#637 – You Are Amazing

PE: Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink Challenge!! πŸ˜€

Top 3 at Sovushka Slavia Challenge!! πŸ™‚

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Hello! Its been quite a long time since I worked on a Muse challenge, and the latest challenge at Sovushka Slavia intrigued me. Its a beautiful card by Vera Rhuhay and I definitely thought of CASEing it as soon as I saw it, even though I had no ideas on what to do at that time. But I finally made this card today –

You Are Amazing

Its a very simple card I made. I used distress oxide ink (yup, finally got it!!) for the pink background, and embossed it using We R Memory Keepers Geometry embossing folder (see last photo).. then added fussy cut flowers, and stamped on the sentiment. The layout and the colors are inspired by my muse’s pretty card! πŸ™‚

You Are Amazing

Supplies used:
My Favorite Things Buildable Blooms
Distress inks for watercoloring the flowers and leaves
We R Memory Keepers Geometry embossing folder
Waffle Flower In Every Way and Concord and 9th Hello Lovely (sentiment)
My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Square
Nuvo Drops for embellishment

You Are Amazing

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Sovushka Slavia CASEing #10

Just Add Ink Challenge #366: Just Add ‘A’ (A for Amazing in the sentiment)

Clean and Simple on Sunday #111: Flowers

Simon Says Stamp:Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#621 – A Magnolia Birthday

Hello! I made a mini Magnolia card – using only the inner flower image in the Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia stamp.

Birthday Wishes

Ellen Hutson challenges are something I really want to join every single time, but I am somehow not finding enough time to create now-a-days.. I have no idea why time flies so quickly!!

Anyway, coming back to the card… I carefully inked and stamped only the inner portion of the Mondo Magnolia, masking each flower as I stamped the others. I then colored them using distress ink and added some additional shading using color pencils. Finally used a black pen to draw the centers.

Birthday Wishes

I then trimmed the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die cut, mounted it on a white card base, then added the sentiment. The sentiments are stacked some 4-5 times, and they come from Memory Box Birthday Script and Winnie and Walter In a Word: Wishes dies. I love how these two dies blend together so well.. I think I’ll use them again for another card! πŸ™‚

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson Pinsights challenge

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

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Happy Little Stampers: May Anything Goes with Dies

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Just Add Ink Challenge #361 – Just Choose Two – Flowers, Washi-tape, Watercolour (I chose flowers and watercolor)

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Timeout Challenge #84: Flowers and Friends make life a garden

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#620 – Happy Birthday Ma!

PE: Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink!!

Top at Lesia Zgharda!!

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Hello! This is the card I made for my dearest Ma.. which was just a week ago. If you’ve read this blog before, you’d know she loves flowers more than I do.. so its a no brainer when I need to make a card for her.. I just choose flowers.. every single time.. and she loves them! πŸ˜€

Here’s what I made for her this time –

Happy Birthday Ma

I stamped the flowers from Altenew Adore You stamp set (isn’t that perfect?! :)) using Antique Linen distress inks and colored them using Prima watercolor pencils…and watercolored them (these three words cover the effort of 3 days, by the way..).

Happy Birthday Ma

Once done, I trimmed the sides a little bit. I even added and colored leaves where I felt there was too much empty space. Until this point I had only thought of adding the sentiment directly on the panel. But now, I felt that the sentiment wouldn’t show up, amidst all the coloring. I didn’t want to cover those pretty flowers that I spent hours on with some die cut or a sentiment panel. So I went with the easiest solution – vellum.

Happy Birthday Ma

I used Spellbinders Persian Accent die to cut the top of a vellum strip, stamped the sentiment, then aligned and die cut the bottom bit, and finally trimmed the sides. This way, a corner die turned into a frame die! πŸ˜‰ I adhered this on the watercolor panel using Multi Medium Matte. Finally adhered the panel on the kraft cardstock. AndΒ  that’s my card!

I must mention, I am loving the Prima watercolor pencils. I was able to buy just two sets of these pencils.. and I love the colors in them…soft and muted colors which I find difficult to get from some other sets, which have bright and cheery colors.. But of course, you can always add more color and make these colors bright as well.. And also, I am only talking about the two sets that I brought, the other sets might carry brighter colors – I don’t know since I haven’t used them! (Disclaimer: I am not marketing them, I am just stating the fact that I like them)

I am submitting my card to the following challenges –

Just Add Ink Challenge #361: Just Choose Two: Flowers, Washi Tape or Watercolor (I chose Flowers and Watercolor)

Timeout Challenge #84: Flowers and Friends make life a garden

The Heart Desires Challenge #12 (Inspired by the colors and flowers)

Lesia Zgharda: Flowers

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#593 – Little Tangles March Challenge – Rainbow

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

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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™‚

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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™‚

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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.

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#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 –

Celebrate

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.

Celebrate

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

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#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

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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

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#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˜€

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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

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