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Sunshine Daisies Against Black Background

Today I am sharing this blank card I made using the Sunshine Daisies digital stamp released today by Rachel Vass Designs. These are white Sunshine Daisies against black background. This stamp set is available to purchase at her Etsy store.

Sunshine Daisies by Rachel Vass Designs White daisies against black background

I wanted these daisies to be white but even white flowers have shadows and highlights and some shades of purples and yellows in them.

I sat down with some Prismacolor pencils and some Polychromos to color these beautiful flowers. I used warm grey for the shadow and some light yellow, purple, and green on the highlighted areas of the petals.

Sunshine Daisies by Rachel Vass Designs pencil colored with black background

For the centers of the flowers I picked some yellows, oranges, and browns. I added some texture using the little strokes of Prismacolor pencils in the darker shade all over these center.

Sunshine Daisies by Rachel Vass Designs pencil coloring

After I finished coloring with the pencil colors, I decided to go for really dark background. Started tracing the outlines with Micron Pen and also filling the small areas between the petals with the same pen. The rest of the background I colored with black Copic marker.

Sunshine Daisies by Rachel Vass Designs handmade blank card

I cut the colored panel with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die and attached it to a white card-base made with Neenah Solar White Card-stock.

I hope this will inspire you to create projects like this with dark background.



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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.


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.






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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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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Ho Ho Ho Snowflake Christmas Card

This card is made with an embossed background and sparkly diecut snowflake in the front. This card is made with a heavy weight card stock base. The snowflake is diecut from sparkling silver glitter card stock and is popped up on a foam tape for extra dimension.
The message in the front says ho ho ho sending you holiday joy.
This card opens in the inside.


This is a standard A2 size card which measures 4 and a quarter inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide.
This is a top folding landscape card that opens inside.


The inside of the card is left blank for you to write your personal message to the recipient.

Custom order:

For custom orders or bulk orders please contact me through message I would be happy to help you. If you want this card in a different color combination of your choice you can send me a message and I can create it for you.

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Joy Christmas Card

Send your Christmas greetings with this handmade Red and Gold embossed Joy Holiday card.
This card is made using red and white card stocks . The word JOY is stamped and embossed in gold color. background is created with stripes of coordinating washi tapes.
Comes with plain white envelope to mail it to your loved ones
The card and the envelope is then packed in a plastic resealable sleeve for protection.
It can be also given as a stationery gift during the holidays season.

4 and 1/4th by 5 and a 1/2 inches. And the word “JOY” is mounted on a foam tape to create a little bit of height.

Custom order:
Other dimensions and color of your choice can be created upon special request. Please message with specific requirements for custom orders. Custom orders will take extra amount of time.

Bulk order:
Bulk orders can be purchased on discounted rates. Please inquire by messaging.

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Handmade Joy Christmas Card/ Bridge card

This is a fun pop up card. The Joy Christmas card is made with die cut letters and a beautiful snowflake to form the word Joy in front of the card. The word Joy looks like it’s floating on the card. The background is Christmas words foiled on paper.

This card stands on it’s own when open so you or the recipient can display as a decorative piece. This card folds flat at it’s closed position.

The letters die cut has a white outline to it which makes the word stand out. The word and the snowflake is cut out of gold glitter card-stock.

This one of a kind card can make any recipient happy.


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Handmade Celebrate You Card

handmade birthday card

Send your loved ones this beautiful elegant handmade birthday card. This can be perfect as a masculine card too. Even though the gold foiled background is floral , the simplicity of this card with black words in the front make it perfect for any gender.

This card is made using high quality products and special techniques. The gold foiled background is popped up on the black panel using foam tapes for extra dimension.

The front of the card says “Celebrate you”

The die cut words are layered to make it thick and is cut out with black glitter paper for extra interest.

Card measures 4 and a quarter inches high and 5 and a half inches wide. It is a top folding card that opens inside. The inside of this card is left blank for you to write your personal message to the recepient.

It comes with an envelope. The card and the envelope is packed in a clear plastic sleeve for extra protection.


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Mother’s Day Card

This mother’s day card is handmade using stamps colored with watercolors and the background is stenciled and inked.

This is one of a kind card.

This card measures 4 and a quarter inches wide and 5 and a half inches tall.

The message in the front says “happy Mother’s day”

The inside of this card is blank for you to write your personal message.

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Handmade Lily Congrats Card

This handmade Lily card is made with layered die-cut lily flower. The flower had layers of petals that has dimension. The flower is added on the card with foam tape for extra dimension.

The background is made using inks and stencils.

This card is 4 and a quarter inches wide and 5 and a half inches tall.

This one of a kind card is perfect to send someone to congratulate on any occasion.

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Handmade magnolia card

This card is created using the magnolia digital stamp colored with alcohol markers. The image is cut out and mounted on foam tape for dimension.

The card measures 3 and a half inches wide and 8 and a half inches tall.

The message in the front says : YOU BRING OUT THE BEST IN ME

The inside of this card is blank.

The background is handmade using the gel printing technique which is one of a kind.

Comes with envelope.


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