Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Two Peony Cards in the same Layout - The Ton

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful week so far! 

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a couple of cards I made using Large Peony stamps. I used the same layout to make the cards to see how different they look :)! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you could hop over to The Ton's blog to see how I made them!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Dreaming - Penny Black - II

Hello everyone! Hope you're enjoying the weekend! 

I'm popping in to share two more cards I made using new stamps from Dreaming Release by Penny Black! 

For my first card I created the floral border using the images from Flower Collection (30-575) set. The sentiment is from Beautiful Heart (30-550).

I white heat embossed the images from Flower Collection (30-575) set on a Canson watercolor paper panel making the floral border. I then watercolored the images. I used Color Burst powders and Mijello Mission Gold watercolor.

The sentiment was stamped in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed on the center of the panel. The panel was mounted flat on a white cardbase and this one layer card was finished.

For next card I used the adorable Ballet Beauty (30-540) set combined with the gorgeous sentiment from Destination Sentiments (30-590) set. 

I stamped the little one on a Bristol smooth paper panel in Antique Linen DI and colored her using Zig brush markers. I colored the floor in gray and left the spotlight on it uncolored. I then ink blended the dark background in Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Black Soot. I splattered white ink on the panel while masking the little ballerina.

The spotlight was created by blending white pigment ink on the dark background. While the white pigment ink was still wet I sprinkled the iridescent sparkle EP on it and heat set to add some sparkle on the light. 

The sentiment from Destination Sentiments (30-590) set was then heat embossed on the panel in gold. I narrowed down the panel a bit and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. To finish off I scattered some iridescent sequins.

I was quite happy with the results. Hope you enjoyed looking my cards too!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I always appreciate your lovely and encouraging comments!
Have a nice weekend!


Friday, July 26, 2019

Cards with Floral Clusters - Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends!

Today I'm on Pinkfresh Studio blog for my very first post as a Card Design Team member!
I'm sharing three cards featuring the new washi tapes and some floral stamps!

Hope you could stop by!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Bliss - Penny Black

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! 

I'm popping in to share a card I made using Bliss (40-667)cling stamp of the Dreaming Release by Penny Black. 

Bliss (40-667) is a beautiful floral branch image in fine outlines. Coloring using alcohol ink was my first thought as I saw this stamp image.

I used Ranger alcohol ink cardstock as I wanted to heat emboss the image. To use as my reference I stamped the image in light Memento inks and applied alcohol inks. I used Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange, Citrus, Limeade, Botanical and Lettuce. I sprayed lots of rubbing alcohol on the alcohol ink cardstock panel and dripped the inks so that the alcohol diluted the ink colors. I blew the inks as I wanted. I added yellow orange colors where the flowers are and the green hues on the bottom right part where the leaves and stems would be placed. After the panel was dry I gold heat embossed the image.

I colored the image using micro applicators. I used the same colors like the background. As they are now concentrated on a small area without any alcohol, the colors are more vibrant. After the coloring was done, I splattered some gold Mixative on the panel and let it dry. I then cut the panel using Stitched Nested Frames (51-535).

The sentiment is from Destination Sentiments set (30-590). I gold heat embossed it on a strip of vellum with torn edges. I adhered both ends of the vellum strip on the back of the front panel and foam mounted the panel on a kraft cardbase. To finish off I added some iridescent sequins.

Hope you like my card!
I'm entering this card with the alcohol ink background into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background !

Edited) Micro Applicators are tiny brushes which are supposed to be used for make-up. You can find them on Amazon. You can see me using them in one of my videos on my YouTube channel as well. Somehow I can't write a reply to your comment, so here is my answer :)! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a great one!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Seize the Birthday #170 - Rainbow

Hello everyone! 

At Seize the Birthday a new challenge starts today! The new Toppings option chosen by Cathy is 


I colored pretty daisies of Daisy Fields stamp set by The Ton in rainbow colors! 

