9 Jul 2018

Birthday Card for her



Hello friends! Today’s card is based on current “Color Throwdown Challenge” which happens to be their 500th challenge! I had the exact patterned paper matching the cue colors.


Card design is simple with gold embossed and water colored flowers with few sequins ,sentiment on a vellum strip. I smooshed some navy blue on white panel to tie the design together.


It turned out rather busy than I had envisioned it! Lesson learnt, need care while using a pattern paper with bold designs!

Supplies used :
Patterned paper:Femina (Papericious)
Stamps: Magnolias for her (Altenew),doodled flowers(PABD)
Inks:versamark watermark ink,Gold Embossing powder(Ranger)
Akashiya sai water color brush pens,
Clear sequins (Studio katia)

Linking it to :
Color Throwdown #500
Water cooler Wednesday Challenge 

Seize the Birthday Challenge:Sequins

All sorts challenge : #475 In my garden(my card has flowers)
4 Crafty Chicks :#410 Birthday 
CropStop : July Link party 

3 Jul 2018

CASEing STAMPlorations Girl once again !


I was inspired by this beautiful card by Helen Gullett .

I created the background by smooshing black & grey ink on the card base and then stamping the text lightly. I choose two circular frames and layered the flowers on them.


How did you like my take on Helen’s card?


Thanks for dropping by my blog today .

Supplies used:
Stamps :  Blossoms Sprays #2-Dee’s Artsy Impressions(STAMPlorations), circles(spellbinders), Hope and Thanks(Poppy stamps)
Inks: Memento London fog, tuxedo black, Jet Black Archival Ink

Linking it to:
STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Hop : CASEing Designers

Crafty Creations Challenge : #369 Anything goes
Incy Wincy Challenge :#flowers challenge

28 Jun 2018

Revisiting a technique


Few years back when I started craft blogging I religiously followed a Challenge blog “Technique Time Tuesday” run by Mynette Kitchen. Each challenge introduced me to a new technique and being a newbie, it benefited me immensely .One of the technique I learned was “Brick wall technique/Brick tile technique”, which I have used for today’s card. My previous card with this technique can be found here .


I also followed the layout of this wonderful card designed by Julie Beech for STAMPlorations. My initial plan of no line coloring went astray as I choose dark color for stamping the sunflowers. That led to even more dark colors for shadows and outlines.


After I was done with water coloring with distress inks and the panel was dry I flipped it and cut into squares, inked the edges and glued them on another panel. It was like solving a jigsaw puzzle!


Finished off the card with a gold embossed sentiment on vellum and supporting one on a strip of cardstock.


Supplies used:
Stamps-  Sketched Sunflower (STAMPlorations), Wising you with Eveline T Designs(Winnie& Walter)
Inks :Mustard seeds, scattered straw, wild honey Distress Inks,Jet black Archival Ink,Versamark watermark ink,
Rangers Gold embossing Powder


Linking it to :
STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Hop : CASEing Designers


Time out Challenges-Warm (Warm colors)


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : Anything goes
Color Throwdown #499

25 Jun 2018

CASEing Shery


Back to forals ! STAMPlorations is celebrating its 5th Birthday and we have a chance to join in the party by CASEing one of the designers .


I loved many cards shared by the team and was particularly drawn towards this card by Sherry (owner of STAMPlorations).She creates Awesome one layered cards and I love her style.


Mine is neither monochromatic nor one layered. Rather than copying it as it is I have varied it slightly.


I have tried this technique of coloring flowers with grid many times( on thisthis and this card) only difference is that  I have a grid stamp now .
The sentiment is from two different stamp sets.Do tell me me if you like this card .Thanks for the visit.

Supplies used :
Stamps : Classic Calla Lilies(STAMPlorations),Bloom together(Studio Katia),Doodled blooms(Jane’s doodle),pixels (Mudra)
Inks :Jet Black Archival Ink
Water colors : Akashiya watercolor brush pens

Linking it to :
STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Hop : CASEing Designers


The Flower Challenge #21 Use a Previous Challenge (I choose spotlight stamping- Jan 18)




The Twisted Challenges :  #1 Checkered Florals.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : bright and Cheerful
Addicted to Stamps and More : #297 Make your mark 


9 Jun 2018

Inspired by Mini Album !


Lately I have been pinning lot of mini album on my pin board, I just love the use of graphics, embossing, vellum, stitching and most the light organic water color look! So you get what’s the inspiration behind today’s card .Its a mini (3*4) gate fold card.


