I have recently started this series of card-making challenge I call Jyoti is inspired by Pinterest on Instagram. Where I pick a picture I like from Pinterest and try to recreate that in the form of a handmade greeting card using the supplies I already own.
I loved the response I received from the 1st challenge. Only a few of my crafty friends on Instagram participated in my fun journey of inspiration and crated their version of cards from my Inspiration. But I thank each of you who even thought that was a fun idea.
I am presenting my second challenge in this series.
Here’s my Card for today
Actually I have two cards I created with one watercolor background.
The inspiration picture I picked for this challegne that I posted on my Instagram story is:
This first card is the negative piece after die cutting the leaves out of it. I didn’t want it to go to waste. So I cut it with a stitched rectange die and turned it into a card. It turned out beautiful.
Few days ago I posted on my Instagram Story a floral pattern image I picked from Pinterest. I took that as an inspiration for my card. I challenged myself to create a card like the inspiration picture. Using the supplies I already own.
My Inspiration for Today:
Most of the times I look up on Pinterest for ideas for my cards anyway. I really liked this picture i found. Here is the picture:
I really liked the yellow and shades of brown on this picture. So I tried to crate a card similar to this.
Here is my card for today:
The Focal Image:
For my card I used the Stamp set called Hibiscus Bouquet from Altenew. Stamped the outline images on a black piece of card stock with Versamark Watermark Ink. Versamark is a clear sticky ink. I colored the images using Faber Castell Polychromos in Yellow, Brown and Grey to somewhat match my inspiration picture. I like to color the images before embossing if I am using pencil colors. Then stamped and embossed the images again with Detail white embossing powder from Wow.
I cut out the images using scissors as I didn’t own the coordinating dies for this particular stamp set. Since these are large images it wasn’t hard to cut out the images using scissors.
Then I arranged the images on a black card stock panel of 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches.
Stamped the sentiment You are amazing on a scrap piece of cardstock with versamark ink and embossed using the white embossing powder again. Foam mounted the sentiment strip to the right hand bottom corner.
Embellished the card using some transparent light grey sequins i had lying in my stash adhered with Matte Medium.
I really liked how my card turned out. Hope you guys will give it a try too. If you do so please tag me on social media so I can see what you come up with.
I have a few cards to share with you on my blog today. These cards are made uisng Altenew Stamp and die set called “Always there”. I have used Altenew stencils and nuvo glimmer paste to create beautiful backgrounds for my cards.
Here are my cards for today.
Four different stencils have been used in these cards with Nuvo Glimmer Paste. My favorite is the Leaf Burst Stencil.
My focus for these cards are the beautiful stamp set from Altenew. It’s called Always There. This stamp set is a layering stamp. It comes with a few different layered images which you can stamp in different shades of the same color that gives these images a more realistic look. I love layering stamps because I don’t have to color each images if i don’t like to. For these flowers I did color the details with Faber Castell Polichromos pencils to give them more depth and dimension.
The flowers are arranged on the background panel some using just liquid glue and some using foam tape for dimensions.
I used three different shades of Altenew Die Inks for these flowers. Yellows, Pinks and Reds and the leaves are stamped in Greens.
The sentiments are used from another stamp set from Altenew called I Adore You. The sentiments are stamped on a black strip of card stock in Versamark Ink then embossed using Wow Embossing powder in detail white.
Then I cut the sentiments using Simon Says Stamp Die.
I layered the stenciled panel on a color card stock that coordinates with each flower cluster. Then mounted them on the card base.
The card base is standard A2 size card bases with 110lb Neenah Cardstock.
I really loved how these cards turned out in the end. Let me know what you think in the comment down below. I love reading comments.
I have another post using same stamp set here if you are interested in reading that. This one uses a special technique.
I have two Thank You Cards to share here today featuring Altenew Always There Stamp and Die set. Same color combinations, same technique but different layout.
If you love Altenew Stamps and Dies as much as I do then you are at the right place. I share lots of inspirations, Techniques and Beautiful creations all the time. Hope you will get inspired to keep creating beautiful projects.
