Sunday, 30 April 2017

Post 157: Spring Card: Cheers

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a spring inspired card today :) This is an A2 size top folding card.  I was inspired by this beautiful card made by the amazing Shay for W & W's Rerun No. 18 Challenge. I loved the woodgrain pattern in the background and the die cut word in the center so I did  my own take on the same with the supplies I have. 

Synopsis of the Process:

-First I took an A2 size white card panel, embossed it using an embossing folder to give a woodgrain texture in the background. 

-Die cut the word cheers in green cardstock. 

- Stamped the leaves from 2 stamp sets onto water color paper, colored them with zig markers and an aqua brush and then fussy cut them. 

- Prepped the card panel by trimming it slightly and adhering it to a light yellow cardbase so that only a little strip of yellow was visible then added a strip of washi tape with diagonal green stripes at the bottom. 

- Then arranged the die cut word cheers and leaves and adhered them to the card panel.

- Fussy cut some butterfly images from a pattern paper and added them to the card

-Finally, embellished the card with colored pearls to bring in all the colors from the moodboard including red  

List of Supplies:

1. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- A tree for all seasons 
2. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- In Bloom: Renee's Leaves
3. Winnie & Walter Cutaways: Cheers
4. Darice Embossing folder- Woodgrain
5. Snippets of Canson Montval Watercolor paper
6. Light yellow, green and white cardstock 250 gsm
7. Washi Tape- Green Diagonal stripes
8. Tombow mono multi glue
9. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
10. Aqua Brush 
11. Versafine Onyx Black Mini inkpad
12. Papericious Whimsical 6 by 6 Pattern Paper (butterflies)
13. Colored adhesive pearls 

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:



























I am playing along with the following challenges:

W&W Rerun No. 18- The Big, The Bold and Extras (I didn't have this set, I was inspired by Shay's beautiful card to make my own version, was inspired by her card design and the woodgrain look)

Stamplorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop and Linky Party (There are butterflies)


All Sorts Challenge Week 413- Embossing  (The background is embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder)

HLS May Watercolor Challenge (The leaves are watercolored with zigs and an aqua brush)


The Corrosive Challenge #4 April- Anything Goes

Thanks for your time :)
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Stay Blessed.

Post 156: Floral Card

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a spring inspired card today :) This is an A2 size top folding card.  I was inspired by this beautiful card made by the awesome Vanessa Menhorn for W & W's Rerun No. 18 Challenge. I loved the design of her card, the frame and the placement of the flowers so I did my take on the same. 

Synopsis of the Process:


I took the watercolor paper and created a background with zig markers and an aqua brush by adding colors in layers to give a loose organic look. (It took a while till I was happy with it although a lot of it got covered up by the flower cluster). Then I die cut the water color panel and also green cardstock to form the scalloped frame. Both of these die cuts were adhered onto the cardbase. Then I stamped the greeting in versafine ink and heat embossed the rest of the sentiment onto a snippet of black cardstock. This was adhered to the card. Then on snippets of watercolor paper, I stamped flower and leaf images with versafine onyx black ink (I usually use archival ink since its water proof but I've noticed it doesn't stamp very well on watercolor paper since its very textured and I have to keep stamping again and again, in this case I wanted nice black outlines so I went with versafine and thankfully even after watercoloring, it didnt bleed :) ) Then the images were water colored with zig markers and an aqua brush and then fussy cut. Then these fussy cut images were organized into a cluster and adhered onto the card. In the end a butterfly from a pattern paper was also added to the card to tie in the spring theme and embellish the card. 

List of Supplies:

1. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- Wishing You with Evelin T Designs 
2. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- In Bloom: Renee's Leaves
3. Impression Obsession Stamp Set- Floral Duos 
4. Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Dies
5. Canson Montval Watercolor paper
6. Snippets of black cardstock and water color paper 
7. Leaf Green Cardstock 250 gsm
8. Tombow mono multi glue
9. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
10. Aqua Brush 
11. Versafine Onyx Black Mini inkpad
12. Versamark Watermark Mini inkpad
13. Zing Opaque White Embossing powder 
14. Homemade Emboss Buddy
15. Ranger's Heat tool
16. White cardstock 250 gsm
17. Papericious Whimsical 6 by 6 Pattern Paper (butterfly)

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:




I am playing along with:

W&W Rerun No. 18- The Big, The Bold and Extras (I didn't have this set, I was inspired by Vanessa's brilliant card to make my own version, was inspired by her card design)

W & W April Color Challenge with Heather H. 

Stamplorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop and Linky Party (There is a butterfly)


All Sorts Challenge Week 413- Embossing  (The sentiment is embossed)

HLS May Watercolor Challenge (The background and also the flowers and leaves are watercolored with zigs and an aqua brush)


Addicted to stamps Challenge #147 (flowers and butterflies)

Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 279-280

Thanks for your time :)
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Stay Blessed.

