Friday 28 January 2022

Thinking of you!

Hello everyone!

Happy Friday!

I created a CAS sympathy card where the theme is Hard to say, an inspiration post for Cut It Up Challenge.

I used wildflowers stencil for the background with soft inking on a white panel.

Then die cut stick frames out of the white panel. Added this card front panel with foam tape as shown in the pic.

Then die cut some floral sprigs in both white and pink CS to help it stand out and have depth too.

Added the sentiment using the same ink.

Love the clean look with a lot of white space, textures with a few sequins. 

Happy crafting!

Supply List

Cardstocks: Whisper white and Victorian Pink CS

Stencils: Wildflowers from MFT

Dies: Floral spring set of 5 from Craftangles; stick frames from poppy stamps

Distress Oxide: kitsch flamingo

Sequins: Sober Pink

Would love to join these fun challenges: I am inspired by an inspirational quote for a friend. I made this card for a friend.

Sunday 23 January 2022

Best fishes!

 Hello to all!

Happy Monday!

One of my favorite places to be is on the seashore side. I am fortunate to live within an hour and watch the sea life. I love the sound of waves crashing, the beautiful fishes in different designs and sizes in the deep seawater!

I used circles and dots set from the Sizzix embossing folder and at the top, I slightly blended the distress ink at the top corner.

Stamped a cutie-patootie fish and watercolored it with my ZIG brushes and some more tiny bunch of fish. Fussy cut them all. Created an underwater sea scene and popped up my patootie fish. Added a strip with the sentiment best fishes.

Die-cut some seaweeds and slightly blended some DI. 

Added some bubbles using enamel accents.

Supply list

Cardstocks: White and Midnight blue CS

Embossing folder: Circles and dots set from Sizzix

Stamps: Underwater set and Fintastic Birthday from Itsy Bitsy stamps

Die: Bamboo sticks from die-namics

Distress inks: broken china, salty ocean, blueprint sketch, seedless preserves, mowed lawn

Embossing Powder: Opaque bright white from Wow

Glass Media Mat from Craftangles store

Enamel accents: Blue ribbon

Would love to join these fun challenges:

Friday 14 January 2022

Winter house

 Hi and welcome!

Happy Saturday!

Today's card is inspired by a winter night scene with a new loving home.

The cute house is so adorable and really stand out against the winter snow stencilling background.

 For the background, I started by masking the area and blended some distress inks. I applied some embossing paste using a stencil. For the house, I stamped it in archival ink and watercolored it.

 The windows and snow on the house were coated with some liquid shimmer watercolor to add a bit of shimmer which is a really pretty soft silvery-pearl look. Die-cut some trees and added that house with foam tape with some Smoke hearts. Added a very thin strip of navy blue CS stripe on both sides.

The sentiment is from another stamp set and fits nicely in the available space.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Happy crafting!

Supply List

Cardstocks: whisper white and navy blue CS

Stamps: House image-You make my heart spin set from MFT stamps; sentiment is from In This House stamp set - Technique Tuesday

Stencil: star-field stencil from Newton's Nook

Dies: Winter trees from Crafters Corner

Distress inks: tumbled glass, stormy sky, faded jeans, blueprint sketch, black soot

Archival ink: shadow grey

ZIG watercolor brushes

Liquid shimmer watercolor: shooting star from CrafTangles

Tonic studio Glass Media Mat from CrafTangles

Texture paste: white from CrafTangles

Would love to join these fun challenges:

Thursday 13 January 2022

Snowflake slimline card to shake!

Hello to all!

It's my first flat shaker card to showcase, is so popular!

This card is in Top picks here:

I first made a galaxy background using distress inks and cut out the cool snowflakes die out of it. Then added some splatters using platinum Inka gold for some sparkle.

To create a fun shaker dome, I used a thick OHP sheet (thick clear plastic sheet), 1" larger than the die-cut panel and covered my panel with it as shown in the below pic. 

Leave the top part without red tacky tape to fill shaker elements in it, shown in the below pic. After filling shaker elements cover the top part also to close off and secure. 

I filled some diamond dust, snowflakes, sequins into it.

Die-cut a scalloped border 2 times, once from a white sheet and another from a silver glitter sheet.

I mounted it on a white slimline card base. Added a rub-on sentiment over the OHP sheet with some titbits of white circles in different sizes using the same die, some sequins and 2 die-cut snowflakes for snowfall.

So pleased to play with this gorgeous die and love how it turned out!

Happy crafting!

Supply List

Cardstocks: Ultra smooth white CS from Itsy Bitsy store

Glitter sheet: Silver

Pattern Paper: Winter Rhymes from Papericious 

OHP sheet: From Itsy Bitsy store

Dies: Negative snowflake from Create A Smile stamps; scalloped stitched slimline border from Crafters Corner store

Distress Inks: Tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch and stormy sky

Inka Gold: Platinum

Rub-on: Winter from Itsy Bitsy store

Shaker elements: snow fashion from DCAM store, diamond dust

Red Tacky Tape from Crafter corner store

would love to join these fun challenges:

Wednesday 12 January 2022

CAS Birthday card!

Hi everyone!

Happy Thursday!

These beautiful blooms are from Uniko stamps have naturally found their place 

and a birthday to wish! I hope you all agree that sometimes less is more.

Yayyy! I recognised at these places:

Firstly I partially dry embossed some areas using a scoring board on a white panel.

