#472 – Wishing Some Happy


My second post for today…Β  and I have couple of cards with flowers – one using stamping and another using die-cutting. But they have a couple of things in common – I have used plain watercolored, brushstroke background for both, and the main focus of the cards, the flowers are also watercolored.

For my first card –


I first colored the background using PTI Tropical Teal and a few scrap pieces of watercolor paper with my watercolors with the desired colors. After they dried, I used Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms to die cut the flowers and leaves. I then stamped the sentiment, from Altenew Label Love, using Memento Tuxedo Black, on another piece of scrap cardstock – thank god for my MISTI, I had to stamp it twice to get good coverage, and I wouldn’t have gotten good results without it! πŸ™‚


I then trimmed the background panel and foam mounted it to the card base. After adhering the flowers, I added some gold string before mounting the sentiment. I also added a few transparent sequins for embellishing.

By the way, the rose on the top right is supposed to be pink – my photo editing software just wouldn’t get away from the red shade, no matter what I tried! 😦

Submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #340, CAS-ual Fridays #147: Birthday Girl and Seize The Birthday: Coloring

For my second card, I used stamping as the focus –


I first colored the background a light peach. Once this was relatively dry, I stamped the clustered flowers from WPlus9 Watercolored Anemonies using PTI Sweet Blush, after stamping it off once, on a watercolor panel. I then colored over this using PTI Hibiscus Burst, Spiced Marmalade and Tumbled Glass.


Once done, I trimmed the edges and added the doilies. I stamped the sentiment from The Craft’s Meow Side By Side in Memento Tuxedo Black on a scrap piece of watercolor paper, trimmed it and mounted it with some gold string sandwiched between the sentiment and the panel. I used a mix of sequin + rhinestone to embellish.

Submitting this card to Color Throwdown #391 and Freshly Made Sketches #235

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#464 – Stamped Flowers…Again!

PE: Winner at Stampin’ Royalty Challenge!! πŸ˜€

Stampin' Royalty Winner


Sometimes I get so lost in techniques, and forget to enjoy making cards with only stamping as the focus. So, I tried..once again.. to make cards using stamping only. πŸ™‚


I first stamped Altenew Lacy Scrolls using Hero Arts Bubble Gum and Memento Tangelo on some scrap card stock – and couldn’t resist shading them a little using my Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils.


I then stamped the WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 4 using Memento Tuxedo Black on another panel and cut it diagonally. After placing all the pieces on my card base, I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then adhered all the pieces on the card base.

Submitting this to ColourQ Challenge #336, Stamplorations: April CAS Challenge: Anything Goes and Seize The Birthday: Floral

For my second card, I first stamped Darice Music Notes on a card panel using Hero Arts Charcoal ink. I then stamped the flowers from My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms using Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, ColorBox Scarlet, Hero Arts Neon Blue, Hero Arts Charcoal and Memento Tuxedo Black inks, fuzzy cut them. I then trimmed the music score panel, cut out a circular window from it using Mama Elephant So Sew die and arranged the flowers and leaves around it.


I then stamped My Favorite Things Pinstripes on a portion of the card base and mounted the panel on top, along with a strip of black. The sentiments are from Love and Adore You die and Some Bunny stamp set from My Favorite Things. Finally added some silver sequins for embellishing along with some silver stickles for the flower centers.


Submitting this to Stamping Royalty #324: Anything Goes, My Favorite Things Color Challenge #42 and My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #275

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#460 – Color Challenges


The first is a sort of mixed media card – the first of its kind I’ve made πŸ™‚ –


I started with first stamping Penny Black Dazzler using Colobox Lime pigment ink, which I then clear heat embossed. I then smooshed Salty Ocean and Crushed Olive distress inks on the piece, added more ink with a brush wherever I thought I needed it. Once dry, I stamped some patterns on using the same ink and Cloud 9 Borders stamps. I then trimmed the piece, adhered it at an angle on a white card base and adhered the sentiment, from Spellbinders Sentiments 3 and the butterfly, from Tattered Lace Butterflies. And that finished my card.

