Post#199 – Simple Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are not for show or decoration,but to convey condolences to the recipient…to send a small heartfelt message at the time when someone has lost a loved one…so I feel these cards do not require to be overly decorated or intricate…
I recently saw a few lovely sympathy cards on Pinterest.…and even though I find them extremely hard to make,I thought I should try at least one….
I started with a plain black card base….For the top layer I used a printed cardstock and stamped and clear heat embossed the image in the center….I then covered the whole top layer with tea dye distress ink….I think it’s called the resist technique…
I added a few thin strips of paper at the top and bottom of the prepared top layer and stamped the message near the bottom before adhering it to the card….I have used a few black adhesive pearls as the only embellishments on this card…
Hope you liked this card….Please let me know what you think…..
P

Post#198 – You’re The Best Card

I wonder if all of you have noticed how much I’m using distress inks these days……I don’t have many colours but I still can’t seem to stop using them…Whenever I feel like making a bright card,I automatically reach for them…..and they usually don’t mess or stain anything…much easier to clean  up than stamping ink…
The card base is a plain bright yellow with a black first layer….the top layer is plain white and I have used a circles stencil and distress inks to create the pattern…I have also lightly misted it and that has created very tiny white spots on the pattern….
To make this card a bit different and fun,I stamped and coloured in a seal image and cut it out and instead of placing a ball etc above it’s nose – I have placed a map pin with a heart on it….
The sentiment has been created from yellow cardstock using a banner die and stamp set…..and I have used a few tiny rhinestones to decorate the card….
Hope you liked this card….
P

Post#197 – Girl With Balloons Birthday Card

I have recently started using the card size of 4.5″x 5.75″ and I quite like it and plan to use this size often from now on…..especially for cards that I feel would otherwise have looked too full on a standard size card and might not justify the design….
The card base is a bright red one…and the top layer is made from watercolour paper that has been die cut from the largest stitched rectangle die….I then used peerless watercolours to  create a light background for the card….
Once the top layer was dry I stamped all the balloons and strings on it…on a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped and coloured in the little girl and cut it out…I have used adhesive squares to adhere the image onto the card to give it a bit of dimension….
I then die cut the scripty word ‘happy birthday’ using a gold cardstock and placed it above the balloons…I have also added just a few golden star sequins on the balloons as embellishments…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#196 – Clutch Bag Style Gift Box

This box does look like a clutch bag,doesn’t it??I haven’t made boxes in a while because I’m running out of space to keep them….but I ‘had’ to try this one out… 🙂
It’s an excellent tutorial and the box is quite a good size and looks so pretty…..
I have used a plain aqua cardstock for the top cover and a double sided printed paper for making the inside base of the box…The ribbon matches the box cover and so do the adhesive pearls that I used to decorate the box…
Hope you liked my box……
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Post#195 – New Home Congratulations Card

I have only ever made one more new home congratulations card before this one…..and that was for my friend, quite a few years ago….it’s so exciting to get congratulatory messages and cards from friends and family when you buy your home…for most people a home is the biggest investment they will ever make in their lifetime…
For this card I chose a dark purple textured card base….all three layers are plain white which have been die cut using the stitched rectangles dies….on the middle layer I have used used various distress inks to create a watercolour effect..the top layer has a key stamped with gold pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder….I punched a hole near the top of the key and threaded some thin cord from it….
Once all the layers were properly adhered to the card,I stamped the sentiment on the 2nd layer and also stamped the words home sweet home on separate pieces of paper and adhered them using adhesive squares…I have used a few sequins to decorate the card as well….
Hope you liked this card….
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Post#194 – Spotty Background Card

Today I’m sharing a bright card which was pretty quick to make…..I like making these kind of cards when I want to try out a colour scheme…..or when I’m totally out of ideas…..which happens a lot more than I like…
The card base is plain green and the top layer is white….on the top layer I have stamped various sizes of circles using purple,green and orange dye inks….I then stamped and die cut a small tag and placed the ‘celebrate’ word die on it and added a ribbon as well….
I have also added two strips of foil cardstock at the top of the card…and a few small rhinestones to decorate the card as well…
Hope you liked this card….
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Post#193 – Distress Inks Lifting Technique Card

Whenever I learn something new from a tutorial,I usually do a trial and then plan out the actual project…today’s card was a trial which turned out pretty great so I went ahead and finished the card with it…
So I have white heat embossed the image,then covered the whole top layer liberally with dusty concord distress ink…with a brush and water,I painted the inside of the flowers,stems and leaf….this lightened the colour and once dry I painted in the flowers with picked raspberry and the stems with mowed lawn distress ink….
I heat embossed the sentiment with white heat embossing powder as well….rounded two corners of the top layer and the card base….and decorated the card with a few adhesive white pearls…
If you like playing with distress inks then you should try this technique as well….

Hope you liked my card….

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Post#192 – Simple Thank You Card

Today I’m sharing a simple card made by using an embossing folder and white ink on Vellum paper….and using just two shades of blue and plain white….
The card base is 5×5 inches light blue textured cardstock….the first is dark blue and the next layer is white embossed cardstock…
Then I used white StazOn ink to stamp on vellum paper using a stamp from EK Success Punch Pairings set called Floral Doodle….I adhered the stamped and slightly coloured in image onto a dark blue base with the help of small white brads and then attached it to the card…
This card didn’t take too long to make and still looks pretty nice and neat….
Hope you liked it…
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Post#191 – Distress Inks Background Thank You Card

I just love how many different ways you can use distress inks….and almost all results are unique…..and it’s so much fun creating with them…
For this card I have used a plain yellow card base and rounded two opposite corners….then I cut watercolour paper to size and started preparing for my unique print….all I needed was 4 mini distress ink pads and a rectangular stamping block…after stamping with the ink pads directly onto the block,I sprayed it with water and quickly stamped it onto the top layer….it was runny at a few places so I  simply absorbed the excess with a paper towel…
Once the inks were dry,I splattered a bit of bright twinkling H2O watercolour with a paint brush and dried it up with a heat gun…
The sentiment has been stamped and die cut and placed near the bottom of the card…and I have used  a lot of clear sequins in various sizes to fill up and decorate the card… 
Hope you liked this one….
P