You’re A Koality Friend – Time Out Challenge #108

A beautiful card by created and shared recently by Olga Moss on Instagram in which she used the fringe borders upside down inspired me a lot and I did tell her that I was going to try her idea…I didn’t just want to copy her, so I spent quite a bit of time trying to incorporate the upside down fringe on my card design…

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On a white front panel,I used some Distress inks and MFT radiating rays stencil to print the sun and rays pattern…I have used squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, spiced marmalade and carved pumpkin ink shades and also splattered a bit of water for effect…
Next,I die cut a lot of textured cardstock strips in shades of green and brown using the fringe scalloped border die and adhered them to this panel upside down so it looks somewhat like grass…I used a stitched rectangle die to emboss the edge of the front panel before adhering it to a plain white card base…
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I stamped and coloured in the tree and koala images on a separate piece of white cardstock and cut them out before placing them on my card…I have applied Nuvo glaze on certain parts of the images for a bit of shine as well as dimension…
I stamped the sentiment on a die cut fishtail banner and adhered it to the card front using adhesive foam and added some white Nivo drops to embellish my card…
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I am also entering this card in the Time Out Challenge #108 where the theme for the challenge is ‘wild’…

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

Pri

Altenew Sweet Rose Bouquet Birthday Card

So what do you do when you are trying out a new stamp and the images turn out really great..?? You make a quick card with it of course..!!
I wanted to see how the roses would look in coral-ish shades and when I finished stamping,I quite liked them so I went ahead and made this card with them…

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I started by dry embossing the front panel using a beautiful damask design embossing folder which I adhered to the front of my white card base…
Using my MISTI, I stamped all the flowers and leaves using Altenew crisp dye inks….for the flowers I have used blush, pink pearl, rouge and coral bliss and for the leaves I have used moss, olive and evergreen shades of inks..

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I die cut the flowers and leaves with the coordinating dies and then placed them on my card front…I stamped the sentiment on a white strip using coral bliss ink and layered it with a rose pink glitter cardstock before adhering it to the card front with some adhesive foam…and finally to embellish my card I have added three die cut sequins from the same glitter cardstock..

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

Pri

You Are Mermazing

After doing a bit of rough layout planning,I started on this card…I wanted an underwater scene with the mermaid and the turtle and was going to keep the background plain blue…but at the last minute I added the underwater plant stamp all around the edges in a slightly darker blue shade…and I love how that one thing added so much to the scene…if only I would have more of the ‘light bulb’ moments..!! 🙂

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So,once the background panel was covered in salty ocean Oxide ink,I stamped the plants all around with mermaid lagoon Oxide ink and then adhered this panel to a plain white card base…

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On a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped all the other images – some needed colouring and some didn’t…I then placed these cut out/die cut images on my card front and then stamped the sentiment,a cluster of small fish as well as a small red heart…
To embellish my card I have added a lot of clear Nuvo drops as they look like bubbles in water..

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Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my card …Have a ‘mermazing’ day today…!!

Pri

Thanks For Being My Friend

Oh I love these birds by Altenew..they are from Birds of a feather stamp set…I really feel that a colour layering stamp set adds so many possibilities and so much ease for the card maker/crafter….and since it’s a thank you card for a friend,I used two of the three birds from this set that faced each other…

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I created the background panel first with some Distress Oxide inks and Altenew cube builder stencil…I have used the following shades of ink – hickory smoke, frayed burlap and peeled paint and I didn’t use the stencil to build the cube background but just the simple diamond grid…I splattered some water for effect and also used a stitched rectangle edge die to emboss a border on this panel before adhering it to a plain white card base…

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On a separate piece of white cardstock,I used various Altenew inks to stamp the birds…for the first bird I used minty mint, pinkalicious, galactic stream and  rocky shore and for the second one I have used deep iris, maple yellow, orange cream and rocky shore….I then die cut these with the coordinating dies and die cut the branches from white cardstock and placed them on my card front…
I stamped the sentiment using black ink and added a few gold sequins to embellish my card…
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Also,in case you are not on Instagram,I wanted to share that one of my cards was ‘Caught by Altenew’ and shared on their Instagram account…I am still quite chuffed about it..!!
Thank you so much for your visit today…glad you stopped by my blog…Have a wonderful and happy day ahead…!!
Pri

You’re In My Thoughts

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I started with a top fold card base made from 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock….watercolour cardstock might have made my life a bit easy for this card, but I wanted to see how the heavyweight cardstock would react to the ink smooshing….
I have used Altenew inks(pink pearl,minty mint & sea breeze) on a piece of acetate and a water spray bottle to transfer the ink to the card front…I heat set the ink as soon as it was transferred to paper…I didn’t use too much water so the results were great on this particular paper…I did get a slight warping at the base,but I got rid of that by putting the card between 2 layers of clean copy paper and running it through my Cuttlebug…

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I then placed my card inside my mini MISTI and positioned the flower and sentiment stamp the way I wanted…I stamped the images using Simon Says Stamp intense black ink and repeat stamped the images for a better and darker result..,to embellish my card I have used just three silver confetti sequins…
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Thanks for visiting today…Hope you will have a lovely & blessed day ahead….Happy crafting…!!

