Something To Make You Smile

When I made a shaker card few days ago,I was left with the die cut word ‘smile’…had I kept the die cut somewhere ‘safe’ to ‘use later’, I really would’ve never got around to using it…and it was perfect for this card so I was quite happy I was able to use the die cut word…

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Firstly,I stamped the dotted background using Distress Oxide inks and the polka dot turnabout stamp…I have used blueprint sketch,evergreen bough,picked raspberry and seedless preserves shades here…I then die cut the front panel from the stamped piece using a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a pink textured card base..

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On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped and gold heat embossed the flowers and leaf images and coloured them in using a water brush and the same colours of Oxide inks that I used to create the polka dot pattern…I die cut them using the coordinating dies and placed them on my card,making sure to leave the right amount of space for the sentiment…
I sponged in some mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch Oxide inks on the die cut word before adhering it near the base of the panel…I stamped the rest of the sentiment on a white die cut banner and adhered it above the die cut word…

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I applied some shimmer to the flowers and added some clear sequins to embellish it…

I’m glad you stopped by my blog today….Hope you will have a beautiful day ahead…Happy crafting..!!

Pri

Forever And Always – Time Out Challenge #106

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This is the image provided for the challenge and I have been able to incorporate the yellow,green and aqua colours from this image…and to add a touch of gold (the forks in the table setting), I added some gold splatters in the background..

On a piece of watercolor cardstock cut to size for the front panel,I stamped the image using Versafine black onyx ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder….I then used Spectrum Aqua markers to watercolour the image…I have used bud green,meadow green and aquamarine shades of markers with a water brush for colouring…

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I covered the painted image with some scrap paper and splattered some Nuvo gold mousse mixed with water…once dry,I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment as well and adhered the front panel to a plain white card base…
To embellish my card I have used some sea breeze Nuvo jewel drops and to add some shimmer to the flower image,I applied some Nuvo sparkle pen all over it…

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

Oh Happy Day

The card I’m sharing today is all in a single layer..no embellishments,no foam squares and no sentiment labels etc….just a simple front panel with a colourful background and some watercoloured images…

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I die cut watercolour cardstock to size using a dotted rectangle die and then stamped the three elephant images using Versafine black ink…and since it is a pigment ink,I was able to heat emboss these images using a clear embossing powder…I coloured in the elephants using Gansai Tambi watercolour and the balloons with my Spectrum Aqua markers…once dry,I added masks to these images so I could create the background..
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I have used Distress inks and the cloud stencil to create the background…the shades I have used are spiced marmalade,picked raspberry,wilted violet,salty ocean,twisted citron and abandoned coral…I then mixed a tiny bit of perfect pearls gold powder with water and splattered it on this panel and once dry,I adhered it to a plain white card base…

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I stamped the sentiment on one of the balloons and added some shine on all the images using Nuvo sparkle pen…I also added some glaze on the balloons…
Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my card….Hope you will have lovely & blessed day ahead…!!
Pri

I Love Your Smile – Shaker Card

This year I wanted to make more shaker cards because I realised I enjoyed making them now and the shaker element always seem to add so much interest without going through the sometimes laborious process of making most interactive cards…and this is only the third shaker I have made this year…so hopefully I can make more…

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On a white front panel,I first die cut the large word ‘smile’ and then stamped the leafy border stamp above and below it using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using silver embossing powder…I then used salty ocean Oxide ink  to sponge the edges and splattered some water for effect…I used the same ink to colour in a few leaves in the embossed images…

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Next,I started creating the shaker by first adhering a piece of acetate behind the die cut panel…I added some silver foil paper on the front of the card base and then added white craft foam to create the shaker well and added some  blue and silver sequins inside it….I then adhered the front panel to the card base and the shaker was ready..I only added a blue banner with ‘i love your’ sentiment heat embossed on it with silver embossing powder…

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Here is a small video of my shaker card…I really like how easily the sequins slide and shake because of the smooth silver paper at the base of the shaker…

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

Pivot Pop Up Birthday Card

I have had an awesome time making this pivot pop up card…the Lawn Fawn die makes it super easy and so much fun…I had already seen how it works in a few youtube videos,but the very first time I opened my card after the pop up element was added inside it – I may have squealed like a happy  little child!!!

It was a bit hard to take pictures of how the pop up element works in this card so I’m sharing a video of my finished card first and a few photos as well…
For this card, I have used a plain white top fold card base and simply added a die cut striped purple paper from the LF Really Rainbow paper pack for the front panel…I adhered a coloured in giraffe image and stamped the sentiment directly on the panel…I have also added a little bird above that sentiment and to make the giraffe and the bird look bright and shiny,I applied some Nuvo glaze on them…
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Now to the fun part…the pivot pop on the inside of the card…I just had to die cut and assemble the elements which was quite easy…but before I put it all together,I created the scene on the long pop up panel…I used Distress inks to create the background and the trees and then added the coloured in and cut out animals and the tiny die cut clouds…I also stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on this panel…once this panel was ready,I first adhered the pop up mechanism at the center of the card inside and then adhered the panel to it…

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I also added some die cut clouds and grass borders on the inside of the card as well as a tiny branch with a parrot on it and my card was ready..I did have to open and close it a few times so that the mechanism starts to work properly and after a while it did..

