May 24, 2019

You’re So Totally Rad!

I have been meaning to post this card for past couple of days. But there have been a few obstacles. First my doctors appts for health issues, then been a bit busy with my daughter’s exams and associated stress and then when I got free to make the post, Flickr shut down due to maintenance. Sigh! After a few tries to get my photos uploaded to Flickr, I gave up and decided to do a direct upload on my blog post instead. I generally don’t like direct uploads on the blog post because the quality of the photos are not good. The photos become blurry a bit not as sharp and crisp when I used the Flickr code. Anyway, when the Flickr gets up and running, I will update my photos. Until then, please bear with me.

Edited: The Flickr worked after I posted this post. So I have since replaced the photos with Flickr codes. So the photos are now sharp and crisp. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am Gayatri and I will be sharing with a card I made using products from Simon Says Stamp new release Celebrate You.

I used Simon’s new Filigree Butterfly die on this card. This is such a delicate die with beautiful stitching details. Absolutely love this die. So I die cut this die on a white cardstock panel and die cut the panel using the Wonky Stitched rectangle die to tie in stitching detail on the butterfly. The sentiment is from Chillin Frenchies stamp set. I simply stamped the sentiment in black below the die cut butterfly.

To add colour and to make the butterfly pop, I sponged a white panel with distress inks in Worn Liptstick, Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough. I adhered this panel to the card front and foam mounted the butterfly panel on top of it. The colours shows through the die cut butterfly details as well as the borders. By showing the colours through the borders will help tying the colours showing through the die cut butterfly bringing in balance of colours. Otherwise there will be too much white on the card. You could also make this into a shaker card but I did not do that only because the filigree cut details are not large enough for the shaker element to show and also the shaker elements will take away the beauty of the filigree details.

I added three pearls to the centre of the butterfly to further bring in the colours. Now there are three coloured areas/elements. Odd numbers of coloured areas/elements are pleasing to the eye. That is it. Card is complete.


Hope you like my card today highlighting Simon Says Stamp Filigree Butterfly die. Have a lovely day and weekend!

May 21, 2019

Adding Details Just Because…

It has been a cold, rainy and cloudy day today. Perfect weather to snuggle with a hot cup of chai. Mmm! I wish I did just that. But instead, I made couple of cards.

Hello and welcome again. If you are new here, I am Gayatri. I am a cardmaker. I am passionate about my hobby. Today I have couple of handmade cards to share with you.

These cards are for Altenew’s Certification Program I am taking at the moment. I took the Beautiful Details class. Amazing class and I learned a few new tips and tricks. And here are my projects inspired by one of the technique.

Card #1

Card #2

So I used Altenew’s Vintage Roses stamp set to stamp clusters all over a half a sheet of white cardstock. I used first, second and third generation stamping to add depth to stamped panel. This set does not have outline images. I used the second layering image from three roses and leaves to stamp the entire background. Then I used black fine liner to add sketchy details to the first generation stamped images. The contrast of black sketchy details against the grey and green images makes the images pop.

I trimmed the panel and adhered to the black card base. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set. I white heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock, trimmed and adhered as shown. To complete the card, I used green vintage drops.


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

Have a lovely day!

May 20, 2019

SSS Celebrate You card set!

I know I am late to the party because my package arrived late. But the excitement to see new products is always there when I open the package. So excited to about the Chillin Frenchies stamp set and dies from Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You collection, that I immediately opened up, inked and made a set of cards.

If you do not know about the new release from Simon Says Stamp called Celebrate You, check it out at their store. The products are fabulous as always.

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I have a set of four cards to share today using Chillin Frenchies stamp set. This post is photo heavy. So make yourself a cuppa and enjoy.

I had so much fun stamping and watercolouring the images from the stamp set. I paired this new set with an older stamp set from Simon called Surf’s Up and an older die called Stitched Whirl background die.

So I stamped all the images from the both the stamp sets on Bristol smooth cardstock using versafine Onyx black ink and coloured them using Zig clean colour brush markers. Then die cut them using the respective coordinating dies.

For the background, I ran the Stitched Whirl background die over four white panels, trimmed the panel to 4’x5.25′ and foam mounted them on white card base.

I made four different cluster using the diecut coloured images and adhered them on the top centre of the background panel.

Sentiment is from Chillin Frenchies stamp set which I have white heat embossed on black cardstock and trimmed them using Simon’s Sentiment Label dies and adhered below the coloured image cluster.

To finish the cards, I added a few white gel pen details and clear droplets

Now here are the photos of all the individual cards.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. All new release Celebrate You collection from Simon Says Stamp are available for purchase from Simon’s Store.