Big Hugs – Pivot Pop Up Card

Interactive cards take more time to create, but the results are almost always definitely worth the effort..I wanted to try making a pivot pop up card but make it simple rather than adding too many elements to it and make it over the top time consuming kind…well, it can be done….and here’s is my card..

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Firstly, I ink blended the front panel as well as the inside of the card base using Distress Oxide inks…I have used squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade, candied apple and black soot shades here…I also splattered a lot of water on both these blended backgrounds…
I started with the front panel by adding the stitched trails on it and then added a die cut oval frame…I adhered a hilly edge at the base of this oval for the elephant to stand on and then adhered this frame to the panel…I added the large scripty stamped and die cut sentiment below it…I adhered a couple of clouds as well and embellished this panel with tiny star sequins before adhering it to the card base..
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Next, I die cut the pivot pop up mechanism and adhered it to the inside of my card…the base of this mechanism is die cut from white cardstock and the yellow pop up panel from Lawn Fawn really rainbow paper pack…I also added a the hilly edge at the base for all the animals to sit on..

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamped and coloured in all the images I required for my card…I then cut them out by hand and placed them on my card…I added some die cut trees at the base and a party banner at the top..I also added a party hat for each of the animals…finally, I stamped the sentiments and a couple of hashtag stamps and the inside of my card was ready as well…
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To show you how my card looks, I have a small video here…
Thank you for your visit..I’m glad you stopped by my blog today…Have a wonderful day ahead…!!
Pri

New Home Congrats Card

So this is what I do when I get an idea for a card using a particular stamp set but I can’t get enough time to get started on that card immediately…I scribble the idea onto a small sticky note or a piece of paper and slip it inside the stamp packaging so that the next time I pull that stamp set out, I already have at least one idea for using it…


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This is a simple card made with masking and repeat stamping images to create the background…keeping just one image from the Jane’s Doodles home sweet home stamp set as the main focus, I stamped and coloured it first and masked it and then started stamping all the images around it…

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I added a patterned black and white paper strip at the base of the front panel and adhered it to the card base..I die cut the word ‘congrats’ from red glitter cardstock as well as twice from black cardstock and layered them before adhering it to the card front…I also adhered three die cut hearts on the printed panel and my card was ready..

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Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my card…Have a blessed day today…Happy crafting..!!

Pri

An Inside Shadow Box Christmas Card for Time Out Challenge #111

Recently Jennifer McGuire shared one of the easiest way to create an inside shadow box card and I have tried it out to create this Christmas card for Time Out Challenge #111 where the theme is ‘Holidays’….there was an optional twist of a one layer card, which I obviously haven’t applied to my card..

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After creating the two pieces required to create this card base, I first created the card front by making an ocean scene using the make waves stencil and Oxide inks – salty ocean & blueprint sketch….I added a small wavy panel for a bit of dimension …the sentiment was white heat embossed on this panel…
I adhered the coloured in and die cut images of the ice floe, polar bear, a Christmas tree and the presents on the card front and added some gold stars to embellish it….
In the inside of this section, I applied some more Oxide inks with the make waves stencil again to continue the ocean scene from the card front…I stamped the sentiment using black ink and set it aside..
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On the second section, I scored and prepared the shadow box as shown in the tutorial by Jennifer McGuire and die cut a large rectangular section from it…I applied some Oxide ink on the inside frame and adhered it to the first section that I had prepared earlier…
Now all I had to to was to add all the coloured in and die cut images on the inside of my card and my card was ready…
It was a bit difficult to take pictures of my card to show how it looks so I’m sharing a small video here…
I’m glad you stopped by to take a look at my card..thank you….Hope you will have a beautiful day ahead…!!

G’Day Mate

As I was making the background for this card, I wasn’t sure it would work with the images and my layout…but once I die cut the front panel and added a green dotty paper behind it, it all seemed to work somehow…and I’m still shaking my head as I have no idea what exactly made things work here…!!

