#387 – RIC and CAS(E)


Made a couple of cards last night. Inspired by the Runway Inspired Challenge and the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

My first card is for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #153


I used stamped made from die cutting foam using Spellbinders Feathers dies. I inked them with Hero Arts Soft Pool and Squeezed Lemonade distress ink, misted them a bit before stamping. The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti All About You stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Made my second card for the Runway Inspired Challenge #98


For this card, I used Kaisercraft Love Quarters stencil and Ripe Persimmon and Fired Brick distress inks to color the background, which I adhered directly over the card base at an angle. I then die cut My Favorite Things Pierced Flourish from some paper I had colored with silver acrylic paint – looks like a metal embellishment! 😀 I then die cut the sentiment using Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint from some black foam and some green cardstock and then, after layering this above a white strip of card stock, I adhered it to the card. I then added a few of sequins as embellishment.

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#376 – Altenew Vintage Flowers – 1 Design, 2 Ways

PE: RIC Fabulous Fashionista!!

Hello! I made these cards a couple of days ago. My inspiration came from this card by Agnieszka in the Altenew blog. For making these cards, I decided on a template – where to stamp which flower/leaf and then created these cards using the same template. So, in essence, these cards have the same placement, but different ways they are been used.

The first card uses simple stamping –


For this card, I chose Memento Danube Blue and Hero Arts Neon Red inks, using which I did some simple stamping. I then trimmed the edges a bit, rounded one corner, added silver glitter to the edges and mounted it on the card base. Oh, and the sentiment came from Paper Smooches Fancy Frames.

Here’s another card, with the colors exchanged –


The splendid border die is from Spellbinders Persian Accent, which I cut out of some red card stock. I made this card before the one above and the reason there is no sentiment is actually because I didn’t quite like how it turned out. Yes, I did like it once I swapped the colors! 😀

Submitting the first card to Runway Inspired Challenge #97 – Tory Burch

For the second card, I used gold and white heat embossed images –


Again using the same template, I stamped the images in Versamark ink, and heat embossed them. The sentiments are from Paper Trey Ink Good Times stamp and dies. I mounted the black panel on the card base, on which I had drawn some stripes of black using a black marker.

Submitting this one to Color Throwdown #371

I just love how these cards turned out! And of course, I saved my little ‘template’ too! 😉

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#341 – RIC Inspired


Until recently, I used to get bugged when I couldn’t think of anything to submit to a challenge I particularly wanted to participate in. I don’t anymore – heck, if I can’t come up with something, I just can’t! And this was the case with the newest challenge at Runway Inspired Challenge – I just wasn’t able to come up with something (that I could be happy with, of course! ).

That was until I saw the latest feature of Hello, Monday over at the Ellen Hutson blog/youtube. Julie Ebersole gave a fantastic idea – of using pigment ink to make background. I just had to try it! And it just fit the bill perfectly with the model’s dress! Yay!! 😀


I picked up my Color Box pigment ink and started swiping them on a white card panel, starting from the center and moving up while staying as close as possible to the color variations on the model’s dress. Pigment inks are indeed the best to use here, but since I didn’t own any light blue ones, I substituted with Hero Arts Soft Pool ink.

After I was done, I trimmed the panel and added a stripe of blue washi tape on the card base (I wanted more of the blue from the model’s top) before mounting it on top. For the sentiment, I die cut a white scrap panel using Paper Smooches Happy Birthday die, and before removing it, added a few dashes (?) of yellow and black using sketch pens – to resemble the splattered paint in the picture’s background. I then adhered the sentiment and also some metallic sequins to embellish.

Oh, I love how it has turned out! 😀

Also submitting this to Seize the Birthday Challenge.

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Runway Inspired Challenge #90

It seems now-a-days that I am making last minute entries, to some of my favorite challenges – it was CAS(E) This Sketch the other day, and now its RIC! I guess I should just be glad that I at least had some last minute inspiration to even submit something! 😛


To make this card, I first applied Squeezed Lemonade distress ink on a card panel, forming a frame of sorts and then used Mini Flower Frenzy stencil by Crafter’s Workshop and applied Scattered Straw distress ink. This kind of signifies the upper portion of the beautiful dress – the yellow flowers. I then made a bouquet base of sorts using a piece of doily (used this instead of the lacy yellow flowers), adhered it, and then made the flowers using many die cut pieces of Memory Box Honey Blossom Sprig. I then used Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters, Ripe Persimmon, Tattered Rose distress inks and Memento Danube Blue to color them. I applied the ink directly from the ink pads, to achieve a partially colored look. I picked the colors from the flowers on the white base of the model’s dress. I adhered everything to place and stamped the sentiment from The Craft’s Meow in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. That finished my card! 🙂

Submitting, as is obvious, to Runway Inspired Challenge #90

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Runway Inspired Challenge #88

Hello! Back again!! On a roll today, as it seems! 😀

I wanted to make something for the RIC this time, but didn’t have any solid ideas – until the last minute, that is! 😛 I think I made this card in record time! Must have taken roughly 30 minutes – my fastest from idea conception to realization!!


From the gorgeous dress of the model, other than maintaining the colors and most of the design, I also wanted to bring a little bit of transparency into my card design – hence the use of vellum. I stamped the blocks from WPlus9 Backgrounds & Borders in Black Soot distress ink and then scribbled the red and yellow using my sketch pens.

The sentiments are from Mama Elephant Happy Script – I used three die cuts to raise it a bit – and Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, The Happy – for which I colored the background first using my sketch pen and then stamped in Hero Arts Unicorn white ink.

I first adhered the vellum piece on a black card panel and then foam mounted the panel. Finally added some white rhinestones for embellishment.

In love!! It came out exactly as I imagined! 🙂

Submitting this to Runway Inspired Challenge #88 and Seize the Birthday (no toppings on this one! :))

RIC #88: MissoniRIC #88: The DressSeize the BirthdayThanks for stopping by! 🙂