Monday, August 21, 2017

Believe In Unicorns

Hello Everyone!!!
Today I am back with another card inspiration for you all as Guest Designer at Newton’s Nook Designs for the month of August!!!

This week's card is created using the Believe In Unicorns stamp set from the latest Newton's Nook product release for the month of August. Lets' take a look.





Here is a close up of the unicorn showing the coloring



Process:
  1. I started off by stamping the unicorn & rainbow images from the Believe In Unicorns stamp set on Strathmore Bristol cardstock.
  2. Then I colored the images using Zig clean color real brush pens (colors mentioned is description) & fuzzy cut them using scissors.
  3. Then using the Sky Border die, I die-cut various cloud shaped pieces. To add interest to them, I did a bit of ink blending on the edges of those die-cuts using Salty ocean Distress ink mini.
  4. On a separate Strathmore Bristol card panel that's smaller than A2 size, I stamped the sentiment in the left top corner from the same stamp set & I attached the cloud shaped die-cuts from the bottom up using foam tape to create dimension.
  5. Finally I attached the unicorn & the rainbow using foam tap as well and added the entire panel on an A2 sized Lawn Fawn patterned paper.
  6. I finished the card by attaching the entire panel on an A2 sized top folding card base, added a few sequins to the card and added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to the rainbow & unicorn  as finishing touches.
I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-)    

Supplies used:
Strathmore Bristol paper  : SSS 
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite patterned paper : SSS
Newton's Nook Designs stamp set - Believe in Unicorns : NND 
Newton's Nook Designs die - Sky Border die : NND  | SSS
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens - 200, 222036, 072, 069,  083, 041, 050
Distress ink mini - Salty Ocean : SSS
Misti Stamping tool original : SSS
Fiskars paper trimmer : SSS
Versafine inkpad - Onyx black : SSS
Distress mini ink blending tool : SSS
Distress mini ink blending sponges : SSS 
Wink of Stella - Clear : SSS
Simon Says Stamps - Frozen Fractals sequins : SSS
Tombow Mono glue : SSS   
Foam Tape : Scotch | SSS
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy : SSS









Sunday, August 20, 2017

Technique of the Month : Embossing Folder Stamping

Hello Everyone!!!
Welcome to my blog!
I am back with "Technique of the Month" for August 2017. This month's technique is "Embossing Folder Stamping".

This a really easy technique. I like to use it to create unique and versatile background designs/


So before we dive into the technique, let's have a look at today's card first, shall we...???
















Technique: The technique is really very simple. I have created a short video to explain the process.







I am submitting this card to:


I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)


PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-)  




Supplies Used:  
Recollections A2 card base - White
Recollections card-stock
Spellbinders Embossing Folder  - Ripples : SSS
Spellbinders Embossing Folder  - Overlapping Circles : SSS
Cuttlebug embossing Folder - D'Vine Swirls
Cuttlebug embossing Folder - Stylized Flowers
Distress Ink Mini - Twisted Citron : SSS
Distress Ink Mini -  Wild Honey : SSS
Distress Ink Mini -  Ripe Persimmon : SSS
Distress Ink Mini -  Crushed Olive : SSS
Papertrey Ink mini inkpad - Tropical teal  : PTI
Memento Dye  inkdrops   : SSS
Distress Sprayer  : SSS
Misti Stamping tool original : SSS
Fiskars paper trimmer : SSS
Cuttlebug diecutting tool :  : SSS
Versafine inkpad - Onyx Black:  : SSS
Newton's Nook Designs stamp set - Toucan Party : SSS | NND
Darice heart die  
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens - 900, 090, 060, 004, 020, 046, 050, 023 : SSS
Distress mini ink blending tool : SSS
Distress mini ink blending sponges : SSS 
Tombow Mono glue : SSS   
Foam Tape : Scotch SSS
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy : SSS
Ranger Glossy Accents : SSS

   
 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Beautiful Plumage

Hello Everyone!!!
I am back with another post sharing my card inspirations  as the Guest Designer for the month of August at Newton’s Nook Designs!

After  seeing this Beautiful Plumage stamp set by Newton's Nook products  I could not just stop at just one card. So today I have two card inspirations for you using just that stamp set, Versamark inkpad and Zing gold embossing powder. Lets' take a look.






Process:

  1. I started by stamping the peacock image and sentiment from the Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Plumage stamp set on colored card stock using Versamark ink.
  2. Then added Zing gold embossing powder to it and heat set it using a heat gun.
  3. Maroon card: On a separate maroon panel, I did gold heat embossing  using just the peacock feather image multiple times on both the vertical borders to add interest.
  4. Blue card: On a separate beige panel, I swiped Versamark inkpad on the edges and added gold embossing powder to create a gold background.
  5. Then attached all the layers using glue and foam tape.
  6. Finished the card by adding colored rhinestones to the peacock feather centers

I absolutely love all then swirl themed stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs as it reminds me of all the quilling I did in the past! 

