Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Same same, but different

Hello hello! ^__^

So, a couple of days ago, just another evening... me making this card...

I did need one more card for a friend and this design would be too blingy for him (because this was designed for a girl)....

That got me thinking.... what if I whip up a slightly toned down version of this card using the same craft supplies in a different color scheme?


Yep, I did it! :D

A minimalist look on this one with a  warm color palette and finished off with just a touch of gold sequins.

The process of making these is the exact same, only difference being : the first one has been matted and jazzed up a little more with the shimmery card base and the sequins + pearls.
Whereas the second card, as you can see, is a lot more simpler.

Steps :

This card uses 1 of each of the following elements :

1 Stencil (Flourish by Tim Holtz)
1 Die-cut (Forest Branch by Marianne Creatables)
1 Stamp (Happy Birthday by So Suzy Stamps)

1. First, I stenciled the design.

2. After that applied colors to the die-cut using a blending tool with distress inks.

3. Added a coat of crackle accents to the die-cut and adhered it to cardstock.

4. Stamped sentiment with Archival ink.

5. Lastly finished it off with some sequins.

For the fancier version : (Up to step 5 exactly same)

6. Added pearls along with the sequins and glitter to select leaves of the die-cut.

7. Trimmed, rounded one corner and matted onto purple cardstock. (Rounded the corner of purple cardstock too.)

8. Finally matted it onto silver embossed cardstock. (From my stash.)

And there you have it folks, two projects with same supplies and different color combos!

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely evening!

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Saturday, 16 April 2016

A winter ATC

Hello and good evening!

Here's a winter themed ATC that I recently made.

It does not snow where I live but boy oh boy, winter sure is pretty in some parts of the world! ^__^

This is just my humble attempt of winter portrayal.

Steps :

1. Smooshed salty ocean and mowed lawn distress inks onto paper and let it dry.

2. Once it dried, I took the Hypnotic stencil by Penny Black and stenciled the design using salty ocean distress ink.

3. After that, I took a die-cut consisting of a ring of snowflakes, applied crackle accents to it (for that crackle / frost look), let it dry, cut it up and randomly adhered to project.

4. Stamped sentiment (Winter's Butterfly stamp by So Suzy Stamps) and butterfly (Wplus9).

5. Lastly, added some white sequins + colorful rhinestones and matted onto black cardstock.

And that's how I did it!

Hope you enjoyed reading it! Have a lovely evening dear friends! *Hugs*

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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Swimming by, saying hi!

Here's a hello card I made for a new friend. :)

Kept it simple and let the beautiful sea horse stamp shine through.

The seahorse stamp is... of course! By my favorite rubber stamp company, So Suzy Stamps.

He also has a name! He goes by the name Polo - The Seahorse! How cool is that!

Okay okay... enough about me going gaga over the cuteness, here are the steps :

1. Stamped Polo and masked him.

2. Stenciled around him using Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers distress inks with Tim Holtz Flourish stencil.

3. Stamped sentiment using archival ink with a Wplus9 sentiment stamp set. (From the strictly sentiments series)

4. Colored Polo with Staedtler Luna color pencils and Sakura gelly roll pens.
Added glossy accents to his belly + fin and sprinkled some glitter over it to give him a little bit of sparkle!

5. Tied a bow and matted it onto green with a final mat onto white card base.

6. Finally, used the sequins I recently bought from the Pastel assortment at Craftin Desert Divas (yay!) and scattered them around!

And that's it! I hope you guys have a lovely Sunday!

Thank you for stopping by! Till next time!

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Friday, 1 April 2016

Challenge #5 @Peek-a-boo Designs!

Hello hello!

Good morning! ^__^

A brand new month and with that here's a brand new challenge over at Peek-a-boo Designs!

Read about the challenge and participate - Here 

As per the challenge theme, I made a set of cards.

One a mixed media style and the other... well I tried to make it a CAS but I'm not sure if I achieved that! Lol!
These are the stamps that I used :

1. Brush Strokes
2. Messy Lines
3. Dotty Lines
4. Chirping Away (Sentiment)

Out of these 4 stamps, I used Brush Strokes and Messy Lines in both the cards.

Very quickly, here are the steps :

Card #1 (LHS)

1. Masked top 3/4th of card and stamped messy line in Peacock Feathers & Mowed Lawn distress inks. (Yes I use distress inks to stamp when I want that messy look.)

2. Stamped brush strokes in Peacock Feathers distress ink.

3. Added washi tape bits.

4. Colored a die-cut using Salty Ocean & Picked Raspberry distress inks and adhered to project.

5. Finally, added clear sequins and stamped sentiment using black archival ink.

Card #2 (RHS)

1. Created background with brush strokes, messy lines and dotty lines with distress inks. (Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves & Mowed Lawn)

2. Hand-tore and adhered various washi tape bits.

3. Glitter coated die-cuts and adhered to project.

4. Added sequins along with some modeling paste + fine glitter to select areas.

5. Matted onto green cardstock and then on white and rounded corner.

6. To finish it off, added two brads, one black and one white.

And that's how they were made!

The complete range of Peek-a-boo Designs stamps can be found - Here

Might I add, they also carry an excellent quality and variety of cardstock at great prices!
Here are the pics of the stamps I used :

Ha ha... tempted much? ^__^ (P.S. they are absolutely AWESOME!!!!)

Okay, quick recap :

To know about our current Challenge #5 over at Peek-a-boo Designs and participate, click - Here

To Buy the awesome stamps, click - Here

Last but not the least, a quick close up!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an awesome day!

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