#601 – So Very Thankful

PE: As You See It Featured Artist!! Yay! So happy, since I’ve played their challenge after so long!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Stampin’ Royalty Top Pick!!

Stampin' Royalty Winner

Hello! I’ve been away for quite some time – except for a few scheduled DT posts, I’ve been doing nothing! But not behind the scene.. I was busy making a few cards for my dear ones, who have birthdays and anniversary next month. And me, I had to make and re-make the cards a million times before I was happy… and that took a lot of time! πŸ˜€ And when I finally did make some cards I could post, I fell ill, couldn’t take any photos of my cards, and when I recovered, the challenges I had made them for were all over! Just my luck! But I am just posting them here, hoping they’ll be applicable for a few other challenges..

So Very Thankful

I made both my cards using Concord and 9th Lace Leaf stamp set. For my first card, I chose three shades of green. Stamped them using MISTI, then the messy background, spread it with a wet paintbrush. I then die cut the panel twice, a bigger rectangle and a smaller square. I then stamped the sentiment inside, then adhered these pieces on the card base, foam mounting the mid die cut. Finally, some Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White for embellishing to finish the card.

So Very Thankful

Submitting my first card to –

As You See It challenge: Spring has Sprung

Stampin’ Royalty challenge #366

Simon Says Stamp: National Craft Month –

National craft month

For my second card, I went with green, gold and black – so charming! πŸ™‚

So Very Thankful

The bottom most leaf was an experiment with FlitterGlu and foil, the second one, black ink on vellum, the third, gold embossing on vellum. To finish the card, I fussy cut the leaves and adhered them together using double sided tape, mounted the leaves and then the sentiment using foam tape. I then added some drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold, then added a gold line frame using Uniball Signo gold gel pen.

So Very Thankful

Submitting my second card to the following challenges –

CASual Fridays challenge #170: No Dies

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#544 – Seize The Birthday: Lots of Leaves

Hello!! Welcome to my first post as a DT member of Seize the Birthday!!! There, its finally out – oh, I had such trouble keeping it in for so many days!! I am super happy to be a part of this amazing team, where I am debuting as a DT!!

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Our Surprise Party Guest is Sherrie Koning, amazing crafter – you should go and check her out!! And here’s the theme for the latest Seize the Birthday Challenge – Lots of Leaves.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

I was really inspired by this card by Keeway (Kiwi Concepts) – love the way she has created this dreamy card, and the colors just wow me!! And here’s what I made –

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I started by blending in a green ombre using distress ink on a watercard panel. I then stamped the ferns from Lesia Zgharda Ferns stamp set and heat embossed them clear. I then added water on the entire panel using a flat paint brush, and picked off the color. This made the embossed areas slightly darker, and gave a beautiful effect.

Happy Birthday - Seize the Birthday - Leaves

I then trimmed this panel and foam mounted it on the card base. For the sentiment, I cut Paper Smooches Happy Birthday die to cut a piece from card stock and foam, adhered them to each other and then on the card. Finally I embellished them using clear rhinestones.

Hope you are inspired by my creation! You can get even more amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team! Remember, you can choose either to go with the theme, or with any creation, which has a birthday theme. Just have fun and play along!!

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stampin Royalty: Celebrations

Addicted to Stamps #216: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: October Mixed Media Challenge: Nature (I’ve used embossing, distress inks, watercoloring over distress inks, die cuts, rhinestones for embellishment)

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#529 – One Layers and Splatters

PE: Top 3 at Sovushka Slavia! Can’t believe it!!

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Winner at Stampin Royalty!!

Stampin' Royalty Winner

Hello! I’ve made a discovery (which every card maker out there might already know) – that is this – splatters add a wonderful accent for one layers, especially when you don’t want to add any extra embellishments – no sequins, no rhinestones, no nothing, just pure one layered card! And here’s proof –

I made these two cards today, and couldn’t wait till tomorrow, since I have challenge deadlines approaching I just had to share them… Also, they are a part ofΒ The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew!

Beautiful Day

My first card is made of only Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set – this is a new one in my stash, and I couldn’t wait to make a card!Β  I used the colors from ColorQ Challenge and stamped this one layer card –

Beautiful Day

…and added splatters…I think I am getting addicted to them after the last Virginia’s View Challenge.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› Oh, the colors I used are all distress inks – Frayed Burlap, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw – except for the sentiment, for which I used Memento Tuxedo Black.

Submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #360

And here’s the second card –

Thanks

I used Altenew Golden Garden stamp set went monochrome – I used my Memento Tuxedo Black and Pear Tart inks, then added the splatters, of course! The sentiment comes from my new latest to my stash – Honey Bee Brush Grunge Alpha – which I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Thanks

Submitting this card to Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #59 and Stampin Royalty Challenge #347: Monochrome

Did you get inspired to start adding splatters? πŸ˜‰

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#526 – Fall Thanks

PE: Honorable Mention at Stampin’ Royalty!!

Hello! The card today is made using another panel I made from the embossing folder + distress ink + misting technique, using Spellbinders Flora embossing folder. The first one is in my previous post. I did say then that I couldn’t stop making panel using this technique, but unfortunately, not all of then are turned into cards.. I just didn’t get that many ideas..talk about a let down!

So, anyway, here’s card no. 2!

