#JYOTIISINSPIREDBYPINTEREST Inspiration 1

Hello Everyone!

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:

Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet

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.

The Sentiment:

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.

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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.

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Jyoti

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Altenew Always There Cards With Stencil Backgrounds

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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.

Backgrounds:

Four different stencils have been used in these cards with Nuvo Glimmer Paste. My favorite is the Leaf Burst Stencil.

The Focal Point:

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.

Yellows:

Pinks:

Reds:

Greens:

Outlines:

Jet Black

The Sentiment:

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.

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.

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Jyoti

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Thank You Cards using Altenew Always There Stamp

Hello and welcome!

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.

Background:

First Card:

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.

Second Card:

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.

Focal Image:

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.

Sentiments:

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.

Then I cut the sentiments with Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strip Wafer dies

Card Base:

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.

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Jyoti

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Handmade Cards Using Fun Watercolor Backgrounds and Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set

Hello My Lovely Friends!

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.

altenew perfectly perfect stamp
Altenew perfectly perfect stamp

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.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp
altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp

These look amazing in real life. The gold embossing and the shiny watercolor add the beauty to this card.

The background:

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.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp
altenew perfectly perfect stamp

The Sentiment:

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.

I am participating in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge January 2019.

Here is the Inspiration Picture:

I also have one more card that I created a while back to participate in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge using this same stamp and die set. Please check out my post if you are interested.

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Winter Cardinal Card using Altenew Stamp and Dies

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:

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:

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.

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Jyoti

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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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Jyoti

 

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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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Jyoti

 

 

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Altenew Rose Flurries Dies Wedding Card

Hello everyone. Welcome back to my blog. I am showcasing the card I made using Altenew Rose Flurries Dies for my cousin on her Wedding.

altenew rose flurries dies

I will start off by saying how much I love Altenew products. Each stamp and Dies I have bought from them I have used over and over again in so many different projects and I still never get tired of it.

altenew rose flurries dies

When I am at work I like to bring some crafts to do if I get any free time at work which rarely happens. I am usually very busy at work. But even the minute I am free I like to do some crafty things.

altenew rose flurries dies

I used the Rose Flurries Dies to cut these layers of roses in different shades of pink and brought it to work to adhere the layers with a glue. Since this was a wedding card I wanted some glitter. The top layer of the flower is cut using gold glitter cardstock.

altenew rose flurries dies

To add contrast to the card, I used olive green cardstock to cut out the leaves from the same die set.

altenew rose flurries dies

This card is side-folding portrait style card which is 7 inches high and 5 inches wide. I cut a panel of cream textured cardstock for the base and matted with a layer of gold foil cardstock 1/8th inch smaller than the base which is then matted with polka dot gold foiled pattern paper.

altenew rose flurries dies

 

The Mama Elephant Sentiment:

The sentiment Oh Happy Day is from Mama Elephant. The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with extra fine gold embossing powder.

mama elephant oh happy day sentiment

The inside is stamped with “congratulations” which is another sentiment from the same stamp set.

This is how I came up with a beautiful card perfect for a wedding.

 

altenew rose flurries dies

I loved it. I am also thinking about making the same card in blue and silver. If I do I will be definitely posting pictures on my blog.

 

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Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Hello Everyone. Today I am showcasing the card that I created using beautiful day stamp set to participate in the Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge. It’s almost the end of March. Due to my busy schedule I couldn’t post this earlier. But better late than never.

Here’s my card 

And here is the picture from the challenge.

The color combination for this challenge was blue, coral and light brown.

I decided on blue and coral for my card and my base for the card was craft card-stock.

My card is 4 and a quarter inches wide and 5 and a half inches tall. It’s top folding card. I cut a panel of heavyweight card-stock in white using the largest die of Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies.

I then using the latest stencil called Leaf Burst Stencil from Altenew created the background with two distressed oxide inks from Tim Holtz in color Abandoned Coral and Salty Ocean.

Stamped the flowers and leaf images from Beautiful Day Stamp Set from Altenew on Watercolor paper. Colored them using Prima watercolors. And then cut out the images using coordinating dies.

I arranged the flowers in the background but because of the busy background, the flowers were not showing on the card as much. So I decided to add a layer of vellum cut with one size smaller of the Stitched Rectangle die that helped mute the background pattern a little still showing the beautiful background.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on craft card-stock.

 

So Here’s how my card was done. I just loved how it finally turned out. Hope you guys like it.

I also entered this card in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

 

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