6 Quick Christmas Cards

I got very inspired by a blog post from last month by my friend Therese Calvrid ( Lost In Paper blog ) when I decided to start my Christmas cards for this year….I really liked how she made the fantastic backgrounds for her cards by repeat stamping…I think it’s a great way to get into the swing of festive cardmaking…especially for someone like me who had yet to make a start.. 🙂

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I have created the backgrounds for all my cards in the same way…I first chose all the images from the stamp set that I wanted to repeat stamp… I then stamped it all over the white front panel using black  onyx Versafine ink and stuck these panel to a plain white card base…

On a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped some of the same images and some other images that I wanted to place on the card front..I clear embossed and then coloured these images using my alcohol markers…

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I stamped the sentiments on a red cardstock (blue cardstock for one card) using watermark ink and heat embossed them all using white embossing powder…I cut them into strips and adhered them to the card front using some adhesive foam strips for a bit of dimension…
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Next, I adhered the die cut images to the cards, making sure not to add too many…I added a bit of embellishments to them all and my cards were ready…

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So what do you think of my cards??Let me know by writing your comment below…

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Thank you so much for taking the time and visiting my blog today…Have a wonderful, happy and crafty day ahead…!!

Pri

Diwali Cards Using Altenew Candle Light Stamp Set

Today I’m sharing 3 Diwali cards….Diwali is on the 7th of November this year and if you didn’t know already, it is the biggest Hindu festival – also known as the festival of lights…and I was so happy when Altenew came up with the most versatile stamp set called Candle Light which has images of some layering candles, tealights and an earthen lamp as well as some really wonderful sentiments..I had been waiting for a set like this for quite sometime now..

For all my cards, I stamped the layering stamp for the lamp and the flame on a piece of white cardstock using Altenew crisp inks…for the lamp I have used mocha, sand dunes, rocky shore, and limestone shade and for the flames I have used citrus burst, fresh lemon and autumn blaze….I have die cut these with the coordinating dies and in a couple of the die cuts had to trim off a small section for the flame…

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My first card was inspired by Jennfer Rzasa and I kept is fairly simple as I wanted to see if these lamps would look okay with the flame on one side…and I think it does…well, I started by creating the front panel of my card by first stamping the small mandala pattern using wild honey oxide ink and heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder…I then applied various Distress Inks on this panel – squeezed lemonade, mustard seed and dried marigold…I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and then adhered this panel to the card base…I added the die cut lamp and embellished my card with some plain gold confetti sequins..

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For my second card, I have used a square stencil to create the focal point in the background..I used the following Distress inks for that – blueprint sketch, salty ocean and tumbled glass…I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment before adhering the front panel to the card base…I used adhesive foam squared to attach the lamp and then added a few tiny gold star sequins as embellishments..
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Now my third card wasn’t planned but it is my favourite…and it looks much better than it does in the pictures…I dry embossed a frosted gold cardstock piece using a paisley embossing folder and the adhered it to a plain white card base…then I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on an orange panel and adhered it to the card front and then adhered the lamp die cut…and finally to decorate this card I have used a few orange rhinestones.. 
Here are a few more pictures of my cards…

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today…if you celebrate Diwali – then I wish you a happy Diwali and prosperous year ahead and if you know someone who does celebrate Diwali, do wish them….have a wonderful and crafty day ahead…!!

Pri

Lawn Fawn Birthday Fairies

I was in the mood to create a bright and cheerful card and thought these cute Lawn Fawn fairies would be just perfect for it…I also used the woodgrain background die for the background panel, on which I applied some oxide inks for a magical look..

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I started by die cutting the front panel from white cardstock and then applied the following Distress oxide inks on it – wilted violet, shaded lilac and picked raspberry…I adhered this panel to a plain white card base and set it aside until I had all the other elements ready…

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On a separate piece of  bristol smooth cardstock, I stamped all the images using Versafine black ink and the heat embossed them all using some clear embossing powder…I coloured these images using the Zig markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies…
I adhered all the images using some adhesive foam and also added a stamped sentiment strip on my card…to embellish my card I have simply added some tiny gold star sequins..

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Thank you for your visit today…I’m glad you stopped by my blog…Have a happy, crafty and wonderful day ahead…!!

Pri

From All Of Us

I really loved the layering stamp sets by Clearly Besotted I have used so far, so I got another one…this one is called Pure Poppies…very easy to layer and such great results as well…I also used a rectangle die to add a bit of texture and pattern to the background…

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I started by die cutting the black cardstock for the background panel and adhered it to the card base….I then added a smaller stitched rectangle to the card front which has been die cut from gold glitter cardstock …
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On a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped the poppy and leaf images and die cut them using the coordinating dies…I have used the following shades of Altenew crisp inks for stamping the flowers- heartbeat, rouge &coral bliss and for the leaves I have used just green and parrot….

I adhered these pieces to the card and then white heat embossed the sentiment on a small black die cut label and used some adhesive foam to add a bit of dimension…and finally I added a few white Nuvo drops to embellish my card..

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Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my card today….Have lovely, happy & blessed day ahead…!! 