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I started by printing random triangles on a piece of white cardstock using the triangle stencil and Distress Inks…I have used scattered straw, tumbles glass and shaded lilac here..I then die cut this panel using a stitched rectangle die and also embossed one smaller stitched rectangle border on this panel…

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On a piece of Bristol cardstock, I stamped the Kangaroo, Kookaburra, tree and grass images and coloured them in with Zig markers and a water brush and once dry, I die cut these images and adhered them to the white front panel…
I adhered the green and white polka dot patterned paper on a white card base and then added the white panel on top…I stamped the sentiment on a speech bubble and adhered it to the card front so it seems that the Kangaroo is saying hello to the Kookaburra…

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To embellish my card I have used clear sequins and applied some Nuvo glaze to the two Aussie animals..
Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog today…Hope you will have a wonderful day ahead…!!
Pri

Updated Post – Altenew June Inspiration Challenge

Hello…I’m sharing a new picture of my card that I had shared earlier….I wasn’t able to get a better picture that day, so I tried again….and the colours in today’s picture turned out much closer to the actual colours on my card..
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-Original Post-

I have tried so hard to click a better picture of my card so I could share the actual colour of the Ranunculus flower on my card, but it keeps showing as a yellowish colour when in fact it’s a green colour quite similar to the one in the inspiration photo….

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This is the inspiration photo and colours provided for the June Challenge…I haves used the three colours provided but gave them a bit of a twist by using green as the flower colour, the grey as the leaves and the rose pink/lavender colour for the background…
I started by creating the front panel of my card…I applied rose red and blush rose Peerless watercolours to a watercolour piece of cardstock and set it aside to dry…once dry I added some splatters of the same colours and then adhered this panel to a plain white card base…
On a separate piece of watercolour cardstock, I stamped the flower and leaves with watermark ink and heat embossed them with a white embossing powder…I then used a couple of Altenew crisp inks and a water brush to colour in these images…I have used bamboo for the flower and silver stone for the leaves…once dry, I die cut these images and adhered them to my card…
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Then I die cut the word ‘you’ three times from black cardstock using the Altenew fine alphabet dies…I layered the die cuts and added them to my card just above the embossed sentiment strip which completes the sentiment for my card…
To embellish my card I have added some black Nuvo drops and applied some shimmer using my Spectrum Noir shimmer pen…

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Thanks so much for visiting mu blog today…Have a lovely & blessed day ahead….Happy crafting…!!
Pri

Two Small Shaped Cards

I like to create shaped cards every once in a while….the last time I made one, it was a heart shaped card for a challenge and I wanted to create a few more…they were pretty quick to make so I made two while I was at it…

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For my first card I die cut two scalloped circles from heavyweight white cardstock and adhered them to create the card base…next I die cut a circle from watercolour cardstock for the front panel and applied some Distress Oxide inks on it…I have used salty ocean, blueprint sketch and shaded lilac for this and then dabbed it with a wet stamp shammy to create that background effect…I added a small grassy die cut on this circle and adhered it to the card front…
On a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped and coloured in the sheep and cut it out and placed it on the card front…I then stamped the sentiment using black ink and embellished my card with a few clear confetti sequins..
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My second card was much quicker to create….I first die cut two edged circles from black cardstock for the card base and one smaller one from kraft cardstock for the front panel…I stamped the sentiment and the pattern with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder…it is a layering stamp, so I heat embossed the sentiment layer with white embossing powder and then adhered this top panel to the card base..
To add a bit of interest, I coloured in the flower and two leaves with a shimmery silver watercolour and adhered some tiny red sequins to embellish it…
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I think I spent more time trying to click pictures of these two cards than I did making them…one or both of them kept rolling away…and this is the only picture of these two ‘not in motion’…ha ha..

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Thanks heaps for visiting my blog today…Have a lovely & blessed day ahead….Happy crafting…!!

