Stay Awesome My Friend

I am sharing a card for all my awesome friends today…I have connected with so many amazing and talented crafters all over the world and even though I haven’t been able to post anything on my blog for almost a month now, these lovely friends have been inspiring me with their beautiful creations…
I have been making cards – and even started on Christmas cards – but haven’t been able to click pictures of these cards for my blog posts…but with the days getting longer, I am hoping that I will be able to keep up with things from now on…

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I first used Distress inks and the city scene stencil to create the background for my card…I have used chipped sapphire, hickory smoke and tumbled glass shades here…I adhered this panel to a plain white card base…
I stamped the hot air balloon on a separate piece of white cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating die and placed it on the card front using some adhesive foam squares for dimension….I stamped the sentiment on a thin strip of white cardstock and adhered it on the card as well…and finally I added a few clear confetti sequins to embellish my card..

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

Pri

You’re In My Thoughts

My card today is a simple one with no layers at all…it might seem like an easy one and I would agree that it didn’t take much time but this was my third try….I ruined the first one because I didn’t have my heat gun ready to dry the smooshed ink quickly so the paper warped…and then on the second one all the ink from my fingers got on the white section of my card front which I wanted to leave nice and clean…well, they do say ‘third time’s a charm’ for a reason…..I was definitely inspired by Therese Calvrid ( Lost In Paper) to create this card and I now know how much practice, patience and planning is needed to make even a simple card look nice..!!

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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

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

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

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 Birthday Ma!

It’s my mum’s 60th birthday today and I’m sharing the card I made for her…fingers crossed it has reached her by now…I was very careful with my colour choices for this card and wanted it to look elegant and beautiful as well…

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I first die cut the top layer of my card from a light grey textured cardstock using a dotted rectangle die and adhered it to a plain white card base…I started on my flowers and leaves stamping next…
I used my Misti and placed the all layers of the Build-a-flower Rose stamp on it and stamped them using various shades of Altenew crisp dye inks…I tried it out on white cardstock as well as a pale blue one and decided to use the pale blue for all my stamping…the Glad press-n-seal came in handy to easily place the flower and leaves on my card front once I was happy with the arrangement of all the elements…

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I used Altenew Caps Alphabet die to die cut the word Ma (that’s what I call my mum) from white cardstock as well as white craft foam and layered them before adhering them on the card front…just above this I added a label with happy birthday stamped on it…
To embellish my card I have used some clear confetti sequins…

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Thank you so much for spending a bit of your precious time on blog today…Hope you will have a blessed and happy day ahead…Happy crafting..!!

Pri

Thanks From The Bottom Of My Heart

The card I’m sharing today is my entry for Time Out Challenge #100…I took a longer blog break than I had intended and that was mostly because I had a sort of a ‘blank’ when I started crafting  again…I saw many videos and tutorials but still was unable to come up with a workable card idea…and finally the only thing that worked was creating cards for a few different challenges…here is the first one…

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For this challenge we were asked what we were thankful for…I am really thankful for the awesome support and positive encouragement that I receive from family and friends(this includes all my online crafty friends)…I am also very thankful for all the wonderful crafters who love to share their knowledge and skill with everyone who wants to learn….
This card didn’t take too long to create once I had the idea and the simple layout planned…I used Distress Inks to cover the background panel and then embossed it with the quilted embossing folder…I have used spiced marmalade,mustard seed and squeezed lemonade shades of ink here…I adhered this panel to the front of a plain black card base…

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Using a thick black cardstock,I die cut the damask pattern and placed it on the card front…the sentiment and a few hearts were stamped on a separate piece of white cardstock,cut out and then adhered to the card front using adhesive foam of various thickness…and finally I have used clear confetti sequins to embellish my card…

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today…hope you will have a very happy and blessed day ahead..!!

Pri

Hippo Bird-Day

The card I’m sharing today looks like a shaker card and could’ve easily been made one too but I decided not to add the acetate and see how it turns out…I love these cute hippos from MFT Stamps and I have tried my best to keep the focus on them by not creating a busy background as well as adding some dimension using foam tape….

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I started by deciding the space where I wanted my rectangle ‘window’ and die cut it from a white top layer…I then lightly marked that space on the card front and sponged in some Distress Inks to create the background…I have used twisted citron and squeezed lemonade ink shades..

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I stamped the sentiment on the top panel and then adhered some adhesive foam tape behind this panel and adhered it to the card front…

On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped and coloured in the images of the Hippos,the cupcakes,the balloons as well as a little bird…I cut these images out and adhered most of them using liquid glue and the baby hippo using some adhesive foam squares…

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I then adhered small clear star sequins all over the background and a few clear confetti sequins to embellish the top layer…

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look at my card today…Hope these Happy Hippos made you happy too…Happy crafting…!!

Pri

Sending Hugs

I really like the lacy background stamp that I have used in this card and wanted it to be the main focus…so I repeat stamped it using a few shades of pink and a few shades of blue dye inks…

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I die cut a white panel using the pierced rectangle die and then repeat stamped the lacy border using the following shades of Altenew crisp dye inks – cotton candy,puffy heart,coral berry,persian blue,caribbean sky and arctic…the Misti stamping tool came in very handy for this one..I then wrapped a piece of silver string around this panel quite a few times before adhering it to a light blue textured card base…
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I then started on the sentiment for this card…I took a piece of white cardstock and covered it with two of the inks shades that I used to create the background – cotton candy and coral berry and die cut the word ‘hugs’ from it as well as some blue craft foam and layered it before adhering it to the card front…I stamped the word sending on a small white strip and adhered it there as well…

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To embellish my card I have used some clear confetti sequins in various sizes and my card was ready…
Thank you so much for visiting today…Have a lovely & blessed day ahead….Happy crafting…!!
Pri

A Baby Card For Altenew September Inspiration Challenge

I had made floral themed cards for the past couple of inspiration challenges that I participated in, so for the Altenew September Inspiration Challenge I decided to create a baby girl congrats card using the colours from the photo by Sveta Fotinia…

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Here is the inspiration photo and I chose to use the colours from the flowers for my card…
On a plain white top panel, I stamped the tiny images from the stamp set and randomly stamped them using the challenge colours to create the background..I used the following Altenew dye inks – frayed leaf, puffy heart, cotton candy, frosty pink, coral berry ,cosmic berry and carribean sky…
I adhered this top panel to a plain white card base and die cut the word ‘congrats’ from pink glitter cardstock as well as pink craft foam using Altenew script word die and layered them before adhering them to the card front…I also added a narrow strip of the same glitter cardstock at the top of my card…
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On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped and coloured in the cute onesie and cut it out before placing it on my card, just above the die cut sentiment..I used some craft foam underneath for a bit of dimension…
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To embellish my card, I used a few sparkling clear confetti sequins as well as a silver string tied up into a bow at the top of the card…I also added a tiny butterfly to the onesie which I punched from the same glitter cardstock as the die cut sentiment..
Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my card….Hope you will have lovely & blessed day ahead…Happy crafting..!!
Pri