#554 – Thanks

PE: CAS-ual Fridays Favorite!! Can’t believe it!!

CAS-ual Fridays - Favorite

I feel like my posts are just carrying black and gold now-a-days…but whatever! As long as it comes out good, right! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›


I wanted to make an easy-to-make card. So, everything is easy. I stamped a panel with MFT Lacy background using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then trimmed it into 5 equal strips. I foam mounted these on a white card base.


I then used Marianne Design Daisy and Leaves die to die cut some leaves out of Brustro Iridescent gold metallic paper – this paper actually has a pretty satin-pearly sheen, but I couldn’t capture it in these images :(. Anyway, I also die cut the sentiment from Paper Smooches Thanks from black cardstock and foam, and adhered these on the card. I then added a few glittery drops of Nuvo Glitter Drops Honey Gold. And finished my card!

Submitting this card to Virginia’s View #25: Stripe and Plaid and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #161: Be Thankful

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#533 – Winnie & Walter: WCMD 2016

PE: Winner (Top Pick) at Inkspirational Challenge!!

Inkspirational - Winner

Hello! Have you seen the amazing set of challenges posted by Winnie & Walter, calling all us card-makers to a spectacular series of challenges? You should drop over to Winnie & Walter – they have a series of fantastic challenges lined up!

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2016

Well, I just had to take part!! My first card (yes, I’ve got a series of cards coming up!!) is for Rainbow Color With Gayathri. I’ve not made many rainbow cards, but I’ve always wanted to use multiple colors and have a color burst party on card! And this was just the right chance!! Here’s what I made –

Sparkle & Shine

I first used a toothbrush to splatter color on the card base – I used my Camel drawing inks, since I really love their vibrancy. Once this dried, I added the sentiment from Winnie & Walter My Precious stamp set by heat embossing in white.

Sparkle & Shine

Next, I added a die-cut the diamond from Winnie & Walter Flawless Diamond and added some diamond dust over it, adhering it using Multi Medium Matte. That’s it. Done. Easiest card ever!! πŸ˜‰

I am also submitting this card to –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Inkspirational Challenge #118: Glamour


Virginia’s Challenge #24: Focal Point (see how the focus is still on the white diamond (and the sentiment) even when surrounded by such vibrant colors)

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#524 – So Happy For You

PE:Winner at Virginia’s View Challenge!!

Virginia's View - Top 10 Favorites

Favorite at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

CAS-ual Fridays - Favorite

Favorite at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies!!

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Favorite

Hello! I made this easy-to-make card this time. Little ink smooshing, a little die-cutting, and done!! πŸ˜€

Happy For You

I first used an acetate sheet to smoosh some distress ink on a card panel – I used Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed distress inks. Once dry, I die cut the flowers and leaves from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden. I then adhered the panel on my card base, and then adhered the flowers and leaves at just one point and when they dried, I lifted and curved the outlines.

I then added a few splatters of black Camel Drawing ink. I use this ink now-a-days while adding splatters, since they keep their color and vibrancy, no matter what is beneath.

Happy For You

I had the ‘happy’ leftover from a previous project – they come from the Happy panel from Reverse Confetti. I adhered this, then stamped the other portion of the sentiment from Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally I embellished the card with some white rhinestones. And that’s it – so so simple to make!! πŸ˜€

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown Challenge #409

Virginia’s View Challenge #23: Spray, Mist and Splatter

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #156: Dimension & Bling

Happy Little Stampers (September): Anything Goes With Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

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#501 – CASEing Yoonsun Hur

PE: Spotted by My Favorite Things!!

My Favorite Things - Spotted

Honorable Mention at The Heart Desired Challenge!!

The Heart Desires - Honorable Mention

Its been quite some time since my last post! I actually made these cards a week ago, but am posting them only now….And as the title denotes, I am CASEing a couple of cards by the amazingly talented Yoonsun Hur!


My first card is a CASE of this card by Yoonsun. If you’ve seen my posts from beloew, you’ll know I love bold and bright colors – and Yoonsun’s card, where she combined this bold look with the muting kraft – just stunning!

For my card, I used flowers and leaves fromΒ  My Favorite Things Modern Blooms and a variety of inks, then using another flower center stamp, stamped the dots in black and grey. I also added the dotted lines using Winnie & Walter Scenery: Stripes. Finally came the sentiment – I used Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABCs dies for the sentiment.


Did I mention that I really loved the bright and bold look? πŸ˜€ Anyway, I did add a bit of embellishing using some gold and bronze sequins.

This card is made especially for My Favorite Things challenge, who are celebrating 10 years – what an awesome achievement!! πŸ˜€ The challenge isΒ 10th Birthday Celebration Bonus Challenge, where we are to include 10 in some way in our creations. In my card, I’ve used 10 stamped elements (including flowers and leaves) and the sentiment carries 10 letters too! πŸ˜›

I am also submitting the card to the following challenges –

Virginia’s View (Summer Challenge) #22: All About Colors


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Flora & Fauna

SSS - Monday Challenge

The Heart Desires Challenge #2 (I’ve borrowed a few colors from the theme, and the flowers look quite tropical!)

For my second card, I was inspired by this card of Yoonsun. Now, I really love watercoloring – and watercolor backgrounds are just awesome – more so when done my a coloring genius like Yoonsun.. but I degress..

You Are My Person

The only mistake I made in this card’s watercoloring – I chose the wrong watercoloring medium – I used watercolor cakes – I should have used inks.. but anyway, the end result is not so bad… and the lesson is learnt! πŸ˜€

So, for this card, I used mostly solid or thick-outlined stamps from Neat & Tangled Paper Cut Flowers and Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms and used Zing white embossing powder. Unfortunately, I did somehow end up smudge up the embossing, even after embossing twice, to avoid the exact thing! Talk about ironic! πŸ˜€

The sentiment, from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Finally the card is embellished using some silver sequins (which are looking black in the image).

