Spots or Stripes/The Flower Challenge #58

Spots or Stripes are very fun to incorporate in a card design. This month’s theme for The Flower Challenge #58 is “Spots or Stripes”.

Hello Everyone!

Before you know it, it’s already July. The Flower Challenge design team have all come up with fabulous designs for this month’s challenge. My pick for the card I created for today’s post is “Stripes”. Stripes are fun. Even though black and white stripe is my all time favorite, today I am playing with bright colored stripes.

The Background

The background is where I wanted the stripes to be. I took a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches panel of Bristol Smooth card stock and placed Altenew’s Classy Stripes stencil on top. Using Washi tape to secure it in place, I started ink blending. Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey colors of Distressed Oxide inks blended so well.

The Focus

The flower challenge #58

For the focal image of this card I wanted to use the Altenew’s new Craft-A-Flower die I received in my subscription for this month. It is Peruvian Lily layering die set. Although I have never seen a Peruvian lily in gray colors, I didn’t want a bright floral image on top of my bright background. So, I colored the layers of the die cut in W3 W5 and W7 colors of Copic markers. In your world of creations you can create any color flower you fancy, right?

The layers of the leaves are colored in YG13 YG17 and YG76.

The Sentiment

I had this old Simon Says Stamp called Big Birthday stamp set. I really liked the words on one of the stamps. In my brain I was debating between the idea of placing the sentiment on a strip of white card stock or vellum. Then, I came up with this fun idea of making a framed vellum window where I could stamp the sentiment. I used two dies from the Waffle Flower A2 layers die set and cut out a frame from Neenah card stock. I stacked two of them to make it sturdy and added the vellum layer at the back. Then, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Watermark ink and sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set it.

After that, I added this window panel on top of my striped panel with foam tape. I love how it softens the bright striped background.

I added the flower and the leaves on the vellum window using liquid glue. Also, I thought this card already had so much impact that it didn’t need any extra embellishment.

All I had left to do was to mount this on a A2 card base and pick a matching envelope, and my card was ready.

What do you think?

Now go ahead and check out all our talented designers’ project inspiration. And don’t forget to share your project with “Spots or Stripes” at The Flower Challenge!

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Jyoti

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Clean and Simple Card

Love creating Clean and Simple cards? Have you participated in the flower challenge yet? If not here’s a reminder. Feel free to create and share your projects at The Flower Challenge. This month’s theme is Clean and Simple.

Hello everyone!

Here is my project for the reminder post today.

Slowly but surely I am perfecting my CAS technique or let’s say CAS challenge. Clean and simple but with a pop of red on black and white is my project today.

Clean and Simple sending hugs and kisses card for The Flower Challenge

I used this beautiful layering stamp set from Ton Stamps. This one is a huge stamp set which has so many beautiful sentiments that covers most of the occasions. It is called Peony Memories.

Clean and Simple sending hugs and kisses card

On a panel of Neenah card-stock I stamped the layers of the flower with Altenew Inks. Diecut the flowers with the coordinating die set.

Clean and Simple sending hugs and kisses card

The black and white stripe across the middle is just a pattern paper strip. I popped up the layer of stitched rectangle cut in half showing the black and white stripe in the middle.

Clean and Simple sending hugs and kisses card

Then I popped up the flowers and leaves on one side of the opening. I stamped and embossed the sentiment on black strip of card-stock. The fonts of these sentiments are one of my favorite and I have used them so many times in my projects.

If this inspires you to create some CAS projects please go ahead and post at The Flower Challenge.

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Jyoti

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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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Reminder Post for The Flower Challenge #56

It’s halfway through the month and here we are reminding all the crafters to create and share on The Flower Challenge. This month’s theme is “Use Your Favorite Flower”

I have picked Tulips for my project.

These tulips are from Altenew one of their craft a flower series. I have loved this and used this die so many times in my projects.

The sentiment is from Altenew Sentiment Strip 2 stamp set.

