Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Can't get enough of you...

Hello everybody,

I wanted to take part in Simon Says stamp Monday challenge but don't have any supplies related to tea or coffee except one tea-cup die from PTI. An idea popped up in my mind when saw Michelle's up cycled coffee bag and the sentiment on it. And I came up with this card:

This card symbolizes the fondness for somebody via fondness for tea and stacked empty tea cups are proof of that. I hope I am making some sense :)  I started with cutting a rectangle with an MFT die and five tea cups with PTI tea-cup die. I colored the cups in different oil pastels (Faber Castell) and rubbed them with fingers to smoothed look. Then I took some border stamps and stamped the edges of cups to make them even more interesting. I stick all these cups starting from the lowest one to give the look as if they are stacked. when my focal piece was ready I die cut this paperclip and stamped a small sentiment on it. 
Since I do not have any coffee stamp in my stash, the word "enough" was written with Inkadinkado Curly Q alphabets and rest is handwritten :)
To create some contrast  I stamped Newsprint in top right corner of the card base roughly and stacked the focal piece with two more pattern papers behind it. I stick the paperclip to this as if it is holding all of them. I adhered this piece to the card base and that finishes my card. I enjoyed a lot making this.
Hope you like it.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Sending HUGS

Second post for today.. It will be a quick post since I am entering this card to Papertreyink make it monday# 216 and I have very less time before submission ends.. So without delay I present my card. Tadaaaa...:)

Color added to cover plate die cut is main feature of this challenge. I don't own any from Papertreyink ( which indirectly means I need to buy it in my next shopping :P) I used Butterfly Magic die from Spellbinder and die cut from white card stock. Then I smooshed three colors of die inks (bubblegum and soft lilac shadow inks  from hero arts and bahama blue memento ) on my craft mat, sprayed some water and put my die cut over it. The beautiful colors were added to die cut having a look of water color. It looked awesome. But there was a problem. Being a extendable die it does not have border as cover plate. So I cut largest rectangle (MFT die) out of another white card stock and stamp this beautiful  sentiment from Papertreyink Big Hugs stamp set on it. And Then I first stick the colored die cut  on card base and then foam mounted the panel having sentiment. I also applied wink of stella to the colored die cut to create some more interest. That completes my card . Hope you like it.
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I am happiest when.....

Hello everybody,

Today I am super happy. You wanna know why?? Okay this Saturday I went to my sister's house and she gave me my long awaited Papertreyink supplies. According to plans they were scheduled for August.. O My God I couldn't believe first.. It was such a pleasant surprise :) After bringing them home I couldn't resist to make card with them. Here is what I made yesterday night:

I started with white card base and stamped the flower from Flower mini stamp in different die inks . This flower has the word Joy written in it. Isn't it beautiful? Then I die cut this round tag from vellum and stamped the sentiment from same stamp set in archival ink. Added the black twine in the tag and adhered it to the card base  with glossy accent. To finish the card I stick some matching rhinestones. That completes my card for today.
Hope you like it
I am linking it to Virginia's View Challenge # 16

Friday, July 3, 2015

Jigsaw puzzle solved :)

This is a quick post today. I really like it when we get water color effect by just spraying some water to the inked stamp. So my card for today showcases the same technique.

The stamp used in this card is Leafy vines from Hero arts. I inked the stamp with memento dew drops  (rose bud, tangelo, dandelion and bahama blue), sprayed some water with mini mister and stamped on card stock 1/4 inch smaller than card base. And there was a perfect water color look.  There were no hard lines and inks blended very well. Further I stamped the sentiment in one corner and cut this panel into squares and foam mounted them over card base giving them a look of solved jigsaw puzzle. :)  and That completes my card for today. Hope you like it.
I am linking this card to Virginia's view challenge #16
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