#529 – One Layers and Splatters

PE: Top 3 at Sovushka Slavia! Can’t believe it!!

Sovushka Slavia - Top 3

Winner at Stampin Royalty!!

Stampin' Royalty Winner

Hello! I’ve made a discovery (which every card maker out there might already know) – that is this – splatters add a wonderful accent for one layers, especially when you don’t want to add any extra embellishments – no sequins, no rhinestones, no nothing, just pure one layered card! And here’s proof –

I made these two cards today, and couldn’t wait till tomorrow, since I have challenge deadlines approaching I just had to share them… Also, they are a part ofย The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew!


My first card is made of only Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set – this is a new one in my stash, and I couldn’t wait to make a card!ย  I used the colors from ColorQ Challenge and stamped this one layer card –


…and added splatters…I think I am getting addicted to them after the last Virginia’s View Challenge.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Oh, the colors I used are all distress inks – Frayed Burlap, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw – except for the sentiment, for which I used Memento Tuxedo Black.

Submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #360

And here’s the second card –


I used Altenew Golden Garden stamp set went monochrome – I used my Memento Tuxedo Black and Pear Tart inks, then added the splatters, of course! The sentiment comes from my new latest to my stash – Honey Bee Brush Grunge Alpha – which I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.


Submitting this card to Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #59 and Stampin Royalty Challenge #347: Monochrome

Did you get inspired to start adding splatters? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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#513 – Happy

Hello! Made a card for Ellen Hutson August Mix It Up Challenge with Winnie and Walter.


I used watercolor panel for the background panel – and actual color card stock for the die cuts – I usually do the coloring myself, using distress inks or watercoloring, but this time, I practically forced myself to use some card stock – imagine that! ๐Ÿ˜€


Here are the supplies I’ve used:
Ellen Hutson Wild Garden
Winnie & Walter Scenery:Stripes
Black Soot and Pumice Stone distress ink
Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy
Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink
Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder
And a few buttons from my stash for embellishing!

Also submitting this card to the following challenges –

ColorQ Challenge #354

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes With Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

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#502 – Stamped Flowers

…and I am back to stamping flowers! ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s the best and sure shot way of getting a beautiful card, I guess!


My first card consists of MFT Modern Blooms. I used simple stamping technique with Memento Dandelion, Memento Pear Tart, Hero Arts Soft Pool and PTI Sweet Blush inks to prepare a panel of these pretty flowers. Once done, I trimmed it to stripes, mounted them on the card base using foam tape. I then addded a strip of kraft card stock, adhered the ‘you’ from MFT Love & Adore You and then the stamped sentiment piece, from Paper Smooches Fancy Frames, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then used some kraft die cut buttons from Impression Obsessions Buttons die cuts to embellish.


Submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #350 and MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #289

My second card is completely done using the Waffle Flower Leafy stamp set (except for a little die cutting and embellishing, of course! ;))


I first stamped the sentiment and the flowers and leaves outlines using Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped the counterpart – solid stamps of the same images using colored inks – Hero Arts Bubble Gum, Butter Bar, Neon Blue and Memento Bamboo Leaves.I stamped the images such that they were forming circles around the sentiment – going clockwise for the first circle, then anti-clockwise the next, and so on.

Once done, I die cut a circle from one of the edge. Now, I wanted the die cut to be partially stamped wit the images (notice the bottom half without the continuation of the flowers and leaves?), so I re-stamped the images in the same position using my trusty MISTI. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the effect, but I am not sure whether this was the best design to showcase it.. Anyway, I proceeded to trim the outer panel, and to round the corners before tying some string on it and adhering it to the card base. I then adhered the round panel directly to the card base and finally embellished it some more using dots of silver stickles (glittering enamel dots??)


Submitting this card to Waffle Flower July Challenge (I’ve only taken the colors for inspiration) –


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#485 – A Few Cards Over the Weekend

PE: CAS-ual Fridays Contender!!

CAS-ual Fridays - Contender

Happy Little Designers – CASE The Designer – Favorite!!

Happy Little Stampers - CASE favourite

Made a few cards over the weekend – I am just presenting them one here and a few more in the coming posts..


My first card is made using my new stamp set from Happy Little Stampers, Doodled Flowers. I bought this using the gift certificate I won at their last CAS challenge, and was just waiting for a reason to use it, when I saw this fabulous card by my blogging friend Rahmat for their Muse challenge this month – need I a better reason?! ๐Ÿ˜€

I immediately set out. I also got inspired by this card by the amazing Virginia Lu. For my card, I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder, on a scrap card panel. I then colored them using distress inks Pumice Stone, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon + Memento Bahama Blue and then fuzzy cut them out. I then added a strip of patterned paper from K & Company and adhered the flowers on top. For the sentiment, I stacked die cuts from Die Versions Celebrate die, and adhered it on the card.


At this point, I started feeling that the background was a little empty, and, like my muse, I thought of adding something circular – leading to adding a few dots using Simon Says Stamp Seeing Spots stencil and Pumice Stone distress ink. Finally, for embellishment, I added a few clear rhinestones on the flowers.

Also submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #344, Inspired by All the Little Things #18 , Addicted to CAS #89: Petals, CASual Fridays #149: Florals and Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes Badge

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#474 – A Color and a Sketch Challenge

Hello! My mojo is running low even now. Even though I am getting loads and loads of inspiration from Pinterest and the (oh so many) blogs and card makers that I follow, I can’t seem to create a card that I am completely satisfied with! Here are two of my latest attempts. I can’t say I am completely unhappy –

My first card is inspired by the colors in ColourQ Challenge #341


The flowers are from Micia Mother’s Love stamp set. I stamped them on the kraft card base using Brushed Corduroy distress ink and on some watercolor paper using MFT hybrid black ink. I then colored the flowers using PTI Hibiscus Burst, PTI Melon Berry, Spiced Marmalade DI and Brushed Corduroy DI inks. I then fuzzy cut the flowers, added a few splatters, with the colors mathcing the flowers, over them; added a few splatters of black ink over the card base and adhered them. The sentiment is from Avery Elle Laurels which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, the decorative line is from the same Micia stamp set, stamped in Brushed Corduroy.

My second card is inspired by the Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #50


I first die cut the circle and painted it using watercolors. Leaving it aside to dry, I stamped the background on a card panel using My Favorite Things Simply Circles, trimmed it in half and adhered it over the background.ย  I then stamped the flowers from Altenew Peony Scrolls on scrap card stock and fussy cut them. I then stamped the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Everyday Labels and trimmed it to size. Then I assembled all the pieces together, giving dimension to only the watercolored circular piece and the sentiment.

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