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Pri

I have loved making cards ever since I was a young girl. Little did I know, when I was making cards with paper, paint, crayons and even mum's lace and sequin supplies that I would keep enjoying this hobby later in life. The cardmaking/paper crafting women and men all over the world are absolutely inspirational and have created this great community which I'm lucky to be a part of.

Unicorns And Hedgehogs Birthday Slimline Cards

After making a couple of tall slimline cards, I decided to make long/landscape ones…for the cards I’m sharing today, I pulled out a couple of my favourite sets from MFT stamps..

For my first card I choset the MFT Magical Unicorns stamp set and stamped all the images, coloured them with alcohol markers and set them aside…I then placed the MFT Starry Sky stencil on the front panel of my card and applied some iridescent Gina K Glitz glitter gel and let it dry for a few minutes…

I die cut the clouds using Mama Elephant Slimline Card Basics and applied some salty Ocean Oxide ink on the edges before adhering them to the front panel…I also added a rainbow behind the clouds which I die cut using MFT Rainbow Whimsy die and coloured in with alcohol markers…

I added all the unicorns to the card front and added a die cut stitched frame as well…the sentiment is from MFT Label Maker Sentiments stamp set and has been heat embossed using Ranger magenta embossing powder…

I chose the MFT Happy Hedgehogs stamp set for my second card…once all the images were stamped, coloured in and die cut – I started on the ink blending for my background panel…I used the following Oxide inks – Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon..

Using a couple of shades of green cardstock, I die cut and added the ‘ground’ where all my hedgehogs would be sitting….after adding the hedgehogs, I added some mushrooms and foliage to the scene…the foliage is from MFT Beautiful Blooms stamp set….

I stamped the sentiment from MFT Make A Wish stamp set directly on the front panel and added some black Nuvo Drops to embellish it..

Thanks heaps for taking the time to view today’s blog post…hope you will have a happy and blessed day ahead!!

Pri

Pots And Plants Birthday Card

The card I’m sharing today has some beautiful die cut plants and plant pots from the Dimensional Botanicals dies by Sizzix Thinlits….I have used Altenew Watercolor brush markers to colour in all the die cuts…

To create the background for the front panel of my card, I covered it by sponging it with Distress Inks… I have used spun sugar and work lipstick distress inks and splattered some water and some black paint for effect…

I adhered the front panel to the card base and then added the die cut and coloured plants…I stamped the sentiment from Sizzix Birthday stamp set and added it to the card as well…and finally to embellish my card I have used some clear sequins..

I’m thankful you stopped by my blog today…hope you’ll have a happy and crafty day ahead.!!

Pri

Rockstar Guitar

These two cool guitar cards I’m sharing today were quick to make once I had the main guitar images coloured and die cut….the guitar image is from the Music Speaks stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps

I used Distress Oxide Inks and Flames stencil Honey Bee Stamps to create the background for my first card…I added the die cut image and then stamped the sentiment form Rockstar Sentiments stamp set…to embellish my card I have used a few black Nuvo drops…

To create the background of my second card, I stamped the keyboard image repeatedly on the front panel and then added the guitar image…I stamped the sentiment on a red label and adhered it to the card as well…

Thanks for stopping by my blog today…hope you will have a wonderful and happy day ahead…!!

Pri

Dragons Birthday Wishes

I’ve started trying out the very popular slimline cards these days…and I am still unsure about which size I prefer to use…the previous card I shared was 3.5″ x 8.5″ and today’s card is 3 5/8″ x 8 5/8″…

I started by stamping all the dragon images from Dragon Wishes and Me And My Dragon stamp sets from Mama Elephant…once coloured in, I die cut them all using the coordinating dies..

