#780 – Alcohol Ink Background

Hello and welcome! Tried something new after a long time, and that got me a bit excited. The alcohol fumes might have been another reason too….

Bright, Brilliant Birthday Wishes

This is something that I had been experimenting on. I wanted to have some other surface to use alcohol inks on – not yupo paper, not glossy paper, not those glossy acetate sheets. Here’s the experiment that I had mentioned in one of my previous posts…though I had only tried blues then, and this particular piece is something I made later, I have used the same base. (More on the base in another post!!)

Bright, Brilliant Birthday Wishes (closeup)

So anyway, I used red-orange-yellow colors on this one, then used Archival Inks to lift off the color by stamping. I used leaf images from Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers and Even More Spring Flowers. I used a similar alcohol ink panel to die cut the Wishes, which is from Pink & Main. I adhered this on a white panel and trimmed a shadow around the die cut. The rest of the stamped sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sending You stamp set.

Finally added Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold – I dunno what happened here – did they suck the alcohol ink?? They look almost transparent! I do wish there was a little more golden shine to it, but too late now, since it has dried! (Maybe I need to experiment on that too??!!)

Well, what I used as the base is a small secret as of now – I’ll post a separate post on it shortly. Until then, any guesses?

Meantime, I shall join the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #205: Stamp a Pattern

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#772 – Heat Embossing and Coloring

PE: CAS-ual Fridays Favorite!!

CAS-ual Fridays - Favorite

Hello! So I finally got out of series of ‘quickie’ cards and spent a little more time on the card this time. I took the inspiration from the Ellen Hutson Color Trend challenge and thought of trying out all the colors from the palette, if possible. The idea was to use the lighter color (i.e., yellow) on the flowers and the rest of the them to create the background.

Sending Lots of Love

I chose the Mondo Sakura florals from Ellen Hutson – it is a latest addition to my stash and I couldn’t wait to try it out! 🙂 A search for a suitable background led me to this Stiched Circles stamp from JustRite – a background stamp I had bought ages ago. And it was kinda fun mixing this old stamp with the new one! 🙂

Sending Lots of Love

I stamped the flowers first, then masked the image and stamped the background image, and heat embossed the whole panel using gold embossing powder. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors to color the whole panel. And then I die cut the piece using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die. Looking back, I should have left it as is, and covered the whole front of the card with the panel – that was my initial idea, and I think it would have looked better too. Anyways, I added the gold heat embossed sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sending You stamp set. Then I added a bunch of gold sequins in the flower centers.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson June Color Trend Challenge: Verdure

Preview-full-Color Trend June Verdure

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #203: Heat Embossing

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Just us Girls challenge #449: Trend week: Watercolor Background

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#757 – Wishing You…

PE: Winner at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!!

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Winner at Winnie & Walter challenge!! Yay!!

Hello! I was left with quite a few pieces of flowers and leaves after making this card I would send to a friend, so I thought of using them up. This card came about real quick, since all I had to do was arrange the already cut pieces and adhere them on the card!

Wishing You...

The flowers and leaves are all from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers. I have this set of cardstock which is just perfect for watercolor effects, and images which are misted with water and stamped look especially pretty. 🙂 So, I first stamped several images from the stamp set onto this cardstock, fussy cut them and kept them ready.

Wishing You...

Like I mentioned earlier, the flowers are leftovers from another card I made. The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter Wishing You.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #200: Birthday Celebration

Winnie & Walter May Color Combo challenge with Heather H

Sovushka Slavia CASEing challenge #21 – I mostly taken the concept of using flowers, the birthday theme, and the general layout of the muse’s, Svetlana Pavlova’s beautiful card.

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#755 – Going CAS

PE: Honorable Mention at The Card Concept!!

The Card Concept - Honorable Mention

Winner at Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge!!

