October 30, 2018

More Diwali cards!

Diwali or Festival of Lights is on the 7th of November. It is not far off now. I have another set of Diwali cards to share with you today using Mudra’s new release Diwali Decoratives stamp set.

Hello and welcome back to my blog. After three days of migraine, I feel a bit better today. Able to craft as well as able to see the laptop screen without having to suffer from aura of migraine. So here are my set of Diwali cards.

A set of three cards using Mudra’s Diwali Decoratives stamp set only. For the background, I sponged Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin distress inks. Using MISTI, I arranged all the stamps except the sparkle stamp and stamped the images on the background panel using versamark and gold heat embossed. Then I stamped the sparkle image using acrylic block randomly and gold heat embossed them as well. All the panel were trimmed to 4’x5.25′ in size. I then matted all the panel with gold glitter cardstock cut to the card front size. All the panels are then glued to card base. Finally embellished with gold sequins also from Mudra.

Here is one of the card from the set and closeup as well.

I cannot stop myself from making Diwali cards. Seriously I have more to share later this week at Mudra blog. All supplies I used to make these cards are listed below.


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October 26, 2018

Season’s Greetings!

Making Christmas cards always makes me break the tradition. The rebel in me comes out. Lol! To put in positively, I like to do something non traditional. Perhaps a different colour combination. Not the traditional green and red. So this card is such a card. I tried adding pink to the mix and chose a muted green. Hope you like it.

Hello friends, I have a Season’s greetings card to share using Winnie & Walter’s Winter Wonderland stamp set.

I started this card with the idea of making an one layer card. But the masking tape did some ink bleeding into the masked area that I had to modify the card. This card is the result. Lesson learnt. Do not stamp many layers using Distress Oxide inks over masking paper. Dye inks are the best. I still love this card. Just not want I planned to make.

So I masked a white card front with masking tape on all four sides and sponged Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserve distress inks. Then I stamped the images from Winnie & Walter’s Winter Wonderland stamp set using Bundled Sage, Forest Moss and Vintage Photo distress oxide inks. Over lapping the images on the masks and stamping few layers made the inks bleed into the masked area. While the masks were still on, I spattered some white paint as snow. Then removed the masks and left the panel to dry. I then rose gold heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of green cardstock, trimmed to fish tail end on one side.

I tried sanding the inks from the masked area using the sand eraser. But that didn’t work. I also tried with scalpel but to no avail. So I decided to add the pink glitter tape as a border to cover the inks. Then I trimmed the card front and adhered the panel to the green card base. Before that I sponged the green card front with vintage photo distress ink to give depth. Then the sentiment strip is adhered on the bottom left of the panel using foam adhesives.

Finally I added some rose gold sequins to bring the card together. Hope you are inspired by the colours on this card. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


How do you like the colour combination? I loved it. Hope you like it too.

Have a wonderful day!

October 25, 2018

Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop!

Die cutting has changed the way we craft. Whether you die cut shapes or cutting plates for the background or coloured images. They also give dimension to the card by using foam adhesives to stick them. Apart from that die cut elements adds texture and pattern to the background of the card. There are so many techniques one can do to die cuts to make them pop. Die cutting is magical!

Welcome to Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop!

So excited to be part of this blog hop organised by Altenew. If you have come from Therese Calvird‘s blog, you are on the right track. If not do not worry, I will have the entire list of participants of this blog hop towards the end of this post.

Altenew dies are awesome. One would know that. Among the Altenew dies, the 3D dies have a special place in me. I love love their layered 3D floral dies. I don’t have them all but I do have their 3D Fantasy Floral dies. So I played with those dies to create this card for the blog hop.

To make the Fantasy Floral dies different, I die cut them using one of the Altenew Artist marker refill background I created. I used the Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Sea Glass and Ocean Waves refills from Set A to create alcohol ink background. The refills are essentially alcohol inks as their Artist Markers are alcohol markers. While the alcohol inks are still tacky, I added gold foil to create gold veins on the background. Once the background is dry, I die cut them using the Fantasy Floral dies. For the flower, I used the two layering dies to die cut the alcohol ink background and the leaves as well. The soild outline of the flower, I die cut using white cardstock. Then I glued all the layers to make five flowers and several leaves. Absolutely love the bright vibrant colours of the die cut florals and leaves.

For the background of the card, I tossed between doing a watercolour background with spatters vs clean background with subtle texture. In the end I chose the clean subtle background as the die cuts are layered with vibrant colours.

The die I used for the background is called Pegboard Canvas Cover die. I die cut this die using Fog cardstock as I did not want stark contrast with white cardstock. I adhered this die cut on a red card base. Then made a large floral cluster using the Fantasy Floral alcohol ink die cuts. Some of the die cut are glued directly on the card front, the rest using foam adhesives for dimension.

The sentiment is from Painted Greetings stamp sets which I white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock and sponged with Coral Berry and Ruby Red Altenew inks. The white sentiment stand out against the red background and the red background ties in with all the other reds in the die cut floral cluster. A few clear droplets to finish off the card.

Those gold veins are just awesome on the die cut apart from the vibrant colours. I am a bright girl. So I am very thrilled with this card. I hope you like the card too.

No blog hop is with out a prize. Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to five lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Wednesday, October 31st for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 11/4/2018.

Here is the list of everyone participating in the blog hop:

Make sure to visit all the blogs and get inspired.
There is a promotion going on with the dies at Altenew Store.
Save 15% off on all dies including alphabet dies, cover dies, 3D dies, layered dies, and coordinating dies from 10/25/2018 until 10/27/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT or while supplies last. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. https://altenew.com/collections/all-dies
 Your next stop is to Virginia Lu’s Blog. I have listed all the supplies used to make this card below.


Thank you very much for visiting my blog today!
Have fun hopping and getting inspired.