November 8, 2018

Peace and Joy!

Yesterday, I picked out the Llama stamp set and coordinating die from PinkFresh Studio called Festive Llama.  I love Llamas and these were incredibly cute with all the details which was on the image as well as individual images what could be added to the Llama image. I think this stamp set is from last year release? I maybe wrong. Since I bought them I have not used it. So I thought I will crack open and make couple of cards.

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. Both the cards today are unusual holiday cards. Not the traditional colours nor the traditional elements on them. So hopefully you like them and enjoy them.

Card #1

I went with some fun bright colours and illustration type layout for both my cards. The inks I used are from Altenew. I will list them on the supplies list below. I am loving these types of holiday cards. So fun and yet festive. I coloured the images using copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I then added white gel pen details, shimmer and texture using glossy accents.

I used similar colour of inks from Altenew to stamp the decorations around the image. All the images are from Festive Llama stamp set. Simon’s  Birthday Cake confetti was perfect match to the colours I have used. So added them randomly around the image to complete the card.

The second card is similar except the colours.

For this card, Simon’s Colourful Confetti was the perfect match to the colours on the card.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today.

November 6, 2018

I Hope You Feel Beautiful Today

Hope you are having a wonderful week. Happy Diwali to all my Indian friends and other friends celebrating Diwali. Celebrate with fun, love, laughter and safety too.

Today I am sharing two sets of cards using Altenew’s Build a Flower Anemone stamp and die set. Love love the big Anemone flowers in this set. Of course this set is a layered floral set from Altenew. For the first set of cards, I used the outline images of the flowers and leaves to white heat emboss and watercolour using Altenew’s Watercolor Pan set.

I die cut the watercoloured embossed images using the coordinating dies and made them into clusters. I used two clusters on this card. For the background, I decided to do some tone on tone stamping. So used the same outline images from the stamp set to stamp using versamark ink on Simon’s Slate cardstock. This gives a subtle but interesting background upon which I adhered the two floral cluster using foam adhesives. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of the same Slate cardstock and adhered it using foam adhesive right in the middle of the cluster. Finally some white Nuvo crystal drops randomly around the floral cluster to finish the card.

I had one more cluster left. So I made another card.

The elements are exactly the same in this card except the card is landscape with one floral cluster and a different sentiment from the stamp set.

For the next set of cards, I used the layering images of the flower and leaves to stamp a bunch of them. I used the three lightest yellow from Pocketful of Sunshine cube set to stamp the flowers and the two lights shades from Tropical Forest ink cube set for the leaves. Then die cut them all using the coordinating dies. The cards are similar to the first set in terms of layout.

Same background on the cards. Stamped the outline images using versamark ink to get the tone on tone background. Love how the yellow flowers and green leaves pop against the dark grey background. I chose the Slate Gray cardstock because I wanted the contrast but not too stark unlike the black background. Same sentiment white heat embossed on a strip of Slate Gray cardstock. And to bring all the white together, I added white Nuvo Crystal drops.

If you want even less of the contrast, you can choose lighter shades of grey cardstocks like the smoke gray or fog from Simon.

I had two more floral clusters left. So made two more cards in landscape design except changing the sentiments.

Card #2

Card #3

I was in a creativity rut over the weekend. Kind of done creating Diwali and Christmas cards although I still need a few more Christmas cards done. Just making a set of cards which are not for any assignments without deadlines brought back my creativity. I enjoy the creative process. Sometimes I just need that to rejuvenate. Now, I am wanting to do more cards. Most of all I want to colour. Probably a colouring marathon session tonight!

I hope you found these set of cards refreshing too. All supplies used to make these cards are listed below.

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Thank you very much if you visited my blog post. Much appreciated!

November 2, 2018

Naughty and Nice Elves!

That is the name of Simon’s stamp set I used to make a set of four Christmas cards. I spent colouring the images from Naughty and Nice Elves stamp set this morning. Such a relaxing thing to do. But I could not stop there. I die cut them and made four cards this afternoon. So happy with how they turned out, that I decided to take photos, edit and here I am sharing them 🙂

The process of make all four of them are same. So first I will share all the cards and then explain how I made them.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

Here is how I made them:

  1. Stamped and coloured all the images from Naughty and Nice Elves stamp set using Intense Black ink and copic markers. I also added details using white gel pen. Using the coordinated dies, I die cut them all out.
  2. For the background, I stamped a white panel using Outline Snowflakes background stamp. I inked the background stamp with Simon’s Surf Blue dye ink and then sponged out the ink randomly in the middle using microfibre cloth before stamping on the white panel. This gives a faded effect in the middle of the panel with the outline snowflakes images on the edges. The Surf Blue ink is so light that you can see the image on the white panel but not overpowering.
  3. I adhered the stamped, coloured and die cut elves images in the middle of the panel using foam adhesives. I stamped the sentiment on the banners before adhered them below the elf images. Where cookies were involved, I adhered more cookies images randomly. Some using foam adhesive and some glued down.
  4. Using the three tiny snowflake image in the stamp set, I stamped them randomly around the elves images using the same Surf Blue ink.
  5. Finally I adhered these panel on Simon’s Surf Blue card base using craft foam and embellished the card front with white enamel dots randomly.

All supplies I used to make these cards are listed below.

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Hope you liked my Elves card set. Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend.