#377 – Clustered Leaves & Thanks

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Hello! I am driven by inspiration this time too! πŸ™‚ There are so many fabulous card makers out there, that it is impossible not to be! πŸ˜› My card this time is a CASE of this card by Debby Hughes for the Simon Says Stamp blog.

Thanks

I really loved the way she used the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die, mixing it with vellum, and then used a bit of washi tape to finish the card. Such a beauty! I’ve used these concepts in my card as well. But instead of using distress ink and then water to create the splotchy effect, I used textured cardstock and then white and pearl white paint.Β  I used Paper Smooches Thanks die for the sentiment. And silver glitter on the leaves and silver sequins for embellishing.

It was a really quick card to make, once I got the placement! πŸ™‚

Submitting this card to Colour Me Challenge #100. I just had to play this time – can you believe its their last challenge?!?! So sad! But, I do wish them well with all my heart! They’ve provided us with so many fantastic color themes and I’ve loved participating in their challenges, even been lucky enough to win a few! πŸ™‚ The ‘Thanks’ suits my sentiments for the team, just fine! πŸ™‚

Also submitting this card to Shopping Our Stash #229: No Stamping

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And also to Virginia’s View Challenge #21: Glitter. Virginia, too has announced this to be on a break after this challenge. And I really hope that she will be able to reopen this challenge, some time; hopefully soon! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Virginia, I believe you’ve put your heart and soul into this, and thank you for that! πŸ™‚

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#371 – Roses

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Its been some time since I used these Roses die from Elizabeth Crafts. When I first bought them, I used them so much, I actually made a decision to stop using them for atleast the next few cards. Unfortunately, after that I bought some new stuff and….you know the rest. So, now, after using the awesome dies after so long, I am quite happy with this creation –

Roses

I chose some distress inks to color in the roses – I used Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Picked Raspberry. I used watercolor paper for the bottom, whole die-cut pieces and for the outline, I used normal white card stock. While coloring, I concentrated color in the flower center, reducing the color at the borders. After the watercolor dried, I adhered the pieces together.

I took another card panel, I used a fusion of Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone to create a random watercolored base and adhered the flowers and leaves on top. I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Sentimental in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally adhered this panel to the card base. And that finished my card!

Submitting this to Colour Me Challenge #99

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#365 – Neat and Tangled Flowers

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Lovely Little Tangle (Honorable Mention) at Little Tangles challenge

I recently bought some Neat & Tangled merchandise. AndΒ  I couldn’t really wait to put them into good use! πŸ™‚

For my first card, I used Paper Cut Flowers.

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I stamped the flowers using Color Box pigment inks – Orange, Lime and Brown from Rich Rustics. Since the flowers themselves were not cutting it, I added the dots and the little design elements from Altenew Hannah Elements using the same colors. Now, I felt that the images were very flat, without any texture – so I stamped JustRite Burlap using Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink. This brought in a very subtle texture – love it! πŸ™‚

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I then trimmed the card panel on the sides and then into two pieces. I finally stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black. Also added a few clear sequins for embellishing. I added washi tape on the card base before adhering the two pieces on it. That finished my first card! πŸ™‚

Submitting this to Color Throwdown #369, Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #38, Little Tangles #32: Thankful and Shopping Our Stash#228: Thanks

Now for my second card. I used The Hoop die and also Hand Stitched stamp and die sets.

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I first die cut and then stamped the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black. I water-colored them using Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Fossilized Amber, Pumice Stone. For the hoop, I first die cut it from white cardstock, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Cool Grey pen, dipping it in Pumice Stone to achieve some shading colors (I don’t have a Zig pen of the right color!). I also die cut the hoop again from some vellum, adhered the inside piece using some tape to the outer, colored piece.

Leaving these aside to dry, I prepped the background. I used ink smooshing using Fossilized Amber and Pumice Stone. I then die-cut them using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics. I then adhered all the pieces together. Finally stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti All About You using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Submitting this card to Colour Me #98,Β Seize The Birthday: Vellum or Transparency and My-Scrap.Ru: Clean & Simple: Everything is Transparent

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#362 – Persian Motif Love

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I tried experimenting more with the special vellum I have. This vellum I have is plastic-y, impossible to die cut or dry emboss. To top it off, regular stamping works only with pigment inks – the inky ones get absorbed and smudgy. So, I tried working with some other stuff – like sketch pens, Copic markers, Zig brush pens, and even Inktense pencils. I am happy that except the Copics, the rest of the coloring mediums worked pretty well. And so, being so delighted with it, I made a card with it! πŸ˜€

Persian Motif LoveI stamped the flowers from Altenew Persian Motifs and heat embossed them in silver. I then colored them in my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I don’t have any adhesive suitable for vellum, and since this piece didn’t have any place to hide the normal ones, I used washi tape to adhere it to the card base. I then stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Simply Said using Hero Arts Black ink. I added a few rhinestones as embellishment too. And I absolutely love how this has turned up! πŸ˜€

Submitting this to Colour Me Challenge #97

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#344 – Autumn/Fall

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High time I made some autumn cards –

PumpkinsFor my one-layer pumpkin card, I first drew the borders and the pumpkins in pencil, traced them using my Uniball Signo black gel pen and colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. Even the black splatters are actually dots placed by me using the Zig black pen! πŸ˜€ I then stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti All About You using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I finished the card by applying a nice layer of Glossy Accents on the pumpkins.