The background of the first card is a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches panel of Slate Grey card stock from Simon Says Stamp. Cut using three rectangle dies, The outermost die is My Favorite Things and the inner two dies are the Stitches Rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp. I only cut the panel but didn’t detach it. In fact I added some Scotch Tape at the back to keep in intact. Only purpose of using the dies was to add some stitched border around it for extra interest.
For the second card I had decided I wanted to follow the card sketch I saw at Case this Sketch. The panel again is Slate Grey card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I cut three 1 inch strips of cardstock in white grey and black and added along the middle slighly slanted to match the sketch provided. Then I usded the same outer rectangle die I used on the first card to cut this out.
The focal image on this card is definitely the beautiful stamp. I only used the outline image of two flowers and two leaves and the coordinating dies. I used white card and splatter some guasche in dark grey and light grey color. Later I realized that I should have just used black because I was going to layer that with vellum anyway which mutes the color a little bit.
I cut some flowers and leave out of this splattered card-stock using the Always there die set.
I took a scrap piece of vellum from my stash and stamped some flowers and leaves with Versamark Watermark Ink. Sprinkled some silver Wow Embossing powder. Then heat set it with a heat gun. Used the dies to cut out those images. Then stamped the centers of the flowers with Mustard Seed Distressed Oxide Ink and embossed that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.
I then used Mini Glue dots to layer the vellum flowers and leaves on to the splattered flowers and leaves.
Then arranged the flowers on the background panel I created earlier.
The sentiments on the cards are from I Adore You Stamp set from Altenew. I love how these sentiments are so versatile it can be used for any occasions.
I stamped the sentiments on black piece of card-stock with Versamark Watermark Ink and embossed using White Wow detail Embossing powder.
The card base is 4 and aquarter by 5 and a half inch A2 size note card created by a sheet of 8 and a half by 11 inches 110lb white card stock cut in half along the middle lengthwise and scored in the middle widthwise to create two top folding card bases.
The Finishing Touch:
Finally after adhering the flowers and leaves and the sentiments to the card panel I added some dots of Nuvo Crystal drops in Yellow, White and Black. The centers of the flowers are dotted with black Nuvo Crystal drops to suggest some stamen.
I loved how these cards turned out. I hope you love them too. The combination of black.white grey and yellow is a very elegant combination.
I have linked to most of the supplies I have used on this card. Hope you will give it a try.
Today I have a few cards using Perfectly Perfect stamp set that released a while ago. I am using the fun background technique using watercolors and stencils on watercolor paper. And the star of the show is Finetec pearlescent watercolors.
The Focal image:
I used one of my favorite stamp set from Altenew called Perfectly Perfect and the coordinating dies for this card. The images from this stamp-set are outline images which you can color as you prefer. I picked watercolor on gold embossed images. I used Prima Watercolors to color the flowers in pinks and oranges and the leaves in different shades of greens.
to color the flowers in pinks and oranges and the leaves in different shades of greens.
Then it was layered with one thin quote of Finetec Pearlescent watercolors in matching shades. I love how these flowers shine in the light. It’s had to capture that in camera but I tried my best.
These look amazing in real life. The gold embossing and the shiny watercolor add the beauty to this card.
Not just the focal images but the background also is one of a kind in these cards. I used watercolor paper which was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die ( which I use in almost every project). Brushed it with clean water and then dropped some reds browns and green watercolors that match the look of brick on the water. Before it dried I sat Tim Holtz stencils one was wood texture and the other was brick texture of top of it. And let the watercolor do it’s magic. I left it overnight.
The other one is the same technique using the wood texture stencil.
There are no sentiments on these cards as so far. But this is better because I can just stamp and cut a strip of any type of sentiment and pop it on the card whenever I need to give it to anyone.
The card base:
The card bases are 4 and a quarter inches wide by 5 and a half inches tall standard A2 size card. I tried to match the colors of the card base to complement the color of the flowers.
