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PE: Top 3 at Sovushka Slavia!

Sovushka Slavia: Card Sketch #30 Top 3

I’ve been complaining about my missing mojo for some time now. As therapy, I kept visiting my Pinterest cards boards (yes, plural!) And today, I was finally able to make a few cards I am happy with! πŸ™‚ These cards have been inspired by a couple of cards I found there. Presenting –

Sovushka Slavia: Card Sketch #30My first card is inspired by this card by Torico. I started with one of my favorite products – distress inks. I used Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac + Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce + Pumice Stone on watercolor paper, than added a few splotches using water. I then drew some random lines on the back of the paper and cut it out. Before adhering this to the card panel, I stamped the sentiment from Winnie & Walter Big, Bold & Party using Black Soot distress inks, and stamped it again over the pieces after adhering them on.

I then drew some lines on back card stock using Uniball Signo white gel pen, and used a stripe of that behind the card panel Finally came the butterfly from Tattered Lace Butterflies dies, and some silver sequins for embellishment.

Submitting this card to Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #30, CASology week 157: Wings and Colour Me Challenge #82

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #30CASology week 157: WingsColour Me Challenge #82Now the second card, inspired by this card byVanessa Menhorn

Die cutting a circle from scrap piece of paper, I colored the circular background using Hero Arts Neon Blue, Memento London Fog, ColorBox Creamy Brown inks. I then stamped the cute little tiger from TPC Studio Jungle in Memento Grape Jelly ink and fuzzy cut it. The sentiment, fromΒ Winnie & Walter Big, Bold & Party, is stamped using the same ink. I swipedΒ Memento London Fog on the card base before adhering the card panel. Finally a few wood veneer stars for embellishment complete the card! πŸ™‚

CAS(E) This Sketch #134 (case 1)Submitting this card to CAS(E) This Sketch #134, Muse Challenge #126 and Just Add Ink #273

CAS(E) This Sketch #134Muse Challenge #126: Tracey McNeelyJust Add Ink #273Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚


PE: CASology Honorable Mention!

CASology Honorable MentionHello! My third post for today. This time, I have a watercolored card. I used only the In My Heart stamp set by Mama Elephant. I used distress inks for watercoloring. Hugs!Love the watercoloring in this card! πŸ™‚ And I feel I am finally getting the hang of keeping things simple. πŸ˜€ Hugs! (close up)Submitting my card to CASology Week 151: Kids CASology Week 151: KidsThanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Love Birds


I made a card, this time, indicating the new beginnings of a newly wedded couple. I have made anniversary cards before, but none for weddings. And I pretty much like how this has turned out πŸ™‚

Love BirdsI used Tim Holtz Rays stencil with Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon distress inks on a card panel and trimmed it to size. I then die cut the frame using Square dies from Itsy Bitsy and the birds usingΒ Birds from Impression Obsession from some gold & silver metallic paper from DCWV Textures and Finishes stack. I then foam mounted the card panel and adhered the frame and foam mounted birds. The sentiment is from a stamp set from The Craft’s Meow (whose name I don’t know) stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Submitting this card to CASology Week 147: Wedding and Shopping Out Stash #202: Silver and Gold

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Lots of Triangles!!

Hello! Today I made a card using a set I’ve had for a long time – and I’ve not used on cards at all!!

I’ve owned the Scenery: Its A Wonderful Pennant from Winnie & Walter for a while now. I loved the product and bought it thinking that I could make some ‘geometry’ oriented cards. But no such luck – I’ve never made even one card yet! So, I took the plunge this time with the CASology: Shape this time!

Lots of Triangles!!My initial idea was to stamp the triangles in neat little rows. But alas! I am not such a good stamper – the triangles were all helter-skelter and there was no sign of order! 😦 Then came the second flash – I thought of cutting out the same triangles and foam mounting them on a card base – that I could do easily! πŸ˜€

Lots of Triangles!! (close up)I’ve used a lot of colors on this card! Here’s the list –

Memento Angel Pink, Tangelo, London Fog, Pear Tart
Hero Arts Neon Purple, Neon Red, Soft Pool, Soft Cantaloupe, Bubble Gum
Color Box Canary, Dune, Brown, Colonial Blue, Stucco
Faber Castell green stamp pad

For the sentiment I used Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches and Zing embossing powder on a black strip of cardstock.

CASology Week 145: ShapeI love the way the card came out! πŸ™‚ What do you think?

CASology #143: Ombre

PE: Honorable Addict at Addicted to Stamps Challenge!

