#455 – A Bunch – Three Ways

PE: CAS On Sunday Favorite (Top 3)!!

CAS on Sunday - Honorable Mention

Hello! Using another new stamp set from my stash – Waffle Flower A Bunch. The fact that the stamp has flowers with outlines with large space inside along with the solid stamps makes way for lots of possibilities.. and I explored a few –

Love You A Bunch

For my first card, I used both the outline and the solid stamps. I started stamping the outline flowers using Paper Trey Ink Fine Linen ink. I then stamped the stems and leaves, masking the flowers wherever necessary. I then stamped the solids of the flowers and leaves using Hero Arts Butter Cup, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, Paper Trey Ink Melon Berry and Memento Bamboo Leaves. I then added a grassy ground of sorts using the little patterns stamps in Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits and Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Love You A Bunch

I then cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and cut the window using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles. I then stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, within the window using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then foam mounted the outside panel and then adhered the inside panel on the card base.

Submitting this to Timeout Challenge #52 where we are CASEing Marjan (I got inspired by the layout and the concept of flowers), The Challenge #65 (flowers + colors) and The Paper Players Challenge #287: Clean and Simple: Celebrate Spring

For my second card, I used the outline stamps only –

Thinking of You

I stamped the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black and a bit of masking. I also stamped two flowers on a separate panel. I then colored them all using Oil Pastels. I then fuzzy cut the whole bunch. My initial idea was to have a single panel, but I ended up smudging the paper where I didn’t want it, so I had to cut out the whole bunch out – and it worked will, since I cut right beside the outlines. I also colored the edge of the cut out using Zig brush pen in Black.

Thinking of You

Once done, I drew the bouquet (I felt the bouquet in the stamp set was a bit small for the big bunch of flowers) and colored it too. I then adhered the bigger panel of flowers directly on the panel, trimmed it, distressed the edges using Prima Comfort Craft Distressing tool, stamped the sentiment from Micia Butterflies in Spring using Memento Tuxedo Black and foam mounted the panel on the card base. I then adhered the two extra flowers using foam dots.

Submitting this to Inspired by the Little Things #7 and Muse Card Club Challenge #158

For my third card, I used only the solids, along with some other stamps –


I wanted each element of the design to be intermingled and overlapping. I first made the zig-zags, using Heidi Swapp Chevron stencil and Tattered Rose and Mustard Seed distress inks. I then stamped the loopy lines, from Neat & Tangled Little Tangles using Hero Arts Soft Pool ink. I then stamped the sentiment, from Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the solid flowers and leaves around it using the same ink.


I then trimmed the panel, and mounted it to a side of the card base. Love the graphic design in this card! 😀

Submitting this to CAS(E) This Sketch #164, Addicted to Stamps #186: Anything Goes and CAS On Sunday #79: Stencil it

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#393 -Ice Cream Love


I like you more than Ice cream

Made this ice cream card using Reverse Confetti Love & Ice cream stamp and die. I hadn’t used these from the time I bought them last year. I am happy that the card came out so well! 😀

I like you more than Ice cream

I used black and white card stock only. The scallop on the black border is by heat embossing a stamp from Neat & Tangled Little Tangles in white. For the cup, I stamped Just Rite Burlap using Memento Rhubarb Stalk – it was bright enough for me, so I ended up re-painting the vertical lines using a red Zig brush pen. I also added black glitter on the ice-cream. I colored the cherry using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and added glitter using Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen. The rectangle panel is die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black before adhering all the pieces together.

Submitting this to Muse Challenge #147, where the muse is Michele Ferguson and Male Room Challenge #26: Anything Goes

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#351 – Muse Inspired

PE: Muse Christmas Versions Winner!

Hello! I made two cards yesterday inspired by the Muse Challenges –

Muse Christmas Version 26My first card is inspired by the Muse Christmas Version #26. Birgit has made two cards for double the inspiration and I picked a bit of both cards to make this one! 🙂 The tree’s colors are inspired by Birgit’s first card and the owl by the second. I also used a panel instead of the frame in her second card.