Thanks

This time, I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserve distress inks, and went in a V-shape when coloring the embossing folder. I also splattered the dried panel using my Camel drawing inks…lots of little splatters! πŸ˜€ I also trimmed and distressed the sides using my Prima Comfort Craft Distressing tool.

Thanks

Before I added the sentiment, I added a strip of gold glitter washi tape, then topped it with a vellum piece I had leftover from this card. What I had done, was use my Zig two way glue stick to add some random lines on vellum and add some copper leafing once it dried and became tacky.

After I added the vellum strip, I added the sentiment, which I had die cut from white cardstock using Paper Smooches Thanks die. Finally I added some gold sequins for embellishing.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #17 (I used Sequins, Thanks and Fall Theme) –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #211: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Dimension & Bling

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Stampin’ Royalty Challenge #346: Fall Theme

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#518 – Ellen Hutson August Pin Sights Challenge

PE: Winner at Stampin’ Royalty!!!

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Favorite at CAS-ual Fridays!!

CAS-ual Fridays - Favorite

Hello! I made this card a couple of days ago for the Ellen Hutson August Pin Sights Challenge

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

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Pairing in a new stamp I got in my stash, from Lesia Zgharda, with my oldest Ellen Hutson stamp. I did want to add a bit more pink in it, to go with the photo inpiration, but I couldn’t get it in.. But I do like this look with a blend of nature and geometry.. πŸ™‚

Celebrate

Supplies used:
Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia – I used vellum to white heat emboss the flower and then colored the back using oil pastels.
Lesia Zgharda Rombo Trikutniki
Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 (I used card stock painted with silver acrylic paint, and then black foam die cut behind it. The stamped sentiment uses Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink)

Celebrate

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stampin Royalty #343: Birthday

Seize the Birthday (no toppings; Anything Goes)

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

CAS-ual Fridays #155: Black and White with a Pop of Color

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#517 – Guest Designing at Lesia Zgharda!!

Hello! I was recently featured over at Lesia Zgharda as a Guest Designer. And today, I am presenting the same card here in my own blog. I am completely using their products here in this card, so check it out!!

Happy Birthday

I chose to use only watercolor card panel in this card, for the texture it provides, and also, since the ones I own are a bit off-white. For the inks, I chose distress inks, since they do not stamp perfectly and that was the look I was aiming for. I chose Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender and Tattered Rose for the flowers, with Scattered Straw for the centers and Mowed Lawn (2nd & 3rd generation stamping) and Shabby Shutters for the leaves. I simply stamped them, without misting them with water, and I only used water for the centers, where I didn’t want the stamping to be obvious.

I then added a few splatters usingΒ Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender.Β  Once I was happy, I fuzzy cut the top off, corresponding to the stamping.

Happy Birthday

Now for the background, I wanted something in gold. I painted some glitter from Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in gold, in a very messy way – I didn’t try for an even coat, or for even coverage. Once done, I left it aside to dry, and added the glitter to the center of the flowers, to make them sparkle!

Happy Birthday

Finally, once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black. I then adhered the glittery background on the card base, using double sided tape, and then added the flowery panel using foam. I embellished it a mix of pink and pearl-colored(?) pearls. And that’s my finished card!

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stampin Royalty #343 – Birthdays

Seize the Birthday (no toppings)

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #373 (inspired by the colors)

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#488 – Happy Father’s Day

PE: Winner at Stampin’ Royalty!!

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Winner at As You See It!!

As You See It - winner

I delayed making Father’s day this time so much, I started thinking I might never get it done on time! My cards usually consist of flowers or critters – and when I look at the cards claimed to be masculine, I never saw them in it. OK, critters sometimes, maybe, but not flowers.. Most of them were had fishing, sailing, tool kits.. you name it! But no flowers. I have nothing against those cards, but I couldn’t connect them with my Papa. He doesn’t do fishing/sailing, or any of those.. and I became a little skeptical as to what to create.. which in turn made me take a lot of time to make a card.

And I ended up with using flowers in my card! Frankly, when I sat down and thought about it, I couldn’t see what was wrong with using flowers in a masculine card. I mean, my Papa doesn’t have anything against flowers! With this thought, I made this card –

Happy Father's Day

I chose Fabriano Elle Erre Ferro card stock. I used my MISTI to position and stamp the flowers from Altenew Persian Motifs, since I needed to stamp the flowers twice, before and after coloring. Once I stamped the flowers using Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink, I colored the flowers using Prismacolor black and white pencils with Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils in grey. Once I finished coloring, I restamped the image, since some of the lines were obscured during the coloring.

Happy Father's Day

Once this was dry, (I got a small smudge from the fresh pigment while I was coloring, so I waited till it was dry after that) I stamped the sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and The Happy in the same pigment ink. Keeping the card simple, I didn’t add any other embellishments.

Happy Father's Day

For the envelope, I used black color paper and stamped the sentiment first and then the same two flowers, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink all over the paper and the then folded and adhered the sides of the envelope.

So that’s my ‘flowery’ masculine card. How do you like it? πŸ™‚

Submitting this card to Paru’s Card Making Challenge: June: Father’s Day, As You See It Challenge: #136: Dad, SSS Wednesday Challenge: Father’s Day/Card for a Guy, Stampin’ Royalty #333: One Layer Cards, Word Art Wednesday #234-235 – Anything Goes andΒ CropStop Linky Party #17: Anything Goes

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SSS - Wednesday Challenge

 

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