#900 – Thanks with Pumpkins

Hello and welcome! Today is another day to be glad – I’ve been asked over to be the Guest Designer at the Retro Rubber challenge! This is a wonderful challenge where the main requirement is to use a stamp that is more than a year old in your creation – a great reason to get out those old stamps and put them to good use!

The theme for this challenge is a color theme – to use Black, Orange and White only, with the picture inspiration

And here’s what I made –

Thanks with Pumpkins

A fairly simple card to make! I first started with creating the pumpkins. I drew a rough outline and watercolored each of them. Once dry, I fussy cut them out. For the background, I used Concord & 9th Sketched Stripes stamp set and stamped it in Black Soot distress ink on a white card base. It didn’t stamp properly, but that ‘sketchy’ look was what I was going for, so that was perfect! 😀

Thanks with Pumpkins (closeup)

Next, the sentiment came from Ranger Letter It: Thank You stamp set. I stamped this also in Black Soot and then fussy cut it. I foam mounted all the pieces on the card base. And that’s it – that’s my finished card!

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

Global Design Project #263: Season of Thanks

CrafTangles October challenge: Masculine Projects

monthly challenges

Inkspirational Challenge #224: Picture Inspiration (Fall Photo)

Stamplorations October challenge: Stamps + Autumn colors

Thank you to the Retro Rubber team for having me over! Step over to the Retro Rubber challenge blog for more inspiration from their awesome team!

Thank you so much for stopping by as well! 🙂

#892 – Color Hues challenge Guest Designer!!

Hello and welcome!! After becoming the winner of the very first challenge of Color Hues – which in itself is a big win for me – I even get to be the very first Guest Designer for the challenge!! What a big honor!! Thank you so much Nancy, for this wonderful opportunity!

This the the third challenge and here are the colors for the challenge –

That’s a beautiful and elegant set of colors! And here’s what I made –

Thinking of You - Cream and Gold

I was inspired by this beautiful, elegant card by Therese Calvird. I chose rustic cream cardstock from Paper Trey Ink for the card base and the top most layer of the flower die cuts. The die cuts, of course, are from the Altenew 3D Rose Flurries die set. Those petite roses are just perfect for any occasion!

So, anyway, I used white for the first layer, vellum for the second (I used double sided tape on a piece of vellum and die cut it after), gold foil cardstock from CrafTangles for the third layer and the same rustic cream cardstock as the card base for the fourth layer. I used black and gold on the leaves to get some contrast on the otherwise plain card.

Thinking of You - Cream and Gold (closeup 1)

I am not so sure it is all that apparent on the images here – well, blame it on the cloudy weather and my overly used contrast image manipulated to counter it for it!! ;P

I used splatters of black and two kinds of gold – all of which I got from the Gansai Tambi watercolors – on the card base. I then adhered the die cut pieces on top.

Thinking of You - Cream and Gold (closeup 2)

For the sentiment, I used WPlus9 Fresh Cut Floral. My initial idea was to directly stamp this sentiment on the card base directly, but when I ended up moving the card on my Misti while stamping, I had to abandon the idea. Instead, I stamped it on another piece of the same cardstock, added some gold foil washi tape on another piece, trimmed them both and then adhered this to the card base. No loss there, and I loved that gold shine from the washi!!

And that’s my card! Head over to the Color Hues challenge blog for more inspiration from the Design Team – I assure you, they won’t disappoint!!

Thank you once again for having me over, Nancy!

And thank you so much for stopping by!

#867 – Guest Designing at Tic-Tac-Toe challenge

Hello and welcome!! Guess what – I am guest designing at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! So excited to join Felicita and her talented team this week!

Here’s the board for Tic-Tac-Toe challenge #65:

tttc-challenge-board

I chose the diagonal from top left – Stripes/Checks – Square – Emboss. And here’s my card –

Tic Tac Toe challenge #65 GD

I started with cutting out strips of vellum, which I then colored in shades of pink, green and yellow-orange using my Zig brush marker pens. I arranged these pieces on a white card panel, applied double sided tape on the back of the panel, tucked the sides behind and trimmed off the excess. I then foam mounted this on a white card base.

Next came the focus. I die cut several pieces of Spellbinders Birds on a Wire and adhered them together. I then heat embossed the top panel with a custom mix of mine. I applied two coats of the embossing for some additional texture.

To perch the birds, I die cut a piece of square, combining a couple of dies from My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Square and Itsy Bitsy Square dies. I foam mounted this on the vellum striped panel, and then foam mounted the birds on top.

Tic Tac Toe challenge #65 GD (closeup)

The sentiment comes from Clearly Besotted Scrumptious Script stamp set, which I stamped using a dark grey ink, fussy cut and then foam mounted. To embellish I used sequins from Ranganjali.

Checkout the Tic-Tac-Toe DT in their challenge blog – they’ve got some awesome inspiration for us!! And thank you so much Felicita, for inviting me!

Come by once again…my next post is in a few more hours!

#749 – Enjoy Your Day

Hello! I am so very pleased and honored to be joining the Sovushka Slavia Sketch Challenge as a Guest Designer yet again. This is one of my favorite challenges, which requires CAS cards and the sketches are beautiful. Here’s the sketch for the latest challenge –

And here’s what I made –

Enjoy Your Day

I used the Paper Trey Ink Mighty Bloom die cut twice, on Yellow and white card stock, and adhered these on some newsprint. Laying this at an angle, I foam mounted it on a white card base and trimmed off the excess. The sentiment is die cut from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint die, stacked and adhered on the die cut. The stamped part of the sentiment is from the co-ordinating stamp set, Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint, which I have white heat embossed, before adhering it to the card.

Check out the wonderful creations from the DT of Sovushka Slavia for more inspiration!

With this card I am also joining the following challenges –

Tic Tac Toe challenge #45 (Yellow – Free – Punch/Die cut)

Addicted to Stamps challenge #289: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by!! 🙂

#748 – Birthdays are a Hoot

Hello and welcome! Today I have the honor and pleasure to be present at two challenge blogs.. Its a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, and I am also Guest Designing at CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!

At Seize the Birthday, we have ‘Anything Goes’ challenge, which means any birthday themed project goes! And here’s the sketch for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge –

sketch

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Birthdays are a Hoot

I used the cute little owls from Lil Inker Designs Hootie Patootie stamp set. They are just so adorable!!! I colored them using Faber Castell oil pastels, fuzzy cut them. I cut out a panel of olive green card stock using Neat & Tangled Scalloped die, which I then embossed using Spellbinders Flora embossing folder. I then foam mounted the panel over a white card base, then foam mounted the critters, clouds, balloons, and sentiment on top.

I hope you enjoyed my card. And I hope you find time to join both the challenges – they are totally fun. You can find more inspiration at the CAS(E) This Sketch blog and the Seize the Birthday blog, where we are joined by our Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