Friday, 31 March 2017

Cheers Tag

Hi!


Today I'd like to share a sweet little tag I made. Wanted it to be soft and subtle with the pretty colors of spring. I think this would be great to accompany a baby themed gift. 

Synopsis of the process:

Started off by doing water coloring on water color paper using zig markers and an aqua brush. Wanted very light and soft colors to create a background. Then die cut the water color paper with a circle stitched scalloped die, some baby pink cardstock with a circle die and then die cut the word cheers from the water colored piece. Did some inlay work by sticking the die cut negatives back onto the tag. Also die cut the word cheers from baby pink cardstock and stuck it. Adhered the water colored cheers die cut on top of the baby pink to give the word cheers slight dimension. After that, die cut the butterfly twice and colored it with zigs. Then created a 3d butterfly out of the 2 die cuts and pasted it on the tag. Then adhered pearls on the pink base of the tag. Finally, added 2 ribbons in soft matching colors and tied a bow. 

List of Supplies:

1. Winnie & Walter Word Cutaways- Cheers
2. Gina Marie Designs Circular Stitched Scalloped Dies
3. Sizzix Circle Die set 
4. Sizzix Floral Wreath Die set (butterfly)
5. Iris and baby pink textured cardstock 250 gsm
6. Canson Montval Watercolor paper 
7. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
8. Aqua Brush
9. Tombow Mono Multi Glue
10. Ribbons (yellow satin and pink organza)
11. Adhesive pearls 

Here are a few pictures of the tag:





I am playing along with the following challenges:

 Winnie & Walter- March Color Combo with Heather H. (The colors in the mood board have been included here and the cheers word is from a w & w cutaway)

Butterfly Challenge #75 - Repeat and night sky (I have used both themes, the pearls are repeated here and the butterfly has been painted with a greyish night sky color on the bottom layer )


Simon Says Monday Challenge- Things with wings  (I have used a butterfly here)




Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Breakfast In Bed: Happy Birthday Card

Hi friends!!

I'd like to share a fun, happy and cute birthday card I created in the morning. The lil scene is that of a breakfast in bed for the birthday boy/girl :) Who doesn't like a fresh cupcake with some hot tea ? 
This is a side folding standard A2 size card.

Synopsis of the Process:

I stamped images from the Lawn Fawn Best Pun Ever and the Lawn Fawn Love n Breakfast stamp sets onto snippets of iris cardstock with Ranger's Archival Jet Black ink. Wanted the images to be bright and cheerful so colored directly with zig markers. Then fussy cut the images. A fancy border was punched into the front of the card base by using a martha stewart chevron fence punch. Some ink blending was done onto the card front to create a soft blue look. Then the fussy cut images were arranged and pasted onto the card front with Tombow glue. (I added the flowers to the kettle to make it look bright and cheery and in keeping with the spring theme) The sentiment is punched out alphabets from the martha stewart alphabet punch, they were adhered in a fun zig zag way. To finish off, a few sparkly sequins were added. 

List of Supplies:

1. Lawn Fawn Stamp set - Best Pun Ever
2. Lawn Fawn Stamp set - Love N Breakfast
3. Martha Stewart Alphabets Punch
4. Martha Stewart Chevron Fence Punch
5. Iris Cardstock 250 gsm
6. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens 
7. Ranger's round blending tool and foam
8. Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inkpad- Peacock Feathers 
9. Dress my craft- Angel mix sequins
10. Tombow Mono multi glue
11. Ranger's Archival Jet black inkpad

Here are a few pictures of the card:

(The sparkle from the sequins is partially visible in this picture)










































I  am playing along with the following challenges:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 1- birthday theme
Spring Hop 2017

Paper Sweeties March Challenge (I was inspired by the breakfast tray, beverage theme and the flowers)

CFC 170- No Dies Allowed (No dies have been used, only punches)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (2 punches have been used here)

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #400 (I was inspired by CIC #399- tea party and have included the tea pot and tea cup in this birthday card)


PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

Card: We Click

Hi friends!!

I would like to share a simple friendship/love themed card today. 
This is a side folding A2 size card. 
The green colored camera has a coat of clear wink of stella on it and so has shimmer but sadly, it doesn't show up in the pictures. 

Synopsis of the Process:

On the stitched rectangle die cut panel, I stamped the camera image repeatedly from the Paper Smooches Stamp- Perpetual Bliss  using archival jet black ink to create a background. 


Then colored one of the cameras with green zig markers and went over it with the clear wink of stella to add shimmer. 