Post 155: Spring Inspired Birthday Card 1

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share with you a spring inspired birthday card today. I really love the color combination so I created a few cards inspired by the same color combo. This is a landscape style A2 size card. I was inspired by this beautiful card made by the awesome Lydia Evans for W& W's Rerun No. 18 Challenge. I loved the design of her card and how the background was stamped and the sentiment was in the center so I did my take on the same. 

Synopsis of the Process:

The card panel is Canson Watercolor Paper which I die cut with a wonky stitched die. Then stamped various leaves, flower and bird images from 2 stamp sets, I mixed and matched the inks I had for the colors. Then I watercolored the leaves with zig markers and an aqua brush. For the sentiment, I die cut a snippet of black cardstock and also a snippet of vellum with rectangle stitched dies. Then heat embossed the birthday wishes greeting on the black die cut. Then I mounted the black die cut onto the vellum with foam tape and stuck the vellum to the card panel. Finally, adhered the panel to the soft purple card base. 

List of Supplies:

1. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- A tree for all seasons
2. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- In Bloom: Renee's Leaves
3. Cutplorations Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Die 
4. Gina Marie Designs Stiched Rectangle Dies
5. Canson Montval Watercolor paper
6. Snippets of vellum and black cardstock
7. Light Purple Cardstock 250 gsm
8. Tombow mono multi glue
9. Double sided foam tape
10. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
11. Aqua Brush 
12. Versafine Onyx Black Mini inkpad
13. Versamark Watermark Mini inkpad
14. Zing Opaque White Embossing powder 
15. Homemade Emboss Buddy
16. Ranger's Heat tool
17. Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Emerald Green and Chrome Yellow
18. Ranger's Dye Inkpad-Wild Orchid
19. Altenew Inkpad- Ruby Red

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:































I am playing along with:

W&W Rerun No. 18- The Big, The Bold and Extras (I didn't have this set, I took inspiration from Lydia's brilliant card to make my own version, was inspired by the card design)



















Stamplorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop and Linky Party (There are stamped birds in the background)

Cutplorations April Challenge ( I was inspired by the colors green and red and the birds and have included those in my card)
All Sorts Challenge Week 413- Embossing  (The sentiment is embossed)


HLS May Watercolor Challenge (The leaves are watercolored with zigs and an aqua brush)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your precious comments.
Stay Blessed.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Spring Themed Hello Card

Hi friends :)

Last night I was making a card and tried out new techniques and supplies for it :) It is the first time I have made something like this and I like the added interest all the details provide. I think I will do it again. This is a A2 size landscape style card. This card is spring inspired and has two sentiments. One is stamped and reads "Flowers can't solve all problems but its a great place to start." and the second is a die cut "Hello". 

Synopsis of the Process:

1. Stamped the sentiment, flowers and leaves onto the card panel using a new Concord and 9th stamp (mixed and matched different ink colors). Then added details like stripes and dots to some of the flowers by doing the "stamp kissing" technique. Used the leaves from the Winnie and Walter- A tree for all seasons stamp set for the stamp kissing technique. Then added white dots with a white gel pen and white highlights and shading with a color pencil. 

2. Then this card panel was die cut with nesting x stitched rectangle dies. Then I die cut the word hello from the smallest rectangle panel using a sizzix die and saved all the small negatives. Now the biggest rectangle was adhered to an A2 card base with liquid glue then the second smaller rectangle was mounted on top with foam tape and then the word hello along with the negatives were inserted back into the recess and stuck down below. So I was playing with different depths. Some areas on the card design are lifted and some are pushed down. Small pieces of foam tape were adhered to the lil flaps over hanging so they got strength. 

3. In the end, few enamel dots and a butterfly sequin was added to complete the spring inspired card. 

List of Supplies:

1. Concord and 9th Stamp- You're my Person
2. Winnie & Walter Stamp- A tree for all seasons 
2. Gina Marie Designs X stitched nesting rectangles die set 
3. Sizzix Friendship Words: Script Die Set
4. Kraft cardstock- 250 gsm
5. Tombow mono multi glue
6. Double Sided Foam Tape
7. Enamel dots
8. Butterfly sequin
9. Derwent Pencil Colors 
10. Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
11. Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad 
12. Distress Oxide Inkpad-Mermaid Lagoon
13. Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Inkpad 
14. Ranger Dye Inkpads- Wild Orchid and electric lime 

Here are a few pictures of the card:











I am playing along with the following challenges:

TIME OUT challenge #82- I have included the theme of flowers and twist of stamp kissing on some of the flowers





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Thanks for your time :) 
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CAS card: Friends are like Wine

Hi folks :)

I'd like to share a Clean and Simple Card today with a friendship theme :)
This is a A2 sized top folding card.

Synopsis of the Process:

Stamped the images with archival ink on watercolor paper and then water colored them with an aqua brush and zig markers, then fussy cut them and darkened their edges with a black marker. Stamped the sentiment on the wonky stitched rectangle die cut panel with versafine ink and then adhered the fussy cut images. Then adhered the panel to the card base with liquid glue and finished it off with sequins. 

