#593 – Little Tangles March Challenge – Rainbow

Hello! Time for a new challenge at Little Tangles and the theme for this month is Rainbows.


Frankly, I am really really bad at cards with rainbow colors. There are so many colors and I just absolutely don’t get any idea as to what to do with them!! I could have just added an actual rainbow as an element and probably used a critter – Neat & Tangled has plenty of cute critter stamps – but unfortunately I don’t own any of those! 😦 So, I tried making something else.

I’ve made two cards – one CAS (also displayed in the Little Tangles blog) and the other with mixed media (see below).

Thank You

CAS first.. I actually made this one last.. I chose a cardstock with a bit of texture on it, added the rainbow colors using Zig brush pens, and mingled the colors using water and a flat brush. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints and the images from Neat & Tangled Hand Stitched. I trimmed the panel and mounted it on a grey card base. Finally added a few drops of Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

Thank You

I saved my favorite for the second – mixed media. Distress inks, heat embossing, acetate, wood veneers, clip, washi tape and of course, stamping! πŸ™‚


Once I made the background using ink smooshing technique with distress inks, I used Neat & Tangled Punchinella stamp with Ranger Sea Foam embossing powder for the embossing the acetate. I had actually bought this ep thinking it would be nice and white, back when I had just started cardmaking and didn’t know dye ink from pigment ink, and had regretted the purchase. But it is just perfect for embossing on acetate, and with a stamp set like Punchinella. Doesn’t cover the entire surface to give it a clean look, but covers enough to give a shape and show off the acetate. I love this look! πŸ™‚


Anyway, I didn’t want to use any adhesive on this, so the clip works just fine. After adding a couple of washi tapes, I added the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Everyday Labels, and a couple of heart wood veneers, which I covered with Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

So, those are my two inspiration cards for the Rainbow challenge. Which one do you like better? I am submitting the first card to the following challenges –

AAA Cards Challenge #84: CAS : Watercolor

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #251: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Just Add Ink #349: Inspiration

…and the second card to Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes, with smooshing as the optional technique –

Check out the Little Tangles blog for more fantastic inspiration from the rest of the DT. And also join the fun by making your own version of a rainbow. Don’t forget to use at least one product from Neat & Tangled.

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚



#528 – The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew (2)

Hello! And I am back with another card I made for The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew –


I started with die cutting a white panel using Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts. I then masked off the bottom, where there were etched lines from the die-cutting, and stamped using Memento Tuxedmo Black and Altenew Peony Scrolls and Lacy Scrolls stamp sets. In fact, I used my MISTI, so that I could stamp multiple times and get a good black stamping. I then colored the outline images with Faber Castell oil pastels and spread out the color using baby oil.


I then mounted this panel on a white card base, added some silver string before attaching the sentiment – I die cut both black and white card stocks using Paper Trey Ink Good Times die, adhering them for the shadow effect, then adhered it directly on the cardstock and the string. I then added some silver sequins and black rhinestones for embellishing.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Seize the Birthday (no toppings) –

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Fall Floral

Just Add Ink Challenge #329

Thanks for stopping by!!

#523 – Love you a Bunch

PE: Topper at Lesia Zgharda!!

Hello! Made this card a couple of days ago for the current Waffle Flower challenge –

Love you a Bunch

I first die cut the circles using Paper Trey Ink Circles die, and colored a few of the circles using Faber Castell oil pastels. I then did dry embossing using the same die on another panel. This time, I first added ink on the die cutting plate using Memento Brilliance Galaxy Gold before doing the embossing. I then trimmed down the panel and foam mounted the colored circles in place.

Love you a Bunch

For the flowers, I stamped them on scrap cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped the solid parts using Hero Arts Neon Blue, Hero Arts Butter Bar and Memento Pear Tart and then fuzzy cut them. I was contemplating on how to arrange them on the card, but decided to keep it for later. Now, I had kept the whole thing stacked on my work table, and when I picked it up again the next day, a happy accident happened. I had arranged the flowers, as a bunch, right where I’ve placed the sentiment now, but when I picked it up, the flowers had scattered – exactly as you see it on the card now! I absolutely loved this scattered arrangement, and decided to go with it. And so, I just adhered the flowers as is, and then added the sentiment, from the same stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, and adhered it on the card.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Waffle Flower September Challenge


The Paper Players Challenge #311: Circles

Just Add Ink Challenge #328: Just Add ‘P’ (I’ve used pastel colors) –

Clean And Sunday On Sunday Challenge #91: Pastel Colors

Lesia Zgharda: Geometry

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚



#514 – Happy Birthday

PE: Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink!!

Winner at Seize the Birthday!! πŸ™‚

Seize The Birthday - Challenge Winner

Top 3 at Stempel Garten!! πŸ˜€

Stempel Garten - Top 3

Hello! My Papa’s birthday is just a couple of days from now. Now, we have a habit of giving cards on birthdays in our family (giving cards is a little rare in India). We used to always buy our cards, until we started making our own (my sis makes some awesome digital cards using gimp and my Papa makes them with word art, adding a special touch of his own, and Ma and Papa give it together (of course!!))

And this time, for Papa’s birthday, when my Ma asked me to make a card for him, so she could give it to him – I was super surprised!! Its the first time she has asked me to make one, so you can see my delight! πŸ˜€ So, I set to work immediately, and came up with this card –

Happy Birthday

I used WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones with distress inks for this card. I misted the stamp after inking it before stamping it on paper. Here’s the distress inks combination I used –
Antique Linen (base stamp) + Dried Marigold + Picked Raspberry
Antique Linen (base stamp) + Milled Lavender + Picked Raspberry
I also used Crushed Olive for the stems and leaves.

Once it was dry, I lightly blended some of the Crushed Olive just where the leaves are.

