July 3, 2019

Relax and Unwind!

Today I did some heat embossing and ink blending. This project is for Altenew’s ACEP program. This is last but one project before completion. I too the Impressive Heat Embossing class. Instead of following one of the tutorial from the class. I decided to do my own version of heat embossing. Hope you like it.

Hello and welcome! I am Gayatri, a papercrafter. Today’s project share is full of colour and texture. It is a scenic card. I wish I was in there right now because it is cold where I live. Here is my project for Impressive Heat Embossing class for Altenew’s ACEP program.

ACEP Impressive Heat Embossing

I used Altenew’s Gradient Sunset Stamp set to make my card. There is a lot of masking, coloured heat embossing and ink blending to make this scenic card. I used clear embossing powder for all my heat embossing. I stamped all the images with the coloured inks, followed by sticky ink before clear heat embossing the image. Usually such scenes have silhouette images in black. I wanted them in colours hence I did the process I mentioned previously.

I them ink blended the background with distress inks to add the vibrant tropical sunset feel. I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment below the scene. I trimmed the panel and adhered the panel to white cardbase using foam adhesives.

ACEP Impressive Heat Embossing closeup1

ACEP Impressive Heat Embossing closeup


Hope you liked my project today. I will see you tomorrow with another project. Until then you have a wonderful day!

July 1, 2019

Its Your Birthday! Get Carried Away!

Hope you had a great weekend! Mine was busy with Charlie being sick with vomiting and diarrhoea. A trip to the vet and a few medications has him on the road to recovery. No vomiting or diarrhoea since last night. Poor chap is eating very bland food which he does not like. I can see it on his face. Tomorrow after a followup with the vet, he can go back to normal diet I think. We feel so upset when Charlie gets sick. I tear up when I see him curled up, lethargic, vomiting…….. He is a baby to me. So happy he is looking and feeling better. Anyway no more of Charlie rant. I have a card to share with you today.

Hello and welcome. I am Gayatri, a papercrafter. Today I have a birthday card to share. I have used Taylored Expressions new Blender Brushes to do some ink blending on my card. In fact, all products used on this card is from Taylored Expressions. Here is the card.

July DC #1

I masked the edges of the Sugar Cube panel with masking tape and used the blender brushes to blend distress inks. I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon distress inks. I love this colour combination especially Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry together. So pretty!

I removed the mask to reveal the ink blended area. Then stamped the sentiment from Balloon Buddies stamp set on top of the inked area. I used Mini MISTI. I stamped the same sentiment on a scrap piece of Sugar Cube cardstock. Then used scissors to cut just the banner away sentiment from the whole stamped image. I adhered this over the stamped “away” sentiment on the original inked blended panel.

Then I stamped the elephant image from the Balloon Buddies stamp set on Sugar Cube cardstock and coloured the image using copic markers. Using the coordinating die, I die cut the image. I adhered the die cut on the bottom of the ink blended area. I adhered the entire panel on to Sugar Cube card base using foam adhesive. A few white Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish off the card.

July DC #1 closeup

July DC #1 closeup1


I am loving ink blending with these new TE Blender Brushes. I cannot put it down. It is so easy to just pick up the brush for each colour and blend. No need to worry if the brushes are contaminated and need to be cleaned. I feel the more I use them the better they get with picking up ink and blend. I am not bothered about cleaning them.

Hope you like my card today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a lovely rest of the day!

June 28, 2019

ACEP Color My Day card set!

I love colours. All colours. The more colours the merrier for me. The more brighter the colours, even merrier for me. You will know this if you know me and my style of projects. But I struggle with not using colours on my projects. So when I took Altenew’s Color My Day class for AECP level #2 and thinking of making my project for the class, I decided I will find an inspiration with no colour on it. I know the class is called Color My Day! But I don’t struggle with using colours, I struggle with no colours. After a few searches on Pinterest, I found this wall paper photo.


So this wallpaper has black and white with a pop of gold. Mostly it is black and white. They are high contrast and up my alley. I picked Wild Ferns stamp set and Parrot Paradise stamp set because they have similar leaf images in them. I used Altenew’s Crisp Black ink and a few acrylic blocks to stamp the leaf images on to half of a white cardstock. Then I used one of the solid leaf image to gold heat emboss randomly all over the panel. The result was mind blowing for me. It turned out so beautiful and better than I imagined. Here is the full stamped panel inspired by the inspirational photo.

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day AECP INspirational pic and stamped bg

Now I trimmed this panel to make a set of cards. To be honest I did not want the panel trimmed at all. It was with great reluctance that I trimmed the panel into two and decided that I want to highlight the stamped background on my cards. Hence I kept rest of my cards simple.

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day cards

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day cards closeup

Card #1

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day card #1

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day card #1 clsoeup

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day card #1 closeup1

Card #2

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day card #2

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day card #2 closeup2

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day card #2 closeup

AECP Stamped bg for Color My Day card #2 closeup1


Hope you find my projects inspirational. I certainly had a great time making them. I want to experiment more using black and white a pop of one colour or texture more. Thank you so much Therese for a fantastic class. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.