Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sparkle Holidays

Hello everyone! I have another card for the Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges. This time I made a Christmas card.


I repeatedly stamped the different pine leaves from the In Bloom: Elsa's Flora stamp set. I used 3 different inks - Hero Arts – Forever Green, Memento – Cottage Ivy and Simon Says Stamp – Beanstalk Green. Between the 3 different shades of green and first and second generation stamping, I got a variety of different shades. I also stamped a few berry branches and colored them with Copics. I stamped a few pine cones on a scrap piece of paper and colored them and fussy cut it. I also gold embossed few jingle bells from Comfort + Joy stamp set on scrap piece of paper and fussy cut it. I gold embossed the sentiment as well, from the Power Poppy Glistening Paperwhites stamp set. I adhered the pine cones and the jingle bells onto the stamped panel. I added some golden twine to hang the jingle bells. Adhered the entire thing on to a card base.

I hope you like my card today. This design was inspired by Mayuri's card here (for some reason, I'm not able to copy the pic here).

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Floral Thanks

Hello everyone! It's been quite a while since I created something for a challenge. So when I saw the Winnie & Walter 4th birthday Challenges, I decided to take a plunge. Here's the first card I made:


I decided to make my own turn-about stamping pattern. I had seen a video by Allison Cope for Power Poppy Stamps, where she explained how to make them. I decided to use a 5"x5" square grid to build my pattern. The grid helps in placing the stamps without overlapping the entire pattern. To understand how it works, please see Ally's video here. I used the tiny leaves and flowers from the In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals stamp set. This is how my pattern looks with just 1 stamping.


And here it is after 4 turn-about stamping

 I used 2 different inks to stamp the pattern - Hero Arts Ultra Pink and Raspberry Jam. After stamping 4 times, I trimmed the panel to 3 3/4" x 5". I gold embossed the sentiment from The Big, the Bold and You stamp set. I colored the edges of an A2 card base with Raspberry Jam and adhered the stamped panel on to it. I then added 4 drops of Nuvo drops in Pale gold.

I hope you like this technique and my card. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Flying By Balloon Animals

Hello everyone! I'm on the Brutus Monroe blog today with this lovely card.


The balloon animals are colored with alcohol markers.For the background, I used Hayride and Apricot surface inks. I love how the background ink blending gives a dramatic effect to the scene. Here's my post at the Brutus Monroe blog. I hope you like my card.  Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I appreciate you taking the time to leave me comments.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Flying By

Hello everyone! IT's time for another blog hop at Brutus Monroe and this week are featuring the cutest balloons and the surface inks.


I stamped both the hot air balloons from the Balloon Animals stamp set a few times and colored them with pencils. I them added a coat of clear wink of stella for a subtle shimmer. I fussy cut all the balloons after it dried and colored the edges with my black Styelefile marker. I stamped and cut out the sentiment. I took a piece of white card stock and inked it with a light layer of Rock Candy Surface ink. I then stamped and cut out a cloud and used it to mask a few clouds and sponged Rock Candy ink some more. I adhered the inked panel on to a top folding A2 card base. Then I adhered the sentiment and the larger balloons with foam tape. I adhered the smaller balloons with glue. I imagined that the smaller balloons are a little far away and the bigger ones are near.

I hope you like this card! Please do visit the Brutus Monroe blog to see the wonderful creations by the rest of the team and start hopping. Next on the hop is Lori and here's her blog post.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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Balloon Animals
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Happy Birthday

Hello everyone!! I'm on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with this beautiful card.


I created the background by stamping the Happy Birthday sentiment repeatedly. The rose is colored with copics. I also added few sequins. To see more details, please visit the Kennedy Grace Creations blog. Please let me know your thoughts and comments. I hope you like this card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Eat Cake

Hello everyone! I'm on the Brutus Monroe blog today with this lovely card.

I love these cute cupcakes from the Topsy cakes stamp set. I used copics and stylefile markers to color the images. I used surface inks to create the soft, dreamy ink blending in the background. All products are listed below. Here's the link to my post on the Brutus Monroe blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

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Topsy Cakes
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Stylefile Markers - Black 900

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone!! Today is Wednesday and that means it's time for another blog hop featuring a new stamp set from Brutus Monroe.


I stamped the cake image from the Topsy Cakes stamp set and colored it with alcohol markers and fussy cut them. I die cut a oval shape and adhered the cake image on to it. I stamped the sentiment and cut it in to a thin strip. I cut a piece of grey card stock of size 4" x 5 1/4" and added a ribbon with a bow. I adhered the oval die cut with the cake and the sentiment on to the grey panel and adhered it on to the card base. I then added some Rose bottle cap sequins. Aren't they so pretty with the shine?

I  had made a video showing how I make my bows. I'm linking it here.
  
Also, please do check out what my team mates have created with the Topsy Cakes, by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

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Topsy Cakes
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Alabaster 110lb - Premium Cardstock
Alabaster 110lb - Premium Cardstock

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Glue
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Bottle Cap - Sequins - Rose

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