#605 – Sending Well Wishes

Hello! I find so many inspiring card makers out there in this kind hearted community, that it is practically impossible to not want to try out the unique techniques of a few talented ones. The one I am talking about this time, is Laurajane. If you haven’t checked out her blog, you are missing out big time!

I love this particular coloring technique Laurajane uses. She adds colors in layers, but doesn’t allow them to blend, instead keeping the strokes to add a lovely look to her creations. I had tried this technique in the beginning of the year in this card, and was quite happy with the results. And I thought of trying it again…

Sending Well Wishes

Of course, my card doesn’t entirely look like how Laurajane makes them.. its in my style, after all! 🙂

I used Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set, stamped the images in Antique Linen distress ink and then colored them using Zig brush pens. The sentiment comes from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 stamp set.

Sending Well Wishes

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown Challenge #437

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #236: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Fusion Challenge: Easter (I picked the picture part, with the yellow and red flowers)

Simon Says Stamp March Work It Wednesday: Spring has Sprung

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Inkspirational Challenge #132: Spring

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


#578 – Chasing Mojo with Thanks

Hello! I am back with another card I made inspired by the entries for CASEing in the Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin challenge.


This time, I am CASEing the wonderfully talented Melissa. I absolutely love her mixed media cards (& projects) and her love (craze??) for butterflies, even though I don’t use them as much as she does! 😉

Here’s the card she has shared for us to CASE –


And here’s my inspired card –


I did the stamping using die cut foams, and used blues, as in my inspiration. Once I was done with the stamping, I added lots of water splotches, the water flowed a bit to spread a bit of the color. Once dry, I added a few splatters of yellow, die cut the panel, die cut the sentiment, sponged some more blue ink at the bottom and through the sentiment, and finally adhered it on a white card base.


Supplies used:
Spellbinders Feathers dies
My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Rectangle die
Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint die
Distress inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon
Camel Drawing ink in Lemon

I am also submitting this card to the following challenge –

Inkspirational Challenge #126: Flutter (all fluttering feathers, of course!!) –

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Icicle (inspired by all the blues!) –

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#566 – Coffee and Warm Wishes

Hello! I am showcasing two cards today, which were featured a few days back in Paper Smooches blog, with me as the Guest Designer.

I used the beautiful Cozy Coffee die for my two cards –

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes

For my first card, I used a handmade plaid paper, made using Zig brush pens. I then die cut it, then used inlaid die cutting to piece the cozy cup together. I also cut the sentiment using the same piece. I then used a piece of scrap piece of card stock, added gold foil, then die cut it using the heart in the die set.

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes

For the card base, I used We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder to emboss the background, then adhered the cup and the sentiment on it.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Just Add Ink Challenge #342 – Just Add “N” (I have Neutral colors)

Inkspirational Challenge #124 – Neutrals

Happy Little Stampers: December Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes (I’ve used embossing, watercoloring with Zig brushes, Foil and die cutting)

For my second card –

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes<

For this card, I chose pattern paper The Best of Heidi Swapp, adhered it to a card panel, trimmed it to size. I then arranged and stamped all the sentiments on the right and heatSince some of the gold accidentally got embossed on a different part of the card embossed them all in gold. Since some of the gold accidentally got embossed on a different part of the card For some additional effect, I added some more splattered gold heat embossing by just rubbing the paper with my hand..the embossing powder just sticks to that, right! 😉 How clever of me! 😛

Paper Smooches GD Week 3 - Warm Wishes

Finally, I die cut the coffee cup using the Cozy Coffee die cut, and made it a shaker using some of my sister’s gold seed beads. I also added some gold sparkle on the die outline, using Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint, which also helped to make it stand out a bit.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Happy Little Stampers – December Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Work It Wednesday: Use Dies

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I also hope you’ll join me again next week for my cards as the guest designer! 🙂

#545 – One Stamp; One Design; Two Ways


I tried making these two sets of cards, with the same stamp set, same design, with the only difference being the coloring –

Sending Love

The flowers and sentiment are from Altenew Beautiful lady stamp set, which I colored using Zig Brush Pens. I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp them. Normally I wouldn’t use this ink if I was watercoloring, but I did – since the coloring was less, there would be minimal contact with the pens and the black ink, and so, there wouldn’t be much leaking.

Sending Love

I am submitting the first card to the following challenges –

Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon: Stage 5: Creating a Background


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Think Pink

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

And the second one to the following challenges –

Inkspirational Challenge #120: Black + 1 color

Stamplorations: October CAS Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much stopping by! 🙂

#533 – Winnie & Walter: WCMD 2016

PE: Winner (Top Pick) at Inkspirational Challenge!!

Inkspirational - Winner

Hello! Have you seen the amazing set of challenges posted by Winnie & Walter, calling all us card-makers to a spectacular series of challenges? You should drop over to Winnie & Walter – they have a series of fantastic challenges lined up!