I made this card by first die cutting a panel using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics and stamped the trees using Simon Says Stamp One With Nature and colored them the same color as the background in Birgit’s first card – blue, green, red and brown – using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I then stamped the owl from Clearly Besotted Woodland Kisses with the addition of a hand-drawn hat, colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and fuzzy cut it. I then used a scrap piece of card stock to stamp the sentiment using Paper Smooches Alphadot and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then assembled all the pieces together. I also added a bit of ‘snow’ on the tree tops using Fevicryl 3d outliner and some Fevicryl glitter stickles.

My second card is for the Muse Challenge #319, where Tracey McNeely has provided us a really pretty CAS and flowery inspiration –

And here’s my card – I used the same color scheme, layout, sentiment/occasion and even sequins as my inspiration!

Muse Card Challenge 139I used Penny Black Gentle Whisper, colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens (and misted, of course) to stamp the flower and leaves on a card panel. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Its Your Day which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Love the simple card! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#342 – More Christmas Wishes

PE: Winner at Muse: Christmas Visions (would you believe it!! :D)

Hello! I made some more Christmas cards – or should I say tried making! 😀

Here’s my first card –

Season's GreetingsFor this card, I used pattern paper from DCWV Christmas & Winter stack for my background. The pattern papers from this stack are really so pretty – just perfect, instant backgrounds for your cards! 🙂

After adhering the background, I cut off a panel for a snowbank, stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes using Memento Tuxedo Black. I also stamped a snowman from the same set and colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, fuzzy cut it and covered it with glitter using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pen. I then assembled all the pieces together. Easy card!

Submitting this card to both Muse Card Challenge #137 and Muse Card Challenge #24.

Here’s Michele Ferguson’s card from Muse Challenge –

And Chriss Blagrave’s card from Muse Christmas Challenge –

For my second card, I used more pattern paper from the same stack! 😀

Christmas WishesThis time, I used kraft card stock, gold heat embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages. I also added a lace trimming adorned with pearls over a side. After I assembled the card, I found it a little lacking, so added some gold pearls on the poinsettia and around the card using Viva Decor gold pearl pen. After finding it still lacking, I traced around the poinsettia and the leaves using Uniball Signo gold gel pen. Hmm…loved it now! 😀

Submitting this card to Christmas Card Challenges #45: Anything Goes and Happy Little Stampers: October Christmas Challenge: Poinsettia

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Totally Inspired!

PE: Muse Challenge Honorable Mention!


Inspiration comes from many places – and my cards this time are from two different sources –

My first card, is inspired by the beautiful card made by Carol Mayne over at the Muse Challenge.

Muse Challenge #131I used Hero Arts Feathers stamp and the Flip-it stamping technique to make the card. The after using Rock-n-Roll technique to ink up the feather with Memento Tuxedo Black, I stamped the feathers in a row and then used Memento inks Memento Danube Blue, Lady Bug, Potter’s Clay, Teal Zeal, Dandelion on the back of the stamp to add colors to the feathers. The sentiment, from Micia Butterflies in Spring, is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I finally retraced the spine of each feather in Uniball Signo black pen. That made a whole lot of difference – you wouldn’t believe the impact the feathers made before and after the spine change! 😛

Here’s the Muse inspiration –

My second card is inspired from this beautiful sari that I found in Pinterest

Picture of Charming Yellow and Off White Color Designer Saree: Picture of Charming Yellow and Off White Color Designer Saree

I used the triangles from Winnie & Walter: Its A Wonderful Pennant and the lines WPlus9 Country Charm to stamp the pattern in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. My first idea was to keep the card as flat as possible and so I adhered my yellow color paper directly on the card base, but I didn’t like it. So I adhered the color paper on card stock before adding it on the previous layer using foam tape. I then cut out the sentiment using Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint, one piece from black and the others from white card stock. Adhering them together with the black one topmost kinda gave a pretty look, with the white peeking from the sides. 🙂 I also wanted a bit of gold, from the sari’s borders, so I added layered white and gold sequins as embellishment.

