#715 – Hugs

Hello! I made another quickie card.. Actually, I had to spend some time on this, trying to come up with a good combination of stamps and dies, but repeating would definitely be easy. 🙂

Hugs

I’ve used the following products –

Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers (fuzzy cut the images)
Concord & 9th Hugs die
Concord & 9th Barnwood Background
My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner

I added a few dots of gold embossing on the centers of the larger flowers along with adding a border along the fishtail banner.

Hugs

I’m joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter: January Color Combo challenge with Heather H

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #254

Happy Little Stampers: January CAS Challenge: Friendship

CAS on Friday challenge #124: Love/Valentine’s Day

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#713 – Hugs

Hello! Presenting a clean and simple card with a somewhat rare color combination… at least for me. 😉

Hugs

I used a pale yellow cardstock along with gray and black on this card – its actually inspired by the colors of Color Throwdown challenge #474, but since pale yellow is not ivory exactly, I didn’t join the party.

I think the pale yellow actually makes it look like I’ve used wood veneer paper (at least it does IRL), so in retrospect, I might have used a wooden stamp there.. that’s the only thing I want to really change. Otherwise, I quite like the solids in the card.

Products I’ve used –
My Favorite Things Pretty Poisies stamp
My Favorite Things Stitched Interactive Window Trio die
Winnie & Walter Typecase: Cary Letters die – I’ve used black foam below the pale yellow die cuts.

I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #366

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies January challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#711 – All I Want for Christmas

PE: Winner at Winnie & Walter Color combo challenge!! Yay!!!

Winner at Sovusha Slavia CASEing challenge!! Yippie!! 🙂

Sovushka Slavia - Challenge Winner

Yes, well, I haven’t finished making Christmas cards…what can I say.. I hadn’t made enough to satisfy myself earlier, so I am still making them… Or maybe this will be last.. 😀

All I Want for Christmas...

I made this card using Winnie & Walter Sweet Holiday. I wasn’t finished with that cute lil kitten there yet with my last card, and I just had to use it once more!

All I Want for Christmas...

I used distress inks for the background, splattered some water, and added the snowflakes using Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The critters are watercolored using Prima pencils. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and white heat embossed.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Winnie & Walter December Color Combo with Heather H

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Addicted to Stamps & More: Challenge 273: Holiday

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Sovushka Slavia Caseing Challenge #16 where we are CASEing Marge Yoon

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Happy Little Stampers: January Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#707 – Happy New Year!

PE: Designer Spotlight (Winner) of Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!! Yay!!

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Hello and a very happy new year to everyone! I now I am a day late.. I was out yesterday and didn’t have time to click the snaps and post it yesterday. Well, a day late is still ok, isn’t it? 😛

I am presenting here four cards that I made for my family this year. Its kinda become a tradition for me to make four cards during New Year and Diwali for the family, following a single theme of design/technique/both. (Check out the cards I made for 2017 and 2016 New Year’s)

And here are this year’s cards –

Happy New Year

After making a couple of vintage looking cards, I kinda started liking the look of them, and decided to make that the theme this year. Also, a big reason to make this true were the Prima watercolor pencils I got sometime last month. I had already owned a couple of sets of these pencils and absolutely loved them, and I ordered all the sets I could when they went on sale. I love the soft colors that these pencils give, which is just perfect for making vintage looking cards.

I chose a common design for making all the cards and the envelopes. I used outlined flower and leaf images from various companies, watercolored them using the Prima watercolor pencils. I used Canson watercolor paper. The sentiment on all of them is from the Mama Elephant Calli Letters and Calli Uppercase Letters stamped using Versamark Onyx Black ink. The envelopes are self made.

After trimming the watercolor panels and adhering them on grey cardstock, I added a couple of lines using silver Unibal Signo gel pen, to give the panel a sort of a frame. Since I wasn’t going for any additional embellishment, this would provide my cards a sort of ‘finished’ look.

Now lets go to the details of each card –

Happy New Year

I used Altenew Peony Bouquet and Altenew Beautiful Day stamp sets.

Submitting this card to –

Happy Little Stampers January Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy New Year

On this one, I used Penny Black Flower Cluster stamp set.

Submitting this card to –

Global Design Project challenge #119: Home for the Holidays

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Paru’s Card Making Challenge: January challenge: New

Happy New Year

On this one, I used Summer Garden, Sketch Ranunculus and Look for the Miracles stamp sets, all from Simon Says Stamp.

Submitting this card to –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New

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Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: New Stamp set or Tool

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Happy New Year

On the last card, I used Altenew Adore You, with Summer Garden and Sketch Ranunculus, both from Simon Says Stamp.

And with this card, I am joining –

A2Z Scrapbooking January challenge: New to Me

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Wishing everyone a grand new year! Here’s to all the old crafting friends, lots of new crafting friends and all the wonderful crating times!! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#705 – Merry Christmas (2)

Hello! And welcome! 🙂 I am posting here the second of the two cards I made using the Stamplorations Christmas Flower stamp, which is a very pretty image of a poinsettia. (Scroll down to see the first version!)

On this card, too, I did some watercoloring using Zig Brush pens, just with different colors. Also, I replaced the heat embossing with stamping.

Merry Christmas

I stamped the image twice on a watercolor panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then used my Zig Brush pens for coloring. I went with light pinks and green-grey colors this time, as opposed to the rich reds and greens from last time. I love how varied the effect is! 🙂

Merry Christmas

Once done, I added a few splatters of green-brown Camel drawing ink. I then die cut the sentiment – from Winnie & Walter In a Word: Merry die set – from the panel. I also stamped the ‘Christmas’ from Neat & Tangled Merry Beary stamp set. Then I adhered the panel directly on black cardstock. I stacked the die cut sentiment a few times with a few more die cuts, then mounted it a bit off the negative, to show off the black cardstock underneath (also gives a shadow effect).

Merry Christmas

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: December challenge: Christmas

Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes + XMas

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Happy Little Stampers: December Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge

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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! 🙂

#702 – Thinking of You

PE: Winner at Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge!! Yippie!!!

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So, I just wanted to do some coloring, and it ended up as this card! 😀 And as to why I wanted to color – I had just got a set of Prima watercoloring pencils, and I couldn’t wait to use them in something! 😀 Some flowers seemed to be the right choice! 😉

Thinking of You

I used Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp on watercolor paper. After stamping it using a light grey ink, I started coloring on it using the Prima watercolor pencils. Once done, I trimmed it and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden stamp set, in a dark grey.

Thinking of You

I really did like these pencils. They give off a soft look as compared to my Gansai Tambi watercolors. So, these will be the colors I’ll reach for whenever I want a softer piece.

Thinking of You

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #271: Anything Goes

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CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #250

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #16: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