Christmas Card using Ornate Ornaments Stamp and Die set

Today I am presenting the  Christmas cards made using Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2018 limited edition release stamp and die set called Ornate Ornaments. This stamp set is so beautifully made. The detail in the ornaments is stunning.

Here are the cards for today:

There are 5 different ornaments in the Ornate Ornaments stamp set. I stamped all of them in blue green and red card-stocks using Versamark Ink. Embossed with platinum on green, silver on blue and gold on red. Also matted the green blue and red panels with matching metallic cardstock that is slightly larger than the panel. Finally foam-mounted the panel on 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half side folding card bases.

Here’s another card I created with the Simon Says Stamp Ornate Ornaments Stamp and Die set:

I went with just gold and craft on this card and of course a lot of embossing. Stamped the ornament images with Versamark ink  and embossed with gold on heat resistant acetate. I die cut the craft card panel with the matching dies aligning the images that was stamped on acetate. Then I layered ton of foam tapes at the back trying my best to seal around the ornaments so I could put some silver sequins inside to create a shaker card. I thought the craft panel was still a little plain so i smooshed the Versamark ink around the edges and embossed with gold embossing powder again. I loved how organic the edge looks. Stamped the sentiment in the middle saying Wishing you Joy and yes you guessed it embossed again.

I did not plan this card this way in the beginning. Instead I went with what looked good and improvised as I was going. Hence lots of embossing after the acetate sheet was already attached. That caused even the heat resistant acetate to warp a little. But lesson learnt.

I loved how it turned out anyway. Let me know what you guys think in the comment below.

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Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Reselase and Thank You card

Hello and Welcome to my blog. Today’s post consists of the card that I made using Simon Says Stamp Stamptember release. I ordered this stamp set on the first day of the release. But unfortunately, it arrived around the beginning of the third week. But as they all say better late than never. I was dancing with joy when I received it in the mail that day. Because these stamps are all limited edition. You won’t be able to purchase it after the stock is over.

simon says stamp

This is a big stamp set with one large flower cluster, a couple of other flowers and some leaves with some beautiful sentiments.

Background:

I repeatedly stamped a panel of Neenah Solar white cardstock 110 lb with one of the small flower images from Simon Says Stamp Stamptember stamp set called Beautiful Day 2 with Versamark ink. Changed the position of the flowery each time to create like an organic pattern. Embossed those with Gold Embossing powder. I have been into ink blended backgrounds lately. So I picked distressed oxide inks from Ranger. One was Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers. Got to love how the distressed oxide inks blend so smoothly.

beautiful flower2 stamp set

 

The Focal Image:

To create the focal image I stamped one of the flowers with the stem image from the stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Which was then colored using Distressed Inks in colors Seedless Preserve and Lucky Clover. Using the Watercolor brush with a simple flat wash of colors. Then I added it with foam tape on the background panel.

simon says stamp stamps and dies

The Sentiment:

The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black strips of cardstock. Cut into banners and mounted with foam tapes on the panel.

stamptember 2018

So here is my final card for today. I loved how it turned out. I just love how the purple flower pops on the green background.

Let me know in the comment down below what do you guys think about it?

I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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Card Featuring My Monthly Hero Card Kit September 2018

Today I am showcasing the card I made using the My Monthly Hero Card Kit for September 2018. This Kit has a fall theme with images of Chinese Lantern Plants and pots and some very nice sentiments.

Here’s my card for today

Hero Arts card kit

Inspiration:

Fall colors obviously were my inspiration for this card. I wanted something warm but still colorful. The color combination certainly matches with the sentiment in this card I think.

Background:

I have been trying to work with some ink blended backgrounds lately. I thought this was a perfect opportunity for this project because my card needed some warm background to complement the image. I used Tim Holtz Distressed Oxide inks in colors Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey. I loved how these colors look like a sunset scene.

My Monthly Hero September 2018

The Focal Point:

Images of the Chinese lantern plants from the My Monthly Hero Card Kit were my main focus for this card. I stamped one of the images from the stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Watercolor Paper. And colored the images using the Daniel Smith Watercolors that came in the Kit. I adhered one of the images on the color blended background panel with liquid glue. Another branch was added with foam tape for dimension.

The Sentiment:

The stamp set includes a few very nice sentiments. I took one of the sentiments that said: ” You bring color to my world” which was stamped directly on the background with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet black.

Finally, the panel was mounted on a card base that is made with 110 lb cardstock measuring 5 and a half inches tall and 4 and a quarter inches wide.