Pri

Watercoloured Dahlias For Altenew April Inspiration Challenge

I am always blown away by all the cards created by Erum Tasneem(Vibgyor Cards)..if you have seen her work, then you will agree that they are the most beautiful works of art….and I’ve made today’s card for this month’s Altenew Inspiration Challenge after being inspired by watching a video tutorial by her….

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This is the image provided for the challenge and I chose the three colours highlighted from the picture…
I started by stamping the Altenew Dahlia flowers and leaves on watercolour cardstock using watermark ink and heat embossing all of  them with Altenew antique gold embossing powder…I coloured these images with a lot of water and some Peerlesss watercolours(bubble gum,amethyst,cobalt blue and grass green) as well as some Gansai Tambi blue gold watercolour for all that extra shimmer…

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I added a gold foil front panel to my plain white card base and then die cut a smaller top panel from watercolour cardstock…I applied some amethyst Peerleess watercolour randomly to add some colour to the background and once dry,I splatter some black watercolour before adhering this panel to the card front..
Next,I placed all the coloured in flowers and leaves on my card and used foam squares under a few of them for a bit of dimension…I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock and added a thin gold strip below it before placing it on my card as well…and to embellish my card,I have added some black Nuvo drops here and there…

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I need to practise my watercolouring quite a lot so I can get better results…it is on the top of my ‘to do’ list for this year…and I’ll be so happy if my watercolouring improves even a bit…
I’m glad you stopped by to take a look at my card….Hope you will have a beautiful day ahead…!!
Pri

Heart Card For The Flower Challenge #19

It has been a while since I made a shaped card,so I was quite happy to participate in ‘The Flower Challenge #19 in which the theme is ‘shaped cards’…although I have made a heart shaped card for this challenge,I did not use red colour for the heart card base and/or top layer since I thought it would take the focus away from the softly coloured die cut flowers…

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I did spend quite a lot of time figuring out the layout of flowers for my card but was quite happy with the end result…I think I will try out a few more shaped cards later sometime…
I started by die cutting two large hearts to create the heart shaped card base and then covered one of them with mermaid lagoon oxide ink…this was the card front…I also applied some Distress glaze on this panel so that the ink does not rub off or get smudged…I scored 1/2″ from the top on the second heart and adhered it behind this  one and my card base was ready..

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Next,I die cut a smaller heart for the front panel and sponged some cracked pistachio oxide ink…I die cut some flowers and leaves and then coloured them in with various oxide inks – twisted citron,wild honey,picked raspberry,shaded lilac,salty ocean and squeezed lemonade…I also sprinkled some water for effect and then placed them on the top layer….I used adhesive foam squares under some of the flowers for a bit of dimension…I then used some craft foam underneath this front panel before adhering it to the card base…

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I stamped the sentiment label using red ink and die cut that with the coordinating die and placed it on my card and then used some clear confetti sequins to embellish my card…
Thank you so much for your visit today…I’m glad you stopped by my blog…Hope you will have a happy and wonderful day ahead…!!
Pri

With A Grateful Heart – Altenew Carnations For Timeout Challenge #107

I have used the stamps for my no.1 favourite flowers for making today’s card for the current timeout challenge…it took me a while to get my hands on this Altenew Carnation stamp set but  when I finally did,I stamped the very first flowers in shades of red which was just perfect for the yellow and teal stripy stencilled background….

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My card is created for the theme of spring for this challenge but I wasn’t able to incorporate the optional twist of the one layer card this time…
I started by die cutting the front panel using a dotted rectangle die and then used the Altenew classy stripes stencil and Distress Inks to create the background…I have used squeezed lemonade and peacock feather shades here and also splattered some water for effect….I then adhered this panel to a plain white top fold card base..

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I stamped the layering Carnation flowers and leaves on a separate piece of white cardstock and die cut them using the coordinating dies..I have used various Altenew crisp dye inks for these….I also  stamped a few other flowery images from this stamp set using black ink and coloured them in with my markers before die cutting them as well…once I was happy with the layout of the flowers and leaves,I adhered them to my card…I have used some foam squares under one of the flowers for a bit of dimension…
I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip and adhered it to my card as well…and finally I have added some black Nuvo drops to embellish my card…

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Hope my colourful flowery card cheered you up a bit…thank you so much for stopping by my blog today…have a wonderful and blessed day ahead…!!
Pri

Colourful Hot Air Balloons For Scrapbook Boutique April Challenge

The challenge mood board for Scrapbook Boutique had a lot of monochrome images this time…but what caught my eye was the only colourful one on the board which it seems to me like a hot air balloon and that’s the one that inspired me to create this card…

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Here is the mood board for this month’s challenge at Scrapbook Boutique..
I started by stamping one of the hot air balloon images on the die cut front panel using Versafine black ink and then clear heat embossed it…I coloured in the image with my Spectrum Aqua markers and a water brush….I then masked this image and sponged in some Distress Inks  to create the background…I have used the following shades – tumbled glass,salty ocean,mustard seed,squeezed lemonade,twisted citron and mowed lawn…I also used a cloud stencil to create some clouds in the middle of the panel before adhering it to a plain white card base….
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On a separate piece of watercolour cardstock, I stamped the larger hot air balloon and clear heat embossed it as well…I then coloured this hot air balloon with Aqua markers as well and once dry I cut it out and adhered it to my card front using some craft foam for a bit of dimension…
I die cut the sentiment and some confetti from a piece of bright orange foil paper and adhered it below the balloons and my colourful card was ready..

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