List of Supplies:

1. Dare2bartzy Fine Wine Stamp Set
2. Cutplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die
3. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
4. Bielo Cardstock 300 gsm
5. Canson Watercolor paper 
6. Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
7. Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
8. Mudra Sequins- Sugar Plum Mix
9. Tombow Mono Multi Glue 
10. Aqua Brush
11. Memento Tuxedo Black Marker 

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:




Stamplorations April Cutplorations Challenge (I was inspired by the green color in the photo)


HLS April Watercolor Challenge (Did watercoloring with zig markers and an aqua brush)


HLS April CAS challenge (blending with watercoloring)

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your precious comments :)
Stay Blessed.

Friday, 28 April 2017

CAS rainbow card

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share a Clean and Simple card today. It is an A2 size side folding card. I love the sentiment which reads "you can never have a rainbow without a little rain".

Synopsis of the Process:
I diecut the Bielo cardstock with the wonky stitched die to create the card panel and then stamped the image and sentiment on it. After that did some watercoloring with an aqua brush and Zig markers. Adhered the card panel to a striped card base (pattern paper). In the end, adhered clear droplets to the card to give the look of water. 

List of Supplies:
1. Craftyscrappers Stamp- Raving Rain
2. Cutplorations Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die
3. Bielo Cardstock 300 gsm
4. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
5. DCAM Clear Droplets
6. Glossy Accents
7. Papericious Scrapbook Paper Pack-Pretty Basics
8. Versafine Onyx Black mini inkpad

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:


I am playing along with:

Craftyscrappers Challenge 15- Anything Goes  (Used a craftyscrappers stamp for all the stamping)

Addicted to CAS-Rainbow



Simon Says Work it Wednesday- Showers and/or flowers (Included showers here)


CASology Week 246- Season (Season is interpreted as rainy season)


Stamplorations April Cutplorations Challenge (I was inspired by the colors in the photo)

Stamplorations April CAS card challenge (Have included light blue as the pastel color)

HLS April Watercolor Challenge (Did watercoloring with zig markers and an aqua brush)

HLS April CAS challenge (Blended the blue colors in the clouds)

SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #30- I was inspired by the right side "umbrellas" and made a rainbow/rain themed card

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your precious comments !
Stay Blessed

Bridal Congratulations Card

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a CAS bridal congratulations card today :) It is 5.75 inches by 4.5 inches in size (slightly bigger than an A2 card). The color scheme is maroon and cream. I chose the color maroon because it is considered a bridal colour in India. I have dressed up the bride but still kept it simple with lots of open space to call it CAS.

Synopsis of the Process:

First I die cut the cream colored cardstock with the rectangle wonky stitched die, then with the butterfly gown die, did die cutting. Then used the negative of the die cut and stuck it down onto the cardbase. Added a few of the little butterflies from the die onto the silhouette, to dress her up. Then stamped the sentiment and flourishes in ruby red ink (performed some stamp surgery and cut up the sentiment to yield the sentiment + flourish). Then punched out a few flowers and curled them up for dimension, added a little pearl in the middle and adhered these to the card. In the end, added a pearl necklace on the bride with half pearls. 

List of Supplies:

1. Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings Stamp
2. Cutplorations- Double Running Stitching Rectangle Die
3. Gina Marie Designs Butterfly Girl Gown Die
4. Altenew Ruby Red Dye Ink
5. Small Flower punch
6. Half pearls
7. Tombow Mono Multi Glue
8. Light cream and maroon cardstock 250 gsm

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:





I am playing along with:

 Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #3- Outstanding Occasions  (This is a bridal congrats card and it features 1 lawn fawn stamp)


Indian Craft Room April Coaste Ride- Dress up cards (The focal image on the card is the bridal gown dress)



Butterfly Challenge #77- I have added the color jasmine with a light creamish yellow on the card and there are small little butterflies on the silhouette also I have used the negative of the die cut so it kind of looks like faux inlaid die cutting)

Double D Challenges- Silhouettes (The bride is a silhouette made by the negative of a die cut) 


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes

Simon Says Work it Wednesday- Showers and/or flowers (There are flowers on the card)

Word Art Wednesday Weeks-280-281

CASology Week 246- Season  (I interpreted season as a spring wedding thus the flowers also the "season of love" in terms of a wedding)


TIME OUT challenge #82- I have included the theme of flowers 

HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge


Stamplorations Things with Wings Linky Party (there are butterflies on the card)


Stamplorations Theme and Sketch April Challenge  (I have gone with the theme of wings-butterflies)


Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge


Stamplorations April Cutplorations Challenge (I was inspired by the red in the photo)


Stamplorations April CAS card challenge (Have included light yellow/cream as the pastel color)


Scrappin4fun challenges #89- Anything Goes

Thanks for your time!!
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Stay Blessed.