Here’s my final project. I am really happy with the outcome. What do you guys think? I am definitely going to make more cards using this card kit. There are so many ideas for this card kit in my head but due to a busy work schedule, I haven’t been able to create more cards.

These Kits are limited while supplies last so if you want to get these kits, subscribe here for Hero Arts Card Kits

I participated int he Through the purple haze challenge and SumMore Fun Challenge 

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Card featuring My Monthly Hero Card Kit Aug 2018

Hello friends! I just loved My Monthly Hero Card Kit from Hero Arts. The coffee cups are so adorable that I keep going back at it and keep making more and more cards.

Here is a different take on this card because this project uses a more tedious but fruitful result.

Here is my Card for today.

 The Technique:

Any experts must have already guessed how I created this patterned coffee cups. But if you are wondering how I created these keep reading.

Do you notice the gloss and shine on the cups that look like real porcelain texture? And the print is just so unique, isn’t it?

Well, I first stamped the coffee image from the stamp set that came in My Monthly Hero Card Kit to stamp several images with Ranger Archival Ink in jet black on a pretty pattern paper with some gold foiled pattern. I made sure each stamp was on a different pattern on the same sheet of paper. Cut out the images just along the black outline using Tim Holtz scissors that is just great for fussy cutting small images like this. I also cut out the part where it is meant to be coffee using Exacto Knife carefully.

I then stamped a few of the same images on a white cardstock. I cut those out using the coordinating die that came in the kit. I adhered the printed cutouts of the cups on the die-cut cutouts of the cups to make it look like just the part inside the lines are patterns. It’s hard to explain in words but I am sure you got what I mean.

Then the part where it is supposed to look like coffee I colored with Copic marker. I cut a slit using Exacto knife along the rim of the cup so that I could slide another cup inside it to make it look like the cups are stacked on top of each other.

Embellishment:

The coolest part of it is I added Glossy Accents on the patterned part of the cups only to make it shiny like real porcelain cups.

I will make sure to explain in pictures showing steps next time I do projects like this. Then a piece of green cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die and This pattern paper I used on the background was one of Simon’s card kit a long time ago. Cut to 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches in dimension and matted with the same green cardstock 1/8th inch bigger than it.

Then the stack of cups was added on the green circle with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on a white strip of cardstock and added on the card.

 

The background:

The whole panel was added on a 4 and a 1/4 by 5 and a half top folding card base made using 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.

Hope you guys like this card and will get inspired by it to use this technique in your future projects. Please do leave me a comment down below.

I have used affiliate links to the products I have used in case you are interested in buying them. Please make your purchases through these links so I get a percentage of commision without any extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Also, check out my other post using this same card kit here

http://www.cardsncraftsnyc.com/cards-featuring-my-monthly-hero-card-kit/

I am participating in the Fusion  Card Challenge. I am only using the card sketch though.

I am also participating in the Simon Says Stamp card challenge.

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Altenew Inspiration Challenge August 2018

Hello, everyone. Thank you for stopping by. Today I am presenting my card I made to participate in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge August 2018.

My busy work schedule hasn’t stopped me from participating in the challenge this month because I just love the color combination. I had recently ordered some products from Altenew and hadn’t had a chance to play with some of them yet.

Here’s my card for today.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect

What Inspired me:

This is the picture form the inspiration post on Altenew Blog that inspired me to create my card.

How I made it:

I’ve been wanting to play with my new stamp set from Altenew called Perfectly Perfect. This stamp set is so pretty. The flower and leaves images in this stamp set are just outlined images. I love to use the outline images to stamp and color.

I stamped all the flower images and the leaves images on a watercolor paper with Versamark. Versamark is a sticky clear ink which helps the embossing powder to stick on it so I can heat set it using my heat tool to get the embossed image. I used White embossing powder.

Then the images were watercolored using the watercolor palette from  Prima Watercolors in the colors Tropical that I had bought on Amazon. I had in my mind the vision of blue flowers and green leaves on a yellow background.

Altenew Perfectly perfectThe Background:

Created the background on a white panel of cardstock sized 4 inches by 5 and a 1/4 inches in dimension. Used the yellow color from the same watercolor palette using the ink-smooshing technique. This technique is very popular these days to create a messy watercolor background.

Arranged the flowers and the leaves on the top left corner of the panel.  Some flowers were adhered directly using glue whereas some were added on a foam tape to create dimension.

