Thursday, June 30, 2016

SSS Tropical Leaves!

Hey dear craft friends,

I am sharing couple of cards using SSS Tropical Leaves stamp set and coordinating dies from Among the Star collection. The moment I saw this set I really loved it and was waiting for them to arrive. When they arrived yesterday, I couldn't wait to ink them. 

Sending Big Hugs

In my package that arrived yesterday, I had bought the new Delicata Black Shimmer. I was desperate to try the ink. Although, I wanted to use the Tropical Leaves images in the traditional colours of greens and pinks, I decided not to because I want to use the black shimmer ink. So I went for a stylised design with black shimmer, gold and pastel pink colour combination. Also the inspiration for the colours came from the nail colours of my daughter Aditi and myself. I have Black sparkle in four of my finger nails and gold sparkle on the ring finger nail. My daughter has pink on her nails. We got them done today. Had a great bonding time!

On my first card I have stamped the leaves image from Tropical Leaves stamp set using Delicata Black Shimmer pigment ink, Delicata Gold pigment ink and Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu dye ink. I have layered my stamped images. Because the black and gold are pigment inks, I dried each layer before I stamped the next layer. Also make sure not to smudge the black pigment ink as it takes some time to dry. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings also stamped using Delicata Black Shimmer ink. This is essentially an one layer card except for the Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Absolutely love the black shimmer on the card. It is subtle but just beautiful especially under the light.

Sending Big hugs flat

For the second card, I went one step further and added die cuts to give dimension.

Happy Birthday #1

So I stamped the leaves from Tropical Leaves stamp set similar to the first card. Then I also stamped a bunch of them using all the three colour on scrap piece of paper and die cu them out using the coordinating dies. Then adhered them in clusters using foam adhesives. Trimmed off the over hangs. Stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings and embellished with Sparkly Clear sequins.

Happy Birthday flat

Love love the Tropical Leaves stamp set and coordinating dies and the Delicata Black Shimmer ink.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Guest Designing at My Favorite Things Blog - Day #3

This is my second post for the day. My Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge post is HERE!

Hello everyone,

Welcome back! This is the final day of my guest designing at My Favorite Things Blog. I have couple of cards shared at the MFT blog, one of which I am sharing here with you.

I was inspired byKimberly Crawford’s Peek a Boo window card. So I wanted to recreate it with my own twist to it. My twist is: I have added a shaker component to the window!

Hello Friend

I started with making the window shaker element for the card. I die cut the die namics Birch Treewith Smooth White cardstock. Sponged Hickory Smoke distress inks to give a bit more realistic birch tree look. I die cut a Wonky Stitched frame using two Wonky Stitched Rectangle die namics and Kraft cardstock. I adhered a clear acetate sheet behind the Wonky Stitched frame then the birch trees die cuts. I also adhered couple of birds stamped, copic coloured die cut from Sweet Forests Friends stamp set. I also created another frame using Stitched Wonky Rectangledie namics and adhered acetate sheet behind it.

Hello Friend #1

On a Kraft card base, I die cut a window on the card front using the second rectangle die namics. I adhered the birch tree panel I created on the card front using foam adhesives. After adding the Woodland Seed Beads, I adhered the second Stitched Wonky Frame panel behind the card front giving the window shaker box. I love this. So cool!

Hello Friend #2

On the inside of the card, I die cut the largest Stitched Wonky rectangle die namics using SmoothWhite cardstock, sponged Faded Jeans and Peacock Feather distress inks on the background. Then I die cut the die namics Stitched Valley using Sour Apple cardstock, sponged Mowed Lawn distress ink and adhered on the bottom of the panel. I also added stamped copic coloured and die cut fox, deer and bunnies images from Sweet Forest Friends stamp set. The Birch Tree die namics also has these cute little leaves dies. I die cut them using Smooth White cardstock, sponged  autumn colours using distress inks and adhered them randomly on the landscape. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Forest Friend Stamp set on the top of this panel using Black LicoriceHybrid ink. For the front, I stamped the sentiment also from Sweet Forest Friend on Smooth White card strip, die cut using one of the dies from dienamics Blueprints 29 and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally embellished with Rose Gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Hello friend flat #1

Hope you like my card. Head over to My Favorite Things Blog to see the other card. I throughly enjoyed working as Guest Designer for MFT blog and very thankful for the opportunity!

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Simon Says Anything Goes!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Add Some Shimmer Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is


We are showcasing Art Impressions Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
Here is my card for the challenge.