I inked up the outline image with aged mahogany DI and watercolored the flowers to achieve the dark to light look. Added some watercolor splatters on the flowers after drying. Watercoloring these fun, whimsical flowers is a dream!:)

 I fussy cut them and highlighted them with my white gel pen.

Then die cut a stitched scalloped rectangle panel. Die-cut some sprigs and added watercolored ink smooshing technique to them.

I heat embossed a Birthday sentiment on a black strip with some flutters by. And there you have it....... a card perfect for any occasion! 

I am loving the simplicity!

Happy crafting!

Supply list

Cardstocks: Snippets of ultra-smooth white CS from Itsy Bitsy and snippets of black CS

Stamps: Beautiful blooms III stamp set and Cosmos set is from Uniko stamps

Dies: Stitched scalloped slimline dies from Crafters Corner; Floral spring set of 5 from CrafTangles

Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany from CrafTangles

Distress Oxides: crushed olive and rustic wilderness from CrafTangles

Glass Media Mat: Tonic Studio Tim Holtz from CrafTangles

Embossing Powder: Opaque Bright White from Wow

Scoring Board: Martha Stewart

Would love to join these fun challenges: deep red and hint of greens Glass media mat, distress ink, distress oxides and sprig die are new in my stash

Monday 10 January 2022

Birthday Party Balloons!


Happy Tuesday!

Oh my did I have fun making this card!! I did a Birthday card full of party balloons! 

I added lots of new stuff to my stash and these die balloons set is my new goodies addition with new embossing powders too! This card is a bit different too........ the balloons are embossed with different textures to make a bouquet!

I started with die-cut my ballons in two sizes. Covered them all in clear embossing ink and heat embossed in different colors and textures.

 After heat settings, I got these super gorgeous and sparkly balloons!

 Added some curly balloon strings. It looks like little raised using pop dots. I added a strip and embossed the sentiment to give it a contrast of some black with a pop of all different color balloons.

And of course, every card is in need of a little bling especially when it is for such a special person, I added enamel dots. 

All these balloons are making me feel like it's party time. They are such a happy subject to be playing with......... so there is a ton of Happiness!

Happy crafting!

Supply list

Cardstock: Ultra smooth white CS from Itsy bitsy

Stamp: Big Birthday Wishes stamp set from SSS

Dies: Nesting rectangles from Tattered lace; Balloon die set from peek-a-boo designs; Happy word from Wild rose studio

Embossing powders: Taffeta pink, lime tricky, Tangerine dream, midnight dream, Sara Naumann, sea mist, primary lemon, fizz, bang, black magic, Hero and Opaque bright white from Wow

Stickles: cotton candy, turquoise

Enamel Accents: Electric lime, blue ribbon

Pearl drop: snow white

Would love to join in these fun challenges: who doesn't love Birthday Party Balloons. I am inspired by the bunch of colorful balloons, sparkles, fun! Happy 6th Birthday!

Thursday 6 January 2022

Happy Birthday to you!

 Hello everyone!

Happy Thursday!

Today, I made a card for the Birthday Celebration using the WPlus9 Spring Blooms stamp set having all solid images of flowers and leaves!

I started by drawing a circle with a pencil in the middle of my card base.

I really came out of my comfort zone and played a little this time using an unusual combo of colors. I stamped all the images in Distress inks. The main colors are cracked pistachio, victorian velvet with a hint of brown  brush marker colour.

Lastly, I rubbed the hand-drawn circle and marked it with my black pen. Stamped the birthday sentiment from another set. And some foliage stamping with my brush markers and black pen for more interest.

You can also see a tiny white embossed butterfly fluttering in the flowers.
I hope you enjoyed my card today!
Happy crafting!

Supply List
Cardstock: Whisper white ultrasmooth white CS from Itsy Bitsy
Stamps: Spring Blooms set from WPlus9; Flower Frenzy from HOTP; dream stamp set from Itsy Bitsy
Die: Butterfly from Floral Wreath Sizzix brand
Distress inks: Cracked pistachio, victorian velvet
ZIG  Watercolor Brush Markers
Dye ink: black licorice from Lawn Fawn
Black fine pen

Would love to join these fun challenges: my two fave combo here is green and pink with a hint of brown color.

Monday 3 January 2022

Birthday cake card!

 Hello friends!

Happy Friday!

Today's project is a beautiful Birthday card. Who doesn't love cake topping with cream?

I started with a white panel, blended the distress inks in three shades-yellow, pink and lime green and die cut a striped background panel.

Die-cut a Birthday cake twice and fill the negative parts with different colors using Zig markers. Stamped the cake stand and some flowers, colored them, fussy cut all.

Now on a pastel yellow textured base panel, I added those stripes at the bottom part only. On a pink strip stamped celebrate sentiment. 

At the top added Happy Birthday sentiment with colorful candles.

To make the cake stand out more, I adhered it with 3D foam tape.  Dazzled my cake with some crystal Nuvo drops and some diamond dust. Finally added some heart droplets.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.

Have a great day!

Supply List

Cardstock: Light Pastel yellow textured CS, smooth white CS. pastel pink sheet

Stamps and die set: LOT/LOTE 6437 stamp and cut set (missed the brand name)

More dies: Strips Background from DMC store

ZIG watercolor brushes

Archival ink: Jet black

Droplets: Heart from DMC store

Nuvo Crystal drop: white Bizzard

Would love to join these fun challenges:\- the birthday cake stamp and die set is new in my stash.