#555 – Thanks..with One Layer and Flowers

PE: Noticed by Neat & Tangled!!

Noticed by Neat and Tangled

So I finally got out of my black and gold cycle! I really love one layer cards, though I make very less of them…since I am not that good with them. But this one was easy to keep as a one layered, CAS card! Super easy! πŸ™‚

Thank You

I used Neat and Tangled Paper Cut Flowers with Memento inks Grape Jelly, Danube Blue and Rhubarb Stalk. Since my inks were a bit dry, I used MISTI for stamping, otherwise, alignment is eye-balled. Once done, I added the dots using gel pens and sketch pens.

Thank You

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Little Tangles Challenge #74: CAS

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #161: Be Thankful

Stamplorations: November CAS Challenge: Purple

The Flower Challenge Challenge #2: A Special Occasion

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#511 – A (Almost) Flat Shaker Card

PE: Winner at Little Tangles!! Yay! Guess all that thinking paid off! πŸ˜›

Neat & Tangled - Winner (Top Tangle)

Hello! Coming back after another spell.. Been busy with things lately, and the couple of times I attempted card making didn’t bring out presentable results..and hence delayed my blog posts too.. I was finally able to create this pretty shaker card – after thinking and thinking about it for 3 days!

Sending Warm Wishes

I first made an ombre background using Victorian Velvet distress ink, PTI Melon Berry and PTI Sweet Blush. Once it dried, I stamped Neat & Tangled Tiny Triangles using Memento Brilliance Platinum Planet and die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.

The flowers, from Neat & Tangled Paper Cut Flowers and part of the sentiment, from SSS Sending Happy Thoughts are silver heat embossed; the other part of the sentiment, from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Sending Warm Wishes

I wanted to make a flat shaker – the kind Jennifer McGuire has made quite a few times – and I wanted to use vellum. Now, that didn’t work, for various reasons, and I ended up with a clear one, Jule Ebersole style (not the card, just the shaker! :P)

I ended up making a shaker with some clear plastic sheet, folded and adhered at the back, choosing sequins that were flat, instead of cupped. And the card panel is directly adhered to the white card base. As flat as I could make it (since the sentiment is mounted on foam tape..)

Submitting this card to –

Little Tangles Challenge #71: Shakers and Sequins

Happy Little Stampers August Mixed Media Challenge: Metal (I’ve used platinum ink for stamping, then silver embossing, then of course, the sequins themselves! More mixed media is the watercoloring in the background)

The Heart Desires #3 (I’ve used the pink color in the picture, and lots of metallics)

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#417 -Love You

PE: Honorable Mention at Fusion!

Fusion - Honorable Mention

Hello! Made a couple of cards using Neat & Tangled Heart of Gold Stamp. Such a cute stamp!

Love You

I had so much fun coloring these! I used distress inks – I have more control with them. I also used some thick card stock – I didn’t want warping during the heat embossing or the watercoloring.

Coming to how I made the card – I first stamped and heat embossed the hearts using Ranger gold embossing powder mixed with gold glitter (I wanted some glittery embossing! ;)). I then used Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry distress inks for the lighter hearts and Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral distress inks to color the darker heart.

I then trimmed a card stock panel, added the hearts in a cascade, adhering only the centers, and trimmed off the excess. I also stamped the sentiment, using Paper Smooches Alphadot and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I adhered washi tape on the card base and then mounted this panel using foam tape. Finally added a few gold sequins for embellishing.

Submitting this card to –

Fusion Card Challenge: Paper Hearts

Just Us Girls #329: Word Week: Valentine

The Card Concept: #48: Sweet Hearts

Me second card came from an extra heart I had colored, just in case, for the first card.

Love You

I used smooshing technique for the background, using Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers distress inks. For the sentiment, I used a mix of stamping and my own handwriting – the ‘love’ is from Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords and ‘u’ is what I wrote. I love they they don’t look so different! πŸ™‚ Anyway, I heat embossed them using the same glitter added gold embossing powder, this time adding a little more glitter. I also swiped my Versamark watermark ink pad on the edges, and added more (normal this time) gold embossing.

I then added some more gold (yes, I couldn’t get enough gold on this card!! :P) by splattering diluted Tarnished Brass distress paint. This wasn’t sparkling when it dried (of course, it wouldn’t!!), so I added Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in gold on some of the larger dots.

