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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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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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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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CLAEN AND SIMPLE CARD/THE FLOWER CHALLENGE

CAS stands for Clean And Simple. The Flower challenge this month is all about clean and simple.Here comes my post for The Flower Challenge #57.

Hello Everyone !

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.

When it comes to CAS I struggle the most. It really is a challenge for me as I can never settle with simple. So my clean and simple still consists of a little glitz and a little glam.

BACKGROUND

For my background I ripped a printer paper and layered on a panel of Neenah card-stock so that a little strip would show through. I taped it so it wouldn’t move. I started ink blending using Distressed Oxide inks in Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve. When I removed the printer paper I got this cool look of ink blended strip.

FOCUS

I used Altenew Ditsy Print Stamp set. For the simplicity required by the challenge I only used the outline stamp in Ranger Archival Ink in black and instead of using colors on my floral image i used gold ink to stamp the layering stamp. The gold I used is Tsuneko Brilliance.

SENTIMENT

The sentiment I used says Stay Beautiful which is from the Altenew Beautiful Peony stamp set. I love the font and style of this sentiment stamp. I think it compliments my card design really well.

EMBELLISHMENT

Like I said before I can never settle with simple on my card project. I was still feeling like I needed a little something on my card. But I forced myself to not overdo it and just add a few black iridescent gems on the center of my flowers.

This completed my card for today. Hope this inspired you.

Let’s play along at The Flower Challenge and share your projects over there.

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Jyoti

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Cards for Mental Health Awareness

Altenew mini flower cluster

Hey friends! As you all know, May is the month of Mental Health Awareness. There’s a common misconception out there that mental health is something that only those with mental disorders have to be concerned about. But really, we could all use some more positivity, both in the way we treat others and ourselves. To share some of that positivity, I went and made a few cards with some messages that are sure to lift your spirits.

Some of our talented card-maker friends are joining along with me on this journey, and you are invited to follow along on our Mental Health Awareness Hop on Instagram. We hope that our creativity and talent will raise awareness about this critical issue and let people suffering mental health issues know that they are not alone.

There are also a bunch of prizes along this hop provided by our generous sponsors, as you can see below.

My friends Coleen Balija, Natasha Davies, Sandhya Iyer, Deborah Jack, Natasha Vacca and Myself and a lot of talented cardmakers have participated in this big event.

So let’s join our hands in epic event.

Without further ado, here are the cards.

First Card

This is the card I am sharing on the hop post.

Altenew mini flower cluster

Second Card

This one is also made with similar supplies but inked background.

The background on this one is ink blended a little bit.

The main supplies I used for this are:

Third card

This card is made using the ink blended panel to cut the layers of flowers instead of color card-stock.

This is one of my favorite as the colors turned out too pretty.

The main supplies I used to create this card are:

I think the Circular Element Die is so versatile. I will be using this die in a lot of my future projects.

Forth Card

The difference in this one is only the colors of the flowers and leaves and I used one of the large die from the Circular Element Die.

The Supplies used in this card are

  • Altenew Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set
  • Altenew Circular Element die set
  • Distressed Oxide inks for the flowers in Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar
  • Distrssed Oxide inks for the leaves and the background in Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass
  • Sentiments from Pink Fresh Studio You can Change stamp set

Fifth Card

Here’s another one in the same color combination as the forth card but used two of the smaller dies instead.

Supplied used

There is a free digital stamp available to download and use for you all at Sanju’s Creations. Or click this link : https://sanjuscreations.com/mental-health-awareness-instagram-hop-free-lotus-printable/

You can listen to Colleen’s story here : https://youtu.be/tG6cIGgw8iw

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Jyoti

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BRIGHT INK BLENDED FLOWERS

 Hello everyone!

I am  here today sharing my card I created using the Beautiful Birthday digital stamp. This is one of the April releases by Varada Sharma.  This stamp set is called “Beautiful Birthday”. Bright floral and white background is my today’s theme.

The Focus

For my card today, I had bright florals on a white background in my mind. So first I printed this image on a 80 pound Neenah solar white card stock and then tried ink blending it using distressed oxide inks in color Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, and Twisted Citron. My first try wasn’t successful as the print wasn’t dry. Hence, got smudged. So I decided to ink-blend the card-stock first before printing on it.This time it turned out perfect. With the help of a sharp pair of scissors I fussy cut the images. I really loved the bright colored image. 

The Background

For the background on my card I used the Simon says stamp Detail Ringlet cover plate die. 

Accents

I used Waffle Flowers A2 rectangles  to cut a thin border with a matte gold card stock that I purchased from Michaels. Considered adding the frame directly on the panel using liquid glue.

