April 16, 2019

A floral card with texture.

I was binge watching some card making videos over the weekend. I came across Kelly Latevola’s video where she coloured the flower edges with copic markers instead of the whole flower. She saw Jana Millen’s card with this technique and tried it. I loved how the flowers looked. So I thought I will give it a go and I added my own touch to it by adding texture.

Hello and welcome. Today I have a floral card to share with you using Altenew’s Wallpaper Art stamp set and coordinating dies.

I stamped the images on Neenah Solar White 80 pound cardstock using Altenew’s Crisp Black ink. Using Altenew’s Artist markers I coloured the flowers and leaves. I picked two lighter shades of each colour. I will list them below in my supply list for you. To soften harsh lines from the darker shade, I used the lighter shade to brush and blend. Then using the same two shades but with the bullet nib, I added texture to the coloured area. Darker dots on the darker areas and lighter dots over and extend out of the darker areas. This type of colouring is easier and quicker especially if you are running short of time.

Using the coordinating dies, I die cut them all out. On the background, I used the Molded Lines stencils and Weathered Wood distress oxide ink to add interest to the background. The I clustered glued the flowers and leaves as shown. The leaves are adhered using glue and flowers using foam adhesives. I let the flowers and leaves go beyond the panel as well as the card front. I adhered the panel to the black card base using craft foam. Then trimmed off the diecuts hanging off the card base.

The sentiment also from the stamp set is simple stamped using Altenew Crisp Black ink on white cardstock, trimmed and matted with black cardstock. I adhered this strip using foam adhesives. Finally a few clear droplets to finish off the card. Here are more photos of the card.

I love the texture on the flowers and all the white space. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog.

April 13, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Release Blog Hop + Video!

It is day #2 of Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies release blog hop. Hope you had a wonderful hop yesterday with plenty of inspirations from designers. Today is another day with more designers sharing their inspirations. Hope you enjoy day #2 as well.

Hello and welcome! You should have come from the talented Anna-Karin Evaldsson’s blog. If so you are on the right track. If not don’t worry you are the last stop on the hop. I will list all the designers in today’s hop towards the end of the post.

I am so excited to share couple of cards with you today. I also have a video tutorial for one of the cards. My favourite stamp set from this release is the Wake Up & Make Up stamp set and comes with coordinating dies as well. I have a teenage daughter. She is into makeup which got me interested in it. After watching a few hundred makeup videos on Youtube, I now have a collection which I share with my daughter and I can do basic makeup like contour, baking, bronzing, eyeshadows etc. I did my daughter’s makeup for her year 12 school ball and it turned out well. Now I have a few friend’s daughters lined up for their school ball and dinner dance make up with me. 🙂 You can now imagine, how happy I was when I saw this stamp set and dies. I literally did a happy dance, took a photo and text it to my daughter who was at school. Lol! Stories aside, here is the first card.

Card #1

Here is the video tutorial of the card. You can also watch this video on my Youtube channel.

The shimmer on the liptsticks are just so beautiful. Oh I wish I can add shimmer to everything Lol! Here are some closeups of the card for you.


Card #2

Remember that panel from the video where I stamped the sentiment slightly towards the right and not in the top centre? I used that panel to make this second card. I stamped all the makeup images and coloured them using copic markers in cool gray, red and yellow colours. Then using the coordinating dies, I die cut them all out. I adhered them all around the sentiment covering the entire panel. I added shimmer (of course) to the images, glossy accents to the lipsticks and blush. I also outlined the die cuts using C1 grey maker to add shadow. The panel is adhered to Fog card base using foam adhesives.


Blog Hop Details:

Here are the list of designers on today’s blog hop:

Simon is giving away a $25 gift card at every stop on the hop! For a chance to win, leave a comment here and all along the hop. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog, Wednesday, March 13th.

Don’t forget you can also find more inspiration using the Blossoms and Butterflies collection in Simon’s galleries 

Don’t forget to use CODE: BLSM999 to get free Unicorn Glitter Dust.

Here is all the release products for you.

Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies release.

You next stop is back to Simon Says Stamp Blog. Make sure you leave comment here and on all the stops in the hop to enter a chance to win. Have a lovely weekend. Happy Hopping!

April 12, 2019

Way to go! You Did it! Congrats Graduate!

When I make projects using new release products for sneak peeks and releases, I normally make more projects than required. Sometimes when I am in the process of making a card, an idea pops up and I end up putting that idea into paper as well. Today’s project share is one such card using Taylored Expressions newly release products.

Hello and welcome to my blog. I have a graduation card to share with you today.

I used Taylored Expressions Banner Year stamp and die combo, Notepaper background and Notepaper border die to make this card. I also used an older die called Double Ended Flag Stacklet. The inks I have used on this card are also from Taylored Expressions. They are Oreo hybrid ink, Sweet Potato Pie, Spearmint, Dijon and Raspberry Sorbet.

I kept the whole card clean, simple and neutral with pops of muted colours. This card is totally outside the box for me. Not my usual bright colours. Yet I love it.


Hope you like my project I share today. Have a lovely weekend.