Alcohol Inks Rainbow Background – Happy Birthday Wishes

Last week we and our city suffered the after effects of almost record breaking downpour and really bad weather…one of our rooms got flooded too and my home has been a mess ever since…and it’s quite cold too..so I thought that a rainbow card was just what I needed to cheer me up…!!

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I simply dropped some alcohol inks on Yupo paper and set it aside to dry…..and once dry I cut it to size for a front panel and adhered it to a plain white card base…
Next, I die cut the word happy twelve times from thick white card stock so that I could layer the six die cuts that I needed for my card….I adhered these die cut words in a sort of a pattern on the card front…

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I stamped and coloured in the bunny and the banner and then die cut them before adhering them to the card…I also added a die cut sentiment banner with ‘birthday wishes’ stamped on it…and finally to embellish my card I added quite a few white Nuvo drops…
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Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my card….Have lovely & blessed day ahead…Happy crafting..!! 

Pri

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

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

Cute Dragons Birthday Wishes

The dragon wishes stamp set by Mama Elephant has really cute tiny dragon images and some awesome sentiments…I wanted to make this one a birthday card so used the sentiment stamp from another set but I plan to use those sentiments with their other dragon stamp set soon…

I created the background panel first…I started by stamping the starry background stamp on the white panel using watermark ink and then heat embossing it with clear embossing powder…I then sponged in Distress Oxide inks to cover the whole panel…I have used hickory smoke,black soot and seedless preserves here…
I stamped the sentiment using onyx  black Versafine ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder as well..I adhered this panel to a plain white card base.. 

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Once the dragon images were stamped,coloured in and die cut,I placed them on my card front…and to embellish my card,I die cut some starts from silver foil cardstock and adhered them to the card front…

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog today…Have a lovely & blessed day ahead….Happy crafting…!!
Pri

You Brighten My Day

I’m sharing a simple watercoloured card today…I have been practicing with my Aqua markers these days and I feel that I can water colour in smaller images better with these markers and a water brush rather than colouring directly with a paint brush…also I was quite happy that I was able to keep my front panel clean and smudge free… 🙂

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I started by stamping and heat embossing the large image on a watercolour cardstock front panel..I then coloured it in with the Spectrum Aqua markers and a water brush and once dry,I embossed  the edges using the double stitched rectangle die….I stamped the sentiment on using Altenew tide blue crisp ink and then adhered this panel onto a plain white card base…

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On a separate piece of watercolour cardstock,I stamped and heat embossed the two butterfly images and coloured these with Aqua markers as well and then cut them out and placed them on my card using some adhesive dots…and finally I used my clear sparkle pen to add a bit of shimmer to the images…

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Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my card today…Hope you will have a wonderful day ahead…Happy crafting…!!

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

The Cutest Repeat Stamped Background!

Mama Elephant stamp company keeps coming out with these cluster of images stamp sets like cats,snowmen,etc….and when they came out with the one with the cutest puppies ever,I knew just had to have this set…I also wanted to keep my first card using this set quite simple and quick….and that’s exactly how it went..

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On a plain white front panel,I stamped the first time near the base and masked it before stamping again just above it…I had to stamp the image 3 times to cover the front panel which didn’t take much time at all…I coloured in just one of the dogs on the panel and adhered it to my card base…

I then die cut a frame from light blue glitter cardstock and adhered it to the card front…

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Next,I die cut the words ‘happy’ and ‘wishes’ from the same blue glitter cardstock as well as some copper coloured glitter cardstock and layered them in a way that the top layer is prominent while the bottom layer slightly ‘peeks’ from underneath like a shadow…I did the same thing with the hearts that I did cute to embellish my card..

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Don’t you think these pups are simply adorable??

Thank you for visiting my blog today…hope you day is happy and blessed…happy crafting..!!

Pri

Happy Valentine’s Day – Two Cards

I’m sharing two cards today….the first one has two cute love ‘birds’ on it and I have used a cross stitch die cut panel in this one…my second card could be given by a person who is a car/driving enthusiast to their partner… 🙂

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Now I’m not into embroidery and stuff…I have tried to learn some from my mum and done a few bits and things a loooonggg time ago but I guess I don’t have the skill and patience for it…so when I started the cross stich panel for my card,I knew I wasn’t ever going to be able do the whole panel…so I just did two borders and stopped…I die cut this panel and kept it aside…

I then die cut a white front panel and covered it with candies apple Distress Oxide ink…I adhered it to a plain white card base and then placed the cross stitch panel on it..

