Thursday, 17 August 2017

Buzzing By

Hello everyone!! I'm here to share a card that I made with one of the recent freebies from the Inspired By Stamping newsletter. 


I took a printout of the freebie and cut it to 4" x 5.5". I colored the image using copic markers. I used Y38, Y35 for all the flowers and bees, E59, E57, E53 for the hive and the wood, C3 and N0 for the wings of the bees, YG63 and YG61 for the leaf and YR31, Y00 and C3 for the bird. 



I took a brown cardstock panel of size 4.25" x 5.5" and adhered the colored panel on top it and adhered it on to the top folding A2 card base.

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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a great day.

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Take Good Care

Hello everyone! I'm here to share a card that I made recently. It's been sometime since I played with my Power Poppy stuff. Also, I recently got some new goodies from Power Poppy. I was waiting to color them. In this card, I used the digi Winter Pick-me-up.


I decided to play along the Hues to Use for this week. I love this color combo. If you have not seen them yet, I highly suggest that you check them out. They have such beautiful color combos each week. I've wanted to play along since they started, but couldn't take the time till now. Now that I'm recovering from a surgery, I'm getting all the rest I can by coloring :)


 I colored the image with Copic markers. I used RV29, RV14 and RV13 for crocus, RV13 and RV21 for snowdrops, R22 and R32 for the pussy willow branches. I'm sure these are not the colors they are found in nature, but I just went with the color scheme. I used YG67, YG63, YG61 and YG03 for the greens. The papers are from My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found - Blush. I've had these papers in my stash for more than 3 years. I'm not so good at using pattern papers in my cards. I just don't know how to add it. Now I've challenged myself to add papers to my cards. I inked the image panel with Distress ink Tattered Rose and the edges with VersaMagic Pink Petunia chalk ink. The sentiment is from the Power Poppy Simply Camellias stamp set.  I added a bow with ribbon from Inspired By Stamping.


So, how do you like this card? Thanks for stopping by. Hope you liked my card.

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Happy Christmas

Hello everyone!! Hope you are having a great day today. I'm here to post my inspiration post for Inspired By Stamping.

Every year, in November I decide that the next year I'll start making Christmas cards in January. And this year I did start and made a few cards. But that's not going to help much! I need to make lots more. I just realized it's already August and I've missed the Christmas in July as well. So I decided to make a Christmas card for my August inspiration post.


Look at all the shimmer! Perfect for Christmas!! I've used the newly released Happy stamp set and the older Snowflake Wonder stamp set. I used Tonic Nuvo Glitter Markers for the background.

WARNING: This is a picture-heavy post. I wanted to show the beautiful shimmery goodness in all directions possible ;)
 
I took a watercolor card stock panel of size 4" x 5.25". I started by scribbling the Tonic Nuvo glitter markers on to my acrylic block. I used the 2 blue colors from the Midnight Shadows and the purple from the Northern Lights set.


I added a few drops of water to it and mixed it with a brush. Then I picked it up with the brush and colored the watercolor panel. I used the light blue on the top, followed by dark blue and purple towards the bottom.


After 1 coat of the colors, I let it dry before adding more. This is how it looked after 1 coat.


I continued adding more color to it. I decided that I want the bottom part to be more blue than purple. So I added a lot of the dark blue color over the purple.


Look at all the shiny shimmer here!!


Then I stamped the snowflakes from the Snowflake Wonder stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed them with Wow! White pearl embossing powder. It really is Wow!!


Now for the sentiment, I stamped "happy Christmas" from the newly released Happy stamp set and embossed it with the same white pearl embossing powder on watercolor cardstock. I then used the second largest die from the Fancy Labels die set and drew the outer outline of the die and cut it out with scissors. I didn't die cut with the die because it was a bit smaller for the way I stamped the sentiment and this size seemed perfect. Also I wanted to use the largest die of the set as a mat to the sentiment panel. I hope that makes sense.


I colored this panel with the light blue and the dark blue Nuvo glitter pens, in the same way as the background. And the same amount of shimmer ;)


To make a mat for this sentiment panel, I die cut a white card stock with the same die.


I added versamark ink on the edges of the die cut panel and embossed it with the same White pearl embossing powder from Wow!


Then added the sentiment panel on top of the embossed mat panel.


I added a piece of white satin ribbon to the background panel.


I popped the matted sentiment panel with foam tape.


Now for the card base, I used a top folding A2 card base. I embossed the edges of the front of the card base with the white pearl embossing powder.


I adhered the background panel on to the card base with double sided adhesive tape.


So, do you like it? I love this pearl embossing powder. It kind of gives a tone on tone look but when you tilt the card you see the pearly sheen. Maybe you can get a better idea when you see this tiny clip.


Please don't forget! Joanna has generously offered a 15% off coupon that is valid till Dec 31, 2017. Please note that it cannot be used with conjunction of other coupons. It is not valid for clearance items and sale items. It can be used more than once.



Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day!! Take care.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Shabby Chic Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone!! It's time for my Inspired By Stamping DT post. I'm always intrigued by the vintage shabby chic cards. I love to look at them. But I don't try to make them often because I really don't know where to start with the layers. Recently, for the Inspired By Stamping July release, I made a kind-of vintage card (see here), for which I received some appreciation in FB groups (most likes was received by my copic-colored card here). It motivated me to try it again. So here am I, with a shabby chic card, with lots of flowers and distressing, giving you the step-by-step detail of how I made this as well.


My first difficult step was to choose the layers - how many and how big. I had decided to use the papers from the Inspired By Stamping Vintage Florals Paper Pad. After much debating, I settled on these papers and sizes.


I distressed the edges of the papers with scissors and inked them with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet. I also inked the edges of a white A2 card base.


Next, I added lace and ribbon on the card panel (A) of size 4" x 5 1/4". Both the ribbon and lace are from the Inspired By Stamping Pink Ribbon collection.


Then, I layered the card panel C on top of card panel B. 


Then I adhered this onto the card panel A, next to the ribbon and lace. I also added some lace on top of it.


Then I adhered the card panel D


Now comes the fun part - adding flowers!! I used flowers from Mixed Flowers and Paper Roses from Inspired By Stamping. I inked the flowers I also added a few leaves cut from my Cricut.


For the sentiment, I stamped the "birthday wishes" from the Summer Bouquet stamp set on to piece of white cardstock and cut it out into a fishtail banner. I sponged the edges with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet and curled up the banner. Then I adhered it near the flowers.


Then I adhered the entire panel on to the card base (which I had already inked with Victorian Velvet)


Here's another look of the card.



That's it. So what do you think? Does it qualify as a shabby chic card? Or does it need something more? Do tell me.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, Joanna has generously offered a 15% off coupon that is valid till Dec 31, 2017. Please note that it cannot be used with conjunction of other coupons. It is not valid for clearance items and sale items. It can be used more than once.


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Friday, 14 July 2017

Inspired By Stamping Release - Happy

Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s July 2017 Release! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 3 new stamp sets and 2 new coordinating die cuts to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!


Today we are showcasing the Happy Stamp set and the Happy die.


I've made 2 cards to inspire you today with the Happy Stamp set and the Happy die.


Today's cards are very simple and easy to make, with no coloring.


For my first card, I gold embossed the orchids from the Australian Nature I stamp set on the lower part of the cardstock. I then gold embossed the sentiment "Happy Anniversary" above the orchids. The color combination of navy and gold and the orchids seems perfect for an anniversary card.


For my second card, I decided to use a paper from the Inspired By Stamping Vintage Floral Paper pad. I white embossed the sentiment "You are my" on black cardstock and die cut the "happy" on black cardstock. I adhered them both on the patterned paper. This is a quick and easy to make card.

That's all from me for today. I hope you've enjoyed our blog hop over the 3 days. Please do visit my DT friends' blogs to see their beautiful creations. 


PRIZE
To Celebrate this release, Inspired by Stamping is giving away a $25 gift card to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Inspired by Stamping blog by Sunday July 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday July 17th.

BLOG HOP
Thank you so much for stopping by! Your first stop is Joanna’s Blog! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers who are participating today:

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Inspired By Stamping Release - Summer Bouquet

Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s July 2017 Release! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 3 new stamp sets and 2 new coordinating die cuts to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!


Today we are showcasing the Summer Bouquet stamp set.


I've made 2 cards to inspire you today.


 It's no secret now that I love to color flowers. This flower bouquet was a pleasure to color, both with copics as well as watercolors.


For my first card, I stamped the bouquet on the top right and bottom left corners of the card panel with Distress ink Antique Linen and colored it with copics. I used the colors R59, R29, R35, R32 and R22 for red colored flowers, YR68, Y38, Y35 and YR31 and Y99, YG67, YG63 and YG61. I stamped the sentiment "birthday wishes" with Hero Arts black ink and added a few red sequins from the Inspired By Stamping Valentine's Day Sequins. I wanted the colored flower bouquet image to be the focus of the card, so I left it clean and simple.


For my second card, I decided to go with no-line watercoloring. I used distress inks as watercolors. I stamped the image with Antique Linen. I used the colors Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and Seedless Preserves for the flowers and Bundled Sage for the greens. Once again, I wanted the colored flower bouquet to be the focus. So I stamped the sentiment "sending hugs & happy thoughts" with Hero Arts black ink and left it at that.

That's all from me for today. Do visit me tomorrow for more inspiration and a new stamp set with coordinating die.

PRIZE
To Celebrate this release, Inspired by Stamping is giving away a $25 gift card to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Inspired by Stamping blog by Sunday July 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday July 17th.

BLOG HOP
Thank you so much for stopping by! Your first stop is Joanna’s Blog! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers who are participating today:

Berina Febin - That's me
Anita Kejriwal 
  

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