March 9, 2018

W&W March Rerun Feature!

Hello everyone,

I am participating in Winnie & Walter’s March Rerun feature.

This feature runs for a month. A stamp set is featured which is used by the design team to showcase it on their rerun blog post. In this rerun we are featuring Welcome to the Family stamp set by Evelin T Designs.

This set will be on sale this month and there is also a challenge with this rerun feature. Details on which I will share towards the end of the post.

Here is my card using the stamp set.

Here is how I made this card:

  1. I simply coloured the elephants and the bunny images from the stamp set, die cut them using the coordinating cutaways.
  2. The background is pattern paper from Lawn Fawn. I trimmed the paper to the size of the card front, stamped the sentiment and hearts from the stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  3. I adhered the elephants on the sides with the bunny in the centre using foam adhesives.
  4. The balloons are die cut using Big Balloons Cutaways and glitter paper from Glitzy matt glitter paper pack. I
  5. attached twine to them and adhered them such that the elephants are holding them.
  6. I die cut a white frame using Essential: Katherine Cutaway largest rectangle die. I use the negative of the die cut here as the frame of the card front.
  7. Sparkly clear sequins embellish the card front.

Here are some closeups of the card.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below. Check out Winnie & Walter blog for more inspirations using this stamp set from other designers. This stamp set is on sale only for this month.

Here are the challenge details:

Now it’s your turn to play along with Rerun!
  1. Create a new project using Welcome to the Family (and/or the digital elements).  An alternative to using Welcome to the Family (and/or the digital elements) is to create a new project using one of the projects featured in this post (or any Rerun post throughout March by The Talent) as your inspiration.  Make sure you use at least one (1) w&w product (this can include a freebie found in the w&w shop) in your project.  If you choose the alternative to using Welcome to the Family (and/or the digital elements), please include in your post or project description which project inspired you and how.
  2. Link up your project here by 11:55 p.m. CST on March 31, 2018.
  3. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  4. This Rerun Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere.
One project will be randomly chosen to win $25.00 credit to the w&w shop!  The winner will be announced on the w&w blog later in April


Check out Winnie & Walter Blog for more details on the Rerun Challenge and designer inspirations on the Rerun. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

March 7, 2018

Alcohol Inks background cards!

Hey everyone,

I have been playing with alcohol ink for past couple of day. Aaaand I LOVE it. Amazing backgrounds from mixing alcohol inks on yuppo paper. I also love adding gold mixative to add gold shimmer into the gorgeous background. Then I also added some gold foil into it as well. I thinking I made three background panels in about an hour. So happy with the result.

Also no major mess or inky fingers either. Thats because I didn’t do any fancy. No mixing or pouring or spraying with blending solution or using a brush….. Just dropping in the alcohol inks on yuppo paper and adding drops of blending solution. So no mess. Anyway, I made cards using two of those backgrounds. I am sharing with you those two cards today.

My first card has purples, reds and pinks with lots of the gold.

After making the background using Alcohol inks and mixatives, I added some gold foil to the background when still tacky. So a few random places has gold foil on it. Adds richness to the amazing background layers. I then die cut the background using stitched rectangle die from MFT’s Blueprint Sketch 25.

Then I die cut Simon’s Modern Flowers die using Simon’s gold glitter cardstock and adhered them on the edges of the alcohol ink background panel. I trimmed off the excess off the edges. The sentiment is from Simon’s Big Greetings stamp set. I gold embossed the sentiment on a white strip of cardstock. Then sponged Wilted Violet and Candied Apple distress inks for emboss resist. On the edges I just rubbed gold pigment ink. I embellished the panel with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here are some closeup.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below towards the end of the post. Love the rich and 2018 colour scheme on this card.

For my second card, I used blues and green alcohol inks to create the background. I could not resist adding gold mixative to it as well. This background also turned out bright and beautiful. My card is similar to the previous one except for the colours and placement of the elements on the card.

The orientation of this card is portrait and I used the same Modern Flowers die from Simon Says Stamp but die cut using white cardstock. I also adhered them on the top and towards the left of the card as though they are falling down. The sentiment is also from the same Big Greetings 1 stamp set which is black heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock and coloured using copic marker in the same colours from the background. The card front is embellished using sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here are some closeups of the card.

How amazing is that background? My eyes widens with admiration every time I look the background particularly certain parts where the colours blend along the mixative. The vibrant colours are to die for. I am bright colour girls and this makes me so so happy. I cannot wait to try out other techniques using alcohol inks.


 Hope you are inspired by the alcohol inks background and my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

March 6, 2018

Wishing You a Magical Day!


Hiya everyone, Hope you are all doing well. I have a  card to share using Taylored Expressions stamp and dies. I was in a mood to create a scene. Not the scene you think! Lol! A magical scene. That is because there are a lot of unicorn, rainbows, holographic shiny stuff in the world of cosmetics and fashion. You can see it everywhere. So that is my inspiration for this card.

No rainbows and holographic shiny stuff on my card but certainly I created a magical scene. At least that is what I think so 🙂 On this card I have used TE Dreamer stamp and die combo, Under the Flower stamp and die combo and Under the Toadstool stamp set and coordinating dies. There is a rainbow cutting plate which I wanted to use but in the end I thought adding the rainbow will make the card cluttered. So I left it out.

Here is how I made this card:

1.Card base is TE Sugar Cube cardstock.

2. On a Sugar Cube panel same size as the card front, I masked using Build a Scene Rolling Clouds die cut out of masking paper and sponged the sky using Cupcake TE dye ink. Instantly pink clouds makes the card magical. Don’t you think?

3. I masked the clouds and sponged the grass using Key Lime TE dye ink. This is a green with blue undertone. So pink clouds and blue undertoned green grass, not the typical colours used to make scenery. Hence making the background magical.

4. Now to add magical creatures, I stamped all the images from Under the Flower & Dreamer stamp and die combos and some of the images from Under the Toadstool stamp set using Oreo TE hybrid ink on Sugar Cube card panel and coloured them using copic markers.

5. Using the coordinating dies, I cut them out. I brushed some parts of the coloured images using Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen. All magical creatures should have shiny or shimmer to them in my view 😉

6. On the top of the sponged background panel, I used the smallest track from On the Right Track Basics die to create slider tracks. I used the TE slider discs to create the sliders and adhered the panel on the card front using foam adhesives with the sliders in its place.

7. I adhered the two unicorn die cuts on the sliders. Rest of the image I adhered as shown. The furthest images I glued flush and the images closest using foam adhesives. This gives the depth to perception. I also grounded the images using copic markers.

8. The sentiment from Under the Toadstool stamp set is white heat embossed on Oreo strip fo cardstock and die cut using the second largest Double Ended Flag stacklet die. I adhered it on the bottom left of the card front.

9. To add to the shimmer, I adhered some sparkling sequins from TE Snow Flurries sequins collection. To add highlights to the coloured images, I used white gel pen.

Here are some closeups of the card.

Where other than the magical world will you find fairy, oversized toadstool, gnomes or flying unicorns? Love love how this turned out. The interactive slider element makes it special as well. Hope you like it too.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thank you for visiting my blog today. Have a lovely week.