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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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Simon Says Add Shimmer!


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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Animal Magic Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

ADD SOME SHIMMER 

We are showcasing Lindy's Gang 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. The lovely people at Lindy's Gang sent all of the DT a parcel of samples to use, thank you so much, we really appreciate them!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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I love Lindy's Gang products. I received the Mermaid Seashells Magical set. Gorgeous watercolour pigments in cute jars. Love the intensity of the colours and shimmer in them. Thanks you so much for the lovely products. Appreciate your generosity. This is my first time using such pigments and had great fun with it. I made couple of cards using them.

Thanks shimmer card

For both my cards, I used Simon Says Stamp Leaves cling background stamp. I put a pinch of the powders from the Mermaid Seashells Magical set on my watercolour palette and added few drops of water to make a viscous paste so I was able to brush the colours using watercolour brush on to the leaves background stamp. I used Azure Sea Asters, Cocklebells Corall, Glory of the Sea Gold and Sea Mint Green pigments. I randomly applied the colours and blended them. Since I was using them for the first time, I was slow in applying. The colours dried on me but I was able to bring them back by spritzing water on them as they are watercolours. I stamped on Strathmore watercolour paper. Wow! That was gorgeous to see the colours with shimmer.  There was enough pigment on the stamp that I spritzed water on it to stamp on another watercolour paper. The impression was softer than the first which you can see on my second card. I thihnk if you like a softer look, you can go for another impression. There is enought pigment to get three images with just one application.

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I also sprayed clear shimmer on the both the panels to get extra shine on them. Once dry, I die cut the panels using Thanks Scallop border die from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut one panel horizontally and the other vertically. Since the border die has the sentiment already diecut on them, I didn't feel the need to add more sentiment. You could add a secondary sentiment if you like. For my horizontal card, I stamped the same leaves stamp using Simon Says Stamp embossing ink to get tone on tone background on the brown card base. I adhered the stamped die cut panel on the top of the card base, used natural twine to tie a bow and embelished with Rose Gold sequins.

Thanks shimmer card flat

For my second card, I used the the vertical stamped and die cut panel. You can see he colours are much softer than the previous card. This is second generation stamping. I love this because you can see some areas with intense colour and fading to the soft. Love that effect which also adds to the texture of the panel.

Thanks vertical card

I actually made this card first. So I adhered the panel on the brown card base. After adhering I felt the base below the stamped panel felt a bit plain. That is the reason I stamped the Leaves image with embossing ink to get the tone on tone effect for the previous card.  Just a variation. I like both though.

Thanks vertical closeup

I did exactly the same for this card as well. Used the natural twine to tie a bow on top of the card front and embellished with Rose gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hello Flamingo! Simon Says Stamp Among the Stars release!


Hello everyone, I am sharing a card I made using the flamingo background stamp set from Among the Stars collection released by Simon Says Stamp.

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I love flamingos and they are trendy at the moment. I can see them everywhere. In the newly released collection there is a beautiful flamingo background stamp which I have used on my card.

Hello flamingo card

I wanted to see pink flamingos and so used Simon Says Stamp Teenie Bikini, Hero Arts Fresh Peach and Soft Cantaloupe ink in ombre to ink the stamp and stamp on Neenah Solar white cardstock panel. I used MISTI to stamp so I could double stamp to get even coverage. Then I used Simon Says Stamp largest Stitched Rectangle Die to die cut the stamped panel.

Hello flamingo card closeup

For the focal point, I die cut a circle out of pink vellum paper. The sentiment is Painted Hello die from Simon Says Stamp which I die cut three time and stacked glued them for dimension. The feathers and twigs are from Oh Happy Day stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I gold heat embossed them on vellum cardstock and die cut them out using coordinating dies. I them adhered these behind the Hello die cut sentiment which is adhered on the vellum circle and the whole cluster is adhered to the stamped panel using foam adhesives. Finally embellished with gold sequins from Little Things by Lucy Bright Copper collection.

Hello flamingo card flat

I absolutely love this stamp set. I made lots of background panels using various techniques using this background stamp. Hoping to use them and make more cards. Will share as soon as I make them. Hope you like this card.

You can get all the new stamp set and dies from Among the Stars collection at Simon Says Stamp Store.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Simon Says Animal Magic!

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Hello, all! Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Thank you for joining us for the Father's Day/For A Guy Challenge! We loved seeing your fun and innovative designs this week! Please join us this week for our brand new challenge!
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher.
This week the challenge is...

ANIMAL MAGIC

We are looking to the animal kingdom for inspiration for our 'Animal Magic' projects! From butterflies to buffalos, kittens to kingfishers, we will be looking forward to see which animal you choose for your project!
Many of us have fur babies that are very much a part of our family and we would love to know what little critters live with you! Maybe you could add photo's of them on your post too!
We are showcasing Paper Smooches 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.
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This is my take on the Animal Magic challenge.

We are grateful #1

I have used We Adore You stamp set from Paper Smooches to make my card. My card is nearly one layer. I stamped the focal point image using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and stamped the rest of the background with the same image with Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. I copic coloured the focal image and outlined the background images using C1 marker. I grounded the focal image and adhered the sentiment strip using foam adhesives.

We are so grateful closeup

I embellished with Rose Gold 6mm and 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and adhered the panel on brown card base.

We are so grateful flat

I tried to colour the dog image on my card similar to my dog colour.  This is Charlie, my third child. Totally pampered pooch at home. We love him and cannot imagine life without him.


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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.


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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
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