Hello! I tried making something other than a DT card or a card for the family or to send to someone after a long time.. And somehow, I ended up making CAS cards – these are difficult for me to make, but, I ended up pretty refreshed! 🙂

The first is a floral card –

Thinking of You

I made this card by heat embossing the flower cluster from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp in white. In fact, I stamped the image twice, but misaligned a bit the second time, which is making the lines appear so thick. Anyway, I colored them using Zig brush pens, then fussy cut them. The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Flowers. I have adhered both the florals and the sentiment using foam tape for some dimension.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Global Design Project challenge #139: Just a Note

The Card Concept challenge #93: Floral Centerpiece

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge 21: Floral

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The second card carries some cute lions –

Happy Birthday

Those cute lions are from Reverse Confetti Leapin Lions stamp. I stamped them using Versafine black ink and colored them using Zig brush pens. I also die cut the grass using MFT Fresh Cut Grass die, 3 pieces, for varying shades of green. The foremost layer contains the sentiment, a combination of sentiments from Reverse Confetti stamp sets – A Whole Lotta Happy and Love & Ice Cream. I then mounted all the pieces using foam tape.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge: Birthday

CAS On Friday challenge #133: Birthday card

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #200: Birthday Celebration

AAA Card Challenge #116: Birthday

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#751 – Birthday Wishes

Hello! This is the card I made for my sister’s birthday; and boy, did I have a hard time making it! I made quite a few designs, unsatisfied by each one and all before finally finalizing on this one, and completing it. And I am relieved that I did like it in the end.. 🙂 And I hope my sis liked it just as much! 😀

Happy Birthday - 1

I used stamps from Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony and Altenew Beautiful Day, and stamped the images on watercolor paper in a light gray ink. I then watercolored them all using Gansai Tambi watercolors. I also added details using Zig Brush pens. Once everything dried, I trimmed one end and die cut the other end using Simon Says Stamp Wavy Scallop Stitches.

Happy Birthday - 2

I wanted to create a heat embossed outline of the same images on the card base, before foam mounting the watercolored panel. So, using my MISTI, on a gray card base (which I know is looking blue in the pictures…), I re-arranged the images, stamped the using Versamark sticky ink and heat embossed them using Silver Pearl embossing powder. I then very lightly watercolored the insides of these using Gansai Tambi Starry watercolors.

Happy Birthday - 3

After foam-mounting the watercolored panel, next came the sentiment. I used die cuts from Memory Box Birthday Script, stacking two die cuts and adhered them in place on the card. I then colored it with Gansai Tambi Starry watercolors. I could have done this earlier, but I thought the white would look good – and I thought I could add a bit more after I adhered it.. so I had to watercolor it later.

So anyway, the ‘wishes’ part comes from Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs stamp, which I heat embossed in silver, twice, to get some additional dimension.

Happy Birthday - 4

For the envelope, I used some pattern paper… I think it is from K & Company.. I had bought it so long ago!! On this too, I used the same stamp and die cut for the sentiment. Except this time, I used silver foil adhered cardstock for die cutting, and used white gel pen on the stamped part of the sentiment.

And that’s the whole card. I hope my sis liked it!

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #198: April Showers bring May Flowers

Ellen Hutson April Pin Sights challenge

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

Pin-Sights Color Trend Drama Queen April

Happy Little Stampers May Watercolor challenge

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#750 – Birthday Roses

PE: Honorable Mention at The Paper Players challenge!!

The Paper Players - Honorable Mention

Hello! Welcome to another flower filled birthday card post!! 😀

Happy Birthday (with Envelope)

This card was made for my sister for her birthday, given to her by my parents. I love making cards for my family, and it was making two cards for her.. 😀

I used a combination of Altenew Build a Flower: Rose and Vintage Flowers stamps. Both the stamp sets contain roses, and they went well together wonderfully. I also used the small flowers from Beautiful Day. The sentiment is from Lesia Zgharda called Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday (closeup)

I stamped all the images on white cardstock and fuzzy cut them all. After arranging them, I adhered a few pieces using foam tape, and few directly on the cardbase, to give the flora and foliagee different dimensions (which is not so apparent in these images). The sentiment is stamped twice – in black and a teal color, which gives it a shadow of sorts…

Happy Birthday

I also added a few dots, like splatters, of gold glimmer using Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint. I also used it lightly on the flowers, gold on the roses and silver on the little flowers and the leaves.

I used pattern paper to make the envelope instead of the usual white paper. I also stamped the same sentiment as the card, using teal only this time.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

The Paper Players #391: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I’ve used Flowers – Birthday – Yellow)

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #198: April Showers bring May Flowers

Cupcake Inspirations challenge #445

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#700 – Pencil Coloring

PE: Honorable Mention at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge!!

Addicted to Stamps - Honorable Mention
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

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