I white heat embossed the Daisy Fields on a watercolor cardstock and colored it using Color Burst powders in rainbow colors. I then cut the right side with a die from Scalloped Borders Three die set by Spellbeinders.

I adhered a yellow striped pattern paper on the cardbase and foam mounted the colored panel on it. The die cut happy from yellow and white cardstock was cut using Birthday word die (The Ton). I stacked them and added onto the card. The BIRTHDAY is from Motorcycle Boss set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of purple cardstock .

I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins. 

That's it from my side! Now it's your turn to play card ! 

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my lovely and talented team mates and our surprise party guest Su Mohr from Aromas and Art

Thank you so much for looking! 
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Coverplate SVG Cut Files II -The Ton

Hello everyone!

I'm popping in to say I'm on The Ton's blog today!
I'm sharing three cards I made using The Ton's digital cut files.

Hope you have some time to stop by The Ton's blog to see how I made them.
Thank you so much for looking!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Dreaming - Penny Black

Hello everyone! I have three cards to share with you today!

I had the pleasure to play with the new stamp and die collection, called Dreaming by Penny Black. It is a lovely release again which includes beautiful floral stamps, cute critters and gorgeous scenic stamps. 

My plan was actually to make a floral card using Flower Collection (30-575) stamp set. But it ended up with three cards :).

Let's take a look at my first card. 
I was coloring this floral cluster from Flower Collection(30-575) set during the latest 30 day coloring challenge  hosted by Kathy Racoosin. I started first with the black and white flowers and added the red flowers as my focal element. 

I stamped the floral cluster two times on a white cardstock panel in gray Memento ink. I colored the image using C Copic colors and added details using Polychromos pencils also in cool gray. I then splattered gold watercolor on the panel and let it dry.

I then stamped the floral cluster once more on a separate white cardstock. I used pink ink for the flowers and light green ink for the leaves. I colored the image using Copic markers again. For the flowers I used some red colors and added a little bit of orange. I drew the stamen using a thin black liner and fussy cut the image and set it aside.

I cut the base panel with black and white florals using the largest die from Leaf Stitched Frames (51-552)die set and mounted it flat on a kraft cardbase. To add the red flowers I cut a circle using a die from Stitched Circles (51-551) die set from a kraft cardstock. As the faux stitch appears outside of the circle I could get a circle without the stitch pattern. I gold heat embossed the edge of the panel to add some accents.

I adhered the floral cluster on the circle piece and foam mounted it on the card. The sentiment is from Hedgie Harmony(30-589) set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and added it to the card. 

Next card is featuring Hedgie Harmony (30-589) set and Stitched Circles(51-551) die set

As I cut a circle from a kraft cardstock for the first card, an idea came into my mind. I cut the same circle two more times on a A2 sized panel of kraft cardstock so that I have a panel with three stitched circles. 

I stamped three hedgehogs from Hedgie Harmony(30-589) on a A2 sized white cardstock panel in black Memento ink. I used the kraft panel with three windows as my guide to place the stamps. I then colored the hedgehogs and instruments using Copic markers. I ink blended around the images in yellow, blue and pink respectively using Distress inks. 

I colored a strip of white cardstock using Copic markers in green and cut it using one of the Garden Edgers (51-549) die set. I adhered the grass behind the circle windows and foam mounted the front panel on the card. The sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on a strip of cardstock which I colored in ombre green using Copic markers. To finish off I scattered some shiny sequins. 

The last card is showcasing a cute bear and a hedgehog celebrating someone's birthday. They are from the adorable Birthday BFF set (30-587).

I started off by stamping the image on a watercolor paper in black pigment ink. I watercolored the hedgehog and the polar bear. To make the white bear pop, I added watercolor wash in the background and splattered white ink on it.

I cut the front panel using Leaf Stitched Frames (51-552) die set and Stitched Circles(51-551) die set from some textured white cardstock and foam mounted it on the card on which I adhered the colored image. 

