January 14, 2019

A Set of Pastel Cards

Hello Monday! When this post goes live, I am on a plane. I am on my way to India taking my mother back home. She spent six months with me here in Australia and now time has come to take her back home. It was nice to have her with me. Honestly, she did not have a good time. She felt very home sick and bored. It was a culture shock for her and she felt very isolated although she had me and my family. Life is not the same as in India here. Everything is different and not what she is used to. Adjusting to a different life at her age is hard I guess. She is happy to go back home to my brother where she is more comfortable and used to. I will be back home in Australia on Saturday.

Anyway, I have a set of two cards today using Taylored Expressions products. I used pastel colours to make these cards. Pastel colours are no my thing. Bright colours are my gig. This year, I have decided to use more pastel colours and move outside my comfort zone. So without any delay, here is card #1

The stamp set I used is called Ocean of Fun stamp and die combo. This is cute petite stamp set and comes with dies for the images in the set. Love love this set and its sentiments. Here is the picture of the stamp and set combo.

Oceans of Fun Stamp & Die Combo

I stamped the images from the stamp set few times using Oreo hybrid ink and coloured them using copic markers in pastel colour. I chose 00 and 01/02 of all colours of rainbow to colour the images. I love the rainbow coloured star fish. How cute are they? Then I used the dies from the set to die cut all the coloured images.

For the background, I used the Set the Scene:Waves stencil to blend distress oxide inks in pastel colours to get the fantasy waves background. I colours I used are Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender distress oxide inks. I trimmed the background to 4.25 by 4.25 inch.

Then I die cut three pieces using Mini Color Block cutting plate. Two using white cardstock and one using Sea Salt TE cardstock. I stacked glued them with the Sea Salt cardstock piece on top. I adhered this on top of the background panel I created.

Then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set using Oreo hybrid ink and adhered the coloured die cut sea animals randomly using foam adhesives.

I adhered this entire panel to Sea Salt card base. To add a little something more, I used Sakura glitter pen to add shimmer to all the dots on the images, scales and fins of the fishes and lined the top and bottom of the background panel on the card base. The shimmer is subtle but beautiful under the light. Then I used glossy accents to add some bubbles all over the card. Here are some closeups of the card.

After making this card, I had a few more of the coloured die cuts left. So I make another card. The second card is very similar to the first one except for the layout of the card. Here is card #2

I used the same stencil with Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks for the background. The trimmed the panel, stamped another sentiment using Oreo hyrid ink and adhered to the Sea Salt card base. Then adhered the left over coloured die cuts around sentiment using foam adhesive for dimension.

Similar to the previous card, I added shimmer to the dots, scales, fin and also a thin line on the sides of the panel. Again a few drops of glossy accents as bubbles. Simple to make but the colours make the card. Here are some closeups of the card.

I am in love with these two card. I am really loving the pastel colours on these cute sea creatures and background. Very different from my normal brights. Hope you like them too. All supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


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January 11, 2019

Simon Says Stamp You are Loved Blog Hop and a Free Gift Code!

Welcome to my blog. I am so excited to be part of Simon Says Stamp You are Loved collection blog hop. You are Loved Collection was release in December 2018. You can find all the products in the collection here. Today is day #2 of the two day event. Hope you had a fantastic hop yesterday on day one with plenty of inspirations. I bet today’s hop will be similar. You should have arrived from the talented Heather Ruwe’s blog. If not do not worry, I will list all the designers participating in today’s hop later in the post.

I have a layered card using the new Outline Clustered Leaves die and Ornate Love stamp set and coordinating dies to share with you today for the hop.

I love love the new Outline Clustered Leaves Die.They are perfect layering die cut over the previously released Clustered Leaves die. I could not wait to play with it and make this card. I made a video tutorial of this card below.

Hope you enjoyed the video. Here are the closeups of the card.

I love the colour combination and the layered clustered and outline clustered leaves. The font of the sentiment is beautiful against the subtle ornate heart.

I have a free code for you. Use LVE584 with any purchase and received Tim Holtz Festive Berries distress Oxide ink pad free. The code will expire Sunday, 1/13 at 11:59 pm EST or while supplies lasts.

There was also BRAND NEW set of watercolor prints from Suzy debuted yesterday. It is called Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s SENDING LOVE Watercolor Prints.

The full You are loved collection products are available at Simon Says Stamp Store. You next stop is to the very talented Ankita Gupta’s Blog. Here is the list of all the designers participating in today’s hop.

Make sure you stop every blog above and leave comment on all the blogs. There is $25 gift coupon giveaway on every blog. The winner will be chosen over the weekend and winner list will posted on Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday the 16th of January. Make sure you check Simon’s blog on Wednesday.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.

Hope you enjoyed my project today and got inspired. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment. Appreciate your time and motivation very much. Have a lovely weekend.

January 11, 2019

Winnie and Walter January Rerun!

New year and new start to Winnie and Walter’s Rerun Feature.

Every month there is one products that is selected for the rerun feature. W&W designers will feature this product and share inspirations using this product on their blogs as well as Winnie and Walter blog. This product will be on sale that month. There will also be a challenge and giveaway. This is monthy feature so every month there is a new feature product and new challenge.

This month the featured product is called Happy Dance with Evelin T designs stamp set.

This is such a cute set with so many adorable animals. Great for colouring and making a happy and cheerful card. This is my card using this Happy Dance stamp set.

  • I stamped the images on watercolour paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and coloured them using Zig clean colour brush pens.
  • Then die cut the images using coordinating cutaway.
  • For the background, I sponged Peacock Feather, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserve, Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple distress inks on white panel.
  • I die cut this panel using Essentials: Noelle Cutaway to get the scalloped border panel with dot details.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on top of the panel using Versafine Onyx black ink.
  • Adhered the die cut images using glue and foam adhesives for depth and dimension.
  • I brush the hat, cake decorations and flowers with clear shimmer from Nuvo aqua shimmer pen.
  • Then added some White Blizzard sparkly dots all over the top of the panel.
  • The panel is adhered to the black card front using foam adhesive.

Here are some closeups of the card.

Check out Winnie and Walter Blog for more details on the Rerun feature, design team inspiration as well as challenge details. All the supplies I used to make this card are listed below. They are affiliate link but with no cost for you.


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