Saturday, June 20, 2015

Celebrate your day !

Hello Friends,
I am back again with a card again but before I get into the details regarding that, I wanted to take a moment to wish all my Muslim friends a very Happy Ramadan Kareem. The holy month of Ramadan has started and so has the fasting, prayers and the festivities surrounding it. This month is really hectic for me and if you don't see me drop by all your blogs, please bear with me as my energy levels are quite low. Will make up to all of you soon :)

Well, that said, let me dive right into what I have to share today..Ofcourse, its a card...No surprises there :D, but this time I am trying something quite new to me as I try to CASE the creative genius Jocelyn Olson and her style of card making, which is totally unique and quite brilliant.

Here's a look at my card :

Taheerah, at the Winnie and Walter blog has invited Jocelyn for this time's Gossip Column challenge and she has challenged us to create a card based on Jocelyn's style of card making. For my card, I have been inspired by Jocelyn's card below. The way she has used soft colours, unusual card design and various elements is fabulous. I would have never thought of trimming my card panel to an angle and adhering an embossed panel over it..To me, thats sheer genius!
 Here's a look at Jocelyn's card :
I have used my very fave set from Winnie and Walter- The Big, the Bold and Extras to create the entire card. This set not only has fabulous flowers and leaves, but some of the best sentiments too! I have been inspired by the design and the colors and have incorporated various elements from Jocelyn's card in my card. Hope you all like my take as this loose eclectic style of card designing is quite new to me.

Supplies used :
Iris White cardstock.
Dies/embossing folders- Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes, Spellbinders Standard Ovals, Die Versions Sweet Wordlets Celebrate die, Mama Elephant Confetti die, Cuttlebug/ Provocraft Foundry embossing folder, Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves die.
Stamps- Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and Extras.
Inks- Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Mama Elephant Fresh Mint ink pad, Memento Dandelion ink.
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold Lame mist, Viva Decor Inka Gold, Pretty Pink Posh/Winnie and Walter First Birthday Bash Sequins.

I am entering this card in the Winnie and Walter Gossip Column challenge, Catchy Challenges ( I have been inspired by the soft yellow and blue color from the moodboard), Beyond Grey Challenges and Simon Says Stamp challenge. (My favorite techniques are dry embossing, spattering and die cutting).

Hope you like my card do leave your comments/suggestions. Would love to hear from you :)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Floral Thanks

Hello, hello friends!
So, I'm back again with another card and this time I have played with the Altenew Vintage Flowers set. Totally, totally in love with this set and if my budget did allow me, I could have very nearly bought all of their stamp sets :):)
Anyhow,  here's a look at what I have created :

Because this stamp set is so beautiful, I have kept this card pretty simple just to highlight the stamp itself!
I won't lie. The layered stamping is definitely tricky and it takes a lot of practice before one gets perfect results and mine is nowhere near perfect. :/ After lot of trial and error, what I found is Dye inks work best for the layered stamps. I have used a combination of Memento and Mama Elephant inks for my pink flowers where as for the yellow flower I have used Hero Arts Shadow inks along with Memento inks.
The background is embossed using an embossing folder from Darice. I love the contrast of the woodgrain against the soft flowers. I have lightly inked the panel using Black Soot Distress ink. Some random ink splatters and PPP sequins completes my card. The sentiment is die cut and is my ever favorite SSS die.

Supplies used :
Cardstock- White Iris Cardstock.
Stamps- Altenew Vintage Flowers.
Dies- Simon Says Stamp Thanks Craft die.
Inks- Memento Angel Pink, Mama Elephant Piggy Bank, Avery Elle Raspberry, Hero Arts Soft Blossom, Memento Dandelion, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Hero Arts Orange Soda, Distress ink Black Soot.
Darice Woodgrain embossing folder, Black acrylic paint, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.

I'm entering this card in the Cardabilities Sketch challenge, Beyond Grey Challenges, A Blog Named Hero- Favorites (I have used my absolutely fave stamp set here), Create Something Catchy -CAS and Inspired by the moodboard. (I have been Inspired by the flowers ), SSS - Love of plants.

Hope you like my attempt at layered stamping.  I would love to hear your comments/suggestions on my card.
Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Guest Post at Card Makers Corner !

Hello friends!
Rahmat of Cards and Cooking Corner blog had invited me for a fun interview session which she has created on her blog. She is a very talented card maker and her CAS cards are just wow! Would love it if you could drop by her blog and leave me some love :)
You can check out the interview HERE .

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ombre fun

Hello friends!
Today I have a card to share which I have  made especially for the Sparkle and Shine challenge. Their inspiration picture is so gorgeous that one look at it, and I was very sure that I wanted to create a card based on it :)
Also, the DT inspiration was really awesome out there. You really need to check it out HERE.

Here's a look at my card based on the inspiration picture :

This was clicked in artificial light and the colors seem much lighter here!

To create my card, I first took a 41/4 X 51/2 inch piece of watercolor paper and using Distress ink - Cracked Pistachio I watercolored my layers by masking each layer with washi tape. Once the ombre layer was created, I found it a bit dark so I heavily spritzed the panel with water. This softened the colours and really enhanced the ombre look more.
Using Wendy Vecchi White embossing paste and a Heidi Swapp stencil, I created the embossed bubbles. The cake is from the Winnie and Walter Sugar Rush set. It's actually a two tired cake, but I wanted a three tired one, so I stamped and embossed the cake image twice and fussy cut the top tire from one of the cakes and paper pieced it on the main cake image. The cake and the flowers are watercolored using Cracked Pistachio Distress ink.
Then, I stamped the cake stand which is also a part of the set using Mama Elephant Fresh Mint ink and fussy cut it. I just used part of the image on my card here! The banner and the sentiment is also from a W & W set- The big, the bold and extras. The flowers were punched out using the MS 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch and I have added Platinum Stickles in the centre of the flowers.

Supplies used :
Fabriano White Elle Erre, Brustro Watercolor paper.
Die- Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes.
Stamps- Winnie and Walter Sugar Rush, Winnie and Walter The big, the bold and extras.
Inks- Mama Elephant Fresh Mint, Distress ink Cracked Pistachio, Versafine Onyx black ink, Versamark embossing ink.
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh/ Winnie and Walter Birthday Sequins Mix, Ranger Platinum Stickles, Heidi Swapp Confetti stencil, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch, Wendy Vecchi White embossing paste.

Challenges- Sparkle and Shine, PPP Watercolor Blog hop, Virginia's View Ombre challenge.

I hope you like my card. Please do drop me your comments/suggestion. I love to hear from you :)
Have a nice day everyone.