#377 – Clustered Leaves & Thanks

PE: Colour Me Connoisseur!! Glad to have this honorable mention at their last challenge! πŸ™‚

Hello! I am driven by inspiration this time too! πŸ™‚ There are so many fabulous card makers out there, that it is impossible not to be! πŸ˜› My card this time is a CASE of this card by Debby Hughes for the Simon Says Stamp blog.

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I really loved the way she used the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die, mixing it with vellum, and then used a bit of washi tape to finish the card. Such a beauty! I’ve used these concepts in my card as well. But instead of using distress ink and then water to create the splotchy effect, I used textured cardstock and then white and pearl white paint.Β  I used Paper Smooches Thanks die for the sentiment. And silver glitter on the leaves and silver sequins for embellishing.

It was a really quick card to make, once I got the placement! πŸ™‚

Submitting this card to Colour Me Challenge #100. I just had to play this time – can you believe its their last challenge?!?! So sad! But, I do wish them well with all my heart! They’ve provided us with so many fantastic color themes and I’ve loved participating in their challenges, even been lucky enough to win a few! πŸ™‚ The ‘Thanks’ suits my sentiments for the team, just fine! πŸ™‚

Also submitting this card to Shopping Our Stash #229: No Stamping

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And also to Virginia’s View Challenge #21: Glitter. Virginia, too has announced this to be on a break after this challenge. And I really hope that she will be able to reopen this challenge, some time; hopefully soon! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Virginia, I believe you’ve put your heart and soul into this, and thank you for that! πŸ™‚

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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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#363 – Summer Garden

PE: Fusion Card Challenge Honorable Mention! πŸ™‚

Hello!

It took a long time for me to decide that I really did want to buy the Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden stamp set – I was really skeptical about buying more flower-themed stamp sets. But this one just won me over in the end! πŸ™‚

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I first stamped the flowers and leaves in distress inks and colored them in. I used Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Pine Needles and Crushed Olive distress inks for both stamping and coloring. I then die cut them using the co-ordinating dies.

For the background, I sponged in some Antique Linen ink and then Spiced Marmalade distress inks on a card panel. I then marked and fussy cut the curved space for the sentiment. I marked the area on the card base, stamped the sentiment from Inkadinkado Floral Expression using Memento Tuxedo Black (and erased the markings, of course! ;)) I then assembled the card. I used foam tape to mount the colored base, and then adhered the flowers and leaves using Multi Medium Matte.

I am submitting this to Fusion Card Challenge: Warm Welcome, Just Us Girls #319: Watercoloring and Shopping Out Stash #228: Thanks

Fusion Card Challenge: Warm Welcome

Just Us Girls #319: Watercoloring

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Love Birds

Hello!

I made a card, this time, indicating the new beginnings of a newly wedded couple. I have made anniversary cards before, but none for weddings. And I pretty much like how this has turned out πŸ™‚

Love BirdsI used Tim Holtz Rays stencil with Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon distress inks on a card panel and trimmed it to size. I then die cut the frame using Square dies from Itsy Bitsy and the birds usingΒ Birds from Impression Obsession from some gold & silver metallic paper from DCWV Textures and Finishes stack. I then foam mounted the card panel and adhered the frame and foam mounted birds. The sentiment is from a stamp set from The Craft’s Meow (whose name I don’t know) stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Submitting this card to CASology Week 147: Wedding and Shopping Out Stash #202: Silver and Gold

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Gold Embossing And Pattern Paper

Hello! I suppose many of us are hoarders – and I recently became one. I have started hoarding pattern paper. I just buy, buy and buy them – and never use them! Worst thing – I didn’t even realize this until recently, when I was making Mother’s day card (for my Ma, of course :P). Here’s what my though is when making cards and how I end up not using pattern paper – When I make cards to submit to challenges, I feel that I could save those pattern papers for the cards that I would actually give to people on those special occasions and end up not using any PP… and when I make cards for those special occasions, I think that since its special, I would like to make everything by hand and end up not using any PP!!! How’s that!?!?

Now, I don’t like hoarding – I like using everything I have. So, I made a conscious decision to remember to use PP in any project I can. And this here is such a card πŸ™‚ –

Gold Embossing and Pattern PaperAnd here’s what I’ve used:

Full Bloom stamp set from Micia embossed using gold EB from Ranger. I also used Antique Linen distress ink to paint th flowers lightly.
The pattern Paper is from Christmas & Winter stack from DCWV. I also used another small green one from the same stack, adhering it like washi tape! πŸ™‚
The sentiment is from XO stamp set from Kaisercraft which I’ve stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Gold Embossing and Pattern Paper (close up 1)I considered adding some glitter too on the flowers, but opted against it – I didn’t want to steal the glory from the gold embossing! πŸ˜›

For this card, I adhered only a part of the top of the front panel to the patterned card base. The bottom end is free – I bent this a little, so that it kinda stand up – but its so little, that its not really visible in the image :(. But it does look cool in real life πŸ™‚

Gold Embossing and Pattern Paper (close up 2)Finally as embellishment, I used some pearls and adhered them randomly on the top card panel.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Just Us Girls Challenge #292: Embossing

Inkspirational Challenge #82: Recipe: Use at least 3 of these 4 elements: Distressing, Flowers, Embossing, Pearls

Shopping Our Stash #200: Big, Bold And Beautiful

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