Today I have a very fun card to share with you. I have been a member of the Hero Arts Monthly Kit and I have loved each one of the subscription I have been receiving each month in my mail box. It is the My Monthly Hero Kit of December 2018 that I am featuring today. This is a large 6″ by 8″ stamp set with beautiful images of fairies and dandelion. As soon as I found out what images are in the upcoming stamp in my subscription I had this idea in my head. I wanted to create a card that looks like a scene but in layers.
So I created this fun card with layers of scenes using all of the images in the stamp set. The stamped images are colored using Copic Markers, and I usually bring the stamped images to work. Whenever I get a little bit of free time I color them. Took them home and die cut using the coordinating dies that came in the kit.
The Layers of The Card:
I started cutting out the layers of card stock. Instead of blending blue and green I picked a light blue card stock so that it would look like a sky and I could ink blend the bottom half with Mowed Lawn Distressed Oxide Ink.
I used the Grassy Border die from My Favorite Things to cut a grass from dark green Card stock.
This card is 4 and a quarter inches tall and 5 and a half inches wide. It is a landscape side folding card.
Hello everyone. It’s been a while I haven’t posted anything. I had been super busy with work and holidays.
Today I have this card to share with you all. This is Winter Cardinal stamp and die set from Altenew. This is my first non floral stamp I bought from Altenew. I love this stamp because this is layering stamp as most of Altenew stamps are.
So Here’s today’s card:
The Focal Image:
The cardinal is stamped in Tim Holt’s Ranger Distressed inks in Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany. The tree branch in Aged Mahogany and the circle behind the bird is ink blended in Hickory Smoke and Broken China inks
The sentiment says “you make my heart sing” from the same stamp set is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the background piece ink blended in Broken China.
Here’s a closer look.
I love these color combination because it reminds me of the cold and crisp winter scene.
The background is one of the patter paper piece cut to 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die.
The Card Base:
Then it is attached to a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches top folding card base made with 11o lb. white card stock.
I loved how this card turned out. Hope you guys like it too.
Hello Everyone! Hope you’re doing great. Today’s card features the Spellbinders’ large die of the month for the month of November,2018.
Here’s my card for today.
The Focal Point:
I only used one out of the set of amazing dies that came in my November 2018 large die of the month subscription. This die cuts the window for the Christmas tree with the garland around it and Christmas ornaments. The sparkly green paper backing is just so pretty. And the red rhinestones for the ornaments add extra touch to the otherwise clean and simple Christmas card.
The card base is 110 lb. heavyweight card stock. The top panel is mounted on foam tapes for extra dimension.
The sentiment on this card is from old Simon Says Stamp stamp set I bought with one of their card kits. This is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed using gold glitter embossing powder.
The Card Base:
The card base is again heavyweight card stock cut to 5 and a half by 8 and a half and scored to make a standard A2 size card.
Hello there! Today I have a very fun interactive Christmas card to share I made using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I was never fond of critter stamps until I started making interactive cards with them. Flower stamps has always been my favorite.
Here’s the card for today.
I bought this Double Slider Magic Die set from Lawn fawn last month but finally got to use it. It’s a very fun interactive die that cuts the elements which creates the mechanism for the interactive card. When one sliding panel is pulled the other panel on the opposite side pops out too. It’s hard to explain in words but here’s a picture when it’s open.
The Focal Image:
For this Interactive Christmas card I used the stamp set called Starry night from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the cute foxes on a white piece of Neenah solar white card stock. Colored the all using Inktense Pencils. Blended the colors using Gamsol. I didn’t buy the die to cut these stamped images so I fussy cut the images using Tim Holtz scissors.
For the background I wanted a starry night scene. I took a sheet of Neenah solar white card stock and inked it using Ranger Distressed Oxide inks in colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Black Soot. Then I sprayed some water with my Distressed Sprayer from Tom Holtz and then dried it to give it a textured look. I used a little Perfect Pearls on an acrylic block with some water and splattered that on the panel mainly on the top light part of the background. That gave it a sparkly starry look.