Addicted To Stamps #141: Anything Goes: Honorable AddictHello! I made a card last night for the CASology challenge. The theme was ombre, which got me thinking – there are so many techniques and methods that can be applied to get an ombre look on a card – what could make mine different? The answer came in the form of a card from Tasnim here. I love the way she has used small square blocks as the main focal background. And then the black flower vine on it just brings everything together so beautifully. Couldn’t resist CASEing it! πŸ™‚

I made two cards using the same method –

CASology (1)I cut 1 inch squares of watercolor paper and painted on them to get an ombre effect and adhered them on the card base using foam dots. For the first card I used shades of brown, red, orange and yellow. Then used Honey Blossom Sprig from Memory Box and Hello from Memory Box dies.

CASology (2)For the second card, I used ombre shades of blue, green and purple, reducing the watercolor pigment concentrating for each square. I used Flutter Vine from Memory Box and the sentiment is from All Occasion Messages from Hero Arts stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

I just love the way these turned out – simple, but so full of color and life!! πŸ™‚

CASology Week #143: Ombre

Also submitting this to Addicted To Stamps Challenge #141: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

Bunny Sweet

Hello! I am back with more cards!

I love cards with critters. So adorable and cute! But I get stumped when it comes to coloring, and when it comes to layout. There’s something about these critters that makes it difficult to get a good card out of! But, practice makes perfect….and here’s one of..or two of my tries! πŸ™‚

Have Cake And Eat It TooFor the first card, I stamped the bunny from Hunny Bunny from Mama Elephant in Memento Dandilion ink, hand-drew the cupcake and started a no line watercoloring using Inktense pencils. I then cut out this piece using Mama Elephant Sew Fancy die (did it twice, actually).

I then stamped the sentiment from Sentimental stamp set from Penny Black using Charcoal ink from Hero Arts. I also stamped a few stars from Bokeh Time stamp set from JustRite using Soft Granite ink from Hero Arts.

Have Cake And Eat It Too (close up)I then stamped the card base with Gingham stamp from Impression Obsession using ColorBox Dune ink. I then foam mounted the watercolor panel on top.

Now for the second card – I used the same bunny stamp, but this time, stamped it using Hero Arts Black ink. I again hand-drew the cupcake and outlined it using Copic Multi Liner. And used proper watercolors for this.

Hoppy Birthday!I cut out the scallop from the top card panel using Scalloped Circle from Itsy Bitsy, stamped the sentiment from Sentimental from Penny Black using Hero Arts Black ink. The stars are from Bokeh Time from JustRite, again stamped in Soft Granite ink.

Hoppy Birthday! (close up 2)I am submitting the first card to CASology Week 142: Sweet and the second card to Monika’s Birthday Linky Party(I CASE-ed her cute card!) πŸ™‚

Thanks for looking! πŸ™‚

Trailing Vines

Hello! I am back with another post! And this time I am CASEing the genius, Aga’s card here. When I saw this card for the first time (and that was quite sHelloome time ago!) I wanted to make my own version of it, but somehow, I haven’t done that till now!


In fact, I so loved this card, that I had to make two cards!! πŸ˜€ Here’s card 1 of my version –

Trailing Vines #1I used the Garden Fronds stencil from Memory Box and inked in Black Soot distress ink, using all the three vines in the stencil, masking and joining ends whenever necessary. I then splattered a bit of black acrylic ink diagonally across the card panel. I then distressed the edges and adhered this on a black card base.

Trailing Vines #1 (close up)I stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches on a black card stock using Hero Arts Unicorn White ink (I had to go over it again with my Uniball Signo white gel pen because it wasn’t white enough for me :() I then cut out a bigger piece of vellum and adhered it behind this piece and stuck a length of thin yellow-gold ribbon between this and the card panel.

And that finished card 1! πŸ™‚

Trailing Vines #2For card two, which I made horizontal, I used various shades of distress inks, making gradients. I also made the vines a little random, than making them parallel.

Coming to the sentiment, I used the same as the card before, this time stamping it in Hero Arts Field Greens ink. I die cut the vellum using a die from Hello/Thank You from Sizzix dies. Finally I added rhinestones of a couple of shades as embellishment. πŸ™‚

Trailing Vines #2 (close up)So, how do you think they came out? πŸ™‚

I am submitting the first card to Less Is More Challenge #218: Predominantly Black and the second one to CAS Colors & Sketches #118: Monochromatic Shades Of Green, CASology Week #140: Spring and Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Beginnings.

CAS Colors & Sketches #118: Monochromatic Shades Of GreenCASology Week #140: SpringCurtain Call Inspiration Challenge: BeginningsThanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