The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I made a 3D banner for the sentiment with some white cardstock. The banner doesn't look perfect but still cute :). Some iridescent sequins were my finishing touch for this card.

So that's all for today.

Thank you so much for staying with me through this long post. Hope you enjoyed looking my cards :)!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Flower Challenge #34 - Pretty Pastels Reminder

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

It's time for a reminder post for the current Flower Challenge! This month we're having a theme which many of you are loving - PRETTY PASTELS.

We have a prize this month. The lovely Bev from Uniko is sponsoring us and giving away one of her beautiful stamp sets (any in stock stamp set and any value) to our lucky winner. 

I've colored the bouquet from Blooming Bouquet by Pinkfresh studio using Prismacolor and Luminance colored pencils in pastel colors. 

I stamped the bouquet on Almond Cream cardstock in white pigment ink to do no line coloring using colored pencils. After coloring was done, I cut the image using the coordinating die and set it aside.  I like the Almond Cream color as it's brighter and warmer than kraft cardstock.

I also stamped and colored the same bouquet on a separate Almond cream cardstock panel and splattered white opaque ink on it. To add the sentiment I decided to make a extra panel cutting the bottom using one of Lacey Edgers dies. The sentiment is from Blooming Bouquet set as well. I gold heat embossed the small words and stamped the big "You" in black and pink in ombre style. On the top border of the panel I adhered the Matte Gold washi tape to add golden accent.

I adhered the Almond Cream panel with the bouquet and white splatters on a white top fold cardbase and foam mounted the panel with the sentiment on it. I then added the colored bouquet onto the card. To finish off I scattered small pink and gold sequins. 

That's it! Hope you enjoyed looking my card today!
Please visit The Flower Challenge blog to get more inspiration from my lovely team mates and our amazing guest for this month, Michelle Lupton!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a great week!


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Friday, July 5, 2019

Guest Designing at Altenew Card Blog

Hello and Happy Friday everyone! 

I'm on Altenew Card Blog today as Guest Designer for July! I'm sharing three florals cards made using different coloring mediums from Altenew. 

I also made a video to show you the coloring process using Altenew Artist Marker Refills for the card featuring Wonderland stamp.  You can watch it here, on my YouTube channel, on Altenew Card Blog or on Altenew YouTube channel.

Hope you'll stop by Altenew Card Blog to see how I made the cards!
If you're on Instagram, there is a giveaway running on my Instagram account!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I participate in the affiliate program of Altenew. It means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you each time you click through and purchase the product(s) shared here. Thank you for your support :).

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Seize the Birthday #169 - Sunshine

Hello everyone! Hope July started off great for you all! 

Today is Seize the Birthday Thursday again. Our Toppings option for next fortnight, chosen by our lovely boss Nancy, is SUNSHINE. As always you may enter any birthday themed projects into our gallery, if you want!

I used two digital SVG cut files by The Ton for this card. 

I cut Crashing Wave Layering Coverplate cut file and Sunburst Coverplate cut file from some white cardstock using my Cricut.
I then ink blended the sky and the sun in Broken China, Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed on the white cardbase. I used the Sunburst Coverplate as a stencil and applied Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste on the cardbase to add the sparkly sunray.

I then inked the waves while masking the outer frame, so that it stays white. I used Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feather for the base layer and Salty Ocean for the second layer of the wave. I adhered two layers together and applied the glimmer paste through the Sunburst stencil on the wave. 

After all the paste was completely dry, I adhered the wave coverplate on the cardbase. The sentiments come from Palm Tree and Mototorcycle Boss set by The Ton. I ink blended two strips in yellow-orange and blue green ombre and white heat embossed the sentiments on them. To finish off I drew three sea gulls.          

Hope you'll play along and share some birthday cards featuring sunshine with us!
Please don't forget to stop by Seize the Birthday blog to see the awesome creations from my team mates and our new Surprise party guest Su Mohr from Aromas and Art.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Happy crafting!