting paper, I stamped the roses from Lawn Fawn Flutter By in Hero Arts Black ink on a watercolor panel and colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens Carmine Red and Black. I then trimmed the watercolor panel to shape.


The sentiments are from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint die and stamp. The ‘love’ is inlaid in the heart..and both the sentiment and the heart are adhered using foam tape. Finally added some silver sequins for embellishment.

Submitting this to the following challenges –

Bastel-traum Challenge #37 – Valentine

Lawn Fawn Lawnscaping Challenge: Sending Love

Curtain Call Challenge: Sachet

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #23

Can You Case It #105


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