Submitting this to Color Throwdown Challenge #386

My second card is using a typical layout – using a frame and a bunch of flowers surrounding the sentiment –


The background – I really don’t remember what I have used; I made it quite some time ago, using at least 4 inks (probably Paper Trey Ink Tropical Teal, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio distress inks and Hero Arts Soft Pool and Tide Pool inks – I know that makes it 5, but I did say ‘at least’! :P). So, I trimmed the piece using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die and also cut out a frame from it.


I then stamped the flowers, from Waffle Flower In Every Way, using Versamark Orange, Paper Trey Ink Melon Berry and the leaves from Paper Smooches Calico using Hero Arts Tide Pool and Faber Castell Green inks. I then fuzzy cut them. After arranging them, I also stamped and fuzzy cut the sentiment from the same Waffle Flower set – I used Versamark Orange, Paper Trey Ink Melon BerryΒ  and Memento Tuxedo Black inks. I also stamped a few more leaves on the background. I then adhered the background using double sided tape and the rest using foam tape and foam dots.

Submitting this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #25: Anything Goes, Bastel Traum Challenge #39: Nature/ Garden/Rainbow, Lesia Zgharda: Use A Floral Stamp, ColourQ Challenge #334 and Pinterest Inspired Challenge: April

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge


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#457 – Just Waving


Back with a second post. This time, I made use of a NBUS (never been used before) stamp -Neat & Tangled Sail Mates. I really like the sail theme stamps in this set, but I’ve not used any for some reason… Time’s finally come to use them! πŸ˜‰


I started with heat embossing the boat on both plain and kraft card stock and fuzzy cutting them. I then colored the sails using Ripe Persimmon + Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry distress inks. On another white card panel, I stamped and heat embossed in white the waves and colored them using Peacock Feathers + Cracked Pistachio. Once dry, I stamped the boat where I wanted it to be. I also fuzzy cut the curved kraft panel and stamped the sentiment – a combination of Neat & Tangled Sail Mates and WPlus9 Basic Banners stamps – using Hero Arts Unicorn white ink and then heat embossed it in white. I also blended in some Ripe Persimmon around the boat and foam mounted the sail.


I then trimmed the panel a bit and foam mounted it over a kraft card base. I also adhered the boat using foam dots and the sentiment panel using foam tape. I then added the heart from Mama Elephant Confetti die and added copious amounts of clear Wink of Stella glitter.

Submitting this to ColourQ Challenge #334 and Seize the Birthday: Water

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#451 – Bunnies in a Row!

PE: One Layer Simplicity Challenge Winner!!

One Layer Simplicity Challenge - Winner

ColourQ Courtier!!

ColourQ - Honorable Mention

Hello! After quite some time, I am back to critter coloring! So much fun! πŸ˜€

Both my cards featured today carry the totally adorable bunnies from My Favorite Things Some Bunny stamp set. And here’s the first –


I can’t believe myself that I’ve made such a CAS card!! πŸ˜€ I first stamped the bunnies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored them using Peeled Paint + Pine Needles, Bundled Sage + Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive distress inks and PaperΒ Trey Ink Simply Chartreuse ink. I then drew some squiggly lines below the bunnies and stamped the sentiment, form Mama Elephant Honey Bunny in both Memento Tuxedo Black and Paper Trey Ink Simply Chartreuse inks.

Submitting this to ColourQ Challenge #333, One Layer Simplicity Challenge #25: Let Green ‘March’ In, Just Add Ink #30: Just Add ‘E’, Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #46, Scrapulechki Challenge CAS Challenge: Green and CASology #189: Doodle

My second card is actually what I had made weeks ago! I gave this to my sister, and totally forgot about publishing it, until I made another card using the same stamp set! πŸ˜›


For this card, I first stamped the bunnies using Hero Arts Black ink, then colored the bunnies using Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and their dresses using Cracked Pistachio, Blue Lagoon, Crushed Olive inks. I stamped the background using starts and hearts from Mama Elephant Bear Hugs using the same inks, and, after fuzzy cutting the bunnies, I adhered them using foam dots.

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