I went for cool color scheme, inspired by the beach/ocean (My interpretation of holidays, ideal summer vacation!)Distress Ink swooshing on bg  followed by light stamping. Stitched the vellum piece and decorated with embellishments.I found a perfect U pin in my stash , doesn't it look like a star fish ?


This is how I have tied the sentiments with birthday theme.A bit hurried attempt at writing the sentiment. 


Supplies used:
Stamps: Tim holtz cling stamp set, pixel set(Mudra),numbers rubber stamp
Inks: Versamark embossing ink, jet black archival Ink, Cracked pistachio & peacock feathers Distress Ink.

Linking it to:
Color Throwdown: #496
Shopping our stash :#357 My favorite things (Embossing on vellum and watercolors)
TimeOut Challenge: #111 Holidays

CAS WaterColor Card Challenge: Ocean

Seize the Birthday : Beach Birthday.

6 Jun 2018

Beautiful moments



For it’s the little moments that matter most! 
Yet another card for guys well not pure masculine ! It can be gifted to anyone. Along with non floral stamps I also wanted to use colored cardstock. Ended up inking it to make it look bright!


Used the pixels stamp (apt name!) to create a grid on the background and the camera image is heat embossed on vellum.


I recently found few embellishments which I had for years .Used them to decorate this card. Would love to now If you like this card !

Supplies used :
Stamps : Tim holtz cling stamp,Pixels clear stamp(Mudra)
Inks : Black archival Ink,clear embossing powder,Twisted citron Distress Ink

Linking it to:
Paru’ Card Making Challenge :Masculine


CAS on Friday : #134 Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers : #213 for boy/man
Craft Stamper Magazine : June take it make it challenge 
Simon says Wednesday Challenge : Anything goes 

4 Jun 2018

You Rock !


I love to watercolor color and I often reach for my floral stamp for doing so .Which results in very less (almost none) masculine cards. Time to create some and show some love to non-floral stamp from my stash!


I followed a sketch for this card. Started by heat embossing the image on vellum and then layered it on a ink smooshed paper scrap. For the background I went with strips (equaliser ,some effort to relate it with musical theme) I guess rainbow strips would have looked better !What do you think ?

Supplies used :
Stamps : Rock it(Visible image), Strips 2(Winnie & Walter ), Mix Mash (Happy little Stamper )
Inks : Black archival Ink,clear embossing powder,Twisted citron & peacock feathers  Distress Ink

Linking it to:
Simon says Stamp Mondays Challenge : Masculine
Paru’ Card Making Challenge :Masculine


CAS(E) this Sketch #274

CAS on Friday : #134 Embossing
Stamping sensation June Anything goes 



25 May 2018

Happy Birthday



Hello..I am glad to share a decent looking card today .After struggling a lot and discarding many cards I managed this one which is a repetition of previous design shared here.


I am in so love with this floral stamp, Its  beautifully designed ! Started by stamping the floral spray on black cardstock with white pigment ink and stamped blooms again on watercolor cardstock. Colored, fussy cut and popped with foam tape.


Heat embossed the sentiment and finished off with few sequins.

Supplies used :
Stamps: Blossoms Sprays #2-Dee’s Artsy Impressions( STAMPlorations),Happy Birthday – Mudra Craft Stamps
Inks : Colorbox Pigment ink –white, Shaded lilac Distress Ink,

Linking it to:
ModSquadChallenge : Florals –Pop-up and Bling
CAS-ual Fridays : CFC #200 –Birthday Celebration 

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge –Use more than One stamp
Crafty Creation Challenge- #367 Anything goes 
Shopping Our Stash -#355 April Showers Bring May Flowers.


21 May 2018

Birthday card


A simple card today ,well not quite simple,could not resist layering ;) I have bought many floral stamp just for watercoloring and haven't put them too use.This gerbera is one of them.As happens most of the time I intended for light and airy pink but ended with darker one !
Added few sequins and gold strips to embellish the card and mdae a matching envelope to go with it.


supplies used:
Stamps:In Bloom-Addie's garden(Winne& Walter),Stringy sentiments(PABD)
Ink-Cracked pistachio ,twisted citron,London fog(memento)
watercolors- Camlin Artist Water colors,Akashiya watercolor brush pens
The bg is a freebie(Winne& Walter)

Linking it to :
Uniko challenge #47- Photo Inspiration.

The Paper Players : PP394 Clean & Simple


All sorts Challenge : Happy 9th Birthday
CAS on Sunday #133 Birthday card