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Mama Elephant Santa’s Sleigh

Hello friends…today I’m sharing two similar cards but I made the backgrounds slightly different to see which one worked better with my layout..in the end, I decided I liked them both so went ahead and made one each..!!

I started by cutting kraft cardstock to size for the front panel and then used stencils and inks to create the hills background as well as the clouds background…I stamped the sentiments using Versamark ink and the heat embossed them using white embossing powder and adhered these panels to the card base… 
On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped and coloured in the images and then die cut them using the coordinating dies…I adhered the die cuts using some adhesive foam squares for a bit of dimension…I used a black fineliner pen to draw the reins…and finally to embellish my cards, I have added a few while Nuvo drops…

Thank you so much for your time today..hope you liked my cards…have a happy and crafty day ahead..!!

Pri

Autumn Leaf Shaker Card – Time Out Challenge #90

The theme for the new challenge at Time Out Challenges Blog is Autumn with the optional twist of speed stamping…I did time myself from start to finish and it took me 8 minutes and 43 seconds to create this card…which is well under the 10 minute limit given out for this challenge…this is definitely my fastest ever shaker card…

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I started with a textured apricot orange shade of cardstock for the card base and cut kraft cardstock to size for the top panel…I then die cut the leaf shape from this top panel and started to prepare the shaker element…

On a piece of white cardstock,I randomly sponged some Distress Oxide inks to create the autumnal look…I used vintage photo,lucky clover,antique linen and spiced marmalade shades here..I then adhered a piece of acetate behind the kraft panel…I then adhered adhesive foam tape to create a well for the shaker,added the sequins and added the inked panel to close the shaker well…

I did not add too many sequins as I wanted the inked background of the leaf to show a bit better…

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Once the shaker panel was ready and adhered to the card front,all I had to do was stamp the sentiment on a small strip of the same cardstock as the card base…I used lucky clover Distress Oxide ink for stamping and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and adhered it to the card front using some foam squares underneath…and as a final touch,I quickly made a bow from gold string and adhered it to the leaf using a glue dot…

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I never thought I could make a shaker card this fast…and it was so much fun creating this card with the timer running beside me…I think good planning was the key for me today…

So happy you stopped by my blog today…thank you for taking the time…have a happy and crafty day ahead..!!

Pri

Camp Create Day 1 – Die Cut Inlay

I always watch the MFT Camp Create videos as they are great technique videos and I learn so much…this time I feel confident enough to participate as well…for Day 1 of Camp Create, Barbara Anders showed the inlay die cut technique and challenged us to do the same…I really like this technique as even after adding so much to the card,we don’t add layers and/or bulk to it…here’s what I created…

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As a participant of Camp Create,I have earned this badge…

I started by die cutting some leaves from an olive green textured cardstock panel….I used two leaf dies from the wild greenery die-namics die set and repeat die cut to cover the whole panel…then using a bright citrus cardstock,I die cut the leaves again for inlaying them on the panel…I used double sided adhesive sheet to adhere the leaves onto the panel…

I cut the panel to size and die cut one end using a stitched scallop die and then started on the rest of the panel…

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Using a piece of Kraft cardstock same size as my card front and the same stitched scallop die,I die cut the section for the bottom…I die cut the word hugs from this panel and inlayed the word die cut from the same citrus green cardstock that I used for the leaves…I stamped the word ‘sending’ using black ink just above it…

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Finally,I adhered both the sections of the front panel onto a Kraft cardstock card base and adhered a few sequins to embellish my card…

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For today’s participation I have also earned this badge…can’t wait to see and create for the next four sessions…

I’m super glad you stopped by to take a look at my card….Hope you will have a beautiful day ahead…Happy crafting…!!

Pri

Happily Ever After – Pop Up Box Card

I wanted to make a pop up box card for a wedding or engagement…and I went straight for the MFT Knight In Shining Armor and Once Upon A Time stamp sets…these have been my all time most used stamps sets now…

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I started by die cutting Kraft cardstock for the card base using Lawn Fawn box card pop up die and then assembled it to make the box….I die cut the panels from a wedding themed double sided printed cardstock…the best part was that I was able to use both sides here..

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Once the base was ready and the panels were all adhered to the inside and outside of the box,I started to stamp and colour in all the images for my card…I then cut them out and also die cut a grassy border for the front as well as a couple of trees…

I adhered most images directly onto the inside panels and a couple of butterflies on thins acetate strips before adhering them to the panels..

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Finally,I stamped the sentiment on a kraft card strip and adhered it to the front flap using adhesive foam squares and added a couple of butterflies above it as well…

So happy you stopped by my blog today…Hope you will have a fabulous and happy day ahead..!!

