Monday, August 25, 2014

Thanks for everything

Hi Friends,
I am back again sharing a card I have made for my inspiration post at Lulupu. Our theme this time is "Background stamping plus use mist or sprays on your project' and here's what I have created :

I have done the background stamping using Hero Arts Flourish Background Cling stamp  .I first heat-embossed my background using Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder and used Distress inks -Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Black Soot and a little bit of Peacock Feathers to create my background. Then, I misted my background using the new Hedi Swapp Color Shine mists from the Lulupu store. These mists are really beautiful colours and when you spray them, they give this added shine which when you see in real life, is really beautiful. I have used Tropicana Teal, Coral and Gold on my card.

The small peach coloured flowers and the ribbon have been coloured using the Coral mist and the die-cut word 'Thanks' was sprayed with Tropicana Teal Mist and distressed around the edges with Black Soot I have die cut it 5 times using the Simon says die and the sentiment below it is also from the same set.. I have used the Gold mist to just fleck around the entire background. If you look closely, you will see it gives a gorgeous shine and I am using it almost on all my recent projects. The leaves were sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Curiouser Chartreuse Flat Fabio mist. I love the intensity of it's colour !

The large blue flower is handmade using Spellbinder's Rose creation die and the black frame behind my flowers is also die cut using Spellbinder's Die- D-lites Frame Two dies and then heat embossed using Zing! Glitter Black embossing powder.
Supplies used :
Pattern papers- Graphic 45 Kraft Collection
Punches : EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border punch.
Dies-  Spellbinder's Rose creation die, Spellbinder's Die- D-lites Frame Two dies, Simon Says Stamp' Thanks' die and stamp set.
Stamps -Hero Arts Flourish Background Cling stamp, Simon Says Stamp 'Thanks' stamp set, Fiskars/Teresa Collins Girly Chic stamp set.
Inks- Versamark embossing ink pad, Distress inks -Scattered StrawAntique LinenBlack Soot and Peacock Feathers, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder, Zing! Glitter Black embossing powder, Mulberry flowers, Pollens, Heart stick-pin,  filler flowers and Seam binding ribbon.

I'm participating along with Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge blog hop. I have  used a couple of dies on my card and I have listed them above.

Challenges entered :
Paper Creators Craft  -Blings and Blooms
As you like it challenge : Favorite 2 embellishment and why (Mine is always flowers, fillers and gem stones  because they are the main focus of all my creations.)

That's it from me hope you like my card. Do let me know your reviews about it :)


  1. A full fledged Gorgeous card with Hussena touch !! I loved the golden bg..its glamorous n the color-combo too..

  2. Wow, this is amazing! That background is gorgeous and your flowers are stunning! Love it! :)

  3. What a wonderfully lush colour palette Houssena and stunning piece of artwork as always.

    B x

  4. Gorgeous card Hussena! Love all the lovely details! That bloom is fantastic, so is the heat embossed, distressed background! Superb job done here! :)

  5. This is gorgeous! Amazing details!

  6. Hussena, your card is stunning, loving your background effect and your layout is so pretty.
    Julie x

  7. Wow, this is stunning!! The background looks amazing!! The flowers are gorgeous!! Absolutely beautiful card!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Wow.This is glorious.I have that background stamp too and Iove it.the colorshine mists look lovely.I am very very very tempted to buy them.Sigh.I am totally amazed at your bold choices of colour.I would have never thought of using blue and peach with such an antique looking background.Awesome job!

  9. Wow! Great job on clustering those flowers! This is one gorgeous card :)

  10. Gorgeous card. Beautifully crafted. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator. x

  11. Oh wow. Love the amazing background. And those bright and bold blooms..yum!

  12. Oh Wow that is stunning, gorgeous background, beautiful job on the flower and your arrangement, like the embossing on the black piece, really makes it stand out!!

  13. Gorgeous card!! Love that stamp you used on the background.
    Thanks for your sweet comments!

  14. Wow! How beautiful! That gold background is gorgeous :)

  15. This is a gorgeous card, perfect for our Bows, Bling & Blooms Challenge.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.

  16. Outstanding! Love the dies, punches, and that wonderful background. It's a beautiful card.