#796 – The Hedgehogs Say…

Hello and welcome to listen to what the hedgehogs want to say!! 😀 😀

I had these cute lil hedgehogs from MFT for quite some time now, and it felt like using autumn colors on them was the perfect idea. So, I made two cards, with the exact same arrangement, but with little changes.

Hedgehogs Say...

I used MFT Happy Hedgehogs and Verve Stamps Bountiful Harvest stamps. I actually wanted to test one of the cardstocks that I own, on which I usually do misted stamping for superb effects, with watercoloring. The results weren’t exactly what I expected, but my sis said she liked the soft tones, so I thought of using the piece (or rather, keeping the card I made) than not. And that’s the one you see on the right.

Hedgehogs Say...(card 1)

I made this other one as I wasn’t satisfied with the first one. The one on the right is made by watercoloring using distress inks – and even bright colors were significantly toned down by this card stock. And the one on the left using stamping with MFT Black hybrid ink, then coloring using Zig Brush pens.

Hedgehogs Say...(card 2)

Coming back to the card on the right. Once the cardstock had dried, I die cut it using MFT Stitched Mini Rectangles die, added a base of dark brown cardstock, then adhered it to a kraft cardbase that I had already stamped in plaid tones of orange, red and brown using the MFT Plaid Background Builders. The sentiment is heat embossed on the same dark brown cardstock, die cut using MFT Slanted Sentiment Strips, foam mounted on the panel.

Hedgehogs Say...(2)

For the card with the brighter tones, the sentiment comes from Ranger Letter It – Thank You stamp set. I used distress oxide inks to create the blend of colors in the background, on which I splattered some water. I fussy cut the hedgehogs and pumpkins and mounted them at different levels of dimension.

With these cards, I am joining the following challenges –

MFT Sketch Challenge #402

Happy Little Stampers: September Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes (not using the optional Butterflies)

Color Throwdown challenge #510

Timeout Challenge #118: Photo Inspiration

Paru’s Card Making challenge: September challenge: Anything Goes

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Thank you so much for listening to the hedgehogs and for stopping by! 🙂

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#779 – Black, Copper and White

Hello and welcome! I made this one layered black and white card with copper embossing last night ..

Look For the Miracles

..using Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers, Even More Spring Flowers and Look For the Miracles stamp sets.

Joining the following challenges –

Color Throwdown challenge #504

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

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Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge: Watercolor

SSS - Work It Wednesday

The Flower Challenge #23: One Layer Card

Happy Little Stampers August Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes + optional Flowers

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

 

 

 

 

#724 – You Are My Precious

Hello! So, I finally got time to spend to make some cards(?) for the superb Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges! Of course, I did couple it with a couple of other challenges.

You Are My Precious

Those little heart gems are from Winnie & Walter My Precious stamp set. While I could use one stamp as is, I had to modify the other a little bit. I heat embossed them in silver and used perfect pearls colors in red and pink to watercolor them, then fussy cut them.

You Are My Precious

I then used the one of the stencils from Kaiserkraft Love Quaters to blend Pumice Stone distress ink on a grey card panel, which I then die cut using Winnie & Walter Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways.

I am joining these challenges –

Color Throwdown challenge #479

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #258

The following Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges –

Four Challenge with Shay (I’ve used 4 hearts)

Watercoloring with a Twist challenge with Heather H

Inspiration Challenge with Gayathri

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#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! 🙂

#643 – Birthday Wishes

Hello! I made a bright and bold birthday card this time –

Birthday Wishes

I used Altenew Vintage Flowers for the flowers. After stamping them, I wanted to make a fuzzy mask for them, something that would not perfectly cover the image, just provide a sort of border around it for me to stamp the background stripes. To make this, I took a scrap piece of paper, and holding it above the paper, held it against the light and drew a rough outline on the paper. I then fuzzy cut it out, and placed it above the card base, to stamp those stripes.

Birthday Wishes

Here’s the list of supplies used –
Altenew Vintage Roses
My Favorite Things Bold Diagonal Stripes
Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Day
Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

The Challenge #90

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Color Throwdown Challenge #451

Paru’s Card Challenge: July Challenge: Birthday

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Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#629 – Sketches and Colors

Hello! I made these two cards a couple of days ago, intending to join a couple of color and sketch challenges.

Thank You

Here’s what I used –
My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers
My Favorite Things Simply Circles
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery
My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banners
Gansai Tambi watercolors

I am joining the MFT Sketch Challenge #337 and MFT Color Challenge #71 with this card.

Sketch Challenge 337 #mftstamps

For my second card –

Celebrate

Here’s what I used –
Reverse Confetti Buds n Blooms
Die-versions Celebrate die
Itsy Bitsy Scalloped Circles die
Basically Essential Remember and Thanks stencil
We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder

With this card, I am joining the Reverse Confetti June Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown Challenge #447.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#605 – Sending Well Wishes

Hello! I find so many inspiring card makers out there in this kind hearted community, that it is practically impossible to not want to try out the unique techniques of a few talented ones. The one I am talking about this time, is Laurajane. If you haven’t checked out her blog, you are missing out big time!

I love this particular coloring technique Laurajane uses. She adds colors in layers, but doesn’t allow them to blend, instead keeping the strokes to add a lovely look to her creations. I had tried this technique in the beginning of the year in this card, and was quite happy with the results. And I thought of trying it again…

Sending Well Wishes

Of course, my card doesn’t entirely look like how Laurajane makes them.. its in my style, after all! 🙂

I used Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set, stamped the images in Antique Linen distress ink and then colored them using Zig brush pens. The sentiment comes from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 stamp set.

Sending Well Wishes

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown Challenge #437

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #236: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Fusion Challenge: Easter (I picked the picture part, with the yellow and red flowers)

Simon Says Stamp March Work It Wednesday: Spring has Sprung

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Inkspirational Challenge #132: Spring

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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