I die cut the front panel of my card using the scalloped edge die from Mama Elephant Slim Card Basics die set and used Distress Oxide inks to create the ink blended background…I also splattered some water on it for effect before adhering it to the card base…

I die cut the speech bubbles using the dies in the Slim Card Basics die set and stamped the sentiments on them which are from the Mama Elephant Stackable Friends stamp set…I adhered all the images and speech bubbles on the card front and added some jewels to embellish my card…

Thank you for taking out the time to view my blog post today….hope you will have a happy and crafty day ahead…happy crafting..!!

Pri

Slimline Floral Anniversary Card

I made this card for my lovely friend who has her anniversary today…the main focus of this card are the beautifully etched flowers from the Altenew Engraved Flowers stamp set..

I stamped all the images onto a coloured cardstock using watermark ink and then heat embossed them using Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder…I die cut these images using the coordinating dies and adhered them to the front panel using adhesive foam for a bit of dimension…

On a thin strip of black cardstock, I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment and layered it with a red cardstock before adhering it to the card front..and finally to embellish my card I have added a few jewels…

Thank you for stopping by my blog today…hope you will have a happy and blessed day ahead..!!

Pri

Butterflies & Glitter Birthday Cards

Instead of ink blending backgrounds, I used coloured cardstock to create these two quick birthday cards that I’m sharing with you today..

I first cut two different coloured cardstock to size for the front panel and then applied Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel on top of the Gina K Sunspots Stencil..I set these panels aside to dry and started on the stamped elements of my cards..

Using Altenew crisp dye inks, I stamped two sets of butterflies from the Papillon stamps set by The Stamp Market…the sentiment for my cards is from Altenew Label Love stamp set…

Thanks heaps for stopping by today…have a happy and creative day ahead..

Pri

Torch Ginger Birthday Card

When I saw the Altenew Torch Ginger flower stamps for the first time, I actually thought they were the Australian native flowers we know here as the Waratah

I first stamped the Altenew build-a-flower Torch ginger using crisp dye inks rouge crimson, ruby and red velvet for the flowers and bamboo, grass field, just green for the leaves…I die cut these flowers using the coordinating dies…

I sponged some Distress Oxide inks on a white panel and splattered some water for effect…I used the Altenew Window Sphere Die on the front panel to create a bit of interest and added a black cardstock behind it before adhering it to the card base..

I added the flowers and leaves to the card front and then added the stamped sentiment strips ( Altenew Birthday Builder stamp set)..I added a few blue jewels to embellish my card..

Thank you for stopping by my blog today…hope you will have a wonderful and crafty day ahead..!!

Pri

Inspired By Yana Smakula

The cards I’m sharing with you today have been inspired by wonderfully talented Yana Smakula‘s beautiful cards that she makes using various Hero Arts Heroscape stamp sets…

For my first card I have used the Hero Arts Beach Heroscape stamp set with Altenew crisp dye inks to stamp all the images and then die cut them using the coordinating dies…I created the beach and sky background on the front panel using Distress Oxide inks and then adhered all the die cut elements on it…I stamped the sentiment and added a few clear sequins to embellish my card…

For my second card, I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Mountains At The Lake with the Hero Arts Beach Heroscape stamp set and then completed this card pretty much the same way as the first one…

I’m so thankful you stopped by my blog today..hope you will have a happy and blessed day ahead..!!

Pri

Soft Pastel Flowers Cards

Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I have made using soft coloured inks for stamping the Vase Fillers stamps by Altenew…

I started by choosing some light coloured crisp dye inks from Altenew and stamped all the images on white cardstock…I then die cut them all using the coordinating dies..

I picked three different cardstock colours from Gina K Designs Premium Cardstock for the front panels of my card and arranged all the die cuts on these front panels…

Then using the Altenew Classic Alphabet dies, I die cut a few large alphabets using black cardstock and adhered it above the die cut flowers…I also added a small stamped sentiment strip next to these…

To embellish my cards I have added a few black Nuvo drops…

Thanks heaps for stopping by my blog today…hope you will have a beautiful day ahead…happy crafting..!!

Pri