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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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Christmas Blessings Poinsettia

Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a great day! Last year I decided to make Christmas cards to send to my family. Usually, I send store bought cards because I can never decide on a design that I want to make. So I made a few cards in different designs. I was not able to share them in December because many of my relatives in India didn't receive my cards by then and also my laptop was not working!! So I'm here to share one of those Christmas cards.

I used a 5" x 7" card base in ivory color. I used my 1/8" Scor-Tape to make a border around the card base and burnished gold colored Deco foil on it to create this golden border. I stamped the pine leaves from Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Elsa's Flora stamp set using Hero Arte Forever Green Ink. I used second generation stamping for some color variation. The pine cones, also from the same set, were inked with a brown marker. I stamped the poinsettia on a piece of card stock with Distress Ink Fired Brick and colored it copics for a no-line coloring effect.

Here's a close-up on the bouquet. I stamped the Altenew Snowing stamp with versamark ink and dusted it with Heirloom Gold perfect pearls. I misted it with water to set it. I think this is a good alternative for splatters. I cannot bring myself to splatter paint on a finished project for fear of spoiling it!! For the sentiment, I gold embossed the Verve Christmas Blessings stamp. I used this sentiment for most of my Christmas cards last year. I love how this card has turned out.

Thank you for stopping by. Please let me know your thoughts and comments.

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Love Never Fails

Hello everyone!! Hope you all had a great weekend. Today is my first post at the Inspired By Stamping blog as a DT member. I made a card with the newly release Love Sentiments stamp set. Here's what I made:

This style is something that I don't do everyday. Please head over to Inspired By Stamping blog to see how I made it and some tips that I've shared along the way.

Thank you for stopping by. I would really appreciate it if you could leave me some love over there as well.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Inspired By Stamping Release - Love

Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s our first 2017 release! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 2 new stamp sets and one sentiment die to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!

Today we are showcasing the Love Sentiments stamp set and die.

This stamp set has a beautiful 'love' sentiment and many sub-sentiments that can be used with the 'love'. It also has tiny flowers and hearts which are very cute.

For my first card, I cut a heart shaped mask out of paper and used the negative part of it. I stamped the cute heart flowers, leaves and the tiny hearts from this stamp set, inside the heart shape with Versamagic Pink Petunia chalk ink. Once I was satisfied with the stamping, I stamped the 'love' on top the heart. Yup, my heart was racing :) I added the sentiment 'sending you' on top of the heart. I wrapped a piece of pink ribbon from the Valentine's Day Ribbon and added a bow on top. I added a few sequins from the Valentine's day Sequins pack. I adhered the panel to a pink card base.

For the second card, I stamped the sentiment 'love is in the air' on a panel cut with the Fancy labels die. I inked the edges of the panel with Distress ink Fired Brick. I used a paper from the Vintage Floral Paper pack. I added a piece of red ribbon from the Valentine's Day Ribbon and a bow on top of it. I added a few Paper Roses along with few flowers from the Mixed Flowers pack.

Inspired by Stamping has a new free stamp of the month! Spend $50 and receive our NEW Blessed Stamp Set for free! Plus, if you live in the USA, all orders over $50 receive free shipping! For more details on their free stamp of the month, click here.

This month’s release giveaway contains over $30 worth of goodies. Here’s what you have to do…
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Deadline is January 20, 2017. Winner will be announced on Joanna’s Blog on January 23rd.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop is Anita Kejriwal.
Here is the lineup of amazing designers joining us today!

Love Sentiment Bundle

Love Sentiments

Vintage Florals Paper Pad

Valentine's Day Ribbon

Valentine's Day Sequins

Paper Roses

Mixed Flowers