The Interactive Element:
The Double Slider Magic die from Lawn fawn cuts all the parts of the interactive card. I cut the front parts using the starry night ink blended background I created using the dies. Assembly was very easy. So, when I pull the inside panel on the one side of the card the other side automatically comes out revealing the magical interaction.
I then arranged the stamped images on the interactive part so that it looks like the family of foxes all gathered to watch the sky at Christmas Night. Then it was added to a 4 and a 1/4 by 5 and a 1/2 inch card base in light blue.
The sentiment was from the same stamp set. It reads Dreams Come True which I thought was perfect for this dreamy magical scene card.
I really loved how it turned out. Please let me know what you guys think in the comment below.
Hello! Today I have three thank you cards to share with you. Here’s my project for today which consists of three cards in different shapes, sizes, and coloring techniques using the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flower 2 Stamp and Die set. I asked my followers on Instagram if I used too much gold and 98% said no, so I went with gold and was happy with how it turned out.
The First Card
For this project I wanted to use a craft and gold combination which I think is perfect for a fall and Thanksgiving theme.
The Focal Point:
I stamped the largest stamp from the stamp set on watercolor paper with Ranger Archival in in jet black. Then I watercolored the image with Prima Watercolor palette in tropical. Blue and purple for the flowers and green, brown and yellow for the leaves. It was cut using the coordinating die. I used the whole image in this card.
This first card measures 8 and a 1/2 by 3 and 3/4. I know it is a very tall card but it fits perfectly in any regular letter size envelope. The background is embossed using Spellbinders Embossing Folder and I rubbed Versamark Watermark Ink lightly on the raised area of the embossing. Then I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it to melt the powder to give it a metallic look. I had to emboss the craft card stock twice aligning the pattern because this panel was too tall for the embossing folder.
The sentiment was from the same stamp set embossed with gold embossing powder on black card stock and layered on craft card stock strip.
I adhered the flower on the background with foam tapes and did the same with the sentiment. Finally I matted the gold embossed panel on a black card stock layer and attached the whole panel on the card base.
Here’s a close up look on the background. It was a lot of work but it looked amazing.
The Second Card:
This thank you card measures 6 by 6 inches but it is a gate fold card which means it opens from the middle.
The Focal Point:
For this card I stamped the same image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored using Copic colors; reds for the flowers and greens for the leaves. I decides to cut the image in two along the middle and use it as two images. First I was thinking about making it a Christmas card so I decided to go with red, gold, and green. But instead I made a thank you card.
For this one I wanted to go with the easier route so I just used one of the leopard print foiled pattern paper. I received this pattern paper with one of the Simon Says Stamp card kit a while back which I had been saving for a special card. Looks like this was it.
I wanted these cards to look like a series, so I stuck with the same sentiment. It’s stamped and embossed in gold on a black card stock strip.
Here’s the card when slightly opened. I really loved this combination.
The Third Card:
This third thank you card is totally different. I had a leftover piece of card stock measuring 4 and 3/4 by 11 inches. I scored it widthwise at 4 and 3/4 and 9 and 1/2 to create a square card. The remaining 1 and a 1/2 inches was used to fold a flap on top. I know this is a weird size, but I loved how it turned out.
The Focal Point:
For this one I wanted to no-line pencil color the image stamped on Antique Linen Distressed Ink. This ink is very light so you can’t see the outline after you finish coloring which is known as no-line coloring. I colored the image using different shades of red, yellow, and blue Inktense Pencils. Greens and yellows were used for the leaves. This really gives the image a fall vibe.
Here again the background was one of the foiled-on craft chevron pattern paper from the same Simon Says Stamp card kit. If you own a chevron background stamp you can also stamp and emboss in gold to give it a similar look.
Just a simple thanks sentiment was adequate for this card because there is a lot going on.
On the closing flap I added the floral colored image, cutting the excess off the sides. I then adhered them to the chevron background.
This card doesn’t stand on it’s own unless stood on the side. Then I thought maybe I could attach the sentiment so it would be straight when I stood this card on its side.
I just love all these cards so much. Let me know what you guys think.