Happy Birthday

Finally came the sentiment – from Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy, which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then added a few splatters using Camel drawing inks…and done! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

No, wait..there’s still the envelope! πŸ˜‰ I used the same stamp set, and this time, I used white pigment ink to stamp the base, and then Dried Marigold, Milled Lavender and Crushed Olive to stamp on top.

Submitting this card to the following challenge –

Addicted to Stamps #206: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Just Add Ink #324: Photo Inspiration

JAI #324...Inspiration!

Just Us Girls #356 : Watercoloring

Seize The Birthday : Anything Goes

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Stempel Garten Challenge #52: Flowers and Plants

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚





#498 – Share The Love Week (5)

Its ‘Share the Love Week’ at Ellen Hutson and Winnie & Walter, where they have both combined their products and come up with some amazing cards and challenges over the course of 5 days.

I am sharing my next card in the series. Again, I am mixing the theme from two days – Day 4: Transparent and Day 5: Mood Board –

Share the love Essentials by Ellen mood board challenge

Here’s my card –

Thank You For Everything

I stamped the flowers and leaves from Ellen Hutson Bohemian Garden on vellum using Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed them in silver (although, on retrospect, it would have been gold – see the gold horse centerpiece in the bottom left image) and colored them very messily using Camel Drawing Inks. Once everything dried, I fuzzy cut out the center, to get a window, where I could stamp the sentiment.

Thank You For Everything

I then adhered the sides to a card panel, trimmed off the excess, and then mounted the panel on the card base. I then stamped the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & You, in Memento Tuxedo Black. I also added a few pearl dots on the flower centers.

I am also submitting this to Just Add Ink #318: Just Add ‘S’ (I’ve added Silver embossing), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes andΒ  Ellen Hutson June Pin-Sights Challenge

SSS - Wednesday Challenge


I made all the cards last weekend. In retrospect, maybe I should have added a few splatters on the card base too.. that would have highlighted the transparency of the vellum too! πŸ™‚

So anyway, that’s the last of my cards for the ‘Share the Love’ series. Hope you liked them all!! πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by!


#481 – Thanks For Being So Wonderful


Even though I have essentially decreased my card making time, there’s one challenge that I don’t want to miss – CASometry Challenge from Anna (Umichka). I’ve already submitted two cards (here and here) and I absolutely didn’t want to discontinue. And its an awesome challenge too – Make 5 – making 5 CAS cards using the same stamp set.

The stamp set I chose is WPlus9 Happy Mail. Its time for round 3 from the CASometry: Make 5 challenge, and here’s my submission for this time –

Thanks for being so wonderful

Since the challenge called for using one stamp set for all cards, I thought to try and use all of the images in the stamp set (except the sentiments – I usually end up using those in some card or other.. :P) For the last two takes, I had already used most of the critters in the stamp set, except for the birds. And that was the main focus time time!

Thanks for being so wonderful

I paired Penny Black Birdie Bungalows stamp with the tiny birds. The technique is kind of an inverse of what I did last time – this time, I colored most of the elements, and left just one element uncolored – two in my case – the bird houses and the flowers.

Coming back to the card – I stamped all the images and the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored everything using my Faber Castell oil pastels, using baby oil to smudge the colors and blend them. I love the effect – I feel like they are cherry blossoms, even though I haven’t colored the flowers at all! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for being so wonderful

Once I had done the coloring, I drew the line on which the birds are standing using Copic 0.3 Multi-liner and also reimposed some of the stamped images, which were obscured due to the coloring. I then die cut the panel using My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Rectangles and foam mounted it on the card base.

Also submitting my card to SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes and Just Us Girls #313: Just Add ‘B’ (I’ve added birds, branches and bird houses) –

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

On a side note, I guess many of us have a practice of testing our ideas on scraps before making the actual card? I made one just to test my idea for this card, and couldn’t help feeling that the scrap was looking better than the actual version!! (By the way, I don’t always try the entire design – I just did this time since I wanted to check the coloring using the oil pastels). To tell the truth, even after making the entire design, I trashed two cards before and changed it from a vertically aligned to a horizontally aligned card.. πŸ˜€

Thanks for being so wonderful (scrap)

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#451 – Bunnies in a Row!

PE: One Layer Simplicity Challenge Winner!!

One Layer Simplicity Challenge - Winner

ColourQ Courtier!!

ColourQ - Honorable Mention

Hello! After quite some time, I am back to critter coloring! So much fun! πŸ˜€

Both my cards featured today carry the totally adorable bunnies from My Favorite Things Some Bunny stamp set. And here’s the first –

Hoppy Easter

I can’t believe myself that I’ve made such a CAS card!! πŸ˜€ I first stamped the bunnies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored them using Peeled Paint + Pine Needles, Bundled Sage + Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive distress inks and PaperΒ Trey Ink Simply Chartreuse ink. I then drew some squiggly lines below the bunnies and stamped the sentiment, form Mama Elephant Honey Bunny in both Memento Tuxedo Black and Paper Trey Ink Simply Chartreuse inks.

Submitting this to ColourQ Challenge #333, One Layer Simplicity Challenge #25: Let Green ‘March’ In, Just Add Ink #30: Just Add ‘E’, Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #46, Scrapulechki Challenge CAS Challenge: Green and CASology #189: Doodle

My second card is actually what I had made weeks ago! I gave this to my sister, and totally forgot about publishing it, until I made another card using the same stamp set! πŸ˜›

Bunny Chain

For this card, I first stamped the bunnies using Hero Arts Black ink, then colored the bunnies using Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and their dresses using Cracked Pistachio, Blue Lagoon, Crushed Olive inks. I stamped the background using starts and hearts from Mama Elephant Bear Hugs using the same inks, and, after fuzzy cutting the bunnies, I adhered them using foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