Runway Inspired Challenge #81


I am back with a card I am going to submit to the Runway Inspired Challenge #81. I debated a lot about how to make a card using the inspiration this time – it was not that I was lacking ideas – I was just not satisfied with what I was getting after racking my brains – I wanted more!

And what better place than Pinterest to get just that! 😀 I got my inspiration from this BnW card by Maile Belles here.

RIC #81For my card, I first drew some lines using black acrylic paint and filled it with colors using my Copic markers. I wanted to be as close as possible to the colors in the inspiration dress. But as my stash of Copics is very very limited, I just went with the nearest colors! 😉 I then adhered this piece over a black cardstock panel, adhered it the a white card base at an angle, and trimmed the excess off.

RIC #81 (close up)For the sentiment, I had a leftover piece I had die cut using the Hand-lettered Hello die from WPlus9. I colored this using Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. Once this was dry, I added some gold glitter stickles on top and adhered it to the card. I also added a few drops of the same stickes on the colored panel as embellishment.

And that finished my card! How do you like it?

Here’s the inspiration from the Runway Inspired Challenge #81

RIC #81: Jeremy Scott, Fall 2015RIC #81: Jeremy Scott, Fall 2015Thanks for looking! 🙂

RIC #80: Nonoo

Hello….again! 🙂 This time is a card for Runway Inspired Challenge #80: Nonoo.

When I first saw the pic, I thought I wouldn’t participate – I had absolutely no idea, even with my considerable (for me) amount of stamps and stencils and dies (and other stuff) in my stash…I was stumped. Frankly speaking, I am still not sure whether I want to submit this card I made, but I hope no one is going to kick me if I do :P…. so here goes nothing! 🙂

RIC #80: NonooI first die cut the lattice using Fancy Lattice from Spellbinders and watercolored it in 2 shades of blue, black and grey shades. I then trimmed the sides to give it an un-finished kinda look. Once dry, I adhered it on the black card base using dots of liquid glue.

RIC #80: Nonoo (close up 1)Then, counting the number of negative pieces needed for the heart, I colored them red using Copic marker. I then foam mounted them on the card and added some shiny glitter using Wink of Stella clear glitter brush-pen.

RIC #80: Nonoo (close up 2)For the sentiment, I cut a strip of card stock, slided some Memento Teaz Zeal ink over it and stamped the sentiment from Bo Bunny Sentiment stamp set using Hero Arts Black ink. I then tore the edges before foam mounting it on the card.

I then added some blue and Copic-colored-red rhinestones as embellishment.

And that’s my card. Hope you like it! 🙂

RIC #80: NonooRIC #80: NonooThanks for stopping by! 🙂

RIC #79: Oscars Red Carpet

I remember the last time RIC had lots of inspiration photos – then, as now, my first confusion was to choose which photo would be the inspiration for my card…of course, followed by the confusion of how to make my card! 😉

This time, for the RIC: Oscars Red Carpet, I chose the inspiration photo provided by Aga –

Runway Ispired Challenge #79: Oscars Red CarpetI just loved the way Aga had sprayed the pink and gold ink on the card base – that just threw out such fabulous color on the card! I loved it so much, that I decided to follow it in my card too!

But since I don’t own any sprays, I chose to use an old trick to get the effect… I mixed light pink and crimson acrylic paints and water to just the right color and thickness, and then used an old toothbrush to spray the color on the card base. I did the same with some gold acrylic paint, except this time, I didn’t mix any other paint to it and also used a lesser quantity. 🙂

RIC #79I then picked up a few die cut pieces I had left over from previous projects – that’s where the scalloped border on top came from, and the feathers too. I colored the edges of the feather using Tattered Rose distress ink and colored the bottom half of them by swiping Memento Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad.

RIC #79 (close up 1)I then die cut the ‘hello’ from scrap card stock using Hand Lettered Hello die from WPlus9.

I then stapled the feathers on the scallop border, adhered the border on the card base directly and added a foam dot beneath each feather to adhere it to the card base. I also curved the edges of the feathers a bit for added dimension.

RIC #79 (close up 2)Finally, I adhered the sentiment using thin-cut foam strips. I then added three dots of gold pearls using Viva Decor Gold Pearl Pen just above the sentiment. And that finished my card!

Thanks for looking! 🙂

Runway Inspired Challenge #77


I am back with another card! The inspiration comes from two sources – the colors from RIC 77 and the card is a case of this card by Jennifer McGuire. I was itching to case the card as soon as I saw the video. I especially loved the way the foil is used in the card – little enough so it doesn’t make it tacky, and just enough to add that extra special touch! 🙂

Runway Inspired Challenge #77So I started by picking out stamps from my stash – I then tried stamping them in different colors of blue and grey, to get a hang of how to add them to my card. I picked stamps from WPlus9 Chantilly Trim, WPlus9 Country Charm, Altenew Hannah Elements and the inks are Memento inks Grey Flannel, London Fog, Danube Blue, Bahama Blue, Summer Sky, Tuxedo Black and Hero Arts Charcoal, Soft Granite.