On a separate piece of cardstock,I stamped and coloured in the cute birds and then cut them out and placed the on the panel facing each other..I also added some googly eyes on these birds…I adhered the stamped sentiment label and then added a few hearts to my card..

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I used a textured grey cardstock for the base of my second card and then die cut the top panel slightly smaller than the card base…I covered this panel with candied apple Distress Oxide ink as well and then stamped ‘vroom vroom’ repeatedly and randomly on it using Altenew limestone dye ink…I stamped the sentiment using black ink and then adhered this panel on the card front..

On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped the car image using Altenew starlight dye ink and die cut it using the coordinating die…I placed it on the card using some adhesive foam squares and then added some clear sequins to embellish it…

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If you celebrate Valentine’s day, then I hope you have your cards,flowers,gifts,chocolates etc ready and/or sorted by now… 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by today…Have a blessed day…Happy crafting..!!

Pri

Alcohol Ink Background Birthday Card

My card today has my very first alcohol ink background….after my successful previous effort with my alcohol marker reinker,I decided to get some ‘proper’ alcohol inks…and my goodness how addictive they are…there were so many colours to choose from but I chose to start my collection with some bright colours – no surprises there….

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After my background was ready and completely dry,I stamped and gold heat embossed the large doily image…I then used a dotted rectangle die to die cut the top layer and adhered it to a plain white card base…
I die the word smile from light pink card cardstock as well as pink craft foam and adhered it to the card front…I stamped the rest of my sentiment on a die cut banner from the same light pink cardstock and adhered it just below..
On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped and coloured in the little fairy image and cut it out before placing it on my card…and finally to embellish my card I have used some light pink sequins…

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Thank you  for visiting my blog today…Have a lovely & blessed day ahead….Happy crafting…!!

Pri

Foil Background Card For Timeout Challenge #101

I got a bit carried away trying out foiling (successfully) for the first time that I almost missed my submission for Time Out Challenge #101…..somehow all my previous attempts at foiling failed until I followed a video tutorial shared by Linda (A Happy Scramper) a couple of months ago…if you only want to see the foiling part skip to 1:27 on the video….

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I first used a stencil and Deco Foil transfer gel and applied a thin layer on a cardstock panel…once dry( a few hours),I cut a piece of gold foil transfer sheet same size as the panel and placed it between a folded sheet of baking paper and ran it through the hot laminator…I think in all my previous tries,I was using a thick paper which wasn’t letting the heat through and that’s why the foil wasn’t sticking… 
I then used black soot Distress Oxide Ink and sponged it all over the foiled panel and splattered some water for effect…I really like how this ink gave a slate kind of colour rather than black..
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Once the panel was added to the card base,I added a few thin strips of gold foil cardstock on it as well as a die cut word ‘happy’ from pink shimmer cardstock…I stamped the word birthday on a small gold label and adhered it above the die cut word…
On a separate piece of white cardstock I stamped the little dog and gift image,coloured it in and cut it out before placing it on my card front..

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I chose the image with a gift on it as this was the ‘inspired by words’ challenge by Time Out Challenges

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

Rawr Means "I Love You" In Dinosaur!!

While making the card I’m sharing today,I had a constant smile on my face….and that was not only because these Lawn Fawn dinosaurs are super cute and the sentiment is even sweeter…it was also because this card turned out exactly as I had planned(yay!!)…I did have the coordinating dies for the two stamp sets I used in this card,so that made things a bit easier too…

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I started by creating the background on my front panel with Distress Inks…I have used the following shades – antique linen,squeezed lemonade,wild honey and rusty hinge…I then used border dies and various plain coloured cardstock to create the clouds border for the top and hilly border for the bottom of the front panel…I used a large stitched rectangle die to cut of all the excess and finish off the panel neatly before adhering it to a plain white card base…

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On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped the images I wanted to use from the Lawn Fawn ‘Rawr’ and “Critters from the past’ stamp sets and coloured them in using my Spectrum Noir markers…once I die cut and placed all the images on my card front,I stamped the sentiment..

I did not use any embellishments in my card but I did use some glossy accents on the speech bubbly,the hearts and the bows and added quite a lot of white dots using a gel pen…

I am so glad you took a bit of time to visit my blog today..Hope you will have a happy and blessed day ahead..!!