This oval die is from Spellbinders. It is called Nestabilities Essential Ovals Etched Dies

I masked off a part of the oval die cut with washi tape and ink blended distressed oxide in on top of the Patchwork Kite Stencil from Altenew.

Come Join us and share your projects.

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Jyoti.

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The Flower Challenge #56/ Mother’s Day Card

Tulips being one of my favorite flowers, I decided to create a Tulip Mother’s Day Card for The Flower Challenge #56

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re all in good health. It’s May already and time for another monthly challenge at The Flower Challenge. This month’s theme is “Use your favorite flower”. Almost all the flowers are my favorite but I picked Tulips on my project today.

As Mother’s Day is around the corner and I am on a roll of making mother’s day card, here I am with my yet another slimline card.

The Focus

This beautiful Slimline Layering Tulip stamp and coordinating Layering Tulip stencils are from Unity Stamps. These stamp and stencils are designed my my talented friend Sandhya Iyer. When I saw this stamp I had to have it. Because tulips are one of my favorite flowers and this stamp set is irresistibly gorgeous.

The Technique

I stamped the image on a white Neenah panel with versamark ink and embossed using gold embossing powder. Then I went ahead coloring using the stencils with distressed oxide inks. For the flowers I used spun sugar and picked raspberry and for the leaves used crushed olive and forest moss.

I had bought these blending brushes from Amazon which are inexpensive and as good as the Taylored expressions blending brushes that I had been using. These brushes are a little bit smaller hence are better to use on smaller area.

Then I cut out the image with the help of a pair of scissors. I cut a scalloped edge slimline panel with the help of Gina Marie scallop slimline die.

Then layered the flower cut out image on the black panel using foam tape.

The Sentiment

For the sentiment of my card I used my old and well used stamp set for Mother’s Day. It’s a simple Happy Mother’s Day sentiment stamped on pale pink piece of card-stock with Picked Raspberry Distressed oxide ink and embossed using clear embossing powder.

I then wrapped the sentiment with gold thread and popped it on foam tape and added that to a 3 and a quarter by 8 and a half inch white card base.

Finally embellished my card with some gold sequins from my stash.

This finishes my card for today. Hope this inspires you to create a card with your favorite flower. Please share your projects at The Flower Challenge.

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Jyoti

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Birdhouse Congrats Card/The Flower Challenge

Hello Everyone!!

Can’t believe it’s March already. Time for another Flower Challenge post for The Flower Challenge #54.

The flower challenge #54

The theme for this month is Color Purple. And our sponsor for this month is Becky’s place. Thank you Becky for this beautiful image of the birdhouse.

The Focus

The main focus of this card is this beautifully drawn digital stamp by Becky’s place. I loved this birdhouse surrounded by these clusters of flowers. I’ve colored this image in copic markers in blue violet colors.

The Background

For the background of this card I used the Simon Says Stamp Bohemien Cover die on a black card-stock. This cover die leaves a delicate pierced design on the piece which is perfect for this big and beautiful focal image.

The Sentiment

The sentiment says congrats. I used a Ton Stamps sentiment die to cut this word with a black cardstock and the shadow layer with a purple cardstock.

I added the pierced background piece directly on an A2 size card base made out of Neenah Solar white 110 lb card stock. And the colored image along with the sentiment is added on the panel using foam tapes for dimension.

This completes my card for today. Hope this inspires you. Let’s play along ….

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Iris Card/ The Flower Challenge 53

Hello Everyone!

This Iris Card is a part of the flower Challenge. I am very excited to be on the design team for the Flower Challenge. This card is created for the Feb 2021 Challenge.

The theme for this month is Use Your latest Stamps or dies.

Today I am sharing this card I created featuring this beautiful Iris stamp called Care and Hope Iris from Unity Stamps Company. This stamp is special for me as it was designed by my talented friend Sandhya Iyer.

The Focus

The main focus of this card is this beautiful iris stamp. I have colored this image using copic markers. As copic markers are alchohol based it is important that you stamp the image with compatible ink. I have used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for this image.