Once the whole thing dried, I added the heart and adhered the panel to the card base. Finally done!! πŸ˜€

Submitting this card to –

Little Tangles Challenge #65: Watercolor

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #3 (I used Love, Add Shimmer, Hearts)

30 Day Coloring Challenge (Day 8)

Kathy Racoosin - The Daily Marker - Color Challenge

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#407 – Hello

PE: ColourQ Courtier!!

ColourQ - Honorable Mention

Hello! My second card for the day…

The problem with a growing stash – you start forgetting what you already own – and I hate it when that happens. I believe strongly in using everything I own, so I really don’t like it when I forget that I own something. But that’s exactly what happened with the Hoop die, from Neat and Tangled, that I own. I completely forgot that I own it, until I was going through my Pinterest board for inspiration and found this card by Hussena (its a fabulous card, isn’t it! :D). Well, that made me pick up the die, and come up with this card –

Hello!

I first die cut the front panel using the Hoop die. Keeping this aside, I word on the card base. After tracing the outline of the hoop, I stamped the flowers from Neat and Tangled Hand Stitched. I used Memento Dandelion, Paper Trey Ink Winter Wisteria and Paper Trey Ink Simply Chartreuse inks. I then water-colored them using the same inks.

Hello

Leaving that to dry, I stamped the hoop using the hoop image in the same stamp set (yes, it does not fit, but I stamped it anyway – I love the ‘wood’ feeling it gives when I stamp it in brown! :D) I used Hero Arts Cup O’Joe ink to stamp multiple times and also water color it. I then adhered a piece of acetate behind the die cut panel and adhered the hoop, finally adhered this on the card base. Oh, I forgot, I had already trimmed the panel and rounded the corners before that. Once I adhered it on, I felt the panel was too white – I wanted something on it. Yeah too late to think that, but I went ahead with stamping the same flower using Paper Trey Ink Fine Linen, after stamping it off once.

Finally, I adhered the sentiment, die cut using Memory Box Hello die cut from black card stock. The butterfly is from the same stamp set – a left over actually, but I liked it on this card. πŸ™‚

Thinking back, I could have easily made this into a shaker card, but I didn’t want it to be one… Yeah, I guess it is still ok! πŸ˜›

Submitting this card to Little Tangles Challenge #64: Hello, Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #43 and Colour Q Challenge #326

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#365 – Neat and Tangled Flowers

PE: I had my card featured at Neat and Tangled!!!

Noticed by Neat & Tangled

Colour Connoisseur at Colour Me…!

Lovely Little Tangle (Honorable Mention) at Little Tangles challenge

I recently bought some Neat & Tangled merchandise. AndΒ  I couldn’t really wait to put them into good use! πŸ™‚

For my first card, I used Paper Cut Flowers.

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I stamped the flowers using Color Box pigment inks – Orange, Lime and Brown from Rich Rustics. Since the flowers themselves were not cutting it, I added the dots and the little design elements from Altenew Hannah Elements using the same colors. Now, I felt that the images were very flat, without any texture – so I stamped JustRite Burlap using Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink. This brought in a very subtle texture – love it! πŸ™‚

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I then trimmed the card panel on the sides and then into two pieces. I finally stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black. Also added a few clear sequins for embellishing. I added washi tape on the card base before adhering the two pieces on it. That finished my first card! πŸ™‚

Submitting this to Color Throwdown #369, Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #38, Little Tangles #32: Thankful and Shopping Our Stash#228: Thanks

Now for my second card. I used The Hoop die and also Hand Stitched stamp and die sets.

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I first die cut and then stamped the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black. I water-colored them using Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Fossilized Amber, Pumice Stone. For the hoop, I first die cut it from white cardstock, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Cool Grey pen, dipping it in Pumice Stone to achieve some shading colors (I don’t have a Zig pen of the right color!). I also die cut the hoop again from some vellum, adhered the inside piece using some tape to the outer, colored piece.

Leaving these aside to dry, I prepped the background. I used ink smooshing using Fossilized Amber and Pumice Stone. I then die-cut them using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics. I then adhered all the pieces together. Finally stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti All About You using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Submitting this card to Colour Me #98,Β Seize The Birthday: Vellum or Transparency and My-Scrap.Ru: Clean & Simple: Everything is Transparent

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