Then did some heat embossing of the sentiment from the same stamp set on a snippet of black cardstock. Cut it to a banner shape and created a second banner with green cardstock with some light green lined washi tape on it. 

Finally, the panel was adhered to the cardbase with Tombow glue and the card was finished off with 3 green sequins. 

Supplies Used:
2. Iris cardstock 250 gsm
3. Ranger's Archival Jet Black Inkpad
4. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
5. Ranger's Heat Tool
6. Homemade Emboss Buddy
7. Zing's Opaque White Embossing Powder
8. Snippets of black and green cardstock
9. Green Diagonal Lined Washi Tape
10. Tombow Mono multi glue
11. Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles Die
12. Green Sequins- MFT (baby set)
13. Clear Wink of Stella

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:




I am playing along with the following challenges:






PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

CAS Coffee Card 1

Hi friends!!

Spring Hop 2017

So the big event is finally here and I'm late to the party :( I was sooo looking forward to the spring coffee lovers hop, having bought new tea/coffee stamps and all ready to get inky but then I've been feeling exhausted since Friday, so basically slept through most of the weekend in addition to completing pending work and sneaking in 1 card making session today. But I'm happy to finally get the ball rolling and here I'd like to share my first clean and simple coffee card for this wonderful hop. Please do check it out! There are loads of prizes to be won, hundreds of entries to be inspired from and tons of cool sponsors. All the details are HERE

Synopsis of the Process:

The process of making this is pretty straight forward. This is a side folding standard A2 size birthday card. I used 250 gsm kraft cardstock to create the card base. The fancy border on the front of the card was created with a Martha Stewart Border punch. Then, I stamped the coffee mug and sentiment from the Stamplorations- Latte Love stamp set in Ranger's archival jet black ink. Added 3 hand drawn flowers with a fine point sharpie. Then lightly colored and did some shading with Derwent colored pencils. To add some interest, the small solid heart stamp was stamped from the Lawn Fawn- Best Pun Ever Stamp set in Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink and outlined with Uniball Signo white gel pen

Supplies Used:

1. Kraft cardstock 250 gsm
2. Stamplorations Stamp- Latte Love
3. Lawn Fawn Stamp- Best Pun Ever
4. Ranger's Archival Jet Black Inkpad
5. Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Inkpad
6. Derwent Colored Pencils
7. Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
8. Fine Point Sharpie Marker
9. Martha Stewart punch

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:



I am playing along with the following challenges:



Paper Sweeties March Challenge (I was inspired by the coffee theme and also the white and brown color combo) 


Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #400 (Was inspired by the CIC #319- Coffee & Cupcakes and have included a coffee glass along with a coffee reference "latte" in the birthday sentiment



PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

CAS Floral Card: Have a beautiful day

Hi friends!


Thanks for visiting my blog :) Today I'd like to share a clean and simple floral card. The color scheme is inspired by the Altenew March Inspiration Challenge (yellow, orange and red). This is a side folding standard A2 size card

Synopsis of the process:


The flowers from the Altenew floral frame stamp set were stamped using archival jet black ink onto bielo cardstock. Zig markers and an aqua brush were used to color the images which were fussy cut. The leaves from the same stamp set were stamped onto the card panel which is a stitched rectangle die cut. Then the leaves were also colored with zig markers and for some added interest (and to cover up a mistake I made while coloring) the green color was spread outside the leaves, it is fun that in the end, the look is nice :) The fussy cut flowers were layered and arranged on the card panel and adhered with Tombow glue. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and it was stamped with archival jet black ink. To finish off, 3 enamel dots in matching colors were added and some splatter was created with watered down black paint. In the end, the panel was adhered in a titled way to the black card base to create interest. 


List of Supplies:

Altenew Floral Frame Stamp Set
Bielo Cardstock (300 gsm)
Iris and black cardstock (250 gsm)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
Aqua Brush
Tombow mono multi glue
Tissue Tape
Ranger's Archival Jet Black inkpad
Enamel Dots
Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles Die

Here are a few pictures of the card:




I am playing along with the following challenges:

Altenew March Inspiration Challenge (was inspired by the colors yellow, orange and red)

Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge (watercoloring has been done with zig markers)

Uniko Challenge #40 (The theme of spring has been incorporated with the bright colored flowers and leaves)


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Layer it up (the flowers have been layered on top of each other)

PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

Thanks for your time :)
Would love to read your comments. 
Stay blessed!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Sands of Time: Mixed Media Card

Hi friends!

Thanks for visiting my blog :) I'd like to share a vintage card today which is inspired by Indian Mughal History, I call it the Sands of Time, the title also happens to be a book by Sidney Sheldon, I remember reading it as a teenager and thoroughly enjoying it. This is a side folding 6 by 6 size mixed media card.

