#732 – Thanks

Hello! I made a watercolored card with not line watercoloring after so long! And I still wonder why I can never get the tulips right! 😉

Thanks

The images are all from Winnie & Walter Addie’s Garden stamp set, which I stamped in a light gray and then watercolored using Prima watercolor pencils. For the background, I used Brusho colors. Once the watercolor panel dried, I die cut it using Neat & Tangled Scalloped die, and also die cut the sentiment ‘Thanks’. The thanks die cut was something I got as a freebie from Winnie & Walter on a purchase some time ago. After adhering the die cut sentiment by stacking black cardstock underneath, I also stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday stamp, using black pigment ink. I also added some shimmer, using Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen, on the sentiment die cut and some strokes on the rest of the images, which is completely invisible in the picture above!

With this card, I am joining a few Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday challenges, those being, Watercoloring with a Twist challenge with Heather H and Die Challenge with Lydia.

I am also joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Die cut

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Happy Little Stampers: February Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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#730 – Pink in Love

Hello! I am back with another project for the Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges.

I’ve been wanting to try this out for quite some time now, but didn’t really get the idea right in my mind. I wanted to achieve the look of some the stamps now-a-days which, so charmingly, combine words with flower images. I think I am half there – since I’ve used dies to achieve this look, and not stamps! 😉

Love You

Here’s how I made it – I first die cut the letters, then laid them back in place using temporary tape from behind. I then stamped the flowers, added all the dots. Then, I separated the die cut letters and colored portions of the die cuts using a black Zig brush pen.

Later, I die cut the panel and turned it to a shaker card using silver sequins, and mounted it on a pink card base.

Love You

The only thing I would change about this card, is to not make it a shaker, and keep the levels of the letters same as the rest of the card. Somehow the effect I wanted is not showcased well in this card 😦 But, since I did partially did get what I wanted, I am gonna say I am happy! 🙂

Products used on this card include (all Winnie & Walter products) –
Typecast Cary Letters
In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers
Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Celebration challenges – Shaker challenge with Lea, Die Challenge with Lydia, Four Challenge with Shay (4 die cut letters make up the shaker window)

Paru’s Card Making challenge: February Challenge: Love

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: Its a Love Thing

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#727 – Guest Designing for Timeout Challenge

Hello! So very excited to be Guest Designing at Timeout challenge! It feels wonderful to join the amazing ladies in this team!!

The challenge this time is a Theme Challenge, with the theme being “Hobbies” and the sponsors are CAS-ual Friday stamps.

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Now, I do have quite a few hobbies, but how do I represent them in a card?!?? Somehow I ended up picking up an easy one. Reading.

Enjoy the Little Things

I used to be quite an avid reader, but somehow that’s decreased to more than I like in the last few years. I am going to make a real effort to rising my “reading time” again this year, so wish me luck! 🙂

Coming back to the card – I used images from Waffle Flower Bird and Bear along with a stack of books that I drew by hand, colored them using distress ink and fussy cut them. For the background, I used double die cut – Lil Inker Designs Diamond Lace die along with Spellbinders Labels 24 die. The sentiment comes from Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder stamp. The card base is Fabriano Elle Erre paper.

Do take a time out and join the challenge – and do checkout the Timeout Challenge blog, the spectacular DT has some fabulous inspiration in store for you! 🙂

Joining the following challenges with my card –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Take Note

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Die Cut

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Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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#725 – Dichrome Card

Hello! I’ve done a few monochromatic cards before, but not so many with just two colors. You know how it is with some colors – you think they won’t gel well together until you see proof that they do! Its the same with this particular combination of light pink and teal. Its just beautiful!

Birthday Wishes

I am actually CASEing this beautiful card from Heather Hoffman. Look at that pretty pattern paper on the balloon – love it!

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I used stamps from 4 stamp sets from Winnie & Walter on this card – In Bloom: Carolina’s Flowers, In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet, In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers and Sketchy Thoughts and 2 die sets – Big Balloon Cutaways and Sketchy Thoughts (not counting the co ordinating die cut for the ‘Happy’). And of course, just two colors for stamping! 🙂

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #79

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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Clean and Simple on Friday: Challenge #126: Dies

Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash Challenge

Comeback challenge with Taheerah

Four Challenge with Shay

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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

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#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

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Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays

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#687 – Happy Winter

Hello and welcome!

So I had to use this leftover plaid frame I had from this card. Well, that basically sums up the reason I made this card! 😀

Happy Winter

For the card base, I used distress inks, then added the MFT Winter Waves background, embossed using Ranger Sea Foam White embossing powder. On top, I added the city scene, which I die cut using MFT Skyline Border die and added the snow using MFT Stitched Snowdrifts die, on which I blended in a bit of blue. The sentiment comes from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler.

Happy Winter

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #356 (I’ve turned the sketch upside down)

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My Favorite Things Color Challenge #80

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Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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