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2016

Well, I just had to take part!! My first card (yes, I’ve got a series of cards coming up!!) is for Rainbow Color With Gayathri. I’ve not made many rainbow cards, but I’ve always wanted to use multiple colors and have a color burst party on card! And this was just the right chance!! Here’s what I made –

Sparkle & Shine

I first used a toothbrush to splatter color on the card base – I used my Camel drawing inks, since I really love their vibrancy. Once this dried, I added the sentiment from Winnie & Walter My Precious stamp set by heat embossing in white.

Sparkle & Shine

Next, I added a die-cut the diamond from Winnie & Walter Flawless Diamond and added some diamond dust over it, adhering it using Multi Medium Matte. That’s it. Done. Easiest card ever!! 😉

I am also submitting this card to –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Inkspirational Challenge #118: Glamour


Virginia’s Challenge #24: Focal Point (see how the focus is still on the white diamond (and the sentiment) even when surrounded by such vibrant colors)

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂



#530 – Winnie & Walter Challenges


I have been really inspired by the Winnie & Walter challenges, throughout the year, in fact! I love their products, but I only had all the sentiment stamps so far. So, I when I finally received some other stamps and dies, I just couldn’t wait anymore. Just had to make some cards!!! And my mojo couldn’t have been better!! 😀

Card 1 – Inspired by the Rerun Challenge #14: In Bloom: Renee’s Leaves.

Winnie & Walter - RerunI got inspired by Shay’s card –


I love how the pattern paper is so well incorporated in the card – it doesn’t even feel like there is one!! The colors on the leaves look amazing! Such a simple card packed with a huge bang!!

So, here’s my version of it –


Of course, I don’t own the gorgeous In Bloom: Renee’s Leaves stamp set. 😦 I used a leaf stamp from In Bloom: Addie’s Garden. I used pattern paper from Best of Heidi Swapp, stamped the leaf using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it using Zig brush pens. I then die cut the sentiment using some special paper I had – this one looks like grey bark – and then mounted it using foam tape. Just a few pearls complete the embellishing.


I am also submitting this card to Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon: Round 1: Stamping

Card 2 – Inspired by The Gossip Column Challenge #5: Precious Metals

Another fantastic inspiration column – I mean, have you seen Taheerah’s cards?? Mind blowing!! I really don’t know how she makes them, but I am sure glad she does! Awesome inspiration and total eye-candy!! 😀

My card is a total inverse of what you see above. Full of glitter and bling!!


So, I chose watercolor paper, colored them with Antiqued Bronze, Tarnished Brass and Brushed Pewter distress paint and left it overnight to dry. I then added glue and added red and gold glitter. While it was drying, I cut several pieces of the diamond using Winnie & Walter Flawless Diamond. On the first piece, I used silver glitter embossing, using this technique by Jennifer McGuire. It came out really beautiful, but I wanted a bit more glitter (!) So I added silver stickles on top of it.

And finally once the glitter on all these panels were dry, I embossed the sentiment from Winnie & Walter My Precious using silver glitter embossing powder, then glued the diamond on top.

I think this satisfied my glitter craving for a while! 😛


I am also submitting this to the Inkspirational Challenge #118: Glamour

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

#454 – Pink and Grey

PE: Top Pick at Inkspirational!!

Inkspirational - Winner

Hello! These are two cards I made weeks ago – I had either not finished them or not been satisfied by them – then. And when I looked at them again today, I felt that they were not too bad, and decided to showcase them here 🙂


For my first card, I first stamped the flowers and leaves from Altenew Lacy Scrolls in Hero Arts Black ink. I then stamped them again on a separate panel, drew some lines on some of the petals and parts of the leaves and colored them using Camel drawing inks, loosely watercoloring them. I then fuzzy cut them. I also trimmed the stamped panel and adhered the leaves directly using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the flowers using foam dots.


The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled Gardenia Blooms which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I also added splatters using Black Soot distress paint. I added a grey-and-black-diamonds pattern paper on the card base and foam mounted the panel on top.

Submitting this to Inkspirational Challenge #104: Pink & Grey

My second card is mostly stencil and embossing. I used Kaisercraft Love Quarters stencil and embossing paste mixed with… oh, a lot of things. I had used distress inks, Camel drawing inks, and what not – don’t remember, really. I made this in February when I wanted to use this stencil to make some Valentine themed cards, but I just wasn’t able to get the right pink. I had just put the panel away thinking I might find a better use for the panel later. I finally used it here! 🙂


After trimming the embossed panel down a bit, I foam mounted a white panel I had cut at an angle, after stamping the a part of the sentiment, from Neat & Tangled Gardenia Blooms using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The second part, I used Mama Elephant Happy die and die cut from Paper Trey Ink Soft Stone card stock, which I turned ombre using Pumice Stone distress ink. I adhered it directly on the white panel.

Submitting this card to CAS on Sunday#79: Stencil It

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