Synopsis of the process:

The card panel is a pattern paper from the Papericious Incredible India paper pad which was cut slightly smaller than the card base. Then its edges were deckled using a distress tool. Then a couple of images from the same paper pad - Shah Jahan and Taj Mahal were fussy cut. A few die cuts (vintage clock, leaves) along with some strips and strings of burlap and gauze were layered along with the fussy cut images and adhered with tombow glue. Further, some colored texture paste was applied through the gothic stencil to give more dimension. The paste was colored by mixing it with 2 color sprays. Some shading was done to the fussy cut images using a black zig  marker and an aqua brush. Then Shah Jahan's image was decorated with gems and jewels and a big jewel and feather were added to his head turban. The sentiment is from a martha stewart punch, the alphabets were colored with distress inks (to give a vintage worn out look) and then arranged and adhered to the card. A 3-D flower was added to Shah Jahan's hand for added interest. 

List of Supplies:

Papericious Incredible India Pattern Paper Pad
Prima Vintage Clock Die 
Prima Forest Leaves Die Set
Martha Stewart Alphabets Punch Set
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ranger distress ink- vintage photo and black soot
Ranger round blending tool and foams
Black cardstock 250 gsm
Little Birdie Burlap
Little Birdie Flower
Gems and pearls
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tissue Tape
Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
Mont Marte Texture Paste 
Little Birdie Color Splash Sprays- Berry Blast and ocean mist
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen- Black
Aqua Brush 
Gauze 
Palette Knives

Here are a few pictures of the pages :--








I am playing along with the following challenges:

Mixed Media Place March Challenge (I was inspired by the colors and the feather)


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Use more than one die or punch (2 dies and 1 punch have been used here)



Mixed Media & Art March Challenge (I was inspired by the blue and brown color combinations here)

Happy Little Stampers March Mixed Media Challenge (the sentiment used here is inspired by a book written by Sidney Sheldon)

PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

I'd also encourage you to have a look at the youtube channels of some of the artists I love watching, who have inspired me to explore mixed media: Gabrielle Pollacco and Marta L. 

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

Sweet Baby Card

Hi friends !


Today I'd like to share a baby card with you :) This card is side folding and 5 by 7 inches in size. The flowers in the pattern paper are quite glittery and pretty, their shine shows up in the close up pictures. 

Synopsis of the Process:

The edges of the mat and panel were distressed with a distress tool to give a deckled look. Heat embossing was done on the Dusty Attic foliage chipboard to create a shiny yellowish-green textured bumpy look, to achieve this, besides the watermark ink some glue was also applied to it and the 2 embossing powders (lemon yellow and metalline green) were mixed and used on the chipboard to make it stand out against the busy background. The sentiment "sweet baby" is cut from one of the papers in the same nana's nursery paper stack and matted with a greenish paper from the autumn melody stack. 


List of Supplies:

1. DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl Stack
2. DCWV Autumn Melody Adhesive Cardstock Stack
3. Dusty Attic Chipboard DA1292 Foliage #2 
4. Dress My Craft White Sunshine Sequins
5. White Jute Twine
6. Pearl Flower Lace
7. White Mulberry Flowers
8. Tombow Mono multi glue
9. Tissue Tape
10. Butterfly Sequins
11. Buttons
12. Ranger's heat tool
13. Versamark Watermark Mini inkpad
14. Homemade emboss buddy
15. Ranger's lemon yellow embossing powder
16. Wow Metalline Green embossing powder
17. Tim Holtz Distress Tool
18. Double Sided Foam Tape
19. WRMK tacky glue pen
20. Iris Cardstock 250 gsm

Here are a few pictures of the card :--








I am playing along with the following challenges:

Dusty Attic March Challenge (Have used the Dusty Attic Chipboard DA1292 Foliage #2 here along with Dress My Craft White Sunshine Sequins, I was inspired by the colors of pink and green in the flowers on the bicycle along with the white flowers, hence, have used white, pink and green color combination here)


DCWV March Stackaholic Challenge   (Have used nana's nursery baby girl stack and autumn melody stack here and used the sketch for making this card) 
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More Than Words March Mini Challenge (The sentiment sweet baby has the word sweet in it)
Butterfly Challenge #75 (The cream colored flowers are repeated here also the pearl flower lace has a repeating flower pattern and it is adhered on the top and the bottom of the panel)




PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

Thanks for your time :)
Would love to read your comments. 
Stay blessed!