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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/papercrafting 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.

Flower Frame Birthday Card

I am sharing a simple birthday card today…I quite liked the geometric floral frame stamp by Avery Elle as it covers most of the card front and looks quite pretty with the little bunch of flowers on one edge of the frame..

I stamped and gold heat embossed the flower frame from the Avery Elle Modern Floral Frame set and coloured in the image using Zig watercolour markers and then die cut the image using the coordinating dies..I also gold heat embossed the sentiment on the frame and set it aside..

I chose a green cardstock for the front panel of my card and to add a bit of interest to the front panel, I applied some Distress inks on the edges… I have used mowed lawn and lucky clover here…I also splattered a bit of gold watercolour on the panel before adhering it to the card base…once the die cut frame was added to my card, I added a few jewels to embellish my card..

Thank you so much for visiting my blog…have a beautiful day…happy crafting..!!!

Pri

Two More Floral Mother’s Day Cards

I’m having a great time creating these floral cards with a bit of dimension…takes a bit longer but the end results are worth the effort..

For my first card, I have used Altenew Sweet Rose Bouquet stamp set with Altenew Crisp Inks to create the various layered flowers and leaves..I then die cut these images and set them aside…

I chose a sage green cardstock for the front panel and then for a bit of interest I used white pigment ink and Catherine Pooler Perfect Vine stencil to create a subtle background…I added the die cut flowers and leaves on this panel using some adhesive foam squares..

The sentiment on this card is from MFT About Mom stamp set which I have heat embossed on black cardstock using Altenew Rose Gold Embosssing Powder…and finally, to embellish my card I have used Essential Jewels from Pinkfresh Studio..

My second card has a background panel that I created just by sponging on some Distress Oxide Inks – tumbled glass and spun sugar…I splattered some Altenew metallic gold watercolor on this panel and adhered it to the card base once dry…

On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the flower images from Altenew Pen Sketched Flowers and Focus On You stamp sets and heat embossed them using the Antique gold embossing powder…

I coloured in the images with Altenew Watercolor brush markers and then adhered them to the card front using adhesive foam squares….The sentiment for this card is from Clearly Besotted Stamps called Happy Everything and I have added some jewels to this card as well to embellish it..

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today…have a happy and creative day ahead..!!

Pri

Sending You Love

I have finally been able to use the Altenew Floral Alphabet stamp and dies…I never got around to using these somehow…I think this set is a great size to use on tall/long cards too…

My card today is a simple one for which I have used Taylored Expressions Square Windows stencil with picked raspberry Disress Ink…I also splattered a bit of water and dabbed it with a paper towel….

I adhered the stamped and die cut alphabets to create the word ‘love’ and stamped the rest of the sentiment from Altenew Smiles and Hugs stamp and my card was ready..

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

Pri

Flowers And Leaves Mother’s Day Cards

I have always loved making backgrounds for my cards…and I think my newest favourite is making dimensional backgrounds…it takes a while to make these backgrounds, but the end result is quite worth it…

For my first card I have used MFT stitched flower die set and die cut the flowers and leaves from various coloured cardstocks…I then adhered them onto a peach front panel and cut of all the excess before adhering the panel to the card base…

I added a gold heat embossed sentiment from MFT About Mom stamp set on a black label and adhered it to the card front…to embellish my card i have used quite a few gold confetti sequins…

For my second card, I stamped and heat embossed various leaves from the MFT Geometric Greenery stamp set and then coloured them in with Altenew watercolour brush markers…once dry, I die cut the leaves with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card front using foam tape…

The sentiment on this card is from a Heffy Doodle stamp set called Special Day Sentiment Duos which I have heat embossed on a black label…I added some white rhinestones to embellish my card…

Thanks heaps for stopping by to take a look at my cards today…have a happy and crafty day ahead…

Pri

Same Design For Two Cards

When I’m unsure, I usually try out a few combinations of images and backgrounds to see which one would look better…and sometimes I’m able to make more than one card this way…

Both my cards use the Altenew Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die for the front panels and Altenew Vase Fillers stamp set with Altenew Mod Vases stamp set for the images…

I have used crisp dye inks to stamp the vases and the flowers and the sentiments for both cards are from the Altenew Sentiments and Quotes stamp set..

Thank you for stopping by…happy papercrafting..!!

Pri

Bright Mother’s Day Card

This year I decided to make all Mother’s days cards with a floral theme…so I pulled out stamps sets from my stash that I hadn’t used in a while…I started with a simple card today which uses Fancy Flowers stamp and die set by My Favorite Things…

I started by splattering a small amount of black ink on the front panel before adhering it to the card base…on a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped and heat embossed the flowers and leaves…I coloured them in using watercolours and once dry, I adhered them to the card front…

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Avery Elle Loads Of Happy stamp set and added it to the card using some foam tape…and finally I added some black rhinestones to embellish my card…

Thank you so much for stopping by…hope you are well and taking good care…happy papercrafting..!!

Pri

You Deserve The Royal Treatment

My card today has two Hero Arts stamp sets combined to create a castle with a moat around it and sunflower fields beyond…the card is 4.25″x 6.5″ so I didn’t have to squish all the elements of my card design to fit on a standard size card…

I started by stamping the Heroscapes colour layering Sunflower Field stamp set with Altenew crisp inks – sweet leaf, mountain pine, fresh lemon, snap dragon and hazelnut…I die cut it with the coordinating dies and set it aside to add to my card once the background was ready on the front panel…

On the background panel, I used the MFT Cloud Mini stencil with salty ocean and blueprint sketch Distress Inks for the sky and mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers Distress Inks for the moat…I then adhered the sunflower field die cut at the base of the panel…

Next, I stamped and coloured in the Hero Arts Build A castle stamp on a separate piece of white cardstock…I coloured them in with alcohol markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies…I adhered these to the card front and added a stamped sentiment as well..

I did have quite a bit of fun making this card…hope you liked it too…thank you for visiting my blog today..

Pri

Nuvo Shimmer Powders vs Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers + Perfect Pearls

I tried out two cards with the same design but used different mediums to colour the background panel…the end results of both were pretty and shiny so I was quite happy that my ‘experiment’ didn’t need to be binned..

First, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Circle Doodle background stamp on watercolour cardstock and heat embossed them with Altenew Embossing powder…

For the first panel, I carefully sprinkled various Nuvo Shimmer Powders and then spritzed some water on it…it is quite a magical process as you see the colour move around..

For the second panel I used Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers for a bit more controlled colouring… I then sprayed some Perfect Pearls powder mixed with water over the panel to get a similar shine on it as the Nuvo Shimmer Powders…

Once both the background panels were dry, I used some black glitter cardstock to die cut the sentiment from Altenew Bold Greetings and then added a lace border at the top using Altenew Creative Edges Lace Die…I have also added a few black Nuvo drops to embellish these cards..

I really like how the cards ended up with a bit of a retro look…thanks so much for stopping by my blog today…happy crafting..!!

Pri

So Proud Of You – Card For Altenew April 2020 Inspiration Challenge

Here is one of the two cards I have made for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge….the other card is in my second post for today..

I first die cut the elements from the Altenew Monstera 3D die set and coloured them in using the Altenew watercolor brush markers and put them together once dry…

I cut one of the papers to size from the Altenew Essentials Black And White paper pack and adhered it to the card front…I then adhered all the die cut elements to the card front and added a sentiment strip…to embellish my card, I added a few white jewels and added a bit of shimmer to the leaves..

Thank you so much for your visit today…happy crafting..!!

Pri