Sending You A Latte Thanks

Hi everyone! I’m back with a card today using the emboss/resist technique.

Here is my card —  (I’m still trying to figure out lighting, so please forgive this very dark picture)

I started this card with a panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock and I stamped the Hero Arts Tiny Flags background set using some WOW Clear Embossing powder. After embossing, I cut the paper in half and tried to resist some colors. I used some distress inks in rainbow order.

For the image, the sketch challenge I had an object to the right side of the card, so I used the Coffee Cup die cut from Simon Says Stamp.

I adhered the coffee cup and stamped my sentients from the What’s Brewing set also from Simon Says stamp.

This card is an entry for the following challenges:

  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeEmboss It2. CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge 

Here is the sketch —

3. AAA Challenge – the theme was Resist

Thank you for  reading.

SUPPLY LIST:

  1. Neenah Solar White  80lb cardstock
  2. Hero Arts Tiny Flags background stamp
  3. Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad
  4. Simon Says Stamp – What’s Brewing
  5. Simon Says Stamp – Coffee Cup Die
  6. My Favorite Things DieNamics Stitched Stax Rectangles
  7. Versafine Onyx black ink
  8. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Cracked Pistachio
  9. WoW Embossing Powder – clear
  10. American Crafts Heating Tool
  11. Scotch Foam Tape
  12. Elmer’s Dot Runner

I’m Back (I Know I’ve Said This Before)

Hi Everyone!

I’m back! And hopefully this time it’s for good. I know this has been repetitive but a crafting funk and life changes happen and sometimes I just can’t live up to what’s expected of me. I definitely have set a goal this time that I need to continue crafting no matter what. I haven’t made a card in almost a year – sometimes that happens and I just can’t explain why.

Let’s backtrack  – just after my last card post, we had company and it was very busy. Soon after both my parents became sick one after each other. I also had some life changes and career changes. So all these combined just left for me to be overwhelmed and I definitely had no interest in crafting when all I wanted to do in my free time was lay in bed and do nothing.

But a couple of days ago, it hit me. As always, it was one of Jennifer McGuire‘s videos that brought me out of the crafting funk. She did this amazing watercolor background using cling food wrap (genius). After that video, I slowly got back into watching some videos and started to feel that the bug was coming back.

I was looking through my stash and realized that everything I own was mostly “last season”. With the entire year of non-crafting, I didn’t purchase new supplies. I definitely decided that now that I’m starting to get my groove back, I will not purchase anything for a few months except for some basic supplies like card stock, foam tape, tape runner, etc. But no stamps, dies, ink and other related things. I wanted to make sure I was back before I splurged. Stamps are definitely timeless and even if it is a couple of years old, it can still definitely be used.

My first step was to look through challenge blogs. Even before, these blogs always give me a boost of inspiration, I especially love sketch challenges because I can already envision the card. So I found a few challenges and made a card! YESSS! I really hope I can stay for good this time because I forgot how much fun it was to make cards and I also missed you guys!

See you in my next post where I will share a card I made for some challenge blogs.

Thanks for reading

 

Hugs,

Malini

 

Wishing You The Most Beautiful Day

Hi everyone. I’m back with a card using supplies from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero box. When I saw the stamp and die included, I fell in love and ordered it right away. We can never have too much flower stamps. Plus the sentiments are amazing.

Here is my card —

Wishing You The Most Beautiful Day

I started this card with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and I stamped the flower and leaf images from the set with Versafine Onyx black ink using some masking techniques to make it look realisitc. I used shades of purple/violet to color the flowers and shades of green to color the leaves from the Prismacolor pencil set.

For the sentiment, I stamped it with the same black ink and allowed it to dry. I cut the panel using the largest stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things to frame the design. I attached the stitched panel on to a 4 Bar  cardbase of Hero Arts layering paper. To finish the card, I embellished with some black gems from Hero Arts.

That’s it for this card.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is FLOWERS.

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For a complete list of products I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading.

