Chemistry with MFT for HLS water colour challenge – April 23

Namaste, welcome to my blog for April 23 water colour challenge. The theme of the challenge is Die cut. I actually wanted to use this cute set so made 2 cards. For more information on challenge and rules please visit here.

I loved these cute images from MFT and i coloured them with Zig markers. I wanted to keep the card simple with minimal layers. Used co-ordinating card base and didtress inks to blend on front panel. Sentiments are from Unenviable chemistry, i used essential speech bubble die for sentiments.

I also added few die cuts and stamped few images on the card front for texture and interest.

Thank you for visiting.. Let me know which one you liked among the two..

CAS birthday card AAA #45

Namaste, welcome to my blog. Its new calendar year and new challenge at AAA birthday challenge. The theme of the challenge is Anything goes with birthday theme. For more details visit blog here.

Ink blending was always my favourite technique. But right now all my ink pads are dry so i cant use them. Its story of every year so i stopped reinking them. But for the first challenge of the calendar year so I ink blended small piece of paper and die cut it to make my card center and stamped a small sentiment which fits perfectly in this small space.

I dry embossed the card panel and added the ink blended piece on card front. For interest i used silver thread behind the sentiment and few enamel dots.

Here is my card

Thank you for visiting.

CAS cards with dies – GD Crealise

Namaste, Swapna here with my next post for Crealise, First let me share something about crealise dies. They add so many extra inner dies so it becomes so easy to do die cutting fun. When you buy any interactive dies you will realize it.

Lets talk about my today’s post. Cards are self exploratory so not much photos.

Card 1

I used the sentiment Happy, horizontal one with the frame and ran through die cutting machine with different colour card stocks. Glued them on a panel diagonally. And before gluing the took sentiment printout and that was a task for me as a person who doesnt like computer works. Added few enamel dots for accent.

Card 2

I used vertical sentiment with inner die for this card. I used smaller panel for this card and kept gluing the sentiments, I actually ran out of die cuts so on the last line i added plain die cut so it gives enough space after sentiment. I scored diagonal lines on card base to added some texture and break all those vertical lines going on. Added few enamel dots as accents.

Card no 3

It’s the simplest as I had lot of plain die cuts I just arranged them on a panel and cut the panel in circle shape. And I took print out of sentiment on a coloured card stock and die cut it out to put on the panel.

Thank you so much for dropping by hope to see you soon again with another post soon..

Coloured floral card – HLS die cut challenge

Namaste, welcome to my blog. I made a simple floral card for the challenge. For more details about the challenge you need to visit blog.

I coloured a floral image with alcohol markers. I placed the die cut floral panel on a die cut background.

I am loving alcohol markers, i am bit sensitive to alcohol odour/fumes so I always avoided using them. So now i just sit in balcony with fan on while colouring.. 🤭

I love this cross stitch bacgrond from paper smooches.
Not perfect blending but will keep trying.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope to see you in challenge entries.

Thinking of you – HLS dies challenge

Namaste, welcome to my blog. Here I am with anew card for Happy little stampers dies challenge. For more details n inspiration about the challenge visit here.

I am really challenging myself for using more and more dies in my card designs and less of stamping. I made a layered card for this month’s challenge.

I used spellbinders dies for background design. Flowers and flourishes are from Heartfelt creations. Sentiment from Hero arts.

Did you like my take on the challenge. Let me know in the comments.

Set of cards for an ORGANIZATION

Namaste, welcome to my blog and it’s time for new challenge at HLS blog for dies. The theme is anything goes with dies. More details click here

I came across an organization run by a couple who collects handmade cards for hospitals, patients and healthcare workers. I felt so happy to know because being a reason for someone’s smile is so precious that too when you don’t know the person. If you want to know more about them click here.

So keeping in mind this need I made set of birthday cards. I used Altenew dies, I specially wanted to use the U die. It’s so big that it covers the card panel and you don’t need anything much.

I used die cut inlay and monogram technique for the card set. Here are my cards.

I actually used every bit of the backgrounds I created. Positive and negative of the die cuts are used. I could stretch them even more but held myself. May be next time again.

Is there any personal favourite from this set? Let me know in comments.

New innings with ATSM

Namaste everyone here.. I joined ATSM – Addicted to stamps and more for this term and I am so excited for it. The new challenge at ATSM is Make your mark, details on the challenge are HERE

Off lately I am trying to make other than cards, it’s sometimes better keep you crafty. I made lots and lots of tags last few months and I kind a got bored of them too so thought will make a home decor using my craft supplies

I used Algebra stamps for my project. Coloured with brustro travel kit. Yes, I am working on my water colouring skills. It’s high I use all those supplies and practice more and more.

I really loving how it’s looking after framing
Framing really opened so many possibilities.
One more close up

Thank you for stopping by, hope you will join the challenge.

Layered heat embossing with two step stencils

Namaste everyone..

Welcome back to a new challenge at Happy little stampers with Stencils. Today I have 2 cards to share. So lets get started. Before that click here to visit the challenge blog for more details.

Coming to my cards. I used Craftreat layering stencils for my cards, I simply heat embossed solid colours on scrap card stock and then used detailed stencils to add second colour of embossing powder. Make sure you use anti static powder tool/bag at each step. here are my cards

Here i used Craftreat paisly layering stencil,Wow embossing powders,Sentiment from Waffle flower, Heart die from Hero arts.

For this card I used Craftreat plaid layering stencil, ranger embossing powders, hero arts heat die, Pretty pink posh sentiment.

Let me know which is your favorite among two. Thank you for stopping by.

Inspired by stamping – July release Day 3

Hi.. Crafty friends..

           Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s July 2017 Release! Today is 3rd and last day of bloghop, We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 3 new stamp sets and 2 new coordinating die cuts to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!

Card 1
            I stamped HAPPY on white card stock using gradient of colours. Stamped sentiment with black ink. Added few die cut hearts. Foam mounted panel on top folding black card base.

    Card 2
              I die cut a sky blue panel using IBS die. Die cut an oval from white card stock and stamped image with blue ink while the die was there, and blended ink. I defined edges of die cut panel and oval by blending blue ink. Glued positive die cut on card base, foam mounted die cut panel and stamped oval on the same. Glued HAPPY die cut on it.

               To Celebrate this release, Inspired by Stamping is giving away a $25 gift card to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Inspired by Stamping blog by Sunday July 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday July 17th.

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