#703 – Warmest Wishes

Hello! I decided to make another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop. Since my last card was something I had made an year ago, I felt I had to make something fresh and join again. Moreover, I haven’t really made that many Christmas cards either, so here goes –

Warmest Wishes

I stamped the plaid on a kraft card panel using pigment ink, die cut the wreath and mounted it on a white card base. The coffee cup is colored using distress oxide inks, with a little bit of splattered water. I combined products from a lot of companies here, and that makes me happy! 🙂 Here’s the list –

Cool Cup from My Favorite Things
Lots of Snowflakes from Simon Says Stamp
In Bloom: Paulina’s Greenery from Winnie & Walter
Scenery: Stripes from Winnie & Walter
Merry Kisses from Neat & Tangled (for the sentiment)
Pigment inks from ColorBox
And last but, definitely, not the least, a clear rhinestone!

I am joining the following challenges –

Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - 2017 Winter Blog Hop

Color Throwdown

Happy Little Stampers: December Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays

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Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#702 – Thinking of You

So, I just wanted to do some coloring, and it ended up as this card! 😀 And as to why I wanted to color – I had just got a set of Prima watercoloring pencils, and I couldn’t wait to use them in something! 😀 Some flowers seemed to be the right choice! 😉

Thinking of You

I used Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp on watercolor paper. After stamping it using a light grey ink, I started coloring on it using the Prima watercolor pencils. Once done, I trimmed it and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden stamp set, in a dark grey.

Thinking of You

I really did like these pencils. They give off a soft look as compared to my Gansai Tambi watercolors. So, these will be the colors I’ll reach for whenever I want a softer piece.

Thinking of You

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #271: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #250

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #16: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#701 – Warm Winter Wishes

Hello! This here is a card I made quite a long time ago. Last year, in fact. Yes. That long ago, and I haven’t published it at all. I missed posting it then, and then thought I should wait for winter before posting about it. So here it is, at last! 😉

May Your Winter Be Warm

The products are all Paper Smooches. I used aluminum foil on the card base. On that I added a watercolor panel, on which I had added gold watercolor (from Gansai Tambi Starry Nights) and die cut lots of snowflakes using one of the die from Mittens die set. The coffee cup is from Cozy Coffee, on which I smooshed some distress ink, and used Stitched Flourishes die to indicate some steam. The sentiment comes from Winter Sampler stamp set.

May Your Winter Be Warm

I am joining the Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop with my card

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - 2017 Winter Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

#700 – Pencil Coloring

Hello! Finally December! Just a few days until Christmas. And even if we don’t celebrate it, seeing all the excitement among my card making friends gets me excited too! 😀 Finally, getting out of my ‘lacking mojo’ state (I’ve gotten into this state too many times this year!!), I made a critter Christmas card.

I used color pencil on drawing paper. Since I usually blend/soften the coloring, I left it as is this time. The texture of the paper and the streaks of the pencil coloring really show through a lot!

Deck the Halls

I used the images from Winnie & Walter Sweet Holiday stamp set, stamped it in my lightest grey color, then proceeded to do some no line coloring. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I also added some small touches of snow by adding small dots of white acrylic paint.

Deck the Halls

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #188: Winter Blues


Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #271: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Bastel Traum challenge: Christmas/Winter/Stardust

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#698 – Sending Joy

Hello! And here’s the last of the trio of cards I had made (first one here and the second one here)..

Sending Joy

On this card too, I tried making the background using pretty, shiny acrylic paints. But instead of using foil, I used embossing powder. In fact, I thought that the embossing powder might also stick to the paper like the foil did, but no suck luck.. guess the stickiness is not as much! 😛 So, I had to use Versamark ink, as per usual.

Sending Joy

Anyway, on this card, I used Art Alchemy Metallique Mermaid Teal. This didn’t spread/apply as clearly as the Rusty Red paint, so I could see stripes of dark and light (I brushed the paint on using vertical brush strokes), but this is mostly covered by the embossing and further by the vellum. Of course, it did look pretty even otherwise, and went well with the variegated look of the Verdigris embossing powder.

Anyway, I used Neat and Tangled Rice paddies stencil along with Neat and Tangled stamps Winter Wishes and Art Deco for the scene and sentiments, with Neat and Tangled Scalloped die for diecutting the vellum panel.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Bastel Traum challenge: Christmas/ Winter/ Stardust

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A2Z Scrapbooking November challenge: Winter

Merry Monday challenge #267: Color Combo: Green, Blue, White/Silver/Vellum

Global Design Project challenge #115: Theme Challenge: Christmas Joy

Hope you liked my card! Do stop by again! 🙂

#697 – Sending Warm Winter Wishes

Hello and welcome! Here’s another Christmas card I made (along with the one I had mentioned here) –

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

I wanted the background to be a big part of the card. My thoughts were to use some kind of shine/glitter along with a diecut, but I ended up using a stencil. I do, however absolutely love how the foil ended up partially adhering, giving it an almost distressed(?) sort of look.

Well, here’s how I made it – I first covered a panel with Art Alchemy Metallique Rustic Red paint. Once it dried, I placed the stencil, then the foil on top, then dry embossed it, passing it through my Big Shot. And the foil stuck to the paint!

Acrylic paints do have a sticky nature, even when they are dry (some are stickier than others), even if we don’t really feel the stickiness through our hands. And the Art Alchemy paints had just enough stickiness for the foil to adhere to, without covering the entire surface. Of course it goes without saying that it wouldn’t stick to the stencil! 🙂

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

Well, since I had the spectacular background for the card ready, I chose the rest of elements, so that I could expose it as much as possible. I could have just gone with a big and bold sentiment die cut, but I don’t have one. Instead, I chose part heat embossed sentiment and images on vellum, and alphabet die cuts – I used Neat and Tangled Winter Wishes and Journaling Alphas die set.

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

For embellishing, I used some clear white rhinestones, adhering them in almost the same places as the stars in the Winter Wishes stamp set (I had fussy cut off that part since it was blocking too much of that pretty background! :P)

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Stempel Garten chellenge #67: Christmas is Coming

Bastel Traum challenge: Christmas/ Winter/ Stardust

A2Z Scrapbooking November challenge: Winter

Hope you liked my card! Do stop by again! 🙂

#696 – Seize the Birthday – Monochromatic

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The challenge is to create a project related to ‘Birthday’ with or without the ‘Topping’. Its the last challenge for this year, since we will be going on a break until the new year after this. And the topping this time is, you guessed it right, Monochromatic!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the monochromatic card I made –

Birthday Wishes

I used Penny Black Floral Tapestry stamp. God knows how long I’ve had this in my stash, and I’ve never used it! I think I had bought it to make a birthday card for my Ma, but never used it… I don’t even remember what I ended up making then, but it definitely didn’t use this stamp. So I am glad I got to make a birthday card with it – so the original purpose has been served!! 😀

So, anyway, I used Abandoned Coral distress oxide ink to stamp the image on a simple white card case. I then used Winnie & Walter In A Word: Birthday Tiles along with Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Bases dies to make the sentiment – the two dies fit so perfectly together! The stamped part of the sentiment comes from Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs. I added a few drops of gold and silver Nuvo drops for something extra. 🙂

Hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our genius DT and also our Surprise Party Guest, the very talented Becca Cruger! And don’t forget to play along!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