Pri

Two Cards – Anniversary & Congrats

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I started my first card by creating the flowers for my card first…I stamped the flower heads using squeezed lemonade and seedless preserves Distress Oxide inks and heat embossed the images using a pearl embossing powder…next I applied some Oxide inks to these images directly from the ink pads -spiced marmalade and picked raspberry – and then used my water spritzer with some gold perfect pearls powder mixed with the water and spritzed the images…this made the colour flow all over the image and colour it automatically…once dry, I die cut these images and set them aside to add to the card later…
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I cut out the front panel of my card from Bristol cardstock and sponged some salty ocean Oxide ink all over…I then stamped the flower stems using lucky clover Oxide ink and heat embossed them with pearl embossing powder as well…I then used blueprint sketch Oxide ink and the warp speed stencil to print the pattern just above the stems…I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on this panel and adhered it to the card base…

Finally I adhered the flower heads to my card, using adhesive foam squares under a couple of them for a bit of dimension…and to embellish my card I have simply used clear Nuvo drops …

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For my second card I have created yet another glazed Distress Oxide background ( I may be addicted to this technique)…I have used seedless preserves, candied apple and picked raspberry shades Oxide inks here…once the inks were dry, I quickly embossed the background using the WRMK geometric next level embossing powder and adhered this panel to the card base…

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I die cut the word congrats three times from a thick white cardstock and once from white glitter cardstock and layered them before adhering them to the card…I also die cut two flowers and one leaf cluster from the same white cardstock…I die cut the topmost layer of these from white glitter cardstock as well and adhered them just above the die cut word…to embellish this card I have used some tiny rhinestones…

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Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog today…Have a wonderful day ahead…!!
Pri

Birthday Card For Time Out Challenge #110

The card I’m sharing today is my entry for Time Out Challenge #110….and I would also like to share that I received honours in Time Out Challenge #109 which was announced yesterday while I was preparing this card for the current challenge….how great was that? 🙂

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For this challenge we have been provided a picture for inspiration…I was quite inspired by the wallpaper and decided to use the colours and small stamps to create a repeat pattern to mimic the wallpaper…

On a piece of watercolour cardstock, I used small flowers and leaf stamps from Lawn Fawn blissful botanicals stamp set to create a pattern which could be easily repeated…I could’ve used a stamping tool but I used small stamping blocks instead…I heat embossed these images with a clear embossing powder and then painted the negative space with a light grey watercolour….

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Once the watercolour was dry, I die cut the front panel from it using a large dotted rectangle die and then coloured in the images with my alcohol markers…I also applied some Nuvo sparkle marker for a bit of shine and adhered this panel to a plain white card base…
For the sentiment, I die cut the words happy and birthday twice from black cardstock and twice from the bright pink one….I I layered these together and adhered them on my card…I also applied some Nuvo glaze for a bit of shine..and finally to embellish my card I added some clear sequins…
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Thank you for your visit today…I’m so glad you stopped by my blog…Hope you will have a wonderful and blessed day ahead…!!
Pri

Hip, Hippo, Hooray!

Some plans or ideas work so well in your head but when it comes to reality, you have to adjust and put on your thinking cap so you can find the next best option…the results can go either way, and thankfully for today’s card I was quite happy with the end result….I was able to alter the die a bit so it could accommodate my card design..

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I started by die cutting the collage panel from 110lb white cardstock twice and the cut off the center sections of the collage frame to make a larger area for the cake and hippo images…I then layered the two frames and sponged all the edges using spun sugar Distress ink and adhered this collage frame onto a die cut pink front panel before adhering it to the card base…
Next I die cut a rectangle piece for the center section and sponged the edges of this with the same ink…I stamped little images on the white square sections that were die cut from the panel earlier and coloured them and sponged the edges as well…I then adhered all these panels inside the collage frame…
On a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped coloured in and cut out the hippos and the cake and adhered them to the large center panel…I stamped the sentiment just above using a dark pink dye ink…
To embellish my card I have added a lot of tiny pink star sequins and applied some Nuvo glaze to some of the images…

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I will be entering this card in the MFT card challenges for the birthday project as this month’s challenge theme is cakes, cupcakes and candles…and it seems I’ve been able to add all three to my card…
Thanks for visiting my blog today…Hope you will have a great day ahead….!!
Pri