June 28, 2018

Happy Birthday to a dear friend! One Layer Card!

Hello everyone,

Today i have a one layer card to share with you today. Playing along Kelly’s One Layer Wonder class at Altenew Academy. So here is the card.

There is a lot of masking, stamping, colouring with Artist markers both the images as well as the background. Every thing in this card is one layer except probably the diamonds. Including the sentiment strips. That is a stroke of genius from Kelly. Thanks for the tip 🙂 It was amazing to see the sentiment strips pop looking like they have been added in with foam adhesives. Amazing dimension. I also kind of played along with combining two copic colours to colour the flowers and adding details with white gel pen. I just could not stop myself from adding the diamonds to finish off the card. I want to learn how to colour water drops so I can colour in my own clear or coloured droplet embellishments on the card.

Here are a few photos of the card from start of colouring to finish.

I tried to blend the artist markers on the background but I did not like it. So I added dots using the same colours of Artist markers to kind of mask the brush strokes. You will see them in the closeup photos of my finished card.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below for you. I am loving the one layer cards and always been a big fan of Kelly. So glad I participated in her class. Thanks Kelly once again.


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June 27, 2018

Celebrate with a cupcake!

Hello everyone, Welcome!

I have a birthday card to share with you. I have used Winnie & Walter’s Wish Big stamp set. I have been meaning to use the strawberry images from the stamp set for a long time. So for today’s card, I used them to create my own background panel. Here is the card.

To create the background, I stamped the three strawberry images randomly to fill in the entire panel in black copic safe ink. Then I coloured them with copic markers. I used R20, R21, R22 and R24, YG21 and YG25 copic markers. I die cut this panel using the largest rectangle die from Essentials: Katherine Cutaway.

For the focal point, I stamped the coloured the large cupcake from the stamp set using colour pencils.I added some details on the cupcake using white belly roll pen. Using the coordinating cutaway I die cut the cupcake. I also stamped the die cut the numeral 17 and the heart shaped cupcake toppers. I coloured the cupcake toppers in the same green copic markers are the strawberry leaves. I adhered the numerals on the cupcake toppers and adhered the toppers on the cupcake.

To make the focal image pop from the busy background, I die cut a vellum paper using one of the Cutaways from Ring in the Celebration Cutaway. I adhered the cupcake on the vellum die cut using foam adhesive and again on the background panel.

The sentiment is also from the stamp set is white heat embossed on black cardstock and die cut using the coordinating cutaway. This sentiment is adhered below the focal image using foam adhesives.

This entire panel is adhered on black card base for contrast as well as to tie in the black from the outline of the cupcake, black numerals and the black die cut sentiment. Finally I added some heart confetti for some subtle bling.

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


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June 26, 2018


Hey everyone,

I have a watercolour card to share with you today. After a few colourful card share over past few days, I decided to change it up and do a monochromatic card. I have used Taylored Expressions  Triangle Tetris background stamp, Hello Script die and Hello Script Backer die along with TE’s new Oreo Liquid Watercolour.

I have used TE watercolor paper and the smooth side of the paper. I trimmed the panel to the size of the card front. Then I diluted the Oreo liquid watercolor on my craft mat and smooshed the watercolor panel on it. The first layer is a light grey colour wash. I dried this layer with heat gun and repeated the process couple of more times. The second and third time I used less water to dilute the Oreo liquid watercolour. This gives gradient random layers. I love this. Once dry, I spattered some concentrated Oreo liquid watercolor.

Once dry, I gold heat embossed the Triangle Tetris background stamp using TE’s Gold detailed embossing powder. Then I went back with various concentration of the Oreo Liquid watercolor to fill in randomly a few of the triangles. I love the shades of grey and black with the gold embossing. I trimmed this card to 5’x3.75′, matted the panel with gold foil cardstock and adhered the panel on the black card base using foam adhesives.

For the sentiment I used the Hello Script and Hello Script Backer dies. The backer die is die cut using the gold foil cardstock. I die cut the Hello Script die using Sugar Cube cardstock and Oreo cardstock. I stacked the die cuts with the black die cut on the top. Then the entire stack on the gold backer die cut. I adhered this die cut sentiment on the card panel at an angle. Finally I added a few gold sequins topped with glossy accents.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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