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

Bright Flowers Card For Scrapbook Boutique March Challenge

I was very excited while creating this card….as I was blog hopping for the Scrapbook Boutique March Challenge and looking at all the DT’s creations, a good idea was forming in my head already…so when I started creating,I didn’t get distracted or double minded…all I had to do was make sure I did the stamping and stencilling right… 🙂

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This is the moodboard for the March challenge and as you can see,I was quite inspired by the image of the cluster of flowers..

I started by creating the background on my die cut front panel….I first applied mustard seed and fossilized amber Distress Inks to the whole panel and then used my rays stencil with barn door and fired brick Distress Inks to print the pattern over the yellow background…I sprinkled some water for effect and once dry,I adhered this panel to a plain white card base..

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Next,I stamped the flowers on a piece if white cardstock….and this time I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp them…I have used fired brick and squeezed lemonade shades here…I die cut these flowers using the coordinating dies and then arranged them on my card front…to adhere these flowers I have used glue and adhesive foam squares to create depth…
I stamped the sentiment on a long strip of white cardstock and adhered it to my card…and to embellish it I have simply added some clear confetti sequins to the flowers…
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Thanks so much for visiting today…Have a lovely & blessed day ahead….Happy crafting…!!
Pri

Happy Bird Day – Paper Smooches March Challenge

I usually try and stay away from sketch challenges mainly because I find them a bit hard to create for…and I end up mostly confused whether the sketch has to be followed as is or we can change a few things around…and as you can see,even in today’s challenge my card has a portrait orientation instead of the landscape one in the sketch…my card wasn’t looking good that way so I took the risk..!!

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Here is the sketch for the March Challenge over at the Paper Smooches blog

I first die cut one end of a wide strip of printed DSP  using a stitched edge die and then a narrower and shorter white strip….I embossed tiny circles on the background of this white strip using the cross stitch die from Paper Smooches…I randomly stamped red hearts on this strip and the sentiment as well and set these panels aside to prepare the front panel of my card…
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I decided to use a plain black die cut top panel and added a thin strip of bright pink glitter cardstock on one side before adhering it to the card base…I added the printed panel first and then used some craft foam to elevate and adhere the second panel….
On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped the flamingo and coloured it in before cutting it out and adhering it to my card front using a few different heights of adhesive foam squares…and finally I added a few red Nuvo drops to embellish my card..

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