The Sentiment:

Took a strip of black cardstock from my scrap stash, stamped it with two of the sentiments from the stamp set to make it look like one with Versamark ink. Embossed with white embossing powder and adhered using foam tape.

So here is my final card.

 I just loved how it turned out. Let me know what you guys think about it in the comments section down below.

I have linked all the products  I used in the affiliated links just in case if you guys are interested in buying them please do so through these affiliated links so I get a certain percentage of the sale without an extra cost to you. I appreciate the support.

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Cards Featuring My Monthly Hero Card Kit August 2018

Hello. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you’re doing great. Today I am presenting my card I made using My Monthly Hero Card Kit for the month of August.

This card kit is coffee themed. Here’s my card for today. my monthly hero card kit august 2018

First I started by stamping the coffee stamp image from the Hero Arts Monthly Kit on a 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock twice using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them using Copic colors and then die cut the images using the coordinating dies that came in the kit. Added some shimmer on the cup and the plate using Wink Of Stella Glitter pen in clear. Then highlighted some streaks of white across with Gelly Roll Pen.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

What Inspired me:

I usually look up on Pinterest for inspirations

like the color combination, or scenes.  I came across

this color combo that I really liked for this card. That’s why I colored the coffee cups in blue-green shades of Copics.

 

I even created my own stip of dusty pink paper with one of the color combinations to go with my color theme where I stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

These were coffee cups so I wanted them to sit on a table. I had wood patterned pattern paper in my stash. I cut that with Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circle Dies. Seems like I use these in almost every project. Arranged the table with the cups and the sentiment strip right above it using Foam Tapes. Then I cut the paper that came in the kit using the Simon Says Stamp‘s Stitched Rectangle Dies. But I wanted more of that teal in my card so I cut another pattern paper in similar color using the same die and arranged on the card that was a standard A2 size top folding panel on Simon Says Stamp Smoke Card Stock.

Another Card From the Same kit

I also attempted to create another card with the same kit.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

This one is repeated stamping technique on the background with Copic colored images. A strip of cardstock colored with Copic to match the coffee color in the background was stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed using the embossing powder that came with the kit. This embossing powder is a  little bit textured cream color. I love it.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

Another Stamped image I painted with gold watercolor paint  I bought recently.

I am not very much impressed with the outcome. But I did work very hard with these cards. Want to definitely come up with more ideas for this kit.

I love the Subscription for the My Monthly Hero Card Kit. It is worth the price I pay and the excitement when I receive my monthly parcel is priceless.

Let me know what you guys think in the comment box down below.

I love hearing from you.

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Jyoti

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August 2018 My Monthly Hero

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Card Featuring Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp set and Dies

Hello Everyone. Today’s card features the beautiful stamp set from Altenew. called Leaf Canopy stamp set

I stamped the outline image from the stamp set a while back as soon as I received my order from Altenew.  At work when I am not too busy I like to color the images. Then die cut it using coordinating dies at home. It just took me a while to turn those images into cards.

Here’s my card for today

I love the Blue and Gold color combination on the leaves. I used the Rectangle Stitched Die from Simon Says Stamp to cut a panel in craft card stock and another in sky blue cardstock. But the craft panel I die cut with the small one of the Leaf Canopy die to create a negative leaf image backed that with gold and craft pattern paper.

I layered the panels offsetting each other to show all the layers from each side also. I think that creates an extra interest in the layout.

Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set that says “life is better with friends” on a while piece of cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and popped the piece on foam tape for added dimension.

Also attached the large colored die cut leaf cluster with one layer of foam tape and the small one with two layers of foam tape.

I love the combination so much. An extra panel of sky blue matted on one side of card brings the whole card together.

I loved this leaf canopy stamp set so much. It is so versatile and can be used in so many projects.

Here I used it on another much colorful card.

This one has more of the feminine vibe to it. The combination of pink and green is one my go-to combination when it comes to a girly card. I  cut the circles using Stitched Circle Dies from Simon Says Stamp. 

The large circle directly adhered to the light green panel but the other two are added on foam tape. The leaf clusters are then arranged between the two pink circles.

Sending lots of love sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.

Then it is finally attached to a 4.25 inches high and 5.5 inches wide top folding card base made of 110 lb white card stock.

I really loved how both cards turned out. Let me know in the comments what you guys think about it?

I really love hearing other’s opinion about my cards.

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Jyoti
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Altenew Card Featuring The Main Squeeze stamp set.

Hi guys. Here I am posting a few of my cards made using the Altenew  Main Squeeze  stamp set. This stamp is a layered stamp set and is so much fun to use and create all kinds of citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruits.