Pri

Stay Awesome My Friend

I am sharing a card for all my awesome friends today…I have connected with so many amazing and talented crafters all over the world and even though I haven’t been able to post anything on my blog for almost a month now, these lovely friends have been inspiring me with their beautiful creations…
I have been making cards – and even started on Christmas cards – but haven’t been able to click pictures of these cards for my blog posts…but with the days getting longer, I am hoping that I will be able to keep up with things from now on…

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I first used Distress inks and the city scene stencil to create the background for my card…I have used chipped sapphire, hickory smoke and tumbled glass shades here…I adhered this panel to a plain white card base…
I stamped the hot air balloon on a separate piece of white cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating die and placed it on the card front using some adhesive foam squares for dimension….I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of white cardstock and adhered it on the card as well…and finally I added a few clear confetti sequins to embellish my card..

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Thank you so much for your visit today…I’m glad you stopped by my blog…Have a wonderful and happy day ahead…!!

Pri

Huge Birthday Wishes

I’m sharing a cute card today which was very quick to make as well…I have used the MFT grassy edges stencil in this card and I love how it adds depth to the card with actually adding all the layers…which means that it is very very post friendly.. 🙂
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I started by adding the grassy edges on a plain white front panel… I haved used various Distress inks with the stencil…I then used a large stitched rectangle die to emboss a border around the panel and then adhered this panel to a plain white card base….
Next, I stamped the giraffe, elephant and little bird images on a separate piece of cardstock and coloured them in using my Zig pens…once dry, I die cut them and adhered them to my card front using some adhesive foam underneath…I also applied some Nuvo glaze on these die cuts for a bit of shine..

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Finally, I stamped the sentiment using black ink and added a few jewels to embellish my card..

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today…I haven’t been able to add new posts recently but I will try my best and update my blog again soon..hope you will have a happy and crafty day today..

Pri

Be Happy

Today’s card started with the colourful background that I created using the Perfect Vine stencil and some Distress Oxide inks….I wanted the background to stand out so decided to use die cut words from black glitter cardstock for the sentiment…

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On a piece of white watercolour cardstock, I placed the stencil and sponged in some Distress Oxide inks….I have used the shades – picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and spiced marmalade…I then removed the stencil and used a mini spritzer to spray some perfect pearls mixed with water….this gives the background a nice effect as well as a lot of shine…once dry, I die cut the front panel from it using a dotted rectangle die and adhered it to a plain white card base…

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Next, I die cut the words ‘be’ and ‘happy’ from black glitter cardstock as well as from black craft foam and layered them before adhering to my card front…I also added two black heat embossed and die cut leaves from vellum paper which I simply coloured in using a green marker…and to embellish my card I have used a few black Nuvo drops… 
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Thank you for your visit today…so glad you stopped by my blog…Have a happy and wonderful day ahead…!!
Pri

World’s Greatest Daddy

With Father’s Day coming up in a few days time(2nd September in Australia), I thought to make and share a card for the occasion…I chose the cute dragons from Mama Elephant stamps for my card and the background was pretty quick to create too…before I begin to tell you more about my card, here’s wishing a very Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there…!!

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I started by stamping and colouring in the dragons using my Zig clean colour markers and once dry, I die cut them using the coordinating dies…I then die cut two pieces for the background and coloured them in using the following shades of  Distress Inks – antique linen,rusty hinge, peeled paint and mowed lawn…

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I used salty ocean Distress Ink and MFT cloud stencil on a plain white background panel and adhered this panel to the card base…I added the two  die cut backgrounds on the card front and then using some adhesive foam, I adhered the two dragons on my card..
I stamped the sentiment using black ink and added a small red die cut heart next to the ‘baby’ dragon and my card was ready…

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog today…so glad you stopped by…have a happy and crafty day ahead..!!

Pri

Bright Birthday Card Using Altenew Ornamental Flower

Finally I got a bit of time to update my blog…thank you all for your patience….especially my crafty friends who got concerned for me…let me assure you that all is well and I just got too busy for a bit….even though I am still making cards, I just couldn’t find the time to update my blog for the past few weeks…so today I’m sharing a birthday card with bright flowers and a soft background that I have made using the Distress blending brushes….
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I started by applying wilted violet and squeezed lemonade Distress Inks with the blending brushes on a piece of white smooth cardstock….I splattered some water for effect and once dry, I adhered it to a plain white card base…
Next, I stamped the beautiful ornamental flowers and leaves layering stamps on a separate piece of white cardstock using Altenew crisp inks…for the leaves I used sweet leaf, just green, hunter green and evergreen and for the flowers I used sunkissed, orange cream, firebrick, autumn blaze,citrus burst,maple yellow and honey drizzle shades of inks…

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I die cut the flowers and the leaves using coordinating dies and once I was happy with the arrangement,I adhered them to the card front..I then stamped the sentiment on a white strip using deep iris dye ink and added a layer of purple glitter strip behind it before adhering it to my card as well… and finally to embellish my card I have added a few jewels..

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today….as winters are almost over, I hope I will get some more daylight(and less cold weather) to keep updating my blog..happy crafting..!!
Pri