Friday, July 15, 2016

You are Loved | Photo Tutorial

Hello everyone!
I'm back to share my second card that I made for my DT post at Pretty Paper Studio. I shared one card earlier HERE, incase you have missed seeing it.
I'm sharing the second one today with a step by step tutorial on how I made it. Here's a look at both the cards.

And the second card!

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Step 1 – I started with a piece of White cardstock measuring 4 1/4 inches by 5 and a 1/2 inches and I decided to create a stenciled background using The Crafter’s Workshop- Mini Cubist stencil & Distress ink- Hickory Smoke using the Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool. I created some splatters on my card using the Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Rose Mist.

Step 2 – Once the background was created, I again stamped the flowers and the foliage using the Paper Smooches Clear Stamps 4″X6″ – Botanicals 3 stamp set. I stamped my flowers using 2 colours of ink- Cotton Candy from the Altenew Four Scoops ink set and Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Ink. The leaves were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink. These were all fussy-cut. 

Step 3 – I used the Cheery Lynn- Anastasia border die to die-cut a border from Black CS, and added a strip of that pretty Washi Tape to my card base to anchor my floral arrangement. These flowers and leaves are all popped up on foam dots to give them a bit of dimension.

Step 4 – For the sentiment, I went for the Simon Says Stamp – Expressions for You stamp and die set. I  die-cut that ‘You’ using black cardstock and the ‘are loved’ is stamped. I distressed the edges of the piece using Altenew Cotton Candy ink pad.

Step 5– A complete look of the card. I mounted it on a white card base whose edges I had colored using Altenew’s Cotton Candy ink so that a hint of the pink shows through the all four sides! 

Supplies used :
Bazzill Cardstock 12×12″ Classic White 
Paper Smooches Clear Stamps 4″X6″ – Botanicals 3 Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black 
Bazzill Cardstock Orange Peel Black 12×12″ Cardstock Hero Arts Acrylic Stamping Block 
Hero Arts Acrylic Block 4.75″X 6″ 
Crafter’s Workshop Template 6″X6″ – Mini Cubist
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1″ 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – June-Hickory Smoke 
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz 3/Pkg – Sweetheart 
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Altenew Four Scoops Ink Pad Pack 
Washi Tape – 527 

I'm entering my card into the SSS- Flora & Fauna, Peek-a-Boo Designs- Only layers  4 Crafty Chicks- Flowers, Moving along with the Times- No Designer Papers, & City Crafter Challenge - On the Border challenge.

I hope you like my card & tutorial. If you have any queries, please leave them below. If you liked my card, don't forget to leave me a comment :)

Have a nice weekend everyone!


  1. Beautiful cards! I just got some stencils, but haven't had a chance to try them out yet! Your lovely creations inspire me!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! This is STUNNING! And thank you for the tutorial! I LOVE it!

  3. Beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  4. Wow, they are absolutely stunning!! I love the designs!! Your tutorial is fabulous, too!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Beautful cards Hussena, thanks for the step by step pics !!

  6. Gorgeous cards! Love your fussy cutting and great tutorial :)

  7. Such a pretty and graphic card! So glad to have found you through the City Crafter Challenge Blog.

  8. Hello... Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with the challenge over at Moving Along With The Times... hope you will join us again next time.
    Diane (DT member) x

  9. Striking colour mix on these lovely cards. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  10. Love the stenciled background and the flowers pop so pretty against the black and white!

  11. Two beautiful cards which are just so elegant and sophisticated! Thank you so much for playing along with us and for sharing your project sover on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  12. Your cards are gorgeousl I especially love the contrast of black/white and pink. Thanks so much for being with us this week at CCCB!

  13. very pretty cards.. awesome designing.

  14. WHoaaaa!!! BOTH your cards are so beautiful!! LOVE the soft stenciling in the background! The flowers just pop up! :)
    Suchi xx

  15. Awesome Tutorial and the card is so pretty, thanks very much for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT/4CC

  16. Both the cards are stunner...loved the way you have used white,black n colours..stencil one is my favourite.. Thanks for sharing at PABD challenge

  17. Those are just stunning art pieces...
    Wish to see you again next month with Peek-a-boo designs products...
    Thank you for joining us at Peek-a-boo challenge this month...

    Peek-a-boo design team

  18. totally stuning projects! stop here and follow you! Wish to see you again next month with Peek-a-boo designs products...
    Thank you that you play at Peek-a-boo challenge this month...

  19. Gorgeous set of cards dear Hussena and a fantastic tutorial! :) Thank you so much for playing along Challenge #8 over at Peek-a-Boo Designs!
    All the best! <3