28 February 2016

A colorful bunch of cards!!

       Good morning friends :) 
       Sharing here a bunch of cards I made using Peek-a-boo stamp sets!!

       Coming to my post, I got these stamp sets from Peek-a-boo along with my winner's package.  

Card 1
       In my first card I used distress inks in rainbow shade on Neenah solar white card stock, sprayed liberally with a fine mist of water to activate the colors as I didn't want sharp margins!! Fussy cut a star shape out of the panel, trimmed the border of the star cut-out. Then put them together on black card base & added white embossed sentiments in black to finish the front.

       Added that trimmed star cut-out to the inside of the card to complete it.

Card 2
        My first ever shaker card. It is a shaker card in black & gold. Used two of those solid striped stamps with gold pigment ink on a black panel. Fussy cut a circle out of it & stuck an acetate sheet to the back. Used black foam tape around the circle margin & filled the shaker area with tiny gold balls. Stamped the word Love from the bold sentiments in gold pigment ink to a black card & finished the shaker part. Gold embossed the Hugs sentiment & added it to the front of the card. Few gold stones to finish the look.

Card 3
       This is one fun technique of using a stamp to the maximum. Used a striped stamp from the set to create stripes of blue & yellow on a white card stock. Cut out cloud shapes from the blue & the sun from the yellow. Sponged blue distress inks to the front of the card, added yellow stripes to depict the rays of the sun, pasted the fussy cut clouds & sun using foam tape, white embossed the sentiments. Added few stones to add some shine.

Card 4
       What use are stripes without putting together a plaid background. Used black & white on red card stock to create a plaid background. White embossed the sentiment on black & added it to the card using black foam & few red stones for fun!!

Card 5
       A simple & easy card, red stripes on white card stock, while masking two hearts cut from a scrap paper. Used the same negative space of the hearts to sponge some Memento inks from the edges. White embossed the sentiment in red card & fussy cut it & added to the front of the card along with few pink stones.


Card 6
       My second shaker card & my first Window-shaker. Took a circular card base, fussy cut a circle window on the front panel. Added acetate sheet, then few tiny multi-colored balls, then the second acetate sheet & finally a fussy cut circle to cover up all those double sided tapes. The front circle is colored using distress inks using ink smooching technique. Black embossed the cutie to the inside of the card & water colored using Distress inks.


       Hope I didn't bore you with a long post(I did try to keep it short, he he)!! Had so much fun playing with those, hope you all enjoy crafting with these too. Have a great day friends.
       Keep smiling

♥♥ Dream, Create, Inspire ♥♥
Thank you so much for your visits & comments, they mean a lot to me ♥

27 February 2016

Laugh Often ♥ Love Deeply

       Good day friends!!
       It's a card today, something that was designed after the Mini Album I made few days back. 
       I loved that design & color combo so much that I had to use it again. 

       So here's how I made it with few photos for your eyes. 

       I punched out lots of little hearts from a card stock, stacked 2 hearts one over the other to create some dimension.

     I cut out the card base from black card stock, drew a heart in the middle & fussy cut that so that the heart opens down the center. Then took those punched & stacked hearts and pasted them on my black card stock. 

     Then it went on like this, gave a coat of gesso, added 3 flowers at the bottom & lots n lots of glitter micro beads using matt medium. Added texture paste through a circles stencil. Painted with acrylic colors in shades of blue, used Inka gold in gold to add highlights.Added few highlights using background stamps in Archival blue ink.
     Punched 2 holes in the flap of the hearts & added eyelets to it. 
     Cut a chip board in the shape of an arrow, decorated it using paper piecing technique. Used that with blue ribbon to close the hearts.

       Colored a card using gold acrylic colors & mounted my finished card on it and it's done 

       Few more snaps zoomed in 

♥♥ Dream, Create, Inspire ♥♥
Thank you so much for your visits & comments, they mean a lot to me ♥

Linked to:

  • Flowers, Glitter, Punch cut out
  • Glitter, Gold, Striped element

5. Simon Says: Anything Goes

♥ Home is where the heart is ♥

       Good day!!
       Today I went out of my style to do a CAS card. I am starting to love this style. They can be finished so quickly & it's challenging to use minimal space in a card.

       Nothing much to explain here, I wanted to do a HOME themed card & I didn't have any such stamps!! So drew a cute little mushroom home myself. 

       Colored using both distress inks & watercolor pencils. Outlines done using a black fine liner pen. Sponged blue & green distress ink on my card base, drew some strokes for grasses using watercolor pencil. Fussy cut my mushroom & mounted it using black foam tape. 
       Stamped home using alphabet stamps & wrote the rest of the sentiment myself. Drew a squiggly border to finish my card.

♥♥ Dream, Create, Inspire ♥♥
Thank you so much for your visits & comments, they mean a lot to me ♥

Linked to:

1. Addicted to CAS Challenge #82 ~ Home

2. Casology Week 186 ~ Distress

3. AAA Cards Game #58 ~ Sequins

4. Case This Sketch #161

5. Stamplorations ~ February CAS Challenge

6. ColourQ Challenge #330

7. Simon Says: Anything Goes

8.  Share Joy Challenge 24: Sketch & Clean and Simple

  • All things round(sequins, top view of mushroom), Stacked sentiment, Plants grass blades).

24 February 2016

Golden Hearts ♥

       Good day friends!!

       I'm back again, too soon I guess; this time with a quick & easy card I made. I made this card literally from scraps, the bits & pieces left over from my previous projects. 
       Used a red card stock lying around & few hearts I punched out for an ATC I did before!! It's a single layered card with gold embossing on red.

       Fussy cut a heart out of the front panel, applied gold embossing around the edges in a grungy style. Gold embossed those tiny hearts & adhered them randomly!!

       Applied gold embossing around the edges of the cut out heart in the same grungy style, embossed the sentiment with golden tinsel embossing powder & pasted it to the inside of the heart using the negative space on the front as a guide. 
       Drew a squiggly border with a versa-mark pen & gold embossed that too.

       And that makes my card for today, a super quick & easy card ♥.

♥♥ Dream, Create, Inspire ♥♥
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23 February 2016

All things grow with Love ♥

       Good evening friends!!
       Here I am, sharing a simple card today. Though it is a simple design, I drew a freestyle mandala drawing & I really enjoyed it 

     I decided to incorporate both the IndianCraftRoom & MHKDesigns theme into my card!!

ICR ~ Tic Tac Toe with a twist of Mandala!!

     Initially I wanted to go with the first row - Sparkle/ Bling, Ribbon & Stencil.
     But ended up using several of those!!
  • Sparkle/ Bling, Ribbon, Stencil.
  • Sparkle/ Bling, Love sentiment, Stitching.
  • Ribbon, Love sentiment, Heat embossing.
  • Stencil, Button/Flower, Stitching. 
     I just went crazy with the theme!!


       Coming to my card, I drew a mandala on white card stock, used 3D glitter liners to outline the design & fussy cut my mandala 

       Then I sponged several colors of Distress ink on to the front of my card using a stencil (MHKDesign Color palette). Cut a banner out of white card stock, drew a stitched border using the same 3D liners. Then heat embossed my Love sentiment.
       Added a ribbon bow & button.

       Assembled the banner & mandala on the front to finish my card 

♥♥ Dream, Create, Inspire ♥♥
Thank you so much for your visits & comments, they mean a lot to me ♥

Linked to:

1. ICRCWIN01 – Tic Tac Toe Challenge with a “Mandala” Twist

2. MHKDesign February/March Challenge

3. Craft Your Passion Challenge #300