When I started stamping these images in different colors of Altenew Inks I couldn’t stop myself and ended up with a bunch of citrus fruit stamped slices.

This one I used some lemons some oranges and one grapefruit image layered on a black cardstock panel cut to 4 by 5.25 inches and adhered that panel on a teal top folding card base.

I used all Altenew Inks to stamp these images. I didn’t have the dies to cut the images out so I used a pair of scissors to fussy cut the images which was pretty easy.

Here’s another one in green. This one is my favourite among all.

I posted this on my Instagram the other day and received so many likes and comments. On this one, I stamped lime green cardstock  with the inner layer of the small lemon stamp in Forest Glade Ink from Altenew to create a backgound of my own. I then layerd the stamped and cut out images.

The third one I came up with a much brighter color.

Oh, how I love this yellow layering cardstock. This is not a heavyweight cardsstock just a 60lb cardstock from Michaels. But I layered that on a heavyweight Neenah Solar White card base.

I created a littleborder of  lines made using my score tool and a bone folder. I then added some Nuvo Crystal Drops you can see in the above pic for some extra interest.

Last but not the least my next card in teal color.

On this one too I stamped one layer of the stamp with Versamark watermark ink to create a background with a subtle tone on tone look.

All the sentiments I used on these cards are from the same stampset.  All of them are stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

I loved playing with these stamp set a lot. I will definitely be making so many more cards with this stamp set from Altenew

Let me know what you guys think? I love reading your comments and suggestions.

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Birthday Card using Stamping Up Bottles and Bubbles die set.

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog. Hope you are having a great summer. Here is New York it has been really hot this summer.  Whereas everyone else is waiting for the summer with excitement, it is not my favorite season. I like to spend most of the summer days inside in the air conditioning making cards.

Today I am presenting a card I made using Stamping Up dies called Bottles and Bubbles die set. I also purchased the stamp set for this but in this project, I only used one of the large bottles die from this set.

I used distressed inks from Ranger from Tim Holtz. I blended Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed lawn, Evergreebough and Cracked Pistachio inks on 110lb cardstock strip from my scrap stash. Sprayed with distressed spray and also sprinkled some water drops with my fingers on to the inked strip, dried it with paper towel for some interest.

I loved how it turned out. Then I used the large bottle die from the Bottles and Bubbles die set to cut as many bottles I could get out of that stip of inked background. Then I arranged the die cut bottles on to a white panel of 110 lb cardstock cut to 4 inches by 5.5 inches. Adhered it with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue. I cut the extra bits of the bottles hanging off of the panel. Used the leftover pieces to cover any empty spaces on the panel.

Stamped the sentiment from the Bubble Over stamp set in Mowed Lawn distressed ink on a piece of white cardstock.

Then I adhered this panel on a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half card base in light blue cardstock from Simon  Says Stamp.

Last but not the least scattered some iridescent sequins on wherever it falls and then attached with glossy accent. Added some more glossy accent on top to create like a dewdrop look.

So here’s My final card done. I loved how it turned out and can’t stop admiring it with a big grin. Hope you guys like it too.

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Birthday Card Featuring Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp

Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I posted anything. I have family visiting from back home and have been very busy entertaining them and also with work. Here’s the card that I made today using Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set from Altenew.

I love the combination of pink and gray.  Since the flower was a large image and as always I had to make a flower cluster, I didn’t want any distraction and wanted the flowers to be my main focal point.

Stamp Images:

Here I stamped these flowers in two other shades of pink. Because I love how crisp the Altenew die inks are. They are so vibrant and true to color even after it dries. So the colors I used was Rose Quartz in the first card, Puffy Heart in the second one and the darkest one, the third one is Purple Wine. The green for the leaves is Forest Glades. And last but not least the black outline is stamped using Jet Black.

Here is the picture showing all three together.

I arranged the flowers in layers with the help of foam tapes in the back. Some of the leaves are attached with just glue so that they look like they are set back a little bit to create extra interest.

I used the sentiment  from another stamp set. I stamped that in Versamark sticky ink and embossed with white fine detailed embossing powder and heat set it.

Hibiscus bouquet

Attached some sequins in coordinating colors to each o the cards. Decorated the middle of the flower with yellow Nuvo drops.

Hibiscus Bouquet

I love how it turned out. Hope you guys like it too. Let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite? Also if you have any suggestions for color choices of this card please suggest.

Hibiscus Bouquet

Thank you very much for stopping by.

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