Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Hope Happens

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great week. I'm here to share another card that I made recently.



I'm using one of the freebies that Joanna had sent in one of the newsletters, few weeks back. It's no secret that I love to color flower images. And this one is no exception. Since I have not seen many irises in real life, I did a google search to get some pics of the flowers.

I printed the Iris card front in the size I wanted, with a oval border around it, so that I cut it with my Xacto knife. I started by coloring the leaves and stem of the flowers. I used Copic markers G99, YG67, YG63, YG61 and YG03, my usual color combination for leaves.


I saw that many irises have yellow color in the lower middle part of the petals. I used Y38 and Y35 for those areas. For the remaining part of the petals and the buds, I used R37, R35, R22 and R32.



Then I cut out the oval border with my X-acto knife. I cut a oval from white cardstock to add a mat to the oval panel with the image and colored the edges with R35. I took a piece of white cardstock and used Stampendous Small Damask stencil to add texture paste on it.


Once dry, I adhered it on to coral colored A2 card base. I adhered the matted oval on to it. That's a pretty simple card.

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Cherry Blossoms

Hello everyone! It's been a few weeks since I last posted. We were on a vacation to California last week. We had a great time. It took us a few days to get back to normal life :) Today I'm here to share my inspiration post for Inspired By Stamping.


Recently, I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire, where she had used tulle to make shakers. This card is inspired by her technique.
Here's how I made this card:
  • I stamped the Cherry blossoms from the Inspired By Stamping Cherry Blossoms stamp set with distress ink Abandoned Coral on a scrap piece of copic friendly paper. I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut it. I used G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, YG03 for leaves and stem and R37, R35, R22, R32  for flowers and Y35 for stamens.

  • I cut out a frame from white card stock and embossed it with Hero Arts gold embossing powder.
 
  • On the backside of the frame, I added a layer of double sided adhesive tape and adhered a layer of tulle. I added sequins from Inspired By Stamping Strawberry Slush and Valentine's Day sequins on to the tulle window.
  • I folded the tulle over itself, and pressed down on the double sided adhesive tape.
  • I added another layer of double sided adhesive tape on the tulle, along the oval frame. 
  • Then I cut off the excess tulle. This is the shaker part.
  • Then I removed the backing on the double sided adhesive tape and adhered it down onto the coral card base. Alternatively, you can just use 1 layer of tulle and adhere it on to the card base, instead of making a shaker element separately. I adhered the fussy cut Cherry Blossoms image over the shaker.
  • I then decided, it needed a tiny butterfly. So I gold embossed the small butterfly from the Inspired By Stamping - Australian Nature I Stamp set and colored it copics R37, R35 and R32. I fussy cut it and added it on top of the banner.
 

Here's a view from the side, showing all the sparkle.


Hope you like this tone on tone look. Do let me know your thoughts.

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Happy Father's Day

Hello everyone!!I'm here to share a Father's dady card using one of the free downloads Joanna of Inspired By Stamping has offered on the newsletter.


I took a printout of the card front in a light grey color. I use PowerPoint to do that. Here's how I do it:

  1. Click on the picture. Go to Format tab.
  2. Go to the Color drop down.
  3. Choose 'washout'
  4. Take a printout of the image

The printout will be in a light grey color which will be perfect for no-line coloring. In this case, I wanted to color the light house in red. I used copics R59, R29, R35 and R32 to color the red part of the light house and C3 and N0 to color the white part. I used E31 and E53 to color the mud and YG03 for the grass. I used BG000 for the sky and BG13 and BG11 for the sea. I chose these combinations from what I have in my stash. I used my Copic black multi-liner to darken the sentiment and areas of the image that needed to be black. I trimmed the panel to be of size 4" x 5 1/4". I wrapped the brown twine around the panel and added the button with a twine bow. I adhered the panel onto brown card base.

Hope you like this card. If you have not subscribed to the Inspired By Stamping newsletter, I think you should do. That newsletter is full of inspiration!!

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Monday, 22 May 2017

Floral Frame Birthday

Hello everyone! I'm here to share a quick card that I made recently.

 I was inspired by a card and technique that Joanna of Inspired By Stamping had shared about a month back. Here's a link to her blog post. I used the small flowers and leaves from the Inspired By Stamping - Just For You and Love Sentiments stamp set. I used water-based markers to stamp the image on watercolor cardstock. Then I used a darker shade marker to add some shadows and blended it a wet brush with the ink of the lighter color. I hope this makes sense. For leaves, I just smoothed the color out - didn't add a darker shade, as I liked this color better. I added a few dots here and there with the lighter color marker. The sentiment is from the Inspired By Stamping Sun-Ripened Pear stamp set. I mounted it on coral card base, as it matched the color perfectly. This card reminds me of the floral embroidered handkerchiefs. 

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Watercolored Pear

Hello everyone! Hope everyone's week is good so far. Today I'm over at the Inspired By Stamping blog, sharing a water colored card.


The stamps are from the Inspired By Stamping - Sun-Ripened Pear stamp set. I water colored the pear using no-line technique with distress inks. To see the step by step pictures, please visit my post on the Inspired By Stamping blog.

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your comments and feedback. Have a great day!

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

You Encourage Me

Hello everyone!! Hope you all had a great weekend. I'm here with a quick post to share a card that I made recently.

This card front is another freebie  that Joanna had sent out in the Inspired By Stamping newsletter yesterday. I took a printout of the card front and colored it with my copics. I used Y38, Y35 and YR31 to color the yellow part of the flower, E57 and E31 for the flower center, G99, YG67, YG63 and YG61 to color the leaves and BG49, BG15and BG11 to color the butterfly. I added a few sequins from my stash and mounted the card panel on brown card base.

Hope you like this card. Do check out the giveaway and sale at the Inspired By Stamping blog

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you all had a great Mother's Day. 

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Butterfly

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.I have a card to share with you all today.


This butterfly along with the quote is one of the free card fronts that Joanna had sent out in the Inspired By Stamping newsletter today. I took a printout of the card front and colored it with my copics. I used YR68, Y38 and Y35 to color the butterfly. 


The frame was cut on my Cricut Explore and colored with YR38 to match the exact color. I wrapped a brown twine around the panel for some added interest.  

Hope you like this card. Do check out the giveaway and sale at the Inspired By Stamping blog.

Happy Mother's day to all the lovely mothers out there. Big hugs to all having a difficult time right now.

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