Layered peony for AAA #48

Namaste, welcome to my blog, for new challenge at AAA birthday challenge. Do visit challenge blog for more inspiration here.

I made two birthday cards using Altenew layering dies. I am not sure of the colour combination as i was just using my scraps. For background i used Altenew stencil and embossing paste.

What you think of my colour combination? Is it fine or i should have used other colours?

Thank you for visiting and please do join the challenge.

Mono chrome birthday – #47 AAA birthday

Namaste, welcome to new challenge at AAA Birthday, Its stripes and dots. I made 2 mono chrome cards for the challenge. For more details and inspiration from my team members do visit here.

I was so confused while making these cards. I took put all pattern papers i am hoarding but nothing was striking to my mind. So i just picked a stencil from SSS and made a panel with embossing paste. Wanted to use entire panel because if any stripe remains I cant throw it and it will bug my mind till i use so i made two similar looking cards.

Thank you so much for visiting.. Which is your favorite among these..?

Birthday cards #46 AAA BIRTHDAY

Namaste, welcome to my space and i am here to share my cards for AAA BIRTHDAY challenge for february. Please make note that AAA birthday challenge is now monthly challenge it starts on 1st of the month. The theme is to use stencil. For more details visit here.

I literally struggled to make tjesecards. My plan was to ink blend but most of my inkpads are dry so i couldnt as i didnt get the right colour combination i wanted. So at the end i used embossing paste and embossing powder to make my card front.

I used wow embossing powders for the cards. Btw i have those die cut pieces which for sure you will see son in my posts on Instagram. @thedreampages1021

After joining AAA BIRTHDAY challenges i have kept few birthday sets in my reach so i can grab them quickly while making cards.. Thats why you see few sentiments again and again..

Hope you liked my cards, let me know which colour combination you liked. I hope you will join us at AAA BIRTHDAY challenges. Stay safe and keep crafting.

Thank you

Best wishes – HLS stencil challenge

Namaste, welcome to new challeng at Happy little stampers stencil challenge and challenge is anything goes with stencil. Click here for more details.

Coming to my card. I used The crafters workshop stencil and to the embossing paste i added viva inkagold in green and gold, and applied through stencil. Left the panel to air dry, trimme it and foam mounte on a side folding 5*7 card. Sentimen is from Mama elephant stamps.

I love the shimmer, which inka gold add to otherwise white paste.

Thank you so much for visiting, dont forget to visit blog for more details.

Happy Little Stampers – May challenge – Emboss

Hello,there Swapna here with new challenge at Happy Little Stampers and the optional theme is Emboss. You can find the details and inspiration HERE.

Here is my take on the challenge.

  • I incorporated all possible embossing techniques.
  • I first placed stencil and coloured through stencil with zig markers and left it to dry.
  • Then placed stencil again and applied a coat of translucent embossing paste and poured iridescent embossing powder.
  • Left it to dry and zapped with heat gun.
  • Applied distress ink towards the edges.
  • Wound thread on one side and tied sentiment tags.
  • Foam mounted the panel on brown card base. 

Love all the texture I achieved from embossing paste and embossing powder.

Love the small sentiment how it goes well with the background.

*****I have one more card to share,please visit my Instagram account for that.

thank you for visiting..

You Make Me So Happy

Hi.. Friends..
Here I am with a new card with Hero arts stencil, i love this stencil. Frame i used for this card is left over from another card which i made a while ago for A Blog Named Hero. I didn’t feel like discarding it so made another card.

The vellum panel is mounted on kraft card base as i wanted to tone down the back ground.

Here is my card and matching envelope. I am liking this idea of Jennifer to make matching envelope with the card so I need not to struggle while sending.

I am entering this card to

CASual fridays CFC181

CAS(E) this sketch #236

Addicted to stamps and more

Thank you for visiting..

Make A Wish – August challenge

Hi.. Friends..
This month we at A Blog Named Hero are collaborating with Wow Embossing. They have huge collection of embossing powders and price point is awesome.

This month’s challenge is EMBOSSING, it can be heat embossing or dry embossing. You can get more inspiration from our team by clicking here

Here is my take on the challenge.

I applied Texture paste through Hero arts stencil on a top folding Kraft cardstock, front of which is cut at 2″. Then i poured Wow blue glitz embossing powder and left it to dry.
Then I stamped images using Hero arts colour layering lotus combo and fussy cut them out. Then i applied 3 coats of clear embossing powder which gives resin like look.

I did heat embossing on the edges of the card front and heat the embossing powder on texture paste.
And heat embossed sentiment which is from Hero arts birthday messages.