After stamping them in, I picked up my Uniball silver marker and drew a few lines (this is instead of the foil used in the original card) Although the silver is not very visible in the pics here, they make a beautiful, soft impact in real life. 🙂

Runway Inspired Challenge #77 (close up 2)

I then die cut yellow and blue paper flowers using Joy Crafts Floral Flourishes, colored the edges with Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean DIs and stuck them together. I then picked a  blue button, colored it a bit darker using Copic marker and adhered it on top as well.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and The Happy stamp set in Hero Arts black ink. I then adhered some antique-gold-colored sequins as embellishment. And that finished my card!

As mentioned, I am submitting this card to Runway Inspired Challenge #77.

Thanks for looking! 🙂



I am used to the color white for card bases. Maybe black sometimes. Any other color? Can’t start imagining it! I mean, it’s one thing to make a background and adhere it on the card base, and another to actually use a different colored card base! Completely!

So, I tried using this hot pink card stock for base (I had used the first half in this card) –


This is actually a very simple card using dies and heat embossing. I first cut out pieces for the sentiment and the decorative corners using Die Version Celebrate die and Spellbinders Persian Accents die.

Celebrate! (close up)

I then heat embossed them all using Black Sparkle embossing powder. Doing the heat embossing after cutting the dies gives them a smooth surface around the cut corners, which I like 🙂 After this, I adhered them directly on the card base, adhering the center first and then surrounding it with the corner designs at an even distance.

I am pretty happy with this card – what with all the sparkle and the contrasting colors! 🙂 And I am submitting this to Runway Inspired Challenge #75

Thanks for looking!

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know its still a little early for that – but its still a good start, right! 😉

I am beginning to love warm colors – red and orange shades – in my cards. They add such vibrancy to the cards..I just love the effect I hope I don’t end up making the next few cards in the same color – then I would get tired of it! 😛

Well, here’s the first ‘New Year’ card, hopefully in a series of its own!

Happy New Year!

I started by picking a watercolor paper panel, and stamped the sentiment from The Big The Bold and The Happy by Winnie & Walter and also Market Place Alphabet by JustRite using black StazOn ink. I then clear heat embossed a flower field using Blooming Meadow by Hero Arts.

Happy New Year! (close up 1)

I then chose some distress inks – Dried Marigold, Wild Honey and a little bit of Ripe Persimmon. I smushed the inks on the craft mat and sprayed some water. I then picked up the colors on the watercolor paper panel, ensuring that only the bottom part gets colored. I inverted the panel and sprayed some water so that there was some extra flow of colors. Also by this, the colors dripped out a little from the area colored earlier. I did this just a couple of times before I was satisfied. I then left this panel aside to dry.

Happy New Year! (close up 2)

For the background, I picked up some black cardstock. I drew some diagonal lines using a red glitter pen. Although the red color didn’t show up in the end, the glitter did! 😉 And I foam mounted the watercolor panel on top. I then added some black rhinestones as embellishment. This finished my card!

I am submitting this to Runway Inspired Challenge #74

Thanks for looking!

Shaker Card!

And its time too! Its my first time making a shaker card!! 😀 Even though I’ve thought of making shaker cards multiple times, either they didn’t suite the ideas I had then, or I didn’t have a suitable big enough window. It feels like a card maker has several levels to cross to become top-class, and making a successful shaker card is one of them! 😛 Should I congratulate myself then?! 😀

Here is my first attempt at a shaker card –

First Shaker Card

I started with a black card panel and started stamping Perfect Medium using a stamp from the Borders & Backgrounds stamp set from WPlus9. I chose a few shades of Perfect Pearls and I applied a shade of Perfect Pearls after each time I stamped. I then die cut the tag shape out from the middle, to form a window, using a die from Timeless tags from WPlus9. Once I completed the stamping and application of Perfect Pearls all over the panel, I misted it lightly with water a few times to set the Perfect Pearls. After trimming the sides a little, I then laid out some sequins on the card base and adhered the black panel on top.

First Shaker Card (close up 1)

For the sentiment, I first die cut a scrap white card panel using a Sizzix die (forgot the name of the stamp+die set) and then stamped the sentiment from Bokeh Time from JustRite using StazOn black ink, and adhered it directly on top of the shaker window using double sided tape.

This finished my card!

First Shaker Card (close up 2)

Since this was the first time I made a shaker card, like many other card makers out there, I made my fair share of mistakes – actually, only one – I started adding the foam dots around the window even before I added the transparent sheet! Talk about stupidity! Thankfully I realized it early, corrected it, and finished the card without any major mistakes thereon.

I am submitting this card to Runway Inspired Challenge #73.

Thanks for looking! 🙂