Pinspiration #13

I am a lover of geometry in card and I love how this card has turned out! 🙂 Submitting this one to Virgina’s View Challenge: Geometric Patterns

Warm Wishes

PE: A Cut Above in Paper Players!!!

A Cut AboveWinner at Male Room Challenge!!

Winners Badge

Hello! Back with a few more installments of cards –

My first card, where I tried CASEing this card from Ellen Hutson

Sovushka Slavia: Card Sketch #31 (1)This card didn’t turn out exactly as I thought – somehow… After trying so many backgrounds, I finally stopped at this combination.. Sigh…sometimes things just don’t turn out right.. 😦

Here are the ingredients –

Avery Elle Blossoms & Blooms stamped in Hero Arts Pale Tomato and Memento Cottage Ivy
Hero Arts All Occasion Messages
Impression Obsession Gingham stamped in Memento Grey Flannel
Mama Elephant Sew Fancy dies

My second card –

The BeachLove the way the elements are concentrated in the center in this card, but still things are simple 🙂 I used shell stamps from Que Sera Sera from K & Company and stamped them in Memento Bahama Blue & Danube Blue and fuzzy cut them out. I then made a square mask and colored the ‘beach’ using ColorBox Creamy Brown chalk ink. The sentiment comes from Bo Bunny Sentiments, stamped in Black Soot distress ink.

Submitting this one to The Paper Players #258: The Beach, Color Throwdown #355, and The Male Room Challenge #16: Vacation/On the Beach

The Paper Players #258: The BeachColor Throwdown #355The Male Room Challenge #16: Vacation/On the BeachMy third card –

Birthday WishesMade this one primarily for the Muse Challenge – I seem to be participating less and less in this wonderful challenge, even when I want to.. So, I just had to participate this time! 😛 Simple card, simple ingredients –

Background is embossed using Spellbinders M-bossabilities Splendid
The balloon is vellum die cut using XCut Balloons and colored with Tarnished Brass distress paint and the string is card stock colored with Brushed Pewter distress paint.
The striped background is stamped with Color Box Lime pigment ink usign MFT Pinstripes
The sentiments are from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages & Its Your Day stamped in Black Soot distress ink

Submitting this card to Muse Challenge #128 (of course! :D), Seize The Birthday!: Anything That Flies, Timeout Challenge #37: Friendship is Golden

Muse Challenge #128: Michele FergusonSeize The Birthday!: Anything That FliesThanks for stopping by! 🙂

CAS Cascade

PE: Color Throwdown – entries that stood out

Hello! After a break of another few days, I made a few cards yesterday 🙂 Firstly posting CAS ones –

I [heart] youMade this card using chipboard embellishments I had bought a while back – I almost forgot I had them! I thought of using a couple of bracket-shaped chipboards first, but replaced them with the smaller quotes later. The sentiment from Winnie & Walter Big Bold You is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Submitting this card to CASology Week 158: Precious and Muse Challenge #127

CASology Week 158: PreciousMuse Challenge #127: Joan BardeeFor my second card – I got inspired by this card by Maile Belles.

BannersFor this card, I used Pamass green pigment ink, ColorBox Creamy Brown chalk ink, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Soft Pool inks with Winnie & Walter Scenery: Its A Wonderful Pennant. I hand drew the strings using Copic Multi-liner. While I stamped the triangles for the first row, I cut out several of the triangles and adhered them directly on the card panel for the second row and foam mounted them for the third row. The sentiment from Bo Bunny Captured stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Submitting this for the following challenges: Addicted to CAS #69: Banners, Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge: August and Color Throwdown Challenge #354

Addicted to CAS #69: BannersHappy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge: AugustColour Throwdown Challenge #354For my third card – Simple masking and stamping!

CAS XOI masked off a vertical section on the card base and colored it using Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw distress inks. I then added some water splatters and then stamped the sentiment and flowers from Kaisercraft XO stamp set using Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves and Tuxedo Black inks.

Submitting this card to One Layer Simplicity Challenge: Strip Down and Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge: Masking

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge: MaskingThanks for stopping by! 🙂