Pri

Katzelkraft Dogs Rubber Stamps – Thinking Of You

As I shared in my previous post,for the next few posts I will be sharing cards I have made using Katzelkraft Dogs stamp set…and this is the second card that I created…four more to go.. 🙂

I chose a kraft cardstock card base for this card and cut the top layer from watercolour cardstock a fair bit smaller than the card front…I then used a few shades of yellow from my watercolour set to create an ombre effect on the top layer…once dry,I embossed this top layer using the rays embossing folder and stamped the sentiment on one side before adhering it to the card base..
I then stamped the dog image on a separate piece of cardstock and coloured it in using Spectrum Noir markers before cutting it out and placing it on the card…
Next I wanted the dog to be thinking of a something yum…so I cut out a stamped image of the  ribbon wrapped bone(which is a part of the stamp set) and placed it on a die cut thought bubble..I used vellum for this as well as the three hearts….
I did not use any embellishments in this card but I did use some glossy accents on the collar and eyes of the dog as well as on the bone…
Thank you so much for taking the time and visiting my blog today…Hope you will have a wonderful day ahead…!!
Pri
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Birthday Cards Using Acetate

It’s been a very long time since I’ve been planning to try out acetate cards…went through quite a few tutorials by card makers who shared great tips and techniques and felt I should give it a try…so I made two cards…the first one has an acetate panel in the front and the second one has a clear acetate front..


I have used kraft cardstock for my first card….I created a section to place the acetate and then adhered it to the card…I stamped  one sentiment on the card front and another one inside which can been seen through the acetate panel…

On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped three candles and cut them out and placed them on the card…I have also used glossy accents on the flames of these candles for a bit of shine…
To embellish this card I have wrapped a bit of gold string on the front and adhered some punched out tiny circles that seem like confetti which I have added on the inside of this card so they can be seen through the acetate panel…
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My second card has a full acetate front panel…I cut the acetate about half an inch longer than the card front so that once I scored it to size,I would be able to adhere the cardstock I used for the card back to it..

I stamped the little boy holding the large balloon and the sentiment on the panel using Stazon jet black ink…I don’t know if any other ink works on acetate but I know for sure that this one does…

Using Spectrum Noir markers I coloured in the images…you can see on the balloon that it didn’t work too well but it was ok on the small image…

I added a few silver star sequins to embellish this card…

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Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my cards today….Have lovely & blessed day ahead…!!

Pri

Cards For Friends

The card’s I’m sharing today have a common theme – they are for giving to friends – but the cards themselves are quite different from one another…in the first card I tried out light colours for the masked background and in the second card I have used kraft cardstock and a flower layering stamp set…


My first card is a simple one layer card and I have tried out the Masked Inking technique as shown in the tutorial by Jennifer McGuire..this is a great idea for adding depth and interest in a single layer card…

On a plain white card,I first stamped my images using black ink and coloured them in using light coloured pencils…I decided not to colour in the fairy itself so that it can stand out better and there are no colour clashes with the background….I then cut out masks for these stamped images and placed them on the card…
I then used some washi tape to mask two edges of the card and then used squeezed lemonade and salty ocean in the unmasked area taking care to slowly fade the colours near the top of the card and leave some white space as well….
Once all the masks were removed,the card was almost ready…all I had to do was add some Nuvo jewel drops to it…
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For my second card I have used a kraft cardstock card base and the same for the top layer….using a brown dye ink and the base layer of a layering flower stamp,I repeat stamped to create the background..I added a few dots with white gel pen in between the flowers…
I then stamped the sentiment on wide white strip of cardstock and stamped a flower next to it…after colouring in the flower using Prismacolor pencils,I cut out the excess cardstock leaving one section still connected to the sentiment section…
I stamped,coloured in and cut out another flower and placed it behind the sentiment before adhering it to the card front…just added a few Nuvo jewel drops to embellish this card..

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

Nuts Over Bolts About You

White Ink On Kraft – Thanks Card

The card I’m sharing today is a simple Thanks card…I keep thinking of ways for using Kraft cardstock with coloured cardstock…and for this one I chose a pink theme…
I started with a light pink card base and a kraft cardstock top layer…using white pigment ink and a large swirly pattern stamp on the kraft top layer – sorry this stamp set was unbranded so I don’t know the name or manufacturer – I repeat stamped the image to create the background…
I then die cut a small section for the top of the card using white cardstock and a stitched scalloped edge die..I also embossed this section and used seedless preserves distress ink lightly to  enhance the embossing…I placed the die cut sentiment ‘thanks’ using pink glitter cardstock and placed it along the edge of this section…
Once the top layer was ready and placed onto the card base,I used Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo crystal drops to embellish this card…
Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog today…Have a wonderful day ahead…!!
Pri
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