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

Birthday Card For Altenew March Inspiration Challenge

Today I’m sharing my second card that I have created for the Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge…I was able to incorporate all the colours from the inspiration image – blue, coral and brown on my card and I think the Altenew Birds of a feather layering stamp set is amazing…there are three birds in the set and I chose this one for my card…

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This is the inspiration image for the challenge by Virginia Lu…

I started by creating the front panel of my card…I have used the stone wall stencil and applied the texture paste all over the panel…I did not bother to fill in the left out spaces as I liked how they looked…once dry,I lightly sponged some coral bliss dye ink on all edges of the panel and adhered it to my card base…

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I stamped the bird on a piece of white cardstock using tide blue,peach perfect,orange cream and coral bliss crisp dye inks and the die cut it using the coordinating die…I die cut the tree branch from a light brown cardstock and adhered it to the card front and then used some adhesive foam squares to adhere the bird..
I stamped the sentiment on two white strips of cardstock using tide blue ink and added them to my card…and finally to embellish my card I have used clear confetti sequins…
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Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog today…Have a wonderful day ahead…Happy Crafting..!!
Pri

Bunny Wishes – Sunshine And Rainbows

Time Out Challenges are celebrating their 4th birthday this month…although I didn’t discover them until recently,I have enjoyed taking part in a whole lot of their challenges and wish them the very best for the coming years…and since my card today was made using mostly My Favorite Things stamps,dies and stencils,I am also entering my card in the latest Birthday Project at Card Challenges

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This is the quote for the Time Out Challenge and as you can see,I decided to make a colourful birthday card for my entry…I have again used the MFT Drifts & Hills stencil and Distress Inks to create the rainbow background which has been inspired by Stephanie Klauck’s tutorial… 
Ths shades of Distress Inks I used for the background are – wilted violet, blueprint sketch, salty ocean, mowed lawn, squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin and barn door…I also sprinkled a bit of water for effect..once dry,I quickly embossed a border using the rectangle stitched die and stamped the sentiment on this panel…since I used Versafine ink,I was able to clear heat emboss the sentiment..I then adhered this panel to a plain white card base…
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On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped and coloured in the bunny image and then cut it out and placed it on my card…I also added some Nuvo glaze on it for a bit of shine…and finally I added some confetti that I had die cut from gold foil paper…doesn’t it look like the bunny is throwing the confetti??

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Al I mentioned earlier in my post,I am also entering this card at the Card Challenges blog for the Birthday Project..
http://www.cardchallenges.com/2018/03/the-birthday-project-groovy-gift-cards.html
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my card today…Hope you will have a blessed day today…Happy crafting..!!
Pri

Be Happy – Altenew March Inspiration Challenge

This month’s Altenew Challenge is by Virginia LuI really love her cardmaking style and my entry for the challenge is also inspired by her as she has created some cards with heat embossed flowers on vellum which look so very very beautiful….and that’s exactly what I did for my card..heat embossed some flowers…

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This is the image and colours for the challenge…

I cut watercolor cardstock to size for my front panel and used a piece of acetate, Altenew crisp dye inks and water spray bottle to create the background by simply smooshing the ink on paper…I have used aqualicious,coral bliss and sunkissed shades here…once dry,I used a postage stamp edge rectangle die to emboss the edges of my panel and then adhered it to a plain white card base…

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On a piece on vellum paper,I stamped a few Cosmos flowers using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using gold embossing powder…I didn’t have the matching dies by then,so I simply cut them out…I carefully adhered these flowers to my front panel by using a liquid glue just behind the embossed areas so it wouldn’t show…
Next,I die cut the word ‘BE’ three times from thick cardstock using bold caps die and layered them together…I sponged some coral bliss ink on it before adhering it the the card front..I gold heat embossed  the rest of the sentiment on a small white strip and sponged aqualicious ink on it to stick to the colours in the challenge..and finally I added some gold Nuvo drops to embellish my card…

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Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look…Have a happy and blessed day today…!!

Pri

Easter Egg Hunt

I had tried out creating a unique pattern using the Drifts & Hills stencil in the Easter card I shared last week…and for today’s card I have done the same for my background panel after watching a tutorial video by Jennifer McGuire to create a glazed Distress Oxide effect on glossy paper…I did not have the glossy paper she used in the tutorial so I used Kodak glossy photo paper and got great results!!

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To create the background panel,I cut photo paper to size and then dabbed some Distress Oxide Inks on my craft mat – picked raspberry,orange marmalade and squeezed lemonade, and spritzed some water on them….I smooshed glossy side of my photo paper on it to pick up the ink and then heat set it before repeating the process…to seal the ink on the paper I have rubbed a tiny bit of Distress Glaze all over and buffed it with a soft cloth…
I love how simple and quick this technique is….also the fact that it works so great even on cheap photo paper…can’t wait to try it out again soon!!

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Once the front panel was adhered to the card base,I added a die cut fence to it…I applied a bit of weathered wood Distress Ink on this die cut for effect…I added two die cut grassy borders as well on which I have applied twisted citron and peeled paint…to create depth,I added some craft foam underneath the top layer of the grassy border…
On a separate piece of white cardstock I stamped,heat embossed and coloured in the images and then cut them out and placed them on my card…I adhered the sentiment as well as some sequins and my card was ready…

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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 day ahead…!!
Pri