#634 – Coffee Loving Friends

Hello! I am back with another card for the Coffee Loving Card Makers’ Summer Blog Hop 2017 (here’s my first card)! This time, I am using something I bought a couple of weeks ago, but hadn’t used yet – Waffle Flower Bear and Bird stamp set. Such a cute stamp set, I just loved it the moment I saw it!

Here’ what I made –

Coffee and Friends

I first die cut a watercolor paper panel using Paper Trey Ink Center Style: Femine die, then stamped my images using Antique Linen distress inks. I then colored it Prima watercolor pencils.Β  Finally came the sentiment, from My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental About Coffee stamp set, which I stamped using Hero Arts Charcoal ink.

Coffee and Friends

I chose a pale yellow cardstock as the card base, and added texture to it using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders dies, then foam mounted the watercolor panel on top.

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Coffee Loving Card Makers Summer 2017 Blog Hop

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CAS On Sunday Challenge #110: Animals

The Challenge #88: Keywords (I used flowers, bright, watercolor)

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Hope you liked my card! Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#626 – Wishing You Happiness

PE: Inspiring Stand Out at the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge!!

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Hello! I made a couple of cards for the Little Tangles challenge this month, as a DT member.. but selected only one for the showcasing.. this here is the other card I made –

Wishing You Happiness

I first stamped the flowers from the Neat and Tangled Scandinavian Prints set, and covered up the small spaces with the little stamps in the same set and in the Beary Merry stamp set. The colors are all from the current Little Tangles challenge.

Wishing You Happiness

Once done, I thought of adding a bit more texture, so I dry embossed the panel using Neat and Tangled Scalloped cover die… Well that became a bit too embossed, so rolled it in between the plates again, and that made the texture a lot softer. πŸ™‚ I then adhered this panel on the base at an angle. For the sentiment, I used the from Beary Merry, mounted it with a bit of silver string behind it.

Joining the following challenges with this card –

Clean and Simple on Sunday Challenge #109: Use a Repetition Image

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Inspired by All The Little Things Challenge #59

The Flower Challenge #9: Anything Goes

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Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#608 – Love & Hugs

Hello! I made a CAS card this time… ugh that was soo hard for me…so tempting to add one sequin, add shimmer and glimmer.. very hard indeed!! πŸ˜€

Love & Hugs

I used the Geometric Blooms stencil from Neat & Tangled with distress inks. The sentiment comes from Paper Trey Ink Grand Ampersand and Fiskars’ Basic Font stamp set.

Love & Hugs

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS On Sunday Challenge #106: Use A Stencil

AAA Cards Challenge: CAS Game #88: Stencil

Happy Little Stampers: April CAS Challenge: Blend

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#523 – Love you a Bunch

PE: Topper at Lesia Zgharda!!

Hello! Made this card a couple of days ago for the current Waffle Flower challenge –

Love you a Bunch

I first die cut the circles using Paper Trey Ink Circles die, and colored a few of the circles using Faber Castell oil pastels. I then did dry embossing using the same die on another panel. This time, I first added ink on the die cutting plate using Memento Brilliance Galaxy Gold before doing the embossing. I then trimmed down the panel and foam mounted the colored circles in place.

Love you a Bunch

For the flowers, I stamped them on scrap cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped the solid parts using Hero Arts Neon Blue, Hero Arts Butter Bar and Memento Pear Tart and then fuzzy cut them. I was contemplating on how to arrange them on the card, but decided to keep it for later. Now, I had kept the whole thing stacked on my work table, and when I picked it up again the next day, a happy accident happened. I had arranged the flowers, as a bunch, right where I’ve placed the sentiment now, but when I picked it up, the flowers had scattered – exactly as you see it on the card now! I absolutely loved this scattered arrangement, and decided to go with it. And so, I just adhered the flowers as is, and then added the sentiment, from the same stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, and adhered it on the card.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Waffle Flower September Challenge

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The Paper Players Challenge #311: Circles

Just Add Ink Challenge #328: Just Add ‘P’ (I’ve used pastel colors) –

Clean And Sunday On Sunday Challenge #91: Pastel Colors

Lesia Zgharda: Geometry

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#482 – Dazzler

PE: Global Design Project Winner!!

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Woodcraft Store Top 3!!

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Hello!