Pumpkins (close up)Submitting this card toΒ ColourQ Challenge #312, Time Out Challenge #42 and Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge #15Β  and AAA Card ChallengeΒ  (on Jill’s suggestion – thanks Jill!! She did mention its not strictly a Halloween card, and I agree and if this is a problem, I shall remove my submission!) –

Spray paint dollar store glass candle sticks black and add pumpkins for Halloween decoration

My second card has a fall theme –

Autumn leavesI first applied Wild Honey and Fossiled Amber distress inks on craft mat, misted it and swiped my watercolor panel several times, heating in between till I was satisfied with how it was looking. I then trimmed the piece and stamped the leaves from Altenew Peony Scrolls in Hero Arts Black. I then colored the leaves using Ripe Persimmon and Fired Brick distress inks. I then mounted this panel and the popped the sentiment from Altenew Label Love, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on the card base. I finally added a few gold sequins as embellishment.

Submitting this card to Colour Me Challenge #93, Virginia’s View Challenge #19: Color, Fusion Challenge: All Hallow’s Eve and Bastel Traum Challenge #34: Autumn/Fall

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Background Mania

Hello! The cards I’ve made this time (I think) have a focus on different kinds of backgrounds. Some with pattern paper, some with stamping, inlaid and frames.

My first card is a CASE of this card by Alice Wertz. Made this card for my sis who is holidaying right now! πŸ™‚

Happy TravelsSupplies –

My Favorite Things Some Bunny stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black
Watercoloring using Tea Dye, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs distress inks
Sentiment stamped in Paper Smooches Alphadot and Hero Arts Black ink
Fuzzy cut background using pattern paper from K & Company.

My second card is inspired by the black and gold color combination! Mmmm…ecstatic!! πŸ˜€

Altenew Persian Motifs CongratsSupplies –

Stamped and gold heat embossed Altenew Persian Motifs and fuzzy cut it.
Stamped and gold heat embossed Penny Black Sentimental
Stamped My Favorite Things Lace Background in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Brustro Iridescent gold metallic paper.

The paper is probably not the best suited for stamping – the ink absorption isn’t that good and it becomes blotchy in places. But I still went with it, since it was only the background, and only a small portion was visible at that. πŸ™‚

Submitting this card to Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #33

For my last card, I used the Ellen Hutson dies that I had been dying to use since they came in last week –

Roses & ThanksSupplies –

Ellen Hutson Bold Blossoms, die cut from card stock colored with Fired Brick distress ink. I just went direct to paper with the ink pad.
The background is stamped using Impression Obsession Circle Fusion 1 using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then I swiped my (almost drying) Memento Teal Zeal ink on top…
.. and then die cut a panel using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics.
The sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler is stamped in Fired Brick distress ink.

Submitting this card to Ellen Hutson: Mix It Up challenge with Impression Obsession, Freshly Made Sketches #203 and Colour Me challenge #88

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Happy Day

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Hello! I am back with another assortment of cards! πŸ™‚

Happy Heavy!After using the leaves, I wanted to use the flowers from the Ellen Hutson dies I got recently (previous posts here and here). There are some fantastic inspirations that I found on Pinterest – the use of these dies are so varied! And this is what I came with. I used the colors from Bastel Traum challenge #32: Color Challenge. I stamped the background using WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds and Memento Elderberry and Memento Lilac Posies and Pumice Stone distress inks. Then after die cutting the flowers and leaves, I colored them using Color Box Eggplant and Pamass Green pigment inks. The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden stamp set. I added a lot of pearls and silver dotted washi tape on the side to make the card.

For my second card, I used Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry distress inks to stamp the background using Hero Arts Pattern Stripes stamp. I then stamped the flower from Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then die cut and stamped the frame from Paper Smooches Fancy Frames stamp and die in Hero Arts Soft Pool and mounted it on the card. The sentiment from Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink too. The colors are inspired from the September Mood Board at Butterfly Reflections Inc.

Framed Flower

Submitting this card to CAS(E) This Sketch #139 and Paper Smooches: Anything Goes.

For my third card, I went with leaves (again! :D).

I used the leaf stamp from Hero Arts Leaves stamp set. A small twist in the coloring – I first applied Forest Moss distress ink on the craft mat, misted water on it and then stamped the leaf on top to get the color on it and then stamped on the paper. I love the way this gives a beautiful variation of colors. This also works wonderfully if you need to use multiple colors.

So, after stamping the leaves in a sort of circular fashion, I die cut the central vellum piece from Paper Trey Ink Cener Style: Feminine die and stamped the sentiments from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint using Forest Moss distress ink. The heart is also from the same set.Β  I then mounted the vellum on the card base.

LeafyThis card goes to Freshly Made Sketches #202 and Colour Me challenge #87: Monochromatic

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