February 20, 2019

Good Luck!

Rainbow cards always very popular in the card making world. Everyone loves them. A rainbow coloured card catches your eye and the colours make you happy. It does for me too. Then I also love graphic designs. Shape arrangements are my favourite. Whether the shapes are randomly scattered or stacked neatly, I love them. The shapes can be anything, from basic square/rectangle/circle/triangle to paint spatters to skewed images. Combining both rainbow colours and shapes….. I bet the result will be amazing! Yes! I figured that out when I made these two cards.

Hello Lovelies, Welcome back to my blog. I was organising Simon Says Stamp products and came upon this die set called Nested Banners die set.

Simon Says Stamp NESTED BANNERS Wafer Dies sssd111928 Diecember zoom image

I always wanted to use these dies to created a background. I didn’t get any creative idea with it until now. I used the parallelogram banners (second from the top) in this set to die cut cardstocks sponged with rainbow of distress inks and stack them to make backgrounds for two cards.

I sponged 3″x 3″ pieces of white cardstocks with distress inks in two shades of each colour. Candied Apple, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord distress inks. Then I cut away the largest of the parallelogram banner die from the set leaving the smallest die still attached to the middle one. I ran these two dies through all the sponged cardstock panels. The result was parallelogram frame banners and the smallest parallelogram banners of each colour.

I then trimmed two white cardstock panels 4″x5.25″ each. On one I stacked the frame parallelogram banner die cuts next to each other in rainbow order in portrait orientation. On the other, the same process in landscape orientation. Now on the centre of the frame parallelogram banner die cuts, I adhered the smallest parallelogram banners in different shade of the same colour. For example: If the frame parallelogram banner die cut is Candied Apple in colour, the centre banner piece is Barn Door and vice versa. You know what I mean! I adhered the centre banner piece using foam adhesive for dimension.

I adhered both the panel on the card base using craft foam. For the centre, I used CZ designs for Simon’s Great Things stamp set and Good Luck die. I die cut the outline Good Luck die using black cardstock and the Good Luck sentiment using white cardstock to layer over the outline die cut. Love how the black and white sentiment die cut stands out against the rainbow coloured background. The secondary sentiment is simply stamped in black on white cardstock strip. I adhered this above and below the die cut sentiment. Thats it. No embellishments. I don’t think it is needed. I like these cards so much. Both are colourful with rainbow colours and graphic design. What more could I ask for? I am delighted. Here are some full photos and closeups of both the cards.

Card #1

Card #2

I am beyond happy how these cards turned out. I am now motivated to use all the other Nested Banner die shapes to make more such cards. Off to sponged more distress inks ๐Ÿ™‚ All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


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February 19, 2019


When there is a blog hop for a release, I always get amazed looking a projects of designers using the same stamp set and how different the projects are. All the projects are gorgeous and hard to believe that they were all made using the same stamp set. It is amazing to see how different minds think to use a stamp set hence producing different cards. I want to see if I can make two different cards using the same stamp set. So that is what I have for you today in my blog post.

Hello Lovelies, Welcome to my blog post. Hope you are having a lovely Monday! Let me jump straight into the card. I wanted to use Simon Says Stamp‘s Beautiful Flowers 2 stamp set to make my projects today. Only because, I bought the coordinating dies and never got to use them. Gorgeous set and dies. I love all their 8×4 floral stamp sets. Here are both my projects.

The long card is more colourful and the other card is very muted and neutral.

I stamped the large cluster of flowers in Simon’s Intense Black ink and coloured them using copic markers. Then using the coordinating die, I die cut them out. The two single flowers from the stamp set is stamped using white pigment ink on kraft cardstock, dried and die cut using the coordinating die. I coloured these images using Faber Castell white pencil and pink pencil for extra interest.

The background on the colourful card is made using Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade and Dried Marigold distress oxide inks. I then placed Simon’s Marilyn stencil and sponged the same ink heavily to give tone one tone interest to the background. I mounted this panel to the white card base. For the other card, I stamped the leaves images using white pigment ink covering the whole kraft panel. I trimmed this panel to 4×5.25 inches and mounted on white card base using craft foam.

For the colourful card, I simply adhered the large diecut cluster on the middle using foam adhesive. For the other card, I die cut a vellum panel using Wonky Stitched rectangle die as a layer upon which I adhered the three single floral images to form a cluster. I adhered this to the card front using foam adhesive.

The sentiment for both the cards is from the stamp set which I simply stamped in black on a trip of cardstock, trimmed and adhered as shown. A few Nuvo white glossy drops on the neutral card ties in all the white together.

Here are the individual photos and closeups of both the cards.

Here is the second card:

All the supplies used to make both the cards are listed below.


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February 16, 2019

A Set of Birthday Cards!

I received a cute stamp set from Altenew as a thank you gift in January. I bet many of you got it as well. I decided to ink them to make a set of birthday cards as I am running low on Birthday cards.

Hello Lovelies, Welcome to my blog. This post is photo heavy. So grab a cuppa and enjoy.

This card is goes back to basic of cardmaking – Stamping. As much as I enjoy techniques on card, I enjoy basic stamping especially if the stamp set is gorgeous as this one. So this set uses basic background stamping using coloured inks to make one layer cards. Here is the full set.

Being one layer cards, the placement of the images and colours used makes a huge difference. I chose Altenew inks in Caribbean Sky and Persian Blue, Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf, Green Fields and Firefly, Bamboo and Parrot, Wisteria and Hydrangea and Pink Pearl and Coral Bliss inks cube to stamp the images. For the sentiment from Birthday Greeting stamp set, I used Industrial Diamond and Pure Graphite inks cut in ombre. A few white glossy Nuvo drops finished off the card.

Here are the photos of the individually and closeups.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

All the supplies used to make these cards are below.


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