#788 – Distress Oxide Inks on Kraft

Hello and welcome!

I have this set of dark kraft cardstock. The quality is good, but because it is so dark, I am unsure of how to put it to good use (other than as a cardbase). I thought of using some Distress Oxide Inks on them, since, having pigment property, they would show up better than other options.

DOX on Kraft + Turnabout Stencil

I wanted the background to be in focus, and I used one of my latest additions to my stash – Concord & 9th Retro Petals Turnabout stencil. This is so much fun! I had tried it on a couple of other colors of cardstock, which I haven’t used on any cards yet, but the Distress Oxide Inks showed up very well on the dark kraft, using this stencil. For the centers, I used clear embossing and silver pearl embossing. Just look at that shine! 🙂

DOX on Kraft + Turnabout Stencil (Closeup)

Once done, I was again lost – what do I do with it?! In the end, I decided to just go with a simple card, with only the addition of a sentiment. I used Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs die cut, stacking the part with the kraft die cut, and adding glossy accents for the top most thinnest layer. I also added glossy accents to the hearts.

And the color palette that I used –

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With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #24

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CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #286

Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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#786 -Background Making with Small Stamps

Hello and welcome!

I remember making backgrounds using small stamps quite some time ago. I haven’t attempted it quite some time now, so I thought of trying it again. Also, I wanted to make something with Concord & 9th Painted Thank You stamp. I love the font of the sentiment it carries, but I didn’t know what to accompany it with. I thought of making the background using the small images that the stamp comes with… but again, I felt that there weren’t enough images.

Fortunately, I remembered another stamp set, with similar small images – Simon Says Stamp Nutty Over You. I picked a few stamps from this set, which looked like they would be a good combination with the Concord & 9th stamps, to create the background.

Thank You

The colors I chose are from this palette –

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Stamping the entire background took me around half an hour. For the sentiment, I initially wanted to use vellum with silver embossed sentiment, but that wasn’t looking so good. So I chose to stamp using a dark grey ink, fussy cut it and foam mounted it. The stamped background itself is also mounted on grey card base. It looks a bit better now, I think. 🙂

Thank You

Even embellishing – I tried to add pearls or sequins, but in the end, I ended up using nothing at all. I let the background do that talking this time! 🙂

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #24: Anything Goes

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Stamplorations Summer Theme & Sketch challenge

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#755 – Going CAS

PE: Honorable Mention at The Card Concept!!

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Winner at Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge!!

Hello! I tried making something other than a DT card or a card for the family or to send to someone after a long time.. And somehow, I ended up making CAS cards – these are difficult for me to make, but, I ended up pretty refreshed! 🙂

The first is a floral card –

Thinking of You

I made this card by heat embossing the flower cluster from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp in white. In fact, I stamped the image twice, but misaligned a bit the second time, which is making the lines appear so thick. Anyway, I colored them using Zig brush pens, then fussy cut them. The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Flowers. I have adhered both the florals and the sentiment using foam tape for some dimension.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Global Design Project challenge #139: Just a Note

The Card Concept challenge #93: Floral Centerpiece

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge 21: Floral

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The second card carries some cute lions –

Happy Birthday

Those cute lions are from Reverse Confetti Leapin Lions stamp. I stamped them using Versafine black ink and colored them using Zig brush pens. I also die cut the grass using MFT Fresh Cut Grass die, 3 pieces, for varying shades of green. The foremost layer contains the sentiment, a combination of sentiments from Reverse Confetti stamp sets – A Whole Lotta Happy and Love & Ice Cream. I then mounted all the pieces using foam tape.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge: Birthday

CAS On Friday challenge #133: Birthday card

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #200: Birthday Celebration

AAA Card Challenge #116: Birthday

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#723 – Guest Designing at WCMC9

Hello! I am beyond excited and so very elated to be guest designing at Where Creativity Meets C9!! What’s more, the theme this time is one of my favorites – if I wasn’t the GD, I would definitely have played multiple times!! The theme is ‘Watercoloring’

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And here’s what I created –

Just a Little Note

Its a quick card to make. I stamped the flower cluster image from Hello Lovely in MFT Hybrid ink, then proceeded with messy watercoloring using distress inks. I chose a pink-green-gray combo. Once it dried, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set. Makes this a clean one layer card!

Just a Little Note

Do stop over the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog – you’ll see some awesome inspiration from their DT!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#714 – Monochromatic CAS

Hello and welcome! I made this really simple and easy card, sort of in a hurry. I’ve been trying to come up with something for some time now, but wsan’t happy with most of the ideas, finally settled with this –

Have a beautiful day

I first stamped a panel with grey inks using the feathers from Hero Arts Feathers stamp set. I then die cut it using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, mounted it on a white card base. The leaves are from Concord 7 9th Layering Leaves and the sentiment is from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia.

I’m joining a few challenges with this card –

Ellen Hutson January Mix it up Challenge with Concord & 9th

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Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #17: Use your first Concord & 9th set (I had  brought three – Hello Lovely, Lace Leaf and Layering Leaf)

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Sovushka Slavia Sketch Challenge #78

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