Am back with another card for today! Its not a ‘dazzler’ but made using Penny Black Dazzler stamp set. πŸ™‚

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I actually tried a couple of varieties – learning from my mistakes from each of those cards, before finishing with this one. Very simple to make, but I took too much time to decide where to stamp, how much to stamp, and even what to stamp – I had actually gone for Altenew Hannah Elements before deciding on this one. πŸ™‚

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The technique I followed for the colored stripes is, I believe, quite well known now, coming Jennifer McGuire (here and here) – and I followed the ink blending method instead of the stamping one. I used Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw distress inks and PTI Melon Berry along with Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink. Embossing is using Wow! copper embossing powder. And the sentiment is from Paper Smooches Thanks die. I used an orange foam for the base, adhering it below a die cut from white card stock.

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And that’s my simple card! πŸ™‚ Submitting this to Woodcraft Store: Clean and Simple: Ornament, CAS On Sunday #84: Sparkle and Global Design Project #38 (sketch challenge)

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

 

#467 – STAMPlorations Guest Designer – Reminder

Hello!

This is the second post as STAMPlorations Guest Designer for the month of April (Sketch & Theme) (you can see my first one here). The challenge offers an option of using the sketch or the theme, or using both, if you are up for it! The theme for this month is Stamp & Splatters and here’s the sketch –

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And here’s my take on it – I used the sketch only this time, and I flipped it –

Sending Love & Smiles

This card uses digi stamps that I humbly received from the Shery. The stamp is called Sketched Rose Bouquet. And, like the last time, I had to use normal A4 paper, to get a printouts and use them on the card.

Wondering why you can’t see the print? No, I didn’t make the whole card digitally, nor is the print in a super light color – its just invisible! πŸ˜€

Sending Love & Smiles

When I had my initial idea, I thought of use splatters too – but I quickly abandoned this idea after multiple unsuccessful attempts. I then chose simple coloring, since the sketch was there anyway. I colored everything using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. After finishing, I was about to adhere the piece on to the card base, when I realized the color had seeped though the paper, and also that the back was looking better than the front! And that’s what I used – I used the back instead of the front – and that’s why you don’t see any prints! πŸ˜€ What an awesome accident!! πŸ˜€

Well, once I was done, I stamped the sentiment from JustRite Lace Vintage Labels #3 using My Favorite Things hybrid black ink. And that’s my simple one layer card!

Hope you find time to play in the challenge! For more inspiration, check out the Stamplorations post – the designers have given us plenty of impressive inspiration! πŸ™‚

I am submitting my card to CAS On Sunday Challenge #80: Flowers,Β Virginia’s View: Link-up Party, Paru’s Card Making Challenge: Anything Goes and Global Design Project

Thanks for stopping by!

#466 – A Couple of CAS Cards

PE: Top 3 at Sovushka Slavia!!

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Winner at Happy Little Stampers!!!!

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Hello!

Today I am presenting a couple of CAS cards.

The first card is a one layer – and if there is a simpler card to make, I wouldn’t know! The only difficult part in this might be the fussy cutting involved while creating the mask! πŸ˜€

I Love Mew

I Love Mew

Submitting this card to Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #48, One Layer Simplicity Challenge #26: As You Wish, AAA Card Challenge #62: Anything Goes and Less Is More Challenge @271: One Layer Card with Geometric Shapes or Patterns

To make this one layered card, I first stamped the cat and the ball of yarn along with the sentiment from My Favorite Things I Knead You on my card base using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored them using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. I then made the masks for them and used the stencil The Crafer’s Workshop Mini Garden Gate to blend in some Pumice Stone distress ink. That’s it, we’re done! πŸ™‚

Celebrate Good Times

I Love Mew

For my second card, I used a technique called stencil mono-printing. I used Prima Magnolias and added some Paper Trey Ink inks on the stencil, misted it with water and pressed it on a card panel to get the the stencil’s mono-print. Once this was dry, I trimmed the sides and used the sentiment die from Paper Trey Ink Good Times to die cut and trimmed the excess from the sides. I added another piece of the same die cut from white card stock, adhered it using some cellophane tape and foam mounted it on the card base. I then stamped the sentiment from Paper Trey Ink Good Times using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I thought of adding a few sequins, but stopped it, since I did want to make it CAS! πŸ˜€

Submitting this to CAS On Sunday Challenge #80: Flowers, Addicted to CAS Challenge #85: Inlaid Die-cutting, Addicted to Stamps Challenge #189: Anything Goes and Happy Little Stampers: April CAS Challenge: Stencil Monoprint

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