Friday, 14 April 2017

You Are Fabulous

Hello everyone!! It's time for my inspiration post at the Inspired By Stamping Blog.

Here's what I made to inspire you today.

I decided to use my Crayola pencils again. I have shared step by step pictures in the Inspired By Stamping blog. I would greatly appreciate it if you could stop by there as well.

 I also recently bought a backdrop for my photos. It's a woodgrain print from Shutterfly. I think it gives a nice effect to the picture. Do let me know what you think. Here's how I take my pictures:

I use 3 pieces of foam board to form this corner box. The bottom panel can be removed and then the other 2 panels (held together by tape) can be folded together for storage. 

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you all have a blessed Easter.

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

You Are Awesome

Hello everyone! I'm here to share card that I made recently.

I stamped the kingfisher from Inspired By Stamping Australian Nature I stamp set with Hero Arts black ink and colored it with Crayola pencils (no, not my daughter's, I bought a pack of 64 for myself :) ). I fussy cut it with scissors. 

I took a piece of white cardstock about 5 1/2" in length and 1 3/4" in width and adhered the bird toward the bottom of the panel. I could have stamped it on the panel, but I felt this gives it a bit more dimensional look.

 I stamped the sentiment You are Awesome from Inspired By Stamping You Are stamp set towards the top of the panel with Hero Arts black ink.

I took a top-folding A2 card base in navy blue color and stamped the circles from the Inspired By Stamping Polka Dots stamp set with versamark ink. I then applied Ranger Perfect Pearls - Pewter using a watercolor brush.

I repeated the polka dots till I was satisfied with the pattern.

Here's a look from another angle, to show the subtle shimmer of the Perfect Pearls.

Then I adhered the white cardstock panel at an angle to the card base and trimmed the edges that were hanging off the sides.

What do you think about this card? Please do let me know. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day and enjoy your weekend.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Cardinal Ornament

Hello everyone! I'm here to share a Christmas card with a cardinal. 

The Cardinal is a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. I colored it with my markers and cut it out in the shape of an ornament. I added drops of Nuvo Drops pale Gold to give it a shaken snow globe effect. I added a few pine branches, cut out using the Martha Stewart punch and a few pearls as berries. The sentiment is from Unity Stamps' Unto Us stamp set and I embossed it with Hero Arts gold embossing powder.

I hope you liked this easy and simple Christmas card. Do let me know what you think. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Your comments are much appreciated.

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Christmas Blessings Wreath

Hello everyone! I'm one of the guest designers this month for Rudolph Day Challenges.

Here's what I've made to share with you:

I used MS Pine branch punch and punched out the pine branches in 2 different shades of green. I drew a circle with pencil as a guide and glued down the branches in a wreath form. I cut the poinsettia with an SVG file on my Cricut Explore and shaped it with stylus. I added Nuvo Drops English mustard for the center of the poinsettia. I added drops of Nuvo drops Autumn Red and Pale Gold to the pine branches for some nice decoration.

For the golden border on the card, I cut strips of golden paper from DCWV Project Stack Gift Decor. This stack has so many beautiful papers which are already die cut in to tags and other decorations which can be used on gifts. I used the remaining portion (the negative die cut) to cut these strips. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps (Looks like this is being discontinued. But it'll remain one my favorites for Christmas wish). I embossed it with gold embossing powder.

Hope you like this card. Please do check out this month's Rudolph Day Challenge. Hope you'll be able to join us. The theme is Anything Goes, as long as it is Christmas. Thank you so much for this opportunity, Maureen :)

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Cardinal Snow Globe

Hello everyone!! It's been sometime since I posted here. Here's a Christmas card that I had made earlier, but couldn't share it before.

I stamped the Cardinal from the Our Daily Bread Designs and colored it with markers. I used an SVG from Bird's Cards to cut out the snow globe part on my Cricut Explore. I colored the base of the snow globe with Copics. I filled the shaker with gold and silver stars, from a shaker mix that I bought from Dollar Tree. On the card base, I added 1/8" ScorTape around the edges and added gold foil, to create a border. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps, which I embossed with gold powder.

Hope  you like this shaker card. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day.

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Friday, 17 February 2017

So Very Blessed

Hello everyone!! Today I'm on over the Inspired By Stamping blog sharing 2 cards that I made with the Blessed Stamp set that was released in January and the butterflies from the Australian Nature I stamp set.

Here are the cards that I made:

I colored the butterflies with copics. Here's a closer look at the individual cards:

For the green card, I used copics G99, YG67, YG63 and YG03. I used pink sequins from the IBS Valentine's day sequins and pink ribbon from the IBS Pink Ribbon pack.

For the blue card, I used BG49, BG15, BG13 and BG11. I used irridiscent heart sequins from IBS Valentine's day sequins and ivory ribbon from the IBS Pink Ribbon collection.

I have shared more details on my coloring and how I tie my bows on the Inspired By Stamping blog.

Thank you for stopping by. I would really appreciate it if you could stop by the Inspired By Stamping blog and leave your thoughts.

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

With Deespest Sympathy

Hello everyone!! Hope you all had a good work week and looking forward to the weekend. I'm here to share a card that I made recently.

I had bought the Gladioli digi from Power Poppy some time back, but didn't get a chance to color it till now. I decided to try no-line coloring on it and a few other digis, and printed out all those digis after formatting them in Powerpoint. I colored the image with my copics - I used R29, R35 and R22 for the flowers and G99, YG67, YG63 and YG03 for the leaves - and added shading with Crayola pencils. Kind of ok for my first trial. Here's a close-up of my coloring.

I recently bought a Texture Boutique. Since I have a Cricut already, I thought of buying an embossing machine. Plus Michaels had it on clearance ;) I've been eyeing it on the shelves for quite some time trying to decide whether I need it or not. Then one day, I went to Michaels, straight to the aisle and bought it. I'm glad I did. I had this embossing folder called Antique Elegance which was given by a friend sometime back. I used it to emboss a piece of coral card stock. The embossed pattern is very beautiful. 

The sentiment is from Inspired By Stamping Big Sympathy stamp set. I stamped it on a piece of white card stock and cut it into a fishtail banner. I sponged it with DI Antique Linen. I also sponged the edges of the panel with the colored image with DI Antique Linen. I added both panels with foam tape on the embossed panel. I inked the edges of a card base with DI Antique Linen and adhered the coral panel on it. I colored 2 white pearls with copic marker R22 and added it on the sentiment panel.

Hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

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