Turtle card

I absolutely love these cute stacked animal stamp set from Art Impressions. I have used Art Impressions Turtle Stackers on my card. I have simple stamped these in three columns using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. I then coloured them using copic markers, added highlights using white gel pen. I also added blue haze around the images to make them pop out of card. I then die cut the panel using the largest of the Stitched Rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. Stamped the sentiment on the top left corner using SSS Intense Black Ink and enbellished with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkly Clear sequins. Here is a closeup. I love the smile on all these cute turtles.

Turtle card closeup1

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out.

Simon Says Stamp
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Life is meant to be enjoyed! Day #2 Guest Designing at MFT

Hello and welcome back! This is my second day of guest designing at My Favorite Things Blog.
I am sharing two more cards at the blog using Pure Innocence stamp sets. Here is one of the cards I shared today.

Life is meant to be enjoyed

I started with stamping and copic colouring the images from Pure Innocence Fun in the Sun stamp set. Then I hand cut them out as I don’t have the matching die. If you have the matching die, die cut the images using them. I used one of the flowers from the Sweet ForestFriends stamp set to stamp and add pattern to the girl’s bathers.

For the background, I trimmed two Tim Holtz watercolor paper to the size of the card front. I sponged Peacock Feather, Evergreen Bough and Blueprint Sketch distress inks on both the watercolour papers.  I spattered clean water on both of them and dabbed the water off with a cloth to get texture on the panels. One panel I adhered on a Smooth White card front. I ran the second panel into my die cut machine using the Oval Shadows die namics.  I adhered these oval shadows randomly to achieve waves, extra dimension as well as texture to the card front. I brushed clear shimmer using Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen. 

Life is meant to be enjoyed closeup

I adhered the images from the Fun inthe Sun stamp set using foam adhesives. The sentiment is simply stamped on a strip of Smooth White cardstock, trimmed fishtail end and adhered. Finally embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Cobalt, Aquamarine and Ocean Spray sequins.

Life is meant to be enjoyed flat

Check out MFT Blog for the second card. Hope you like this one.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Oink! Guesting at My Favorite Things Blog!

Hey everyone,

I am super thrilled to share that I am guest designing at My Favorite Things. Yay! I am a big fan My Favorite Things designs. So when I was asked to guest design. I was not only thrilled but honoured. Thank you so much for the opportunity and generosity. I thoroughly enjoyed creating many projects using the newly released products. Today I am sharing couple of cards at MFT Blog. I am sharing one of the card here. Check out MFT blog for the other. Hope you like them.

This is one of my favorite card so far this year. I created a swing card using die namics Flop Card - Oval and Hogs Heaven stamp set and coordiating dies.

Hello Oink!

I created a side open card base with Primitive Cream card stock. On the entire card base, including the insides and back of the card, I stamped the Small Brick Background stamp using Natural Premium Hybrid Ink. I sponged distress inks on the edges on all four sides of the card base, and then I used the Flop Card – Oval Die-namics to make the flop card front.
I stamped all the images (some twice) from the Hog Heaven stamp set on Smooth White card stock with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and then I coloured them all with markers. Using the coordinating Die-namics, I die cut them and then die cut a few of the Oval Shadows Die-namics using Primitive Cream Card Stock. Next, I sponged the edges with distress inks.
Hello Oink side #1

For the focal point on the card front, I die cut the stitched oval die from the Flop Card  – Oval Die-namics using Primitive Cream Card Stock and then sponged distress inks on the edges and centre of the oval. To create the landscape layers, I used Sour Apple Card Stock and the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics and sponged distress ink on them. Then I layered them on the oval die cut and trimmed off the overhang with scissors. Next, I adhered the oval shadow, two potted flowers, and the dancing hog using foam tape, and then I stamped oink using black ink and adhered the finished oval to the front of the flop element.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment on Primitive Cream card stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, die cut it using one of the dies from Blueprints 29, applied distress inks to the edges, and adhered it to the card front.
Hello Oink Inside
For the focal point on back of the swing element, I did a similar process except I used the fence image, the hog with the heart, and few of the tiny flowers. Next, I stamped the sentiment on Primitive Cream Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and die cut it using one of the flags from Blueprints 29. Finally, I adhered the finished oval to the back side of the flop element.
For the inside of the card, I die cut the stitched rectangle from Blueprints 29 from Primitive Cream Card Stock, sponged distress ink on the edges, and adhered it on the inside of the card. Then I adhere a few more images from the Hog Heaven stamp that I had coloured with markers and die cut. Finally, I embellished the card with Rose Gold sequins.

Hello oink inside flat
I thoroughly enjoyed making this card! It was totally outside the box for me as I generally do not make such detailed cards. A bit of adventure, but I love how it turned out.
Check out MFT Blog for the second card and how I made that one. The second card also has an element which is outside the box. Hope you like that one.
You can find all the supplies I used on my card at MFT Store.
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