 

I am unable to link to any of the Hero Arts products because the April Box of the Monthly Hero is already sold out.

SUPPLY LIST:

 

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Happy You’re My Friend

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card and video using Simon Says Stamp products.

Here is my card —

Happy Youre My Friend

I filmed the process it took to create the card. You can watch the video here or on YouTube.


That’s it for the card. Thank you for reading.

CHALLENGES ENTERED

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this week’s challenge is Anything Goes.

This is also an entry for the Virginia’s View Link Up Party Challenge

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For a full list of products and tools I used, please check the supply list below:

SUPPLY LIST:

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Heartfelt Thanks

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using supplies from Simon SaysStamp.

Here is my card –

Heartfelt Thanks

I started out with a panel of Kraft card stock from Neenah and stamped the smallest leaf from the One With Nature set using repeated pattern with Versamark. I embossed the leaves with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder. For the sentiment, I used the Thanks set from Simon Says Stamp and also used the same embossing powder.

I added an accent strip from a Die Cuts with a View glitter paper and some sequins.

That’s it for this card.

For a complete list of tools and products used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

SUPPLY LIST:

  1. Neenah Desert Storm card stock
  2. DieCuts With A View copper glitter paper
  3. Simon Says Stamp One With Nature
  4. Simon Says Stamp Thanks set
  5. Versamark ink
  6. Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
  7. Scotch foam tape
  8. Tombow tape runner

Sending You Buckets of Love

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a  card for the Casology Challenge this week.

Week 171 - Vehicle

The Cue Word this week is vehicle. Here is my card —

 

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I am not really into clean and simple cards – honestly I don’t know my style yet but I like trying different ones and just being quite diverse. I definitely know that I am a modern card maker. I don’t fancy the vintage look that much.

With this card, the started with smooth white card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I masked the sky and grassy hills and colored it in with distress inks. I used Broken China for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grassy hill. For the vehicle image, I used the Hero Arts Father’s Day set (I think it’s discontinued). There was a truck image with a heart and I loved it. I stamped additional hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC to have some hearts falling of the truck. I colored the images with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir  markers. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp in Versafine onyx black ink. I cut the entire panel from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax and adhered that panel on to another white card base.

That’s it for this card. I will update this post later with the supply list.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

Celebrate Today, and Everyday

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new card using some Paper Smooches products.

Here is my card —

Celebrate Today and Everyday

I started this card with a Core’dinations yellow card base which I cut to a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. Then I cut a piece of Neenah Solar white to 4×4 to be the front panel. For the images, I used some free digi images from the Paper Smooches blog. I colored the feathers with Copic markers (check the supply list for all the colors I used).

For the border strip, I cut the scallop punch from American Crafts on Simon Says Stamp Smoke card stock. I adhered that to the left side of the front panel. On top of the strip, I placed a bunch of feathers, which I tied with some black twine from Doodlebug, I finished the bow with a gem Hero Arts.

For the sentiment, I used the Pretty Phrases from Paper Smooches and embossed it on Black Licorice card stock from Bazzil.

To finish the card, I added some stitch lines on the setiment strip and added more gems from Hero Arts around the card.

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading.

For a full list of products and tools I used, please check the supply list below: (InLinkz to follow)

  1. Core’dinations Bright Smooth A2  cards and envelope (yellow)
  2. Neenah Solar White card stock
  3. Simon Says Stamp Smoke card stock
  4. Bazzil black licorice card stock
  5. American Crafts Knock Outs – scalloped punch
  6. Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases
  7. Paper Smooches Feather freebie
  8.  Copic Markers – (PINK – RV000, RV52, RV55 BLUE – B01, B04, B06 YELLOW Y00, Y13, Y18)
  9. Doodlebug Black Twine
  10. AC Zing White embossing powder
  11. Sakura Gelly Roll white pen
  12. Hero Arts white / black gemstones
  13. Tombow tape runner
  14. Scotch foam tape