Pri

A Christmas Pop Up Card

Today I’m sharing a colourful and festive pop up card…on the front there is a magical scene with sweet fairies and on the inside is a couple of sweet little dogs dreaming of a wonderful Christmas present..I also have a small video at the end of this post to show how my card looks when you open it..

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I started with a plain white card base and stamped some pine leaves using green ink…I then die cut a smaller panel from white cardstock and stamped the two fairies and the tree trunk house on this panel and coloured them in…I also stamped the sentiment and some snowflakes…and finally I sponged some seedless preserves Distress Oxide ink on the edges of this panel and adhered it to the card front..
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The inside layer covers the whole card and to make the edges a bit neater,I cut this layer slightly smaller than the card base…I then used Distress Oxide inks to completely cover it…I have used fossilised amber,spiced marmalade antique linen and wild honey and then splattered some  Gansai Tambi red gold watercolour…

I then used the pop up dies to create the sections on which to adhere my elements…I stamped the sentiment and adhered this layer inside the card…

After colouring in and die cutting some of the images from Lawn Fawn stamp set called Christmas dreams,I adhered them to the pop up backing sections…

Here is a small video of my card..If you are unable to view it on my blog,you could go to my Instagram or facebook page to view it..
So glad you stopped by to take a look at my card today….Hope you will have a beautiful and blessed day ahead…Happy Crafting..!!
Pri

Sending Warm Wishes – A Spinner Card

It’s the first day of December and I will be sharing a whole lot of Christmas cards in my posts until Christmas Day…for today’s post I am sharing a spinner card…this is my first every try so I wanted to keep it fairly simple even though I had been inspired by the Z Fold Spinner Card by Jennifer Mcguire..I also have a small video at the very end of my post to show you how this spinner works when the card is opened…

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I started by cutting the front panel to size and then using the Altenew grid stencil and Distress Oxide inks to create the background…I have used candied apple,abandoned coral and worn lipstick shades here…I then splattered,sprayed almost,a lote of water and quickly dabbed it with a paper towel…I also stamped the sentiment and embossed this panel with a stitched rectangle die…
I die cut a section in the middle of the front panel and die cut the same section in the card base…and because I wanted this die cut section to be the main focus,I die cut a gold frame from the nesting dies and inlaid it after I had the spinner part of the card ready…

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For the spinner element,I stamped and die cut the cute bear from Lawn Fawn For You Deer stamp set…I also stamped and die cut an extra of the back stamp making sure not to ink the tail…this was to create the front legs of the bear…I coloured in the images and added a gold string which passed between the front and back of the bear die cut…these strings are securely adhered between the front panel and the card base…

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Since the inside of the card is visible from the card front,I stamped lots of stars inside and coloured them in…

To decorate the card front I have simple adhered a few gold star sequins…

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Here is the video of my card…I really enjoyed creating it…If you are unable to view this video on my blog,you can view it on my Instagram or my Facebook page

Thank you so much for stopping by today..Hope you will have a happy and blessed day ahead..Happy crafting..!!

Pri

Rainbow Of Wishes

I wanted to make a card that wasn’t occasion specific and could be sent for any happy occasion to wish a loved one….I also wanted it to be a bright and colourful card – my favorite kind of card – as I’m planning to share only Christmas cards for December from my next post onwards…

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I started by cutting a white front panel to size and the using salty ocean Distress ink and the MFT mini cloud edge stencil to create a cloudy background…I then used an edge die to cut out the strips from coloured cardstock scrap pieces for the rainbow…
Once the rainbow pieces were adhered to the front panel,I die cut the word ‘Rainbow’ twice from white cardstock and layered them before adhering them onto the section where I had stamped the rest of the sentiment using black ink…I used my markers to colour every alphabet in the colours of the rainbow..
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I  die cut and adhered a white frame to the front panel and then adhered it to a plain white card base…then on a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped and coloured in the Hippo image and cut it out and placed him on the rainbow using some adhesive foam squares…I also applied some glossy accents on the hippo image for a bit of shine..and finally I added a few clear confetti sequins to embellish my card..
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Thank you for visiting my blog today…I hope you be able to find a few minutes to visit my blog in December when I will be sharing my Christmas cards…have a happy and blessed day today..!!
Pri