I am submitting this card to Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge: Neat & Tangled and Seven Hills Crafts July Challenge: Color Challenge –

Seven Hills Crafts

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#496 – Share The Love Week (3)

PE: One in Top 10 Favorites of Virginia’s View Challenge!!! Yay! And double yay!!

Virginia's View - Top 10 Favorites

Its ‘Share the Love Week’ at Ellen Hutson and Winnie & Walter, where they have both combined their products and come up with some amazing cards and challenges over the course of 5 days.

Ellen Hutson - Winnie & Walter - Share The Love Week

I am sharing my next card in the series, to be exact, for Day 3: Background Building. Here’s my card –

Have a Beautiful Day

For this card, I used one of the stamps from Winnie & Walter Scenery: Its a Wonderful Pennant along with my MISTI and used various Memento inks to get an ombre and colorful background. I then trimmed it and mounted it over the card base.

Have a Beautiful Day

The sentiment, from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia is heat embossed in white over a piece of trimmed vellum. I mounted it using silver dotted washi tape, along with some silver string for embellishing.

Its a simple card, but took quite some time in the making – I couldn’t even decide where and how to mount the sentiment (maybe having a die cut sentiment would have been easier, but I don’t own any from Ellen Hutson or from Winnie & Walter) or even what to embellish the card with. But I am mostly satisfied with the card, except for the fact that the string shows beneath the washi – wish I could have avoided that somehow.. any ideas?

I am also entering Virginia’s View Challenge #22: All About Colors and Winnie & Walter: The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia No. 4: Spectrum


Thank you for stopping by, hope you liked the card! πŸ™‚


#490 – A Colorful Hello

PE: Mentioned at the ‘A Blog Named Hero’ post!! πŸ™‚

In my last post, I mentioned being inspired by a wonderful card-maker. Here’ another card I made being in my ‘inspired’ state –


Any guesses? Its the amazing Virginia Lu!! Ok, you can stop scratching your head, trying to understand how. I shall tell you – I love love love the way she uses colors in her cards – its really amazing! The more I see her use distress ink, the more I wonder how the hell she came up with the idea and actually turned it into a real card!!

Ok, so let me come back to reality….and my own card (cuz I am sure, anybody could praise her cards and never tire!) My main idea was to make the card as colorful as possible. I have used Hero Arts Night & Day flowers, both the solid and outline stamps in this card.


I used a watercolor panel and my MISTI with the solid stamps, along with distress inks, to create the flower garden. Once I was done with all the stamping, I watercolored the background using more distress inks, trying to keep it a little messy. Once dry, I used white watercolor paint to add a few splatters – I tried creating splatters using water, since I had used distress inks, but that didn’t work – maybe I had already used too much water on the coloring? I don’t know, so anyway, the white paint worked just fine, so no complaints! πŸ™‚Β  Once dry, I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.

I then used a strip of vellum and using the MISTI again, keeping the colorful watercolor paper panel as the base, I stamped the outlines using Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed it in gold. I then trimmed the vellum a bit more and cut the bottom at an angle. I adhered the vellum using some gold striped washi tape.


I finally foam mounted the panel on card and added some gold sequins as embellishment.

Submitting my card to Can You CASE It #124: Watercoloring, Virginia’s View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge): All About Colors (see the irony here??? πŸ˜€ ) and A Blog Named Hero: Vellum



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#489 – Have a Beautiful Day

PE:Honorable Mention at Virginia’s View Challenge!!! Yay! And double yay, since I am also in the Top 10!!

Virginia's View - Honorable Mention

Winner at Can You CASE It?

Can You CASE It - Winner

If you’ve read me before, you’ll know I like CASEing people I like following. Although not all the time, I make a few cards now and then, when I get really inspired by them. Their unique style gets me intrigued, and I end up ‘trying’ to make a card in my style, inspired by them.

And this time… wait, it’s a small surprise. I have been admiring this person’s cards for quite some time now. Of course, its not like you’d know, since I never talk about how inspiring is, but I’ll bet this person is as popular as one can get in the card making world. And this card is attempt number 1. I shall reveal the person’s name in my attempt number 2, which I shall be posting later. πŸ™‚

Of course, this looks like a simple card (meaning, there’s no way you’ll make out who inspired me!!), made using stamping and watercoloring. I also used embossing and emboss resist – the later being something I use very less.

Have a Beautiful Day

I used Technique Tuesday Wildflowers and my MISTI to stamp the flowers and the brown grass first. I inked them using distress inks, misted them with water and stamped, sometimes twice or thrice, till I was satisfied with the colors. Once I stamped them all, I used Ranger Emboss It and embossed the centers gold. I stamped on them again using Versamark watermark ink, and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder.

Have a Beautiful Day

I then colored the background using greens and blues distress inks. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment and the little insects using MFT Hybrid black ink. I embossed the dot on the sentiment in gold and then the whole sentiment with clear embossing.

I then trimmed the panel, and foam mounted it on the card base. At this point, I started feeling that something was lacking, and added a gold glitter stickles around the panel.

Have a Beautiful Day

And that finished my card! πŸ™‚

I am submitting this to Can You CASE It #124: Watercoloring, Virginia’s View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge): All About Colors (Yay!!! Its back!! :D) and Essentials By Ellen: Mix It Up Challenge: Technique Tuesday (another one here. Here’s my first card) –


Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

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