The colors I have used for the flowers are V28, V25 and V22. The leaves are colored with YG67, YG17 and YG13.

I have cut the image using a pair of scissors.

The Background

The background stamp is called Love Story which is also from Unity Stamps. I stamped this on a white card-stock with Versamark Ink and embossed using Wow Embossing white detail embossing powder. Then I ink smooshed Distressed Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Mowed Lawn.

Then, I added a rectangle frame cut using two rectangle dies from Waffle Flowers. The frame and the flower are added with foam tape for dimension.

The Sentiment

For the sentiment of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and embossed with white on purple strip of card-stock that matches the color of the flower perfectly.

I hope this will inspire you to create something like this.

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Jyoti

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Embossing With Cover Die

Hello Everyone it’s been a while I updated my blog post. Today I have this fun technique to share with you which a lot of card-makers already know but maybe haven’t used in a while. But for someone new into card-making this can be a totally new technique. The technique of embossing with cover die. I am guest designing for The Flower Challenge #52 for the month of January and this month’s theme is Embossing.

And here is my card.

I got super excited when Simon Says Stamps released the Diecember Release this December. Yes I spelled it right it’s Diecember. So, Diecember is the release of all these beautiful dies from different companies. I picked a few fun ones. To create a fun background I used Chunky Hearts Cover die. this project to cis called

The Technique

The technique is using your metal cutting dies with the embossing sandwich in your die cutting machine. That is using the soft squishy mat instead of your regular cutting plates. With this technique the die does not cut through the card stock but just leaves an impression on it. I then cut the panel to be 3 and a quarter by 4 and a half inches.

I then added color on the raised hearts with the help of Distressed Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and blending brush from Taylored Expression.

The Focus

Even though the background was extra special, I still wanted the focus of this card to be my floral clusters.

I stamped the two flowers from the Maker Forte stamp set designed by talented Alex Syberia on watercolored cardstock using Versamark Clear watermark in and embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder. This beautidul flowers are watercolored using Karin marker in color Cherise.

Then I stamped the leaves on vellum using the same sticky ink and embossed using wow gold embossing powder. I then fussy cut the flowers and the leaves with the help of scissors.

Since I love dimension on my cards, I popped some flowers using foam tape and some directly on the panel with liquid glue. Same with the leaves.

The Sentiment

For the sentiment of this card, I stamped one of the sentiment that reads “You’re the best ” which is included in the stamp set on a matching color card stock strip and embossed with the same gold embossing powder.

For the final finishing touch I added some pale pink sequins from my stash in the card.

I added this panel on an A2 card base using strips of 3M foam tape at the back.

This finishes my card. Hope this inspires you to create projects using your cover dies.

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Jyoti

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#JYOTIISINSPIREDBYPINTEREST Inspiration 2

card made using spellbinders dies

Hello and welcome.

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.

Inspiration:

The inspiration picture I picked for this challegne that I posted on my Instagram story is:

For this card I used Prima watercolors on a Strathmore watercolor paper panel using blues and greens. Layered the watercolors with splatters and random dots. Dried each layer completely before I proceeded with another layer on top. Finally I was happy with the result. Then I picked my leaf dies from Spellbinders Small and Large Dies of the Month. Arranged them on the watercolorded panel and cut it out using the Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine.

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.

For the second card I arranged the die cut leaves on a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches panel of navy card-stock from recollection.

I loved how this turned out. As each leaf is different in color from each other it looks more organic. I loved how the die cuts just pop on the navy card-stock.

I did not put any sentiments or any embellishments on these cards. Because I like when you can add sentiments on cards as you need them.

Finally these panels are attached to an A2 size top folding card bases make with Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock.

If you guys want to participate in my challenge please tag me in the social media. I would highly appreciate it.

If you are interested in the first inspiration I posted a few days ago here is a link to the post.

#JYOTIISINSPIREDBYPINTEREST Inspiration 1

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Jyoti

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#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.

Card Challenge

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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