The Sentiment

Same matte gold card stock is used to cut out the word “sending” with the help of So Many Sentiments die from The Ton Stamps. I layered it with two other sentiments cut out with heavyweight white card stock. For the main sentiment of this card, I wanted it to be a Mother’s Day card but I didn’t have any sentiment stamp that I wanted that was perfect for this card so I printed out the sentiment that says “Mother’s Day Wishes” and then cut it out using my Tim  Holtz paper trimmer.

The flowers on the panel are arranged using foam tape I added the die cut border with the  help of liquid glue and the sentiment strip on a foam tape but adding a little glue on the sides that touched on the flowers.

I then paired it with a champagne shimmery envelope which I think matched perfectly with my project.

This finished my card for today and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Let me know what you think in the comment. I hope this inspires you to use this stamp in a similar way.

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Jyoti 

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Freesia Easter Card/ The Flower Challenge #55

Hello everyone!

It’s April already and it’s time for another flower challenge. The theme for The Flower Challenge this month is “Pretty Pastel”

Here is my take on this theme.

For my project, I decided to create the background with pastel colors along with the floral image.

This beautiful Freesia image is a digital stamp by Varada Sharma Designs. This is one of her march release. By the way Varada Sharma is our sponsor for this month.

I printed this image on a 80lb Neenah card stock and colored it using Copic markers. The flowers in V12 and BV00 and the stems using G99.

I then cut out the image using scissors.

For the background I used Gina Marie cover die. This is not a slimline die but I used a partial dye cutting method and extended this died to fit on the slimline panel. I used the shimmery white card stock for this.

Then I used the same die to cut up different pastel color card stocks in pink, yellow, blue and purple.

Then I used the die cut inlay method to create this colorful pastel background for my project.

I used another Gina Marie slimline rectangle die to cut the frame around the card with shimmery white card stock

The little white shimmery bow I have in the bottom of the card is made with a silhouette design.

For the sentiment of this card I printed out Easter wishes then I cut it out with waffle flowers additional circles die. I also double circle frameUsing two of the circle dies.

I hope my card inspires you to create something similar so let’s play along with us At the flower challenge and share your projects there.

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Jyoti

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Soft Floral/Alex Syberia March Release

Hello Everyone!

Hope you’re all having a great day.

Sometimes I spend hours trying to achieve realism with copic markers. I am not an expert by all means. I myself am learning as I practice with each project I create.

I’m sharing two projects in my post today to explain how I created these soft florals with a quick but effective coloring technique.

First Card

I pritned The Spring Tulip A2 panel on 80lb neenah card stock.

I started coloring these beautiful flowers with just two copic colors. Started with B01 from the darkest deep parts of the petals flicking softly then followed with B000 blending the darker shade completely fading into white. I made sure I left most of the petal area white where highlight is supposed to be.

It was already looking so much better but I wanted to add a little variations of color on these soft petals. I added some color with Prismacolor pencils. Holding the pencil towards the bottom and lightly running the side of the sharp pencil to achieve soft light layer of color. Added PC 989 Charteuse and PC 916 Canary Yellow on the highlighted parts of petals.  Added some deapth along the shaded areas with PC 904 Light Cerulean Blue.

Finally colored the stamens with PC 916 Canary Yelow and PC 929 Rose.

I then cut my panel with one of my frequently used die from Mama Elephant Peekaboo window set, that cuts the panel to a stictched edge in A2 size. I then blended the edge of the panel with Rumbled Glass Diestressed oxide Ink. Added it with liquid glue in an A2 size card panel.

The sentiment is from my new Simon Says Stamp card kit that was lying on my desk. Finally added some clear sequins to finish my card.

Second Card

With the same coloring technique like my first card I colored this Peony Background image that was printed on 80lb neenah cardstock.

Uded R00 for the flowers and YG13 for the leaves. For added highlights on petals added Prismacolor in PC914 Cream and on the deep areas PC929 Rose. On the leaves added PC 989 Chartuse for the highlights.

The remaining empty spaced on the panel I used Black copic color to give it a back background. I loved how these soft flowers pop against the black.

The sentiment I have used for this card is from The Ton Stamps. Added some black Nuvo Drops to compliment the soft flowers.

Thank You for visiting. Hope this inspires you to color your digital projects in this easy to color technique.

You can purchase these digital stamps at Alex Syberia’s Etsy Shop.

Third Card

Here is the card I created and posted for the hop on my Instagram.

This one definitely is not soft floral card. But I wanted to include it in this post because this one. is also one. of the image from the release.

I have colored this image using copic markers.

The colors I have used for the flowers are Y32 Y35 Y38 and BV01

Then I added shadows with Prismacolor pencils in Spinach Orange PC 1003 and Dark Borwn PC 946

For the leaves I used YG 13 YG17 and YG67.

The sentiment is from one of the latest Simon Says Stamp stamp that came in my march Kit of the month. I stamped and embossed that on a black piece of cardstock with gold embossing powder.

This finished my last but not the least card.

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Jyoti

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