I made a card today that I wanted to share with you all!
For the background, I sponged Peacock Feathers distress ink and kept the shades as shown. I sprinkled water and Seedless preserves and Peacock feathers DI. The birds are from Winnie and Walter - So Tweet stamp set! Aren't those birds cute? :)
I colored them using distress ink again. The branches were stamped over the card base and again on vellum. I fuzzy cut all the images as I don't do dies. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations- Flowers & Frames!
Here is a close up of coloring and vellum branch! :)
Helloooo Craftyyy Friendsss...Happy Friday to you all!! :)
What a dramatic title , right?
Well, I wanted it to be and so I am sticking to it! ;)
Ladies, time and again I realize that what keeps my spirits high are your wonderful feedback and comments! They really make me happy!
I got a chance to play along a few challenges!
Here is my card that I want to share with you all!
I started by giving a Calypso Coral wash over a water color card stock. I repeatedly stamped 'Petals from scratch' stamps from Fiskars over it. I heat embossed the flowers on Vellum (using Ranger's white embossing powder) and sentiment (Ranger's gold embossing powder). The sentiment is from MFT- Adorable Elephant stamp set. :)
Hope you all are having a great weekend?! I generally don't post on weekends but today I got some time to play along a few challenges! :)
Check out my card(s)-
I recently got a new stamp set from STAMPlorations- Frames & Flowers of Dee's Artsy Impression! I wanted to try it out ASAP. The card stock is from my friend Jasleen. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations-Trendy Feathers heat embossed using Ranger's gold embossing powder! :)
I loved this color combination so much that I made another card!
I have used the same stamp sets as above. Which one did you like more? I am adding both of them to the common challenges!
I then doodled the triangular shapes on the black panel using Alcohol white ink pen. I stamped the sentiment on vellum and finished the card by using twine as shown. I am entering this card for Pinterest Inspired Challenge- inspired by this image! :)
Let's see how you all interpret the theme or sketch or both!
I recently met my crafting buddy Jasleen from Happily Eva Crafter! You know her right? She is one talented CAS crafter from India. If not, check out her blog , I promise you won't be disappointment! :)
Well, we share our home town and I got a chance to catch up with her when she visited here!
She is as warm in reality as on internet! :)
Look what Jasleen gave me!
Beautiful pink and grey card stock, a really gorgeous bookmark (she is so thoughtful- she knows I read ) which was inside a cute felt bag and a sweet house-shaped gift box inside which were yummy chocolates for DH and me! Thanks so much Jasleen! It was fabulous to meet you!!! :)
Hope you enjoyed my post? Here is our pic together!
It is time for the mid-month reminder at Craft for the Craic! As you know, the theme this month is "a step back in time"
I have interpreted the them by making a Vintage card for you all! :)
I used Papericious- The Vintage Attire papers. These are brilliant! The flowers are from Itsy Bitsy and Heartfelt creations. I have used Tattered blossoms stamp set from Heartfelt creations. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Vignette -Ever after.
Hope you all are doing good?! Today I am showing you a birthday card that I have made for the cool CAS crafter Sandie from London Days! She is celebrating her 50th Birthday ,that's right! Happy Birthday Sandie!! :)
And this AMAZING crafting community is throwing her a birthday party! Have you joined in yet?! :)
Check out my card for her:
I have used STAMPlorations Bloom sketches on a Purple colored card stock. I have highlighted using white pigment ink and the borders are made using grey and black colored pens. :)
First of all! Extremely sorry that I couldn't comment on your blog posts, I was sick due to cold and fever! But now that I am back in action, I am ready to check out your wonderful creations! ;)
Alright, do you guys remember the card I had made for STAMPlorations March Challenge? It involved Reflection Stamping technique. You can find it here. My friends Becca and LauraJane had asked for a tutorial and Geee! Look at me, I should hang my head in shame because it's been over 2 months! Hope they don't kill me...lol!! ;)
For the card, I first drew a base line which will show reflection. Then I masked the edges of the card base and sponged using Seedless preserves and Salty ocean distress ink. I stamped the images from STAMPlorations-Tree silhouette stamp set.
I used water colors to blend in colors in the water.I have stamped using archival ink for trees and distress ink for the reflection. The moon and stars are hand drawn using white alcohol ink pen. I also hand drew the birds using black gel pen. :)
I was so excited to see my card finish that while removing the masking tape, I accidentally tore off the base paper! But well, we are crafters! And we find solutions to anything and everything....lol! I cut off the torn edges and adhered the scenery on a black card base, then again adhered over a white base. Phew! And was done! :)
So, here is the tutorial for using this technique:
1. Stamp the image that you want to use reflection stamping on. I have used Vignette- Tree silhouette from STAMPlorations. I would recommend using smaller stamps for a start. Make sure all your stamps are cleaned properly before using this technique.
2.Now, use a stamp having a larger surface area on the back side as we want to stamp one image over its back-side. Here, I used STAMPlorations-Bloom sketches flower stamp. ( It is too pretty and so I stamped over it and washed off the inks ASAP ;))
Ok! So, get your Tree silhouette stamp , ink it with distress ink (black soot) and stamp it over the back side of larger stamp like this! You need to be really careful while doing this because the impressions may smudge.
3.Keep the default non-stamping side(that has the impression of tree silhouette stamp set upwards) and
Stick ( default stamping side facing acrylic block) over the acrylic block like this.
4.Now, stamp the larger stamp (having tree silhouette impression over it) on the paper like this.
You can see that the reflection is not perfect but is perfect for a reflection. U can also improve the reflection by using archival ink instead of distress ink for the reflection. But make sure the base stamp is old because you don't wanna spoil it! ;)
I hope I was clear in my explanation and that you were inspired to make a card using this technique! Please tell me if you enjoyed reading this tutorial and I would love to see if you make something using this technique! :)