I am submitting this card to:

  1. Paru's card making challenge - Anything Goes 
  2. Craft Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-)    

Supplies used:
Recollection card base - Peacock blue, Maroon
 Recollection card stock - Beige, Peacock blue, Maroon
Newton's Nook Designs stamp set - Beautiful Plumage : NND | SSS
Zing Metallic Gold embossing powder : SSS
Misti Stamping tool original : SSS
Fiskars paper trimmer : SSS
Versamark watermark inkpad: SSS
Antistatic powder tool : SSS
Tombow Mono glue : SSS   
Foam Tape : Scotch | SSS
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy : SSS
Rhinestones - Red, Beige









Monday, August 7, 2017

Beautiful Wings Birthday

Hello Everyone!!!
I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you all today, that I am the Guest Designer for the month of August at Newton’s Nook Designs!

The card I have today uses a mix of Newton's Nook products along with stencils & inks from other brands. Let's take a look.




Here is a close-up showing coloring on the butterfly image.


Process:

  1. I started by sponging ink using Memento Dew Drops through Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil on 4 x 5 1/4 inches Strathmore Bristol paper card panel.
  2. On another Bristol card panel, I stamped various butterfly images from the Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Wings stamp set using black ink.
  3. I colored all of those images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and then fuzzy cut them.
  4. I arranged all the images on the stenciled card panel , then decided the position for the sentiments.
  5. The sentiments are a combination of stamps from the Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Wings  & Newton loves Cake sets.
  6. Finally I attached all the butterfly images to the card panel using foam tape. 
  7. Lastly I finished the card by attaching the entire card panel to an A2 sized top folding card base.
I absolutely love this stamp set as it reminds me of all the quilling I did in the past! 

I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-)    

Supplies used:
Recollection card base - Navy Blue
Strathmore Bristol paper  : SSS 
Newton's Nook Designs stamp set - Beautiful Wings : NND | SSS
Newton's Nook Designs stamp set - Newton Loves Cake : NND | SSS
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens - 202, 222, 025, 031, 036, 037 
Tim Holtz Collection stencil - Dot Fade : SSS
Versamark inkpad - Onyx black : SSS
Memento Dew Drops - Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue :SSS
Misti Stamping tool original : SSS
Fiskars paper trimmer : SSS
Distress mini ink blending tool : SSS
Distress mini ink blending sponges : SSS 
Tombow Mono glue : SSS   
Foam Tape : Scotch | SSS
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy : SSS


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Happy Rakhi

Hello Everyone!!!

Today's post is a special one.  According to Hindu calendar tomorrow we celebrate "Rakshabandhan" all over India. Back in the olden days, Rajput queens sent "Rakhi" threads to rulers of neighboring states as a token of brotherhood. The rulers in turn vowed to protect them for life.  Today the festival symbolizes the same love and affection between brothers and sisters. While the sisters pray for the lifelong well being of their brothers, the brothers promise to care for them for as long as they live. People in India celebrate Rakhi with a lot of fun and enthusiasm.

For this auspicious occasion, I have created a few beautiful and easy card as well handmade Rakhi ideas using art supplies in my stash. I hope you like it. Lets have a look at them. 





For the card I did not feel like inventing the wheel all over as the Rakhi was more important to me. So I just followed this card idea all over again as is to created the card.  For the Rakhi I braided a few strands of red, green, yellow cross stitch threads along with few strands of  DMC Gold threads. Using some layered floral dies, I created the flowers, attahed leaves to them and finally adhered them to the braid. 

I am submitting this card to:
I hope you all liked the card as well as Rakhi idea. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. 
Till then take care. :)


PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-)    

Supplies used:
Recollection card base - Maroon
Recollection card stock - Beige
Verve Stamps  stamp set- Peaceful Medallions  (discontinued stamp set)
Altenew stamp set - Hennah Elements : Altenew | SSS
Lil' Inker Designs stamp set - Modern mehndi : Link
Peek a Boo Designs stamp set - All Occasions Hindi : Link
Simon Says Stamp Dye ink - Schoolhouse red  : SSS
Spellbinders die set - Rose Creations : SSS
Misti Stamping tool original : SSS
Fiskars paper trimmer : SSS
Tombow Mono glue : SSS   
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy : SSS
Rhinestones
DMC Metallic thread - Gold : SSS


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shop Your Scraps - Striped Backgrounds

Hello Everyone!!!

Last week while organizing my card-stock and patterned papers, I realized that over the past few years I have accumulated a lot of paper scraps. I have always thought about throwing them away, but I can't come to do that. So I have decided to make cards just using those scraps.

While I was at it, I felt that it would be a good idea to share the process of creating those card ideas with you, thus I will be showcasing a new card idea using just scraps on my blog every month. How is that???

So let see this month's cards.









Technique: The technique is really very simple. I have created a short video to explain the process. I hope that helps.



I am submitting these cards to :

I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 
 


Supplies Used:  
Recollections A2 card base - White
Recollections card-stock
Spellbinders Shapeabailities  Dies - Flutters
Spellbinders Shapeabailities  Dies - Les Papillons : https://goo.gl/8NRYLH
Recollections Die- Butterfly
Lil' Inker Designs stamp set - Mehndi : https://goo.gl/hj8sFu
Verve Stamps stamp set - Floral Notes
Stampendous stamp set - Happy Messages : https://goo.gl/4pkFHU
Tsuekineko Memento Dye  inkdrops  - Lilac Posies : https://goo.gl/qZ87mb
Tsuekineko Memento Dye  inkdrops  - Grape Jelly : https://goo.gl/qZ87mb
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Misti original stamping tool
Cuttlebug dieecutting tool
Mini ink blending tools : https://goo.gl/pLeuaP
Mini ink blending foams : https://goo.gl/uJaHU6
Ranger Stickles - Forsted Lace : https://goo.gl/9rmGEf
Fiskars Paper trimmer : https://goo.gl/sWcUWy
Fiskars Tweezers : https://goo.gl/1gGj61
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy : https://goo.gl/mrYa5V
Tombow Mono glue  : https://goo.gl/UKmXDV
Foam Tape - Scotch / SSS :  https://goo.gl/psjn6Q   or   https://goo.gl/9Api5P

 
 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sketch Saturday #473

Hello Everyone!
I am back with this week's card for Sketch Saturday Challenge. This week's sketch is mentioned below.
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/

This week's sponsors are Digital  Stamp Boutique
Digi Stamp Boutique

Lets have a look at the card now






I have used Digital Stamp Boutique's Hetty & Cupcake image for this card. I have tried to color the image in Adobe Photoshop using Wacom Intuos and then took a color print. It was a nice experience.    

Do participate in the card challenge to win £10 gift card to Digital  Stamp Boutique. I would love to hear back from you all. I hope you all liked my card. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 


Supplies used: 
Recollection card base - white
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Wacom Intuos pro
Patterned paper - generic
Distress ink mini's - Worn Lipstiick, Old paper, Vintage Photo
Stampendous stamp set - Birthday wish 
DCWV - The Maps,Text & Ledgers Stack
Mini ink blending tools
Mini ink blending foams 

Tombow Mono glue   
Recollections - Metallic Iridescent Glitter Shapes

Friday, July 14, 2017

Technique of the Month - Torn Edge Ink Blending

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my blog!
I am back with "Technique of the Month" for July 2017. This month's technique is "Torn Edge Ink Blending".

I have always face difficulty making CAS and one layered cards. So I am trying to explore more those categories of cards, hence this month I decided to go for it using this technique.

So before we dive into the technique, let's have a look at today's card first, shall we...???




Technique: The technique is really very simple. I have created a short video to explain the process. I hope that helps.




I am submitting this card to:

hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 
 


Supplies Used:  
Recollections A2 card base - white  
Strathmore - Bristol Smooth paper  
Distress ink minis - Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers
Distress oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wilted Violet 
Pretty Pink Posh - Blissful Butterflies stamp set
Concord & 9th - Happy Day Stamp set 
Concord & 9th - Perfectly Penned Stamp set  
Versafine - Onyx Black inkpad
Mini ink blending tools
Mini ink blending foams
Acrylic blocks
Pretty Pink Posh - Dewdrops  
Tombow Mono glue 
 
 
 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Technique of the Month - Textured colored backgrounds



Hello Everyone! Welcome to my blog!
I am back with "Technique of the Month" for June 2017.  I missed a couple of months but I am back on track now. This month's technique is "Textured colored backgrounds".

I am a huge fan of adding any kind of texture to my cards. It could either be on the background using embossing folders, embossing paste or it could be using embellishments. I can never make just plain and simple one layered cards. 

So before we dive into the technique, let's have a look at today's card first, shall we...







Close-up of the texture


Technique: The technique is really very simple. I have created a short video to explain the process. I hope that helps.





So here is a small description how I created this card:
  • Die-cut 2 circles from the background panel created using We R Memory Keepers - Nesting circle dies
  • On an A2 car base, adhered the smaller circle die-cut using glue.
  • Then adhered the larger circle die-cut to the card base using foam tape
  • Stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Concord & 9th Happy Day set using Versamark ink and heat embossed using Ranger embossing powder.
  • Cut out an additional 1/4" strip from the background panel and attached it to one side of the card base using glue.
  • Attached a few embellishments around the sentiment to finish the card. 
  • I also stamped a few coordinating sentiments inside the card (can be seen in video).
  • Finally sponged the envelope flap to match the colors on the card using Memento dye inks.

I am submitting this card to :


 I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 
 


Supplies Used:  
Recollections A2 card base - white  
Strathmore - Bristol Smooth paper  
Golden - Modeling paste / Ranger Texture paste

Dylusions Dyan Reaveley stencil 5 x 8 Squares Small
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors 
Concord & 9th stamp set - Happy Day
We R Memory Keepers - Nesting Circle dies
Versamark inkpad
Distress Sprayer 
Ranger embossing powder - silver
Memento dye inks
Recollections sequins 
Ranger Ink - Palette Knife 
Tombow Mono glue 
Foam Tape - Scotch / SSS
 
 

 
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