#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.. πŸ™‚ And I hope my sis liked it just as much! πŸ˜€

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

Thank you very much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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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!! πŸ˜€

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.. πŸ˜€

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

Thank you very much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#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! πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ™‚

#685 – You Are Wonderful

Hello! I am back with another post today! πŸ™‚

You Are Wonderful

I used the sketch from My Favorite Things Sketch challenge and the colors from My Favorite Things Color challenge. I used color pencils to color the flowers and leaves, and also the dark pink pencil to draw the lines amidst the plaid pattern.

You Are Wonderful

Here’s what I used –

My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers
My Favorite Things Plaid Background Builders
My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Rectangles
My Favorite Things Slanted Sentiment Strips
Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder
Faber Castell Polychromos pencils

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #356

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #80

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #185: Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#641 – Foiled Butterflies

Hello! Yup, I made a couple more cards!! Who could stop themselves when they get to add some pretty butterflies – and with foiling to boot!! Not me!! πŸ˜€

Happy Birthday

My first card, I used gold foil from DecoFoil. The butterflies are from Tattered Lace, which I mounted over a die cut panel, which I embossed using Altenew Sketched Lines stencil, and mounted over a white card base. The tag sentiment is from Neat and Tangled Birthday Tags die.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #177 – Tic Tac Toe (I used butterflies, add a tag, add texture)

Stempel Garten Challenge #63: Anything that Flies

Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge: Birthday

For my second card, I used aluminium foil – I adhered it to some scrap card stock using double sided tape and die cut both the butterfly and the sentiment from them. The butterfly is from My Favorite Things Flutter of Butterflies and the sentiment is Paper Smooches Warm Wishes.

Warm Wishes

For the colorful background, I used Paper Trey Ink Triangles cover plate die. I die cut several colorful cardstock, then pieced them together to the pattern I found in the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Somehow I found that creating the pattern for the background to be easier than creating some random pattern for it – then I would have had to ensure that not too many similar pieces are together.. so tiring!! πŸ˜‰

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #229

Happy Little Stampers: July Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

The Heart Desires Challenge #14

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#624 – Guest Designer for Timeout Challenge

Hello! I am super excited to be Guest Designer for Timeout Challenge! I am absolutely delighted to play along with this talented team!!

Time Out Challenge - Guest Designer

The challenge this time a picture inspiration with the theme is “Home Sweet Home”,Β sponsored by Happy Little Stamper, who are giving a $15 gift voucher for winner! Here’s the picture inspiration –

Home Sweet Home

Isn’t that bird on the front cushion a real beauty!? I mean, really! I tell you, this is the first time I seriously wanted an image layering bird stamp set – there are so many to choose from, that I always deferred from buying one, but this image really pushed me… and I restrained myself with great difficulty (please don’t berate me, I am trying to be on a budget!! πŸ˜‰ )

So, I just chose another one of those pretty cushions – the one on the right most behind. I just loved the look of those beautiful lilacs, and I had just the perfect pattern paper for this!! And this is what I made –

Birthday Wishes

I trimmed a portion of the flower from the paper, so that I could mount it on another level. And I adhered the rest of the paper on the base, then added a piece of vellum, that I embossed with Craft Concepts Grunge Stripes embossing folder, on top. I then adhered the paper with the flower on it, trimming the excess on all sides. The sentiment die cut is Winnie & Walter In a Word: Wishes.

Birthday Wishes

And that’s my card. Hop you are inspired by it.

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

The Paper Players Challenge #347: Theme Challenge: Birthday

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #175: Use those Pattern Papers

Just Us Girls Challenge #396: Word Week: Die Cuts

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Do stop by the Timeout Challenge blog – they’ve got some spectacular inspiration waiting for you! Thank you so much, again for inviting me! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#613 – MFT Sketch and Color Challenges

Hello! I was rearranging some MFT related Pinterest boards the other day and got super inspired by all the cards I had pinned there.. I mean, their DT has always created the most adorable, beautiful and charming cards – how could one not get inspired. More reason to make them – the MFT Sketch and Color Challenges!

I usually make a single card for both the challenges. But this time, I thought of separating the two.. more cards to make, right?! πŸ˜€ Here’s what my inspired self created –

You Are Amazing

For my first card, the inspiration comes from three sources, actually – thee sketch from Stamplorations, the colors from MFT Color Challenge and the layout from The Flower Challenge. I chose distress inks to stamp and color the flowers from MFT Modern Blooms stamp set, using a brush to lightly spread the colors to show off the texture of the paper also. I used normal inks for the leaves, and distress inks again for the stencilled background.

Here’s the supply list –

My Favorite Things Modern Blooms stamps
My Favorite Things Flashy Florals stamps
My Favorite Things Wonky Chevrons stencil
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery stamp (partial sentiment)
Stamplorations Amazing die
clear rhinestones

You Are Amazing

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

MFT Color Challenge #68

Stamplorations May Challenge (I used the sketch and stamping)

The Flower Challenge #8: CASE The DT Member – I chose Karren’s card. I love the stencil background.. partially done, and then the flowers stamped on top. Such a simple beauty!

And here’s my second card –

Friend, Sending you Hugs

For my second card, I used a bit of no line watercoloring. I must say, the image for this card came pretty immediately as soon as I saw the sketch. I’ve completely used distress inks on this card, including the background stamping and the sentiment.

Supply list –

My Favorite Things Some Bunny stamps
My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass die
My Favorite Things Friend die
My Favorite Things Scattered Surface background stamp

distress inks

Friend, Sending you Hugs

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

MFT Sketch Challenge #331

Sketch Challenge 331 #mftstamps

CAS-aul Fridays #173: Birtday Card + 6 of the same item (I used 6 of the small flowers…he he.. )

Stempel Garten Challenge #61: Wildlife

Happy Little Stampers: May Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