February 25, 2019

Whole Llama Fun!

Taylored Expressions release this month has this adorable Llama die called No Drama Llama. I really wanted to play with the die. In the new release, there is also few more products stamp set and dies which goes along with the No Drama Llama. They are Whole Llama Love stamp set and Can’t Touch This stamp set and coordinating die. I have used all these products to make a set of cards.

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Hope you are having a lovely day. These set of cards I am sharing are so much to make and I love how colourful and cute they turned out.

The most time I took was to die cut all the pieces of the Llama and Cacti and assembling them. Once I got those done, the cards came together quickly. Another thing that took time was choosing the colours. I had so many combinations using TE cardstocks and choosing one among five set was super hard. But I am very happy with these colours. These are bright and beautiful. The llama is made using TE’s Sea Salt, Lollipop, Lemon Meringue, Peaches n’ Cream and Oreo cardstocks. The Cacti are made using TE Lime and Candy Corn cardstock. Details on the cacti are stamped from Can’t Touch This stamp set using Sugar Cube ink. I also added highlights on the die cuts using white gel pen.

For the background, I used Here Comes the Sun stencil from TE and sponged Lemon Meringue TE dye ink. Then clustered glued the Llama and cacti using glue and foam adhesives. Then the sentiment is white heat embossed on Lollipop cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally added white Nuvo glossy drops to finish the panels. I adhered the panels on Sugar Cube card base using foam adhesives. That is it.

Here are some photos of the cards, individually and closeups.

Card #1

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Card #2

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All the supplies are linked below.

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February 24, 2019

Don’t Let anyone dull your Sparkle card and video!

On 14th of this month, I shared this card below on Mudra’s blog and on my social media. It was well received. Who doesn’t love a glittery rainbow card, right? Along with all the likes, I also got requests for a video. I decided I will film how I made this card but change it up a little.

On my new card, I changed the stencil and the secondary sentiment. I used Mudra’s Mandala stencil. This is an older stencil. I love Mandala designs and this one is very detailed as well. Here is the new card first.

The intricate details on this stencil is amazing. I sponged the Mai colours from Mudra on the stencil but kept them less saturated for it to be pastel and not too bright. Here is the video tutorial of this card.

I love both the cards for different reasons. The original card using Mandala 2 stencil has bold sparse design with bright colours compared to the new card with Mandala stencil which has intricate, dense design with pastel colours. Nevertheless the process for making both the cards are the same. Only the stencil, sentiment and saturation of ink differs between the two. Here are a few closeup photos of the card.

Which one is you favourite? If you make a similar card inspired by mine, please share it on social media and tag me. I love to see what your work?

All supplies used to make this card are listed below for you.

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February 20, 2019

Good Luck!

Rainbow cards always very popular in the card making world. Everyone loves them. A rainbow coloured card catches your eye and the colours make you happy. It does for me too. Then I also love graphic designs. Shape arrangements are my favourite. Whether the shapes are randomly scattered or stacked neatly, I love them. The shapes can be anything, from basic square/rectangle/circle/triangle to paint spatters to skewed images. Combining both rainbow colours and shapes….. I bet the result will be amazing! Yes! I figured that out when I made these two cards.

Hello Lovelies, Welcome back to my blog. I was organising Simon Says Stamp products and came upon this die set called Nested Banners die set.

Simon Says Stamp NESTED BANNERS Wafer Dies sssd111928 Diecember zoom image

I always wanted to use these dies to created a background. I didn’t get any creative idea with it until now. I used the parallelogram banners (second from the top) in this set to die cut cardstocks sponged with rainbow of distress inks and stack them to make backgrounds for two cards.

I sponged 3″x 3″ pieces of white cardstocks with distress inks in two shades of each colour. Candied Apple, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord distress inks. Then I cut away the largest of the parallelogram banner die from the set leaving the smallest die still attached to the middle one. I ran these two dies through all the sponged cardstock panels. The result was parallelogram frame banners and the smallest parallelogram banners of each colour.

I then trimmed two white cardstock panels 4″x5.25″ each. On one I stacked the frame parallelogram banner die cuts next to each other in rainbow order in portrait orientation. On the other, the same process in landscape orientation. Now on the centre of the frame parallelogram banner die cuts, I adhered the smallest parallelogram banners in different shade of the same colour. For example: If the frame parallelogram banner die cut is Candied Apple in colour, the centre banner piece is Barn Door and vice versa. You know what I mean! I adhered the centre banner piece using foam adhesive for dimension.

I adhered both the panel on the card base using craft foam. For the centre, I used CZ designs for Simon’s Great Things stamp set and Good Luck die. I die cut the outline Good Luck die using black cardstock and the Good Luck sentiment using white cardstock to layer over the outline die cut. Love how the black and white sentiment die cut stands out against the rainbow coloured background. The secondary sentiment is simply stamped in black on white cardstock strip. I adhered this above and below the die cut sentiment. Thats it. No embellishments. I don’t think it is needed. I like these cards so much. Both are colourful with rainbow colours and graphic design. What more could I ask for? I am delighted. Here are some full photos and closeups of both the cards.

Card #1

Card #2

I am beyond happy how these cards turned out. I am now motivated to use all the other Nested Banner die shapes to make more such cards. Off to sponged more distress inks ๐Ÿ™‚ All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below.

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