Arranged my DIY embellishments on the card.

Here is the final card.

Thank you so much for your time..

Please help support A Blog Named Hero by shopping through our links. These are affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.

Simon Says Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Hero Arts

Stencil love – 3 cards

Hi… Hello..
Crafty friends…

I am Swapna from The Dream Pages, I hope you are playing along this month’s challenge which is LAYERS

Hope you are enjoying our blog posts from all fellow DTs. This is my second detail post for this month for PABD and its mainly on STENCILS. Sometimes its tricky to add layers in CAS cards but its fun to challenge yourself to do so. When the post is about stencils then lets talk about these stencils a bit.

These are 8.5*8.5″ stencils which allow you to cover larger area so these can be used to make 5*7″ cards also and for Mixed media too.

Now coming to my projects

Card 1

I have a small, behind the screen story for this card.
To be frank I was not sure about this card. My fellow Dt Ria have designed this stamp and after July release she asked me ‘Did you like Humming blooms’ set n particularly bird images? I said liked but I might not do justice with birds so I will use only flourish from the set. Then I thought WHY NOT TRY birds. So decided to make this card.

* My first step was to keep the card base ready, so i took a black top folding card base. I secured the base to my work surface along with stencil. Applied texture paste concentrating towards centre portion of the base. Left it air dry.

* I stamped and coloured the small bird from the set on water colour paper and coloured in rainbow theme. Then fussy cut the image. I used wink of stella for blending colours and to add shimmer to the image

* Heat embossed the custom sentiment on black CS.

* Mounted bird and sentiment with foam tape.

Card 2

I will try my best to explain this card.

* I took 15*7″ CS, scored at 5 and 10″.

* Partial die cut on each flaps using the stitched oval dies.

* Placed the stencil on one flap and applied SSS lavender ink and on other flap I applied hero arts white pigment ink. While placing the stencil on other flap I made sure the design that the design continues.

* Cut white CS with second large and second small stitched oval die. Stamped image with same SSS ink. Coloured the image with colour pencils. Stamped sentiment with Versafine black onyx ink.

* Glued large oval inside card. Mounted small oval in the front.

Card 3

After doing 2 cards I was thinking to do one more card with our third stencil. Thought to keep it simple.

* Placed the stencil over a white CS. Used two distress inks to blend.

* Trimmed it 0.5 cm on all sides so that it can fit on the card base.

* Stamped the sentiment with black ink. Applied black wink-of-stella for shimmer and Glossy accent for gloss.

* Die cut a heart, applied wink of stella and glossy accent.

Thats it..

Hope you liked my work..

We also have 10% Discount on your purchase through the month of july. Visit PABD site and grab the discount.

Copoun code is SWAPNA_10

I am entering these cards to

Addicted to CAS

CASology 207

Last but not least

The 30 day colouring challenge 

Suggestions are always welcome…

Thank you…

Peek-a-boo-designs – First DT post

I am so happy to share this with you, I am one of the new design team member at Peek-a-boo-designs. Its a new journey in my crafting life.

For my very first post I made two cards with their new stencils.
These stencils are of good quality. What i liked most is size of these stencils. I prefer making 5×7* cards where as the stencils available for cards are smaller. So I was not able to cover entire card front. But these are bigger which can fit a 5×7* card front vertically,horizontally and even diagonally.
Now coming to my cards. I made two cards with their 2 of their stencils.
Card 1
Its a simple 2 colour card. I kept it simple and less colour.
# I placed stencil over a white CS and used hickory smoke ink.
# Then placed stencil over black CS and applied texture paste.
# After texture paste dried, I trimmed the CS so that it matches the design on white CS.
# Stamped sentiment from Magical Fairies with black onyx ink.
# Mounted all panels on each other with foam sheet.
Card 2
As earlier card was monochromatic I thought of making something colourful.
# Placed stencil over a white CS , used distress inks (wild honey, picked rasberry, peacock feathers)
# Then used brand new rectangle stitched dies from PABD. I placed dies randomly on inked panel and die cut it.
# I placed the middle die cut piece upside down and stamped sentiment ( Positive Vibes).
# Mounted these pieces on black CS and then on white card base with foam sheet.



EDITED INFO – Also they have 10% off on your order through 31st July…
Use code SWAPNA_10

Peek-a-boo designs

Wish to see you again in our new challenge thats LAYERS

I am entering these cards to

SSS – Wednesday challenge – Anything goes


Stamplorations challenge – June


CASology – week 204 – Rows


Addicted to stamps


Thank you for your time..
Suggestions are welcome..