#1032 – Paper Hugs

Hello and welcome! Today starts the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.

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And here’s what I made –

I started with the background die cuts. I die cut 4 pieces of white cardstock using the Dress My Craft ‘Oriental Lace Border’ die. I then adhered two of the pieces together for some dimension. I then cut some scrap white cardstock using the Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms, and then added color on them using distress inks. I then adhered the arrangement on a cream colored card base.

I then adhered the sentiment, from My Favorite Things Bitty Hugs and Kisses and added a few small pearls for embellishing the flowers and the background die cut. And that completed my card!

Hop over to the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog to check out what the rest of our DT made for the challenge. And join the fun with your own die cut projects!

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#1026 – Merry Christmas

Hello and welcome! As the days go by, we’re fast nearing Christmas. In fact, even though I don’t celebrate it, I can’t help getting a little excited! And as a card maker, what better way than to make more Christmas cards! Challenges are just a reason. So here’s one more – Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge!

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And here’s what I made –

For the base, I embossed a panel of white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Vine Canopy. I then tore a panel from the pattern paper pad Christmas Bells from Dress My Craft, adhered it on top. Then I die cut another panel with Santa and the kids using a circle die and another circle frame using Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Circles from the same white cardstock. I then dabbed green distress ink on top of the frame and adhered it to the pattern paper die cut. For embellishing it, I die cut a bow from Paper Smooches Bows and dabbed red distress ink on top. I also added a drop of gold Nuvo drop on top of the bow and adhered it on the frame.

For the sentiment, I used Paper Trey Ink ‘Tis The Season’ stamp set, stamped in red over the white card panel and then trimmed it to size, before foam mounting both the Santi frame and the sentiment on the card. And that finished my card!

And that’s my card! Do checkout what the rest of the DT created in the Happy Little Stampers blog and join us with your projects as well!

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#1022 – Die cutting Pre-Watercolored Panels

Hello and welcome! I’m starting with the Happy Little Stampers ‘Anything Goes with Die’ team starting this month! Kylie had asked me to join earlier but I couldn’t find time with the move happening. So, I’m happy to join this time! As the challenge theme suggests, anything goes as long as there is some die cutting in the project!

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And here’s what I made –

Since I had my Brusho pigment powders out already when I made my Watercoloring project, I picked another couple of panels of watercolor paper and used the Brushos on them as well. I used considerably lighter than pigments on one than other, ensuring that there would be some contrast between the two once I die cut them.

Once dry, I cut out the panels using Altenew ‘Dog Rose’ dies. I also die cut them out of plan watercolor paper, which I adhered behind the watercolored ones, and then adhered them together. Together all 4 panels gave some dimension. I then embossed the card base using Spellbinders Regal embossing folder and adhered the die cut piece on top. For sentiment, I used a sentiment from Clearly Besotted Scrumptious Script, which I fussy cut and foam mounted below the die cut.

And that’s my card! Checkout more wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team at the Happy Little Stampers blog.

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#874 – Just a Note

Hello! Its again been some time since I created a non-DT card. Being totally out of it is slowly becoming a norm and I wanted to break it desperately. Thankfully, this idea that appeared in my mind clicked!

I started with making watercolor panels of blue and brown using Brusho powders. I first used water mixed with perfect pearls and then used plain water to mist the panels, and dried them using my heat gun. With this I had 2 panels of brown, one a shade darker and 1 of blue. I then die cut the lighter of the brown panels and the blue panel using Altenew Doodled Lace die. I also cut out the flower and leaf pieces from the die cuts.

To make the background framed panel, I die cut the darker brown piece with my Memory Box Rectangle Basics, creating two pieces – the frame and the panel inside. I cut a few more pieces to adhere them only behind the frame, to raise it a little. I then positioned this on my card base, stamped the sentiment, from Altenew Beautiful Lady stamp set in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in copper.

I then adhered the frame-panel over the cream, rustic card base. I also adhered the flower and leaf pieces that I had cut out earlier – some raised with foam tape and some directly adhered. Finally, for embellishing, I used a few brown colored clear gemstones. To add a bit more sparkle, I went through the flowers and the frame with a glitter brush pen.

With this card, I am also joining the following challenges –

The Flower challenge #45: Navy + One Other

Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Altenew June Inspiration challenge

Altenew June 2020 Inspiration Photo

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#865 – Inspiration Station challenge #10

Hello and welcome! My sister and I are up with a new creative challenge for our Inspiration Station challenge – the 10th challenge between us sisters to create something from a prompt that one of us has come up with!

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It was my sister’s turn this time and she picked this photo, that she had clicked. It features a sheet of aluminium foil that I had used alcohol inks on. I don’t remember how I used it or if I used it at all!


Here’s what I chose from this snap –
The alcohol inks, in shades of blue and green
The beautiful shine of the aluminium foil
The wood base

And here’s what I made –


I first made that bright blue-green background. I took a piece of white cardstock panel, painted it with Unicorn paint from Prima. Its got a beautiful shimmery sparkle with a mix of gold and silver..mostly like platinum. And I totally love it!

So anyway, this was the base for me to apply my alcohol inks. Due to the paint, the surface becomes non-porous and good to apply alcohol inks. I picked a couple of inks in shades of blue and a single shade of green, used the felt applier with the Alcohol Blending solution and applied it on the painted panel in an ‘S’ shape.

This dried very quickly too. I then used one of the Woven embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers on the panel and set it aside.


Next I started making the paper for the woody portions. I chose a few shades of brown and yellow, dabbed it on a clear plastic surface, misted it with water and used my fingers to dab the colors on a watercolor paper panel. Once the entire panel was covered, I let it air dry. I then used a flat brush with a little bit of water to slide across the panel and spread the colors a bit. I again let it air dry. Thanks to the really hot weather, it dried very quickly! 😀

I used this panel to cut out the beautiful bird, from Spellbinders Nordic Floral die set and also the sentiment, from My Favorite Things Simply Thanks die. I also die cut a few more pieces of the sentiment from kraft cardstock and adhered them together.

To assemble the card, I first trimmed the alcohol ink panel a bit, and foam mounted it on the kraft card base. I then adhered the sentiment and then foam mounted the bird on top. I believe there wasn’t any need to add any more embellishing, since the card was pretty flashy as it is! 😀

And here’s what my sister has made – a pair of beautiful, shimmery charming earrings! Love that rainbow shimmer on them…so very beautiful!!

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Fusion Card challenge: Thank You

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Dies and/or Punches

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Happy Little Stampers May Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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